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Goat

" 'In order to live, we must kill and eat humans.' 'Ghouls are to be exterminated.' The reason our mutually destructive relationship has never changed is because we have never, together, made an attempt at even the smallest step forward. Ghouls and humans can understand each other. The fact that I, who was once a human, stand here before you is proof enough. What is important is that we talk. But there's little chance they'll agree to such a thing. Which is why we bring them to the table by force. Here, today, I hereby inaugurate an anti-human organization. First, we speak with the CCG. Our organization's name will be Goat."
Ken Kaneki
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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 the Squad Zero of the CCG, the White Suits and the Blades of Aogiri Tree, the Tsukiyama family, the ghouls of the 6th Ward led by Banjou, :re/Anteiku and Cochlea escapees.


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    In general 

  • Appeal to Force/Gunboat Diplomacy: How the organization attempts to bring the humans to the talking table. By force.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: The former members of the White Suits once again use white suits as their attire. Tsukiyama, Nishio and Kaneki also join them in their first public appearance under Goat.
  • Child Soldiers: Most members of the former Squad Zero are children and teens.
  • Dramatic Unmask: The group shows up on the CCG's doorstep, prepared to join forces in order to save Kaneki. When the humans protest that cooperation goes against their pride as Investigators, the ghouls respond by throwing their masks aside. This action shocks the humans, forced to engage face-to-face for the first time.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The majority of named members were Kaneki's enemies at one point, but have since changed their ways and now support him.
  • Ironic Name: The name of the organization being based on the novel ‘’The Black Goats Egg’’, which is about a son developing the same murderous impulses as his mother, the serial killer Black Goat. While It doesn't necessarily contradict Arima and Eto's wish that Kaneki inherited, it is completely opposite of them trying to coexist with humans. In the end Kaneki becomes a killer like the Black Goat herself and completely discarding his pacifistic ways.
  • Meaningful Name: Goat is named after Eto's seventh novel, The Black Goat's Egg. The protagonist, the black goat, in some aspects is similar to Kaneki and the egg is supposed to represent the world. Eto's final wish to Kaneki is for him to "break the egg" to give birth to something new.
    • Also implies sacrifice in connection with the series' growing Christian allegories.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The former CCG members were in conflict with almost everyone else and Kaneki especially has quarrel with the White Suits, as he killed their leader, Yamori.

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Former CCG

    Ken Kaneki/Centipede/Dragon 
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Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae (Japanese), Austin Tindle (English)

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"I am... The One-Eyed King."

In Chapter 53 of :re, Haise regains his memories and becomes Ken Kaneki once more. Unable to deal with his feelings of guilt, Kaneki eventually betrays CCG to save his imprisoned friend, Hinami, and then goes to fight his mentor, Arima, in hopes of commiting Suicide by Cop. However, during a Near-Death Experience, Kaneki realizes he wants to live, and after unlocking the full potential of his kagune defeats Arima.

Arima reveals he had been hoping for this from the start, proceeding to slit his own throat and explain that he was the One-Eyed King and Eto's mole in CCG, but needed a successor due to suffering from Rapid Aging. Per Arima's final wish, Kaneki takes responsibility for Arima's death and the title of One-Eyed King, to become a Hope Bringer to all those victimized by the Washuu clan.

For tropes related to Kaneki before Chapter 53, see the Haise Sasaki section in Characters.Tokyo Ghoul Re Quinx.


  • Adorkable: He still has his moments.
  • Animal Motifs: After becoming the One-Eyed King, he begins shaping his kagune like a centipede again. Though it wasn’t his sole motif when it appeared, as Kaneki’s other animal motif is revealed to be the mythical dragon.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Arima cuts off his legs at the end of chapter 73, then all of his limbs in chapter 74.
  • Animalistic Abomination: Kaneki becomes this after consuming the Oggai and taking up the "nucleus" in Furuta's body. We see a mass of RC Cells so huge it towers above nearby buildings when it breaks through to the surface, with eyes growing across its centipede-like body.
  • Anti-Hero: Despite being the protagonist, he does some fairly questionable things.
    • After regaining his identity, he abandons all contact with the Quinx and Hinami, becomes known as a merciless killer among Ghouls. At the same time, he begins plotting behind CCG's back.
    • He eventually becomes the second One-Eyed King, a leader of Ghouls who had been portrayed as the series' Big Bad up until that point.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Eto and Arima groomed him to become the next One-Eyed King because of the power of his kagune and Kaneki's own ruthlessness in battle. He also had to defeat Naki before the White Suits would join him.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: After defeating Arima at the end of the Cochlea arc, Kaneki gains the allegiance of Arima's Squad 0 and is christened the new One-Eyed King by Eto.
  • Bag of Spilling: Averted. When he becomes Kaneki again, he's not only better at using his Ghoul powers than Haise, he's considerably more powerful than he was at the end of the first series.
  • Big Brother Instinct: His whole plan in Cochlea at first was to sacrifice himself to save Hinami.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: The battle in Cochlea begins on the eve of his 23rd birthday.
  • Blood Is the New Black: During his battle with Kanae on the rooftop, his skull ends up fractured and he bleeds profusely from the injuries. There's blood visibly dripping from him afterwards, which adds a symbolic element to his hair becoming fully black again when his memories return.
  • Cast from Lifespan: Using his kagune and healing himself accelerates Kaneki's cell division, which leads to a shorter lifespan, if he doesn't try to halt the aging by consuming RC cells.
  • Coitus Ensues: Chapter 125 is devoted entirely to him sleeping with Touka.
  • Creating Life: One of the abilities of Dragon. Once he starts awaking from his slumber he begins spawning kagune like humanoids that proceed to devour anything in sight. Dragon also has egg shaped pods on it with unfinished Kaneki clones inside them.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: Treats the Tsukiyama, the Quinx, Hinami and just about everyone else like crap after regaining his memories, to hide his true plans and make his human allies feel less hurt by his eventual betrayal. Also lampshaded by Chie to Tsukiyama, who points out throwing Tsukiyama off a building was much less likely to kill him than Kaneki using his kagune or quinque.
  • Death Seeker: After regaining his memories, he reflects on Hide's sacrifice while in Cochlea in order to rescue Hinami. Kaneki then expresses a wish to die while protecting and encouraging someone to live, believing Hide to have done just that. He later shows up to rescue Touka, Ayato and Yomo from Arima, and was intent on fighting his former mentor to the death. Hide's appearance helped him to overcome this to an extent during his fight with Arima, but others have noticed that he still has this desire. Touka ultimately becomes the one thing he truly finds Worth Living For.
  • Disease Bleach: Having all his limbs cut off by Arima multiple times causes his hair to turn stark white.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After years of torment and suffering, Kaneki finally achieves the peaceful life he always wanted. He's Happily Married to Touka, and divides his time between raising his daughter and helping to foster peace between Humans and Ghouls in a rebuilt Tokyo, all while no longer needing to feel alone in the world anymore.
  • Easily Forgiven: Tsukiyama quickly forgives Kaneki for whatever has happened between these two in the past.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After regaining his memories and abandoning the Quinx, he begins dressing in a black version of Arima's outfit. He also switches costumes again after betraying CCG and becoming the One-Eyed King to a black turtleneck, trench coat, and pants.
  • Eye Scream: Furuta attempts to gouge out Kaneki's eyes with his thumbs in chapter 70.
  • Fallen Hero: Zigzagged. While Kaneki did resolve to start killing his enemies and started by killing off the Oggai, what actually caused him to rampage through Tokyo and kill any innocents in his path was his transformation into Dragon, a form in which Kaneki doesn't seem to be control of himself in; Tsukiyama even laments that this is something Kaneki would never do.
  • Famed In-Story: The series is described by Word of God as "the birth of the legend". By chapter 56, the Big Bad of the first series, Eto / the One-Eyed Owl, acknowledges Kaneki as her equal. By chapter 86, he's more powerful than even Arima, and takes the title of the One-Eyed King to become a symbol of hope to all Ghouls. Then he becomes the fabled Dragon that V has longed fear.
  • Foil: To Eto and Arima, to the point they name him their replacement as the One-Eyed King in chapter 85 and 86.
    • Arima and Kaneki were both born on December 20th. Both defeated the One-Eyed Owl and were promoted out-of-season for the feat. Kaneki even adopts a black version of Arima's outfit and gets the nickname "The Black Reaper". Both are Death Seekers who want to sacrifice themselves and leave something meaningful behind. Further, Arima and Kaneki both turn out to be Half Human Hybrids conspiring with Ghouls behind CCG's back, and Kaneki eventually takes Arima's role as the One-Eyed King.
    • Eto actually takes delight in pointing out their similarities. Both were children that grew up feeling abandoned and abused, struggling against a sense of isolation resulting from their Half-Human Hybrid status. But while Kaneki has been consistently surrounded by support and has a kind heart, Eto was consumed by her bitterness and wants to destroy everything. Kanekis mother was abusive and implied to have never shown affection for him, while Yoshimura loved Eto but had to leave her to his friend Noro to protect her from V. Because of this, Yoshimura hoped that Kaneki might be able to relate to and save Eto from herself.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Due to inheriting Rize's kakuhou - which has abnormal generation even for a Rinkaku type - he can regenerate entire limbs in seconds. It comes with a price, though, if he doesn't consume enough RC cells to compensate.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half-ghoul, half-human; courtesy of Dr. Kanou.
  • Happily Married: To Touka, with them raising a family in a more peaceful world.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Begins planning to betray CCG as soon as he becomes Kaneki again to save Hinami, and becomes the leader of the forces fighting against The Conspiracy after taking the mantle of the One-Eyed King.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: He becomes Enemy #1 after the events in Cochlea, being declared a traitor responsible for destroying Cochlea and killing Arima.
  • Hope Bringer: By defeating Arima and claiming the title of the One-Eyed King, Eto and Arima hoped he would become "a hope like the halo the sun emits".
  • He's Back: He regains his memories in Chapter 54, and proceeds to curb stomp Kanae, Eto and Arima in the subsequent arcs.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: After regaining his memories, he refuses to visit Hinami, causing her to cross the Despair Event Horizon. He breaks her out in chapter 68 however, after remembering his own time in Cochlea.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: After regaining his memories and driving off Eto in chapter 56, he decides to cannibalize Eto's discarded Kakuja and lower half, to up his lost RC cell count.
  • Irony:
    • He fights Arima with the end goal of committing suicide. Arima talks him out of it... and then uses Kaneki for that very same purpose.
    • He was chosen for his ruthlessness in battle, yet after becoming the second One-Eyed King, adopted pacifistic Thou Shall Not Kill attitude.
      • Even more irony in that his body wouldn't allow him to adopt such lifestyle without weakening him in long run and for all his wish to protect the ghoulkind, he has to consume them in order to extend his lifespan.
    • Dating back to the original series, Kaneki's initial ghoul is to act as the buffer between humans and ghouls. Through Furuta's machinations turning Kaneki into the vessel for the Dragon, ghouls and humans were forced to unite to fend off a now common threat. Kaneki thankfully survives this ordeal, but the final chapter shows that the Dragon ended up producing offspring that the humans and ghouls continue to unite together to fend off, with Kaneki now serving as a liaison between the two factions.
  • Kaiju: After consuming the Oggai, he becomes the "Dragon" of Furuta's plan and rampages through Tokyo. In classic Kaiju fashion, he is essentially a physical manifestation of the arrogance and fear of the humans that embraced Furuta's reign of terror.
  • Kick the Dog: After resigning as the Quinx Squad's mentor, he seems to wash his hands entirely of them and does not even attend Shirazu's funeral. This of course just serves to further drive home his dark personality shift since the raid on the Tsukiyama Conglomerate. He also stops bothering to visit Hinami in Cochlea, completely breaking her spirit in the process. Even Urie thought that was cold.
  • Klingon Promotion: In accordance to the 13th Ward´s rules, he becomes the true leader of the White Suits after defeating Naki in a fight.
  • Locked into Strangeness: Though his black hair grew back in when he was Haise, the stress of regenerating most of his body multiple times in the Cochlea arc is enough to make his hair pure white for another few years.
  • Megane: Wears glasses similar to Arima after the Tsukiyama Extermination arc, to cultivate his "Black Reaper" moniker.
  • Monster Progenitor: He created the Dragon Orphans during his rampage through Tokyo.
  • Multicolored Hair: Starts out black after regaining his memories, only to turn white again when he has to regenerate several limbs.
  • Oblivious to Love: It takes Kaneki an awfully long time to understand, before Touka basically has to directly confess her feelings to him.
  • Official Couple: With Touka.
  • Older Than He Looks: Downplayed Trope in which Kaneki has an incredibly youthful appearance despite being in his early 20s. Played more straight later in the story where after breaking free from the dragon, Kaneki resurfaces looking quite a bit younger. It turns out he's consumed so many RC cells that he has now expanded his life span.
  • Power Degeneration: Being an artificial Half-Human Hybrid, Nishiki tells Kaneki that the more he uses his ghoul abilities, the weaker he becomes and the faster he is going to die, if he doesn't resort to cannibalism. His Healing Factor is already becoming worse. However, after being extracted from Dragon, he mentions that his health has improved.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "Good night, Haise."
  • Red Baron:
    • After Chapter 58, he's known as "The Black Reaper". It's a reference to Arima, who is known as CCG's Reaper.
    • After taking the role of de-facto leader of the Ghoul community, he gains the name "One-Eyed King" and "Nameless King".
    • Amon continues to use his former CCG designation, an 'honor' only bestowed to particularly dangerous ghouls, "Eyepatch".
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: In one of his first acts as the new Director of the CCG, Furuta executes a fake Kaneki and has reports of the execution made public. While his followers rage over the false reports, Kaneki wonders how he can use this to his advantage.
  • The Scottish Trope: After his defection, referring to him by name seems to have become a taboo within the CCG. Instead, he's referred to using the alias "Special Criminal H.S.".
  • Shotgun Wedding: In chapter 131, once Touka tells Kaneki that she is probably pregnant, he asks her how a ghoul wedding works, and she tells him that they need to leave proof on their bodies behind. The chapter ends with both of them biting into the other to leave a mark. In the following chapter, they hold their official ghoul wedding ceremony.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: When he encounters Furuta deep underground, the other man begins to tease at a Motive Rant. Kaneki responds by knocking his gas mask off with his kagune, stating that he doesn't care.
  • Split Personality: A variant. In Chapter 144, it's shown that the "original" Kaneki would subconsciously construct a personality to deal with any form of extreme stressful events.
  • Stunned Silence: When Touka asks him whether he is a virgin.
  • Suicide by Cop: Initially plans to rescue Hinami and provoke Arima into killing him.
  • Superior Successor: By chapter 85, he fights Arima to a stalemate, forcing the latter to admit defeat and reveal he wanted Kaneki to take his place as the One-Eyed King.
  • Tarot Motifs:
    • After becoming the "Black Reaper": XIII. Death
    • After realizing he wants to live and unlocking his full potential as a Ghoul: XXI. The World
  • Tears of Blood: As of chapter 131, Kaneki has been oozing "black tears" from his eyes for a month now, which are a sign that he is rapidly dying.
  • Thanatos Gambit: His entire scheme after regaining his memories involves building up his reputation, betraying the CCG to save Hinami from execution, and then dying in an epic duel with Arima.
  • Their First Time: Kaneki and Touka share their first time in chapter 125.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He's considerably tougher than Haise or his younger self.
    • After regaining his memories and identity as Ken Kaneki, he takes on Eto / The One-Eyed Owl by himself, slices her in half and then devours her Kakuja.
    • In the Cochlea arc, after unlocking his true potential, he's completely unfazed by anything Arima, the most powerful combatant in the series up to that point, can do.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Invoked. After regaining his memories, he throws Tsukiyama off a high-rise building, coldly tells Urie that his own weakness is what caused Shirazu's death, skips out on Shirazu's funeral, abandons the Quinx, refuses to associate with his former squad or visit Hinami in Cochlea for six months, and threatens Eto's manager with imprisonment without trial. All to appear as a "model" CCG employee and make sure the Quinx suffer no consequences when he does betray the CCG.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The horse tiepin he originally gave to Arima for Christmas, which Hirako returns to him after Arima's death.
  • Tulpa: Kaneki creates multiple ones to help him deal with situations. From a young Kaneki as Haise, the Hide one for his friend he believes is deceased, and the numerous Kaneki ones based on different times of his life after he loses to Juuzou.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He severely underestimates Furuta as an enemy. To the point he thinks having him in charge is more convenient. In the end Kaneki’s lack of resolve and arrogance allowed Furuta to turn Kaneki into his greatest weapon.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Kaneki's actions since becoming he One Eyed King have all played into Furutas hands. Right down to gaining the resolve to kill and starts eating the Oggai and CCG members after Suzuya defeats him, becoming a "Dragon".
  • Wham Line:
    • In chapter 86: "I am... the One-Eyed King."
    • In chapter 144: " I will not pull back. I will push forward.... like a centipede."
  • Walking Spoiler: Good luck talking about Kaneki's story in :re without revealing what happened to Haise, Eto and Arima, or who V and the One-Eyed King really are.
  • Warrior Poet: Quotes a poem from a book he gave to Arima to say goodbye to his mentor after Arima falls in battle.
  • Willfully Weak: Kaneki’s only major handicaps are his commitment to not killing humans and his unwillingness to cannibalize others. This led to his powers degenerating, which along with his no killing rule put him at a major disadvantage in his fight against Juuzuo. Once he discards these moral restraints he becomes an unstoppable monster that easily slaughters the helpless CCG.
  • Worth Living For: Falling in love and protecting Touka slowly makes him realize that he does want to live after all.
  • Would Hurt a Child: After being defeated and crippled in battle by Juuzou and Hanbee, and then having Rikai Souzu and Shio Ihei's severed heads dropped in front of him, he resolves to show his enemies no mercy whatsoever; and starts off by biting through Hajime's face and slaughtering him and the rest of the teenage Oggai.
    Kaneki, to himself: That's a person. And a child, at that. I don't care. I won't forgive them.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: After defeating Arima, he takes the role of The One-Eyed King, becoming the new lynchpin of the revolution against the Washuu that Arima and Eto once led.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: The more Kaneki uses his Kagune and Healing Factor, the faster he ages. He could mitigate the ensuing cell division and aging process by taking in RC cells via cannibalism, but since he refuses to do so, he shows more and more symptoms of his body breaking down. This changes once he becomes Dragon. With the amount of RC cells he’s consumed it’s estimated he could live for another 200 years. And that’s assuming he doesn’t consume anymore people.

