While there are many souls to reap in the anime adaptation of Bleach, there’s even more when you consider the amount of filler. In this guide, we will provide you with a list that details which Bleach episodes are canon from manga and which are filler.

Bleach (an anime series adapted from Tite Kubo’s epic manga series) follows the story Ichigo Kurosaki – a young teen who reluctantly takes on the role of a Soul Reaper after his town’s resident Soul Reaper is left weakened following a battle with an immensely powerful Hollow.

The Bleach anime series expands upon the manga by introducing several new anime-only story arcs. For viewers seeking a more canonical and streamlined approach to the story, we’ve reaped more than a few souls to provide you with the definitive Bleach filler guide.

How Much Filler is in Bleach?

Bleach aired from 2004 to 2012 with a total of 366 episodes. With 170 anime-only episodes during the series run, Bleach is 46% filler.

Bleach Filler List & Arcs

Quick Filler & Canon Lists

Canon Episodes

1-32, 34-49, 51-63, 110-127, 138-146, 150-167, 190-203, 206-212, 215-226, 267-283, 285-286, 288-297, 300-302, 306-310, 343-346, 348-350, 352-354, 356, 358-366

Filler Episodes

33, 50, 64-109, 128-137, 147-149, 168-189, 204-205, 213-214, 227-266, 284, 287, 298-299, 303-305, 311-342, 347, 351, 355, 357

Complete Filler List

Episodes 1-20

#Episode TitleTypeAired
1The Day I Became a ShinigamiCanon10/5/04
2The Shinigami's WorkCanon10/12/04
3The Older Brother's Wish, the Younger Sister's WishCanon10/19/04
4Cursed ParakeetCanon10/26/04
5Beat the Invisible Enemy!Canon11/2/04
6Fight to the Death! Ichigo vs. IchigoCanon11/9/04
7Greetings from a Stuffed LionCanon11/16/04
8June 17, Memories in the RainCanon11/23/04
9Unbeatable EnemyCanon11/30/04
10Assault on Trip at Sacred Ground!Canon12/7/04
11The Legendary QuincyCanon12/14/04
12A Gentle Right ArmCanon12/21/04
13Flower and HollowCanon12/28/04
14Back to Back, a Fight to the Death!Canon1/11/05
15Kon's Great PlanCanon1/18/05
16Encounter, Renji Abarai!Canon1/25/05
17Ichigo Dies!Canon2/1/05
18Reclaim! The Power of the Shinigami!Canon2/8/05
19Ichigo Becomes a Hollow!Canon2/15/05
20Gin Ichimaru's ShadowCanon2/22/05

Episodes 21-40

#Episode TitleTypeAired
21Enter! The World of the ShinigamiCanon3/1/05
22The Man Who Hates ShinigamiCanon3/8/05
2314 Days Before Rukia's ExecutionCanon3/15/05
24Assemble! The 13 DivisionsCanon3/22/05
25Penetrate the Center with an Enormous Bombshell?Canon3/29/05
26Formation! The Worst TagCanon4/5/05
27Release the Death Blow!Mostly Canon4/12/05
28Orihime TargetedCanon4/19/05
29Breakthrough! The Shinigami's Encompassing NetCanon4/26/05
30Renji's ConfrontationCanon5/3/05
31The Resolution to KillCanon5/10/05
32Stars and the StrayMostly Canon5/17/05
33Miracle! The Mysterious New HeroMostly Filler5/26/05
34Tragedy of DawnCanon6/1/05
35Aizen Assassinated! The Darkness Which ApproachesCanon6/7/05
36Kenpachi Zaraki Approaches!Canon6/14/05
37Motive of the FistCanon6/21/05
38Desperation! The Broken ZangetsuCanon6/28/05
39The Immortal ManCanon7/5/05
40The Shinigami whom Ganju MetCanon7/12/05

