Reading Level: Older Teen
Genre: Graphic Novel/Horror
Length: 192 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd volume in the Tokyo Ghoul series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the third volume in the Tokyo Ghoul series. I was about to give up on this series…but I actually liked this book a lot more than the previous two.
In the previous book Hinami lost her mother and now is being taken care of by Kaneki and his new friends. However things get worse for Hinami when two of the Counter Ghoul agents, Mado and Amon, take an interest in her case and start trying to hunt her down. Kaneki and Touka will have to get Mado and Amon away from Hinami quickly. Kaneki is also exploring his new found Ghoul powers and he is trying to find a place to use them. Kaneki may be in an interesting position to bring about a sort of truce between humans and Ghouls.
I enjoyed the story a lot more in this volume than in the previous two volumes. We are learning a lot more and finally engaging with more of the characters in a more intimate way. I also really enjoyed watching Kaneki explore his ghoul powers.
There is a lot more action in this installment as well and we get to see some pretty awesome battles between Kaneki and the Counter Ghoul agents. We also learn some interesting info on how the Counter Ghoul agents’ weapons are made.
The illustration is well done and easy to follow. The storyline is getting more interesting (I was worried it was going to be a straight-up ghouls vs anti-ghoul agents).
Overall I think this was the best book in the series so far. I didn’t like the second volume that much, but after reading this one I kind of changed my mind. I will most likely continue reading this series. I would recommend to those who enjoy action and paranormal themed mangas.