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Beginner’s Guide to Complete Attack on Titan Watch Order

Attack on Titan, Hajime Isayama’s sadistic creation, has won over fans worldwide ever since its creation. While the manga ended in 2021, the anime is still ongoing, though not for long, as the final season is upon us.

The team members behind the anime are well aware of how popular the anime is. How else can you explain the three parts of the finale? Some fans are definitely frustrated over this prolonged suspense, but it seems like a majority are enjoying the increasingly beautiful action scenes by MAPPA.

Attack on Titan has four seasons that consist of 86 episodes. Apart from the series, AoT has also received four compilation movies, eight OVAs, one spin-off, and two live-action films.

It is rumored that AoT fans are scared of choosing a favorite character since Isayama kills new ones every season. Still not convinced about the trauma that this anime bears? Let me give you a proper guide on how to start watching Attack on Titan so you can join the fandom.

1. Chronological/ Recommended Watch Order

  • Attack on Titan Season 1
  • Attack on Titan: Ilse’s Notebook: Record of a Fallen Soldier (OVA)
  • A Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Adolescence (OVA)
  • Distress (OVA)
  • A Choice with No Regrets: (OVA)
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
  • Attack on Titan Season 2
  • Wall Sina, Goodbye: (OVA)
    • Part One
    • Part Two
  • Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1
  • Lost in the Cruel World (OVA)
  • Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2
  • Attack on Titan: The Final Season
    • Part 1
    • Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2
    • Part 3 (announced)

2. Release Order

  • Attack on Titan Season 1       
  • Attack on Titan: Ilse’s Notebook: Record of a Fallen Soldier (OVA)
  • A Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Adolescence (OVA)
  • Distress (OVA)
  • Attack on Titan: Crimson Bow and Arrow (Movie)
  • A Choice with No Regrets: (OVA)
  • Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom (Movie)
  • Attack on Titan: Junior High (Spin-off Series)
  • Attack on Titan Season 2
  • Wall Sina, Goodbye (OVA)
  • Lost in the Cruel World (OVA)
  • Attack on Titan: The Roar of Awakening (Movie)
  • Attack on Titan Season 3
  • Attack on Titan: Chronicle (Movie)
  • Attack on Titan The Final Season

3. Where to watch Attack on Titan?

Due to its popularity, Attack on Titan is available to watch on many streaming services like Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, Tubi, etc. You can find the detailed streaming options list with English subs and dub options right here.

Attack on Titan Season 4 (Final Season) - Official Trailer
Attack on Titan Season 4 (Final Season) – Official Trailer | English Sub
TitleWhere to Stream with English subsWhere to stream with English dub
Attack on Titan Season 1Netflix, Hulu, Funimation, DIRECTV STREAM, TVision, Adult Swim, Tubi, CrunchyrollCrunchyroll, Vudu, Hulu, Funimation, Adult Swim
Attack on Titan Season 2Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation, DIRECTV STREAM, TVision, Adult SwimCrunchyroll, Vudu, Hulu, Funimation, Adult Swim  
Attack on Titan Season 3Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation, DIRECTV STREAM, TVision, Adult SwimCrunchyroll, Vudu, Hulu, Funimation, Adult Swim  
Attack on Titan Season 4Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation, DIRECTV STREAM, Adult Swim,Crunchyroll, Vudu, Hulu, Funimation, Adult Swim  
Attack on Titan: Junior HighCrunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, TubiCrunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu
Attack on Titan: Ilse’s Notebook: Record of a Fallen Soldier (OVA)Crunchyroll, FunimationCrunchyroll
A Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Adolescence (OVA)Crunchyroll, FunimationCrunchyroll
Distress (OVA)Crunchyroll, FunimationCrunchyroll
Wall Sina, Goodbye (OVA)Crunchyroll, FunimationCrunchyroll
Lost in the Cruel World (OVA)Crunchyroll, FunimationCrunchyroll
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4. Can you download and watch Attack on Titan offline?

Several websites offer download options with their different packages, and we have the readymade list right here:

WebsiteSubscription PackagesOffline Viewing
CrunchyrollFan – $7.99/monthNo
CrunchyrollMega Fan – $9.99/monthYes
CrunchyrollUltimate Fan – $14.99/monthYes
FunimationPremium: $5.99 a month / $59.99 per yearNo
FunimationPremium Plus: $7.99 a month / $79.99 per yearYes
FunimationPremium Plus Ultra: $99.99 per yearYes
NetflixBasic with ads: $6.99/monthNo
NetflixBasic: $9.99/monthYes
NetflixStandard: $15.49/monthYes
NetflixPremium: $19.99/monthYes
HuluAd-Supported: $7.99/month (or $79.99/year)Yes
HuluNo Ads: $14.99/monthYes
Tubi--No
VuduOnly Owned or Rented Movies/ SeriesYes

 What to do if Attack on Titan is unavailable in your region?

A lot of anime are geo-blocked for several countries. If the anime isn’t available on any streaming website in your area, then you can use a VPN to bypass the geo-block.

