It doesn’t take a wizard to find out how much filler is in the popular anime series Fairy Tail. Just follow along with us as we guide you through the list of filler and canon episodes in Fairy Tail.

Fairy Tail follows the exploits of a notorious guild of wizards in the world of Earth-land. Throughout the series, Natsu Dragneel joins up with other wizards as part of the Fairy Tail guild as they embark on fantastical missions to battle ancient demons, thwart criminals and help Natsu find his adoptive father Igneel the dragon.

The anime series adheres closely to the manga series, with only a handful of filler episodes. Read below for our full list of Fairy Tail anime-only and canon episodes.

How Much Filler is in Fairy Tail?

Fairy Tail aired between 2009 and 2019. 328 episodes have been broadcasted, with 66 of the episodes being anime-only, Fairy Tail is 19% filler.

Quick Filler & Canon Lists

Canon Episodes

1-8, 10-18, 21-48, 51-68, 76-124, 151-201, 227-245, 247-255, 257-267, 269-328

Filler Episodes

9, 19-20, 49-50, 69-75, 125-150, 202-226, 246, 256, 268

Complete Filler List

Episodes 1-20

#Episode TitleTypeAired
1The Fairy TailCanon10/12/09
2Fire Dragon, Monkey, and BullCanon10/19/09
3Infiltrate the Everlue MansionCanon10/26/09
4Dear KabyCanon11/2/09
5The Wizard in ArmorCanon11/9/09
6Fairies in the WindCanon11/16/09
7Flame and WindCanon11/23/09
8The Strongest TeamCanon11/30/09
9Natsu Devours a VillageMostly Filler12/7/09
10Natsu vs. ErzaCanon12/14/09
11The Cursed IslandCanon12/21/09
12Moon DripCanon1/4/10
13Natsu vs. Yuka the Wave UserCanon1/11/10
14Just Do Whatever!!Canon1/18/10
15Eternal MagicCanon1/25/10
16The Final Showdown on Galuna IslandCanon2/1/10
18Reach the Sky AboveCanon2/15/10
20Natsu and the Dragon EggMostly Filler3/1/10

Episodes 21-40

#Episode TitleTypeAired
21The Phantom LordCanon3/8/10
22Lucy HeartfiliaCanon3/15/10
2315 MinutesCanon3/22/10
24To Keep From Seeing Those TearsCanon3/29/10
25A Flower Blooms in the RainCanon4/12/10
26Wings of FlameCanon4/19/10
27The Two Dragon SlayersCanon4/26/10
28Fairy LawCanon5/3/10
29My ResolveCanon5/10/10
30Next GenerationCanon5/17/10
31A Star Removed from the SkyCanon5/24/10
32Celestial Spirit KingCanon5/31/10
33The Tower of HeavenCanon6/7/10
35Voice of DarknessCanon6/28/10
36Heaven's GameCanon7/5/10
37Armor of the HeartCanon7/12/10
39Give Our Prayers to the Sacred LightCanon7/26/10
40Titania FallsCanon8/2/10

Episodes 41-60

#Episode TitleTypeAired
42Battle of Fairy TailCanon8/16/10
43Defeat Your Friends to Save Your FriendsCanon8/23/10
44Thunder PalaceCanon8/30/10
45Advent of SatanCanon9/6/10
46Clash at Kardia Cathedral!Canon9/13/10
47Triple DragonsCanon9/20/10
49The Day of the Fateful EncounterMostly Filler10/11/10
50Special Request: Watch Out for the Guy You Like!Mostly Filler10/18/10
51Love & LuckyCanon10/25/10
52Allied Forces, Assemble!Canon11/1/10
53Enter the Oración Seis!Canon11/8/10
54Maiden of the SkyCanon11/15/10
55The Girl and the GhostCanon11/22/10
56Dead Grand PrixCanon11/29/10
58Celestial SkirmishCanon12/13/10
59Jellal of Days Gone ByCanon12/20/10
60March of DestructionCanon12/27/10

