The BEST Episodes of Attack on Titan

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2019

Network: NHK

Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by the Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by building a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the largest of Titans. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a Titan in over a hundred years, until one day, a Colossal Titan appears out of thin air and destroys part of the city wall. As teenage boy Eren Jaeger and his foster sister Mikasa Ackerman witness the destruction of their town and death of their mother at the hands of the Titans, Eren vows to kill every single Titan and take revenge for all of mankind.

Hero

#1 - Hero

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired May 27, 2019

As Erwin's heroic charge buys Levi time to confront the Beast Titan, Armin comes up with a plan of his own that lays it all on the line.

star 9.25
639 votes
Writers: Akitoshi Yokoyama, Hiroshi Seko, Yasuko Kobayashi
Midnight Sun

#2 - Midnight Sun

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Jun 3, 2019

While picking up the pieces from the costly battle, tensions rise when deciding which of the wounded Scouts gets to use the single syringe of serum.

star 8.76
530 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Seko, Yasuko Kobayashi, Yuzo Sato
Scream

#3 - Scream

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 17, 2017

The battle continues as Eren and the Scouts face many hard decisions. Who is the real enemy? What is the war really about? And what will the future hold for mankind?

star 8.75
1,074 votes
Writers: Ryoutarou Mikihara, Yasuko Kobayashi, Yozo Sato
Warrior

#4 - Warrior

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 6, 2017

Following the battle, the Scouts regroup atop the wall only to find more questions than answers.

star 8.69
1,204 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Seko, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yasuko Kobayashi
That Day

#5 - That Day

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 17, 2019

A look into Grisha's memories shows Eren the many secrets his father was hiding, including one which led to his mother's demise.

star 8.68
519 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Seko, Yasuko Kobayashi, Youko Kanemori
Close Combat

#6 - Close Combat

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 13, 2017

With a new enemy revealed, Eren and the Scouts fight back using all the techniques at their disposal.

star 8.65
1,130 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Seko, Takayuki Hirao, Yasuko Kobayashi
Crushing Blow: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 5

#7 - Crushing Blow: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 5

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Sep 1, 2013

After a last act of desperation, the person inside the Female Titan has escaped from the Recon Corps and reverted to their human form. Now, disguised as a member of the Recon Corps and equipped with Maneuver Gear, they finally catch up to their prey — Levi's squad.

star 8.58
1,533 votes
Writers: Noboru Takagi
The Town Where Everything Began

#8 - The Town Where Everything Began

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 29, 2019

The operation to retake Wall Maria commences in Shiganshina, the town where everything began. But when the Scouts arrive, something seems very wrong.

star 8.52
529 votes
Writers: Masayuki Miyaji, Yasuko Kobayashi
Perfect Game

#9 - Perfect Game

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired May 20, 2019

While one front in the battle is rained on by flames, the other is battered by boulders. With no way out, the Scouts are forced to fight or die trying.

star 8.49
517 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Seko, Kazuya Murata, Yasuko Kobayashi
Thunder Spears

#10 - Thunder Spears

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired May 6, 2019

Against a rush of enemies, the Scouts scramble to defend their horses. But despite falling into a trap, they have their own surprise for the Armored Titan.

star 8.48
502 votes
Writers: Akitoshi Yokoyama, Hiroshi Seko, Yasuko Kobayashi
First Battle: The Struggle for Trost, Part 1

#11 - First Battle: The Struggle for Trost, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 4, 2013

Five years have passed since the fall of Wall Maria and Eren faces off against the Colossal Titan after it appears out of nowhere once again, and knocks a strategic hole in the gate of Wall Rose. As Titans swarm the city, the newly graduated Cadets are called in to fight a brutal battle that won't be without casualties.

star 8.44
1,810 votes
Directors: Shinpei Ezaki
Writers: Hiroshi Seko
Wall: Assault on Stohess, Part 3

#12 - Wall: Assault on Stohess, Part 3

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 29, 2013

Eren, spurred on by his promise to kill every single Titan, unleashes the full power of his Titan form in the fight with the Female Titan. As their bloody battle draws to a close, it seems humanity may finally have a chance at survival. However, with many mysteries still left unsolved, what will await Eren, Mikasa, and Armin?

star 8.44
1,739 votes
Writers: Yasuko Kobayashi
I Can Hear His Heartbeat: The Struggle for Trost, Part 4

#13 - I Can Hear His Heartbeat: The Struggle for Trost, Part 4

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 25, 2013

Armin comes up with a risky plan that pits Titan against Titan as the abandoned cadets attempt to take back their headquarters. Getting into the building might be possible, but getting out alive and refueled will mean facing more of the giants.

