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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.


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

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Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.129-130 by Twisted Hel Scans (51d ago)
v.13 c.124-128 by Twisted Hel Scans (90d ago)
v.13 c.122-123 by Twisted Hel Scans (131d 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

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (724 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.42 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 18th 2015, 12:22am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (volume 1 - June)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #128 decreased(-21)
Monthly Pos #81 decreased(-17)
3 Month Pos #64 decreased(-15)
6 Month Pos #52 decreased(-25)

List Stats
On 2421 reading lists
On 812 wish lists
On 1714 completed lists
On 49 unfinished lists
On 338 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Tokyo Ghoul to End This Month 179 days, 23 hours, 0 minutes ago
Tokyo Ghoul getting 2nd season in manga and anime! 190 days, 21 hours, 42 minutes ago
Please tell me: when does Kaneki say this? 214 days, 12 hours, 49 minutes ago
Chapter 75! 278 days, 18 hours, 40 minutes ago
Tokyo Ghoul anime adaption greenlit 413 days, 17 hours, 18 minutes ago

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Nothing short of amazing.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bunnelby
March 21st, 2015, 3:36pm
Do not listen to those who said the ending sucked or that it was rushed. It wasn't. After starting the sequel I felt that Tokyo Ghoul was meant to be a large prologue to a even larger story, I do hope I'm right. Ishida Sui pours tons of information in each chapter, something to be amazed at considering how many pages each has. The last couple chapters, more precisely the last one gives you a lot to think about and answers almost nothing, it just hints of what it's yet to come, basically proving that ending where it ended was Ishida's plan from the start.

Tokyo Ghoul never ceased to impress me, it has incredible character and plot development in every single chapter, no exceptions, even the characters who disappear for chapters on end come back with such force you feel like they never even left. Ishida does a remarkable job with the main character, it's hard not to feel bad for him, after all he clearly states that his story is a tragedy in the first chapter. You'll feel torn, should you hate the ghouls or the humans? Who's worse? The world is indeed wrong, but who's the cause of it? Ghouls whose only way of survival is to eat human flesh, some kill and some don't, some just kill because they feel pleasure, but even for just existing they're hated and hunted. Or the humans, whose fear of being bellow someone in the food chain hunt the ones above them and forget they're also monsters. It's hard not to relate with both sides. Even the characters you hate are too interesting to be ignored, you'll want them dead but you'll love to have them alive. Ishida art is beyond stunning, from the detailed landscape to the distinctive characters designs. Ishida loves symbolism and hidden messages, he does great use of numbers (western and roman numerals), pay attention to them, they are references to Tarot cards, he seems to love those, but not only numbers, he also uses words or images, such as flowers or references to myths or mythological creatures, the texts are also filled with symbolism, like the use of poems and famous literary works. My only problem is the difficulty to understand what's happening in some action scenes, in between frames are necessary in some, but this doesn't affect the story or the art, so don't worry.

Well, like I said, nothing short of amazing, it draws you in and it doesn't let you get out, just like Kaneki being unable to free himself from what happened to him, if you don't prepare yourself and put up a wall you'll probably be dragged down until the end.

... Last updated on March 27th, 2015, 1:36am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Connect
March 21st, 2015, 12:44am
Please do ignore the comments saying how the ending sucks and what not . Be aware that THERE IS A SEQUEL. Just as dreamer00013 has stated, Ishida has most likely planned the whole thing out and everything he does has a reason to it.

To those contemplating whether they should read it or not, I would definitely recommend this one. The characters (& development ) are great and you will absolutely fall in love with them . As well as the hidden messages, symbols and metaphors are really interesting.

