How can everybody say that Levin is canonly gay????? Like I'd love that, but it's never said or shown clearly, is it?
“Hi anon! Very easily: because he is!
Ok, so maybe it’s a bit more coy than that. But it’s not like any of the other characters I mentioned as being canonically gay ever came outright in the manga saying “yo, i am the gayest shit since sliced bread”. Yumikuri, from my understanding, was confirmed by the editor, and Reiner is probably the closet to saying it outright himself, but people get confused with him and his infatuation with Krista (important to note that it’s KRISTA and not HISTORIA).
We have two important things to look at when it comes to Levi being canonically gay, and they both come straight from Isayama in interviews.
When asked what type of women Levi would be into, he said “… Would he like women?” And then proceeds to talk about how people that are short tend to like those that are tall. But that’s neither here nor there *cough*eruri is canon*cough*…
Also, he has stated in interviews that he creates characters for his settings. There was a need for Levi in the story, so he looked for inspiration to create this character… He looked at Rorschach from Watchmen, went to give him some dashing good looks, and then realized “hmm, he’ll be pretty popular with yaoi doujinshi authors I think.”
Again, it’s probably a death sentence to come out and say outright that a character is gay given the circumstances. It’s cool that Yumikuri is basically there. But given the evidence, I’d say Levi is pretty gay.
Also there’s all this shit too you should probably read:
Hope that answers your question!