Sunday, January 17, 2016

Manga Review: Tokyo Ghoul, Volume 4, by Sui Ishida

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: VIZ Signature (VIZ Media)
Release Date: December 2015
Volumes: 14.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 3. 5.

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 meets Shu Tsukiyama, known as The Gourmet for his interesting and sadistic tastes. And Kaneki learns more about what happened to Rize and what it means to be a One-Eyed Ghoul.


There’s a bigger plot forming now, and it’s making me intrigued.
We meet a new ghoul, the Gourmet, who has special meals for ghouls and is picky about his food. It’s rather gross, really. But he sets his sights on Ken, which only means trouble. It gets dangerous and bloody, and will surely lead to something else in the next one.
This also introduces a new girl, who’s friends with Ren and Uta and that gives an entertaining insight into their backstory. She gives several hints to Ken about what happened when he was made a ghoul, about possible other one-eyed ghouls, and about the Gourmet. Aside from that, Ken gets to see how much Touka cares for her friends, human or not, and how far she’ll go to please them. It’s sweet, and very surprising. We also get to see her living arrangement with Hinami, which is a cute sisterly relationship.
I am surprised with how good this series is getting, and I do hope to pick up the next one.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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