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Goat (Major Spoilers)

    Goat in General 

Goat (ゴート, Gōto) is an organization founded by Ken Kaneki after the dismantling of Aogiri Tree and the third Cochlea breakout, which led to the death of the One-Eyed King, Kishou Arima. Carrying on the wishes of Eto and Arima, Goat intends to create a world where humans and ghouls can understand each other.

The members consist of the remainders of other organizations and groups like Squad Zero of the CCG, the White Suits and Blades of Aogiri Tree, the Tsukiyama family, the ghouls of the 6th Ward led by Banjou, :re/Anteiku and Cochlea escapees.

Members: Ken Kaneki, Take Hirako, Akira Mado, Koutarou Amon, Touka Kirishima, Renji Yomo, Nishiki Nishio, Kaya Irimi, Enji Koma, Shuu Tsukiyama, Ayato Kirishima, Hinami Fueguchi, Miza Kusakari, Naki, Seidou Takizawa, Hooguro, Shousei Idera, Kazuichi Banjou, Kurona Yasuhisa, Fuka


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    Rize Kamishiro (Major Spoilers) 

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese)

A beautiful and mysterious Ghoul that was once known as the Binge Eater. Her kakuhou was transplanted into Kaneki, and Dr. Kanou used her as a donor in his experiments until she was retrieved by Anteiku. Though her current whereabouts are unknown, her past holds the key to many secrets.

  • Apocalypse Maiden: Rize unwilling becomes the Dragon's vessel after Kaneki was freed from the dragon Kakuja.
  • Baby Factory: Furuta explains that this was her intended purpose, as one of the Garden's "wombs" tasked with bearing pure-blooded children to the Washuu Clan.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Reprising her role in the original series, she continues to be a major antagonist. She’s even the Post-Final Boss.
  • Book-Ends: The first ghoul who attacked Kaneki and the one partially responsible for his condition, as well as the first major villain he encountered, is the last enemy he kills.
  • Breeding Slave: Born into slavery at the Sunlit Garden, for the purpose of bearing the Washuu leaders' children. She escaped and never looked back.
  • Childhood Friends: She turns out to have known Furuta when they were children. That doesn't end well for her.
  • Damsel in Distress: Once a powerful and independent ghoul, she has been reduced to an imprisoned tool by Furuta.
  • Designer Babies: Furuta refers to her as having been "bred", she's been repeatedly noted as being "special" in some capacity.
  • Devoted to You: Furuta claims to have done everything for her, having been obsessed with her since childhood.
  • Flash Back: Thus far, her only appearances have been in flashbacks that reveal her past.
  • The Ghost: She appeared only in flashbacks, up until the Chapter 119 reveal that the CCG has captured her.
  • Killed Off for Real: In the final battle, she is finally killed by Kaneki.
  • Living MacGuffin: She is apparently unique in some capacity, which caused Aogiri and Dr. Kanou to seek her out. As a child, she escaped from V and the organization continues to search for her.
  • Mother of a Thousand Young: Used as this in the past by Dr. Kanou. After Furuta captures her again, she's used to create the roughly 100-strong Oggai.
  • Mysterious Waif: As a child, she was a mysterious girl picked up on the side of the road by Shachi.
  • Parental Incest: Tsuneyoshi Washuu was her biological father, but also intended to use her as a Baby Factory.
  • Post-Final Boss: She’s the last opponent Kaneki kills, but barely fights back and is taken care of in a single chapter.
  • Puppy Love: She seems to have shared an innocent, childhood "love" with Furuta. Unfortunately for her, he ended up as a full-blown Yandere obsessed with owning her.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her first appearance in the story is tied to several critical plot points.


    Matasaka Kamishiro/Shachi 

Voiced by: Kiyoyuki Yanada (Japanese), Jarrod Greene (English)

The former leader of the 6th Ward, a powerful Ghoul trained in the martial arts. He was freed from Cochlea during Aogiri's raid and spent time with them, but seems to have broken ties with them in the passing years. He was once pursued by Kaneki for his connection to Rize, and has become a target of V.

  • Martial Pacifist: He has a reputation among Ghouls for being both a powerful opponent and a moderate that dislikes unnecessary killing. This caused friction with Rize as she became more active as a Binge Eater.
  • The Mentor: He was responsible for teaching Rize everything she knew, and is suggested to have also mentored Ayato before leaving Aogiri.
  • Muggle Foster Parents: He took the surname of his Master, a human that trained him in the martial arts.
  • Parental Substitute: He took a young Rize under his wing, adopting her and raising her as his own daughter.
  • The So-Called Coward: Tatara dismissively describes him as a coward.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: He appears, only to be hunted down and defeated by Arima.
  • Worthy Opponent: He seems to have considerable respect for Arima, in spite of their being enemies.


    Donato Porpora/Priest 

See his entry under Crown, below.


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    Mayu/Nutcracker 

Voiced by: Nozomi Mikajiri (Japanese), Emily Neves (English)

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"I just wanted to be beautiful."

A female Ghoul with a distinctly violent tendency towards male victims, under investigation by the combined efforts of the Suzuya Squad and the Quinx. She is part of a larger human trafficking ring, and obtains "ingredients" for her high-class clients.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: In her final moments, she flashes back to her childhood — poor and in complete awe of the beautiful mannequins in a store window. She ended up copying them as an adult, and is obsessed with getting the money she needs to "become pretty". A glimpse of several shadowy male figures with Slasher Smiles while she thinks about needing money has some very disturbing implications.
  • The Baroness: A prominent agent of a Human trafficking ring, and a sadistic sexpot to boot. She also turns out to be far more dangerous and cunning than first believed.
  • Ceiling Cling: Seen hanging from the ceiling as a pair of oblivious Investigators come into the room.
  • Cleavage Window: Her outfit includes one.
  • Combat Stilettos: She can still perform acrobatic stunts in spike heels.
  • Crippling Castration: She earned her name as a result of her favorite snack — crushed testicles.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Deals one out to the Ooshiba Squad, who barely manage to get out a Distress Call before being wiped out.
  • Dark Action Girl: She turns out to be far more dangerous than CCG assumed, and violently kills her enemies.
  • Depraved Bisexual: She seems to be equal opportunity when it comes to who she finds attractive, primarily preying on men but calling a female Investigator beautiful before eating her face.
  • Dominatrix: She worked as one, and used it to hunt for potential victims.
  • Fan Disservice: Considering what she does to men, is it any surprise?
  • Greed: She's heavily motivated by money.
    "200 million 200 million 200 million~!!"
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Shirazu uses one of her own kagune traps to defeat her.
  • Human Resources: After her death, it's mentioned that her kagune will be used to make a new Quinque for Shirazu.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: When cornered, she reveals her trump card — that she's actually a Dual type like Hinami, and has a Koukaku. She immediately slaughters the squad attacking her.
  • I Just Want to Be Beautiful: She copied the store mannequins she adored as a child, and states she wanted to be beautiful.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Impaled by one of her own kagune traps, and then finished off when Shirazu stabs her through the chest.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Her incredibly Stripperiffic Auction outfit. It isn't clear how her breasts stay in that top when she's standing still, never mind running around or hanging from ceilings.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: Oh, yeah. Her entire theme and appearance is about blending sexual desire and violence into one alluring, terrifying package.
  • Killed Off for Real: Unlike most Ghoul characters, her death is unambiguous.
  • Lecherous Licking: After Mutsuki is sold at the auction for an insane price, Nutcracker lick/sucks on the side of his face to celebrate the sale.
  • Monster Misogyny: Inverted. Her preferred prey are male victims.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She favors clothing that shows off her ample chest and long legs.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name is never mentioned in-series, but bonus material reveals it to have been "Mayu".
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Even without her kakugan she seems to have these.
  • Sadist: She enjoys brutalizing her male victims before killing them.
  • Scary Teeth: Her teeth are black, a Japanese practice known as Ohaguro which was once seen as very attractive for a woman to have.
  • Share the Male Pain: Discussing her case causes this reaction from Shirazu and Mutsuki.
  • Shout-Out: To Ohaguro Bettari, a Japanese Ghost Story about a creature that poses as a woman with black teeth and lures in men with a seemingly-beautiful appearance. Also is possibly one to the aptly named "Johnny Hunter" from Eden of the East for both wearing similarly skimpy black lingerie when they get violent with dominatrix motifs during the act, "beauty" based motivations, and similar (implied) reasons for attacking men with nicknames citing which body part they specifically mutilate.
  • Smoking Is Cool: She's seen in Ch. 16 lounging against a luxurious car, smoking a cigarette.
  • Stocking Filler: As part of her overall sexy appearance to lure in unsuspecting men.
  • Stripperiffic: The outfit she wears to the Auction is...revealing to put it lightly. How her breasts stay in that top is a mystery.
  • Tail Slap: She is known to be a Bikaku.
  • Tarot Motifs: III. The Empress, appearing on her cheek as she feasts on the members of Ooshiba Squad.
  • Tear Off Your Face: She eats a woman's face, after complimenting her looks.
  • Thong of Shielding: Her outfit at the Auction, which leaves very little to the imagination.
  • Vertical Kidnapping: She snags an Investigator from above, in order to have some...private time with him.
  • Winged Humanoid: Her koukaku kagune bears a resemblance to a pair of winged limbs.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or purple as the case may be if this isn't along the lines of Purple Is the New Black.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She pairs incredibly short skirts with stockings or boots.


    Big Madam 

Voiced by: Kimiko Saitō (Japanese), Nancy Sherrard (English)

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An influential Ghoul involved in the underground society of Ghoul Restaurants and human trafficking. Though considered a major target, she has eluded numerous extermination attempts, and uses Nutcracker to obtain "ingredients" for her organization. She is the Ghoul that raised Juuzou Suzuya, using him as a Scrapper and her personal plaything.


  • Abusive Mom: She's Juuzou's "Mama". She tortured him until he no longer responded to pain, and trained him as a Scrapper for the Ghoul Restaurant. It is implied she may have also been sexually abusing him, and she castrated him so that he would never become too masculine.
  • Acrofatic: She turns out to be far more fast and agile than her size would suggest.
  • Adipose Rex: An incredibly wealthy and influential Ghoul, who also happens to be very fat.
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: Chapter 31 reveals Big Madam was (at least) designated male at birth, but it isn't elaborated on whether she was merely a Creepy Crossdresser or a trans woman.
  • Animal Motifs: Spiders, frequently with her victims pictured as caught up in her web.
    • Crocodiles are also one during the Auction, given her large mouth with which she attempts to swallow Urie, and her kagune resembling a reptile-like tail.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Her cameo in the original series gives no indication she survived the CCG raid, much less would actually appear as a major antagonist.
  • Dying Declaration of Hate: Her final moments are spent insulting Juuzou, telling him she only kept him because of his looks, and that she never loved him.
  • Evil Matriarch: The head of a massive human trafficking ring. Her personal pets seem to be taught to call her "Mama".
  • Fat Bitch: She's probably the biggest Ghoul ever shown in the manga, and one of the most vile.
  • Foreshadowing: Juuzou had previously mentioned to Shinohara the idea of a "Drag Queen Ghoul", a seemingly insignificant line until...
  • Gonk: She is bloated, grotesque and absurdly ugly.
  • Hate Sink: Lothsome doesn't begin to describe this Fat Bitch.
  • Gender Reveal: Referred to as "father" by Juuzou, and called a "male Ghoul" in the official report for the Auction Raid.
  • Groin Attack: She castrated Juuzou with a hammer, to prevent puberty.
  • The Hedonist: She surrounds herself with luxuries and pleasures, from fine jewellery and art to human "pets" and the finest "gourmet" meals.
  • Human Pet: She keeps several, and Juuzou was once her favorite. She also seems to provide them to other upper-class Ghouls through the human trafficking ring she runs.
  • Large and in Charge: She is not only morbidly obese, but extremely tall which allows her to tower over ordinary people. She's also a very influential Ghoul.
  • Sadist: Besides being involved in the gruesome Restaurant shows, she tortured Juuzou for her own amusement.
  • Tail Slap: She's a Bikaku type, with a massive tail.
  • Villainous Breakdown: She resorts to begging for her life, followed by screaming insults at Juuzou when that fails.
  • Wall Crawl: She uses her kagune to accomplish this.


