Adapting an ongoing source material to an anime is more often than adapting completed sources. So what do the studios do? Shall they exhaust existing material or come too close to the ongoing arcs? They create fillers to pull the story. Simply put, studios animate events that are not in the source, mostly under the supervision of the original creator. These storylines are mostly of no significance to the actual story but may also at times foreshadow a possible future of the plot or character development of some sort. If you haven’t read the manga, you may not realize it yet, but a majority part of Boruto is, in fact, filler. The Boruto filler has several slice-of-life moments which can be missed. However, even within these fillers, there are several great moments that are worth watching for the thrill it provides.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generation is the sequel of Kishimoto’s original manga, Naruto, which is one of the Big 3 of Shueisha’s late 1990s manga sales. Adapted from the same, the anime adaptation was taken in quite critically in the beginning, but with time fans have started showering the series with love. The anime brings in new and interesting plot twists and armor along with stronger villains that have made it very popular in the past few years. If you are planning to watch the anime, watch in the correct watch order keeping in mind all the good and bad Boruto fillers for a great experience.
Boruto Filler List
Filler lists are not released officially. The best way to keep track of them is through reading the manga and label events present in the anime only in the anime as a Boruto filler. These fillers are always fun to watch because they give out a great break from the intense storylines. However, many fans may not prefer watching them since they barely ever hold any significance to the main story. Here is the complete Boruto filler list so you can keep track of all the fillers in the series.
- Episode 16- Crisis: The Threat of Failing!
- Episode 17- Run, Sarada!
- Episode 33- The Super Beast Scroll Slump!
- Episode 40- Team 7: The First Mission
- Episode 41- Strength in Unity
- Episode 48- The Genin Documentary
- Episode 49- Wasabi and Namida
- Episode 50- The Chunin Exam: The Recommendation Meeting
- Episode 67- Super Cho Cho Butterfly Mode
- Episode 68- Super Cho Cho Kiss Mode!
- Episode 69- Super Cho Cho Love Upheaval!
- Episode 70- The Other Side of Anxiety
- Episode 96- Blood, Sweat, and Namida
- Episode 97- Shikadai’s Decision
- Episode 104- The Little Roommate
- Episode 105- A Wound on the Heart
- Episode 113- The Qualities of a Captain
- Episode 114- X Cards Proxy War
- Episode 115- Team 25
- Episode 116- Konohamaru and Remon
- Episode 117- Remon’s Secret
- Episode 118- Something that Steals Memories
- Episode 119- Konohamaru’s Ninja Way
- Episode 138- Hiashi’s Birthday
- Episode 139- The Terror! Enko Onikuma
- Episode 140- The Mind Transfer Jutsu that Lost to Potato Chips
- Episode 152- Developing One’s Medical Ninjutsu
- Episode 153- Harmony in Gold
- Episode 156- I can’t Stay in My Slim Form
- Episode 177- Iron Wall’s Sensing System
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Boruto Fillers, You Should Not Miss
Now that you know which episodes of Boruto anime are fillers, you can choose to skip them because they really do not make much difference. Even if you skip these episodes, you won’t miss out on anything important. The Boruto fillers are mostly slice-of-life content, with some of them pointing at a little character development. Even if you feel that these fillers are utterly insignificant, a few of these episodes are definitely worth watching. These episodes give out a feel-good vibe, and we really think you should not miss out on them.
1. Episode 70: The Other Side of Anxiety
The episode features Metal Lee, who faces self-doubt. Rock Lee, on seeing his depressed state, talks to Guy sensei about it. The episode follows as the two help him overcome his self-doubt. Towards the end of the episode Metal Lee even opens the first gate, which was one of the best filler moments in Boruto.
2. Episode 105: A Wound on the Heart
If you love Mitsuki and Orochimaru content, this episode must not be missed. The episode follows the events after the Mitsuki Disappearance Arc. A worried Orochimaru contemplates if they should remove Mitsuki’s memories as they wonder if Mitsuki was emotionally affected by the previous events.
3. Episode 116 to Episode 119
These episodes follow a string of events related to a mystery that is revolving around. Strange things are happening, and people seem to be forgetting things. Konohamaru and Boruto team up to find out who is behind it.
Boruto Watch Order
Boruto: Naruto Next Generation has released 215 episodes so far, along with one movie. Here’s a proper chronological sequence of how to watch the anime in order.
1. Boruto: Naruto Next Generation Episode 1 to 51
These episodes cover up to the Byakuya Gang Arc and a bit from the Chunin Exam Arc
2. Boruto: The Naruto Movie (2015)
This is the first movie of the Boruto series, which adapts the Versus Momoshiki arc from the manga. Apart from this, the Momoshiki storyline is also adapted in the anime episodes.
3. Boruto: Naruto Next Generation Episode 52 to present.
After the movie, you can continue watching the series starting from the 52nd episode covering the Chunin Exam Arc.
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