    Take Hirako 

Voiced by: Takayuki Kondo (Japanese), Joel McDonald (English)

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A First Class Investigator, in command of the highly-decorated Hirako Squad. His squad was working on the Orochi Case, and was responsible for handling Sasaki should he lose control. After the Auction, he finds himself given a rather abrupt transfer back to Arima's squad. After Arima's death, he and the rest of Squad Zero quit the CCG and escort Kaneki out of Cochlea, carrying out Arima's final request.


  • Badass Normal: In general, nearly everyone from the CCG is this, but he deserves a special mention as he is apparently just a human, who works with and under Half-Human Hybrids, apparently one of the few normal people who can actually keep up with them.
  • Birds of a Feather: Arima took a liking to Hirako, as he claimed they both have that same "emptiness", which Hirako thinks is one of the reasons why Arima entrusted the Zero Squad to him.
  • The Bus Came Back: He shows up at Cochlea, leading Zero Squad in Arima's place. He reveals to Kaneki that the squad has been entrusted with getting him to safety.
  • The Captain: Of Hirako Squad, and with authority to give orders to the equally-ranked Mado and Shimoguchi.
  • Defector from Decadence: He formally resigns from the CCG, after secretly aiding in Arima's efforts to spark a revolution.
  • Foreshadowing: Lao Tsu once said something to the effect of, "Those who don't know speak and reveal their foolishness, but those who do know keep their silence." In a flashback where Sasaki asked a lot of people "Who was Arima?" he got tones of answers from various people—only for it to become increasingly obvious that no one knew the answer. Hirako on the other hand, refused to speak, hinting at his deeper understanding of the man.
  • Limited Advancement Opportunities: Even though he's extremely skilled, for some reason he hasn't been promoted in the two years since the original series. And he's one of the few characters who isn't promoted after the Auction Arc, leading to two of his subordinates outranking him.
  • Made of Iron: For a human. He takes several knives to the arm and doesn't even flinch or slow down.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Uta expresses disappointment at his lack of reaction to being stabbed, and shoves the knives into his arm in an effort to get a reaction.
  • Number Two: After his transfer back to Squad Zero he started serving as "Squad Leader", in other words, Arima's second-in-command.
  • Put On The Bus: He gets a transfer to the S3 Squad after the Auction Arc, leaving his squad in the hands of Kuramoto.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He provides a moderate voice that resolves the conflict between the Mado and Shimoguchi squads. As a result of his intervention, the Torso case is officially shared between the two teams.
  • The Resenter: Discussed, with Uta suggesting that he secretly hates Arima.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: Provides a Subversion, when Uta attempts this trick on him. That he doesn't hesitate for a second before wrecking the Ghoul's head — even wearing Arima's face — causes him to suggest that Hirako secretly resents his old partner.
  • The Stoic: He typically wears a dull expression, rarely showing any hint of emotion even when seriously injured or bidding farewell to a friend.
  • Take This Job and Shove It: Hirako, wearing his usual blank expression, pulls out a Letter of Resignation in the middle of a battle and sets it in front of Kiyoko and Mougan. He then draws his quinque on them.
  • Token Human: Of all members of Goat, he is notable for being the only fighting human amongst them. The others are either ghouls or hybrids.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Arima, it seems. He reveals to Kaneki that the Zero Squad will be aiding him in escaping Cochlea, because Arima asked them to help.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: All he wanted was for Arima to acknowledge him.
  • Wham Line: He delivers three in very short order.
    • To Kaneki: "You are a terrible liar."
    • To Kaneki: "We aren't here to fight—we are here to assist in your escape, by order of Kishou Arima."
    • To other investigators: "This is my resignation."

    Zero Squad 
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Rikai Souzu
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Yusa Arima
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Shio Ihei

A trio of young half-humans, originally assigned to train under Kishou Arima. Entrusted with fulfilling his final wish, they have betrayed their masters and sworn their loyalty to Kaneki.

  • Blessed with Suck: Their heritage gives them enhanced physical abilities, but significantly shortens their lifespans.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Rikai is highly-proficient with heavy weapons such as clubs.
  • Child Soldiers: All three are recent graduates from the Garden, and far younger than is normal for a Ghoul Investigator. Rikai is 16, Yusa is 15, and Shio is only 14 years old.
  • Death of a Child: The deaths of Rikai and Shio are used by Furuta to help break Kaneki, and drive him over the edge.
  • Decapitation Presentation: Hajime presents the heads of Shio and Rikai to Kaneki as a twisted "gift".
  • Defector from Decadence: They defected from the CCG (and V), becoming Kaneki's bodyguards.
  • Dual Wielding: Shio wields a pair of Quinque blades.
  • Due to the Dead: The squad gather to say their goodbyes to Arima, kneeling around his body and weeping. Once they finish, Kaneki drives the hilt of Owl into the ground as a headstone, and kneels while reciting Hakushu as an eulogy.
  • Freudian Trio: Yusa acts as the balance between stoic, rational Rikai and emotional, energetic Shio.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Bred from human and ghoul stock, they lack the superior traits of true One-Eyed Ghouls.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Yusa, the de facto leader of the trio, is an expert in long-sword type Quinque.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Yusa secretly longs for a normal life, in spite of his upbringing as a Tyke Bomb.
  • Keet: Shio is an energetic and playful boy.
  • Kill the Cutie: Shio, the youngest and most upbeat character in the group, is murdered during the attack on the 24th Ward and his head presented to Kaneki as a cruel "gift".
  • Killer Rabbit: They're baby-faced teens, and brutally efficient killing machines. Shio in particular is only 14, but has the highest Extermination Rate of the three.
  • No Name Given: Their names are not mentioned in-series, but finally revealed in Volume 10's profiles.
  • Power Trio: A close-knit trio, always together.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: All three manage to survive the 24th ward raid in the anime instead of Shio and Rikai dying.
  • The Quiet One: Rikai rarely speaks, in contrast to the others.
  • Tyke Bomb: Raised at the Garden, for the sole purpose of fighting.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Arima, leading them to betray their masters. Based on his wish, they are likewise utterly devoted to Kaneki.
  • What Happened to the Mouse??: Originally a team of five, only three have been seen since Cochlea. The other two seem to have simply vanished, with no mention of what happened to them.

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    Touka Kirishima/Rabbit 

Voiced by: Sora Amamiya (Japanese), Brina Palencia (English)

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Touka has opened a new cafe called :re, working alongside Yomo. She is a mystery to the members of the Quinx Squad, fascinating those that meet her but remaining silent upon being reunited with an amnesiac Kaneki.