    Scarecrow 

    Arata Kirishima 

Voiced by: Yuya Uchida (Japanese)

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The father of Touka and Ayato. He was a peaceful and kind Ghoul, eager to live in harmony with his human neighbors. He was eventually hunted down by the CCG after developing a Kakuja, and used to create experimental armor.

  • Adorkable: He studied (outdated) human customs on proposing marriage, and then utterly bombed at actually popping the question.
  • Badass Bookworm: He was an avid reader, but also a powerful Kakuja.
  • Disappeared Dad: His loss had a major impact on his children, especially Ayato.
  • Happily Married: For the short time it lasted, at least.
  • Human Resources: The CCG has been using his kagune to produce experimental Quinque Armor.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: He blamed himself for the death of his wife.
  • Identical Stranger: Both Arata's physical appearance and personality are strickingly familiar to Kaneki's, prior to the latter's abduction by Aogiri.
  • Instant Armor: His Kakuja was body armor, and used in developing similar models for the CCG.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He wanted to protect his children, but his efforts to increase his strength led to the CCG hunting him down.
  • Revenge Before Reason: In seeking revenge, he ended up dooming himself and left his children orphaned. Touka calls him an idiot for this, since all they wanted was to be together.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Touka admits that her father wasn't the peaceful man originally portrayed, going on rampages against the CCG in revenge for his wife's death.
  • Shotgun Wedding: It seems that Touka was conceived prior to their marriage.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After the death of his wife, he sought to increase his strength to protect his children. He ended up quite powerful through his cannibalism, becoming an infamous Kakuja.


    Hikari Kirishima 

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Yomo's older sister, and the mother of Touka and Ayato. She was killed by Arima while her children were still young.

  • Action Girl: Hikari was a skilled fighter, and bragged to Arata about her accomplishments.
  • Action Mom: She seems to have remained a powerful ghoul, even after settling down and starting a family with her milder husband.
  • Cool Big Sis: To her baby brother, Yomo. He did not take her death well.
  • Happily Married: All indications are that her marriage was a happy one, for the short time it lasted.
  • Human Resources: It's hinted that she was used to create Arima's famous Quinque, Narukami.
  • The Lost Lenore: To her husband, Arata.
  • Mama Bear: She fought Arima alone to protect her family.
  • Missing Mom: To Touka and Ayato.
  • Posthumous Character: She died many years prior to the series.
  • Promotion to Parent: After their parents and both were killed, Hikari raised her little brother alone.
  • Shotgun Wedding: When she tells her brother she's pregnant, Yomo asks if she's getting married.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Touka looks remarkably like her mother.
  • Tomboy: Yomo and Arata both described Hikari as a rough woman, fond of bugs and fighting.
  • Winged Humanoid: Her children inherited their Ukaku from Hikari.


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Aogiri

    Aogiri in General 
The militant Ghoul organization has grown considerably in power over the last two years, becoming so powerful that the government had no choice but to disclose their existence to the public. The Quinx Project is an effort to combat them, through creating superior Investigators.

Members: Eto, Tatara, Noro, Ayato Kirishima, Naki, Miza Kusakari, Dr. Akihiro Kanou, Seidou Takizawa, Hinami Fueguchi, Karao Saeki, Gagi and Guge, Hakatori, Hooguro, Shousei Idera, Shikorae, and many others.

  • Hired Guns: Aogiri takes jobs from wealthy Ghouls, to fund their group.
  • Last Stand: The invasion of Rushima Island, with the CCG poised to wipe out the organization and Aogiri making a stand against them.
  • The Syndicate: The organization has its hands in many things, hiring out their forces to wealthy Ghouls and forcing Ghouls that have managed to live among humans to work for them as informants.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The organization was already a major threat, but has become even more powerful. CCG is struggling to deal with them.


    Eto Yoshimura/Sen Takatsuki/The One-Eyed Owl 

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese), Lindsay Seidel (English)

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"I shall become your God."

The Half-Human Hybrid daughter of Yoshimura, known as the One-Eyed Owl and true leader of Aogiri. She continues to hide her true identity, while commanding the organization from the guise of a lower-ranked member.

Her human identity is Sen Takatsuki, a famous horror novelist.


  • The Antichrist: The daughter of a human and a ghoul, sought since birth by a secret organization that considers her mere existence a threat to the world's order. Eto gleefully embraces this trope, leading people towards temptation and ruin, sowing seeds of doubt and resentment, and destroying everything she touches. She even has a mass of followers in Aogiri, the largest and most dangerous Ghoul organization known.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Her armored form, which is now large enough for her to comfortably use its open mouth as a makeshift throne to observe the chaos she's created.
  • Bath Kick: She does this, demonstrating that her legs have fully regenerated.
  • Big Bad: For the first half.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • In ch. 75, she rescues Kaneki's friends by destroying the Compactor with her Kakuja.
    • In ch. 176, she regains control after Donato's death and tears Kaiko's arm off to save Ui and Hirako. She triumphantly mocks V as relics doomed to failure, joining forces with the human-ghoul alliance.
  • Birds of a Feather: How she sees herself and Kaneki. She claims to be fond of him because of their similar backgrounds as abandoned and abused children struggling against a sense of isolation resulting from their Half-Human Hybrid status.
  • Body Horror: Her kagune in Ch. 43, which resembles numerous branches exploding from her body. There are random human arms growing out of it, and mouths that SPEAK to each other and her.
    • And then Chapter 56 shows how she can top that: her kakuja grows extra limbs, mouths on top of more mouths, gains several more eyes randomly distributed over her mask, and all while said mouths are still talking independently from each other, but with added insanity and symbolism.
  • Born Winner: Arima reveals that most Half-Human Hybrids are not like Eto, but rather humans with enhanced physical abilities and a shortened lifespan. Instead, she is the exception to the rule, inheriting her father's ghoul abilities and kagune.
  • Break Them by Talking: She is a master of this, easily getting to the heart of her victims' insecurities and picking them apart. She demonstrates this by cornering Kanae and utterly destroying him with her words.
  • Broken Bird: Sasaki's analysis of her works leads him to believe the author is a woman filled with despair and anger at the world, having completely given up on hope long ago. Considering how Sasaki is quite broken himself, it's little wonder she comes to see Kaneki as her kindred spirit.
  • The Chessmaster: It isn't clear what her goals are, but she expertly manipulates the events at the Auction to her favor. Fellow Chessmaster Matsuri wonders how many moves the "King" has left to play.
  • Child Prodigy: She was 14 when she debuted as an author.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: She's seen torturing Kanae, while casually chatting with him.
  • The Corrupter: She takes pleasure in corrupting others, twisting them to her purpose. Among her victims have been Hinami, Takizawa, Kanae, and seemingly even Kaneki himself.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Eto swoops down in her Owl Kakuja form, just when it looks like Sasaki is about to finish off Kanae in the Tsukiyama Family Extermination arc.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: She is neither the One-Eyed King (that’s Arima) nor the final Big Bad (that’s Furuta).
  • Disney Death: Kaneki throws her off a high-rise building at the end of the Tsukiyama Family Extermination. Kaneki highly doubt it killed her, and she returns fully healed a few chapters later.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: As Eto, she only wears bandages which cover her heels, but expose her soles and toes, leaving her essentially barefoot.
  • Dynamic Entry: She flies onto the roof of the Lunatic Eclipse Building in her Kakuja form, taking out a helicopter in the process.
  • The Epic: Her latest novel, King Bileygr, is a complete break from her previous works and described as a Heroic Epic. The protagonist, Nameless, is an One-Eyed Ghoul that becomes the "King" and leads ghouls in a rebellion to claim their freedom.
  • Enemy Mine: After being beaten and turning herself in to the CCG, she becomes somewhat of an ally towards Kaneki and gets him to see the truth about Furuta and V. She even ends up assisting Kaneki's friends so she can spite Furuta.
  • Fan Disservice: While she keeps appearing with very little left to the imagination, it's during the process of committing utterly horrifying acts of violence. In general, her nudity is secondary to the torture, mind rape, and general mayhem being committed on-screen by her.
  • First-Name Basis: For a good while it was assumed that she had Only One Name, until it was plainly stated in dialogue her full name is Eto Yoshimura.
  • For the Evulz: Her reason for getting involved in the Tsukiyama Extermination Operation was simply because she wanted to see what would happen.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Eto seems to have become extremely fond of this trope, frequently committing horrifying acts of violence while either barely-clothed in a few bandages or completely naked.
  • A God Am I: She promises Kanae that she will "become his God".
  • Half-Human Hybrid: The only natural-born One-Eyed Ghoul, which turns out to have some interesting aspects. Not only is her scent neither human nor Ghoul, but she appears to be fully capable of consuming human foods without issue.
  • Half the Woman She Used to Be: Kaneki bisects her from the waist down at the end of their first battle. She simply laughs about it, and returns a few chapters later having fully regenerated.
  • Healing Factor: At the very least, she's powerful enough that having half her body blown off barely phases her and she's shown to have gotten her body completely reformed several days later.
  • Helicopter Flyswatter: While in her Kakuja form, she casually takes down Matsuri's helicopter as she dives onto a building top.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She claims to have made one, reporting to Kaneki that she saved his friends at the cost of her own life. Whether this was genuine or just another manipulation is unclear.
  • Hired Guns: She accepts jobs from wealthy Ghouls, in order to fund Aogiri. She notes that Big Madam's jobs in particular pay very well.
  • Humanoid Abomination: She has a kagune with random human limbs growing out of it, and mouths to speak independently from her and speak to her.
  • Important Haircut: She cuts her hair into a chin-length bob, then reveals at her live press conference that she's a Ghoul.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Eto flirts with Kaneki after he proves strong enough to completely demolish her Kakuja, licking his eye and even declaring her love for him after he slices her in half.
  • Kaiju: During the battle in Cochlea, she shows up in an armored form that appears to be several stories tall and smashes the Compactor machines to pieces. She even roars for extra effect.
  • King Incognito: She continues to pretend to work for Tatara, as opposed to the other way around. She drops this Chapter 61 and openly comes out as leader to her subordinates.
  • Laughing Mad: She laughs wildly after Kaneki tosses her from the roof of the L.E. Building.
  • Lecherous Licking: She licks Kaneki's eye while praising him.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: Her kagune is seemingly limitless in its potential forms, which she explains is due to her considerable intelligence, imagination, and the massive quantity of high-quality RC cells she possesses. She also has the ability to implant "bones" into a host, which she uses to grant Kanae increased regeneration and strength, as well as animate Noro.
  • Lowered Monster Difficulty: Her massive, armored form proves less effective against other ghouls than it is against human Investigators.
  • Mad Love: Basically, the more violent Kaneki is with her, the more she responds in kind and falls harder for him. Getting impaled results in her holding him close, licking his eyeball and happily proclaiming her fondness for him as well as their similarity. Getting sliced in half and thrown off the top of a building results in an outright Love Confession while Laughing Mad.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Takizawa refers to her as one, after running into Sasaki.
  • Mission Control: During the Auction, she's overseeing the events from a monitoring room and gives orders to Takizawa from there.
  • Mysterious Waif: The lost daughter of Kuzen Yoshimura and his human wife, Ukina, as well as one of two regents for the semi-mythical One-Eyed King, her small body is loaded with more secrets, power and insight than almost anyone else in the series and she's in control of a massive amount of the plot. She also foretells many events and revelations throughout the collection of Tokyo Ghoul works, through her books written with the pen name Sen Takatsuki.
  • New Era Speech: She gives one to the assembled members of Aogiri, revealing herself as the One-Eyed Owl and promising that great change for their organization is coming.
  • Not Quite Dead: Donato uses his own kagune to control her decapitated body, using it against the Goat/CCG alliance. However, once he's killed she regenerates fully and joins the battle against V.
  • Oedipus Complex: Gender inverted. While she cherishes her mother's diary and seems out to finish Ukina's work exposing V, she considers her father a coward and subjects him to a Fate Worse than Death.
  • Older Than She Looks: She's nearly 30, but often mistaken for a child due to her small stature and playful behavior.
  • One-Winged Angel: Her massive Kakuja form, a nightmarish creature large enough for her to sit comfortably in its open mouth. Taken to the next level when she loses control. See Body Horror for more.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: The most powerful Ghoul known, capable of swatting helicopters out of the air and tearing Quinque Steel machinery to pieces.
  • Pet the Dog: She seems to be genuinely fond of her manager, reassuring him that she doesn't blame him and is grateful for helping her become an author.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: She surrenders to the CCG, but proceeds to cause chaos with her Press Conference and final novel. Even though she's in prison, she seems to be exactly where she wants and hasn't stopped smiling.
  • Red Baron: The One-Eyed Owl/The One-Eyed King. Subverted for the latter. Per her own admission, she isn't the One-Eyed King.
  • Revenge: In a flashback, a young Eto swears she'll get revenge for her mother.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Carried out numerous attacks on the CCG when she was 14, before realizing she couldn't win alone. In Ch. 75, she shows up to slaughter the members of V present at Cochlea and promises Furuta he's next.
  • Sticky Fingers: In her youth, she engaged in petty theft to survive.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: After cutting her hair, she greatly resembles her mother, Ukina.
  • Tempting Apple: She offers Kanae an apple, and goes on to talk about the Biblical story of the Tree of Knowledge.
  • Uncertain Doom: After being defeated by Furuta and talking to Kaneki during the Cochlea arc, she has not been seen or mentioned again, leaving it unknown if she died or survived and escaped. Considering how she has survived far worse injuries, there is the possibility that she could have survived. Finally addressed in Chapter 176, with her making a triumphant return.
  • Villainous Crush: Eto confesses to Kaneki that she loves him, when he's at his most psychologically vulnerable. Considering that he Desperately Craves Affection, she's more than likely playing with his feelings to manipulate him.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Best shown when she reveals herself as a ghoul at a press conference and turns herself into a heroic figure of rebellion.
  • Visionary Villain: She claims to want to smash the "twisted birdcage" that controls the world, creating a new world where Ghouls will be able to live freely.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Her goal of bringing down V and fixing the world they ruined is understandable, but her methods of terrorism, torture, and mass murder are definitely extreme. She admits that she's a wild and violent person by nature, probably part of the reason she chose Kaneki to lead the actual revolution.
  • Wham Line:
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's never revealed what became of her following the end of :re.
  • The Worf Effect: After proving herself to be a badass of the highest level, she gets beaten by Furuta as to show how dangerous he really is, though, in fairness, she was taken off-guard at the time.
  • You Killed My Mother: Eto swore revenge against V for the death of her mother.


