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The Best Episodes of Tokyo Ghoul

Every episode of Tokyo Ghoul ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Tokyo Ghoul!

Ken Kaneki, a bookworm college student, meets Rize, a girl his own age with whom he shares many interests.

Genres:AnimationDramaSci-Fi & Fantasy
Network:Tokyo MX

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The best episode of "Tokyo Ghoul" is "Ghoul", rated 9.3/10 from 2342 user votes. It was directed by Shuhei Morita and written by Chuji Mikasano. "Ghoul" aired on 9/19/2014 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Write: Failure".

  • Ghoul
    9.3/10 2,342 votes

    #1 - Ghoul

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-09-19

    As Yamori continues to brutally torture Kaneki, Rize once again appears to him, and the two of them explore Kaneki's childhood and relationship with his mother. Kaneki is forced to make a choice that has a profound impact on him.

    Director: Shuhei Morita

    Writer: Chuji Mikasano

  • Write: Failure
    9.3/10 3 votes

    #2 - Write: Failure

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2018-06-12

    Matsumae and Mairo try to hold off the investigators long enough for Shu to escape. Haise and Shu face each other on the building's helipad. Quinx Squad has their hands full when a powerful ghoul stands in their way.

    Director: Toshinori Watanabe

    Writer: Chuji Mikasano

  • Place: And So, Once Again
    9.2/10 4 votes

    #3 - Place: And So, Once Again

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-10-09

    CCG locates Aogiri Tree's headquarters. Hinami's execution is scheduled. Takatsuki's editor is questioned over whether or not she is a ghoul. Before Takatsuki can be questioned, however, she makes a stunning public announcement.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Beautiful Dream: Dawn
    9.0/10 3 votes

    #4 - Beautiful Dream: Dawn

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-06-19

    Eto arrives on the rooftop, spurring Kanae to attack Haise, who must also reason with Kaneki. With the other squad members on the ropes, Shirazu goes all-out to stop Noro. Kanae and Tsukiyama reach an understanding.

    Director: Toshinori Watanabe

    Writer: Chuji Mikasano

  • proof: Bonds
    9.0/10 3 votes

    #5 - proof: Bonds

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-11-20

    Under Furuta, CCG cracks down hard on the ghoul community, forcing Goat to go underground. Takeomi and Yoriko set a wedding date. Mutsuki locates Kaneki and invites him back. Touka takes the next step with Kaneki.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • morse: Remembrances
    8.8/10 4 votes

    #6 - morse: Remembrances

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-12-04

    As Dr. Kanou visits his family's gravesite, Kurona confronts him. CCG gains a new ally and expert on ghouls. Hide enlists the help of Akira and Amon to plead his case to CCG. A despondent Mutsuki lashes out at Saiko and Urie.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • VOLT: White Darkness
    8.7/10 3 votes

    #7 - VOLT: White Darkness

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-10-16

    Ayato leads a raiding party on Cochlea to rescue Hinami, He is joined by Touka and Yomo. Haise tries to get Hinami to safety, but is confronted by Furuta. As the others flee through the basement, Haise confronts Arima.

    Director: Toshinori Watanabe

    Writer: N/A

  • union: Close Game
    8.7/10 3 votes

    #8 - union: Close Game

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-10-23

    CCG's assault on Aogiri Tree on Rushima Island continues, and Urie and Saiko are anxious to rescue Mutsuki. Tatara and Kurona both make their stands against the investigators. Akira receives help from a surprise source.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • ACT: Encounters
    8.7/10 3 votes

    #9 - ACT: Encounters

    Season 4 Episode 11 - Aired 2018-12-18

    Following increasing dragon activity and the discovery of a second core, Kaneki and Ayato volunteer to go and deal with it. When Kaiko and the members of V launch an attack, CCG and the ghouls must fight together to stop them.

    Director: Toshinori Watanabe

    Writer: N/A

  • The Final Episode
    8.7/10 3 votes

    #10 - The Final Episode

    Season 4 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-12-25

    Kaneki and Furuta continue their duel below the streets of Tokyo, as CCG and Goat jointly continue fighting the members of V aboveground. Kaneki comes to terms with the events of the last several years.

    Director: Toshinori Watanabe

    Writer: N/A

  • Circular
    8.5/10 1,102 votes

    #11 - Circular

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-08-22

    Touka sets out to lure the ghoul investigators, but before she can strike, she finds that Hinami has run away. When Touka and Kaneki go out looking for her, they find themselves face to face with Amon and Mado, who has a few surprises of his own for them.

    Director: Shin Matsuo

    Writer: Chuji Mikasano

  • Think: Wavering
    8.3/10 3 votes

    #12 - Think: Wavering

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-06-05

    Eto drops in on a defeated Kanae, offering to help. Shirazu decides he needs to make a fresh start. Ui finally consents to Haise's idea of an undercover fact-finding mission. Haise grows frustrated probing into his past.

