|Romanized Title:||Komo ha|
|Year Released:||March 22, 2012|
|Young Jump:||Issue 2012-17|
|← Chapter 23||Chapter 25 →|
Hidden Blade (隠刃, Komo ha) is the 24th chapter in the manga.
As they stand face to face, Amon inquires what kind of being Kaneki really is, ordering him to move out of the way. Deciding to buy some time, Kaneki charges towards him, reminiscing over Touka’s teachings- to hit his opponent with one blow; for the physiques of humans and ghouls are so different. Kaneki fails to make his attack on Amon, and is instead thrown to the ground. Amon perceives him to be human, insulting his taste in masks. Kaneki kicks Amon, and manages to slip away from his grasp.
Both Amon and Kaneki enter their respective internal monologues, where Amon mentions that experienced ghoul investigators are not like humans and that he shouldn’t slack off on this fight. Kaneki decides to charge with his full power, activating his Kakugan, which Amon seems surprised by, thinking he was human all this time. Amon quickly pulls out his quinque and swings it at Kaneki, giving him a scratch on the cheek.
Meanwhile, Mado confronts Hinami, and points out that Touka’s identity was fake, desiring to call her by her alias, “Rabbit.” Mado also mentions that the reason why Touka entered the CCG was to stir up the investigators with false rumors, inferring that it was for Hinami’s sake. He also admits that the CCG doesn’t even hold enough information about Hinami, and therefore should kill her once her face is revealed in an instant. As Touka’s anger builds up, Mado proceeds to discriminate the existence of ghouls by exposing the fact that Ryouko’s kagune is now a quinque, and that ghouls should not live in peace since they are considered monsters by society.
Mado pulls out his quinque, and begins his battle with Touka. Through his words, it is made known that the One-Eyed Owl of the 20th ward is a troublesome ghoul, and Hinami might become just like this if she didn’t die at the moment. Mado then blocks Touka’s attack with yet another quinque, revealed to be that of Hinami’s mother.