Boogiepop Overdrive: The King of Distortion (ブギーポップ・オーバードライブ歪曲王, Bugīpoppu Ōbādoraibu Waikyokuō), alternatively titled Boogiepop Overdrive: Heartbreaker II, is the fifth novel in the Boogiepop Series. It was released in Japan on February 10, 1999, and in the United States on August 9, 2018. It was later included in the second Boogiepop Omnibus, collecting volumes 4-6.
On March 9, 2019, a reprint edition was released, with a new cover and new internal illustrations.
"I am The King of Distortion, and I reign over the distortion in depths of your heart. Until I can turn your distortion to gold, I will remain at your side." February 14th, St. Valentine's Day. Everyone assembled at an event to see the Moon Temple, a grotesque building towering over the center of the city, would soon be wrapped up in a constantly distorting world. As he whispers sweet words into everyone's ears, The King of Distortion claims that everything -- including this twisting, distorting world -- is a stairway to heaven. In addition to that, there was another strange shadow mixed into all this. "You finally showed up, huh? Boogiepop…!"
As two beings who dwelt within the hearts of people meet, the curtain rises on this never ending day.
Seven Seas Summary
An accident at the Moon Temple traps visitors inside the strange building, where a mysterious creature called the King of Distortion begins to whisper to them. Boogiepop comes to the rescue, but this might be a fight even he can’t win. What happens when two entities that only exist in the minds of men square off against each other?
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Note: Bold = First Appearance/Mention
- Touka Miyashita
- Nagi Kirima
- Kazuko Suema
- Kei Niitoki
- Keiji Takeda
- Shirou Tanaka
- Yuu Tenjiki
- Kentarou Habara
- King of Distortion
- Kyouichirou Teratsuki
- Shizuka Hashizaka
- Makoto Hashizaka
- Sakiko Michimoto
- Yuzuru Shinozaki
- The BGM for this book, as revealed in the afterword, is Come with Me by Puff Daddy.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Boogiepop Volume 5 (in Japanese). Published by Dengeki Bunko
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Boogiepop Volume 5 (in English). Published by Seven Seas Entertainment
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Boogiepop Volume 5 Reprint (in Japanese) Published by Dengeki Bunko
- ↑ Boogiepop Omnibus 2 (in English). Published by Seven Seas Entertainment