There is a lot going on in this volume, both in terms of action and story. And a lot many characters, since it is once again a battle (this is the third raid of CCG that we have encountered now). The ghoul characters are all interesting naturally because of their abilities, but this time even the CCG characters had their moment to shine. While rescuing Tooru, we see Urie let out his selfishness by trying to engage the escaping auction attendees, so that he can alone take the credit. That over-ambitious rookie is going to be a thorn in Sasaki’s side later on, I am sure of it. As for Sasaki, he encounters Hinami, and his identity is revealed. He is denying that part of himself, though, for fear of it overwhelming him. In a way, his hesitation can be understood, in that he has a new family now, fake though it may be, and living with them makes him feel like Kaneki was another person altogether. Fortunately he is curious enough to go seeking his past, and in the extra, we see him getting a present from our Anteiku (I don’t know what else to call them – the ghoul alliances are all so confusing now) folks, so hopefully more developments on that front. Arima still seems very suspicious to me – he is like a kind father to Sasaki, but knowing that he was the one who ruthlessly killed Kaneki actually makes me a bit upset about their relationship.
Besides the plot, what was spectacular this time was the artwork. I mean, this :Re series is already way ahead of the original in terms of lineart, and overall composition, but the action scenes in this volume were so well rendered! Big expectations from future volumes.