Tokyo Ghoul Volume 8 Cover.
Image courtesy of VIZ Media


  • Story: Sui Ishida.
  • Art: Sui Ishida.
  • Released: August 16, 2016.
  • Imprint: VIZ Signature.
  • Pages: 216.

The CCG continues to infiltrate the Aogiri hideout eradicating all ghouls they find, that is until they run into the Owl. Ayato and Touka fight to the death, Touka giving it everything she has and it just isn’t enough. Just as things look bleak for Touka, Ken arrives in time to defend her. As the fighting dies down and the battle concludes with no clear victor declared, it is only a matter of time until either the ghouls win or the CCG wins.

The perfect blend of story and action is back in this volume as Touka and Ayato fight we learn most every detail about her past. We also find what it was that pushed Ayato to join Aogiri. We also got a glimpse of the first encounter and an explanation regarding the Owl. The Owl truly is a formidable adversary that seems quite literally invincible.

Ken coming off his transformation makes light work of Ayato and saves Touka’s life. Ken appears to have completely accepted his new role as a ghoul and he does what he must to protect his life and the ones he cares for. He has completely lost his former self. Perhaps we will see him humanity return at some point.

The emotions in this volume ran high as siblings fought and the CCG ran into a ghoul from their past. The writing is still top notch and the art is gorgeous. I find it hard not to sympathize with both parties in this volume. The CCG just want to protect the people and the ghouls just want to live and eat. This a classic breeding of a tragedy.

Tokyo Ghoul volume 8 was a near perfect read. The developments were perfectly paced and the action was the perfect amount. I look forward to the following volume and hope that the momentum continues throughout the series. I highly recommend this volume and series to everyone.