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The series consists of 22 light novels, a spinoff anime-original series by Creator/{{Madhouse}} called ''Anime/BoogiepopPhantom'', a live action movie, two [=CDs=], and two attendant manga series. The series is also credited with kicking off the Light Novel trend in Japan, and the anime series along with several of the novels have been released in the U.S. by Creator/{{Seven Seas Entertainment}}.

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The series consists of 22 light novels, a spinoff anime-original series by Creator/{{Madhouse}} called ''Anime/BoogiepopPhantom'', a live action movie, two [=CDs=], and two attendant manga series. The series is also credited with kicking off the Light Novel trend in Japan, and the anime series along with several of the novels have been released in the U.S. by Creator/{{Seven Seas Entertainment}}.
Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment. Omnibus printings collecting the first six light novels were released in late 2018 and early 2019.


* WeirdnessMagnet: The ''entire town''

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* WeirdnessMagnet: The ''entire town''town'', which somehow houses psychics, clones, aliens, guardian entities, shared dreamscapes, secret organizations, ghosts, and all manner of other strange goings on.


An anime adaptation of the series, ''Anime/BoogiepopAndOthers'', aired in Winter 2019, also animated by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. Promotional trailers can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9tu253SOas here]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKwalYCVJZg here]].

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An anime adaptation of the series, ''Anime/BoogiepopAndOthers'', ''Boogiepop and Others'', aired in Winter 2019, also animated by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. Promotional trailers can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9tu253SOas here]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKwalYCVJZg here]].


** Not to mention Anou Shinjirou's crush on Masaki, which is actually fairly explicit for the genre.
* IllGirl: Nagi started out as one, [[spoiler:before she was cured by Kuroda's actions]]

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** Not to mention Anou Shinjirou's crush on Masaki, which is actually fairly explicit unambiguous for the genre.
* IllGirl: Nagi started out as one, [[spoiler:before she was cured by Kuroda's actions]]actions.]]


An anime adaptation of the series, ''Anime/BoogiepopAndOthers'', debuted on January 4, 2019, also animated by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. Promotional trailers can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9tu253SOas here]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKwalYCVJZg here]].

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An anime adaptation of the series, ''Anime/BoogiepopAndOthers'', debuted on January 4, aired in Winter 2019, also animated by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. Promotional trailers can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9tu253SOas here]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKwalYCVJZg here]].


* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Billionaire Teratsuki Kyouichiro was originally [[ArtificialHuman designed]] and put into place by the Towa Organization to provide them with powerful leverage over national economies. However, he came to oppose Towa once he had grown powerful enough, and designed the [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Moon Temple]] [spoiler: specifically as a means to test and search for individuals who had the strength, intelligence, and willpower to oppose Towa.]]

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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Billionaire Teratsuki Kyouichiro was originally [[ArtificialHuman designed]] and put into place by the Towa Organization to provide them with powerful leverage over national economies. However, he came to oppose Towa once he had grown powerful enough, and designed the [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Moon Temple]] [spoiler: [[spoiler: specifically as a means to test and search for individuals who had the strength, intelligence, and willpower to oppose Towa.]]


* AmbiguousGender: Boogiepop is often referred to as male, but their actual gender is never stated, and it's entirely possible that they actually [[NoBiologicalSex don't have one]]. In the original Japanese novels an ambiguous pronoun was used to help this along.

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* AmbiguousGender: Boogiepop is often referred to as male, but their its actual gender is never stated, and it's entirely possible that they it actually [[NoBiologicalSex don't doesn't have one]]. In the original Japanese novels an ambiguous pronoun was used to help this along. During Miyashita's interview with Dr. Kisugi, Boogiepop outright states it doesn't know what its gender would be.



* EvilutionaryBiologist: The Towa Organization consists mainly of these.

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* EvilutionaryBiologist: The Towa Organization consists mainly sounds like this at first. Actually [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that Towa seeks to ''preserve'' humanity in its current form and all their efforts are geared at ''preventing'' "evolved humans" from spreading throughout the world [[spoiler: which is the major reason why all their synthetic humans are sterile.]]
* EvolutionaryLevels: [[spoiler: The backbone
of these. the entire story. The human race is beginning to manifest new evolutionary traits in its next generation, identified by the Towa organization as "MPLS" individuals, and they seek out these individuals to neutralize them in hopes of keeping the human race as it presently is. This may also be the reason why the alien race Echoes is from took an interest in humanity and sent him there to observe humans. It is even possible that Boogiepop itself is merely Miyashita Touka manifesting her status as an MPLS and is not something supernatural.]]