Episodes 41-60

#Episode TitleTypeAired
41Reunion, Ichigo and RukiaCanon7/19/05
42Yoruichi, Goddess of Flash, Dances!Canon7/26/05
43The Despicable ShinigamiCanon8/2/05
44Ishida Ultimate Power!Canon8/9/05
45Overcome Your Limits!Canon8/16/05
46Authentic Records! School of ShinigamiMostly Canon8/23/05
47The AvengersCanon8/30/05
48Hitsugaya Roars!Canon9/6/05
49Rukia's NightmareCanon9/13/05
50The Reviving LionMostly Filler9/20/05
51Morning of the SentenceCanon9/27/05
52Renji, Oath of the Soul! Death Match with ByakuyaCanon10/4/05
53Gin Ichimaru's Temptation, Resolution ShatteredCanon10/4/05
54An Accomplished Oath! Get Back Rukia!Canon10/18/05
55The Strongest Shinigami! Ultimate Confrontation Between Teacher and StudentsCanon10/25/05
56Supersonic Battle! Determine the Goddess of BattleCanon11/1/05
57Senbonzakura, Crushed! Zangetsu Thrusts Through the SkyCanon11/8/05
58Unseal! The Black Blade, the Miraculous PowerCanon11/15/05
59Conclusion of the Death Match! White Pride and Black DesireCanon11/22/05
60Reality of the Despair, the Assassin's Dagger is SwungCanon12/6/05

Episodes 61-80

#Episode TitleTypeAired
61Aizen Stands! Horrible AmbitionsCanon12/13/05
62Gather Together! Group of the Strongest ShinigamiCanon12/20/05
63Rukia's Resolution, Ichigo's FeelingsCanon1/10/06
64New School Term, Renji Has Come to the Material World?!Mostly Filler1/17/06
65Creeping Terror, the Second VictimFiller1/24/06
66Breakthrough! The Trap Hidden in the LabyrinthFiller1/31/06
67Death Game! The Missing ClassmateFiller2/7/06
68True Identity of the Devil, the Secret which Is RevealedFiller2/14/06
69Bounts! The Soul Hunters!Filler2/14/06
70Rukia's Return! Revival of the Substitute Team!Filler2/21/06
71The Moment of Collision! An Evil Hand Draws Near to the QuincyFiller3/7/06
72Water Attack! Escape from the Shutdown HospitalFiller3/14/06
73Gathering Bounts! The Man Who Makes His MoveFiller3/28/06
74Memories of an Eternally Living ClanFiller3/28/06
75Earth-Shattering Event at 11th Squad! The Shinigami Who Rises AgainFiller4/4/06
76Crashing Force! Fried vs. ZangetsuFiller4/4/06
77Unfading Grudge! The Shinigami whom Kenpachi KilledFiller4/11/06
78Shocking Revelations for the 13 Divisions!! The Truth Buried in HistoryFiller5/2/06
79Yoshino's Decision of DeathFiller5/9/06
80Assault from a Formidable Enemy! A Tiny Final Line of Defense?!Filler5/16/06

Episodes 81-100

#Episode TitleTypeAired
81Hitsugaya Moves! The Attacked CityFiller5/23/06
82Ichigo vs. Dalk! Appearance of the Faded DarknessFiller5/30/06
83Grey Shadow, the Secret of the DollsFiller6/6/06
84Dissension in the Substitute Team? Rukia's BetrayalFiller6/13/06
85Deadly Battle of Tears! Rukia vs. OrihimeFiller6/13/06
86Rangiku Dances! Slice the Invisible Enemy!Filler6/20/06
87Byakuya Is Summoned! The Gotei 13 Start to MoveFiller7/4/06
88Annihilation of the Lieutenants!? Trap in the Underground CaveFiller7/11/06
89Rematch?! Ishida vs. NemuFiller7/18/06
90Renji Abarai, Bankai of the Soul!Filler7/25/06
91Shinigami and Quincy, the Reviving PowerFiller8/1/06
92Invasion of the Shinigami World, AgainFiller8/8/06
93The Bount Assault! The Gotei 13 of Destructive EarthquakeFiller8/15/06
94Hitsugaya's Decision! The Clash ApproachesFiller8/22/06
95Byakuya Takes the Field! Dance of the Wind-Splitting Cherry BlossomsFiller9/5/06
96Ichigo, Byakuya, Kariya, The Battle of the Three Extremes!Filler9/12/06
97Hitsugaya Strikes! Slice the Enemy in the Middle of the ForestFiller9/19/06
98Clash! Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Maki IchinoseFiller10/4/06
99Shinigami vs. Shinigami! The Uncontrollable PowerFiller10/11/06
100Suì-Fēng Dies? The Last of the Special ForcesFiller10/18/06

