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Review: Tower of God Episode 8 Best in Show

Quick Summary

In Tower of God episode 8, “Khun’s Strategy,” Aguero Agnis Khun came up with a desperate plan for his team, Team A, to win their game against Quant Blitz, a Ranker. But even with the resources of an entire team at his disposal, even with the power of Anaak, a Princess of Jahad, supporting him, does he really stand a chance against a Ranker? Meanwhile, Bam and Endorsi watched the contest. Endorsi was a little miffed that Bam talked about Rachel when he had a Princess sitting right beside him. His teammates on Team B were also less than enthused about his vocal support for Khun. Will Bam be able to watch a victorious Khun? What will Bam do when he gets his chance in the area? And just how many candy bars can Rak Wraithraiser eat?

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.

Best Moment in the Show: An Angry Endorsi Crosses Her Legs

It’s undeniable that Endorsi has amazing legs. But what they say about her character is even more interesting. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

I’m going to do something I’ve never done before in the Best of Show series. I’m going to choose a moment based on pure visceral emotion. Something basic to human nature. Something hard-wired into our genetic structure. Something so basic that it’s almost impossible to root out.

Sure, seeing Rak find a candy eating partner was cool. Seeing Rak loudly proclaim, “Don’t underestimate the blue turtle!” (09:28) was fantastic. Smug Khun doing smug Khun things throughout was entertaining. Serena Linnen’s back story made me like her even more — talk about short and to the point! Even the debate over who should be Team B’s captain was an absolute treat to watch.

So what am I picking for my Best in Show moment?

Piqued Endorsi crossing her legs and bouncing her foot (04:29).

Endorsi was really not happy that she couldn’t dominate Bam’s attention. Was that all there was to it? Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

As Team B watched Team A compete, Endorsi had walked away in the middle of a conversation to sit beside Bam. He had the colossal mistake of pining for Rachel as a Princess of Jahad sat beside him. I’m not saying Endorsi is hot for him or anything, but she was clearly pissed that her beauty and presence didn’t captivate him. Pouting, the crossed her left leg over her right and bounced her left foot.

Why is that my Best in Show moment? Well, I could try to explain it by saying that she was trying some kind of psychological warfare against Bam — showing him the kind of beauty he was ignoring for someone who was spurning him.

Or how his attitude had irritated her, so showing her fidget was a great way to animate her feelings.

Both of those things are true. But the honest answer? The real reason I’m picking this as my Best in Show moment?

Endorsi seems very comfortable with the idea that men fawn on her. Bam doesn’t, but he’s not antagonistic to her, either. I don’t think she quite knows how to react to that. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Endorsi has wonderful legs.

Anime often seems to forget legs. Take Princess Principal, for example. The young women in that series were undeniably beautiful. Yet, they all had nondescript legs. It was like the animators weren’t interested. Contrast that to Sakura in Rail Wars. The difference is night and day.

And Endorsi is head and shoulders above Sakura! The fact that Endorsi has weaponized her looks to get her way makes her character even more interesting. On top of that. that she does so in the context of the Princesses being forbidden to engage in sexual relations (well, intercourse) borders on tragic. And all of that was expressed in a moment of her crossing her legs.

Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that leave the deepest impression.

What did you think of Khun’s strategy in this episode? What was your best in show moment? Let me know in the comments!

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6 thoughts on “Review: Tower of God Episode 8 Best in Show

  1. Well slowing down a Ranker in instructor mode who is trying to not kill anyone with a lot of his power restricted. But yes impressive. I not that deep into tower yet but knowing that this is just the 2nd floor of probably 100 plus in challenge and that a ranker has cleared all of them and that there seams to be a level up like system it is a good 2nd level trying to stop a 100 level.

    Endorsi’s legs are great.

    1. Thank you! I was worried that it wouldn’t come across right, even though I think Endorsi really deserves the praise. Very glad you liked it!

  2. I loved Shibisu’s face going all gooey when Khun thanked him for making him feel better. It’s just too bad that is was all a ruse.

    1. “I loved Shibisu’s face going all gooey when Khun thanked him for making him feel better. ”

      Shibisu is really growing on me. I had to chuckle when he clung to Quant’s ankle like that — at the same time realizing he was at least slowing down a Ranker, which is something others had struggled to do. I have a feeling there’s more to him than he’s let on!

      But then, I could probably say that about all the characters!

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