The God Of High School Episode 1
"God of High School" is an all-styles martial arts tournament for high schoolers from all over Korea. Jin Mori, who lives on his own after parting ways with his grandfather Taejin at a young age, is on his way to the preliminary for his region when he ends up chasing a snatcher. In the midst of his pursuit, he meets Han Daewi and Yoo Mira, two other high schoolers on their way to participate in the preliminary. The only thing on the line is your pride! The only thing you can trust is your fists! Choose any wish, and it will be granted! Such is the power of God! So begins the battle royal featuring the most powerful contenders from all over...
The God of High School Episode 1
In the past, young Jin Mori was raised by his grandfather until he was old enough to go to school. In the present, Mori wakes up from a dream of that event. He's horrified to realize that he overslept and rushes through the streets riding his bicycle like a mad man. Mori almost hits an old lady but he's too excited for the upcoming event, "The God of High School" to begin.
The main protagonist is Mori Jin, a 17-year-old martial artist from Seoul, South Korea. At the beginning of the story, he is invited to join a Martial Arts tournament called "The God of High School" (or GOH). The event, sponsored by a shady corporation, brings together people from high schools all over South Korea on a regional and then, national level in order to select three representatives for the World Tournament. As a prize, the winner gets his wish fulfilled by the hosting corporation, no question asked.
Author Park Yong-Je majored in cartoon animation at Sunchon National University. Inspired by action genre and Dragon Ball, Park made his debut with "Tough Guy" (쎈놈), published on Naver Webtoon from 2008 to 2009. This manhwa, set around high-school brawlers from Park's hometown of Suncheon, was well received and inspired him to pursue a "100% totally unrealistic work of action" where high schoolers from all over the world would compete to become the God of High School.
On 14 August 2014, YD Online announced that they had acquired IP rights for The God of High School to develop a game based on the webtoon. A team school battle mobile RPG titled The God Of Highschool (갓오브하이스쿨) was later released on 25 May 2015.A music video from the original soundtrack of the game was released on 11 August 2016 on YouTube with singer Younha as lead vocalist. As of July 2020, the video has attracted over 7 million views.[non-primary source needed]
A 3D mobile RPG game titled G.O.H -The God Of Highschool (G.O.H - 갓오브하이스쿨) developed by SN games Corp., was released on 19 July 2016, with an English version released on 12 September 2018. Jin Mo-ri was voiced by Kang Soo-jin, who is well-known as the Korean voice actor of Luffy from One Piece.
Nicole Mejias of Crunchyroll said that the series, when on Line Webtoon was an easy sell as it evoked memories of "classic school battling anime" like Tenjho Tenge and fighting games, saying that the series has "top-notch" action with "gorgeous art," along with "various martial arts and skills" from the main cast.
The long-awaited first episode of The God of High School is here. Based on the manhwa by Yong-Je Park and produced by Studio MAPPA in collaboration with Crunchyroll and WEBTOON, the anime adaptation was perhaps one of the most anticipated shows of the season. But does The God of High School episode 1 make a good first impression? Not quite.
All of that, however, is just window dressing. What is The God of High School episode 1 actually like, and did it succeed in making a good first impression? For the first 10 minutes, at least, I would say no.
The God of High School episode 1 opens with our protagonist, Jin Mori, accidentally sleeping in and waking up late to participate in the titular martial arts tournament. What follows is a flurry of activity that barely slows down for one second: Jin rides his bike furiously down a hill only to nearly collide with an old lady; nearly gets hit by a motorcycle only to realize that the person riding it is a purse thief. He immediately sets off after him, which leads to even more breakneck action.
With its straight-to-the-point attitude, stellar visuals, and immediate action, not to mention a compelling high-concept context around the tournament, The God of High School season 1, episode 1 pulls no punches and suggests an impressive, stylish anime is in store here.
The first episode of The God of High School honestly left me looking for more. I felt that this was more like an episode zero rather than a full-fledged episode one. Moreover, watching the opening catches you up with the entire episode.
I enjoyed the animation of the first episode with fluid animation throughout the majority of the episode. The character design of the main three characters Jin, Han, and Yu are also visually appealing. The vibrant color palette easily makes the viewer want to be engrossed in the universe around them. Though, minor issues revolve around repeating animation used for background characters in the tournament which is barely noticeable.
I agree, Mira got the short end of the stick this week, but I hope her moment will come soon. At the end of the day, I like how The God of High School shares the spotlight, as opposed to having episodes dedicated to one character at a time.The characters were well fleshed out in both the flashbacks and present scenes. There was a healthy amount of both types of exposition, so it never felt like we were just watching one long character backstory.
The premiere of The God of High School, the latest Crunchyroll Original series (in collaboration with WEBTOON) sets a relentless pace for the rest of the season to follow. Its high school-aged protagonists, and God of High School tournament hopefuls, might be at the very start of their journeys but they've already been thrown into the deep end of a no-holds-barred slugfest to the top.
After finally making it the preliminary event in once piece -- minus Mira's glasses -- the trio are ushered into the arena's main hall before a large audience. This is where, via a sharp-nosed announcer, the God of High School's rules are laid out... in that, there really aren't any. Each competitor has been hand-selected by tournament administrators from schools all over the country. No style or weapon is off-limit and there's no time restriction on a fight. All you have to do to win is knock your opponent out or force them to surrender.
The God of Highschool is a tournament between students to determine the best fighter in Korea. Any martial art is allowed in the tournament, and all weapons are viable. The winner will have any wish granted to them. Mori Jin, a Taekwondo specialist and a high school student, soon discovers there might be more to this tournament than meets the eye.
The pacing felt a bit too slow at the beginning and really fast in the middle. The slow start made it really hard to get invested initially, but once the main cast was introduced, those worries subsided. The only thing The God of Highschool is missing so far is a strong, compelling narrative to get invested in.
However, the fighters hit a snag when Kang Manseok enters the arena. Despite a handicap in place, he finds himself going toe to toe with both Mira and Mori. Just as the fight reaches its crescendo, we come to the end of the episode.
This first episode really feels like everything, including the kitchen sink, has been thrown at us and to be honest it just seems to work! The episode completely catches you off-guard from start to finish and may well be one of the best anime episodes of TV this year.
Jin Mori, our protagonist, lives on his own after parting ways with his grandfather Taejin at a young age. In Episode 1 of the series, Jin is on his way to the preliminary for his region when he ends up chasing a purse snatcher. In the midst of his pursuit, he meets Han Daewi and Yoo Mira, two other high schoolers on their way to participate in the preliminary as well.
Running the traditional length of any anime episode, there was a lot to accomplish in this debut. Set up the characters, the premise, and leave audiences on enough of a cliffhanger to have them excitedly rushing back to their Crunchyroll apps the moment Episode 2 drops. And thankfully God of High School Episode 1 does this by effectively splitting the episode into two parts.
The episode uses the first half of its runtime to introduce us to our main trio for the series and give us a hint of their power and talents while the back half throws viewers into the tournament itself. This bifurcating of the episode helps to meet all the requirements that first episode has to hit to pull in audiences. God of High School Episode 1 is able to introduces the audience to its characters without longwinded backstories, using the ways they handle the purse snatch to highlight their personality traits in the first half.
It all began as a fighting tournament to seek out for the best fighter among all high school students in Korea. Mori Jin, a Taekwondo specialist and a high school student, soon learns that there is something much greater beneath the stage of the tournament. 041b061a72