That time, so that no one (not even Father) would notice, I secretly rewrote the summary. What cannot change can only be broken. This is so to me, who left behind everything necessary inside the womb. Eto Yoshimura (芳村 愛支 (エト), Yoshimura Eto) is the founding leader of Aogiri Tree, having formed the organization in the decade between her original rampage and the beginning of the series. While speculated by many to be the One-Eyed King, she claims that this is not the case. Instead, she is the One-Eyed Owl (隻眼の梟, Sekigan no Fukurō), the half-human and half-ghoul daughter of Yoshimura and Ukina. Her human identity is Sen Takatsuki (高槻, Takatsuki Sen), a best-selling horror novelist mentioned throughout the series. After the Third Cochlea Raid and her defeat by Kichimura Washuu, she was captured and used as the main body for the Taxidermied Owl (詰めの梟, Tsume no Fukurō).
Over it she wears a maroon hooded cloak with droopy ears and a floral scarf around her neck.
She managed to retrieve herself from the body and returned to life. Eto is a short woman in her mid-twenties with a sleepy or curious expression. Her long green hair is usually messy or on top of her head in a bun, complementing her modest or sloppy fashion. Though she is typically unkempt, she is noted to be an incredible beauty with many admirers and greatly resembles her mother, Ukina, this resemblance deepens when she later cuts her hair into a short bob. While active in Aogiri, she wraps her entire body in bandages, doubling as a concealment to keep her identity secretive. Over it she wears a maroon hooded cloak with droopy ears and a floral scarf around her neck. Her right eye is a kakugan, while the other eye is a tone of light green. Eto has a sadistic personality, often expressing joy at the expense of others' suffering.
She has no qualms about remorselessly slaughtering humans and ghouls alike, and shows happiness when inflicting pain on others. Like her mother, Eto has a very sharp intuition about the feelings and desires of people, which she exploits to the fullest when dealing with her victims and manipulating others to do her bidding. Her twisted personality is possibly the result of fighting to stay alive during her early years in the 24th ward. Like many ghouls, she is able to compartmentalize her ghouls and human alter egos with relative ease. As Sen Takatsuki, she is quite playful and scatterbrained at times, oversleeping on the day she was supposed to be signing books and taking photos with admirers when it was prohibited by her manager. According to the profile Haise Sasaki constructs through his analysis of her works, the author is a woman filled with despair and hatred towards the world, having completely abandoned hope long ago. While mostly true, she strongly believes in creating a society where ghouls will not be persecuted for existing and will do anything to fulfill this ambition, regardless of what she has to sacrifice. Kuzen and Ukina, with Eto. Eto was born to Ukina and Yoshimura as a hybrid being. Because her mother had secretly been investigating the organization V, they forced Yoshimura to kill his lover as punishment for "betraying" them.
In order to protect his infant daughter, Yoshimura entrusted her to the care of a ghoul known as Noroi in the 24th ward with her mother's diary. It is unknown what took place in the following decade or so, but she would emerge from the 24th ward as a kakuja and begin a bloody rampage. During a routine Whack-a-mole operation, a team lead by Itsuki Marude encountered Eto deep within the 24th ward and was quickly overwhelmed. Associate Special Class Kasuka Mado stayed behind so the others could retreat, sacrificing her life to protect her husband Kureo Mado and their comrades. A later investigation found that Eto had torn the investigator to pieces and scattered her partially-devoured remains everywhere for them to find. In response, Kureo Mado began a quest for vengeance that would later consume him. One day, Eto appeared for the first time and single-handedly killed a Special Class Investigator affiliated with the 3rd ward. One month later, Eto executed a large-scale attack on the CCG's 2nd Ward Branch Office. The office was heavily damaged and the CCG suffered numerous casualties. Eto's rating was increased to SS, and her nickname was changed to "Owl," due to her plumage-like kagune. Then, Eto and other ghouls were attacked by the ghoul detention center, Cochlea in the 23rd ward.
