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Tokyo Ghoul:re  
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Description
In Tokyo, an unchanging despair is lurking.
Mysterious man-eating beings, ghouls, run rampant in Tokyo. Living hidden during everyday life, the existence of ghouls, whose true identities are shrouded in mystery, permanently terrorizes Tokyo's residents.
At CCG, the sole institution that investigates and resolves cases related to ghouls, Haise Sasaki has been assigned a certain mission. While dealing with the unruly four problem children known as "Quinx", has Haise's days of suffering begun?

Type
Manga

Related Series
Toukyou Ghoul (Prequel)

Associated Names
Tokyo Gûl:re
Toukyou Ghoul:re
Toukyou Kushu:re
トーキョーグール:re
東京喰種:re

Groups Scanlating
/a/nonymous
Based Anon Scans
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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.69 by Twisted Hel Scans 3 months ago
v.7 c.66-68 by Twisted Hel Scans 4 months ago
v.7 c.64-65 by Twisted Hel Scans 10 months ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 16, Chap 179 (Much of the story is skipped or changed)

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
5 topics, 27 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (698 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 29th 2020, 2:10pm PST


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Recommendations
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Author(s)

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Year
2014

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (16 Vols - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #462 increased(+166)
Monthly Pos #1284 decreased(-15)
3 Month Pos #1756 decreased(-22)
6 Month Pos #1963 decreased(-110)
Year Pos #1926 decreased(-134)

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On 554 wish lists
On 989 completed lists
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Tokyo Ghoul:re  
by MrParumiV18
July 19th, 2020, 2:39am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
Story: 9/10
Art: 10/10
Characters: 9/10
Quality Polish Edition: 9/10
Enjoyment: 10/10
Overall: 9.4/10
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Clusterfucks are in fashion!  
by AstralRabbit
April 19th, 2020, 8:22am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
It's hard to get your feelings and thoughts totally straight on Tokyo Ghoul:re because the brevity of it's cast and narrative is large. Furthermore, the story is amass of different storylines threading and weaving between each other. But, like it's predecessor, Tokyo Ghoul:re gets the moments right. There are no end of disturbing, dramatic and beautiful moments throughout this story. Insanity rendered in gorgeous, brooding art and shown with great attention to the non-verbal component. The screaming confusion.

So, inspite of the weightless physical conflict in the latter half and the questionable way in which many plot strings are tied, Tokyo Ghoul:re leaves me feeling amazed.
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Another sequel that declines in quality  
by red-eyed-slayer
January 29th, 2020, 2:32pm
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
Tokyo ghoul part 1 was actually good not the best but it was enjoyable to read. Re is inconsistent, the potential for the series is there, but with plot holes and a lot of deus ex machina, The dragon arc is anticlimatic
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the final villain sucked as he didn't put up a good fight, when compared to Arima as his fight is way better. koma and irimi deaths are unexplained given that they are important characters.

Sen could have been interesting character too she was enigmatic and had an interestingly story potential, but her arc didn't amount to anything as her goal was just to stop V an organisation that is just boring and not exciting as they help the washuus maintain world order the theme of the world being trapped in a birdcage.

Also it was weird how they show Rize being in a broken state with Renji in part 1, I was extremely excited to see what happens next, and see her recover slowly from that state and see some interaction with kaneki but that plot point didn't amount to anything.

The clowns seem interesting how part 1 ended, it could have lead to new story developments that would actually be interesting but it felt too passive and simplistic in part 2. Uta and Itori deserved better when they were revealed to be in the clown gang as once again it felt too passive and they play too little of a role in general and their conclusion of attacking renji as a sign of friendship is something I would expect in a saturday morning cartoon to be honest.

mutsuki character arc suffered a 180 becoming a psychopathic character only to laughably easy to turn good it was very unconvincing how it happened. Nutcrackers motivation being a villain was poorly written a misandrist woman who just wants to beautiful was very cringeworthy. Characters that were shown to be very likely to be dead returns with no prior explanation as Amon appeared out of nowhere being an example.

