OK, we know a lot of post-apocalyptic readers are excited about Season 3 of Attack on Titan, so we’re going to go ahead and put together this handy guide for you. Much of this information is courtesy of an amazing FAQ Reddit that you can read in full here, along with additional sources.
Attack on Titan premiered July 23 at 12:35 a.m. (Japan Time Zone.) That means that in the United States, it premiered on July 22. English subtitled versions were released about 2 1/2 hours later.
Attack on Titan’s Air Time Every Week
Each episode is going to air in the original language at 12:35 a.m. on Monday (Japan Time Zone.) If you’re watching in the United States, however, that means that you can see each episode on Sundays, with subtitled versions appearing approximately two-and-a-half hours after they premiere in Japan. (Aren’t time zones confusing?)
Links to Legally Stream Attack on Titan Season 3 (& Watch for Free)
The dubbed episodes are coming out later. If you want to stream the English subtitle episodes right away in the United States, legally, here’s how (with links.)
Funimation: Watch here. (U.S., UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand). You can get a free trial of FunimationNow to watch the episodes online. The free trial’s only 14 days and you’ll have to include a form of payment when you register. You can also watch FunimationNOW on iOS, Android, PlayStation, and Microsoft.
Crunchyroll: Watch here. (U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and more). You can try out Crunchyroll with a 14-day free trial of the premium service. You’ll have to sign up for an account and provide payment details to get it. Or just use the free Crunchryoll, but you’ll have to watch ads.
Toonami: Watch here. (U.S.)
English dubs won’t be available until August. The very first English dubs will premiere on Adult Swim on August 18.
How Many Episodes are in Attack on Titan Season 3?
You’re in luck this season. Rather than 12 episodes like last season, it looks like Season 3 is going to be 24 episodes long (aka 2 cours.) This will cover 10 volumes of the manga, confirmed by reliable leaker YonkouProductions. (By the way “cours” refers to how animes are produced in sets of about 12 episodes each. Season 1 was 2 cours (25 episodes) and Season 2 was 1 cour (12 episodes.) With Season 3 being 2 cours again, we’re looking at 24 to 25 episodes.
Attack On Titan Season 3 will run for 24 episodes.
— YonkouProductions (@YonkouProd) April 27, 2018
How Can I Read the Manga that Season 3 Attack on Titan Is Based On?
That’s easy. Amazon has the manga for Season 3 Part 1 here and Part 2 here with special editions to the box set, available for pre-order. If you don’t want the special edition but would rather just read the manga now, you can order Chapter 51 (Volume 13), where Season 3 begins, on Amazon here.
Whether it will be faithful to the source material remains to be seen. There will be some differences, but just what isn’t known. Some fans are reporting that the Season 3 premiere shows some events being changed (shortened or skipped entirely) and others moved to different parts of the timeline.
Season 1 was based on the manga up to chapter 33. Season 2 was up to chapter 50. Season 3 begins at Chapter 51 (Volume 13.) It’s rumored that Season 3 will end around Chapter 90 (volume 22.)
What Is the Attack on Titan Season 3 Schedule?
Attack on Titan Season 3 is going to release one week at a time, one episode per week. That means you’ll be coming back for the subtitled episodes at the same time and day every week. There might be a hiatus between episodes 12 & 13, but we’re not sure about that yet.
We don’t know yet when Attack on Titan Season 3 will be released on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
Got any more questions? Let us know in the comments below.