FANFIC FRIDAY: 10 Tokyo Ghoul Recommendations


Hello fanfic readers!

We hope that you had a great Halloween and enjoyed our Horror October month! Today we are taking a request that we got from a Tumblr user asking for more Tokyo Ghoul. So here’s 10 Tokyo Ghoul fanfic recs for you to read before Tokyo Ghoul: Pinto airs in December!

We are finally in November so we are thinking of doing some Coffee Shop AUs for you to warm up. As always, we welcome your suggestions through the comments, emails or social media.

Scarlet Child

By: SnowyNeko
Summary: Kaneki wasn’t alone while he was tortured. A girl named Hanako Himura was there long before him, and for some reason has been kept alive all this time. She’s lost her sanity, and claims it was gone before Yakumo ever touched her. Now this mad ghoul has her eyes set on Kaneki. When she meets him and he’s completely forgotten everything… 
Rating: Fiction M – Horr/Angst – Graphic Violence
Words: 35,228


By: Evermoredeath
Summary: Set before the Anteiku raid and after the Aogiri raid. Kaneki returns to work for Anteiku and tries his best to return to the life he had before. However the gnawing fear of being separated from those he loves and alone has returned with the presence of another person. Will he be able to return to his life?
Rating: Fiction K – Romance/Hurt/Comfort
Words: 26,031

A Stitch in Time Saves What’s Mine

By: Skaii
Summary: “”Please tell me today’s date,” Kaneki cracked his right index finger, by then a comforting habit. But her answer made his heart leap into his throat. It couldn’t be. …That was the day he went on his first date. A date with Rize Kamishiro.’
Rating: Explicit – M/M, AU-Canon Divergence, Time Travel, Self-Cest, Gore, Sadism, Self-Harm, Cannibalism
Words: 50,000

the blood on his hands

By: UnusuallyNormal
Summary: Hide takes him all in – the torn clothes, the dirt and the sweat, the mask pushed down around his neck, the blood drying on his skin and matting his hair – and meets his eyes with a pleased grin. “Kaneki!” he exclaims, opening the door wide. “Great to see you, man! Want to come in?”
Rating: Explicit – M/M, Angst, Fluff
Words: 7,308

Colored Lines

By: sempre_balla
Summary: Hide always enjoyed the spontaneous irregularities in life, the little things that made every day special on its own. He didn’t really expect something as special as the graffiti that had caught his eye instantly and struck something in him though. | Graffiti au in which Kaneki is a graffiti artist that fascinates Hide to no end.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – M/M, Angst, Fluff, Slow Build, Emotional/Psychological Abuse
Words: 27,438

Liquid Courage

By: SeventhStrife
Summary: Kaneki fully planned on being a wallflower when his friends dragged him out. Unfortunately for him, a stranger at the club isn’t going to give him the chance. HideKane.
Rating: Mature – M/M, Alcohol, AU – Bar Hook-up, Smut
Words: 9,468


By: ChellaC
Summary: A movie creates an unexpected dilemma for Kaneki, and Hide’s going to help him whether Kaneki wants him to or not.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Gen, M/M, Hurt/Comfort, Mild Gore
Words: 2,833

no glue

By: ephemeral_fallacy
Summary: He dreams of death and death lingers in his eyes. Hide wants to find that reason to smile again.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – M/M, Slight AU, Angst
Words: 1,533

Secret Agent Man

By: GoodWaifu
Summary: No ghoul could possibly escape the combined might of the three best investigators in the CCG. Well, one of the best investigators in the CCG and his two trainees. Or where Hide comes up with plans that could not possible work but Amon is strong enough to back him up and Kaneki just gets pulled along for the ride.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Multi, Crack, Established Relationship
Words: 814

if i look into it I’ll forget all my memories of you

By: renjutori
Summary: She tries to hate him. She fails.
Rating: General Audiences – Angst
Words: 979

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