    Tatara 

Voiced by: Koji Yusa (Japanese), Christopher Wehkamp (English)

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The second-in-command of Aogiri, often serving as their acting commander.

  • An Arm and a Leg: Takizawa slashes off his arm, as revenge for his own maiming in the original series.
  • Arch-Enemy: Special Class Kousuke Houji.
  • Berserk Button: HOUJI.
  • Big Brother Worship: The loss of his elder brother has defined his life, and he emulates both his fighting style and Kakuja form.
  • Book Dumb: While not necessarily illiterate like many Ghouls, Tatara has difficulty reading Japanese.
  • Burning with Anger: He describes his hatred and rage as fuel for his flames.
  • But Not Too Foreign: A Chinese Ghoul.
  • Devoted to You: Unconditionally devoted to Eto.
  • The Dragon: He remains the most visible leadership within the organization, giving out orders and leading their forces.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: After one chapter of kicking ass, he's suddenly and unexpectedly offed by Takizawa.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Houji seems to view him as this, cautioning Akira that he will probably die in the fight against Tatara.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Takizawa runs him through with a massive kagune blade.
  • Instant Armor: His Kakuja covers his body in armored plating, making him into a massive horror that breathes fire.
  • Kick the Dog: Berates Ayato for disobeying orders (to save Naki) and refers to his own subordinates as "stray dogs".
  • Last Stand: When Rushima is invaded, he chooses to wait for the CCG to find him. His thoughts reveal that he and Eto fully intend for Aogiri to be wiped out.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He isn't simply very large, very strong, and very tough. He also proves to be much faster than expected.
  • Meaningful Name: Tatara means "Furnace". He's able to generate super-heated RC cells and breathe fire.
  • One-Winged Angel: His Kakuja, brought out for the final confrontation with Houji.
  • Orcus on His Throne: He seems to leave almost everything to subordinates, lounging on a throne and waiting for his enemies to come to him. Oh, but when he does get off his throne...
  • Playing with Fire: He possesses a Kakuja capable of breathing fire.
  • Ship Tease: During the Rushima Arc, he repeatedly thinks of Eto while musing on his Last Stand.
  • Sole Survivor: He's the lone surviving member of Chi Shi Lian, which his family once led.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Eto, willing to see her plans through to the end.
  • Villainous Demotivator: He threatens Ayato over his disregarding orders, and makes it clear members that are captured will simply be abandoned to their fates. He goes further in describing the members as "stray dogs".
  • We Have Reserves: He makes it very clear that he doesn't care what happens to Aogiri's members, referring to Hinami as "a replacement of a replacement".


    Noro 
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A tall and silent Ghoul, in service of Aogiri's leader.

  • Ambiguous Gender: As before. Seeing their true form did not help.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: A kagune with mouths that can devour people, strings of flesh that pull him back together if it's damaged, and there seems to be something strange about his body.
  • Body Horror: Noro is implied to have been kept forcefully alive by Eto's kagune. When killed for good all that's left is a mummified corpse.
  • Combat Tentacles: They use their kagune to move around with incredible speed, and eat his opponents.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The Quinx make quick work of Noro... who simply regenerates and returns the favor.
  • Dead All Along: Implied to be essentially a zombie.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Noro quickly causes things to go very badly for the Itou and Quinx Squads.
  • The Dragon: Sent to carry out Eto's personal orders.
  • The Dreaded: While still fairly mysterious, the CCG knows enough to know that Noro is a horrifying opponent.
  • Glass Cannon: Being a mummified corpse means their body is actually very frail and easily torn apart by strong attacks. Their kagune, however, is lightning fast, large and very powerful.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Saiko bisects them with her Kagune.
  • Hope Spot: The Quinx make short work of it, and for a moment actually think they've managed to bring the horror down. Then Noro starts knitting itself back together...
  • Implacable Man: Nothing seems to stop them.
  • Lamprey Mouth: Their kagune sports one at the end, which eats anyone unlucky enough to be caught by it.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Noro is incredibly fast, and hits like a ton of bricks. Very little is capable of surviving an attack from his kagune, while his regeneration allows him to shrug off anything thrown at him.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: What else would you call a writhing mass of tentacles and very hungry mouths, that knits itself back together in response to being harmed?
  • Major Injury Underreaction: A frightening aspect of Noro that makes it so deadly is that it does not seem to feel pain, and simply continues their assault regardless of how many holes are put in them. Any damage is simply healed off quickly.
  • Meaningful Name: Noroi, which means "Curse". A "Noro" is also a kind of Spirit Medium, which is appropriate since it appears Noro was artificially kept alive in what was essentially a zombie-like state.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Noro's mask and kagune both sport horrifying mouths filled with teeth.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Noro's body is actually rather fragile, according to Uta. But attacks don't really do anything, since Noro can just regenerate instantly.
  • Nightmare Face: Noro is unmasked in Ch. 55, revealing a mummified face with no eyes, nose, or lips.
  • No Biological Sex: May very well lack sexual characteristics, being almost entirely kagune.
  • One-Winged Angel: Pushed far enough, Noro basically transforms into a mass of tentacles and mouths sprouting from their lower half. This signals their end, with Shirazu making a Heroic Sacrifice that allows Urie to finish Noro off.
  • Parental Substitute: Yoshimura entrusted Noro with raising Eto in the 24th Ward.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Noro is essentially an unstoppable killing machine that has two settings: "Passively Observe/Ignore" and "Reduce everyone to chunky salsa".
  • Pulling Themselves Together: Threads of flesh pull their mangled body back together, after Saiko tears him in half.
  • Silent Antagonist: Noro is utterly silent, and it's questionable whether it's even capable of speech. Until Chapter 54, that is.
  • This Was His True Form: Uta once said that there was "something strange" about Noro's body. It turns out that it's a mummified corpse.
  • Wham Line: "I'll see you on the other side, Eto."


    Ayato Kirishima/Rabbit 

    Hinami Fueguchi/Yotsume 

    Karao Saeki/Torso 

Voiced by: Hiromichi Tezuka (Japanese), David Matranga (English)

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"My desires are... unsatisfied."

A mysterious Ghoul, currently being investigated by CCG. His unusual feeding pattern involves leaving behind his victims' heads and legs, marking him as a highly unusual and disturbed Ghoul.


