So in this chapter Yoshimura is telling Touka to take Kaneki to get a mask. Touka obviously doesn’t wanna do it, but then Yoshimura tells her that there are investigators in the ward, which sends shivers down her spine. So she finally agrees to them meeting at 4:30 in Shinjuku station and then she doesn’t even arrive until 5:13 (lol).
So Kaneki thinks about how Touka looks like a normal girl in her normal clothes and such, which kind of ticks her off since she notices him staring at her. Then they go into Art Mask Studio, which looks pretty sketchy to both the reader and Kaneki.
Once inside Touka is calling around for Uta, and Kaneki is just looking at the masks around. So to shorten it. Uta scares Kaneki, then Kaneki and Uta introduce themselves and stuff. Uta talks about how Kaneki smells weird, and then as Uta gets the stuff ready to make Kaneki’s mask he talks about how the 20th ward, Kaneki and Touka’s ward, is usually well-behaved so it’s weird that investigators would be there unless it was Rize’s fault. Kaneki asks if the 20th ward is usually peaceful since it doesn’t look that way to him. Then Uta talks about how wards 1 through 4 are basically unlivable, the 13th is so hectic its scary, and the one where Uta lives in has so many ghouls in it that you can see turf wars and even cannibalism.
To start on the mask Uta asks Kaneki some questions, like if the eye-patch is his thing, if he wants a snack so he doesn’t have to wear the eye-patch, if he has a girlfriend or if he’s noticed older women going after him, if he likes younger girls, and what he thinks of Touka. Kaneki asks if that has anything to do with the mask, and Uta tells him it does. Then they talk about how Touka is kinda scary to Kaneki, but a hard worker to Uta for being able to blend into the society of humans so easily and taking that risk.
Uta tells Kaneki that he’s done with the measurements for the mask and then Kaneki and Touka leave. Touka explains that ghouls need to wear masks because if they don’t finish a fight with an investigator and the investigator sees their face, things could get bad because they could match their faces with their civilian form.
And then the chapter ends with Hinami’s mom looking at a mask and Hinami crying in her sleep thinking about her dad.
I’m back everyone! Sorry my break was so long, school was driving me insane! But now I’m back, so all is good! Go ahead and put those torches and pitchforks down, nice and easy. Sorry for this everyone, but I got so bored writing that I shortened everything >3>
HMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm some people looking for a family right at the beginning.
Mighty suspicious ಠ_ಠ
Then we see the cinnamon roll, Kaneki, making his first pot of coffee. He tries it, and it’s kinda iffy and then he begins to beat himself up about it.
Kaneki plz, ;-;, you are a beginner. It won’t be perfect on the first try ;^;. (If it were I’d be famous ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) probably…)
Kaneki tells Yoshimura that he can’t get it to taste as good as his, and Yoshimura then tells him that the taste depends on how much care you put into making it.
How very poetic Yoshimura ;0;. Or am I the only one who found that poetic? Just me? Okay v3v
Then Yoshimura sends Kaneki to go help Touka at the front counter. Yoshimura tells Kaneki to keep in mind that Anteiku isn’t just a cafe, it’s also a place where ghouls come together and reminds Kaneki that some of the customers are ghouls and others will be human.
Kaneki tells Yoshimura that he thought ghouls hid from humans, in reply, Yoshimura says that because Ghouls live in the world of humans, they must study the habits of humans to blend in and states that he likes humans.
Yoshimura tells Kaneki that he has one more thing to share
Goodness Yoshimura, get to the point D:<
He tells Kaneki that anyone who comes in with suitcases, attaches, or any type of large luggage he should be informed discretely.
As Kaneki goes out to help Touka she signals him to go over to her and a loud customer. That loud customer happens to be Hide. He explains to Kaneki that he came by to thank Touka for saving them when they got into a car accident; a scenario Yoshimura explained to Hide.
Touka tells Kaneki to make sure that Hide never finds out that he’s a ghoul, because if he does she’ll kill Hide.
Like, WE GET IT TOUKA. HE FINDS OUT, AND KANEKI DOESN’T GET FRIENDS.
