Tower of God Episode 10: Recap and Review

In Tower of God Episode 10, Rak is turned into a small version of himself.
Rak as a adorable “child”

Khun’s manipulation and Rachel’s Fate

Khun has always been a manipulative person. Khun orchestrated the downfall of Hoh to give Bam a chance. He assumes that Lauroe will pass, and during his fight with Quant, informs him that he needs to “watch Hoh”. Meanwhile, Rak is turned into a tiny version of himself because he insulted the administrator or “coffee turtle” as he put it. It’s a nice comical moment for a largely dark series. Rak and Khun discuss the likely hood that Bam would quit now that Rachel is paralyzed. However, Bam would like to continue climbing the tower for Rachel’s sake. He asks Rak and Khun to “give him their strength”. They agree. He asks them to join him at Hoh’s funeral. Somehow Bam managed to convince Rachel to attend. Not only do I find it unrealistic but cruel for Bam to ask her. Bam is kind but this doesn’t mean that he can unintentionally inflict harm on others. 

the adminastrator defeats Lo Po Bia Ren’s monster

The Administrator and Lo Po Bia Ren

Yuga or Lo Po Bia Ren is a spy for King Jahad. The administrator appears to confront Bia Ren, who responds by sending a massive creature to kill him. The administrator isn’t the least bit afraid of Bia Ren’s monster. He responds with a creature of his own that bites his monster in half, killing it. However, the administrator wants to help him or at least not get in his way. Lo Po Bia Ren has been ordered to recover the Green April and Black March, as well as kill Anaak Jahad. Elsewhere, Khun and Lero-Ro speculate that the administrator was responsible for manipulating Hoh. 

The results are in

Lero-Ro announces those that pass the test. For the Fisherman, Endorsi, Anaak, Dede Cancho, Blarouge, For Spearbearer, Rak, Ghost, Paracule, Alexay, the Scouts are Shibisu, Hatz, and Narae. Finally, the Wave Controllers Bam, Lauroe, and the Light bearers are Khun and Michelle Light (Rachel). However, Rachel is disqualified due to her injuries. One participant isn’t called and becomes upset at being left out. The administrator challenges him inflicting enormous pain with Shisui. If he can tolerate it he can pass. He begins to bleed from the nose and loses his eyesight. Eventually, he succumbs to the pain and gives up. 

Hoh funeral

Before the administrator can explain the final test, Khun raises his hand claiming that he too is not satisfied with the results. He wants Rachel to be able to participate in the final, so he offers to take the administrators test, so he can make that decision. Unfortunately, only an irregular can take the test. This leaves Bam to volunteer. He reveals that he is a irregular, shocking the other testers. If Tower of God fails at anything it’s relaying how important or dangerous an irregular is supposed to be. That will likely change but as of now, I don’t get the reaction. Anyway, I’m excited to see how Bam survives this test. 

Tower of God Episode 9: Recap and Review

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Tower of God Episode 9: Recap and Review

Endorsi eating alone in episode 9 of Tower of God
Endorsi eating alone

Endorsi’s betrayal

After attacking her teammate, Endorsi tells the story of a girl that was separated from the others. Forced to eat stale bread alone, eventually, the girl got tired of her lot in life and murdered her sisters. Tower of God exposes more of the culture surrounding the Princess of Jahad. It’s still not clear to me what they do, but it seems like the culture is unforgiving. Endorsi raised in this environment believes that the only way to succeed is for her to take out the competing Fishermen. This moment was made more shocking by the fact that Endorsi confirms to Bam that Michelle is Rachel. I thought that the series would keep this a mystery for longer, but it was certainly interesting that Endorsi revealed that information so casually. Regardless, Endorsi gets a surprise from one of the Fishermen, he has an ignition weapon.

