|Japanese Name||笛口 雛実（ふえぐち ひなみ）|
|Age||13-14 (Tokyo Ghoul)|
16 (Tokyo Ghoul:re)
17 (after :re Ch. 59)
|Height||148 cm (Tokyo Ghoul)|
|Weight||40 kg (Tokyo Ghoul)|
|Foot Length||22 cm|
|Affiliations||Kaneki's group (Formerly)|
Aogiri Tree (Formerly)
|Relatives||Ryouko Fueguchi (Mother) †|
Asaki Fueguchi (Father) †
|Ward||20th Ward (Formerly)|
6th Ward (Formerly)
23rd Ward (Imprisoned, Formerly)
|Rc Type||Koukaku ・ Rinkaku|
|Unique States||Chimera Kagune|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 10|
|Anime Debut||Episode 3|
|Novel Debut||Days: Chapter 2|
|Game Debut||Tokyo Ghoul: Jail|
|English VA||Lara Woodhull|
"Is it wrong for ghouls to live?"
Hinami Fueguchi (笛口 雛実, Fueguchi Hinami) is a ghoul whose parents were killed by ghoul investigators. After the event she began to share strong pseudo-sibling relationships with both Kaneki and Touka. The CCG held insufficient information about Hinami, and therefore failed in eliminating her. She was known as subject Number 745 or Daughter in their files. Later, she joined Kaneki's group of ghouls.
After the time skip, she became a member of Aogiri Tree. While her primary duties concern information gathering, she also serves as a strategist and commander when necessary. She became known there under the alias Yotsume (ヨツメ, Yotsume).
As a young teenager with a strong resemblance to her late mother, Hinami had short, straight, brown hair, brown eyes, and often wore a hairband decorated with two four-leaf clovers, a common motif for her.
She was identified as the 'Daughter' ghoul when she was wearing her butterfly dress and coat. Therefore, she disguised herself while moving around the 20th ward.
After the time skip, Hinami has grown into a beautiful young woman, with her hair arranged into a bob cut with her fringe parted towards the right side of her face. She first appears in the opening montage wearing a long black hooded cloak. Later on, she wears a plain white shirt, along with a dark-colored long skirt. Aside from her casual clothes, she also wears the typical Aogiri robe while on missions.
As a young teen, Hinami was shy with a very gentle heart. She was also eager for knowledge and fond of reading in order to learn. She cared deeply for Touka and Kaneki, constantly expressing sadness and worry for the two's unhappiness. She also had a very pacifistic nature, having no intention to avenge her mother and father despite loving them so much. Hinami gradually coped with the deaths of her parents better, and obtained a very cheerful attitude.
After the time skip, Hinami's demeanor has become much more calm, collected, and somewhat distant. Her experiences since Kaneki's disappearance and the CCG's new agenda has caused her to lose much of her previous cheerful stance and instead take on a jaded, realistic outlook on life. Since joining Aogiri Tree, Hinami's persona has become more solidified. She is no longer terrified of smelling or seeing death, as shown through her interactions with Torso and Ayato. However, she is still reluctant to kill. She believes this to be her weakness and the reason people she loved left her.
Hinami appeared first with her mother, Ryouko Fueguchi, in Anteiku, receiving food. Her mother told Hinami to greet Ken Kaneki, the new worker, and she did so shyly, confused by Kaneki's unique half-ghoul scent.
Later, Hinami was eating her food in a room in Anteiku's second floor when Kaneki suddenly entered the room without knocking. After apologizing properly, he explained his half-ghoul status to her. Kaneki noticed Hinami was reading one of Sen Takatsuki's books, Monochrome Rainbow, and, remembering she was unable to attend school, taught her more complicated vocabulary in the novel. Before she went back with her mother, she thanked him and told him to teach her more next time. While Hinami and her mother were walking back from the bookstore, four ghoul investigators, including Koutarou Amon, Kureo Mado, Yasutomo Nakajima and Ippei Kusaba, lured the two into an alley to annihilate them. Ryouko told her daughter to run while she held the attackers back. During her frantic escape, Hinami ran into Kaneki and begged for his help, but only returned in time to witness her mother being killed by Mado. When reading a newspaper detailing Kusaba's death, Hinami realized Touka had killed the investigator as revenge and decided to run away. Touka found her in a distraught state and comforted her, only to be interrupted by the appearance of Mado. Hinami helplessly watched her sister figure battle and slowly lose against the investigator, eventually releasing her own kagune and rendering Mado helpless. As Hinami cried over the loss of her parents, a weak and injured Touka finished off Mado. Renji Yomo and Kaneki rushed to Hinami's and Touka's whereabouts and accompanied them back to Anteiku. During their walk back, Hinami asked if it was right for her to live and Kaneki answered that he believed it to be Ryouko's will.
