Bleach Filler List and Chronological Order Complete Guide 2021

PostedAt: Wed, Oct 6, 2021 11:27 AM

Some people like to watch the whole anime and experience everything, but some people don’t like fillers and tend to skip them. Bleach, one of the most popular anime series ever, has a total of 366 episodes, of which 164 are filler episodes, which is a lot. This is why we have decided to make the complete Bleach filler list guide, so you can see which episodes you can skip.

Bleach ended in 2012 and if you haven’t seen it during its original run, you might want to inform yourself about whether to watch all of the episodes or just the canon ones.

For those of you who have watched anime and actually like it, the process of getting through all the episodes of a very long anime is a well-known one.

Why? Well, because of fillers, of course! Filler episodes are present in anime adaptations of manga series and are content that is not present within the original manga.

Filler episodes are original narratives included in the anime that doesn’t follow the manga and are often added for practical reasons, i.e., because the manga is running late or the anime has adapted all of the stories published until a certain moment, thus filling the gap between new manga stories with original narratives. Some Bleach fillers are here to tell us more about its world and some are here to tell the stories of some Bleach characters.

This is why we decided to give you a detailed list/guide on watching Bleach, so that you know which episodes are canon and which are fillers.

How Many Fillers Does Bleach Have?

Bleach ended its ruin in 2012 with a total of 366 episodes. The anime adapted nearly the whole manga, with the exception of the “Thousand-Year Blood War” storyline, but it was recently announced that even this story would get its own anime treatment.

Out of the 366 episodes, Bleach has a reported total of 163 filler episodes, which is a very high 45% of filler material (nearly half the show!). Most of these episodes belong to the five filler arcs, but there are also individual episodes of groups of episodes that are filler content.

Bleach: Filler List

Can You Skip Bleach Fillers?

Bleach is one of those anime that has a surprising amount of fillers and you might wonder whether you have to watch an additional 163 unrelated episodes or not.

Well, Bleach‘s fillers aren’t really considered to be masterpieces, so you can actually skip them, especially the filler arcs. You might want to stick around the individual episodes since there aren’t that many, but the filler arcs are completely “skippable”.

Bleach: Filler List – The Complete Guide

Now that we’ve given you a proper introduction and answered some basic questions, here is the full list of Bleach episodes, where you can see which episodes are canon and which are (partial) fillers:

No. Title Type Airdate
1 The Day I Became a Shinigami MANGA CANON 2004-10-05
2 The Shinigami’s Work MANGA CANON 2004-10-12
3 The Older Brother’s Wish, the Younger Sister’s Wish MANGA CANON 2004-10-19
4 Cursed Parakeet MANGA CANON 2004-10-26
5 Beat the Invisible Enemy! MANGA CANON 2004-11-02
6 Fight to the Death! Ichigo vs. Ichigo MANGA CANON 2004-11-09
7 Greetings from a Stuffed Lion MANGA CANON 2004-11-16
8 June 17, Memories in the Rain MANGA CANON 2004-11-23
9 Unbeatable Enemy MANGA CANON 2004-11-30
10 Assault on Trip at Sacred Ground! MANGA CANON 2004-12-07
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No. Title Type Airdate
11 The Legendary Quincy MANGA CANON 2004-12-14
12 A Gentle Right Arm MANGA CANON 2004-12-21
13 Flower and Hollow MANGA CANON 2004-12-28
14 Back to Back, a Fight to the Death! MANGA CANON 2005-01-11
15 Kon’s Great Plan MANGA CANON 2005-01-18
16 Encounter, Renji Abarai! MANGA CANON 2005-01-25
17 Ichigo Dies! MANGA CANON 2005-02-01
18 Reclaim! The Power of the Shinigami! MANGA CANON 2005-02-08
19 Ichigo Becomes a Hollow! MANGA CANON 2005-02-15
20 Gin Ichimaru’s Shadow MANGA CANON 2005-02-22
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No. Title Type Airdate
21 Enter! The World of the Shinigami MANGA CANON 2005-03-01
22 The Man Who Hates Shinigami MANGA CANON 2005-03-08
23 14 Days Before Rukia’s Execution MANGA CANON 2005-03-15
24 Assemble! The 13 Divisions MANGA CANON 2005-03-22
25 Penetrate the Center with an Enormous Bombshell? MANGA CANON 2005-03-29
26 Formation! The Worst Tag MANGA CANON 2005-04-05
27 Release the Death Blow! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2005-04-12
28 Orihime Targeted MANGA CANON 2005-04-19
29 Breakthrough! The Shinigami’s Encompassing Net MANGA CANON 2005-04-26
30 Renji’s Confrontation MANGA CANON 2005-05-03
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No. Title Type Airdate
31 The Resolution to Kill MANGA CANON 2005-05-10
32 Stars and the Stray MIXED CANON/FILLER 2005-05-17
33 Miracle! The Mysterious New Hero FILLER 2005-05-26
34 Tragedy of Dawn MANGA CANON 2005-06-01
35 Aizen Assassinated! The Darkness Which Approaches MANGA CANON 2005-06-07
36 Kenpachi Zaraki Approaches! MANGA CANON 2005-06-14
37 Motive of the Fist MANGA CANON 2005-06-21
38 Desperation! The Broken Zangetsu MANGA CANON 2005-06-28
39 The Immortal Man MANGA CANON 2005-07-05
40 The Shinigami whom Ganju Met MANGA CANON 2005-07-12
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No. Title Type Airdate
41 Reunion, Ichigo and Rukia MANGA CANON 2005-07-19
42 Yoruichi, Goddess of Flash, Dances! MANGA CANON 2005-07-26
43 The Despicable Shinigami MANGA CANON 2005-08-02
44 Ishida Ultimate Power! MANGA CANON 2005-08-09
45 Overcome Your Limits! MANGA CANON 2005-08-16
46 Authentic Records! School of Shinigami MIXED CANON/FILLER 2005-08-23
47 The Avengers MANGA CANON 2005-08-30
48 Hitsugaya Roars! MANGA CANON 2005-09-06
49 Rukia’s Nightmare MANGA CANON 2005-09-13
50 The Reviving Lion FILLER 2005-09-20
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No. Title Type Airdate
51 Morning of the Sentence MANGA CANON 2005-09-27
52 Renji, Oath of the Soul! Death Match with Byakuya MANGA CANON 2005-10-04
53 Gin Ichimaru’s Temptation, Resolution Shattered MANGA CANON 2005-10-04
54 An Accomplished Oath! Get Back Rukia! MANGA CANON 2005-10-18
55 The Strongest Shinigami! Ultimate Confrontation Between Teacher and Students MANGA CANON 2005-10-25
56 Supersonic Battle! Determine the Goddess of Battle MANGA CANON 2005-11-01
57 Senbonzakura, Crushed! Zangetsu Thrusts Through the Sky MANGA CANON 2005-11-08
58 Unseal! The Black Blade, the Miraculous Power MANGA CANON 2005-11-15
59 Conclusion of the Death Match! White Pride and Black Desire MANGA CANON 2005-11-22
60 Reality of the Despair, the Assassin’s Dagger is Swung MANGA CANON 2005-12-06
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No. Title Type Airdate
61 Aizen Stands! Horrible Ambitions MANGA CANON 2005-12-13
62 Gather Together! Group of the Strongest Shinigami MANGA CANON 2005-12-20
63 Rukia’s Resolution, Ichigo’s Feelings MANGA CANON 2006-01-10
64 New School Term, Renji Has Come to the Material World?! FILLER 2006-01-17
65 Creeping Terror, the Second Victim FILLER 2006-01-24
66 Breakthrough! The Trap Hidden in the Labyrinth FILLER 2006-01-31
67 Death Game! The Missing Classmate FILLER 2006-02-07
68 True Identity of the Devil, the Secret which Is Revealed FILLER 2006-02-14
69 Bounts! The Soul Hunters! FILLER 2006-02-14
70 Rukia’s Return! Revival of the Substitute Team! FILLER 2006-02-21
