Bleach | Find out what the filler episodes are!

Bleach is one of the classics of the shonen genre that many anime fans know about the genre's so-called golden age, and even today, the series is gaining new fans with rumors of a new anime arc. However, it is not without filler, like any shonen of its time, so in this article, we are going to answer the question of which episodes can be skipped to live the manga experience without having to endure arches that are not so interesting.

Bleach filler episodes

The specific episodes are as follows: 33, 50, 64-109, 128-137, 147-149, 168-189, 204-205, 213-214, 227-265, 266, 284, 287, 298-299, 303-305, 311 -341, 355.

Bleach | Find out what the filler episodes are!

Episode 33 - "Miracle! The New Mysterious Hero"

Season Two - Entrance to the Soul Society (2005)

A Hollow falls from the sky along with the soul of a kitten. Karin Kurosaki manages to defeat Hollow with her soccer ball. Elsewhere, Ururu Tsumugiya and Jinta Hanakari destroy another Hollow.

In the park, Don Kanonji informs the group of his plans to form a team of heroes, the Karakura Superheroes. The kitten spirit protects Yuzu Kurosaki, while other Hollows try to attack the girl, and some smaller Hollows merge to form a larger one. The group "Karakura Superheroes" defeats the enemy.

Episode 50 - "The Lion Awakens"

Third season - Soul Society: El Rescate (2005-2006)

Kon tries to escape from Yuzu Kurosaki and ends up meeting a desperate Don Kanonji, concerned about the drop in his views on television. The group decides to reorganize the Karakura Superheroes, with Yuzu now in the position of Karakura Amarillo and Kon in that of Karakura Rei.


Episodes 64-109 - Bow "Bount"

Season Four - The Bounts (2006)

Season Five - Bounts' Attack on the Soul Society (2006-2007)
This bow introduces us to the Bounts, a race of humans capable of consuming human souls to increase their own lives. The episodes, which make up two seasons, focus on the great battle of Ichigo Kurosaki and his allies against the Bount.

The Bount invasion is led by Jin Kariya and his followers Gō Koga, Yoshino Sōma, Maki Ichinose, Mabashi, and Sawatari. At the end of the two-season series of battles, Kariya, when defeated by Ichigo, says he regrets not being able to see if the young man will follow the same path as him.

Episodes 128-137 - "Attack of the Arrancar"

Season Six - Kick Off: The Arrival (2007) / 4 Final Episodes

Season 7 - Boot Up: The Sneaky Entry Into The Hollow World (2007) / First 6 Episodes
During four episodes, we followed the appearance of a being of the Arrancar species putting everyone at risk. The creature emits mysterious music capable of attracting souls, and it can multiply without limits and assume the appearance of the human souls it has devoured. Rangiku and Hitsugaya need to find a way to stop the Arrancar.

In the following chapters, we follow varied stories, involving characters such as Karin Kurosaki, Hitsugaya, Ikkaku Madarame, Renji Abarai, and other shinigami in their battles against the Hollows to aid souls.

The last two episodes introduce us to the Hollow world, where an Arrancar named Patros tries to use the Orb of Distortion to control The Nights.

Episodes 147-149 - "In the Forest of Less"

Season Seven - Arrancar: The Sneaky Entry Into the Hollow World (2007)

Rukia, Nel, Pesche, Dondochakka, Ichigo, Uryū, Chad and Renji end up in the Forest of Less, inhabited by most of the Hollows. While fighting opponents, Rukia is saved by a shinigami named Ashido Kanō, who was part of a unit that hunted Hollows and ended up arriving in the Hollow World by accident.

Nel, Pesche, and Dondochakka end up being kidnapped by a Hollow. Adjuchas keeps them captive, while Ichigo, Uryū, Chad and Renji search for them, but end up in an ambush.

Ashido and Rukia also fight Adjuchas through the forest. The groups hit their opponents and manage to rally and return to the surface. Ashido is left behind, fighting against other Adjuchas.

Episodes 168-189 - "The new captain Amagai Shūsuke"

Season 9 - The new Captain Amagai Shūsuke (2008) (Filled)

Amagai Shūsuke is chosen as the new captain of the 3rd Division. Although the squad initially has trouble accepting it, it promises to protect them. The initial episodes follow Amagai developing his relationship with his subordinates, while providing training and other tasks, in addition to proposing activities between the different Divisions.

Amagai offers to search for Ichigo and Rukia, who flee after interrupting the marriage between the noble Rurichiyo Kasumiōji and Shū Kannogi and kidnapping Shū. Upon finding them, Shū reveals that he was not kidnapped, but saved, and that they need to save Rurichiyo's life. Amagai saves her, but ends up disappearing with Rurichiyo amid the green smoke, before Ichigo and Rukia can stop him.

The following episodes show the persecution and the struggles against Amagai, who reveals the truth about his past and his intentions. Ichigo confronts the captain, who ends up taking his own life when he discovers the mistake he made with his actions.

Episodes 204-205 - "The kemari game"

Season 10 - Start VS Shinigami (2008-2009)

Ichigo has returned to school in the real world. There, he ends up meeting Lurichiyo Kasumiōji, who also returned for being upset with Ryūsei "Kenryū" Kenzaki for not allowing him to play kemari (a kind of soccer) while doing other tasks. At the end of an argument, Lurichiyo challenges Kenryū to a game of kemari.

