In my last post, I incorrectly assumed that Daewi’s friend died in the last episode. He’s alive, just barely. Daewi goal has always been to earn enough money to help his best friend. Woo Seungtae has an incurable disease. Woo and Daewi became friends after constantly fighting, Daewi doesn’t remember why they began fighting. Episode 5 of The God of High School, “ronde/hound” the clash between Mori and Daewi take center stage. First, Mori faces Byeon Jaehee the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu user. Unsurprisingly, Mori defeats him easily. If I have an issue with The God of High School it’s the fact that too many of the fights aren’t interesting.
Despite Daewi’s brutal beating of Mira, she doesn’t seem to hold any grudges. It doesn’t hurt that all her injuries are will be healed, but she acknowledges that they simply don’t know much about Daewi.
Daewi verses Mori
The fight between Mori and Daewi starts as an all-out brawl. The battle is more evenly matched than I expected. Mori flashbacks to the aftermath of Daewi’s battle with Mira, and vows to make him pay. Mori attacks Daewi with his Triple Kick. After knocking him down, Mori reaches his hand out to Daewi. However, Daewi contends that he never considered Mira or Mori to be friends. Elsewhere, Woo dies. Daewi unleashes a barrage of attacks on Mori while remembering the deal he struck with the administrator. First, he must overwhelmingly win the semifinals, then the finals.
Park Mu-Bong wants to see what Mori has to offer and is manipulating Daewi to this end. However, when Park tells him that Woo died he appears to lose his desire to fight. Park hopes to find out “who he truly is” by telling him. Suddenly, Mira interrupts the fight to give Daewi a letter from Woo. The contents of the letter renew Daewi’s spirit. After a spirited and visually stunning battle, Mori wins with his Blue Dragon Kick. A shadowy figure calls the tournament “boring.” Considering that Seoul was one of many tournaments I wonder if we’ll get to see the others.
The fight between Daewi and Mori was as expected. However, the art style shifts dramatically towards the end. The thin ink outline was specifically confusing. It was difficult to distinguish from Daewi and Mori. This was the only problem in an otherwise entertaining episode.