Hey guys, welcome to Animehound, I’m Spade-Kun and today, I am going to tell you all the story of Sasaki Haise. So without anymore, delay lets start Haise Sasaki…
The story behind Haise Sasaki:
Since the very beginning of both the manga and the anime, we were all of a sudden introduced to a badass character but no one knew who he was. This character was named Sasaki Haise. For those who did not read the manga, I want to warn you guys that this article contains Heavy Spoiler. Now back to the discussion, So question arises who exactly is Sasaki Haise? Where did he come from? Well, manga readers already know the answer. So this is for those who have watched only the anime: Sasaki is Kaneki.
That’s right! At the end of season 2 of Tokyo Ghoul, we see Kaneki carrying Hide’s body to Arima and the anime stops there. At that juncture, Arima kind of defeated Kaneki. He loses his memories and had no idea he was a ghoul. That’s how he joined the CCG. This also flames the fact that Kaneki suffers from multiple personality disorder and can be considered a really dark way of putting forward a dark joke. As for why Arima brought up Kaneki into Sasaki, well it is perhaps because Kaneki was a perfect half ghoul and Arima knew that he could become a great advantage to the CCG if he is on their side or maybe because Arima too suffered from Marie Antoinette syndrome(Marie Antoinette is an alleged condition of hair suddenly turning white). But that is yet to be revealed in the anime and this is just an assumption.
Arima said in the last chapter of Tokyo Ghoul manga that he would leave the naming responsibility with Kaneki, and he chose Haise Sasaki.
That’s how Kaneki became Sasaki.
Who is Sasaki?
As already discussed above, Sasaki is Kaneki. Although they are the same, their personalities are polar opposite and hence exist as two different individuals in the Tokyo Ghoul world. As for Sasaki Haise, he is the former captain and current mentor of the Quinx Squad of the CCG. He is a first-class ghoul investigator and is no longer a ghoul. The Quinx Squad is a special squad of half ghouls, who serve the CCG and eat food like normal humans do. This fact was proved by a Quinx Squad member Saiko who would steal beef from the fridge for late night snacks, but we are not shown what Sasaki eats. He definitely cannot eat normal food, but do the CCG provide him human flesh?
There also the question of why Sasaki has a black patch on his hair? Many fan theories say its the reverse Marie Antoinette syndrome. The existence of such a syndrome is unheard of. So was it dyed? That would be lame. So we leave it to Ishida Sui to provide us with an answer to this question.
Sasaki’s personality traits:
Sasaki is a self-contained, good-natured individual. As a ghoul investigator, he is highly trained in combat, loyal, trustworthy and devoted. He is caring and is like a guide to his squad. Sasaki is both respected and feared. Being an SS rated Ghoul, his subordinates can neutralize him if needed. That is if he ever loses control in a battle. He is a kind-hearted individual with deep insight into the world. His sense of duty is unparalleled by any of his squad members. Even Suzuya Juzou like Sasaki. He is capable enough to earn a high rank in CCG. Both Kishou Arima and Akira respect and love him. Although there exists many a number of investigators who dislike him, owing to him being a ghoul, Sasaki is held dear and important by the high ranking officials.
Above all these, Sasaki is “more adept with a kagune than a real ghoul”. As if these were not enough, he has mastered his quinque too.
Discussions, Facts, and Theories:
#1) Haise in Japanese means “To be called”. When Arima asked Kaneki to chose two of his most favorite kanjis, he chose Hai (from Coffee) and Se (from life). This formed Haise which can also directly translate to “coffee life”.
#2) Upon visiting Ankeitu: re, Sasaki met Touka and wondered how can someone be so beautiful. This might be a key to him getting back his memories.
#3) Kaneki suffers from multiple personality disorder. There were many fan theories that said Hideyoshi was Kaneki’s imagination. But this theory can be safely discarded because we have seen Hide talk to Touka.
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