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This is a list of all the episodes from the Attack on Titan anime's first season.

Episodes

These episodes were aired during the original run of the anime series from April 6, 2013 to September 28, 2013 on Mainichi Broadcasting System in Japan.

Number Title Card Title Release date
1
Attack on Titan - Episode 1 Title Card
To You, in 2000 Years: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 1
 (二千年後の君へ ―シガンシナ陥落①― Ni-sen Nen-go no Kimi e -Shiganshina Kanraku (1)-?)
April 6, 2013
One hundred years after the appearance of the Titans, humanity receives a grim reminder of the threat that the Titans pose. Under the belief that they were safe behind the Walls, a Colossal Titan peers over the Walls and breaks the Wall. A young boy and his foster sister do what they can to save their mother, trapped below the debris of their fallen house, but they are forced to flee when a disturbing Titan appears. The boy watches as, before his eyes, the Titan picks her up and eats her.

Number Title Card Title Release date
2
Attack on Titan - Episode 2 Title Card
That Day: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 2
 (その日 ―シガンシナ陥落②― Sono Hi -Shiganshina Kanraku (2)-?)
April 13, 2013
Titans continue to kill the citizens of Shiganshina as Eren, Mikasa, and Armin escape with their lives. After an Armored Titan break through the inner gate, Eren vows to kill all the Titans on the earth. A year after Armin's grandfather perishes in an operation to retake Wall Maria, the three children join the military as part of the 104th Cadet Corps.

Number Title Card Title Release date
3
Attack on Titan - Episode 3 Title Card
A Dim Light Amid Despair: Humanity's Comeback, Part 1
 (絶望の中で鈍く光る ―人類の再起①― Zetsubō no Naka de Nibuku Hikaru -Jinrui no Saiki (1)-?)
April 20, 2013
After a brutal introduction to their instructor Keith Sadies, the cadets learn of Eren's past and his dreams. Eren later finds difficulty training with ODM gear, though with some motivation from his new friends he is able to overcome his struggle. The instructor later reveals that his belt was somehow broken, and Eren finds no difficulty training with functional gear.

Number Title Card Title Release date
4
Attack on Titan - Episode 4 Title Card
The Night of the Closing Ceremony: Humanity's Comeback, Part 2
 (解散式の夜 ―人類の再起②― Kaisan Shiki no Yoru -Jinrui no Saiki (2)-?)
April 27, 2013
In the last days of their training, Eren learns to spar with Annie as she notes the absurd system the military operates by. Eren later uses Annie's technique against Jean during an argument. After graduation, the cadets think about which military regiment they will enlist in, and Eren's speech convinces many to consider the Scouts. However, the day after graduation, the Colossal Titan suddenly arrives at Trost.

Number Title Card Title Release date
5
Attack on Titan - Episode 5 Title Card
First Battle: The Struggle for Trost, Part 1
 (初陣 ―トロスト区攻防戦①― Uijin -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (1)-?)
May 4, 2013
Eren's fight with the Colossal Titan comes to an abrupt halt when the creature vanishes without a trace. The cadets are entrusted with the defense of the city, causing many to panic or lose hope, and Mikasa worries for Eren's life. When the battle begins, Eren's squad is quickly decimated by the invading Titans. Armin is saved from the brink of death by Eren, but Eren is eaten in his place.

Number Title Card Title Release date
6
Attack on Titan - Episode 6 Title Card
The World the Girl Saw: The Struggle for Trost, Part 2
 (少女が見た世界 ―トロスト区攻防戦②― Shōjo ga Mita Sekai -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (2)-?)
May 11, 2013
Eren's death weighs heavily on Armin's mind while Mikasa forcefully persuades a merchant boss to allow the civilians to evacuate the district before his goods. She recalls the day six years ago when Eren saved her from kidnappers who killed her parents, the day she received her scarf and began considering Eren as family.

Number Title Card Title Release date
7
Attack on Titan - Episode 7 Title Card
Small Blade: The Struggle for Trost, Part 3
 (小さな刃 ―トロスト区攻防戦③― Chīsana Yaiba -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (3)-?)
May 18, 2013
Things turn bleak for the cadets when headquarters is overrun by Titans, leaving them unable to resupply before evacuation. After Mikasa learns of Eren's death, she leads a reckless charge for HQ but gets separated from the others. She nearly accepts her imminent death until she finds the will to fight, but she is miraculously saved with the arrival of a mysterious Titan that fights other Titans, a manifestation of humanity's rage.