Later on, as Kaneki went to Touka's apartment to pay Hinami a visit, he was surprised by Hinami's new, unprofessional haircut and gave her another book to read in her free time.
Hinami made an appearance after Kaneki returned from Tsukiyama's trap at the Ghoul Restaurant. She had brought the injured cockatiel Hetare to Anteiku, eliciting a fearful reaction from Touka. She listened to Yoshimura's speech to Kaneki about the ghouls who killed their emotions and forgot the value of life.
Raid of Kanou's Lab
Owl Suppression Operation
In order to cheer up Kaneki, she goes with him to a book signing event. The pair met and befriend author Sen Takatsuki, who took an immediate liking to Hinami. On a later date, she secretly goes on an outing with Tsukiyama. At a coffee shop, they discussed their concerns over Kaneki's mood and behavior, agreeing to do what they could to help him. When he excused himself to use the restroom, Takatsuki approached Hinami and offered to give her advice about her worries. She was initially hesitant, but finally discussed her concerns about Kaneki and was surprised when the author told her there was nothing she could do. Takatsuki excused herself, and offered Hinami her business card should she ever need more advice or help.
Afterward, Hinami and Tsukiyama ran into Touka and Nishiki, sparking a brief confrontation. She defused it by defending Tsukiyama, and the two groups parted ways.
When Kaneki resolved to disband his group, she wholeheartedly supported his decision to return to Anteiku.
She was next glimpsed in the aftermath of the raid on Anteiku, traveling through an alleyway with Banjou and his companions. She wore a downcast expression, and was seen staring at Takatsuki's business card.
Hinami briefly appears in the opening montage, speaking to Ayato Kirishima.
Some time later, she hailed a taxi and instructed the driver to just continue on straight. She then greeted the driver as Torso and informed him that she had a message from "the Tree." She warned him that the CCG was pursuing him and the Aogiri Tree was concerned he might reveal information if captured. They briefly discussed the rumors about the Quinx Squad, and she warned him his vehicle "smelled" and it might give him away. She also requested "the usual" from him, and they exchanged a flash drive. Afterward, she leaned against the window and thought how the Qs were like her "brother."
She was next seen analyzing the audio recordings obtained from various informants, while Karao Saeki watched in amazement. In a room filled with computers and speakers, she listened to all of the recordings at the same time to pick out important pieces of information. When she finished, she greeted Ayato and informed him that the Doves were also concerned about the "floppies." He told her of his next assignment, acting as a bodyguard to Big Madam and asked her to come to the Auction as his "ears."
During the beginning of the ghoul auction, Hinami sensed something off. Her sense of unease proved to be true, as the building was quickly surrounded by investigators while Juuzou Suzuya attacked from the stage. While Ayato went to rescue Big Madam and fight Suzuya, Hinami told Karao to follow her and fled towards the exit. Miza contacted her to warn that Naki had gone out of control, and apologized for being unable to secure them an escape route yet.
Hinami gathered numerous ghouls on the roof of the building, taking command while the other executives were busy fighting. She ordered most of their forces to retreat and regroup but was brought up short when someone mentioned the "Spine User" was fighting with Naki. Regaining her composure, she ordered reinforcements to head to Naki and Miza's position.
She next made her way to Naki's position when the investigators got the upper hand but one of her subordinates convinced her to stay since there would be no one left to take command if she left. She once again asked Miza and Ayato to retreat saying the investigators dealing with Miza were heading towards Ayato and Naki. Hinami was visually disturbed when she heard Sasaki's agonized screams on the building's PA system, seemingly recognizing his voice, and proceeded to rescue him from Seidou Takizawa.
Hinami resolved to protect Sasaki even if he no longer remembered her and said that she would not let him fight alone anymore. She then proceeded to fight Seidou in order to protect Sasaki. Hinami initially had the advantage as she used her new abilities to wound Takizawa, cutting off his hand. However, once her opponent activated his kakuja, Hinami found herself overwhelmed but was still determined to protect Sasaki.
Sasaki regained consciousness and asked Hinami to leave, telling her that he was no longer the person she once knew and even though he had Ken Kaneki's body, he was still Haise Sasaki, but he said Kaneki must have been a great person for Hinami to remember him like she did. Hinami reached out to him and called him "big brother" while mentally begging him not to fight. After hearing Saiko beg Sasaki not to leave, Hinami retracted her hand seeing that Sasaki was not just Kaneki's vessel and even without any memories the person before her, Haise Sasaki, was her big brother Ken Kaneki.
