Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 1 By Sui Ishida and Joe Yamazaki (Translator)
Genre: Manga, Horror, Fantasy
Pages: 224 pages
Published: June 16th 2015
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Plot: Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body—eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own.
My Review: So this manga was a random purchase for me. My boyfriend and I decided to go for a walk. That ended up turning into a trip to Barnes and Noble. Usually when I’m in Barnes and noble I go to the same aisles. I looked around from a little then went to the aisle he was in. The cover of Tokyo Ghoul caught my eye. It looked really awesome. My boyfriend asked me if I wanted to buy it so I decided why not.
Now this was my first time reading a manga. I had never read one before. I was little worried it was going to take me longer to read because I’m not use to reading right to left. Honestly after doing it for a little while it feels natural. Plus I got really into the story that I wasn’t really thinking about it.
So Tokyo Ghoul is about this boy who ends up going out on a date with this girl. The only thing is he has no idea this girl is a ghoul. A ghoul is a person who hunts humans for food. So she only goes out with him because she wants to eat him. He ends up getting an organ transplant from her and becomes the first half human, half ghoul hybrid. So the first volume is him learning his new world.
I don’t want to say too much about this because I don’t want to spoil anything. I am so glad I ended up picking this up. It’s dark and emotional. I love seeing the main character go on this journey. It was sad to see his life change so drastically. I did enjoy that there is so much for him to learn and the reader is right there with him. He has this struggle of wanting to hunt humans but at the same time not because he is also human. We are on this journey together expect we just aren’t living it.
I really can’t wait to get to the next volume. I probably will end up giving it another reread just to refresh my memory of all the little details I can’t remember. Plus the exciting part is this was made into a tv show. I can’t wait to watch it after I read the series.
Have you ever read this manga? Did you end up enjoying it? If you read manga what other series would you recommend?
4 thoughts on “Manga Review: Tokyo Ghoul”
Loved this Reg! I want to read a Manga one day
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Excellent review! 🙂
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Thank you so much 😀
I’m currently reading tokyo ghoul i think i’m on Vol 11 now and i love it. they also have an anime which isn’t to bad. i enjoyed the same things you have written about on here. 🙂 Great review!