Tower of God Episode 4 Review – The Green April

The sleepy head Phonsekal Laure finally awakens and channels his inner Daisuke Ono.

Crunchyroll describes the episode four, The Green April, as: 

At the end of the first round of the Crown Game, Anaak, wielder of the ever-changing sword “The Green April,” sits upon the throne.

Bam, Khun, and Rak wait for the right moment to participate.

Will they survive until the end of this bonus game?

“Being woken up is infuriating.” Big mood. Phonsekal Laure knows how to punish those who ruin his beauty sleep. It turns out he’s a force to be reckoned with when actually awake, and he really carried his team during this test.

We already expected Khun to be powerful, but despite ample screen time up to this point, this was our first time witnessing him engage in combat. Khun acts pretty serious in most situations, presenting as smug and aloof, but episode four revealed a playful, impish side to him. While he’s acted somewhat sly from the start, even Bam was caught off guard by this new attitude. 

The briefcase Khun always carries with him was his weapon all along, as it turns out. We’ve seen all manner of objects come in and out of that case, including a seemingly infinite supply of chocolate bars for Rak. It begs the question, what else could Khun be hiding in there?

Through the episode’s focus on the king of the hill battle, we learn a lot about the other teams in the cast. Shibisu put his money where his mouth is and proved himself a competent fighter. While he’s been played for laughs as the useless member of the team up to this point, even the stoic Hatz admits that he has faith in his abilities as a teammate. The third member of their team, Anaak, gets even more of the spotlight in an unexpected way. As far as we’re concerned, 70% of the team’s personality comes from Shibisu, and we would love to watch Tower of God entirely from his perspective.

Our weekly dose of soundtracks features strings and jazz battle themes. Featured in the fight between Laure and Anna, the blend between strings and jazz works surprisingly well for an epic fight scene. 

Episode four gave us a good bit of information, but with every answer the show reveals, we are left with even more questions.

Tower of God is currently streaming on Crunchyroll.

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