God Of Highschool Episode 7: Review
The God of High School episode 7 was a decent entry in this WEBTOON adaptation. Seeing Charyeok in action was nice, and the backstory for our main character’s opponents was surprisingly effective.
With teams set, preparations complete, and unique abilities at the ready, the next round of the God of High School tournament is officially underway and growing evermore deadly by the minute.
Representing Seoul on the national stage, Jin, Han, and Yoo’s first-round bout pits the trio against the team from the North Chungcheong Province. Made up of a former troublemaker who turned straight, a struggling teenage swordswoman, and an overly optimistic leader, the opposing team exists as almost a perfect mirror of the series’ protagonists.
We are introduced to the character of Jegal, who is clearly going to be a major antagonist from here on out. If that wasn’t obvious enough because of the inclusion of his name in the OP, then the fact that he is a raging misogynist might have something to do with it – there’s no easier way to generate bad blood than to make your character an asshole.
As the match proceeds, Han secures a narrow victory over the North Chungcheong’s leader after his Charyeok-summoned hammer is overpowered by Han’s Full Contact Karate, while Yoo secures her team’s entrance in the next round with a swift victory over her Charyeok wielding counterpart which sees Yoo shatter her opponent’s weapons with nothing more than her bare hands.
However, the team’s advancement to the next round is put into jeopardy at the end of the episode, as a particularly violent match leads Jin to risk disqualification by rushing to the stage in an attempt to stop the brutality, only for him to be beaten to the literal punch by Han.
Meanwhile, it is revealed that Judge Q has not actually died, as the green-haired commissioner proceeds to launch a surprise attack against his captor. Judge O soon appears to rescue Judge Q and the two fight back against the madman and his allies, who are soon identified as members of the mysterious Nox organization.
The episode-long fight is a beautiful display of Charyeok-skills that ultimately results in a retreat by most of the attacking Nox members and the survival of the two judges.
What would any good shonen series be without a signature power source, such as Devil Fruits, Stands, or Ki? In this episode, audiences are introduced to the concept of Charyeok, or the borrowing of power from the Gods.
This is done spectacularly, as each Charyeok is seen to be unique in both ability and visual appearance, with some existing as giant beam swords and others as flame-covered dragons. Given the range of Charyeok seen in this episode alone, it should be exciting to see what further unique abilities appear throughout the rest of the season.
Surprisingly, despite the lack of focus on the main trio, one highlight of this episode is the writing. Most of the episode’s intrapersonal attention is given to the North Chungcheong’s team, particularly to the backstory of the team’s 40-year old leader.
The story of a middle-aged man who continues to attempt to graduate from high school in the face of his many failures, while also serving as a beacon of hope to those around him, was genuinely heartwarming and makes the fact that this is the character’s only appearance in the series a disappointment.
The God of High School continues to up the ante week-by-week, and with the introduction of Charyeoks, things are only set to get more dangerous and exciting from here on out. It’s sad to know that the middle-aged leader of North Chungcheong won’t be making another appearance, but the episode balances his temporary character with the introduction of a more bloody and violent tone to the tournament’s national round. As the trio of protagonists is no doubt on the cusp of discovering their own powers, audiences are left to wait until next week to see if it can be done before one of them becomes a casualty.
The God of High School – It is a South Korean action web manhwa series directed by Sunghoo Park and written by Kiyoko Yoshimaru. The show is originally broadcasted on Tokyo MX and AT-X. The English version of the show is available on LINE Webtoon.
The story started with the protagonist thinking about winning the tournament and then as the story progresses a lot of things were collectively shown such as friendship and cheating.
In the previous episodes we saw, Jin meeting Yu and Han before the tournament began and then, later on, the trio came close. As the friendship grew stronger things started troubling them about each other and Yu and Han ended up fighting with each other during the semi-finals of the regional.
But at last, the bond of their friendship is shown when Yu was ready to give away her ancestral art and Han was ready to use his victory to save his friend.