Alone in the dark hole he calls home, Baam lives a meaningless existence. Or at least, he would, if not for his one and only friend Rachel. And when Rachel leaves to enter the place simply known as the Tower, Baam will risk his life and do anything to try and get back to his one true friend.
World Building/ Setting
This world is amazing. Imagine a tower divided into 134 floors. Now imaging that each of those floors is practically their own world, each one with different culture and tests from the last. If anything, I would say that the world is the best thing about this manwha (read: Korean comic), but that just isn't true. SIU (read: Slave. In. Utero.) gives us a little blurb at the end of each chapter that gives us some back story and info on the TUS (read: Talse Uzer Story) universe which has set in laws that can never be changed or broken.
Because this is a fictional world where SIU can do whatever the f*ck he wants, the story is rich and vibrant and is littered with tidbits that you actually want to know more about, and hope that it is revisited later. The story itself revolves around Baam as it;s main character, but can skip to others for long periods of time if need be and has a time skip that will knock your socks off.
Twenty-Fifth Baam- A kid who entered a danger filled tower all to find the one friend that he has in the world. He's been kept in a dark hole for his entire life and because if this, he seems put off by all of the things around him. As he should, since he's ever only seen one face in his entire life.
Koon Aguero Agnis- A friend that Baam makes on his way through the tower. An extremely smart and calculating man who always has Baam's back no matter what.
Rachel- A girl who wishes to see the fabled stars that you can only view from the top of the Tower.
What makes the characters great is that they all have some kind of driving force behind them, no one is just being swept along into the main character's pace, nor does one have to stay with another...complete and total freedom to do whatever they want.
So it works like this: you get to a floor, do the task that the floor master gives you, and move on. If you don't complete the task you fail, and are stuck on that floor until you take on the task again and complete it. I love this because some of these floor masters are actually really cool and each one has different quirks that show through in the challenges they give the participants. for example, one floor is left up to complete chance, you either get through or you don;t and you seemingly have nothing to do with the outcome. It's all about luck.
Hear me out guys, this is a webcomic. And I honestly don't think it should be held to the same standards as some the finely detailed pen strokes of manga. Not to say that he art is bad at all, it fits the story incredibly well, and it gets better like most comics do, it just isn't as good as what I'm used to seeing.
ToG is separated into Parts with a timeskip in between. Their seems to be a part 3 on the way soon, so I think everyone should use this time wisely and go ahead and read it. It's honestly something everyone should read, regardless of whether it's a web comic or not.
P.S. Read it on batoto.net because most scans seem to cut the full one strip into different pieces which can take away from the overall feel and tone.