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Jun 27, 2013 4:02 PM

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As long as they are entertaining or focus more on my favorite supporting characters
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Jun 27, 2013 4:30 PM
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When done right, no complaints here. Even when done bad, just don't watch it if you're going to complain about it.
 
Jun 28, 2013 4:47 PM

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If i see filler i just put the show on hold
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Jun 28, 2013 5:31 PM

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If i see filler i just put the show on hold
For how long because two of your favorite anime are famous for their filler.
 
Jun 28, 2013 5:45 PM

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Depends on the filler contents. Does it involve a beach, a pool or a hotspring?
 
Jun 28, 2013 6:13 PM

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It totally depends on the filler. Some are perfectly fine, and some are horrid.

Naruto is a good example. Some of the filler ain't half bad. But the worst filler is mind-numbing!
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Jun 28, 2013 7:52 PM

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Some filler eps are ok. Like a few of Fairy Tail's single ep ones. But seeing as the majority of them are shit, I'd say I don't like them on the whole.
 
Jun 28, 2013 10:43 PM
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Oh yeah just watching the most important battle in Bleach, luckily this week is a 2 episode special, finish first episode, massive cliffhanger, thank goodness there were 2 episodes, waiting a whole week would be hell! I love you Bleach. Next episode, Ichigo is at the beach, having fun with Renji and the other soul reapers. Well then.
 
Jun 28, 2013 11:03 PM

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Filler episodes are nice when they don't take themselves seriously or if they're fun/comedic. The Bounty Arc is a perfect example of a shitty filler.


Yea,Bleach is full of fillers...Forget the Bounto arc,they somehow managed to put it together with story,but who the hell wants Zanpakuto Rebelion or Shuusuke Amagai...


i actually liked the Zanpaktou rebellion
 
Jun 28, 2013 11:09 PM

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RockerXD said:
Dimitrije1606 said:
IntervisioN said:
Filler episodes are nice when they don't take themselves seriously or if they're fun/comedic. The Bounty Arc is a perfect example of a shitty filler.


Yea,Bleach is full of fillers...Forget the Bounto arc,they somehow managed to put it together with story,but who the hell wants Zanpakuto Rebelion or Shuusuke Amagai...


i actually liked the Zanpaktou rebellion
It would have been better if they didn't drag it. And then drag it even more by making 10 more individual filler episodes after beating the bad guy.
 
Jun 28, 2013 11:13 PM

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i dont care for them
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Jun 28, 2013 11:17 PM

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I don't mind fillers, they are apart of the anime. The problem is people don't understand that while the anime follows a source material (in these cases) it's not the manga. The anime is it's own creation, hence why I don't agree with the term of filler. Filler episodes can be quite good if they take the time to give extra screen time and focus on overall character growth.
 
Jun 28, 2013 11:19 PM

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As long as they don't air filler episodes one after another, I'm pretty okay with it. Sometimes, filler episodes are pretty funny too.
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Jun 29, 2013 12:11 AM

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I don't mind watching them once in a while.
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Jun 29, 2013 7:29 AM
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Filler in itself is kind of a silly term as its definition is different depending on who you ask. Is it anything in an adaptation that isn't part of the source material? Or is it anything that exists solely to pad out the story and make it longer than it needs to be?

In either case, it really depends on the quality of the writing for me. A lot of people would say the "filler" arc at the end of Bodacious Space Pirates, for example, was significantly better than the show's main plot.
 
Jun 29, 2013 7:46 AM

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i'm fine with one or two episodes in a long series, but it really pisses me off when they have fillers (like an entire episode in a beach) in a 13 episode anime which basically ruins it
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Jun 29, 2013 8:05 AM

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My opinion about fillers hmmmm : SKIP

that is the word, i'm tired of waiting week for an episode and come out a filler instead of the original story

in some cases like OP is worth to watch, in the other side there are some that is really impossible to watch.. but well.. in the other point of view is better do it to move forward the manga than keep foolin around on the episode, like was the case of dragon ball Z, just talk talk and nothing happened at all.
 
Jun 29, 2013 8:06 AM

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WaffleGod said:
Filler in itself is kind of a silly term as its definition is different depending on who you ask. Is it anything in an adaptation that isn't part of the source material?
That's mostly what people use it here as.
 