So then Touka talks about how if she really hated humans as much as she thinks she does he’d already be dead, but he’s not. She also talks about how Nishiki is probably like majorly salty and stuff about getting his butt kicked by Kaneki, probably ruined that pride. Then can’t forget about the other ghouls drinking coffee eyeballing Hide, I mean it legit happened to Kaneki, anything can happen with our other crazy friend.
After work Yoshimura took Kaneki upstairs and was like “I’m gonna show you how to eat a sandwich.” Like, oh. Thanks?? Kaneki is really surprised though, he’s pretty much like “You enjoyed that disgusting piece of trash?” Yoshimura pushed the sandwiches to him and was like, you should eat it. So then Kaneki does, and regrets the first bite. He starts writing his descriptive novel on the taste of the food, saying the grassy smell of lettuce is in his nose and the bread was like a tasteless sponge. Do you eat tasteless sponges when you’re bored?
Yoshimura taught Kaneki the trick into eating food, which is to swallow the first bite without it touching your tongue. That does not sound easy, like ???????? Then they gotta pretend to bite a couple times like they’re actually eating and make chewing noises like there’s really something in their mouth and literally just every ghoul has to be an actor when they want to go out in public. But they gotta make sure to go vomit that food back up or the ghoul stomach will have a temper tantrum. Then as a quick important side panel Yoshimura’s all like “Show him how it’s done, Touka :D” but Touka declined and was like “Hahaaaa sorry, I’m feeling sick. Maybe later.”
So Kaneki can feel all that support from the beings he once hated and is so happy and then Yoshimura has a gift and passes him a brown looking sugar cube.
“Treasure it, my son.”
Then Yoshimura told him that it looks normal except it’s brown, but when it’s in your coffee you wont be really hungry, so Kaneki was like “WHAT, REALLY? WHAT’S IN IT???” And Yoshimura was like “You know what’s in it, my dude. You don’t want to know.”
Yoshimura also made sure to slap Kaneki with some knowledge and truth for a minute, telling him that he’s gonna have to go hunting for some human flesh soon or he’s gonna die, or almost kill someone precious again.
Some new faces to Kaneki enter Anteiku, and Kaneki looks new to them so it kinda works. They’re the Fueguchi’s and they introduced themselves to Kaneki, then were sent upstairs to get a package they wanted. Kaneki probably thought to himself, “Whoaaa, Touka was friendly with someone. They must be ghouls.” Same, I don’t blame you for thinking so. So then Kaneki asks why they’re here, and Touka tells him that it’s because they gotta get food and can’t hunt like him.
So then the one customer who was eyeballing Hide lost him in his pursuit. So he’s busy complaining about how Rize messed up his food and he’s desperate and finds an old guy just walking with a briefcase.
So he’s like really desperate and attacks this dude, to which the old man was like “No thanks” and opened that briefcase and didn’t give the ghoul a chance to say goodbye to his arms and legs. The old guy started reading memorized sections from the law or something, and then proceeded to decapitating the ghoul (Off Screen for your viewing pleasure but you do just see the head there).
After that the younger guy from the beginning of the chapter comes in and apologizes for being so late and asked what happened where the old guy was.
Well, there’s a body and your buddy doesn’t seem like the guy to murder an innocent bystander according to those rules he recited.
Then at the end for the chapter we learn that the younger guy is Koutaro Amon and the older one is Kureo Mado, then they pretty much look like they’re walking away from an explosion.
Kabooom!!!!!!!! *Explosionnnnnnnnnnn* Cool guys don’t look at explosions, they blow things up and then walk away
Anyway, this chapter was pretty good. Not too excited for the rest but I’ll try to make them less depressing. Again ,sorry for the super late reunion(?) Procrastination is like my life. I won’t even deny it anymore. But weekly updates should be resuming. Check out my other articles maybe called Spoiler Alert!, maybe? Support is nice <::
If you like Fairy Tail, The Seven Deadly Sins, and/or Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches you should check it out!
Thanks for reading my reaction(?)(summary???) for Chapter 10: Antique of Tokyo Ghoul
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
Continuing from Chapter 7, Chapter 8: Kagune starts with Nishiki asking Kaneki how he had planned on eating Hide. To which Kaneki replies that he wasn’t and he never thought of Hide as food and told Nishiki to take his foot off Hide.