Furthermore the washuu were ghouls is an asinine plot twist as their motivation were unclear and most likely nonsensical. If they were ghouls why would they need v's to collect corpses to sustain their hunger if they had the ccg as a research facility to and it was shown in the end
that synthetic meat was being made and there not once a mention of this plot point at all just another asspull that was poorly implemented as there was no hints or mention of it
. I could name more problems with the series such as introducing too much new characters that feels unnecessary as they feel too undeveloped, the old cast were very neglected in the first half, that the second half did a more decent job of developing personalities such as touka. But I think I will stop there and say the series is full of holes. One of the few saving grace for tokyo ghoul:re is Akira, touka, Hinami and kaneki(in some parts of the second half anyway, his character arc in the first half was poorly thought out and is meant to be a plot device)

... Last updated on September 24th, 2020, 2:02am
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Seriously another Great Manga Destroyed by the Ending stretch...  
by Xiximaro
December 8th, 2018, 2:31pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I'll keep this short. Re: is awesome. Primarily cause it shifted the attention to the humans perspective, cause in part one we only had the Ghouls perspective.
All of the story was going well till the part when
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Kaneki(One Eye King) and the Ghouls went to the underground...
the story went stale and dragged as f*ck till the end. It's not the first manga I noticed this, this has happened in Magi, which was for me a Masterpiece till a certain point, just like it happened to Bleach too, among others works.
I don't care about the political correct excuses written by publishers and posted mandatory on Twitter by authors. I still believe that authors are pressured to stretch out their profitables mangas by higher ups and this reflects poorly in abysmal shitty endings. Four big manga like Re:, Magi, Bleach, Naruto finishing like this... I logically can't believe it's a coincidence.
In this case, what Arima sent Kaneki out to do seemed contrived and nonsense at the end. People started not dying even after being mortally wounded, plot points were introduced to never be heard again, characters relationships turned shallow just like their motivations...
Even villains who were intended to be disgusting, are turned allies just because the story must continue. When the end part starts to stretch, all the non-sense that happens start to take shape and climaxing in a ending without any sense whatsoever. I firmly believe the author wanted to end this sooner but was made to keep drawing for the saking of "milking" and if what I'm saying is actually right, this might happen in Attack on Titan too, cause the author has expressed before that the story should have ended earlier. We will see how that goes...

If it exists a tag like "Axed" to express that a manga was cut-off short, someone should make a "Stretch" tag to express manga being stretched nonsensically so that it can milk money.

I'm giving a 9 again, because I'm ignoring the ending...

... Last updated on December 8th, 2018, 2:52pm
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A few thoughts  
by Top_RunnerDes
November 25th, 2018, 10:20pm
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
Some spoilers ahead

I didn't like Tokyo Ghoul:re (though I sort of enjoyed Tokyo Ghoul). I thought it was bad. I'm not gonna bother to delve back into the manga to figure out why certain points were good or not so forgive me if I get them wrong.

The biggest gripe with this series is that it has no thematic focus and therefore nothing the mangaka nor the reader can grasp onto (hence TG's ending and :re) . The entire series devolves into a farce that can be aptly summed up in one image.

The central conceit (and conflict) of Tokyo Ghoul (and :re) is that (A) ghouls consume humans as their only source of nourishment. The problem is that Tokyo Ghoul constantly undermines its central conceit. If (A) why is it that no one bothered to study the anatomy of ghouls to figure out why they can only eat that? Even if and only if (A), why is it that no one bothered to research de-ghoulification? It doesn't make much sense (nor is it believable) that the human side did not do any research into an enemy that threatens their existence.

Once these questions are asked you begin to wonder why is any of this happening? If the reasons ghouls are a threat to humanity is because they consume humans, why not look into that and find ways to stop them from needing to consume humans? Suddenly the seriousness of the story fallls off and you see it as the farce it is. There is no genuine conflict. There's just poorly written excuses for what's happening. The funny thing is that Tokyo Ghoul:re's ending finally manages to create synthetic human flesh for ghoul consumption and offers it as a sort of conclusion to the central conflict between humans and ghouls. What irritates me is that that solution was never once brought up during the story and instead we have characters acting out in ridiculous ways because no one bothered to do figure out the biology of ghouls.

One problem with the above statement though is that ghouls were in charge of the human-side organization fighting the ghouls so it may have been possible (even if the original author never outright said this) that they prevented research into de-ghoulification and synthetic human flesh. Well why? As far as I remember, the ghouls in charge merely lusted for power's sake and very few (read one) had ridiculous notions of turning everyone in Tokyo into a ghoul. (Yeah just go ahead and wipe the species that sustains you.) It also makes sense de-ghoulification was not very interesting to research due to ghoul's incredible regenerative properties and physical capabilities at the cost of needing to feed on human flesh. But given the series intense focus on questions of ethics, it doesn't make ghoulification all that good if it means to consume human flesh. (As to the question why is it okay for humans to eat other living beings and not ghouls with humans, is that (1) refer to two paragraphs above and (2) humans (and ghouls) have the intelligence that other animals can't have (intelligence in the Aristotelian-Thomistic sense)).

