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Tokyo Ghoul is perhaps one of the most popular manga and anime series of all time. The Japanese title of the series is ‘東京喰種’ (read, Tōkyō Gūru).
Tokyo Ghoul is a dark fantasy series that is not for weak stomachs. The series has many variations including manga, anime series, light novels, video games and live action films. It also has many spin offs including Tokyo Ghoul:re and Tokyo Ghoul √A.
The following is a list of the Japanese names of characters from Tokyo Ghoul.
Japanese Names Of Characters From Tokyo Ghoul
Ken Kaneki (金木 研, Kaneki Ken)
Ken Kaneki is the main protagonist of the series. He starts off the series as a human who is a student of Japanese literature at Kamii University. Ken decides to come out of his comfort zone by going out on a date with Rize.
However, Rize reveals herself to be a ghoul and tries to eat him but Ken is saved by a construction accident and then Rize’s organs are transplanted to him. Ken eventually becomes a half-ghoul who comes across several people like him.
He has many nicknames based on different things like his appearance and his kakuja form’s appearance. His nicknames include Eyepatch (眼帯, Gantai), Centipede (ムカデ, Mukade), Black Reaper (黒い死神, Kuroi Shinigami), and One-Eyed King (隻眼の王, Sekigan no Ō).
Rize Kamishiro (神代 利世, Kamishiro Rize)
Rize Kamishiro is another main character in the Tokyo Ghoul series. She is a ghoul and is nicknamed Binge Eater (大喰い Ōkui, “Binge Eater” or “Gluttony”, literally “Big Eater”), and Dragon (竜, Ryū).
She is the illegitimate daughter of Tsuneyoshi Washuu, the former chairman of CCG, and the foster daughter of Matasaka Kamishiro. Rize is a ghoul in a human disguise which was how she managed to fool Ken and go out with him.
Her kakuhou is transplanted into Kaneki through a transplant surgery and he transforms into a one eyed ghoul.
Rize has several nicknames due to her gluttonous eating habits. She’s often called a Binge Eater, Big Eater or Gluttony. Rize’s foster surname Kamishiro has the first Kanji letter (神) “Kami” which means god and the second Kanji letter (代) “Shiro” which means substitute. Rize has the first Kanji letter (利) “Ri” which means benefit and the second Kanji (世) “Ze” which means the world.
Amon Kotaro – 亜門 鋼太朗
Amon Kotaro is one of the main characters and the Japanese names of Characters from Tokyo Ghoul series. He’s an ordinary human who was previously a police investigator that works on ghoul investigations.
Kotaro, being a human, vehemently believes in justice and stands by the idea of annihilating all the ghouls in existence. He joins his mentor, Mado Kureo to investigate ghouls.
Kotaro is more like a tritagonist in the Tokyo Ghoul series because his ideas about the ghouls would eventually change when he learns the truth about them.
He shows slight care towards Ken and wants to understand him but they both end up fighting each other brutally. Kotaro also feels extremely guilty about being responsible for the death of his mentor, Mado Kureo.
Touka Kirishima (神代 利世, Kirishima Touka)
Touka Kirishima is another important character in the series. She is a ghoul and used to work as a waitress at Anteiku (a seemingly innocent cafe that also works as an organization for ghouls of the 20th ward).
Touka is a ghoul and likes to hunt humans by wearing a rabbit mask. This would give her the nickname Rabbit. When the humans and ghouls have reunited, Ken and Touka are married with a daughter.
Touka’s surname Kirishima has the first Kanji letter (霧) “Kiri” which means “fog” and the second Kanji letter (嶋) “Shima” which means an island. Touka’s first Kanji letter (董) “Tou” means manage and the last Kanji (香) “Ka” means scent or fragrance.
Takizawa Seido – 滝澤 政道
Takizawa Seido is one of the key characters in the Tokyo Ghoul series who initially played as one of the protagonists but eventually turned into a main antagonist in the Tokyo Ghoul: re series.
Seido was a Rank 2 ghoul investigator and was later captured by Aogiri who repeatedly tortured him and turned him into a ghoul.
Seido goes by a few names like Owl and T-Owl. Seido’s surname Takizawa has the first kanji letter (滝) “Taki” which means waterfall and the second kanji letter (澤) “Zawa” which means swamp.
