Complete list of My Hero Academia filler episodes (and why you should skip them)

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My Hero Academia filler episodes to skip (Image via Bones)

Some anime fans despise filler episodes and wish to skip them. If you're one of those people who just started watching My Hero Academia, this list is for you. This guide will focus solely on the 100% filler episodes, so there won't be anything related to partial filler episodes.

This includes all My Hero Academia filler episodes till season 6. Season 7 has just begun, so this list should help new fans who wish to catch up and ignore the skippable stuff. It's also worth noting that this article will recap why these episodes are considered "fillers."

Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers from the My Hero Academia anime.


List of My Hero Academia filler episodes

There are several to discuss (Image via Bones)
There are several to discuss (Image via Bones)

There are five My Hero Academia filler episodes as of right now (more will be added when Season 6 comes out if applicable):

EpisodeTitle
Season 2, Episode 13.5Hero Notebook
Season 3, Episode 39Game Start
Season 3, Episode 58Special Episode: Save the World With Love!
Season 4, Episode 64The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A
Season 5, Episode 104Long Time No See, Selkie

Fans who only care about important episodes can safely skip these five episodes without worrying about missing anything substantial. The following sections will cover the previously mentioned filler content and why fans should ignore it.


Why you should skip these filler episodes in My Hero Academia

1) Season 2 episode 13.5: Hero Notebook

Episode 13.5 is a recap episode (Image via Bones)
Episode 13.5 is a recap episode (Image via Bones)

This episode is essentially a recap of the important events of season 1. If you have already watched the first season and plan on binge-watching the rest of the series, there is no point in watching this recap episode.

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Recap episodes tend to be unimportant, and Hero Notebook is no different. You should only watch this if, for some reason, you watched Season 1 a long time ago and forgot what happened while refusing to rewatch it all.

Episode 13.5 is placed as the first episode of season 2, but those wanting to watch only relevant content should start with episode 14 titled That's the Idea, Ochaco.


2) Season 3 Episode 39: Game Start

Scenes from My Hero Academia filler episode 39 (Image via Bones)
Scenes from My Hero Academia filler episode 39 (Image via Bones)

The 39th episode in the series is full of anime-only content that is, unfortunately, not all that relevant to the plot. You get to see Class 1-A's boys swim and goof around while the girls play volleyball. All Might also talks about the League of Villains a bit, but it's unimportant.

This episode is loosely based on Omake chapter 49.5, where Denki and Mineta imagine the 1-A girls in swimsuits. However, the anime episode is totally different with lots of anime-only content in it.


3) Season 3 episode 58: Special Episode: Save the World With Love!

1-A students in the special test (Image via Bones)
1-A students in the special test (Image via Bones)

This episode is essentially a prologue for My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, which is a movie within the series. A select group of students is tasked with a test to find an imaginary villain by gathering evidence and observing a crime scene. The teachers play the role of hostages and All Might takes on the guise of the villain. However, they soon find the villain murdered, further confusing them.

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Although the students try their best to deduce the identity of the murderer while Katsuki blasts things off, they fail the test. In the end, All Might gets invited to the I-Island special expo and invites Deku to go with him. This sets the stage for the movie My Hero Academia: Two Heroes.


4) Season 4 episode 64: The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A

Taneo with Deku (Image via Bones)
Taneo with Deku (Image via Bones)

This episode features Class 1-A getting interviewed by Taneo, a freelance journalist, in hopes of learning about All Might's successor. Taneo is an anime-only character and doesn't make a return later.

While questioning the students in their dorms, Taneo figures out that Deku is All Might's successor. However, he chooses not to reveal that information. Taneo's father was saved by All Might during an explosion incident and he was forever grateful to him.


5) Season 5 episode 104: Long Time No See, Selkie

Ochaco and friends meeting with Selkie and his crew (Image via Bones)
Ochaco and friends meeting with Selkie and his crew (Image via Bones)

This episode acts as fanservice and a prelude to the movie My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission. Ochaco, Ryukyu, Nejire, and Tsuyu take the spotlight in this episode where they fight off smugglers in the Pacific Ocean. They join Selki and the Oki Mariner Crew to investigate and catch a suspicious vessel believed to be carrying Trigger.

The girls manage to locate the ship and also catch the smugglers. However, the smugglers were simply couriers and had no idea what they were shipping and were ordered by a person using an alias. The girls enjoy the rest of the time at the beach. This episode simply introduces the My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission and can be easily skipped.


Final thoughts

These five episodes are the only fillers made in the series. With the low number of fillers, fans can enjoy the show without interrupting the pacing. Studio Bones is known for making well-directed fillers, so these episodes could also be watched for an enjoyable experience.

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