Tokyo ghoul has been rising in popularity as it has already 2 anime seasons, art conventions, cafes, soon to have a musical and manga sales have been doing extremely well . etctecetc since it is obviously successful, i hope you all give it a shot !
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I'm hooked   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Akatsubaki
February 27th, 2015, 11:01am
Easily becomes one of my top favorites manga. I havent find something this great that can satisfy me recently until i read tokyo ghoul. I picked this up because the cover looked interesting to me and it has been completely scanlated. Turned out I really love the story and the characters. And the art was very good too. There are struggle, hate, love, sadness, happiness for each person. No right or wrong side in the battle between human and ghouls, just every one of them trying to protect what's important for them. I was disatissfied with the ending.. Not until i realized there is a sequel! Tokyo Ghoul is really amazing, the name of Ishida Sui has been engraved on my mind. One of few talented mangaka that able to deliver a captivating story.
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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 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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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kaise
November 7th, 2014, 1:59am
The whole plot was more than enough to keep me reading. Having to wait for the next chapter to be released left questions hanging heavy in the air thanks to all the cliffhangers that seemed to never end. The last chapter being announced definitely brought me to tears even before I read it though. However I'm really happy that the sequel is out.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Even if questions haven't quite been answered yet.
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Itchy tasty   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
October 13th, 2014, 3:14pm
The series is very good itself, 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(yes 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 faces or reaction shots of the viewers(so many feelz). Best of all nearly everything has lasting consequences from deaths that stick to lasting darkness just under the smiles of the leads.
There is also a lot of grey morality going on and the villains and anti-heroes all feel justified in their own way. A bit like Akira. To clarify I love justified gore as much as anyone but restrain is a lost art and Sui knows that language well.
The series 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 and the series 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 Titans.
Not much time is wasted on anything after that and now we come to the second and final flaw. Most characters are a bit to innocent or "clean" for better word to fit into the series world or even ours. I don´t need a sex and drugs orgys 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. I have no doubt. By that i meat this fact: RE is not a sequel but more like a Volume 15(just like the pointless US-comics renumbering) and the spinoff Jack is a mess all around. So is the sadly rushed anime to a point. The happier parts of the manga remind me of Angel Desetsu and Claymore. The darker of Parasyte. And why not try Berserk if you are at it?

... Last updated on January 19th, 2015, 12:24pm
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It showed great promise.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by asmageddon
September 26th, 2014, 10:10am
Interesting characters, mildly philosophical and extremely engaging themes, moral dilemmas, conflicts, but a promise for something more, this manga had every piece of potential to be awesome, but unfortunately, in the end, at one point the author opted for cheap shock value and brutal action scenes over pursuing character development and plot as the main goals of the manga.

I will leave the spoilers out, but the ending is also extremely, extremely disappointing. It was a manga that could have had me screaming "Ahh, amazing" but in the end, I am just left with a bitter aftertaste.

If you're interested in this, just watch the anime, be disappointed with the ending, and leave it there, knowing it does not get better.
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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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What??!!! Why did it end??!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SSJR2
September 20th, 2014, 6:39pm
Wow man this was a really awesome series man. The art, story, action were all great but the best part was the development of the main Character. All i can say after reading this is what the hell, cause the ending came out of nowhere for me. It seems like there was tons they can still do, and so much was unconfirmed man. This was really an annoying out come to a great series. The author did set up a lot of foreshadowing for the future so im really hoping hes making a sequel to this. I mean seriouly there are a TON of plot holes and questions left like (*warning major spoilers so dont read if didnt finish*):
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I mean what happened to kaneki?is he dead? What happened to Amon? is he dead? what happened to Hide?, what was with him?is he dead and how? what happened to Anteiku? are they all dead? What was with the "Pieriot"?, What happened to Rize and the Manager? One eyed king etc, Aogiri etc, etc etc etc....
There's SOOO much missing info and if this doesnt get a sequel im not ever gonna read this again cause it will always disappoint me. I rate this a 10 cause it is a great series but i may lower it later (to just 9 or 8 probably) if it stays with a unfulfilled ending like this

... Last updated on September 20th, 2014, 6:42pm
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