Episodes 101-120

#Episode TitleTypeAired
101Mayuri's Bankai!! Sawatari: Clash of the DemonFiller11/1/06
102The Last Quincy! The Exploding PowerFiller11/8/06
103Ishida, Exceeding the Limits to Attack!Filler11/15/06
10410th Division's Death Struggle! The Release of HyōrinmaruFiller11/22/06
105Kariya! Countdown to the DetonationFiller11/29/06
106Life and Revenge! Ishida, the Ultimate ChoiceFiller12/6/06
107The Swung-Down Edge! The Moment of RuinFiller12/13/06
108The Wailing Bount! The Last ClashFiller12/20/06
109Ichigo and Rukia, Thoughts in the Revolving Around HeavenMostly Filler1/4/07
110Reopening of the Substitute Business! The Terrifying Transfer StudentCanon1/10/07
111Shock! The Father's True IdentityMostly Canon1/17/07
112The Commencement of War, Visoreds and the ArrancarsCanon1/24/07
113Prelude to the Apocalypse, The Arrancar's OffensiveCanon1/31/07
114Reunion, Ichigo and Rukia and Soul ReapersCanon2/7/07
115Mission! The Soul Reapers Have ComeCanon2/14/07
116The Evil Eye, Aizen ReturnsMostly Canon2/21/07
117Rukia's Battle Commences! The Freezing White BladeCanon2/28/07
118Ikkaku's Bankai! The Power That Breaks EverythingCanon3/7/07
119Zaraki Division's Secret Story! The Lucky MenMostly Canon3/21/07
120Hitsugaya Scatters! The Broken HyōrinmaruCanon3/28/07

Episodes 121-140

#Episode TitleTypeAired
121Clash! The Protector vs. The BearerCanon4/11/07
122Visored! The Power of the AwakenedCanon4/18/07
123Ichigo, Complete Hollowification!?Canon4/25/07
124Collision! Black Bankai and the White BankaiCanon5/2/07
125Urgent Report! Aizen's Terrifying Plan!Canon5/9/07
126Uryū vs. Ryūken! Clash of the Parent-Child QuincysCanon5/16/07
127Urahara's Decision, Orihime's ThoughtsCanon5/30/07
128The Nightmare Arrancar! Team Hitsugaya moves outFiller6/6/07
129The Swooping Descent of the Dark Emissary! The Propagation of MaliceFiller6/13/07
130The Invisible Enemy! Hitsugaya's Merciless DecisionFiller6/20/07
131Rangiku's Tears, the Sorrowful Parting of Brother and SisterFiller6/27/07
132Hitsugaya, Karin, and Soccer BallFiller7/4/07
133Ikkaku: The Hot-Blooded Kendo TaleFiller7/11/07
134The Beautiful Patissier, Yumichika!Filler7/18/07
135Kon is Deceived! Rangiku on the Lookout...Filler7/25/07
136Civil War in Hueco Mundo! Ulquiorra's DeathFiller8/8/07
137The Malicious Battle, Aizen's TrapFiller8/15/07
138Hueco Mundo moves again! Hitsugaya vs. YammyCanon8/29/07
139Ichigo vs. Grimmjow, the 11-second battle!Canon9/5/07
140Ulquiorra's Scheme, the Moment when the Sun Sets!Canon9/12/07