Seido is one of the Japanese names of Characters from Tokyo Ghoul that has 2 kanji letters and the first letter is (政) “Sei” which means to rule and the second kanji letter (道) “Do” means way.
Yoshimura (芳村, Yoshimura)
An SSS rated ghoul, Yoshimura is the manager of Anteiku cafe. His love for humans and ghouls leads him to help ghouls who cannot hunt or kill humans. After Kaneki’s transplant, Yoshimura helps him by showing him the ways of a ghoul.
Yoshimura is also referred to as the One-Eyed Owl (隻眼の梟, Sekigan no Fukurō), Kuzen (功善, Kuzen), and the Non-Killing Owl (不殺の梟, Fusatsu no Fukurō).
Hinami Fueguchi (笛口 雛実, Fueguchi Hinami)
Hinami Fueguchi is a ghoul who shares a pseudo sibling relationship with Kaneki and Touka. Her parents, Asaki and Ryouko Fueguchi, are killed by ghoul investigators.
She is referred to as subject Number 745 and Daughter in the files of the CCg, who failed to eliminate her due to lack of information.
Nishiki Nishio (西尾 錦, Nishio Nishiki)
Nishiki Nishio is a ghoul and the boyfriend of Kimi Nishino. His original feeding ground was taken over by Rize Kamishiro. He eventually starts working as a waiter at Anteiku and becomes an ally to Kaneki.
He was nicknamed Serpent (オロチ, Orochi) by the CCG because he kills other ghouls after they give him information.
Hideyoshi Nagachika (永近 英良, Nagachika Hideyoshi)
Hideyoshi Nagachika is one of the few human characters in the series. He is Kaneki’s best friend. Through the series he gained the nicknames Hide (ヒデ) and Scarecrow (スケアクロウ, Sukeakurō).
Hideyoshi is also called “Hide” and he eventually joined the CCG and worked as a part-time investigation assistant with Akira Madou and Koutaru Amon. Nagachika Hideyoshi is one of the Japanese names of Characters from Tokyo Ghoul.
Hideyoshi is also named Scarecrow in the anime which is a title he earned after disguising himself as a not-so-important ghoul. Hide and Ken’s friendship will be tested severely throughout the show.
Hide’s surname has the first Kanji letter (永) “Naga” which means long and the last Kanji (近) “Chika” which means near. Hide’s first Kanji (英) means hero and the last Kanji is (良) which means good.
Renji Yomo (四方 蓮示, Yomo Renji)
Remji Yomo is a ghoul who is an old friend of Uta and Itori and also the right had of Yoshimura.
He earns himself the nickname of Raven (カ ラ ス, Karasu) due to his feeding habits and bird shaped mask that he wears while hunting.
Enji Koma (古間 円児, Koma Enji)
Enji Koma was a ghoul who worked as a waiter at Anteiku. Before his death, he was known for his expert coffee brewing skills. During his younger years, he led the Apes ghoul gang and was known as the Devil Ape (魔猿, Maen).
Tsukiyama Shu – 月山 習
Tsukiyama Shuu is another main character in the Tokyo Ghoul series who has amazing character development throughout the series.
Shu is a ghoul who comes from the elite Tsukiyama family and he was a student at the Seinan Gakuin University where he studied Social Welfare.
Shu was initially obsessed with Ken’s scent and joined his group, intending to feed on him. However, he later grew to care for Ken and became his trustworthy friend of all time. It’s one of the Japanese names of Characters from Tokyo Ghoul that’s really famous.
Shu’s surname Tsukiyama has the first Kanji letter (月) “Tsuki” which means moon, the second Kanji letter (山) “Yama” means a mountain. Meanwhile, Shu’s name has only one Kanji letter (習) which means to learn or educate.
Kaya Irimi (入見 カヤ, Irimi Kaya)
Kaya Irimi was a ghoul who was also the leader of of the Black Dobers and was known as Black Dog (黒狗, Kuroinu). Before her death and the destruction of Anteiku, she was a worked as a waiter here.
Haise Sasaki – ハイセ 佐木
Sasaki Haise is none other than Kaneki Ken himself but Ken’s personality drastically shifted after he was captured by the Aogiri Tree. Since then, Ken has been living his life as Sasaki Haise worked as the number 1 ghoul investigator at the CCG Quinx Squad.
