Tokyo Ghoul Vol 9 Review

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Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh.

Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.

Six months after their Aogiri Tree Operation, the CCG continues their investigation of the Gourmet and the Binge Eater. Kaneki and his colleagues search for Rize’s true identity brings them face-to-face with the mysterious Madame A.

Tokyo GhoulThe CCG continue to search for the Gourmet but Amon is convinced the eye-patched ghoul may lead them to the ones they are looking for. He visits an SS ranked ghoul who is apparently his father (or at least in the priest sense) to ask questions about the attack on the prison. He doesn’t get much information but he is told, not to chase Alice, chase the white rabbit. What we later learn is the rabbit isn’t who the CCG thinks it is, but their identity could put everyone in danger.

Juzo is promoted and Mado’s daughter is assigned to Amon as his partner. She is an odd one, much like her father. Hide’s efforts as a part timer within the CCG have paid off, as he was promoted to an investigators assistant after being discovered as their anonymous tipster in several ghoul sightings. With this increased access it won’t take long for Hide to learn the truth.

Kaneki and the team go on a mission in search of Madame A at one of the feast events and setup an ambush. Sadly he is unable to get close to her due to her two twin guards. The girls are one-eyed ghouls like Kaneki and use the same weapon as he does. That means they were made just like him, using Rize’s blood.

It turns out that Dr. Kano, the doctor who saved Kaneki but turned him into a ghoul, was a former CCG medical examiner. And he is still doing experiments, as the nurse from the hospital informs the doctor of Kankei’s visit to find him. The final reveal at the end shows a friend whom everything thought was dead, might not be.

I continue to find the manga very interesting in comparison to the anime. I knew that season 2 (Root A) was a very different take on the series versus the Manga. I find the additional story elements in the manga to be far more interesting then the anime. I do think had they gone this route with season 2 that they might have had plenty of information for a season 3 but at the same time would they have kept people interested?

I am still holding out hope for a season 3 that would follow Tokyo Ghoul:RE.

Pickup your copy on Amazon.com today.

Robert Prentice