Episodes 141-160

#Episode TitleTypeAired
141Goodbye..., Kurosaki!Mostly Canon9/19/07
142Strict Order! The Forbidden Rescue of Orihime InoueCanon9/26/07
143Grimmjow RevivedMostly Canon10/3/07
144Ishida and Chad, The Quickening of a New PowerCanon10/17/07
145The Espada Gather! Aizen's Royal AssemblyCanon10/24/07
146The Name's Nel! The Appearance of a Strange ArrancarMostly Canon10/31/07
147Forest of Menos! Search for the Missing RukiaFiller11/7/07
148Ashido, The Soul Reaper Who Came from the PastFiller11/14/07
149Through the Crumbling Forest, a Million MenosFiller11/21/07
150Oath! Back Here Alive AgainCanon11/28/07
151The Raging Storm! Encounter with the Dancing ArrancarCanon12/5/07
152Ichigo Strikes Back! This Is My BankaiCanon12/12/07
153The Devilish Research! Szayel Aporro's PlanCanon12/19/07
154Rukia and Kaien, the Sorrowful ReunionCanon12/26/07
155Rukia Retaliates! Release the Desperate KidōCanon1/9/08
156Ishida & Pesche, the United Attack of FriendshipMostly Canon1/16/08
157Ishida's Trump Card, Seele SchneiderCanon1/23/08
158Right Arm of the Giant, Left Arm of the DevilCanon1/30/08
159Yasutora Sado Dies! Orihime's TearsCanon2/6/08
160Testament, Your Heart is Right Here...Mostly Canon2/13/08

Episodes 161-180

#Episode TitleTypeAired
161The Cruel Arrancar, Ulquiorra's ProvocationMostly Canon2/20/08
162Szayel Aporro Laughs, The Net Trapping Renji is CompleteCanon2/27/08
163Shinigami and Quincy, The Battle with MadnessCanon3/5/08
164Ishida's Strategy, 20-Second Offense and DefenseCanon3/12/08
165The Murderous Intent Boils! The Joyful GrimmjowCanon3/19/08
166Desperate Effort vs. Desperate Effort! Hollowfied IchigoCanon4/9/08
167The Moment of Conclusion, The End of GrimmjowCanon4/16/08
168The New Captain Appears! His Name Is Shūsuke AmagaiFiller4/23/08
169New Development, the Dangerous Transfer Student Appears!Filler5/7/08
170Desperate Struggle Under the Moonlit Night, the Mysterious Assassin and ZanpakutōFiller5/14/08
171Kenryū, the Profusion of Blooming Crimson FlowersFiller5/21/08
172Kifune Goes to War! The Violent Wind that RagesFiller5/28/08
173The Appearance of the Great Evil! The Darkness in the House of KasumiōjiFiller6/4/08
174Break the Mirror's Boundary! Ichigo's CaptivityFiller6/11/08
175The Revenging Assassin, Ichigo is TargetedFiller6/18/08
176Mystery! The Sword-Consuming AssassinFiller6/25/08
177The Reversal of Rukia! The Rampaging BladeFiller6/25/08
178The Nightmare Which is Shown, Ichigo's Inside the MirrorFiller7/2/08
179Confrontation!? Amagai vs. Gotei 13Filler7/9/08
180The Princess's Decision, the Sorrowful BrideFiller7/16/08

Episodes 181-200

#Episode TitleTypeAired
181The 2nd Division Sorties! Ichigo is SurroundedFiller7/23/08
182Amagai's True Strength, the Released Zanpakuto!Filler7/30/08
183The Darkness Which Moves! Kifune's True ColorsFiller8/6/08
184Kira and Kifune, Offense and Defense of the 3rd DivisionFiller8/20/08
185Ice and Flame! Fierce Fight of Amagai vs. HitsugayaFiller8/27/08
186Sortie Orders! Suppress the House of KasumiōjiFiller9/3/08
187Ichigo Rages! The Assassin's SecretFiller9/10/08
188Duel! Amagai vs. IchigoFiller9/17/08
189The Fallen Shinigami's PrideFiller10/7/08
190Hueco Mundo Chapter Restart!Mostly Canon10/14/08
191The Frightening Banquet, Szayel Aporro TheaterCanon10/21/08
192Nel's Secret, A Busty Beauty Joins the Battle!?Canon10/28/08
193Irresistible, Puppet Show of TerrorMostly Canon11/4/08
194Neliel's PastCanon11/11/08
195The Ultimate Union! Pesche's SeriousnessCanon11/18/08
196Joining the Battle! The Strongest Soul Reaper Army AppearsCanon11/25/08
197Byakuya's Bankai, The Quiet AngerCanon12/2/08
198The Two Scientists, Mayuri's TrapCanon12/9/08
199Holy Birth, The Resurrected Szayel AporroCanon12/16/08
200The Hardest Body!? Cut Down NnoitraCanon12/23/08

