Anime Dragon Ball Super Watch Order

Which Dragon Ball Super Episodes To Skip? An Easy Filler Guide

Nobody does it better than the creators of the Dragon Ball universe at coming back with a bang, stirring up some old childhood memories. 

Dragon Ball Super, the fourth installment in the Dragon Ball universe, succeeds in bringing back all the old characters, fights, and comedy with a twist of new plot arcs. This anime makes sure that the hunger for more episodes will only grow once you start watching the new series.

Dragon Ball Super adapts the first 42 chapters of the manga by the same name written by Akira Toriyama. The anime aired for five seasons with 131 episodes and has 32 filler episodes, making up 24 % of the total episodes.

It is the official sequel to Dragon Ball Z. While some passionate fans regard it as aloof in the shadow of DBZ, regardless, DB Super is one of many sagas created that are not meant to be forgotten.

With that in mind, let us take a tour of the annoying fillers, starting from a brief quick list and letting you decide what to skip and what not to.

Quick List

  • Manga Canon Episodes: 3, 5-14, 18-21, 23-41, 47-49, 51, 53-67, 77, 82-88, 92-93, 96-131
  • Partial Filler Episodes: 1-2, 89
  • Filler Episodes: 4, 15, 42-46, 68-70, 73-76
  • Anime Exclusive Canon Episodes: 16-17, 22, 50, 52, 71-72, 78-81, 90-91, 94-95

Filler List

  • Filler Episodes (Episodes that are made to give time to release new chapters of the manga, hence the anime does not run out of the original content)
Episode No.TitleSaga/ArcAirdateWatch Link
4Aim for the Dragon Balls! Pilaf Gang in Action!God of Destruction Beerus Saga2015-08-02Funimation
15Make a Miracle, Satan the Hero! A Challenge from Outer SpaceGolden Frieza Saga2015-10-18Funimation
42Trouble at the Victory Celebration! Showdown at Last?! Monaka vs. Son Goku!Copy-Vegeta Saga2016-05-08Funimation
43Goku’s “Ki” is Out of Control?! Looking After Pan is A Lot of Trouble!Copy-Vegeta Saga2016-05-15Funimation
44Seal of Planet Potofu – Secret of the Superhuman Water Is Unleashed!Copy-Vegeta Saga2016-05-22Funimation
45Vegeta Disappears?! The Threat of Duplicated Vegeta!Copy-Vegeta Saga2016-05-29Funimation
46Goku vs. Duplicated Vegeta! Who’s Gonna Win?!Copy-Vegeta Saga2016-06-05Funimation
68Come Forth, Shenron! Whose Wish Will Be Granted?Future Trunks Saga2016-11-27Funimation
69Goku vs. Arale! A Ridiculous Battle Will End the Earth?!Future Trunks Saga2016-12-04Funimation
70Champa’s Challenge! This Time We Fight with Baseball!!Future Trunks Saga2016-12-11Funimation
73Gohan’s Misfortune! An Unexpected Great Saiyaman Movie?!Future Trunks Saga2017-01-08Funimation
74For the Ones He Loves! The Unbeatable Great Saiyaman!!Future Trunks Saga2017-01-15Funimation
75Goku and Krillin Back to the Old Training GroundsFuture Trunks Saga2017-01-22Funimation
76Defeat These Terrifying Enemies! Krillin’s Fighting Spirit Returns!Future Trunks Saga2017-01-29Funimation
  • Partial Filler Episodes (These episodes are fillers, but also part of its content are adapted from the manga, also known as Manga Canon/Filler Episodes)
Episode No.TitleSaga/ArcAirdateWatch Link
1The Peace Reward – Who Will Get the 100 Million Zeni?God of Destruction Beerus Saga2015-07-05Funimation
2To the Promised Resort! Vegeta Goes on a Family Trip?!God of Destruction Beerus Saga2015-07-12Funimation
89An Unknown Beauty Appears! The Tenshin-Style Dojo’s Mystery?!Universe Survival Saga2017-05-07Funimation
  • Anime Exclusive Canon Episodes (These episodes are not based on the manga or written by the original author, but are created specifically for the anime and have the author’s approval) 
Which Dragon Ball Super Episodes To Skip? An Easy Filler Guide
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Episode No.TitleSaga/ArcAirdateWatch Link
16Vegeta Becomes an Apprentice?! Winning Whis Over!Golden Frieza Saga2015-10-25Funimation
17Pan Is Born! And Goku Goes on a Training Trip?!Golden Frieza Saga2015-11-01Funimation
22Change! An Unexpected Return! His Name is Ginyu!!Golden Frieza Saga2015-12-06Funimation
50Goku vs. Black! The Closed Path to the FutureFuture Trunks Saga2016-07-03Funimation
52Teacher and Student Reunited – Son Gohan and Future TrunksFuture Trunks Saga2016-07-17Funimation
71The Death of Goku! The Guaranteed Assassination MissionFuture Trunks Saga2016-12-18Funimation
72Will There Be a Counterattack?! The Invisible Killing Strike!!Future Trunks Saga2016-12-25Funimation
78The Gods of Every Universe in Shock?! Losers Erased in the Tournament of PowerUniverse Survival Saga2107-02-12Funimation
79Universe 9’s Basil the Kicker VS Universe 7’s Majin Buu!!Universe Survival Saga2017-02-19Funimation
80Awaken Your Sleeping Battle Spirit! Son Gohan’s Fight!!Universe Survival Saga2017-02-26Funimation
81Bergamo the Crusher Vs Son Goku! Which One Wields the Limitless Power?!Universe Survival Saga2017-03-05Funimation
90See The Wall That Must Be Passed! Goku vs. GohanUniverse Survival Saga2017-05-14Funimation
91Which Universe Will Survive?! The Strongest Warriors Are Gathering!!Universe Survival Saga2017-05-21Funimation
94The Emperor of Evil Returns! A Reception of Mysterious Assassins?!Universe Survival Saga2017-06-11Funimation
95The Worst! The Most Evil! Frieza’s Rampage!!Universe Survival Saga2017-06-18Funimation