Seriously, Nishiki plz. Take your foot off ;-; You’re hurting him, you jerk ;^;
Pressing his foot harder onto Hide’s face, he asks Kaneki “What foot?” Making Kaneki jump towards him in anger trying to hit Nishiki with his satchel. In counter Nishiki kicked him into a wall, telling Kaneki that he has the same amount of strength as Touka and Yomo.
Kaneki thinks about the pain in his stomach from when Nishiki stabbed him as Nishiki explains that humans are only meant to be food for ghouls, and asks Kaneki why he plays with his food.
Kaneki tells Nishiki that he isn’t playing and Nishiki tells Kaneki that Hide was a risky choice. He explains that even though Hide seems dumb, he’s perceptive. Listing that Hide tried keeping Kaneki from going with Nishiki to get the disc, and Kaneki thinks about how Hide always noticed the slightest change.
Nishiki removes Kaneki’s eyepatch, telling him that if he couldn’t control his eyes he’d be caught soon. Then he grabs Kaneki by the face and threatens to kill Hide, activating Kaneki’s eyes. Kaneki thinks about how he was never athletic when he tried punching Nishiki, only getting kicked by Nishiki into steel beams getting hungry.
Nishiki tells Kaneki about how if he had used his Kagune he would have been able to finish Kaneki faster. Having out his Kagune he feels Hide tug on his sleeve. Nishiki asks if Hide had tugged at him unconsciously, or if he was pretending to be asleep. Then he hovers his foot over Hide telling him “I’ll thoroughly enjoy you in a bit.”
Kaneki has thoughts about his memories with Hide, when they first met and entering school together. Kaneki thinks to himself as he struggles to get up, “Maybe…Hide was trying to help me again. I don’t want Hide…to die. No…No… No! I won’t let that happen.”
The struggle is real am I right, Kaneki? [Cue the sound of angry fans with their weapons from chapter 1]
Yeah Kaneki, you go! D:<
Then Kaneki looks great with his one red eye and that’s the end of the chapter.
Expect a battle scene next chapter.
Thanks for reading Chapter 8: Kagune.
Stay tuned for Chapter 9: Hatch next time!
Please do not spoil anything, this is only chapter 8 of the first manga volume. It would be incredibly rude to spoil further chapters when others have read this article to see my reaction to chapter 8
Warning: (Haven’t done these in a while) This chapter will contain disgusting stuff. That’s it. Not a lot of disgusting stuff, but it’s still there.
Chapter 7: Deception, starts off with Kaneki wondering why ghouls have to take away every place he belongs.
Nishki asks Hide if he came for some files and begins to look for them. Hide tells him that he was looking for the one with last year’s festival. When Nishki wasn’t able to find the video in his area he asks Hide and Kaneki to help him look for it.
Kaneki finds it off that Nishiki was acting normal but looks anyway. Nishiki realizes that it’s not in the room and remembers that he left it at home. He asks Hide to come with him to get it. Hide thinks for a bit and agrees telling Kaneki that he’s going and Kaneki has to walk home alone.
Not liking the idea of his best friend walking home alone with a ghoul Kaneki asks if he can go also. Nishiki agrees and Hide is left wondering why Kaneki decided to join them. Kaneki then asks if Hide and Nishiki were close. Hide replies that it wasn’t too long since they’d first met and Kaneki realizes that all the ghouls showing up around him had always been there and he just never noticed them.
As they walk, Nishiki asks if they want Taiyaki. Hide agrees and Kaneki accepts but doesn’t eat it. Nishiki gets one also and takes a bite and gulps it down. Leaving Kaneki wondering how he could do that. When Hide asks Kaneki if he was going to eat his Taiyaki, Kaneki tells him that he would eat it later.
Kaneki thinks about how Nishiki blends with society so well that no one would be able to tell he was a ghoul. Then he wonders if he could do the same thing.
