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Bleach Filler List: An Extensive Yet Easy To Follow Guide

Bleach will always be one of the reasons for the success of the Shonen genre around the globe. Besides Naruto, One Piece, and Dragon Ball, you can like or dislike it, but you cannot deny the contribution Bleach made in both the mediums of anime and manga.

Created by Tite Kubo, Bleach soon became the talk of the town, not only for its intriguing plot and cool action sequences but also for the style statement every character of Bleach portrayed. If not for Bleach, the trend of anime and clothing brand collaboration wouldn’t have gained so much attention and popularity.

With that said, Bleach anime has been a topic of discussion due to the high percentage of filler episodes which hampers the flow for the majority of the anime viewers. But, if you are new to anime, you won’t even notice the filler episodes until you read the manga.

People love to rewatch anime, especially when there’s a sequel coming. With the final arc of the manga adapted into an anime in October 2022, the Bleach (2004) anime rose from the ashes. And to help people like you, who want a filler-free watching experience, I have made this detailed Bleach filler list with dedicated tables for each arc.

Bleach has a total of 366 anime episodes, which are divided into 16 arcs.

So, without further ado, let’s begin the Bleach Filler List.

Fillers In Bleach Anime

Bleach has a total of 366 episodes, out of which 163 episodes are filler, with a filler percentage of 44.54%. Here is the complete breakdown for each of the arcs (seasons) of the Bleach anime so that you can glide through the table rather than scrolling down to check each arc’s filler amount.

Season No.Name of the ArcTotal No. of EpisodesNo. of Filler EpisodesFiller Percentage
1Agent of the Shinigami Arc2000%
2Soul Society: The Sneak Entry Arc2114.762%
3Soul Society: The Rescue Arc2214.55%
4The Bount Arc2828100%
5Bount Assault on Soul Society Arc181794.44%
6Arrancar: The Arrival Arc22418.18%
7Arrancar: The Hueco Mundo Sneak Entry Arc209 45%
8Arrancar: The Fierce Fight Arc1600%
9The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai Arc2222100%
10Arrancar vs. Shinigami Arc16212.5%
11The Past Arc700%
12Arrancar: Decisive Battle of Karakura Arc17529.412%
13Zanpakutō Unknown Tales Arc3636100%
14Arrancar: Downfall Arc511223.53%
15Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc262596.154%
16The Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc2414.17%

Bleach Filler List

Season 1 – Agent of the Shinigami Arc Ep (1-20)

  • The Agent of the Shinigami Arc has a total of 20 episodes, out of which all 20 episodes are canon.
  • The Agent of the Shinigami Arc has 0% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
1The Day I Became a ShinigamiCanon
2The Shinigami’s WorkCanon
3The Older Brother’s Wish, the Younger Sister’s WishCanon
4Cursed ParakeetCanon
5Beat the Invisible Enemy!Canon
6Fight to the Death! Ichigo vs. IchigoCanon
7Greetings from a Stuffed LionCanon
8June 17, Memories in the RainCanon
9Unbeatable EnemyCanon
10Casual Soul Realm Assault Trip!Canon
11The Legendary QuincyCanon
12A Gentle Right ArmCanon
13Flower and HollowCanon
14Back to Back, a Fight to the Death!Canon
15Kon’s Great PlanCanon
16The Encounter, Renji Abarai!Canon
17Ichigo Dies!Canon
18Reclaim! The Power of the ShinigamiCanon
19Ichigo Becomes a Hollow!Canon
20Gin Ichimaru’s ShadowCanon

Season 2 – Soul Society: The Sneak Entry Arc Ep (21-41)

  • The Soul Society: The Sneak Entry Arc has a total of 21 episodes, out of which only 1 episode is filler.
  • The Soul Society: The Sneak Entry Arc has 4.762% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
21Enter! The World of the ShinigamiCanon
22The Man who Hates ShinigamiCanon
2314 Days Before Rukia’s ExecutionCanon
24Assemble! The Gotei 13Canon
25Penetrate the Center with an Enormous Bombshell?Canon
26Formation! The Worst TagCanon
27Release the Death Blow!Canon
28Orihime TargetedCanon
29Breakthrough! The Shinigami’s Encompassing NetCanon
30Renji’s ConfrontationCanon
31The Resolution to KillCanon
32The Star and the Stray DogPartial Filler
33Miracle! The Mysterious New HeroFiller
34Tragedy of DawnCanon
35Aizen Assassinated! The Darkness which ApproachesCanon
36Kenpachi Zaraki Approaches!Canon
37Motive of the FistCanon
38Desperation! The Broken ZangetsuCanon
39The Immortal ManCanon
40The Shinigami whom Ganju MetCanon
41Reunion, Ichigo and RukiaCanon

