Monday, January 11, 2016

Manga Review: Tokyo Ghoul, Volume 3, by Sui Ishida

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: VIZ Signature (VIZ Media)
Release Date: 14.
Volumes: October 2015
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 2. 4.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.

Kaneki is still trying to get used to his new life when Commission of Counter Ghoul agents Mado and Amon start sniffing around for Hinami. Kaneki and Touka are going to have to get them off her tail and fast. No easy task now that Kaneki’s got to bring humans and Ghouls to a rapid truce at the same time.


I don’t know how I feel about this series.
On one hand, I am enjoying it. It’s dark, and intense, and thoughtful. Ken comes to a realization in this volume, about him being both human and ghoul, and how he’s the only one who can show people that neither is all bad, that ghouls aren’t all horrible. Touka is hard-around-the-edges, but she’s interesting, and on a mission of maybe-revenge. It’s a very interesting world, and there’s an important battle in this volume.
But then it’s so bloody. The bad guy in this volume is horrid, and I don’t feel that bad about what happens in this volume.
I’m intrigued and wary. Interested and queasy.
I’ll probably read a few more, when I get the chance. I want to know more.

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