tokyo relevations

Some fun stuff with obstetrics.

Okay so I crunched some numbers re: that panel with Touka’s due date and Yoriko’s notice, and here’s some fun stuff I figured out:

(Credits to @juuuzo and their post for the pic above and for illuminating some things for me!)

x Firstly, I don’t think it takes a genius to glean from this panel that the Touken baby is due 12/28 (which apparently is Ishida’s birthday… making the Ishida the One Eyed Prince?? dundundunnnnn)

x For the Obstetrics nerds: It’s hard to see based on just this panel if Touka really did use Naegele’s rule to figure it out, but if the due date really is 12/28, a couple of the numbers highlighted above (and a few that I squinted at) correspond to the formula. But it’s really hard to tell because Touka’s writing is shit lmao.

x But using some reverse engineering (not really, I just like that term; I used the Qx calculate app), if the due date is 12/28, Touka’s last menstrual period was 3/23.

x This is Yoriko’s execution notice:

x The penalty was placed 4/15, and Kaneki received the notice approximately 4/17, which would be the current date of the story right now. (How did I figure that out? See this post.)

x By simple math, we can estimate Kaneki Jr’s current gestational age as 3 weeks and 4 days. Taking things further, the end of the first trimester will be on 6/15.

x I have the urge to discuss the stage of embryonic development Kaneki Jr is currently in, but 1) ghoul biology might be different, and 2) really? do we really want to get into that? lmao.

x Interestingly, I looked back in the calendars, and comparing Touka’s calendar, the story seems to be taking place in 2016.


No one’s going to argue with me that’s definitely a 16 on Urie’s face right? No? Okay.

Tarot Major Aracana 16 - The Tower


  •   The most common meaning behind the tower is a sudden unexpected change. This would make a lot of sense since the person Urie was trying to save was just stabbed and I’m guessing Urie will not be staying with the CCG any longer.(And everything at the end of the chapter was shocking for Urie).
  •   It can be referencing a sudden revelation. Like Finding out Furuta isn’t human, or discovering whoever shot him.
  •  It can reference the emotions that come with change. Urie getting angry or upset.
  •   IT could also be in reference to Urie’s own revelations about himself this chapter.

Reversed: Losing power, stagnation… I won’t get into it because I’m fairly sure it’s not relevant.

I asked my mom to pick up a donut for me because it’s my son Juuzou’s birthday! (I did this last year too, its tradition.)

Happy birthday my wonderful son, I’m so proud of all the growth you’ve made and the ways you’ve matured. Here’s to a good year for you (somehow, even in Ishida’s world) and many more to come. I love you. ❤️

Ghoul Wars

At the end of the volume 4 of Tokyo Ghoul, Ishida included this self portrait of him drawing Darth Vader. In one of the Young Jump interviews when asked who his ideal father would be, Ishida responded with ‘Darth Vader’. Why is this relevant? Because Tokyo Ghoul references a lot of classic literature, and if you consider anything that has a profound and lasting effect on a genre of storytelling that is immediately recognizable as a classic, then Star Wars could also qualify under that label. 

If you were to comb through Tokyo Ghoul for Star Wars, or ideas that occur in Star Wars as a motif to be referenced in Tokyo Ghoul you’d find the works actually have a quite a few points in common. Particularly in a few areas.

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