Season 3 – Soul Society: The Rescue Arc Ep (42-63)

  • The Soul Society: The Rescue Arc has a total of 22 episodes, out of which only 1 episode is filler.
  • The Soul Society: The Rescue Arc has 4.55% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
42Flash Goddess Yoruichi, Dances!Canon
43The Despicable ShinigamiCanon
44Ishida, The Utmost Limits of Power!Canon
45Overcome Your Limits!Canon
46Authentic Records! School of ShinigamiPartial Filler
47The AvengersCanon
48Hitsugaya Howls!Canon
49Rukia’s NightmareCanon
50The Reviving LionFiller
51Morning of the SentenceCanon
52Renji, Oath of the Soul! Death Match with ByakuyaCanon
53Gin Ichimaru’s Temptation, Resolution ShatteredCanon
54An Accomplished Oath! Get back Rukia!Canon
55The Strongest Shinigami! Ultimate Confrontation Between Teacher and StudentsCanon
56Supersonic Battle! Determine the Goddess of BattleCanon
57Senbonzakura, Crushed! Zangetsu Thrusts through the SkyCanon
58Release! The Black Blade, the Miraculous PowerCanon
59Conclusion of the Death Match! White Pride and Black DesireCanon
60Reality of the Despair, the Assassin’s Dagger is SwungCanon
61Aizen Stands! Horrible AmbitionsCanon
62Gather Together! Group of the Strongest Shinigami!Canon
63Rukia’s Resolution, Ichigo’s FeelingsCanon

Season 4 – The Bount Arc Ep (64-91)

  • The Bount Arc has a total of 28 episodes out of which all 28 episodes are filler.
  • The Bount Arc has 100% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
64New School Term, Renji has Come to the Human World?!Filler
65Creeping Terror, the Second VictimFiller
66Break Through! The Trap Hidden in the LabyrinthFiller
67Death Game! The Missing ClassmateFiller
68True Identity of the Devil, the Secret which is RevealedFiller
69Bount! The Ones Who Hunt SoulsFiller
70Rukia’s Return! Revival of the Substitute Team!Filler
71The Moment of Collision! An Evil Hand Draws Near to the QuincyFiller
72Water Attack! Escape from the Shutdown HospitalFiller
73Gathering at the Place of Fortune! The Man Who Makes His MoveFiller
74Memories of an Eternally Living ClanFiller
75Earth-Shattering Event at the 11th Division! The Shinigami who Rises AgainFiller
76Crashing force! Fried vs. ZangetsuFiller
77Unfading Grudge! The Shinigami whom Kenpachi KilledFiller
78Shocking Revelations for the Gotei 13! The Truth Buried in HistoryFiller
79Yoshino’s Decision of DeathFiller
80Assault From a Formidable Enemy! A Tiny Final Line of Defense?!Filler
81Hitsugaya Moves! The Attacked CityFiller
82Ichigo vs. Dalk! Appearance of the Faded DarknessFiller
83Gray Shadow, the Secret of the DollsFiller
84Dissension in the Substitute Team? Rukia’s BetrayalFiller
85Deadly Battle of Tears! Rukia vs. OrihimeFiller
86Rangiku dances! Slice the invisible enemy!Filler
87Byakuya is summoned! The Gotei 13 start to move!Filler
88Annihilation of the Lieutenants!? Trap in the Underground CaveFiller
89Rematch?! Ishida vs. NemuFiller
90Renji Abarai, Bankai of the Soul!Filler
91Shinigami and Quincy, the Reviving PowerFiller

The Bount Arc Plot:

After returning from the Soul Society, Ichigo soon finds his friends were kidnapped by beings who identify themselves as Bounts. Bounts are artificial beings that can live forever by absorbing the souls of both the living and the dead. In this arc, Ichigo and others will be seen fighting these Bounts, but they have an objective. And to fulfil that objective they need a Quincy. Their main target is Uryū Ishida.

