After Jin Mori’s memories are revealed by the tournament in God of Highschool Season 2, Han Daewi, and Yu Mira will work together to solve them. Is there a release date for The God of High School 2 in the works?
After all, YongJe Park’s GOHS Webtoon, which concludes with The God of Highschool Episode 13, only gives viewers a taste of what’s to come. A cliffhanger ending in the second season would be disappointing.
Crunchyroll is testing out the first batch of exclusives with its 2020 original series. This is Crunchyroll’s second adaptation of a Naver Webtoon or South Korean manhwa series.
On Crunchyroll’s most popular anime list, Tower of God (Kami no Tou) ranked first. The second season of the Tower of God anime is said to be in the works.
Re: Zero Season 2’s producer has already begun discussing the possibility of a third season, even though the GOHS anime has made it into the top five.
In fairness to Tower of God, the lack of competition was a major factor in the game’s success. The effects of COVID-19 on the anime industry delayed major competitors like One Piece, Boruto, Re: ZERO, Black Clover, and the final season of Sword Art Online: Alicization by months.
Understandably, ToG attracted the most attention because there were fewer options available to choose from.
There has been no immediate sign of any Crunchyroll Original series being renewed for a second season, but representatives have teased a Season 2 of the anime Tower of God.
In the same vein, the second season of The God of High School anime is being panned. There may have been a hint in the episode’s ending about what will happen next in the story, but no official announcement was made. Official Twitter accounts in English and Japanese remained silent on a potential second season, as did the official website’s news section.
MAPPA, the animation studio behind hit shows like Garo, Punch Line, Yuri On Ice, Kakegurui, Inuyashiki, Banana Fish, Zombie Land Saga, and Dororo and Dorohedoro is behind The God of Highschool, which may be an advantage for the show.
The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Attack on Titan Season 4 have all been produced by MAPPA since the release of GoHS. Chainsaw Man, Jigokaraku: Hell’s Paradise, Yuri!!! on Ice: Ice Adolescence and the Zombieland Saga movie are just a few of the upcoming releases.
The God of High School Season 2 cast and crew have yet to be confirmed. South Korean director Sungho Park (Seong Ho Park) has been the subject of much speculation.
E&H Production, a new studio founded by director Park in mid-March 2022, was first reported by a Weibo user in mid-March 2022. They’ve started working on a new anime, according to background director Yann Le Gall of this new studio. Currently, there are eight employees listed on the company website, and they’ve been looking to hire for over a year.
In March 2021, Studio E&H Production was founded. Keeping this in mind That means Park was still working as a freelance director for Studio MAPPA during the filming of Jujutsu Kaisen 0.
Director Park could return to MAPPA to direct future projects because anime production staff are typically independent contractors who move around from studio to studio. Before joining MAPPA in 2014, Park had previously worked at Studio BONES (Space Dandy), Studio Sunrise (Tiger & Bunny), Production I.G. (Guilty Crown), and other studios. Ryu Nakayama, the director of Chainsaw Man, is a self-employed independent contractor, not a salaried employee.
Even though Studio MAPPA is Japanese, the director Park and the series composition scriptwriter Kiyoko Yoshimura are both South Koreans.
While watching Macross as a child, Park expressed an interest in moving to the United States because of Pixar Animation Studios.
For his studies in animation, Park went to Japan. GOHS is Park’s second major anime project, following Garo: Vanishing Line as his first. He directed Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 and then Jujutsu Kaisen 0 for the third time.
I received a proposal from MAPPA’s president, [Manabu] Otsuka-san. As a result, “I read the entire series right after that,” director Park said of his first reading of “The God of High School.” As soon as I saw the action, I knew I had to make my animations of it.” The idea of creating a Korean WEBTOON series intrigued me as a native Korean, so I viewed it as an excellent opportunity.”
According to Crunchyroll, writer Kiyoko got her start in the industry after “happily meeting a certain famous scriptwriter on a certain anime fansite.” Sonix X and the 2011 Lost Exile are just two of the popular anime she’s worked on since then.
Garo: Vanishing Line was her most recent collaboration with Director Park, and she’s currently filming Mr. Love: Queen’s Choice with MAPPA. Because of the way the game’s story was adapted in the final episodes, the second season of Mr. Love: Queen’s Choice appears unlikely.
Characters were created by Fullmetal Alchemist and Kakegurui artist Manabu Akita. Iwatani and Nishiguchi were the art directors, with Kuniko Iwatani and Sachiko Nishiguchi as co-art directors.
“Contradiction” by KSUKE and “WIN” by CIX was the OP and ED theme songs for the first season, respectively. The OP and ED for Season 2 of The God of High School have not yet been released.
Crunchyroll is the only place to watch the God of High School anime. On July 6, 2020, the first season of the show aired. It will premiere online on September 28, 2020, for The God of Highschool Episode 13.
On August 24, 2020, Crunchyroll debuted the English dub of The God of High School. Weekly releases of English-dubbed episodes were made.