Which Dragon Ball Super Filler Episodes Can You Skip?

Six of the eleven filler episodes can be ignored without any hesitation.

  • Aim for the Dragon Balls! Pilaf Gang in Action! (episode 4)
  • Make a Miracle, Satan the Hero! A Challenge from Outer Space (episode 15)
  • Trouble at the Victory Celebration! Showdown at Last?! Monaka vs. Son Goku! (episode 42)
  • Goku’s “Ki” is Out of Control?! Looking After Pan is A Lot of Trouble! (episode 43) 
  • Seal of Planet Potofu – Secret of the Superhuman Water Is Unleashed! (episode 44)
  • Come Forth, Shenron! Whose Wish Will Be Granted? (episode 68)


Unlike the other installments in the Dragon Ball franchise, Dragon Ball Super begins with a humorous scene and does not immediately go into super combat mode.

Which Dragon Ball Super Episodes To Skip? An Easy Filler Guide
Dragon Ball Super | Source: Fandom

For a franchise super invested in over-the-top crazy fights, this series does a good job introducing the characters with a story for the newer audience.

DB Super has its own anime exclusive episodes, which I strictly suggest not to miss. The episodes are just as crucial as the manga canon episodes, if not more so.

This fresh addition to an already character-heavy Dragon Ball franchise is a sentimental bundle for old otakus and an exciting series for newer fans eager to get a piece of the Dragon Ball universe.

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About Dragon Ball Super

Dragon Ball Super came into serialization in June 2015, edited and illustrated by Akira Toriyama and his protege Toyotaru, respectively.

Dragon Ball Super takes the DB universe to another level by introducing the long asleep God of Destruction, Beerus.

Beerus initially decided to decimate Earth but postpones his plans when discovering the fantastic food he had never eaten. He also hopes to fight Super Saiyajin God one day.

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