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
Normally for Valentine’s Day, I would think to write about my favorite anime couples – actual canon couples. However, I thought it would be cool to write about a few of my favorite ships instead. Love that may or may not be canon, but it could be in my head. So, that’s what matters at this point.
I collaborated with Kat and we came up with a random list from some of our favorite anime. Unfortunately we couldn’t include them all, but hey it’s only February. There’s plenty of time to talk about others in the future.
1. Touka Kirishima and Ken Kaneki – Tokyo Ghoul
Why? – Touka and Kaneki are more or less wishful thinking but I see something there. It seemed evident that Touka had feelings for Kaneki especially around the time he was kidnapped and the time he left Anteiku. She never truly gave up on him even when at times he seemed to have given up on himself.
2. Hiyori Iki and Yato – Noragami/Noragami Aragoto
Why? – How can you not want to see Hiyori and Yato together? Yeah he’s probably a few hundred years older than her, but he’s a god. Age is probably relative for him. These two clearly care for each other. Hiyori puts her life at risk on a regular basis to be with Yato. Plus he has a fear of being forgotten by her. Not just because he’ll lose his life but he’ll lose her. If that’s not love . . . Add in Yukine and they are a cute little happy family.
3. Tsukimi Kurashita and Kuranosuke Koibuchi – Princess Jellyfish
Why? – Tsukimi and Kuranosuke were strangers that developed a good friendship. By the time the anime series ended there was a possibility for love to bloom. They were good for each other. Kuranosuke brought Tskumi out of her shell and she exposed him to something other than being rich, partying, and rebelling against his father. In addition, Kuranosuke established a bond with Tsukimi’s friends and helped them take small steps out their own shells. In spite of Tsukimi’s growing crush on his brother Shu, Kuranosuke slowly developed feelings that were beyond that of just friends. What I loved most, is the fact that Kuranosuke made an effort to help Tsukimi become “prettier” to impress Shu; but he himself grew to have feelings for her as she was . . . sweats and thick rimmed glasses and all.
4. Alibaba Saluja and Morgiana – Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Why? Main protagonist’s aside, their bond is strong. Morgiana is a character that shows her devotion to Alibaba, but doesn’t quite understand what it is that she’s feeling. Alibaba is as clueless as a fish in a bucket, but I’m sure he’ll figure out his feelings at some point when the third season of the anime airs (he already has in the manga).
5. Gajeel Redfox and Levy McGarden – Fairy Tail
Why? – I could write a whole article on Fairy Tail ships alone. The possibilities are endless. Before Gajeel came on the scene, I was quietly rooting to Jet and Levy. I love a series that gives you a chance to ship minor characters. Plus there was that brief moment when I leaned towards Gajeel and Juvia; but that lasted about 2 ½ seconds. Gajeel is the gruff and muscular type, who cares about people but his tough exterior makes others think otherwise. That time when he saved Levy from Laxus’ stray lighting shot was a straight arrow to the heart.
There are so many more, but I’m going to wrap it up here. I think we should do something like this on a regular basis; with anime and other fandom ships.
Do you have any favorite ships? We’d love for you share them with us. Tell us about your favorite ship on our Tumblr, Facebook, Google+ or in the comments of this post.
We’re happy to have your opinion, but we’re not into ship wars. Keep in mind these are the opinions of two individuals; we are not speaking for a group, a fandom or the anime creators. This is just good fun and wishful thinking.
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
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
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.
WARNING: These will be really long, because I will have a reaction for each chapter. Each Chapter. And it will contain Gory scenes, and Violence. Each chapter will be posted in separate articles.
So, I have started reading the Tokyo Ghoul manga about a few weeks ago, and this will be a little reactionsort of pointing out the differences seen in the manga and anime. If you haven’t taken the hint, I’ll throw it at your face This reaction will contain spoilers from both the anime and manga. Mostly the manga. So if you don’t like spoilers, don’t read this. If you’ve read up to a certain chapter, read up to that certain chapter. Or read it, it’s your choice, but . . .
You have been warned!!!
Before you grab your torches and pitchforks shouting about how the manga is the best, I will tell you now. I know. But I still think it would be fun to touch up on a couple things the anime missed, just to see how close they really are. So put down those torches and pitchforks and any other harmful objects Let’s get started.
Tokyo Ghoul Book 1’s cover features Ken Kaneki and contains nine chapters, with the first page colored, featuring Ken Kaneki, Touka Kirishima, Renji Yomo, Yoshimura, and Hinami Fueguchi. The second page contains info of Ken Kaneki such as birth-date, blood type, age, zodiac, school, size, and likes. Tokyo Ghoul was created by Sui Ishida.
Chapter 1: Tragedy
The first page of the actual story already starts off with why the manga has it’s title, Ghouls. Just from seeing the title of the chapter, and having already seen the anime, I know what to expect. *(Ugly sobbing in the background)*
The story continues inside of the lovely little coffee shop, Anteiku, where Kaneki and his best friend Hideyoshi (Hide) Nagachika are ordering as they hear the news about ghouls. Kaneki wonders what they look like, and how spooky it is that the creatures who eat humans to survive live among him, like everyday humans.
Here is your warning, if the chapter title was not enough. If it starts out nice and goofy with a title like that, then prepare to have your heart stomped on. A few hundred times, give or take a few more.
Anywho, we progress inside of Anteiku where Hide wants to call out Kaneki, trying to figure out who his special lady friend is that he usually meets inside Anteiku. While trying to point the girl out, he points at one of the waitresses, Touka Kirishima, where he scares her by asking the strangest question, along the lines of “Do you have a boyfriend?” *CoughHidePleaseCough* Kaneki tries to calm down his friend, fearing that they’d be banned for being obnoxious, for the coffee shop was the only connection he had to his lady friend.