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No. Title Type Airdate
71 The Moment of Collision! An Evil Hand Draws Near to the Quincy FILLER 2006-03-07
72 Water Attack! Escape from the Shutdown Hospital FILLER 2006-03-14
73 Gathering Bounts! The Man Who Makes His Move FILLER 2006-03-28
74 Memories of an Eternally Living Clan FILLER 2006-03-28
75 Earth-Shattering Event at 11th Squad! The Shinigami Who Rises Again FILLER 2006-04-04
76 Crashing Force! Fried vs. Zangetsu FILLER 2006-04-04
77 Unfading Grudge! The Shinigami whom Kenpachi Killed FILLER 2006-04-11
78 Shocking Revelations for the 13 Divisions!! The Truth Buried in History FILLER 2006-05-02
79 Yoshino’s Decision of Death FILLER 2006-05-09
80 Assault from a Formidable Enemy! A Tiny Final Line of Defense?! FILLER 2006-05-16
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No. Title Type Airdate
81 Hitsugaya Moves! The Attacked City FILLER 2006-05-23
82 Ichigo vs. Dalk! Appearance of the Faded Darkness FILLER 2006-05-30
83 Grey Shadow, the Secret of the Dolls FILLER 2006-06-06
84 Dissension in the Substitute Team? Rukia’s Betrayal FILLER 2006-06-13
85 Deadly Battle of Tears! Rukia vs. Orihime FILLER 2006-06-13
86 Rangiku Dances! Slice the Invisible Enemy! FILLER 2006-06-20
87 Byakuya Is Summoned! The Gotei 13 Start to Move FILLER 2006-07-04
88 Annihilation of the Lieutenants!? Trap in the Underground Cave FILLER 2006-07-11
89 Rematch?! Ishida vs. Nemu FILLER 2006-07-18
90 Renji Abarai, Bankai of the Soul! FILLER 2006-07-25
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No. Title Type Airdate
91 Shinigami and Quincy, the Reviving Power FILLER 2006-08-01
92 Invasion of the Shinigami World, Again FILLER 2006-08-08
93 The Bount Assault! The Gotei 13 of Destructive Earthquake FILLER 2006-08-15
94 Hitsugaya’s Decision! The Clash Approaches FILLER 2006-08-22
95 Byakuya Takes the Field! Dance of the Wind-Splitting Cherry Blossoms FILLER 2006-09-05
96 Ichigo, Byakuya, Kariya, The Battle of the Three Extremes! FILLER 2006-09-12
97 Hitsugaya Strikes! Slice the Enemy in the Middle of the Forest FILLER 2006-09-19
98 Clash! Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Maki Ichinose FILLER 2006-10-04
99 Shinigami vs. Shinigami! The Uncontrollable Power FILLER 2006-10-11
100 Su-F?ng Dies? The Last of the Special Forces FILLER 2006-10-18
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No. Title Type Airdate
101 Mayuri’s Bankai!! Sawatari: Clash of the Demon FILLER 2006-11-01
102 The Last Quincy! The Exploding Power FILLER 2006-11-08
103 Ishida, Exceeding the Limits to Attack! FILLER 2006-11-15
104 10th Division’s Death Struggle! The Release of Hy?rinmaru FILLER 2006-11-22
105 Kariya! Countdown to the Detonation FILLER 2006-11-29
106 Life and Revenge! Ishida, the Ultimate Choice FILLER 2006-12-06
107 The Swung-Down Edge! The Moment of Ruin FILLER 2006-12-13
108 The Wailing Bount! The Last Clash FILLER 2006-12-20
109 Ichigo and Rukia, Thoughts in the Revolving Around Heaven MIXED CANON/FILLER 2007-01-04
110 Reopening of the Substitute Business! The Terrifying Transfer Student MANGA CANON 2007-01-10
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No. Title Type Airdate
111 Shock! The Father’s True Identity MIXED CANON/FILLER 2007-01-17
112 The Commencement of War, Visoreds and the Arrancars MANGA CANON 2007-01-24
113 Prelude to the Apocalypse, The Arrancar’s Offensive MANGA CANON 2007-01-31
114 Reunion, Ichigo and Rukia and Soul Reapers MANGA CANON 2007-02-07
115 Mission! The Soul Reapers Have Come MANGA CANON 2007-02-14
116 The Evil Eye, Aizen Returns MIXED CANON/FILLER 2007-02-21
117 Rukia’s Battle Commences! The Freezing White Blade MANGA CANON 2007-02-28
118 Ikkaku’s Bankai! The Power That Breaks Everything MANGA CANON 2007-03-07
119 Zaraki Division’s Secret Story! The Lucky Men MIXED CANON/FILLER 2007-03-21
120 Hitsugaya Scatters! The Broken Hy?rinmaru MANGA CANON 2007-03-28
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No. Title Type Airdate
121 Clash! The Protector vs. The Bearer MANGA CANON 2007-04-11
122 Visored! The Power of the Awakened MANGA CANON 2007-04-18
123 Ichigo, Complete Hollowification!? MANGA CANON 2007-04-25
124 Collision! Black Bankai and the White Bankai MANGA CANON 2007-05-02
125 Urgent Report! Aizen’s Terrifying Plan! MANGA CANON 2007-05-09
126 Ury? vs. Ry?ken! Clash of the Parent-Child Quincys MANGA CANON 2007-05-16
127 Urahara’s Decision, Orihime’s Thoughts MANGA CANON 2007-05-30
128 The Nightmare Arrancar! Team Hitsugaya moves out FILLER 2007-06-06
129 The Swooping Descent of the Dark Emissary! The Propagation of Malice FILLER 2007-06-13
