Bleach Filler List: All the Episodes You Can Skip (Ultimate List)

Before starting any long Anime, it’s essential to do a little background check on its filler episodes. I mean, let’s face it, we are no longer in 2020 with a large chunk of time in our hands. If anything, life has been running at 2x speed! Therefore, in this article, I have mentioned the Bleach Filler List that you can go through! 

So, does that mean you will sacrifice your beloved Anime? NO! However, you can sacrifice some less interesting filler episodes and further catch up on them when you do have time. 

Can You Skip The Bleach Filler Episodes? 

As much as the Bleach characters are to die for, if you are a casual Anime watcher, spending n-amount of time taking in all filler episodes is quite time-consuming. 

So if you know the filler episodes are not furthering the development of the characters within the main plot, then you can totally skip it. It’s on you! Moreover, sometimes filler episodes take a heck load of time exploring storylines of characters that are not that important. 

Bleach Filler List

Hence, if the filler arc is interesting, then the few days pass by quickly till the main plot comes back. However, note that there are also some filler arcs that take an eternity to finish. 

Therefore, I am stressing it again; filler arcs have nothing to do with the main plot. It picks up an arc from a random point, so even if you have not watched the Anime yet, you can still watch the filler episodes. Likewise, if you want to skip the episodes, you can skip it!

Bleach Filler List (2023)

In the table below, I have mentioned each filler episode or arc name. 

Along with that, I have added their Japanese and International release dates, plus what Manga chapter(s) it covers. 

Episode NumberRelease Date in JapanInternational Release DateName of the Episode or Arc
3326th May 200513th May 2007Miracle! The Mysterious New Hero
5020th September 200522nd September 2007The Reviving Lion
64 to 10817th January 2006 to 20th December 200618th May 2008 to 4th April 2009The Bount
128 to 1376th June 2007 to 15th August 200727th June 2009 to 1st August 2009Stolen Hogyoku
147 to 1497th November 2007 to 21 November 200712th Spetember 2009 to 19th September 2009Forest Of The Menos Trope 
168 to 18923rd April 2008 to 7th October 200828th August 2010 to 29th January 2011The New Captain Shusuke Amagai
20427th January 2009 14th May 2011 Ichigo’s Seppuku Persuasion Strategy
2053rd February 200921st May 2011Thump! A Kemari Tournament Filled with Hollows
21331st March 2009 16th July 2011The Konso Cop Karakuraiser is Born
2147th April 200923rd July 2011Karakuraiser’s Last Day
22814th July 200929th October 2011Summer! Sea! Swimsuit Festival!!
22921st July 20095th November 2011Cry of the Soul? The Rug Shinigami is Born!
230 to 26628th July 2009 to 6th April 201012th November 2011 to 4th August 2012Zanpakuto Unknown Tales
2877th September 20102nd March 2013Side Story! Ichigo and the Magic Lamp
29823rd November 201018th May 2013Film! Festival! Shinigami Film Festival!
29930th November 201025th May 2013Theatre Opening Commemoration! The Hell Verse: Prologue
317 to 34212th April 2011 to 27th September 2011Not AvailableThe Gotei 13 Invasion
35510th January 2010Not AvailableShinigami at War! New Year in Seireitei Special!

Six Bleach Filler Tropes (Total Episodes: 128)

In the following list, I have mentioned six Bleach filler tropes. And each trope encompasses multiple episodes. Moreover, some tropes are fan favorites, whereas the rest of them are unbearable to watch. So with that in mind, let’s begin:-

1. The Bount Trope (Episodes 64-108)

The Bount trope is a set of 24 filler episodes whose main goal is to introduce an artificial species of humans, which is addressed as Bount: Their prime way of extending their lives was to take human souls and further consume them. 

The Bount Trope

By doing so, they also end up getting in conflict with Ichigo Kurosaki and his strong allies. 

Most people think that this whole trope was totally unnecessary! Especially after Kurosaki’s incredible rescue of Rukia in the Soul Society trope. 

Title of Bleach Filler List:-

Ep 64: New School Term, Renji Has Come to the Material World?! 

Ep 65: The Reviving Lion 

Ep 66: Creeping Terror, the Second Victim 

Ep 67 Death Game! The Missing Classmate

Ep 68: True Identity of the Devil, the Secret Which Is Revealed 

Ep 69: Bounts! The Soul Hunters!

Ep 70: Rukia’s Return! Revival of the Substitute Team!

