It is said that whosoever can climb the tower of god; all of their wishes would be granted no matter the nature. As such, Rachel ventures into the tower to fulfil her wish to see the stars, leaving Bam behind despite his feelings against it. Bam then follows Rachel into the tower after her. Upon reaching the entrance, he meets a creature named Hedon; the gatekeeper and overseer of the tower. He tells Bam in order to move up he’ll have to prove his worth.
More specifically, he’ll have to get past a gigantic sea eel to break a mysterious black ball. Before he does, however, he meets the Princess Yuri of Jahad and her navigator Evan. They seem to have been in the tower for some time and aids Bam by lending him a magic sword named Black March. He uses the power of the sword (which materializes as a woman) to finally break the ball and move up to the next level.
He wakes up the next day to see that the next challenge has begun. The challenge is to reduce the number of contenders from 400 to 200 by any means necessary. With enemies left and right Bam realizes he’s bit off more than he could chew.
An Intriguing Story
Tower of God is surprisingly more captivating than I expected. The series has a charming fairy tale vibe going on, as well as a genuinely enjoyably cast of characters. It also has notably intriguing fantasy elements, such as the magic seen when Bam unleashes the full power of the sword, along with the other mix of sentient characters that both look mythological and somewhat human as well.
As I’m sure you can tell, the plot seems to be quite mysterious only showing us things it wants to. We never know of where Bam or Rachel comes from only that they became friends when Rachel saved him from a cavern. We also don’t know much of the world either, or even how the magic works, let alone why a princess would be interested in climbing a tower, and why the language she speaks is quite different from Bam’s.
Bam himself is a mystery as he has no knowledge of the tower and his only driving force is to be reunited with Rachel. He obviously has no idea what he’s doing and only seems to be getting ahead due to his “cute face”, and him being the main character. Which is both hilarious and very anime.
The anime is also noticeably gorier than expected due to its fantasy vibe and good-natured characters introduced. This, however, changes quickly when he’s dropped in a Hunger Games scenario in what looks like a mouse dropped in a field of cats.
While the story tends to jump around and is quite confusing, the mystery still works in its favor making it more compelling as well. Hopefully, we’ll get the much-needed information we deserve in subsequent episodes.
Overall, the anime looks promising with stellar production, satisfying animation, and a soundtrack that reflects the mystery of the series. I can’t wait for all my questions to be answered in the following episodes, and I advise you look out for this one as well.
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