Tokyo Ghoul Week: Day 2
When I think about the moon card, Tsukiyama comes into mind. I mean, Tsukiyama roughly means月(moon) 山(mountain) and he is a Pisces as well, which is the astrological sign for this card. Even his ghoul mask is a crescent moon!
Tsukiyama’s character is even more perfect for the Moon card. This card is about your inner self; hidden desires, dreams, deceit, and illusion. Tsukiyama has two faces in almost everything he does but it’s hard to tell which one is his true self. He is a complex character that Kaneki continuously doubt but rely on at the same time. We can see how a complex character he is in ch128 when his desires, motives, emotions, and rationality is all in conflict when Kaneki was going off to fight alone.
Tokyo Ghoul Week: Day 1
Reversed Fool Card
I think the real fool in the show is Rize Kamishiro.
I chose the reverse fool card because it fits Rize perfectly. Instead of unlimited possibilities, the reverse fool means disregard of consequence and being taken advantage of. Instead of looking up (for the regular fool card), she is looking down, all bloody and entrapped by the steel beams that prevent her from continuing her journey.
She lived her life with no caution; binge eating as much as she wants and because she knows she is strong, she lived with a devil may care attitude. Her life was full of potential but she disregards consequence and acts nonchalantly. Her life is perhaps more tragic than Kaneki’s because the only sane part of her, the only semblance of her former self is left within Kaneki and is no longer in her current body.
Kaneki is not the cause of her downfall but just the start of it. When she tried to eat him, she was almost killed by a member of the Pierrot. Since then, she was then farmed for her ghoul organs by Dr. Kanou and now live as a deranged ghoul with only a stomach, showing no shadow of the smart and literature loving young lady Kaneki fell in love with.
Rize is definitely a fool. Not one to be laughed at, but to be pitied and mourned alive.