Episodes 201-220

#Episode TitleTypeAired
201Nnoitra Released! Multiplying ArmsCanon1/6/09
202Fierce Fighting Conclusion! Who's the Strongest?Canon1/13/09
203Karakura Town Gathers! Aizen Versus the Soul ReapersCanon1/20/09
204Ichigo's Seppuku Persuasion Strategy ☆Filler1/27/09
205Thump! A Kemari Tournament Filled with HollowsFiller2/3/09
206The Past Chapter Begins! The Truth from 110 Years AgoMostly Canon2/10/09
20712th Division's New Captain, Kisuke UraharaMostly Canon2/17/09
208Aizen and the Genius BoyCanon2/24/09
209Muguruma 9th Division, Moves OutMostly Canon3/3/09
210Hiyori Dies? The Beginning of TragedyCanon3/10/09
211Betrayal! Aizen's Secret ManeuversCanon3/17/09
212Rescue Hirako! Aizen vs. UraharaCanon3/24/09
213The Konso Cop Karakuraiser is BornMostly Filler3/31/09
214Karakuraiser's Last DayMostly Filler4/7/09
215Defend Karakura Town! Entire Appearance of the ShinigamiCanon4/14/09
216Elite! The Four ShinigamiCanon4/21/09
217Beautiful Little Devil CharlotteCanon4/28/09
218Kira, The Battle Within DespairCanon5/5/09
219Hisagi's Shikai! The Name is...Canon5/12/09
220Ikkaku Falls! The Shinigami's CrisisCanon5/19/09

Episodes 221-240

#Episode TitleTypeAired
221The Full Showdown! Soul Reapers vs. EspadaCanon5/26/09
222The Most Evil Tag!? Suì-Fēng & ŌmaedaMostly Canon6/2/09
223A Miraculous Body! Ggio ReleasesMostly Canon6/9/09
2243 vs. 1 Battle! Rangiku's CrisisCanon6/16/09
225Vice-Captains Annihilated! The Terrifying Demonic BeastCanon6/23/09
226Fierce Fighting Concludes? Towards a New Battle!Canon6/30/09
227Wonderful ErrorMostly Filler7/7/09
228Summer! Sea! Swimsuit Festival!!Mostly Filler7/14/09
229Cry of the Soul? The Rug Shinigami is Born!Filler7/21/09
230A New Enemy! The Materialization of ZanpakutōFiller7/28/09
231Byakuya, Disappearing with the Cherry BlossomsFiller8/4/09
232Sode no Shirayuki vs. Rukia! Confused HeartFiller8/11/09
233Zangetsu Becomes an EnemyFiller8/18/09
234Renji Surprised?! The Two ZabimarusFiller8/25/09
235Clash! Hisagi vs. KazeshiniFiller9/1/09
236Release! The New Getsuga TenshōFiller9/8/09
237Suì-Fēng, Surrounding the ZanpakutōFiller9/15/09
238Friendship? Hatred? Haineko & TobiumeFiller9/22/09
239The Awakening Hyōrinmaru! Hitsugaya's Fierce FightMostly Filler9/29/09
240Byakuya's BetrayalFiller10/6/09