While at the CCG Quinx Squad, Sasaki has no memories of his past and anything related to Ken’s life. Although Ken and Sasaki are the same people, their names are different and have different meanings. Sasaki is one of the Japanese names of Characters from Tokyo Ghoul.
Sasaki’s last name Haise is similar to a German word and has no specific meaning. Meanwhile, Sasaki’s name has the first Kanji letter (佐) “Sasa” which means help or assistance, and the last Kanji letter (木) “Ki” means tree just like Ken’s surname Kaneki.
Uta (ウタ, Uta)
Uta is a ghoul who sells masks. He is a close friend of Renji Yomo and Itori. He owns and works at HySy Art Mask Studio. He is a member of the Clowns, a group of ghouls who have a mysterious purpose. The CCG investigators call him No Face (ノーフェイス, Nō Feisu).
Nico (ニコ, Niko)
Another member of the Clowns is Nico. He is also a close friend of Itori. He was part of Aogiri Tree and acted with Yamori. He has a very feminine and flamboyant nature. He is also called Big Sister (姐さん, Neesan).
Itori (イトリ, Itori)
Itori is a ghoul and old friend of Yomo and Uta. She is a member of the Clownns. She is often found at Helter Skelter bar where she gives information to the underworld.
Donato Porpora (ドナート ・ ポルポラ, Donāto Porupora)
Donato Porpora is a Russian ghoul who also goes by his nickname Priest (神父, Shinpu). The Clowns also call him Crown (クラウン, Kuraun).
Tatara (タタラ, Tatara)
Tatara is a ghoul who was a direct subordinate to the One Eyed King. He was also a leader of Aogiri Tree. Before this, he was part of Chi She Lian, the Chinese ghoul organization.
Ayato Kirishima (霧嶋 絢都, Kirishima Ayato)
Ayato Kirishima is Touja’s younger brother. He is a ghoul and goes by the name Black Rabbit (黒ラビット, Kuro Rabitto).
Naki (ナキ, Naki)
Naki is a ghoul who was almost always accompanied by Gagi and Guge. Before the Aogiri Tree’s invasion, he was imprisoned in Cochlea. He eventually joined Kaneki and became an executive in Goat.
Mado Akira – 真戸 暁
Mado Akira is one of the Japanese names of Characters from Tokyo Ghoul who’s a human and the daughter of Mado Kureo. Akira is also the Rank 2 ghoul investigator who’s quite intelligent and intuitive just like her father.
She’s a responsible employee and is always dedicated to her work. Akira’s intense thinking capacity and investigation skills have helped her to solve many cases. She also has a love interest in Amon Koutarou.
Akira is known by a few other names like Noene and Spine User. Akira’s main objectives in life were to move on from her father’s tragic death and make the world a better place for both ghouls and humans to coexist peacefully.
Akira’s name means bright and her surname Mado means entrance or a door.
Bin Brothers (瓶兄弟, Bin Kyōdai)
The Bin Brothers were a pair of brothers who were referred to as the Tail Brothers (シッポブラザース, Shippo Burazāsu) by the ghoul investigators. They acted as executives of Aogiri Tree.
Kazuichi Banjou (万丈 数壱. Banjō Kazuichi)
Kazuichi Banjou is a ghoul who is the current leader of the 6th ward and former leader of the 11th ward. His loyal followers include Ichima, Jiro, and Sante. He fell in love with Rize Kamishiro and defied the Aogiri Tree to protect her. He later swore his loyalty to Kaneki.
Kurona and Nashiro Yasuhisa (安久 黒奈, 安久 奈白)
Kurona and Nashiro Yasuhisa are twin sisters. They are both artificial one eyed ghouls who tried to sabotage Kaneki’s pursuit of Madam A. Kurona is also known as Kuro (クロ, lit. Black) and Floppy (フロッピー, Furoppī). Nashiro is also known as Shiro (シロ, lit. White).
Big Madam (ビッグマダム, Biggu Madamu)
Big madam was a very influential ghoul and had a lot of power in a sizeable black market. She was obese and had strawberry blonde hair. She was never shown wearing a mask, unlike other ghouls. Sje raised Juuzou Suzuya as her human pet and abused him.
