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Tower of God  
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Description
What do you desire? Fortune? Glory? Power? Revenge? Or something that surpasses all others? Whatever you desire, 'that is here'. Tower of God.

From LINE Webtoon:
BAM, who was alone all his life has entered the tower to chase after his only friend, RACHEL, but how will he survive without having any special strength or power?

Original Webtoon / Original English Version

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Башня Бога
神之塔
신의 탑
Dievo Bokštas
Shi-nui t'ap
Top of God
Torre de Deus
Torre de Dios

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LINE Webtoon
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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.140 by LINE Webtoon (3d ago)
v.2 c.139 by LINE Webtoon (9d ago)
v.2 c.138 by LINE Webtoon (17d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
Season 1: 79 Chapters (Complete)
Season 2: 140 Chapters (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
17 topics, 73 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (1660 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.95 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 2nd 2015, 4:24am PST

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Year
2010

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Naver Webtoon (Naver)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #86 decreased(-2)
Monthly Pos #73 decreased(-1)
3 Month Pos #68 decreased(-2)
6 Month Pos #62 decreased(-34)

List Stats
On 5634 reading lists
On 1166 wish lists
On 90 completed lists
On 104 unfinished lists
On 548 custom lists

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Forum Posts
The Tower is Real 345 days, 21 hours, 54 minutes ago
Ch. 84 492 days, 19 hours, 50 minutes ago
Announcing the first Tower of God RPG Game 527 days, 10 hours, 56 minutes ago
Has anybody noticed this? 584 days, 7 hours, 23 minutes ago
Tower of God RPG 589 days, 9 hours, 14 minutes ago

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In love with this series....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
March 19th, 2014, 5:33pm
ToG fangirl speaking:

This is the first manga in my life that has made me check for an update every single week for more than a couple months... even shingeki no kyojin (attack on titan) and One piece weren't able to hold me for longer than that. I've read 300+ series of every genre that's out there, and this one is the only one I am addicted to. It's been 2 years, I still check for updates EVERY SINGLE WEEK.

Anyways, people bash on this series saying it's a ripoff of HunterxHunter. But, really it's not. Just because two series hold similar premises of clearing "levels" doesn't mean the newer series is any less engaging than the former. In fact, I read the entire HunterxHunter series, and it gave me a headache... (The only reason i kept reading was because of Killua...)

While Tower of God exhibits some scenes that have already been depicted, the series' main enticement is the hidden motives and lives behind every character, no matter how "generic."

Here, every character has a story to tell, and are risking their own lives to climb to the top and be granted what they desire. The author managed to make me fall utterly in love with two batches of characters for season 1 and season 2. There are still a ton of mysteries left to be solved, and the main character Baam's true identity remains hidden to us all.

The cunning hero, Koon, seems to be the typical intelligent badass... but he's more than just that. He has many problems he's dealing with that are subtly hinted at throughout the manga. His special way of caring for people, for example, is just heartbreaking. And the main character? He may be cliche, but he really does raise some good questions about life and humanity. Plus, he actually takes a pretty big twist after season I, and is forced into becoming a villain. That is a pretty novel idea.


p.s. to the guy that called this manga a "video game version of guy saving damsel in distress" you can't be more wrong. In fact, if you stayed for a bit longer you will see that if anything that damsel is the opposite of a damsel..... she is a absolute B****8 ..... (cough cough) forgive me for the cursing but she is not a DAMSEL IN DISTRESS in any way or form.

Oh and it's not even the main character I'm the most obsessed with. It's the 2nd main character Koon. He's is such a badass.

So please, give this manga a chance, but also cut it some slack. If you start the manga just scanning for absolute awesomeness, you'll be disappointed. This manga will only truly shine if you give it some time to let it digest.

And it's only going to get better

... Last updated on July 25th, 2014, 10:51pm
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Painfully Deriative   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Fundefined
March 19th, 2014, 4:13pm
Tower of God doesn't have a single original or interesting idea in it. It's a RPG aspired story with a messianic main character with a million rehashed fantasy elements and dizzying amount of characters. It's the dollar grocery store fantasy paperback equivalent of manga/manhwa with mediocre writing and poor art. Reading this feels like playing a table top RPG with a novice Dungeon Master. The author clearly has a lot of ideas he wants to play with but he just doesn't have the skill to properly world build while being engaging at the same time. Maybe some can enjoy this series if this is first kind of RPG style fantasy you've encountered but by no means is this anything noteworthy.

The uncomfortable truth about Tower of God is that if it was a Japanese manga instead of one of the first popular korean webcomics, it wouldn't have nearly as much hype.

... Last updated on December 29th, 2014, 1:22pm
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This world is truly vast   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rennov
March 7th, 2014, 11:15am
I've been read ToG since long time ago and I still conclude that this manhwa is top-class (even the season 2). Yet, even few (maybe a lot) people say the opposite. I'll just say, "this world is truly vast"...
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Rating   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by scarlet warrior
February 19th, 2014, 5:53am
I started to read this webtoon because of it's high popularity and high rating.. and people might strongly disagree with me, but I hated it.. the story was really boring, many characters appeared, and I couldn't stand it more.. even though I hated it, I forced myself to read more chapters, just because I wanted to see if the story might get at least better, but I was wrong.. it was really~~~~~~~~ boring, so I dropped it...
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Strixflash I couldn't agree more   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by DaSauceBaws
February 13th, 2014, 7:40pm
You nailed it - I have nothing to add but an agreement.
My biggest guess is that the author runned out of juice - not even a surprise since he's been keeping up pretty well before recent arcs. The biggest problem the author faces is that he has created too many important characters before they even appeared - now he doesn't know how to weave it all perfectly, thus the arcs drag like no other.