  • An Arm and a Leg: He removes his victims' limbs, leaving the arms and legs behind while keeping the torso. Mutsuki pays him back for this mutilation by cutting his limbs off after cutting his head off.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: He captures Mutsuki on Rushima Island, and declares that they're going to get married.
  • Ax-Crazy: He appears to be violently insane, even by Ghoul standards.
  • Berserk Button: When people look at him with disdain or disgust.
  • Camera Fiend: He uses a polaroid to photograph his victims, leaving crime scenes and his home littered with photos. Chie identifies the brand as an uncommon, foreign one he must be buying in large quantities from a specialty store.
  • Character Tic: Tapping out a rhythm on his steering wheel. When he begins panicking upon being pursued by Investigators, he starts slapping the steering wheel progressively faster as the chase goes on.
  • Combat Tentacles: He's a Rinkaku type.
  • Comically Missing the Point: He doesn't seem to understand that Mutsuki realizing the Ghoul that beat up his attacker is Torso is not reassuring.
  • Cradling Your Kill: He apparently enjoys cuddling with his victims' bodies. While they're headless. And playing with their bleeding stump.
  • Crippling Castration: His genitals were severed after his death, and shoved into his nasal cavity.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: The after-report describes the most gruesome and graphic mutilation in the entire series. Mutsuki chopped his head off, then shoved something up his rectum all the way into his throat, chopped off his limbs, castrated him and shoved his genitals into the hole where his nose used to be, and cut out his eyes and tongue.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Ch. 78 focuses on his childhood, with him recounting how he was raised in isolation by his abusive father... after the two ate his mother to survive. After being abandoned alone for over a month, he dared to venture off the mountain and encountered a human girl that he befriended. After a particularly vicious beating, she ran away from home and Karao hid her in his family's tent where the two talked about running away to the ocean together. But in the morning, his father killed the girl and ate her while praising Karao for finally doing something right. He killed his father in a rage, and was left with only his friend's torso. Since then, he's been trying to find someone to replace her.
  • The Dark Chick: Karao Saeki or "Torso", the shy and awkward (though picky and still very dangerous) odd-man out, is obsessed with searching for his opposite Mutsuki over even attempting to help his "teammates".
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: His diary entry from Volume 4 of the manga reveals that he does this frequently while thinking of Mutsuki.
  • Dirty Coward: The moment things stop going his way, he begins to panic and cowers in fear when confronted by stronger opponents.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Besides the outright sexual elements in his feeding, his attack on Mutsuki is particularly disturbing due to resembling real violence against Transgender men.
  • Eye Scream: Mutsuki slashes him across the face, taking out both eyes and cutting down to the bone. Since he's a Rinkaku, he shrugs the injury off.
  • Face of a Thug: He expresses relief over having arrived in time to save Mutsuki... while wearing a deranged expression. Mutsuki immediately turns tail and runs.
  • Flower Motifs: Poppies, which typically symbolize Peace, Desire, and Death.
  • Freudian Excuse:
  • Has a Type: Women with scars, more specifically those who remind him of his deceased childhood crush.
  • Hate Sink: He represents the most horrifying traits of a Ghoul, being a twisted sexual predator that mutilates his victims to satisfy his desires.
  • Healing Factor: As a Rinkaku type, he heals so quickly that the Quinx are barely able to inflict damage fast enough.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: He proves to be one of the most disturbing villains in the series, keeping Mutsuki prisoner and sharing a makeshift futon with his "bride".
  • I Love the Dead: He thinks about how lonely he is at night, without a cold body next to him. Yeah.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: He's actually excited to be on the receiving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle from Mutsuki, admiring how strong the other has become and believing they're "connected" by knives.
  • Lack of Empathy: His diary reveals that he is unable to comprehend or relate to others, and has the sense something is wrong with him. He thinks of others as "walking bags of flesh", due to this inability to see them as people.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Urie discovers his headless, limbless torso on display in the cave where Torso had kept Mutsuki prisoner for weeks.
  • Lean and Mean: He appears to be quite gaunt, and is a particularly brutal killer.
  • Love Hungry: He desperately craves love, even though he doesn't really know what it is. To ease his loneliness, he kidnaps and mutilates his victims in an effort to force them to love him. When Mutsuki doesn't readily accept his attention, he becomes violent while screaming that his captive has no choice but to love him.
  • Loving a Shadow: His obsession with Mutsuki comes from the latter's resemblance to his childhood crush.
  • A Love to Dismember: Our first glimpse of him is a shadowy figure cradling a headless corpse while moaning about his "lover".
  • Monster Misogyny: He preys exclusively on women.
  • The Mourning After: He was fascinated with the scars of Minomi, a human girl he befriended as a child, and became obsessed with recapturing the connection they'd formed after his father ate her.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: He seems to get really excited at the sight of women with scars, his preferred prey. Then there's the whole cuddling with headless, limbless corpses.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Tackles and proceeds to smash Kanae's face in, to protect Mutsuki. Unfortunately for him, Kanae's Healing Factor kicks in and he quickly realizes he's picked a fight with a stronger Ghoul.
  • Not So Different: He seems convinced that Mutsuki is the same as him, claiming this to be the source of his obsession.
  • Off with His Head!: Decapitated his victims, something that is noted to be unusual for a ghoul. Mutsuki kills him in the same manner, then mutilates the severed head.
  • Picky People Eater: His habit of only taking the torso of a victim is considered very unusual.
  • Scars Are Forever: His preferred prey happens to be women that have surgical scars.
  • Secret Identity: A taxi driver named Karao Saeki.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He ate his own mother in order to survive. He later killed his father upon finding him eating his friend, Minomi.
  • Serial Killer: His feeding patterns mimic the behaviors of one, dismembering and dumping remains in a different location later.
  • Shirtless Scene: Played for laughs. Cornered without his mask, he improvises by taking off his shirt and wrapping it around his head. Urie and Orochi both end up making snide comments about this action.
  • Shout-Out: His crimes greatly resemble the unsolved Cleveland Torso Murders, as well as the murderers in Billy Martin's novel, The Exquisite Corpse.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He's utterly obsessed with Mutsuki, to a terrifying degree. His diary from the 4th volume reveals that he believes they share a mysterious connection, and this "spark" of desire will be his salvation. They just need to have a long, private talk... then Mutsuki will understand their destined bond, and return his love.
  • Tarot Motifs: III. The Empress, appearing on his cheek in blood during our first glimpse of him.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Like many other characters, he started out as a relatively normal child before being twisted by his horrible experiences.
  • Villainous Rescue: He shows up to rescue Mutsuki from Kanae, beating the other Ghoul up.
  • Why Did You Make Me Hit You?: He beats Mutsuki for glaring at him, and later claims that he only does this because of how much he "loves" his captive.
  • Yandere: Sasaki theorizes that he removes the legs of his victims so they won't "leave". Once he becomes obsessed with Mutsuki, this violent possessiveness leads him to respond poorly to anyone threatening him.


    Miza Kusakari/Three Blades 

    Naki 

    T-Owl/ Seidou Takizawa 

    Yumitsu Tomoe/Hakatori 

Voiced by: Nozomi Nishida (Japanese)

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A subordinate of Tatara's, and the adopted younger sister of the late Bin Brothers. Known as "The Quinque Hunter" due to her proficiency with using the stolen Quinque of Investigators.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Hooguro calls her "Little Bin".
  • Ambiguous Gender: Hakatori's gender remained unclear until her bio was released, due to her incredibly androgynous appearance.
  • Arch-Enemy: Koutarou Amon, the man that killed her brothers.
  • Badass Family: The younger sister of the Bin Brothers, though not by blood.
  • Battle Trophy: Hakatori likes to kill Investigators and then take their Quinque, and apparently has a considerable collection.
  • The Bus Came Back: She disappeared in the aftermath of the battle on Rushima, and doesn't appear again until Ch. 124. It seems she chose to go solo, as opposed to being absorbed into Goat like most of Aogiri's survivors.
  • Cool Mask: A geometric mask with a circle at the center.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Hakatori reveals a Bikaku kagune when cornered, and admits to preferring not to use it unless necessary.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Wields a Quinque resembling a Katana, which is rather unusual.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Faced with three Quinx and no backup, Hakatori chooses to retreat.
  • Names To Run Away From Very Fast: Hakatori means, "Graverobber".
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: No one actually calls her by her real name, which is only revealed in her bio.
  • Pint-Size Powerhouse: Hakatori is apparently very short, and incredibly strong.
  • Red Baron: "The Quinque Hunter".
  • Red Right Hand: Has black nails, an unusual trait some Ghouls acquire.
  • Short Hair with Tail: Short hair, with a pair of short tails.
  • Tail Slap: A Bikaku.
  • Villainous Valour: Comes to Torso's rescue, and politely checks on his well-being.
  • Younger than She Looks: Her profile notes that, by Volume 6, she's 16, which makes her younger than both Ayato and Hinami.


    Hooguro 

    Shousei Idera 

    Rio/Shikorae/Jail 

Voiced by: Kensho Ono (Japanese)

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A ghoul originally named "Rio", raised by his older brother and kept hidden because of his abilities. After his brother's death, he went on a rampage and killed numerous Investigators before being captured. During Aogiri's raid on Cochlea, he escaped and joined the organization. He was among the team hired by Kanae to kill the Quinx, and later reunited with fellow Cochlea escapee Roma.

For the alternate version, see Rio's entry in Tokyo Ghoul Spinoffs.

  • And the Adventure Continues: As of the Series Finale, he had eaten the remains of Dragon itself, developing a kakuja and thus becoming the number one enemy of the Tokyo Security Committee due to his very high casualty count.
  • Arch-Enemy: Investigator Shiki Kijima, the man that killed his brother. Their Cycle of Revenge resulted in a slaughtered squad, a maimed investigator, and a ghoul driven insane by torture.
  • Bash Brothers: With Takizawa, and later with fellow Cochlea-escapee Roma.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: His torture while in Cochlea drove him insane, resulting in his present deranged state.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: His Koukaku is a blade attached to his right forearm.
  • Break the Cutie: His original, innocent personality is long since gone. It isn't clear just what was done to him in the years since escaping Cochlea.
  • Continuity Cameo: A sketch of Shikorae can be found, hidden under the cover for the Tokyo Ghoul: Jail scenario book, hinting at his true identity.
  • Cycle of Revenge: Kijima killed his brother... so he killed Kijima's squad and left the man maimed beyond recognition. In revenge, Kijima captured and tortured him until he went insane. The cycle only stopped with Kijima's death at the hands of Matsumae.
  • Facial Markings: When his kakugan are activated, he sprouts vertical patterns across his face.
  • Flechette Storm: He unleashes one with his Ukaku kagune.
  • Hero of Another Story: He's the protagonist of the video game, Jail.
  • Hired Guns: Hired to kill the Quinx.
  • Kiss of Death: He bites Hachikawa's face while making kissing sounds, with the narration even referring to it as a kiss.
  • Living MacGuffin: He seems to have been one in the past, captured and held by the CCG because of his "special" abilities.
  • Man Bites Man: He's prone to attacking by biting off chunks of flesh from his opponents.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Very little info is given about Shikorae in his first appearance, a contrast to the characters he's introduced with. Even the 2016 calendar lacks information on the character and his brief appearances imply him to be very sinister.
  • Obviously Evil: A Ghoul with a deranged face, a spiked mask, and clothing that mimics tattoos.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Only Furuta refers to him by his real name, Rio.
  • Pictorial Speech Bubble: His speech bubbles often feature various emojis.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Despite his disturbing appearance and behaviour, Shikorae still provides a number of amusing moments, even during serious scenes.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He's extremely childish and strange, in contrast to his deranged appearance.
  • Red Baron: Besides his current alias, he's also been known to the CCG as "Jail".
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He suddenly declares that he's going home, and runs away while Roma can only stare after him in shock.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: He manages to get the drop on Saiko, even with her Super Senses.
  • Super Power Lottery: He's the only known Chimera with more than two RC types, demonstrating an Ukaku, Koukaku, and a Bikaku. Roma states that he possesses a "special" Kakuhou.
  • Tail Slap: He has a corkscrew-like Bikaku.
  • Tattooed Crook: He wears a shirt that mimics Irezumi tattoos.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Roma Hoito.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: A very different person from the sweet, innocent teenager seen in Jail.


