Boruto is an excellent follow-up anime to the events of Naruto. It showcases the differences between the new generation from the old generation that we all know and love.
But not every anime fan has the time to go through 208 episodes to watch the stuff specific only to Boruto’s new Jougan powers! It could take days of binge-watching and quick eyes to look at the hints in the episodes.
Also, as the anime catches up with the manga, fillers need to be added to give the source material enough time.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime does not have many fillers (contrary to popular belief). As of episode 213 (five new episodes 209, 210, 211, 212, and 213 are yet to be released), only 30 episodes are filler episodes, making up only 14%!
These episodes give a fresh perspective to the supporting cast and include various interactions with the original Naruto characters! Some fans even say that few easter eggs in the fillers hint towards future events.
If you’re really skeptical of fillers, though, use the list below to skip them!
Boruto Anime Complete Filler List
- Canon: 19-23, 39, 53-59, 62-66, 148-151, 181-189, 192-208, 212-213
- Partial Canon: 18, 24, 51, 61, 93-95, 106-111
- Filler: 16, 17, 33, 40, 41, 48-50, 67-69, 96, 97, 104, 105, 113-119, 138-140, 152, 153, 155, 156
- Anime Exclusives: 1-15, 25-32, 34-38, 42-47, 52, 60, 70-92, 98-103, 112, 120-137, 141-147, 154, 157-180, 190-191, 209-211
|Episode No.||Title||Air Date||Watch Link|
|16||Crisis: The Threat of Failing!||2017-07-19||Crunchyroll|
|33||The Super Beast Scroll Slump!||2017-11-15||Crunchyroll|
|40||Team 7: The First Mission||2018-01-10||Crunchyroll|
|41||Strength in Unity||2018-01-17||Crunchyroll|
|48||The Genin Documentary||2018-03-07||Crunchyroll|
|49||Wasabi and Namida||2018-03-14||Crunchyroll|
|50||The Chunin Exams: The Recommendation Meeting||2018-03-21||Crunchyroll|
|67||Super Cho-Cho Butterfly Mode!||2018-08-02||Crunchyroll|
|68||Super Cho-Cho Kiss Mode!||2018-08-09||Crunchyroll|
|69||Super Cho-Cho Love Upheaval!||2018-08-16||Crunchyroll|
|96||Blood, Sweat, and Namida||2019-03-03||Crunchyroll|
|104||The Little Roommate||2019-04-28||Crunchyroll|
|105||A Wound on the Heart||2019-05-05||Crunchyroll|
|113||The Qualities of a Captain||2019-06-30||Crunchyroll|
|114||X Cards Proxy War!||2019-07-07||Crunchyroll|
|116||Konohamaru and Remon||2019-07-21||Crunchyroll|
|118||Something That Steals Memories||2019-08-04||Crunchyroll|
|119||Konohamaru’s Ninja Way||2019-08-11||Crunchyroll|
|139||The Terror! Enko Onikuma||2020-01-12||Crunchyroll|
|140||The Mind Transfer Jutsu That Lost to Potato Chips||2020-01-19||Crunchyroll|
|152||Developing One’s Medical Ninjutsu||2020-04-12||Crunchyroll|
|153||Harmony in Gold||2020-04-19||Crunchyroll|
|155||Mitsuki’s Rainy Day||2020-07-05||Crunchyroll|
|156||I Can’t Stay in My Slim Form||2020-07-12||Crunchyroll|
Which Fillers Can You Skip?
Boruto fillers can be incredibly annoying if you’re not a hardcore fan of the series. While some filler episodes are really worth watching, most of them are a total waste of time.
Follow the list below to skip out all the useless episodes.
- Crisis: The Threat of Failing! (Episode 16)
- Run, Sarada! (Episode 17)
- Team 7: The First Mission (Episode 40)
- Strength in Unity (Episode 41)
- The Genin Documentary (Episode 48)
- Wasabi and Namida (Episode 49)
- The Chunin Exams: The Recommendation Meeting (Episode 50)
- Super Cho-Cho Butterfly Mode! (Episode 67)
- Super Cho-Cho Kiss Mode! (Episode 68)
- Super Cho-Cho Love Upheaval! (Episode 69)
- Blood, Sweat, and Namida (Episode 96)
- Shikadai’s Decision (Episode 97)
- A Wound on the Heart (Episode 105)
- The Qualities of a Captain (Episode 113)
- X Cards Proxy War! (Episode 114)
- Konohamaru and Remon (Episode 116)
- Remon’s Secret (Episode 117)
- Something That Steals Memories (Episode 118)
- Konohamaru’s Ninja Way (Episode 119)
- Hiashi’s Birthday (Episode 138)
- The Terror! Enko Onikuma (Episode 139)
- The Mind Transfer Jutsu That Lost to Potato Chips (Episode 140)
- Mitsuki’s Rainy Day (Episode 155)
- I Can’t Stay in My Slim Form (Episode 156)
Are Boruto Fillers Actually Canon?
Filler lists for anime are usually made by the fans and not released by the studios.
In most cases, it is pretty easy to guess which episode is filler and which is not because if the anime doesn’t follow a particular plot of the manga, that part becomes a filler.
However, in the case of Boruto, the manga shows us the highlights of main anime arcs and hence does not include every single thing from the manga itself.
The creators have even stated that the entire anime is canon and disregarded all the episodes labeled as filler by the fans.
The truth is, the filler episodes, while not being a part of the manga, are still canon because initially, Boruto manga and anime were autonomous.
Boruto manga needed some time to develop new stories and did not want the anime to overtake its current timeline, so some parallel stories were added to the anime.
You can still skip all the filler episodes listed above as they do not affect the main plot at all and are just there to give additional information on characters’ backgrounds. Some even give character development to the cast!
As we all know, the Boruto manga and Boruto anime made their debut almost at the same time. As a result, both mediums use fillers to free up time for additional content to be adapted into different versions.
Not all fillers are a waste of time and they can sometimes provide great insight in knowing a particular character arc, other than the usual canon episodes.
But the quantity of it definitely determines one’s attention span to stick with the anime.
Although the anime has been delayed by a week, the dates of the new five unreleased episodes, i.e., episodes 209-213 have been released:
|209 (Anime Exclusive)||1 August 2021|
|210 (Anime Exclusive)||8 August 2021|
|211(Anime Exclusive)||15 August 2021|
|212 (Canon)||22 August 2021|
|213(Canon)||29 August 2021|
About Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is written and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto, and supervised by Masashi Kishimoto. It came into serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in June 2016.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is the series that follows the exploits of Naruto’s son, Boruto, during his academy days and further on.
The series follows the character development of Boruto and the looming evil that challenges the fate of him and his loved ones.
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1 reply on “Boruto Fillers: How Many Fillers Are There?”
“Contrary to popular belief there aren’t many fillers” sorry to burst your bubble but anything that isn’t in the Manga (the original story) is considered filler, and about 75% of the anime is Anime Canon, which is not canon in regards to the Manga. Popular belief is correct, and only 25% of the Anime episodes feature stories portrayed in the Manga.