Number Title Card Title Release date
8
Attack on Titan - Episode 8 Title Card
I Can Hear His Heartbeat: The Struggle for Trost, Part 4
 (心臓の鼓動が聞こえる ―トロスト区攻防戦④― Shinzō no Kodō ga Kikoeru -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (4)-?)
May 25, 2013
As Jean leads the cadets to the Trost HQ, the mysterious Titan is lured there by Mikasa, Armin, and Conny. The Titan fights the others outside while the cadets enact a strategy to clear out the Titans from the supply room. After resupplying, some cadets notice the mysterious Titan collapsing from exhaustion after killing the remaining Titans. Miraculously, Eren Jaeger emerges unconscious from the Titan's nape, alive and healed.

Number Title Card Title Release date
9
Attack on Titan - Episode 9 Title Card
Whereabouts of His Left Arm: The Struggle for Trost, Part 5
 (左腕の行方 ―トロスト区攻防戦⑤― Hidariude no Yukue -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (5)-?)
June 1, 2013
The Scouts on a scouting mission beyond Wall Rose receive news of the attack on Trost, and Commander Erwin orders for an immediate retreat. Meanwhile, Eren is brought before the leaders of the Garrison to answer for his sudden Titan powers.

Eren attempts to convince the captain that he is human, but his words fall on deaf ears. When the captain orders the artillery crew to fire upon Eren, he transforms into a partial Titan to shield his friends from the blast.


Number Title Card Title Release date
10
Attack on Titan - Episode 10 Title Card
Response: The Struggle for Trost, Part 6
 (応える ―トロスト区攻防戦⑥― Kotaeru -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (6)-?)
June 8, 2013
Eren's sudden transformation comes as a shock to both the Garrison and his fellow cadets. Armin decides to put his life on the line and argue for Eren's sake before the captain, but the man is unmoved. However, the confrontation is resolved with the arrival of Commander Pyxis, who desires to follow the plan which Armin has devised to seal the breach in Wall Rose.

Number Title Card Title Release date
11
Attack on Titan - Episode 11 Title Card
Idol: The Struggle for Trost, Part 7
 (偶像 ―トロスト区攻防戦⑦― Gūzō -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (7)-?)
June 15, 2013
Commander Pyxis announces the plan to seal Wall Rose with a boulder in the city, but the soldiers and cadets are reluctant to follow. Given the dire circumstances, Pyxis convinces the troops to take the risk. Under the command of the Garrison elite squad, Eren approaches the boulder while the other soldiers distract the Titans. However, upon transforming into his Titan form, he immediately attacks Mikasa.

Number Title Card Title Release date
12
Attack on Titan - Episode 12 Title Card
Wound: The Struggle for Trost, Part 8
 (傷 ―トロスト区攻防戦⑧― Kizu -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (8)-?)
June 22, 2013
Eren's sudden assault causes conflict among the Garrison elite squad, though Ian believes it is best to defend Eren at all costs. Meanwhile, the cadets continue to distract the Titans in the city, though Jean's ODM gear malfunctions and he is cornered.

Seeing flares signalling failure, Armin travels to Eren and speaks to him by cutting into his Titan's nape, reminding him of his dreams to see the outside world. His willpower rekindled, Eren's Titan begins to heal its wounds.


Number Title Card Title Release date
13
Attack on Titan - Episode 13 Title Card
Primal Desire: The Struggle for Trost, Part 9
 (原初的欲求 ―トロスト区攻防戦⑨― Genshoteki Yokkyū -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (9)-?)
June 29, 2013
After the skirmishes between the cadets and the Titans come to a close, the soldiers of Trost see Eren carrying the boulder to the breach and defend him with their lives. Once the breach is sealed,

the Scout Regiment arrives to assist in clearing out the remaining Titans.

After the battle, the cadets assist in clearing out the corpses, and Jean finds Marco's body. Some time later, Eren awakens in a cell supervised by Commander Erwin and Captain Levi, who accepts him into the Scouts.


Number Title Card Title Release date
13.5
Attack on Titan - Episode 13.5 Title Card
Since That Day
 (あの日から Ano Hi kara?)
July 7, 2013
This episode recapitulates the events of the previous 13 episodes of the anime.