    Okahira 

Voiced by: Yoshihito Sasaki (Japanese)

A Ghoul Investigator seeming killed in action, and taken prisoner by Aogiri. He was used in Dr. Kanou's experiments to replicate the Quinx Surgery, and acts as the doctor's bodyguard during the Rushima operation.


Tsukiyama Family

     The Tsukiyama Family in General 
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An exceptionally powerful and wealthy family of Ghouls, with influence in both worlds. Their business conglomerate has holdings across industries, granting them considerable financial and political power in both domestic and international affairs. This has also granted them considerable influence within Ghoul society, with a large and devoted power base.

Members: Mirumo Tsukiyama, Shuu Tsukiyama, Kanae von Rosewald, Matsumae, Mairo, Yuuma, Aliza, Emma Von Rosewald, Nathanael von Rosewald, Arunolt Von Rosewald, Tycho Johannes, Jirou Asada, Mr. Kurei, Chie Hori

  • A Glass of Chianti: Their cellar is fully stocked with bottles of Blood Wine, and Mirumo is frequently seen sipping it.
  • Battle Butler: They employ numerous powerful Ghouls, all expected to handle both domestic duties and hunting or assassination as necessary.
  • The Beautiful Elite: Their motto is to be beautiful and proud, and they surround themselves in luxury.
  • Big Fancy House: The family estate, an enormous mansion with luxurious decor, an enormous library, and elaborate gardens.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Of the two known Branch Families, both are of mixed German and Japanese heritage.
  • The Clan: The primary family dwells in Japan, but their international presence once included the German Rosewalds.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: They run their own business empire, while also taking part in Resturant events and buying humans at Auction.
  • Foil: To the Washuu Clan, the human clan that commands the CCG. Both are actually wealthy, influential Ghoul clans... but while the Washuus have used their influence to establish themselves as humans and hunt their own kind, the Tsukiyamas have provided stable lives for ghouls and humans alike through their businesses.
  • Kissing Cousins: Cosanguineous marriages are the standard, which continues with Kanae having feelings for Shuu.
  • Millionaire Playboy: The previous head of the family was apparently one, and Mirumo worried that Shuu would become like his grandfather in that regard.
  • Old Money: The Tsukiyama Group has enjoyed considerable wealth for many generations, having once been a powerful Zaibatsu. They restructured after the second World War, and flourished under the leadership of the previous master.
  • Omniglot: Because of their International business dealings, many members of the family show fluency in a variety of European languages.
  • Picky People Eater: Shuu has mentioned "trends" in their dining habits, such as a period of time when eating elderly women as fashionable.
  • Quirky Household: While known for being eccentric, the family turns out to be surprisingly warm and loving.
  • Royal Inbreeding: The illustrious Tsukiyama family apparently have some genetic problems, resulting from a long history of this practice.
  • Undying Loyalty: The employees of the Tsukiyama Group are deeply devoted to them, ready and willing to sacrifice their lives to repay the kindness they've been shown.
  • Vampires Are Rich: They embody many of the stereotypes of Vampires, drinking blood while listening to opera and surrounded by opulence.
  • Wicked Cultured: Their wealth and interest in high culture are matched only by their enjoyment of the darker aspects of Ghoul society.


    Shuu Tsukiyama/The Gourmet 

    Kanae von Rosewald/Rose 

Voiced by: Yuu Kobayashi (Japanese), Jeannie Tirado (English)

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"Together to the end of the world...Glorreich (Master Shuu)".
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A young, eccentric Ghoul and the last survivor of the German branch of the Tsukiyama family, the Rosewalds. After being orphaned, he became a servant to the main Tsukiyama household, and has an unhealthy devotion to his cousin, Shuu. He originally worked tirelessly to find some way to save his master from his deep depression, but has been slowly consumed by feelings of jealousy towards Sasaki.


  • All Periods Are PMS: In a flashback, Kanae is shown with abdominal cramps after a training session, which instantly give away Kanae's actual gender to Matsumae.
  • Arc Villain: It's Kanae's insane obsession aiding his ailing master and will to do anything to achieve that, that drives the plot of the Tsukiyama Family Arc. He's also given his initial backstory in the first chapter of the arc and perishes in the last.
  • An Arm and a Leg: In retaliation to her attacks, Sasaki cuts her right arm off. This, fittingly enough, is the exact arm she cut off of him prior.
  • Battle Butler: A servant of the Tsukiyama family, and a dangerous Ghoul when necessary.
  • The Beautiful Elite: An incredibly attractive young man from the upper levels of Ghoul society, and prone to looking down on everyone he meets.
  • Biblical Motifs: The entire situation with Eto is compared to the biblical story of Genesis, beginning with the sinister Eto offering Kanae a Tempting Apple. Kanae's focal chapter is titled "Eve", and she compares herself to the biblical First Woman in her thoughts.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: They're quite bushy and distinctive.
  • Bishōnen: He's a very pretty young man, to be certain. Probably helped by "he" being really a "she".
  • Body Horror: Eto sews his mouth shut and his eyes open, and seems to have impaled pieces of her kagune into his back. He later shows up dressed like Noro, and seems to still have stitches around his eyes.
  • But Not Too Foreign: German and Japanese.
  • Camp: O ROSE!
  • Catch a Falling Star: She leaps from the L.E. Building in order to catch Tsukiyama, and then uses her kagune to throw him to safety before falling to her death.
  • Character Development: He makes the decision to put aside his jealousy and pride, listening to Chie's advice and bringing Tsukiyama proof that Kaneki is alive. He goes back to wanting to kill Sasaki once Eto gets to him.
  • Cinderella Circumstances: While he's treated fairly well, there's still the fact that Kanae's only surviving relatives made him work as a servant rather than simply taking him in.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: He's being tortured by Eto, for unknown reasons.
  • Combat Tentacles: His Rinkaku are barbed, and twist around like vines.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Zigzagged. He's always been jealous of anyone that Tsukiyama paid attention to, beginning with his friendship with Chie. This becomes especially vicious when aimed at Sasaki, though he attempts to be helpful when Tsukiyama begins trying to resume contact with Sasaki. Then Eto comes along, and suggests everything has been about his own possessiveness towards his master.
  • Disney Villain Death: Dies falling off the Lunatic Eclipse building in an attempt to protect Tsukiyama from free falling to his demise.
  • Distressed Dude: Captured and tortured by Eto.
  • Domino Mask: He wears one to the Auction. It ends up destroyed during his brawl with Torso.
  • Duet Bonding: He fondly recalls playing alongside his master, accompanying his piano playing with a violin.
  • The Dutiful Son: Kanae has made his father's final wish the focus of his life, pushing himself physically and mentally, even living as a man in order to carry on the Rosewald Family's legacy.
  • Dying as Yourself: Karren's final wish and thoughts.
    Karren's thoughts: The sorrows of life... to not be able to live like yourself. The joys of life... to be able to die like yourself. Do I... deserve to be so happy?
  • Dying Declaration of Love: Jumps to a falling Shu and asks for calling her by her real name and begs for forgiveness for having fallen in love with him. Shu fulfills her last wish and tells her that no one will punish Karren for that.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Gets a black cloak and a bizarre looking mask similar to Noro's after his little...session with Eto.
  • Eye Scream:
    • Eto sewed her eyelids open.
    • In chapter 54, Sasaki slams a metal pipe into her left eye.
  • Family Honor: Kanae has made upholding the honor of the Rosewalds his life, and struggles under the double-burden of also trying to do the same for the main family, the Tsukiyamas.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Chapter 45 reveals what Eto has done to Kanae, and it is not pretty.
  • Foil: To Mutsuki. They both were born as women and chose to live their lives as men after losing their parents. However, while Mutsuki made this a personal choice, Kanae chose to live as a man because she could not be the Rosenwald heir as a woman. While Mutsuki seems satisfied with his gender, Kanae's personal flashbacks make it clear she is not to happy with this decision.
  • Gender Reveal: Near the end of the Tsukiyama Family arc, it's revealed in flashback that Kanae is actually Karren, the daughter of the Rosewalds who was given a male identity.
  • Go Out with a Smile: While falling, Shuu fulfills Kanae's last wish and calls her by her real name, Karren, and tells her that no one will punish her for having fallen in love with him. She saves Shu from the fall with her kagune and falls to her death happily with a smile on her face.
  • Gratuitous German: He peppers his language with German, though it's somewhat justified since it was his original language.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He seems to harbor an intense jealousy towards Chie and Sasaki, simply for having Tsukiyama's interest.
  • Heir Club for Men: Karren became Kanae, in order to carry on the legacy and name of the Rosewald clan.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Saves Shuu from falling off the Lunatic Eclipse building and falls to her death herself.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Shuu.
  • Humanoid Abomination: It's heavily implied that Eto's experiments on him (suggested to be implementing her Kagune inside of him), has turned him into a similar entity as Noro, with much the same abilities.
  • I Am Not Pretty: While many people, both in-universe and out, find him beautiful, he himself doesn't think so. Especially when he tries to dress more femininely.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Realizes this when being tortured by Eto.
  • Ignored Enamored Underling: Eto confronts him about being exactly this, cruelly pointing out that his master will never return his feelings.
  • Kissing Cousins: As it turns out, Shuu is his cousin.
  • Large Ham: Introduced crying and wailing melodramatically.
  • Living MacGuffin: Both the CCG and Eto seem interested in the Sole Survivor of the Rosewald family, though it isn't clear why.
  • Love Epiphany: Eto uses this as the core of her Breaking Speech, confronting him about being in love with his master.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Begins a slow spiral into jealousy, madness, and Body Horror as a result of his feelings for Tsukiyama.
  • Meaningful Rename: Kanae is actually the names of the Rosewald family combined — Karen, Nathanael, Arnold, and Emma.
  • Mouth Stitched Shut: Eto does this to him.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: He seems to consider killing people close to Tsukiyama to be a good option, and expresses great jealousy. Chie points out the flaw in his logic — that Tsukiyama would hate him for killing his "pet" — but he likewise considers killing Sasaki better than allowing his master to learn about him. Eventually, he grows out of this... but instead applies this logic towards helping Tsukiyama spend time with Sasaki by killing his subordinates.
  • Muscle Angst: Since Kanae has attempted to build a male identity for most of his life for the sake of his fallen family, he's built up his ideal male body. Unfortunately, when she finally tries to dress more femininely, she ends up being disgusted by her appearance.
  • My Sibling Will Live Through Me: As the sole survivor of the Rosewalds, Kanae decided to take up all the responsibilities of his dead brothers.
  • Nice Hat: His "mask" is actually a decorative hat with a widow's veil.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Like Noro, he now has extremely powerful regeneration, with his head instantly reattaching itself upon being decapitated.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: After Eto turned him into... whatever he's been turned into, he refers to Shimoguchi's decapitated head as something "beautiful".
  • Off with His Head!: Sasaki kicks his head in a scuffle. It doesn't stick, since his newfound regeneration powers enables his head to reattach.
  • Open Secret: Shuu seems to be the only person in the household that hasn't realized Kanae's secret... ...or not.
  • Picky People Eater: He greatly admires Tsukiyama's gourmet habits, and seeks to obtain meals worthy of his master. He turns down an exceptionally rare blood type simply because he considers the smell poor quality.
  • Poisonous Friend: His jealousy causes him to repeatedly hamper Chie's efforts to help Tsukiyama, and later results in him taking a hit out on the Quinx for being in Tsukiyama's way. Eto goes further, suggesting he was happiest with Tsukiyama under his control.
  • Power Incontinence: During the regeneration of his head, he loses consciousness for a moment, meaning that his head reattached itself on its own. This could indicate that, whatever Eto injected him with, Kanae doesn't have genuine control over it.
  • Psycho Supporter: To Tsukiyama, imitating his style and mannerisms. He starts out wanting to kill Sasaki, but ultimately settles for the idea that he should put out a hit on the Quinx so his master can spend time with Sasaki, uninterrupted.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After trying to kill Sasaki and his team, getting tortured by Eto, going partially insane and then attempting to kill Sasaki again, Kanae ultimately dies saving Tsukiyama as he's falling to his death.
  • Sanity Slippage: Being tortured by Eto has done bad things to her sanity. She's gotten considerably more violent and it appears she now worships Eto, given she at one point calls Eto her Queen.
  • Secret Identity: Karren von Rosewald, the daughter of the Rosewald family. By the time he reached Japan, he introduced himself to the Tsukiyama household as "Kanae".
  • Sobriquet Sex Switch: Kanae is actually a woman and her real name is Karren.
  • Sole Survivor: The only survivor of the German Rosewald family, slaughtered by Matsuri Washuu.
  • Something About a Rose: He seems to be trying to invoke the romantic imagery of the flower by carrying one around all the time. He also talks to it and refers to himself as a rose.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Kanae adopted a male identity in order to be the Rosewald Heir.
  • Tarot Motifs: XVII. The Star, appearing during one of Kanae's darker moments.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He refers to Chie as "Scheiße", essentially calling her a "shitty rat". However, he works with her for his master's sake.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While it's come at the cost of his sanity, he's gotten much stronger after becoming an ally of Eto, killing Shimoguchi and his squad with ease.
  • The Tragic Rose: Originally played for laughs, with his wailing dramatically over his master while holding a rose. Later on, however, things genuinely take a dark turn as his emotions begin to consume him and Eto zeroes in on him.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Shuu, pretty much the only person that matters to him.
  • The Von Trope Family: The darker version of the trope, since he's a murderous German Ghoul.
  • Wall Crawl: Crawls up the side of the Lunatic Eclipse building.
  • Walking Spoiler: Both her true identity as Karren and her post Eto transformation are major twists the occur near the very end of the Tsukiyama Family arc.
  • Yandere: Eto suggests this to be at the core of his behavior, wanting to monopolize Tsukiyama's attention and control him. She suggests his actions haven't been to help Tsukiyama, but to satisfy his own jealousy and resentment... and he should simply destroy those that don't return his love.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or purple, at any rate.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: In Chapter 53, Eto mentions that Kanae doesn't have much time and will supposedly die soon.


