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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 acts of man-eating monsters, 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 be reality.

Note: The prototype chapter won the Young Jump 113th Grand Prix award in 2010.


Related Series

Associated Names
โตเกียวกูล (Thai)
Tōkyō Gūru
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Kushu
Tokyo Kushu (Ghoul)

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Imperial Scans
Kawa Scans
Lazy Ass Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.14 c.133-143 + Epilogue (end) by Twisted Hel Scans (88d ago)
v.13 c.131-132 by Twisted Hel Scans (88d ago)
v.13 c.129-130 by Twisted Hel Scans (187d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 7, Chap 66 (Season 1)

User Reviews

6 topics, 31 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (827 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.43 / 10.0
 33% (272 votes)
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 23% (189 votes)
 9% (78 votes)
 3% (27 votes)
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 3% (26 votes)

Last Updated
August 18th 2015, 10:36pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Miracle Jump (Shueisha)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (2 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #384 (No change)
Monthly Pos #370 decreased(-3)
3 Month Pos #350 decreased(-104)
6 Month Pos #180 decreased(-103)

List Stats
On 2371 reading lists
On 835 wish lists
On 2073 completed lists
On 54 unfinished lists
On 364 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Tokyo Ghoul Gets 2nd Original Video Anime in December 43 days, 22 hours, 6 minutes ago
Tokyo Ghoul to End This Month 315 days, 18 hours, 14 minutes ago
Tokyo Ghoul getting 2nd season in manga and anime! 326 days, 16 hours, 55 minutes ago
Please tell me: when does Kaneki say this? 350 days, 8 hours, 2 minutes ago
Chapter 75! 414 days, 13 hours, 53 minutes ago

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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dreamer00013
September 21st, 2014, 7:28pm
Well... this situation is somehow hilarious. Lots of people complain about the end and complain how horrible it is and try to analyse why it was such a "piece of crap". Haha.
Did you actually read this story? Yes? Then you should have noticed that THIS ending can't be all there was to it. That mangaka planned all this - the frustration and anger about this "ending" was planned since at least past chapter 72. (Check out the chapter title). So no - that can't be all there was to it. He wouldn't plan such a shitty ending after doing all these foreshadowings and leaving all those clues...
I expect a sequel. A good one. And I expect a good amount of my theories to be crushed mercelessly. After all, this is the reason I love Tokyo Ghoul. It's a trip where you can't predict its ending. And where you continue to look back only to realize: Oh! This was all already there somewhere. So yeah. To sum it up: Don't read it now, read it in one or two months. Because if you do, right now you'll only be left in frustration, anger and worry like all those people who kept reading it until the end. (They wouldn't be so pissed off if they didn't enjoy the story) You are honestly better off reading it after the sequel was announced. (*I don't know for sure though whether Ishida will really announce a sequel - so don't take my word for it please!)

Update: One month later the sequel began running... just as predicted. Aaaand my theories were pretty much crushed, I'm really interested whether I'm correct with the few remaining ones. So please, you may begin reading now, you are in for a bloody ride smile

... Last updated on October 11th, 2014, 11:47am
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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: 10.0 / 10.0
by ladyknight1998
December 27th, 2012, 10:31am
I stumbled upon this story when I was looking for a horror manga (its not that scary). And I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. I won't spoil anything but you should check it out.
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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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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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Itchy tasty   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
October 13th, 2014, 3:14pm
The series is firstly very good, employs a unique art style, has characters one can get behind and a steadily developing world. I also find the handling of gore (a bit like a french album) and minimal nudity interesting.
Tons of messed up but always justified acts of violence happen to everyone (none are safe) but here is the kicker.
The actual "gore" aspect is just out frame most of the time but instead we get to see detailed and agony filled close-ups of the victims and perpetrators faces or reaction shots from onlookers. Ah so many feels.
I may love justified gore as much as any true seinen connoisseur to clarify but restrain is a lost art and Sui knows that language well. Best of all nearly everything has lasting consequences from deaths that stick to lasting darkness just under the smiles of the leads. There is further a lot of grey morality going on and the villains and anti-heroes all feel justified in their own way. A bit like the classic 10/10 Akira. The narrative itself starts of with a bang but settles down in a decent for a lack of words "shonen"grove (the series first small flaw) but then something Big happens around the middle, the series then gets a slight kick in the pants and kicks into high gear. I am not talking about an increase of action scenes by the way. A bit like Attack on Titan (8/10).
Not much time is wasted thereafter and now to the second and final flaw. Most heroic characters are a bit too innocent or "clean" for lack of a better term to fit into their world or even ours. I don´t need a sex + drugs orgy by any means but it would be nice if the all the rather cute shipping would lead to more then longing stares for example.
So no real flaws at all and my rating could go up a bit if the story stays strong. By that i meat the fact that RE isn´t a standalone sequel and more like a volume 15 (just like the pointless US-comics renumbering) but the short spin-off Jack is sadly a skip worth 5/10 mess. The same applies to the sadly rushed and changed anime adaptation.
The happier parts of the manga remind me of Angel Densetsu (10/10), the action scenes and restraint of the highly heroic Claymore (8,5/10), the darker parts of Parasyte (10/10) and why not try the king of seinen Berserk (10/10) if you are at it. Sui´s latest work "The Penisman" (8/10) lastly proves that he isn´t a one trick pony as it is a sex comedy about cannibalism amongst other topics... Hm.

... Last updated on June 22nd, 2015, 11:44am
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A Shakespearean Tragedy   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Dr. Love
November 19th, 2014, 9:10pm
Tokyo Ghoul begins and ends with Ken Kaneki. There are countless of intriguing subplots & characters with distinctive motives all in the backdrop of a macabre urban Tokyo. But at the end what lies at the heart of the story is its protagonist. We come to know about Kaneki, learn to like him and understand his struggle. This is a journey that details a young man entering a world previously unaware to him and trying to deal with his new reality.

... Last updated on November 29th, 2014, 8:11pm
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I shouldn't have gotten so attached to the characters....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
November 28th, 2014, 3:29am
Dammit. I went into this manga knowing it was horror/tragedy (aka LOTS OF DEATHS) and yet I managed to let down my guards by the first chapter... sad

This manga was really good, and honestly, the poor main character needs a break. His life sucks. I cry so much for him.

BUT GAHD I NEED MORE! I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS DANG IT! <-- binged read this and now i have withdrawal symptoms.

... Last updated on November 28th, 2014, 3:31am
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A forgetful ending   
Rating: N/A
by mystyc
September 13th, 2014, 4:35pm
The series was fairly interesting for its genre (horror), which I usually find unappealing. The ending in chapter 143 ruins the series enough that I'd recommend just stopping at 142. There just was not enough foreshadowing of the ending, and the way it ended simply had no meaning.

I guess I should not be too surprised given the highly detailed but incomplete world of ghouls and humans constructed by the mangaka. In short, he did not construct a world, rather he was just focused on Tokyo. This is usually understandable for manga, given that it is japanese after all, but the mangaka repeatedly focused on the theme that "the world is wrong," which simply reminded you that you don't know anything about how ghouls are treated in the rest of the world.

If the world had been constructed in a more complete fashion, there would be countries which treat ghouls like normal citizens, and others that treat them as slave labor. There would be countries where ghouls would be in charge and humans would be the 2nd class citizens. The point is that there would be so much variation that the real struggle for ghouls would be immigration and some dream of a "promised land."

So, sorry Ishida Sui. Your world was not wrong, rather it was simply incomplete, much like the ending to your series.
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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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