Tokyo Ghoul:re Chapter 39: Depth
Eto arc when?
So, uh… is Kanae going to hire Aogiri to dispose of the Quinx? I feel like that’s going to make Haise angry more than anything else, but I guess none of them will actually die. I’m sure they can take care of themselves just fine, especially against Aogiri fodder. If Aogiri end up thinking along the same lines though, then it could spell trouble if they send one of their executives – unless it’s Ayato, in which case I’d really like Ayato and Haise to meet up. He could even heroically rescue Hinami along the way. I can definitely see Haise bending the rules to allow Hinami to escape, but I don’t think he’ll rescue that ghoul Tsukiyama wants him to, even if he miraculously does recover his memories as Kaneki – in the first place, with Kijima as an interrogator it’d be very hard to get him out without any suspicious being raised. I could see it happening if he ends up losing jurisdiction for all the stuff he’s being doing without permission, though.
In the end, what Tsukiyama wants is friendship. He’s a really lonely guy, and what he wants most is to have Kaneki’s group of ghouls reformed – because they were his companions, and his friends. Hori Chie even asks him in the aftermath of the Anteiku raid: “Can you really die for some ingredients?” The implication being that, by that point Kaneki had become way more than just food to him. Of his past acquaintances, Tsukiyama is the only one who passionately wants Haise to return to being Kaneki, and is willing to be reckless in pursuit of that – people like Nishiki or Touka know there’s not much they can do, while Hinami seems to be content in the knowledge that Haise is alive, and relatively happy compared to how he was before.
I don’t think Tsukiyama fully understands that Haise and Kaneki are different people, though – as he said, it’s true that he currently knows more about Kaneki than Kaneki does himself. But Haise is not Kaneki. It’s true that Kaneki loved Takatsuki’s books, but Haise dislikes the tragedy in them – he no longer identifies with tragedies in the way that Kaneki did back at the start of the original manga. In fact, him talking about the death of all her main characters is just like how Kaneki himself died. Only when Centipede loses control will he return to being anything like Kaneki was, and that’s an insane Kaneki we’re talking about. A resurgence in his memories will not surgically remove Haise – at best it’ll be a fusion between the two, and I doubt Tsukiyama is prepared for that.
I wonder what #5 is like. I thought all of the pictures were designed to rouse Tsukiyama from his depression, but it seems like Little Mouse thought that #1 would be enough – the rest seem to be for the purpose of reviving Kaneki. Is that what she wants, as well?