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Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 11 manga review

By Leroy Douresseaux
June 24, 2019 - 12:40

Tokyo Ghoul: re Graphic Novel Volume 11 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 among the secrets of his forgotten past is the truth that he is Ken Kaneki, a half-human and half-Ghoul.

As Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 11 (Chapters 111 to 122) opens, Haise Sasaki is no more.  Ken Kaneki has returned, but the CCG knows only that Haise has turned traitor.  Now, they are hunting him.  Nimura Furuta was once a Rank 1 investigator and was a member of the Washu family (Kichimaru Washu).  Furuta has forced his way into being the CCG's new bureau chief, and he has a plans to capture and kill the traitor Haise.  Introducing the new Qs Squad, “the Oggai;” they're like a squad full of Haise clones.

Meanwhile, Ken and his Ghoul compatriots have completed their mission to obtain a large supply of the RC suppressant, but another prize snared during the mission is the former CCG investigator, Kotaro Amon.  How will Amon and another former CCG colleague, Akira Mado, react to the new state of Kaneki's affairs?

[This volume includes bonus comics.]

THE LOWDOWN:  The Tokyo Ghoul: re manga is the follow-up to Tokyo Ghoul manga.  I have not warmed to the second series the way I did the first, but my enjoyment of the sequel increases practically with each volume.

Tokyo Ghoul: re Graphic Novel Volume 11 continues to deal with the new state of affairs.  Kaneki is trying to create an environment in which Ghouls and humans can come together.  The CCG is actually in a death spiral, although the public seems to believe that the organization is about to make its most forceful moves against the Ghouls.

With these changes and intrigues, creator Sui Ishida is raising the intensity level of the narrative.  Joe Yamasaki's translation of Sui's dialogue and text is picking up every bit of the heat generated by this seemingly apocalyptic endgame point in the series.  Yes, you should already be reading Tokyo Ghoul: re... after you have read Tokyo Ghoul.

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

8 out of 10

Last Updated: May 19, 2020 - 12:25

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