I wanted to make an effort to review both anime and manga on this blog but I realized I was behind on everything that I had been reading. My favorite manga that was probably the easiest to catch up on (which I did this weekend) was Tokyo Ghoul:re; I was only about 48 chapters behind so it wasn’t a huge time commitment (as compared to Fairy Tale where I’m like 4 years behind at this point).
Oi! What’s the “f*ck touka” deal in the title? Well, when Imperial Scans was still a thing (RIP), they would sometimes sneak “f*ck Touka” into the scans and rustle a few jimmies, which I thought was hilarious. So I figured I’d incorporate some into scans in my reviews for the lols.
So chapter 121 ended with a DOOZY of a scene. And 122 starts with our sweet Kaneki drinking out of an empty cup, coffee on the floor, because he’s too awkward for his own damn good. So 122 is basically a Kaneki/Touka chapter in it’s entirety; focusing on her questioning of Kaneki’s virginity, as well as them confessing their fears of the other running ahead/off and never returning.
What is the most heartbreaking of this whole scene are 2 things: that Kaneki believes that Touka’s question and her willingness to give herself to him is to keep him from running off again. Kaneki has been manipulated so many times that he believes that the possibility of Touka using her body to keep him around is an option, but in reality she actually just cares for the kid. The second most heartbreaking aspect of this is the entrance of Mutsuki, our resident crazy Quinx.
Clearly there is going to be a huge conflict to follow this, as to how it’s going to go down, well I can’t imagine it’ll go smoothly. In the last chapter Mutsuki had sex with a deformed corpse while stating her love for Haise. We also know that Mutsuki has a photograph of Touka. What happens when Mutsuki see’s the chemistry between Touka and Kaneki? I see a Yandere Simulator situation on our hands, and I’m routing for Touka.
And finally the final thing I will throw in here is that Touka art at the beginning of the chapter:
I’ve seen a lot of discussion revolving around this. Personally, I believe the blood is a result of her and Kaneki having sex. That is the best case scenario. What are your thoughts?
Note: I started writing this right before pneumonia got the best of me. Publishing now, finally, that I’m home. My TG:re posts will probably come out w/in 24 hours of a chapter being released.