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Boruto Fillers: How Many Fillers Are There?

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.TitleAir DateWatch Link
16Crisis: The Threat of Failing!2017-07-19Crunchyroll
17Run, Sarada!2017-07-26Crunchyroll
33The Super Beast Scroll Slump!2017-11-15Crunchyroll
40Team 7: The First Mission2018-01-10Crunchyroll
41Strength in Unity2018-01-17Crunchyroll
48The Genin Documentary2018-03-07Crunchyroll
49Wasabi and Namida2018-03-14Crunchyroll
50The Chunin Exams: The Recommendation Meeting2018-03-21Crunchyroll
67Super Cho-Cho Butterfly Mode!2018-08-02Crunchyroll
68Super Cho-Cho Kiss Mode!2018-08-09Crunchyroll
69Super Cho-Cho Love Upheaval!2018-08-16Crunchyroll
96Blood, Sweat, and Namida2019-03-03Crunchyroll
97Shikadai’s Decision2019-03-10Crunchyroll
104The Little Roommate2019-04-28Crunchyroll
105A Wound on the Heart2019-05-05Crunchyroll
113The Qualities of a Captain2019-06-30Crunchyroll
114X Cards Proxy War!2019-07-07Crunchyroll
115Team 252019-07-14Crunchyroll
116Konohamaru and Remon2019-07-21Crunchyroll
117Remon’s Secret2019-07-28Crunchyroll
118Something That Steals Memories2019-08-04Crunchyroll
119Konohamaru’s Ninja Way2019-08-11Crunchyroll
138Hiashi’s Birthday2019-12-29Crunchyroll
139The Terror! Enko Onikuma2020-01-12Crunchyroll
140The Mind Transfer Jutsu That Lost to Potato Chips2020-01-19Crunchyroll
152Developing One’s Medical Ninjutsu2020-04-12Crunchyroll
153Harmony in Gold2020-04-19Crunchyroll
155Mitsuki’s Rainy Day2020-07-05Crunchyroll
156I Can’t Stay in My Slim Form2020-07-12Crunchyroll
Boruto Fillers: How Many Fillers Are There?
Mitsuki, Boruto and Sarada | Source: Fandom

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.

Boruto Fillers: How Many Fillers Are There?
Boruto Uzumaki | Source: Fandom

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!

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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.  

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Set 1 | Official English Trailer | VIZ
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations | Official Trailer

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: 

EpisodesRelease Date
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.

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