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.
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 Number||Release Date in Japan||International Release Date||Name of the Episode or Arc|
|33||26th May 2005||13th May 2007||Miracle! The Mysterious New Hero|
|50||20th September 2005||22nd September 2007||The Reviving Lion|
|64 to 108||17th January 2006 to 20th December 2006||18th May 2008 to 4th April 2009||The Bount|
|128 to 137||6th June 2007 to 15th August 2007||27th June 2009 to 1st August 2009||Stolen Hogyoku|
|147 to 149||7th November 2007 to 21 November 2007||12th Spetember 2009 to 19th September 2009||Forest Of The Menos Trope|
|168 to 189||23rd April 2008 to 7th October 2008||28th August 2010 to 29th January 2011||The New Captain Shusuke Amagai|
|204||27th January 2009||14th May 2011||Ichigo’s Seppuku Persuasion Strategy|
|205||3rd February 2009||21st May 2011||Thump! A Kemari Tournament Filled with Hollows|
|213||31st March 2009||16th July 2011||The Konso Cop Karakuraiser is Born|
|214||7th April 2009||23rd July 2011||Karakuraiser’s Last Day|
|228||14th July 2009||29th October 2011||Summer! Sea! Swimsuit Festival!!|
|229||21st July 2009||5th November 2011||Cry of the Soul? The Rug Shinigami is Born!|
|230 to 266||28th July 2009 to 6th April 2010||12th November 2011 to 4th August 2012||Zanpakuto Unknown Tales|
|287||7th September 2010||2nd March 2013||Side Story! Ichigo and the Magic Lamp|
|298||23rd November 2010||18th May 2013||Film! Festival! Shinigami Film Festival!|
|299||30th November 2010||25th May 2013||Theatre Opening Commemoration! The Hell Verse: Prologue|
|317 to 342||12th April 2011 to 27th September 2011||Not Available||The Gotei 13 Invasion|
|355||10th January 2010||Not Available||Shinigami 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.
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.
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)
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!
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!
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!
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.
Except for episodes 228 to 266 and 317 to 341, you can skip the rest of Bleach fillers.
45% of Bleach consists of filler episodes. So that makes 164 episodes out of 366.
Although some Bleach fillers are quite entertaining, that still doesn’t make them canon.