Tower of God was one of the successful Webtoon x Crunchyroll anime for the Originals season.
It’s not a straightforward love story and does not appear to be a simple battler either. Yes, Bam, our hero, is climbing a tower, being tested at each level on the heels of a young woman he wants to be with, but there’s more to it.
The story was told at Webtoon first, that hugely popular site for user-contributed stories, some of which become incredibly successful.
SIU’s fantasy has made it to paperback and hardcover, too, with the first volume on pre-order at Amazon and with a November release date.
Amazon has a usually thorough description of the story.
Twenty-Fifth Bam must journey skyward in a mysterious tower if he has any chance of reuniting with his best friend Rachel, even if that means facing his own death.
Before mysteriously disappearing into the tower gates before his very eyes, Rachel cautions Bam to forget all about her. Unwilling to lose her, Bam enters the Tower completely surrounded by Shinsu — a divine and magical water, at his own peril.
The Tower itself contains multitudes of floors as vast as continents, each one with its unique geography, language and culture. Confronted by skillful tests each step of the way, Bam meets powerful guardians and otherworldly environments, making his quest to the top no easy feat.
Beginning his journey, Bam is met by Headon, the first floor guardian and caretaker of the Tower who explains the rules of the Tower. At each level Bam is constantly tested for his strength, dexterity and wit. With help from fellow travelers and unlikely villains, Bam makes both allies and enemies in order to find Rachel; however her intentions of reconnecting with him become unclear as misinformation about her whereabouts do not add up. Behind each ascension is a revelation about their friendship, revealing a much deeper, darker secret.
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