... Last updated on February 13th, 2014, 7:40pm
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Exactly what strixflash says   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Lemmiwinks-sama
February 9th, 2014, 12:31pm
Season 1 was really good, but with season 2 the storytelling dropped to the niveau of a mediocre fighting-shounen (though with less fighting). In the recent arc the motivations for the newly introduced characters got so utter stupid it's nearly on a bleach level (well not that bad^^).

However, I read the author draws with a damaged hand since a while and needs an operation, so maybe he rushes it at the moment to get over with the arc so he can take his hiatus.

Still 6/10 at the moment since the first season was awesome.
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Unexpected...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Raine-san
January 23rd, 2014, 3:35pm
When I started reading this, I was expecting maybe a good story, but I didnt expect a story worthy of the rating this one has, for various reasons. But I read patiently (cause it took me like 40 chapters to get to.this: ) and I discovered that this one deserved its fame (well at least for me, since I got to read it thanks to it).
There are a lot of things you can put into question in ToG, but the thing is, if you are a good and interested reader, you'll know the author gives you all the tools you need to work out any doubts you may have. The world building, characters, and plot are thoroughly thought, and insofar you advance into the story, all of them intertwine in an interesting, smart and unexpected way, and along with that, the games and tournaments as well as fights and plot development are distributed accordingly thus to the need of the story as the requirements of the audience in an incredibly balanced output (maybe this applies to the 2nd season rather than the 1st).
At least I think this is not a story to be taken lightly.

... Last updated on February 3rd, 2014, 1:59pm
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It's alright   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by butako chan
January 22nd, 2014, 10:55pm
This manhwa is by no means a masterpiece. The art is only mediocre and the characters are rather shallow. There isn't a lot of back story given to the characters and many of the side characters appear to only exist for the sake of fulfilling a stereotype. The problem is there are so many characters being introduced with only a small fraction of them being explored at all. TOG also suffers from boring and stereotypical villains which lack depth. There has also be a slow downgrade in the story. It is becoming rather predictable and cliche. The redeeming point of the manhwa is the plot, which is new and refreshing.The concept of a tower that grants power to whoever can reach the top is an interesting idea, and finding out what is at the top of the tower is the draw of the manga. The main character, while cliche, has his own set of problems that make the plot even more interesting. Therefore, TOG is good but not great.

... Last updated on October 12th, 2014, 10:36pm
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I read season 1...   
Rating: N/A
by jeffreymgibson
January 4th, 2014, 5:37pm
I thought I would give this story a try since everyone raves about how great it is. I read season 1. The main character is typical. The one thing that drives me nuts is how the story keeps imposing questions but so far hasn't given any answers. Also, the main characters obsession over lahel is really starting to get on my nerves. I think I would of enjoyed this manga more if I would of waited until it was completed before reading.
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Don't be disencouraged by the description   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xanonymousanimex
December 17th, 2013, 4:42pm
When I was searching for something good to read I always came across ToG but avoided it because the description sounded plain and unexciting (well, to me at least). I decided to try it finally after reading some good reviews and it's my favorite manga/manhwa of all time now. It really has been awhile since I've been so hyped up on a series. No series has ever been able to make me check for updates every week for almost a year now. To most of the low ratings here it's because they gave up after a couple chapters. Too bad for them because they're missing out on something great~

The art for the first 10 chapters or so feels a little lacking and the story was just getting started so I felt unsure as to whether I'd like this or not. But after you get past that you'll get to see how things, like the art and story, really start improving rapidly. Trust me, you'll eventually forget there ever even was poor art in the beginning. If you check out some of the art towards the middle of season 2, it's really quite amazing and breathtaking. (first half of season 2 chapter 39 is a fairly spoiler free reference i think...) Though with the author's handicapped wrist, the quality has deteriorated a bit during the Workshop Battle Arc. Story wise, there have been some changes and it's the reason why some people have been complaining about the latest arc in season 2. Give him some slack people, he's trying his best but he needs to finish this arc quickly and get some rest to recover.

ToG is a webtoon that doesn't focus solely on a few characters and go into extreme depth for 'just' them. I find it unique that way, why not know about more characters rather than just a few and using the side characters for the sake of making the main protagonists look good all the time? (although I do like the main characters a lot too... hehe) SIU is able to put in a huge variety of different characters without making them easily confused and allowing each of them shine in their own way. I don't know how many characters I like in ToG because there's just too many of em ^^; The story of ToG also doesn't lack in depth in any way. The story of the tower's history and background is incredible. If you are an engaged reader and you read The Company's translations (or the wiki), they have little bits of info from the author about the vast world of ToG that add to your enjoyment of reading. And those crazy twists in the story... SIU you troll... he really knows how to go in the most unexpected ways.

These are just my opinions though... if ToG isn't your cup of tea, you don't have to force yourself to read it. But ToG is much more than what the description says so give it a try and persist through for awhile and you might have a pretty fun time. I cannot stress how much you should try to avoid spoilers though, since it could seriously ruin the greatness of this series. Also beware because the author can be a major troll ^^

P.S. ToG.... Y U SO ADDICTING? ><
P.P.S. as for you shounen haters, there will be less shounen feels after the latest arc in season 2 because it was supposed to be the arc with the most shounen elements so far (and *coughs* shounen is one of ToG's themes, though it's not the only one). This isn't Tower of Koon either so we can't always have his schemes triumphing through tests (not saying I don't like his character cause I do, but it's unrealistic to have him outsmarting an entire organization when he doesn't have the info, power, or preparation to do so.) but we can still see his smart brains every now and then. Season 2, or I guess the Workshop Battle specifically, has been concentrating less on the tests and I believe SIU wants something new every season. SIU has also mentioned that the arc after the Workshop Battle will be more game-like again though.

... Last updated on May 17th, 2014, 2:31pm
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