Ever since the war between Ghouls and humans, Ghouls are a dying race. They stick to the shadows and try to mind their own business, in fear they will be caught and slaughtered. Kaneki is a ghoul that plays by the rules and tries his best to stay out of the way of the humans. He doesn't want anything more to do with the vile creatures that killed most of his friends. L is a human who has devoted his entire life to justice and the well being of the people around him. He is considered to be one of the best detectives in the world, and only a few select people know what he actually looks like. He hides under code names and identities. L will do anything to keep the balance in the world. When these two are brought together by unseemly circumstances, They must abandon their morals and help the enemy, no matter the cost.