130 The Invisible Enemy! Hitsugaya’s Merciless Decision FILLER 2007-06-20
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No. Title Type Airdate
131 Rangiku’s Tears, the Sorrowful Parting of Brother and Sister FILLER 2007-06-27
132 Hitsugaya, Karin, and Soccer Ball FILLER 2007-07-04
133 Ikkaku: The Hot-Blooded Kendo Tale FILLER 2007-07-11
134 The Beautiful Patissier, Yumichika! FILLER 2007-07-18
135 Kon is Deceived! Rangiku on the Lookout… FILLER 2007-07-25
136 Civil War in Hueco Mundo! Ulquiorra’s Death FILLER 2007-08-08
137 The Malicious Battle, Aizen’s Trap FILLER 2007-08-15
138 Hueco Mundo moves again! Hitsugaya vs. Yammy MANGA CANON 2007-08-29
139 Ichigo vs. Grimmjow, the 11-second battle! MANGA CANON 2007-09-05
140 Ulquiorra’s Scheme, the Moment when the Sun Sets! MANGA CANON 2007-09-12
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No. Title Type Airdate
141 Goodbye…, Kurosaki! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2007-09-19
142 Strict Order! The Forbidden Rescue of Orihime Inoue MANGA CANON 2007-09-26
143 Grimmjow Revived MIXED CANON/FILLER 2007-10-03
144 Ishida and Chad, The Quickening of a New Power MANGA CANON 2007-10-17
145 The Espada Gather! Aizen’s Royal Assembly MANGA CANON 2007-10-24
146 The Name’s Nel! The Appearance of a Strange Arrancar MIXED CANON/FILLER 2007-10-31
147 Forest of Menos! Search for the Missing Rukia FILLER 2007-11-07
148 Ashido, The Soul Reaper Who Came from the Past FILLER 2007-11-14
149 Through the Crumbling Forest, a Million Menos FILLER 2007-11-21
150 Oath! Back Here Alive Again MANGA CANON 2007-11-28
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No. Title Type Airdate
151 The Raging Storm! Encounter with the Dancing Arrancar MANGA CANON 2007-12-05
152 Ichigo Strikes Back! This Is My Bankai MANGA CANON 2007-12-12
153 The Devilish Research! Szayel Aporro’s Plan MANGA CANON 2007-12-19
154 Rukia and Kaien, the Sorrowful Reunion MANGA CANON 2007-12-26
155 Rukia Retaliates! Release the Desperate Kid? MANGA CANON 2008-01-09
156 Ishida & Pesche, the United Attack of Friendship MIXED CANON/FILLER 2008-01-16
157 Ishida’s Trump Card, Seele Schneider MANGA CANON 2008-01-23
158 Right Arm of the Giant, Left Arm of the Devil MANGA CANON 2008-01-30
159 Yasutora Sado Dies! Orihime’s Tears MANGA CANON 2008-02-06
160 Testament, Your Heart is Right Here… MIXED CANON/FILLER 2008-02-13
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No. Title Type Airdate
161 The Cruel Arrancar, Ulquiorra’s Provocation MIXED CANON/FILLER 2008-02-20
162 Szayel Aporro Laughs, The Net Trapping Renji is Complete MANGA CANON 2008-02-27
163 Shinigami and Quincy, The Battle with Madness MANGA CANON 2008-03-05
164 Ishida’s Strategy, 20-Second Offense and Defense MANGA CANON 2008-03-12
165 The Murderous Intent Boils! The Joyful Grimmjow MANGA CANON 2008-03-19
166 Desperate Effort vs. Desperate Effort! Hollowfied Ichigo MANGA CANON 2008-04-09
167 The Moment of Conclusion, The End of Grimmjow MANGA CANON 2008-04-16
168 The New Captain Appears! His Name Is Sh?suke Amagai FILLER 2008-04-23
169 New Development, the Dangerous Transfer Student Appears! FILLER 2008-05-07
170 Desperate Struggle Under the Moonlit Night, the Mysterious Assassin and Zanpakut? FILLER 2008-05-14
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No. Title Type Airdate
171 Kenry?, the Profusion of Blooming Crimson Flowers FILLER 2008-05-21
172 Kifune Goes to War! The Violent Wind that Rages FILLER 2008-05-28
173 The Appearance of the Great Evil! The Darkness in the House of Kasumi?ji FILLER 2008-06-04
174 Break the Mirror’s Boundary! Ichigo’s Captivity FILLER 2008-06-11
175 The Revenging Assassin, Ichigo is Targeted FILLER 2008-06-18
176 Mystery! The Sword-Consuming Assassin FILLER 2008-06-25
177 The Reversal of Rukia! The Rampaging Blade FILLER 2008-06-25
178 The Nightmare Which is Shown, Ichigo’s Inside the Mirror FILLER 2008-07-02
179 Confrontation!? Amagai vs. Gotei 13 FILLER 2008-07-09
180 The Princess’s Decision, the Sorrowful Bride FILLER 2008-07-16
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No. Title Type Airdate
181 The 2nd Division Sorties! Ichigo is Surrounded FILLER 2008-07-23
182 Amagai’s True Strength, the Released Zanpakuto? FILLER 2008-07-30
183 The Darkness Which Moves! Kifune’s True Colors FILLER 2008-08-06
184 Kira and Kifune, Offense and Defense of the 3rd Division FILLER 2008-08-20
185 Ice and Flame! Fierce Fight of Amagai vs. Hitsugaya FILLER 2008-08-27
186 Sortie Orders! Suppress the House of Kasumi?ji FILLER 2008-09-03
