Complete Easy Guide to Skip Bleach Fillers & Enjoy the Anime!

Bleach, an anime about soul reapers and magical battles, has an extremely underwhelming element which is its filler episodes.

Fillers break the flow of the main storyline, often straying away from the important plot points. Bleach fillers are not really worth watching because most arcs are boring and not entertaining at all.

A total of 366 episodes of Bleach have aired, out of which 163 are reported fillers, with a high filler percentage of 45%.

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In the case of Bleach, there are entire seasons that comprise of nothing but fillers. These are annoying and confusing and make you want to stop watching the show altogether. To avoid dropping Bleach, here’s what you should skip.

Bleach Filler List

  • Canon: 1-26, 28-31, 34-45, 47-49, 51-63, 110, 112-115, 117-118, 120-127, 138-140, 142, 144-145, 150-155, 157-159, 162-167, 191-192, 194-203, 208, 210-212, 215-221, 224-226, 266, 269-273, 275, 277-283, 286, 289, 292-294, 296-297, 300-302, 306-309, 344, 346-350, 352-354, 356-366
  • Partial Canon: 27, 32, 46, 109, 111, 116, 119, 141, 143, 146, 156, 160-161, 190, 193, 206-207, 209, 222-223, 267-268, 274, 276, 285, 288, 290-291, 295, 310, 342-343, 345, 351
  • Filler: 33, 50, 64-108, 128-137, 147-149, 168-189, 204-205, 213-214, 227-265, 287, 298-299, 303-305, 311-341, 355
  • Anime Exclusive (Canon): 284
Episode No.TitleAir DateWatch Links
33Miracle! The Mysterious New Hero2005-05-26Crunchyroll
50The Reviving Lion2005-09-20Crunchyroll
64New School Term, Renji Has Come to the Material World?!2006-01-17Crunchyroll
65Creeping Terror, the Second Victim2006-01-24Crunchyroll
66Breakthrough! The Trap Hidden in the Labyrinth2006-01-31Crunchyroll
67Death Game! The Missing Classmate2006-02-07Crunchyroll
68True Identity of the Devil, the Secret which Is Revealed2006-02-14Crunchyroll
69Bounts! The Soul Hunters!2006-02-14Crunchyroll
70Rukia’s Return! Revival of the Substitute Team!2006-02-21Crunchyroll
71The Moment of Collision! An Evil Hand Draws Near to the Quincy2006-03-07Crunchyroll
72Water Attack! Escape from the Shutdown Hospital2006-03-14Crunchyroll
73Gathering Bounts! The Man Who Makes His Move2006-03-28Crunchyroll
74Memories of an Eternally Living Clan2006-03-28Crunchyroll
75Earth-Shattering Event at 11th Squad! The Shinigami Who Rises Again2006-04-04Crunchyroll
76Crashing Force! Fried vs Zangetsu2006-04-04Crunchyroll
77Unfading Grudge! The Shinigami whom Kenpachi Killed2006-04-11Crunchyroll  
78Shocking Revelations for the 13 Divisions!! The Truth Buried in History2006-05-02Crunchyroll
79Yoshino’s Decision of Death2006-05-09Crunchyroll
80Assault from a Formidable Enemy! A Tiny Final Line of Defense?!2006-05-16Crunchyroll
81Hitsugaya Moves! The Attacked City2006-05-23Crunchyroll
82Ichigo vs Dalk! Appearance of the Faded Darkness2006-05-30Crunchyroll
83Grey Shadow, the Secret of the Dolls2006-06-06Crunchyroll
84Dissension in the Substitute Team? Rukia’s Betrayal2006-06-13Crunchyroll
85Deadly Battle of Tears! Rukia vs Orihime2006-06-13Crunchyroll
86Rangiku Dances! Slice the Invisible Enemy!2006-06-20Crunchyroll
87Byakuya Is Summoned! The Gotei 13 Start to Move2006-07-04Crunchyroll
88Annihilation of the Lieutenants!? Trap in the Underground Cave2006-07-11Crunchyroll
89Rematch?! Ishida vs. Nemu2006-07-18Crunchyroll
90Renji Abarai, Bankai of the Soul!2006-07-25Crunchyroll
91Shinigami and Quincy, the Reviving Power2006-08-01Crunchyroll
92Invasion of the Shinigami World, Again2006-08-08Crunchyroll
93The Bount Assault! The Gotei 13 of Destructive Earthquake2006-08-15Crunchyroll
94Hitsugaya’s Decision! The Clash Approaches2006-08-22Crunchyroll
95Byakuya Takes the Field! Dance of the Wind-Splitting Cherry Blossoms2006-09-05Crunchyroll
96Ichigo, Byakuya, Kariya, The Battle of the Three Extremes!2006-09-12Crunchyroll
97Hitsugaya Strikes! Slice the Enemy in the Middle of the Forest2006-09-19Crunchyroll
98Clash! Kenpachi Zaraki vs Maki Ichinose2006-10-04Crunchyroll
99Shinigami vs Shinigami! The Uncontrollable Power2006-10-11Crunchyroll 
100Suì-Fēng Dies? The Last of the Special Forces2006-10-18Crunchyroll
101Mayuri’s Bankai!! Sawatari: Clash of the Demon2006-11-01Crunchyroll
