In chronological order, how do you watch ‘Attack on Titan’? Here’s a handy guide to help you out.
Spoiler alert: This article includes Attack on Titan spoilers.
How do you watch the Attack on Titan anime in chronological order? The plot of Hajime Isayama’s magnum opus is absolutely binge-worthy, and it’s best to watch it in order to get the most out of it.
We’ve put together a handy chronology to help you keep track of the series about the last of humanity against man-eating titans.
So, one would believe, “Isn’t Attack on Titan divided into four seasons? What’s the big deal about seeing them in chronological order?” In addition, there are a number of special episodes known as OVAs. The OVAs are not only fascinating side stories set in the Attack on Titan universe, but they also offer background to the main plot. So, here’s our advice to the proper viewing sequence.
When horrific, man-eating Titans strike Eren Jaeger’s hometown of Shiganshina, his world is literally and metaphorically shattered. Eren vows to murder all Titans after witnessing his own mother being devoured by one.
Several years after the Shiganshina incident, Eren and his two best friends, Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert, join the Survey Corps.
This OVA is a must-see for anyone interested in learning more about Attack on Titan. Hange Zoe, a Survey Corps squad leader, discovers former Survey Corps soldier Ilse Lagnar’s notebook. Ilse managed to write down what occurred to her in her final minutes despite being alone and without her gear.
Ilse meets a strange Titan who speaks to her. The Titan appears to be respectful of Ilse at first, bowing to her. Ilse inquires about the Titan’s origins, only for the Titan to revert to a feral form and kill her.
What was the Titan’s reason for calling Ilse Ymir? Is it the only Titan with the ability to communicate? Hange’s Titan investigations rely heavily on Ilse’s notepad.
This extra episode isn’t as important to the main plot as the others, but it’s still a lot of fun. In this episode, Eren’s fellow Survey Corps Scout Regiment soldier Jean Kirschtein is featured. Jean has a short fuse and accuses Sasha Braus and Connie Springer, two of his fellow cadets, of taking his mock Titan kills during a training session. Jean had hoped to make an impression on Commander… Brinkwire in a nutshell.