Welcome to another fun-filled anime review.
God Of Highschool Episode 7 is out and it is something that we did not expect to be.
Let’s dive in.
At first glance, God of Highschool seemed like an anime which was an all-out hand to hand fighting tournament. I thought it was something like Naruto or Dragon Ball Z but it is so much more than that. God of Highschool revolves around Jin Mori who takes part in the tournament. He goes against many foes in hopes of becoming the top fighter.
Q, one of the commissioners were presumably deceased. To everyone’s surprise, he is alive and well. Nox, the evil cult had attacked him and killed the announcer. Q seems cool as a cucumber but enraged. He engages in combat with this assassin. His chakreyok character the joker slits off his opponent’s hands. The fight scene is amazing and Q is brutal. As he goes for the kill, thwarting his attempt were two assassins from the NOX.
They were priestly members of the NOX group. The two members assault Q, but he isn’t ready to back down. He goes on the offensive and tries to take them out. O appears to help Q out. They both fight against these Chakreyok users. It is a weird concept because there is so much more to find out about Chakreyok. The fight scene is splendid but it was a bit confusing because of the elements used.
This series went from all hand to hand fighting to something much more out of this world. Unlike other anime, GOH does the job of implementing the supernatural power with hand to hand combat and its appreciated. If that was not the case there would be nothing different between this and the other anime.
Simultaneously, the tournament’s first 3 man Match was ongoing. Each member of the team will face the other. There would be 3 rounds and the one who will 2 of 3 will pass to the next round. The first match was Cheoungbouk-do V Seoul. Jin Mori and his teammates are hesitant about the fact that people may use Chakreyok so they are extra vigilant.
Jin Mori faces off with Nah Gidong. In a funny turn of events, Jin Mori petrifies his body using that wrong pressure point technique and losses the match. It was a new technique that he had learned but he wasn’t able to execute it.
TO be honest, Mori is my favorite character, and not seeing him not fight did not psyche me up for this episode. Even so, Han and Mira take that pain away. 😀
Han Daewi faces off against Jim Pun Kwang. He is a 38-year-old Highschool student and the oldest in the tournament. A glimpse into his backstory forms an initial idea about how he is as a person. He gave up on life when he was a high schooler and wanted to take command of his life. So he is pursuing his education and wants to win this tournament so that he can help students like him more.
There are those moments in anime when the team the main character is against is much more impressive. In this case, the team that was against Seoul was much more relatable and worth rooting for. They were true underdogs who wanted to make a difference in the world.
Han Daewi’s friend always wanted to be what he wished to be. Han wanted to become the greatest fighter and that is a dream that is worth fighting for. Jim Pun Kwang uses chakreyok and overpowers Han, but badly bruised, he came back fighting. He wanted to win for his friends and take them to the next level. A clash between similar dreams wages on and in the end Han Daewi wins spectacularly.
The next match takes place between Jang Jangmi and Yuu Mira. In Jang Jangmi’s backstory, Jim Pun had helped her in a pinch. She wanted to be the best in whatever she does but the reality is quite shocking. She loses again and again to a certain opponent and it inadvertently turns into rage. She wanted to quit what she was doing. The path seemed dark but Jim pulled her out. Their relationship blooms in this way and it is quite heartwarming to watch.
Yuu Mira gets the best of her and breaks her sword. Jang does not give up. She creates a sword using Chakreyok and fends off Mira’s advances. Mira has a dream and she has been training hard to achieve it. She uses a technique and with one kick she destroys her Chakreyok and takes her down.
The Seoul team is triumphant but there is a lesson that the other team conveys. It is to never give up, stand strong, and try again. Also, I can’t stress this part enough. The scene in which Yu Mira squishes Mori’s cheeks as if he were her brother, was too Kawaaai!!!.
The next match was too brutal to watch. Jaegal Teik, quite a dangerous man demolishes his opponents. His chakreyok is a shark and it devours its opponents like a real carnivore. He decimated everyone on that team and was merciless. I won’t provide spoilers but the whole set up of GOH is about to change. It is going to get more and more brutal from here on out.
After the events of the attack on Q, Park Mujin suspects that there is a mole in the organization. He also gets a report that Jin Taejin, Mori’s grandfather could be abducted. A severed hand found in the forest confirms that it was Jin Taejin’s. The anime is expanding at a tremendous pace and the viewers must be vigilant to grab every ounce of it. More exciting matches and events are on its way and we can expect it to be amazing. There is a lot of stuff to clear up about the Chakreyok but I believe that they will clear it up very soon.
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Until next time. See ya!