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Tower of God  
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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


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

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.134 by LINE Webtoon (6d ago)
v.2 c.133 by LINE Webtoon (13d ago)
v.2 c.132 by LINE Webtoon (20d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
Season 1: 79 Chapters (Complete)
Season 2: 133 Chapters (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (1629 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.05 / 10.0
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January 13th 2015, 4:49am PST

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Monthly Pos #64 decreased(-8)
3 Month Pos #63 decreased(-4)
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The Tower is Real 307 days, 10 hours, 13 minutes ago
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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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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.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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This manga deserves it's high rating   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wuhugm
December 10th, 2013, 4:45pm
The rating doesn't lie, this is one of if not the best comic currently around (up there with Historie, Kingdom, and FMP Sigma)

I just started it yesterday and in one day finished to the current 170th chapter

What people said about world building is true, it's as detailed as Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei but in a far greater scale

This comic resembles Baccano with it's seemingly multiple protagonists and spanning over few years, without constrains like highschool and the like

The characters, there are a lot, i mean A LOT, maybe about a hundred recurring characters? But each and everyone of them has depth not like that crap Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon which you don't care anyone in it

You must read this epic thing

Btw, Koreans truly love their MMORPG


... Last updated on December 10th, 2013, 5:00pm
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Lovely world building   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Alwerien
December 8th, 2013, 8:23pm
I for one have really grown to the characters. It's not a masterpiece, but it's quality is rising. And I can't help but want to support the author that keeps continuing the story while his own health is declining. That really takes some dedication.

The beginning of this story was a little weak, including the art, but considering the length of the story, that soon becomes a far-off memory as the art gets much better, more complex character appear, the plot gets interesting. One thing I really enjoy are those separate blog notes and side stories on the characters that climbed the tower before our current cast and explain the world well. It's definitely a nice touch that gets me much more interested. The world building here is really awesome and all this background information just improves it.

It's hard to comment much without spoiling the story, but I think the series keeps improving as it goes and while the character count is quite wide, they all seem to be managed fairly well without really taking the shine off the others. I appreciate that the author is also trying out new ways to act out the story and keeps trying to improve. It definitely is nice. The fights aren't really drawn out, but I can't decide if that is a plus or minus. It makes it definitely less shounen-typical and it allows the story to advance faster without getting stuck in a single fight for months. So for probably is a plus.
I just wish there wasn't so much suffering ;;__;;

Also, I can only disagree with the comment below mine. I feel like judging a series this long on the first few chapters is nothing but short-sighted even if many of those points are valid. It reminds me of the people reviewing anime after 1 ep acting like they know everything about it. So for those who haven't read this yet - the beginning might be a little weak, but it keeps getting better.

... Last updated on December 8th, 2013, 8:27pm
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Such a boys' series   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Textualpoacher
December 8th, 2013, 4:14pm
I'm at chapter 7 and all the female characters have so far been described by the word "tomboyish". Why is it that all the male characters allowed to be reserved thinkers while all the female characters should aspire to be male-like? And I have never seen anything borrowing so heavily from video games without actually saying that it's set in a video game before. Different levels, seriously? Inventory, seriously? And how about the exposition on every item when it's introduced--exposition that hasn't yet mattered plot-wise in any way, by the bye.

If Tower of God was written by a woman or by someone older than 30 I will eat my copy of Detective Conan.

On another point, nothing here yet feels like it's earned. No no no no, that first test was stupid--it's about problem solving even though readers have not been given any variable. We don't actually know that all the other methods will fail and this method is the only right one--we haven't been shown, we have merely been told. All the stuff that the first challenge was supposed to prove about the main character? They become cheap. They weren't earned.

So about the main character, as there seems to be quite a discussion about him. He did not come off as charming or enigmatic or anything that ToG alleges, he came off as standoffish and annoyingly single-minded. I do not understand, by the way, why manga and its brethren continue to celebrate single-mindedness.Also? Deader than a piece of wood. Does he have different expressions other than bored and determined? I'm not saying there isn't someone like that in real life. I'm saying he isn't compelling as the main character. Which sucks, because so much of what I've read is based on how people have helped him because they find him compelling.

The part where the other characters were saying--belaboring, really--how speshul the main character was, I vomited a little inside my mouth.

I won't even say anything about the art style because it's not actually fun to pick on someone who can't draw well, but I am going to say something about how ToG is presented. The format of the series is basically panels stacked on top of each other, which works well for me just scrolling down the page. It's more cinematic than manga-like that way, but there's a reason why manga works better on a page than film rolls. To its credit ToG is also considerably more inventive in its format than other similar webcomics. That being said, conversation scenes are still incredibly rote and boring. There is usually only one thing going on at one time in one panel--which is the dialog. Panels without dialogs are sometimes more visually interesting, but that doesn't happen nearly often enough. Similar panels close to each other that I suspect was a cut-and-past job? Such a waste of real estate.

Also, the action scene in chapter 7 is confusing and poorly choreographed; the "camera" doesn't pull back far enough, jumps around too much, and gets in the way. There were aerial views and character point views and and messing around with the format in the only scene where clarity was most important.

I wouldn't go back to read this even if it gets better. There's plenty of other stuff that starts out amazing and stays amazing that does not go out of its way to be unappealing.

... Last updated on December 8th, 2013, 4:16pm
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