Tokyo Ghoul Book 1 – Chapter 9: Hatch is the last chapter of the first volume of the series.
Chapter 9: Hatched starts with Touka calling Yomo and telling him that she will be late. Then we transition to Kaneki kicking Nishiki’s butt.
Good ol’ Kaneki.
Turning the tide.
Kaneki swiftly stabs Nishiki in the stomach, leading Nishiki to freak out telling Kaneki that he’s about to die. Nishiki realizes that Kaneki’s Kagune looks like Rize’s but brushes it off. Then Kaneki hits Nishiki away, leaving Nishiki bleeding out with a giant hole in his stomach.
Kaneki looks towards Hide, with thoughts swarming through his mind. Telling him how delicious Hide looks, and he smells a sweet aroma. He imagines Hide on a plate while Kaneki himself is holding a fork and knife in his hands. Telling himself that he can’t let good food go to waste, he walks towards Hide.
Just in time, Touka steps in the way, telling Kaneki that for a half-ghoul he’s becoming more and more like the rest. She asks him if the pain of not eating for so long hurts so much it makes him want to die. Asking Kaneki that even though he’ll end up eating his friend to be rid of the pain, it doesn’t matter, but when he realizes that he’ll be alone it’s what she calls a ghoul’s hunger and that it’s their fate. But because she is tired of that said fate, she decides to help him.
Kaneki then wakes up inside of Anteiku
Boo, no fight scene.
Looking out the window, he sees his reflection. In that reflection he sees something on his teeth. The owner, Mr. Yoshimura comes inside and tells Kaneki where he is and that Touka brought him there. Kaneki panicks and asks what hapened to Hide, to which Yoshimura takes him to the room. Inside, Hide is sleeping, and Kaneki begins to walk but suddenly stops. He touches his mouth, explaining to Yoshimura that he was so hungry he almost killed Hide, the hunger was completely gone and that the blood in his mouth he knew was not his own.
He then asks Yoshimura what happened while he was asleep, and he receives the reply that there is only one way for a ghoul’s hunger to be satisfied. Yoshimura then tells Kaneki that he would have eaten his friend otherwise, and he should accept what he is.
Kaneki tells Yoshimura that he cannot be around Hide anymore, and he can’t be in the ghoul world; that he’s neither ghoul nor human, and that he has no place to go and he’s all alone. Yoshimura explains to Kaneki that it wasn’t true, and because he was both a ghoul and a human at the same time, he had a place in both worlds.
Yoshimura tells Kaneki to stay at Anteiku, where they will teach him how to survive as a ghoul, and he would like a human to learn more about ghouls to see for himself if they were really the ravenous beasts they are portrayed as to humans.
It seems Kaneki put up quite a fight against Touka.
Yoshimura tells Kaneki that they’ll start off with teaching him how to brew a proper cup of coffee. Kaneki tells Yoshimura that he never had a job before, and in the background Hide is not actually asleep.
This was fun. This is the last chapter of the first book, and I shall be taking a break before I write about the second one. Look for it in about 3-4 weeks. Thanks for following this crazy article, link, thingie…. and I hope you’ll join me when I post my feelings towards the Fairy Tail chapters that will be released every week. I will write about them every Wednesday, so if you’re a Fairy Tail fan, join me there for more of my quirky(?), weirdness about how much Hiro Mashima likes to throw my feelings all around.
Thanks for reading my reaction(?)(summary???) for Chapter 9: Hatched of the first volume of Tokyo Ghoul
This is Kat, Signing off. <;
Tokyo Ghoul is published by VIZ Media, in VIZ Signature Manga
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