Hide stops and realizes that they’ve been led to a dead end, leading to Nishiki kicking him in the stomach, into some supplies and knocking him out. Kaneki screams Hide’s name andNishiki grabs him by the throat and lifts him into the air.
Nishiki asks Kaneki if he was going to eat Hide, and tells him about how great it is betraying someone that trusts you and watching the look on their face before they’re eaten. Kaneki then tells Nishiki that he wouldn’t do that and he’s not like Nishiki.
Kaneki, there you go again provoking these ghouls. ;-;
Nishiki punches Kaneki in the stomach and tells him about how he hates when “little punks” talk back to him like he told Touka. As Kaneki lays on the ground in pain, Nishiki comments about how flimsy Kaneki is. Then he says that all the moving around and Taiyaki made him sick to his stomach. Wondering how humans could eat it and saying that it was like eating horse crap.
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOA ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ Hold it there, Nishiki. The way Kaneki described food was definitely weird, but horse crap is a whole new level. What is it, that you have been fed you poor, unfortunate ghoul man?
Nishiki then shoves his fingers down his throat forcing him to vomit, and decides to vomit on Hide.
NISHIKI, WHY?! HIDE DIDN’T DESERVE THIS ಠ_ಠ!!
Then he taunts Kaneki by saying “Sorry, Kaneki, I fouled up your food.”
Welp, that’s the end.
Nishiki that’s disgusting what you did to Hide.
Good Luck, Kaneki.
Stay tuned for Chapter 8: Kagune next time!
Please do not spoil anything, this is only chapter 7 of the first manga volume. It would be incredibly rude to spoil further chapters when others have read this article to see my reaction to chapter 7
Welcome to the sixth chapter of the first Tokyo Ghoul book, Homing, where we continue with Kaneki screaming at Touka that he wasn’t a monster like her.
Kaneki continues to scream about how he isn’t a monster and that he can’t eat human flesh. This makes Touka furious as she grabs onto his face and slams him to the ground. She asks him who he thinks he is, telling him that he may not be a ghoul but he also isn’t human either. She continues to tell him that there isn’t a place for someone who can’t decide between the two. As she beings to walk off she tells him that if he wants to be human so badly then he should try starving himself to his limit, but she warns him that a ghoul’s hunger can be a true hell.
Touka has no chill.
Kaneki sits in the alley thinking about what Touka said to him. He then wonders if he’ll have to live the rest of his life alone. Kaneki gets a text from Hide asking if Kaneki really didn’t need his notes because he was dying alone in Asian History. The text helps Kaneki realize that he does belong somewhere, and as long as he has that he’ll be alright.
Kaneki decides to go back to school. He wears an eye patch to keep his ghoul eye from showing if he were to get hungry. Across the way sitting at a table Hide sees Kaneki and runs to him asking him where he has been. Members of a committee that Hide is in tells him to get a DVD of the year before’s festival from Nishio. Hide takes Kaneki with him to see Nishio as Kaneki thinks about what would happen if Hide were to find out that Kaneki wasn’t human anymore and wonders if they’ll ever be able to walk together again.
Inside of a different building, barging into a room titled AO they find a girl freaking out covering up her chest, and running out of the door. Nishio tells Hide that he doesn’t like when people trespass on his territory, and Hide begins to apologize. Kaneki notices that it smells like Coffee, and when he looks at Nishio he realizes that it’s Nishiki the ghoul that Touka beat up.
Do you know what this means? Nishiki was in some kind of bedroom thing, with a girl… removing her clothes…
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Freaking out about the revelation, Kaneki trips backwards confusing Hide. Nishiki asks Kaneki to not mess up his room, and asks Hide if Kaneki is a friend of his. Hide happily introduces Kaneki to Nishiki. Nishiki introduces himself as a Sophomore in the pharmaceutical department, Nishiki Nishio. And says “Nice to meet you. Kaneki.”
Good Luck Kaneki, you’re gonna need it with the way Nishiki is acting around you.
Welp, stay tuned for Chapter 7: Deception, next time!
Please do not spoil anything, this is only chapter 6 of the first manga volume. It would be incredibly rude to spoil further chapters when others have read this article to see my reaction to chapter 6
Welcome to Chapter 5: Feeding Ground. We left off with the man from the convenient store that Kaneki met was actually a ghoul.
