FANFIC FRIDAY: Attack on Titan Gen Recs


Hello, fanfic readers!

On this week’s Gen May we asked you to choose among four very popular anime and you chose Attack on Titan (the thirst for Season 2 is real!). There’s a lot of pairing in this fandom, so this was a tough one.

Next week will be the last week of Gen May, so make sure to send us your suggestions for the last fandom we will be doing! In the meantime, enjoy these 10 Attack on Titan gen recs!


By: Ketita
Summary: Levi declares a one-man war on the sorry state of the military’s pants (because whoever decided white was a good color for them was clearly an imbecile). Erwin is worried.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Gen – Humor, Pants
Words: 3,791

As Long as Everybody Pays Their Share

By: nenena
Summary: The cold and the snow weren’t always the worst part of winter survival training. One year the members of the 104th training squad had to deal with a local legend and a very human monster, too.
Rating: General Audiences – Gen
Words: 30,976


Summary: Eren is a really good cook. Lives are changed. Some ruined forever.
Rating: General Audiences – Gen – M/M (Levi/Eren)
Words: 2,936


Summary: What should have been a simple training mission goes absolutely to shit, and Levi’s gotta do something because the kids expect him to pull a miracle out of his ass.
Rating: General Audiences – Gen – Humor, Crack, Pizza, Missions Gone Wrong
Words: 1,791

we will die with our arms unbound

SummaryTonight she keeps a close eye on him. His face is bright with an harsh kind of mania. “Go to sleep, Eren,” she says, after a while. There are smears of sleepless black beneath his eyes. He shakes his head, a book in his hands.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Gen – Multi – Friendship, Aromantic Character, Platonic Relationships
Words: 1,870

let’s do that again

By: Ketita
Summary: The SNK characters’ happy reincarnated life is rudely interrupted by kaiju marching out of the Pacific. They are 100% done with this crap.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Gen – Crack (Manga spoilers)
Words: 953

Close as Hands and Feet

By: fractalbright
Summary: Fate throws a wrench in Erwin’s life when he finds himself adopting his orphaned half-brother.
Rating: General Audiences – Gen – M/M (Levi/Erwin) – AU-Modern Setting, Minor Character Death, Pre-Slash, Adoption
Words: 8,202

On The Shoulder of A Giant

By: Emamel
Summary: The Scouting Legion receives word of a rogue titan in the battle of Trost. They didn’t know what to expect – it certainly wasn’t Jaeger.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Gen – Canon-Typical Violence, Minor Character Death
Words: 34,808

If at First You Don’t Succeed…

By: Feneris
Summary: In which the 104th Cadet Corp finds themselves locked in a time-loop centered around the battle of Trost, Jean bemoans the fact that he’s always the last one standing, and thus the one who has to clean up after everyone, superior officers wonder just what the hell Shadis is feeding the kids in basic, people loose dignity betting on titan fights, Armin comes up with a brilliant plan to beat the armored titan, and Marco always dies. Always.
Rating: General Audiences – Gen – Time loop, Groundhog Day
Words: 5,118

a moment on the moon

By: sodas
Summary: Most days, Eren will look at the way Armin doesn’t look at anything and think, ‘It should have been me.’
Rating: General Audiences – Gen – Blind Armin
Words: 1,067

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