People are saying that Tg isnt selling well anymore and thats why Ishida included a sex scene. Is that true?
Sounds like complete nonsense to me.
A very quick google search shows that Tokyo Ghoul:Re has been a best-seller for numerous consecutive volumes. Reports state Volume 10 sold over 500k volumes in two weeks. That seems to be consistent with previous volumes, so there is no indication of weak sales.
It also has a movie coming out, and a second stage play.
This indicates the franchise remains popular in Japan, and is financially successful.
More likely, Ishida intended a sex scene all along. We need to remember that Tokyo Ghoul is a Seinen work, intended for an adult male demographic. Sex scenes are common, and it’s a bit like being surprised that an R-Rated movie had a sex scene. Works intended for an adult audience, especially men, seem to be more likely to have sex scenes.
Besides, this is Ishida we are talking about. The man previously had a webcomic called “The Penisman” and long ago, a now-vanished webcomic called “The longing for sex”. The man is hardly the sort to be SHY about sexuality.
In terms of sex scenes, I think he did a fantastic job. It was intimate, emotionally charged, and let the characters be awkward and playful. We got little details, such as Kaneki being shy about his arms and fascinated by BEWBS.
I know some folks didn’t like it, and prefer to not have graphic sex in media they consume. That’s fine, but it really isn’t out of place for the category of fiction it occupies.
And there’s no indication that the series is doing badly, financially.