The man figures out that the reason Kaneki was getting coffee was because he was a ghoul, and told Kaneki that having only one red eye was disgusting.
He continues to talk about how Kaneki was trespassing in his feeding ground and told Kaneki he couldn’t stay. Kaneki tells the ghoul that he didn’t know the area belonged to anyone and they are interrupted by a voice on the rooftop.
Touka is sitting on the rooftop glaring down at Kaneki and the man quoting “Since when was this your feeding ground? It’s not yours. This is Rize’s turf. Nishiki.” She jumps down the roof to meet their level.
The ghoul known as Nishiki informs Touka that he knew Rize was dead calling her a binge-eater. Nishiki yells about how the area was his feeding ground until Rize came and since she was dead it belonged to him once more. Touka protested that the area would be distributed to the weaker ghouls. And also made sure to add “And anyway, you lost this alley because you were weaker than Rize. You’ve only got yourself to blame. Dumbass!”
Nishiki becomes angry and they have a good old fashioned ghoul brawl. The fight ends quick because Touka dealt serious injuries and Nishiki just couldn’t handle it.
Because Touka is great.
Kaneki becomes confused, asking Touka what ghouls are. Pointing out that they eat humans, but also kill each other. Claiming that they have no morals, and no order. And he yells that his life sucks.
Touka notices that Kaneki hadn’t eaten the meat inside of the package given to him. She tells Kaneki that she’ll give him a hand as she walks over to the corpse left in the alley. Picking a lump of flesh off, she shoves it into Kaneki’s face and towards his mouth telling him to eat it. He does so and is pulled into this crazy form of shock looking like he had the best thing in the world.
Realizing that human flesh that was not his own entered his system through his mouth he decided to throw it back up.
Kaneki, please. Touka is watching. No matter how scary she may seem, I am sure she is disgusted.
Touka asks him why he won’t eat, and Kakeki tells her that eating the meat was wrong. That he tried so hard not to eat it, and asked her why she forced him too. He concludes with, “There’s no way I can do it. I… I’M A HUMAN BEING!! I’M NOT LIKE YOU MONSTERS!!”
KANEKI, MY FRIEND. That is not how you ask for help. Calling someone a monster is a big no-no after she was so kind as to um… not kill you like she could have a while ago.
Well that happened.
I think we all know where this is heading though.
Kaneki calling Touka a monster. Touka… the same girl who sliced half of an old guy’s head clean off. Touka, the girl who was able to scare away Nishiki.
Good luck, Kaneki.
Welp, stay tuned for Chapter 6: Homing, next time!
Please do not spoil anything, this is only chapter 5 of the first manga volume. It would be incredibly rude to spoil further chapters when others have read this article to see my reaction to chapter 5
Welcome to Tokyo Ghoul’s chapter 4: Coffee! We left off with Kaneki holding the package, expected to eat what was contained inside.
The manager tells Kaneki to come back anytime he needed more of the packages. Kaneki could tell that inside the package was human flesh, as he thanked the manager. As Kaneki left, Touka took the opportunity to ask the manager why he helped Kaneki. The manager told Touka the story about the hospital accident on the news, and told her that Kaneki had Rize’s organs inside of him.
Kaneki sits at home, his stomach growling while looking at the package. His hunger begins to overcome him so he throws the package across the room. Feared of how he almost ate the contents in the package, he runs to his fridge and grabs condiments; spraying them in his mouth. Disgusting. Soy sauce, Ketchup; Disgusting. He picks up a jar of instant coffee, and shakes some into his mouth. Surprised that the substance wasn’t disgusting, he brewed himself a cup and nervously drank it. Excited that it tasted good, he tried the coffee beans, and noted that it tastes better brewed. Feeling optimistic, he grabs a slice of bread and shakes the coffee onto it and places it in his mouth. Kaneki spits it out, quoting “It tastes like solid barf!! Coffee can’t even makes the taste!”
(ಠ_ಠ) Kaneki, really? You know what Solid Barf tastes like?!