Episodes 61-80

#Episode TitleTypeAired
61Super Aerial Battle: Natsu vs. Cobra!Canon1/10/11
62Wizard Saint JuraCanon1/17/11
63Your WordsCanon1/24/11
65From Pegasus to FairiesCanon2/7/11
66The Power of FeelingsCanon2/14/11
67I'm With YouCanon2/21/11
68A Guild for OneCanon2/28/11
69Call of the DragonMostly Filler3/7/11
70Natsu vs. Gray!!Filler3/14/11
71Friendship Overcomes the DeadFiller3/21/11
72A Fairy Tail WizardFiller3/28/11
73Rainbow Cherry BlossomsMostly Filler4/4/11
74Wendy's First Big Job!?Filler4/11/11
7524-Hour Endurance Road RaceFiller4/16/11
77Earth LandCanon4/30/11
79Fairy HunterCanon5/14/11
80Key of HopeCanon5/21/11

Episodes 81-100

#Episode TitleTypeAired
82Welcome HomeCanon6/4/11
84Fly, to Our Friends!Canon6/18/11
85Code ETDCanon6/25/11
86Erza vs. ErzaCanon7/2/11
87We're Talking About Lives Here!!!!Canon7/9/11
88For Pride's Sake, the River of StarsCanon7/16/11
89The Apocalyptic Dragon Chain CannonCanon7/23/11
90The Boy Back ThenCanon7/30/11
91Dragon SenseCanon8/6/11
92O Living OnesCanon8/13/11
93I'm Standing Right HereCanon8/20/11
94Bye-Bye, EdolasCanon8/27/11
96He Who Extinguishes LifeCanon9/10/11
97Best PartnersCanon9/17/11
98Who's the Lucky One?Canon9/24/11
99Natsu vs. GildartsCanon10/1/11

Episodes 101-120

#Episode TitleTypeAired
101Black WizardCanon10/15/11
102Iron SoulCanon10/22/11
103Makarov ChargesCanon10/29/11
104Lost MagicCanon11/5/11
105Fire Dragon vs. Flame GodCanon11/12/11
106Grand Magic WorldCanon11/19/11
107Arc of EmbodimentCanon11/26/11
108Human GateCanon12/3/11
109Lucy FireCanon12/10/11
110Dead-End of DespairCanon12/17/11
111Tears of Love and VitalityCanon12/24/11
112The One Thing I Couldn't SayCanon1/7/12
113Tenrou TreeCanon1/14/12
114Erza vs. AzumaCanon1/21/12
115Freezing Fighting SpiritCanon1/28/12
116Power of LifeCanon2/4/12
117Rolling ThunderCanon2/11/12
118The Man Without an EmblemCanon2/18/12
119Realm of the AbyssCanon2/25/12
120Daybreak on Tenrou IslandCanon3/2/12

Episodes 121-140

#Episode TitleTypeAired
121The Right To LoveCanon3/9/12
122Let's Hold HandsCanon3/16/12
123Fairy Tail, Year X791Canon3/23/12
124The Seven Year GapCanon3/31/12
125The Magic BallFiller4/7/12
126True Scoundrels - The Butt Jiggle GangFiller4/14/12
127The Terror of Invisible Lucy!Filler4/21/12
128Father's MementoFiller4/28/12
129Turbulent Showdown! Natsu vs. LaxusFiller5/5/12
130Target: LucyFiller5/12/12
131The Fury of LegionFiller5/19/12
132Key of the Starry HeavensFiller5/26/12
133Travel CompanionsFiller6/2/12
134Labyrinth CapriccioFiller6/9/12
135Footprints of the MythFiller6/16/12
136True Scoundrels, Once AgainFiller6/23/12
137Defying CalculationFiller6/30/12
138The Course of the Holy WarFiller7/7/12
139Time Begins to TickFiller7/14/12
140Enter the Neo-Oración Seis!Filler7/21/12