    Mirumo Tsukiyama/Croque Monsieur 

Voiced by: Mitsuru Miyamoto (Japanese), Garrett Schenck (English)

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A wealthy and highly-eccentric Ghoul, well-known within Ghoul society for his extravagance. He is the father of Shuu Tsukiyama, the once-infamous Gourmet.

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The head of the Tsukiyama Group, and shown to be responsible for training its strongest servants.
  • Benevolent Boss: His kindness to his servants and subordinates has earned him their Undying Loyalty. A great number of Ghouls feel indebted to him for the kindness he's shown them over the years.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He shows up with Chie, Yomo, and Touka to rescue his son.
  • Devoted to You: Shuu is surprised to discover just how many Ghouls adore his father, and would do anything to help him.
  • Doting Parent: He genuinely loves his son, and tries to make up for his wife's absence through "doubling" his love.
  • Eccentric Millionaire: He's noted for being very strange and very rich.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He surrenders to Special Class Ui, simply asking that he be allowed to continue living like a human until the end.
  • Foreshadowing: He's first introduced as Bidder #33 — a nod towards his son's birthday, March 3rd.
  • Gentleman Snarker: He playfully teases Big Madam, after winning a bidding war against her.
  • Good Parents: His diary shows him to be a very kind and loving father to his son.
  • Graceful Loser: When the manor is surrounded by Investigators, he calmly and politely surrenders to Ui.
  • Heroic Spirit: The lesson he passed on to Matsumae, teaching her that what really matters is putting everything into your "sword".
  • I Want Grandkids: Downplayed. His diary mentions that he hopes for his son to have a passionate romance, and settle down with a noble Ghoul Lady. And then, of course, give him adorable grandchildren.
  • Large Ham: He summons servants... by opening his window and screaming. This seems to be the norm.
  • The Mourning After: His beloved wife died while their son was still very young. He describes their relationship as having been a passionate romance, and still keeps a place at the table for her.
  • Opaque Lenses: The lenses of his glasses completely conceal his eyes, helping to hide his identity.
  • Papa Wolf: When it becomes clear that the CCG is moving to destroy the family, his only concern seems to be making certain his son survives.
  • Picky People Eater: He uses the Auction to shop for "ingredients", and his son has previously mentioned the family has very specific tastes.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: He cooperates fully and allows himself to be captured... until he overhears that his son is still in danger. Papa proceeds to massacre his captors and escape.
  • Porn Stache: He's sporting one.
  • Punny Name: A Croque-Monsieur is a French sandwich, with grilled ham and cheese.
  • Red Baron: Croque Monsieur.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: He secures enough metal detectors to fill a warehouse, and on such short notice that even Marude is impressed. How did he manage to pull this off? Mirumo explains that he simply called the Prime Minister and asked for a personal favor. Marude is rendered speechless with shock.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Looking at him, it's fairly clear where his son got his fashion sense.
  • So Proud of You: His diary reveals that he is incredibly proud of his son, and wants him to know it at every possible opportunity.
  • Wicked Cultured: He gives off an air of culture and opulence, while bidding on humans.


    Matsumae 

Voiced by: Fuyuka Ōura (TG Drama CD), Chie Nakamura (Japanese), Julie Shields (English)

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"From the start, this life was yours. Please do not waste it."

A serious and efficient woman that has served the Tsukiyama family for a long time. She has spent her life watching over her young master, as both a nanny and a teacher at his school. Officially, she is the General Manager of the Tsukiyama Group.


  • Badass in a Nice Suit: She cuts a very fine figure in a woman's suit, while showing up to rescue Kanae.
  • Badass Teacher: Her placement at Seinan High School was primarily to deal with any threats to her young master.
  • Barrier Warrior: She's able to detach a part of her kagune to form barriers.
  • Battle Butler: She's there to take care of her young master, and kill anyone that is a potential threat to him.
  • Bodyguard Babes: Her most important duty is the protection of the Tsukiyama heir, having devoted her entire life to him.
  • Combat Tentacles: Her kagune resembles branches, though she turns out to be a Koukaku.
  • Corporate Samurai: Officially, she serves as the General Manager of the Tsukiyama Group. Unofficially, she's there to handle whatever crisis arises and guard the family Heir against any threat.
  • Domino Mask: She wears one to the Auction.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: She's killed off-panel with a Gory Discretion Shot, and confirmed in the following chapter with a simple X over her character portrait. In a series filled with dramatic flashbacks and Mairo's Dying Moment of Awesome, the way in which her death was handled is rather jarring.
  • Eye Scream: Furuta jams her eyes out.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Instead of showing what Furuta does to her with that chainsaw, the audience only sees the blood splattering onto his face.
  • Heroic Second Wind: When things look bleak while dueling Hairu, she recalls the lesson Mirumo once taught her and turns the tables on her rival.
  • Hope Spot: She manages to defeat Hairu and Kijima, with the remaining Investigators all terrified as she prepares to finish them off and rejoin Shuu. Things look good for her... then Furuta drops the harmless act, and casually finishes her off.
  • Lady and Knight: Gender-inverted. She's the protector and devoted servant to the Tsukiyama Heir.
  • Lady of War: An elegant woman always dressed in tailored suits, she has refined her abilities to allow her to create barriers or a sword and shield with her kagune. Unlike most Ghouls, her fighting style is equally elegant and borrows heavily from classical fencing.
  • Like Brother and Sister: She loves Shuu like a little brother, having grown up caring for him.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Matsumae can wrap her kagune around her arms, forming a sword and shield pair and seems to be quite adept at using the shield both offensively and defensively. She forms an even bigger version to guard against Hairu's T-Human.
  • Not So Stoic: Beneath her cool exterior, she's actually quite passionate. This turns out to be vital towards her battle against Hairu.
  • Number Two: She is the head servant of the Family, and entrusted by Mirumo with the most vital of tasks.
  • Power Hair: She has the classic bob worn by a career woman.
  • Precision F-Strike: To Kijima, just before cutting off his arm and dropping his Quinque on his own head:
  • Red Baron: Tsukiyama's Knight.
  • The Rival: To Ihei Hairu.
  • The Straight Man: She's serious and dresses conservatively in sharp contrast to the eccentric company she keeps.
  • The Stoic: Rarely does she lose her perfect composure, remaining cool and in control.
  • Tears of Blood: After her duel with Hairu, she appears to have blood coming out of her eyes from the strain.
  • Undying Loyalty: There is nothing she wouldn't do for the Tsukiyama family.
  • Unknown Rival: To Hairu. When the two fight again at the Lunatic Building, Hairu vaguely recalls them meeting before, but doesn't care enough to remember exactly when.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: She stays behind to hold off the advancing Investigators, prepared to do whatever it takes to ensure the survival of the Tsukiyama heir.


    Mairo 

Voiced by: Hinata Tadokoro (Japanese)

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A servant of the Tsukiyama household, often working alongside Matsumae.

  • Badass Boast: "Don't underestimate a Butler's vitality...I can still survive another 20 seconds..."
  • Battle Butler: A domestic servant, and fighter when need be.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: He leaps into the path of an enormous blast, gets blown in half by it, and uses the force to decapitate his killer. Even then, he isn't finished and delivers a Badass Boast while using the last of his strength to distract Kijima long enough for Matsumae to finish the job.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Blown in half by Hairu's T-Human.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He throws Matsuae out of the way, and dies saving her.
  • Taking You with Me: He decapitates Hairu after she's blown him in half, and follows it up by impaling Kijima through the shoulder with his dying breath.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Tsukiyama Household.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Goes with Matsumae to block the advancing Investigators, and give Shuu time to escape.