Season 5 – Bount Assault on Soul Society Arc Ep (92-109)

  • The Bount Assault on Soul Society Arc has a total of 18 episodes out of which 17 episodes are filler.
  • The Bount Assault on Society Arc has 94.44% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
92Invasion of the Shinigami World, AgainFiller
93The Bount Assault! The Gotei 13’s Destructive EarthquakeFiller
94Hitsugaya’s Decision! The Clash ApproachesFiller
95Byakuya Takes the Field! Dance of the Wind-Splitting Cherry BlossomsFiller
96Ichigo・Byakuya・Kariya, The Battle of the Three Extremes!Filler
97Hitsugaya Strikes! Slice the Enemy in the Middle of the ForestFiller
98Clash! Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Maki IchinoseFiller
99Shinigami Vs. Shinigami! The Uncontrollable PowerFiller
100Suì-Fēng Dies? The Last of the Special ForcesFiller
101Mayuri’s Bankai! Sawatari・Clash of the DemonFiller
102The Last Quincy! The Exploding PowerFiller
103Ishida, exceeding the limits to attack!Filler
10410th Division’s Death Struggle! The Release of HyōrinmaruFiller
105Kariya! Countdown to the DetonationFiller
106Life and Revenge! Ishida, the Ultimate ChoiceFiller
107The Swung-Down Edge! The Moment of RuinFiller
108The Wailing Bount! The Last ClashFiller
109Ichigo and Rukia, Thoughts in the Revolving SkyPartial Filler

Bount Assault on Soul Society Arc Plot:

This arc focuses on The Bount’s attacks, but this time on the Soul Society where they are powerful compared to the real world.

Season 6 – Arrancar: The Arrival Arc Ep (110-131)

  • Arrancar: The Arrival Arc has a total of 22 episodes out of which 4 episodes are filler.
  • Arrancar: The Arrival Arc has 18.18% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
110Reopening of the Substitute Business! The Terrifying Transfer StudentCanon
111Shock! The True Characters of the FathersPartial Filler
112The Commencement of War, Visored and ArrancarCanon
113Prelude to the Apocalypse, The Arrancar’s AttackCanon
114Reunion, Ichigo and Rukia and ShinigamiCanon
115Mission! The Shinigami Have ComeCanon
116The Evil Eye, Aizen AgainPartial Filler
117Rukia’s Battle Commences! The Freezing White BladeCanon
118Ikkaku’s Bankai! The Power that Breaks EverythingCanon
119Zaraki Division’s Secret Story! The Lucky MenPartial Filler
120Hitsugaya Scatters! The Broken HyōrinmaruCanon
121Clash! The Person Who Protects vs. The Person Who SuffersCanon
122Visored! The Power of the AwakenedCanon
123Ichigo, complete Hollowfication!?Canon
124Collision! Black Bankai and White BankaiCanon
125Urgent Report! Aizen’s Terrifying Plan!Canon
126Uryū vs. Ryūken! Clash of the parent-child QuincyCanon
127Urahara’s Decision, Orihime’s ThoughtsCanon
128The Nightmare Arrancar! Team Hitsugaya Moves OutFiller
129The Swooping Descent of the Dark Emissary! The Propagation of MaliceFiller
130The Invisible Enemy! Hitsugaya’s Merciless DecisionFiller
131Rangiku’s Tears, the Sorrowful Parting of Brother and SisterFiller

Season 7 – Arrancar: The Hueco Mundo Sneak Entry Arc Ep (132-151)