Number Title Card Title Release date
14
Attack on Titan - Episode 14 Title Card
Can't Look into His Eyes Yet: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 1
 (まだ目を見れない ―反撃前夜①― Mada Me o Mirenai -Hangeki Zen'ya (1)-?)
July 13, 2013
Eren is brought before a military tribunal that will determine his fate as a soldier for humanity. The Military Police Regiment wishes to thoroughly investigate Eren's Titan nature before killing him to appease the people, whereas the Scout Regiment wishes to investigate and make use of Eren's Titan powers in an upcoming scouting mission. After heated debate from both sides, it is decided that Eren will be handed over to the Scouts.

Number Title Card Title Release date
15
Attack on Titan - Episode 15 Title Card
Special Operations Squad: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 2
 (特別作戦班 ―反撃前夜②― Tokubetsu Sakusen-han -Hangeki Zen'ya (2)-?)
July 20, 2013
Eren joins the Special Operations Squad of the Scout Regiment and is taken to an old Scout base where they will prepare for the upcoming scouting mission. He meets his squadmates and learns of the Titan research performed by Section Commander Hange.

The next morning, the Scouts learn that Sawney and Beane, Hange's Titan test subjects, have been killed. As the Scouts wonder who is responsible, Commander Erwin asks Eren who the true enemy is.


Number Title Card Title Release date
16
Attack on Titan - Episode 16 Title Card
What Needs to be Done Now: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 3
 (今、何をすべきか ―反撃前夜③― Ima, Nani o Subeki ka -Hangeki Zen'ya (3)-?)
July 20, 2013
After the 104th cadets are investigated concerning the deaths of Sawney and Beane, they are presented with the choice of which regiment they will join. Commander Erwin, informing the cadets of the Scout Regiment's upcoming mission, urges for them to join their cause, and many cadets become official Scouts.

Eren later reunites with his friends and learns of Marco's death. One month later, the Scouts set out from Calaneth District on the 57th Exterior Scouting Mission.


Number Title Card Title Release date
17
Attack on Titan - Episode 17 Title Card
Female Titan: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 1
 (女型の巨人 ―第57回壁外調査①― Megata no Kyojin -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (1)-?)
August 3, 2013
With the start of the expedition, the scouts encounter Titans as they head out, having them dealt with by the support squad while they enter Erwin's formation meant for avoiding the Titans. Sasha and Armin experience it first hand, with the latter one even witnessing an abnormal. However, as things progress, a mysterious Female Titan appears at Armin's location, being neither a regular Titan nor an abnormal - it is a human using a Titan's body. Armin witnesses its strength and intelligence as the Female Titan kills Ness and Cis. Thinking that the same fate awaits him, Armin is then approached by the Titan. However, the Female Titan just looks at his face and walks away. Not having enough time to be shocked, Reiner and Jean reach Armin's location, with the latter telling them that the Female Titan has brought an army of Titans, wiping out the right side of the formation. They engage in fight with the Titan in order to stall it, however, they are unable to do much and Reiner almost falls victim to the Titan, but in the end manages to get through. The mysterious Titan then leaves, just to head to Eren's location.

Number Title Card Title Release date
18
Attack on Titan - Episode 18 Title Card
Forest of Giant Trees: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 2
 (巨大樹の森 ―第57回壁外調査②― Kyodaiju no Mori -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (2)-?)
August 10, 2013
After their encounter with the Female Titan, Reiner tends to Armin's wounds while Jean calls for his horse. With the situation looking bleak as they have to decide who will be left behind, Christa appears with two horses, saving everyone. Meanwhile, the Female Titan keeps running towards Eren's location, killing anyone who gets in its way. Much to the surprise of the soldiers, the formation heads into a Forest of Giant Trees. Erwin orders that only middle section is to enter the forest while all other soldiers go around, eventually stationing themselves near the trees. They are ordered to kill any Titan that attempts to enter the forest. The lower ranking soldiers wonder about this decision, but knowing that Erwin must have a reason for it, they decide to obey their orders. The Female Titan then enters the forest, chasing Eren, while the rest of the squad ask Levi for orders, proposing to engage in a fight with the pursuer.

