This volume begins with the backstory of Suzuya, the psychopathic ghoul hunter, and how he wasn’t completely the psychopath we thought he was. Like Kaneki, he was tortured, albeit at a much younger age, which fashioned his personality into one that didn’t care about the meaning of life; being a scrapper for the ghouls, he constantly had to chase and hunt humans, so it’s no wonder he had a killer streak in him. But what I don’t get is why he takes such relish in killing ghouls specifically; he still used to think of that ghoul who raised him, and perhaps his animosity is a twisted extension of that.
The story then moves on to the CCG closing in on ‘the Owl’ at Anteiku. They have launched a massive attack, even bigger than the one at Aogiri; they each took their time to write wills. The battle is being fought against Yoshimura and the senior staff at Anteiku, who finally get their moment to shine. Who knew they were so skilled and badass warriors? Amidst this battle, a mysterious character Arima keeps getting mentioned; we don’t know much about him besides the fact that he is a legend among the ghoul investigators. Kaneki, on hearing about the attack, rushes to Yoshimura’s aid, but encounters a siege on the place. This is a potentially triggering situation for him, since whenever he is cornered, he does go into a berserker mode. This is the penultimate volume for this series so my anxiety levels are through the roof.