187 Ichigo Rages! The Assassin’s Secret FILLER 2008-09-10
188 Duel! Amagai vs. Ichigo FILLER 2008-09-17
189 The Fallen Shinigami’s Pride FILLER 2008-10-07
190 Hueco Mundo Chapter Restart! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2008-10-14
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No. Title Type Airdate
191 The Frightening Banquet, Szayel Aporro Theater MANGA CANON 2008-10-21
192 Nel’s Secret, A Busty Beauty Joins the Battle!? MANGA CANON 2008-10-28
193 Irresistible, Puppet Show of Terror MIXED CANON/FILLER 2008-11-04
194 Neliel’s Past MANGA CANON 2008-11-11
195 The Ultimate Union! Pesche’s Seriousness MANGA CANON 2008-11-18
196 Joining the Battle! The Strongest Soul Reaper Army Appears MANGA CANON 2008-11-25
197 Byakuya’s Bankai, The Quiet Anger MANGA CANON 2008-12-02
198 The Two Scientists, Mayuri’s Trap MANGA CANON 2008-12-09
199 Holy Birth, The Resurrected Szayel Aporro MANGA CANON 2008-12-16
200 The Hardest Body!? Cut Down Nnoitra MANGA CANON 2008-12-23
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No. Title Type Airdate
201 Nnoitra Released! Multiplying Arms MANGA CANON 2009-01-06
202 Fierce Fighting Conclusion! Who’s the Strongest? MANGA CANON 2009-01-13
203 Karakura Town Gathers! Aizen Versus the Soul Reapers MANGA CANON 2009-01-20
204 Ichigo’s Seppuku Persuasion Strategy ? FILLER 2009-01-27
205 Thump! A Kemari Tournament Filled with Hollows FILLER 2009-02-03
206 The Past Chapter Begins! The Truth from 110 Years Ago MIXED CANON/FILLER 2009-02-10
207 12th Division’s New Captain, Kisuke Urahara MIXED CANON/FILLER 2009-02-17
208 Aizen and the Genius Boy MANGA CANON 2009-02-24
209 Muguruma 9th Division, Moves Out MIXED CANON/FILLER 2009-03-03
210 Hiyori Dies? The Beginning of Tragedy MANGA CANON 2009-03-10
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No. Title Type Airdate
211 Betrayal! Aizen’s Secret Maneuvers MANGA CANON 2009-03-17
212 Rescue Hirako! Aizen vs. Urahara MANGA CANON 2009-03-24
213 The Konso Cop Karakuraiser is Born FILLER 2009-03-31
214 Karakuraiser’s Last Day FILLER 2009-04-07
215 Defend Karakura Town! Entire Appearance of the Shinigami MANGA CANON 2009-04-14
216 Elite! The Four Shinigami MANGA CANON 2009-04-21
217 Beautiful Little Devil Charlotte MANGA CANON 2009-04-28
218 Kira, The Battle Within Despair MANGA CANON 2009-05-05
219 Hisagi’s Shikai! The Name is… MANGA CANON 2009-05-12
220 Ikkaku Falls! The Shinigami’s Crisis MANGA CANON 2009-05-19
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No. Title Type Airdate
221 The Full Showdown! Soul Reapers vs. Espada MANGA CANON 2009-05-26
222 The Most Evil Tag!? Su-F?ng & ?maeda MIXED CANON/FILLER 2009-06-02
223 A Miraculous Body! Ggio Releases MIXED CANON/FILLER 2009-06-09
224 3 vs. 1 Battle! Rangiku’s Crisis MANGA CANON 2009-06-16
225 Vice-Captains Annihilated! The Terrifying Demonic Beast MANGA CANON 2009-06-23
226 Fierce Fighting Concludes? Towards a New Battle! MANGA CANON 2009-06-30
227 Wonderful Error FILLER 2009-07-07
228 Summer! Sea! Swimsuit Festival!! FILLER 2009-07-14
229 Cry of the Soul? The Rug Shinigami is Born! FILLER 2009-07-21
230 A New Enemy! The Materialization of Zanpakut? FILLER 2009-07-28
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No. Title Type Airdate
231 Byakuya, Disappearing with the Cherry Blossoms FILLER 2009-08-04
232 Sode no Shirayuki vs. Rukia! Confused Heart FILLER 2009-08-11
233 Zangetsu Becomes an Enemy FILLER 2009-08-18
234 Renji Surprised?! The Two Zabimarus FILLER 2009-08-25
235 Clash! Hisagi vs. Kazeshini FILLER 2009-09-01
236 Release! The New Getsuga Tensh? FILLER 2009-09-08
237 Su-F?ng, Surrounding the Zanpakut? FILLER 2009-09-15
238 Friendship? Hatred? Haineko & Tobiume FILLER 2009-09-22
239 The Awakening Hy?rinmaru! Hitsugaya’s Fierce Fight FILLER 2009-09-29
240 Byakuya’s Betrayal FILLER 2009-10-06
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No. Title Type Airdate
241 For the Sake of Pride! Byakuya vs. Renji FILLER 2009-10-13
242 Shinigami and Zanpakut?, Total Sortie FILLER 2009-10-20
243 One-to-One Fight! Ichigo vs. Senbonzakura FILLER 2009-10-27
244 The Long Awaited… Kenpachi Appears! FILLER 2009-11-03
245 Pursue Byakuya! The Confused Gotei Divisions FILLER 2009-11-10
246 Special Mission! Rescue Captain Commander Yamamoto! FILLER 2009-11-17
247 Deceived Shinigami! The World Collapse Crisis FILLER 2009-11-24
248 Dragon of Ice and Dragon of Flame! The Strongest Showdown! FILLER 2009-12-01
249 Senbonzakura’s Bankai! Offense and Defense of the Living World FILLER 2009-12-08
250 That Man, for the Sake of the Kuchiki FILLER 2009-12-15
