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Tower of God (Korean: 신의 탑 RR: Sin-ui Tap or Japanese: 神之塔, Kami no Tō) is a South Korean-Japanese web anime television series based on the manhwa (Korean comics and print cartoons) of the same name created, written, developed, and illustrated by Korean artist S.I.U. for Young Com.

It also premiered on Crunchyroll as a co-production under its "Crunchyroll Originals" title.

Premise

Tower of God centers around a young 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 entertained and with company. When Rachel enters the Tower, Bam manages to open the door. He is faced with tests that he takes in order to see Rachel again.

Cast

Main

  • Taichi Ichikawa as Bam
  • Saori Hayami as Rachel
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto as Khun Aguero Agnes
  • Kenta Miyake as Rak Wraithraiser
  • Mariko Honda as Yuri Jahad
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu as Evan Endroch
  • Takuya Eguchi as Shibisu
  • Toshinari Fukamachi as Hatz
  • Akira Sekine as Anaak Jahad
  • Rie Suegara as Endorsi Jahad
  • Houchuu Ootsuka as Headon

Production

Development

Author Lee Jong-hui (Korean: 이종휘), also known by the pen-name S.I.U. ("Slave In Utero") S.I.U. majored in visual arts education on a university level before being conscripted into the South Korean military. By the advice of a senior in the army, S.I.U. started drawing cartoons. During this period, S.I.U. drew "ten books" worth of practice cartoons, which formed the backbone of the Tower of God comic he later started to create for the Internet. S.I.U. already has major events and characters planned out, sometimes more than 8 years in advance, and often shares additional information on the Tower of God universe on his blogpost, after each chapter is published.

The series is directed by Takashi Sano with Hirokazu Hanai as assistant director, Erika Yoshida is in charge of series composition, Masashi Kudo and Miho Tanino are the series' character designers and Kevin Penkin is composing the music. Korean band Stray Kids performs the opening theme song "TOP", and ending theme song "SLUMP", in Japanese, English and Korean for the respective language dubs.

Release

The series ran for 13 episodes. In 2019, A webtoon-based crossover RPG titled Hero Cantare was released, featuring characters from the series, as well as other popular titles such as The God of High School and Hardcore Leveling Warrior, a year before the anime came truly into fruition.

Naver sells a variety of Tower of God merchandise, such as figurines. During the commercial release of the Tower of God role-playing game, Naver released limited edition items worth ₩30,000 South Korean Won.

Within the first year of the service's activity, the first five episodes of Tower of God, alongside popular hit title Death Note, were added onto the service on June 19, 2020, with more of the remaining few episodes appearing weekly.

Trivia

  • It is the first story in the "Talse Uzer" universe.
  • Author S.I.U launched Tower of God in Naver's webtoon platform Naver Webtoon on June 30, 2010.
    • As of February 2020, Tower of God has collected 4.5 billion views worldwide.
      • Tower of God was one of the first webtoons to receive official English translations by WEBTOON in July of 2014.
  • The anime series premiered in South Korea on April 1, 2020 on Naver Series On and Korean television network Aniplus,
    • The series aired from April 2 to June 24, 2020 on Japanese television.
  • In 2013, Naver released a mobile role-playing game on Google Play based on Tower of God, developed by Sunrise. The game drew in 120 million players shortly after its initial release.
    • In February of 2016, the game ranked in the Top 5 Most Popular games on South Korea's version of Google Play.

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