Well, there goes our theorized episode structure … But Rak’s chocolate bar supply has rebounded!
Crunchyroll describes episode 8 as:
Team A is awed by the overwhelming power of the Ranker.
As the Regulars are attacked one after another in the dark, will Anaak make it to the exit? What is Khun’s next plan?
The rhythm and structure of Tower of God’s story leads to an interesting choice of pacing. This is the first Korean webtoon to receive a complete anime adaptation, and the length of most webtoon chapters don’t fit neatly into the standard 24-minute anime episode. As a result, the anime adaptation often feels better suited for binge watching compared to weekly viewing.
We were admittedly confused by a few things on our first watch of episode 8, following a week-long break after episode 7. After rewatching last week’s episode, however, many moments we had initially failed to notice suddenly stood out to us and clarified the following episode’s events. This could mean Tower of God has high rewatch value, but it could also mean that the story will just leave audiences confused.
The character interactions in the modified game of tag are enjoyable. As usual, Khun is scheming, Shibisu tries to be cool, and Bam is generally useless. Khun’s whole game is to make sure Bam passes, because Bam probably couldn’t do it on his own merit. Without the magic talking sword, he has little left going for him. Even on the sidelines, Rak is as entertaining as ever, having full confidence in his teammates’ abilities. Blue Turtle SMART!
Not to sound like a broken record, but once again Kevin Penkin’s compositions perfectly complement the fighting and trickery going on during the game. It seems that every new episode has a new shiny track for us to listen to. The string sting in the moment between Hoh and Serena especially stands out, reinforcing the ominous tone set by the cinematography.
Tower of God is currently streaming on Crunchyroll.