Jun 29, 2013 8:13 AM

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My opinion:
Fillers are bad, they don't do/add anything useful to the main plot/characters, and in some cases it can completely ruin the remaining enjoyment of the show. :((
 
Jun 29, 2013 12:02 PM

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I like fillers when they are pure comedy. Or fanservice. Or in best cases both.

Naruto and Bleach filler show how not to do it.
 
Jun 29, 2013 12:14 PM

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Here comes the money...
 
Jun 29, 2013 12:24 PM

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I like fillers when they are pure comedy. Or fanservice. Or in best cases both.

Naruto and Bleach filler show how not to do it.


Some of the Naruto fillers were actually quite enjoyable, the episode where team 7 was trying to find out Kakashi's real face was funny.
 
Jun 29, 2013 12:27 PM

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Don't usually care, unless its a filler in a long running anime = Naruto. <- cash cow.
 
Jun 29, 2013 1:34 PM

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fillers are usually here nor there for me, i don't really like them half the time, but i haven't seen any where ive loathed it, although wished i hadn't watched it, merely just to save time and get on with the story especially when im watching longer series which i don't usually do!
 
Jun 29, 2013 2:02 PM

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IntervisioN said:
Gator said:
I like fillers when they are pure comedy. Or fanservice. Or in best cases both.

Naruto and Bleach filler show how not to do it.


Some of the Naruto fillers were actually quite enjoyable, the episode where team 7 was trying to find out Kakashi's real face was funny.
I think that's one of the pure comedy fillers that he was talking about. Though most of Naruto's fillers aren't like that.
 
Jun 29, 2013 2:57 PM

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If I like the anime, I wouldn't want it to be over too quickly, so I don't mind fillers.
Example: KHR
 
Jun 29, 2013 7:03 PM

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NOPE I hate fillers, especially when they go overboard (Naruto).
 
Jun 30, 2013 3:01 AM

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NOPE I hate fillers, especially when they go overboard (Naruto).

Exactly.
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Jun 30, 2013 3:31 AM
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I am fine with it but dont go overboard.
 
Jun 30, 2013 3:33 AM

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Depends on how they embedded it into the series, but in my experience, most fillers tend to be horrible ESPECIALLY if you had read the manga before watching the anime >.< Fans who didn't read the manga would enjoy the fillers significantly more than the ones who did read it :D
 
Jun 30, 2013 3:50 AM

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I get the reason for filler, sometimes. However, all enjoyment of filler I had was killed by Bleach. I can't say anything about Naruto since I pretty much skipped every episode of filler of the original series after the Sasuke incident (which was pretty much the entire anime from then on). You should not have 30 episodes of freaking filler. Put the anime on hiatus if it's going to take that long. I'd rather it wait than release time wasters.
 
Jun 30, 2013 4:04 AM

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I hate fillers more than I hate overpriced milk.
 
Jun 30, 2013 4:42 AM
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Don't mind fillers unless it's naruto/bleach
 
Jun 30, 2013 8:29 AM

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I have never seen a good filler episode. x.x
So, I don't like them. x3
 
Jun 30, 2013 8:42 AM

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I certainly think "fillers" as defined as constructed scenes not derived from the source material can serve a positive function in anime when used appropriately and with proper diligence. However, what is most often the case (when we think of filler we think of the big 3 of shounen) filler becomes used as an excuse- essentially irrelevant information, or sometimes episodes used in succession to prolong the series for the sole purpose of earning profits. Series that are victim to this, rightfully lose most of their critical acclaim, as the plot diverges from a consistent progression. Studio Perriot (makers of beezlebub, naruto, bleach, and yu yu hakusho) is famous for extended use of filler. Used in proportion and with a purpose filler can be often times necessary, or if not at least contributing to the plot, unfortunately more often then not they're used inappropriately leaving consumers and critics alike with a strong anti-filler sentiment. Unfortunately for anime and fans in general, prolonged use of filler content has not deterred overall popularity of the anime (As evidenced by strong ongoing sales for the big shounen 3) so there is little to no incentive for studios to adjust their implementation of fillers.



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Jun 30, 2013 8:45 AM

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So long they are good I could care less.
 
Jun 30, 2013 8:49 AM

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Depends on how they embedded it into the series, but in my experience, most fillers tend to be horrible ESPECIALLY if you had read the manga before watching the anime >.< Fans who didn't read the manga would enjoy the fillers significantly more than the ones who did read it :D


This is really spot on.
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Jun 30, 2013 9:35 AM

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I don't mind as long as they interest me, but problem is they never do!
 
