Tokyo Ghoul

For horror fans who like their daily dose of frights fast and dirty, Tokyo Ghoul might be just the ticket.

Lacking the distracting shounen manga tropes of harems or other forms of gratuitous fan service, Tokyo Ghoul aims to tell the reader a single story and sticks to that narrative. Gruesome, sometimes tragic, it’s certainly not for those easily turned off by violence, but is by no means an empty gore fest. Personally, I still find the main character a little dull even after three volumes, but that’s only because the characters surrounding him are all so interesting, and it’s obvious that the protag is supposed to act as an observer for the reader. The plot itself is gritty and full of action, but also poses surprisingly deep questions about the right to life of predator versus prey, as well as the age-old question of what it means to be human.