In short, :re is boring and messy to read through. Whenever it gets interesting, it loses any momentum right afterward. Also the art is sloppy in comparison with the prequel.

... Last updated on November 25th, 2018, 10:41pm
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started off strong but...  
by butako chan
November 2nd, 2018, 1:28am
Rating: 6.8 / 10.0
It has such a ridiculously confusing ending. At a certain point, the motivations of the characters hardly make sense anymore and you stop caring for what happens in the story. The cast is wayyy too big and often times you have to search each character's wiki page in order to even remember why they're relevant at all. The first half had a really great build up and payoff, but in the latter half, everything feels dragged and monotonous. I had a hard time deciding on a score due to the difference of how great the first half is compared to the failure of the later half.
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A ride, at times flawed, but always redeemable  
by j4mag
July 13th, 2018, 12:08pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
Tokyo Ghoul has always been about the twists and the turns the story takes you, and the characters you meet along the way. Re: takes that experience a step further, through conspiracies, betrayal, and mystery. At times, it can seem like Ishida is whipping the story along at random, and at other times, it can seem like it was all planned out from the beginning. I think the truth is somewhere in between. It has pacing problems, but I think a lot of them are because the scope of the story got out of hand. If you want to resolve the storylines of the 20-character cast, there is going to be a lot happening, and not much time to breathe.

Characters are the main draw of the series. They grow, fall apart, and grow again- in Ishida's own words, every character is the protagonist of their own tragedy. It's a tragedy, then, that he often seems to throw a lot of that development away in pursuit of plot convenience, or insert character development too little, too late.

The art is stellar. Stylistically emotive, and at times charmingly sinister, Ishida's artistic talent is second to none. His paneling, while generally unimaginative, hosts art that never seems rushed. Characters have character and are well designed, monsters are monstrous, and landscapes are detailed without seeming traced. Ishida struggles at times with making fight choreography clear, but it's never ruined a scene.

At the end of the day, Tokyo Ghoul Re: is a battle seinen, just as Tokyo Ghoul before it. The work is imperfect, as most are, but it's a clear cut above the rest. If you read Tokyo Ghoul, read Re:. It's a sequel more than a spiritual successor, and the story is just incomplete otherwise. If you haven't read Tokyo Ghoul, consider reading it if you are comfortable with a grimdark battle seinen with something to prove.

Story:. . . . . 5/10
World: . . . . 9/10
Characters: 8/10
Art: . . . . . .10/10
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Overall: . . . 8/10

... Last updated on July 13th, 2018, 12:14pm
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Amazing Story  
by bubbles0953
July 11th, 2018, 9:10am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
It was a sequel following a character who originally had people he wanted to protect .He loses his why forgetting what is truly important to him. Most characters go through many stages of change each with different goals.The author makes you question if someone being good or evil is so easy to decide by showing you characters placed on both sides of that label.
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The curse of sequels  
by Serendipity_
May 19th, 2018, 12:22pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
What I loved about Tokyo Ghoul was the character development, the good phasing of the story and a general feeling of "wanting to know more" when reading. I liked Kaneki Ken and I liked how he reflected and interacted with his surroundings. Such qualities are clearly lacking in :re.

Honestly, :re is an incorrigible mess that just gives the reader fight after fight after fight without explanations. There is no real story, no real development, no characters that I felt was as interesting or as funny as those in Tokyo Ghoul. I am both sad and disappointed that the author wasted this manga's potential with a mediocre sequel meant to (probably) please the audience rather than actually making quality work.

For those who will say that :re needs more "reflection" or "patience" clearly does not understand Tokyo Ghoul but are just fanboys who doesn't want anyone talking shit or saying anything negative about the manga. Read and compare Tokyo Ghoul and :re and you will see a clear difference in quality.

Tokyo Ghoul:re is not finished yet, however, I highly doubt that anything story or character wise will change. Introducing new enemies does not count as a development y'all, just wanted to put that out here.
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by dreamer00013
July 25th, 2017, 1:45am
Rating: N/A
In Tokyo Ghoul the ghouls were the monsters. In Tokyo Ghoul re, it's turned around, making the human population the inhuman ones, the monsters. Make no mistake: Ghouls are still cruel here, but the cruelity of the humans? Oh my.
Current status of reading: ch 134

While still better than most other stuff that's released weekly, I'm just not impressed any more with this series. If you liked TG though, continue on. Or wait until this series is completed and do a binge read.
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