Tower of God (Episode 5) – The Crown’s Fate
Khun has won the crown and placed it on Bam’s head. Now, Rak and Khun will have to hold out for two more rounds to win the crown game, but it’s never as easy as that, especially with the group from the other test!
Rak quickly took care of the other participants to bring that round to an end. Bam was interested in Khun’s bag and its ability to copy the crown and the chocolate bars that keep Rak happy. However, Khun was quick to dismiss the idea that that was all it could do. There’s no time for chit chat though as the next round began. Several more groups entered the game, but Khun sat back on the throne beside Bam and told Rak to stand down. They would need the rest for the final round.
As the other fighters talked about teaming up to defeat Khun and Rak, another group attacked them and took them out one by one before returning to their cell. Khun revealed that he had stored them in his bag from the first test. No doubt this was why it was harder for the bag to get through the wall of Shinsu Lero Ro had created. The final round began and the remaining participants entered the arena. Then, a woman in a black bodysuit raced around taking them out one by one. She made it past Rak and was headed towards Bam when the group from the other test protected him.
What did you think?
This series is absolutely my favourite of this season. I am loving everything about it. It’s steeped with mystery and constantly keeps you guessing. You have to pay attention to everything that’s happening, all the time. On top of that, the fluidity of the animation is stunning and music just takes the whole thing to another level. I’m absolutely certain that the girl that fought the woman in black is yet another princess and that was probably why she was able to get to Anak so easily. Also, that final moment of the crown game with Bam was insane. I can’t wait to find out more about that and everything else in this series.
What have you learnt?
I recently released my season review of Infinite Dendrogram and one of the big criticisms was the overuse of exposition. This series is such a refreshing change because there are so many questions at the moment and we’re not getting much in the way of answers, but I think that’s making it that much more interesting and compelling. I love trying to work out what’s going on and looking for clues so this may just appeal to me, but I doubt it. I can’t wait to see where this goes and I hope they’re already lining up the release schedule for several more seasons.
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – Ball
- Episode 2 – Three Four-Hundredths
- Episode 3 – The Correct Door
- Episode 4 – The Green April
- Episode 5 – The Crown’s Fate
- Episode 6 – Position Selection
- Episode 7 – Lunch and Tag
- Episode 8 – Khun’s Strategy
- Episode 9 – The One-Horned Ogre
- Episode 10 – Beyond the Sadness
- Episode 11 – Underwater Hunt (Part One)
- Episode 12 – Underwater Hunt (Part Two)
- Episode 13 – Tower of God
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“This series is such a refreshing change because there are so many questions at the moment and we’re not getting much in the way of answers, but I think that’s making it that much more interesting and compelling. ”
I try to put a good face on exposition because we get so much of it.
But this show is making it really hard for me. It’s reminding me what it’s like _not_ to use exposition!
And it’s so much freaking fun!
For sure. I find myself often compaining about poor exposition. The best ones for exposition, in my opinion, do it after they’ve built up your desire to have the questions answered. When that happens, you’re just grateful to get some answers. This, however, is always preferable. Show us the story and let us work it out from the clues that are presented to us.
I’m already disappointed that this is just a thirteen episodes season. They better be ready with another in the near future!