Kaneki is looking for coffee in a convenient store. Not sure of which coffee to buy, a man reaches for the coffee he was going after. He had orange hair and apologized, quoting “Blondy is the best instant coffee, isn’t it?” handing the container to Kaneki. Kaneki checks out with about six containers of coffee and begins to walk home.
Hoping that the coffee gets him through his hunger, he smells something. The scent reminds him of his mother’s cooking, and he is quick to find the source. Hoping that it’s a restaurant that serves exotic foods with meat that even he can eat, due to the distance he walked .
As he rounds the corner, he is excited to know that the source of the scent is there. Smiling he finds. . . A man biting a dead guys throat off. Confused, Kaneki sits there. Ghoul man. Dead body. Source of smell. Fear takes over his body as he screams and inwardly thinks “How could I have been enticed by the smell of a corpse?!”
The ghoul over the body tells Kaneki to go away, because he caught the man first and Kaneki was distracting him. As he tries to force Kaneki to leave more, a foot is placed on the back of his head. The orange haired man from the convenient store held the Ghoul’s arms behind his body, and put all his force into the foot he had on his head, pushing it off quoting “Boom.”
The orange haired man asks the now dead corpse if the dead ghoul thought he could eat in his feeding ground. He looks over to Kaneki and notices that he was the boy from the convenient store. He tells Kaneki that if he had realized he was a ghoul before, he wouldn’t have been so nice and if he were human, he would have eaten him. He smirks towards Kaneki, finishing his statement and revealing that he has ghoul eyes.
Oh Kaneki, poor, sweet, Kaneki. You just find ghouls left and right don’t you?
Welp, stay tuned for Chapter 5: Feeding Ground, next time!
Please do not spoil anything, this is only chapter 4 of the first manga volume. It would be incredibly rude to spoil further chapters when others have read this article to see my reaction to chapter 4.
This chapter contains violence, and spoilers to the Tokyo Ghoul manga up to Chapter 3: Worst. Proceed with caution, because you have been warned.
Continuing where we left off, Touka and Kaneki are figuring out who will get the arm in Chapter 3: Worst
Kaneki is in fear, finding out that he is face to face with a ghoul who is now offering him an old guy’s arm. Touka comes closer to Kaneki continuing to ask him if he was going to eat, when she notices that only one of his eyes are red, then she begins to answer the real question as she recognizes Kaneki, “Why weren’t you eaten?”
As she tries to piece together why Kaneki is still alive and why he has one ghoul eye after Rize tried to eat him, Kaneki makes a run for it with a derptastic face might I add. Once Kaneki finished his run from the female ghoul, he thinks about how he couldn’t believe that another ghoul was right under his nose, while also thinking about the old pervert’s arm and drooling.
The scene transitions to Hide trying to call Kaneki, and is sent to voicemail. Hide talks about he could bring his school notes to Kaneki if he needed them, and that his favorite author’s book signing was on that day. Kaneki makes his way to the book signing, but is too late so he decides to go home. As he walks home, he notices a little girl, and then a woman, a man, a girl, a young man, etc. And all his mind can think of while noticing the humans is meat.
Kaneki runs to the bathroom to calm himself, upset to see that his left eye had turned red once again. He questions why it was him who had to suffer such a fate and punched a mirror cutting himself and the cut quickly healed.
Kaneki thinks about how in Egg of the Black Goat it’s about the Black Goat’s son, and that is why it is called “Egg” of the Black Goat. Which makes Kaneki wonder if he is now the Egg of a ghoul. He mumbles to himself about if he didn’t have ghoul organs, he wouldn’t be suffering. Kaneki calls Hide to bring the notes to his house, and grabs a knife from the kitchen. He plans to stab himself to damage his kidney’s hoping that the hospital will provide him knew ones if he’s lucky. He called Hide in case he wouldn’t be able to call the Hospital himself.
He takes the knife and thrusts it into his torso, where the knife bends and the wound quickly heals. Kaneki sits and cries because he’s starving, and he knows there’s only one way to satisfy his hunger and if he did that he wouldn’t consider himself as a person anymore.