    Yuuma and Aliza 

Aliza voiced by: Nami Miyahara (Japanese)

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A pair of servants involved in a romantic relationship.

  • The Bait: Yuuma is used as bait to attempt to provoke the family into making a move.
  • Break the Cutie: Poor Aliza is broken by the sight of her lover being tortured, and undergoes a deadly spiral into despair and revenge.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Kijima tortures Yuuma for information, and later does the same to Aliza when he catches her.
  • Dead All Along: Kijima reveals that he killed Yuuma immediately after posting the video, and as such there was no point in trying to rescue him.
  • Distressed Dude: Yuuma is captured by the CCG, and used in an effort to drive "Rose" into the open.
  • Kill the Cutie: Aliza was a sweet, earnest young woman. Kijima taunts her about this before killing her.
  • Loose Lips: Kijima praises Aliza for being so... talkative, and revealing the name of her employer.
  • Murder.com: Kijima posts the video of Yuuma's torture online, for all to see.
  • Mutilation Interrogation: Kijima hints at having done this, before getting bored and simply cutting Yuuma's tongue out when he wouldn't talk.
  • Off with His Head!: Aliza is decapitated by Investigator Kijima.
  • Open Secret: Everyone already knew about their relationship, though it seems that they tried to keep it under wraps.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Aliza goes after Kijima on her own, even though there's no way she could defeat a senior Investigator.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: All the efforts to save Yuuma, which lead to the exposure of the Tsukiyama Group and an extermination campaign... and it turns out that he was killed immediately after the torture video was posted.
  • Torture Is Ineffective: Yuuma stands up to torture, refusing to betray his masters.
  • Undying Loyalty: Yuuma's loyalty to his masters was such that he kept silent through brutal torture, rather than betray the Tsukiyamas.


The Pierrot

    The Pierrot in General 
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A mysterious group of Ghoul pranksters, heavily involved in the tragedy of the original series.

Known Members: Uta, Itori, Nico, Roma, Souta, Ganbo, Donato Porpora

  • Badass Crew: They are noted for being an exceptionally powerful group of Ghouls, and even survived being targeted by Arima.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite everything they've done, the epilogue shows most of the surviving Clowns living peacefully alongside the protagonists.
  • It Amused Me: They seem to act for their own amusement, without any observable goal. This also seems to be the reason that they agreed to help Furuta/Souta with his goals.
  • Monster Clown: Oh, yeah. Their entire motif is pretty much "Evil, man-eating Clowns".
  • Outside-Context Problem: Almost nothing is known about the group, with their membership, goals, or primary Ward all a mystery.
  • Villain Team-Up: They ally with V during the Rushima Arc and continue to help them all the way up to the Dragon Arc.
  • Wild Card: Even after the Rushima Arc, it's really difficult to know whose side they are on.

    Crown 

Donato Porpora

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (Japanese), Greg Dulcie (English)

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A powerful Ghoul imprisoned by CCG, infamous for having used an orphanage as a cover for eating children. Donato Porpora is a valuable informant and confidant to Sasaki, offering him advice on cases as well as listening to his problems. Though long imprisoned, he seems to know many secrets and advises Sasaki to seek out his past.

During the attack on Cochlea, he is freed by his fellow Clowns.


  • Affably Evil: Unlike his dealings with everyone else, Donato seems to genuinely enjoy Sasaki's company and treats him kindly.
  • Badass Grandpa: He is an elderly ghoul, but proves to be a terrifying opponent when he actually acts.
  • Boxed Crook: Sasaki explains that as long as he remains useful, he's allowed to live. Mutsuki expresses disgust with allowing such a vile Ghoul to continue to live.
  • Co-Dragons: Once he is broken out of Cochlea, he becomes one of Furuta's main aides alongside fellow clown Uta.
  • Consulting a Convicted Killer: Sasaki comes to him for advice on difficult cases, but also ends up coming to him for personal advice as well.
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: His kagune features numerous crosses mixed into the larger form.
  • Die Laughing: After Amon confesses to loving him, Donato laughs until his death while calling it a "masterpiece".
  • Double Meaning: Uta refers to him as クラウン, which can translate to either "Clown" or "Crown".
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Amon, his adopted son.
  • Expy: He is older than the rest of the cast, used his position as a caretaker (a priest in an orphanage) as a way to satisfy his monstrous appetites, enjoys giving advice from prison to select officials who he considers interesting by his own criteria, mocks interrogators he does not respect and delights in causing mental suffering by analyzing the personality flaws of his opponents. Are we talking about Donato Porpora or Hannibal Lecter?
  • Flash Step: He's able to move fast enough to literally vanish from sight, allowing him to ambush victims with ease.
  • Malicious Slander: He tells Urie that Haise is the one behind the Clowns' attacks on the CCG. While Urie admits this thought had crossed his mind, he rejects the notion because he's convinced Haise is incapable of such a complicated scheme.
  • Might as Well Not Be in Prison at All: He's been imprisoned for quite some time, but still coordinates with his fellow Clowns and easily escapes when he decides the time has come.
  • Monster Clown: The leader of the Clowns.
  • Odd Friendship: He seems to genuinely enjoy Sasaki's company, and offers him honest advice on personal matters without a hint of sarcasm or cruelty. In turn, Sasaki seems to value his opinions both professionally and personally.
  • The Old Convict: He has shades of this, having been imprisoned for an incredibly long time and privy to classified information as a result of acting as an informant. Even while imprisoned, he can still figure out what is going on in Tokyo.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He is always seen with a smile from his face.
  • Plot-Based Voice Cancellation: When he tells Sasaki about a Ghoul that may hold one of the "keys" to his lost memories, the name he gives is censored. Instead, the audience is shown a mysterious figure in shadows.
  • Red Baron: His official alias is "Priest", though the other Clowns refer to him as "Crown".
  • The Reveal: In Chapter 84, it is revealed that he is a member of the Clowns.
  • Sadist: He makes no efforts to hide this, gleefully commenting on how he'd like to feast on Mutsuki's insides.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Donato lures Urie into a trap, forcing him to watch Higemaru's torture. After toying with Urie for some time, Donato reveals that the Investigator that captured him was Urie's father.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: He states that after becoming the second "Crown", he actively sought ways to be as evil as possible. This led to him cultivating an orphanage of children to eat, with the hope of someday being "struck down by a champion of justice".
  • Troll: An omake focuses on his relationships with different Investigators, showing that he tends to troll everyone but Sasaki (and his son, Amon).

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    Uta/No Face 

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Aaron Roberts (English)

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A mask-maker and former associate of Anteiku, revealed to not be what he seems. As a member of the Pierrot, he takes the lead during their participation at the Auction.

  • Ambiguously Bi: He comments that Urie's moles are "sexy", but also discusses girls with Shirazu.
  • Blatant Lies: Oh, he didn't intentionally send Sasaki Kaneki's mask, it was supposed to be for a regular customer. Never mind that the mask perfectly fits Sasaki's face measures, and that both Sasaki's memories and other ghouls instantly recognized that it's "Eyepatch".
  • Blood Knight: Was this in his youth and shows shades of this in the present, particularly enjoying throwing a bit of psychological warfare in the mix. When he takes off his mask to fight Yomo however, he throws all tricks out of the window and goes on a rampage, clearly enjoying himself.
  • Co-Dragons: After the Rushima arc, Uta becomes one of the primary aides to Furuta alongside Donato Porpora.
  • Cool Mask: He sports a variety of masks throughout the series, including a bizarre mask with several eye holes and a pointed beak-like "nose".
  • Didn't See That Coming: Once in his Kakuja form he's unfazed by anything Yomo can throw at him and as such deems it only a matter of time before he can capture and eat his former friend, until Yomo uses a feint attack on him, impaling him on a metal rod, which Yomo then uses to amplify his electricity to monstrous strength, instantly vanquishing Uta's kakuja, defeating him.
  • Eye Scream: Juuzou stabs him repeatedly in the face, including jamming a pair of knives into his eyes.
  • A Friend in Need: His motivations and loyalties may be in doubt as a Clown, but he still shows up to drag Yomo to safety when the CCG's attack on the 24th Ward results in the "birth" of Dragon and leads to a massacre.
  • Friendship Moment: After being defeated, he's ready to wallow in his despair and immediately yanked out of it by Yomo. In spite of everything, Yomo openly accepts him as his dearest friend and ends up carrying Uta on his back while the two laugh over old memories.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: He makes no secret of wanting to eat Yomo during their fight and expresses an almost sexual kind of excitement over the prospect. When he later captures his former friend, he lets him know that he's been caught before attempting to eat him. Yomo frees himself, however.
  • Instant Armor: Uta possesses a monstrous Kakuja which he uses in an attempt to overwhelm Yomo.
  • I Shall Taunt You: He goes to town, pulling out various taunts while facing Hirako.
  • Kick the Dog: He lies and tells an already traumatized Mutsuki that help isn't coming, leaving him deeply shaken.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Yomo impales him on a huge antenna, and although it doesn't kill him, it leaves him vulnerable to Yomo using it as a lightning rod, disintegrating his kakuja and leaving him defeated.
  • Lame Excuse: When questioned about his active kakugan, he cheerfully explains that it's a tattoo.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Though the specifics are not very clear, Uta seems to shrug off physical harm rather casually, even surviving normally fatal attacks to the head. Chapter 22 suggests he may possess a Healing Factor similar to Noro.
  • Nightmare Face:
    • When Hirako slashes his face, it momentarily becomes a wiggling mass of tendrils.
    • He sports various deranged expressions of utter excitement during his fight with Yomo.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip:
    • While fighting Hirako, he removes his mask to reveal Arima's face underneath. When Hirako doesn't hesitate for a moment, he suggests this means the Investigator resents his superior.
    • He does it again, pretty much twisting the proverbial knife in the process. He takes on Shinohara's appearance while fighting Juuzou, completely blind-siding him in the process. It takes the rest of his squad intervening to save Juuzou from a sneak attack.
    • He tries it again, turning into Haise Sasaki in a bid to trick Mutsuki into letting him go. Unfortunately for him, Mutsuki is actually an Ax-Crazy Yandere for Sasaki. Mutsuki promptly stabs "Sasaki" repeatedly in the face then rapes his body.
  • Shapeshifting: It isn't clear exactly how, but he possesses the ability to mimic the appearance of others.
  • Slasher Smile: Flashes one when Yomo finally confronts him at full strength.
  • Spider Limbs: His kagune resembles spider-like limbs. He even uses them to escape a battle by crawling along the side of a bridge.
  • Tarot Motifs: XIX. The Sun, hidden within the patterns on his suit.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Refers to Yomo as 'Ren-chan'.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He has carefully waited for the day where he could have an all-out fight with his former friend Yomo, ultimately ending in him eating the former. When Yomo is badly injured following his fight with Mutsuki, Uta rescues him noting that his time has not yet come. When a battle-ready Yomo later shows up with the intent of stopping Uta (and the clowns), the latter is besides himself with excitement and immediately attacks his former friend.
  • Too Clever by Half: Uta's ability to transform his appearance allows him to play mindgames with his opponents and gives him the advantage in a fight. And then he tries it on Mutsuki, transforming his appearance into Haise Sasaki. Mutsuki snaps, mutilates his body, and then rapes him. Though Uta reveals later to Donato he changes his face precisely because he wants to see people snap.
  • Wild Card: Figuring out Uta's intentions is just about impossible. He's acted in support of just about every group thus far, from working with Aogiri during the Auction to assisting the Quinx with their mask operation. He also discusses the Clowns with Touka and Yomo, and assists in Furuta's massacre of the Washuus. Just where his loyalties truly lie is anyone's guess.
  • You Are Number 6: He's been hanging with Banjou's group as #86 for months.
  • You Taste Delicious: Almost quoted word for word after attempting to eat Yomo. The latter is not amused.


