|Nome japonês||平子 丈 （ひらこ たけ）|
30 (Tokyo Ghoul:re)
68 kg (Tokyo Ghoul:re)
|Kagune||Yukimura 1/3 (Koukaku)|
Nagomi 1/3 (Rinkaku)
|Estréia no Mangá||Chapter 64|
|Estréia no Anime||Episode 10|
|Galeria de Imagens|
He was in charge of the 21st ward.
He is currently investigating the S-Class Ghoul Serpent, along with his squad.
Hirako is of average height and his facial features have been described as "plain", or "bland". He usually has a blank expression on his face. Like all members of CCG, he usually wears formal attire.
Like his mentor Kishou Arima, Hirako has a very calm personality and has inherited the same cold and calculating approach to fighting ghouls. Despite this he is against needless casualties and can question the consequences of the CCG's policies. This is shown when he berates Hachikawa when his superior nearly kills a civilian and in aftermath of the raid on Anteiku when he is doubtful the operation can be deemed a victory.
While in the CCG Academy, Hirako's grades were seen as unremarkable. It wasn't until his partnership with Kishou Arima that he started garnering attention. His involvement in the extermination of the Clown gang and the 24th Ward investigations had established him as a reliable Investigator and earned him a number of achievements. His collaboration with Arima continued for 6 more years before being promoted to First Class.
During the operation against Aogiri Tree, Hirako, and the group of investigators he accompanied, came across the supposed One-Eyed Owl. Marude instructed Shinohara to keep the "excellent yet expendable guys" with him to combat it, which, much to Hirako's dismay, included himself. Later, while Shinohara and Kuroiwa were in the midst of battle with the Owl, Hirako took the initiative and joined in, despite knowing the outcome if he did. He then sustained a slight blow to the head within that short instance that caused him to secede from the fight.
Hirako was a part of the Squad 3 that led by Chuu Hachikawa. He was seen fighting with Black Dog alongside other investigators. After the group defeated Black Dog, Hirako criticized Hachikawa for willingly attacking a civilian in battle, but the group was then promptly disrupted by Kaneki's surprise attack. Hirako had a brief scuffle with Kaneki until Kaneki managed to disarm Hirako by destroying his quinque, rendering him useless.
As time passed, Hirako regrouped with a number of other stray investigators after the real One-Eyed Owl appeared causing chaos. Hirako, and many others, engaged the Owl in battle, only to be overwhelmed by the Owl's power. Hirako, and remaining survivors there, then withdrew from the fight as Arima stepped up in their place.
Post-20th Ward One-Eyed Owl BattleEditar
Hirako is seen with Koori Ui recollecting the Anteiku raid and the battle with the One-Eyed Owl. He questioned who the actual winner was of the battle, but he let go of his thought, saying he would just listen to the orders.
Hirako and his squad, as well as Shimoguchi and Akira with theirs, are all seen participating in the investigator meeting pertaining to the Torso and Serpent investigation. Much later, after Sasaki and the rest of the Quinx Squad confront Torso, and then later Serpent, Hirako and his team appear on the scene after being called in. The team swiftly neutralizes the presently unstable Sasaki while ignoring the fleeing Serpent, stating Sasaki takes top priority.
Matsuri Washuu calls in Hirako, along with Shimoguchi and Akira, to participate in the upcoming auction raid.
During the auction operation, Hirako came across Uta, who still remembers him from the past when he went in the 4th ward with Arima. After attacking Uta for a while without hitting, other clowns and investigators join in the fight. During the disruption, Uta took out a mask of Arima, ordering Hirako to stand down. However, the sight of the Arima-mask only provoked Hirako into immediately attacking Uta. He slashed Uta across the face in as Uta stabbed Hirako's left arm with Juuzou's knives. Uta notes that Hirako unhesitant attack implies the existence of inner hatred against Arima.
Hirako was partnered with Arima before, learning fighting techniques from him. While he respects his former partner for his overwhelming strength, it seems to be implied that he has a hatred for him as evidenced by his immediate strike when Uta donned his Arima mask.
Koori and Hirako are both former partners of Arima and shares a friendly relationship.
Kuramoto is Hirako's deputy squad leader, often seen follow him around.
Uta and Take has clashed before in the past during an investigation in the 4th ward. Several years afterward, they meet again in the ghoul auction during the events of Tokyo Ghoul :re and it appears that Uta still remembers him, but it is unknown whether Take does too or not (due to his lack of response and a different mask Uta wore).
Power and AbilitiesEditar
As a former apprentice under CCG's most famous investigator Kishou Arima, Hirako has shown exceptional skills as both an investigator and as a combatant. During the Anteiku Raid, Irimi had noted that out of all the investigators that were fighting her, Hirako was the strongest out of them all despite his plain face. He is skilled to the point of being able to suppress a S-class Ukaku type ghoul. While being strong, it has been noted that there's nothing special about his patterns despite his high battle prowess.
A dog (shiba) is included as Take's family on his profile.