金木研, Eyepatch, Kane-yan, Kanekichi Centipede, Number 240, Haise Sasaki (佐々木琲世), Black Reaper, HS, One-Eyed King, Nameless King, Dragon
Height: 169 cm The main character of the story. He was originally a human and a normal college student until he encountered a female ghoul named Rizehttps://anilist.co/character/88413/RizeKamishiro who was posing as a human at the time. Rize using Kanekis crush on her as leverage managed to lure him into an alley and tried to eat him but ended up dying when construction beams fell on top of her. Kaneki already in a halfdead state from Rizes attempts at killing him ends up in a hospital and has some of Rizes organs transplanted into his body. This results in him absorbing some of Rizes powers and characteristics such as a ghoul eye powers of regeneration and the inability to stomach human food. Terrified and lost Kanekis life takes a dramatic turn from then on as he tries to find a place for himself in the world realizing he now belongs to neither the human nor ghoul world and refusing to eat humans to sustain himself. Meeting some of the other ghouls as well as humans makes him realize that things arent just black and white and that there are more to ghouls and humans than originally thought.