“I… I’ve… always… hated it. I hated myself, who only ever stole from others… I was finally… able to leave something…”
Tokyo Ghoul’s Kishou Arima is without a doubt one of the most badass characters in all of anime and that is saying a lot! Mentor to Haise Sasaki and dreaded as the CCG’s white reaper, his legendary feats and remarkable character have endeared him to fans everywhere, that said it’s surprising how much people actually know about the CCG’s Shinigami. Here are 10 things you must know about Tokyo Ghoul’s Arima ;
SPOILERS AHEAD….YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!
TOKYO GHOUL’S ARIMA IS RIZE’S BIG BROTHER
So I am sure a lot of us are familiar with the Waashu clan, for those who are not they are basically the leading family in the CCG, but that’s besides the point, anyway lets just say the head of the clan is a very busy man. His numerous escapades have seen him spawn numerous illegitimate children, two of them been Arima and the girl who got Kaneki into all this nonsense to begin with Rize.
So yes Rize is Arima’s Paternal sister, though it is unclear if the two of them have shared any significant interaction at all, bottomline is they’re still family. I wonder if this means Kaneki and Arima are related in anyway, because of the whole organ transplant thing. Well I’ll leave that to you guys to decide.
TOKYO GHOUL’S ARIMA AND KANEKI SHARE A BIRTHDAY
Yup apart from an interest in books and the two been rather emo….. though Arima doesn’t show it as much these days, mentor and apprentice also share a birthday, 20th December, making them both Sagittarius, that explains their fixation on family and stuff like that I suppose…..no offense to you sagittarius folks, you’re amazing😉 , that said no wonder Arima and Kaneki got along so well. It was just bound to playout like that.
TOKYO GHOUL’S ARIMA HAS THE HIGHEST KILL COUNT WITHIN THE CCG
No shit, Arima is the single most deadly agent in the history of the Commission of counter ghoul. He didn’t earn the name shinigami as a moniker for nothing. Arima has the highest individual kills among all agents in the CCG with guys like Amon and Kaneki looking up to him as a model of what an agent should be, consequentially he also happened to be the most decorated agent in the CCG.
TOKYO GHOUL’S ARIMA MADE 2ND CLASS INVESTIGATOR IN LESS THAN A YEAR
Now considering Arima has been dusting ghouls since he was a teenager I suppose this does not come as much of a shock but the fact of the matter is it typically takes agents years to make it up a class, Arima just rolled in and was like….f*ck that shit!…There is only one other person who has climbed up so quickly and that’s Juuzou Suzuya but that’s a story for another day. In the end I guess all that training in the Sunlit garden really paid off huh.
TOKYO GHOUL’S ARIMA WAS THE ONE EYE KING
So for those of us who don’t know, the one eye king is the leader of all ghouls. Aogiri trees mysterious leader. I’m sure most ghouls would be pissed if they found out Arima and the CCG’s reaper were one and the same, but beyond that the whole thing was a conspiracy between Arima and Eto Yoshimura, with the plan been to groom someone suitable to take the role and become an inspiration to all ghouls, that person inevitably been Ken Kaneki.
TOKYO GHOUL’S ARIMA IS HALF GHOUL
Now come on, I’m sure none of us actually believed he was a mere human. I don’t care what kind of training you’ve got but you can’t pull half the sh*t this guy does and still be classified as a normal human. The fact is Arima is a ghoul, half ghoul to say the least and the result of a failed ghoul experiment that left him with enhanced abilities but the downside of rapid aging. At least he’s got an explanation for the white hair, Kaneki…. what’s your excuse?🤨
TOKYO GHOUL’S ARIMA IS UNDEFEATED
yup, Arima has actually never lost a battle, he confirmed it himself, heck he wanted to lose so bad he literally trained someone to do him in and even then it still didn’t work. 🤣🤣
Most agents pray to simply survive their missions, Arima can just stroll in with nothing but an umbrella if he so pleased, no shit he has literally defeated ghouls with nothing but an umbrella and just goes to show what a monster he actually is.
As far as tokyo ghoul characters go when it comes to sheer strength and power…Arima is much on top!
TOKYO GHOUL’S ARIMA SHARES A VOICE ACTOR WITH THE LEGENDARY HISOKA
Here’s a surprise for Hunter Hunter fans. I’m sure this explains why his voice sounded so familiar. Turns out Daisuke Namikawa Hisoka’s voice actor also happened to voice act Kishou Arima in the anime.
I think it’s pretty fitting considering just how bad ass the two are.🤔 Now I’m wondering what would actually happen if the two met in a fight…. that would be really lit!😆
TOKYO GHOUL’S ARIMA SHARES A DUB ACTOR WITH SHOTA AIZAWA
Now for our dub loving fans of MHA….we know you’re out there😉, if the hero Eraser head sounds kinda familiar, here’s why. Alex Organ happens to voice act both parts, pretty neat now isn’t it.
TOKYO GHOUL’S ARIMA HATED HIMSELF…(LITERALLY)
And finally …yes Kishou Arima for all his redeeming qualities hated himself. I think the mere fact that he killed himself is a demonstration of that self loathing but he expresses it in his final words stating how he always hated himself for being able to do nothing but kill. But thankfully Arima dies a happy man, believing he at least gave back something to the world in Ken Kaneki.