The God of High School, another in Crunchyroll’s recently debuted Originals lineup, landed a high octane, action heavy teaser today – and cast announcements! The upcoming anime is an adaptation of The God of High School comic created by Yongje Park and published by Webtoon and MAPPA, the studio behind Yuri!!! on ICE and Sarazanmai, is handling animation. Sunghoo Park (also a Yuri!!! alum) directs.
The God of High School is a tournament focused action series follows a high schooler and his pals as they borrow power from the gods themselves to battle each other and win their heart’s deepest wish – and discover the motivations of a mysterious organization along the way. The series is another in Crunchyroll and Webtoon’s partnership including recent titles like Tower of God.
Below, check out official character descriptions, key art from the series and a seriously hype teaser. The God of High School hits Crunchyroll this July.
Jin Mori (Tatsumaru Tachibana): A sixteen-year-old whose taekwondo, which he learned from his grandfather, makes him undefeatable. Nothing is more important to him than being the best fighter of all, and his current record out of 299 fights is 297 wins and 2 draws. He decides to participate in the God of High School tournament, an interdisciplinary martial arts competition, after suffering the first loss of his life against Judge R, one of the tournament’s judges.
- Yoo Mira (Ayaka Ohashi): The 25th Master of the Moon Light Sword Style. She pretends to be a fragile high schooler, but she has the strength to easily overpower an entire group of delinquents in a fight. She prefers guys who are macho, because she’s been told that she needs to marry a man strong enough to help her resurrect her family’s sword style. For that reason, she’s participating in GOH to find a potential husband.
Han Daewi (Kentaro Kumagai): One of the “Mad Cows,” a duo that once controlled the entire Gangnam area. He’s been working part-time jobs to pay the medical bills for his partner in the duo, who fell ill with an incurable disease, but the part-time work available to high schoolers is barely enough to cover the daily medical bills and won’t cover a cure. He joins GOH after being told that he can save his friend if he wins.
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