Sorry if this is weird but what is the appeal of Saiko? Everybody in the fandom loves her but I don't see what's to special? She doesn't really do anything but laze around and even with chapter 30 she's not done much, the most she did was watch Shirazu fight Nutcracker. Sorry I'm asking you, it's just cause' I've seen her on here a lot lol
There’s a lot more to Saiko than being a neet. She didn’t have an easy childhood - she had a mom who cared more about money than the well-being of her daughter and son. She was in the CCG Academy because the tuition was cheap, even though she had no intention of ever becoming one. Saiko’s mom agreed with her daughter being experimented on and turned into an artificial half-ghoul because of the monetary compensation.
She definitely didn’t do a lot prior to the Auction raid, but I don’t exactly blame her for it. Forced to undergo a dangerous operation and to fight ghouls because of a shitty mom.
As for the Auction raid, she actually did a lot. She didn’t watch Shirazu fight Nutcracker. Saiko fought Nuts herself, and Shirazu gave the final blow.
There’s a page from chapter 28 that shows what happened:
After Nuts was speared by her own detached kagune, Saiko’s kakugan (on her left eye) is activated.
The double bar right after this panel indicates a time skip. After that time skip, the room is a complete mess, with kagune marks all over the floor, Saiko completely exhausted, and Hayashimura (the other investigator) saying “I’m not so sure who’s the monster anymore…”
On the next page, before Shirazu stabs her, Nuts is down, bloody, and missing her left arm.
Who destroyed the room and left Nutcracker, the chimera S-rated ghoul half-dead and missing an arm? Saiko did.
She’s definitely been through a lot, and even though she’s exhausted after the fight with Nuts, she still goes to Sasaki (who is more of a mom than her mother ever was) because he was in danger.