  • Arrancar: The Hueco Mundo Sneak Entry Arc has a total of 20 episodes out of which 9 episodes are filler.
  • Arrancar: The Hueco Mundo Sneak Entry Arc has 45% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
132Hitsugaya, Karin and Soccer BallFiller
133Ikkaku’s Hot-Blooded Kendo TaleFiller
134The Beautiful Patissier, Yumichika!Filler
135Kon is Deceived! Rangiku on the Lookout..Filler
136Hueco Mundo civil war! Ulquiorra’s deathFiller
137Battle of bad faith, Aizen’s trapFiller
138Second move of Hueco Mundo! Hitsugaya vs YammyCanon
139Ichigo vs. Grimmjow, 11 second battle!Canon
140Ulquiorra’s Scheme, the Moment when the Sun Sets!Canon
141Goodbye…, KurosakiPartial Filler
142Order! Forbid rescue of Orihime InoueCanon
143Grimmjow RevivedPartial Filler
144Ishida・Chad, the Quickening of a New PowerCanon
145The Espada Gather! Aizen’s Royal AssemblyCanon
146Her Name is Nel! The Appearance of the Strange ArrancarPartial Filler
147Forest of Menos! The Search for the Missing RukiaFiller
148Ashido, the Shinigami Who Came from the PastFiller
149Through the Crumbling Forest, a Million MenosFiller
150Oath! Back Here Alive AgainCanon
151The Raging Storm! Encounter with the Dancing ArrancarCanon

 Arrancar: The Hueco Mundo Sneak Entry Arc Plot:

Orihime Inoue is kidnapped by an Arrancar under the command of former Soul Reaper Sōsuke Aizen. Ichigo Kurosaki goes to Hueco Mundo to rescue Orihime. There he faces Arrancars who are ready to take his life.

Season 8 – Arrancar: The Fierce Fight Arc Ep (152-167)

  • Arrancar: The Fierce Fight Arc has a total of 16 episodes out of which no episodes are filler.
  • Arrancar: The Fierce Fight Arc has 0% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
152Ichigo Strikes Back! This is my BankaiCanon
153The Devilish Research! Szayelaporro’s PlanCanon
154Rukia and Kaien, the Sorrowful ReunionCanon
155Rukia Retaliates! Release the Desperate KidōCanon
156Ishida & Pesche, the United Attack of Friendship?Partial Filler
157Ishida’s Trump Card, the Cutter of SoulsCanon
158Right Arm of the Giant, Left Arm of the DevilCanon
159Yasutora Sado dies! Orihime’s TearsCanon
160Testament, Your Heart is Right Here…Partial Filler
161The Cruel Arrancar, Ulquiorra’s ProvocationPartial Filler
162Szayelaporro Laughs, The Net Trapping Renji is CompleteCanon
163Shinigami and Quincy, the Battle of MadnessCanon
164Ishida’s Strategy, the 20-second Offense and DefenseCanon
165Murderous Intent! The Joyful GrimmjowCanon
166Desperate Effort vs. Desperate Effort! The Hollowfied IchigoCanon
167The Moment of Conclusion, the End of GrimmjowCanon

Season 9 – The New Captain Shusuke Amagai Arc Ep (168-189)

  • The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai Arc has a total of 22 episodes out of which all 22 episodes are filler.
  • The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai Arc has 100% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
168The New Captain Appears! His Name is Shūsuke AmagaiFiller
169New Development, the Dangerous Transfer Student Appears!Filler
170Desperate Struggle Under the Moonlit Night, the Mysterious Assassin and ZanpakutōFiller
171The Profusion of Blooming Crimson FlowersFiller
172Kibune Goes to War! The Violent Wind that RagesFiller
173The Appearance of the Great Evil! The Darkness in the House of KasumiōjiFiller
174Break the Mirror’s Boundary! Ichigo’s CaptivityFiller
175The Revenging Assassin, Ichigo is TargetedFiller
176Mystery! The Sword-Consuming AssassinFiller
177The Reversal of Rukia, the Rampaging BladeFiller
178The Nightmare Which is Shown, Ichigo’s Inside the MirrorFiller
179Confrontation?! Amagai vs. Gotei 13Filler
180The Princess’ Decision, the Sorrowful BrideFiller
181The 2nd Division Sorties! Ichigo is SurroundedFiller
182Amagai’s True Strength, Zanpakutō is released!Filler
183The Darkness Which Moves! Kibune’s True ColorsFiller
184Kira and Kibune, Offense and Defense of 3rd DivisionFiller
185Ice and Flame! Fierce Fight of Amagai vs. HitsugayaFiller
186Sortie Orders! Suppress the House of KasumiōjiFiller
187Ichigo Rages! The Assassin’s SecretFiller
188Duel! Amagai vs. IchigoFiller
189The Fallen Shinigami’s PrideFiller

The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai Arc Plot:

In this arc, we get introduced to the new 3rd Division Soul Reaper Captain, Shūsuke Amagai. In this arc, Ichigo Kurosaki gets a new neighbour who is also his classmate and most importantly a princess. Soon Ichigo, and Rukia get into trouble after the princess gets kidnapped. They were hunted by Suì-Fēng, the second division captain, for the kidnapping. As the misunderstanding keeps on getting worse we get to see the real motive of the new captain Shūsuke Amagai.