Episodes 141-160

#Episode TitleTypeAired
141Get the Infinity Clock!Filler7/28/12
142Dissonance of BattleFiller8/4/12
144Despair UnleashedFiller8/18/12
145Real NightmareFiller8/25/12
146Time SpiralFiller9/1/12
147To the Infinity Castle!Filler9/8/12
148Angel TearsFiller9/15/12
149I Hear the Voice of My FriendFiller9/22/12
150Lucy and MichelleFiller9/29/12
151SabertoothMostly Canon10/6/12
152And So We Aim for the TopCanon10/13/12
153Song of the StarsCanon10/20/12
154For All the Time We Missed Each OtherCanon10/27/12
155Crocus, the Flower-Blooming CapitalCanon11/3/12
156Sky LabyrinthCanon11/10/12
157New GuildCanon11/17/12
158Night of Shooting StarsCanon11/24/12
159Lucy vs. FlareCanon12/1/12

Episodes 161-180

#Episode TitleTypeAired
162Elfman vs. BacchusCanon12/22/12
163Mirajane vs. JennyCanon1/5/13
164Kagura vs. YukinoCanon1/12/13
165Hatred at NightfallCanon1/19/13
167100 Against 1Canon2/2/13
168Laxus vs. AlexeiCanon2/9/13
169Wendy vs. SheliaCanon2/16/13
170Small FistsCanon2/23/13
171Naval BattleCanon3/2/13
172A Parfum For YouCanon3/9/13
173Battle of the Dragon Slayers!Canon3/16/13
174Four DragonsCanon3/23/13
175Natsu vs. the Twin DragonsCanon3/30/13
176King of the DragonsCanon4/5/14
177The Eclipse ProjectCanon4/12/14
178Fairy TacticianCanon4/19/14
179Gray vs. RufusCanon4/26/14
180The Hungry Wolf KnightsCanon5/3/14

Episodes 181-200

#Episode TitleTypeAired
181Fairy Tail vs. ExecutionersCanon5/10/14
182Scorching EarthCanon5/17/14
183Our PlaceCanon5/24/14
184The Kingdom 'til TomorrowCanon5/31/14
185Erza vs. KaguraCanon6/7/14
186A Future Racing Toward DespairCanon6/14/14
188Roaring Thunder!Canon6/28/14
190The One Who Closes the GateCanon7/12/14
191Natsu vs. RogueCanon7/19/14
192For Me, TooCanon7/26/14
193Seven DragonsCanon8/2/14
194Zirconis' MagicCanon8/9/14
195People and People, Dragons and Dragons, People and DragonsCanon8/16/14
196Sin and SacrificeCanon8/23/14
197Time of LifeCanon8/30/14
198Fields of GoldCanon9/6/14
199The Grand BanquetCanon9/13/14
200Droplets of TimeCanon9/20/14

Episodes 201-220

#Episode TitleTypeAired
201A GiftMostly Canon9/27/14
202Welcome Back, FroschMostly Filler10/3/14
203Moulin RougeMostly Filler10/11/14
204Full Effort Hospitality!Filler10/18/14
205Signal of RebellionFiller10/25/14
206Library PanicFiller11/1/14
207Hisui Rises!Filler11/7/14
208Astral SpiritusFiller11/14/14
209Wendy vs. Aquarius - Let's Have Fun in the Amusement Park!Filler11/21/14
210Guild Deck vs. Celestial DeckFiller11/28/14
211Gray vs. Cancer! Dance Battle!Filler12/5/14
212Juvia vs. Aries! Desert Death Match!Filler12/12/14
213Erza vs. Sagittarius! Horseback Showdown!Filler12/19/14
214Natsu vs. LeoFiller12/26/14
215Ophiuchus, the Snake CharmerFiller1/9/15
216When the Stars FallFiller1/16/15
217Celestial Spirit BeastFiller1/23/15
219What a Pure Heart WeavesMostly Filler2/6/15
220413 DaysMostly Filler2/13/15

