“We’re workin’ and you’re a freak so get the hell outta here! Shoo shoo!”
HAHAHA (the first ¾ of) this book was relatively more light-hearted compared to volume 3, and full of laughs. The characters are given a well deserved break after what happened in volume 3, and it also explored Touka’s precarious lifestyle of how she acts at school and the measures she takes in order to blend in with humans. You really feel a lot of respect towards her in this book!
Another really dodgy character is added to the mix, and his name is Tsukiyama. As a reader, I felt very suspicious of him and kept thinking ‘run, Kaneki run!’ He really knows how to make a story interesting though, and it’s great how his character engages the reader and makes them want to find out more about his backstory, even though he is slightly deranged. (That’s what makes it entertaining though!)
A character from volume 1 that I won’t name makes a return, and I was so amazed by how the author manages to make us hate and then feel pity for him so quickly. His addition to the story once again makes me anticipate what his role is in the thickening plot, and how he will play a part in it once more.
This manga felt like a huge foreshadowing to me, I get the feeling that something epic will go down in volume 5, something that will be on par to volume 3. Even though it lacked action compared to the previous volumes, I still thoroughly enjoyed it because it showed us other aspects of the plot that did not include action and grit. Again, I felt so proud of Kaneki because he is proving to be quite the little sneak, and his intuition is a lot better than it was in volume 1.
This book was great because it gave us a break from the heartache that was volumes 2 to 3, and because it showed us different sides of the characters (namely Touka), which was interesting to read about. Can’t want to see how the plot progresses in the next volume!
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