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Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 8.641 (scored by 98280 users)
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Ranked: #732
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Popularity: #6
Members: 182,083
Favorites: 21,172
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Volumes: /14
Chapters: /144
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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 was published in English by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint from June 16, 2015 to August 15, 2017, and in Spanish by Norma Editorial from March 20, 2015 to June 23, 2016. It has also been published in German by KAZÉ Manga since May 2, 2014; in Polish by Waneko since April 15, 2015; in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics and Planet Manga since July 2015; in Czech by CREW since August 31, 2016; and in Spanish by Ivrea Argentina since December 12, 2016.

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Dec 13, 2014
VintageLego (All reviews)
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
Apr 22, 2015
DankPeanut420 (All reviews)
I'm going to make this brief. Tokyo Ghoul is one of the most overrated mangas ever made.
The characters aren't interesting, the philosophy is weak and always try to be deep when the only thing it's good at is your typical shounen tropes and gore.
Stupidly bad characters, poor story, good art and surprisingly entertaining for a bad title, that's all Tokyo Ghoul is.

Feb 14, 2015
Seryne299 (All reviews)
At first this manga might not have the most original concept or story. However, the way in which it is executed is excellent. There are no such things as 'black and white' in this manga.

Each important character has proper development and significance to the story, and none of them are there just for the sake of them being there, nor are they useless. The characters have realistic personalities, and none of them are just 'good' or 'bad'. Each character is well developed and continue to develop and none of them are completely innocent just like how it is in real life.

I appreciated the fact read more
Dec 22, 2014
Jest (All reviews)
Despite the manga's popularity, it wasn't until the anime aired this year that Tokyo Ghoul exploded in sales and became one of the top five best-selling manga in Japan (beating Kuroko's Basketball, Naruto and Magi).

So what is it about this series that attracted such popularity? It’s by no means a perfect series, that's for sure; but it gets a lot of things right.

The story begins by introducing readers to the timid protagonist; Kaneki Ken. Kaneki is an average college student that is forced to come to terms with living as a ghoul after a freak accident results in a ghoul's organs being transplanted into his read more


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