Eto's rating was upgraded to SSS. During the course of her various attacks, the S3 Squad led by Special Class Mikito Urie faced Eto. He ordered a retreat and died fighting her alone to ensure his comrades' survival. Iwao Kuroiwa and the other survivors later reported this news to a young Kuki Urie, who swore to one day avenge his father. Later, Eto's faction was attacked the 2nd ward for a second time. First Class Investigator Kuroiwa dealt heavy damage to Eto's kakuhou with his quinque. However, Kuroiwa himself was seriously injured and could not participate in later operations. Subsequently, Yoshimura, acting alone in his daughter's place, attacked the 2nd ward for a third time to divert the attention of the CCG and V from his daughter Eto, and was defeated and seriously injured by Kishou Arima. Young Eto and Arima's confrontation. During one confrontation, Eto revealed her hatred for the world, criticizing its state, and saying the ghoul who killed Arima would be the hope for her entire race, while the latter smiled at her. They formed a plan to groom someone who would be competent enough to bear the title of the One-Eyed King, Kaneki was later chosen for the task. Sometime after this, Eto tried to become an author, showing her manuscript to Shunji Shiono. Though initially rejected, she was finally accepted and adopted the pseudonym "Sen Takatsuki," beginning her career as a novelist, at the same time planning for her next move.
39;s identity, though the sight of him visibly angered her.
Her first work, titled Dear Kafka, would go on to be a best-seller and help establish a strong following as an author. She published five other works before publishing The Black Goat's Egg - the novel that served as the catalyst for Kaneki's attraction to Rize. Around two years after her debut, Eto was already aware of her father's identity, though the sight of him visibly angered her. One night, Shiono dropped by her apartment and accidentally found human body parts inside her fridge. Despite Shiono finding out about her ghoul nature, she spared him and the two continued working together. Eto talking with Tatara. Eto attended the meeting where Kaneki was brought before Tatara. At the end of the meeting, Tatara left the Aogiri hideout's affairs to Noro. Tatara predicted that the Doves would come soon and ordered Noro to follow their plan. Then, Tatara left with Eto to meet comrades that were waiting for them. While the 11th Ward Battle was taking place, Tatara and Eto led many of Aogiri's strongest members in an attack on Cochlea, freeing multiple dangerous ghouls.
39;s lab, and used the chaos to sneak deeper into the facility alone.
Eto was among the members of Aogiri gathered while Tatara interrogated Dr. Kanou's assistant about his location. She briefly chatted with Naki about Yamori's death, suggesting that Tatara should have killed Kaneki when he had the chance. Once the group had their information, she joined Tatara to discuss making their move before the Doves could. She was among those sent to raid Kanou's lab, and used the chaos to sneak deeper into the facility alone. There, she encountered the twins Kurona and Nashiro Yasuhisa, and taunted them about their past. Displaying incredible speed, she was able to seem to teleport around the room while asking them painful questions. Once her psychological tactics overwhelmed them, she appeared behind Kazuichi Banjou and ripped out several of his ribs. Later on, she joins Kanou in his control room and watches the confrontation between Koutarou Amon and a deranged Kaneki. She expresses interest in Amon, before leaving the facility along with Kanou. In the aftermath of the battle at Dr.
Kanou's laboratory, she makes her first appearance as Sen Takatsuki at a book signing event. She arrived late to the event, and apologizes to the large gathering of fans for having overslept. While her manager protests, she cheerfully ignores the rules of the event and mingles with her fans taking photographs and chatting happily about the books. Kaneki and Hinami Fueguchi attended the event, and immediately caught her interest. She is pleased that Kaneki notices so many hidden details in her novels, while she quickly forms a connection with Hinami. After they leave, Hideyoshi Nagachika arrives at the event and briefly chats with the author. She hints at her interest in writing a novel about a ghoul. Some time later, she observes Hinami having coffee with Shuu Tsukiyama and waits until the girl is alone before approaching her. She shares her notice of Hinami's habit of clutching her hands when lying and offers the girl honest advice about her inability to help Kaneki. Takatsuki claims to have gone through difficult times in the past, and gives her business card to Hinami, offering her assistance should the girl ever need it.
Later that day, she pays a visit to the CCG and claims to have information. Amon meets with her, answering her questions about the Rc scan gates - which she passes through without incident due to her father having previous ties to V. Once seated in an interview area, she questions him about personal things such as his lunch, stating that she wants an interview with an investigator in exchange for the information she has. Amon is initially frustrated with her teasing behavior, but once he cooperates she reveals to him a conspiracy involving CCG and a trading company called Sphinx. The company had sold the CCG a large amount of fluid made from ghoul corpses, and that Dr. Kanou's mansion was in fact property of the CCG. Furthermore, the president of the Sphinx, Nanao Yasuhisa, was murdered by a ghoul. Having provided Amon with enough information to make him question CCG, she leaves. She next appears during the battle in the 20th ward, ambushing the team sent to kill Yoshimura in her full kakuja form.