We really haven’t had a real reason to sympathize with Tsukiyama yet (disregarding the chapter 128 debacle), but this scene has come pretty close. You can’t look at the first panel on the right and not think ‘on the outside looking in’. Tsukiyama has no real friends. If the group disbands, everyone has someplace to go except for him. He has his money and his connections, but he has nobody. The time he spent with Kaneki and co. has probably been as close to a genuine friendship as he’s ever had. He doesn’t even have hollow relationships he forged at the ghoul restaurant anymore. If he loses Kaneki, he also loses a sense of himself that has never really been expressed before.
According to Pixiv Dictionary (アニメでは月山邸の一部が公開されており、豪勢な暮らしぶりが窺える。), the house shown in episode five of the anime is Tsukiyama’s family’s home. So, I guess that means he still lives with his parents…
The one thing that has really pissed me off about LoZ fandom, is that Zant was written off immediately after we found out that he wasn’t this cool and collected badass. Personally, I found him to be one of the most disturbing characters in Legend of Zelda.
Most people probably see Zant smacking his head against the floor as comical, but it’s really not supposed to be. As skullvis pointed out, smacking your head is a thing that some people who self harm actually do. The rest of Zant’s behavior bolsters the fact that he is more then a little mentally disturbed.
Zant’s behavior is over the top in a way that makes you uncomfortable. You’re not sure whether to laugh or to feel creeped out. Most people with mental issues don’t act out like Zant, but I assure you, that some do.
I went to a behavioral health school in high school and one girl there actually did slam her head repeatedly against a reinforced door. I could go on and on, but that’s just one example. I myself, have had dermatillomania since I was 4 years old (I’m 24 now and I still have it).
Zant is a character that I hold dear to my heart because I can see a bit of myself in him. Never forget that there is always a shred of reality to every character.