Seven Seas Presents Boogiepop Commercials

Jan 17th 2006
SEVEN SEAS PRESENTS BOOGIEPOP COMMERCIALS

(Los Angeles, January 17, 2006) – Seven Seas Entertainment has unveiled what fandom thought they'd never see: the first of MediaWorks' fully-animated Boogiepop commercials subtitled in English and available for free online.

In Japan, Boogiepop novel publisher MediaWorks produced a series of commercials to help promote the release of several of the novels from Kouhei Kadono's unforgettable series. Much like the character of Boogiepop himself, these commercials have become the stuff of urban legend. Featuring fully animated short clip sequences pulled directly from the novels and using Keiji Ogata's own character designs, each commercial is a visually eye-catching tour de force that surpasses the animation quality seen in Boogiepop Phantom. To quote issue 85 of Anime News Network's Protoculture Addicts, "These ads never made it across the Pacific with either [the anime] Boogiepop Phantom or [the movie] Boogiepop and Others, and probably never will."

Until now, that is.

“The second I found out these Boogiepop commercials existed, being the deep-rooted otaku that I am, I begged that we somehow try and get a hold of them,” says Adam Arnold, senior editor in charge of licensed manga at Seven Seas. “You can imagine my surprise when I heard that we got the green light. This is the coolest 30 seconds of animation you'll ever see.”

The first 30 second commercial spotlighting Seven Seas' February 2006 release of Kouhei Kadono's Boogiepop and Others novel is viewable at Seven Seas Entertainment's web site Gomanga.com.


BOOGIEPOP AND OTHERS (Novel, Release: 02/14/06)

There is an urban legend that children tell one another 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.

When a rash of disappearances involving female students breaks out at Shinyo Academy, the police and faculty assume they just have a bunch of runaways on their hands. Yet Nagi Kirima knows better. Something mysterious and foul is afoot. Is it Boogiepop or something even more sinister...?

Experience the story through several characters' eyes as you piece together the true order of disturbing events, in this unforgettable prelude to the Boogiepop Phantom anime series!


About Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC:

Seven Seas Entertainment is devoted to producing original manga, comics and graphic novels, and bringing the best in Japanese licenses to North American audiences. Established in 2004, the company has released its first four titles -- Amazing Agent Luna, Blade for Barter, Last Hope and No Man's Land -- in early 2005, and has an impressive array of new manga series lined-up. In addition, Seven Seas will be releasing the hit Boogiepop series in manga and novel format in 2006. Seven Seas launched its web site, www.gomanga.com, in October 2004, and has since become a daily stop for thousands of visitors eager to read manga online and contribute to an ever-growing forum community.

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