Attack on Titan: All Manga Chapters and Arcs in Order
Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan is a global hit and one of those modern anime series that (re)defined the genre and made it more popular worldwide. The dystopian setting, the great fights, and the overall idea of the whole story all make Attack on Titan somewhat of a modern masterpiece. The story follows Eren Yeager, who vows to retake the world after Titan brings about the destruction of his hometown and the death of his mother. Due to the series’ popularity, in this article, we have decided to compose the ultimate guide to the narrative arcs of the Attack on Titan manga, as we are going to tell you everything you need to know about them.
Attack on Titan manga arcs in order (at a glance)
In this section, we are going to bring you an overview of Attack on Titan manga arcs at a glance
- Prologue arc/The Fall of Shiganshina arc
- Volumes (Chapters): 1 (1–2)
- Episodes: 1–2
- Battle of Trost District arc/The Struggle for Trost arc
- Volumes (Chapters): 1–4 (3–14)
- Episodes: 3–13
- 104th Training Corps arc/Humanity’s Comeback arc
- Volumes (Chapters): 4 (15–18)
- Episodes: 14–15
- The Female Titan arc/Eve of the Counterattack arc, The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission arc, Assault on Stohess arc
- Volumes (Chapters): 5–8 (19–34)
- Episodes: 16–25
- Clash of the Titans arc/Clash of the Titans arc
- Volumes (Chapters): 9–12 (35–50)
- Episodes: 26–37
- Royal Government arc/Royal Government arc
- Volumes (Chapters): 13–17 (51–70)
- Episodes: 38–49
- Return to Shiganshina arc/Return to Shiganshina arc
- Volumes (Chapters): 18–22 (71–90)
- Episodes: 50–59
- Marley arc/Marley arc
- Volumes (Chapters): 23–26 (91–106)
- Episodes: 60–68
- War for Paradis arc/War for Paradis arc
- Volumes (Chapters): 27–34 (107–139)
- Episodes: 69–TBA
In the next part of this article, we are going to tell you how you should read Attack on Titan manga series in chronological order.
How many Attack on Titan arcs are there?
As you can see, the overall structure of the Attack on Titan manga is quite simple. The story progresses in a linear fashion most of the time (there are some flashback chapters, but nothing out of the ordinary), and there have been 139 chapters in total, spread through nine large narrative arcs. The thing with Attack on Titan is that it does have a very complex storyline, but if you simply follow the overall structure of the manga, everything will end up being explained at one point or another.
In what order should you read Attack on Titan?
Fans of Attack on Titan will need to start with the first volume of the manga, but they will then have to follow the release order of all the chapters in order to normally follow the evolution of the plot. It’s a lot of material, but the best way to approach it is to simply follow the release order, as it coincides with the evolution of the plot.
Attack on Titan manga arcs explained
1. Prologue arc/The Fall of Shiganshina arc
Volumes (Chapters): 1 (1–2)
Outside the Walls, the Survey Corps approaches a Titan with the goal of shooting it down. In the year 845, in Shiganshina District, a boy named Eren is awakened by his friend Mikasa. He realizes he is coming out of a long nightmare, and tears are streaming down his face. On the way back home, he insists that she not tell anyone, although she would like him to consult her father, a doctor. Hannes, a soldier, hears them and gently mocks Eren. He is furious to discover that the soldiers are drunk and, therefore, unable to defend the wall in the event of an attack by the Titans.
The soldiers remind him that none of them have come to attack them for over 100 years. Eren continues to vent his anger, and Hannes wonders if the young man isn’t planning on joining the Survey Corps. As they continue on their way, Mikasa advises Eren against joining the Survey Corps. The latter’s return within the wall is announced, and the children rush there. They discover that the number of soldiers has dropped and that most survivors are injured. A woman asks the soldiers about her son. The latter gives him what remains of his son: an arm. She wants to know if her sacrifice was useful, but the soldiers reveal that the expedition was useless.
