There is an urban legend that children tell about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they are suffering. This “Angel of Death” has a name--Boogiepop. And 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 they just have a bunch of runaways on their hands. Yet Nagi Kirima knows better. Something mysterious and foul is afoot. Is it Boogiepop or something even more sinister...? Experience the story through several characters' eyes as you piece together the true order of disturbing events, in this unforgettable prelude to the Boogiepop Phantom anime series!