That was some battle! Between Amon and Kaneki, Kaneki appears victorious but is badly wounded and runs into Arima while escaping. Meanwhile, the real one-eyed owl, Yoshimura’s child, appears to save him. The bloodshed is leading to deaths on both sides, and the aftermath is just as gruesome. Seems liks Suzuya had some bit of humanity left in him after all, and the losses on both sides makes me question how and when this entire history of madness started. It seems like the ghouls have been around forever, and even the investigators have a long-standing feud. Aogiri is still on with their nefarious purposes, whatever they may be. They have got in their clutches some of the fallen ghoul investigators, which doesn’t bode well for the world at general. The ending is bittersweet and Kaneki’s fate is open-ended hope; I also think, like Touka, that he may return.
Overall, this series has been a delight – the artwork, the story arcs, the characterization, the emotions and complexity of human nature brought forward, all so very marvelous. Also, this series having a sequel makes me so charged up for it. I can’t wait to rush into this world again.