2. Battle of Trost District arc/The Struggle for Trost arc
Volumes (Chapters): 1–4 (3–14)
The 104th Training Brigade received its promotion, and the soldiers were assigned to their respective military corps: Humanity was then ready to counter-attack. Eren and his group of recruits are on the Wall of Trost. Suddenly, a bolt of yellow lightning flashes out of nowhere, followed by the appearance of the Colossal Titan, just like five years before. The Colossus Titan destroys the gate of Trost, which allows the other titans to enter the city. That’s when the battle for the district of Trost begins.
3. 104th Training Corps arc/Humanity’s Comeback arc
Volumes (Chapters): 4 (15–18)
Eren, Mikasa, and Armin are now members of the human army. They must now complete their three-year training with the 104th Training Corps in order to choose the Army Corps to which they will be assigned.
4. The Female Titan arc/Eve of the Counterattack arc, The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission arc, Assault on Stohess arc
Volumes (Chapters): 5–8 (19–34)
News of a relationship between the Titans and humans is spreading despite Eren still being imprisoned. Unfortunately, many who are inside Wall Sina do not want to trust these allegations because they think that if an effort to regain Wall Maria fails, they will have to cope with refugees and food shortages. Some of them even assert that the Titan can support the refugees. On the other hand, the residents of Wall Rose see Eren as their savior and think they could even retake Wall Maria with his help. Mikasa and Armin are informed of Eren’s trial in other places. To Mikasa’s surprise, Armin correctly predicts that the outcome will determine whether Eren lives or dies.
5. Clash of the Titans arc/Clash of the Titans arc
Volumes (Chapters): 9–12 (35–50)
A group of Titans was suddenly reported inside Wall Rose, signaling a potential breach in the Wall. Former members of the 104th Training Corps who joined the Survey Corps will find themselves in a bloody battle against these mysterious Titans. However, they do not know that danger lurks around their group, a danger against which Eren and will have to fight, using all their might in a decisive fight between brothers in arms to decide the fate of the human race.
6. Royal Government arc/Royal Government arc
Volumes (Chapters): 13–17 (51–70)
The audacious and ambitious Survey Corps will use Eren’s titanic form in an effort to recapture the previously surrendered Wall Maria lands from the titanic danger. Yet, the Special Brigades are far from done, and those from the capital, in particular, will stop at nothing to bring Eren and Historia back. Then, during this ferocious conflict, a chain of occasions occurs that will have a lasting impact on humanity.
7. Return to Shiganshina arc/Return to Shiganshina arc
Volumes (Chapters): 18–22 (71–90)
Using Eren’s cementing power, the Survey Corps returns to Shinganshina to repair the gap in Wall Maria. Eren morphs when she arrives and closes the first gap. Afterward, Armin and his fellow soldiers discover three containers that have just been used for drinking. Reiner, Bertolt, and the Beast Titan actually own them. The soldiers are then instructed to strike the wall with the blades of their swords.
An instant later, a soldier shoots a smoke bomb after noticing movement. Reiner stabs the soldier with his blade as he abruptly emerges from the wall in this maneuver. The moment he sees Armin, though, Levi begins to attack him. The latter stabs him in the chest and throat with two blades. Reiner receives a kick from Levi, which causes him to fall to the ground but transform into a Titan; he is able to save himself by sending brain signals to the rest of his body.
8. Marley arc/Marley arc
Volumes (Chapters): 23–26 (91–106)
With the might of the titans, the country of Marley defeats the Middle-Eastern Alliance in a battle that takes place across the sea. The power of the Founding Titan is now more essential than ever for the Marley to keep control of the world. Sadly for them, Eren Yeager still has control of the original.
9. War for Paradis arc/War for Paradis arc
Volumes (Chapters): 27–34 (107–139)
Paradis finds itself in the middle of an ideological conflict between those who embrace Eren Yeager’s acts and celebrate him as a hero and those who view them as a threat to the world due to his invasion of Marley, which sets off the Battle of Liberio. Eldian upcoming. The fight that will decide the fate of Paradis begins when Marley’s armed forces launch an offensive on the Shiganshina District to seize the Founding Titan and exact revenge on the victims of the attack on Liberio.