The platform webtoon reported that the popular webtoon written and illustrated by Yong Je Park, The God of High School, has ended after eleven years in publication. According to the statement, the publication of an epilogue chapter is still pending.
Yong Je Park started webtoon publishing through the service naver webtoon from the publisher Naver Corporation in April 2011, following up with an official publication in English that began in Line Webtoon in July 2014. Since then, the work has inspired a video game for smartphones and an anime adaptation produced by the studios MAP and issued between July and September 2020.
Author Yong-Je Park majored in cartoon animation at Sunchon National University. Inspired by the action genre and dragon ballPark debuted with “Tough Guy” (쎈놈), published in naver webtoon from 2008 to 2009. This manhwa, set in high school fights in Suncheon, Park’s hometown, was well received and inspired him to make a “totally unreal action play” in which high school students from all over the world world would compete to become the God of High School.
Synopsis for The God of High School
The “God of High School” tournament, which seeks the best fighter among Korean high school students, has begun. All styles of martial arts, weapons, means and methods of achieving victory are allowed. The award? A wish for anything the winner desires. Taekwondo expert Jin Mo-Ri is invited to participate in the competition. There he befriends karate specialist Han Dae-Wi and swordswoman Yu Mi-Ra, who have come forward for their own personal reasons. Mo-Ri knows that no opponent will be the same and that the fights will be the most ruthless he has ever fought in his life.
But instead of worrying, this prospect excites him beyond belief. Beneath the facade of a transparent test of combat prowess that the tournament purports to be, lurks a secret that has Korean political candidate Park Mu-Jin watching every match with expectant, hungry eyes. Mo-Ri, Dae-Wi and Mi-Ra are about to find out what it really means to become the God of the school.
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