Kaneki goes to Anteiku to beg for Touka’s help, telling her that his life had been nothing but horrible since his body changed. She declines and asks him that if his life was horrible ever since his body changed, did that mean her life was horrible since the moment she was born. She told him he could die for all she cared.
The manager comes outside and tells Kaneki to enter. Touka protests, and the manager reminds her that the policy of Anteiku is that ghouls help each other. The mangaer and Touka take Kaneki to a lower level under the cafe into a vault like room, where Kaneki is given a package that he is supposed to eat to satisfy his hunger.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for Chapter 4: Coffee
Welcome to Tokyo Ghoul Book 1 – Chapter 2. This WILL contain spoilers for chapter 2 of the Tokyo Ghoul manga. So, you have been warned. If you continue to read beyond this point even though I’ve already stated that this article contains spoilers, then don’t blame me.
This chapter also contains gory content and violence, such as explanations and pictures. If you can’t handle those types of things but want to continue reading, be my guest.
To all my people who had torches and pitchforks for chapter 1, you might want to bring them back out. enjoy this chapter.
Now, we continue with our dear friend Kaneki, in chapter 2: Oddity
The chapter begins with Kaneki speaking of how when he was younger he read a book about a man who turned into a giant insect, and he had wondered what it would feel like to be a giant insect. There is a flashback to when Rize was about to eat him, and then she was crushed by the beams and the text of people finding their body.
The chapter cover is of Kaneki sitting on a chair that’s standing on a pile of opened books all over. That takes skills to just sit on a chair on a pile of books. SKILLZ
Continuing, the story progresses to Kaneki watching TV as Dr.Kano is being interviewed by many reporters, asking if Rize was really dead, or if she could have been saved, or did he receive her permission or permission from her family to transplant her organs. Kano responds that she was pronounced dead on arrival, and that he took it upon himself to save the life that was in front of him.
Kaneki walks through the hospital, thinking about how as the time goes by that night seems unreal, but the scar he had reminded him that it did happen. Kaneki chats with Dr.Kano as Kano speaks of Kaneki being able to go back to attend school soon and also brings up the topic that the nurses have informed Kano that Kaneki does not seem to like the food. Kaneki hastily replies that “It’s good”.
Transition to Kaneki sitting with a plate of fish and rice and some good looking food, he picks a piece off the meat and puts it in his mouth. His eyes widen as he thinks “It tastes so fishy..”Joke wise, or as in actual fish taste Kaneki? ;D Kaneki stops eating and the nurse beside him asks if he’s finished. She remarks that if he doesn’t eat he won’t get better, and Kaneki begins that it tastes..
She cuts him off by taking a bite of his food. She says that it tastes normal and he gives her a scary look. She tells him that he shouldn’t be picky with his food and she leaves. He thinks about how it wasn’t just the fish but the miso soup tasted like machine oil, the texture of the tofu was like a glob of lard, and the rice felt like he was kneading glue in his mouth, and overall everything tastes awful. You could have gone with just awful, Kaneki.
(ಠ_ಠ) Kaneki, what have you been eating to know what those things taste like?
As he reads in his bed he thinks about how he had barely eaten anything, but he was surprisingly not hungry. “Maybe I’m turning into an insect too.” He stated, as he trembled reading his book trying to laugh it off. That’s not something to laugh about Kaneki. After he’s discharged from the hospital, he thinks about how during the weeks he was hospitalized he got by on only water, and his appetite kept shrinking. He then gets a text from Hide who would like to celebrate his discharge by going to their favorite restaurant, Big Girl. Kaneki gets excited because he and Hide love their hamburger steaks. I never thought a black and white drawing of meat could look so delicious.
When they arrive at Big Girl, there are four waitresses, and you can only see the name-tag of one, Ohashi. Ohashi is their server and after Hide places their orders she goes to get their food. Hide talks about how Dr.Kano is being crowded by the press and Kaneki explains that it was because he didn’t get Rize’s permission or her family’s to perform the organ transplant. Hide continues that she didn’t have any family and she died instantly. Kaneki is surprised and thinks about how he hadn’t told anybody Rize was a ghoul because no one would believe him.
