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Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Manga Approaches Climax

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Naoki Koshimizu's manga based on light novels launched in June 2018

The July issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine revealed on Monday that Naoki Koshimizu's Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator (Boogiepop wa Warawanai VS Imaginator) manga will reach its climax in the next issue on June 27, exactly one year after the series' launch.

Koshimizu (The Isolator - Realization of Absolute Solitude) is drawing the series based on author Kouhei Kadono and illustrator Kouji Ogata's Boogiepop light novels. Seven Seas Entertainment published the original two-volume novel — the second story in the series after Boogiepop and Others — in English, and it describes the story:

Witness the first appearances of the mysterious Towa Organization - a player in the Boogiepop Phantom anime series - as Boogiepop finds himself hunted by the synthetic human known only as "Spooky E." All the while, the deadly "Imaginator" is out to change the world one mind at a time. Can you escape from the clutches of the Imaginator...?

Koshimizu launched the manga in the magazine on June 27, 2018. Kadokawa released the first compiled book volume on December 28.

Seven Seas published the novel series' first three volumes — Boogiepop and Others and the two-part Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator — and the sixth volume Boogiepop at Dawn from 2006-2008. The company also released the first six novels in two omnibus volumes, including the previously unpublished fourth and fifth volumes.

The new Boogiepop and Others television anime from Studio Madhouse premiered on January 4 with a one-hour special. Crunchyroll streamed the 18-episode series as it aired in Japan, and Funimation also streamed the series. 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.

Another new manga, Yoshihiro Kawabata's Boogiepop at Dawn (Yoake no Boogiepop) launched in Dengeki G's Comic magazine last April.

Source: Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh July issue

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