102The Last Quincy! The Exploding Power2006-11-08Crunchyroll
103Ishida, Exceeding the Limits to Attack!2006-11-15Crunchyroll
10410th Division’s Death Struggle! The Release of Hyōrinmaru2006-11-22Crunchyroll
105Kariya! Countdown to the Detonation2006-11-29Crunchyroll
106Life and Revenge! Ishida, the Ultimate Choice2006-12-06Crunchyroll
107The Swung-Down Edge! The Moment of Ruin2006-12-13Crunchyroll
108The Wailing Bount! The Last Clash2006-12-20Crunchyroll
128The Nightmare Arrancar! Team Hitsugaya moves out2007-06-06Crunchyroll
129The Swooping Descent of the Dark Emissary! The Propagation of Malice2007-06-13Crunchyroll
130The Invisible Enemy! Hitsugaya’s Merciless Decision2007-06-20Crunchyroll
131Rangiku’s Tears, the Sorrowful Parting of Brother and Sister2007-06-27Crunchyroll
132Hitsugaya, Karin, and Soccer Ball2007-07-04Crunchyroll
133Ikkaku: The Hot-Blooded Kendo Tale2007-07-11Crunchyroll
134The Beautiful Patissier, Yumichika!2007-07-18Crunchyroll
135Kon is Deceived! Rangiku on the Lookout…2007-07-25Crunchyroll
136Civil War in Hueco Mundo! Ulquiorra’s Death2007-08-08Crunchyroll
137The Malicious Battle, Aizen’s Trap2007-08-15Crunchyroll
147Forest of Menos! Search for the Missing Rukia2007-11-07Crunchyroll
148Ashido, The Soul Reaper Who Came from the Past2007-11-14Crunchyroll
149Through the Crumbling Forest, a Million Menos2007-11-21Crunchyroll
168The New Captain Appears! His Name Is Shūsuke Amagai2008-04-23Crunchyroll
169New Development, the Dangerous Transfer Student Appears!2008-05-07Crunchyroll
170Desperate Struggle Under the Moonlit Night, the Mysterious Assassin and Zanpakutō2008-05-14Crunchyroll
171Kenryū, the Profusion of Blooming Crimson Flowers2008-05-21Crunchyroll
172Kifune Goes to War! The Violent Wind that Rages2008-05-28Crunchyroll
173The Appearance of the Great Evil! The Darkness in the House of Kasumiōji2008-06-04Crunchyroll
174Break the Mirror’s Boundary! Ichigo’s Captivity2008-06-11Crunchyroll
175The Revenging Assassin, Ichigo is Targeted2008-06-18Crunchyroll
176Mystery! The Sword-Consuming Assassin2008-06-25Crunchyroll
177The Reversal of Rukia! The Rampaging Blade2008-06-25Crunchyroll
178The Nightmare Which is Shown, Ichigo’s Inside the Mirror2008-07-02Crunchyroll
179Confrontation!? Amagai vs Gotei 132008-07-09Crunchyroll
180The Princess’s Decision, the Sorrowful Bride2008-07-16Crunchyroll
181The 2nd Division Sorties! Ichigo is Surrounded2008-07-23Crunchyroll
182Amagai’s True Strength, the Released Zanpakuto!2008-07-30Crunchyroll
183The Darkness Which Moves! Kifune’s True Colors2008-08-06Crunchyroll
184Kira and Kifune, Offense and Defense of the 3rd Division2008-08-20Crunchyroll
185Ice and Flame! Fierce Fight of Amagai vs Hitsugaya2008-08-27Crunchyroll
186Sortie Orders! Suppress the House of Kasumiōji2008-09-03Crunchyroll
187Ichigo Rages! The Assassin’s Secret2008-09-10Crunchyroll
188Duel! Amagai vs Ichigo2008-09-17Crunchyroll
189The Fallen Shinigami’s Pride2008-10-07Crunchyroll
204Ichigo’s Seppuku Persuasion Strategy2009-01-27Crunchyroll
205Thump! A Kemari Tournament Filled with Hollows2009-02-03Crunchyroll
213The Konso Cop Karakuraiser is Born2009-03-31Crunchyroll
214Karakuraiser’s Last Day2009-04-07Crunchyroll
227Wonderful Error2009-07-07Crunchyroll
228Summer! Sea! Swimsuit Festival!!2009-07-14Crunchyroll
229Cry of the Soul? The Rug Shinigami is Born!2009-07-21Crunchyroll
230A New Enemy! The Materialization of Zanpakutō2009-07-28Crunchyroll
231Byakuya, Disappearing with the Cherry Blossoms2009-08-04Crunchyroll
232Sode no Shirayuki vs Rukia! Confused Heart2009-08-11Crunchyroll
233Zangetsu Becomes an Enemy2009-08-18Crunchyroll
234Renji Surprised?! The Two Zabimarus2009-08-25Crunchyroll
235Clash! Hisagi vs Kazeshini2009-09-01Crunchyroll
236Release! The New Getsuga Tenshō2009-09-08Crunchyroll
237Suì-Fēng, Surrounding the Zanpakutō2009-09-15Crunchyroll
238Friendship? Hatred? Haineko & Tobiume2009-09-22Crunchyroll
239The Awakening Hyōrinmaru! Hitsugaya’s Fierce Fight2009-09-29Crunchyroll
240Byakuya’s Betrayal2009-10-06Crunchyroll
241For the Sake of Pride! Byakuya vs Renji2009-10-13Crunchyroll
242Shinigami and Zanpakutō, Total Sortie2009-10-20Crunchyroll
