Synonyms: Tokyo Kushu, Toukyou Kushu, Toukyou Ghoul
Published: Sep 8, 2011 to ?
Score: 8.021 (scored by 1006 users)
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SynopsisStrange murders are happening in Tokyo. Due to liquid evidence at the scene, the police conclude the attacks are the results of 'eater' type ghouls. College buddies Kaneki and Hide come up with the idea that ghouls are imitating humans so that's why they haven't ever seen one. Little did they know that their theory may very well become reality.
Related MangaAdaptation: Tokyo Ghoul
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Ajin has slightly better art, and isslightly darker than tokyo ghoul.
Both have great world building and focus on the main character 'becoming a monster'.
Once you get passed the first chapter of tokyo ghoul both hold your attention.
The story, atmosphere, themes, and characters in both Tokyo Ghoul and Ajin are similar in my opinion.
I must clear the air from the other Ajin review. Ajin is more shounen then seinen, and the art gives it much more of that feel too. I saved Ajin to read after TG because of the recommendation saying the first chapter of TG was slower but this was not the case. I don't even think Ajin is darker. I much preferred Tokyo Ghoul. With that said I think it's worth it to try reading Ajin. Both have monsters in human form, gore, and relations between monsters and humans that are fairly interesting, and monster-monster interpersonal relationships. Ajin took longer for me to really get into it, which is the opposite of what the other person said. But I'm all caught up as of writing this review and I'm definitely into it now. Sadly, Tokyo Ghoul has cannibalism which was a major attraction for me, but Ajin I made it through on its own merits well enough, so hopefully you'll think to give it a try!
Both manga are similar as they explore, the dark side of human nature .
both of these manga are about Demi- human , While tokyo Ghoul is about a half human and half ghoul , Ajin is about a boy who find out he a immortal Ajin .
While the art in Ajin is better , the story and atmosphere in Tokyo ghoul is darker and better .
their both good read so read them if you get the chance
-the genres are similar
-male protagonists are both turning into something else
-both got some horror
Both protagonist became a monster against their wills, now both with powers that resembles those of the monsters has to learn to control them and fight with them.
In dawn, the protagonist was infected however was treated and able to keep his human side and fended off the same kind who lost it from attacking humans.
While in tokyo ghoul the protagonist had parts of the monster transplanted into him to keep him alive, with the transplant he also gain the monster quality and powers.
Unlike dawn, Tokyo monsters has human quality such as feelings and sense.
Related ClubsCalamity Cause, Marketplace Germany, Ongoing Shounen/Seinen Publications
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