there is no way Kaneki to healing? He can't live like this....
I talked about it a little bit here [x] but like Furuta mentioned, Kaneki seems to have reached his limit.
As in, he’s regenerated so much over the course of the series that his telomeres are gone. Whenever a cell divides, DNA shortens. Obviously you don’t want to lose any important DNA, so instead of shortening the genes themselves, a small portion of the telomere on the end of chromosomes is sacrificed. That’s it’s job- to be sacrificial DNA. When a telomere is all used up, to stop any damage to your genes themselves (causing disease) your cell either goes into senescence (I guess “put into a coma”) or commits cell suicide.
That’s what stage Kaneki is at now. The parts of his body that have sustained the most damage (which is now HIS ENTIRE TORSO) have used up all their telomeres. He’s not regenerating anymore. The cells in his body are dying. You’re right- he can’t live like this.
Nishiki mentioned cannibalism as a means to halt the aging
and if Kaneki can somehow manage to cannibalise the Oggai, I think he’ll have a chance. I personally believe this could be the ‘Dragon’ Furuta keeps mentioning.
but what I’m worried about is that it’s a short term solution and that he’ll never be able to reverse that aging he’s already been through, only ingest new Rc cells to form a kagune and to “fill up the holes” when he gets wounded.