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Boogiepop wa Warawanai – 18 (END)

「オーバードライブ 歪曲王 5」 (Oobaadoraibu waikyokuou 5)
“Overdrive: King of Distortion 5″

If you and I came up with exactly the same interpretation of all this I suspect Kadono Kouhei would think he’d failed at his job.

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March 31, 2019 at 4:16 pm Comments (4)

Boogiepop wa Warawanai – 17

「オーバードライブ 歪曲王 4」 (Oobaadoraibu waikyokuou 4)
“Overdrive: King of Distortion 4″

As usual, “Warawanai” tends to make me think in metaphor, and this episode was certainly no exception.

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March 24, 2019 at 1:14 am Comments (7)

Boogiepop wa Warawanai – 16

「オーバードライブ 歪曲王 3」 (Oobaadoraibu waikyokuou 3)
“Overdrive: King of Distortion 3″

It’s started to click into place for me that the way you have to approach this series is the same way you would a song.

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March 16, 2019 at 9:06 pm Comment (1)

Boogiepop wa Warawanai – 15

「オーバードライブ 歪曲王 2」 (Oobaadoraibu waikyokuou 2)
“Overdrive: King of Distortion 2″

Boogiepop gives you answers, but at the cost of more questions.

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March 10, 2019 at 1:58 am Comments (2)

Boogiepop wa Warawanai – 14

「オーバードライブ 歪曲王 1」 (Oobaadoraibu waikyokuou 1)
“Overdrive: King of Distortion 1″

If there’s one thing I can say about about Boogiepop after 14 episodes it’s that it’s not especially interested in making things easier on the audience.

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March 2, 2019 at 5:23 pm Comments (2)

Boogiepop wa Warawanai – 10, 11, 12, 13

「夜明けのブギーポップ 」 (Yoake no Bugiipoppu)
“Boogiepop at Dawn”

Watching this arc immediately after “VS Imaginator” was interesting, because they seem to represent the two tonal extremes of this series.

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February 26, 2019 at 4:45 pm Comments (9)

Boogiepop wa Warawanai – 09

「VSイマジネーター 5」 (VS Imajineetaa 5)
“VS Imaginator 5″

On their own either Boogiepop’s pure intellectual ambition or its historical importance would make it notable as a series. Together, they’re more than enough to stamp it as one of the more interesting and important anime of the season.

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February 23, 2019 at 5:55 pm Comments (5)

Boogiepop wa Warawanai – 08

「VSイマジネーター 5」 (VS Imajineetaa 4)
“VS Imaginator 4″

It’s probably fair to say at this point that I find the longer arcs of Boogiepop wa Warawanai more involving that the really abstract ones.

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February 16, 2019 at 4:13 pm Comments (5)

Boogiepop wa Warawanai – 07

「VSイマジネーター 4」 (VS Imajineetaa 4)
“VS Imaginator 4″

For an episode with no Boogiepop, Boogiepop sure gave us a lot of Boogiepop this week.

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February 9, 2019 at 3:52 pm Comments (3)

Boogiepop wa Warawanai – 06

「VSイマジネーター 3」 (VS Imajineetaa 3)
“VS Imaginator 3″

What strikes me after six episodes is that Boogiepop is narratively like a body of water covered by whirlpools which are constantly on the move.

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February 2, 2019 at 4:54 am Comments (10)