Updated March 22, 2022: Added discussion regarding director Sunghoo Park.
Updated August 16, 2021: Comic/manhwa confirmed to be in the final story arc.
Updated March 24, 2021: Added Jujutsu Kaisen movie rumors and how that may affect GoHs Season
The God of High School Season 2 (The God of High School Season 2) and all related news are covered in this article. Thus, this article will be constantly updated with new information, speculation, and analysis. Let’s take a closer look at what is known for sure while we’re at it.
The God of High School Season 2 Release Date Predictions
The God of High School Season 2 release date has yet to be confirmed by MAPPA, Crunchyroll, or any other company involved in the show’s production as of the most recent update. In addition, there has been no official announcement of a GOHS Season 2 sequel.
This article will be updated as soon as the news is officially confirmed. However, speculation about the upcoming season 2 of The God of Highschool is possible at this time.
The real question is whether or not Crunchyroll plans to adapt the GOHS Webtoon in its entirety throughout several seasons. GOHS Season 2 news will be delayed due to the non-renewal of the Tower of God anime, which is exactly what we predicted would happen.
In addition, anime studios and their staff (typically freelancers) must be booked years in advance. Make sure to keep in mind that large studios like MAPPA often have multiple projects going on at the same time, and many times there is no overlap between the main staff members.
MAPPA is currently working on Season 4 of Attack on Titan. Director LeSean Thomas of Netflix’s Cannon Busters and the upcoming Yuri on Ice film, as well as the second season of Zombieland Saga, are all likely projects for MAPPA in 2021.
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 was directed by Park with a different team at MAPPA in early 2021. Director Park worked on Zombieland Saga’s first season as both a storyboard writer and an episode director, so he may return for Zombieland Saga Revenge (Zombieland Saga Season 2).
A Jujutsu Kaisen movie could be in the works by the end of 2021, based on the anime’s meteoric rise to fame. If that’s the case, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 anime TV series director Park is likely to be busy in 2022.
The God of High School Season 2 release date is likely to be in 2023 if the anime production committee renews the sequel. The wait could be years, however, as the continuation was not immediately greenlit for production and as of March 2021, there has been no word of a continuation.
The God of High School Webtoon/manhwa was developed over a long period.”
The anime is not based on a Japanese manga or light novel series, unlike much other anime on Crunchyroll. Instead, it is based on YongJe Park’s The God of High School manga.
You may be wondering, “What is a manhwa?” Like manga, the South Korean word for comic books, manhwa is also known as manhwa. It is important to remember that manhwa, unlike manga, is read from left to right.
Park, the manga’s creator, explained in an interview with Naver Webtoon that he wanted to capture the fast-paced action of Dragon Ball, one of his childhood favorites.
As a result, Jin Mori’s mannerisms and attitude toward fighting bear more than a passing resemblance to Son Goku, not to mention the insane power scaling that occurs throughout the story.
When Mujin Park’s giant hand squashed an island, it was a clear indication of what was to come, even if some GOHS readers object to the Dragon Ball-like scaling of power.
“If it’s all about the levels, then what’s this competition for?” Dewi asked during the Nationals arc.
As Vegeta famously stated in Dragon Ball Z Abridged, “Power levels are bullsh*t!!”)
He had to wait a long time before making his debut. Park wanted to make his Naver Webtoon debut memorable, as the competition was fierce.
Meanwhile, he spent 7 or 8 years honing his painting skills and learning how to depict human proportions from various angles.
In addition to recognizing the significance of artistic fundamentals, he also learned as a student that adhering too closely to the “correct” human proportions could detract from the overall “attractive and cool” quality of their drawings.
A good illustration of this is his claim that “the human body proportions and muscle expression we learned” informal art education are “far from the One Piece manga.” Furthermore, he appears to have developed his trademark pink-tinged nose during this period.
Tough Guy, Park’s first manga, was published by Naver Webtoon between 2008 and 2009. Because of the initial success of this work, which was based on Park’s hometown high school fighters, he went on to create a similar piece that was completely fictitious.
After a few days of contemplation, Park came up with the premise for the GOHS story. After consulting with the publisher, Jin Mori was conceived as a typical cartoon character: the typical boy cartoon character.
It was close to “the Japanese Shonen Jump formula, in which characters are appropriately beaten and fight in tournaments,” which worried the idea’s creator, though.
“Even so, something about the concept appealed to me. Catharsis “went beyond that,” Park said. “The protagonist continues to face a crisis rather than a solid scenario,” Park said.
The God of Highschool Webtoon Compared to the Anime
Park, a 28-year-old Naver Webtoon creator, launched the GOHS Webtoon in April 2011. Each week, the Naver Webtoon platform releases a new chapter (known as an “episode”) online.
Every Thursday, Line Webtoons publishes a new translation in English. No subscription is required to read the English The God of High School Webtoon, so it is essentially free of charge.
