Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is a series that serves as a sequel to the popular series Naruto. It takes place several years after the events of Naruto and focuses on the next generation of shinobi, of which the protagonist Boruto Uzumaki is the son of Naruto Uzumaki.
Boruto and his fellow shinobis navigate the challenges of being a young ninja in the Hidden Leaf Village. They encounter various threats and embark on missions to protect their village and uncover the secrets of the shinobi world. Initially, Boruto is exasperated living under the shadow of his father, not understanding the exact reasons that made his father so popular.
But we see ample character development and he goes from being bratty and entitled to wanting to create his own identity, in juxtaposition to his father’s.
What are Filler Episodes?
- Filler episodes in anime refer to episodes that are not part of the original material, such as the manga and are created by the animation studio to provide additional content to prolong the series.
- Filler episodes tend to deviate from the main storyline and focus on standalone plots or side stories that may not contribute to the overall story. We may see the introduction of new characters, explore minor arcs, or see a glimpse of the character’s backstories.
They do not serve anything of importance to the main plot and can sometimes feel less impactful compared to the canon episodes.
But some filler episodes, especially the backstory of characters are usually favored because they provide unseen footage of fan-favorite characters and tie up any loose ends in the story,
However, filler episodes are not always well-received by viewers, as they can disrupt the pacing of the main story. Some fans prefer to skip filler episodes and focus solely on the canon episodes that directly contribute to the main narrative.
EVERY TIME SEEING BORUTO FILLER EPISODES 💀 pic.twitter.com/5tisHjnUVQ
— ABD (@AnimeBallsDeep) March 10, 2022
We have compiled such a list for Boruto to keep you prepared and decide whether you want to skip or watch the filler episodes-
|Filler Episodes Title||Episode Numbers|
|1. Crisis: The Threat of Failing!
2. Run, Sarada!
|3. Team 7: The First Mission!
4. Strength in Unity
|5. The Genin Documentary!
6. Wasabi and Namida
7. The Chunin Exams: The Recommendation Meeting
|8. Super Cho-Cho Butterfly Mode!
9. Super Cho-Cho Kiss Mode!
10. Super Cho-Cho Love Upheaval!
|11. Blood, Sweat and Namida
12. Shikadai’s Decision
|13. The Chunin Selection Conference
14. The Qualities of a Captain
15. X Cards Proxy War!
16. Team 25
17. Konohamaru and Remon
18. Remon’s Secret
19. Something That Steals Memories
20. Konohamaru’s Ninja Way
|21. Hiashi’s Birthday
22. The Terror! Enko Onikuma
23. The Mind Transfer Jutsu That Lost to Potato Chips
|24. Developing One’s Medical Ninjutsu
25. Harmony in Gold
26. Himawari’s Ninja Trial Session
27. Mitsuki’s Rainy Day
28. I Can’t Stay in My Slim Form
|29. The Rusty Sword
30. Captain Denki’s First Mission
|31. The Ultimate Recipe
32. Konohamaru Becomes the Hokage?!
33. The Uzumaki Family’s Hot Springs Vacation
|34. Kawaki Enters the Ninja Academy!
35. The Princess Tea Party
36. Bloom, Hana! The Teacher’s Gifts
37. The Seven Mysteries Investigative Team Forms!
38. Team Rivalry: Practical Skills Training!
39. Himawari Kidnapped!
40. Kawaki’s Cover Blown?!
41. Target: The School Festival
42. The Sneaking Shadow
43. Two Sides of the Same Coin
44. The Island of Treachery
45. Students Unite!
46. Farewell, Academy!
Boruto Filler Percentage
Boruto has released 293 episodes as of today and has approximately 46 filler episodes in the show which makes the filler percentage 15.6%. This number seems lower in comparison to other some other anime but it should be kept in mind that the number of episodes in Boruto is also high which makes it pretty balanced.
To conclude, watching these episodes is totally dependent on your attachment to the characters in those 46 particular episodes, getting a clear opinion on what note the anime might end on, and whether you want to never lose a trivia based on Boruto.