|Year Released:||October 4, 2012|
|Young Jump:||Issue 2012-45|
|← Chapter 48||Chapter 50 →|
Caged Bird (籠鳥, Rōchō) is the 49th chapter in the manga.
- Juuzou Suzuya
- Koutarou Amon
- Seidou Takizawa
- Yukinori Shinohara
- Nishiki Nishio
- Ken Kaneki
- Touka Kirishima
- Kazuichi Banjou
Amon goes back to meeting room 2 where he meets Suzuya once more. Suzuya claims that he was first to arrive, but Amon finds flaws in the way Suzuya dresses; telling him to wear a suit and tie, and desist from eating in the meeting room. Amon then questions the stitches on Juuzou’s arms, since they were not put there for Medical reasons. Suzuya reveals that it’s called “Body Stitch” and that a Body Modification Aficionado had put it there. He then attempts to show Amon an example of how it is done. However, Amon is repulsed by this, concluding that Juuzou is a strange boy.
Takizawa enters the room, and orders Juuzou to put away his candy, only to have his nostrils broken by Juuzou, causing them to bleed. The meeting begins, and the Investigators discuss various ghouls. Shinohara and Juuzou then decide to take on the case of the Binge Eater, since it was pending for over two months. It is also made known that the number of victims of the Gourmet ghoul has dropped for the past couple weeks.
Ghouls are hardly visiting Anteiku, since the doves are being vigilant. The 11th ward is also in chaos; for ghouls are hunting and killing Investigators. Kaneki goes to see Touka, whom has just fed Loser. Touka mentions that Loser is in an unfortunate situation; as he is trapped in a cage and can’t fly around. Touka admits that she couldn’t kill Kimi, causing Kaneki to relate Touka’s situation with Yoriko and that of Kimi and Nishio.
A ghoul of the 11th ward, Kazuichi Banjou, visits Anteiku for the first time, where it is revealed that he is searching for Rize Kamishiro.