This is not by any means a Offical translation but Fan-translation. It is used to help foriegn (non-korean speaking or reading) fans of Tower Of God to understand the story a bit better. The original writer is SIU, the author of Tower of God. (All rights belong to SIU) To follow the original author (SIU)’s wishes, this doc will not include things from SIU’s hidden blog. Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1waEHTa8P-xTuZSxGiZ82pMptcJ7A0ygb4o1XYm_yzJM/edit Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 1 Hello everyone, I am SIU. Long time since I have posted on blog. At last, chapter 1 of Tower of God has been uploaded on Naver. I didn’t feel anything special when I uploaded the prologue. But seeing chapter 1 up feels.. Both exciting and scary. ^^; I hope that people will like this, But if it does not work out well, I will continue to do better until people do. Chapter 1 had been lots of trouble until finishing. Had to undergo 3 changes after finishing. ^^; Maybe it was because I felt like a pro all of sudden, But I wanted to present a better chapter 1. Hope I did not bother the people on Naver. Haha. About length, I wanted to do more. However it could be ruined with too much. So I cut it when I felt it would be enough. Next chapter is longer, actually. ^^; [Below is to people who read Tower of God before it became Webtoon and restarted.] I know some people would want me to go faster, But since I am redoing about every work, it would be hard to do. It would be a lot longer than before, though. ^^; And please do not spoil the story for people who have just begun to read this. Thanks for helping. ^^ Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 2 I redrew all scenes of Yuri because her hair style looked a bit weird. This chapter is long, isn't it? I was surprised too, after I finished work. It was about 140 cuts, go ahead and count it if you are curious. ^^; Next and the chapter after that would have to go about 70 cuts, though. Please know that the length are decided by story directing, not on my easiness. ^^: Yuri's hair looks more cool. Yuri and Baam is the two hardest character to draw in Tower of God, to be honest. Hair is what makes Yuri difficult. Baam is hard to draw and show his thinking. His setting is, after all, 'Boy who clings to Girl to point over normal' So when Baam shows up, I would have to throw normal story line up to the space.(...) And I have to retry drawing his cuts over and over. But that is his best part, too. Something that is lost from adults. Even though I have forgotten, I must been like when I fell in love first like most men do. (Of course what Baam feels of Rachel is somewhat different from love.) 1F is like tutorial to the Tower, so it may be hard to understand and feel loose. But it has secrets hinting rest of story. Maybe you can find some. ^^ Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 3 Just as I expected. Headon haters populations rocketed. Strange being, Headon is. It is hard to know what is in it's mind. [I am using 'it' for Headon because SIU have not made clear if Guardians have gender at all.] Sometimes it is like angel, sometimes devil. That is why I like this character so much. Next chapter will be end of floor 1, with about 90 cuts, and floor 2 will begin the chapter after that. Something new will be added, hope you don't miss it.^^ Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 4 1F has ended. It was planned to end this floor quick, so I am happy with I managed to finish it. The reason Tower of God is longer then most Webtoons because of it's story directing, and it began only a few weeks ago. Fantasy that is so far from normal life, like Tower of God would need some firm beginning to understand story later. (It will be shorter from 2F, though I will lengthen it when I feel it is needed.) Personally I don't think length of work does not equal to quality of work. Each comic has it's own length. Next chapter will finally show up Rak and Koon. Sorry to those who already read Tower of God before, but 2F will undergo many changes. ^^ Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 5 Koon is here at last. Smart guy, he is. Every word and action of him must be watched carefully. Well.. to be frank he can be said as dark hearted one.(...) [Meaning he is greedy.] His family is great by the way, high class in Tower. 2F story will be go slower then it was last time. [Meaning before Webtoon release.] Fast story was interesting but it ruined the total flow of story. I want the full picture rather then parts. [Some talk about Korean grammars he used wrong on purpose.] Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 6 Rak appears. I love Rak. He is so fun and full of energy. When most of character in Tower of God hides their pain and past, Rak shows himself as it is openly. So I feel happy when drawing him. As I spoke, there will be differences made in 2F story. Yu Hang Sung will appear sooner, Crown game will be pushed a bit behind. I will try to give you best story I can come with, so be prepared. ^^ Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 7 This chapter has lots of battle scenes. Anak and Hatsu has top level in regulars around, So I wanted to give them good impact, but it was not easy. The basics are important. Practice makes perfect. What you have to notice. -What Anak wears is NOT Hanbok. [Korean traditional cloth] The design is based on it, but it is not exactly it because of many differences. Some hybrid of both Eastern and Western... but there is no deep meaning into that. All characters will NOT have an exact appearance of any pacticular countries' cloth. -The guy in loose cloth is actually an important character. [Leader Lessoo!] -Koon is named after the soccer player indeed, there are few more with such names. -Beginning of Season 1 is meant to be lighter then later on. -Tried drawing lines thicker for battle scenes. Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 8 There was lots of change in story, wasn't it? From now on a complete new story that was not shown in Best Challenge will be drawn. In Best Challenge I went straight to Crown game in fear of story being loose. But I feel there will be more time to spare in Webtoon, so I am going to put things I cut out before. I will try my best. ^^; Many people want to see Crown game, that will be shown about 5~6 chapters form now on. Rules will go through some change, and the gameplay will change too. Those who already found foreshadowing I began to put in, you are genius. P.S. Black March was retrieved by Rak right before teleporting. Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 9 I had some bad condition this week, so my finished work does not look good enough to me. I will have to pay more attention to art from now on. This chapter and the chapter before had them had some trouble getting finished because of personal matters. But I already made plans for chapters to be a bit long. And school begins next week, which will make me even busier... [Not sure university or private school. Probably graduate?] I often saw in author's comments in comic books wanting to use body copy, I feel that way too. This chapter, with all those disappointment, had lots of change. So I resent my work for last minute changes, two times. Sorry to Naver managers TT [Probably Webtoon editors?] But still it does not good enough..... Well, that can't be helped. This chapter is totally different from Best Challenge, it may feel a bit boring without battles. But if you read carefully, this will be most interesting chapter so far. ^^ P.S. Lero-ro went through some image changes to fit his character better. Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 10 Spent two days trying to fix school problem. Had some money problem that took a day. Then I had a motorcycle running into car. [Seems he was driving the car.] Had to go to policestation for the accident, and had to go to hospital. Already late for Friday deadline. So no food, no sleep, finishing it in Sunday. Such weeks can happen. I will be busy next week too, hope I have time for breathe. If those things have happened while I was amateur, I would simply gave up. But becoming pro changed me to somehow do it. ^^;; I like working with some spare time, So I dislike works done in hurry. This week's chapter, was did not met neither art quality and length I wanted... Hope it won't be too bad for reading. I had a thought, 'Well, this week is such week.' when motorcycle hit car. This must be why people believe in religions. Would like 'Deadline-ism' if it existed. ^^;; [Some stuff about 2nd Fan Cafe for ToG. Different form Official Cafe, and has been closed.] Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 11 10 and 11 chapter is mixed up somewhat, so it will be hard to read. But it felt so unfinished after doing chapter 10... Perhaps I will ask for the chapters to be changed in order. Webtoon version will be more detailed, on personal emotions and situations focused, then Best Challenge versions. This episode is made for that. After this, next will be Crown Game. The story of Koon family is important. So it will be revealed little by little as story goes. Season 1 is mostly about 'innocent protagonist' in confusion at the new world, So there are some parts hard to understand and follow. I know it, but it is hard for newbie author like me. The experince is what matters in directing comic's story. ^^ Now will be turn for game using brains. I would ask all of you to read carefully and slowly. ^^ This week I worked somewhat overtime, so wrist and eyes hurt a bit. Gotta give my body some rest... Luckily next chapter won't be very long. Yay! PS. As I said before, Yu Hang Sung's cloth are not Hanbok, it is something based on it. PS2. I am thankful of all comments, messages and mails. Thanks for backing and cheering me, and sorry for not being able to answer each of you. PS3. This chapter is twice as hilarious when you read carefully.... Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 12 This test is actually made for telling Koon's story. ^^; I felt it would be needed before Crown Game, so I put this in. Not really important, so it will be over by next chapter. Choosuk is next week, so I already did next week's work already. Uhaha. The rest is nor really resting.. Haha;; Koon is a character I am personally attached somewhat. Out of 3 main characters, perhaps he is most human. Acts cool and tough, but actually sways a lot and is sensitive. There has been lots of questions about Koon's blood line, As seen in this chapter, he is son of Koon familly, one of 10 Great Families. Agnis is his mothers' family name. This family has lots of sons, so not much political for them. But of course, the royal bloodline gives him a good power in both body and mind compared to others. Choosing Princess, and political fight between Great Families will be spoken in later floors. Since this floor is more about Regulars' tests.. Tower of God is a story in which uses 'tests' and 'games' for the bigger storyline. Finally it is time for Crown Game. It will need lots of preparations, maybe resting a chapter will be needed. My wrist would need a checkup too. Well that is not a problem I can choose by myself, so it will be decided after my wrist is checked. Tower of God will be long run. So I am not going to hurry too much. Hope you readers can wait a week by week, until the end together. Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 13 It is getting hot in Season 1 at last. Crown Game would need at least 10 chapters full of battle scenes. It makes my head hurt. Haha. Many seems to not recognize hair tied boy at 12 chapter's beginning was Koon. It is him, Koon Aguero Agnis. Between family members they refer as given names, outside family name. Yu Hang Sung's test was like rest before Crown Game. Time for getting familiar and attached to characters.. ^^ I try to refrain saying 'This is answer' in comic. So I had lots of thinking about it. 4 hours took for Yu Hang Sung's last line alone. Many people seem to think characters in comics are all reflecting author's voice, But most of times it is just thoughts of the character and has nothing much to do with author. (Of course in some cases authors talk through their characters, but in this cases you wil know right away due to the comic's background.) Choosuk had be rest for some days, that made harder to focus on my work. I will need to hold myself. Please stay tuned for next week's Crown Game. Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 14 NO BLOGPOST FOR UNKNOWN REASONS Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 15 More battle scenes, more editing, more wrist pain. But I want to do well on this... Feels like I am studying human body drawing again. I hope someone would come and do model for me.... Crown game does not need much posting to talk about. Haha. Please enjoy. PS. Some said this chapter is short... I hope you are joking. Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 16 Crown Game's first half is coming to end. Main char team will come out now. I had some problem with Hatsu action scenes. Drawing battles are hard to do with weapons. It looked good when I did the the first draft in black/white, but coloring was hard. It came out good enough, though. Kind of disappointed no one seems to be talking about actions but all are interested in length of the manwha.... PS Serena Rinnen's sword was changed from left to right hand. It seemed more natural. Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 17 Laure should go back to sleep… Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 18 Crown game is getting more interesting. Now it is about midway. Anak's identity will be revealed soon, too. By the way, there are many other Ignition weapons apart from 13 Month Series. Many Rankers use Ignition weapon as their main choice. And 13 Month Series are good, but not the best. Yuri herself uses better weapons than Black March. But the Series do have important meaning to them. P.S. Seems I am having bad condition these days... Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 19 Former half was Anak team's turn, latter half Baam team's. This test seems to be least changed. After all, I made effort to carry it sam as possible since many people loved this in Best Challange. The only big difference will be the reason Anak wanting to have Black March is not told, but it stays same, just put off for later story. [Note: It is about the one to collect them all can have Zahard himself's child. Which doesn't seem to work well with Anak's revenge of killing Zahard...] P.S. Some stuff about Korean grammar. Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 20 Crown Game will be over within 25 chapters. I am trying to have more effort into length cutting, but it is hard. And those who keeps on commenting 'Spoilers', there are many changes so most of them are not true anymore. Stop please. Also, I have been asked about my personal info and such. I hope those things won't come anymore, for I believe id of author must be protected. By the way, I got some mails in English. International?? I don't know how you guys are reading, but thank you. [Note: He later writes he won't say anything about scans of ToG in other countries.] Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 21 The chapter upload was late. After I woke up, I could see people gave few stars for that. And many meaningless spoilers in comment area. Well, not much use for afterword today. Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 22 Personally I have many troubles. And bad condition. After brief posting, I will go silent for a week. -So many spoiler comments. Those are EMP, taking away the willpower of authors. And now mana is gone away. -Ananarasumara was little joke. Webtoon joke seemed like more fun and consistent. Newbie author like me haven't even got chance to talk with great senior authors such as Ha Ill Guan. I hope that day would come some though. I respect him a lot. [Note : He is talking about the 'spell' Koon used with Maderonbabna, his magic bag.] [Note : Ha Il Guan has been famous manwha author since 2006, when concept of paid Webtoons just began. Ananrasumara was his Webtoon about a magician living in abandoned amusement park, a poor girl living without parents, and a boy who is expected to always be top in class.] -I will be resting from many things except Webtoon. Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 23 This chapter was for catching up to hints thrown so far. I was praising my self for no grammar mistake, but some people were kind enough to point out some. I should work harder on vocabulary. Hints were given away since beginning of 2F, but many seems to be surprised today I try to draw so story will be going after foreshadowings. Sudden surprise is not my type.. Crown game will be over 2 chapter later with climax in next week. Then it is turn for behind story of characters and main story. P.S. Koon's speed boost is due to letting go people put inside Mandrobana. The weight does not change, so he has been carrying weight of more then three people with one hand all along. Is common trait of children from 10 Great Families. P.S. 2 Koon's willingness to help Baam is mainly due to his past about 'woman', which will be revealed later on. Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 24 My sleep pattern is getting messed up recently, due to waiting for Tower of God uploads. Crown game will be over next week. Now it is turn for story about Baam. Since this manwha is based on Shonen, it will have Baam's internal and external growth in spotlight. Baam will realize his powers and advance farther as he climb Tower. That is main attraction of Shonen. ^^ But unlike Shonen, Baam does not push his 'justice' and 'friendship' into others. His powers are not used for something like that. (Like my other comics' main characters) So it will be safe to say Tower of God's story and philosophy stands somewhere between Shonen and Senien. P.S. Androssi and the girl who talked to Baam is different person;; Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 25 Finally Crown Game is over. I had worries about directing this chapter, it feels some what cut off in middle. This was made to give tension and urgency, hope it worked. And next chapter looks harder to direct. Fixing it for fifth time now. Season 1 of Tower of God has many casts, and it goes many stories at once, so one wrong chapter makes whole story ruined. I won't choose won't be something like this for my next webtoon;; About Yuri. She is really social for a Zahard Princess. Wingtree is something like anti government, yet she has close relationship with its members. From next chapter on it will be latter part of Season 1. Looks like 70-80 chapters will be Season 1 in this pace. About setting release, I am still undecided about how to do it, Cafe or Blog. They will be uploaded after I get them in order. Spoiler: 2010.12.14 ranting Some Tower of God settings are going unviewable for a while. Tweeter I have been avoiding for fear of me speaking nonsense. With my fans supporting it, sometimes it went a bit too far. Sometimes harsh criticism would work better. ^^;; Assistants will be nice. Maybe someone real good artists from Best Challenge… But I can't promise good pay… To talk about Best Chanllange. I actually did not aim to be an author. Just drew to tell what I wanted to tell. But as chapters went on I got attention and could not stop, then someday I became a real Webtoon author. To be honest, never learned how to draw comics well. Even though I became Webtoon author, the work have not changed much. It got paid, and gets much more attention, but that is it. People tend to envy others' position, only to learn why he/she could not get it after sitting on it. That is how I feel about being Webtoon author, sitting in gigantic chair my feet won't tough the floor when I sit. But now I became Webtoon author, I will do my best. To the authors who are in Best Challagnes, I am cheering you on! Spoiler: Season 1 - Chapter 26 Today's points. -Yu Hang Sung is dark inside. -Tights (Wharyun) is most beautiful. (Among 2F regulars) -And main character blinded one eye of that girl. -Urek Mazino is a popular guy. -Rachel is here, but main character is sleeping. Soon Position pick will begin and last test of 2F will begin. The real fun part of Tower of God is about to come.