Tower of God centers around a boy called Twenty-Fifth Bam, who has spent most of his life trapped beneath a vast and mysterious Tower, with only his close friend, Rachel, to keep him company. When Rachel enters the Tower, Bam manages to open the door into it as well, and faces challenges at each floor of this tower as he tries to find his closest companion.
I've been waiting for this on MAL for so long and now it's finally here, I can finally put it on my list of one of my favorite Manhwas.
This btw, is one of THE BEST manwhas out there, for me tho, dunno about you guys. But I got hooked on this since the first chapter and didn't want to stop reading this for days, weeks or even months whenever I have the time to. This has become bread and butter in my daily life. That is how Intrigued I was with this, in short I got addicted since the day I laid eyes on it.
enough chitchat shall we? Time for the review I guess?
Story 10/10: the story is about a tower built by someone (A god maybe? XD). No, it is actually about a boy who was left all alone at the bottom of a tower (more like a basement) since he was a baby, until he was found by a girl. Then they grew up together on the outer areas of that tower and one day this girl decides to go up the tower, for some unknown reasons, her dream maybe? (nah..she just want to see some sparkly things up there duhh). The boy then ran after her for he doesn't want to be separated with her (talk about clinginess to the max). Then they found themselves at the door and accidentally the one who was sucked in or rather chosen was none other than our protagonist BAM! (leaving the girl behind???? XD hey no spoilers you mofo!). And that was it. A new adventure awaits BAM. As he was searching for the girl (he loves?) new mysteries unfold about his past, his fam, his powa! While learing about the purpose of the floors and the tower itself, about why hasn't anyone reached the top yet, And why do they have loooooong lives? About the harem king which is on top, jk, He will each solve these mysteries as he meets his new badass friends along the way (and possibly a waifu! Make that two, no it is a HAREM!) And so the story goes on and on.
Yeah. So the story is magnificent. The pace is not too fast not too slow either, good balance between suspense and drama, I don't mind it being to long since I'm enjoying every part of it. Well that for me tho.
Art 10/10: It is simple and at the same time it's beautiful. Simplicity is beauty.. you can easily distinguish scenes on every panel. Characters designs too are badass. Watch out for BAM his transformation is the best!
Characters 10/10: hohoho man, the best there is, the development is quite good. As you go in deeper you'll find out even more cool ass characters and even bad ones.
Enjoyment 10/10: well I haven't caught up and waiting if I didn't enjoy.
Overall 10/10: you guys should probably read this. It's a must!
Synopsis: I can't really say anything without spoiling much. Essentially, the protagonist follows his friend up a tower (or in this story, THE tower), at first trying to find them, while also getting caught up in the tower's circumstances. Side Note: This series is quite lengthy with 452 chapters as I write this review.
Story (10/10): At first, the story doesn't seem so complex, but as you continue reading, you discover more and more about the workings of the tower. What I would compare this to is Once Piece, where the reader is introduced to more and more of the world's secrets as
you progress (though One Piece does this a bit better). In doing so, a large portion of the earlier chapters may seem bland, but in actuality they are used as set-ups for later chapters. One other thing to note: this webtoon/manhwa has a habit of setting up competitions through sometimes overly complicated rulesets. I think this is a good idea, but sometimes the author goes overboard. Thankfully, the author has begun to do less of this in recent arcs (however this is just my opinion).
Art (9/10): Going to be honest, the art in the earlier chapters is pretty bad, around 4/10. Thankfully, with so many chapters, the author has greatly improved (or maybe he hired artists, idk), so that's why I have it a 9/10. The art is unique and has its own style, and the colorization is a plus for me.
Character (7.5/10): Once again, this manhwa has a huge cast, just like one piece. Unlike One Piece, it fails to really bring depths to its characters. Each member of its large cast does have distinct personalities, but often the huge cast pulls away from individual characters. Also, some character motivations, are, well, questionable.
