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Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 2

(東京喰種 / Tokyo Ghoul #2)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  20,817 ratings  ·  668 reviews
Unable to discard his humanity but equally unable to suppress his Ghoul hunger, Ken finds salvation in the kindness of friendly Ghouls who teach him how to pass as human and eat flesh humanely. But recent upheavals in Ghoul society attract the police like wolves to prey, and they don’t discriminate between conscientious and monstrous Ghouls.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 18th 2015 by VIZ Media LLC (first published March 19th 2012)
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Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels, manga
Since I've finish the second season of the anime yesterday (and what an ending that was!), I finally decided to continue reading the manga, 'cause there is no possible way I'll be able to wait a whole year for season 3.

Just like the first volume, I really enjoyed this one. There was a lot of scenes here that weren't in the anime, so it was interesting and fun to read. Also it was interesting to find out more stuff about ghouls. The characters are amazing, and artwork is really good. Can't wait t
Definitely better written and more developed than the first volume. I think the storyline involving Kaneki's relationship with both sides and showing that humans and ghouls have a shared interest in staying alive is such a strong point for this series. It's way more difficult to condemn something because it's acting according to its nature and not just killing for fun or sport.

I'm really starting to like Touka too - and completely unrelated, she kind of reminds me of The Lost Girl from the Rot
I swear I want to put some sense into Ken. He seriously need to understand he's not only a human anymore. That'd do him some good.
I love how we can see being a ghoul doesn't mean being entirely bad - though people think so. It's more black and white : some ghouls kill to feed, some don't; some ghouls like humans, some don't . . . they're not the same.
Definitely interested to see what's gonna happen next with the inspectors!

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Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body—eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own.

I LOVE the cover of this volume of Tokyo Ghoul vol 2 - it is so freaking gorgeous! I wish all char
James DeSantis
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
The death of the Ghouls starts something new.

After the events of last volume Kankei is trying to figure out what to do. He learns to balance his life as a ghoul and pretend to be human he must master that. He also learns what the Ghouls in this section of the city do to protect themselves and not have the government hunt them. This volume really focuses on the bigger world building parts and giving some in-look on how it all works. There's also a major death that helps build up character in new
4.5 stars

This second volume was even better than the first, and that's saying something! The art is still more than amazing, and we're getting to know all the characters better. (Can I just say how much I love Touka? Yes, she may be bloodthirsty and vengeful, but that's what makes her so great, isn't it?)
There was also some extra content that we didn't get to see in the anime, which made me really excited, and now we've also met my lovely Uta with his mildly terrifying eyes, and my n.1 nemesis,
🖤Generally, I love the idea that there’s no bad guys; it’s only people that do what they think is right. You just can’t blame anyone (unless it’s Mado— this guy... he’s pure evil. I wonder what’s his story... no one with their right mind would be so cruel).

🖤Uta is such a cool character

🖤Hinami is precious

🖤Kaneki is Kaneki (and his mask— epic)

💔The scene with Mrs. Fueguchi
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
It’s nice seeing the difference between the manga and the anime. Things are definitely becoming more fleshed (excuse the pun) out. Also beautiful artwork. These covers are so well done and interesting.
Aya Hamza
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
This volume is amazing, and more tragic than the first one!

My review for the whole manga is here.
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, e-books
This is getting better and better.

I love the art style! some mangas have awesome storyline but an art style that's hard to get into, but this one is amazing.

This volume goes deeper into the "Ghoul" community and their laws, and we begin to see how the "Ghoul Department" at the police are hunting them. The dilemma Kaneki lives, I've lived it with him, he doesn't know what to feel towards Ghouls. They eat humans, but they still have feelings and some of them have grown closer to him.

I love to see
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
everything in this manga is just getting better and better !
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm rapidly falling in love with this series and the art style

It's only a couple of hours later and I feel like I need to up my previous rating from 4.25 to at least 4.5 because I can't stop thinking about everything that happened in thos volume and drove the story and plot forwards. This was too good to just be a four star read - both regarding my enjoyment the objective content. I'm so into this series and I'm more than glad I already borrowed the next 5 or 6 volumes from the library so I can
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
4 stars.

I really enjoy Tokyo Ghoul. Sue me^^

Since I've already seen the anime I know what happens and I can follow the story easily and it's a quick read. I'm loving it all so far, since I know that Kaneki's character development is slow-paced but so amazing. So far, it hasn't let me down. There isn't that much action yet, but rather getting to know the characters. I don't mind, since I think it's such a cool world.