  • Action Girl: While she spends much of the time on the sidelines, it's clear she hasn't lost her edge when she takes on Arima to protect her brother.
  • Babies Ever After: She gives birth to a healthy daughter, and is shown to be heavily pregnant in the finale of the series.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • She arrives to rescue Shuu in the nick of time, at the finale of the Extermination Arc.
    • She repeatedly rescues Ayato from Arima.
    • Touka manages to block the attacks of two of the strongest Special Classes with her kagune, to protect Ayato.
  • Big Sister Instinct: To both Hinami and her little brother, Ayato.
  • Broken Bird: The loss of Anteiku clearly still weighs on her, and her genuine expressions are very sad.
  • Character Development: Touka has developed into a much calmer and more understanding person than she was previously. While she still has elements of a Tsundere, she is much nicer to people and even willing to help others. The best example of this is when she talks to Amon. Even though they had tried to kill each other a few years ago, Touka was willing to make him a cup of coffee and even give him a pep talk. Amon is surprised enough to even comment that she is actually pretty nice.
  • Coitus Ensues: Sleeps with Kaneki in Chapter 125.
  • Demoted to Extra: Prior to Kaneki regaining his memories, she only has a handful of scenes due to Kaneki losing his memories and her refusal to force him to remember. After the Rose arc, she, and subsequently the rest of the former Anteiku crew, returns to being a major character and having importance in Kaneki's life.
  • Determinator: Touka forces herself to eat human food, so her unborn child with Kaneki can survive.
  • Do You Want to Copulate?: In chapter 121 and 122, Touka nonchalantly asks Kaneki whether he is a virgin and tells him that "when the time comes, [she'll] let [him] do it with [her]". Kaneki is left wondering whether she is serious and why she doesn't seem to be embarassed to openly talk about sex.
  • Dye or Die: She dyes her light-blue hair back to black in chapter 121, making her hair look very much like it did in the original series.
  • Family Relationship Switcheroo: She seems to be posing as Yomo's sister, unaware she is actually his niece.
  • Foil:
    • To her best human friend, Yoriko. Multiple scenes of the two of them, especially in chapter 130, are happening parallely to show their similar situations. While Touka's stomach is aching because she is pregnant and ate human food for the fetus, Yoriko is starving. Both are stuck in a prison - Yoriko literally, Touka figuratively because she has to hide underground from the CCG - and both are thinking similar lines and are worried about their partners. Both also reappeared in :re in a similar way in a café to meet their Love Interest who they would eventually marry. So despite Yoriko being a human and Touka being a ghoul, the two of them are quite alike and share similar roles, albeit Touka having a more significant role, as she is the protagonist's Love Interest.
    • In a way, how Touka met Sasaki as a waitress in a café, while he was working for the Washuus, and how she eventually got pregnant by her Interspecies Romance partner, and tries to save her child by eating unsuitable food, mirrors Yoshimura's story with his lover, Ukina. This is also shown via Internal Homages by the author.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: She declares her intention to slap Hinami when she sees her, because it's necessary to set someone straight when they've lost their way.
  • Girliness Upgrade: As she's grown, she's gone from a rough tomboy to a beautiful woman with a notably more feminine style.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She thinks Sasaki's life is better without her in it.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She rationalizes leaving Sasaki alone because she believes he's better living as a human, and doesn't want to endanger him or take his new family from him. Even so, she admits to understanding Tsukiyama's desire to have Kaneki back.
  • I Will Wait for You: True to her word, she has spent the last two years waiting for Kaneki and built :re as a new home. The café is filled with books, and its logo is reminiscent of the mismatched eyes of a One-Eyed Ghoul as well as a Daruma.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: Touka resembles her mother in looks (aside from the hair color) and behavior. Both were said to be quite rebellious and killed humans when they were young, though they mellowed out over time.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: Touka's Love Interest and eventual husband is said to resemble her father.
  • My Secret Pregnancy: Touka keeps her pregnancy hidden from everyone - including Kaneki - although her requests for human food quickly made Nishiki realize what is going on. He assumes Kaneki is aware of this and accidentally reveals to Kaneki in chapter 130 that Touka is pregnant, and she tells Kaneki herself in the next chapter.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Few fans were expecting her sex scene with Kaneki to include full frontal nudity. Suffice to say she has a very nice figure.
  • Official Couple: With Kaneki, after years of waiting.
  • Older and Wiser: Touka seems much more calm and collected after the time skip.
  • Passing the Torch: She seems to have picked up where Yoshimura left off, creating a new cafe — and a new home for Kaneki, when he eventually finds his way home. Just like Yoshimura too, she even accepts Ghouls that might once have been enemies.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her new hairstyle in :re still covers her right eye.
  • Pregnant Badass: Though others focus on trying to protect her, Touka is still more than capable of fending for herself. Justified in that she was early stages.
  • She's All Grown Up: She's matured into a beautiful woman, with Sasaki, Shirazu, and Mutsuki all commenting on her looks.
  • Shock and Awe: Demonstrates the ability to generate lightning just like her uncle.
  • Shotgun Wedding: In chapter 131, once Touka tells Kaneki that she is probably pregnant, he asks her how a ghoul wedding works, and she tells him that they need to leave proof on their bodies behind (like permanent bite marks). The chapter ends with both of them biting into the other. In the following chapter, they hold their official ghoul wedding ceremony.
  • Starting a New Life: She's done so, opening the :re Cafe and living under a new identity.
  • Their First Time: Kaneki and Touka share their first time in chapter 125.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She was no slouch previously, but now she's strong enough to challenge Special Class Investigators.
  • True Blue Femininity: She seems to have dyed her hair a light blue, and has grown into a gentle woman.
  • Tsundere: Touka's deredere side was prevalent throughout the first half of :re, being kind and courteous towards Sasaki and the Quinx. She reserves her tsuntsun side towards people she knows like Nishiki and Tsukiyama.
  • Unknown Rival: Her closensss to Kaneki has earned her the undying hatred of Mutsuki. During their fight the mere mention of the fact that she and Kaneki were now a couple was enough to send Mutsuki into a frothing rage.
  • Wham Line: Chapter 121 ends with Touka asking Kaneki a question. It's accompanied with a side note from the editor that it's something "she always wanted to ask".
    Touka: Are you a virgin?
  • When She Smiles: Unlike the false smile she gives to customers, when he sees her genuine but pained smile, Sasaki thinks that she's very beautiful.

    Renji Yomo/Raven 

Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura (Japanese), Phil Parsons (English)

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After the destruction of Anteiku, Yomo has begun working at the cafe :re alongside Touka. He poses as her "older brother" in their new identities, but is actually her maternal uncle.


  • Ambiguously Bi: Played for comedy. When Touka encourages him to date, Yomo frets over whether she realizes anyone he dates could end up becoming her aunt or uncle.
  • Arch-Enemy: Arima, his sister's killer and the man he has vowed to kill ever since. Even years later, after Yoshimura's influence turned him from a harsh and abrasive young man into a stoic, but kind-hearted character, the sight of Arima is still enough to visibly shake him. Even after learning that Arima was secretly supporting ghouls, Yomo can't bring himself to forgive Arima.
  • Heartbroken Badass: He's deeply affected by the loss of his older sister. When he fights Arima, her killer, he manages to not only block Narukami with his bare arms, but later cracks it with a single attack.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • He arrives to rescue Shuu at the finale of the Extermination Arc.
    • He rescues Ayato from Arima, during the attack on Cochlea.
  • Blood from the Mouth: He coughs up blood after Arima slashes his throat.
  • The Bus Came Back: After spending dozens of chapters on the sidelines, he returns to the frontlines during the invasion of Cochlea.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: As originally seen in an Omake, Yomo is the ultimate lightweight and transforms into a very talkative and touchy-feely drunk. Poor Nishiki gets the worst of it during Kaneki and Touka's wedding party, with Yomo hanging off him, stealing his glasses, and chattering happily. Cranks Up to Eleven during the recent omake in which aside from Nishiki's annoyance, even Tsukiyama was baffled when Renji challenged him to a dance battle and wears Fun T-Shirt as he congratulated the newlyweds.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: During their battle, Shinsanpei Aura relies entirely on Mutsuki to distract the experienced Ghoul, so Aura can attempt to blindside him. Yomo repels him easily regardless, and once he defeats Mutsuki goes on to take out Aura effortlessly.
  • Defensive Feint Trap: Does this to lure Mutsuki into a trap by seemingly going down after taking one of the latter's quinque knives to the shoulder. He collapses amongst puddles of water and waits for Mutsuki to come and finish him off. When Mutsuki does just that, he releases an electric charge from his kagune, having the surrounding water conduct it in order to instantly electrocute Mutsuki on the spot. Though injured from the fight, Yomo gets up afterwards and has enough energy left to dispose of Shinsanpei Aura as well.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Yomo's capable of surviving getting his throat slashed open in a fight.
  • Hunk: Sasaki comments on the cafe having a handsome bartender.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: As a young man, he blamed himself for his sister's death.
  • Kick the Dog: When Renji learned that his sister, Hikari, was killed, Arata suffered from Survivor's Guilt and asked for Renji's forgiveness. Renji instead made it worse for Arata by telling him that it really was his fault and that he should have died instead. Unfortunately, it also leads to the Kirishima children to lose their father as well and thus worsening their broken family situation.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He's always kept his distance from his sister's children, partially out of guilt. It seems after all these years, he still hasn't told Touka who he really is.
  • My Greatest Failure: Failing to protect his sister and blaming Arata for not being able to do the same, ultimately leading to Arata's death in the pursuit of power. He's lived with the guilt ever since, vowing to protect Touka from going down that same path.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: Protecting and watching over Hikari's children is the least he can do to atone for letting Touka and Ayato's parents die and leaving them alone without their parents.
  • Neck Lift: Does this to Shinsanpei Aura, and then snaps his neck with one hand.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He blamed Arata for his sister's death, and took it out on him. This seems to have partially triggered Arata pursuing power through cannibalism, which eventually brought the CCG down on his head. Arata's death also created the rift between Ayato and Touka from the first series.
  • Not So Stoic: He is remarkably happy (and drunk), when Kaneki and Touka hold their official wedding ceremony.
  • The Quiet One: His quiet nature makes him ill-suited to working with the public. Touka berates him for never greeting the customers and generally intimidating them with his silence.
  • Papa Wolf: He's fiercely protective of Touka and Ayato, his sister's children.
  • Parental Substitute: He's sort of taken up this role for his niece, though once told Yoshimura he didn't believe he could actually do it.
  • Shock and Awe: He has the ability to release electricity from his kagune, much like Narukami and Touka's kagune.
  • Slashed Throat: His throat is slashed open while protecting Touka from Arima.
  • Starting a New Life: Along with Touka, he's started a new life working at :Re and living within human society.
  • Tranquil Fury: When facing Arima at Cochlea, several shots show him glowering and quietly simmering with rage behind his mask.
  • Winged Humanoid: Like the rest of his family, he is an ukaku-type.

    Nishiki Nishio/Orochi 

Voiced by: Shintaro Asanuma (Japanese), Eric Vale (English)

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Two years later, Nishiki has become infamous as a Ghoul that hunts other Ghouls and eliminates any Investigators unfortunate enough to cross his path. As the S-rated Ghoul, "Orochi", he is hunting for Torso for some unknown reason and seeks out Kanou.


  • Animal Motifs: Serpents.
  • Badass Bookworm: Nishiki is known for being a "prodigy", and is estimated to be at least an S-Ranked Ghoul, though his full strength isn't known.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears one with the hood pulled up, adding to his intimidating image.
  • Bring It: Mockingly beckons for Sasaki to do so, when they face each other in battle.
  • Cool Mask: A snake-themed mask with circles around the eyes.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Against Urie and Shirazu, who quickly realize an S-rated Ghoul is no joke.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a snide comment for every occasion.
  • The Dreaded: Both CCG and other Ghouls fear him, and for good reason.
  • Dynamic Entry: He announces his arrival at the scene of the battle between Torso and the Quinx Squad by casually slapping cars away with his kagune.
  • Food Chain of Evil: While the Quinx have their hands full fighting Torso, he shows up and immediately makes everyone's day worse.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Though his reasons remain unknown, he's gone from a Ghoul primarily interested in living quietly to an infamous Ghoul considered a major target by the CCG.
  • Genre Savvy: He's smart enough to realize that the Quinx could become a problem someday, and decides to kill them just in case.
  • Horrifying the Horror: After he shows up, Torso is glimpsed cowering in terror.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: His major defining trait is that he hunts other Ghouls.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He sticks his foot through Sasaki's stomach. Shortly afterwards, Sasaki gets his payback by repeatedly running him through with his kagune.
  • In the Hood: His face is obscured by a hood, helping to conceal his identity.
  • It Was a Gift: Even though he once complained about them being "shitty", Nishiki still wears the bangles Kimi gave him.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He retreats from battle, rather than face the combined might of Team Hirako and an out-of-control Sasaki.
  • Lampshade Hanging: In a case of History Repeats: "Ugh..."I'll die, I'll die"...right?"
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's not only incredibly fast, but strong enough to take down his opponents with a single kick. He even implies he wasn't even using his full strength.
  • Meaningful Name: The Japanese word for Python is "Nishikihebi".
  • No-Sell: He shrugs off even the strongest attacks Urie and Shirazu can dish out.
  • Orochi: The alias given to him references the mythological beast.
  • Official Couple: with Kimi in the Distant Finale.
  • Red Baron: He seems amused at his title, one even other Ghouls have heard.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: He's a Ghoul feared by humans and Ghouls alike, and doesn't seem to care.
  • Saying Too Much: A more lighthearted version than usual for this series. In Ch. 130 while he lets slip to Kaneki that he knows Touka is pregnant... which Ken hadn't known about. Oops.
  • Secret Identity: He is revealed to be Nishiki in the 7th chapter.
  • Starter Villain: Like before, he is the first major antagonist Sasaki faces. His appearance also is when Sasaki's identity issues first come to the forefront.
  • Tail Slap: His kagune has become far more powerful, taking the form of a massive tail he uses to slap aside cars like they were nothing.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Over the course of the Time Skip, the formerly weak Nishiki has become a powerful and dangerous S-ranked Ghoul feared by CCG and other Ghouls alike.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He's reverted back to his more ruthless ways, and taken it up a notch as Orochi — no longer simply lashing out when crossed, but seeking out conflict with other Ghouls and humans alike if he thinks they might get in his way. He is even willing to risk killing Sasaki, who he recognizes as Kaneki. Played with later, when he's shown to still be on good terms with Touka and Yomo.
    • Later Subverted when you really think about it. While Nishiki appeared to be antagonistic, that is because we are seeing him from the CCG's perspective; when he tries to kill Ghoul Investigator Sasaki even after recognizing him as Kaneki, Nishiki already knows just how powerful he is and he'll either die or be captured if he pulls his punches. His interactions with re: and Goat has shown that he hasn't really changed over the years.
  • Wham Line: In Chapter 7, while talking to Sasaki.
    Orochi: You... no matter where you go, you just can't be saved — Kaneki.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Introduced killing another Ghoul because it didn't have any information on Torso.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: He enjoys trash-talking his opponents while beating them.