Season 10 – Arrancar vs. Shinigami Arc Ep (190-205)

  • Arrancar vs. Shinigami Arc has a total of 16 episodes out of which only 2 episodes are filler.
  • Arrancar vs. Shinigami Arc has 12.5% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
190Hueco Mundo Chapter, Restart!Partial Filler
191The Frightening Banquet, Szayelaporro TheaterCanon
192Nel’s Secret, a Big-Breasted Beauty Joins the Battle!?Canon
193Irresistible, Puppet Show of TerrorPartial Filler
194Nelliel’s PastCanon
195The Ultimate Union! Pesche’s SeriousnessCanon
196Joining the Battle! The Strongest Shinigami Army AppearsCanon
197Byakuya’s Bankai, the Quiet AngerCanon
198The Two Scientists, Mayuri’s TrapCanon
199Holy Birth, the Resurrected SzayelaporroCanon
200The Hardest Body!? Cut Down Nnoitra!Canon
201Nnoitra Released! Multiplying ArmsCanon
202Fierce Fighting Conclusion! Who’s the Strongest?Canon
203Karakura Town Gathers! Aizen Versus ShinigamiCanon
204Ichigo’s Stomach-cutting Persuasion StrategyFiller
205Thump! A Kemari Tournament Filled with HollowsFiller

Season 11 – The Past Arc Ep (206-212)

  • The Past Arc has a total of 7 episodes out of which no episodes are filler.
  • The Past Arc has 0% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
206The Past Chapter Begins! The Truth from 110 Years AgoPartial Filler
20712th Division’s New Captain, Urahara KisukePartial Filler
208Aizen and the Genius BoyCanon
209Muguruma’s 9th Division, Moves OutPartial Filler
210Hiyori dies? The Beginning of TragedyCanon
211Betrayal! Aizen’s Secret ManeuversCanon
212Rescue Hirako! Aizen vs. UraharaCanon

Season 12 – Arrancar: Decisive Battle of Karakura Arc Ep (213-229)

  • Arrancar: Decisive Battle of Karakura Arc has 17 episodes out of which 5 episodes are filler.
  • Arrancar: Decisive Battle of Karakura Arc has 29.412% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
213The Soul Burial Detective, Karakuraizer is BornFiller
214Karakuraizer’s Last DayFiller
215Defend Karakura Town! Entire Appearance of the ShinigamiCanon
216Elite! The Four ShinigamiCanon
217Beautiful Little Devil CharlotteCanon
218Kira, The Battle Within DespairCanon
219Hisagi’s Shikai! The Name is…Canon
220Ikkaku Falls! The Shinigami’s CrisisCanon
221The Full Showdown! Shinigami vs. EspadaCanon
222The Most Evil Tag!? Suì-Fēng & ŌmaedaPartial Filler
223A Miraculous Body! Ggio ReleasesPartial Filler
2243 vs. 1 Battle! Rangiku’s CrisisCanon
225All Lieutenants Annihilated! The Terrifying Demonic BeastCanon
226Fierce Fighting Concludes? Towards a New Battle!Canon
227Wonderful ErrorFiller
228Summer! Sea! Swimsuit Festival!!Filler
229Cry of the Soul? The Rug Shinigami is Born!Filler

Season 13 – Zanpakuto Unknown Tales Arc Ep (230-265)