    Director: Masayuki Matsumoto

    Writer: Chuji Mikasano

  • vive: Those Left Behind
    8.3/10 3 votes

    #13 - vive: Those Left Behind

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-10-30

    As the fighting on Rushima reaches its climax, Akira makes a fateful decision. Urie, together with the new members of the Quinx Squad, continue their search for Mutsuki. Arima makes a startling revelation to Kaneki.

    Director: Seo Hye-jin

    Writer: N/A

  • incarnation: Awakened Child
    8.3/10 3 votes

    #14 - incarnation: Awakened Child

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-11-27

    Mutsuki leads the Oggais in a raid on Goat's underground lair. Urie and Kuroiwa confront Furuta in his office over his fitness to lead. Kaneki and Suzuya face each other in combat. Kaneki goes to drastic lengths to protect Touka.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • call: The Far Side of Tragedy
    8.3/10 3 votes

    #15 - call: The Far Side of Tragedy

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-12-11

    While Kaneki's body lies dormant in its giant kagune, he has an inner dialogue with Rize. Urie talks to Mutsuki about the hardships of going it alone. A crisis places the city on alert, forcing CCG and the ghouls to work together.

    Director: Toshinori Watanabe, Seo Hye-jin

    Writer: N/A

  • Tragedy
    8.2/10 1,369 votes

    #16 - Tragedy

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-07-04

    Amid news reports of "Ghoul" attacks nearby, Ken Kaneki points out Rize, a girl he is interested in, to his friend Hide at a local coffee shop. When Kaneki discovers the two share a favorite author, he asks her out. However, their date ends in tragedy!

    Director: Shuhei Morita

    Writer: Chuji Mikasano

  • High Spirits
    8.2/10 961 votes

    #17 - High Spirits

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-09-12

    Kaneki is held captive by Yamori, who practices his torturous craft on him. The police and CCG move in to deal with Aogiri Tree, who have made an 11th Ward shopping mall their headquarters. In all the commotion, the Anteiku team tries to rescue Kaneki.

    Director: Shin Matsuo

    Writer: Chuji Mikasano

  • Scars
    8.1/10 1,025 votes

    #18 - Scars

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-08-01

    When Touka falls ill, Kaneki pays her a visit that has unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, as Nishiki is still recovering from his run-in with Kaneki, he is nearly preyed upon by other ghouls. Tsukiyama remains consumed with the idea of having Kaneki.

    Director: Yoshiaki Kyougoku

    Writer: Chuji Mikasano

  • Cloudburst
    8.0/10 969 votes

    #19 - Cloudburst

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-08-08

    The fight against Tsukiyama is resolved, but Touka wants to kill Kimi, now that it's clear she knows that Nishiki and Kaneki are ghouls. Meanwhile, Hinami is eager to see her father again after being apart for so long, and acts out when she is unable.

    Director: Soichi Shimada

    Writer: Chuji Mikasano

  • Those Who Hunt: Start
    8.0/10 4 votes

    #20 - Those Who Hunt: Start

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-04-03

    The members of Quinx Squad, an experimental division of Akira Mado's CCG squad, and composed of investigators who have been surgically made part ghoul, work to track down the A-rated ghoul Torso.

    Director: Toshinori Watanabe

    Writer: Chuji Mikasano

  • turn: In the End
    8.0/10 3 votes

    #21 - turn: In the End

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-05-08

    Takizawa continues his offensive against Haise on the main stage. Shirazu tries to get Saiko to help him subdue Nutcracker in the monitor room. Urie pursues Big Madam, and feels the effects of his increased Frame level.

    Director: Masayuki Matsumoto

    Writer: Chuji Mikasano

  • mind: Days of Recollections
    8.0/10 3 votes

    #22 - mind: Days of Recollections

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-05-15

    Haise asks Arima to allow him to take custody of Hinami, and the remaining ghouls retreat. Following an awards ceremony where many of the investigators are promoted, Haise hosts a celebratory dinner at the Chateau.

    Director: Toshinori Watanabe

    Writer: Chuji Mikasano

  • Play: Ghost
    8.0/10 3 votes

    #23 - Play: Ghost

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-05-29

    Having seen a photo of Haise, Tsukiyama bounces back and races to see him. Haise takes the rest of the squad to Uta's shop to be fitted for masks. Kijima releases a shocking video on the CCG website to draw Rose out.

    Director: Toshinori Watanabe

    Writer: Chuji Mikasano

  • MovE: Confluence, Confusion
    8.0/10 3 votes

    #24 - MovE: Confluence, Confusion

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-11-06

    Kaneki assembles the remaining Aogiri Tree and Anteiku members to announce the creation of a new ghoul organization. Akira's course of treatment takes a surprise turn. Yomo and Touka both try to make peace with their past.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • FACE: Effulgence
    8.0/10 3 votes

    #25 - FACE: Effulgence

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-11-13

    The CCG investigators that were close to Haise react to his leaving. Furuta takes over as the head of the CCG, and sets forth a new strategy to deal with the ghouls. The Clowns begin to riot, threatening CCG Headquarters.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A