Hoh’s tragic life

Hoh’s plan to get rid of Bam

The letter Hoh received informed him that if he got “rid” of Rachel, Bam would quit climbing the tower. He grabs Rachel and puts a knife to her neck. He’s disrupted by Quant. Hoh doesn’t understand what’s happening. However, Bam arrives behind him. Hoh orders Bam to capture Quant or he will kill Rachel. Bam attempts to use his Shinsui against Quant, however, the ranker pours Shinsui into the body of Bam, paralyzing him. He tells Bam if he could use it against Hoh he could save Rachel. As Bam approaches Hoh, he and Rachel struggle with the knife. As Hoh stabs Rachel in the back, Bam uses the technique against him, surprising Quant.

Team B win

Hoh’s backstory

Defeated Hoh tells Bam that they were never friends. He faked it. He begins to cry, telling Bam that he “lost” everyone he loved. Without strength, he failed to protect his family. He blames himself and has devolved into someone without hope. Hoh kills himself, jamming the knife into his chest. Endorsi arrives with the ignition weapon. With Rachel dying, Endorsi suggests they continue the test. She encourages Bam to do things his way, as she will continue to do so. Endorsi and Quant clash, she uses the ignition weapon. Bam aids her with the new technique he learned. Endorsi can trick Quant into thinking her panties are her badge. She takes him when he’s distracted. Team B wins.

Despite the dark tone of most of the episodes, I’m glad it ended with humor. Although, you could suggest that the end was tone-deaf. The speed in which Bam learned the new technique is ridiculous. He didn’t train at all and was merely told what the technique did and mastered it. That was the oddest part of this episode. Shisui seems like it does just about anything but if Bam won’t require any skill to master it, the stakes would be too low. Hoh’s story had a sense of tragedy, but there wasn’t any depth to it. Who killed his family? Why? Telling us wasn’t enough, the scene would have been more effective if we knew Hoh better.

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My Hero Academia Chapter 273: The villians rise up

Tomura Shigaraki and Endeavor prepare to clash
Tomura Shigaraki and Endeavor prepare to clash

Deku and Shoto are no match

In My Hero Academia Chapter 273, Thrill of Destruction, Deku’s shockwave attack fails to stop the decay. Deku has a flashback to when he encountered Tomura at the mall. Back then Tomura’s Quirk only worked when he touched a surface with all five fingers. Shoto also attempts to stop the decay, but his Heaven-Piercing Ice Wall fails as well. Neither Deku or Shoto will be a match for the current Tomura. Seeing the devastation from Shigaraki’s Quirk, Burnin orders everyone to flee, grabbing the civilians in arm’s length they run. Meanwhile, Tomura stands near the ruins of the hospital. He realizes that he now has control over his Quirk. We get some interesting information here. Dr. Kyudai Garaki was mass-producing the Quirk-Destroying Drugs, but they’re now destroyed. Furthermore, Overhaul seems to be in contact with Shigaraki.

Gigantomachia is on the move

It’s unclear whether the Quirk-Destroying drugs are gone for good, however, the fact that they’re currently ruined is a good thing. Right now Shigaraki is so powerful that if he also had access to Quirk killing drugs it would be overkill. It’s always important in a Shonen manga/anime to have a balance between the good and bad sides. Regardless, Shigaraki contacts Gigantomachia and orders him to “bring everyone to the city” as he wants to “destroy everything”. At the Gunga Mountain Villa, Tsukuyomi takes Hawks to a medics. The other heroes encounter an outraged Himiko Toga, who has lost it after Twice’s death. As her disguised melts, she points out that she never felt safe in society. She wants to reimagine a world that she can live freely. Back at the hospital, Endeavor charges at Tomura preparing for a fight.

Tomura vs Endeavor

With Gigantomachia on the rampage, Toga on a violent killing spree, and Shigaraki awaken, the heroes are in danger. The large size of both the heroes and Paranormal Liberation Front members makes it difficult to predict the outcome. Heroes with a fighting experience like Gran Torino, Cementoss, Eraser Head, and Present Mic are fighting with the newer heroes like Uravity, Froppy, Shoto, Bakugo, and Deku. The lieutenants of the Paranormal Front are less familiar. So far we only had some intense battles between Dabi and Hawks, and Mirko and the Nomu’s. It seems like the stage is being set for the Tomura and Gigantomachia verses Endeavor, Deku, Bakugo, and Shoto. Trying to predict what happens is a waste of time, but I hope that Endeavor and Tomura have a full battle.

