I swear some anime fandoms are more toxic than the Steven Universe fandom. Yes I am going down this route and this will be a bit of a rant post about recent events in the Tokyo Ghoul fandom, but the message of this post goes to all shipper’s yaoi or not out there. If you do not like reading rant or opinion pieces then don’t read this post. We good? Let’s get started with Tokyo Ghouls latest chapter controversy and as I am talking about the latest chapter…
In case you have not heard it yet, a lot of Tokyo Ghoul fans are once again pissed and this time it has most definitely gone way too far. I’m not against dropping a manga series because you do not liking the direction the plot is going, heck I did it myself when I stopped reading and watching Naruto but to out right call a mangaka homophobic and to go kill themselves because the latest chapter ‘killed’ your favorite ship is down right disgusting in my opinion. Sui Ishida has never made any statements that would come across as homophobic in the past or present and at the end of the day the Tokyo Ghoul manga is his creation and as the creator will take the story in the direction they want to.
I know a lot of fans of the series were hoping that Kaneki would end up in a relationship with his best friend Hide, but i find myself needing to bring up the fact that a sexual relationship though wanted by many shippers in the fandom has never really been hinted at as much as what has happened in the recent chapter, heck Kaneki’s catalyst for becoming a ghoul at the start of the story all started with Rize who he was attracted to.
All this hate from the yaoi fans and or just shippers within the Tokyo Ghoul fandom honestly has me embarrassed as a yaoi fan. I try to share an opinion of loving what you love with this blog and with what I choose to review, if you love something that is great and if you hate something that is ok as well but please don’t hate because someone has a different opinion to you. As for the ship ‘dying’ with this chapter, it is only dead if the fandom let’s it die, just because your ship is not canon does not mean it is dead.