Fillers

Malaysia
July 25, 2011 1:27am CST
Hello! To anyone who has ever read a manga and watch the anime for the series, you'll probably notice that some episodes in the anime are completely missing from the manga and are actually quite unrelated to the current plot. These fillers are mostly there just so that there is more time for the current manga plot to be published. I feel highly annoyed when I'm watching an anime and find that the next episode is a filler with its own mini-plot. I understand the need for fillers but I think it would be best if the fillers were aired in between arcs and not in between a very suspenseful moment in the story. I usually skip such fillers if possible. What about you? What do you feel about filler episodes?
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
25 Jul 11
Hi! I don't also like fillers most of the time. I hate the fillers in Bleach! Well, not all of them but most of them. Especially the fillers with that stupid Don Kanonji or whatever and with Kon as the head of that stupid group. I just watched them so not to make waste of the time I downloaded them. But I immediately deleted them (I usually save bleach episodes for another viewing). But I agree that fillers should be aired in between arcs. They know that the anime usually catches up fast in the manga so they should have prepared fillers before another arc starts and air those fillers before that arc starts. It's very unfair to air them at the point of climax.
@rovian (1927)
• United States
25 Jul 11
I agree about the fillers in Bleach. I don't care for Don Kononji and his group, but some of the fillers aren't bad. I didn't mind the ones explaining what happened to Kisuke, Shinji, Lisa, Rose, and the others. While they were fillers, and probably not too important to the story, they did provide answers to questions that fans may of had.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
25 Jul 11
Yeah, I agree. Some of the fillers aren't bad, actually some were really funny. But a lot is so annoying.
• Malaysia
13 Aug 11
Thanks for your response! I agree with you. I too watch the fillers sometimes cos I have already loaded them (I didn't know it was a filler when I load them of course) and feel like it's such a waste of my time waiting for the video to load and then refusing to watch it. But also because that they sometimes refer to events that happened in the fillers and if you watched the following episodes, you wouldn't understand what happened. For example, if you completely skipped over the Bounto arc (a total filler arc, but at least it was between arcs), then you would be wondering where Nova and his friends came from when you watch the Arrancar arc. Speaking of which... what happened to the trio? Anybody know? They just stopped appearing... or did I miss an episode?
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• Philippines
26 Jul 11
Are you complaining about a certain anime?uhmm maybe Bleach? I was so annoyed about the filler that I stopped watching bleach anymore. I only read the bleach manga now. But I still watch other animes like OP and Naruto.
@rovian (1927)
• United States
26 Jul 11
Naruto, for example, had some enjoyable fillers and some which were just not interesting at all. I don't know how far you are in the series, but they had flashback filled episodes.
• Malaysia
13 Aug 11
Thanks for your response. I was talking about any anime in that had a lot of fillers. Both Naruto and One Piece has quite a few flashback-filled episodes. And there are a lot of fillers in Naruto actually.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 11
I hate those fillers. I don't like it. I really love if they can make the anime just like the original story line in manga. There are even some anime who do not follow the real manga at all. They add here and there. It really ruin the original plot. When I read Bakuman only then I know what the mangaka need to face whenever their manga get published as an anime. Their manga could possibly just be a novel, graphic novel, anime with so many things away than the original, from manga with long chapter they make it short series and bla bla. I hope they just stay with the original plot but the publisher just know they get high profit they will make through anime series. That is why I don't like watch anime. I just go with the manga. Yet there are some aspects that I already see it many times and I kinda boring to read. It is hard to get a great piece of manga right now.
• Malaysia
13 Aug 11
That's true. They do add on to the manga storyline in the anime, sometimes so much that it is completely different from the manga. But even so, I still watch the anime version as it's a lot more fun to see the characters moving and hearing the sound effects. It's easier to understand some of the scenes where there's a lot of movement like the fighting scenes. And some anime, eventhough it's different from the manga, are actually interesting to watch. Thanks for your response!
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 11
Oh, anime makes fighting mangas looks good. No doubt! But fillers always disappoint me~(^^)
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
one of the few reason why I stopped bleach and naruto and rather stick to reading manga, I really hate how the fillers come into the show, specially in bleach, I don't mind fillers with substance like some of the fillers in naruto, but in bleach, it's totally irritating, special the princess filler, I got really annoyed with that and from that I completely stopped watching the anime of bleach
• Malaysia
13 Aug 11
Yeah that princess filler was really annoying. I don't even know how or why they came up with something so absolutely ridiculous for such a great series. Even if they had to make fillers, they could have created something better surely. Thanks for your response!
28 Jul 11
I watch them but I REALLY HATE THEM i only watch them because i like animes and don't want them to end so soon and i really want to watch everything so that i know i have completed the whole anime ... xD
• Malaysia
13 Aug 11
I kinda agree with you. Some animes like One Piece have a lot of fillers and flashback-filled episodes but I watch them anyways cos I really like One Piece and I feel like I would've rewatched the whole anime anyways ;P Thanks for your response!
@rovian (1927)
• United States
25 Jul 11
Fillers can sometimes be good, and they can sometimes be boring. If they focus the episode on characters doing something dumb for comic relief, I am not interested. If the episode(s) focus on other characters or used to explain something important, then I may be interested, but I very much don't want to watch an episode that is filled with flashbacks for the entire time.
• Malaysia
13 Aug 11
Episodes full of flashbacks are really quite pointless. Unless something important happens between the flashbacks... which is not really likely. Episodes used to explain something important is almost as good as watching an episode based on the original manga. Thanks for your response!
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
25 Jul 11
I am really irritated with these fillers. One or two fillers are good enough but there is an anime that has almost 20 fillers? I'm not really sure and I lost counting. I am excited to know the new episode but after the waiting, I will just end up watching the filler.
• Malaysia
13 Aug 11
Yeah. Naruto, for example, has more than 20 fillers at the end of the first season. I don't understand what purpose they had in dragging it out so long after the actual last episode other than to gain money. But after waiting for the long loading it really does feel like you've been cheated when you find out that you're about to watch a filler. Thanks for your response!
• United States
25 Jul 11
If I watch animes simply for killing time, I won't mind the fillers. However, if I get engaged into the story, I usually skip those fillers because they are kind of distracting. Sometimes the fillers do create a comic relief, but in general I don't like them.
• Malaysia
25 Jul 11
It's true that they create a comic relief sometimes but placing them in the middle of a suspenseful scene is probably not a good idea I think. Thanks for your response :)