Ep 71: The Moment of Collision! An Evil Hand Draws Near the Quincy

Ep 72: Water Attack! Escape from the Shutdown Hospital

Ep 73: Gathering Bounts! The Man Who Makes His Move

Ep 74: Memories of an Eternally Living Clan

Ep 75: Earth-Shattering Event at 11th Squad! The Shinigami Who Rises Again

Ep 76: Crashing Force! Fried vs. Zangetsu

Ep 77: Unfading Grudge! The Shinigami whom Kenpachi Killed

Ep 78: Shocking Revelations for the 13 Divisions!! The Truth Buried in History

Ep 79: Yoshino’s Decision of Death

Ep 80: Assault from a Formidable Enemy! A Tiny Final Line of Defense?!

Ep 81: Hitsugaya Moves! The Attacked City

Ep 82: Ichigo vs. Dalk! The appearance of the Faded Darkness

Ep 83: Grey Shadow, the Secret of the Dolls

Ep 84: Dissension in the Substitute Team? Rukia’s Betrayal

Ep 85: Deadly Battle of Tears! Rukia vs. Orihime

Ep 86: Rangiku Dances! Slice the Invisible Enemy!

Ep 87: Byakuya Is Summoned! The Gotei 13 Start to Move

Ep 88: Annihilation of the Lieutenants!? Trap in the Underground Cave

Ep 89: Rematch?! Ishida vs. Nemu

Ep 90: Renji Abarai, Bankai of the Soul!

Ep 91: Shinigami and Quincy, the Reviving Power

Ep 92: Invasion of the Shinigami World, Again

Ep 93: The Bount Assault! The Gotei 13 of Destructive Earthquake

Ep 94: Hitsugaya’s Decision! The Clash Approaches

Ep 95: Byakuya Takes the Field! Dance of the Wind-Splitting Cherry Blossoms

Ep 96: Ichigo, Byakuya, Kariya, The Battle of the Three Extremes!

Ep 97: Hitsugaya Strikes! Slice the Enemy in the Middle of the Forest

Ep 98: Clash! Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Maki Ichinose

Ep 99:  Shinigami vs. Shinigami! The Uncontrollable Power

Ep 100: Suì-Fēng Dies? The Last of the Special Forces

Ep 101: Mayuri’s Bankai!! Sawatari: Clash of the Demon

Ep 102: The Last Quincy! The Exploding Power

Ep 103: Ishida, Exceeding the Limits to Attack!

Ep 104: 10th Division’s Death Struggle! The Release of Hyōrinmaru

Ep 105: Kariya! Countdown to the Detonation

Ep 106: Life and Revenge! Ishida, the Ultimate Choice

Ep 107: The Swung-Down Edge! The Moment of Ruin

Ep 108: The Wailing Bount! The Last Clash

2. Stolen Hogyoku Trope (Episodes 128-137)

Weebs had mixed reactions to the Stolen Hogyo trope: For it had its shining moments for tapping the Arrancar trope with Kurosaki slowly improving his hollow powers and others not being that pleased to have Aizen as their leader. 

Stolen Hogyoku Trope

Most of the arc has plenty of Only-Off moments, but then it does face a downside due to its slow pace. Regardless, the highlight of the Stolen Hogyoku trope is Hitsugaya. 

Man, did he shine! No wonder why he is one of the fans’ all-time favorite characters. 

Title of Bleach Filler List:-

Ep 128: The Nightmare Arrancar! Team Hitsugaya moves out

Ep 129: The Swooping Descent of the Dark Emissary! The Propagation of Malice

Ep 130: The Invisible Enemy! Hitsugaya’s Merciless Decision

Ep 131: Rangiku’s Tears, the Sorrowful Parting of Brother and Sister

Ep 132: Hitsugaya, Karin, and Soccer Ball

Ep 133: Ikkaku: The Hot-Blooded Kendo Tale

Ep 134: The Beautiful Patissier, Yumichika!

Ep 135: Kon is Deceived! Rangiku is on the Lookout…

Ep 136: Civil War in Hueco Mundo! Ulquiorra’s Death

Ep 137: The Malicious Battle, Aizen’s Trap

3. Forest Of The Menos Trope (Episodes 147-149)

Forest Of The Menos Trope

One of the most interesting and beloved arcs of all time! Forest of the Menos explores Ichigo Kurosaki and a bunch of his friends in search of Missing Rukia. 

Moreover, the structure of the forest is almost similar to that of Manga, and you also get to experience the midpoint of the Human World and Soul Society, aka Hueco Mundo’s. Although the screen time is not that long, regardless, the angle is fulfilling!

Other than that, Forest of the Menos also enhances Bleach all the more. Another reason fans love this trope is because it’s only three episodes. Why invest in long filler tropes if you know you won’t remember them amidst the important ones?