My Hero Academia Chapter 271 – 272: Shigaraki begins his rampage

Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen and Fire Force Trailers

Promo for Attack on Titan season 4
Promo for Attack on Titan season 4

Fire Force Season 2 trailer

It feels like the first season of Fire Force just ended. Regardless, the second season of Fire Force will start this year in July. A child with the Adolla Bursts will be born, pitting the 8th Company and the followers of Evangelist against each other. Season 2 will introduce new characters such as Ogun Montgomery, a friend of Shinra, and Arthur, he’s currently a member of Company 4. I cooled on the series after about half the first season, but the trailer seems to offer more than the first. I’m hoping it won’t be underwhelming.

The dynamic of the Fire Force and the Evangelist battling over the “Pillar” is what most interests me. What’s the child’s story? Will it be a tragic one like Shinra’s? The animation is still top-notch so I think I’ll give it another shot.


Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 trailer

Jujutsu Kaisen is a manga series that I heard little about. A series illustrated and written by Gege Akutami, in its 11th volume. Jujutsu Kaisen follows the story of Yuji Itadori, a high school student that joins the Occult Research Club. Yuji’s grandfather is on his deathbed, but before he dies he instills two messages in Yuji “always help people” and “die surrounded by a crowd”. Yuji, however, understands this message as everyone deserves a “proper death.”

He learns that he made contact with a “high grade cursed charm talisman” its a rotting finger that his friends in the Occult Club unseal. The finger attracts evil creatures that prey on evil emotions. Desperate without magical power, Yuji decides to swallow the finger, becoming the host for a creature named Sukuna. Despite his possession, Yuji can keep control of his body. However, all sorcerers are required to exorcise Sukuna (and Yuji). Satoru Gojo, a teacher of Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical College plans to postpone Yuji’s death “until he consumes all of Sukuna’s fingers, allowing them to kill him once and for all.”

This series sounds interesting and weird. I’ll give it a shot, the first season begins in October 2020.


Attack on Titan Season 4 trailer

Last week the trailer for the fourth and final season of Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) was released and it was glorious. The final season of the acclaimed series will be produced by a new studio, with MAPPA (Dorohedoro, Yuri on Ice) replacing WIT studio. Yuchiro Hayashi (Dorohedoro) will be directing, while Hiroshi Seko (Ajin, Vinland Saga, Mob Psycho 100) and AOT season 1-3 scriptwriter, will oversee scripts. If anyone had doubts about whether a new studio will do right by the series, the trailer should ease that fear. The final season seems to start after a time skip, with many of the characters having a change in appearance.

The trailer opens with an unknown character who appears to be the sole survivor of conflict during war. We get glimpses of some of the characters we know like Reiner, Mikasa, and Eren. They’re noticeably older and seemed to be hardened by war. On the titan front, we see Eren and Reiner’s form, in addition to two new titans, one that resembles a lion and another that looks like the silver surfer. The trailer effectively portrays the chaos of war, while, pointing to mysteries that the series still holds. MAPPA makes good use of the music that the series is known for, as well as dynamic imagery. If this doesn’t get you excited for the final season I don’t know what will.

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Tower of God Episode 8: Recap and Review

Quant fall off the bridge in episode 8 of Tower of God.
Quant fall off the bridge

The Power of a Ranker

In Tower of God episode 8, Khun’s Strategy, we get to witness the strength of a Ranker. Quant is proving difficult to handle so Khun activates his next strategy. He wants to “Lure the opposite team’s “It” to the exit for Khun and delay Quant for just long enough that Anaak — the true, secret “It” of Khun’s team — can make it out of the exit on the bridge and pass the test.” Khun plans is not without its limits. He tries to convince Quant that Anaak jumped off the bridge when in reality she’s hiding in a Lighthouse. This deception fails as Quant can sense the Shushi emanating from the Lighthouse. He challenges Khun to jump as well and pulls Khun off the bridge with him. Khun is rescued by Anaak and her vine-like weapon. With Quant at the bottom of the room and Anaak racing toward the exit, it appears that team ‘A’ won.