And as always, the art is amazing 😍
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Sleep? Why sleep?
If the fact that i have read 19 chapters at one sit doesn't prove how addictive this manga is I honestly don't know what will. Considering the fact that I haven't reached the part where i have no clue what the hell happens, I am still thrilled and excited!! Even if I am reading things I already know.
Now as for the plot: Touka-chan you are a freaking Badass Queen.
Kaneki got his mask (hell yes!) We didn't have Hide but we were introduced to Hinami..
It is so fascinating ^_^
i love uta.
yomo is fucking hilarious.
hinami is a cutie pie.

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Clara (Clarylovesbooks)
Liked this even more than the first one. Kaneki is finally realizing how everything is not always black and white and not every Ghoul is a monster. This volume shows how they are creatures with feelings and capable of love
Maria (Big City Bookworm)

I was finally able to pick up the second volume of Tokyo Ghoul! I just got back from vacation about a week ago and during that vacation, i read absolutely nothing. I've been trying to get back into the reading groove and I've decided to jump back in slowly with some manga! I've wanted to get into this series for a while now and I read the first volume a little earlier this year! Now I need to pick up the third one ASAP. I'm still waiting for big things to happen, but I can feel this story is goi
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
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Kaneki-kun is really a nice guy; calm, polite, bookish, clever, thoughtful, reliable, caring...Everything I like)
Touka is somewhat irritating, however she is also clever and caring towards people she loves.
And oh, Uta is an interesting character!
I hated Mado. Killing ghouls is his priority I know, but he is so insensitive and cruel towards them.
And artwork is not as bad as in the first one)
I liked Kaneki's inner monologues,too. Something I didn't see in the anime.
Finally, we come to see Kaneki
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m really enjoying this.

The ghoul world is definitely growing. We meet new characters and are introduced to some ghoul investigators (Mado creeps me out a little). Touko is still my fave and it’s cool to see Kaneki struggling with his human and ghoul sides. It seems he’s finally ready to learn more about the ghoul in him.
Jun 14, 2015 rated it liked it
This volume is about a 3.6. The story just gets phenomenal as it goes on.
Dani C
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great second volume to this series! Loved getting to know the Ghouls and their world a little better. I can't wait to see what happens in the next volume!
SyaSya Syed Nasir
Second reread. Still a five stars! 😍 What can I say? The story was good 😍
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
well. keneki is doing his best to fit this new lifestyle, but one thing he realized. only strong can survive this world. humans killing ghouls, ghouls killing ghouls. so he starts training himself to fit to this world, even though he's stll a wimp. last volume, ghouls were hunting humans, but this volume humans hunting the ghouls.
i feel sorry for that child that lost her beloved mother. but no need to feel sorry for her. they do the same even worst eats human flesh are you kidding me.. and i kn

Definitely not as entertaining as volume 1 but it’s setting up for the next one!
Goth/Punk king, Uta, has entered the chat.

I'm ready for Ken to do something! Like he got his cool mask so let's see some bad bitchery.
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-manwha
**Review in Progress**

Kaneki is slowly coming to terms with his new existence. as long as he doesn't have to eat that is. Lucky for him there are a few supplements that curb his new appetite. He has to learn to hide his nature and blend in with humans. While some parts are not a problem, others are.

Touka is still a bit of a mysterious character but I like her. She is strong with a chip on her shoulder but we get a bit of a glimpse as to why in this volume.

We get to learn a lot about the world o
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
14.08.19 The ending! The ICONIC mask!
This volume was such a step up from the first one, in my opinion. Not to mention that we get introduced to most of the key characters in the series: the total badasses Uta and Yomo, lovely Hinami and her mom, Amon Kotaro and Mado the mad lad, Irimi and Koma. Kaneki’s growth as a character is glaring. This is where I start to really like his personality and sympathize with him.
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I have a feeling that this is going to become very gory very fast but I frankly cannot be bothered. On a sidenote, I am very interested in ghoul biology and how they "suddenly" came into being.
Rosie Wedge
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really love this series so far, and this instalment was definitely more exciting than the first! I'm still not obsessed with it yet, or feeling the 5* gives but I think it's definitely possible for this series. I love the main character so much already!
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Also known as 石田スイ.

Sui Ishida (石田スイ, Ishida Sui), born December 28, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, is a Japanese manga artist
In 2010 he won the Young Jump 113th Grand Prix award with Tokyo Ghoul (東京喰種, Tōkyō Kushu). In March 2011, the same oneshot was published in the 2nd Issue of Miracle Jump. And later in September 2011, Tokyo Ghoul started as a series in Weekly Young Jump 2011-41 Issue. In December

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