Because of its length, The God of High School manhwa’s storylines is divided into six major “seasons” or chapter volumes, with the second season’s 76 chapters being nearly twice as long as season one’s (the webtoon’s first season).
For perspective, by 2021, the GOHS Webtoon had reached its 500th chapter. Based on the first season’s pacing, this is how we think the anime will adapt the series.
In some cases, multiple seasons may be necessary to avoid cramming too much into a single episode.
Arc 1: The Match With Gods
- Chapters 1 – 41
- Anime: The God of High School Episode 1 – 6
Arc 2: The National Competition
- Chapters 42 – 112
- Anime: The God of High School Episode 6 – 13
- Chapters 112 – 118
- Anime: The God of High School Season 2
Arc 3: Adventure
- Chapters 119 – 175
- Anime: The God of High School Season 2
Arc 4: World Competition
- Chapters 176 – 216
- Anime: The God of High School Season 3
Arc 5: Ragnarok
- Chapters 217 – 268
- Anime: The God of High School Season 4
- Chapters 269 – 307
- Anime: The God of High School Season 5
Final Arc 6: Re: A Battle With The Gods
- Chapters 308 – 526+
- Anime: The God of High School Season 5, 6, etc.
Now that the story has reached its climax, the end has been in sight since August 2021. A hiatus was announced by Park at the end of The God of Highschool Chapter 526 so that he could prepare physically and mentally for the final battle.
Because of these issues, I’m truly sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused to my readers,” he writes. As Park put it, “I’ve been physically and mentally exhausted recently.” Mori Jin, Mubong Park, and all of you readers would not be right to draw the final battle of The God of High School in this state.” The series’ conclusion might be ruined if I force myself to continue it now. I need some time to mentally and physically prepare for my final year of high school, which will be The God of High School. Then I ask for your patience and understanding,” he says.
As of now, Park has not revealed the final chapter number for Season 6, which is already over 200 chapters. Even the show’s creator, Park, has publicly apologized for how Season 5 turned out. Fans have begun to wonder when the show will come to an end.
I “pushed” myself too hard in Season 5 of the show, Park admitted. In my opinion, “I crammed too much into it, and some things were rushed and unpolished.”
Webtoon fans have expressed similar sentiments about the first episode of the GOHS anime series, which premiered this week.
However, MAPPA’s fluid animation in the bike chase scene and the action-scene martial arts cinematography in the battle royale were impressive, but the first episode seemed rushed because it only introduced the rapport of the three main characters Mori, Dewi, and Mira while seemingly ignoring their motivations for competing in the tournament.
The anime crew has already discussed how they plan to adapt two to six chapters or more per episode. This adaptation will disappoint some fans who dislike it when movies deviate from the source material because writer Yoshimura and director Park didn’t have the luxury of including everything they wanted to.
It skipped several chapters in Episode 1 to get to the beginning of Chapters 5 and 6.
This is ironic, because Chapter 4 opens with a motorcycle chase, even though the Webtoon explicitly stated that “[the robber] is a bad cliche but necessary for the story.”
Even though the main characters’ reasons for competing in GOHS were explained via flashback in Episode 2 and Episode 3, it was done so in a way that omitted many important aspects of the worldbuilding and the overall plot.
Mori’s importance to the story’s protagonists was the most glaring omission.
The island-slapping scene in Chapter 1 was followed by 17-year-old Mori’s high school brawl. Mori was undefeated in hundreds of fights until he met GOHS Commissioner R and lost.
It’s notable that the anime only made passing mentions of a scene that spanned the entirety of the first chapter (and the beginning of Chapter 4). An important detail that was left out of the original manga was that Mori broke an executive’s arm with a kick.
A final point to make is that, despite his belief that kicks should only be used by the strong, Mori used them in the battle royale on weak opponents.
Although South Korean WTF Taekwondo focuses on footwork and North Korean ITF Taekwondo developed killing techniques using both kicks and fists, Mori deliberately chose to use only his fist in the comic.
For an overview of these differences, Chapters 10 and 13 were used. Mori’s grandfather, Taejin Jin, was the founder of Renewal Taekwondo and the only survivor of a South Korean military unit sent into the north, as well as the sole survivor of the group.
This is strange because, despite the anime’s focus on action, the fight between Commissioners R and Q in Chapter 14 was omitted. Mujin Park’s real name is Mubong Park, and he is the youngest member of South Korea’s designated human National Treasure assets, The Six, who were revealed in this chapter.
Moving/Mujin showed the enormous power disparity between The Six and the Commissioners by smothering the squabbling R and Q.
Although Mori’s grandpa Taejin managed to evade capture by the South Korean government, the older man gave Mubong/Mujin his scar and defeated The Six on his own, highlighting the disparity in power.
More details about the confrontation were revealed in Chapter 20, including how Taejin ripped off the arm of one of The Six members. Ten percent of South Korea’s land area was reduced to craters as a result of the ensuing battle.