However, “Quant” manages to appear at the end of the bridge, taking the badge off Anaak. Khun seems devastated by his failure. His team tries cheering him up by praising his strategy. It turns out that Khun’s real plan was to guarantee that his friends on Team B would pass, but also negotiating a way for himself, Lauroe and his other friends on Team ‘A’ to make it to the next round.

Team B’s turn

The administrator and Lero-Ro discuss the betrayal, with the administrator pointing out that Khun didn’t betray his team, revealing the list of the friends he signed. I wondered how Tower of God would manage to keep Khun and the other more important characters from losing. Does it suggest that putting Khun on team ‘A’ for dramatic effect was a waste? Probably. However, I think what was valuable was showing how Khun thinks. If he’s willing to betray, admittingly strangers, would he do it to others if necessary? Speaking of betrayal, Endorsi after electing herself appears to join Khun in turning on her team.

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My Hero Academia Chapter 271 – 272: Shigaraki begins his rampage

Tsukuyomi on the cover of chapter 271 in My Hero Academia.
Tsukuyomi on the cover of chapter 271

Hawks lose his wings

In My Hero Academia Chapter 271, Dark Cloud, we deviate from the events occurring a the hospital. At the Gunga Mountain Villa, Tsukuyomi heads to aid Hawks. He covers Hawks with Dark Shadow, who notes that his wings are gone. Dabi says that it’s “pathetic” that U.A. High sent students to fight. I found this argument strange because the members of the Paranormal Liberation Front aren’t much older. Regardless, he points out that Hawks killed Twice. I think this might be important to create some kind of doubt in Tsukuyomi. However, I think it won’t be effective considering he had no personal relationship with Twice. Dabi’s larger point, that the “the Pro Hero he looks up to is far dirtier than the Villains“, is accurate.

However, the “victims” of the heroes and villains are what would color how they’re perceived. Anyway, Dabi still has the advantage as Tsukuyami’s Dark Shadow is weak to light. Hawks conclude that Dabi is “buying himself time” by talking, suggesting that his flames have weakened. They manage to briefly escape but before Tsukuyomi could escape they are attacked by Dabi. However, Geten interrupts them by creating a massive wall of ice. The villains begin to push back against the heroes, meanwhile, Gigantomachia begins to respond to Shigaraki’s scent.

Tomura Shigaraki awakens

As the heroes search for civilians in the likely battlefield, we get a glimpse of who is present. Most of the U.A. Class is there, Katsuki, Uravity, Froppy, Ingenium, Anima, Shota, and Deku. Furthermore, we now know that there are no civilians left in the area. Also, Anima uses his Quirk to evacuate all the animals present. Deku has a response to the first user of One For All. He warns Deku that “blowback will arrive soon and they don’t have much time.” Elsewhere, Tomura awakens, claiming that he’s “cold.” Most of the High-End Nomu is defeated and Present Mic still is escorting Kyudai Garaki. Suddenly, the lab begins to decay.

Gran Torino rescues Present Mic and Garaki, Ryukyu tells Eraser Head to grab on, as she is carrying multiple heroes on her back. As he’s about to grab on a disintegrating Nomu grabs his leg. Eraser Head is saved by Crust’s Shoot Shield, however, he can’t escape Tomura’s Quirk and dies. Endeavor escapes with Mirko and another hero in tow. Deku shows a new skill, Super Move: St. Louis Smash Air Force. I’ve been predicting the death of many heroes for several chapters, I’m not surprised that a high ranking but largely unknown hero, Crust died. I still wonder if one of the U.A. heroes, particularly, Bakugo or Shoto, will lose their Quirks to Tomura. If they can survive his decay Quirk.