    Itori 

Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki (Japanese)

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Uta and Yomo's longtime friend, an information broker that runs a bar. She typically sticks to the shadows, and uses others to gather information for her extensive network.

  • Cool Big Sis: Roma's mentor among the Clowns, though she views the younger woman as a bit of an idiot.
  • Dancin' in the Ruins: She enjoys the chaos and destruction on the streets of Tokyo, as both sides of the conflict are pushed to the brink. That her own kind are being wiped out doesn't bother her in the least bit.
  • The Ghost: She remains unseen for a full 128 chapters, finally joining the other Clowns for a meeting.
  • Information Broker: Her intelligence network is extensive, and she sells information as well as providing info to the other Clowns.
  • The Vamp: In comparison to Roma, she's a sexy and playful woman that uses her charms readily.


    Roma Hoito 

Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori (Japanese), Tia Ballard (English)

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"I'm a spectator. The kind that jeers from the stands. A watcher on high. I ruin fights I don't enjoy."

A former waitress at Anteiku, and escapee from Cochlea. She remains obsessed with Kaneki, and wants to destroy his life again for her own amusement.

  • Badass Adorable: She's tiny and cute... and an SS-rated Ghoul. Make that 'SSS-rated and the founder of the Clowns.
  • Bash Brothers: With fellow Cochlea escapee Shikorae.
  • Bread and Circuses: Discussed. Her philosophy is centered around the idea of the masses needing to be distracted with entertainment.
  • Combat Tentacles: She has at least eight tentacle limbs.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's very cutesy in both appearance and mannerism, but gets off on pain and suffering.
  • Dark Action Girl: A brutal and psychotic girl that is a powerful Ghoul.
  • Damsel in Distress: She ends up captured by Goat, and tries sending out an SOS to the other Clowns. Nico shows up... and promptly tells them they can keep her.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: After revealing herself as a nightmarish SSS-rate kakuja, she rampages for more or less one chapter before being seemingly killed by Urie.
  • Healing Factor: She's able to almost instantly recover from nearly being sliced in half or having her head impaled by Urie, and puts her kagune through her stomach to attack.
  • I Have Many Names: She's gone by numerous aliases over the decades, the most recent of them "Gypsy" and "Roma Hoito". Her real name is unknown.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: This tends to be her standard MO, pretending to be wounded or defeated in order to trick her opponent into lowering their guard.
  • It Amused Me: Everything she does is solely for the sake of amusement.
  • King Incognito: The other Clowns are unaware that she founded them.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: While imprisoned in Cochlea, she enjoyed the screams of tortured ghouls, Rio among them, claiming they were a good lullaby.
  • Off with Her Head!: Roma gets killed for real when Urie cuts off her head and finishes her off by impaling her detached head.
  • Oh, Crap!: Comically, when Shikorae runs off on her in the middle of a battle.
  • Older Than He Looks: She looks like the youngest Clown, but she's actually over 51-years old, and originally fought with Tsuneyoshi Washuu.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: She could have easily brought down Nishiki and Kurona, but let them capture her.
  • Red Baron: SS-rated Clown "Gypsy", SSS-rated "Dodgy Mother".
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Sasaki, who she wants to "kill" so she can have back her beloved Kaneki.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Shikorae.
  • Yandere: She wants to destroy Sasaki's life again, so he'll go back to being the "pure and beautiful" tragic Kaneki she adores.


    Souta 

    Nico 

Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese), Christopher Bevins (English)

A flamboyant Camp Gay with a taste for the disturbing, once allied with Aogiri. He expresses misgivings over Roma's plans for Sasaki, but seems to have his own intentions.

  • Camp Gay: Nico is flamboyant, using an exaggerated feminine mannerism and dialect and is referred to openly by friends as an "Okama".
  • Cavalry Betrayal: Nico answers Roma's SOS... and promptly explains that they can keep her.
  • Combat Medic: Nico has the ability to heal others with his kagune, and is also a dangerous opponent when necessary.
  • Combat Tentacles: He shows up literally posing on a giant tentacle, shaped like intestines.
  • Cooperation Gambit: Nico brings information on how to save Akira, offering it without any apparent cost. He claims it's merely to get into Kaneki's good graces, but he refuses to elaborate further on what he wants.
  • Depraved Homosexual: Flamboyantly gay, and responds to violent threats with flirtation.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He doesn't seem too keen on Roma's twisted plans for Sasaki, but ultimately washes his hands of the whole thing.
  • Funny Afro: He's shown to have started wearing an afro.
  • Gayngster: As stereotypical as it gets and one of the more influential members of the Pierrot.
  • Prison Rape: He jokes that Banjou and his gang are welcome to have their way with Roma, if they want. Banjou is immediately offended by the suggestion.
  • Wild Card: He does what he wants rather than truly sticking to one side, even showing up to give helpful advice to Goat despite Pierrot being enemies with them.


    Ganbo 

Voiced by: Takaaki Uchino (Japanese), Mark Fickert (English)

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A heavy-set and rather slow Ghoul, joining Uta and Roma at the Auction.

  • Cartoon Juggling: He juggles eyeballs to entertain the audience.
  • Dumb Muscle: He doesn't seem to be very bright.
  • Giant Mook: He's enormous, towering over the rest of the cast.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He teams up with the much smaller Roma.
  • Neck Snap: Takeomi breaks his neck during a fierce struggle.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction when he realizes Takeomi not only is strong enough to hold him off, he's about to snap his neck.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He seems to have a very simple, childlike mind and a vicious streak.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: His upper body is enormous, but he has surprisingly thin legs.


V (Major Spoilers)

    V in General 
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The secret aides of the Washuu family, whose details are top-secret and known by few... A mysterious armed guard that is said to appear when the CCG falls into times of great distress...

A mysterious organization that influences events from the shadows.

  • Ancient Conspiracy: An organization that has existed in the shadows for centuries (at the least), influencing events while remaining unseen.
  • Animal Motifs: The world they sustain is commonly compared to a birdcage, and fittingly enough their logo has bird wings on it.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: There only appeared twice in the original series, once to be the core of Yoshimura's backstory and the second to establish that the organization still exists to the present day. That said, the description provided to the group in those two appearances made it clear that they would have an important role in the overall story.
  • Conspicuous Trenchcoat: The standard uniform for agents of the group is a black trenchcoat, a suit, and a fedora.
  • Covert Group: They hide in the shadows, and are known to only a select few.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Eto became a Visionary Villain and Person of Mass Destruction because of V. Had they not killed her mother and hunted her throughout her entire life, she might not have grown up determined to destroy them by any means necessary.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Many of their rank and file are half-ghouls treated as expendable by the Washuu Clan. This comes back to bite the latter in the ass when Furuta/Kichimura decides to stage a coup.
  • Government Conspiracy: Eto states that they have an alliance with the Washuu Clan, and control the CCG. Although as it turns out V doesn't have an alliance with the Washuu Clan, the Washuu Clan is actually part of V.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Considering that they have sustained the existence of the current relationship between humans and Ghouls, are indicated to be Eto's true enemy and are said to control the CCG, they fit the bill quite nicely.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Unlike the CCG, V agents are shown to use katanas as their Weapon of Choice.
  • Praetorian Guard: Urban legend within the CCG tells of black-clad agents that appear whenever the CCG is in great danger. These "Special" investigators are said to be the personal bodyguards of the Washuu Clan. It makes for a nice cover story, whenever agents must act in the open.
  • The Man Behind the Man: V are actually the true leaders of the CCG, formed by the Washuu Clan and it's extensive branch families.
  • Walking Spoiler: Good luck talking about their role in the sequel without giving something away. Their first mention alone sees a major reveal concerning Arima and Furuta, and it just escalates from there.


    Kaiko 
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These ghoul bastards are putting us through the paces. For the sake of peace they must die.

A member of the organization V, and a former associate of Yoshimura. He appears to be a member of decent authority.

  • Ambiguously Human: Claims to have trained with Arima in the past and has the same superhuman reflexes as Arima and other Sunlit-garden products, indicating he too may be a human/Ghoul hybrid. He turns out to be just that, until he and the rest of his crew inhale the ghoulification poison in order to become true Ghouls.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Seems to be a higher ranking member of V and shows in chapter 166 that he's a very competent fighter, taking Hirako, Takeomi, Kuramoto and Yusa on all at once.
  • Beta Test Baddie: As a half-human, he considered himself to be an "incomplete being". The entire reason for his alliance with Furuta was to gain access to Dragon's toxin, which would make him a ghoul.
  • Boss in Mook Clothing: He looks exactly like the regular V soldiers he accompanies. After Hirako and the other CCG agents have slaughtered a whole bunch of those, he steps in and attacks Hirako directly, with the latter immediately recognising that this particular soldier is significantly more dangerous.
  • Conspicuous Trenchcoat: He is always seen wearing a black fedora and trench coat, which conceal the upper half of his face.
  • The Dog Bites Back: As a half-human, he was a disposable soldier born to serve the Washuu Clan. His resentment over this fate leads him (and many of the other half-human V agents) to rebel and slaughter their masters.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: His face is always shadowed, leaving his features obscured.
  • Healing Factor: Has one powerful enough to recover from having his head sliced in half.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: He is so good with his katana/knife combination that he can block multiple attacks form multiple angles, even ones he seemingly can't see. He also catches Takeomi off-guard by blocking the latter's strike with a knife, subsequently striking at the investigator with his katana while flicking the knife at Takeomi's shoulder.
  • Knife Nut: While he mostly fights using a katana, he's very proficient with knives as well. When he pulls one out against Takeomi and blocks the latter's strike with it, Takeomi even wonders what he's going to do with such a weapon, only for Kaiko to flick it overhead and nail Takeomi in the shoulder, all while still engaged in a blade lock.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Can shrug off normally fatal injuries like having one's head sliced open.
  • Prophet Eyes: His eyes are a pure white colour, with no discernible features.
  • Super Soldier: He's an incredibly skilled fighter with impressive reflexes to boot, requiring 4 skilled investigators at once to land a critical injury on him, except he can simply regenerate from such injuries. In combat he merely uses a seemingly ordinary katana and knife to absolutely lethal effect, until he gains a Kagune from inhaling the ghoulification poison that is.
  • The Handler: He is responsible for giving orders to Arima and Furuta, as well as having previously contacted Yoshimura to give their ultimatum.
  • The Starscream: Seems to be one, given how he seems to support Furuta's purge of the Washuu Clan.
  • Wham Line: In chapter 166.
    Kaiko: (as he regenerates from having his head sliced in half) "And now for round two."

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