Further investigating Dr Kanou’s motives, Kaneki’s group and the Aogiri group clash while trying to abduct the nurse to get information. Kaneki’s group meets an inmate from the ghoul prison, Shachi, a martial art expert who makes our Kaneki feel worthless. Kaneki, after his loss to him, gets more of a drive to train. It’s interesting in this whole series how Kaneki is affected by the events – while there are so many story arcs running together, what it must not be forgotten that Tokyo Ghoul is first and foremost a tragedy about Kaneki and this is where it heightens. Kaneki’s group, the Aogiri group and the ghoul investigators all coincide at Kanou’s hidden mansion (which is being used as a secret base for the experimentation). Kaneki’s doubts are confirmed when he sees Rize alive and being used to generate ghouls from. But when Kaneki is once again thrown to the wolves, he descends to his base nature – feeding off the ghouls that surround him. It’s an interesting parallel to the earlier volumes, when he didn’t want to feed on humans to avoid becoming a monster, but now feeding off of ghouls, he has become a sort of monster that even surpasses any that Shinohara (a very experienced ghoul eater) has seen. This volume was full of action, a bit of storytelling and a lot of character development. Kaneki begins to question his path so far, and what will happen to our hero is something I’m really dreading.