Monday, April 25, 2016

Manga Review: Tokyo Ghoul, Volume 6, by Sui Ishida

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: VIZ Signature (VIZ Media)
Release Date: April 19, 2016
Volumes: 14.
Spoilers?: Light.
Volume: 1. 5. 7.

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.

Things heat up in the Ward Eleven as the CCG investigates the high rate of Investigator deaths. Kaneki has an explosive run-in with Aogiri Tree, the Ghoul Gang, run by a Ghoul known only as the Sekigan King.


Firstly, I appreciate that this volume has a character and previously-on page, and I must say that it’s organized very clearly. I like it, and now it’s easier to find out what everyone’s names are.
Trouble first starts in this volume when a guy, Banjo, shows up looking for Rize. It gets worse when Touka’s brother shows up, looking for Rize and the guy who smells like her—a.k.a. Kaneki. There’s a fight, and then Kaneki is kidnapped, along with the surprisingly nice guy who first showed up.
Apparently there’s been a ghoul takeover, a ghoul organization looking to control the other ghouls, and they’re invading certain wards. They’re interested in Kaneki, and when they find out he’s one-eyed, some new people get even more interested. We also get to hear about another one-eyed ghoul we might meet at some point.
It’s bad and messy and bloody. Kaneki is put in a bad position, not sure who to trust, not sure how to get out of the position he’s in. Then, just as Kaneki and Touka are starting to form a shaky possible friendship, they’re separated, not knowing if the other is even alive. Banjo, though, is a great character. I kind of love him—he’s a sweetheart who feels responsible and just wants to take care of his other ghouls.
I’m just getting more and more attached to this series with every volume. It’s getting higher and higher on my list.

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

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