Friday, December 23, 2016

Manga Review: Tokyo Ghoul, Volume 7, by Sui Ishida

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: VIZ Signature (VIZ Media)
Release Date: June 2016
Volumes: 14.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 6. 8.

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 captured and then tortured by Yamori, one of Aogiri Tree organization's most sadistic members. To survive the interrogation, Kaneki will have to finally surrender to the Ghoul inside him, but if he does, it will change him permanently and push him even further away from being human.


It had been so long since I'd read the last volume, that I forgot what was happening in the series. And then I started the volume and immediately remembered.
God, this series is horrifying.
Kaneki is still held captive, and he's being tortured horribly, endlessly, by Yamori. None of the group back home has any idea what has happened to him, but they know where he is, and have decided to go on a mission to save him.
The things that Kaneki goes through in this volume... And the ways his mind twists and breaks and how he comes out... It's horrifying and so harshly done. It's uneasy to watch, all of it.
Meanwhile, Juzo is running around killing people and ghouls and having a fun time of it. Juzo is a terrifying character all on his own.
This series is so very graphic and violent and awful. I'd forgotten how bad it was, and it's really only getting worse the further it goes. I'm really intrigued to read the next one and get caught up with it. I can't wait to see how this changes Kaneki in the long run.

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