Flattery (甘言, Kangen) is the thirty-third chapter in Tokyo Ghoul.
- Shuu Tsukiyama
- Ken Kaneki
- Sen Takatsuki (Mentioned)
- Touka Kirishima (Mentioned)
- Rize Kamishiro (Mentioned)
- Renji Yomo
Shuu Tsukiyama tours the campus of Kamii University, where he approaches Ken Kaneki as he was reading a book. He introduces himself, and admits that meeting Kaneki was the reason why he enrolled in the first place. Kaneki grows apprehensive but befriends him anyway. He reveals to Tsukiyama that he has been reading a Martial Arts book due to the dangerous times they’re living in. Kaneki and Tsukiyama both share their love and opinions on the context of Literature and Reading. Tsukiyama then tells Kaneki of a personal café he knows, since Kaneki’s favorite author, Sen Takatsuki goes there too. Kaneki suspects that Tsukiyama may be plotting against him, concluding that he must not trust Tsukiyama completely.
However, Tsukiyama tries to persuade him that he’s simply not the person people perceive him to be, because all he ever wanted was to talk with someone whom he had things in common with; and according to him, since Rize Kamishiro was that one, he has been lonely ever since she died. The two then make a date to meet and talk to each other on Sunday. Kaneki goes back to Anteiku where he meets Renji Yomo unexpectedly. Yomo asks Kaneki to accompany him to a place, since someone had randomly requested to see Kaneki.