In Tokyo Ghoul, Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except for 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.
Amid clashes between Ghouls and the Commission of Counter Ghoul investigators at Doctor Kano’s underground facility, Kaneki finds himself locked in battle with Special Class Ghoul investigator Yukinori Shinohara. When the battle subsides, the CCG discovers shocking evidence that leads them closer to discovering the truth behind Kano’s sinister plans.
Kankei goes on a rampage as he fights to become stronger while also holding back from his urges as a ghoul. At Kano’s lab, Shinohara puts on his ghoul armor to fight Ken. He finds that this is futile as Kaneki continues to change his power is overwhelming. However, when Amon makes it on scene, he ends up getting through to Ken who admits he doesn’t want to hurt anyone, he doesn’t want to eat anymore. He lets him go. Shinohara later makes the comment that while fighting the eye-patch he noticed that it seemed like eye-patch was not trying to eat him. Only his armor. This further gives Amon hope that this ghoul is different.
The thing I love about the Tokyo Ghoul manga versus season 2 of the anime is Kaneki’s lack of confidence. In the anime he seems a bit more bullet proof and a lot more arrogant. Where in the manga he is a lot more vulnerable and unsure of himself and what he is becoming. Don’t get me wrong you saw some of that in the anime too. However, I find his character more enjoyable in the manga, including Amon’s serious attempts to help him.
As CCG agents start to understand better what Kano was doing and who eye-patch really is, everything they thought they knew about ghouls is changing. The show down with the owl is coming and people are starting to take sides. Learning a bit more about Juzo’s past makes him even more twisted then he already was. However his connection with the twins was interesting to flesh out more. We also learn more about Yomo through Kaneki’s questioning of Uta. Yomo cares for Rize and about Kankei’s condition but Ken can’t seem to get a pulse on what his motives are.
Tokyo Ghoul Vol 11 is available now on Amazon.com. The next volume comes out in April.