Tokyo Ghoul:re Chapter 29: Hinami
Because she heard the voice.
I think I’m tearing up a little ;_; Hinami is such a goddess. She became so strong and beautiful. And yet, at the same time it’s really relieving to know that she hasn’t changed too drastically – after all, she joined Aogiri over the time-skip, and whilst her co-operation with the same group of ghouls who tortured Kaneki could be explained by her desire to find out exactly what had happened to him, we could never be sure. A lot must have happened to her, and people do change – look at Takizawa! And up until now, Hinami has always appeared as a sombre and composed young lady. I think it’s clear where her loyalties lie though – it’s the second time we’ve ever seen her use her kagune in the entire series, and this time it’s to protect her precious and dying onii-chan while she hugs him close to her. Hinami, you’re too perfect ;_;
It seems like a chapter of reunions. Apart from Hinami and Haise, we also had Juuzou and Big Madam finally meeting face-to-face. And Urie met reality, I guess. I did feel really sorry for Urie this chapter. I think there’s been a general shift in how Urie has been portrayed recently, marked by him being eaten by Big Madam. A lot has been done to make people dislike Urie, and now all that pent-up distaste is quickly being transformed into pity – it’s really tragic that he’s been so fixated on promotions and nothing else. He’s far too bitter over it, but at the same time he is trying his best, and has been denied over and over again. I also gained a new fondness for Mutsuki for reaching out to Urie in his crazed, Kaneki-like state – I do want them to form a proper friendship after this, especially as Urie has been looking down on Mutsuki all this time out of a perceived weakness.
At least he’s not dead, right?
So what happens now? Saiko is hiding from Takizawa, and for good reason. I know she cares for Haise just like Hinami does, but she must be both terrified and confused right now. She was never there the last time this happened to Haise, when he met Nishiki – so what she’s witnessing is one ghoul saying some strange things and torturing him, before another random ghoul goes up and protects him from the first one. It really would be safest if Saiko stayed where she was – it’s looking more likely that Haise might be abducted in the near future, and she could get hold of the clues the Quinx Squad need to go after him. Hinami may very well take him away, either to Yomo or elsewhere – certainly not back to Aogiri. Takizawa was about to kill him before she intervened, and this is pretty much tantamount to standing against Aogiri. I doubt Ayato has much love for him anyway, even if he is a little more mature now.
Before anything, it’ll be Pineapple vs Yotsume, and if Haise wakes up I hope he remembers her. There’s also Akira – who has cut the phone line with Washuu and is presumably heading over with a Fueguchi quinque that looks identical to Hinami’s rinkaku. It spells trouble, but given that she has connections with all three of Haise, Takizawa and Hinami, it’s impossible to predict how she’ll react. All I know is that it’ll be big – because next week’s chapter will be the last of Volume 3. I hope Hinami will be on the front cover, like Touka and Haise were for Volumes 2 and 1 – it’d be a direct parallel to the original Tokyo Ghoul volume covers.