Tsuneyoshi Washuu (和修 常吉, Washū Tsuneyoshi)
Tsuneyoshi Washuu was a ghoul who was known for his strength. He was often called Demon Tsune (鬼常, Oni Tsune). He was the chairman of Commission of Counter Ghoul. He had many illegitimate children, including Kishou Arima, Kichimura Washuu, Hairu Ihei and Rize Kamishiro.
Yoshitoki Washuu (和修 吉時, Washū Yoshitoki)
Also known as Chika Washuu (和修 時, Washū Chika), Yoshitoki Washuu was a ghoul the son of Tsuneyoshi Washuu. He was the Bureau Director of the CCG’s main office.
Kishou Arima (有馬 貴将, Arima Kishō)
Kishou Arima was a half human Special Class Ghoul Investigator. He was known as the CCG’s Reaper (CCGの死神, Shīshījī no Shinigami), White Reaper (白い死神, Shiroi Shinigami), and One-Eyed King (隻眼の王, Sekigan no Ō).
Koutarou Amon (亜門 鋼太朗, Amon Kōtarō)
Koutarou was an artifical one eyed ghoul who was formerly a human. He was a former First Class Ghoul Investigator. He was declared dead by the CCG and was promoted to Special Class after this.
Juuzou Suzuya (鈴屋 什造, Suzuya Jūzō)
Juuzou is a Special Class Ghoul Investigator who went by the name of Rei Suzuya (鈴屋 玲, Suzuya Rei). He was declared as The Next Arima (次のアリマ, Tsugi no Arima) by Furuta after the death of Kishou.
Juzo goes by several names such as Suzuya Rei, The Next Arima, The Reaper, CCG’s Jason, etc. Juzo’s surname Suzuya has the first kanji (鈴) “Suzu” which means a small bell and the last kanji (屋) “Ya” is a flexible letter that has various meanings. The first kanji in Juzo’s name (什) “Ju” means ten and the last kanji (造) “Zo” means create.
Kiyoko Aura (安浦 清子, Aura Kiyoko)
Kiyoko is a Special Class Ghoul Investigator. She is a notable figure as she is the first woman to reach the ran of Cheif of Division 1 of the 1st ward.
Other Japanese Names of Tokyo Ghoul characters include:
- Karao Saeki (冴木 空男)
- Shikorae (死堪)
- Yumitsu Tomoe (巴 ユミツ)
- Mirumo Tsukiyama (月山 観母)
- Kanae von Rosewald (カナエ＝フォン・ロゼヴァルト)
- Matsumae (松前)
- Mairo (マイロ)
- Matasaka Kamishiro (神代 叉栄)
- Mayu (痲ユ)
- Uruka Minami (三波 麗花)
- Kichimura Washū (和修 吉福)
- Yukinori Shinohara (篠原 幸紀)
- Kōsuke Hōji (法寺 項介)
- Kōri Ui (宇井 郡)
- Iwao Kuroiwa (黒磐 巌)
- Mōgan Tanakamaru (田中丸 望元)
- Matsuri Washū (和修 政)
- Itsuki Marude (丸手 斎)
- Akira Mado (真戸 暁)
- Chū Hachikawa (鉢川 忠)
- Shiki Kijima (キジマ 式)
- Taishi Fura (富良 太志)
- Kureo Mado (真戸 呉緒)
- Take Hirako (平子 丈)
- Kuramoto Itō (伊東 倉元)
- Ayumu Hogi (穂木 あゆむ)
- Hairu Ihei (伊丙 入)
- Takeomi Kuroiwa (黒磐 武臣)
- Hanbē Abara (黒磐 武臣)
- Misato Gori (五里 美郷)
Japanese names of characters from Tokyo Ghoul: FAQs
What is the Japanese name for Tokyo Ghoul?
Tokyo Ghoul is called Tōkyō Gūru (東京喰種) in Japanese.
What is the main character from Tokyo Ghoul’s name?
The main protagonist of Tokyo Ghoul is Ken Kaneki (In Japanese, Kaneki Ken – 金木 研). He’s a young man studying in a university where he’s a shy student and doesn’t converse much with people. Ken’s life changes drastically when he goes out on a date with his classmate Rize who turns out to be a ghoul.
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