My Hero Academia Chapter 270: Tomura awakens as the new All For One

Top 5 Blind Anime Characters

Fujitora and Doflamingo clash
Fujitora and Doflamingo clash

If you’re familiar with anime, action movies, or martial arts film then you probably noticed the legendary blind weapon master. Despite their inability to see they are often the most deadly fighters. Sometimes they have developed supernatural powers to compensate for their blindness or have trained to use other senses. While the audience probably expects the blind weapon master to be dangerous the characters in the story usually don’t. This results in the blind warrior being underestimated, gaining an advantage at least at first. So what are my top 5 blind characters:

5. Kaname Tosen (Bleach)

Tosen was the captain of the 9th Division of the Gotei 13. He joined Sosuke Aizen and Gin Ichimaru when they betrayed Soul Society. Tosen was blind since birth. Tosen was proficient with his Zanpakuto. As a 5th seat, he was able to fight at Captain level. After his defection, he encountered Captain Sajin Komamura and Lieutenant Shuhei Hisagi and was able to duel them both. He mastered the Shunpo, Kido, and Hikuda techniques. Like most Captain level Shinigami’s, he also mastered the Shikai and Banki abilities. Tosen develops a Resurreccion form. Ironically, Tosen gains sight in this form and it results in his downfall.


4. Uzu Sanageyama (Kill La Kill)

Uzu is one of the students on the Elite Four council. He regulates the athletic clubs at Honnoji Academy. He has his eyes sewn shut to increase his awareness. He develops a “Mind’s Eye” that allows him to form a “three-dimensional image of his surroundings, resulting in clairvoyant abilities. He’s an expert Swordsman, using a kendo style. With this style, he displays precision and reflexes. When he had access to the Three-star Goku Uniform, he possessed the Shinsoku: Senbonsuki ability which allowed him to “attaches multiple shinai blades to his hands and spins them at high speeds, allowing him to assault his opponent with a series of high-speed sword thrusts”. Uzu also developed the Blade Regalia MK 2 and the Blade Regalia: Secret Unsealed. Uzu’s self-inflicted blindness resembles the legend of Shinto God, Susano’o.


3. Yomi (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Yomi is one of the Three Kings of the Demon Realm and the main antagonist during the three Kings Saga. Yomi uses to have sight but lost it due to a plot by Kurama, he gained four extra ears to compensate. His earing was so amazing that he could “hear every word being spoken in his kingdom of Gandara”. He can hear heart rates, guessing facial expressions, and emotional states. Like Kurama, Yomi is calm, calculating, even able to use his super-hearing to measure the speeds of his opponent’s attack. Yomi possesses a Demon Absorption Wall, energy blasts, and is an upper S class demon.


2. Sara (Samurai Champloo)

A beautiful blind musician, Sara turns out to be an assassin for the Shogunate. She walks barefoot and carries a Shamisen and a Yari disguised as a walking staff. Sara has had a hard life due to her blindness. Her child was taken from her over it and is often pitied, which she hates. Sara is capable of predicting moves, her fighting ability is considered to be one of the strongest in Samurai Champloo. She could notice Sundar rocks with her Yari, her skill is so great that Kariya Kagetoki deems Mugen and Jin worthy of being defeated by him. Ultimately, Sara learns that her son was killed and she allows herself to be killed by Mugen.


1. Issho Fujitora (One Piece)

One of the new Marine Admirals, Issho is against the hashish forms of Marine justice. He hates corruption and evil. Issho intentionally blinded himself to “avoid ever seeing it again”, cutting himself leaving an X-shaped scar on his face. He regrets having done so. He hated the now-disbanded Shichibukai system and often undermines the Marines. Like many blind warriors, he’s always underestimated and he resents it. As a Marine Admiral, Fujitora is one of the strongest fighters in the World government. He was able to defeat Jack, a pirate with a billion-dollar bounty. He fought Sabo to a standstill without getting hurt, posses great strength, defense, and reflexes.

He claims to have developed heighten senses, able to “sense the movement of clouds”. Fujitora prefers to use his shikomizue (cane sword) in conjunction with his devil fruit, Zushi Zushi no Mi. With this devil fruit he can manipulate gravity, he often uses it to pull meteorites out of the sky. He can reverse gravity to repel or levitate ships. He has mastered haki, busishoku haki, and kenbushoku haki.

