Inuyasha, a beautiful blend of action and romance, is an anime that holds a special nostalgic place in many hearts. An anime with such an elegant plot does have a little beauty spot in the form of fillers that sometimes enhances its charm and sometimes makes it a drag.
A total of 193 episodes of Inuyasha have aired, out of which 38 are reported as filler episodes. Only 20% of Inuyasha is filler. Inuyasha: Final Act (episodes 168-193) has zero fillers and is completely canon.
Inuyasha is all about the journey and the moments that the characters share. This makes the filler slightly less annoying and boring, but they still stop the story from progressing. There are some well-executed and brilliant fillers, but most of them can be skipped.
Follow the list below to get the best Inuyasha viewing experience!
1. Quick List
- Canon: 1-25, 27-56, 60-62, 66, 67, 70, 71, 73, 74, 80-82, 85, 86, 88, 103-126, 131, 132, 143, 145, 146, 149-159, 161, 164-193
- Partial Canon: 26, 57, 58, 69, 83, 84, 87, 102, 141, 142, 144, 147, 148, 160
- Filler: 59, 63-65, 68, 72, 75-79, 89-101, 127-130, 133-140, 162, 163
|Episode No.||Title||Air Date||Watch Links|
|59||The Beautiful Sister Apprentices||2002-02-04||Hulu|
|63||The Red and White Priestesses||2002-03-11||Hulu|
|64||Giant Ogre of the Forbidden Tower||2002-03-18||Hulu|
|65||Farewell Days of My Youth||2002-04-08||Hulu|
|68||Shippo Gets an Angry Challenge||2002-05-06||Hulu|
|72||Totosai’s Rigid Training||2002-06-03||Hulu|
|75||The Plot of the Panther Devas||2002-06-24||Hulu|
|76||Target: Sesshomaru and Inuyasha||2002-07-01||Hulu|
|77||The Panther Tribe and the Two Swords of the Fang||2002-07-08||Hulu|
|78||Only You, Sango||2002-07-15||Hulu|
|79||Jaken’s Plan to Steal Tetsusaiga||2002-07-22||Hulu|
|89||Nursing Battle of the Rival Lovers||2002-10-21||Hulu|
|90||Sota’s Brave Confession of Love||2002-10-28||Hulu|
|91||The Suspicious Faith Healer and the Black Kirara||2002-11-04||Hulu|
|92||Plot of the Walking Dead||2002-11-18||Hulu|
|93||The Mysterious, Lecherous Monk||2002-11-25||Hulu|
|94||The Sacred Jewel Maker Part I||2002-12-02||Hulu|
|95||The Sacred Jewel Maker Part II||2002-12-09||Hulu|
|96||Jaken Falls ill||2003-01-13||Hulu|
|97||Kirara, Come Home!||2003-01-20||Hulu|
|98||Kikyo and Kagome: Alone in a Cave||2003-01-27||Hulu|
|99||Koga and Sesshomaru, A Dangerous Encounter||2003-02-03||Hulu|
|100||Truth Behind the Nightmare: Battle in the Forest of Sorrow||2003-02-10||Hulu|
|101||The Snow from Seven Years Past||2003-02-17||Hulu|
|127||Don’t Boil It! The Terrifying Dried-Up Demon||2003-09-15||Hulu|
|128||Battle Against the Dried-Up Demons at the Cultural Festival||2003-10-13||Hulu|
|129||Chokyukai and the Abducted Bride||2003-10-20||Hulu|
|130||Shippo’s New Technique, The Heart Scar!||2003-10-27||Hulu|
|133||The Woman Who Loved Sesshomaru (Part 1)||2003-11-24||Hulu|
|134||The Woman Who Loved Sesshomaru (Part 2)||2003-11-24||Hulu|
|135||The Last Banquet of Miroku’s Master||2003-12-01||Hulu|
|136||A Strange Invisible Demon Appears!||2003-12-08||Hulu|
|137||An Ancestor Named Kagome||2004-01-12||Hulu|
|138||Mountain of Demons: Survival of the Duo||2004-01-19||Hulu|
|139||The Great Duel at Shoun Falls||2004-01-26||Hulu|
|140||Eternal Love, The Naginata of Kenkon||2004-02-02||Hulu|
|162||Forever with Lord Sesshomaru||2004-08-09||Hulu|
|163||Kohaku, Sango and Kirara: The Secret Flower Garden||2004-08-23||Hulu|
2. Which fillers can you skip?
Not all Inuyasha fillers are bad, but some are really unnecessary in plot progression and entertainment. You can safely skip the following episodes without missing out!
- Farewell Days of My Youth (Episode 65)
- Shippo Gets an Angry Challenge (Episode 68)
- The Suspicious Faith Healer and the Black Kirara (Episode 91)
- Plot of the Walking Dead (Episode 92)
- The Mysterious, Lecherous Monk (Episode 93)
- The Sacred Jewel Maker Part I (Episode 94)
- The Sacred Jewel Maker Part II (Episode 95)
- Koga and Sesshomaru, A Dangerous Encounter (Episode 99)
- Truth Behind the Nightmare: Battle in the Forest of Sorrow (Episode 100)
- The Snow from Seven Years Past (Episode 101)
- Chokyukai and the Abducted Bride (Episode 129)
- Shippo’s New Technique, The Heart Scar! (Episode 130)
- The Woman Who Loved Sesshomaru (Part 1) (Episode 133)
- The Woman Who Loved Sesshomaru (Part 2) (Episode 134)
- The Last Banquet of Miroku’s Master (Episode 135)
- A Strange Invisible Demon Appears! (Episode 136)
- An Ancestor Named Kagome (Episode 137)
- Mountain of Demons: Survival of the Duo (Episode 138)
- The Great Duel at Shoun Falls (Episode 139)
- Eternal Love, The Naginata of Kenkon (Episode 140)
3. About Inuyasha
Inuyasha, also known as Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi.
Inuyasha premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996, and concluded on June 18, 2008, with the chapters collected into 56 tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan.
Kagome Higurashi, a 15-year-old schoolgirl, gets transported to the Sengoku period of Japan after falling into a well in her family shrine. There she meets the half dog-demon, Inuyasha.
Kagome possesses a powerful magical Shikon Jewel. When a monster from that era tries to take the Jewel, Kagome shatters the Jewel into many pieces.
Now, Kagome and Inuyasha must retrieve the shards before the evil half spider-demon Naraku finds them.