I’ve abruptly hit a block in trying to work on Quiet, so I’m updating this diary in an attempt to distract my mind for awhile.
Boogiepop Phantom suffers from the junction of two factors, based on my experience: a massive story and set of characters, combined with a a desire to tell that story in an unconventional way. As a result of these factors, too many characters show up in the first episode, and because they’re not introduced using a straightforward infodump, they seem to be superfluous (to me, at least). Moreover, since most of these characters don’t
This problem is compounded by the characters’ designs. The show strives for a more realistic feeling to the show; nobody has
Once I was able to deal with those issues, though, I began to be increasingly impressed with Boogiepop Phantom. It’s certainly one of the most ambitiuos anime shows I’ve ever seen. It’s trying to weave a complex,
Moreover, it’s a psychological horror series, which is extremely hard to pull off effectively. And it manages to succeed, provided that its audience is ready for an unusual experience.