It was revealed in Episode 3 that Mujin knew that Mori was Jin Taejin’s grandson, but the events of Chapter 19 were completely ignored.
A military team was dispatched to investigate the location of Mori’s grandpa in the Webtoon after Mori was quick to give up the location of his grandfather. Mujin tried to intimidate Mori by threatening her life when the military failed miserably.
He just laughed, warned Mujin not to push Mori too hard, and said, “Feel free to do whatever you wish with my grandson!” as a response to Mujin’s question. Before hanging up the phone, Taejin asked Mori about the family motto, “Do whatever the hell I want.”
After Chapter 20, the anime’s major plot changes continued to grow. Mori was kept in the stadium overnight in the Webtoon.
To satisfy his hunger, Mori sneaks into a dungeon where a hidden door unnervingly checks his “GP level,” rather than receiving the strange fruit from Mujin.
When Mori comes across an elderly man who is pinned to the ceiling by needles, he ignores the man’s warnings and proceeds to rummage through the shelves, eating the strange fruit.
To free himself, Mori is convinced to enter a password into a computer by the old man. The password was “Taejin Jin,” and the old man is surprised that Mori was able to guess it.
His demeanor changes when he realizes that Mori is Taejin Jin’s grandson and he attacks Mori with needles. His name is BongChim Nah, Divine Doctor of The Six, and the man who had his arm torn off by Taejin 17 years ago. He reveals his identity to the old man.
But instead of murdering Mori’s descendant, the old man realizes his own “power level is something else” now that the young man has passed through the forbidden door thanks to Mori’s skills.
Because he believes Mori will die soon from eating the “divine pellets,” the old man decides to let God decide what happens to him.
Mori was late for his exhibition match against Commissioner Q, just like in the anime. The old man appeared in his dreams, but at first, he thought it was a figment of his imagination, because he had woken up in a random bathroom, not because he had eaten the strange fruit at home.
Mujin was fighting BongChim in the basement while Mori was shoving Commissioner Q to the ground. Mori’s story was greatly impacted by the revelation in Chapter 22 that BongChim had eaten one of the divine pellets and then instructed Mujin to lock him up until he was strong enough to control the divine pellet with his strength.
17 years ago, BongChim explained to Mujin that “if someone who isn’t ready takes it, they’ll be consumed by their subconsciousness, resulting in the loss of all rationality in some cases, death.” To gain control over my subconscious, I’ll have to train myself.
Mori ate these divine pellets without explanation in the anime, and yet there was no mention of this in the manga. An extended fight scene against Q’s Joker Charyeok was provided in place of the two chapters 23 and 24 that dealt with the consequences of Mori’s consumption of divine pellets and the purpose of the GOHS tournament (borrowed power).
To add insult to injury, there was no depiction of the robed NOX members’ failed attempt to summon Taejin utilizing an “alter-ego” ability similar to that of holograms. In the Webtoon, this mysterious cult was never named until much later in the story.
Foreshadowing about Mori’s true identity was provided by events that were left out of the first 24 chapters of the novel.
The God of High School Episode 4 then jumped into Mira’s story arc in Chapter 25 without explaining the significance of the divine pellets, which is understandably perplexing.
There’s a good chance that some of the information from these omitted chapters about Taejin Jin’s enigma will make an appearance in future episodes. Since his brief appearances in God of Highschool Episode 6, BongChim has been largely absent from the anime version, save for a brief cameo in which he summarised the concept of Charyeok.
Nonetheless, the NOX battles of Chapters 39 to 41 were largely omitted from Episode 6. After the giant sword fell from the sky, viewers were shown the aftermath, but they were not shown how Grandpa’s arm was found lying on the ground near enormous ground craters. Chapter 42-45, which introduced various members of The Six and team battle characters in odd ways, was completely omitted from Episode 6.)
Overall, it’s strange that the anime scriptwriter completely dropped the subplots involving Mori’s grandfather and The Six, since it affects how audiences view multiple characters, not just Mori. Because of this rapid pace, it was decided that the main characters would get most of their major scenes if something had to be cut.
Commissioner Q and Mujin were fighting in the basement while Mori punched Commissioner Q. The revelation in Chapter 22 that BongChim had eaten one of the divine pellets and then instructed Mujin to lock him up until he was strong enough to control the divine pellet with his strength had a significant impact on Mori’s storyline.
If someone who isn’t ready takes it, “they’ll be consumed by their subconsciousness, resulting in the loss of all rationality in some cases and death.” BongChim explained this to Mujin 17 years ago. I’ll need to practice self-control to master my subconscious.
In the anime, there was no mention of Mori eating these divine pellets, but the manga makes no mention of it either. Mori’s consumption of divine pellets and the purpose of the GOHS tournament were replaced by a lengthy fight scene between Q’s Joker Charyeok and Mori (borrowed power).
No depiction of a failed attempt to summon Taejin using an “alter-ego” ability similar to holograms was included in the story. This enigmatic cult was never explicitly identified in the Webtoon until much later in the plot.
