The God of High School Episode 6

The God of High School Episode 6

Fear/SIX

I’m thinking about dropping The God of High School from my weekly review schedule. It’s really not a good anime, I don’t enjoy writing about it, and nobody seems to care about it anyway. If you actually like this anime, let me know why in the comments. It seemed like a lot of people were excited about it before it aired, but I don’t see that hype now.

So, as much as I don’t feel like writing about this series or episode in particular, here I am, so we might as well get into it.

The first thing I have to say about this episode is that it was obvious that some rule was going to be changed to allow Daewi and Mira to continue on in the tournament. I predicted this last week, though I figured more of the preliminary tournament characters would make it to the next round.

Jin Mori from the anime series The God of High School
Jin Mori

Despite how obvious this development was, that doesn’t make it any less disappointing. Any time a development happens for the sole reason of being more convenient for the plot, it’s not good. Why not write the story so that doesn’t have to be done? We’re still at the very beginning of the series and it’s already taken the lazy way out.

It would be one thing if we were tens or hundreds of episodes into the series and something had to be written in that contradicted something else from the start of the series. But we’re still at the start. There should be no reason for this type of writing already.

Looking at another famous tournament arc as an example, there’s the chunin exam from Naruto. Despite things getting kind of crazy towards the end, the rules of the tournament were still observed and the outcome didn’t contradict them. That’s how a tournament should be written.

True Nature of Charyeok

I’ve described Charyeok as stand-like abilities in the past, and while that’s still true to an extent, we now know a bit more about it. The first thing is that it isn’t always manifested as a large figure behind its user as we’ve previously seen. In this episode, there were two new Charyeok users who were quite different.

One of these Charyeok users seemed to have a basic fire-type ability. The other was much more interesting and was able to summon a large mouth on the ground that appeared to open to another dimension. That’s really all we saw from them for now, but I’m hoping we get to see these abilities used in unique ways in the future.

A mural of divine beings from the anime series The God of High School
A mural of divine beings

What’s probably more important for me to mention, though, is the true nature of Charyeok as a power system. There are still way too many gaps that need to be filled before I can properly discuss this system, but the groundwork has finally been laid.

Charyeok is the summoning of divine beings — or at least the borrowing of their power. For example, since Buddha (I assume that’s supposed to be Buddha) is featured in the mural pictured above, someone could make use of Buddha’s abilities through Charyeok.

This also seems to imply that every Charyeok ability in the series is connected to a specific deity. Hopefully, that’s actually the case and all the characters don’t just have random abilities. I find it much more interesting when there’s a reason for the abilities each character has.

I don’t necessarily need to know the deity every character is connected to, but I’d like to know enough of them to the point where the system seems well-developed.

The SIX

The final thing about this episode I want to mention is the group known simply as the SIX. These are six individuals who, I’m guessing, are the strongest/best in their individual fields. Nah Bongchim, the “Divine Doctor” of the SIX is apparently an extremely skilled physician (who can also fight).

The guy in charge of the God of High School tournament is also a member of the SIX, but his exact relationship with the other members is unclear. It doesn’t really seem like he’s their leader, so maybe any member can call upon the others. But at the same time, maybe he is the leader, and he just has a more personal relationship with Nah Bongchim.

I guess we’ll find out in the next episode when all six members meet up.

The SIX Divine Doctor: Nah Bongchim from the anime series The God of High School
The SIX Divine Doctor: Nah Bongchim

I was going to say that the SIX don’t seem to be part of the organization that oversees the God of High School Tournament at all. And my reasoning for this was going to be that they each seem to be doing their own thing when they receive their summons. But, perhaps that’s not entirely correct.

Aren’t there six regions that are being represented by three-man teams in the main tournament? Maybe I miscounted (and I’m not going to go back and check because I don’t care enough to), but if that’s the case, could the SIX each be overseeing one of those regions?

They have to have some importance beyond Nah Bongchim becoming Jin’s mentor. I mean, he said that’s what he wants to do, so I assume that’s going to happen. But this group can’t have been introduced solely for that purpose. Well, they could, and that would actually fit in with the writing in this series thus far.

Conclusion

What did you think about The God of High School episode 6? And what do you think about the series in general so far? Are you liking it? Do you think it’s not very good like I do? Also, what role do you think the SIX are going to play going forward? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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My review of the next episode is available here.

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2 Replies to “The God of High School Episode 6”

  1. I also think The God Of High School is a bad show, DoubleSama, but I think one of the Six got eliminated in this episode by the guy who talked about killing one of the strongest commissioners, who was the same guy who killed the blind announcer, so I don’t think they’re not all going to meet up next week.

    Of course, I could be wrong since I don’t follow this webtoon and maybe got confused since this show is kind of all over the place.

    1. I don’t believe any of the SIX were eliminated. The guy who was referred to as one of the strongest commissioners was the guy who used the grim reaper-like ability earlier in the series. He wasn’t listed as one of the SIX when they were all shown.

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