The God of High School Episode 9: Recap and Review

It’s a trap

Mori rushes to find his grandfather. The tournament has reached the quarterfinal stage. However, with Daewi suspended and Mori missing, they’re in trouble. Judge P tells Mira and Daewi that the match will begin in five minutes and if Mori doesn’t show, they forfeit. Mira opens against Lee Marin, a dark-skinned bald guy that fights in a thong. Elsewhere, Mori reaches the abandoned warehouse, where he locates his grandfather. Meanwhile, Mira struggles to land direct hits on Marin, due to the later being covered in tanning oil. Marin attempts to suplex Mira, but she stops him by striking him in the stomach. Suddenly, Marin’s teammate tosses him Mira’s sword. He and Mira clash, with Marin breaking her sword.

He reveals the sword’s “true power.” It’s a metal sword, that resembles a yin and yang symbol where the sword and hilt meet. Marin calls it the “National Treasure, Fengxian,” and its a “weapon of the gods.” Mira manages to get the sword from Marin, but it teleports back to him as he is the “owner.” Mori tries to wake his grandfather, however, it turns out that his “grandpa” was a fake, and it blows up. A mysterious man apologizes for “killing” Mori. He merely wanted to stop the “key from awakening.” Unfortunately, for him, Mori gets up. Marin stabs Mira through the stomach. Meanwhile, Daewi battles against one of the South Gyeongsang team members. She’s a weird fighter that wears an outfit similar to the one Bruce Lee wore in Game of Death

Mira gets her Charyeok in episode 9 of the God of High School
Mira gets her Charyeok

Mira gets her Charyeok

Their fight is cut short when Jegal Taek interferes. While fighting, Mori learns that the real Jeju team was killed by the Nox. Mori stands up and applies several pressure points that stop him from feeling pain. Meanwhile, Mira is up against it but she refuses to lose. Before Marin hits her with a finishing blow, she hears the voice of the great hero, Lu Bu Fengxian. Determined to get stronger he lends her his power, becoming a Charyeok. Marin responds with his own Charyeok, Kraken. Mira evades the attacks from Kraken, countering with Fang Tian Hua Ji. She wins, then collapses as Mori catches her. With Mori in attendance, he and Nah begins their battle. Mori quickly dominates, then he attacks with his move Blue Dragon Kick. However, it’s not enough, so he uses another original move Twin Blue Dragon Kick. 

In my last review, I was concern that Mira was being left behind. I glad that I was wrong and she was the first to get her Charyeok. Lu Bu Fengxian is not only well matched to her abilities, it’s cool as well. With Mori using his techniques, now Daewi is the one that’s left behind. Seeing as he’s was the one the most wanted a Charyeok I fully expect him to receive one. The one issue I’m having with this series is I don’t know what’s going on or at least I don’t feel like I do. The tournament itself doesn’t feel like it matters much. The God of High School fails to center it and I’m losing interests (not in the show) but in won wins this tournament. 

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Mira gets engaged

Well, this episode of the God of High School turned dark. The fourth episode titled “marriage/bonds” decentralizes the tournament. Instead, it focuses primarily on Mira and later Daewi. While walking home Mira is approached by Oh Seong-jin. A successful businessman and martial artist as her to marry him out of nowhere. Even more shocking is that Mira agrees. Seong-jin instantly comes across as suspect. This episode does very little to convince us that he’s sincere. Mira revealed early that her goal is to bring Moon Light Sword to prominence. Feeling responsible for ensuring that Moon Light Sword has a future she sees marriage as being the only way to accomplish that. 

Daewi feels too outside to intervene. However, Mori doesn’t care. He believes that she’s making a mistake and aims to stop her. Furthermore, he thinks correctly that Seong-jin is tricking Mira. At the alter, we get a flashback of Seong-jin with the mysterious cult. It’s revealed that they want the “holy sword that can rule God himself,” and the “hand that can draw out that power.” This is the reason he wants to marry Mira. Elsewhere, Mori and Daewi encounter Seong-jin’s bodyguards. Daewi mostly does the work and intercepts Seong-jin’s attack. Mira remembers how she’s struggled with the burden her father left her. 

Seong-jin escapes and Daewi crushes Mira

She remembers that he told her that “your technique will make your life play out as you wish.” Finally coming to her senses she tells Seong-jin that she can’t go through with it. He instantly flips out revealing his samurai Charyeok. He attacks Mira with it, cutting her across the abdomen. She seems unharmed and defeats Seong-jin with her Moonlight Style No.6. Despite this defeat, he escapes with the moonlight sword. However, Mira believes she no longer needs it. The last 5 minutes pivot dramatically to Daewi. He watches as his friend dies. This dramatically changes his stoic personality to a more brutal one. 

First, he beats up the bullies from the store after they mock his friendship. Then he continues his brutality against Mira shocking everyone including Mori. The fight is quick, with Daewi hitting Mira in the wound she sustained earlier. As she bleeds, Daewi continues to pummel her. The ref finally intervenes as Mira lies in a pool of blood. He walks past Mori and says “see you in the finals.” Mira is likely to be fine considering the healing of nanomachines, at least physically. However, I don’t know how she going to take Daewi’s violent assault. Mori seems to have taken it personally. Daewi’s mental state is understandable his behavior regarding Mira is not. Despite this, I don’t think Mori will be willing to hurt him. 

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