Her injuries and fatigue left her at the mercy of Arima and Squad 0, who arrived as reinforcements. She was saved by Sasaki however, who lied and claimed he cornered Hinami and asked for rights over her, which Arima granted.
Since the events of the Auction, she had been imprisoned in Cochlea. Akira and Sasaki discussed the situation with her, and how she has proven a valuable informant. Sasaki noteed that the subject made Akira tense since Hinami was involved in the death of Kureo Mado. Akira warned Sasaki about the period of ownership rights, something that left him troubled.
During her imprisonment, Ayato attempted to get permission to rescue her and was turned down by Tatara. After the meeting, he recalled how he first met Hinami, when Eto brought her to the organization. She was confronted by him because of her crying but recognized him as Touka's younger brother. Their similar expressions cheered her up, prompting the beginning of a friendship.
Some time later, Sasaki paid a visit to Hinami in prison and brought her several books. She thanked him and referred to him as "big brother," which bothered him. He insisted he was a different person from Kaneki, something Hinami admitted may be true. Even so, she stated his way of worrying about things and bringing her books to cheer her up are the same. She told him that she, and the many others who loved Kaneki, were all probably feeling the same confusion.
As he departs for the day, Sasaki remains troubled by his growing attachment to Hinami and how this conflicts with his duties.
Hinami, still held captive in Cochlea, became depressed and withdrawn because Sasaki had not visited her in the last six months since the end of the Tsukiyama Family Extermination Operation. Kuki Urie visited her in order to get intel about Aogiri Tree. Expressing her wish to speak to Kaneki, Urie responded that Sasaki had a busy schedule, but he would deliver her message to him nonetheless. He then left, feeling pity for the ghoul whose disposal has been decided, and thought that Sasaki's current self would not be showing that kind of warmth to her now.
She was in her prison cell during Eto's press conference when a guard told her her execution date had been confirmed.
Third Cochlea Raid
During the Third Cochlea Raid, Hinami was finally reunited with Sasaki when he came to her cell to rescue her. She then slapped him, admitting to herself that she was happy to see him but angry he was doing something that was likely to get him killed, which, unbeknownst to her, was his intention. They began their escape, but their path was quickly blocked by Nimura Furuta. Furuta attacked Sasaki with his quinque, Rotten Follow, and a brief bout ensued. However, Hinami intervened mid-battle by impaling Furuta with her kagune, incapacitating him. She and Sasaki continued their escape. Later on, Sasaki left Hinami in a hallway while he went up ahead. After some time, she was reunited with Ayato, Touka, and Yomo who fled from Arima with Sasaki's help. After a tearful reunion, they proceeded to the drainage route that was the only available exit in Cochlea. As a part of the group survived, they closed in to Cochlea's exit, only to be blocked by two Special Class Investigators Mougan Tanakamaru and Kiyoko Aura. As Mougan fired his Higher Mind quinque, Hinami stepped in and blocked it with her koukaku but immediately fell down due to the sheer force of the blast.
Post-Rushima Landing Operation
Her Mother and Father
Hinami had loving relationships with both her parents and missed them dearly after their deaths. Her mother Ryouko taught her to live in the human world and educated her in literacy. After Hinami was orphaned, she confined herself in sorrow for days but decided to live on in respect to her mother's last wish.
Hinami sees her as an elder sister and loves her, willing to fight back against whoever harms Touka despite her own pacifistic nature. In return, Touka is fiercely protective of Hinami. After the death of her parents, Hinami lived with Touka until she joined Kaneki's group of ghouls. When they reunite Hinami breaks down in tears and starts apologizing.
After the two bonded over reading, Hinami and Kaneki quickly developed a close sibling-like relationship. In later chapters, she expresses worry to both Tsukiyama and Takatsuki Sen over his sad and stoic demeanor, desiring his happiness. She is one of the few able to make Kaneki genuinely smile after his torture at the hands of Aogiri. Even years after Kaneki's disappearance, Hinami still thinks of and misses him. During the Auction Raid, she still cares for him deeply and broke from her position to rescue him from Takizawa. She has come to the conclusion that Sasaki isn't just an empty, former vessel of Kaneki, but that Sasaki and Kaneki are one and the same.
