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Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 8 manga review

By Leroy Douresseaux
December 27, 2018 - 15:13

Tokyo Ghoul re: Graphic Novel Volume 8 cover image

Rated “T+” for “Older Teen”

They look like humans, and they 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. 8 (Chapters 76 to 86) opens, Haise Sasaki a.k.a. Ken Kaneki continues his battle against the greatest CCG hunter of all, Kisho Arima, the man who is his mentor and who once “killed” him.  However, not only will the battle come to a shocking conclusion, but Arima will also reveal the darkest secrets of the CCG.

THE LOWDOWN:  As I have previously written, I was 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 I find myself loving both series equally... perhaps.

Tokyo Ghoul: re Graphic Novel Volume 8 rips the skin off the good guys/bad guys dynamic.  This is a gruesome issue that Ishida fills with imaginative monstrous Ghouls and enhanced-CCG agents.  Since Vol. 6, this series has been hitting its stride, and Vol. 9 is a must read.

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

9 out of 10

Rating: 9 /10

Last Updated: May 19, 2020 - 12:25

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