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Tokyo Ghoul

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Synonyms: Toukyou Kushu
Japanese: 東京喰種トーキョーグール
English: Tokyo Ghoul
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 144
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 8, 2011 to Sep 18, 2014
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror
Themes: Gore Gore, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Ishida, Sui (Story & Art)


Score: 8.531 (scored by 273204273,204 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1312
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5
Members: 502,297
Favorites: 45,233

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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.

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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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Feb 14, 2024
There are more than 100 reviews recommending Tokyo Ghoul. This review is no different. I absolutely loved it and it became one of my favorite mangas.
I just love the character development, I love the fighting mode and how easy it is to understand too. The work is super metaphorical and the characters’ internal dialogues are incredible. I'm in love with the mystery that the author brings to the "villains" (aogiri). I love the way he treats humans. I no longer knew who to root for, I cried horribly at the end.
This work left a deep impression on me, I feel that the author did a ...
Mar 31, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Misleading characterisation leads to an underwhelming read.
A solid beginning leads to a jumbled up end.

Overall rating: 6/10 (not bad but also not good)
Re-readable rating: 2/5 (just the first half of the story)

1- Shonen masquerading as Seinen
The biggest step this manga stumbles upon is setting expectations. When you're calling yourself Seinen, the reader expects some seinen. But what you get instead is a shonen turned to a more severe degree. It would have been more enjoyable if it was just called shonen and the reader was not left expecting for something more to happen.

2- Too many ideas, too little cohesion
The story starts off really ...
Sep 29, 2021
There's not such thing as something that is for everyone and this is just not for me.
The plot does not follow not a clear path and it frequently makes a lot of jumps in focus, introducing new characters until the very last chapter. Because of reading this in an almost weekly manner, many times I lost track of who's who or why some character is behaving in a certain way.
The art is fine, but inconsistent. It sometimes borders on the abstract and I had to look at some pages more than once to understand what was going on.
I got hooked in some story arcs but ...

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