It is nearly impossible to be a part of the anime community without coming across any form of media related to the Attack on Titan.
Even if you are entirely new to anime, you’ve probably witnessed the massive hype around the series.
The story of Attack on Titan runs on long story arcs that are masterfully pieced together with perfectly timed and rage-inducing cliff-hangers.
The Attack on Titan anime has completed its second part of the fourth season. Attack on Titan: The Final Season, Part 2 was released on January 10, 2022, and the final episode aired on April 4, 2022. A third part has also been announced for 2023. Apart from the series, AoT has four compilation movies, eight OVAs, one spin-off movie, and two live-action movies.
The series is filled with memorable characters responsible for making it nothing less than an emotional rollercoaster. The soundtrack is unique and sits perfectly with the premise of the show.
Needless to say, Attack on Titan is worth every hype that it gets. So, let me take you through this simple watch order guide along and help you dive deep into one of the most fantastic anime.
1. Release Order
I. TV Series
- Attack on Titan Season 1 (2013)
- Attack on Titan Season 2 (2017)
- Attack on Titan Season 3
- Part 1 (2018)
- Part 2 (2019)
- Attack on Titan: The Final Season
- Part 1 (2020)
- Part 2 (2022) (completed)
- Part 3 (2023) (announced)
- Attack on Titan: Crimson Bow and Arrow (2014)
- Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom (2015)
- Attack on Titan: Roar of the Awakening (2018)
- Attack on Titan: Chronicle (2020)
- Ilse’s Notebook: Record of a Fallen Soldier (2013)
- A Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Adolescence (2014)
- Distress (2014)
- No Regrets
- Part 1 (2014)
- Part 2 (2015)
- Wall Sina, Goodbye
- Part 1 (2017)
- Part 2 (2018)
- Lost in the cruel world (2018)
- Attack on Titan: Junior High (2015)
- Attack on Titan (2015)
- Attack on Titan: End of the World (2015)
2. Where To Watch Attack on Titan
3. Chronological Order
- Attack on Titan Season 1
- Attack on Titan OVA: Ilse’s Notebook: Record of a Fallen Soldier
- A Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Adolescence
- A Choice with No Regrets: Part One
- A Choice with No Regrets: Part Two
- Attack on Titan Season 2
- Wall Sina, Goodbye: Part One
- Wall Sina, Goodbye: Part Two
- Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1
- Lost in the cruel world
- Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2
- Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 1
- Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 (Completed)
- Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 3 (announced)
To watch Attack on Titan in its full glory, you are highly recommended to watch it according to the given chronological order.
The movies mentioned are known as compilation movies and serve only as a recap of the seasons. The first season’s episodes are compiled into the first two movies, Attack on Titan: Crimson Bow and Arrow and Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom. The third movie, Attack on Titan Season: Roar of the Awakening, compiles all the episodes of the second season, and lastly, Attack on Titan: Chronicle gives a recap of all three seasons.
The spin-off does not relate to the main plot and can be skipped or watched at the end.
The live-action movies do not completely follow the original storyline, and you can watch it regardless of whether you have watched the original material.
5. Movie Recaps
The second part of Attack on Titan season 4 has finally finished, and a third part has been announced. If you haven’t watched the series yet and are impatient to jump on the latest series, then you can quickly catch up. The compilation movies are there to help you stay up to date and will also help you refresh your memory if you need to.
As a viewer, however, you need to keep in mind that, as the name suggests, these movies are only a compilation of previous seasons, and there’s nothing new to look out for. They do not carry the same character development and plot details as the series itself.
So, if you think that these movies will be your introduction to AoT, then you’ll be missing out on a lot of amazing stuff.
6. Where to watch Attack on Titan with subtitles or dubbed?
Being such a popular anime show in recent years, it’s no doubt that this anime franchise is available to stream on almost every online platform available.
Here is the list of all the online platforms showing which season is available where –
- Netflix: English subbed (season 1 – season 3)
- Funimation – English subbed and dubbed (season 1 – season 4)
- Crunchyroll – English subbed (season 1 – season 4)
- Hulu – English subbed and dubbed (season 1 – season 4)
- Tubi – English subbed (season 1)
7. How much time will it take to watch Attack on Titan?
Considering the ongoing second part of the final season and all the OVAs, movies, and the spin-off, Attack on Titan will take 48 hours and 42 minutes, i.e., approximately two days to complete.
Now, if we add the live-action movies to this list, you are looking at around 51 hours and 47 minutes which roughly sums up to 2 days of binge-watching.
Here is the detailed list of each installment’s runtime –
- Attack on Titan Season 1 – 600 minutes
- Attack on Titan Season 2 – 288 minutes
- Attack on Titan Season 3 – 506 minutes
- Attack on Titan Season 4 – 644 minutes (completed)
- Attack on Titan: Crimson Bow and Arrow – 120 minutes
- Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom 120 minutes
- Attack on Titan: Roar of the Awakening – 120 minutes
- Attack on Titan: Chronicle – 122 minutes
- Ilse’s Notebook: Record of a Fallen Soldier – 23 minutes
- A Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Adolescence – 25 minutes
- Distress – 24 minutes
- No regrets – 54 minutes
- Wall Sina, Goodbye – 48 minutes
- Lost in the cruel world – 24 minutes
- Attack on Titan: Junior High – 204 minutes
- Attack on Titan (live-action) – 98 minutes
- Attack on Titan: End of the World (live-action) – 87 minutes
8. How to download and watch Attack on Titan offline?
You can download and watch AoT on almost all the platforms.
People with a Netflix subscription can easily download and watch this show offline without any extra special package.
If you have Crunchyroll’s Mega Fan subscription ($9.99 per month) or an Ultimate Fan subscription ($14.99 per month), you can download the show and watch it offline anytime, anywhere.
For viewers looking for the show on Funimation, if you want to download and watch the show, you will need to have either a Premium Plus subscription ($7.99 per month) or use Premium Plus Ultra subscription ($99.99 per year).
As for Hulu, it will give you the download option if you have a Hulu (No Ads) subscription ($12.99 per month) or Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV subscription ($ 70.99 per month).
9. About Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan was 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.