There has been so much juicy rivamika content like how can people NOT ship them omg
To be fair, shipping is a personal issue and if a ship doesn’t resonate with a person, they just won’t ship it (there is this super popular pairing in one of my other fandoms that I just can’t get into - doesn’t mean it’s a bad ship or anything, just that it doesn’t appeal to my personal tastes and that’s perfectly okay).
On the other hand, the plethora of content should be enough to put to rest, once and for all, every single “it’s just a crack ship” argument.
In the upcoming season 2, we’ll see Levi and Mikasa talk to each other, argue with each other, trust each other and fight side by side. Several times. Platonic-wise, they are absolutely canon. Romantically? Not yet :p
Seriously though, I think there will be an upsurge in the number of shippers after season 2 starts airing. The manga itself builds such a great case for the relationship that even if people won’t ship it for reasons of their own, most of them will have to admit, that yeah, there is something there.
Personally, I’m delighted at how much our ship has been in the spotlight recently but even if it wasn’t, well, I ship it and that’s enough for me, content or not. Although having so much content sure is nice.