243One-to-One Fight! Ichigo vs Senbonzakura2009-10-27Crunchyroll
244The Long Awaited… Kenpachi Appears!2009-11-03Crunchyroll
245Pursue Byakuya! The Confused Gotei Divisions2009-11-10Crunchyroll
246Special Mission! Rescue Captain Commander Yamamoto!2009-11-17Crunchyroll
247Deceived Shinigami! The World Collapse Crisis2009-11-24Crunchyroll
248Dragon of Ice and Dragon of Flame! The Strongest Showdown!2009-12-01Crunchyroll
249Senbonzakura’s Bankai! Offense and Defense of the Living World2009-12-08Crunchyroll
250That Man, for the Sake of the Kuchiki2009-12-15Crunchyroll
251Dark History! The Worst Shinigami Is Born2009-12-22Crunchyroll
252Byakuya, the Truth Behind His Betrayal2010-01-05Crunchyroll
253Muramasa’s True Identity Revealed2010-01-12Crunchyroll
254Byakuya and Renji, the 6th Division Returns2010-01-19Crunchyroll
255Final Chapter – Zanpakutō The Alternate Tale2010-01-26Crunchyroll
256The Angered Byakuya! The Collapse of the Kuchiki House2010-02-02Crunchyroll
257A New Enemy! The True Nature of the Sword Fiends2010-02-09Crunchyroll
258Stray Snake, Tortured Monkey2010-02-16Crunchyroll
259Terror! The Monster That Lurks Underground2010-02-23Crunchyroll
260Conclusion!? Hisagi vs Kazeshini2010-03-02Crunchyroll
261The Person with the Unknown Ability! Orihime Is Targeted2010-03-09Crunchyroll
262Haineko Cries! The Tragic Sword Fiend2010-03-16Crunchyroll
263Imprisonment?! Senbonzakura & Zabimaru2010-03-23Crunchyroll
264Battle of the Females? Katen Kyōkotsu vs Nanao!2010-03-30Crunchyroll
265Evolution?! The Menace of the Final Sword Fiend2010-04-06Crunchyroll
287Side Story! Ichigo and the Magic Lamp2010-09-07Crunchyroll
298Film! Festival! Shinigami Film Festival!2010-11-23Crunchyroll
299Theatre Opening Commemoration! The Hell Verse: Prologue2010-11-30Crunchyroll
303Real World and Shinigami! The New Year Special!2011-01-04Crunchyroll
304Another Side Story! This Time’s Enemy Is a Monster!?2011-01-11Crunchyroll
305Delusion Roars! Hisagi, Towards the Hot Springs Inn!2011-01-18Crunchyroll
311The Soul Detective: Karakuraiser Takes Off Again!2011-03-01Crunchyroll
312Inauguration! The Brand New 2nd Division Captain!2011-03-08Crunchyroll
313The Man Who Risks His Life in the 11th Division!2011-03-15Crunchyroll
314Kon saw it! The Secret of a Beautiful Office Lady2011-03-22Crunchyroll
315Yachiru’s friend! The Shinigami of Justice Appears!2011-03-29Crunchyroll
316Toshirō Hitsugaya’s Holiday!2011-04-05Crunchyroll
317Unusual Incident in Seireitei?! Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc!2011-04-12Crunchyroll
318Renji vs Rukia?! Battle With Comrades!2011-04-19Crunchyroll
319Ichigo’s Capture Net! Escape From Soul Society!2011-04-26Crunchyroll
320Gotei 13, Gathering in the Real World!2011-05-03Crunchyroll
321Showdown of Mutual Self, Ikkaku vs Ikkaku!2011-05-10Crunchyroll
322Clash! Rukia vs Rukia!2011-05-17Crunchyroll
323Protect Ichigo! Nozomi’s Determination2011-05-24Crunchyroll
324Recapture Seireitei! The Captains Move!2011-05-31Crunchyroll
325For the Sake of the Believers! Byakuya vs Hitsugaya!2011-06-07Crunchyroll
326The Two Hinamori, Hitsugaya’s Resolution2011-06-14Crunchyroll
327Pride of the Kuchiki Family! Byakuya vs. Byakuya!2011-06-21Crunchyroll
328Defeat Kageroza! Shinigami, All-Out War!2011-06-28Crunchyroll
329The Forbidden Research… Nozomi’s Hidden Secret!2011-07-05Crunchyroll
330I Want to Live…! Nozomi’s Zanpakutō2011-07-12Crunchyroll
331For the Sake of Fighting! The Awakened Nozomi!2011-07-19Crunchyroll
332The Most Evil Reigai, Appearing in the Real World!2011-07-26Crunchyroll
333Destroy Nozomi!? Genryusai’s Decision!2011-08-02Crunchyroll
334The Depleting Reiatsu! Ichigo, Death Struggle of the Soul!2011-08-09Crunchyroll
335Hiding in the Dangai? Another Ichigo?!2011-08-16Crunchyroll
336Pursue Kageroza! Technological Development Department, Infiltration!2011-08-23Crunchyroll
337The Developer of the Modified Souls2011-08-30Crunchyroll
338Kon’s Thoughts, Nozomi’s Thoughts2011-09-06Crunchyroll
339Protect Ichigo! The Bonds of Friends!2011-09-13Crunchyroll
340Reigai vs Original, The Fierce Fighting for Gambled Pride!2011-09-20Crunchyroll
341Invading Army Arc, Final Conclusion!2011-09-27Crunchyroll
355Shinigami at War! New Year in Seireitei Special!2012-01-10Crunchyroll

