Night of Scattering: Press (散りゆく夜 Press, Chiri yuku yoru Press) is the fifth episode of the anime Tokyo Ghoul:re.
- Tooru Mutsuki
- Kanae von Rosewald
- Haise Sasaki
- Kuki Urie
- Ginshi Shirazu
- Saiko Yonebayashi
- Seidou Takizawa
- Tomonori Akai
- Ryuuta Sawaike
- Ryouta Ooshiba
- Matsuri Washuu
- Naoto Hayashimura
- Akira Mado
- Miza Kusakari
- Gagi and Guge
- Juuzou Suzuya
- Ayato Kirishima
- Shougo Kukiyama
- Hina Tougi
- Yakumo Oomori (Mentioned)
- Take Hirako
- Roma Hoito
- Kuramoto Itou
- Takeomi Kuroiwa
- Kishou Arima (Illusion)
- Big Madam
- Eto Yoshimura (Mentioned)
Tooru Mutsuki was last seen roaming around the corridors, as he was wounded by Kanae von Rosewald during an encounter. Kanae confronts Tooru again, and realizes that his wound has been healed, meaning that his master will eat him over and over again. He attacks him, but in the midst of their confrontation, he was saved by Haise Sasaki. Haise, Kuki Urie, and Ginshi Shirazu fight Kanae, while Saiko Yonebayashi defends Tooru from further injuries.
In the meantime, the Atou Squad has encountered Seidou Takizawa, who briefly decapitates Daisuke Atou. Ryuuta Sawaike eagerly attacks Takizawa, however he didn't receive any damage and he got decapitated by Seidou. The squad members are taken out one by one while escaping, leaving Hina Tougi and Shougo Kukiyama as the only squad members surviving.
The Ooshiba Squad has reached the control room, but they find no one there. They encountered Nutcracker while investigating the area. Outside the Zeum Hall, Akira Mado has severely wounded Naki with the use of her Fueguchi. She tells Naki that his power has weakened ever since they fought each other, leaving him speechless. Miza Kusakari, on the other hand, convinces Akira to prevent killing Naki, but however, she refuses and attacks her instead. As Naki is about to get killed by an Ukaku-quinque Investigator Squad, Gagi and Guge sacrificed their lives to protect their leader, leading him to burst into tears.
In the Auction Hall, Ayato Kirishima and Juuzou Suzuya kept on fighting, then Hinami Fueguchi calls him over to tell him that they need reinforcements for the outside force. However, Ayato refuses due to his objective to protect Big Madam. Both Ayato and Juuzou retreat shortly after.
While the Quinx Squad is busy fighting Kanae, Urie manages to incapacitate him but is saved by Matsumae, and they somehow escape. Meanwhile, Ryouta Ooshiba dies by Nutcracker after planting her kagune to the roof, and she attacks the rest of the squad. Naoto Hayashimura was wounded by Nutcracker, and ends up falling outside the window, but survives in the process. Shirazu tries to break through the wall created by Matsumae using his Ukaku, then Matsuri Washuu informs them that the Ooshiba Squad was wiped out, and asks the rest of the Quinx Squad to take down Nutcracker, while Tooru and Urie will try to locate the rest of the ghouls in the area.
Hina and Shougo are cornered in the women's bathroom, and Takizawa eats a human. Both of them feel scared, and Takizawa understands their feeling that they are scared. Hina realizes that the ghoul was Takizawa, and Takizawa recognizes her, but she is killed in the process, leaving Shougo's whereabouts unknown.
In the stage, Tooru and Urie both find a secret passageway leading to the theater's basement. They also see Juuzou, and realize that he snuck in. Urie and Juuzou directly attack the Auction guests and Aogiri Tree members, while Tooru fights the Aogiri members confronting him.
Take Hirako and the rest fight Uta and the Clowns, while Takeomi Kuroiwa was confronted by Ganbo, but he kills him with his bare hands. Urie uses his kagune against every single evacuee, and loses his control while using it. Urie confronts Big Madam, but is easily defeated. Tooru manages to catch up, but sees Urie about to be gulped up by Big Madam.
The rest of the Quinx Squad managed to find Hayashimura, but is confronted by Takizawa. Haise engages in battle by activating his kagune, while Shirazu and Saiko continue on with Hayashimura to find Nutcracker.
- This episode adapts the following chapters:
- Title pun: Repress.
- Some scenes are rearranged, shown earlier or later.
- Anime/Manga differences:
- Some of the victims that Takizawa devours and killed are censored or toned down.
- Tooru never mentions he had a hard time healing his wounds and a flashback of Tooru's past is not shown.
- The scene where Nutcracker prepares to eat the female investigator's face is cut.