Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 18: Accepting Who You Are

The finale for Boogiepop ended on a good note. If you managed to complete this show without ever getting confused, I commend your efforts. It took a bunch of twists and turns where some was worth the payoff and some don't. The last arc for this adaptation was all about how past events affects a … Continue reading Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 18: Accepting Who You Are

Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 17: Tracing Your Inner Self

It's almost the end. The final arc gives us a look of the character's innermost mindset when it comes to their mistakes. Niitoki seems to have it figured out. And Boogiepop even engages with one of the affected, namely Sakiko. I mostly see her as a minor character for the sake of this arc but … Continue reading Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 17: Tracing Your Inner Self

Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 16: It Comes From the Self

We're getting slightly psychological here. King of Distortion doesn't have a permanent identity in the first place because it varies from person to person. In one conversation, it's simply a split personality. Some believe, some don't. It's part of a person's clinging desires who wanted it to be real. I would love to eat this … Continue reading Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 16: It Comes From the Self

Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 14: Familiar and New Faces

We have now reached the last arc for this show. Going back to the usual weekly format felt so different from the 4-episode release. The story is going to the straightforward approach again, and I don't mind. Despite its choices, it was able to keep you looking forward to the next episode. Whoever designed this … Continue reading Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 14: Familiar and New Faces

Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 10 – 13: Unexpected Turn of Events

I never expected an entire arc to drop at once. Did something happen? Introductions aside, this story is the prequel to the first two. A lot of nods are seen, more information given, and most importantly, backstory. This is actually a good move for an anime like Boogiepop. I didn't actually expect to like this … Continue reading Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 10 – 13: Unexpected Turn of Events

Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 9: That’s the End for this Arc

So, Imaginator's finally defeated, how did the overall arc fare? It had its moments yet it wasn't utilized for a good payoff. But, Boogiepop shined this time and at least the titular character did something. The outcome was already determined from the start according to the reaper. I had to look at the discussion thread … Continue reading Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 9: That’s the End for this Arc

Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 8: Nearing to the Finish

This arc's finally going somewhere. If you are still confused of the events happening, find another anime. What's more surprising is showing the events in a linear order. There's no flashbacks, they're wrapping it all up but it did suffer from awkward pacing at times. The episode even gave a lot of answers to Jin's … Continue reading Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 8: Nearing to the Finish