If you are an anime fan, you would already know that One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach are collectively called the “Big 3” of the Shonen anime genre. While these three anime series have captured the hearts of many viewers and tackled several unique topics and themes, they are also known to include a significant number of filler episodes. These filler episodes are often criticized by fans for their disconnect from the main storyline and how they impede the plot’s flow. Talking about Bleach, it is the perfect time to start this anime series, since it has been revived with the release of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime after a major hiatus. And for those looking to binge-watch this anime, we have compiled a Bleach filler list to include all the filler episodes you can skip without missing out on any major plotlines. And well, you’re going to need this, as Bleach has a ton of fillers that you should know about.
What Is the Story of Bleach Anime?
Bleach depicts the life of Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student with a supernatural ability to sense spirits. Everything is going smoothly for him, until one day, he needs to save his beloved family from a hollow (corrupt spirits). As a result, Ichigo borrows the “Soul Reaper” powers from Rukia Kuchiki (Soul Reaper from a place called Soul Society) and embarks on the quest to eradicate all of the deadly hollows and save the world.
Bleach (2004 – 2012) had an enormous 366 episodes in total and includes a hefty amount of 163 filler episodes. As a result, nearly 45% of the anime is nothing but filled with non-canon episodes whose story is unrelated to the manga. Bleach does have a gigantic amount of fillers, much like we saw in our Naruto fillers and Naruto Shippuden filler lists. And it also has many filler arcs similar to our guide on One Piece filler arcs. Although we have included every Bleach filler episode you could enjoy, the decision to watch or forgo them is yours.
Bleach Fillers: Skip or Worth Watching?
Note: Our Bleach Filler List only includes episodes that are 100% fillers. The Bleach anime also includes a significant number of mixed canon episodes, so it’s up to you if you wish to skip those as well.
Bleach is reported to have some great filler episodes by the anime community. All of the filler episodes marked as “Watch” have been rated as interesting and fun by fans, so check them out if you don’t mind taking a break to learn about the humorous sides of the protagonists and supporting characters. The ones marked as “Skip” can be left out, saving you valuable time.
|Filler Episodes or Arcs Title
|Should You Watch or Skip it?
|Miracle! The Mysterious New Hero
|The Reviving Lion
|The Bount Arc
|Stolen Hogyoku Arc
| Menos Forest Arc
(Rukia’s Side Story)
|The New Captain Arc
|Rurichiyo And Kenryu’s Feud
|204 & 205
|The Karakura-Raizer Omake Arc
|213 & 214
|Summer! Sea! Swimsuit Festival!
|Ikkaku And Yumichika’s Adventures
|Zanpakuto Unknown Tales/ Rebellion Arc
|A Recap Of Hueco Mundo Events
|Side Story! Ichigo and the Magic Lamp
|Shinigami Film Festival (Bleach: Hell Chapter Movie Promotion)
|Can watch if you want
|Various One-Off Fillers
|Various One-Off Fillers
|The Gotei 13 Invasion Arc
|Shinigami at War (New-Year Special)
Frequently Asked Questions
We have penned down all the Bleach fillers, which amounts to 163 episodes out of 366 total episodes, you can skip in the anime.
Yes! It’s totally up to you if you want to either watch the enjoyable fillers or completely skip them. It won’t have an impact on the main story, which has since continued in the recently released Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime series.
Bleach has a total of 163 filler episodes, starting with the Miracle! The Mysterious New Hero (episode 33), The Reviving Lion (episode 50), The Bount Arc (episodes 64-108), and going all the way up to The Gotei 13 Invasion Arc (episodes 317-342) and Shinigami at War (episode 355).
The Bleach anime is said to have some amazing filler arcs, which are joyous to watch. Some of the interesting filler arcs are The Gotei 13 Invasion Arc, Zanpakuto Unknown Tales/Rebellion Arc, and Menos Forest Arc.
That’s everything you need to know about the episodes you can skip in the Bleach anime series. We hope we were able to help you decide which filler episodes are worth a watch and which ones are not. This shonen anime has earned many admirers around the world over the years and continues to win over more with its ongoing sequel. So now is the perfect opportunity to catch up with the original and enjoy the stunning conclusion right after. Meanwhile, you should also check out the Black Clover filler list to avoid bland side stories in this exciting shonen anime that’s also gained popularity. Finally, tell us about your favorite Bleach character in the comments section below.