Korean webcomic-turned-anime Tower of God is rich with intriguing, well-rounded characters who have distinctive designs and memorable storylines, so it’s only natural to fight over who’s best guy and best girl! We’ve already discussed the candidates for best girl in another article, so let’s take a look at the male competition, shall we? This is the Tower of God best guy battle!
Our intrepid protagonist Bam (meaning “night” in Korean, hence why he’s called Yoru in Japanese) has spent his whole life in a cave underneath the tower, knowing nothing of the world above except for what his only friend Rachel has told him. But once he decides to take the tower’s tests to look for her, he makes a whole host of new buddies and discovers that he’s unnaturally proficient at controlling the magic energy known as Shinsu. We love Bam’s earnest attitude and adorable naivete, although we wish he would realize that he’s worth more than he gives himself credit for. His friends certainly think better of him than Rachel does.
Verdict: Our precious cinnamon roll needs to stop simping for Rachel and start living for himself!
Aguero Agnes Khun
Khun may have been exiled from his noble family line, but he still acts like an aristocrat anyway. His cool head and authoritative demeanor serve him well when he commands his teammates in battle, and he’s even capable of some pretty cunning mind games when the situation calls for them. His only real weapon is a briefcase that can hold and duplicate anything or anyone, but it’s most often used to feed Rak an endless supply of chocolate bars so he’ll stay in line. Also, can we talk about that one time he ties his hair up with a bandana in the Crown Game? We couldn’t screencap that moment fast enough!
Verdict: He can feed us chocolate anytime~
Rak seems to have wandered in from a different anime (or perhaps a different plane of existence) because he spends every waking moment hyping himself up like he’s a pro wrestler intimidating an opponent. He doesn’t give a crap about Shinsu or political corruption or any of that nonsense – he’s just here to kick ass and eat chocolate bars. And since Bam and Khun can often get caught up in their own heads, Rak’s straightforward attitude actually gets them through more than one scrape over the course of the season. Please give us more of this wonderful creature!
Verdict: Alligator Man is secretly the best part of this whole show.
This clown-like Ranker doesn’t have as much screentime as the characters taking the tower’s tests, but he’s still worthy of being on this list for two reasons: his hilarious suffering at the hands of fellow Ranker/shady pest Han Sung Yu, and his alluring voice. His seiyuu, Kenjirou Tsuda, is best known for his work as Overhaul in Boku no Hero Academia, Seto Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh, and oddly enough... the tiny, obnoxious Lambo in Katekyo Hitman Reborn (although he does use his sexy voice for Spanner and adult Lambo). We only hope Lero-Ro gets more to do next season, if only so we can hear him talk again.
Verdict: We’d listen to him read the entire Apple End User License Agreement if he did it in that sexy tone...
We also want to give shoutouts to the constantly sleepy Laure Phonsekal, the constantly inept Shibisu, and of course, the constantly shifty Han Sung Yu. The title of Best Guy can only truly be awarded according to the whims of one’s own heart, but for our money, Rak Wraithraiser takes the crown. Even though he doesn’t do much to advance the plot, this alligator warrior steals every scene he’s in and keeps his team from getting lost in the weeds when the going gets tough. And really, what more could you ask for?
What did you think of our list? Who do you think is the best guy from Tower of God? Let us know in the comments, and thanks so much for reading!