Episodes 213-214 - Karakuraizer Arc

Season 11 - The Past (2009)

These two episodes focus on what happened in Karakura Town at the time when Ichigo Kurosaki, Uryū Ishida and Yasutora "Chad" Sado went to the Hollow world. Urahara thinks of a fun way to protect the city in Ichigo's absence: forcing Kon to join a team against the Hollows called "Konso Cop Karakuraizer".

The team includes Don Kanonji, Tatsuki Arisawa, Chizuru Honsho, Keigo Asano, Ururu Tsumugiya, and Zennosuke Kurumadani. After facing the Hollows, the group must fight an Arrancar that travels between the world of the living and the world of Hollow.

Episodes 227-265 - "The Zanpakutō Rebellion"

  • Season 12 - Kick Off: The Fake City of Karakura (2009) / Last 3 Episodes
  • Season 13 - The Tale of the Unknown Zanpakutō (2009-2010)

After three episodes with random events, the filler sequence that makes up season 13 tells the moment when the Shinigami swords, known as Zanpakutō, come to life.

The weapons, now in human forms, declare war on their former masters, under the leadership of a mysterious man named Muramasa. The opponent is a Zanpakutō spirit who decides to free other Zanpakutō spirits from their masters. But in reality, what he wanted most was to release the spirit of his old master, sealed for a long time.

Episode 266 - "The fight between Ichigo and Ulquiorra"

Season 14 - Plucking: Autumn Bow (2010-2011)

A summary of the story behind the war between the captains and lieutenants of the Soul Reaper and the Swords of the Arrancar army of Sōsuke Aizen. The chapter ends when Ichigo Kurosaki and Ulquiorra Schiffer are about to fight again.

Episode 284 - "Chain of Sacrifice, Halibel's Past"

Season 14 - Start: Autumn Arc (2010-2011)

This episode recalls the period when Halibel was a Great Lord and recruited Emilou Apacci, Franceska Mila Rose, and Cyan Sung-Sun to kill Hollows. Aizen, Gin and Tōsen arrive at the Hollow World to recruit Baraggan, who at that time was the king of the place.

When Halibel is attacked by an Arrancar, Aizen appears to save her and offer her a place in his army. The episode returns to the present, showing Halibel attacking Aizen, who ends up winning and sends her to the Hollow world. Aizen challenges the Shinigami in combat.

Episode 287: Gaiden! Ichigo and the magic lamp

Season 14 - Start: Autumn Arc (2010-2011)

Ichigo and several other characters are in an alternate world that is closely related to the stories of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. While the others search for a hidden treasure known as the Snow Crystal, Ichigo realizes that everything is just a dream and tries to wake up.

Then they find a magic lamp from which a genius with the appearance of Rukia emerges. For violating the law of granting wishes, he is sentenced to be executed by the "Lamp Society".

Episodes 298-299 - To promote the movie Bleach: Hell Verse

Season 14 - Start: Autumn Arc (2010-2011)

In the first episode, Ichigo and his friends get together to record an independent film called Intergalactic Maid Cop vs. Space Invaders from Another Planet Doom Part I . The second chapter acts as a kind of prologue for the franchise's fourth movie, Bleach: Hell Verse .

Episodes 303-305 - New Year, monsters and battles

Season 14 - Plucking: Autumn Bow (2010-2011)

The first episode is a New Year special with a light plot that addresses games, friendship, and family. The second brings an alternative scenario in which the protagonists of the anime are monsters, with Ichigo in the form of Frankenstein.

The third chapter, in turn, brings a story of Hisagi and Rangiku battling a Hollow who was in an inn.

Episodes 311-341 - Arc "The Invasion of the Third Division"

  • Season 14 - Kick Off: Fall Arc (2010-2011) / Last 6 Episodes
  • Season 15: The invasion army of the 13 divisions! (2011)

The return of Konso Cop Karakuraizer and Kon's fight against a disguised Hollow, and the story of an 11th Division man who entrusted Ichigo's help in regaining his spiritual strength and earning everyone's respect, are some of the stories which are told in the first six episodes

The chapters that make up the fifteenth season, on the other hand, feature the "Invasion Army of the 13 Divisions" arc, in which Ichigo and the other Shinigami need to investigate a series of mysterious events affecting the Soul Society.

The disappearance of several Shinigami seems to indicate that a conspiracy is underway. In this context, Ichigo still has to deal with losing his powers, a consequence of the previous battle with Sōsuke Aizen.

Episode 355 - "Shinigami at war! New Year's special in Seireitei!"

Season XVI - The Missing Substitute Shinigami (2011-2012)
In a last special New Year episode, we see the Shinigami celebrating the date, with Izuku Kira in charge of organizing an event and an activity. His idea of ​​flying kites, however, soon turned into chaotic competition. Renji helps Rukia in a ceremonial dance. The dance ends up being a great success.

Bleach's canonical episodes

1-26, 28-31, 34-45, 47-49, 51-63, 110, 112-115, 117-118, 120-127, 138-140, 142, 144-145, 150-155, 157- 159, 162-167, 191-192, 194-203, 208, 210-212, 215-221, 224-226, 269-273, 275, 277-283, 286, 289, 292-294, 296-297, 300-302, 306-309, 344, 346-350, 352-354, 356-366.

Episodes that mix the canon with the filler:

27, 32, 46, 111, 116, 119, 141, 143, 146, 156, 160-161, 190, 193, 206-207, 209, 222-223, 267-268, 274, 276, 285, 288, 290-291, 295, 310, 342-343, 345, 351.

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