|Year Released:||May 10, 2012|
|Young Jump:||Issue 2012-24|
|← Chapter 29||Chapter 31 →|
Bitter Taste (苦味, Nigami) is the 30th chapter in the manga.
News of Mado’s death hits the media, and it is made known that the CCG investigators are making plans to advance their investigation on the “Rabbit.” Kaneki visits doctor Kanou for a checkup, whereby Kanou mentions that Kaneki is doing just well but doesn’t seem to know that he turned a ghoul upon receiving Rize’s organs. Kaneki suspects that Kanou may know everything, but is just hiding the truth, and begins to wonder if his Rc level is the same as any human though he may be a ghoul now. Dr. Kanou also mentioned that Rize had a family.
In class, Kaneki and Hide discuss the “Rabbit” and “Daughter” ghoul investigation with reference to a news article. Kaneki however, grows deeply frightened at how well Hide perceives Hinami’s situation and how she came about to murder Mado, but he decides to hide his anxiety. Kaneki also questions Hide on such an inference, to which Hide immediately pulls out a novel he had been reading, noting it to be really interesting; about Ghoul psychology, Biology, examples of Ghoul Investigations and many other things. Hide even suggests that he start investigating the “Daughter” ghoul himself.
At Anteiku, Kaneki has become very famous for taking on Amon, with many ghoul customers praising him. Kaneki apologizes to Yoshimura for all the trouble he had caused for the 20th ward, but Yoshimura dismisses it and thanks him. Kaneki also finds out that Hinami has moved to Touka’s house.