Tokyo Ghoul is a manga series that follows a young man named Kaneki as he is taken into custody and injected with a serum that turns him into a ghoul, or reanimated corpse.

The series follows his attempt to survive in a world where humans and ghouls are pitted against each other for control.

The series is known for its violent, bloody and gruesome scenes, with some of the most intense fight scenes in recent anime.

Fans will undoubtedly appreciate Tokyo Ghoul since it accurately captures the spirit of the manga.

I have curated some of the best ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ quotes and captions for you to read and share with others.

Tokyo Ghoul Quotes

It’s better to be hurt than to hurt others. Nice people can be happy with just that. ~ Kaneki Ken.

Since everyone thinks many various things, it is difficult to understand them. ~ Uta.

Never trust anyone too much, remember the devil was once an angel. ~ Kaneki Ken.


I have to learn by experiencing things myself.. that’s all I can do. ~ Kaneki Ken.

To me, he is still a special customer, even now. ~ Uta.

We need to have a mask that we never take off. ~ Uta.


Whether we die or not, isn’t really that big a deal. ~ Juuzou Suzuya.

When you’re in front of the enemy, even if your hands are trembling – fight. ~ Kureo Mado.

Best Tokyo Ghoul Quotes

I led me by the hand as if to fill the niches in the memories in my oozing brain fluid. ~ Kaneki Ken.

It’s not the world that’s messed up; it’s those of us in it. ~ Kaneki Ken.

I can neither live with you. Nor without you. ~ Uta.


The act of taking a life will always be considered… evil. ~ Yoshimura.

Trusting a human is difficult, but, if it’s by you, then it’s probably fine if I’m betrayed. ~ Sui Ishida.

The act of taking is equally evil. We, from the moment of birth, continue to take. Food, connections, even fellow blood. Living to the utmost. Continuing to slaughter, kill, take. ~ Yoshimura.

Beauty is as vain as these cherry blossoms. You will never be able to see the same shape for two days. ~ Kyoya Ootori.


Whose fault is it that things ended up like this? ~ Rize Kamishiro.

All suffering in the world is born from an individual’s incompetence. ~ Yakumo Oomori.

Famous Tokyo Ghoul Quotes

Tokyo Ghoul is a story about a young man who turns into a monster and eats people. He lives in Tokyo where there are lots of other monsters, too.

We’re all just human at the end of the day. Even the best and the nicest people make mistakes, so please take it easy on yourself. ~ Kishou Arima.

The world runs on power. Everything is determined by the superior power. You are weak. That is why you lose. ~ Ayato Kirishima.

All of the disadvantages in this world stems from a person’s lack of ability. ~ Rize Kamishiro.

You only need a strong will and a clear purpose. ~ Kureo Mado.


I’m begging you, don’t make me a killer! ~ Kaneki Ken.

Great Tokyo Ghoul Quotes

The story follows Ken Kaneki, a university student who, after being taken to a hospital for a routine operation, discovers that he has become a half-ghoul. 

Tokyo Ghoul was adapted into an anime series by Pierrot which began airing on July 3, 2014. Tokyo Ghoul is one of the most popular manga and anime in the world right now. It has spawned merchandise such as figurines, keychains, and clothing.

I’m ok with anything as long as it doesn’t harm me. ~ Kyoya Ootori.

Why is it that beautiful things entwined more deeply with death than with life? ~ Kaneki Ken.

If an angelic being fell from the sky and tried to live in this world of ours I think even they would commit many wrongs. ~ Sui Ishida.

I’m not going to protect you by being your shield or armor, but I’ll be the dagger hidden below your pillow. ~ Shuu Tsukiyama.

We can only live while we lose. ~ Renji Yomo.

Human relationships are chemical reactions. If you have a reaction then you can never return back to your previous state of being. ~ Kaneki Ken.


There’s no way someone who can’t even protect himself can protect anyone else, is there? ~ Touka Kirishima.

There’s no such thing as fate. It’s simply a combination of one circumstance and the next. ~ Rize Kamishiro.

Top Tokyo Ghoul Quotes

If you were to write a story with me in the lead role, it would certainly be… a tragedy. ~ Kaneki Ken.

As long as it’s for the right cause, there’s nothing wrong with playing dirty. ~ Kureo Mado.

If you want to dream, then do it in your sleep. ~ Kyoya Ootori.

I’m bad at sorting out my feelings, and although I try to put on a good front I’m just so incredibly immature. And I hate that about myself. ~ Touka Kirishima.


There are times when you have to give up on one thing to preserve the other. ~ Rize Kamishiro.

We’re always trying to justify our actions with ideals. But ideals cannot give grounds for killing another person. The act of taking a life will always be considered… evil. ~ Yoshimura .

We need to stop fighting, and start talking. Because when it comes to the state of the world, you can’t point your finger at ghouls or humans. We’re all to blame. ~ Kaneki Ken.

Why should I apologize for being a monster? Has anyone ever apologized for turning me into one? ~ Juuzou Suzuya.

Popular Tokyo Ghoul Quotes

You don’t need to blame yourself just because you’ve hurt someone, just like when you’re walking you can’t really blame yourself to crush some ants… that’s what being stronger ones means. ~ Shuu Tsukiyama.

All of the liabilities in this world are due to the inadequacies of the person involved. ~ Kaneki Ken.


What’s wrong isn’t me, what’s wrong is the world! ~ Kaneki Ken.

The pain you feel today will be the strength you’ll have tomorrow. ~ Kaneki Ken.

Doing what one likes is the right of the powerful. ~ Yakumo Oomori.

Sometimes good people make bad choices, it doesn’t mean they are bad people. It means they are human. ~ Kishou Arima.

Life is to constantly sin. Life is evil itself. I am aware I am evil…. And so are you all. Now, come kill me and, I shall do the same. ~ Yoshimura.

Anyone who tries to take my friends from me will get no mercy. ~ Ken Kaneki.

Pain and me aren’t on speaking terms. It’s those who’ve tamed their weakness that win in battle. ~ Juuzou Suzuya.

So these were the 47 quotes from Tokyo Ghoul.

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Characters of Tokyo Ghoul

  • Ken Kaneki – The story’s main character is a 19-year-old university freshman with black hair.
  • Kirishim Touka -Touka is an eighteen-year-old ghoul from the 20th ward who goes to high school and works as a part-time waitress in Anteiku.
  • Kamishiro Rize – When Ken met Rize, a girl with spectacles, she tricked him into going on a date with her and then tried to eat him.
  • Shū Tsukiyama – A notoriously bothersome ghoul from the 20th ward.
  • Yoshimura – The Non-Killing Owl, who also serves as Anteiku’s manager.
  • Uta – A ghoul that owns Hysy ArtMask Studio.

Facts about Tokyo Ghoul

  • Tokyo Ghoul characters are believed to refer to Tarot cards.
  • 2014 saw the success of Tokyo Ghoul in both manga and anime.
  • Sui Ishida is the author of the seinen manga series Tokyo Ghoul.
  • Franz Kafka’s 1915 book Metamorphosis, upon which Tokyo Ghoul was based.
  • Kaneki is good in drawing.
  • The inspiration for Anteiku Cafe came from a real cafe close to the author’s house.
  • Arima Kishou and Kaneki both have the same birthdate.
  • Every time Kaneki lies or is uneasy, he has a tendency of twisting his chin with his left hand.