Episodes 221-240

#Episode TitleTypeAired
221The Labyrinth of WhiteFiller2/20/15
222Transform!Mostly Filler2/28/15
223It's Kemo-Kemo!Filler3/7/15
224The Place You Came ToFiller3/14/15
225Lightning ManFiller3/21/15
226Fairy Tail of the Dead MeeeeeeeeenMostly Filler3/28/15
227Morning of a New AdventureCanon4/4/15
228Wizards vs. HuntersCanon4/11/15
229Art of RegressionCanon4/18/15
230The Demon ReturnsCanon4/25/15
231Gray vs. DoriateCanon5/2/15
232Voice of the FlameCanon5/9/15
233Song of the FairiesCanon5/16/15
234Tartaros Chapter, Prologue - The Nine Demon GatesCanon5/23/15
235Tartaros Chapter, Prologue - Fairies vs. NetherworldCanon5/30/15
236Tartaros Chapter, Prologue - The White LegacyCanon6/6/15
237Tartaros Chapter, Prologue - Natsu vs. JackalCanon6/13/15
238Tartaros Chapter - Immorality and SinnersCanon6/20/15
239Tartaros Chapter - Jellal vs. Oración SeisCanon6/27/15
240Tartaros Chapter - A Place Reached by PrayerCanon7/4/15

Episodes 241-260

#Episode TitleTypeAired
241Tartaros Chapter - The Demon's RebirthCanon7/11/15
242Tartaros Chapter - To Let Live or DieCanon7/18/15
243Tartaros Chapter - Wendy vs. EzelCanon7/25/15
244Tartaros Chapter - Friends ForeverCanon8/1/15
245Tartaros Chapter - Hell's CoreCanon8/8/15
246Tartaros Chapter - Underworld KingMostly Filler8/15/15
247Tartaros Chapter - AlegriaCanon8/22/15
248Tartaros Chapter - A Strike from the StarsCanon8/29/15
249Tartaros Chapter - Celestial Spirit King vs. Underworld KingCanon9/5/15
250Tartaros Chapter - Erza vs. MinervaCanon9/12/15
251Tartaros Chapter - The Boy's TaleCanon9/19/15
252Tartaros Chapter - Gray vs. SilverCanon9/26/15
253Tartaros Chapter - A Silver WishCanon10/3/15
254Tartaros Chapter - AirCanon10/10/15
255Tartaros Chapter - SteelMostly Canon10/17/15
256Tartaros Chapter - Final DuelsMostly Filler10/24/15
257Tartaros Chapter - Wings of DespairCanon10/31/15
258Tartaros Chapter - Fire Dragon Iron FistCanon11/7/15
259Tartaros Chapter - 00:00Canon11/14/15
260Tartaros Chapter - The Girl in the CrystalMostly Canon11/21/15

Episodes 261-280

#Episode TitleTypeAired
261Tartaros Chapter - Absolute DemonCanon11/28/15
262Tartaros Chapter - Memento MoriCanon12/5/15
263Tartaros Chapter - Soaring Above IshgarCanon12/12/15
264Tartaros Chapter - Drops of FireCanon12/19/15
265Tartaros Chapter, Finale - Where the Power of Life LiesCanon12/26/15
266The Fairy In Your HeartCanon1/9/16
267The Adventure BeginsCanon1/16/16
268Treasure HuntFiller1/23/16
269Dancing with BladesCanon1/30/16
270Moonlit LakeMostly Canon2/6/16
271Blue SkullCanon2/13/16
272Conveyer of MagicCanon2/20/16
275Eternal AdventureCanon3/12/16
277Message of FlameCanon3/26/16
278The Lamia Scale Thanksgiving FestivalCanon10/7/18
279Because of LoveCanon10/14/18

Episodes 281-300

#Episode TitleTypeAired
281Underground ClashCanon10/28/18
282The Purification PlanCanon11/4/18
285The 7th Guild MasterCanon11/25/18
286Law of SpaceCanon12/2/18
287Emperor SprigganCanon12/9/18
288To the God-Forsaken LandCanon12/16/18
289Mavis and ZerefCanon12/23/18
290Fairy HeartCanon1/6/19
291The Magnolia Defensive WarCanon1/13/19
292Morning StarCanon1/20/19
293For Whom the Parfum FlowsCanon1/27/19
294Natsu vs. ZerefCanon2/3/19
295Across 400 YearsCanon2/10/19
296What I Want to DoCanon2/17/19
297Not Until the Battle is OverCanon2/24/19
298In a Silent TimeCanon3/3/19
299Natsu, Revived!!Canon3/10/19
300Historia of CorpsesCanon3/17/19

