The final season of colossal anime hit series Attack On Titan is drawing towards its highly anticipated conclusion. Standing proudly as not only one of the highest-rated anime series of all time but as one of best received overall tv shows, Attack On Titan has certainly provided audiences across the globe with astounding moments and unforgettable twists that kept viewers hooked to their screens.
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Currently, with an overall rating of 9.0/10 based on nearly 300,000 reviews, the show stands out as a critically acclaimed hit. However, not all episodes are created equal and some episodes raise the bar much higher than others, garnering their well-deserved high ratings.
"Savagery" - 9.8 (Season 4, Episode 14)
Originally being interrupted halfway through airing due to breaking news footage of an earthquake near Wakayama doesn't hold back the quality of the episode and subsequently the ratings it received. Rated 9.8/10 from nearly 17,000 viewers, this episode towards the end of the fourth season of Attack On Titan, provided audiences with the gripping scene between Eren, Mikasa, and Armin where Eren reveals how Mikasa isn't necessarily acting on her own free will, instead genetically designed to protect Eren at all costs.
Meanwhile, Zeke as the Beast Titan turns the Scouts into Titans, leaving Levi no choice but to eliminate his own comrades, later followed by a brutal scene in which Levi once again shows Zeke no mercy. The interactions between characters in this episode are what make this episode stand out, as well as the shocking brutality of the action, in typical Attack On Titan style.
"Scream" - 9.8 (Season 2, Episode 12)
Coming in at an impressive 9.8/10 based on nearly 18,000 reviews, the season 2 finale drove itself deeply into the hearts of audiences. Facing for the first time, the Titan that killed his mother, Eren is forced to watch in horror as it devours Hannes. Only finding momentary solace in Mikasa, and their shared bond over the simple act of wrapping her in his scarf.
During the climax of the battle, Eren unleashes the power of the Founding Titan. This episode is the true beginning of the story deepening as the new revelations brought on more questions. There were several tender moments in this episode, particularly the emotional scene between Eren and Mikasa, meaning that the episode comes together as an intense clash of action and emotion.
"Warrior"- 9.9 (Season 2, Episode 6)
The first of many near-perfect ratings and the earliest airing episode of the entries, this episode received a 9.9/10 based on just over 22,500 reviews. Possibly the still most shocking twist of the series to date was the reveal of Reiner and Bertholdt as the traitors and therefore villains, as well as their identities of the Armoured and Colossal Titans.
The casual conversation atop Wall Rose still holds the incredible impact that it did when the episode first aired and the gripping cliffhanger of Eren about to battle Reiner in their Titan forms for the first time makes it truly one of the most unforgettable episodes of the anime.
"That Day" - 9.9 (Season 3, Episode 20)
From late season 3, as part of the Return To Shiganshina Arc, this next entry garnered a 9.9/10 rating from nearly 28,000 fans. Taking audiences for the first time inside Marley, this episode explores Grisha Jaeger's past and introduces viewers to the restorationists. A lot of questions start to get answered in this episode, including Zeke's betrayal and how Eren's dad ended up on Paradis Island.
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Effectively setting up the narrative for the next series as well as finally answering some long-anticipated fan questions, this episode provides an overall satisfying and intriguing new level to the lore of Attack On Titan.
"Midnight Sun" - 9.9 (Season 3, Episode 18)
With 9.9/10 based on nearly 32,000 reviews, this episode presented audiences with a heartwrenching decision. One serum to save one life but two integral characters that will die without it. Being left to choose between saving Erwin's or Armin's life, Levi is left with the most controversial choice of the entire show.
This episode is a great example of Attack On Titan doing one of the things it does best, putting viewers in an impossible situation that centers on the weight and morality of human lives. Regardless of whether audiences are in agreement about the final outcome, it is indisputable that this is episode is deserving of its high rating.
"Perfect Game" - 9.9 (Season 3, Episode 16)
Holding another high rating of 9.9/10 from 37,500 viewers, this episode, while containing plenty of gripping action scenes between the Scouts and the Titans, is best remembered for Erwin's emotional and empowering speech followed by the suicide charge against Zeke in Beast Titan form that ultimately led to the Commander's death.
The final rousing speech was the perfect farewell to the character as he went down fighting and while they weren't his final moments, which take place two episodes later, it holds itself proudly as the epic send-off that his much-loved character was deserving of.
"The War Hammer Titan" - 9.9 (Season 4, Episode 6)
44,000 fans rated this season 4 episode as a 9.9/10 and for good reason. Literally bursting into an attack, this episode is action-packed and thrilling, as viewers got to finally see their favorite characters back in action after the narrative had veered off to follow Falco and the Eldians in Marley.
As the title of the episode suggests, it also introduces audiences to the power of the War Hammer Titan, locked in a fierce battle with Eren in Attack Titan form, as well as being the first real-time we see true differences in opinion on the war and about what should be the correct step to take next. This episode is an engrossing explosion of action, furthering both the narrative and excitement of viewers.
"Declaration Of War" - 9.9 (Season 4, Episode 5)
Once again rated at 9.9/10 based on 45,500 audience reviews this episode took the build-up from the episodes before it and released them in full force to form this highly ranked installment of season 4. Reuniting for the first time in four years, Eren and Reiner face off during a tense conversation, a distraction from the first steps being enacted in Marley's invasion and attack.
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Concluding on a truly epic high as Eren bursts through the stage in front of gathered Marleyans, in Attack Titan form, grabbing and ultimately killing Willy Tybur, just as he has announced a declaration of war on Paradis Island. The escalation in this episode acts as the calm before the storm as the characters prepare for the dawn of war and does an excellent job at bringing audiences along on that journey.
"Assault" - 9.9 (Season 4, Episode 7)
A final near-perfect rating of 9.9/10 this time from over 61,000 fans, this episode showcases Armin's Colossal Titan form for the first time as he ascends over Marley during the attack, alongside reuniting Levi and Zeke as they come together again in battle, much to many fans long-anticipated excitement.
Once again, taking the most awaited elements of the series, this episode comes together as a fan favorite due to the extraordinary action scenes that Attack On Titan does best along with the emotional pulls that continuously draw the viewers along.
"Hero" - 10 (Season 3, Episode 17)
Attack On Titan is made up of many astounding episodes, with many being near perfect, but not quite. This final entry crowns them all and is truly Attack On Titan at its best.
Rated a perfect 10/10 based on over an incredible 71,000 reviews, this episode can be best remembered for the iconic fight between Levi and Zeke, as Levi butchers Zeke, dragging his body out from within the Beast Titan, leaving him unable to regenerate. Partly due to Levi's status as the fan-favorite, this epic battle is truly unforgettable and is well-deserving of its place as the highest-rated Attack On Titan episode.
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