As Ohashi comes back with their food, Hide starts to talk about a student in their department named Nishitani. Kaneki is barely listening and looks at Ohashi walking with their food, as she continues walking Kaneki stares at her thighs and starts to drool.
(ಠ_ಠ) Kaneki, quit being weird.
Once their food is placed, Kaneki stares at his hamburger steak strangely. When he takes a bite, he’s surprised and asks Hide if the meat is cooked properly. Hide tells him that it’s done perfect and if his doesn’t taste cooked right he could cook it more on the hot rock. Kaneki does so and thinks about how he always loved the hamburger steaks from Big Girl’s because they were juicy and full of flavor. He places the piece of meat in his mouth and inwardly exclaims that it’s like licking a pig’s guts, and if that wasn’t enough he threw up on the table too.
(ಠ_ಠ) Kaneki, that is disgusting.
As he sits outside he wonders what’s going on. As he’s thinking a little girl drops her ball and he gives it back to her. As she thanks him, the wind blows and wafts a scent in his direction which causes him to gulp down hard.
Once Kaneki is home, he lay in his bed with the TV broadcasting a discussion with a ghoul researcher by the name of Hisashi Ogura. Ogura explains that ghouls have no need to eat a large amount of food in a short period of time. One dead body would keep them okay for about a month or two. The many people dying were being eaten for pleasure.
*cough Rize cough*
Dr.Ogura continues that the ghoul was probably hiding from the investigators and they usually disguise themselves as humans and live disguised as humans which makes them very difficult to find. Continuing his explanation, ghouls cannot gain any nourishment from anything but humans and it’s believed to be from a unique enzyme they possess. And to add, their tongues work differently and human food tastes disgusting to ghouls.
Ogura quotes, “Vegetables taste grassy, fish tastes fishy, and meat tastes gamy.” Kaneki uses a shocked expression as Ogura continues “They may eat it in front of us but they’ll be hit with a strong sense of nausea afterwards” More fear is shown in Kaneki’s eyes, as he wonders if receiving a ghoul’s organs some how changed his body.
Kaneki tried going to sleep, but was awaken by his stomach; he was hungry. As he goes through his refrigerator he qoutes, “In one of Kafka’s most famous stories, a young man turns into a giant insect. ‘The young man who became an insect saw his taste in food change. He could no longer eat fresh foods. He began preferring things like rotten cheese.’ If my taste in food changed . . . what’s the ‘cheese’ for me?” He questions as he takes a bite of a sandwich, and quickly throws it back up.
Food is scattered all over the kitchen, as he lay on the floor, with the rest of his food only bitten once in, depression. Kaneki has decided to roam outside wearing a jacket with the hood up; his stomach still growling. He stumbles upon a pervy old man harassing Touka Kirishima from Anteiku. Kaneki begins to look at her thighs and hips and wonders if they are “Filled with innards”
(ಠ_ಠ) Kaneki, seriously. Stop. Being. Weird.
The perverted old guy notices Kaneki and asks him what he’s looking at, and grabs him. Kaneki yells at him to not touch him as he sweats, revealing only his left eye looking like a ghoul’s eye. The old guy is afraid, wondering why Kaneki’s eye is different. Kaneki is confused and has no idea what he’s talking about.
The perverted man calls Kaneki a freak and then . . .
The top half of his head has been cut off. And the one who cut it off was none other than Touka Kirishima, to which now we can see that her revealed left eye is a ghoul eye like Kaneki’s.
That moment when you realize the sweet girl you saw in the beginning can do things like that.
Touka sighs because she killed the man and she wasn’t hungry. So she decides to take an arm quoting “Even though old guy meat tastes nasty.” As she rips the arm off, Kaneki begins to drool as he figures out Touka is also a ghoul. She notices him drooling, and offers him the arm.
Well then. . . that happened.
So I was probably being a jerk over sensitive topics. #Sorrynotsorry Bring out the hurt if you were upset about it. But I’ll continue anyway because I can. ;D
Please do not spoil anything, this is only chapter 2 of the first manga volume. It would be incredibly rude to spoil further chapters when others have read this article to see my reaction to chapter 2.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for Chapter 3: Worst.