The conversation between Amon and Touka says a lot about Touka and Kaneki

I really love the conversation between Touka and Amon, and it just about the fact that Amon has forgiven Touka and called her a kind person. Cause while that is great it also gave great insight into the relationship between Kaneki and Touka. I say this because of this panel right here with Touka giving advice to Amon on why he should still visit Akira.

This advice changes the entire dynamic of the conversation, as Touka tells him what she wants from Kaneki. Through this advice it makes Amon a surrogate for Kaneki’s feelings. This is because in many ways Kaneki and Amon have been parallels since part 1, and this conversation really shows it. Both Kaneki and Amon have spent years apart from someone that they cared for first without choice and then consciously. There situations mirror each other very closely, and even though they are reunited things between Touka and Kaneki have been awkward. But, I think that Amon’s dialogue on why he hasn’t seen Akira is great insight in why he has been avoiding his talk with Touka

Amon talks about the guilt about leaving someone wondering whether they were dead or alive for so long. Then on top of it they are not longer the same person they were when they left. Then Touka gives Amon the advice that just them coming back to them is enough, no matter what has happened.

I know this conversation wasn’t necessarily what people wanted but it’s great because in this one conversation we are given the thoughts and feeling of four characters. As Amon and Kaneki are parallels and I’m starting to believe that Akira and Touka are too.