How to Watch Attack on Titan in Order

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Attack on Titan is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama.

An anime TV series adapting the manga was produced by Wit Studio (seasons 1–3) and MAPPA (season 4).

The first and second parts of the final season finished airing, and fans are eagerly anticipating the third, and final part, which is slated for 2023.

Attack on Titan is a worldwide phenomenon that is adored by the vast majority of anime lovers. It’s no surprise; it’s an anime with a compelling plotline and likable characters.

It tells the story of Eren Yaeger, a boy whose life is turned upside down when the wall that protects his village from Titans is breached, wreaking havoc on the entire village. He suffers the horrible death of a close family and observes directly the Titans’ horrific power.

After this tragic experience, Eren chooses to devote his life to the eradication of Titans by joining the Survey Corps, an elite military squad that fights the Titans outside of the remaining walls’ protection.

Fun fact: Did you know that AOT: The Final Season has become the 2nd highest-rated anime on MAL at one point?

Because it’s so popular, many people want to know how to watch Attack on Titan in the correct order. Here’s a detailed guide to watching Attack on Titan in the proper order, including OVAs and movies.

How to Watch Attack on Titan in Order

ANIME TITLEAIRDATE
Attack on Titan Season 12013
Ilse’s Notebook (OVA)2013
The Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Youth (OVA)2014
Distress (OVA)2014
Attack on Titan Season 22017
Lost Girls Ep 1 & 2 (OVA)2017
Attack on Titan Season 3 (First Half)2018
No Regrets Ep 1 & 2 (OVA)2014–2015
Lost Girls Ep 3 (OVA)2017
Attack on Titan: Junior High 2015
Attack on Titan Season 3 (Second Half)2019
Attack on Titan: Chronicle (Movie)2020
Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 12020
Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 22022
Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 32023

Attack on Titan Watch Order Explained

First, let’s start with those that are completely optional: Attack on Titan: Junior High and Attack on Titan: Chronicle.

Attack on Titan: Junior High (2015)

This is a chibi comedy of the original series, and it can be completely skipped.

Attack on Titan: Chronicle (2022)

This movie recaps the anime’s 59 episodes from seasons one to three, so if you remember the stuff that happened before there is no need to watch it.

The Attack on Titan OVAs are bonus episodes. At the moment, there are eight Attack on Titan OVAs available. They’re optional side material, but they’re quite interesting, so I recommend watching them all. If you don’t have time to do so, watch at least the first one because it’s plot-relevant.

A list of all Attack on Titan OVAs:

  • Ilse’s Notebook (2013)
  • Sudden Visitor (2014)
  • Distress (2014)
  • No Regrets Part 1 & 2 (2014–2015)
  • Lost Girls Part 1,2 (2017)
  • Lost Girls Part 3 (2017)

Ilse’s Notebook (2013)

A story about a Survey Corps soldier who gets lost on an Expedition and meets a strange Titan.

This is the only OVA that is important to the plot and should not be skipped. It took place before the events of season 2.

A Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Adolescence (2014)

This OVA is a lighthearted comedy story set during the training period (optional).

Distress (2014)

Distress is a more serious story of an incident that occurred on a training mission (optional).

No Regrets Part 1 & 2 (2014–2015)

No Regrets explores Levi’s backstory regarding his recruitment into the Survey Corps.

It’s also fine to watch this after S1 because it contains spoilers. You should watch it if you can find time for it, it’s worth it!

Lost Girls Part 1 & 2 (2017)

A story about Annie’s exploits halfway through Season 1. Only watch it after you’ve finished S2.

Lost Girls Part 3 (2017)

Because the final story of Lost Girls contains spoilers for Seasons 1, 2, and the first half of Season 3, you should watch it after you’ve finished Season 3 (first half).

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Hi, my name is Mia, and I am the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I am a big fan of esports, games, and anime. When I was around 7 years old, Phantom Thief Jeanne sparked my fascination for anime, and it has never faded!

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