Tokyo Ghoul Volume 3 Review.

Tokyo Ghoul Volume 3 Cover.

Image courtesy of Viz Media.

Details:

  • Story: Sui Ishida.
  • Art: Sui Ishida.
  • Released: July 21st, 2015.
  • Imprint: VIZ Signature.
  • Pages: 192.

Ken is becoming more comfortable as a Ghoul and is even learning how to defend himself. Touka and Ken decide to visit the CCG branch in the 20th ward with hopes of spreading false information regarding Hinami. Unfortunately Ken, Touka and Hinami have a run in with Investigators from the CCG and are forced to fight for their lives. Also Rank 2 Investigator Kotaro Amon recalls his first assignment with Senior Investigator Kureo Mado.

This volume is not only action packed but also delivers on an emotional level. During the altercation between Mado and Touka the question of a Ghoul’s existence is brought up. In the end it would appear that Ghouls truly only want to live their lives as similar to humans as possible. It is a sad fact that Ghouls are on the wrong side of the law and are hunted like animals with no chance of a life or redemption. At times I find myself siding with the Ghouls as their actions seem just and at other times I find myself siding with the CCG because they are only trying to protect people. More often than not I will side with Ghouls as they are underdog and are already at a disadvantage.

The story is maintaining a comfortable pace as with previous volumes nothing is given away too soon. In each volume a large conflict or plot point is given as to further drive the story and this volume is no exception. I will not spoil anything in this volume but I will say that you will be surprised to see just how far some of the characters will go. The art in this volume has not changed from previous entries. The art retains it’s quality but there is nothing new to point out. 

This volume provides a large advancement in the story. Definitely one of the more content heavy entries in the series. The volume ends on a very high note and makes me hopeful for the volumes that are to follow. If you still have not read this series, I can not recommend it enough. One of the best volumes I have read.

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