Episodes 241-260

#Episode TitleTypeAired
241For the Sake of Pride! Byakuya vs. RenjiFiller10/13/09
242Shinigami and Zanpakutō, Total SortieFiller10/20/09
243One-to-One Fight! Ichigo vs. SenbonzakuraFiller10/27/09
244The Long Awaited... Kenpachi Appears!Filler11/3/09
245Pursue Byakuya! The Confused Gotei DivisionsFiller11/10/09
246Special Mission! Rescue Captain Commander Yamamoto!Filler11/17/09
247Deceived Shinigami! The World Collapse CrisisFiller11/24/09
248Dragon of Ice and Dragon of Flame! The Strongest Showdown!Filler12/1/09
249Senbonzakura's Bankai! Offense and Defense of the Living WorldFiller12/8/09
250That Man, for the Sake of the KuchikiFiller12/15/09
251Dark History! The Worst Shinigami Is BornFiller12/22/09
252Byakuya, the Truth Behind His BetrayalFiller1/5/10
253Muramasa's True Identity RevealedFiller1/12/10
254Byakuya and Renji, the 6th Division ReturnsFiller1/19/10
255Final Chapter - Zanpakutō The Alternate TaleFiller1/26/10
256The Angered Byakuya! The Collapse of the Kuchiki HouseFiller2/2/10
257A New Enemy! The True Nature of the Sword FiendsFiller2/9/10
258Stray Snake, Tortured MonkeyFiller2/16/10
259Terror! The Monster That Lurks UndergroundFiller2/23/10
260Conclusion!? Hisagi vs. KazeshiniFiller3/2/10

Episodes 261-280

#Episode TitleTypeAired
261The Person with the Unknown Ability! Orihime Is TargetedFiller3/9/10
262Haineko Cries! The Tragic Sword FiendFiller3/16/10
263Imprisonment?! Senbonzakura & ZabimaruFiller3/23/10
264Battle of the Females? Katen Kyōkotsu vs. Nanao!Filler3/30/10
265Evolution?! The Menace of the Final Sword FiendFiller4/6/10
266Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra, ResumeMostly Filler4/13/10
267Connected Hearts! The Left Fist of Certain DeathMostly Canon4/20/10
268Hatred and Jealousy, Orihime's DilemmaMostly Canon4/27/10
269Ichigo and Uryū, Bonded Back to BackCanon5/4/10
270Beginning of Despair... Ichigo, the Unreachable BladeCanon5/11/10
271Ichigo Dies! Orihime, the Cry of Sorrow!Canon5/18/10
272Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra, Conclusion!Canon5/25/10
273Fury of the Shark! Harribel's ReleaseCanon6/1/10
274Hitsugaya, the Desperate Hyōten Hyakkasō!Mostly Canon6/8/10
275The Approaching Breath of Death, the King Who Rules Over Death!Canon6/15/10
276One Hit Kill, Suì-Fēng, Bankai!Mostly Canon6/22/10
277Climax! Kyōraku vs. Starrk!Canon6/29/10
278The Nightmare Returns... Revival of the EspadaCanon7/6/10
279Hirako and Aizen...the Reunion of Fate!Canon7/13/10
280Hisagi and Tōsen, the Moment of PartingCanon7/20/10

Episodes 281-300

#Episode TitleTypeAired
281Crown of Lies, Barragan's GrudgeCanon7/27/10
282Power of the Soul! Los Lobos, Attack!Canon8/3/10
283Starrk, the Lone BattleCanon8/10/10
284Chain of Sacrifice, Harribel's PastMostly Filler8/17/10
285The Hundred-Year Grudge! Hiyori's RevengeMostly Canon8/24/10
286Ichigo's Return! Protect Karakura TownCanon8/31/10
287Side Story! Ichigo and the Magic LampFiller9/7/10
288The Final trump card! Ichigo, Towards the Decisive BattleMostly Canon9/14/10
289Byakuya vs. Kenpachi?! The Melee CommencesCanon9/21/10
290For the Sake of Justice?! The Man Who Deserted the ShinigamiMostly Canon9/28/10
291Desperate Struggle with Aizen! Hirako, Shikai!Mostly Canon10/5/10
292All Out War! Aizen vs. ShinigamiCanon10/12/10
293Hitsugaya, Enraged! Blade of Hatred!Canon10/19/10
294Impossible to Attack? The Sealed Genryūsai!Canon10/26/10
295It's All a Trap... Engineered Bonds!Mostly Canon11/2/10
296The Shocking Truth...The Mysterious Power Within Ichigo!Canon11/9/10
297The Extending Blade?! Ichigo vs. Gin!Canon11/16/10
298Film! Festival! Shinigami Film Festival!Filler11/23/10
299Theatre Opening Commemoration! The Hell Verse: PrologueMostly Filler11/30/10
300Urahara Appears! Stop Aizen!Canon12/7/10

