They are awesome characters! They each have such interesting personalities, backgrounds and things that distinguish them as individuals
They obviously care for each other very much and even though they haven’t spent as much time together as they did when Shuu was younger, they’re still very concerned for each other
They share some of the same traits like their awesome purple hair! And we all know that purple hair = good. Plus both of them wear some very interesting suits and I love it. I do also like the fact that they’re both pretty extravagant and eccentric. It makes them a more exciting to watch
And of course they’re rich. They’re the Tsukiyamas. And we can’t go through the entirety of Tokyo Ghoul without getting to see some nice, posh, fancy gardens and an estate
Both of them are very capable fighters. Shuu’s fight scenes are some of my favourites, he just manages to make them a bit more lively! And Mirumo hasn’t really had any action scenes but he’s been shown to be very skilled with his kagune and quite powerful. I also like that both of their kagunes take on cool forms
“Your eyes are the eyes of a dead man, the dead cannot stop me” – Arima
“We’ll become girls” – Haise
“Haise is my friend. He’d always give me snacks and stuff. He even made me a delicious pudding on my birthday. He is one of the very few people in the CCG that looks at me without hatred or disgust in his eyes” – Suzuya
“As ghoul investigators you have to run… even when your limbs are torn off! As long as you live, you will have another chance. It’s game over when you die” – Haise
Urie to Shirazu: Don’t you f***ing die on me
“I’m dead. Deeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaad!” – Saiko
Suzuya to Big Madam: Mama. The only things you’ve given me are scars. Those are the only things I remember… It doesn’t matter what the people around me say, I… don’t hold a grudge against you or anything. This is just… my job
“Of course, skill is important. But what’s even more important than the sword and shield are… those feelings. Feelings are what make you stronger” – Mirumo
You have no heart if you don’t cry while watching this. It’s either that, or I’m too emotional and sensitive and get attached to characters too easily. But yeah, I didn’t recover until a couple of hours after this movie ended and cried the whole way through it – as in I started crying 2 minutes into it as soon as I realised that Seita was dead and that what we were seeing with the siblings and the fireflies stuff were actually them being dead too. This movie may have not been the best but it (for me at least) was definitely angst after sadness after despair after trauma with glimpses of some moments of peace in between.
When my mum found me an hour after this movie finished hiding under the kitchen bench in a ball crying she was quite concerned. Until she found out that I was crying over a movie and then promptly shook her head and walked away. But they make those characters that die within the first 10 minutes of a film purposefully amazing so that you love them and then when they then kill them off, you’ll sympathise with their loved ones that are left behind. And I know that this movie had a happy ending! But that doesn’t mean that I’m not going to get emotional over Hana trying to find Ame out in the woods while it’s storming and everything that goes down after that point.
This one is actually pretty embarrassing… So obviously I cried during the final episode of root A, expect the problem arose about 30 minutes after when I had already mostly calmed down. Because I was on the phone to my friend and out of the blue they asked me if I was feeling okay. And then I broke into a fresh batch of tears over the phone. It was awkward.
My Neighbour Totoro
Here’s another fairly embarrassing one. I wasn’t so much the story that made me cry but more the possible events that were suggested that could have happened in the story. So when that shoe was found in the river and Satsuki was asked if it’s Mei’s I knew it obviously wasn’t – but the film placed the idea in my mind of what if Satsuki’s sister did drown in the river in a new town that the family had just moved to while they’re mother was suffering from tuberculosis. And it was too much for me to handle and sobbing was the result.
It was probably a mistake to binge watch the later episodes of Death Note from 9pm until after 4am. Because by the time that L died in the episode I was watching at 3am, the tears just started to roll down my face and I remained silent for over the next hour as I sat in the same position, unmoving until I feel asleep at my laptop.
Okay, so when I say ‘concerned’ I mean ‘things that I’m not particularly liking a whole lot’ and ‘I hope that I can get over this stuff despite my pettiness and aversion to accept things don’t go in a way that I can accept’ and ‘I think my lack of emotional investment in this manga at the moment is currently making my judgement quite illogical.’
He was perfect. And he’s still perfect. He will always be perfect. You can’t change me mind.
But it’s still all too confusing for meeeeeeee!!! I need someone to do up an in-depth analysis of his character, a relationship chart between Hide and every single character in the series that he’s interacted with and a timeline of the events that have occurred throughout his life. He seems fine, but then he seems dodgy too. Plus is he or isn’t he being set up to be an antagonist? I don’t know and it’s hurting my brain! >_<
The actual storyline
Re has some really cool scenes and stuff in it, you know? But the storyline isn’t exactly as thrilling to me anymore as it used to be… I don’t know, maybe I just need to reread it at least from root A again to get more emotionally involved in the series (because if it doesn’t make me feel anything then chances are I’m not going to like it a lot).
But my negativity could also stem from how my poor baby Tsukiyama has been recently. I want him to have all the happiness.
