One of the most gore-filled anime of this decade, Tokyo Ghoul is an anime that every anime fan has heard of. The series features fantasy creatures called ghouls who have terrorised humanity over the years. These creatures are bestowed with superhuman strength, and they feed on human flesh. Tokyo Ghoul revolves primarily around Ken Kaneki, a university student who ends up turning into a hybrid ghoul. Desperate to survive, he must learn to survive after his new transformation. Tokyo Ghoul features a bunch of amazing characters, each of which adds its own bits of spice to the story. But which are the strongest characters in Tokyo Ghoul? There are several stunning fights in the anime to let us make our judgement with precision.
The truth being told, Tokyo Ghoul is a story that takes a lot of perception to understand. There is no side that is good or bad. The story eventually leads to a happy ending where the ghouls and humans learn to co-exist. When it comes to ranking the strongest characters in Tokyo Ghoul, there are several notions to be kept in mind. Several characters in Tokyo Ghoul are strong but it seems like Sui Ishida does not believe in brute strength. The strongest characters in Tokyo Ghoul are also the smartest, which makes the show truly beautiful.
Here are the strongest characters in Tokyo Ghoul ranked with precision.
10. Renji Yomo
Yomo is an ukaku ghoul who has a powerful ukaku kagune and enhanced physical abilities. This also befits his moniker. Yomo takes the form of two black wings (two humongous black talons as per the anime). The wings sprout from his shoulders. They can launch powerful waves of crystalline projectiles. The kagune that Yomo has is surrounded by an aura much like lightning whenever it is used. It can generate electricity which is why it is lethal and offensive at the same time.
9. Kuki Urie
Kuki Urie is a ghoul investigator of the associate special class. He is also the squad leader as well as the mentor of the quinx squad. Being a quinx, he is the leader of the S2 squad. Along with that, Kuki Urie is also known to possess a koukaku kagune. He has enhanced senses which gives him heightened physical capabilities. In the earlier episodes, he was not able to control the enhanced power given to him by the kagune’s growing frames. But, after his first battle, he starts developing his skill well enough to use his kagune even better. Urie also shows vital skills while using a quinque. He is also capable of utilising Ginkui expertly.
8. Koutaro Amon
Koutaro Amon is a ghoul investigator of the former first-class. He was also the last partner of Kureo Mado. On the other hand, his last partner was Akira Mado. The CCG declared Koutaro Amon to be dead even when they had found nobody whatsoever. He was thereby posthumously promoted to the Special Class for his distinguished service. But, soon, during the Rushima Landing Operation, Amon returned alive. This time he was an artificial ghoul with one eye. It was because of hybrid vigour that Amin’s abilities happened to become more powerful and potent than any natural-born ghoul. He could wield a quinque easily, and it was very deadly. It could easily eliminate ghouls without much effort.
Yoshimura is another ghoul of SSS-rate. He was also the manager of the popular Anteiku cafe. His job is mainly to help those ghouls who cannot hunt or kill human beings for their benefit. The job was there because he had a love for both species. At one point, Yoshimura takes in Ken Kaneki, who is a hybrid of both ghouls and humans. He shows him the right way to live as a ghoul. Yoshimura is a sweet ghoul who possesses an ukaku kagune. He also has a kakuja which he obtained after a long continuous period of cannibalism. His trait is unique and rare. He can shoot sharp shards of ukaku through his whole body. Most ukaku ghouls are known to specialise in attacks that are more long-range. When at close range, they can feel quite overwhelmed.
6. Seidou Takizawa
Seidou Takizawa is a Ghoul Investigator who was of former Rank 2. He was also a classmate of Akira Mado when he was at the academy. He was a Kousuke Houji’s partner and was given to the 20th ward so that he could investigate the Gourmet. Takizawa, in general, greatly admired the outstanding traits of ghoul investigators like Koutaro Amon and Kishou Arima. Added to this was the inferiority complex that he suffered from, which sometimes could land him on bad terms with his peers. He was a part of the Owl Suppression Operation, and by the end, he fought against Tatara along with Koutarou Amon. After that, he was reported to be dead by the CCG. In the series Tokyo Ghoul, his survival game was stronger after he became an artificial ghoul. He is also known as the Owl for being a member of the Aogiri Tree.
5. Juuzou Suzuya
Juuzou Suzuya is another well-known ghoul investigator who belonged to the Special Class. In the previous episodes, he was known by the name Rei Suzaya which he later changed to Juuzou Suzaya. His first partner in the series was Yukinori Shinohara. Currently, Juuzou Suzaya is the leader of the very strong Suzuya Squad. Despite being only human, he posed as a grave threat to ghouls. He displayed very endurance and stands as the only human in the list of the top ten strongest characters in Tokyo Ghoul. Even after he lost his leg, he was still a force to be reckoned with.
4. Eto Yoshimura
Another important character, Eto Yoshimura, founded the Aogiri Tree and is the leader of the same. She formed the organisation years earlier during the beginning of the series and has proved that she was one of the strongest characters in Tokyo Ghoul. She has been speculated to be the one-eyed kind which she often denied. What she really is is the hybrid human-ghoul daughter of Yoshimura and Ukina, and she is also known as One-Eyed Owl. As a human, her name is Sen Takatsuki. She works as a bestselling novelist who writes under the horror genre.
3. Souta Washuu Furuta
Souta Washuu Furuta is also named as Kichimura Washuu. He was the central antagonist of the series Tokyo Ghoul. Along with that, Souta is also the former Bureau Director of the CCG. There are numerous organizations Souta is involved in. Not only that, but he is also responsible for so many major events that have been occurring in the series. He can use the clown siege technique as a front. This also helped him in establishing himself as the head of the CCG after stopping Matsuri Washuu from invading the throne.
2. Kishou Arima
A very important character, Kishou Arima was a ghoul investigator belonging to the special class. He was most popularly known as the CCG’s Reaper. Arima is one of the most crucial members of the organisation. He was a genius looked up to by everyone. During his eighteen long years of investigation, Arima could gather a long list of achievements. These included the leading of S3 Squad by Arima to take ideas up a notch by twisting them to large operations all by himself.
1. Ken Kaneki
Ken Kaneki was the one who inherited the Kakuhou (belonging to Rize Kamishiro) and stands as the strongest character in Tokyo Ghoul. He also displayed a very unique healing power. His rinkaku kagune had dangerous tentacles and enhanced physical strength. Kaneki is a hybrid which is why his abilities are supposed to be more dangerous than that of any other ghoul. He also became the Haise Sasaki and could master the skill of turning the shape of his kagune as per his wish.