Saturday, September 3, 2016

Review: Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 8

27406739 Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 8 by Sui Ishida
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*I received a free e-copy from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest, unbiased review*
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Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way-except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.

The newly awakened Kaneki unleashes his monstrous strength to protect his friend Touka and finds himself irrevocably changed. Kaneki sets out on his own, determined to find out the truth behind what's happening to him--and what the Aogiri Tree organization actually is.

Cover: Cool
Score: 4 Stars
Overall: Interesting
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Touka and Ayato's story
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Probably
Recommend: Yes
Favorite Character: Kaneki

First off I'll say I am behind on this series, both in the manga and anime. Despite that I enjoyed reading this one and loved seeing Touka and Ayato's side of things. Although things have gotten a lot darker, I'm eagerly waiting to see what happens next! Since I am behind, this review isn't going to be as long as most. In this edition, I loved seeing both Touka and Ayato's story, as well as seeing Kaneki once again work to find his place in the world now that he is part of both the human world and the world of the Ghouls. I enjoyed reading this one, and definitely plan to continue the series. 

About the Author: 
Sui Ishida (石田 スイ, Ishida Sui), born December 28, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, is a Japanese manga artist
In 2010 he won the Young Jump 113th Grand Prix award with Tokyo Ghoul (東京喰種, Tōkyō Kushu). In March 2011, the same oneshot was published in the 2nd Issue of Miracle Jump. And later in September 2011, Tokyo Ghoul started as a series in Weekly Young Jump 2011-41 Issue. In December 2011, he made another oneshot about Rize that was published in December 2011 in Miracle Jump 6th Issue, which was later collected in the 6th volume of Tokyo Ghoul.
In 2013, he also started Tokyo Ghoul: Jack in the digital magazine Jump LIVE.

Sui Ishida is his penname; nobody knows his real name or what he looks like.

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