Seven Seas to Reprint Boogiepop Light Novels With Additional Volumes
posted on by Karen Ressler
Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it will publish the first six Boogiepop light novels. The novels will be available in print as two omnibus editions, the first of which is slated for October 1, and digitally as single-volume editions.
The fourth novel Boogiepop in the Mirror and fifth novel Boogiepop Overdrive have never been published in English. Seven Seas already published the first three volumes of the light novel series — Boogiepop and Others and the two-part Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator — so these volumes are already available digitally. Seven Seas also released the sixth volume Boogiepop at Dawn in print in 2008.
Boogiepop was the first Japanese series Seven Seas licensed. In addition to publishing several volumes in the original light novel series, Seven Seas Entertainment published the Boogiepop Never Laughs manga and the Boogiepop Dual manga.
Seven Seas describes the novels:
There's an urban legend that children tell about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they are suffering. This "Angel of Death" has a name: Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real. Told in a non-linear fashion that asks the reader to piece together the sequence of events to solve the mysteries alongside the characters, Kouhei Kadono's first Boogiepop novel took First Place in Media Works' Dengeki Game Novel Contest in 1997 and ignited the Japanese "light novel" trend.
A new Boogiepop television anime has been green-lit from Studio Madhouse for this year. Madhouse previously animated the Boogiepop light novel series into a 2000 television anime. Right Stuf released the series on VHS and DVD in North America.