Overall (9/10): Overall, the strengths of this manhwa outshine its faults by a significant margine. Unfortunately, the earlier chapters of it give a false representation on what the series is entirely about, so you might need to sit through some average chapters to get to the real meat of the manhwa. I also don't recommend this as someone's first manhwa (only because it has a very unique style), but I would recommend to anyone who has read a few (4 ish) and are looking for more.
I wrote a full review on reddit if you guys want to check it out.
Art: The art is very unique and drawn by the author (SIU) himself at the start. Art is not its strong point at the start but bear with it as he gets way better as the story progressed (ongoing for almost 10 years now) and now he probably has an amazing team helping him out. Check out some new chapters if you're curious about the difference in the art now and then. The characters, shinsoo(kidna like energy in this story) , background scenes, fighting scenes, killer moves and techniques are
all drawn to the highest level of detail and beauty nowadays.
Story: Not gonna go into the details to avoid spoilers but it's simply outstanding. Other reviews might have an outline of the story if you're interested. The pacing is slow at first and it might be confusing or boring depending on your taste, but absolutely stick with it. I'll just say that it just keeps getting better. Take your time, be patient and enjoy yourselves. There will be a moment when you start to go crazy and get obsessed with this story.
Character: The main character is the overpowered type. The destined one with unlimited talent and background. He's not the best character in the story and kinda typical for a shounen MC. .
The other characters are where it's at. So many characters who are all written to absolute perfection. Their relationships, family background, character designs (they look cool, their names sound cool, they act cool, etc...). Even minor characters usually show up or are involved in something later on. Everything and everyone seems to connect really well with everything else.
Overall, Tower of God/10. Definitely one of my favourites of all time and probably the best ongoing manga along with AOT
This is going to be my first time writing a review for anything, I'll try my best not to sound like a fangirl gah
Tower of God was one of the first webtoons I've ever read and still remains my most favorite one today. Its the kind of series that I wish I could forget and read all over again, because the experience of reading it for the first time will never compare to whenever I reread the whole series. Its really a great webtoon full of adventure, action, has bits of philosophy and psychology in it.
Definitely the best part of the whole webtoon :')
first time I read this, I was in awe by how complex the world building for this story was. From the characters, the team positions (light bearer, scout etc.), to the history and mysteries of the tower. The first time I reread this, I was amazed by all the details and how everything is connected with each other. Small details in the first chapters would be hints to something important that would be revealed later on.
I can't imagine how long it took for SIU to brainstorm and come up with this masterpiece;; Every few chapters there are new pieces of information about the tower and Bam being revealed yet it seems like there are still so many mysteries left to be found out?? SIU's a genius TT
I admit I'm one of those people who procrastinated in reading this at first because of the art. If you're of them, then STOP PUTTING IT OFF AND READ IT NOW or you'll regret it! The art has improved exponentially since the first episode and is still continuing to improve! I always wonder how they manage to release those long af episodes with those detailed coloring every. week. I personally love how they draw and color the shinsu attacks they look stunning aaaa
The reason why I'm not giving this a 10/10 is because I feel like some of the characters aren't being used to their full potential idk? Like, they introduce these really interesting characters that makes me really hyped, but after several episodes they kind of lose their charm because they don't get enough screen time anymore? I'm pretty sure its because new characters keep on getting introduced that makes it impossible for SIU to focus on these characters. Idk, I just feel some inconsistency between a lot of characters in the series;;
Of course, ToG also has great characters that are well-written and very interesting. They go through character development and its nice to see how these characters grow. I love some of the dynamics between the characters, especially the dynamic between the main trio: Bam, Khun, and Rak. [minor spoiler: Rachel-Khun dynamic I love the most]
I think the only thing this series needs to work on is how they handle the characters, but overall its such a good read that I'd definitely recommend to shounen fans. Its a perfect mix of action, adventure, mystery, and drama!
tip for new readers: I personally prefer to read ToG in bulk chapters, reading one chapter every week is too painful. I also recommend rereading the whole thing at least once after you caught up to the latest chapter, you'll realize how much details were put into making this webtoon and will make you appreciate it more! Oh and also, I recommend visit the Tower of God wiki because there are lots of additional info. in there that weren't really said in the webtoon. Have fun reading y'all! <3