Title: Tokyo Ghoul
Author: Sui Ishida
Series: Tokyo Ghoul
Recommended for: 8th Grade and Up
Call Number/Link: GN Teen Tokoyo
Synopsis: 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.
Review: This one is going to appeal to the action/adventure or horror crowd. It’s a bit violent, but no worse that most other mangas that I’ve read. I’ve only read vol 1 so far, but it’s very interesting concept. Ghouls don’t care about humans other than food. They’re like how humans would view most cows/pigs/chickens, etc. They’re cute but mainly we see them as food. However, for Ken, being human first, he’s caught in a moral dilemma. Normal food loses all appeal/taste and the only thing that makes his mouth water is now humans. But how can he eat someone who was just like him?! He would rather die than do that. And if he doesn’t find a balance that he can accept, that just may happen. Of course, he’s got a lot to learn about the Ghouls as well as they aren’t what he expected. I’m interested to see where this one goes and I think the teens will latch onto and love it easily.