Mori’s true identity was hinted at in the first 24 chapters of the novel by events that were omitted.
Mira’s story arc in Chapter 25 of The God of High School Episode 4 then jumps into the significance of the divine pellets, which is understandable.
These omitted chapters about Taejin Jin’s enigma are likely to show up in future episodes, so keep an eye out for them. Except for a brief cameo in which he summarised the concept of Charyeok in God of Highschool Episode 6, BongChim has been mostly absent from the anime version.
Despite this, only a small portion of the NOX battles from Chapters 39 to 41 made it into Episode 6. Grandpa’s arm was found lying on the ground near enormous ground craters after the sword fell from the sky, but viewers were not shown how it was found. There was no mention of Chapter 42-45, which introduced several members of The Six and characters from the team battles, in Episode 6.)
Aside from the fact that it has an impact on multiple characters, including Mori, it is strange that the anime scriptwriter completely dropped the subplot involving Mori’s grandfather and The Six. It was decided that the main characters would get most of their major scenes if anything had to be cut because of the rapid pace of the filming.
Then, in the Webtoon, a flashback showed how Daewi’s friend is on the verge of dying. Mujin Park refused to grant Daewi’s wish because of the short amount of time left before the world championships.
Dewi offers his youth as a concession, but Mujin only accepts the deal if Daewi wins “overwhelmingly” in the capital. Darwin’s emotional journey during his fight with Jin Mori necessitated this revelation being shifted to Episode 5.
Darwin’s rage appeared to be directed at Mira in the anime, rather than at the tournament, because of the way the events were portrayed sequentially. As a result, the Webtoon provided a better understanding of Daewi’s motivations.
Still, Episode 5 of The God of Highschool was the most straightforward of the first arc’s chapters. Darwin’s major plot points remained intact while the show entertained viewers.
When it comes to Mira’s introduction, the anime appears to have done a better job of capturing her emotional journey than the webtoon. She was looking for a successor to her beloved Yoo Family Moon Light Sword Style in the first few episodes, but the episodes didn’t explain exactly what that desire entailed.
Mira is searching for a “good seed” in a suitable mate at her father’s behest so that she can give birth to a strong child who can inherit the nearly extinct martial art!
Even if they were meatheads, Mira dated them because of their strength as a fighter, which was revealed in Chapter 3.
Her current boyfriend couldn’t beat “wimps” in a 20-on-1 brawl, and despite her meek and submissive demeanor, she transformed into a “monster” and savagely slaughtered them.
The way Mira’s sword was lost in the river was improved greatly by the anime. A bridge brawl with a biker gang originally caused the sword to be lost in Webtoon Chapter 8, but having Mori lose the sword and then help find it made for a more heartwarming scene.
Compared to the Webtoon, The God of High School Episode 4 showed Mira’s obsession with the Moon Light Sword Style and the lengths she was willing to go to accept a marriage proposal that wasn’t made out of love for her.
Even though Chapters 25–28 did feature an unexpected wedding story arc, the Webtoon version focused on the financial struggles of Mira’s family.
Marrying CEOs from the top companies was the goal rather than creating the next generation of Moon Light Sword-style successors.
Mira’s true motive for accepting the marriage wasn’t revealed until she was already at the altar, and she was secretly suffering from the pressure of her family’s swordsmanship obligation.
The anime’s portrayal of Mira’s family relationships was arguably more poignant and emotional because it focused solely on this issue with original scenes.
There is good news in that the anime is making an effort to adequately develop the three central characters by the original material. Even if they are designed to be “idiot” characters based on the Shonen formula, some of their characteristics are appealing.
Unfortunately, due to time constraints, the backstories of supporting characters were severely condensed. When it was revealed that ManSeok Gang grew up in a dysfunctional family in the Webtoon, he came across as more relatable.
Because he didn’t want to be like his father, who abused his wife and groveled in front of those who were stronger, Gang developed an unhealthy attitude.
When confronted with a truly formidable foe, he found himself weeping and pleading all at once. The anime did not show how close he came to committing suicide after witnessing this scene.
Like Gamdo Go, the anime only hinted at the fact that he was motivated to fight by his master but did not explain why. To pay for the damages caused by a fire at the orphanage Go’s master ran, the elderly man worked long and hard hours.
Defeating a criminal like Gang was a blow to Go’s desire to see the gang face the wrath of the law to achieve his goal.
While growing up, Baek SeungChul idolized his father, a crime-solving detective, who used a baseball bat to apprehend criminals in tracksuits.
It was only after the death of his father that the super-intelligent boy came to realize that knowledge is more powerful than physical strength in the real world.
As a result, the young man was fired up to put his martial arts prowess and enlightenment theory to the test.
His father’s belief that “acting like some hero will only lead you to misery” annoyed him, even more, when Daewi refused to take advantage of SeungChul’s slip.
