How To Watch ‘Attack on Titan’ Anime Series and Watch Order Guide

Attack on Titan is definitely one of the most popular anime and manga series in the entire world and it has been lauded for over a decade now as it gets to the final as well. While most of the fans are in bittersweet sadnesses of the anime getting closer to the end, there are also newcomers for the beloved dark fantasy anime to watch. So, we listed all its contents in order and gathered up an ‘Attack on Titan Watch in Order Guide‘, so that you can easily start your journey without confusion.

It can be really confusing to decide where to start and how to watch Attack on Titan aka Shingeki no Kyojin in order since there are also a number of sequels that shouldn’t be overlooked in order to understand the events of the anime as well.

Attack on Titan is arguably the biggest anime in the entire world and the final season is delivering what could be the best season of any anime in history. The manga first adapted into an anime TV series and produced by Wit Studio for seasons 1–3 and its season 4 was produced by MAPPA after that. Its first season included 25-episode and was broadcast from April to September 2013. Afterward, a 12-episode second season broadcast followed it from April to June 2017.

Season 3 of Attack on Titan aired in two parts, with the first 12 episodes airing from July to October 2018 and the last 10 episodes airing from April to July 2019 in a total of 22-episode. Attack on Titan season 4 is the beloved anime’s final season and also has been currently airing since December 2020.  And here how you can watch Attack on Titan with its other contents according to their release dates in order.

Attack on Titan Watch Order Guide

Season 1

  • Episode 1 “To You, in 2000 Years: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 1”
  • Episode 2 “That Day: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 2”
  • Episode 3 “A Dim Light Amid Despair: Humanity’s Comeback, Part 1”
  • Episode 4 “The Night of the Closing Ceremony: Humanity’s Comeback, Part 2”
  • Episode 5 “First Battle: The Struggle for Trost, Part 1”
  • Episode 6 “The World the Girl Saw: The Struggle for Trost, Part 2”
  • Episode 7 “Small Blade: The Struggle for Trost, Part 3”
  • Episode 8 “I Can Hear His Heartbeat: The Struggle for Trost, Part 4”
  • Episode 9 “Whereabouts of His Left Arm: The Struggle for Trost, Part 5”
  • Episode 10 “Response: The Struggle for Trost, Part 6”
  • Episode 11 “Idol: The Struggle for Trost, Part 7”
  • Episode 12 “Wound: The Struggle for Trost, Part 8”
  • Episode 13 “Primal Desire: The Struggle for Trost, Part 9”
  • Episode 13.5 “Since That Day”
  • Episode 14 “Can’t Look Into His Eyes Yet: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 1”
  • Episode 15 “Special Operations Squad: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 2”
  • Episode 16 “What Needs to be Done Now: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 3”
  • Episode 17 “Female Titan: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 1”
  • Episode 18 “Forest of Giant Trees: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 2”
  • Episode 19 “Bite: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 3”
  • Episode 20 “Erwin Smith: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 4”
  • Episode 21 “Crushing Blow: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 5”
  • Episode 22 “Defeated: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 6”
  • Episode 23 “Smile: Assault on Stohess, Part 1”
  • Episode 24 “Mercy: Assault on Stohess, Part 2”
  • Episode 25 “Wall: Assault on Stohess, Part 3”

The following bonus original video animation episodes were released alongside select volumes of the manga. The first one, “Ilse’s Notebook”, adapting a special chapter from tankōbon volume 5 included with a limited edition of volume 12, released on December 9, 2013. The OVA was bundled on a subtitled DVD with the English limited edition release of the 17th manga volume, released on December 1, 2015.

A second OVA was released on April 9, 2014, bundled with the 13th volume of the series, this one focused on the members of the 104th Training Corps. The third OVA, “Distress”, about a 104th Training Corps wilderness exercise, was released on April 9, 2014, bundled with the 14th volume of the series.