Episodes 301-320

#Episode TitleTypeAired
302The Third SealCanon3/31/19
303Together, AlwaysCanon4/7/19
304Fairy Tail ZeroCanon4/14/19
305White DragneelCanon4/21/19
306The Winter WizardCanon4/28/19
307Gray and JuviaCanon5/5/19
308The Mightiest Demon of the Book of ZerefCanon5/12/19
309Broken BondsCanon5/19/19
310Pleasure and PainCanon5/26/19
311Natsu's HeartCanon6/2/19
312Sting, the White Shadow DragonMostly Canon6/9/19
313Dragon SeedCanon6/16/19
314Master EnchantCanon6/23/19
315Dragon or DemonCanon6/30/19
316Gray's Trump CardCanon7/7/19
317Dark FutureCanon7/14/19
318My Name Is...Canon7/21/19
320Neo EclipseCanon8/4/19

Episodes 321-328

#Episode TitleTypeAired
321Blind to LoveCanon8/11/19
322The Gate of VowsCanon8/18/19
323Raging Fire of the DragonCanon8/25/19
324When the Fire DiesCanon9/1/19
325World DestructionCanon9/8/19
326Magic of HopeCanon9/15/19
327Hearts ConnectedCanon9/22/19
328Dearest FriendsCanon9/29/19

Our Guide to Fairy Tail Story Arcs

 Lucy Heartfilia

Fairy Tale consists of multiple story arcs which follows the adventures of members of the Fairy Tail guild, including Natsu Dragneel, Lucy Heartfiia, Ezra Scarlet, Mavis Vermillion and others.

Most of these story arcs are taken directly from the manga series, although they are condensed into fewer episodes in the anime.

Canon Story Arc List

As of its current run, the Fairy Tail anime consists of 18 canonical story arcs based on manga which focus on the Fairy Tail guild and its various quests throughout Earth Land. From the opening Macao Arc where Natsu meets and enlists Lucy Heartfilia into the Fairy Tail Guild up until the latest run of episodes known as the Alvarez Empire Arc, Fairy Tail is jam-packed with incredible manga-based episodes.

  • Macao Arc (Episodes 1 & 2)
  • Daybreak Arc (Episodes 3 & 4)
  • Lullaby Arc (Episodes 5 to 10)
  • Galuna Island Arc (Episodes 11 to 20)
  • Phantom Lord Arc (Episodes 21 to 29)
  • Loke Arc ( Episodes 30 to 32)
  • Tower of Heaven Arc (Episodes 33 to 40)
  • Battle of Fairy Tail Arc (Episodes 41 to 51)
  • Oración Seis Arc (Episodes 52 to 68)
  • Edolas Arc (Episodes 76 to 95)
  • Tenrou Island Arc (Episodes 96 to 122)
  • X791 Arc (Episodes 123 & 124)
  • Grand Magic Games Arc (Episodes 151 to 203)
  • Sun Village Arc (Episodes 227 to 233)
  • Tartaros Arc (Episodes 234 to 265)
  • Zerø Arc (Episodes 266 to 275)
  • Avatar Arc (Episodes 276 to 284)
  • Alvarez Empire Arc (Episodes 285 to 322)

Filler Story Arc List

As of now, there are only three anime-only story arcs in Fairy Tail, although there are a few one-off filler episodes throughout the series. In these episodes, new characters such as Daphne appear to stir up trouble with the Fairy Tail Guild.

  • Daphne Arc (Episodes 69 to 75)
  • Key of the Starry Sky Arc (Episodes 125 to 150)
  • Eclipse Celestial Spirits Arc (Episodes 204 to 226)

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