Tokyo Ghoul :Re, tomo 2 (Tokyo Ghoul: Re, #2) by Sui Ishida
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In the sequel series to Tokyo Ghoul, Haise Sasaki has been tasked with teaching his special squad of half-ghouls how to be outstanding Investigators, but this is complicated by the troublesome personalities of his subordinates and his own uncertain grasp of his Ghoul powers. Will he and the members of his squad become heroes or monsters, taken out by the other squads in the Commission of Counter Ghoul...?!
Ive got to start with the art because yeah, I picked it up because of the gorgeous watercolor art and the strikingly realistic black and white drawings. Its just as gorgeous this volume as the previous one. There was some great techniques to show the auras of a couple of the characters as well as some incredible frames that start the battles at the end. The character designs are such that even if I dont know some of the secondary characters names I can still keep them separate visually, quite an accomplishment if you are going to have so many characters!
The plot of this volume is to setup the investigation needed for the huge battles in volume 3! Im so glad I was able to review volumes 2 and 3 together because storywise they are heavily linked (I suggest picking them up together!) As such they act as a great contrast to each other. We meet a fourth Quinx who hadnt appeared in volume 1 and a crazy great special investigator Juzo, who is friends with Haise! And a bunch of antagonists are inserted in compelling ways... I wasnt always able to follow what was going on but I was engaged in each of the side characters.
You just cant help but love how rich with character and plot this story is... A LOT is crammed into each volume... its well worth the price from that standpoint alone! But the tension is ratcheted up in this volume and I was particularly worried for Toru... But because there are sooooo many character (something I LOVE) the tension doesnt stay high. You are too busy switching from person to person and trying to figure out what those frames mean. I dont mind this but Im also not flying through the volume... its more a series you want to buy and savor.
Ive really been sucked into the world and the different motivations of all the characters. They range from pure hearted Haise, to selfish Urie, to the ghouls who sometimes dont feel as evil as they should... While I am confused at times I wouldnt want the story to be simpler or less involved. Thats part of the storys charm and why you feel compelled to keep reading.
This is a multi-volume series and there may be references to the plot of those volumes... SO READ WITH CARE! Here is my review of 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Thanks to Diamond Bookshelf and the publisher for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review. This has not influenced my opinion.
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Ishida is using it as a way to show that Touka and Kaneki feel comfortable enough with each other and love each other enough to be completely vulnerable together. He is liberated. Originally posted by poissonxquad. Honestly, this chapter seemed like a doujinshi I would have loved to read, but to think this is canon! For crying out loud this is the same man that censored a kiss twice, let alone make an entire chapter dedicated to Touka and Kaneki having sex. And we know that TG as a whole is not coming to an end anytime soon seeing as we have so many things left unanswered. And not to mention, Tokyo Ghoul is NOT a shoujo, so romance would not be thrown around meaninglessly.