Reading Level: Older Teen (16+)
Length: 208 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd volume in the Tokyo Ghoul series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the second volume in the Tokyo Ghoul series. I thought it was a good read, but wasn’t completely blown away by it.
Ken Kanaki is trying to adjust to his new life as a ghoul/human hybrid. He is getting trained in at his new job and meeting new Ghouls. There are some Ghoulturf wars going on and we meet a special police that exterminates Ghouls with great zeal. In addition to all that, Ken is finally determined to learn to use his newfound Ghoulish powers.
The illustration throughout is good but not exceptional. The story is also good, but it seems very typical to a lot of manga out there. I am curious to see where the story goes or if it is just going to be more ghoul turf wars and evading special police.
I know a lot of people really love this series and right now I don’t really understand why, but I plan on reading it up to volume 5 to see where it goes.
Overall this was a good read. I like the characters and think the story and illustration are all well done. It’s not a manga I am super excited about, but fans of horror shounen will probably enjoy it.