Jun 30, 2013 10:14 AM

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I get the reason for filler, sometimes. However, all enjoyment of filler I had was killed by Bleach. I can't say anything about Naruto since I pretty much skipped every episode of filler of the original series after the Sasuke incident (which was pretty much the entire anime from then on). You should not have 30 episodes of freaking filler. Put the anime on hiatus if it's going to take that long. I'd rather it wait than release time wasters.
The reason for filler never changes. And Japanese tv doesn't work like that, they can't just go on break whenever they feel like it.

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I certainly think "fillers" as defined as constructed scenes not derived from the source material can serve a positive function in anime when used appropriately and with proper diligence. However, what is most often the case (when we think of filler we think of the big 3 of shounen) filler becomes used as an excuse- essentially irrelevant information, or sometimes episodes used in succession to prolong the series for the sole purpose of earning profits. Series that are victim to this, rightfully lose most of their critical acclaim, as the plot diverges from a consistent progression. Studio Perriot (makers of beezlebub, naruto, bleach, and yu yu hakusho) is famous for extended use of filler. Used in proportion and with a purpose filler can be often times necessary, or if not at least contributing to the plot, unfortunately more often then not they're used inappropriately leaving consumers and critics alike with a strong anti-filler sentiment. Unfortunately for anime and fans in general, prolonged use of filler content has not deterred overall popularity of the anime (As evidenced by strong ongoing sales for the big shounen 3) so there is little to no incentive for studios to adjust their implementation of fillers.
Every series is out there to get profit. The thing with the big 3 is they go on for years and they need more filler. You see it as dragging it for profits and they see it as a way to stop the anime from catching up and so they can go at a faster pace and not get cancelled.
You forget, one of your favorite anime. Fullmetal Alchemist is one of those ones where the filler eventually made the plot diverge from the original. So are you saying it lost it's right for critical acclaim?
 
Jun 30, 2013 10:22 AM

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They usually annoy me... But sometimes they Can be fun☺☺
 
Jun 30, 2013 10:34 AM

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Pyronas said:
I get the reason for filler, sometimes. However, all enjoyment of filler I had was killed by Bleach. I can't say anything about Naruto since I pretty much skipped every episode of filler of the original series after the Sasuke incident (which was pretty much the entire anime from then on). You should not have 30 episodes of freaking filler. Put the anime on hiatus if it's going to take that long. I'd rather it wait than release time wasters.
The reason for filler never changes. And Japanese tv doesn't work like that, they can't just go on break whenever they feel like it.

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I certainly think "fillers" as defined as constructed scenes not derived from the source material can serve a positive function in anime when used appropriately and with proper diligence. However, what is most often the case (when we think of filler we think of the big 3 of shounen) filler becomes used as an excuse- essentially irrelevant information, or sometimes episodes used in succession to prolong the series for the sole purpose of earning profits. Series that are victim to this, rightfully lose most of their critical acclaim, as the plot diverges from a consistent progression. Studio Perriot (makers of beezlebub, naruto, bleach, and yu yu hakusho) is famous for extended use of filler. Used in proportion and with a purpose filler can be often times necessary, or if not at least contributing to the plot, unfortunately more often then not they're used inappropriately leaving consumers and critics alike with a strong anti-filler sentiment. Unfortunately for anime and fans in general, prolonged use of filler content has not deterred overall popularity of the anime (As evidenced by strong ongoing sales for the big shounen 3) so there is little to no incentive for studios to adjust their implementation of fillers.
Every series is out there to get profit. The thing with the big 3 is they go on for years and they need more filler. You see it as dragging it for profits and they see it as a way to stop the anime from catching up and so they can go at a faster pace and not get cancelled.
You forget, one of your favorite anime. Fullmetal Alchemist is one of those ones where the filler eventually made the plot diverge from the original. So are you saying it lost it's right for critical acclaim?


Full metal alchemists filler content was relevant to the plot that the original FMA - and Bones decided upon, and thus was very effective. Anime doesn't have to inherently follow the source material for it to be effective, in fact some of the best studios and best anime don't need to rely solely on the source material. In mentioning plot diverging i wasn't implying from the manga, but from the anime. For example fillers of naruto where they show multiple episodes of flashbacks in no way contributes to the plot of naruto. Your counter example of FMA always provided material relevant to the plot of FMA.



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