I get asked about this a lot, and I am hesitant to respond because I understand that people want more representation of non-binary characters, and fuck yes, that is incredibly important. I do not buy into the only “two genders” shit, everyone is what they desire to be and deserve that representation.
But from everything I’ve read from Hajime Isayama and Kodansha, what they have said is “Hange’s gender is up for interpretation, we will use gender neutral pronouns” and that does not necessarily mean Hange is male, female or non-binary. It means what they say; “UP FOR INTERPRETATION”
So it’s honestly up to everyone; if you want Hange to be male, or female or non-binary that is 100% up to you and goddamn, roll with it you sparkling diamonds.
My main problem with the entire issue is the abusive asks I get that reprimand me for interpreting Hange as female, or the abuse anyone else in the fandom gets depending on their own interpretation of Hange’s gender.
And I do feel irritated by the fact that Isayama said the same of Armin’s gender, yet nobody questions that; the focus seems to be purely on Hange.
So I honestly do not mind either way, interpret however you please, but do not shove your opinions down others throats, especially when Hange has not been confirmed as “non-binary”, simply as up for “personal interpretation”.