There are many paid VPN services available, but you also have free options at hand. You can also use free browser extensions VPNs that you will find in the extension store.

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2022/05/02/crunchyroll-to-launch-attack-on-titan-oad-english-dub-starting-may-8
Attack on Titan | Source: Crunchyroll

If you are accessing streaming websites from your phone, you will find several VPNs from the app store. The important thing is that Attack on Titan is present on Netflix, Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and many other streaming websites’ catalogs, so set your VPN to a suitable location to access the anime from anywhere.

5. How much time will it take to watch Attack on Titan?

TitleDuration
Attack on Titan Season 1600 minutes
Attack on Titan Season 2288 minutes
Attack on Titan Season 3506 minutes
Attack on Titan Season 4644 minutes
Attack on Titan: Crimson Bow and Arrow120 minutes
Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom120 minutes
Attack on Titan: Roar of the Awakening120 minutes
Attack on Titan: Chronicle122 minutes
Ilse’s Notebook: Record of a Fallen Soldier23 minutes
A Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Adolescence25 minutes
Distress24 minutes
No regrets54 minutes
Wall Sina, Goodbye48 minutes
Lost in the cruel world24 minutes
Attack on Titan: Junior High204 minutes

So far, the whole Attack on Titan anime amounts to 2922 minutes. If you want to watch the whole series at a stretch with no breaks in between, it will take you 48 hours and 42 minutes to complete it.

6. Attack on Titan Release Order Explained

  • Attack on Titan Season 1

Consisting of 24 episodes, it covers the Fall of Shiganshina, The Struggle for Trost, Humanity’s Comeback, as well as the Female Titan arc.

  • Attack on Titan: Ilse’s Notebook: Record of a Fallen Soldier (OVA)

This OVA adapts a special chapter of AoT that was included at the beginning of volume 5. It narrates the story of a soldier who observed a titan and wrote her observations in a notebook before meeting her tragic end.

  • A Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Adolescence (OVA)
Beginner’s Guide to Complete Attack on Titan Watch Order
Attack on Titan | Source: Fandom

The second OVA of the franchise is a fun addition as its shows a cooking competition between Jean and Sasha.

  • Distress (OVA)

It is the third OVA of the franchise that shows a training session of the 104th Cadet Corps that was interrupted by thieves.

  • Attack on Titan: Crimson Bow and Arrow (Movie)
    • Part 1: It recaps season 1 till the end of the Struggle for Trost arc.
    • Part 2: Continues the story and adapts till the end of season 1.
  • A Choice with No Regrets: (OVA)
    • Part 1: It covers Levi’s backstory and adapts the light novel of the same name. The episode shows how Levi was recruited by Erwin Smith.
    • Part 2: A bit more of Levi and Erwin’s touching bond is revealed in this.
  • Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom (Movie)

This is the second recap movie that features a compilation of scenes from episodes 14-25 of season 1.

  • Attack on Titan: Junior High (Spin-off Series)
Beginner’s Guide to Complete Attack on Titan Watch Order
Attack on Titan | Source: Amazon

Based on a spinoff of the same name, it shows the main characters of AoT in chibi forms as they go through various hilarious circumstances.

  • Attack on Titan Season 2

It covers the Clash of Titans arc from the manga

  • Wall Sina, Goodbye (OVA)

It is the sixth OVA that adapts the first volume of the spinoff manga Lost Girls.

  • Lost in the Cruel World (OVA)

It covers the second part of Lost Girls and gives us a deep insight into the mind of Mikasa.

  • Attack on Titan: The Roar of Awakening (Movie)

It is a recap movie for season 2 of the franchise.

  • Attack on Titan Season 3

It covers the Uprising and Return to Shiganshina arcs of the franchise.

  • Attack on Titan: Chronicle (Movie)
Beginner’s Guide to Complete Attack on Titan Watch Order
Attack on Titan | Source: Fandom

It is a recap movie that compiles season 3 of AoT.

  • Attack on Titan The Final Season

This shows the finals of the anime however it is still ongoing and the third part isn’t out yet.

7. Frequently Asked Questions

I. Do you have to watch the Attack on Titan movies?

No, you don’t have to watch the Attack on Titan movies if you plan on watching the series. Each of the films recaps the season that preceded it. Unless you want to refresh your memory of the franchise, there is no reason to watch them.

II. What to skip in Attack on Titan?

You should skip the AoT movies, but you should give the OVAs a watch. While they are side stories with no impact on the plot, they are also thoroughly enjoyable. You can also skip the live-action installations of the franchise, as they offer nothing new to the series.

8. Conclusion

You should watch Attack on Titan according to its chronological order. It is the recommended order for this series. Alternatively, you can finish watching all the seasons before diving into the OVAs and spinoffs. You can watch the live-action movies whenever you want, regardless of which part you are up to date with.

Beginner’s Guide to Complete Attack on Titan Watch Order
Attack on Titan | Source: Fandom

So join in on this sadistic cruise of endless death and suffering. Hey, at least we have the strongest tsundere soldier of humanity on our side.

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.

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