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No. Title Type Airdate
251 Dark History! The Worst Shinigami Is Born FILLER 2009-12-22
252 Byakuya, the Truth Behind His Betrayal FILLER 2010-01-05
253 Muramasa’s True Identity Revealed FILLER 2010-01-12
254 Byakuya and Renji, the 6th Division Returns FILLER 2010-01-19
255 Final Chapter – Zanpakut? The Alternate Tale FILLER 2010-01-26
256 The Angered Byakuya! The Collapse of the Kuchiki House FILLER 2010-02-02
257 A New Enemy! The True Nature of the Sword Fiends FILLER 2010-02-09
258 Stray Snake, Tortured Monkey FILLER 2010-02-16
259 Terror! The Monster That Lurks Underground FILLER 2010-02-23
260 Conclusion!? Hisagi vs. Kazeshini FILLER 2010-03-02
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No. Title Type  
261 The Person with the Unknown Ability! Orihime Is Targeted FILLER 2010-03-09
262 Haineko Cries! The Tragic Sword Fiend FILLER 2010-03-16
263 Imprisonment?! Senbonzakura & Zabimaru FILLER 2010-03-23
264 Battle of the Females? Katen Ky?kotsu vs. Nanao! FILLER 2010-03-30
265 Evolution?! The Menace of the Final Sword Fiend FILLER 2010-04-06
266 Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra, Resume MANGA CANON 2010-04-13
267 Connected Hearts! The Left Fist of Certain Death MIXED CANON/FILLER 2010-04-20
268 Hatred and Jealousy, Orihime’s Dilemma MIXED CANON/FILLER 2010-04-27
269 Ichigo and Ury?, Bonded Back to Back MANGA CANON 2010-05-04
270 Beginning of Despair… Ichigo, the Unreachable Blade MANGA CANON 2010-05-11
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No. Title Type Airdate
271 Ichigo Dies! Orihime, the Cry of Sorrow! MANGA CANON 2010-05-18
272 Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra, Conclusion! MANGA CANON 2010-05-25
273 Fury of the Shark! Harribel’s Release MANGA CANON 2010-06-01
274 Hitsugaya, the Desperate Hy?ten Hyakkas?! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2010-06-08
275 The Approaching Breath of Death, the King Who Rules Over Death! MANGA CANON 2010-06-15
276 One Hit Kill, Su-F?ng, Bankai! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2010-06-22
277 Climax! Ky?raku vs. Starrk! MANGA CANON 2010-06-29
278 The Nightmare Returns… Revival of the Espada MANGA CANON 2010-07-06
279 Hirako and Aizen…the Reunion of Fate! MANGA CANON 2010-07-13
280 Hisagi and T?sen, the Moment of Parting MANGA CANON 2010-07-20
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No. Title Type Airdate
281 Crown of Lies, Barragan’s Grudge MANGA CANON 2010-07-27
282 Power of the Soul! Los Lobos, Attack! MANGA CANON 2010-08-03
283 Starrk, the Lone Battle MANGA CANON 2010-08-10
284 Chain of Sacrifice, Harribel’s Past ANIME CANON 2010-08-17
285 The Hundred-Year Grudge! Hiyori’s Revenge MIXED CANON/FILLER 2010-08-24
286 Ichigo’s Return! Protect Karakura Town MANGA CANON 2010-08-31
287 Side Story! Ichigo and the Magic Lamp FILLER 2010-09-07
288 The Final trump card! Ichigo, Towards the Decisive Battle MIXED CANON/FILLER 2010-09-14
289 Byakuya vs. Kenpachi?! The Melee Commences MANGA CANON 2010-09-21
290 For the Sake of Justice?! The Man Who Deserted the Shinigami MIXED CANON/FILLER 2010-09-28
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291 Desperate Struggle with Aizen! Hirako, Shikai! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2010-10-05
292 All Out War! Aizen vs. Shinigami MANGA CANON 2010-10-12
293 Hitsugaya, Enraged! Blade of Hatred! MANGA CANON 2010-10-19
294 Impossible to Attack? The Sealed Genry?sai! MANGA CANON 2010-10-26
295 It’s All a Trap… Engineered Bonds! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2010-11-02
296 The Shocking Truth…The Mysterious Power Within Ichigo! MANGA CANON 2010-11-09
297 The Extending Blade?! Ichigo vs. Gin! MANGA CANON 2010-11-16
298 Film! Festival! Shinigami Film Festival! FILLER 2010-11-23
299 Theatre Opening Commemoration! The Hell Verse: Prologue FILLER 2010-11-30
300 Urahara Appears! Stop Aizen! MANGA CANON 2010-12-07
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301 Ichigo Loses His Fighting Spirit!? Gin’s Expectation! MANGA CANON 2010-12-14
302 The Final Getsuga Tensh?!? Ichigo’s Training! MANGA CANON 2010-12-21
303 Real World and Shinigami! The New Year Special! FILLER 2011-01-04
304 Another Side Story! This Time’s Enemy Is a Monster!? FILLER 2011-01-11
305 Delusion Roars! Hisagi, Towards the Hot Springs Inn! FILLER 2011-01-18
306 For the Sake of Protecting! Ichigo vs. Tensa Zangetsu! MANGA CANON 2011-01-25
307 Emergency Situation! Aizen, New Evolution! MANGA CANON 2011-02-01
308 Goodbye…Rangiku MANGA CANON 2011-02-08