As a result, the emotional impact of SeungChul’s backstory was greatly diminished.
Mission Mah’s motivation in the Webtoon, on the other hand, was merely superficial.
As soon as she realized that fighting Mira would end her dream of having a harem of executive committee members, she immediately walked away from the fight.
The Jin Mori vs Byeon Jaehe fight was barely touched upon in Episode 5, and no Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques were demonstrated. While Jin’s three-stage round kick was studied in Chapter 30, Byeon’s attempts to counter it were also examined. Like Mira’s match with Byeon in Episode 6, the webtoon treated Byeon as a mere speed bump.
It’s not surprising that the second season of the Webtoon The God of High School was even more condensed to fit 70 chapters into seven episodes, considering how much the first season was compressed. However, while the main storylines of the main characters were well-maintained, those of supporting cast members were frequently muddled and lost in translation.
Not even the more amusing scenes were included. The Webtoon, for instance, contained amusing allusions to Hunter x Hunter and Naruto. Kakarot from Dragon Ball Z appeared in Chapter 72 to demonstrate an air attack move. The birthday party scene in Chapter 60 had even more comedy, not to mention Commissioner Q’s “lucky” decision to train Dewi.
A card had to be pulled and if it was an Ace, Q would train Daewi, but when Q dropped the card deck, it was all Aces, so Daewi couldn’t learn anything from Q. Having Daewi learn to communicate by getting 100 girls’ phone numbers… and Dewi was only able to get older ladies’ phone numbers, made the “training” even more ridiculous.
How the Nationals tournament was conducted was one significant change. Unless the team decided to switch out fighters, some characters had to fight multiple times before being eliminated in the Webtoon, where the team member who won would continue to fight against the other team’s next opponent.
Instead, the anime had a series of one-on-one fights, so there were fewer overall fights. None of the teams benefited from the use of team battle strategies.
Some fights were simply omitted, such as Mori’s encounter with an ax-wielding opponent in Chapter 70 and Taek Jegal’s clash with Nawa Dah in Chapter 70. Chapters 71 and 73, which feature fights between minor characters, were omitted as well.
When it comes to fighting, the Webtoon spent a lot of time explaining the mechanics behind borrowing powers. The story of China’s greatest warrior, Lu Bu Fengxian, was summarised about Mira’s current fight when Mira’s power was first introduced. As it turned out, Marin Lee’s Kraken could regenerate HP, despite his pretense of having low HP.
Note that Mira was about to lose to Marin Lee in the Webtoon, but Mori came to her rescue at the last minute. Despite being injured by the earlier Doppelganger blast attack, Mori savagely beat down all three opponents in his rage at the deception. As a result, the anime gave a boost to female empowerment by allowing Mira to triumph while revealing the secret of her borrowed power.
In other ways, the anime was better than the Webtoon. In contrast to the Webtoon, Jin Mori’s misappropriation of BongChim’s pressure point technique in Episode 7 was a triumph. As amusing as it was to watch Mori freeze up and then get pummelling by the Nationals in their first match, in the Webtoon, Mori simply started fumbling during the fight.
Still, the anime’s characterization was a bit lacking. Before the three-person team battles began, Episode 6 skipped character introductions for the Nox Priests, The Six, and the Nationals teams in Chapters 43 through 46. With no explanation, Anime Episode 7 jumped straight into the Chapter 48 fight with Commissioner Q.
While most of the side characters’ backstories were skimmed over, the backstory of Pumgwang Jin and Jangmi Jang was highlighted in subsequent episodes (who used two swords to fight in the Webtoon, not just one). Chapter 52’s flashback has been greatly altered, but the anime’s changes made it more heartfelt.
The anime completely erased a purple-haired side character who was killed when Mori tried to rescue his grandpa by sneaking into a facility in Episode 9. Because the entire facility was run by fake Doppelganger guards, the mind games and traps involving Paylong’s Doppelganger power were more difficult to pull off.
Jugo Jeon’s transformation into a devil-like creature in Episode 11 was used without any explanation of who he was or why. This is another problem with cutting backstories. Jaesan Jeon, known as “The Great Magician,” was his great-grandfather, so he inherited the Mage’s powers. This is why Jugok’s maid Hyangdan Lee’s behavior is understandable.
Despite being beaten in martial arts by Ilpyo Park at a young age, Jugok remained friends with him. To please his grandpa, Jugok trained tirelessly to fulfill his grandparent’s expectations, even though Jugok had inherited GP.
The medical care for Jugok was taken over by BongChim when Jugok’s borrowed power failed to work while he was in a hospital. At a later time, the Nox leader Bishop Mandeok Sang infiltrated the hospital and Jugok was so desperate that he accepted the Bishop’s offer of power as well.
As soon as Jugok saw Ilpyo, he realized that he couldn’t bear to be looked down upon. Jugo was mortified when he saw himself in the mirror and realized he had turned into a demon. When Jugok’s maid begins to calm him down, Jegal Taek savagely cuts him down in both versions.
