The “Tower of God” anime, known in Japanese as “Kami no Tou,” is an adaptation of the South Korean webtoon of the same name by SIU (Slave In Utero). Here are some facts about the anime:
- Release: The anime premiered in April 2020 as part of the Spring anime season.
- Production: It was produced by Telecom Animation Film, with Crunchyroll as a co-producer, marking it as one of the first Crunchyroll Originals.
- Director: The series was directed by Takashi Sano.
- Episodes: The first season consists of 13 episodes.
- Storyline: The anime covers the first season of the webtoon, following the journey of the protagonist, Twenty-Fifth Bam, as he enters a mysterious tower in search of his friend Rachel.
- International Reach: Being a Crunchyroll Original, it was simultaneously released in Japan and internationally, making it accessible to a global audience.
- Music: The opening theme, “TOP,” was performed by the South Korean boy band Stray Kids, who also performed the ending theme, “SLUMP,” both of which are available in Korean and Japanese versions.
- Reception: Upon its release, the anime received positive reviews for its unique setting, complex characters, and the mysteries surrounding the Tower.
- Language: It was originally voiced in Japanese but has been dubbed in English and several other languages due to its international popularity.
- Streaming: The anime is available for streaming on various platforms, with Crunchyroll being the primary site due to its role in production.
The anime adaptation has introduced a whole new audience to the “Tower of God” universe and has been a significant factor in the webtoon’s increased popularity worldwide. Whether you’re a newcomer to the series or a long-time fan of the manhwa, the anime offers a dynamic way to experience the story of Bam and his climb through the Tower.