When Tsukiyama joins Kaneki's group, Hinami is wary of him at first, aware of his past attempts to eat Kaneki. However, when he takes her outside against her curfew and conspires with her to make Kaneki feel better, Hinami begins to trust and enjoy his company. When encountering Nishiki and Touka, she defends Tsukiyama against their accusations. Because of the flowers he regularly brings to the group's hideout, she affectionately refers to him as "flower man."
She has long been a fan of Takatsuki's works, enjoying them despite their advanced level. When the two meet in person, there is an immediate connection between them. Takatsuki later seeks her out and offers her advice and assistance in the future. Back then, Hinami was unaware of her new friend's true identity as the "One-Eyed Owl" Eto, but after Kaneki's disappearance, Eto manages to recruit her as a new member of Aogiri.
Banjou is one of Hinami's caretakers and companions in Kaneki's group, and she enjoys his company. The two watch horror movies together, even though he is easily frightened.
The two work closely together as members of Aogiri and seem to have a comfortable relationship. His similarities to Touka brought Hinami comfort when she was starting out in Aogiri and they would eventually form a close bond. Ayato would often cover for her, such as berating her in front of Tatara to spare her from having to commit murder. After her capture, Ayato was visibly distraught and insisted on saving her. When Tatara refused, he reached out to Banjou instead to assist in breaking her out.
She has acted as his primary contact for Aogiri, delivering messages to him and retrieving the data he prepared for them. They seem to be comfortable with each other, and after he officially joins the organization, he seems to spend time in her company. Saeki is in awe of her unique abilities and admires her.
They seem to get along well, and she expresses concern for his well-being during the Auction Raid. Naki also voted for a rescue to save her when she was caught by the CCG.
She seems to fear him, and for good reason. While he refers to her as a comrade and speaks to her with a mockingly, affectionate tone, she opposes him to protect Sasaki and is seriously wounded in battle against him.
Powers and Abilities
Ghoul Physiology: Hinami was born with both a Rinkaku and Koukaku kagune, as well as heightened senses.
- Koukaku Kagune: This kagune resembles two flowers petals that act as shields. After the time skip, Hinami could create four koukaku petals, which was strong enough to block one of Higher Mind's blasts.
- Rinkaku Kagune: This kagune takes the shape of flexible red-and-yellow spines. As a child, Hinami could produce up to two rinkaku tentacles. As time passed, Hinami displayed the ability to create four rinkaku tentacles while having greater control over them.
- Superhuman Senses: Having a great sense of hearing, Hinami can easily sort through sounds for information. Having an abnormal sense of smell, Hinami can use this information to find peoples locations.
- In the Tokyo Ghoul manga and anime, she was never shown wearing a mask. The artbook Zakki includes designs for it, revealing it to be identical to her pet bird, Hetare.
- In Tokyo Ghoul √A, she is briefly shown wearing her mask after receiving it from Uta.
- In :re, during the auction, Hinami wears a metal visor over her eyes.
- In the first character popularity poll, Hinami was ranked sixth. In the latest, she came in as twelfth.
- Hinami loves her parents, studying, and Touka.
- Hinami is interested in Sen Takatsuki's works, human society, and Ken Kaneki.
- Her kagune resembles the wings of a butterfly, an animal associated with death and rebirth.
- She is associated with the Tarot Cards II. The High Priestess and VIII. Strength.
- The members of Aogiri Tree refer to her as "Yotsume," in reference to the Japanese crest. It symbolizes vigilance, good fortune, and protection from evil spirits as well as something that appears weak but possesses great hidden strength.
- She was the first ghoul shown to possess a dual kagune.
- In Tokyo Ghoul Trump, she is featured as the "Ten of Hearts."
- The person who she wants to share her last conversation with before her death is Ken Kaneki/Haise Sasaki.
- To Touka (about Mado’s defeat): "I can’t… do more than this. I don’t care about getting revenge or not… I… was just sad."
- To Banjou (about Kaneki): "I can't do anything, but I can keep someone company. So I want to be together with onii-chan in place of onee-chan, because onii-chan seems so lonely."
- To Ayato: "Your angry face is just the same as your sister's...That's a relief..."
- To herself: "He's not a vessel or anything. Even without any memories... Haise Sasaki (this person) ... is Ken Kaneki (my big brother)."
- To herself: "I'm happy, onii-chan. But... more than that, I am sad. Aren't you just going to do the same thing again?"
- To Ayato: "Ms. Takatsuki... Eto told me... 'You're not doing anything. It is your fault that the people important to you are taken away from you. It's the fault of your weakness.' And she's right. Both mother and brother... That's why I thought I'm going to save someone next time. But it's useless. I'm still as weak as ever. I wish I was strong."