With the recent priced down edition of Boogiepop Phantom, it’s not a surprise but it’s welcome news to see that Nozomi Entertainment will bring out Boogiepop And Others this year in a priced down version as well. The live action feature which has a 158 minute runtime is set for a $9.99 price tag and will be released on October 9th, 2012. The feature serves as a prequel to the TV series and was directed by Ryu Kaneda (Video Girl Ai movie, and Negima! TV drama) based on a screenplay by Sadayuki Murai (Boogiepop Phantom, Mushishi movie, Steamboy).
Plot Concept: The cold dead of night is a dangerous time to be near Shinyo Academy. Girls have begun to mysteriously disappear without a trace, and the school is alive with rumors. Some say the girls are just runaways, but with each new disappearance, a lingering fear grows ever stronger – fear that a shinigami… the very spirit of death… is prowling through the streets of the city. They say you never see it coming… a lone whistle splits the dark silence, and it suddenly appears behind you to steal your soul…
However, Nagi Kirima has never feared the darkness. She’s determined to uncover the truth, but there aren’t many clues to follow. A mysterious new drug that’s appeared on the streets… A homeless man who’s more than he seems… A girl still haunted by a serial killer who died five years ago… Nagi must take every fragment and piece together the entire story, before more students end up missing… or dead.
BOOGIEPOP AND OTHERS
Street Date: 10/9/2012
Runtime: 158 minutes
Genre: Drama / Horror
Suggested Rating: 13+
Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Subtitles: English subtitles
Video: Letterbox, Color
Catalog #: RSL9015A
History of Boogiepop, director’s commentary, storyboards, “Boogiepop in Yûbari” premiere featurette, “Making of Boogiepop” featurette, cast and staff bios, original Boogiepop trailers and Right Stuf trailers.