Ken Kaneki is a shy, ordinary college student who attends Kamii University. There, he studies Japanese literature. This book-loving freshman is excited to go on a date with the beautiful Rize Kamishiro, but he does not know that she is a Ghoul. They look like humans and live among us, but Ghouls crave human flesh. Soon, Kaneki finds himself a hybrid, trapped between the worlds of Ghouls and humans.
As Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 7 (Chapters 59 to 68) opens, Kaneki is a captive of Aogiri Tree, a powerful 13th ward Ghoul gang. Now, in an annex to the group's slum headquarters, Kaneki is a slave to the sadistic Yamori a.k.a. “Jason.” This brute tortures Kaneki beyond reason, but in order from Kaneki to free himself, he will have to become something else...
Meanwhile, the CCG, the local Ghoul-investigating law enforcement agency, launches an assault on Aogiri Tree's headquarters, and they are prepared and capable of destroying Ghouls. Plus, the Anteiku Squad launches a rescue mission to save Kaneki.
THE LOWDOWN: The Tokyo Ghoul manga improves with each volume, becoming a topnotch dark fantasy manga. It treads the ground between seinen and shonen about as well as it travels through shadowy other-worlds that exist right along side the human world.
Tokyo Ghoul Volume 7 offers plenty of kick-ass battle manga. It also seems to present a major turning point for its lead character, Ken Kaneki. This is a reward volume for regular readers, but I don't think that this is necessarily a good jumping-on point for new readers. However, Vol. 7 will make it worth going back to the beginning of this intriguing series.
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