Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Boogiepop at Dawn

Boogiepop at Dawn


Kouhei Kadono

Seven Seas


Trade Paperback

There is an urban legend about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This Angel of Death has a name — Boogiepop. The legends are true. Boogiepop is real.

When a rash of disappearances involving female students breaks out at Shinyo Academy, the police and faculty assume the girls have run away. But Nagi Kirima knows better. Something mysterious and foul is afoot. Is it Boogiepop or something more sinister...?

Told in a non-linear fashion that invites the reader to piece together the sequence of events and solve the mysteries alongside the characters, Kouhei Kadono's first Boogiepop novel took First Place in Media Works' Dengeki Game Novel Contest in 1997 and ignited the Japanese light novel trend. Today there are more than 2 million Boogiepop novels in print, plus a manga series, a live action feature film, and an unforgettable anime series, Boogiepop Phantom.

In 2006, Seven Seas released the first three Boogiepop novels and manga to critical acclaim. Now, Seven Seas is pleased to relaunch the novels in their original light novel format, along with three never-before-released novels starting with Boogiepop at Dawn, which chronicles the long-awaited origin of the mysterious Boogiepop.


Praise for Boogiepop at Dawn

“Kadono has proven that his series is one that should be on everyone's shelf.” —ANIMEONDVD.COM

Boogiepop rips the rules of narrative wide open.” —ANIME NEWS NETWORK

Boogiepop and Others is something that should attract and interest any fans of the supernatural and of mysteries of any sort.” —MANGANEWS.NET

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

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.

Kouhei Kadono