* MartyrWithoutACause: Nagi again
* MyGreatestFailure: Nagi considers [[spoiler:the death of Naoko]] to be hers.

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* MartyrWithoutACause: Nagi again
again.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The nature of Boogiepop. [[spoiler: Is it truly a {{Shinigami}} or spiritual being that possesses Touka as part of an ethereal automatic defense mechanism of Earth? Or is it just a SplitPersonality of Touka's, who may or may not be an MPLS individual?]]
* MyGreatestFailure: Nagi considers [[spoiler:the death of Naoko]] to be hers. [[spoiler: The same for Tanaka Shirou, whose guilt and regret over Naoko's death eventually causes the manifestation of the King of Distortion.]]



* PillarOfLight
* ProfessorGuineaPig: [[spoiler:Kisugi Makiko]], and actually lampshaded as a stupid idea, but they do it anyway.

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* PillarOfLight
PillarOfLight: [[spoiler: Echoes turns into a beam of energy and returns to his homeworld with it, vaporizing Saotome Masami along the way.]]
* {{Prequel}}: The fourth novel, ''Boogiepop at Dawn'', which details Kirima Nagi's backstory and how Boogiepop got its name.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: [[spoiler:Kisugi Makiko]], [[spoiler: Kisugi Makiko when she injects herself with the serum that Kuroda left behind from the Towa facility]], and actually lampshaded as a stupid idea, but they do still does it anyway.



* {{Shinigami}}

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* {{Shinigami}}{{Shinigami}}: What Kuroda assumes Boogiepop is, and the latter takes the idea and runs with it.



* SplitPersonality: While early volumes suggest Boogiepop might be either an split personality or an external entity that took Touka as a host, later volumes more clearly imply Touka is an MPLS (evolved human) and Boogiepop is how her evolution manifests.

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* SplitPersonality: While early volumes suggest Boogiepop might be either an split personality or an external entity that took Touka as a host, later volumes more clearly imply [[spoiler: Touka is an MPLS (evolved human) and Boogiepop is how her evolution manifests.]]


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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Billionaire Teratsuki Kyouichiro was originally [[ArtificialHuman designed]] and put into place by the Towa Organization to provide them with powerful leverage over national economies. However, he came to oppose Towa once he had grown powerful enough, and designed the [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Moon Temple]] [spoiler: specifically as a means to test and search for individuals who had the strength, intelligence, and willpower to oppose Towa.]]
* TheUnreveal: The meaning of the acronym "MPLS" is never revealed in the story. All we know is that it is the term used by the Towa Organization to designate [[spoiler: naturally evolving humans who are awakening their powers.]]


The series consists of 15 light novels, a spinoff anime-original series by Creator/{{Madhouse}} called ''Anime/BoogiepopPhantom'', a live action movie, two [=CDs=], and two attendant manga series. The series is also credited with kicking off the Light Novel trend in Japan, and the anime series along with several of the novels have been released in the U.S. by Creator/{{Seven Seas Entertainment}}.

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The series consists of 15 22 light novels, a spinoff anime-original series by Creator/{{Madhouse}} called ''Anime/BoogiepopPhantom'', a live action movie, two [=CDs=], and two attendant manga series. The series is also credited with kicking off the Light Novel trend in Japan, and the anime series along with several of the novels have been released in the U.S. by Creator/{{Seven Seas Entertainment}}.


The series consists of 15 light novels, a spinoff anime-original series by Creator/{{Madhouse}} called ''Anime/BoogiepopPhantom'', a live action movie, two [=CDs=], and two attendant manga series. The series is also credited with kicking off the Light Novel trend in Japan, and the anime series along with several of the novels have been released in the U.S.

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The series consists of 15 light novels, a spinoff anime-original series by Creator/{{Madhouse}} called ''Anime/BoogiepopPhantom'', a live action movie, two [=CDs=], and two attendant manga series. The series is also credited with kicking off the Light Novel trend in Japan, and the anime series along with several of the novels have been released in the U.S.
S. by Creator/{{Seven Seas Entertainment}}.



