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Homing (帰巣, Kisō) is the sixth chapter of the manga Tokyo Ghoul.

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Touka Kirishima slams Ken Kaneki's head against a wall, and discerns that he is a ghoul because Kaneki's body is not injured. Touka mortifies Kaneki since he does not belong among humans nor ghouls. She implies that Kaneki bring himself to the edge of starvation if he really wants to stick to the human side. Touka also tells him that starvation for a ghoul is literally hell and that he would end up acting upon instinct if he really goes hungry.

Kaneki allows her words to sink in, anxious and scared at the fact that he was going to be alone and on his own. He then receives a message from Hideyoshi Nagachika, offering him the Asian History notes once again. Kaneki decides that there still is one place where he belongs, with Hide at Kamii University.

Kaneki goes back to school with an eye patch since he cannot control his kakugan. He admits that the piece of human meat Touka gave him made him feel a lot better, however, he is still hungry. Hide approaches him, giving Kaneki details of the upcoming School Festival, also introducing him to seniors who were part of the planning committee. Kaneki is offered a position in the committee to which Hide objects that his friend is not used to being around crowds.

Hide points out that Kaneki has not been eating much, as he looks pale. Kaneki is struck with remorse, for Hide is highly perceptive and notices things out of the ordinary. Kaneki blames himself, thinking that if someday he becomes a ghoul, then he and Hide will not be able to walk alongside each other anymore.

The two are requested to go see Nishiki Nishio for a DVD of the previous year's school festival, and unknowingly barge into the room where Nishiki and his girlfriend, Kimi Nishino were making out. Hide apologizes but Nishiki insists that he respect his elders. Kaneki notices the strong aroma of coffee in the room and deduces that he encountered Nishiki that night on the feeding ground. Kaneki is frightened by the fact that Nishiki might kill him. Hide begins introducing Kaneki to Nishiki, but unbeknownst to him, Nishiki demonstrates his hostility.

Even though he was told that there is not a place for him, Kaneki is surprised at how well Nishiki fits in with humans.

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