However, in Chapter 92, when he found out that Jegal’s company had taken over his business, Jugok’s grandfather was both saddened by his grandson’s death and angry.
To ensure that Jegal Taek and Ilpyo Park were given enough screen time in Episodes 10 and 11, it was necessary to omit the backstories of the side characters. The episode did a better job of showing Ilpyo’s earliest memories as a child (and anime baby Mori was just so cute!) than the full story (Chapter 58) of Mori’s grandpa Taejin and Ilpyo’s grandpa back during their military days.
Episode 11 omitted Mira’s victorious moment from Chapter 88, which is a glaring omission. Fans of Webtoon are outraged by the change, but it explains the earlier change that allowed Mira to win. Despite this, the events leading up to this point had a dramatic impact.
Rather than Mori, Daewi faced Ilpyo’s cousin Seungah in Episode 10. The anime made Ilpyo vs. Mori more comprehensible because Mori was fighting at his peak rather than defeating all three Jeonnam team members.
Ilya was depicted as a jerk in the webtoon for his actions in trying to unfairly disadvantage himself. To prevent pressure point attacks, Hyeonbok would break Mori’s finger and Seungah would go after Mori’s right leg to block his blue dragon’s kick before the match began. When it came to Re-Taekwondo, Ilpyo’s guidance came across as condescending rather than constructive criticism. Even members of Ilpyo’s team admitted that “Ilpyo sure is the villain here…” in both the anime and webtoon. The anime’s decision to omit this aspect of the fighting is understandable.
It will surprise anime fans to learn that Mori lost to Ilpyo in the Webtoon when he used the borrowed power of Hojosa, the legendary fox with nine-tailed tails. Mira attempted to use her borrowed power to reduce Ilpyo’s remaining HP in the next round, but even she was unable to do so… at first.
Although she had a significant HP advantage, no one in the audience expected Mira to win against Ilya. However, the guys were always there to cheer her on when she needed it the most. Mentally prepared, she defeated Ilpyo with her sword, which magically appeared in her hand just in time!
When she regained control of her sword and faced off against a fighter who was ten times her strength, the anime stole Mira’s big moment. The God of High School tournament was declared over in the final moments of episode 11, which flashed back to the supernatural events of the episode.
Condensing Chapters 92 through 112 into two episodes was a drawback, as all of the regular fights in the tournament’s ending were omitted from the two episodes. The God of High School Episode 12 gave a quick overview of Jagel Taek’s past without going into much detail about the mechanics of his Greed power.
He also didn’t make it clear that Commissioner Q was excited about wiping out his enormous debt by defeating the incoming flood of supernatural creatures. A running joke in the Webtoon, but at least in the anime Q’s debt was brought up.
The episode’s tempo was cranked up to 110%, and it’s almost entirely original in terms of plot beats and character development. Eight minutes into Episode 12 of the Webtoon, the Key was physically unveiled in Chapter 98. There were no buildups in either final fight between Jagel Taek and Ilpyo, who both used their full powers without the usual tournament buildup. With the help of his doppelganger powers, Jagel Taek played mind games with Daewi in Chapters 101 and 102 until Mori came to his rescue.”
It was also incredibly well-animated in its fight scenes. Even though the anime isn’t exactly following the Webtoon, it has a lot of dramatic elements that aren’t present in the original, such as airborne dragon battles, and the threat of an incoming Buddha God (which was originally just a gigantic angel creature), and much more.
The God of High School Season 2 finale, The God of High School Episode 13, concluded the Webtoon’s story arc, which began with Chapter 108.
Some may be tempted to call the anime a poor adaptation at this point. Many changes have been made to the Webtoon/manga, but newcomers to the series who have not read the Webtoon probably won’t notice anything missing from the anime.
The adaptation could also be seen as a retelling because anime is its art form.
When it comes to turning a comic book series into an anime, there are essentially two camps to choose from. Panel-by-panel adaptations are preferred by fans, but it is acknowledged that dialogue may have to be condensed to fit the episodic format.
Then there’s the path taken by anime directors and writers who are free to experiment with new ideas. Behind the Scenes interview with Crunchyroll stated that they went with the latter path, and creator Park even stated that he encouraged them to do so.
Everything that needed to be reviewed for accuracy was sent to the author for review before it was finalized. In an interview with director Park, he explained to him in great detail how the original work was being used as a base while being adapted to the anime format, and he was very pleased with it. “The project was much easier to work on because he had a deep respect for the way anime is produced.”
As a result of director Park’s belief that “the most important point of this title’s design was that sense of speed” and that “the action is the main appeal of the series,” the first episode’s focus on action was deliberate.
“GOHS has far more action cuts than the average TV series,” Director Park admits, and he initially considered reducing the number of action scenes, but he changed his mind.
The emphasis on action extended well beyond the realm of animation. Even the actors who did the voice dubbing took the time to learn about the martial arts.
