Hey, regarding people thinking Kaneki isn’t taking enough action, on top of being totally blindsided by Mutsuki suddenly chopping up his face and throwing him through a glass door (one moment from asking him to come back), this entire scene is happening in seconds- maybe two minutes tops if you include the pauses where Kaneki is totally stunned.
It’s explosive. We get to stop and mull over each little panel to take everything in, but in actuality things are flying all over the place and people are moving before they even hit the ground.
Almost every panel has sequenced movement and motion blur to show that it’s happening unbearably fast. And every time Kaneki gets a moment to find his bearings, he’s struck out of nowhere again.
^ps- getting hit full-force in the lower neck could give you a whiplash or a concussion, or at the very least knock the wind out of you. San-chan’s not messing around :X
His former student stabbed him in the face a moment before expressing how happy he was that he was alive, and now some giant mountain of a person is yelling at him about his aunt after smashing him into the pavement and his friend is locked into a high-speed dance battle while it’s raining kagune missiles, knives, glass, and coffee beans. Meanwhile, I’m out of commission for five minutes after stubbing my toe.
Give Kaneki a second to register everything before calling him a baby jeez :’D