FANFIC FRIDAY: 10 Tokyo Ghoul Angst Fic Recs

Tokyo Ghoul angst

Hello, fanfic readers!

For this third week of Angst May, we bring you a request by a Tumblr anon: Tokyo Ghoul! These recs are lighter on Kaneki/Hide. As usual, watch out for trigger warnings (torture, etc.), as well as spoilers for Tokyo Ghoul: re!

Just Like Heaven

By: hopipp
Summary: “Y-You….” the stranger stutters, nearly falling over right on top of Haise “You can see me?”. “Er, yes?” Haise replies awkwardly “You’re standing right over me, after all.”
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Major Character Death, Graphic Depictions of Violence – M/M – Ghost!Hide, Tokyo Ghoul: re, Canon Divergence, Angst


By: checkeredbow
Summary: Five times Haise didn’t eat in front of the Quinx Squad and one time he did. (Five times Haise acted as the Quinx Squad’s wise mentor and one time he did not.)
Rating: General Audiences – Gen – 5+1 Things, Vomiting, Mild Gore, Angst, Cannibalism

How Small and Insignificant

By: LeoInuyuka
Summary: The world for Kaneki Ken. Hide-centric/one-shot/canon.
Rating: Fiction T – Angst/Tragedy

Ink Stains

By: GalacticGoat
Summary: As Kaneki stands in the checkout line and realizes that the majority of the clothes he’d picked out were turtleneck sweaters, he can finally admit that he has a problem. (Inspired by the AU where things written/drawn on someone’s skin show up on their soulmate’s skin as well.)
Rating: Not Rated – M/M – AU-Soulmates, Angst, Happy Ending, One Shot

Balancing Act

By: The-Gallifreyan-Wordsmith
Summary: Hide isn’t stupid, and Kaneki knows that he can only hide his secret from him for so long.
Rating: Fiction T – Angst/Friendship

i need you so much closer

Summary: “You… You want to be a ghoul investigator?” Iwaizumi looks away.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Graphic Depcitions of Violence – M/M – Blood, Violence, Angst


By: Hyoushin, ijouno
Summary: His sadness felt as cold as the icy rain freezing his body, but someone made him feel warmth again.
Rating: Mature – M/M – Fluff and Angst, Cold, Non-Graphic Smut, Semi-Public Sex

Two Different Worlds

By: TamaeKurogane
Summary: Kaneki asked Hinami to hang out with him to a cafe for a refreshment. But never did he know, he’d meet Hide and his girlfriend in there too. What possibly could happen after that meeting? “We’re living in two different worlds. I’ll let you figure that out by yourself.” Said the ghoul to his bestfriend.
Rating: Fiction T – Friendship/Angst

Finally Free Tonight

By: Yamiga
Summary: Haise has figured out his identity and because of this is ordered to be killed by the CCG. His team, Akira and even Arima have deemed him as an enemy and for his life, he must escape. Seeking survival and temporary solace before he leaves, he visits and uncovers his identity to an unsuspecting Hide.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – M/M – Romance, Angst, Friendship

The Black Tapes

By: TimelessTears
Summary: While cleaning up after the raid on the 11th ward, the CCG discovers several video tapes in a blood splattered room with a checkered floor. A small tale on how Eyepatch became the first ghoul the CCG listed with a ‘Do Not Kill’ next to his name.
Rating: Fiction M – Angst/Hurt/Comfort

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