Which Fillers can You Skip?

Complete Filler guide of Bleach
Bleach | Source: Bleach Wiki-Fandom

Bleach is notorious for having really unnecessary and uninteresting fillers. Despite having several fillers, the anime does not break the continuity of the main storyline. So, do not shy away from skipping entire seasons if you need to.

  • Miracle! The Mysterious New Hero (Episode 33)
  • The Reviving Lion (Episode 50)
  • Bount Arc (Episodes 64-108)
  • Stolen Hogyoku arc (Episodes 128-137)
  • Forest of Menos Subarc (Episodes 147-149)
  • Captain Shuusuke Amagai Arc (Episodes 168-189)
  • Ichigo’s Seppuku Persuasion Strategy (Episode 204)
  • Thump! A Kemari Tournament Filled with Hollows (Episode 205)
  • Karakuraizer Mini-arc (Episodes 213-214)
  • Wonderful Error (Episode 227)
  • Summer! Sea! Swimsuit Festival!! (Episode 228)
  • Cry of the Soul? The Rug Shinigami is Born! (Episode 229) 
  • Zanpakutou Unknown Tales arc (Episodes 230-265)
  • Side Story! Ichigo and the Magic Lamp (Episode 287)
  • Film! Festival! Shinigami Film Festival! (Episode 298)
  • Theatre Opening Commemoration! The Hell Verse: Prologue (Episode 299) 
  • Real World and Shinigami! The New Year Special! (Episode 303)
  • Another Side Story! This Time’s Enemy Is a Monster!? (Episode 304)
  • Delusion Roars! Hisagi, Towards the Hot Springs Inn! (Episode 305) 
  • Miscellaneous Fillers (Episodes 311-316) 
  • Gotei 13 Arc (Episodes 317-341) 
  • Shinigami at War! New Year in Seireitei Special! (Episode 355) 

About Bleach

Bleach is a Japanese anime television series based on Tite Kubo’s manga of the same name. The anime series adapts Kubo’s manga but also introduces some new, original, self-contained story arcs.

Complete Filler guide of Bleach
Bleach | Source: IMDb

It is based in Karakura Town on a 15-year-old high school student Ichigo Kurosaki who becomes a substitute Soul Reaper when Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper, puts Soul Reaper powers in Ichigo. They barely manage to kill the hollow.

Although initially reluctant to accept the heavy responsibility, he begins eliminating some more hollows and discovers that several of his friends and classmates are spiritually aware and have powers of their own.

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