     Kaya Irimi/Black Dog 
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Formerly an employee at Anteiku, and leader of the Black Dobers. She was believed killed during the battle in the 20th Ward, but appears on Rushima as a "ghost".


  • Adapted Out: She does not end up reappearing in the anime adaptation of :re.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Rescues the survivors of Aogiri, along with Tsukiyama and Koma.
  • Casual Danger Dialog: She banters with her enemies during battle, as though it weren't a life or death situation.
  • Killed Off for Real: She is killed alongside Koma by Furuta's forces during the Goat Wipeout Arc.
  • Not Quite Dead: She was believed to have died at the massacre at V14, but survived through sheer luck. Later subverted during the Dragon Arc, where she's revealed to have been killed and reanimated as a zombie serving V.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: She enjoys playing up the fact people thought she was dead, teasing both enemies and friends alike.
  • Unexpected Character: Presumed dead, her return was quite surprising.
  • You Look Like You've Seen a Ghost: She teases Kuramoto, almost word for word.

    Enji Koma/Devil Ape 

Formerly an employee at Anteiku, and leader of the Apes. He was believed killed during the battle in the 20th Ward, but appears on Rushima as a "ghost".


  • Adapted Out: He does not end up reappearing in the anime adaptation of :re.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Rescues the survivors of Aogiri, along with Tsukiyama and Irimi.
  • Killed Off for Real: During the Dragon Arc, it's revealed that he and Irimi had been killed during the Goat Wipeout Arc and reanimated as zombie soldiers under V's thrall.
  • Not Quite Dead: Believed to have died at V14, but he just barely made it out. Later subverted during the Goat-CCG alliance's battle against V, where it's revealed that he was killed and reanimated as a thrall under V's control.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: The great Devil Ape is alive and well, as it turns out.
  • Unexpected Character: Presumed dead, but Chapter 99 reveals he survived the destruction of Anteiku.
  • You Look Like You've Seen a Ghost: Teases Kaneki about this, and gets kicked by Irimi for stealing her line.

Former Tsukiyama family

    Shuu Tsukiyama/The Gourmet 

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), J. Michael Tatum (English)

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"Is Kaneki my Gourmet Food? No... it would be strange if he were just "food". I... no doubt... enjoyed myself."

Though still alive, his depression has left him in poor condition. He has retreated from the world, and is under the care of a servant of his family, Kanae von Rosewald. In order to help him recover, his long-time friend Chie Hori makes contact with the Quinx Squad to supply him with proof that Kaneki lives.


  • Benevolent Boss: He's shown to genuinely care for his servants, fretting over their safety and feeling incredible guilt over the trouble he's caused them.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Shows up during the Rushima invasion to rescue Naki and Miza from Ui.
  • Body Horror: The results of his continued starvation, combined with his genetic defect that makes developing a Kakuja impossible has left an... unpleasant effect on his body.
  • Break the Haughty: His long pursuit of Kaneki, and resulting attachment, have left him utterly broken.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: Subverted; It seems Royal Inbreeding has made becoming a Kakuja impossible for the Tsukiyamas, and instead his cannibalism has begun placing him at serious risk.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Though he wants nothing more than to return to the manor to save his father, he accepts that living on is his responsibility as the new Head of the family.
  • Character Development: He begins the series as The Ophelia, bedridden and half-mad from grief. Once he begins to recover, he becomes aware of how badly his actions have hurt his family and starts making efforts to make amends. Still, he remains zeroed in on Kaneki/Sasaki and is unable to let go of the past. It's only after his family is discovered and he is given the responsibility of ensuring the survival of their legacy that he throws away his obsession with Kaneki.
  • Determinator: He's barely able to walk, but so determined to see Sasaki that he tries to wheel himself out of the manor in his robe. When Kanae takes him to the CCG to let him catch a glimpse in the distance, Tsukiyama manages to get out of his wheelchair and run towards Sasaki on nothing but pure willpower. That Sasaki doesn't recognize him at all only motivates Tsukiyama to start coming up with a way to help him regain his memories.
  • Distracted by My Own Sexy: In an omake, Chie relates a story of how Tsukiyama once spent hours staring at himself in the mirror. A later omake turns into into a subversion, with extra context — he did it because his father advised him that he could "see" his Missing Mom in his own reflection, because of their Strong Family Resemblance.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: His default state, and the audience's first hint of his condition.
  • Get It Over With: He tells Sasaki to kill him, and wonders why he's hesitating.
  • Heroic Spirit: When cornered on the roof by Sasaki.
    "Surrender", you say? I would never do that. My father... and the servants... have all risked their lives to make sure I survive... This body is no longer my own. Are you saying I should surrender, and just sit around carelessly at Cochlea until I get killed? I will fight in order to survive."
  • Ill Boy: He's bedridden from prolonged depression and starvation, having lost his sense of smell and barely coherent most of the time. Even after becoming motivated to recover, he's barely able to walk and requires Kanae to push him around in a wheelchair.
  • Incoming Ham: Well, it is Tsukiyama.
    "Yes! And that united front... allow me to join it, Monsieur! Long time no see!"
  • It's Personal: On Rushima, he takes on Koori Ui, the commander of the operation that wiped out his family.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He's unable to go through with his plan to revive Sasaki's memories, after seeing how frightened the other is of losing his current life. Though he needs Kaneki to help him, and wants back the happiness from their time together, he realizes Kaneki's memories will cause Sasaki suffering.
  • Lady and Knight: Gender-inverted. He's a Princely Young Man being protected by his devoted "knight", Matsumae.
  • Lean and Mean: Subverted. His kinder side is in focus, while he's wasted away from prolonged starvation.
  • Love Epiphany: A flashback reveals he had one, on the rooftop after Kaneki left. Rather than comfort him, Chie asked him whether he would die for a mere "ingredient".
  • Madman in the Attic: He's been confined to his room, primarily bedridden. The family servants are shown drugging him when he loses control, for everyone's safety.
  • Missing Mom: It isn't clear how exactly, but Mirumo's diary indicates Shuu's mother passed away when he was young.
  • Moment Killer: In chapter 122, just when Touka openly tells Kaneki that she is happy that he likes her, Shuu appears to interrupt their moment. To be fair, a minute earlier, Kaneki was hoping someone would come and save him from his embarrassment.
  • Monstrous Cannibalism: Kanae notes that once he begins eating again, he's so far gone that he will eat anything and everything. His bedroom is littered with bones, and his family fears for him because he's been actively eating other Ghouls.
  • The Mourning After: While the others have managed to move on after Kaneki's apparent death, Tsukiyama has continued to mourn to self-destructive levels.
  • Must Make Amends: He feels considerable guilt over the problems he caused his family, and resolves to save Yuuma himself to make amends for causing them all so much trouble.
  • The Nose Knows: Subverted. He admits to having lost his sense of smell, a sign of just how poor his condition is.
  • Nothing but Skin and Bones: His prolonged starvation left him resembling a skeleton, barely able to care for himself. Once he learns of Kaneki's survival, his physical health recovers.
  • The Ophelia: A gender-flipped deconstruction. His health and mental state are further degrading, with him looking beautiful and frail when he isn't having episodes of violence. It doesn't seem that his family has been very successful in helping him.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: His disguise while stalking Sasaki? A baseball cap, with no effort to hide his distinctive style or otherwise alter his appearance.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Chie Hori. After the series ended, they don't have romantic feeling for each other and continues to remain as friends.
  • Precision F-Strike: Drops one during the Ch. 47 Cliffhanger, when his escape helicopter is shot down by the CCG, and he sees Sasaki waiting for him on the helipad.
  • Redemption Equals Affliction: He may have grown into one of Kaneki's most devoted allies, but the cost of doing so was fairly high. His years-long depression has left him an emaciated husk, prone to bouts of losing control over his kagune and at very serious risk of dying should things continue.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Portrayed as such in the Omakes, which focus on Tsukiyama attempting to find a job. His various attempts all end in failure, due to him being utterly clueless about normal life.
  • Shipper on Deck: If anything, he seems even more excited about Kaneki and Touka's marriage and impending parenthood than the couple themselves. He gleefully arranges a wedding party on short notice, and turns out to have an entire list of (terrible) baby names picked out for them.
  • Spoiled Sweet: In sharp contrast to his Spoiled Brat past, he's shown to still be extremely pampered but incredibly kind to everyone around him.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Sasaki, played both seriously and for comedy. While he's genuinely concerned about "Kaneki"'s well being and tries to find time to be alone with him, this leads to him comically stalking him in an effort to catch him without the Quinx around. Including crawling under a staircase on his stomach, while Sasaki and Shirazu run up it.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: It's mentioned that he bears a striking resemblance to his late mother.
  • Suicide by Cop: Sasaki points out that his actions are suicidal, and wonders if that's his actual intention.
  • Tearful Smile: While examining the photos Chie took of Sasaki.
  • Tell Me About My Father: Gender Flipped. As a child, he asked his father to tell him about his Missing Mom. Mirumo told him to look in the mirror, because he resembled his mother and a part of her would always be with him.
  • Thicker Than Water: When forced to choose between his family and Sasaki, he makes his choice painfully obvious by kicking Sasaki across a rooftop.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He's shown repeatedly worrying about and apologizing to his servants, thinks fondly about Kaneki's gang and the Anteiku staff, and finally acknowledges Chie as his best friend rather than an amusing Human Pet.
  • Trauma Conga Line: It seems Kaneki's luck has rubbed off on Shuu, because almost nothing goes right for him.
  • True Companions: He seems to have come to feel this way about Kaneki's group, longing to be with them all again.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: His father's diary reveals that he was a very gentle child, and thought eating humans was cruel. He also worried about the feelings of his human classmates, upset at having to throw out the chocolates he was given on Valentine's Day.

Former Aogiri Tree

    Ayato Kirishima/Rabbit 

Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English)

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Two years later, Ayato has established himself as an infamous SS-rated Ghoul high on CCG's priority list. He continues to serve as an Executive of Aogiri Tree, but has matured in the passing time. As Black Rabbit, he slaughters the Shimoguchi Squad and rescues Torso.


  • Always Save the Girl: He aggressively pushes for a rescue operation to save Hinami, even knowing the danger it poses to Aogiri.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Similar to Touka, he is very protective of Hinami.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He rescues Naki from a firing squad at the last moment, and casually jokes about him slacking off.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Hinami's influence has changed him for the better, helping him mature as both a person and a leader.
  • The Coats Are Off: He throws off his Aogiri cloak prior to engaging Suzuya in battle.
  • The Dragon: Commanding the forces on the ground, Ayato has developed into a ghoul who is surprisingly helpful to "weaker" ghouls and is very protective of Hinami unlike the Quinx's difficult, selfish, and uncaring Urie.
  • The Dreaded: Rabbit is a greatly feared Ghoul, known for hunting Investigators.
  • Fanservice Pack: From a scrawny teenager into a handsome, muscular young man. He threw off his coat and the fandom took notice.
  • Generation Xerox: Ayato's story in some ways is very similar to the one of his uncle, Renji Yomo. Their love for their older sisters led them down to a very angry and violent path, though both eventually mellow out when they got older. In fact, their similarities led to early theories that they are related.
  • Hired Guns: He's hired by Big Madam to handle security for the Auction, and seems to accept those kinds of well-paying jobs on occasion.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: A pair of Investigators wait for him to exhaust his ranged attacks, then move in to finish him off. Unfortunately for them, Ayato reveals the ability to form Razor Wings for close combat and decapitates them both.
  • I Got Bigger: Once insecure about his height (or lack thereof), his growth spurt has seen him shoot up in height. An omake documents his growth spurt in comparison to the 180 cm Tatara, who realizes that Ayato is almost as tall as him and later complains to Eto about it.
  • Made of Iron: When Kaneki is looking for people who can take a hit to join him in a covert mission, the first one that comes to his mind is Ayato. Might have something to do with the fact that Kaneki once broke half of Ayato's bones...
  • Middle-Management Mook: An omake parodies this, with him complaining that being Middle Management sucks.
  • Mr. Fanservice: His sleeveless, form-fitting battlesuit shows just how good puberty has been to him.
  • Older and Wiser: He is noticeably more collected than in the original series.
  • Put on a Bus: After he went to underground to get Information about One eye king.He was last seen at Re chapter 131,before never being mention by Goat or participate in defending Goat Hq from CCG.
  • Razor Wings: He forms his "wings" into a pair of massive blades, and uses them to shred Investigators in close combat.
  • Red Baron: Rabbit.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: He abandons his mission to protect Big Madam, and instead goes to rescue a badly-outnumbered and injured Naki.
  • She's All Grown Up: As predicted by Nico, in the sequel he's grown into a handsome adult.
  • Ship Tease: He spends quite a bit of time with Hinami, and has to be physically restrained by Naki of all people, to keep from going back for her. After Tatara refuses to go rescue Hinami, Eto speculates that this is the first time Ayato has felt or openly shown sadness.
  • Taking the Heat: Whether it was intentional or not, his establishing himself as a rabbit-masked Ghoul has resulted in him being blamed for all of Touka's crimes.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's grown up the past few years and is just as attractive.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He's continued to grow in strength, raising to an SS-rated Ghoul and one of the most feared members of Aogiri.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Unlike his behavior in the original series, in :re he comes across as far more mature and less abrasive. When speaking to a cowering Torso, he offers honest advice to him without a hint of his former disdain for "weak" Ghouls.
  • True Companions: He's become much closer to Aogiri's other members, treating them kindly and prioritizing their safety over all else.
  • You Must Be Cold: After being reunited with Hinami in Cochlea, he gives her his jacket to wear.