309 Fierce Fighting Conclusion! Release, the Final Getsuga Tensh?! MANGA CANON 2011-02-15
310 Ichigo’s Resolution! The Price of the Fierce Battle MIXED CANON/FILLER 2011-02-22
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311 The Soul Detective: Karakuraiser Takes Off Again! FILLER 2011-03-01
312 Inauguration! The Brand New 2nd Division Captain! FILLER 2011-03-08
313 The Man Who Risks His Life in the 11th Division! FILLER 2011-03-15
314 Kon saw it! The Secret of a Beautiful Office Lady FILLER 2011-03-22
315 Yachiru’s friend! The Shinigami of Justice Appears! FILLER 2011-03-29
316 Toshir? Hitsugaya’s Holiday! FILLER 2011-04-05
317 Unusual Incident in Seireitei?! Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc! FILLER 2011-04-12
318 Renji vs. Rukia?! Battle With Comrades! FILLER 2011-04-19
319 Ichigo’s Capture Net! Escape From Soul Society! FILLER 2011-04-26
320 Gotei 13, Gathering in the Real World! FILLER 2011-05-03
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321 Showdown of Mutual Self, Ikkaku vs. Ikkaku! FILLER 2011-05-10
322 Clash! Rukia vs. Rukia! FILLER 2011-05-17
323 Protect Ichigo! Nozomi’s Determination FILLER 2011-05-24
324 Recapture Seireitei! The Captains Move! FILLER 2011-05-31
325 For the Sake of the Believers! Byakuya vs. Hitsugaya! FILLER 2011-06-07
326 The Two Hinamori, Hitsugaya’s Resolution FILLER 2011-06-14
327 Pride of the Kuchiki Family! Byakuya vs. Byakuya! FILLER 2011-06-21
328 Defeat Kageroza! Shinigami, All-Out War! FILLER 2011-06-28
329 The Forbidden Research…Nozomi’s Hidden Secret! FILLER 2011-07-05
330 I Want to Live…! Nozomi’s Zanpakut? FILLER 2011-07-12
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331 For the Sake of Fighting! The Awakened Nozomi! FILLER 2011-07-19
332 The Most Evil Reigai, Appearing in the Real World! FILLER 2011-07-26
333 Destroy Nozomi!? Genryusai’s Decision! FILLER 2011-08-02
334 The Depleting Reiatsu! Ichigo, Death Struggle of the Soul! FILLER 2011-08-09
335 Hiding in the Dangai? Another Ichigo?! FILLER 2011-08-16
336 Pursue Kageroza! Technological Development Department, Infiltration! FILLER 2011-08-23
337 The Developer of the Modified Souls FILLER 2011-08-30
338 Kon’s Thoughts, Nozomi’s Thoughts FILLER 2011-09-06
339 Protect Ichigo! The Bonds of Friends! FILLER 2011-09-13
340 Reigai vs. Original, The Fierce Fighting for Gambled Pride! FILLER 2011-09-20
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341 Invading Army Arc, Final Conclusion! FILLER 2011-09-27
342 Thank You MIXED CANON/FILLER 2011-10-04
343 3rd Year High School Student! Dressed Up, and a New Chapter Begins! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2011-10-11
344 A Dispute in School?! Ichigo and Ury?, Fight Together! MANGA CANON 2011-10-25
345 Ury? is Attacked, A Threat Draws Near the Friends! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2011-10-31
346 The Man with the Fullbring Ability: Kugo Ginj? MANGA CANON 2011-11-01
347 A Crisis Sneaking up on the Kurosaki Family?! Ichigo’s Confusion! MANGA CANON 2011-11-08
348 Power of the Substitute Badge, Ichigo’s ‘Pride’! MANGA CANON 2011-11-15
349 Next Target, The Devil’s Hand Aims at Orihime! MANGA CANON 2011-11-22
350 The Man Who Killed the Shinigami Substitute?! Tsukishima Makes His Move MANGA CANON 2011-11-29
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351 Fullbring, The Detested Power! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2011-12-06
352 Tsukishima Attacks! The Training Has Been Thwarted MANGA CANON 2011-12-13
353 Ichigo, Mastering the Fullbring! MANGA CANON 2011-12-20
354 Ichigo vs. Ginj?! To the Game’s Space MANGA CANON 2011-12-27
355 Shinigami at War! New Year in Seireitei Special! FILLER 2012-01-10
356 Friend or Foe?! Ginj?’s True Intentions! MANGA CANON 2012-01-17
357 Tsukishima’s Ability, the Danger is Drawing Near! MANGA CANON 2012-01-24
358 Clash!? Xcution attacks Ginj? MANGA CANON 2012-01-31
359 The Sorrowful Battle! Ichigo vs. Sado & Orihime MANGA CANON 2012-02-07
360 Ichigo vs Uryu?! Who is the Traitor?! MANGA CANON 2012-02-14
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361 A New Appearance! The Gotei 13, Arrives! MANGA CANON 2012-02-21
362 Revival! Substitute Shinigami: Ichigo Kurosaki! MANGA CANON 2012-02-28
363 Fierce Fight! Shinigami vs. XCUTION! MANGA CANON 2012-03-06
364 Desperate Struggle!? Byakuya’s Troubled Memories MANGA CANON 2012-03-13
365 Ichigo vs. Ginj?! Secret of the Substitute Badge MANGA CANON 2012-03-20
366 Changing History, Unchanging Heart MANGA CANON 2012-03-27
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Is it Worth Watching Bleach Fillers?

