ARC Review: Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida

I started watching Tokyo Ghoul years back after a suggestion from my cousin but once it got too sad for me I stopped.

After reading this I regret that decision completely because this manga is breathtaking.
Creepy? Check. Gory? Check. Anxiety inducing. I’ve got my paper bag in hand.

The slick artwork and the gorgeous prose I can praise for days. The ink positively bleeds off the pages and the fear and loss I felt for the protagonist is tangible.


Ghouls are ravaging the streets of Tokyo. Killers with a taste for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is one of the unlucky souls to encounter one but fortune smiles on him and he survives, just barely but he does.

This was so good. Shonen manga can be very hit or miss and this was a definite hit. The supernatural aspect is executed flawlessly and the very real emotions of the characters; both human and ghoul are stark and bleak.


This was published years ago and I know I’m late but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to read more. If you’re a fan of dark fantasy and horror manga I would definitely check this out. Besides Kaneki there are a variety of other interesting characters ghoul and human alike. I need to know how this ends.

Thank you very much to Netgalley and VIZ for this ARC. All opinions are my own.

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