Monday, October 9, 2017

Manga Review: Tokyo Ghoul, Volume 13, by Sui Ishida

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: VIZ Signature (VIZ Media)
Release Date: June 2017
Volumes: 14 (+ Novels and Spin-Off).
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 12. 14.

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.

Investigators from the 20th Ward launch an initiative to take out the Ghoul known as the One-Eyed Owl, who has possible ties to both Akira and Yoshimura. An all-out assault on the Anteiku café, where the Owl is supposedly hiding, results in full-fledged battle.


At the beginning of the volume, we get a backstory for Suzuya, then some little interludes for the characters. But all of it is leading up to the big, final fight, and it's happening at Anteiku.
In most of this volume, there's a lot of fighting. It gets messy and bloody, and it also gets complicated. I honestly had a hard time following some of it, as there are a lot of different fights happening, and we only get glimpses, and a lot of it is with new characters. Another part of it might be that I just didn't really care about any of these people. I wanted to know what was happening with Touka and Yoshimura and Kaneki's other friends. We only got to see Kaneki near the end of the volume, and the big fight is being held for the next and last volume. I'm really looking forward to seeing the end and how it wraps up, though there feels like a lot left.

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