In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans -- yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.
College freshman Ken Kaneki was attacked by a female Ghoul named Rize, which landed him and her in a freak accident crushed by steel beams. In a procedure that ultimately saved his life, Kaneki had the organs of Rize transplanted into his body, turning him into a Ghoul-human half breed. Now Ken Kaneki is torn between his humanity and the unforgiving hunger and struggles of a Ghoul. Kaneki must use his new found abilities to keep those he loves safe and bridge the gap between humans and Ghouls.