Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that lives by hunting and devouring human flesh. When part of her special organ - "the red child" - is transplanted into Kaneki, he becomes a ghoul himself, trapped in a warped world where humans are not the top of the food chain.
Rize is a voracious, independent ghoul who acts as a femme fatale to those who fall victim to her charms. She is an enigmatic female with many aquaintances whom are left with a mysterious impression of her and those who come into conflict with her rarely come out alive, with the exception of Banjou, who finds her self-dependence and strength attractive. She has no ambitions and wanders the wards aimlessly to appease her boredom.
6 months before the steel frame accident, Rize Kamishiro lived in 11th Ward. Her activities made the ghoul investigators move in that ward. She decided to leave when the ghoul investigators started to act. Before she left, she killed Hagi, the leader of the ghouls of 11th Ward, and two other ghouls.
Rize was targeting Kaneki who had a crush on her. After she won the chance of dating him for manipulation purpose, she led him to a deserted place where she began hunting. Revealing that she is a ghoul, Kaneki had also to realize the odds on her he noticed before while escaping. Then she went after him and wounded him a fatal injury in the abdomen. Just before giving Kaneki a finishing blow, steel bars suddenly falls on her from far up leading an "accident". The two of them went to Kanou General Hospital, where Prof. Akihiro Kanou made the decision of transplanting Rize's organs into Kaneki reasoning that she was a hopeless case and Kaneki needed her organs immediately.
During Yamori's torture sessions, Kaneki begins seeing a hallucination of Rize in his mind, who helps him embrace his new side that eventually Beat Yamori. It is in this period of time when Kaneki has a flashback about his mother and how she ended up dying from over exhaustion.
Ever since it has been revealed that doctor Kanou is using her to create more artificial ghouls that like Kaneki during the invasion on the Aogiri hideout, Kaneki has been looking for people sharing her traits. Ken was shocked to see Rize still captive in the lab and Kanou revealed that he created more humans into one eye ghouls which angered Ken and Rize was rescued by Renji during the raid.
Kaneki visited Renji, who lives in a container, to question Rize's whereabouts and about how Yoshimura is associated with the Aogiri Tree. After noticing Rize's presence inside another container, he proceeded to cut open the wall with his kagune and approached her. Rize however was in a state of extreme hunger and bind down, thus going crazy and couldn't recognize anyone. While in her starving state, she helplessly struggled from her confines pleading for meat and called her father.
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