  • Zanpakutō Unknown Tales Arc has 36 episodes out of which all 36 episodes are filler.
  • Zanpakutō Unknown Tales Arc has 100% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
230A New Enemy! The Materialization of ZanpakutōFiller
231Byakuya, Disappearing with the Cherry BlossomsFiller
232Sode no Shirayuki vs. Rukia! Delusion of the HeartFiller
233Zangetsu Becomes an EnemyFiller
234Renji Surprised?! The Two ZabimaruFiller
235Clash! Hisagi vs. KazeshiniFiller
236Release! The New Getsuga TenshōFiller
237Suì-Fēng, Surround the ZanpakutōFiller
238Friendship? Hatred? Haineko & TobiumeFiller
239The Awakening Hyōrinmaru! Hitsugaya’s Fierce FightFiller
240Byakuya’s BetrayalFiller
241For the Sake of Pride! Byakuya vs. RenjiFiller
242Shinigami and Zanpakutō, Total SortieFiller
243One-on-one! Ichigo vs. Senbonzakura   Filler
244The long awaited… Kenpachi appears!Filler
245Pursue Byakuya! The Confused Gotei DivisionsFiller
246Special Mission! Rescue Captain-Commander Yamamoto!Filler
247Deceived Shinigami! The World Collapse CrisisFiller
248Dragon of Ice and Dragon of Flame! The Strongest Showdown!Filler
249Senbonzakura’s Bankai! Offense and Defense of the Living WorldFiller
250That Man, For the Sake of the KuchikiFiller
251Dark History! The Worst Shinigami is BornFiller
252Byakuya, the Truth Behind his BetrayalFiller
253Muramasa’s True Identity RevealedFiller
254Byakuya and Renji, the 6th Division ReturnsFiller
255Final Chapter·Zanpakutō Unknown TalesFiller
256Byakuya’s anger, collapse of the Kuchiki family         Filler
257A New Enemy! The True Nature of the Beast SwordsFiller
258Stray Snake, Tortured MonkeyFiller
259Terror! The Monster That Lurks UndergroundFiller
260Conclusion?! Hisagi vs. KazeshiniFiller
261The Person with the Unknown Ability! Orihime is TargetedFiller
262The Tragic Sword Fiend! Haineko Cries!Filler
263Imprisonment?! Senbonzakura & ZabimaruFiller
264Battle of the Females? Katen Kyōkotsu vs. Nanao!Filler
265Battle of the Females? Katen Kyōkotsu vs. Nanao!Filler

Zanpakutō Unknown Tales Arc Plot:

In this arc, a Zanpakutō spirit named Muramasa appears out of nowhere and begins releasing the spirits of other Zanpakutō from the swords of their masters. Muramasa leads a rebellion to free all the Zanpakutō spirits from the Soul Reapers to gain freedom. But in reality, Muramasa wants nothing but to free his master who was sealed away ages ago.

Season 14 – Arrancar: Downfall Arc Ep (266-316)

