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Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 10 manga review

By Leroy Douresseaux
June 3, 2019 - 11:53

Tokyo Ghoul: re Graphic Novel Volume 10 cover image

Rated “T+” for “Older Teen”

They look like humans and 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 was in charge of an unruly CCG squad, “Quinx Squad” (or “Qs Squad”), but his forgotten past changes things.

Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 10 (Chapters 99 to 110) opens in the wake of the “Rushima Operation.”  Now, both the Ghouls and the CCG are in a state of flux.  Washu clan member, Nimura Furuta, a Rank 1 investigator is about to become chairman of the CCG, and he has plans for the organization.

Ken Kaneki, in the wake of killing Kisho Arima, the CCG investigator who “killed” him, has shed his “Haise Sasaki” identity.  Now, the former CCG Rank 1 investigator is a wanted man slash Ghoul, and he is the new One-Eyed King.  Furuta wants to make an offer to Kaneki, one that will bring peace between the CCG and Ghouls.  What will it cost Kaneki?

[This volume includes four-panel comics.]

THE LOWDOWN:  I have told you, dear readers, that I was having a hard time warming up to the Tokyo Ghoul: re manga.  One of the reasons is that this follow-up to Tokyo Ghoul is inconsistent in many ways, from tone to drama.

Tokyo Ghoul: re Graphic Novel Volume 10 epitomizes that.  Considering where the narrative is, following the major reveals of the past few volumes, Vol. 10 offers a lot of scenes of conversation, most of them in word balloons that are impossible to read without a magnifying glass.  When the action does come hot and heavy – involving a subplot to get medical help for Akira Mado, an investigator currently held captive by the Ghouls – I couldn't help but wonder why this battle did not lead off the volume.  Hey, they can't all be top volumes.

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

6 out of 10

Rating: 6 /10

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Last Updated: June 19, 2019 - 07:56

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