Episodes 301-320

#Episode TitleTypeAired
301Ichigo Loses His Fighting Spirit!? Gin's Expectation!Canon12/14/10
302The Final Getsuga Tenshō!? Ichigo's Training!Canon12/21/10
303Real World and Shinigami! The New Year Special!Filler1/4/11
304Another Side Story! This Time's Enemy Is a Monster!?Filler1/11/11
305Delusion Roars! Hisagi, Towards the Hot Springs Inn!Filler1/18/11
306For the Sake of Protecting! Ichigo vs. Tensa Zangetsu!Canon1/25/11
307Emergency Situation! Aizen, New Evolution!Canon2/1/11
308Goodbye...RangikuCanon2/8/11
309Fierce Fighting Conclusion! Release, the Final Getsuga Tenshō!Canon2/15/11
310Ichigo's Resolution! The Price of the Fierce BattleMostly Canon2/22/11
311The Soul Detective: Karakuraiser Takes Off Again!Filler3/1/11
312Inauguration! The Brand New 2nd Division Captain!Filler3/8/11
313The Man Who Risks His Life in the 11th Division!Filler3/15/11
314Kon saw it! The Secret of a Beautiful Office LadyFiller3/22/11
315Yachiru's friend! The Shinigami of Justice Appears!Filler3/29/11
316Toshirō Hitsugaya's Holiday!Filler4/5/11
317Unusual Incident in Seireitei?! Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc!Filler4/12/11
318Renji vs. Rukia?! Battle With Comrades!Filler4/19/11
319Ichigo's Capture Net! Escape From Soul Society!Filler4/26/11
320Gotei 13, Gathering in the Real World!Filler5/3/11

Episodes 321-340

#Episode TitleTypeAired
321Showdown of Mutual Self, Ikkaku vs. Ikkaku!Filler5/10/11
322Clash! Rukia vs. Rukia!Filler5/17/11
323Protect Ichigo! Nozomi's DeterminationFiller5/24/11
324Recapture Seireitei! The Captains Move!Filler5/31/11
325For the Sake of the Believers! Byakuya vs. Hitsugaya!Filler6/7/11
326The Two Hinamori, Hitsugaya's ResolutionFiller6/14/11
327Pride of the Kuchiki Family! Byakuya vs. Byakuya!Filler6/21/11
328Defeat Kageroza! Shinigami, All-Out War!Filler6/28/11
329The Forbidden Research...Nozomi's Hidden Secret!Filler7/5/11
330I Want to Live...! Nozomi's ZanpakutōFiller7/12/11
331For the Sake of Fighting! The Awakened Nozomi!Filler7/19/11
332The Most Evil Reigai, Appearing in the Real World!Filler7/26/11
333Destroy Nozomi!? Genryusai's Decision!Filler8/2/11
334The Depleting Reiatsu! Ichigo, Death Struggle of the Soul!Filler8/9/11
335Hiding in the Dangai? Another Ichigo?!Filler8/16/11
336Pursue Kageroza! Technological Development Department, Infiltration!Filler8/23/11
337The Developer of the Modified SoulsFiller8/30/11
338Kon's Thoughts, Nozomi's ThoughtsFiller9/6/11
339Protect Ichigo! The Bonds of Friends!Filler9/13/11
340Reigai vs. Original, The Fierce Fighting for Gambled Pride!Filler9/20/11