    Hinami Fueguchi/Yotsume 

Voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi (Japanese), Lara Woodhull (English)

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"I won't let you fight alone anymore!"
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Hinami returns in Tokyo Ghoul:re, and has grown into a somber young woman. Trying to become stronger and more independent, she has joined Aogiri and handles their Intelligence. During the Human Auction, she witnesses Takizawa torturing Ghoul Investigator Haise Sasaki, and, after trying to defend her "big brother", is incapacitated and captured by the CCG. Kaneki - with the help of Ayato, Touka and others - eventually manages to free her in the Third Cochlea Outbreak.


  • Action Girl: She's mastered her dual kagune, and is powerful enough that Takizawa uses his kakuja to fight her.
  • All-Loving Hero: In spite of everything she's gone through, Hinami manages to remain kind and doesn't seem to hold grudges. In spite of her own pain, she willingly helps care for an injured Akira Mado and later offers forgiveness and comfort to the other woman. Despite this, she has no qualms with kiling people In extreme Desperate situations. This was proven when she kill Ghoul Investigators to protect Touka and the defenseless Ghouls from Suzuya and CCG.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: She slaps Kaneki upon seeing him again, demanding to know what he thinks he's doing there. While she doesn't stay it out loud, she realizes he's preparing to do something dangerous and suicidal for her sake.
  • Badass in Distress: She's taken into custody at the conclusion of the Auction Raid, but only because Sasaki claims credit for her capture to prevent Arima from killing her.
  • Barrier Warrior: Her Koukaku is powerful enough to deflect a direct shot from Higher Mind.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She rescues Sasaki from Takizawa.
  • Broken Bird: The sweet, innocent girl she once was seems to have been replaced by a somber young woman.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: She's drawn to Ayato after noticing how much his angry face makes him look like his sister, and she's definitely had a good influence on him.
  • Combat Tentacles: She's become extremely skilled with her Rinkaku, able to draw in the spines on it to carry a wounded Sasaki to safety.
  • Consulting a Convicted Killer: Sasaki visits her frequently to consult about Aogiri, and is accused of being too friendly with the prisoners as a result.
  • Cool Mask: A metal visor-like mask.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Eto attempted this by recruiting her into Aogiri, but even then Hinami managed to retain some of her kindness.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She crossed it once Sasaki just... stopped visiting her, without explanation. Hinami has spent the last six months waiting for him to come to see her, withdrawing further and further into herself. She refuses to speak to Investigators she doesn't know, and sits in her cell reading the last book Sasaki brought her, over and over again. It seems she no longer cares about making herself useful, and has resigned herself to her upcoming execution.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: When she sees that once again Sasaki hasn't come to see her, her expression turns blank and her eyes glaze over.
  • The Evil Genius: In charge of Intelligence, and Mission Control during operations. Serving as Mission Control, she like Saiko is least hands on of this group but is also one of the most powerful members present due to her natural aptitude and has a familial reverence for Haise.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In the sequel, she has become involved with Aogiri.
  • Fallen Hero: Once a sweet girl that helped support the heroes in the original series, she seems to have lost her compassion towards humans and is trusted as a prominent member of Aogiri.
  • Fanservice Pack: Puberty has transformed her from a cute young girl into an attractive young woman, with one of the larger busts in the series.
  • Friend to All Children: She spends time playing with the children taken in by Aogiri (and later Goat), bringing them books and reading to them.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: She uses her superior sense of hearing to analyze massive amounts of audio data, listening to them all at the same time and picking out the significant pieces of conversation.
  • Hellhole Prison: Subverted. She's surprised to find that Cochlea is not nearly as horrible as she'd expected, noting that the Ghouls imprisoned there actually enjoy a surprising number of freedoms. Prisoners are allowed out for exercise time, and enjoy regular meals which makes it better than how some Ghouls live on the outside. The only real issue is knowing that she's living on borrowed time, and could be disposed of at any time.
  • Heroic BSoD: She collapses in despair the moment she sees Arima walking towards her, resigning herself to death.
  • Hired Guns: She is part of the team hired by Big Madam to provide security for her.
  • Living MacGuffin: Of the Cochlea and Rushima arc. Multiple parties plot to attack the prison solely to rescue her.
  • Mission Control: Once the raid on the Auction begins, she sets herself up on the roof and begins using a radio to organize Aogiri's forces.
  • Mysterious Waif: She shows up in Torso's taxi to offer him cryptic warnings from "The Tree", and retrieve a flash drive from him.
  • Oh, Crap!: To be fair, this is a perfectly reasonable response to seeing Arima approach you on the battlefield. When you are at your weakest, no less.
  • Pietà Plagiarism: At the conclusion of Chapter 29, cradling a wounded Sasaki in her arms.
  • Protectorate: She's gained the strength to fight and protect her beloved "Big Brother", and will even go against other members of Aogiri to protect him.
  • Red Baron: Yotsume.
  • She Is All Grown Up: In the sequel, Hinami has grown into a sorrowful but beautiful young woman.
  • Ship Tease: She spends considerable time with Ayato, and when she's captured he has to be physically restrained by Naki to keep him from going back for her.
  • Tarot Motifs:
    • II. The High Priestess, accompanying her return to the series.
    • VIII. Strength, via her alias "Yotsume".
  • Tears of Joy: Mixed with utter disbelief seeing "Big Brother" coming to her rescue at the end of Chapter 68.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She's no longer a helpless little girl, with the strength to be considered a prominent member of Aogiri. Her Kagune has become massive in size, with four Koukaku petals and four Rinkaku whips. She is powerful enough to stalemate Seidou Takizawa, who had been given Yoshimura's Kagune, until he unleashed his Kakuja.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Kaneki, going so far as to join Aogiri to become stronger. She readily abandons her post commanding Aogiri's forces, and faces down a deranged Kakuja to protect Sasaki even while uncertain whether any trace of Kaneki remains within him.
  • You Must Be Cold: After being reunited, she's seen running around in Ayato's trademark jacket.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Stands her ground against Juuzou and his subordinates, blocking the way to allow Touka and the refugee ghouls to flee.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Urie mentions that she's been scheduled for Disposal.

    Miza Kusakari/Three Blades 

Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori (Japanese), Brittany Lauda (English)

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An Executive of Aogiri, assigned to work alongside Naki at the Madam's Auction. She is the leader of the Blades, a gang in control of the 18th Ward. Tsukiyama rescues her on Rue Island and after Aogiri Tree was effectively dismantled, she is the first Aogiri executive who decides to join Kaneki's new organization.


  • Anime Hair: Miza sports an enormous Hair Antennae that defies all sense of gravity.
  • Appropriated Appellation: Her clan were mockingly called "Shaving Razors" by other Ghouls, in reference to their small stature. Miza proudly turned this around, declaring that even a razor blade was enough to kill enemies.
  • Babies Ever After: She settles down with Naki, giving birth to a grand total of 9 children.
  • Badass Adorable: Miza is tiny and childlike, but also dangerous enough to have earned an S-ranking.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Her Bikaku in particular is blade-like in form and function, slicing effortlessly through several unfortunate Red Shirts.
  • Christmas Cake: She's 31, and has been referred to as an "old hag" before.
  • Dark Action Girl: A highly-competent and deadly Executive of Aogiri, with her own gang.
  • Evil Redhead: A villainous redhead.
  • Faceless Mooks: She has her own followers, all wearing the same mask as her.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's very willing to speak her mind, and quick to anger.
  • Handicapped Badass: She suffers from Dwarfism, and poor health is common in her family. In spite of these disadvantages, she's a powerful fighter.
  • Hidden Depths: Her profile reveals that her hope is to become a mother, surprisingly enough.
  • Incest Is Relative: Miza comes from a clan of inbred Bikaku ghouls that hid underground. Their history of incest has resulted in poor health and Dwarfism being common.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: When the battle turns against them, she retreats away from her duel with Akira.
  • My Biological Clock Is Ticking: She's very interested in having children, and tries to discuss this with Naki.
  • Older Than She Looks: Though she looks quite young, she's apparently old enough that Naki calls her "Auntie".
  • Only Sane Man: Stuck working with Naki, and clearly the only person in that group with a lick of sense.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Miza is tiny, but a powerful ghoul that rose to prominence through raw strength.
  • Red Baron: Sanmaiba (Three Blades)
  • Redhead In Green: Colored artwork of her shows her hair to be bright red, with green robes.
  • The Rival: In the past, she was a rival to the Bin Brothers.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Her relationship with Naki and the fact that she was rivals with the Bin Brothers implies she's been around for a while, but the sequel is the first time we see her.
  • Ship Tease: With Naki, which later turns into her outright having a crush on him.
  • Tail Slap: A three-pronged Bikaku.
  • Tsundere: The Volume 6 Omake reveal her to be a comically overblown one for Naki. She hands him a box of frozen blood (in lieu of chocolates) with "NAKI LOVE" written on it, but then tries to claim that they're just Obligation Chocolates. (He misunderstands what she said, leading her to punch him in annoyance.)

    Naki 

Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)

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An Executive of Aogiri, and the former right-hand man of the late Yamori. He is now the leader of the White Suits gang, and has significantly expanded their numbers under his command.


  • An Arm and a Leg: In Chapter 176, he turns out to still be alive, but missing his left arm.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: His standard tactic when faced with a large army of Doves.
  • Babies Ever After: Besides helping teach orphaned ghouls, he ends up having 9 kids with Miza.
  • Berserker Tears: After losing Gagi and Guge, he goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge while crying hysterically.
  • Big Sleep: Double Subverted. During the battle on Rushima, Miza wakes up to find Naki collapsed in front of her, seemingly dead from his wounds. It turns out he'd merely passed out, and comes to rescue her from Ui. But several arcs later, it's played straight when Kaneki returns to the 24th Ward. He sees Naki slumped against some rubble, with a peaceful expression — Miza informs him that Naki is "just resting", though it's clear they both know he's gone. However, it later turns out that he did survive but was in critical condition. He spends much of the final arc unconscious, but arrives to join the final battle against V. Miza berates him for pushing himself while he's still recovering.
  • Book Dumb: Kanou notes to himself that Naki is the perfect example of a ghoul who never had access to any form of education
  • Broken Tears: When the twins sacrifice themselves, he absolutely breaks down.
  • The Brute: Naki, who was sent with Miza to secure their escape route by force, has similar intelligence and concern for his comrades as Shirazu but less awareness and ability to successfully lead or protect them.
  • Cool Big Bro: He continues to honor the memory of his cool bro, Yamori. And in turn, he's become one to his subordinates.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He joins Goat after being defeated by Kaneki in combat. It helps that Kaneki admits to see Yamori as a symbol of strength, which made Naki accept Kaneki as his leader.
  • Devoted to You: The White Suits are utterly devoted to him, and Miza describes him as a man that earns the love of other men.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Naki and his mooks are essentially one big, murderous family. When Gagi and Guge sacrifice themselves to protect him, the entire gang goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: He's started wearing the same hairstyle as Yamori.
  • Faceless Mooks: The White Suits, a gang named for their iconic clothing modeled after Yamori.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He fights until his last, in order to give Touka and Hinami a chance to lead the children to safety.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite being dumber than bricks, he remembers every last one of his comrades and continues to mourn them every night.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He's easily misled by others, coming to view Dr. Kanou as a good person due to his lies.
  • Hot-Blooded: "Oooora! Are you watching, Big Bro?!"
  • Last Stand: He leads the White Suits in a desperate bid to hold back the Oggai long enough for Goat's non-combatants to escape.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He rushes headlong into battle with zero thought about tactics, apparently something he does on a regular basis.
  • Manchild: Several omakes focus on his innocent and childlike behavior, with Ayato finally admitting that he never expected Naki to be so "pure".
  • Man in White: Still wearing his signature white suit, and credited as one of the Executives to help revitalize Aogiri.
  • Not Afraid to Die: During battle, he muses about how he isn't afraid of dying. Rather, he's excited at the thought of being reunited with Yamori in heaven.
  • Not Quite Dead: He actually survived the battle in the 24th Ward, but remained in serious condition and bedridden for most of the events of the final arc.
  • Oblivious to Love: He's utterly clueless when Miza tries to express her feelings to him.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: When the twins pull a Heroic Sacrifice for him.
  • Rank Up: He's now an Executive in his own right, commanding a large number of Ghouls.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Gagi and Guge sacrifice themselves to protect him, he goes berserk — crying hysterically while massacring everyone in his path.
  • Ship Tease: A bit with Miza, in both the manga and the calendar.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Since he joined Kaneki, Naki has become more mature and emotionally supportive of new ghouls joining Goat. He even admits to have taken lessons from Kaneki to improve his vocabulary to avoid humiliating his leader with his low intelligence.
  • True Companions: Naki's gang are his family, more or less. Hooguro and Shousei explain their loyalty to him by showing Miza that Naki remembers the names of every single person he's ever lost, and continues to mourn them.
  • White Shirt of Death: The entire point of the White Suits' iconic look is to show off the blood shed in battle — both their own and that of their enemies. He leads the gang in a final battle against the Oggai, sacrificing themselves en mass to save the rest of Goat.