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Tower of God Episode 7: Recap and Review

Jahad and his Princesses

In Tower of God, episode 7, reveals more regarding Jahad and his princesses. Jahad was the first man to climb the tower. He built the kingdom, he granted some women “boons,” none are related by blood. After granting these women power, he demands that they remain virgins and bear no children. Jahad imposes this limitation to preserve the power he gave them. Tower of God doesn’t really explain why the King does this. Regardless, Anaak’s mother breaks the rules the King set. The powers that Anaak possesses are inherited from her mother and she represents what the King forbade. Endrosi accuses Anaak of being a privilege. The fight ends with both Endrosi and Anaak falling off the platforms. Despite the animosity Anaak has for the Princesses she doesn’t seem to hate Endrosi.

Bam’s Shinsu training

Elsewhere, Bam and the others continue to train their Shunsui. After getting some tips from Lauroe, he begins to excel very quickly. So far I have found to be underwhelming protagonists. He doesn’t seem to be centered in Tower of God the way most protagonists are. Initial I found this jarring but it’s starting to feel refreshing. Bam is a docile character. His only motivation (currently) is to find Rachel, who treated him like a pet or a child. He’s starting to come out of his shell as he’s separated from Rachel. Bam is similar to other typical anime main characters, in that his unassuming personality draws others to him. To this point, Bam is asked by Ship Lesso and Hatsu to help them finish their friend making list, they are two short. They entice Anaak and Endorsi to join the lists, with the promise of food.

New Test and New Administrator

The director decides to have a joint test with another examiner, Quant. The fourth test is a game of tag. The 28 participants that have yet to pass will participate. Only Rak and the mysterious fighter from Endorsi and Rachel’s team have passed. The participants are divided into two teams, with Bam and Khun on opposite teams. Each team has a member that’s “it”, one is chosen by the director, the other will be selected from the Fishermen. They will be marked by wearing badges. In order for a team to win they need to help their teams “it” to reach a goal or steal the other team’s badge. If they succeed they will get 100,000 points and if they steal the badge they will get 200,00 points.

Khun quickly sets a plan, leaving Ship Lesso as bait. Quant falls for the trap but is able to quickly break free. According to Lero Ro, Quant can become “angry and indiscriminate.”The test is particularly interesting for only one reason, Khun and Bam are on different teams. Assuming that the losing team can no longer climb the tower, I think it’s become an interesting dichotomy. If I had to guess I would suggest that Khun sacrifices himself for Bam or Bam receives some more of his “luck”. It’s possible that I missed something but I’m interested in the outcome.

Tower of God Episode 6: Recap and Review

Tower of God Episode 6: Recap and Review

Anaak and Endorsi clash in the hallway in episode 6 of Tower of God
Anaak and Endorsi clash in the hallway

Each other’s Burden & the fourth test

I was right. Rachel did ask Khun not to tell Bam who she actually is. She believes that if they were together they would become “each others burden.” However, considering Bam’s condition I wasn’t sure he would remeber her anyway. Elsewhere, Anaak now has the Black March, she hopes to collect all 13 weapons. However, the Black March still won’t work for females and ugly men, as Ship Leeso learns. As Bam awakens Khun informs him that the fourth test is underway. This test, position selection, each member of the team will be assigned a role. There are five roles, first, the fisherman, close quarter fighters, spearbearer, distance fighters, Light bearer, the illuminate the dark tower with their lighthouse, and gathering of information.

The final two are, the scout, they assist the fisherman with information on the enemy movements and the wave controller that control the battle with Shinsui. Bam is given this title. Khun delivers the lie for Rachel, claiming Bam mistook her fpr somepne else. In order to protect Bam, Khun is willing to lie “as much as needed.”

How to use Shinsui

In order to use shinsui, a contract must be established between the user and the floor adminstrator. After summoning their pockets, closing their eyes, and speaking the command: “Form contract with administrator.” When Bam uters the phrase, an ominiouns voice responds that Bam “smells rather appealing.” A large grey creature with two big blue eyes agrees to a contract with Bam, but states that it’s more like a “shackle.” Meanwhile, the other particapants, including Khun and Rak begin classes. Rak leaves to train some more. Suddenly, Ship Lesso and Hatsu arrive hoping to make more firends. Khun is reluctant, but Bam is eager for more friends.

