Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) Watch Order Guide — How to watch [2021 update]

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Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) is one of the best anime genres. It is an amazing action show which can change the mind of people who are not regular watchers. Most people will feel surprised and almost stop breathing when they are watching. It feels like we are part of the fighting scene. We seem to like the real fighter who is trying the best to take down the enemy. However, be prepared for losing your favorite character one by one due to the result of such a great fight. Even in the introduction, we already saw the death of some characters. The series has an amazing storyline with a very dark secrete.

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Be mentally prepare before watching this series, as you will feel extremely exhausted and the addiction from one episode to another. You will get hooked up from the beginning to the end. Your brain would be running very fast while watching Shingeki no Kyojin that you would lose all the thought.

The first great season was very popular which everyone was wishing for the next one. In order to produce such a great series, the studio needs enough time to release the next season.

After that, new seasons and OVAs are consistently released. There are four seasons and three OVA’s, they might be confusing for new fans.

Attack on Titan is a massive sensation & loved by the majority of anime fans. No wonder, it’s an anime with a solid story and relatable characters.

AOT 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). AOT: The Final Season is currently airing.

It follows the story of Eren Yaeger, whose life turns upside down after the wall protecting his village from Titans (monstrous humanoid creatures) gets breached, bringing havoc on the whole village behind. He loses a close relative in a very gruesome way and witnesses first hand the atrocious power of Titans.

After this traumatic experience, driven by anger, Eren decides to dedicate his life to the eradication of Titans by enlisting into the Survey Corps, an elite military unit that fights the Titans outside the protection of the remaining walls.

Since it’s so popular and many people are wondering how to watch it in the right order, here is a complete viewing guide for Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin), including OVAs + movies.

AOT Viewing 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 High2015
Attack on Titan Season 3 (Second Half)2019
Attack on Titan: Chronicle (Movie)2020
Attack on Titan: The Final Season2020, Currently airing

Now I would recommend you to watch all of them with 2 of them being optional (Attack on Titan: Junior High, Attack on Titan: Chronicle).

The Attack on Titan OVAs are basically bonus episodes. There are currently 8 OVAs.

I will explain more about AOT OVAs below.

  • Ilse’s Notebook: A story about a Survey Corps soldier who gets lost on an Expedition and encounters a strange Titan. This is the only plot-relevant OVA and should not be skipped.
  • Sudden Visitor: A lighthearted comedy story set during the training days (optional).
  • Distress: A more serious story about an incident that happened on a training mission (optional).
  • No Regrets Parts 1& 2: Levi’s backstory about how he joined the Survey Corps. It’s also fine to watch this after S1 since it has spoilers for it. Should not be skipped.
  • Lost Girls Parts 1, 2: A story featuring Annie’s activities halfway through S1. Watch it only after you completed S2.
  • Lost Girls Part 3: Lost Girls’ last story has spoilers for Season 1, Season 2, and also the first half of Season 3, hence you should watch it after you complete S3 (First Half).

AOT: Junior High can be completely skipped, it’s basically a chibi comedy of the original version.

Attack on Titan: Chronicle is a movie that 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. Although, if you are a die-hard AOT fan you might want to watch them all without any exceptions.

The rest of them are essential for the plot so you really should watch them.

Summary

The man-eating creature call Titans are causing the extinction of humankind. They are not an intelligent creatures but have a huge desire for the human body and flesh. Due to them, humans start to live inside the massive walls which separate the Titan and human. There is no sign of them breaking the wall for over ten years. During this time people live very peacefully. However, the good thing won’t last long, one day one of the Titan manages to break the wall. Thankfully, it just the first layer, people move to the next layer to escape from those creatures.

Eren Yeager was one of the survivors, who witnesses the death of his mother. Then Eren decided to spend his entire life to kill all the Titans to revenge for his mother. Later, he joins the Survey Corps, an elite military group that combats against these creatures.

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