  • Arrancar: Downfall Arc has a total of 51 episodes out of which 12 episodes are filler.
  • Arrancar: Downfall Arc has 23.53% filler episodes.
 Episode No. TitleFiller/Canon
 266 Ichigo VS Ulquiorra, Restart!Canon
 267 Connected Hearts! The Left Fist Prepared for Death!Partial Filler
 268 Hatred and Jealousy, Orihime’s DilemmaPartial Filler
 269 Ichigo and Uryū, Bonded Back to BackCanon
 270 Beginning of Despair…Ichigo, the Unreachable BladeCanon
 271 Ichigo Dies! Orihime, the Cry of Sorrow!Canon
 272 Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra, Conclusion!Canon
 273 Fury of the Shark! Harribel ReleasesCanon
 274 Hitsugaya, the Suicidal Frozen Heavens Hundred Flowers Funeral!Partial Filler
 275 The Approaching Breath of Death, the King Who Rules Over Death!Canon
 276 One Hit Kill, Suì-Fēng, Bankai!Partial Filler
 277 Climax! Kyōraku vs. Starrk!Canon
 278 The Nightmare Returns…Revival of the EspadaCanon
 279 Hirako and Aizen…the Reunion of Fate!Canon
 280 Hisagi and Tōsen, the Moment of PartingCanon
 281 Crown of Lies, Baraggan’s GrudgeCanon
 282 Power of the Soul! Los Lobos, Attack!Canon
 283 Starrk, the Lone BattleCanon
 284 Chain of Sacrifice…Harribel’s PastAnime Canon
 285 The Hundred-Year Grudge…Hiyori’s RevengePartial Filler
 286 Protect Karakura Town! Ichigo, towards the Real World!Canon
 287 Side Story…Ichigo and the Magic LampFiller
 288 The Final Trump Card! Ichigo, Towards the Decisive BattlePartial Filler
 289 Byakuya vs. Kenpachi?! The Melee CommencesCanon
 290 For the Sake of Justice?! The Man Who Deserted the ShinigamiPartial Filler
 291 Desperate Struggle with Aizen! Hirako, Shikai!Partial Filler
 292 All Out War! Aizen vs. ShinigamiCanon
 293 Hitsugaya, Enraged! Blade of Hatred!Canon
 294 Impossible to Attack? The Sealed Genryūsai!Canon
 295 It’s All A Trap…Engineered Bonds!Partial Filler
 296 The Shocking Truth…The Mysterious Power Within Ichigo!Canon
 297 The Extending Blade?! Ichigo vs. Gin!Canon
 298 ‎Film! Festival! Shinigami Film Festival!Filler
 299 Theater Opening Commemoration! Hell Chapter・PrologueFiller
 300 Urahara Appears! Stop Aizen!Canon
 301 Ichigo Loses His Fighting Spirit!? Gin’s Expectation!Canon
 302 The Final Getsuga Tenshō!? Ichigo’s Training!Canon
 303 Real World and Shinigami! The New Year Special!Filler
 304 Gaiden Again! This Time’s Enemy Is A Monster?Filler
 305 Delusion Roars! Hisagi, Towards the Hot Springs Inn!Filler
 306 For the Sake of Protecting! Ichigo vs. Tensa Zangetsu!Canon
 307Emergency Situation! Aizen, New Evolution!Canon
 308Sayonara…RangikuCanon
 309Fierce Fighting Conclusion! Release, the Final Getsuga Tenshō!Canon
 310 Ichigo’s Resolution! The Price of the Fierce BattlePartial Filler
 311 The Soul Detective ・ Karakuraizer Takes Off Again!Filler
 312 Inauguration! The Brand New 2nd Division Captain!Filler
 313 The Man Who Risks His Life in the 11th Division!Filler
 314 Kon is Seen! Secret of a Beautiful Office LadyFiller
 315 Yachiru’s Friend! The Shinigami of Justice Appears!Filler
 316 Tōshirō Hitsugaya’s Holiday!Filler

Season 15 – Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc Ep (317-342)

  • Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc has a total of 26 episodes out of which 25 episodes are filler.
  • Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc has 96.154% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
317Unusual Incident in Seireitei?! Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc!Filler
318Renji vs. Rukia?! Battle With Comrades!Filler
319Ichigo’s Capture Net! Escape From Soul Society!Filler
320Gotei 13, Gathering in the Real World!Filler
321Showdown of Mutual Self, Ikkaku vs. Ikkaku!Filler
322Clash! Rukia vs. Rukia!Filler
323Protect Ichigo! Nozomi’s DeterminationFiller
324Recapture Seireitei! The Captains Move!Filler
325For the Sake of the Believers! Byakuya vs. Hitsugaya!Filler
326The Two Hinamoris, Hitsugaya’s ResolutionFiller
327Pride of the Kuchiki Family! Byakuya vs. Byakuya!Filler
328Defeat Kagerōza! Shinigami, All-Out War!Filler
329The Forbidden Research…Nozomi’s Hidden Secret!Filler
330I Want to Live…! Nozomi’s ZanpakutōFiller
331For the Sake of Fighting! The Awakening Nozomi!Filler
332The Most Evil Reigai, Appears in the Real World!Filler
333Destroy Nozomi?! Genryūsai’s DecisionFiller
334The Depleting Reiatsu! Ichigo, Death Struggle of the SoulFiller
335Hiding in the Dangai? Ichigo is Alone?!Filler
336Pursue Kagerōza! Technological Development Department, Infiltration!Filler
337The Developer of the Modified SoulsFiller
338Kon’s Thoughts, Nozomi’s ThoughtsFiller
339Protect Ichigo! The Bonds of Friends!Filler
340Reigai vs. Original, The Fierce Fighting for Gambled Pride!Filler
341Invading Army Arc, Final Conclusion!Filler
342Thank YouPartial Filler

Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc Plot:

In this arc, the Gotei 13 squad members are under attack by their imposters. They are unable to differentiate the imposter from the original. While protecting their lives they try to find the real mastermind behind this incident.

