The Towa Organization (統和 機構, Tōwa Kikō), referred to as The Organization or The System, is the main antagonistic force of the Boogiepop Series. It is a mysterious corporation controlling the world from the shadows.
The Towa Organization is responsible for the creation of the synthetic humans, humans with amazing powers impossible for regular people. The basis for the creation of the synthetic humans was Echoes, the extraterrestrial lifeform that was sent down to judge if humans should be allowed to continue living. After experimenting on this over-evolved man, the Towa Organization was able to create an army of these artificial humans. These abilities are often similar to the naturally occurring powers of the espers. The Organization names these individuals MPLS, although the name's origin is unknown even to the more influential members of the organization, such as Eugene. One of the Organization's goals is to either eradicate or capture the MPLS and conduct experiments on them. Because of their constant attempts to hurt normal people, they are often forced to fight Boogiepop, who refuses to let them have their way.
They appear to have an almost unlimited amount of influence, being able to cover up all of the incidents they take part in, and kill any normal civilians, without suffering any consequences. Their ability to support Kyouichirou Teratsuki in becoming a millionaire, even as the man didn't have a citizenship, shows that their power is at an international level, above even nations.
According to Jin Asukai, the Towa Organization's main purpose is to test different stimuli on average people, and ascertain the results, such as when they put some type of drug in random meals at a fast food restaurant, causing many deaths (one of which being Asukai's father). Further explained by Shinpei Kuroda, the Towa Organization's main objective is the research of evolution, and finding out the key to controlling the way mankind advances and evolves. The absolute control over all synthetic humans is held by something known as the Axis, which gives all the agents' orders. The Axis is later revealed to be the leader of the Towa Organization, a man codenamed Oxygen, who is helped by Kaleidoscope, a synthetic human bearing the title of Vice King. Oxygen later chooses Kazuko Suema as his successor.
Although Shinpei Kuroda concluded that the Towa Organization was created by humans in order to, in his words, 'ensure the survival of humanity in the inevitable evolutionary war', it was later revealed that the giant system was, in fact, created by the Witch of Ice, Alcestis, in order to prevail in her neverending battle with the Witch of Fire, Walpurgis. However, Alcestis soon disappeared, and the Organization shifted its focus. The return of the witch would later send the executive staff of the Towa into political strife, with many angents joining the war between the two witches.
A list of known members in the Towa Organization.
- Pete Beat
- Spooky E
- Kyouichirou Teratsuki
- Mo Murder
- Notorious ICE
- Captain Walker
- Swallow Bird
- Mellow Yellow
- Down Rodeo
- Thelonious Monkey
- Melody Cool
- Honey Toad
- Quiet Night
- Fay Risky
- Maxim G
- The name Towa is written with the characters for "ruling" and "Japan", making them the "rulers of Japan".
- Most of the names of the agents are references to popular western musicians.