Mid-sentence the girl walks right in and takes a seat. Hide tells Kaneki to give up, because the girl is out of his league, and takes off. Kaneki notices that the girl is reading a book written by an author he admires, Sen Takatsuki, and the title of the book is Egg of the Black Goat. Egg of the Black Goat is about a woman who his a serial killer called “Black Goat” and her son. Her son is disgusted by his mother’s sickness, but has to acknowledge the same cruel impulses inside him. Wow. Okay then. This was not in the anime. The description of the story I mean.
The girl bumps into Kaneki, who was literally reading Egg of the Black Goat also. Small talk happens, and they decided to go out to eat “To talk about their favorite books” on a later date. Kaneki learns that the girl’s name is Rize Kamishiro and he becomes excited for the outing the following day. The next day they talk about their favorite books and such, but Kaneki notices that Rize rarely ate any of her food claiming she was on a diet and she excuses herself to the bathroom as he wonders why such a thin female is on a diet. She took like literally a bite out of her sandwich. A nibble.c’mon Rize, you’re wasting a good sandwich smh.
After they’re get together Kaneki began to walk in the same direction as Rize’s home and they spoke about all the things they and had in common, Blood type, taste in books, age, etc. Kaneki thinks this is going great, as our lovely waitress Touka passes by. She stops midway and turns around, and her friend she was walking home with was wondering what the hold up was. Touka replied that it was nothing and they kept going. Kaneki was prepared to leave once they hit a fork in the road, but Rize was too scared of the ghouls around her street, as she trembles about how afraid she is to sleep at night *Zoom in on lips* Kaneki being the nice guy he is continues to walk her home as they walk down a dark spooky alley. So very romantic~
Suddenly, she stops. She flings herself on him, and Kaneki’s heart begins to race. She starts a conversation, talking about how she noticed the way he looked at her. *Louder heart beats**Zoom in on lips*
Oh my gosh, is he gonna get a kiss? A Kiss? A—
Me: Wait, what?
Sui Ishida: Lol this chapter is called Tragedy.
In the middle of that chomp, she says she’s noticed him too. As her eyes don’t look the same. Kaneki is confused, because she bit him. Swallowing that chunk of meat she took off that poor boy’s arm she compliments that it’s delicious. Well you got that going for ya, Kaneki. He focuses on her eyes, Red iris’ and black sclera with red veins across the eye into the skin. As Kaneki had fallen back in fear, Rize stated that she had a scene in Egg of the Black Goat that she really enjoyed, it was when the Black Goat would rip out the guts of a man trying to run away, and no matter how many times she read that part, it got her excited every time.
Wow. Okay then.
If it wasn’t already obvious, Rize tells you, she is in fact a Ghoul.
Kaneki, you poor soul. Your first date with a girl ended up being with a ghoul. You poor thing.
Kaneki now makes a break for it, Good choice, Kaneki. Rize has four claws on her back that she uses to trip him. She tells him that she’ll rip out his insides gently.
Rize . . . Hasn’t anyone ever told you not to play with your food?
Kaneki is able to quickly get away once again by stabbing one of her claws with a mechanical pencil from his bag. As he runs he thinks about the series of events, Her meeting him, their first day, and figured out it was all calculated. As he runs to quickly escape into the street
BSH!!“Oh look, I’ve been impaled”
Rize has decided to impale him with one of the four claws. Ow. She then slaps him against a building, where he is about to pass out. As she walks closer to him, she asks if he’s dead. Continuing the conversation, she exclaims that she likes bodies like his. Not too much fat, not very muscular so he’s tender, and she wonders if he’ll taste better than the two she ate earlier that week. There is a zoom in on steel beams above the building Kaneki slammed into, showing that they were wobbling and then the rope around them snapped. As she got closer to Kaenki, the steel beams landed on top of her.
I laughed, hard.
Splurting out blood, she qoutes, “Why . . . Me? . . .” *Cue eyes rolling into the back of her head*
Why you? Why you, Rize?! WHAT DO YOU MEAN, WHY YOU?!Girl, you know why you. People find Kaneki and Rize after hearing the Steel Beams fall, and call an ambulance to get them help. The next page starts dark, with Kaneki awaking slightly, only able to hear few sentences of the doctors working on him, “Abnormal . . . Injur . . .” and “He needs . . . Organ transp . . .”
The head doctor, Doctor Kano, decides to use Rize’s organ for the transplant because their blood type matches. They could not reach his or her family so Dr. Kano responded that he’d take full responsibility.
As Kaneki begins to awaken, he quotes “I’m not the main protagonist of a story or anything . . . I’m just a normal college student who likes to read . . . but . . . if I were to write a story with me as the main character . . . it would be . . . A Tragedy.
The doctors exclaim that the operation was a success and Kaneki opens his eyes, with his left eye looking like Rize’s eye when she revealed she was a ghoul.
WELL THEN. I will forever understand why this chapter was called Tragedy. That being said, my heart did hurt a lot. If you enjoyed reading this, go ahead and leave a comment or so expressing your thoughts!
You are totally allowed to hurt me with torches and pitchforks and other harmful objects now, because I have realized I may have crossed the line in some places, or made jokes about things not everyone would like. But understand, this is my article.BRING ON THE HURTING
If you know of any spoilers, please keep them to yourself. I have only read up to book two, and spoilers after chapter one in this article will not be appreciated. For this article only covers for chapter one.
Please do not spoil for any of the other books either, that would be extremely rude. Especially since the United States has not finished translating all of the books, and not everyone would like to read online translations.
Thank you for understanding, and stay tuned for the article on Chapter 2: Oddity