Kimi Nishino

Kimi expressing her thoughts about Kaneki

Kimi Nishino

Kimi is worried about Nishiki after Kaneki brings him home injured

Name Kimi Nishino
Japanese Name 西野 貴未 (にしの きみ)
Romaji Nishino Kimi
Species Human
Status Alive
Age 20 (Tokyo Ghoul) [i]
25-26 (Tokyo Ghoul:re)
31 - 32 (after:re Ch. 179)
Gender Female
Born October 1, 20 BSBI[1] [i]
Height 163 cm[1]
Weight 50 kg[1]
Foot Length 23.5 cm[1]
Blood Type O[1]
Affiliations Kamii University (Formerly)
Great Wheel Act (Founder)
Akihiro Kanou (Formerly)
Aogiri Tree (Formerly)
Occupation College Student (Formerly)
Laboratory Assistant
Relatives Takashi Nishino (Father) †
Mie Nishino (Mother) †
Younger Brother †
Nishiki Nishio (Husband)
Ward 20th Ward
Manga Debut Chapter 6
Anime Debut Episode 2
Novel Debut Past: Chapter 5
Seiyuu Yurie Kobori
English VA Caitlin Glass
Stage Play Kasumi Yamaya
Film Actor Mai Kiryū
Image Gallery

"If I had been born a ghoul I think I would have killed people. I... was just born as a human by chance, and because of that I'm able to live a lovely life."

— Kimi Nishino, Tokyo Ghoul Chapter 35

Kimi Nishino (西野 貴未, Nishino Kimi) is a former assistant for Akihiro Kanou, aiding in his ghoulification experiments. Previously, she was Nishiki Nishio's human lover, and a medical student at Kamii University. Though aware of his ghoul nature, she remained loyal to him and kept his secret. After the Owl Suppression Operation, he left her in order to keep her safe.

Appearance Edit

Kimi is a young girl with short brown hair that is styled in a hime-cut with the left side tucked behind her ear and brown eyes. She is a normal casual college student who attends the same university as Nishiki Nishio, Ken Kaneki and Hideyoshi Nagachika. She wears two matching bangles that Nishiki also wears as a couple.

Personality Edit

Kimi is a loyal person to Nishiki Nishio after he unknowingly helped comfort her after losing her family in an accident. She is also discreet on keeping a secret for her affiliations with Nishiki and Kaneki, since helping ghouls (who are enemies of humanity) is a more severe offense than helping out human criminals.

Plot Edit

Past Edit

Kimi lost her parents and her younger brother in an accident. Around that time, Nishiki Nishio approached her and they started going out.[2]

Doves' Emergence Edit

Kimi found Nishiki in his apartment after he had been heavily wounded by Ken Kaneki. At that moment, she found that Nishiki was a ghoul. Nishiki attacked her, but he had to realize that the wounds had made him weaker than a human. Kimi allowed him to eat a bit of flesh from around her left shoulder, leaving a scar.[2]

Afterwards, Kimi delivered the materials of last year's school festival to Hideyoshi Nagachika.[3]

Gourmet Arc Edit

After Kaneki had saved Nishiki from ghouls in the 14th ward and had brought him to Nishiki's apartment, Kimi attacked Kaneki because she mistook Kaneki for the "narcissistic man". Since Shuu Tsukiyama came to Kamii University, Kimi thought Tsukiyama was targeting Nishiki. She asked Kaneki to keep quiet about Nishiki, and in exchange, she would keep quiet about him.[4]

Later, Kimi approached Kaneki for help at Anteiku because Nishiki's wounds were not healing. Kaneki promised he would find a way to help her and Nishiki. On the way back, she was attacked and kidnapped by Tsukiyama.[5]

When Kaneki and Nishiki went to a chapel where Tsukiyama held Kimi prisoner, they found her tied to a table. After Tsukiyama explained his intention of eating Kaneki while Kaneki eats Kimi, Kimi remained idle until Touka Kirishima joined the fight and defeated Tsukiyama. After being untied by her rescuers, she noted Touka's kagune was very beautiful, surprising Touka.[6]

Owl Suppression Operation Edit

During the Anteiku Raid, she was briefly mentioned by Nishiki who wanted to see her again before leaving.[7]

Root A (Anime) Edit

While Kaneki and Hide were talking about how good life was back then, a flashback showed with all of the people they cared about, and at a table, Kimi and Nishiki were wearing matching bracelets.[8]

Rushima Landing Operation Edit

In the aftermath of the Rushima Landing Operation, Dr. Akihiro Kanou gathered with his assistants and Okahira. He asked Kimi whether she had brought the research materials with her, which she confirmed.[9]

Dragon Arc Edit

After Kanou's suicide, Kimi and other assistants of Kanou came to the CCG building and revealed all of the information they and Kanou had collected relating to ghoul science, trying to assist in the suppression of Dragon. During this period, she reunited with Nishiki Nishio and they are still together. One of her dreams was encourage ghouls to eat human food by adjusting their palates, the other was to assume the Nishio name. Eventually, after Humans and Ghouls began to cooperate under the United Front, she was one of the leading developers of a synthetic food that ghouls could eat, hence eliminating the need for human flesh. However, even after improvements, many ghouls still commented on how poor it's taste was.

Epilogue Edit

She is continuing her research on ghouls. One of her dreams is to regulate the sense of taste so that ghouls are able to taste human food. Another dream of hers it to take on the Nishio surname.


  • The name Kimi means "valuable" (貴) (ki) and "future" (未) (mi).
    • The kanji for her name, 貴未 (Kimi), is composed of the first character of her parents' names - 志 (Takashi) and 恵 (Mie).
  • Kimi's surname Nishino means "west" (西) (nishi) and "field, wilderness" (野) (no).
  • Kimi likes eating out, archery (her club activities during high school) and loves Nishiki Nishio.[1]
  • Kimi likes eating fried soba and purchased melon bread.[1]
  • In Chapter 43, Kimi's family is said to have been killed in a plane crash. However, her story in the third light novel, the death of her family was the result of a traffic accident.[10]
  • in Tokyo Ghoul Trump, Kimi is featured as the "Six of Hearts."

Quotes Edit

  • To Ken Kaneki (about accepting Nishiki Nishio as a ghoul): "It’s true I was shocked... So in the beginning I was really puzzled on what I should do… But now... I think... I want to be by his side."[4]
  • To Touka Kirishima (after seeing her kagune): "How pretty... "[6]
  • To Nishiki (after he attacked her): "Nishiki... You're a ghoul...?"[2]
  • To Nishiki (as he bites her shoulder): "Nishiki-kun... When I first met you, Nishiki-kun, around the time when you called out to me, my father, mother and my brother two years younger than me had all just died in a plane crash. I was the only one in Tokyo... When I thought of being all alone and unable to see my family again I became really sad. It was bad but I started to think I would be happier if I'd died too... But, Nishiki-kun, you came to my side and saved me... So, it's fine. Continue living."[2]

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