star 8.43
1,660 votes
Writers: Noboru Takagi
Charge

#14 - Charge

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 10, 2017

The pursuit begins as the Recon Corps battles their way to Eren. But as the Scouts start to take numerous casualties, Erwin executes a risky strategy.

star 8.42
989 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Seko, Takayuki Hirao, Yasuko Kobayashi
The Attack Titan

#15 - The Attack Titan

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Jun 24, 2019

Eren learns the truth about his Titan powers, his Father and himself. The Survey Corps have a meeting that discusses the future of Eldia with all their new information.

star 8.38
483 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Seko, Yasuhiro Akamatsu, Yasuko Kobayashi
Whereabouts of His Left Arm: The Struggle for Trost, Part 5

#16 - Whereabouts of His Left Arm: The Struggle for Trost, Part 5

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 1, 2013

A miraculous return is met with anger and fear. Cannons are fixed on Eren as he struggles to remember what happened to him inside the belly of a Titan and how he ended up as humankind's enemy. One question is all that matters: is Eren human or Titan?

star 8.37
1,631 votes
Writers: Yasuko Kobayashi
Female Titan: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 1

#17 - Female Titan: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 4, 2013

As the Recon Corps begins its push toward Shiganshina, they encounter an intelligent Female Titan unlike any they’ve seen before. When Armin hypothesizes that it’s really a human that’s been turned into a Titan, he, Jean, and Reiner attempt to stop it.

star 8.35
1,562 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Seko
Ruler of the Walls

#18 - Ruler of the Walls

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 17, 2018

The survey corps and the wall garrison must protect the Orvud District from the impending attack of Rod Reiss's titan.

star 8.34
510 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Seko, Shinji Higuchi, Yasuhiro Akamatsu, Yasuko Kobayashi
Bite: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 3

#19 - Bite: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 3

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 18, 2013

With the Female Titan still chasing after Levi's squad, Eren considers turning himself into his Titan form, but Levi tells him to choose to be either a monster or a member of the Recon Corps. As Eren remembers what he has learned from the squad, he realizes that the danger and sacrifice they all share is not what binds them — it is trust. Now it is up to Eren to make the decision of who he will trust.

star 8.33
1,577 votes
Writers: Noboru Takagi
Beast Titan

#20 - Beast Titan

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 1, 2017

Coupled with the military's cover-up of a previous incident, the shocking discovery inside the Walls causes a stir. Elsewhere, while the new Scout recruits are held for observation, a surprising threat appears.

star 8.32
1,585 votes
Writers: Masashi Koizuka, Yasuko Kobayashi
Mercy: Assault on Stohess, Part 2

#21 - Mercy: Assault on Stohess, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 22, 2013

With the identity of the Female Titan now revealed, Eren has reservations about fighting her. Mikasa, Armin, and the rest of the Recon Corps try to fight the Female Titan, hoping to distract her long enough to buy Eren time to come to terms with his feelings.

star 8.32
1,478 votes
Writers: Yasuko Kobayashi
Small Blade: The Struggle for Trost, Part 3

#22 - Small Blade: The Struggle for Trost, Part 3

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 18, 2013

After the retreat bell sounds, many cadets find themselves without enough fuel to scale the wall back to safety. Mikasa begins to lose hope once she hears of the deaths in Armin's squad, but the appearance of a new type of Titan stokes her will to fight.

star 8.29
1,701 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Seko
Wish

#23 - Wish

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 3, 2018

As battle breaks out, Historia makes a shocking decision which leads to catastrophe.

star 8.29
537 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Seko, Yasuko Kobayashi, Yuzo Sato
To the Other Side of the Wall

#24 - To the Other Side of the Wall

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Jul 1, 2019

Though it's met with hope and despair, the truth is made public. The Scouts then venture beyond the walls to see if it's everything they dreamed of.

star 8.29
490 votes
Writers: Daizen Komatsuda, Yasuko Kobayashi
The Night of the Closing Ceremony: Humanity's Comeback, Part 2

#25 - The Night of the Closing Ceremony: Humanity's Comeback, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 27, 2013

Two years pass and the time for the recruits' graduation approaches. Annie proves her skill in a sparring session, Jean dreams of serving alongside the King, and graduation day brings shocking revelations — along with the sudden appearance of an old foe.

star 8.26
1,808 votes
Directors: Makoto Bessho
Writers: Yasuko Kobayashi