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Attack on Titan - Watching Guide

My preferred order for watching the anime. I'll keep updating the list as new material is released.
1 Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

If this is your first time watching the anime, then you may want to leave the OVAs in between Season 1 & 2 for better pacing.

Watch - Episodes 1-3

WatchIlse's Notebook Episode 3 - Distress: Although this is a filler episode, it is pretty good and fits well at this point. You can watch it at the end of the series if you prefer.

Watch - Episodes 4-14

Watch - Episode 15 & Ilse's Notebook Episode 1 - Memoirs of a Recon Corps Member:  It is likely that this is the story Hange told Eren during their conversation at night, at 20:25 minutes of Episode 15. It is a good story that furthers the mystery of the Titans.

Watch - Episodes 16-25

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None of the Movies are worth watching so far, as they just condense the anime story. The live action movies are particularly awful.

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2 Attack on Titan: Ilse's Notebook

Attack on Titan: Ilse's Notebook

Watch Episodes 1 & 3. at the end of Season 1 or as stated above within the timeline.

Skip Ilse's Notebook Episode 2 - The Sudden Visitor: This is a filler episode that it's just fluff, using a cooking contest for comedic relief.

3 Attack on Titan: Lost Girls

Attack on Titan: Lost Girls

Optional

Although considered canon, it was written by someone else, Hiroshi Seko, who did the script for some of the anime episodes.

The First 2 Episodes: Wall Sina, Goodbye, are an ok story, not great. Chronologically fits best between Episodes 16 & 17 of the First Season, but if this is your first time watching the series, then is better to leave it at the end of Season 1, in order to avoid major spoilers.

Skip The Last Episode (#3): Lost in the Cruel World. This is just a 'what if' scenario of what could have happened if Mikasa's family was still together. A total waste of time in my opinion.

4 Attack on Titan: No Regrets

Attack on Titan: No Regrets

Watch.

This was also written by someone else, Gun Snark and illustrated by Hikaru Suruga, but it is also considered canon. The story follows Levi before he joins the Survey Corps.

This is a good backstory in my opinion that shows a different part of their world, and it definitely captures the feel of the series.

5 Attack on Titan 2nd Season

Attack on Titan 2nd Season

Watch. Continuation of the story.

6 Attack on Titan 3rd Season

Attack on Titan 3rd Season

Watch. Continuation of the story.

7 Attack on Titan 3rd Season: Part II

Attack on Titan 3rd Season: Part II

Watch (Currently Airing). Continuation of the story.

8 Attack on Titan: Junior High

Attack on Titan: Junior High

Optional, Some people like it, although I recommend skipping. Try the first episode and see if you like it, it seems "hit or miss" kind of show.

9 Attack on Titan Picture Drama

Attack on Titan Picture Drama

Skip, although some people like it, I think there are better comedy shows out there. This show "is filled with the characters being dumb or childish, being put into situations cliché to slice of life/high school shows... It includes the fact that most of them are still hormone ridden teenagers as well as students and kids that want to socialize. It still includes a bit of titan slaying or training excersises but is more focused on the comedy and slice of life feel." -swagmaster420

10 Attack on Titan: Since That Day

Attack on Titan: Since That Day

Skip, it's just a recap.

11 Attack on Titan Movie 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow

Attack on Titan Movie 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow

Skip, this is a compilation film, watch the first season instead.

12 Attack on Titan Movie 2: The Wings of Freedom

Attack on Titan Movie 2: The Wings of Freedom

Skip, this is a compilation film, watch the first season instead.

13 Attack on Skytree

Attack on Skytree

Skip, this is just a commercial for the Attack on Titan Attraction at Tokyo Skytree.

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Starra Aug 24, 2018

No Chuugakkou? While it's purely filler and doesn't really add anything by watching it, if you're a big enough fan of the series you'll probably enjoy it. It's not essential but I feel like it should still be listed since it's more than just an OVA.

Also, worth noting that at this point all the movies are recaps.