Episodes 341-366

#Episode TitleTypeAired
341Invading Army Arc, Final Conclusion!Filler9/27/11
342Thank YouMostly Filler10/4/11
3433rd Year High School Student! Dressed Up, and a New Chapter Begins!Mostly Canon10/11/11
344A Dispute in School?! Ichigo and Uryū, Fight Together!Canon10/25/11
345Uryū is Attacked, A Threat Draws Near the Friends!Mostly Canon10/31/11
346The Man with the Fullbring Ability: Kugo GinjōCanon11/1/11
347A Crisis Sneaking up on the Kurosaki Family?! Ichigo's Confusion!Mostly Filler11/8/11
348Power of the Substitute Badge, Ichigo's 'Pride'!Canon11/15/11
349Next Target, The Devil's Hand Aims at Orihime!Canon11/22/11
350The Man Who Killed the Shinigami Substitute?! Tsukishima Makes His MoveCanon11/29/11
351Fullbring, The Detested Power!Mostly Filler12/6/11
352Tsukishima Attacks! The Training Has Been ThwartedCanon12/13/11
353Ichigo, Mastering the Fullbring!Canon12/20/11
354Ichigo vs. Ginjō! To the Game's SpaceCanon12/27/11
355Shinigami at War! New Year in Seireitei Special!Filler1/10/12
356Friend or Foe?! Ginjō's True Intentions!Canon1/17/12
357Tsukishima's Ability, the Danger is Drawing Near!Mostly Filler1/24/12
358Clash!? Xcution attacks GinjōCanon1/31/12
359The Sorrowful Battle! Ichigo vs. Sado & OrihimeCanon2/7/12
360Ichigo vs Uryu?! Who is the Traitor?!Canon2/14/12
361A New Appearance! The Gotei 13, Arrives!Canon2/21/12
362Revival! Substitute Shinigami: Ichigo Kurosaki!Canon2/28/12
363Fierce Fight! Shinigami vs. XCUTION!Canon3/6/12
364Desperate Struggle!? Byakuya's Troubled MemoriesCanon3/13/12
365Ichigo vs. Ginjō! Secret of the Substitute BadgeCanon3/20/12
366Changing History, Unchanging HeartCanon3/27/12

Our Guide to Bleach Story Arcs

Ichigo Kurosaki

Bleach is a sprawling anime series that lasted for nearly a decade. Because of its long run, there were periods of time when the anime show runners needed to bide their time to allow Kubo’s manga to provide new canon material. As a result there were several long arcs throughout the series that were created only as filler for the anime show.

On occasion, a handful of filler episodes even appeared within canon story arcs.

The following is a rundown of all of the canonical and filler arcs from Bleach‘s long series run.

Canon Story Arc List

  • Agent of the Shinigami Arc (Episodes 1 – 20)
  • Soul Society: The Sneak Entry Arc (Episodes 21 – 41)
  • Soul Society: The Rescue Arc (Episodes 42 – 63)
  • Arrancar: The Arrival Arc (Episodes 110 – 131)
  • Arrancar: The Hueco Mundo Sneak Entry Arc (Episodes 132 – 151)
  • Arrancar: The Fierce Fight Arc (Episodes 152 – 167)
  • Arrancar vs. Shinigami Arc (Episodes 190 – 205)
  • The Past Arc (Episodes 206 – 212)
  • Arrancar: Decisive Battle of Karakura Arc (Episodes 213 – 229)
  • Arrancar: Downfall Arc (266 – 316)
  • The Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc (Episodes 343 – 366)

Filler Story Arc List

  • The Bount Arc (Episodes 64 – 91)
  • Bount Assault on Soul Society Arc (Episodes 92 – 109)
  • The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai Arc (Episodes 168 – 189)
  • Zanpakutō Unknown Tales Arc (Episodes 230 – 265)
  • Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc (Episodes 317 – 342)

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