Number Title Card Title Release date
19
Attack on Titan - Episode 19 Title Card
Bite: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 3
 (噛み付く ―第57回壁外調査③― Kamitsuku -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (3)-?)
August 17, 2013
Levi fires a noise round and tells the squad to continue moving forward. With more of the rearguard getting killed by the Female Titan, Eren begs his squad to let him fight but they tell him to trust Levi's decision. As he considers changing into his Titan form, Levi tells him to choose to be either a monster or a member of the Scout Regiment. Eren starts remembering when Hange, Levi and his squad had him try to transform into a Titan for experimental purposes but was unable to. During a break when he tried to pick a teaspoon, Eren suddenly partially transformed, much to the squad's shock. They almost attacked him but Levi ordered them to stand down. Hange deduced that Eren is able to transform into a Titan not by solely injuring himself but also due to his desire to fulfill his goals. The squad apologized to Eren and told him they should trust each other. Remembering this, Eren decides to trust his squad's plan. It is then revealed that Levi's squad is bait to lure the Female Titan into an ambush where Erwin and his men fire hundreds of grappling hooks at the Female Titan, trapping it. Levi leaves his squad to meet up with Erwin to find out who the Female Titan is.

Number Title Card Title Release date
20
Attack on Titan - Episode 20 Title Card
Erwin Smith: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 4
 (エルヴィン・スミス ―第57回壁外調査④― Eruvin Sumisu -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (4)?)
August 24, 2013
With the Female Titan restrained, Erwin Smith and Levi try to figure out its identity with no success as it is able to harden its skin to prevent them from cutting out the human inside. Jean, Armin and the rest of Levi's squad realize it was Erwin's plan to use Eren as bait to draw out the mole within the Scout Regiment who joined them after the Walls fell and only told his real plan to those who were part of the Legion before the fall. Meanwhile, the others wonder about what is happening inside the forest until the Female Titan gives a loud scream that draws all Titans in the vicinity to her. Despite the Scout Regiment's attempt to stop them, the Titans ignore the humans and eat the Female Titan's body in a frenzy, which makes Erwin call off the expedition. However, knowing that there is no confirmation that the mole has also been eaten by the Titans, Erwin orders Levi to resupply while the mole, disguised as a cloaked Scout Regiment member, attacks Levi's Squad, killing Gunther Schultz.

Number Title Card Title Release date
21
Attack on Titan - Episode 21 Title Card
Crushing Blow: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 5
 (鉄槌 ―第57回壁外調査⑤― Tettsui -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (5)-?)
August 31, 2013
Erwin continues with his theory, believing to know how the Female Titan escaped. Armin deduces that the reason for which the attack of Titans was stopped midway was Eren's transformation into a Titan. Meanwhile, Erwin's hypothesis is proven to be correct as the culprit transforms into the Female Titan once again. After much debating, Eren decides to leave defeating it to the rest of the Special Operations Squad while he heads for the HQ. Despite the Levi Squad initially having an upper hand, Eren watches in horror as his comrades are killed one by one. His rage causes him to make the decision to transform into a Titan to join the fight.

They engage in battle and even though Eren believes to have made a wrong choice, he blames the Female Titan for his squad's death and promises to kill it. The fight resumes and the Female Titan manages to dodge most of his attacks. Later on in the battle, Eren starts to twitch in a disturbing matter. Suddenly, Eren notices something about his opponent, but at that moment, his head gets crushed and his real body devoured by the Female Titan just as Mikasa arrives. In an attempt to save Eren, Mikasa keeps attacking the foe, but to no avail. In the end, Levi appears, grabbing Mikasa. Together, they follow the Female Titan.


Number Title Card Title Release date
22
Attack on Titan - Episode 22 Title Card
The Defeated: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 6
 (敗者達 ―第57回壁外調査⑥― Haisha-tachi -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (6)-?)
September 7, 2013
In a desperate attempt to save Eren, Levi and Mikasa team up against the Female Titan. With Mikasa being the bait, Levi shows off his speed and power, cutting up the Female Titan, giving it no time to defend itself. Seeing this, Mikasa takes the chance to kill the foe, but the Female Titan sees through it and Levi has to defend her, injuring himself in the process. Slicing through the Female Titan's mouth, they manage to take Eren and get away, with the Female Titan shedding tears over its failure.