  • “Ilse’s Notebook: Memoirs of a Recon Corps Member” released on December 9, 2013

This OVA of Attack on Titan takes place in the year 850, whilst Eren and the others are in training as the Recon Corps go on a mission, with Hange deciding to pursue a Titan spotted in the forest in the hopes she can capture it. It follows the after events.

  • “The Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Youth” released on April 9, 2014

This OVA of Attack on Titan takes place in the year 849 as Jean returns home after two years in training. It follows Jean getting into a dispute with Sasha following a training exercise, as Commander Pyxis suggests they settle things in a cooking contest.

  • “Distress” released on August 8, 2014

As another OVA of Attack on Titan takes place in the year 848 while the recruits are split into two groups for a wilderness exercise to learn how to sustain themselves in times of peace. Marco has trouble leading his group due to the arrogance of both Eren and Jean.

  • Attack on Titan No Regrets (Levi) 

The spin-off OVA of Attack on Titan follows Levi during his days as a criminal in the underground city, when he was with his two best friends Isabel Magnolia and Farlan Church before Erwin Smith recruits him into the Survey Corps. It was released in 2014 and 2015.

  • “No Regrets: Part 1”
  • “No Regrets: Part 2”

Chibi Theater: Fly, Cadets, Fly!

It’s a series of gag shorts of Attack on Titan included with the Blu-ray Disc/DVD releases of the first season, featuring the characters in chibi form based on designs by Yuupon. It’s up to you whether you watch it or skip it. It has nine episodes that following the days of Eren and the event he struggles during.

Season 2

  • Episode 1 “Beast Titan”
  • Episode 2 “I’m Home”
  • Episode 3 “Southwestward”
  • Episode 4 “Soldier”
  • Episode 5 “Historia”
  • Episode 6 “Warrior”
  • Episode 7 “Close Combat (Strike・Throw・Submit)”
  • Episode 8 “The Hunters”
  • Episode 9 “Opening”
  • Episode 10 “Children”
  • Episode 11 “Charge”
  • Episode 12 “Scream”
  • Attack on Titan Lost Girls (Annie)

This adaptation was released in three-part on December 8, 2017, April 9, 2018, and August 9, 2018, with the 24th, 25th, and 26th limited edition volumes of the original manga, following two female characters in the series: Mikasa Ackerman and Annie Leonhart.

“Wall Sina, Goodbye” is about Annie and her life as a member of the Military Police Brigade in the time before she attempts to capture Eren on a Survey Corps reconnaissance mission.

  • “Wall Sina, Goodbye: Part One”
  • “Wall Sina, Goodbye: Part Two”

Season 3

  • Episode 1 “Smoke Signal”
  • Episode 2 “Pain”
  • Episode 3 “Old Story”
  • Attack on Titan Lost Girls (Mikasa)

The second part of Lost Girls following Mikasa and her relationship with Eren and “Lost Girls” is about their interaction during training and the reconnaissance mission.

  • “Lost in the Cruel World”
  • “Lost Girls”

Season 3

  • Episode 4 “Trust”
  • Episode 5 “Reply”
  • Episode 6 “Sin”
  • Episode 7 “Wish”
  • Episode 8 “Outside the Walls of Orvud District”
  • Episode 9 “Ruler of the Walls”
  • Episode 10 “Friends”
  • Episode 11 “Bystander”
  • Episode 12 “Night of the Battle to Retake the Wall”

Season 3 (Part 2)

  • Episode 13 “The Town Where Everything Began”
  • Episode 14 “Thunder Spears”
  • Episode 15 “Descent”
  • Episode 16 “Perfect Game”
  • Episode 17 “Hero”
  • Episode 18 “Midnight Sun”
  • Episode 19 “The Basement”
  • Episode 20 “That Day”

Attack on Titan is currently in its fourth and final season. 16 episodes of the current season have been released by now. The final episode’s date remains unknown for now, but there is not much left also as far as we know. If you wonder whether you can see it on Netflix, you can find out more about it from here.

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