S (S, Esu) is the one hundred fifty-ninth chapter of the manga Tokyo Ghoul:re.
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Ken Kaneki
- Rize Kamishiro (Illusion)
- Mayuzumi (Flashback)
- Yoshimura (Mentioned)
- Kishou Arima (Mentioned)
- Eto Yoshimura (Mentioned)
- Touka Kirishima (Mentioned)
- Yakumo Oomori (Mentioned)
Summary[edit | edit source]
Kaneki and Rize glimpse at a beautiful view of the imaginary nature and ocean from a hovering platform of the shrine. Rize stood straight up, contrast to Kaneki laying down on his side, stunned with grief.
Rize recalls the memory of being crushed by steel beams, as she views the people "they" killed fall into the ocean. She mentions that as long as they're in those boundaries, they won't have to worry about hunger, but Kaneki refuses to look.She continues to taunt Kaneki, and talks of her days at the Sunlit Garden, how she was a "seedbed." She didn't care who she stepped on as long as she could escape that family. In that family, only the few seeds were treated like people since blood was valued above everything else. Her blood was that of a pure ghoul, so she was considered inferior. There more human you had in you, the more superior you were. Her future was that of a seed bed, a thing meant to birth children, That made her feel horrible and so she ran away. In the end, she was divided into pieces and locked up into tiny coffins (Oggai). Kaneki asks if they kakouhas were all from Rize and explains that he ate them. He notes that because of that, many people lost their live and he never knew that things would turn up like this. Rize calls him out, saying that feigning ignorance wont make it alright to kill people and lamenting the results wont make things better. Whether he wishes it or not, it's inevitable for blood to spill when her fights. She continues to question him on his motives and morality.
Rize torments Kaneki even more, until he admits his true motivations of wanting to be needed by someone. Rize then compared Kaneki to her, how they both trampled everything around them for personal gains. Rize refers the memory where they first reunited, and that Kaneki admitted that he never hated her despite the circumstances. Rize admits how she hated him, for if she hadn't met him, she wouldn't have been in her miserable situation. Kaneki states that despite his difficulties and miseries, because they met, he did many incredible activity and met people he was glad to have met. Their conversation ends when Kaneki says that he was happy. Suddenly, the sky tears open and people begin to fall down.
Prior to their discussion, Kaneki begins to swim across the ocean. Rize asks if he was going to "look past at your sins". Kaneki responds that he will "try to bear them". Rize amusedly state him drowning would be interesting.