• “As long as I have him I have a place to belong.”
  • “I’ve been so lonely without you” (despite everyone else he still has they’re not Hide).
  • “I wouldn’t be alive without him,” “Eat me” (so you can survive even if you don’t want to), “It may not be stylish, but live.” Hide or at least his memory saved Kaneki from death and himself at least 3 times.
  • Ishida literally wrote an anime ending where they burned to death together with one another.
  • Willingness to face death for one another.

I don’t care if you think it’s romantic love or platonic love, if it was a healthy relationship or not (probably not completely pretty co-dependent).
Hide was Kaneki’s true love for so so long (hopefully still is). His soulmate.


“Never Let Me Down Again” by Depeche Mode

Music for the Masses (1987)