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Toukyou Kushu  
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Strange murders are happening in Tokyo. Due to liquid evidence at the scene, the police conclude the attacks are the results of 'eater' type ghouls. College buddies Kaneki and Hide come up with the idea that ghouls are imitating humans so that's why they haven't ever seen one. Little did they know that their theory may very well become reality.


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Associated Names
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Kushu

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Kawa Scans
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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.121 by Kawa Scans (3d ago)
v.12 c.117 by cannighoul (5d ago)
v.10 c.90-93 by Twisted Hel Scans (5d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (342 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 19th 2014, 9:16pm PST

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #3 (No change)
Monthly Pos #1 increased(+2)
3 Month Pos #2 increased(+16)
6 Month Pos #3 increased(+38)

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Chapter 75! 39 days, 9 hours, 16 minutes ago
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Good but falls off   
Rating: N/A
by tallrice
August 7th, 2014, 3:22pm
I love the concept and the fact that the main character is on the 'wrong side' and all the psychological exploration that comes of that. The art is solid, the author is not afraid to widen his cast, so the society feels real, which I like.

The problems:
-Too narrowly focused on particular sub-plots and loses it's synthesis as a story on the whole. He has great ideas, but executes them one at a time: first it's the his adaption and how that effects relationships with his old/new friends, then it's the new people he meets around him when learning his new lifestyle, then it's the government encroachment, then it's back to another plot on ghoul society, then back to another government plot, etc, and the mangaka sort of forgets the other stories while he's doing another, so you'll have a whole volume of one plot, then a whole volume of another, so it's really strange when suddenly he sees this 'best friend' of his again after 3 volumes and then doesn't see him anymore after that...
-Shounen style hero: As I mentioned at the beginning, there are great characters, the problem is, they sort of flip on themselves, so the enemy becomes the good little sidekick, all his psychological problems blown away by being beaten up by the main character (this happens a lot). The main character also had a lot of interesting concerns and personality traits that just get thrown away for him to be badass... which is momentarily exciting, but it destroys the development and long term coherence...
-Shounen style bad guys- I guess this goes hand in hand with the previous two problems, but the really important bad guy in one plot is removed, introduce new really bad guy, remove, etc and the whole story revolves around the bad guys, which sort of makes it boring after a couple arcs...

So, great manga, definitely worth reading, just no reread value and probably will go onto your unfinished list, so don't read it if you want to finish the series ^_^; (note that I am the kind of guy who got bored of naruto and bleach and noblesse etc etc so if you can continue reading those series for evermore, then this is perfect for you too)
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Surprisingly good   
Rating: N/A
by ko-miko
July 29th, 2014, 6:04am
All around great manga, the only thing that's disappointing is its slip into shounen tropes. The tired and sexist tool of having a strong woman only for the protagonist to SUPER POWER UP and brush her aside / save her is pretty lame. The method that the protagonist powered up is fairly original and more realistic than most, but in a general with such established tropes its best to avoid them. Especially if its going to turn sexist
Otherwise good character building
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Great potential, but wondering where it'll go.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Disperse
July 17th, 2014, 12:13am
In terms of the pros, firstly I must say I ADORE the art. It's some of the best drawings I've seen in a while. Sui is great at character design, Kaneki's awesome ghoul mask has become rather iconic in the series. Secondly, the author is decent at foreshadowing and he loves to mentally break characters. So if you're into dark twisted shit, this may be worth a read. Characters aren't all fluffy either, since you follow Kaneki into the world of ghouls, which are basically "bad" guys with some redeeming features. The people he is surrounded by are macabre to say the least. But that's one of the interesting points.

In terms of cons... I was somewhat disappointed that it had the typical "weak meek loser type" turn into "super strong badass who suddenly destroys all previous opponents" shonen cliche. I wanted his development to be more realistic and gradual, not a sudden power spike that changed A LOT about him. It felt... too convenient. Too contrived. The beginning of the manga showed that this could be a new and original manga that defies convention, but I was slowly seeing it slip into the same shonen tropes. The heroine who was originally supposed to be "strong" is quickly brushed aside and turns into a damsel before his new found super hax powers. It really bothered me, don't make her seem strong in the beginning just so you can kick her down a notch to show how strong the protagonist becomes. It's the same tired and not to mention sexist trope that I get annoyed of seeing.