Fillers take up almost half of the whole Bleach anime so you’ll certainly wonder whether it’s worth it to spend so much time watching unrelated material that doesn’t really add much to the main story.

Well, if you ask the fans, Bleach‘s fillers aren’t really that good, or they’re at least significantly worse than the canon narrative.

If you want to perceive the whole story, you should certainly watch everything, but if you’re wondering whether the fillers are worth it – they’re not.

How Long Would it Take to Watch all of Bleach?

If you intend to start Bleach from episode one and watch the whole show, you might as well know what you’re getting yourself into.

Bleach started in 2004 and ended after eight years and 16 seasons in 2012. Bleach was a very special anime and an amazing adventure that we highly recommend, despite a large number of fillers.

An episode of Bleach lasts somewhere between 22 and 24 minutes, but we are going to take the latter number into consideration when making our calculations. As we’ve said, there have been a total of 366 episodes of the anime. So, where does that put us?

total of 366 episodes of 24 minutes means that you have a total of 8,784 minutes of material to watch. If you’d be able to binge watch that, you would need exactly 146 hours and 24 minutes, or 6 days, 2 hours and 24 minutes to watch the whole series.

Why is Bleach so Long?

The primary reason why Bleach was so long (although there are longer anime series) is that it was a weekly manga, which means that it was meant to last as long as it’s popular and as long as there were people who wanted to read it.

And since its popularity was only increasing over the years – not just in Japan, but globally – the authors had a solid amount of time to tell their stories and finish it the way they wanted, and this is the principal reason why Bleach is longer than a large number of other manga and anime series.

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