Filler doesn't exactly have a great reputation in the anime world. This is especially true for shonen anime, which is known for having long, meandering arcs that have nothing to do with the rest of the series. But while some filler arcs and episodes definitely deserve the scorn, others are worth watching. For this list, we'll be looking at some of the best shonen anime filler arcs and episodes out there.
One Piece's filler arcs are generally decent, but the G-8 arc stands out as one of the best. Meanwhile, Naruto has a reputation for being absolutely water-logged with filler, but you really shouldn't skip the Power Arc or Kakashi's Anbu Arc, both of which easily match the rest of the series in quality. While filler is often found in massive shows like those two, shorter shonen also occasionally feature filler - the end of Noragami's first season is filler, and it's fabulous.
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Kakashi's Anbu Arc: The Shinobi That Lives in the Darkness - Naruto Shippuden
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The G-8 Arc - One PiecePhoto: Toei Animation
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Rabō's Villain Arc – NoragamiPhoto: Studio Bones
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Time Slip Arc - Boruto
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Zanpakuto Rebellion Arc - Bleach
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Other World Tournament - Dragon Ball ZPhoto: Toei Animation