Title of Filler Episodes:-

Ep 147: Forest of Menos! Search for the Missing Rukia

Ep 148: Ashido, The Soul Reaper Who Came from the Past

Ep 149: Through the Crumbling Forest, a Million Menos !

4. The New Captain Shusuke Amagai (Episodes 168-189)

Although it started on a really promising note, the slow pace made it really insufferable. Moreover, the new characters’ personalities were too bland to get invested in them. 

In fact, their reappearing in other filler episodes made the audience distaste this trope of Baltimore. However, on a brighter end, the fight sequences were really fun to watch! 

The New Captain Shusuke Amagai

Overall, I can say Shusuke Amaiga, the Third Division’s new captain, was worth it!

Title of Bleach Filler List:-

Ep 168: The New Captain Appears! His Name Is Shūsuke Amagai

Ep 169: New Development, the Dangerous Transfer Student Appears!

Ep 170: Desperate Struggle Under the Moonlit Night, the Mysterious Assassin and Zanpakutō

Ep 171: Kenryū, the Profusion of Blooming Crimson Flowers

Ep 172: Kifune Goes to War! The Violent Wind That Rages

Ep 173: The Appearance of the Great Evil! The Darkness in the House of Kasumiōji

Ep 174: Break the Mirror’s Boundary! Ichigo’s Captivity

Ep 175: The Revenging Assassin, Ichigo is Targeted

Ep 176: Mystery! The Sword-Consuming Assassin

Ep 177: The Reversal of Rukia! The Rampaging Blade

Ep 178: The Nightmare Which is Shown, Ichigo’s Inside the Mirror

Ep 179: Confrontation!? Amagai vs. Gotei 13

Ep 180: The Princess’s Decision, the Sorrowful Bride

Ep 181: The 2nd Division Sorties! Ichigo is Surrounded

Ep 182: Amagai’s True Strength, the Released Zanpakuto!

Ep 183: The Darkness Which Moves! Kifune’s True Colors

Ep 184: Kira and Kifune, Offense and Defense of the 3rd Division

Ep 185: Ice and Flame! Fierce Fight of Amagai vs. Hitsugaya

Ep 186: Sortie Orders! Suppress the House of Kasumiōji

Ep 187: Ichigo Rages! The Assassin’s Secret

Ep 188: Duel! Amagai vs. Ichigo

Ep 189: The Fallen Shinigami’s Pride

5. Zanpakuto Unknown Tales (Episodes 228-266)

Zanpakuto Unknown Tales is one of the most well-made filler arcs of all time! 

It explores the concept of villains having feelings too. Moreover, it’s always fun to watch mentor vs student tropes. And Shinigami’s Zanpakuto revolting against their mentor has captured it brilliantly! 

Zanpakuto Unknown Tales

Moreover, Muramasa is another stand-alone worthy character. In addition to that, despite most filler tropes having quite predictable ends, Zanpakuto Unknown Tales has still managed to exceed fans’ predictions. So kudos to that!

Title of Filler Episodes:-

Ep 228: Summer! Sea! Swimsuit Festival!!

Ep 229: Cry of the Soul? The Rug Shinigami is Born!

Ep 230: A New Enemy! The Materialization of Zanpakutō

Ep 231: Byakuya, Disappearing with the Cherry Blossoms

Ep 232: Sode no Shirayuki vs. Rukia! Confused Heart

Ep 233: Zangetsu Becomes an Enemy

Ep 234: Renji Surprised?! The Two Zabimarus

Ep 235: Clash! Hisagi vs. Kazeshini

Ep 236: Release! The New Getsuga Tenshō

Ep 237: Suì-Fēng, Surrounding the Zanpakutō

Ep 238: Friendship? Hatred? Haineko & Tobiume

Ep 239: The Awakening Hyōrinmaru! Hitsugaya’s Fierce Fight

Ep 240: Byakuya’s Betrayal

Ep 241: For the Sake of Pride! Byakuya vs. Renji

Ep 242: Shinigami and Zanpakutō, Total Sortie

Ep 243: One-to-One Fight! Ichigo vs. Senbonzakura

Ep 244: The Long Awaited… Kenpachi Appears!

Ep 245: Pursue Byakuya! The Confused Gotei Divisions

Ep 246: Special Mission! Rescue Captain-Commander Yamamoto!

Ep 247: Deceived Shinigami! The World Collapse Crisis

Ep 248: Dragon of Ice and Dragon of Flame! The Strongest Showdown!