    Seidou Takizawa/Owl 

Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana (Japanese), Micah Solusod (English)

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"When you realize your own future's gone to shit, all you have left is to live for someone else."
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A Rank 2 Investigator that served in the 20th Ward, and was one of Akira Mado's classmates at the Academy. He went missing during the battle in the 20th Ward, and was declared dead. Experimented on by Dr. Kanou, he is now a half-Ghoul in the service of Aogiri.


  • And Then John Was a Zombie: And then Seidou was a Ghoul...
  • Animal Motifs:
    • Owls. Not only does he have a tendency to perch on things like a bird of prey, but his Idiot Hair bears a striking resemblance to a feather.
    • Kurona compares him to a dog for his strong sense of smell, while Ishida compared him to a Corgi in his notes.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: He forces Amon to finally deal with his conflicting feelings, asking him just why he's always worn his crucifix. This allows Amon to accept the truth, and defeat Donato in battle.
  • Ascended Extra: He seems to have gone from a secondary supporting character to a major antagonist.
  • Ax-Crazy: Violently insane, and having such a good time murdering everything in his path. Later chapters show that he isn't as crazy as he seems, just a case of Who's Laughing Now?.
  • Badass Long Robe: He wears tattered, flowing black robes with a hood. It just adds to his frightening appearance.
  • Bash Brothers: With Shikorae.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: Both in terms of his transformation from a human Investigator into a Ghoul, and his switch from an idealistic young man with a strong focus on social order/expectations to a deranged misfit.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: It seems he got his wish to be special and survive...
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Implied. His physical appearance and numerous comments hint at extensive torture at the hands of Aogiri, twisting him into his current state.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Just like the other Owls, wields his kagune as a massive blade jutting out from his shoulder.
  • Brain Food: In fitting with someone that Came Back Wrong, he's fond of eating brains and compares them to jam.
  • Break Them by Talking: He's quite talkative to his victims, and uses this to break down Sasaki while fighting him.
  • Broken Tears: He cries while strangling Akira, feeling betrayed by the people he loved.
  • The Brute: Initially this for Aogiri, who use him as a really vicious attack dog during battles, and boy does it show. He has proven to be utterly ruthless when engaging anyone.
  • But Now I Must Go: After rescuing Amon and seeing that Akira's treatment was successful, Takizawa states his business is done and tells Kaneki he's leaving Goat. He insists that he's just going to go wander off and live as a normal ghoul, but Kaneki makes him take Amon's cross with him when he leaves.
  • Came Back Strong: His near-death experience granted him the power he always craved while still human.
  • Came Back Wrong: His near-death experience seems to have changed him for the worst.
  • Cast from Lifespan: Dr. Kanou states that the experiments to create a powerful half-ghoul have shortened his lifespan.
  • Character Tics: He frequently sticks his fingers into his mouth, presumably chewing on them.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: It isn't clear what happened over the last two years, but he's clearly no longer the youthful and over-eager Investigator he once was.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: He looks extremely strung out, adding to his deranged appearance.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Annihilates the Atou Squad with ease, and later throws Sasaki around like a ragdoll while verbally screwing with him. At Rushima, he dishes out two in a row: To Tatara and Hakatori, then Houji, Akira, and their squad.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's developed a particularly cruel and biting wit, throwing out asides and mocking comments meant to provoke reactions from others.
  • Decapitation Presentation: After ripping Atou's head off, he takes the time to make a show of drinking blood from it.
  • Despair Event Horizon:
    • As a result of Reality Ensues. After years of torture and faked obedience to Aogiri, he kills Tatara and tries to return to the CCG. He's promptly rejected by Houji and Akira, sending him careening over the edge with the loss of his last little bit of hope. He promptly goes into a paranoid, murderous rage and becomes convinced that everyone he cared about wants him dead.
    • In the past, he crossed it and decided that I Am a Monster after Dr. Kanou fed him his own parents.
  • Disease Bleach: His formerly dark hair has turned completely white.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: An Investigator he's cornered recognizes him from having once given a lecture to her class, and tries to reason with him. He recalls she was the one that kept talking to her friend, and when she agrees... he rips her head off while scolding her for talking during class.
  • Dissonant Serenity: "It's like harvesting fresh pineapples."
  • Does Not Like Shoes: He typically wears thin flip-flips, and is visibly uncomfortable when forced to wear standard work shoes for a disguise. He quickly abandons them, and runs around barefoot.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He turns on Tatara, taking revenge for the Anteiku Raid.
  • Driven by Envy: He's jealous of Sasaki for being considered Dr. Kanou's masterpiece, and wants to prove himself the superior creation.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: He's enjoying being so powerful, giving philosophical speeches to his captive audiences, cackling like a lunatic, taunting his prey with sing-songing nonsense, and is thrilled when the sound system gets activated — meaning everyone can hear him gloat! Moderation and restraint do not seem to be in his vocabulary anymore.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Implied. As deranged and ruthless as he's become, he's deeply shaken when Akira sees him and hides his face from her before fleeing. He kills Tatara to save Houji and Akira, immediately looking to them for approval and acceptance. Their rejection sends him into a blind rage, and he can't understand why they would "betray" and hurt him like that.
  • Evil Costume Switch: From a very ordinary young man in blue suits to a white-haired man in black, with black nails and lips.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Sasaki. Both were captured and Reforged into a Minion by the opposing side, with Aogiri intentionally shaping him into a darker counterpart and rival to Kaneki.
    • He also becomes one to Amon once it's revealed he is alive. Like Amon, Takizawa was a Ghoul investigator who lost his arm during the Antikeu raid and was captured by Aogiri and experimented on.
  • Evil Gloating: He does quite a lot of this, mocking or lecturing others while he's got them where he wants them. He even does it during an Aogiri meeting, taunting Ayato over Hinami fighting to protect Sasaki (an enemy) and laughing when Tatara prevents Ayato from retaliating.
  • Evil Feels Good: He gives a speech about how awesome it is to be a Ghoul, with everything he eats tasting great and nothing left to fear since he's become the very thing he once feared.
  • Evil Tastes Good: "It's good! It's so good!"
  • Face–Heel Turn: From an Investigator proud to fight Ghouls for the sake of humanity, to a member of the very organization he once fought against.
  • Face–Monster Turn: He seems to have fully embraced his Ghoul nature, and has joined Aogiri.
  • Face Your Fears: A particularly dark version, during his speech to a pair of cornered Red Shirts.
    ''If you become what you're afraid of, fear will fade."
  • Fallen Hero: Falling might be too kind of a word, though. More like "smashed into tiny pieces", if his appearance and deranged behavior are any indication.
  • Finger-Lickin' Evil: He's frequently seen licking his fingers, and at one point even licks brain matter off his fingers after decapitating a victim.
  • Flechette Storm: As expected, he can unleash a particularly powerful version of the trademark Ukaku's attack.
  • Foreshadowing: As per usual, Ishida littered the original series with hints of what was to come.
    • In Ch. 56, while arguing with Houji, his left eye appears black due to shadows.
    • His Tarot Motif in the original series was XV. The Devil.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Hey, remember that utterly ordinary guy at the CCG that was kind of plucky and cowardly? Yeah.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: The arm torn off by Noro has regenerated.
  • Groin Attack: Even with his high resistance to injury, he's left reeling in shock and pain when kicked down there.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Transformed into a half-Ghoul.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: He rescues Houji, and takes down Tatara to save the surviving Investigators. Rather than welcome him back with open arms, Houji orders the squad to attack. When Takizawa demands to know why, Akira explains that he's a ghoul that murders people and the best they can offer is a Mercy Kill.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Started out as Aogiri's attack dog, sent to kill Sasaki. Thanks to Amon and Akira, he seems to have regained his sanity and volunteers to help Kaneki.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Engages in some of Ishida's famous word play while messing with Sasaki.
    "Are you trash (hai)? Or a treasure (kane)?"
  • I Am a Monster: He explains to a cornered pair of Red Shirts that if you become a monster, you don't have to be afraid of them anymore.
  • Idiot Hair: His ahoge remains, having grown out and now resembling a feather.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: For all the power he's gained, it's clear he's still deeply insecure and desperate to prove himself.
  • Insane Troll Logic: His delusional mind genuinely believes the CCG will simply welcome him back as a hero if he kills Tatara, after all the Investigators he'd killed and eaten as a member of Aogiri. He does not take the rejection of this plan well.
  • Instant Armor: He inherited Yoshimura's kakuja.
  • In the Hood: His robes include one, with a white symbol on the back of the hood.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He focuses on saving Amon for Akira, imaging the two of them gazing lovingly at each other.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: He insists that he's just using Akira as a hostage, not rescuing her or helping Amon.
  • Knight Errant: He vanishes after saving Amon one final time, helping Amon and Akira have their happy ending while he begins defending Tokyo by hunting down dangerous ghouls.
  • Laughing Mad: After noting how used to pain he is, he breaks into crazed laughter.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Like Yoshimura and Eto, he's managed to combine an Ukaku's natural speed with high endurance and Super Strength.
  • Love Redeems: He's seemingly brought back to his senses by Akira Taking the Bullet for him, and moved by Amon's unwavering faith in him. He puts up a tough act, insisting that he hasn't been "saved" by them.
  • Mad Eye: His single Kakugan merely enhances the rather crazed expression on his face.
  • Made of Iron: It turns out that he was much tougher as a human than expected, surviving injuries that should have been fatal. Dr. Kanou notes that he used the toughest Investigators for his experiments, and only Takizawa proved successful. As such, he was tough as hell even before becoming a Half-Human Hybrid.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: When he's impaled through the stomach, he notes that it doesn't bother him since he's used to that kind of thing.
  • Morality Chain: Akira and Amon, the people he decides to live for. When he declares his intention to leave Goat, Kaneki returns Amon's necklace to him as a representation of these bonds.
  • Mythology Gag: His mockery of Ayato's concern over Hinami echos a similar scene from the anime, when Takizawa wondered whether Ghouls were even capable of feeling camaraderie.
  • Neck Snap: Twists one unfortunate victim's head backwards.
  • Nightmare Face: He's prone to making particularly disturbing expressions, often drawn at strange angles.
  • No Brows: Adding to his unusual appearance.
  • No-Sell: He doesn't even flinch when peppered with More Dakka from an Ukaku Quinque.
  • The Nose Knows: Unlike other half-ghouls, his sense of smell in incredibly keen, allowing him to act as a tracker.
  • Not Quite Dead: Though mortally wounded, he apparently survived long enough to receive a transplanted Kakuhou.
  • Off with His Head!: He kills several Investigators this way, yanking or chopping their heads off.
  • Ominous Owl: Any Ghoul called "Owl" is someone to be feared in this series.
  • One-Man Army: Slaughters an entire squad of highly-skilled Investigators without activating his Kakugan, using his kagune, or even really looking like he's trying. He eventually takes on and kills Tatara, then slaughters Houji and his squad when rejected by them.
  • Prematurely Grey-Haired: His hair has become white.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: His Healing Factor is strong enough that he can reattach his severed forearm. Notably, his hand is still moving on its own the entire time.
  • Rape Discretion Shot: Shortly after his surgery, Dr. Kanou visits him and mentions that when he comes back later, he'll be collecting various samples... including semen. The scene fades there, leaving that piece of the experimentation to the audience's imagination.
  • Red Baron: Owl. Language Note 
  • Red Right Hand: His nails have turned black, an unusual trait possessed by some Ghouls. Oddly, his lips appear to have turned black as well.
  • Reforged into a Minion: Maimed, captured, and experimented on to create a new "Owl" for Aogiri's use.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: After the CCG reports that Kaneki has been executed, Takizawa jokes with him over them both being "ghosts".
  • Rival Turned Evil: Akira's old Academy rival, now a prominent member of Aogiri.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: Discussed almost word for word.
  • Self-Made Orphan: While in his Kakuja state, Takizawa breaks down and claims that he ate his parents... and they tasted good. In truth, Dr. Kanou gave him some meat while he was starving... and then revealed what it was after he'd already finished.
  • Severed Head Sports: In the Light Novel, he invites Hinami to play football with him. She's horrified to discover the ball is actually a severed head.
  • Shameful Strip: In flashback, Dr. Kanou forced him to strip naked for examination].
  • Ship Tease: With Akira, one of the few people he still cares about.
  • Shout-Out: Ishida compares him to the Shibito from Siren.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Implied. In the two years since Aogiri captured him, he's fully embraced their philosophies and gives more than one distinctly Eto-like speech.
  • Strapped to an Operating Table: Dr. Kanou did this to him, torturing him extensively to encourage regeneration.
  • Super Senses: In fitting with his alias, he has exceptional vision — closely observing the Quinx from a long distance off, during a nighttime operation.
  • Super Strength: Even by Ghoul standards, he's incredibly strong — smashing concrete and tearing bodies apart with his bare hands, without even needing to activate his powers.
  • Tarot Motifs: Ishida continues concealing hidden Tarot references in the artwork.
    • III. The Empress, during one of his feasts.
    • VII. The Chariot, appearing throughout the Auction Arc as he confronts Sasaki.
    • XV: The Devil, appearing once again.
  • Terms of Endangerment: He's prone to mocking his opponents by referring to them in a cutesy or affectionate manner, such as adding "chan" to their name.
  • That Man Is Dead: "Seidou Takizawa died in that prison."
  • Took a Level in Badass: Once Overshadowed by Awesome, he's now a powerful Ghoul used as a trump card by Aogiri.
  • Tragic Monster: The experiments have robbed him of his sanity and his humanity, leaving very little of the plucky and innocent Rookie he used to be.
  • Tsundere: He's prone to becoming standoffish about Akira and Amon, trying to downplay his attachment to them. He insists he isn't helping them, or doesn't care what happens....though it's clearly not the case.
  • Undeathly Pallor: He's consistently portrayed as being almost as white as his hair in colored images, in keeping with his zombie motif.
  • Unexpected Character: Seemingly a supporting character that was killed off, he makes a shocking return in Chapter 20 and becomes a major villain.
  • Villainous Glutton: He's very hungry, as the Atou squad quickly finds out. He doesn't even bother to kill them all before he starts eating.
  • Voice of the Legion: His Speech Bubbles are black, something typically done for Ghouls speaking with distorted or inhuman voices.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: In Chapter 110, he ends up vomiting on panel.
  • Walking Spoiler: His survival and transformation are the big reveal that concludes the second volume of the series.
  • Wall Run: He runs straight up the side of Zeum Hall, dragging Sasaki face-first along it before throwing him straight through the roof.
  • Wham Shot: Provides one for Chapter 20, confirming not only his own survival but the success of Kanou's experiments using Investigators.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: His white hair is one more sign of his changed nature.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: The perpetual Butt-Monkey of the original CCG cast, he seems to be enjoying his new powers. The first person to recognize him and try to reason with him based on a past encounter gets her head ripped off because she was rude to him.
  • Wipe the Floor with You: He repeatedly drags Sasaki along walls and across floors, using his Super Speed.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Just like Kaneki, using his Kakuja triggers a complete mental breakdown. He begins rambling nonsense and smashing his head against a pillar, obviously distressed.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: While one of the most deadly Ghouls in the series, he's also obviously broken and has suffered more than his fair share of horror since being captured by Aogiri.
  • You Are Number 6: OWL subject #15.

