Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Manga Review: Tokyo Ghoul, Volume 11, by Sui Ishida

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: VIZ Signature (VIZ Media)
Release Date: March 2017
Volumes: 14.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 10. 12.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except for 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.

Amid clashes between Ghouls and the Commission of Counter Ghoul investigators at Doctor Kano’s underground facility, Kaneki finds himself locked in battle with Special Class Ghoul investigator Yukinori Shinohara. When the battle subsides, the CCG discovers shocking evidence that leads them closer to discovering the truth behind Kano’s sinister plans.


We get a little history here between Shiro and Kuro, and their surprising relation to Juzo. They're all rather messed up, though I kind of feel bad for Shiro and Kuro. Most of this was done to them, even if they maybe agreed at the beginning. Now, they only have each other.
We also see what has become of Ken. He seems to have reached a breaking point, and he's even more different now. Apparently his decision to only eat and hunt ghouls has changed him, and he doesn't even know himself anymore.
We also get some glimpses of some other characters, and some plot lines moving in the background. Among that, we see a relationship development between Amon and Mado. She usually stays rather stoic and doesn't give anything away, and doesn't have any outside-work relations, but she reveals some deeper feelings here. They have an odd relationship, to say the least.
Violence galor, Ken seems to have snapped and is trying to come back from it. There's an interesting reprieve where Ken and Hinami meet an author they like, though I'm sure more will come of it.
We're getting ever closer to the end, and I'm intrigued by all of it.

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