Season 16 – The Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc Ep (343-366)

  • The Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc has a total of 24 episodes out of which only 1 episode is filler.
  • The Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc has 4.17% filler episodes.
Episode No.TitleFiller/Canon
3433rd Year High School Student! Dressed Up, and a New Chapter Begins!Partial Filler
344A Dispute in School?! Ichigo and Uryū, Fight Together!Canon
345Uryū is Attacked, A Threat Draws Near the Friends!Partial Filler
346The Fullbring User·Kūgo GinjōCanon
347A Creeping Danger in the Kurosaki Family?! Ichigo’s Confusion!Canon
348Power of the Substitute Badge, Ichigo’s “Pride”!Canon
349Next Target, The Devil’s Hand Aims at Orihime!Canon
350The Man Who Killed A Shinigami Substitute?! Tsukishima Makes His MoveCanon
351Fullbring, The Detested Power!Partial Filler
352Tsukishima Attacks! The Training Has Been ThwartedCanon
353Ichigo, Mastering the Fullbring!‎Canon
354Ichigo vs. Ginjō! To the Game’s SpaceCanon
355The Shinigami Enter Battle! Seireitei Also Has a New Year Special!Filler
356Foe or Friend?! Ginjō’s Unseen Heart!Canon
357Creeping Menace…Tsukishima’s Ability!Partial Filler
358Clash?! Xcution Attacks GinjōCanon
359The Sorrowful Battle! Ichigo vs. Sado & Orihime!Canon
360Ichigo vs Uryū?! Who is the Traitor?!Canon
361A New Appearance! Meet the Gotei 13!Canon
362Revival! Substitute Shinigami・Ichigo Kurosaki!Canon
363Fierce Fight! Shinigami vs. XCUTION!    Canon
364Desperate Struggle!? Byakuya’s Troubled MemoriesCanon
365Ichigo vs. Ginjō! The Secret of the Substitute BadgeCanon
366Changing History, Unchanging HeartCanon

What Arcs Are Filler In Bleach?

There are 3 arcs with 100% filler episodes in Bleach anime. These 3 filler arcs (seasons) consist of 86 episodes in total, which is 23.5% of the Bleach anime, that’s nearly 1/4th of the whole anime.

  • Season 4: The Bount Arc – 28 episodes
  • Season 9: The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai Arc – 22 episodes
  • Season 13: Zanpakutō Unknown Tales Arc – 36 episodes

Besides those filler arcs, there are 3 other arcs with a high percentage of filler episodes in Bleach anime. These 3 arcs (seasons) consist of 51 filler episodes, which is 13.93% of the Bleach anime.

  • Season 5: Bount Assault on Soul Society Arc – 94.44%
  • Season 7: Arrancar: The Hueco Mundo Sneak Entry Arc – 45%
  • Season 15: Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc – 96.154%

Which Bleach Episodes Are Filler?

There are a total of 163 filler episodes in Bleach. And these are all the Bleach episodes that are filler.

33, 50, 64-91, 92-108, 128-131, 132-137, 147-149, 168-189, 204, 205, 213, 214, 227-229, 230-265, 287, 298, 299, 303-305, 311-316, 317-341, 355.

Can You Skip The Fillers In Bleach?

In the Bleach anime, there are a total of 163 filler episodes, out of which six seasons (Season 4,5,7,9,13,15) consist of 137 filler episodes. So, while watching if you keep a close eye on these 6 seasons (arcs) you can skip nearly 82.5% of the filler episodes in the Bleach anime.

As for skipping the filler episodes in Bleach, I would leave that decision to you. Because everyone has different preferences, just like all filler episodes can’t be bad, similarly not all of them are worth your time either.

If you are rewatching the Bleach anime before the release of the sequel, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Arc in October 2022, you can follow the filler guide and skip all filler episodes. That won’t hinder the storyline, giving you a clean experience.

And for those who are watching Bleach for the first time, I will write down the plots of the six seasons which consist of most of the fillers in Bleach anime. If the plot looks interesting to you, you can go ahead and watch it. And if you don’t like them, just skip those seasons.

With that, I present you with the entirety of Bleach Filler List. I hope this filler list was able to answer all your questions regarding the filler episodes and filler arcs in the Bleach anime.

If you have any suggestions or corrections regarding the Bleach filler list, please let me know through averagebeing’s Instagram handle.

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