     Hooguro 

Voiced by: Shuta Morishima (Japanese)

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A member of Aogiri, and subordinate of Naki. He was hired by Kanae to eliminate the Quinx.


     Shousei Idera 

Voiced by: Taro Kiuchi (Japanese)

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A member of Aogiri, and subordinate of Naki. He was hired by Kanae to eliminate the Quinx.


Others

     Koutarou Amon / Floppy / A-OWL 

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Mike McFarland (English)

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"What is right... what is wrong... you can't easily tell the difference. That's why you must keep thinking, whether what you are doing is right or not. That act itself, alone, can be called right."

The Ghoul Investigator that formed a rivalry with Kaneki, and burns with a strong belief in Justice. Amon was believed killed in action during the Owl Supression Operation, becoming a legendary figure while Aogiri secretly experimented on him. After his escape from Dr. Kanou's laboratory, Amon wandered the city as a mysterious robed figure that avoided both the CCG and Aogiri. He briefly revealed himself to rescue Saiko Yonebayashi, but returned to hiding until the Rushima operation.

Seeking to rescue Seidou Takizawa and Kurona Yasuhisa during the operation, he instead found himself facing the Quinx Squad. After a brutal fight, he was defeated and further experimented on by his CCG captors. During Goat's invasion of the CCG's main laboratory, he was accidentally released from captivity and rescued by Goat.

  • The Ace: Hinted by Chapter 41's title, "F's Ace".
  • Adorkable: In spite of his incredible strength and fierce personality, he's also still very boyish and dorky in social situations. Best exemplified in Chapter 118, when Akira finds him standing at her door, awkwardly holding out her very annoyed cat.
  • Always Save the Girl: Takizawa mocks him for this, pointing out that he only appeared once Akira was in danger.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: And then Amon was a ghoul...
  • Ambiguous Situation: His fate is repeatedly left ambigious, with him initially thought killed in the original series and later, seemingly killed by the Quinx.
  • Apocalyptic Log: While looking for information, Sasaki discovers several report drafts written by Amon. These reports detail his various encounters with Kaneki, with the final encounter between them notably absence as a result of his "death".
  • Badass Longrobe: He wears massive, flowing robes that resemble those worn by a monk.
  • Bait-and-Switch: When Amon was first shown at the end of the Auction arc, the text accompanying it implied he had resorted to cannibalizing other ghouls, and might even be working with one of the Yasuhina twins. In actuality he found the remains of other ghouls eaten by Kurona.
  • Berserk Button: Suffice to say, it's still a really bad idea to hurt the people he cares about.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • He appears out of nowhere, rescuing Saiko.
    • He once again swoops in to save the day: slicing off Takizawa's arm to save Akira.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: He's able to generate a blade from his mutated right arm.
  • Body Horror:
    • His right arm is deformed, and appears to be formed from a kagune.
    • His Kakuja form is reminiscent of Eto's monster form, but swarms over his body like an alien parasite and his head can be seen sticking out at an angle from the armored "head". His vacant expression and randomly sticking out limbs just make it more horrifying to look at. Even when in a more controlled verison later during his fight with Takizawa and Kurona, it still looks wrong and appears to be uncontrollable.
  • The Bus Came Back: Amon finally returns to the series, after dozens of chapters of foreshadowing and teasing hints.
  • Call-Back: He recalls his first fateful meeting with Kaneki, bringing him back to his senses when his powers go out of control. He also warns Saiko that "the world is wrong", the same thing he told Kaneki.
    • His rampaging in Kakuja form mirrors that of Kaneki's, and like Kaneki he's stopped by a morally confused investigator.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: Possesses a monstrous Kakuja form, initially assumed to be the result of cannibalism. In reality, it was developed as a result of his abnormal RC levels.
  • Character Development: Having been made a Ghoul, Amon has spent a bit of time rethinking his life and what he believed in, and as a result, has gone from hating Ghouls, to sympathizing with them more. He even manages to convince the majority of the CCG to help free Kaneki after he becomes The Dragon, by arguing that the CCG isn't about eliminating Ghouls, but instead about protecting the peace.
  • Commuting on a Bus: After providing the Wham Shot for Ch. 66, he takes his sweet time arriving at his destination 23 chapters later.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He sends Shikorae flying with a single blow, effortlessly defeating the Ghoul.
  • Demoted to Extra: Quite possibly the biggest example in the series. In the original manga, he was arguably the second protagonist, as he was the focal point of the CCG, and the human side of the Ghoul versus Human conflict, and his character arc focused on a rivalry of sorts with Kaneki. In RE, he appears mostly in small appearances for a while before finally returning almost half way into the series, but his appearances keep having him dropped for a while before making small appearances sprinkled throughout the story. This is reflected even in the final chapter, where Amon is given a single manga panel that gives no look into what he is doing at the end of the series.
  • Determinator: As always if Amon has his mind made up, good luck stopping him. Even after being knocked around and injured by Takizawa, he gets back up and fights the Quinx squad, taking lethal injury after lethal injury and still keeps going!
  • Everyone Can See It: Pretty much anyone who knows him sees that he has strong ties to Akira. Even Touka sees it.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: The upper half of his face is concealed in shadows, hiding his eyes from the audience.
  • The Family That Slays Together: The real reason for his intense Survivor's Guilt is that Amon took part in Donato's crimes, after he learned the truth.
  • Feather Flechettes: Possesses the same Ukaku kagune as Yoshimura, allowing him to fire off projectiles.
  • Foil: He remains one to Kaneki, with their roles in the series reversed. While Kaneki is now a Ghoul Investigator, Amon has become a human-turned-ghoul. Their kakugan are even mirrored, with left-eyed Kaneki and right-eyed Amon.
  • Force Feeding: His refusal to eat while under Dr. Kanou's... "care" resulted in him being force-fed with a tube shoved down his throat.
  • Foreshadowing: Oh, yes. Part of why nobody was surprised he was alive was because of the massive amount of hints.
    • During his first encounter with Kaneki, Amon's right eye was bandaged in contrast to Kaneki's left Eyepatch of Power.
    • Amon appears on the cover of Chapter 124, dressed in a hooded robe that covered his right eye. He was also carrying a staff. This image appeared random, until the introduction of a mysterious figure wearing robes and carrying a staff...
    • In :Re, Donato Porpora outright tells Sasaki about a certain person of interest that has a connection to them both.
    • In the calendar Ishida made for 2016, Amon was featured in the October section dressed up in for Halloween alongside Kaneki, Takizawa, and Eto, all of whom are also one-eyed Ghouls.
    • When he saves Saiko from Shikorae he takes the same stance he normally does when fighting. He was also shown wearing what appears to be the remains of his Arata armor in the same panel and the injuries Shikorae takes are almost the exact same as Kaneki's during their second fight when Kaneki went berserk due to his Kakuja.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: After learning Touka was the same Rabbit who killed Kureo Mado, he ultimately decides to move on past it, but tells Touka he hasn't forgotten that she did it.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: He only has three fingers on his right hand, though it appears to be natural rather than the result of an injury.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: When the researchers release him to confront Kaneki's group, Amon is very naked and unconcerned with his current state.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Volume 9 includes part of Dr. Kanou's notes on the experiment "A-OWL", which reveal the reason that Amon is considered a failure. It wasn't that he's weak... it's that he's too powerful, with an RC level that began to rise to 10,000 before it could be stopped with medication. Kanou determined that he was too powerful and too unstable to be ideal, and so discarded Amon as a failure.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: One of the victims of Dr. Kanou's experiments, though labeled a failure.
  • Handicapped Badass: His dominant hand is deformed, though it doesn't appear to hold him back from slaughtering Aogiri's forces.
  • I Am a Monster: The root of why he decided not to reveal himself to Akira. He was ashamed of being a Half-Ghoul and didn't know how to handle it, so he avoided her.
  • I'm Not Hungry: Taken to it's most extreme during his time as Aogiri's prisoner. Amon's refusal to eat human flesh resulted in him wasting away, and being force-fed before Dr. Kanou finally just gave up on him.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: He tries to bring Takizawa back to his senses, unwilling to simply give up on him in spite of his crimes.
  • In-Series Nickname: Several members of Aogiri call him "Floppy", due to being a failed experiment if what Kanou said is to be believed.
  • In the Hood: His robes include a hood drawn over his head, concealing his face from view.
  • Irony: He once held a fierce hatred for all ghouls, but has become one himself.
  • It Can Think: His kakuja clearly shows signs of this, as its sentient enough to use Doujima against a furious Urie, and fight on its own until Amon regained control over its reins once more.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: In spite of his extremely negative view of the world as "distorted" and wrong, he still tries to help those he can.
  • Locked in the Dungeon: After Donato was captured, Amon was discovered in a storage room in the church's basement.
  • Made of Iron: He manages to keep going, enduring multiple brutal attacks... including a direct hit from Saiko's One-Hit Kill.
  • Not Quite Dead: He was declared Dead at the conclusion of the raid on Anteiku, but actually survived as one of Aogiri's experiments.
  • Official Couple: Becomes one with Akira. If their brief scene before Kaneki's "Dragon" rampage is any indication, they also consummated their relationship.
  • One-Man Army: Takes on the entire Quinx squad by himself. They only managed to win because his already existing injuries and him being unable to control his Kakuja.
  • One-Winged Angel: When pushed into a corner by Urie´s Ginkui, he unleashes his kakuja upon the Quinx, effectively turning into a monster akin to Noro.
  • Plot-Based Voice Cancellation: Donato Porpora gives his name to Sasaki, but the audience is not shown what he actually said.
  • Power Incontinence: His powers are barely under control, and Kanou considered him too unstable to be of us].
  • The Power of Trust: Stuns Takizawa with his unwavering faith, helping bring him back to his senses.
  • Redemption Quest: He tries to convince Takizawa to undertake one, asking his former comrade atone for his crimes by helping him.
  • The Reveal: Confirmed to be Amon in Ch. 66, after considerable hints.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: His deformed right arm seems to be a kagune, allowing him to shape it into a pseudo-humanoid limb, a massive blade, or reinforcement for Doujima as needed.
  • Simple Staff: Doujima's inactive form is a staff, but can become a javelin when activated.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: First glimpsed as a robed figure in silhouette, when Donato Porpora mentioned him.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: He appears out of nowhere to rescue Saiko, and vanishes as soon as she turns her back on him.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: He weeps after dealing Donato a fatal blow, accepting that he loves his father in spite of how evil he was.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's quite striking, as a towering and mysterious figure noted for his good looks. His overly-earnest personality kind of ruins the impression, though.
  • Tarot Motifs: IV. The Emperor. Kaneki's team discovers him in Lab 4, sealed in a capsule labeled "Re" (King).
  • Think Nothing of It: He brushes off having saved Saiko, encouraging her to not worry about his reasons.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He may resent what he's become, but here is no denying that he's gotten even stronger, and he's a failure at that! Him being turned into a Half Ghoul gives him the strength and endurance to survive attacks that would of killed him as a human.
  • Tragic Keepsake: He managed to keep his crucifix and Doujima, items that symbolize past tragedies.
  • Undying Loyalty: His fierce loyalty to his former comrades remains unchanged, bringing him into conflict with the CCG when he comes to rescue Takizawa.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Due to having been made a Half-Ghoul then being discarded, Amon doesn't have a lot of skill when it comes to his Ghoul powers, instead relying on his training as a CCG Investigator to supplement his increased physical strength in speed. When he does use his Ghoul powers however, he's strong enough to overpower the Quinx, and even Kaneki. Of course he has little control of his powers as a result, but he certainly is one of the strongest Ghouls in the setting.
  • Wham Shot:
    • He provides the Cliffhanger for Ch. 66, confirming his survival and identity as the mysterious robed Ghoul.
    • Chapter 110, which ends with CCG scientists releasing him from a capsule to confront Kaneki.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: While he is alive at the end of RE, he is given no screen time, leaving his status unknown.
  • Wild Card: His goals are completely unknown, with both Aogiri and the CCG noting him as a potential threat. His ability to shift things in favor of whatever group he sides with make him to watch.
  • Willfully Weak: He claims to be weak, but in reality he's too powerful, resulting in Kanou scrapping the experiment. When his real power is unleashed, it's terrifying to behold.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: His Kakuja is not under control, and causes him to rampage when it's triggered.
  • You Are Number 6: OWL subject 27.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Word for word to the Quinx Squad.


