Enlightenment (開眼, Kaigan) is the twenty-fifth chapter in Tokyo Ghoul.



Hinami Fueguchi goes into an emotional breakdown. Touka Kirishima, losing her temper, charges towards Kureo Mado. He blocks Touka with his quinque, remarking that she is just acting on a foolish impulse and will surrender her life for it. He stabs her in the side and starts to provoke her further, hinting at how much “pleasure” he felt while beheading Ryouko Fueguchi and making her Kagune into a quinque combination with her husband, Asaki. Touka threatens to kill him, to which he insults her for being a ghoul. Touka questions why it is wrong for ghouls to live, though they’re just like humans, but only carry a different diet. Touka admits that she wants to live like humans, but Mado dismisses her statement, preparing for his final fatal blow.

Koutarou Amon battles Ken Kaneki, but notices that his quinque is no match, even though both of them are using kagune materials. Amon then points out that ghouls murder innocent people calmly just for the sake of satisfying their hunger, and asks Kaneki how it feels to commit such a crime. Much to Kaneki’s surprise, Amon began to shed tears over Ippei Kusaba’s death, coming to the conclusion that the world is wrong because ghouls are causing it's corruption. Kaneki agrees with him, but contradicts that ghouls, just like humans, have feelings too. Kaneki decides to make Amon understand that he is the only one that can understand both the worlds of ghouls and humans. He then tries to explain that there are ghouls who followed the wrong path, and at the same time, all ghouls shouldn’t have to face prejudice. Instead, he implies that the two existences should learn more about each other.

When Amon didn’t even give a budge of understanding to what Kaneki had to say, he immediately grew impatient and declared to “make” Amon understand via a fight.

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