Kouhei Kadono

Born in 1968, Kouhei Kadono grew up uncertain about his direction in life. He spent a considerable portion of his early years frittering away his youth before somehow ending up writing novels.

 In 1997, Kadono-sensei’s first Boogiepop novel, Boogiepop and Others, took First Place in the Media Works’ Dengeki Game Novel Contest. Early the following year, the novel was released to widespread acclaim and ignited the Japanese “light novel” (young adult) trend. Since that time, Kadono-sensei has written thirteen Boogiepop novels and several related works such as the Beat’s Discipline short story collections and the two Boogiepop manga series entitles Boogiepop Doesn’t Laugh and Boogiepop Dual. In its entirety, the Boogiepop series has seen over two million copies in print and spawned a live action movie and a hit anime series.

In addition to the Boogiepop universe, Kadono-sensei’s body of literary work includes a wide array of fantasy and mystery novels such as the Jiken, Soul Drop, Limited World and Night Watch series.


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Boogiepop at Dawn
Boogiepop
Kouhei Kadono
Seven Seas

The origin of Boogiepop revealed at last! Not only is this the long-awaited story of how Boogiepop was born, but it is also the tale of four very strange...


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Boogiepop Dual Vol 2
Boogiepop
Story by Kouhei Kadono; Art by Masayuki Takano
Seven Seas

There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This "Angel of Death"...


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Book
Boogiepop Returns: Vs. Imaginator Part 2
Boogiepop
Story by Kouhei Kadono; Art by Kouji Ogata
Seven Seas

There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This "Angel of Death"...


Available In:

Book
Boogiepop Dual Vol 1
Boogiepop
Story by Kouhei Kadono, Art by Masayuki Takano
Seven Seas

There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This "Angel of Death"...


Available In:

Book
Boogiepop Doesn't Laugh Vol 2
Boogiepop
Story by Kouhei Kadono; Art by Kouji Ogata
Seven Seas

There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This "Angel of Death"...


Available In:

Book
Boogiepop Returns: Vs. Imaginator Part 1
Boogiepop
Story by Kouhei Kadono; Art by Kouji Ogata
Seven Seas

There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This "Angel of Death"...


Available In:

Book
Boogiepop Doesn't Laugh Vol 1
Boogiepop
Story by Kouhei Kadono; Art by Kouji Ogata
Seven Seas

There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This "Angel of Death"...


Available In:

Book
Boogiepop And Others
Boogiepop
Story by Kouhei Kadono; Art by Kouji Ogata
Seven Seas

There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This "Angel of Death"...


Available In:

Book
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