|Nome japonês||法寺 項介 （ほうじ こうすけ）|
|Kagune||Hollow (Ukaku) |
Chi She (Koukaku, SS)
|Estréia no Mangá||Chapter 29|
|Estréia no Anime||Episode 9|
|Galeria de Imagens|
Kousuke Houji (法寺 項介, Hōji Kōsuke) is an Associate Special Class Ghoul Investigator.
Houji is a tall man, he has short, neatly combed black hair.
Houji is usually calm, his attitude is polite towards others, and speaks in a smooth tone.
Kousuke Houji was deployed to the 20th ward together with Yukinori Shinohara and Seidou Takizawa by headquarters. This was a measure to deal with the dangerous stand-alone ghouls in the 20th ward. Additionally, CCG's 11th ward branch had become powerless, so the deployment was also meant to prevent the destruction of CCG's 20th ward branch. Otherwise, a pincer attack on the wards between the 11th ward and the 20th ward could not be avoided.
Before the raid in the 20th ward, Houji hands Takizawa a letter and envelope to write a Last Testament, as required by CCG rules due to the possibility of being killed in action. Houji asked to make sure he knew how to write one, and further assured him that he would be fine as he will just be a backup in the operation.
Seidou was Kousuke's partner up until the end of the Anteiku Raid. While they remained a professional relationship based on their ranks, Houji has demonstrated an understanding side to Seidou, as he notices his feelings of insecurity and inferiority. Houji assured Takizawa of his safety before the Anteiku Raid, while Takizawa respects him both as a superior and for his achievements.
In the past, Houji spent some time in China exterminating the ghoul organization Chi She Lian, a group Tatara belonged to before joining Aogiri. It is implied that Houji has killed Tatara's acquaintances and used their kagune for his quinques, thus Tatara holds anger towards him.
Power and Abilities
Houji is known for his past achievements in China exterminating ghouls.
It can be safely assumed from his rank and achievements that Houji holds significant battle prowess.
- Hollow: An Ukaku quinque that wraps itself around the user's arm, allowing them to fire projectiles. These barbs embed themselves into the target, and build up energy until they explode causing massive damage. Additionally, said explosions cause a large smokescreen to be deployed in the aftermath.