One of the hottest titles in comics the last few years has been Sui Ishida’s TOKYO GHOUL, a smash hit manga about an alternate reality where human-flesh eating ghouls are at war with humans, and one young man finds himself a half-ghoul hybrid who has to join the underground world of the monsters. With intricate, goth horror art and dramatic plots, its sold 24 million copies Japan and Viz’s US edition is continuously atop best seller charts.
Now, the sequel, TOKYO GHOUL: RE is coming to the US from Ishida and Viz on October 17th.
BUT: you can read the first chapter for free RIGHT NOW!
In TOKYO GHOUL: RE, the Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization fighting the Ghoul menace, and they will use every tool at their disposal to protect humanity from its ultimate predator. Their newest weapon in this hidden war is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul’s Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities. But both the procedure and the newly formed Qs Squad are untested. Will they become heroes…or monsters?!
“Fans will not want to miss this riveting sequel, with its cast of colorful new characters and familiar favorites in a story that dives further into the lore of TOKYO GHOUL,” says Pancha Diaz, Editor. “Follow the Qs Squad this fall as they take on the lethal and often unpredictable attributes of the Ghouls they are charged with hunting!”
Manga creator Sui Ishida was born in Fukuoka, Japan. He is the author of TOKYO GHOUL and several TOKYO GHOUL one-shots, including one that won him the Young Jump 113th Grand Prix award in 2010. TOKYO GHOUL began serialization in Weekly Young Jump in 2011 and was adapted into an anime series in 2014.
TOKYO GHOUL: RE is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens; Volume 1 availbe in print and digitally via VIZ.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play Store.
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