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Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

Alternative Titles

English: Tokyo Ghoul
Synonyms: Tokyo Kushu, Toukyou Kushu, Toukyou Ghoul
Japanese: 東京喰種トーキョーグール

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 144
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 8, 2011 to Sep 18, 2014
Authors: Ishida, Sui (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump

Statistics

Score: 8.721 (scored by 66706 users)
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Ranked: #452
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Popularity: #8
Members: 122,624
Favorites: 16,278
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Volumes: /14
Chapters: /144

Synopsis

Lurking within the shadows of Tokyo are frightening beings known as "ghouls," who satisfy their hunger by feeding on humans once night falls. An organization known as the Commission of Counter Ghoul (CCG) has been established in response to the constant attacks on citizens and as a means of purging these creatures. However, the problem lies in identifying ghouls as they disguise themselves as humans, living amongst the masses so that hunting prey will be easier. Ken Kaneki, an unsuspecting university freshman, finds himself caught in a world between humans and ghouls when his date turns out to be a ghoul after his flesh.

Barely surviving this encounter after being taken to a hospital, he discovers that he has turned into a half-ghoul as a result of the surgery he received. Unable to satisfy his intense craving for human meat through conventional means, Kaneki is taken in by friendly ghouls who run a coffee shop in order to help him with his transition. As he begins what he thinks will be a peaceful new life, little does he know that he is about to find himself at the center of a war between his new comrades and the forces of the CCG, and that his new existence has caught the attention of ghouls all over Tokyo.

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Background

Tokyo Ghoul ranked 12th in the 2015 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! magazine in the male readers category. The manga was the 27th best-selling manga series in Japan in 2013 with 1,666,348 estimated sales; 4th in 2014 with 6,946,203 copies sold; and 13th in 2015 with an estimated sales of 3,576,177 copies sold. An artbook titled Tokyo Ghoul [zakki] was released on October 17, 2014.

The series has been published in English by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint since June 16, 2015. The final volumes is set to release on August 15, 2017. It has also been published in Spanish by Norma Editorial from March 20, 2015 to June 23, 2016; in German by KAZÉ Manga since May 2, 2014; in Polish by Waneko since April 15, 2015; and in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics and Planet Manga since July 2015.

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Characters

Kaneki, Ken
Kaneki, Ken
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Kirishima, Touka
Kirishima, Touka
Main
Suzuya, Juuzou
Suzuya, Juuzou
Supporting
Tsukiyama, Shuu
Tsukiyama, Shuu
Supporting
Uta
Uta
Supporting
Nagachika, Hideyoshi
Nagachika, Hideyoshi
Supporting
Kamishiro, Rize
Kamishiro, Rize
Supporting


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VintageLego
Dec 13, 2014
There is a sequel

Ignore almost every negative review, it's probably someone complaining about the conclusion.

The author ended the manga and started the sequel a month later. He likes to screw with people like that. It is a direct sequel starting 3 years after the ending of TG. Without spoiling anything, there are answers and it will end your anger.

The manga is amazing, the characters are too well written (it could be an actual novel tbh), and the concept is really well played out for something so out there.

The fact that so many people nearly killed the author because he ended the series read more
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chipathy
Jul 14, 2014
Before I start this review please note that this is an ongoing manga with chapter 135 being the most recent one (the translations are not caught up) and i have read all 135 current chapters, opinions may change later on.

Story= 9/10.
It's hard to pin down the specific story if someone where to ask me what tokyo ghoul is about just because of everything is going on. We have our main protagonist being practically forced to live a new and dangerous life (much like Shinji Ikari). But if I were to try to sum up Tokyo Ghoul's plot in one sentence, it would be about the read more
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Crugz
May 26, 2014
Tokyo Ghoul/Toukyou Kushu - A grotesque and melancholic journey into the psychology of "Ghouls": humans that eat other humans. Also contains some excellent fight scenes and characterization. The more recent chapters (60~66) are some of the best manga work I've ever seen and the author's creepy (in a good way) art style compliments the content in a magnificent way; It gives it a strange finesse. Very highly recommended.
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Nowhiteskies
Jun 1, 2014
Story: 9/10
Tokyo Ghoul is about a college freshmen, Ken Kaneki becoming a ghoul due to being the recipient of an organ transplant from the notorious ghoul dubbed "Binge Eater." Becoming a ghoul leads to a series of meeting other ghouls and in some circumstances, getting in difficult situation because of them.

Tokyo Ghoul started out slowly with having short arcs as starters, but quickly began to pick up pace. Bits of information is slowly revealed to you, which is nice compared to when a mass of it is given at once.
The tone of the story is serious and has few comedic moments. It is kept read more
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