Aside from following the shonen formula and such, I would say overall this manga is pretty original and has a good atmosphere for horror lovers. It seems the author really enjoys tormenting his characters to the absolute brink, so I don't really expect him to be gentle with them in the future chapters either, lol. Here's hoping he breaks out of the shonen cliche a bit and gives us a truly original manga that this had the potential to be since the beginning.

... Last updated on July 17th, 2014, 12:30am
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Rating: N/A
by s0ulEaTeR
July 16th, 2014, 5:53pm
I've really enjoyed this series since my friend got me watching the anime I was extremely curious so i read every translated chapter that's out and i can't wait for more of kaneki and toka-chan I want more!!!!
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finally somthing good to read. so rare nowday.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by GOKI408
July 14th, 2014, 7:07pm
Just awsome, manga like those can be really rare; so far only a few made me so happy to read, and so into it, like Titan, Apocalypse no toridé, and tokyo ghoul now. kinda the same genre, and so good. you quikly get attched to the character, and they're not boring at all.

Love this manga so happy to have ind it :'( it's been a while since the last time i read something so interesting.
I hope the charactere won't get killed even if it's tragedy.

Ps: if someone have the same kind of thing without boring romance, and stupid girls making most manga stupid. please tell me. i's also so rare.
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Despite the unexpected "action style"   
Rating: N/A
by exxp
March 7th, 2014, 7:26am
* It would be better if the headline name changes from "Toukyou Kushu" to "Tokyo Ghoul", since the second is an official english name.

This is must read for: horror, dark fantasy, replacement of vampire stories.
I wonder if the emotional roller coaster really got twisted as DarrisonSaber commented, because I think the great unique taste in the beginning of the manga continues despite the unexpected "action style".
The drama, mystery and psychological thriller in this manga are also great... really great I repeat!

I also love the characters very much. Plus other readers find many of the characters interesting.
Lame main charater? Your view of him might change after knowing his past more, in 60s chapters.
Currently, I see that the manga focuses on ghouls more than humans. Ghouls are the main topic after all...

** I also wish to read Tokyo Ghoul Novels.

... Last updated on June 15th, 2014, 11:38am
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Sarts off Good, Starting to become Stereotypical   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by DarrisonSaber
December 24th, 2013, 3:28pm
I will keep this short and simple:
+Interesting premise
+Realistic reactions/emotions
+pretty damn well paced
+cool and unique characters

-not very strong climb to climax, meaning, the story started off awesome, but is starting to go downhill
-characters in later story are not very sympathetic
-instead of an emotional roller coaster, it becomes a fighting manga around 4-5ish volume :\
-I read all the way up to the 100th chapter so far and frankly, I know how it is going to end, unless there is a plot twist which I can still kind of guess where it is going

I gave it a 10/10 so that the Bayesian Average will rise and make it up higher in the rankings, in actuality, it's around a 8.5/10. No manga is perfect; I just want more people to find out about this manga, because it is worth reading.

... Last updated on January 4th, 2014, 8:17pm
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Rating: N/A
by NomMango
August 22nd, 2013, 2:20pm
Although the plot is pretty good but something about this manga threw me off. I decided to put this manga on hold. It made me bored... only a few chapters kept me going and "hype".
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Thumbs Up   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 4dhi_Caesar
August 10th, 2013, 11:51pm
Story,art and character development is really interesting(Well...for me is the so called MC of course)

It's never make me bored

I demand ya to read it,guys smile
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Very good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RoxFlowz
June 20th, 2013, 3:44am
I'm so glad that Twisted Hel Scans picked this one up, I almost feared i would never be able to read it after LA dropped it. The main character may start off a bit annoying but i find his behaviour to be very realistic in regard to his situation.
As this is my first manga about ghouls (as a main theme) I really look forward to further development. It definitely shows a lot of potential.
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