Sunday, April 3, 2016

Manga Review: Tokyo Ghoul, Volume 5, by Sui Ishida

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5-4
Publisher: VIZ Signature (VIZ Media)
Release Date: February 16, 2016
Volumes: 14.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 4. 6.

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, Nishio, and Touka struggle to work together to rescue their human friend Kimi while Ghoul Investigator deaths skyrocket in Wards 9 through 12. When reinforcements are called in on both sides, the stakes are suddenly higher than ever.


The gourmet ghoul kidnaps someone, setting off a big, deserving fight scene. It’s extremely bloody and gruesome and gross. But it needs to happen, and Ken and Touka work together with Nishio to rescue the girl Nishio loves. I like how the fight ends, actually. I like the moment that Touka has.
Then we’re give insight into Rize, the girl who turned Ken. We know from the first volume, that she’s an evil thing, and here we get to see what she was doing before she attacked Ken. It’s been hinted there’s more to her death than Ken initially thought, and I’m intrigued to see what we find out next. Lastly, we’re introduced to a new ghoul hunter, who is possibly more psychotic than the last one, and practically a ghoul himself maybe.
This is a grossly violent series, but I’m still intrigued. I like where the story is going, and enjoy finding out more details to the big plot. I will be reading more.

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