If you don’t live under a rock, you must know that Attack on Titan is one of the most globally popular anime series, whose journey started in 2013 and is still going strong.
The long winding story of humans going against titans has been explained in three seasons and will end in the upcoming fourth.
The bloodthirsty plot of Attack on Titan is well-received by the viewers, and there’s one more reason for it. As of episode 59, there’s ZERO reported filler in these episodes. The anime is focused on the manga and focuses very less on filler.
But 6 confirmed episodes contain a mesh of filler and canon content making them Partial Filler episodes. On the contrary, the volumes 17-20 of the manga have been officially adapted into eight separate OVA episodes, and they contain 2 fillers.
You can go through this guide to quickly read up on the summarized fillers episodes!
1. Filler Guide for Attack on Titan and OVAs
I. Season 1 (1-25)
Partial Filler Episodes: 22
The Defeated (22)
Levi rescues Eren from the Female Titan but gets injured in the process. The retreating Scouts decide to throw the corpses of fellow soldiers to hinder the titans after them. Later, the team is ordered to escort Eren to the capital.
II. OVA (1-5)
Filler Episodes: 2-3
Partial Filler Episodes: 4-5
A Sudden Visitor (2)
Pyxis commands a cook-off between Jean and Sasha as an argument escalates during a training exercise. Jean wins by making his mother’s omelet and decides to visit her.
Some thieves steal 104th Cadet Corps training equipment and kidnap Christa. Jean and Eren keep aside their differences to overpower them and win. Meanwhile, Armin wonders if this was all a part of the training for Eren and Jean.
A Choice with No Regrets (4-5)
As Levi and Furlan train Isabel to properly use ODM gear, Erwin and his Regiment catches them red-handed. But, instead of arresting them, Erwin recruits them to join the Scouts.
Levi, Furlan, and Isabel plan to kill Erwin during an outing, but Furlan and Isabel get killed by an Abnormal Titan. After Levi kills the titan in rage, he decides to stay in the Scouts and follow Erwin’s orders.
III. Season 2 (26-37)
Partial Filler Episodes: 33
The Hunters (33)
Reiner and Bertholdt kidnap Eren after his defeat, while Erwin gathers the Scout Regiment and Military Police reinforcements. Hange theorizes on the traitors’ location, and all of them head to the Forest of Giant Trees to rescue Eren.
IV. Season 3 Part 1 (38-49)
Partial Filler Episodes: 38-41
Smoke Signal (38)
Armin and the others are included in Squad Levi, and Eren trains his new hardening techniques in his Titan form. Meanwhile, the government wants custody of Eren and Historia. Levi makes plans to get Jean and Armin, who disguise themselves as Eren and Historia, abducted instead.
Levi fights with his old mentor, Kenny, and his subordinates, but the Squad is eventually forced to retreat in his attempt to rescue Eren and Historia. The captured Reeves confesses that the Reiss family is the true royal family and Historia is the heir.
Old Story (40)
Historia recollects her past when she meets up with her father. Hange informs Erwin and Pyxis about the truth and Erwin cooks up a plan to expose and overthrow the government. In retaliation, Erwin is arrested for Reese’s murder.
Squad Levi is able to bypass a Military checkpoint with inside help, and Erwin will be brought in front of the King. Erwin will be told of his sentence then, but he warns them of Pyxis and what he has in his hands.
Attack on Titan has a straightforward release order and has a surprising 0% filler counter in these seasons.
The OVAs, on the other hand, are 25% fillers with two reported episodes. These contain backstories of the supporting cast and their relationships. It is totally up to the viewers to watch them or not.
3. Can You Skip the Fillers Altogether Without Missing Out?
The fillers in the OVA just give extra information on the side characters and don’t hold any relevance to the main plot. So, it is completely alright to skip them without fear of missing any action.
4. About Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. Kodansha publishes it in the Bessatsu Shonen Magazine.
The manga began serialization on September 9th, 2009, and continues to date with 30 tankōbom formats.
Attack on Titan follows humanity settled within three concentric walls to protect themselves from the terrifying titans that prey on them. Eren Yeager is a young boy that believes that a caged life is similar to that of cattle and aspires to go beyond the walls one day, just like his heroes, the Survey Corps. The emergence of a deadly titan unleashes chaos.Originally Written By Epic Dope