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Hunter X Hunter Filler Guide: How Many Fillers Are There?

Hunter x Hunter is an anime packaged as a Shonen but is really a deconstruction of the typical elements present in the genre.

It has a long list of episodes that often mislead certain viewers about the amount of filler present in the show.

Hunter x Hunter certainly has fillers but not as many as you might think.

Hunter x Hunter anime has two adaptations of its manga, and both the versions have very little filler.

As of episode 148 for Hunter x Hunter (2011), only 2 episodes are confirmed filler episodes while there are 5 fillers out of 62 episodes in Hunter x Hunter (1999).

In addition to the main series, there are 30 canon OVAs in Hunter x Hunter (1999), which are essential to the plot.

The filler in 2011 anime is recap episodes that should be skipped, while the 1999 anime has filler episodes that add more to the story and the personality of the characters.

You can skip them all if you want, although some fillers can be equally if not more gripping than canon episodes.

Hunter X Hunter Set 1- Official Extended Trailer
Hunter x Hunter Official Trailer

1. Quick List (Hunter x Hunter: 2011)

  • Canon: 1-4, 7-11, 14-22, 25, 27-147
  • Partial Canon: 5-6, 12, 23-24, 148
  • Filler: 13, 26
Episode No.TitleAir DateWatch Links
13Letter × From × Gon2011-12-25Crunchyroll
26Then × And × After2012-04-08Crunchyroll

2. Quick List (Hunter x Hunter:1999)

  • Canon: 1, 3, 8-10, 13-17, 21-25, 28-31, 35-62
  • Partial Canon: 4-6, 11-12, 26-27, 32-34
  • Filler: 2, 7, 18-20
Episode No.TitleAir DateWatch Links
2Encounter × Hesitation × Departure1999-10-23N/A
7Trauma × Limit × Sweet Trap1999-11-27N/A
18  Treasure × Memory × Cramped Hotel Room2000-02-26N/A
19Stranded × Log Book × Soaked2000-03-04N/A
20Big Waves × Big Cannon × Huge Rush2000-03-11N/A

3. Which fillers can you skip?

Hunter x Hunter (2011) has only 2 fillers, which are recaps episodes. They should be skipped, especially if you’re binge-watching the anime.

  • Letter × From × Gon (Episode 13)
  • Then × And × After (Episode 26)

Fillers in Hunter x Hunter (1999) are great additions to the anime, and you must watch them!

Hunter X Hunter (2011 & 1999) Fillers
Hunter x Hunter | Source: VIZ Media

If you’re absolutely hellbent on skipping something unnecessary, consider skipping the following episodes.  

  • Encounter × Hesitation × Departure (Episode 2)
  • Trauma × Limit × Sweet Trap (Episode 7)

4. About Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x Hunter is a Shonen anime adapted from the manga of the same name.

The story follows the adventures of a young boy, Gon, discovering that his dead father wasn’t really dead but was a legendary Hunter.

Instead of feeling dejected, Gon decides to follow the footsteps of his father and become a great Hunter himself.

The job of a Hunter isn’t an easy one, and Gon needs to pass an exam to become an official hunter. He makes friends on this journey, and they all must help each other overcome any obstacles.

Originally Written By Epic Dope

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