The Princesses of Jahad

In episode 6 of Tower of God we finally get an explaination regarding what a Princess of Jahad is, mostly. First, they’re not biologically related, although they call each other “sister.” They’re recruited to represent capable tribes and families. Endrosi, a Princess of Jahad, comparies the princesses to “brand names.” Anaak and Endorsi battle during the next class. While in class, Khun uses a computer to learn information about the other particapants. He finds little on Bam and Rachel, but learns that Anaak is “dead.” However, it turns out that it’s Anaak’s mother that is deceased. She was killed by her “sisters.” Anaak isn’t interested in climbing the tower, she wants revenge, starting with Endrosi. I think that Rachel and Bam parting their ways (at least for now) is a good thing. Bam seems to be growing with out her.

Rachel may not be as manipulative as I thought. She appear to be the one that relied on Bam. She may feel that she is freeing him from her, not the other way around. The next test appears to suggest that the next teams will have five members. With Anaak abandoning her team with Ship Leeso and Hatsu, I think it’s being telegraphed that Bam, Rak, and Khun will team up with Ship and Hatsu. Anaak might have a death wish or will end up being disquaified. If she’s not playing the game, she will lose. The story and lore of the series continues to get more intersting.

Tower of God Episode 5:Recap and Review

Tower of God Episode 5:Recap and Review

Bam and Khun on the throne in episode 5 of 5 of Tower of God.
Bam and Khun on the throne

Tower of God has been building our anticipation of who the hooded figure might be. Is she Rachel of not? Khun reveals that he can duplicate objects with his briefcase. Humiliated, the other teams all turn their attention “the blue-haired kid,” they attack in unison. Rak steps between them, single-handily defeating all the fighters, winning the third round. The mysterious hooded trio decided to wait for one more round to enter. It turns out that the dark blue object is a hair tie, not a darkly colored piece of hair like I thought. I question the physics that keeps it from falling but it doesn’t really matter. He ties his hair up in a ponytail, preparing for the next round.

The next round

Khun takes his seat as team Bam won’t need to fight this round. Khun, during the first test, gathered several allies. He hide them inside his bag, promising to get them past the first test, in exchange for their aid. He released them after the third test, Khun expresses that he wants “to win and climb the tower” with Bam and Rak. Khun seems to be coming out of his shell. Meanwhile, the three allies quit, ending the round. Now the final round begins. Bam is quickly distracted the hooded girl that resembles Rachel. When the round begins, a female fighter, wearing a black body suit and mask, begins dominating the other fighters. With her staff, she bludgeons several contestants.

The Crown game ends without a victory

The black fighter clashes with Rak, but is able to escape him. Before she can attack Bam, one of the hooded warriors interferes. Meanwhile, Rak battles a short guy hand to hand. Khun faces off against a swordsman. The two remaining hooded fighters protect Bam on the throne. With 30 seconds remaining, the black fighter attacks Rachel. Landing a blow to her head, Bam leaps out of the chair to protect her, dropping the crown. Before the black fighter can deliver the final blow, Bam’s hidden Shinsui power erupts. Golden colored, instead of blue, Bam gains the upper hand. He prepares to strike the black fighter but is stopped by the Black March. Bam passes out.

Threats to the tower

The crown games end without a winner. Of course, it was never going to result in team Bam winning, as we wouldn’t have a story to tell. Lero Ro gives the fighters three days off. The test administrator comments that their job isn’t to determine who should climb the tower, but “expel” those who could “harm” the tower. The test administrator must be referring to something other than the physical tower, but maybe the institution it’s self?

Regardless, Bam with his new Shinsui ability and the Black March is clearly becoming more of a threat. Tower of God episode 5 doesn’t make clear what would happen to one of these threats, one could only conclude that it’s not good. We are briefly introduced to an irregular, Urek Mazino. Elsewhere, Rachel shows up while Bam is unconscious. At this point, I don’t really like or trust Rachel. I look forward to seeing if my instinct about her is correct. I fully expect her to ask Khun to lie to Bam or tell him not to follow her.

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