Hope and Suffering (望苦, Bōku) is the seventy-first chapter of the manga Tokyo Ghoul:re.

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Renji Yomo coughs blood after getting hit in the throat by Kishou Arima's Narukami. He remembers back to when Touka and Ayato were still children and walking with their parents, Arata Kirishima and Hikari Kirishima. They eventually come face to face with Arima, who attacks the family and kills Hikari. Soon after, Yomo pounds Arata against the wall and yells at him. Arata tearfully admits that he was too weak to save Hikari to which Yomo replies to stop trying to make things better by blaming himself. Yomo stated that it was Arata's fault that Hikari died and that he wishes Arata had died instead. After leaving, Yomo told himself that he should stop blaming others.

Arata later begins to change his feeding habits, consuming more ghouls instead of humans and eventually gains a kakuja. He is targeted by numerous investigators and eventually taken down.

At Anteiku, Yomo states that he is not suited to work as a waiter. Yoshimura wondered if Yomo was worried about Touka Kirishima and Ayato Kirishima. He states that protecting someone can be difficult, no matter how strong one's feelings are. Despite mellowing out after having children, in her younger days, Hikari was wild, killing and eating humans. A while after her death, Arata began feasting on more ghouls and eventually gained a kakuja, making him a prime target of the CCG, who nickname him "Corpse Collector". He feels that her past had come back to bite her in the back. In response, Yomo said that he did not want Ayato and Touka to end up like their parents. Yomo also brings up Ayato and despite his strong conviction, believing in the wrong thing can be bad. He requested Yoshimura to hire Touka so that she could live peacefully, stating that the least he could do is watch over his niece and nephew.

The flashback ends. Back in the present, Ayato blocks Arima's attack, saving Yomo. Immediately after, Arima subdues Ayato and Touka. While contemplating about hope, Yomo charges a lightning bolt at Arima. Arima nullifies the blast and shoots multiple lightning bolts at Yomo. Ken Kaneki suddenly appears and blocks Arima's attack.

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