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Ken Kaneki / Haise Sasaki

Name Ken Kaneki / Haise Sasaki
Kanji 金木研 / 佐々木琲世
Romaji Kaneki Ken / Sasaki Haise
Alias Eyepatch (眼帯, Gantai)
Centipede (百足, Mukade)
Personal Information
Species Artificial One-Eyed Ghoul
Human (Formerly)
Ghoul (One-shot)
Gender Male
Age 18-19 (Tokyo Ghoul)
22 (Tokyo Ghoul:re)
Birthday Astrological Sign Sagittarius.png December 20th
Height 169-169.5 cm (Tokyo Ghoul)
170 cm (Tokyo Ghoul:re)
Weight 55-58 kg (Tokyo Ghoul)
Family Ken Kaneki's father
Ken Kaneki's mother
Ken Kaneki's aunt
Yūichi Asaoka (cousin)
Affiliations CCG's Quinx Squad
Kaneki's Group (Formerly)
Anteiku (Formerly)
Anti-Aogiri (Formerly)
Ward 1st Ward
20th Ward (Formerly)
Personal Status Alive
RC Type Rinkaku
Quinque Yukimura 1/3 (Kōkaku)
CCG / RC Rating SS Ghoul / 2753
Manga Debut Chapter 1
Tokyo Ghoul:re Chapter 1
Anime Debut Episode 1
Voice Actors
Japanese Natsuki Hanae
Yurie Kobori (young)
English Austin Tindle
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Ken Kaneki (金木研, Kaneki Ken) is an one-eyed ghoul, who is currently living under the identity of Haise Sasaki (佐々木琲世, Sasaki Haise) — the First Rank Ghoul Investigator — also known as Eyepatch (眼帯, Gantai).

After being captured by Aogiri Tree, the traumatic events he went through led him to be able to accept his Ghoul-side. Escaping it, Ken formed a team with the goal — in mind — of protecting the ones that are precious to him and specifically "picking out" people, who, threaten the place he belongs to. Eventually, Ken achieved a Kakuja through cannibalization with a distinct appearance, which caused CCG to nickname him Centipede (百足, Mukade)s.

In Tokyo Ghoul:re — the continuation of the series — taking three years after the official, Haise Sasaki becomes his identity. He serves now as a First Rank Investigator as the mentor of the CCG's Quinx Squad and a team member of Team Mado. However, Haise cannot re-call anything before his 20th year, indicating that his memories of his past have been lost, leaving him unaware of his true self.


He was abused

ThePrologue ss[]

Hide and Ken in a coffee shop.

Hide confronts Ken about who his 'girlfriend' is.

Hide asks Kaneki who his date is. He believes that the waitress is Ken's crush and loudly exclaims it, only to be denied by him. Ken tells Hide that the girl he talked about is a customer of the café. However, Ken didn't deny the fact that he found the waitress cute. Ironically, while Ken pointed out that Hide was wrong, the boy enthusiastically called the waitress to place a new order, and straight-away asked for her name: Tōka Kirishima. Flustered by his bold actions, Tōka ran off from them, leaving Ken embarrassed by his friend and worried that they'll be thrown out. Not much later, the door of the café opened and a lavender-haired woman entered, which captured Ken's attention immediately. Hide noticing this, dropped his share of coins to pay off the bill for his coffee, and dramatically waved Ken goodbye and wishes him good luck.

Ken looking at his crush.

Flabbergasted that Hide left him be, Ken panicked. It didn't stop his curiosity to sneakily steal glances at his crush. Ken noticed that she reads a familiar book written by his favourite author, Sen Takatsuki. This eventually triggered that the two end up in a conversation about their common love for the mystery. Afterwards, Ken meets with Hide and shares his meeting with his crush, whose name is Rize Kamishiro. He tells that they'll have their first date in a book-store, something which Hide doesn't understand, and tells him to have fun nonetheless.

After their date, Rize asks Ken to bring her home, with a knowing smile.

Ken and Rize meet up to spend the day together, thus starting their date. Upon entering an eat café, Ken asks Rize as of why she hasn't touched her food yet, in which she replies that she is currently on a diet. The date comes to an end, and the pair wanders off, eventually, Rize confronts Ken. She tells him that the recent activities of Ghouls were near her house, and that she is afraid to go home there alone. Ken smiles and relentlessly accepts her request to accompany her home.

Rize piercing Ken with her Kagune.

The couple reached a split-road, whereas they shortly encounter Tōka, who warily watched them, before following her friend. About to part away, Ken confesses that he wishes to see Rize again, and hopes that the woman feels the same. She confesses too, revealing that she is interested in him, and closes the distance to hug him. Rize then reveals her true-self, her Kagune almost penetrating Ken's eye, and bit him in his neck. Shocked, Ken falls and tries to escape from the Ghoul, to be miserably be caught by her Kagune and thrown through the wall. She then follows to beat Kaneki up, nearly killing him so. However, mysteriously, the metal beam fell down on Rize and kills her in process.

The authorities find them and the surgeon, a ghoul who later befriends Kaneki, places Rize's organs into him to save his life. Later, he realizes that he is a ghoul and his new life begins.

Ken successfully saved, in turn, became a Ghoul.

Ken discovering him being unable to eat human food.

Ken realising his inhuman desires.

Ken seeing his Kakugan for the first time: a Ghoul.


"dont believe what you see, remember.. many things are blind to the human eye."

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Quote: "I dont see a human when I look in the mirror I see a monster, and if not a nightmare."[]