Later, on their way home, the soldiers argue with Erwin over his decision to leave behind a corpse of their friend, Ivan. In the town, the families and friends of the Special Operations Squad soldiers are awaiting them, not knowing the truth about their fate. Meanwhile, Dieter does not follow Erwin's order and ends up having the Titans follow them, forcing them to get rid of the rest of the corpses, including some members of Levi's own squad. Finally arriving to the town, the soldiers have to face the results of their failure, with Eren being handed over to the authorities.


Number Title Card Title Release date
23
Attack on Titan - Episode 23 Title Card
Smile: Assault on Stohess, Part 1
 (微笑み ―ストヘス区急襲①― Hohoemi -Sutohesu-ku Kyūshū (1)-?)
September 14, 2015
In the Stohess District of Wall Sina, the Military Police are ordered to escort the Scout Regiment convoy once they enter the capital. To Marlo's disgust, the Military Police are shown to be lazy and corrupt. He reveals he joined the Military Police so he could reform it to become a better organization. Once the convoy has entered Stohess, Armin calls out to Annie from the alleyway. He tells her their plan to help Eren escape the capital. When she questions him for more details he reveals the one riding in the convoy is actually Jean in disguise. She refuses at first but after Armin begs again, revealing that Eren may be killed, she finally agrees.

Armin then leads the group to an underground tunnel. However, Annie refuses to enter as she has noticed Armin's strange behavior and the hidden Scout Regiment members watching her. Armin finally reveals he suspects Annie is the Female Titan, since the omni-directional mobility gear she had after Sawney and Beane were killed is Marco's, and the Female Titan did not kill him during the last expedition. Eren and Armin beg Annie to prove them wrong by following them, but knowing her identity is exposed, she laughs sadistically and transforms using the hidden blade in her ring.


Number Title Card Title Release date
24
Attack on Titan - Episode 24 Title Card
Mercy: Assault on Stohess, Part 2
 (慈悲 ―ストヘス区急襲②― Jihi -Sutohesu-ku Kyūshū (2)-?)
September 21, 2013
Days before Eren is escorted to the capital, he is told by Erwin and Armin that they have a plan to capture the person they believe to be the Female Titan and is shocked when they tell him it is Annie. Back in the present, Eren, Armin and Mikasa manage to escape a collapsing tunnel while being hunted by the Female Titan. Eren tries to transform but is unable to which Mikasa suspects his feelings for Annie is preventing him. When another tunnel collapse traps Eren, Mikasa and Armin distract the Female Titan away from Eren.

Meanwhile, Commander Nile Dawk of the Military Police demands an explanation from Erwin on what is going on as his men hold him on gunpoint. As Mikasa and the rest of the Scout Regiment distract and tries to capture the Female Titan, Armin and Jean try to free Eren from the rubble. Armin tells Eren he has to fight Annie as anyone who refuses to sacrifice anything can never change anything. As Eren thinks about what Armin said, he remembers his hatred for the Titan who killed his mother. Eren finally transforms into the Power Titan and delivers a fearsome blow to the Female Titan.


Number Title Card Title Release date
25
Attack on Titan - Episode 25 Title Card
Wall: Assault on Stohess, Part 3
 (壁 ―ストヘス区急襲③― Kabe -Sutohesu-ku Kyūshū (3)-?)
September 28, 2013
As a shrine inside the Stohess District gets crushed during the ongoing battle of Eren Jaeger and Annie Leonhart, a minister watches the Titans reaching the Walls, much to his horror. Eren and Annie find themselves in a fight yet again, with the former questioning the latter's motives. Meanwhile, Erwin continues facing Nile Dawk as the Military Police Brigade Commander blames him for the city's destruction. Eren and Annie exchange blows, until Annie, reminded of her past, delivers critical strikes. However, Eren, remembering his goal, recovers at an extremely fast pace and charges at Annie with great power.

In spite of his efforts, Annie reaches the Wall and begins climbing it in order to escape. Mikasa does not let this happen as she quickly cuts off Annie's fingers. Annie falls and on the ground, Eren just barely stops himself from devouring Annie, with the latter encasing herself in a crystal afterwards. The soldiers soon learn that they cannot get any information while Erwin is questioned about his actions. Meanwhile, Eren judges his actions in the battle, with Mikasa accompanying him as Armin and Jean discuss the needed sacrifice.


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