Review of the light novel Boogiepop Volume 1 (Boogiepop and Others) by Kouhei Kadono.
This is the book most credited with starting the current age of Light Novels.
LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
AUTHOR: Kouhei Kadono
ILLUSTRATOR: Kouji Ogata
PUBLISHER (English): Seven Seas
RELEASE DATE (English): Originally January 14, 2006
PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2ml2BJe
PUBLISHER (Japan): Dengeki Bunko (MediaWorks)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): February 10, 1998
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 21 (most recent volume released July 7, 2017)
ANIME SERIES: 12 episodes (aired January-March 2000) covered volume 1-3
From the back cover:
Who am I? My name is Boogiepop…
There is 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. 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!