The whole Touka x Keneki thing
I don’t know… I’m not against it or anything, but maybe some more development throughout the earlier arcs would have been nice between them? Or maybe there was a hell of a lot of tension between them and I’m just blind and didn’t pick up on it? Sometimes I struggle to pick on stuff when it’s low-key so…
And the whole pregnancy thing is something I struggled to read, though I think that’s just because I’m struggling to relate to Touka’s way of thinking. I can understand that she thought it would be another ‘stressful’ thing for Kaneki to deal with and that is probably why she was pretty defensive about it. But although she did tell Keneki in the end, she didn’t really want to… And like I said, I’m struggling to understand Touka because I value communication a lot so hiding this sort of thing, even if the likelihood of the pregnancy being successful is slim and it could be another burden for the partner, is something I’d still want them to know about. Because I think that they have the right to know about a little person that they helped create. So these values aren’t exactly helping me like Touka’s character more, especially because I wasn’t that fond of her to start with.
And the marriage part was a bit too sudden for me. But like I said before, that could be because I’m useless at picking up hints. But this could also just because I don’t think that couples should get married just being they’re expecting a child. I don’t know if this was one of the reasons why Kaneki wanted to marry Touka, but I think they should get married solely because they want to – not because Touka’s expecting.
So yeah, in conclusion, I am a biased person. I’m struggling to understand Touka at the moment and I think I just want more clarification about all of the characters’ mind states, thoughts and feelings. And this is why I will now be devoting a good chunk of my time to going through analyses on Tumblr.
I don’t care if Hide does turn out to be evil or something, I’ll still love him
Hide doesn’t call Keneki by his first name despite them being best friends. But they don’t use honourifics with each other, so obviously they have a close relationship… So then why would Hide never call Keneki by his first name? It’s been theorised that because Keneki’s mother and aunt would call him Ken, Hide avoided using this name because it brings back bad memories for Keneki
We all doubt that the CCG would give Haise flesh to eat… They definitely wouldn’t give him human flesh at least. So that means that either they give Haise the Ghoul mixture that the CCG buys from Sphinx or they let Haise eat other ghouls…
We still have no details about Hide. We don’t know what his birthday his, what his height is, blood type etc. despite minor characters still being given a bio by Ishida. Fans have theorised that if Hide is really dead, then there’s no point hiding his bio from everyone – but Ishida has purposefully not given out Hide’s details. So why isn’t Ishida giving out Hide’s personal details then? Why can’t we know them? So this suspiciousness has lead some to believe that perhaps Hide is still alive and that his details may reveal something about him that Ishida doesn’t want us knowing just yet…
We never really know what exactly happens to Hide’s body either once he ‘dies.’ Keneki just says, “Hide was gone and I was alone” and there’s barely anything to imply in the manga or anime that Keneki or another ghoul eats Hide. So then where is he?
Hide’s family moved to the 20th ward because it was the safest ward, and therefore the most suitable to raise a young child. Especially if his family were ghoul investigators (so this puts them in less danger), because this explains why Hide seems to know so much and be so certain about the existence of ghouls. It’s also why he just has a ‘natural affinity’ for detective work, is able to get past the CCG undetected and is so calm when dealing with a ghoul who wants to eat him. This isn’t anything that a normal person would do… He seems to have had at least some training and education about ghouls, which would make sense if his family worked for the CCG
When Haise went into Anteiku in :Re, Touka didn’t mention anything about Haise being familiar. This could have been because Haise came in with two doves, so she was just being careful and also could be because Haise didn’t show any signs of recognising Touka himself. As for Tsukiyama though, he is shown to be depressed as he is still grieving over Keneki’s ‘death’ and so cannot recognise that Haise and Keneki either have the same smell or a similar one because some psychological disorders have been proven to dull, or even suporess, senses such as smell
So, Ishida redid the first chapter… And although we may all think he did this just to see how much his skills have improved or something like that, he also changed the scene where Keneki and Hide show each other their drawings of ghouls entirely. Instead, the scene is about a play their school did in which Hide plays the ‘witch’s servant.’ Ishida could have changed this scene to hint at Hide having/had a more hidden (potentially even evil) agenda.
Hide’s tick is that he scratches his face when he’s lying. He does this when he firsts meets Keneki and introduces himself – so from the start why is he lying about his family life? Then throughout the series Hide had continued to repeat this same action when talking to Keneki about the things he know about ghouls and similar topics. And Hide never once asks Keneki is he wants to move in with his family, despite Keneki’s own home-life not being great. So what’s Hide hiding? He never see or even hear of his relatives, so perhaps Hide was actually living alone? And with how suspiciously much Hide knows and discovers, could he be working for someone higher up? Is this why he played the ‘witch’s servant?’ Could it be hinting at the fact that Hide had been being doing work behind the scenes that we don’t know about? Was he (or is he still if he’s actually alive) working for the CCG or a ghoul organisation? Is this why (as it can be argued) that Hide set Keneki up to meet Arima?