Despite its shortcomings I still feel that something is off, and that's when I read the first novel.
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
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
King of Distortion loves to play on a person's dreams, no? We still don't know the true objective of why he's doing it in the first place. Also, he doesn't seem to have a permanent identity. He possesses people who are involved in the past of a victim. The only notable difference is the eyes.… Continue reading Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 15: The Past Haunts You
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
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