Tokyo Ghoul:re Chapter 51: Shaving Cores

Do you know why the rose is beautiful?



I thought it was hilarious when Kanae called Haise a ‘pig fucker’, especially as I’m living in the UK. A little politics, Ishida? No? I wouldn’t put it past him, though.

He also reminded me of the robot in Ping Pong the Animation, although a hundred times creepier.


At any rate, Haise getting his right hand cut off has been a lot more problematic than I thought it was going to be. The fact that he’s a half-ghoul made me think he was going to brush it off as nothing – he’s been through his own share of painful torture, after all. And high-speed regeneration is definitely a thing for ghouls, and an especially real opportunity for Haise, who has Rize’s regeneration. But I have no idea how he’ll get his hand back now that Kanae has thrown it off the side of the skyscraper. So much for sticking it back on. If there’s anything good about all this, it’s that Haise seems to now have his Kaneki mode turned on, so hopefully Kanae will be in for a brutal beat-down or something. His kagune is fucking massive now though, holy crap. And all along I was impressed by how big Nishiki’s one grew over the time-skip. It has to be because of Eto, right? Or has Eto’s ‘gift’ still not been revealed yet? If Noro can stitch himself back together almost instantly after Saiko was finished with him, I don’t see Kanae being too fazed by Haise kicking his face off – or is it his mask? Either way, poor Tsukiyama will probably be horrified. He was telling Kanae to stop – he doesn’t want Haise to die at all. He was prepared to kill him if he absolutely had to, for the sake of his own survival, but his death is in no way something he wishes for. So he’s pissed at Kanae, and that will probably turn to pity and a feeling of ‘oh my god what did they do to you’ when he sees that his eyes and mouth have been sewn shut. Maybe even when he sees that Kanae just shrugs off being decapitated – because I bet that’s not a Rosewald trait at all.

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As for Noro, I’m not even sure what he or it is. I know there are theories about him being a detached, autonomous part of Eto’s kagune, but I really do think he’s just another one of her torture experiments gone wrong. I’m really interested in seeing what’s under that mask, though. Or who, rather. I was also a little confused by what happened in that double-spread page where that poor dove was brutally fucked up after praying, ‘please don’t get up’ when Nutcracker managed to score a clean hit on him – it looks like it’s just a kagune with a mouth which killed him, and I don’t see Noro anywhere. Of course, the most dangerous part of this Noro fight is the fact that the Qs are there, with no clear backup unless Ui turns up out of nowhere – I don’t really care about Kuramoto or Kuroiwa Jr, but the Qs need to all be kept safe from this crazy monster, especially Saiko. Please keep Saiko safe.


5 thoughts on “Tokyo Ghoul:re Chapter 51: Shaving Cores

  1. stops weeping over Matsumae briefly

    Frankly, I’m still more terrified of the chainsaw-wielding psycho (?clown?) that no one really has eyes on (oh my goodness that was bloody awful of me to type even if it was unintentional ;_;) at the moment who could come from anywhere… and possibly decapitate or whisk away Monsieur MM!

    Kanae and Kaneki are probably in for a hell of a fight and one in which they keep testing each other’s strength, as you said. Meanwhile, I’m confident that the Q’s can at least cut Noro up enough to slow Noro down while making a retreat, especially now that Shirazu has effectively added a remotely activating Quinque to their arsenal.

    1. no one really has eyes on

      Savage. Yeah, I was wondering where Furuta was this chapter. Thought we might be getting more of him the moment we saw Kuramoto – but of course, his team is with the Qs and they’re fighting Noro. I really hope he doesn’t show up at the rooftop, because Kanae is now probably enough of a threat to Haise for him to be worrying about anything else. And also because Souta’s appearance has always, always been a bad thing for Kaneki – first the steel beams, and then the Ghoul Restaurant. Hang on, you don’t think Furuta was put in the CCG by the Clowns to monitor Haise, do you? Do we know when he first became an investigator?

      Promotion-kun with his F4 kagune may be able to do something, and we already know that Nutcracker and Saiko can chop him up well enough for him to go down. The bigger problem is that he doesn’t stay down. His regeneration is honestly too hax, I almost want him to be Eto’s kagune (even though I don’t believe that theory) just so it’s somewhat justified.

      1. I doubt that Uries F4 mode would help. I mean Big Madam was able to overpower him in that stage so Noro should have a lot easier time. My fear for Saiko has dramasticly increaced now, I am pretty sure that the rest of the Team is at least knocked out or wounded enoth to be unable to stop Noro.On a more fun note, i find it ironic that despite being Noro 2.0 Kanae obviesly didnt get the memo of being a silent, highly efficent foe and instead kept talking like a Bleach-villain, lol. If Shu is smart he should get the hell out while Kanae and Haise fight, that might be his only chance of suviving.

        1. That’s true – although the last time he used it was before the time-skip. If he’s been doing his weight training properly, hopefully F4 will end up being more helpful if he has to use it. As for Saiko, I just hope her previous display of strength wasn’t something that will make Noro pick her as a kidnapping target.

          Kanae has always been on the theatrical side, haha. Pity we’ll never see him animated. I actually hope Tsukiyama doesn’t run, and instead helps Haise fight off Kanae. I hope he’s realized that something is very, very wrong with his former servant, and that Kanae is no longer (if he ever was) truly acting in his best interests.

          1. All right – 3 things:

            1. Well, supposedly Furuta was at Kaneki’s school, so it’s totally possibly that he’s simply an expert at getting around and keeping tabs on his “live-action dramas”. That said, who knows… Furuta could be Souta, they could be working together (willingly or not) and one (likely whichever is really human) got their face made to look like a double, or they could even be twins and have both been human until one of them ALSO had Ghoul organs transplanted into him (spawning his desire to see others come under the same misfortune). Mystery abounds!

            Regarding that final option he’d then be a one-eyed Ghoul himself, but just not have gone to Eto’s level of power due to what is probably a less traumatizing life, as well as being full of setting others up so he can watch the action from afar rather than having to evolve himself to involve himself in the action. He’s definitely not a frontline fighter even if he can make some (skillful) dirty plays. He also seems to hate cannibalism, so it’s possible that he didn’t ever cannibalize either due to an actual moral sense or simply finding it more fun to consume people’s misery, rather than their bodies shrug

            1. As for Noro, well, I’ve been hoping he’s not there as a corpse-collector once again, but the possibility of that is very real… Whether his subjects are alive or dead when he takes them, they become walking corpses in one sense or another until when and if they’re saved.
            2. Hmm, it also entirely possible that Tsykiyama and Kaneki will fight together against Kanae. It is also possible that if Kanae somehow regains his senses or at least can be convinced to stay loyal to Tsukiyama, they’ll beat Kaneki and run away with him. In any case…

            NOW. Who would be the PERFECT person to show up to mock Tsukiyama (or even genuinely take pity on him) over the loss of his organization and family, but especially (mock) the whole Gourmet clique being put to rest? Why… Rize… of course.

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