Tower of God

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Name: Tower of God / 신의 탑
Abbreviation(s): ToG
Creator: SIU (Slave.In.Utero)
Date(s): Korean: 30.6.2010 - current
English scanlation: 4.10.2010 - current
Medium: webtoon (Korean webcomic]
Country of Origin: South Korea
External Links: 신의 탑 original

Tower of God English scanlation
La Torre de Dios Spanish scanlation (incomplete) Tower of GodOfficial English translation

"Season 1 Baam with the Black March"
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Tower of God is a manhwa, more precisely a webtoon, by SIU that is published weekly on the Korean online platform Naver. It started in June 2010, and only three months later the scanlation group The Company started to release an English version. The author has said that Tower of God is the first part of a series called Talse Uzer.

The protagonist is a boy, Twenty-Fifth Baam (or Baam), who follows his best friend Lahel (known as Rachel in some translations) into the Tower of God. Those who reach the top of the tower receive everything they wish, but first they have to climb it, and the tests and adversaries get more difficult with each level. Baam is determined to find Lahel , who wants to see the stars, despite his status as an Irregular, one who was not chosen to enter the Tower. On his way he makes new friends and enemies, learns more about the the rules of the Tower and world, and discovers that he has a talent for shinsoo, the world's magic.

Tower of God is an adventure story that also focuses on its characters, many of them not human, and with intriguing worldbuilding.

On April 1st 2020, it received an Anime adaptation by Crunchyroll[1], making it (along with God Of Highschool and Noblesse) the first manhwa to gain an anime adaptation (although Noblesse received an OVA in 2016)[2]

Fandom Overview

Despite it's popularity and age, the fandom, in terms of fanworks, was relatively small until early 2020. In 2020, the fandom saw a large boom due to 1) the release of the anime in 2020, 2) the COVID19 pandemic, and 3) the hiatus of the webtoon (June 2020 - May 2021). Around June 2020, there were only around 500 fanworks on Archive of Our Own, which has since grown to over 3800 fanworks as of February 2022, mostly as a result of its popularity in 2020. The most popular and juggernaut ship for Tower of God is Khun/Bam, and it was one of the top 100 ships on AO3 in 2020.

It also has an active wiki (page includes spoilers for the latest chapters and season). The subreddit, r/towerofgod (created 2011) is active with >100k people as of February 2022. It has a TV tropes page.