- Series: Tokyo Ghoul: re (Book 1)
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (October 17, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 142159496X
- ISBN-13: 978-1421594965
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 312 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Sui Ishida was born in Fukuoka, Japan. He is the author of Tokyo Ghoul and several Tokyo Ghoul one-shots, including one that won him second place in the Weekly Young Jump 113th Grand Prix award in 2010. Tokyo Ghoul began serialization in Weekly Young Jump in 2011 and was adapted into an anime series in 2014.
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Summary: Welcome to the city of Tokyo, a place in where humans live ordinary lives amongst creatures called ghouls. Residing in this city is Ken Kaneki; a college student whose life takes a downward spiral the day he first encounters a ghoul. Having to undergo an operation that turns him from human into ghoul Kaneki must learn and adapt to the horrors of his new life. Ghoul turf wars, the craving of human flesh, and keeping himself hidden from society are but the stepping stones of what it means to become a "monster".
•A wonderful use of colors (black and shading)
•Great moments that give the reader anxiety.
•The author is able to make you care for the main protagonist in a short amount of time.
•To some readers it might seem that emotions end abruptly (One moment something horrible is happening and then the next page that horror just ends).
•The pacing might not be up to standards by some.
Verdict: It being Tokyo Ghoul's first volume, the author (Sui Ishida) does a great job setting up this immersive story which has great potential to become an amazing one.
However, this being the case, by no means is this a perfect story. It has flaws that could put off some readers but, that being said, it's still a great start.
Rating: High recommendation
So as you read above this book is about ghouls. If you're not into vampires I don't recommend this book for you. It's the same concept except ghouls devour the entire body, not just the blood.
Ken's a normal kid who's a bit of an internal, shy guy who just wants to go out on a date. He's a bookworm and focused on college, so it's safe to assume he doesn't get a lot of girl action. A beautiful girl he's been eyeing for a while asks him about a book they're both reading. SPARK. They have things in common and they go out! Romantic, but this isn't that kind of story.
Turns out Rize is a ghoul and the date was merely a lure. An accident goes down and poor Ken's life is changed. His world's flipped inside out and upside down, the worst part? He didn't have a say in the matter. Now he's discovering the world of ghouls and what they go through.
To make matters worse his best friend, Hide, is a HUMAN and has no idea what Ken has become. Icing on the cake . . . Human food makes Ken sick every time he eats it and he must dispose of it quickly. Whether he wants to or not.
This book's really good, since it's manga I could blaze through the thing in one setting. I will reread it but for now I'm tearing through the rest of the volumes in this series. I love the artwork and details in the book.
There aern't any really gory stuff. Most of it's blurred out by action and black ink. There are curse words in the book and some scenes are a little intense and emotional. I mean give the kid a break, he's a half breed now and trying to fit into someone's world. It is manga so there are short skirts and cleavage but no unnecessary panty shots or things like that.
If you enjoy action, great plots with emotional parts, and vampires then you'll be fine. Yes, ghouls and vampires aren't the same but they do prey on humans. Cannablism is a thing in this book but as I said the artist doesn't go into depth or have up close shots of the victims or gore scenes.
Do pick this book up, it's really good. . . Now excuse me while I buy some more the series and wait by the mailbox.
An amazing series by Ishida Sui. This author is great at building characters, forming parallels, foreshadowing (sometimes using Tarot card numbers hidden in the panels), symbolism using flowers, and making you think. He even references old Japanese authors like Kafka. I was on the edge of my seat every week waiting for new chapters to come out. Seriously, support the author and check this series out! It will not disappoint you.