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* SettingUpdate: Compared to the novels it’s based on, released between 1999 and 1999, the 2019 anime features characters who use smartphones and instant-messaging apps to communicate, as well as rumors spreading on social media. The Shin’yō Academy uniform is also updated, going from gakurans for boys and sailor uniforms for girls to blazers and ties for both.



* ShoutOut: The series frequently makes references to music, including several to Prince in the form of the characters Spooky E and Camille, as well as the ArcWords “Sometimes it snows in April” (from the song of the same name). The chapter names are also frequently borrowed from song titles.

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* ShoutOut: The series frequently makes references to music, including several to Prince Music/{{Prince}} in the form of the characters Spooky E and Camille, as well as the ArcWords “Sometimes it snows in April” (from the song of the same name). The chapter names are also frequently borrowed from song titles.





* ShoutOut: The series frequently makes references to music, including two to Prince in the form of the characters Spooky E and Camille. The chapter names are also frequently borrowed from song titles.

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* ShoutOut: The series frequently makes references to music, including two several to Prince in the form of the characters Spooky E and Camille.Camille, as well as the ArcWords “Sometimes it snows in April” (from the song of the same name). The chapter names are also frequently borrowed from song titles.


* SplitPersonality: Boogiepop from Touka, or at least that's one theory.
** This actually applies more to the anime, where its pretty much directly stated he's a separate personality. In the novels, it seems that its more heavily implied that Boogiepop is a separate entity that is using Touka as a vessel.
*** Boogiepop says in the first novel that "Simply put it resembles the concept of the split personality." but then later claims he is not one of Touka's other possibilities and he does not know if Touka created him nor does he think the issue is important and he'd rather just get on with saving the world.
*** The manga Boogiepop Dual however treats Boogiepop as a separate personality that can inhabit a body, even being passed down from one person to another. Dual has Akizuki Takaya the current (and male) Boogiepop and Motoka Igarashi the previous (female) Boogiepop who is Takaya's school teacher. Dual also hints at earlier Boogiepops, possibly Tokua, but its canon to the other books is not clear.

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* SplitPersonality: While early volumes suggest Boogiepop from Touka, might be either an split personality or at least that's one theory.
** This actually applies
an external entity that took Touka as a host, later volumes more to the anime, where its pretty much directly stated he's a separate personality. In the novels, it seems that its more heavily implied that clearly imply Touka is an MPLS (evolved human) and Boogiepop is a separate entity that is using Touka as a vessel.
*** Boogiepop says in the first novel that "Simply put it resembles the concept of the split personality." but then later claims he is not one of Touka's other possibilities and he does not know if Touka created him nor does he think the issue is important and he'd rather just get on with saving the world.
*** The manga Boogiepop Dual however treats Boogiepop as a separate personality that can inhabit a body, even being passed down from one person to another. Dual has Akizuki Takaya the current (and male) Boogiepop and Motoka Igarashi the previous (female) Boogiepop who is Takaya's school teacher. Dual also hints at earlier Boogiepops, possibly Tokua, but its canon to the other books is not clear.
how her evolution manifests.

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* NebulousEvilOrganisation: The Towa Organization.


An anime adaptation of the first novel, ''Anime/BoogiepopAndOthers'', debuted on January 4, 2019, also animated by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. Promotional trailers can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9tu253SOas here]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKwalYCVJZg here]].

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An anime adaptation of the first novel, series, ''Anime/BoogiepopAndOthers'', debuted on January 4, 2019, also animated by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. Promotional trailers can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9tu253SOas here]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKwalYCVJZg here]].


* AmbiguousGender: Boogiepop is often referred to as male, but its actual gender is never stated, and it's entirely possible that it actually [[NoBiologicalSex doesn't have one]]. In the original Japanese novels an ambiguous pronoun was used to help this along.

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* AmbiguousGender: Boogiepop is often referred to as male, but its their actual gender is never stated, and it's entirely possible that it they actually [[NoBiologicalSex doesn't don't have one]]. In the original Japanese novels an ambiguous pronoun was used to help this along.



* NoSocialSkills: Orihata Aya, aka [[spoiler:Camille -- an artifical human]]. She gets better at the whole "human interaction" thing as time goes on.

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* NoSocialSkills: Orihata Aya, aka [[spoiler:Camille -- an artifical artificial human]]. She gets better at the whole "human interaction" thing as time goes on.

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