Tatsumaru Tachibana, the Japanese voice actor who plays Mori, studied Taekwondo techniques on YouTube so that he could draw keyframes to mimic their motions.
They’re focusing on an action-packed first episode, but that doesn’t mean they intend to rewrite major plot points. Writing Kiyoko Yoshimura says the “anime staff devoted everything [they] had to faithfully recreate” the intense developments of the original work in animated format and they’re making sure that character development doesn’t suffer by overly focusing on action.
Characters’ emotional expressions would have been lost if we only focused on visual depiction, she explained. “They will all just smash into each other with flashy imagery,” she said.
“Scriptwriting is all about conveying the emotions of a scene through monologues, flashbacks, other characters’ facial expressions, the announcer’s voice, etc.”
An excellent example of this method was used in GOHS Episode 5, which included adaptations from chapters 30 through 38. Even though the fight choreography was spectacular, the flashbacks were cleverly woven in so that they heightened the emotional impact of the fight without appearing to be an interruption.
Note: This article was originally published ahead of the air date for The God of High School Episode 13 and has been revised to reflect new information.
If you’re a fan of manga, you’re going to feel rushed by this show, because the first decent stopping point is when Jin Mori and Jegal Taek face off at the end of the second story arc and the battle between them.
By the time of Episode 11, the anime had already adapted up to Chapter 91, skipping over a significant portion of the remaining chapters. The final episode of The God of High School, Episode 13, ended at Chapter 112 as predicted.
As a comparison, the Tower of God anime-only “adapted” 78 chapters of the original manga. A two-season run for GoHS’ first season would have been ideal, but MAPPA pulled off a good job with what they had so that the climax could be epic.
MAPPA could have planned a more faithful adaptation with only a single season, but such pacing would have likely ended with only the first story arc of the series. Only the story arc about Daewi’s sick friend would have been concluded if we had stopped at Chapter 41 instead of 40. Once the series enters the Nationals Arc, there is no turning back.
For The God of High School Season 2, the good news is that MAPPA Studios has a wealth of material with which to work. Assuming that the anime production committee approves an annual release schedule for the anime series, there is no chance that they will be able to keep up with the Webtoon.
You can read ahead of the anime for free on Webtoon by going straight to Chapter 113 (although it is recommended to read Chapter 112 because it contains crucial details missing from Episode 13’s ending), which is the best part for English-only readers.
The God of Highschool Season 2 Spoilers (Plot Summary/synopsis)
Note: The God of Highschool Episode 13 is currently streaming on Crunchyroll, but this story was originally published before the episode aired. Chapter 112’s omitted details are expected to be adapted in the first episode of The God of Highschool Season 2, according to spoilers.
A group of North Korean soldiers was massacred in South Korea years ago, and one survivor was captured. The South Korean government uses this man in combat training for the next several years to develop a new fighting style that Taejin Jin perfects after he defeats the captured soldier in combat.
Government officials in South Korea send Taejin and Re-Taekwondo Force members to investigate an energy reading in North Korea they believe may be indicating a new nuclear weapon.
To keep something from escaping from an excavation site’s tunnels, the Force encounters North Korean soldiers. When they are attacked by a gigantic blue gorilla creature, they are shocked.
A special American MK force attacks as Taejin is engaged in combat with the gorilla. In addition to their combat gear, these Americans are donning suits equipped with drills and lasers.
The defeated gorilla hands over a crystal to Taejin in the aftermath of the fight. Jin Mori, who resembles a baby human, is inside. It turns out that this powerful being was nothing more than Mori’s clothing come to life to protect him, as the gorilla melts away into the background.
Following their escape from North Korea, the Re-Taekwondo Force members, including Taejin, were classified as “defectors”.
In the present day, Nox has taken advantage of the mayhem and devastation to his advantage. When Mujin Park tries to implicate Nox in the terrorist attacks, the public is outraged and attacks him for it.
A “whistleblower” by the name of Commissioner R leads to the capture of Mujin and a terrorist alert for the GoHs participants. Mori, Dewi, and Mira are on the run as the Commissioners devise a strategy to free their leader.
Agents from Nox have been infiltrating the city in search of new members and recruits. This woman from North Korea, like Ilpyo, is one of the other members of Nox.
Many people are killed in a subway system battle. Mori and his friends can summon gate guardians and open a portal with the help of allies.
To locate the memories Mori has lost, Daewi, Mira, and Mori will embark on an adventure. This is a strange land, where minotaurs enslave monkeys and anthropomorphic monsters prowl the countryside. They find themselves perched atop a massive stone monkey, only to be confronted moments later by a massive dragon!
While every one else works to free Mujin/Mubong Park, Ilpyo and a few others will try to piece together what happened to him in the past.
Nox’s woman managed to sabotage their plans and is now on the prowl for Commissioners and everyone else.
Anime fans will have to wait until the second season of The God of High School is released before they can see what happens. Keep an eye out!
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