6 Manhwa Like Tower of God [Recommendations]

Once again, we stumble upon a series we truly enjoy and wish to see go on for as long as possible. In the case of Tower of God, that is four years and counting. However, sometimes you might just need something different, but similar – welcome. With its exciting premise and vast roster of characters, awesome art and expansive lore, Tower of God has a lot of what people would want – except of course, more Tower of God that isn’t quite Tower of God. With that in mind, we went and found other titles very much like Tower of God, but with strong flavours of their own – so here we go, 6 manhwa like Tower of God!

Similar Manga to Tower of God

1. DICE – The Cube That Changes Everything

  • Authors: Yun Yunseok
  • Genres: Action, Fantasy, Romance
  • Volumes: 4
  • Published: July 2014 -

What would you do if you had the power to change your life at a whim? This is the question presented to Dongtae when a mysterious transfer student named Taebin brings with him strange blue dice which allow one to boost their various attributes much like in a video game. With such power at his disposal, Dongtae can finally escape his feeble life as a tormented "bread shuttle"; however, he soon realises it isn't quite that simple. With a strange being named X operating behind the scenes, Dongtae has to come to terms with the omnipresent danger which comes with newfound opportunity.

Much like in Tower of God, we are presented with a protagonist who isn't impressive in any extension of the imagination; however, presented with extraordinary circumstances, they attempt to make the most of their situation. Both series feature various supernatural elements, including special abilities for characters and the presence of a superlative structure which presides over the characters. In DICE, this is X. Bam and Dongtae share similar circumstances in their constant pursuit of a female interest; be it a romantic interest or otherwise – Dongtae constantly idolises Eunjoo, while Bam is in the tower to locate Rachel. Like Tower of God, DICE makes use of a Ranking system to gauge the strength of its characters. Another similarity lies in the heavy emphasis on the attainment of power throughout both series.

2. The Gamer

  • Authors: Seong Sang Young; Sang-A
  • Genres: Fantasy
  • Volumes: TBC
  • Published: July 2014 –

What would life be like if it were just like playing a game? Han Jee-Han finds out when he develops something known as a Natural Ability. Being a Natural Ability User gives Jee-Han the ability called “The Gamer”, which causes him to experience his life as if it were a videogame. This means he’s able to gain XP, boost his attributes and even look into the stats of common objects and other people. How far can Jee-Han go with an ability of this calibre?

Tower of God and The Gamer share common tropes of presenting the reader with fantasy elements such as special abilities and spaces. The tower in Tower of God greatly resembles the type of set up prevalent in Role-Playing Games. There is also a heavy presence of supernatural abilities, items and concepts, such as Jee-Han's The Gamer and Bam's ability to manipulate Shinsoo and learn abilities much faster than others.

3. The God of Highschool

  • Authors: Park Yong-Jae
  • Genres: Action
  • Volumes: TBC
  • Published: July 2014 –

17-year-old Jin Mo-Ri is a young Taekwondo specialist and high schooler who claims to be the best fighter in Korea. When a mysterious blonde-haired man invites Jin to a martial arts tournament known as “The God of High School”, Jin agrees only after finding himself knocked out by the blonde in a single blow. Soon, Jin Mo-Ri learns that there is much more to this tournament than he initially thought.

God of High School and Tower of God bear their biggest similarity in how both stories are structured around main characters who are extraordinary in their own right – Mo-Ri for his fighting ability, Bam for his identity as a human Irregular. Both universes contain elements of unique supernatural ability, as well as the existence of varied supernatural concepts, such as the Monkey King Sun Wukong in The God of High School.

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4. Kubera

  • Authors: Currygom
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Shounen
  • Volumes: TBC
  • Published: February 2010 –

In a world where humans exist alongside powerful gods and entities known as the Sura, a girl named Kubera is born. With the name of a god, Kubera is fabled to be destined to bring the world great change. Coming from a small village, Kubera lives a regular life until she returns to find it burnt to the ground, the perpetrators being high-ranking Suras. Devastated and alone, aid comes to Kubera in the form of Asha, an enigmatic magician who will accompany her on her long path to find the closure she desperately needs.

With the appearance of various types of supernatural entities, abilities as well as killer art, Kubera and Tower of God find themselves playing on the same team. Kubera’s separation of reality into various realms is somewhat reminiscent of the Tower in Tower of God, which is itself supposed to be inaccessible except by select entities known as “Irregulars”.

5. unOrdinary

  • Authors: uru-chan
  • Genres: Action, Fantasy
  • Volumes: TBC
  • Published: May 2016 –

In a world defined by the appearance of special abilities and powers in human beings, John Doe is without. Attending Wellston High, a school filled with powerful ability-users, John has long come to terms with the fact that the world is not perfect and survival does not come easy. Finding a book titled "unOrdinary", perhaps John can find solace in its pages... or is there more to this book than he realises?

Tower of God and unOrdinary bear their obvious similarities in how both stories are centred on the existence of supernatural phenomena and abilities; the difference being the setting. The main characters of both series are both characters who initially do not seem like much but develop into outlier characters with their own set of abilities, be they supernatural or otherwise.

6. Gosu

  • Authors: Mun Jeong-Hoo; Giun Ryu; Mun Jeong-Ju; Han Byeong-Hun
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Shounen
  • Volumes: TBC
  • Published: July 2017 –

After the betrayal of a powerful martial artists at the hands of his own underlings, his protégé, Gang Ryong, decides to make it his life’s purpose to avenge his mentor after his death. Unfortunately, Gang Ryong soon comes to the realisation that the objects of his revenge have already died. With nothing else to do with his life, he lives out his days as a chubby dumpling delivery boy. But can he truly live without the taste of the occasional battle?

Gosu explores elements of martial arts and combat from the very beginning, with Gang Ryong learning multiple martial arts from his master. It is later revealed that he has immense ki, which brings in a supernatural component to Gosu which is not unlike the concept of Shinsoo in Tower of God. This also ushers into the mix the concept of special abilities and powers, with Gang Ryong’s capabilities extending to the fortification of his weapons in battle, while Tower of God’s Twenty-Fifth Bam uses Shinsoo to mimic other characters’ techniques.

Final Thoughts

Drawing from various elements in order to make an immersive and aesthetically-pleasing read from start to current, Tower of God is exciting and explores various themes many fans would be familiar with in Shounen anime. This includes the way in which fantasy elements are deployed in addition to doses of action that make you go “Oof!” with each blow that lands and finding six manhwa which offer more of the same potential with plot and characters. Are there other manhwa like Tower of God you rate people should read? Drop a comment below and put us on!

055 6 Manhwa Like Tower of God [Recommendations]


Author: Hoshi-kun

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