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Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 7 manga review
By Leroy Douresseaux

Oct 19, 2018 - 23:13

Publisher(s): Viz Media
Writer(s): Sui Ishida, Joe Yamazaki
Artist(s): Sui Ishida
Letterer(s): Vanessa Satone
ISBN: 978-1-4215-9502-3
$12.99 U.S., $17.99 CAN, £8.99 UK, 250pp, B&W, paperback
Rating: T+ (Teen Plus)

Tokyo Ghoul: re Graphic Novel Volume 7 cover image

Rated “T+” for “Older Teen”

Ghouls do look like humans, and they do live among us.  But Ghouls crave human flesh.  The Commission of Counter Ghouls (CCG) is the only organization in the world fighting and exterminating Ghouls and investigating Ghoul-related crimes.  Haise Sasaki is in charge of an unruly CCG squad, “Quinx Squad” (or “Qs Squad”), but his forgotten past hides dark secrets.

As Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 7 (Chapters 64 to 75) opens, Sen Takatsukino, a popular and bestselling novelist, has revealed that she is a Ghoul.  Now, the public is in an uproar, and for the first time, public opinion about Ghouls improves, while opinion about the CCG turns sour.

Now, the CCG launches an invasion of the Ghoul stronghold on the island of Rushima.  Meanwhile, the Ghouls launch an attack on the CCG's ghoul prison and extermination facility, Cochlea.  Once again, Haise must confront his own past and who he really is.

THE LOWDOWN:  I had been having a hard time warming up to The Tokyo Ghoul: re manga.  Although this sequel stands on its own, I preferred the original series, Tokyo Ghoul, which I thoroughly enjoyed reading.  Both series are the creations of Sui Ishida, and now I am forced to respect what he has done on both series

Tokyo Ghoul: re Graphic Novel Volume 7 is fantastic, following the equally fantastic Vol. 6.  It is all-out war between the Ghouls and the CCG on two fronts, and this volume features an epic battle – round two – that may change the direction of the series!  Vols. 6 and 7 have seen Tokyo Ghoul: re hit its narrative stride, and a dark fantasy is now dark and delicious.

I READS YOU RECOMMENDS:  Fans of Tokyo Ghoul will want to devour VIZ Signature's Tokyo Ghoul: re.

9 out of 10

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