Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 Cover.
Image courtesy of VIZ Media.


  • Story: Sui Ishida.
  • Art: Sui Ishida.
  • Released: May 19, 2015.
  • Imprint: VIZ Signature.
  • Pages: 208.

Ken is doing his best to maintain his humanity and not give in to his urges as a Ghoul. He is finding it increasingly difficult especially as his hunger grows. Ken now works at the local coffee shop where other Ghouls work. While working at Anteiku, Ken can receive a consistent supply of food to satiate his hunger. But there is trouble brewing in the 20th ward. Ghoul Investigators also known as “Doves” of the Commission of Counter Ghoul, “CCG” for short, are investigating local Ghouls and making things uncomfortable.

So much has happened in just 208 pages. Ken has developed so much in just a short time. Ken was a naive college and is now learning how to fight and defend himself. However, an even larger development was in Ken’s better understanding of the struggles that the Ghoul community faces daily. Not all Ghouls kill and eat indiscriminately but the CCG does not care and will kill any Ghoul they come across.

The story has progressed so much but still not too fast. The story is unraveling at the perfect pace with the proper action and reaction. The art is still sharp and some of the Ghouls look downright terrifying. Ken’s best friend Hide still does not seem to know that Ken is a Ghoul so that is a good thing for now, but I’m certain he will find out eventually. As of now I am curious to see how the Ghouls will handle the Doves in the 20th ward.

This volume keeps the series moving right along and has completely sucked me in. I am very excited to see how everything pans out with Ken battling his Ghoulish urges and the Ghouls at Anteiku keeping the 20th ward free of the Dove threat. If you have not read this series I highly recommend that you do. Tokyo Ghoul volume 2 was a great read.