Should you watch The God of High School?
While there’s certainly no shortage of combat-centered anime, most can leave you feeling unsatisfied and wanting more. Fortunately, that is where Crunchyroll’s newest collaboration, The God of High School, comes into play.
What is The God of High School?
Abbreviated as GoH for short, the series focuses on Mori Jin, a high school student, and practitioner of the Re-Taekwondo martial art. Mori Jin enters the God of High School competition, a tournament designed to find the strongest fighter where the prize is whatever the winner desires. The series is known for its balls to the wall action scenes, mind-bending plot twists, and power-ups that make even the Dragon Ball franchise look inferior.
What to expect from Season 1
While we won’t see the full extent of the series’ craziness in the first season, there’s still going to be more than enough to satisfy you. The God of High School Season 1 can best be described as a mix between Street Fighter and Shaman King, and if that sounds weird and crazy to you, then good, because it is!
If you’ve watched the trailer then you’ll no doubt have noticed the quality and effort put into the animation. Having watched the first two episodes, I can vouch that you won’t be disappointed with the fight scenes either as they do the source material justice and then some.
Should I read the source material?
Ordinarily, I would recommend looking into the manga/manwha for a show such as this, but unfortunately, the early seasons (or volumes depending on where you’re reading from) have a lot of translation issues, so it’d probably be better for you to watch the show first and then carry on reading from where it left off. That being said, if you don’t mind the grammatical errors, you can read all of The God Of High School for free via the Webtoon app, that’s available on Android and Apple devices.
If all of the above points weren’t enough to convince you, then let me leave you with two awesome OP and ED songs!
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