     Kazuichi Banjou 

Voiced by: Kentaro Ito (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English)

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One of Kaneki's closest allies, now the leader of 6th Ward. After being contacted by Ayato, he agrees to take part in a dangerous mission to rescue Hinami from Cochlea.


  • Book Dumb: While he's learned to read, he struggles with more advanced literature, and complains that Eto's book should have included Hiragana if it was intended for Ghouls to read.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns in Chapter 65.
  • Combat Medic: While not the strongest fighter, he can hold his own in battle as well as providing healing in an emergency.
  • Enemy Mine: Ayato comes to him for help in attacking Cochlea, in spite of their bitter history.
  • Foreshadowing: His new position was hinted at over twenty chapters before his return when an exposition dump concerning the wards mentioning 6th Ward had a new leader and then showed a Ghoul with a very recognisable gas mask.
  • Gas Mask Mooks: The ghouls of the 6th Ward. They're loyal enough to him to follow him on a suicide mission into Cochlea, and appear to number in the dozens with #33 and #86 standing out from the masses.
  • The Leader: The previously-mentioned leader of the 6th Ward, with a large number of Ghouls that follow him.
  • The Medic: His unique kagune allows him to directly heal himself or others.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While his personal strength is unknown, he's managed to become the leader of the 6th Ward and commands a large group of followers. Oh, and he also learned to read.
  • Undying Loyalty: He remains loyal to his former friends, willing to risk death to save Hinami. In turn, his subordinates are willing to follow him on this mission, even without any apparent personal stake in the rescue.

     Kurona Yasuhisa / Floppy 

Voiced by: Aoi Yuki (Japanese), Lynsey Hale (English)

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"I'm elated. I get to show Shiro the sight of you suffering."

A former CCG trainee, taken in after her parents were murdered. Along with her twin sister Nashiro, she was manipulated by Dr. Kanou and underwent his surgery to become an One-Eyed Ghoul. She was abandoned by Kanou and labeled a failure, after being defeated by former classmate Juuzou Suzuya. She reappears on Rushima, now an insane, vengeful monster in search of Dr. Kanou for her own twisted reasons.


  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Losing her sister has severely damaged Kurona's mind, leaving her a twisted monster.
  • Arch-Enemy: Juuzou Suzuya. The mere mention of him by Hanbee sends her into a chilling rage.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Juuzou slices her arms into chunks, but she regenerates them.
  • Body Horror: Kurona's body is now largely covered by kagune tissue, with the most glaring example being the grotesque face-like growth on her abdomen.
  • The Bus Came Back: Kurona returns during the Rushima arc, after disappearing in the original series. She hasn't changed for the better.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In Chapter 99, she sarcastically refers to Kaneki as her "Big Brother" because she underwent the same operation performed by Dr. Kanou to make her a half-ghoul just like him.
  • Enemy Mine: She teams up with Nishio when she sees that he is also after Kanou, and this is also the reason why she joins Kaneki.
  • Facial Markings: She has small marks under her eyes, one her own and the other Nashiro's, now that they're fused into a single being.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Nashiro's. Desperate not to lose her twin sister, who by then was mortally wounded and beyond saving, Kurona absorbed her into her own body with her kagune. One can hope Nashiro was already dead when this happened.
  • Foreshadowing: At the end of the Auction arc, a report by the CCG stated that several Aogiri ghouls that fled were later found dead, their corpses showing signs of cannibalism. Amon, whose features were concealed at the time, stumbled upon the scene and muttered 'Yasuhisa', hinting at the one responsible.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: The second artificial ghoul created by Dr. Kanou, though labeled a failure. Oddly, she sports two Kakugan now instead of the original single one typical of half-Ghouls. Mostly because she literally fused with her twin Nashiro.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Juuzou slices her in half, but she quickly pulls herself back together.
  • In the Hood: She wears a hooded robe, concealing her features. What lies underneath is not pretty.
  • Monstrous Cannibalism: Fed on the ghouls she killed at the end of the Auction arc, whose corpses were later discovered by Amon.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: She's now capable of the same horrifying feats of regeneration as Noro.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Kurona never forgot how Kanou abandoned her and Nashiro to their doom, but she was willing to seek his help for the sake of her twin sister. Him nonchalantly telling to her face that he can't do anything, that Nashiro only existed in Kurona's mind and that her 'voice' was mere farting sends Kurona into a murderous rage.
  • Revenge by Proxy: She's thrilled when she discovers that Juuzou has subordinates that he cares about, giving her the opportunity to make him lose his "important thing" just like she did.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While Juuzou once demolished both sisters easily, Kurona holds her own against him this time around. She also demonstrates the ability to detach her kagune, and wield it as a sword. She's strong enough to earn an SS-rank, and is an incomplete Kakuja.
  • Two Siblings In One: Taken to a particularly nightmarish extreme — in a fit of grief and insanity after Kanou abandoned her and Nashiro to their doom, Kurona used her kagune to fuse with her twin sister, absorbing her into herself. As of :re she sports kakugans in both eyes and a large growth of misshapen flesh on her body, with what looks like a face on her abdomen..
    • It was Kurona's madness that made her believe Nashiro was still alive and communicating with her, while in reality she completely consumed her beloved twin sister, and that noise the face-like growth on her abdomen made turned out to be farting of all things.
  • Voice of the Legion: Kurona's speech bubbles are black, suggesting a distorted and inhuman voice.
  • Walking the Earth: In the Distant Finale, she travels the world to fight against dangerous ghouls that threaten peace efforts.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: As an incomplete Kakuja, Kurona is strong enough to face off against the whole of Suzuya's squad (Juuzou included) and keep up with them. Not only that, but she's powerful enough to manage to smash Juuzou's quinque. Of course, like all other incomplete Kakujas shown so far, this comes at the price of her becoming a crazed berserker.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite being part of Goat, she's been off screen since chapter 118, and takes no part in defending the 24th Ward from the Oggai. She does appear again in chapter 149, and witnesses Kanou's suicide after a brief exchange with the man.

    Chie Hori 

Voiced by: Megumi Han (Japanese), Madeleine Morris (English)

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"Let me have more fun, Tsukiyama."

A young woman obsessed with photography, and a long-time friend of Tsukiyama. She is clever and whimsical, often one step ahead of others. In order to help her friend, she begins to establish contact with the Quinx and becomes a target of the CCG for associating with Ghouls. As a member of Goat, she handles their intelligence gathering and minimal technology.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Tsukiyama calls her "Little Mouse", aptly enough.
  • Animal Motifs: Tsukiyama compares her to various rodents in appearance (Hamsters) and behavior (Rats), until he finally settles on her nickname.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: A master of them, with her extremely blunt nature. She forces Kanae to confront the potential conflict between his loyalty to Shuu and the Tsukiyama family. She also turns out to be the one responsible for making Tsukiyama realize how much he cared for Kaneki, asking him if he would die for a mere "ingredient".
  • Ascended Extra: She's a minor character from the side novels, with only a single mention in the original series. However, her role seems to be greatly expanded in the sequel.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She contacts Touka and Renji and shows up with them and Shuu's father in the finale of the Tsukiyama Extermination Operation to rescue Shuu.
  • Big Eater: Her MO involves strong-arming others into taking her out to eat, and stuffing her face.
  • Birds of a Feather: Her friendship with Tsukiyama seems to be based on both of them being completely nuts, with their own unique worldviews and obsession with the ultimate experience of their chosen interest.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: She doesn't seem to have any consideration for normal morality, but has her own unique ideals and morality
  • Camera Fiend: She's always taking pictures, whether doing so endangers her life or not.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She was famous at school for being "odd", always climbing trees and taking pictures of random things.
  • Generic Cuteness: She's described as very plain, and utterly uninteresting in appearance.
  • Information Broker: One of the ways she earns a living. She's extremely knowledgeable, and more than happy to trade information or incriminating photographs for money.
  • It Amused Me: As long as it's interesting, she doesn't seem to care about what happens to other people.
  • Muggle Best Friend: To Tsukiyama, who finally acknowledges her as his dear friend.
  • Nerves of Steel: She responds to threats of violence or arrest without concern, always ready with a reason why it wouldn't be a good idea.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Subverted. Despite her Nerves of Steel, Chie is terrified of the idea that she'll die someday. This is why she chooses to get involved with things and people that entertain her, like Tsukiyama, so that she can be at least somewhat satisfied with her inevitable death.
  • Older Than She Looks: She's described as looking like a 12-year old, but is actually around the same age as Tsukiyama. In the sequel, she's 24 but still looks like she's in elementary school.
  • Only Friend: Perhaps the only actual friend Tsukiyama has, she's put up with him for nearly a decade.
  • Only Sane Woman: Of the people trying to help Tsukiyama, she's the only one who seems to realise that trying to develop a Kakuja, when a genetic defect renders such a process life-threatening, might not be the best idea.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Tsukiyama. After the series ended, they don't have romantic feeling for each other and continues to remain as friends.
  • Playful Hacker: She's repeatedly hacked the CCG's databases for information, granting her access to classified information.
  • Scheherezade Gambit: Chie has made an art of this trope, outwitting anyone that threatens her by leaving them guessing at her true intentions or just how much she actually has on them. It allowed her to keep Tsukiyama's interest long enough to become his friend, and makes Urie wary of simply arresting her when she hints at having confidential information about CCG employees.
  • Secret Keeper: She is aware Tsukiyama is a Ghoul, but decides against exposing him.
  • Sweet Tooth: She loves to eat, and makes a habit of strong-arming people into buying her sweets.
  • Too Dumb to Live: She seems to be this at first glance, taking unnecessary risks in pursuit of her pictures. However, she turns out to be far cleverer than expected and always out-gambits anyone threatening her.

     Fuka 

A ghoul imprisoned in Cochlea, and set free by Kaneki. In gratitude for this, he swears loyalty to his savior and becomes one of his lieutenants. He is later killed during the Goat Wipeout Arc.


  • Animal Motifs: Sharks.
  • Delinquent Hair: Sports a mohawk.
  • Facial Markings: He has marks on his face similar to a shark's gills. It isn't clear whether it's scarification or tattoos.
  • I Owe You My Life: Kaneki saved him from execution in Cochlea, earning his loyalty in the process.
  • Number Two: He serves as one of Kaneki's second-in-commands, helping secure him a gang of followers and trusted to accompany him on a private meeting with Furuta.
  • The Rival: Parodied in the Volume 10 omakes, where his position as Kaneki's Number Two sparks a rivalry with a jealous Tsukiyama.


    Ichika Kaneki 
Ichika is a natural born one-eyed ghoul and the daughter of Ken Kaneki and Touka Kirishima.
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