Ep 249: Senbonzakura’s Bankai! Offense and Defense of the Living World

Ep 250: That Man, for the Sake of the Kuchiki

Ep 251: Dark History! The Worst Shinigami Is Born

Ep 252: Byakuya, the Truth Behind His Betrayal

Ep 253: Muramasa’s True Identity Revealed

Ep 254: Byakuya and Renji, the 6th Division Returns

Ep 255: Final Chapter – Zanpakutō The Alternate Tale

Ep 256: The Angered Byakuya! The Collapse of the Kuchiki House

Ep 257: A New Enemy! The True Nature of the Sword Fiends

Ep 258: Stray Snake, Tortured Monkey

Ep 259: Terror! The Monster That Lurks Underground

Ep 260: Conclusion!? Hisagi vs. Kazeshini

Ep 261: The Person with the Unknown Ability! Orihime Is Targeted

Ep 262: Haineko Cries! The Tragic Sword Fiend

Ep 263: Imprisonment?! Senbonzakura & Zabimaru

Ep 264: Battle of the Females? Katen Kyōkotsu vs. Nanao!

Ep 265: Evolution?! The Menace of the Final Sword Fiend

Ep 266: Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra, Resume

6. The Gotei 13 Invasion (Episodes 317-341)

There are constant debates over which filler tropes are best, and the top two on the poll are always Zanpakuto Unknown Tales and The Gotei 13 Invasion. 

However, there is no verdict yet!

The Gotei 13 Invasion

It explores the trope of imposters masking as Shinigami captains and further invading Soul Society. Moreover, the whole plot is really immersive, especially considering Kurosaki’s lessening powers right after his combat with Aizen. 

Regardless, some of the fight sequences are really long, and hence, it’s really difficult to keep up with multiple episodes. That’s the only downfall of this trope. The pace. 

Title of Bleach Filler List Episodes:-

Ep 317: Unusual Incident in Seireitei?! Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc!

Ep 318: Renji vs. Rukia?! Battle With Comrades!

Ep 319: Ichigo’s Capture Net! Escape From Soul Society!

Ep 320: Gotei 13, Gathering in the Real World!

Ep 321: Showdown of Mutual Self, Ikkaku vs. Ikkaku!

Ep 322: Clash! Rukia vs. Rukia!

Ep 323: Protect Ichigo! Nozomi’s Determination

Ep 324: Recapture Seireitei! The Captains Move!

Ep 325: For the Sake of the Believers! Byakuya vs. Hitsugaya!

Ep 326: The Two Hinamori, Hitsugaya’s Resolution

Ep 327: Pride of the Kuchiki Family! Byakuya vs. Byakuya!

Ep 328: Defeat Kageroza! Shinigami, All-Out War!

Ep 329: The Forbidden Research… Nozomi’s Hidden Secret!

Ep 330: I Want to Live…! Nozomi’s Zanpakutō

Ep 331: For the Sake of Fighting! The Awakened Nozomi!

Ep 332: The Most Evil Reigai, Appearing in the Real World!

Ep 333: Destroy Nozomi!? Genryusai’s Decision!

Ep 334: The Depleting Reiatsu! Ichigo, Death Struggle of the Soul!

Ep 335: Hiding in the Dangai? Another Ichigo?!

Ep 336: Pursue Kageroza! Technological Development Department, Infiltration!

Ep 337: The Developer of the Modified Souls

Ep 338: Kon’s Thoughts, Nozomi’s Thoughts

Ep 339: Protect Ichigo! The Bonds of Friends!

Ep 340: Reigai vs. Original, The Fierce Fighting for Gambled Pride!

Ep 341: Invading Army Arc, Final Conclusion!

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Conclusion: Bleach Filler List

Not all Bleach filler episodes are worth the watch. For instance, the Bount arc (which covers episodes 64-108) is the most hated filler trope of all time. 

The whole artificial species of humans extending their lives by consuming human souls was honestly unnecessary if you compare it with the main plot. 

However, there are two arcs that are constantly in competition for the title of most beloved filler tropes! So, if you are done watching the whole Anime and craving some more Bleach essence, then you can watch the following filler tropes:-

  • Zanpakuto Unknown Tales (Episodes 228 to 266)
  • The Gotei 13 Invasion (Episodes 317 to 341)

You can read about both tropes in my article above. I have not only briefly explained the essence of each of them but also added each episode title. 

On that note, I hope my article on Bleach Filler List was helpful! 

In case of any new information, I will keep it updated! Moreover, if you have any additional queries, do let me know in the comment section below.


Which Bleach filler should I skip?

Except for episodes 228 to 266 and 317 to 341, you can skip the rest of Bleach fillers. 

How much of Bleach is filler?

45% of Bleach consists of filler episodes. So that makes 164 episodes out of 366.

Are Bleach fillers canon?

Although some Bleach fillers are quite entertaining, that still doesn’t make them canon.

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