Dragon Ball Filler List

Dragon Ball Filler List is a guide where we can see chapter by chapter if it is a canonical chapter for the original story, or if it is a filler chapter.

Dragon Ball Filler List


Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball is a Manga and Anime series, in many occasions these series differ in some points of their story between the Manga (Comic) and the Anime (Cartoon), since usually filler is added in the anime to give time to the Manga to advance in the original story.

📝 Dragon Ball Filler Guide Manga and Anime

With Dragon Ball Filler Guide you will be able to know exactly which chapters of Dragon Ball are canonical and which are filler, and go directly to the content you are most interested in:

Manga Canon Episodes Mixed Canon / Filler Episodes Filler Episodes Anime Canon Episodes
1-28, 34-41, 43, 46-78, 84-126, 133-148 29, 42, 44 30-33, 45, 79-83, 127-132, 149-153

⚠️ Dragon Ball Filler List and Order to Watch

Here is the complete list of Dragon Ball chapters in order to watch them and with their corresponding filler chapters marked in case you want to skip those non-canonical parts of the story.

# Title Type Airdate
1 The Secret of the Dragon Balls Manga Canon 26/02/1986
2 The Emperor’s Quest Manga Canon 05/03/1986
3 The Nimbus Cloud of Roshi Manga Canon 12/03/1986
4 Oolong the Terrible Manga Canon 19/03/1986
5 Yamcha the Desert Bandit Manga Canon 26/03/1986
6 Keep an Eye on the Dragon Balls Manga Canon 02/04/1986
7 The Ox King on Fire Mountain Manga Canon 09/04/1986
8 The Kamehameha Wave Manga Canon 16/04/1986
9 Boss Rabbit’s Magic Touch Manga Canon 23/04/1986
10 The Dragon Balls are Stolen! Manga Canon 30/04/1986
11 The Penalty is Pinball Manga Canon 07/05/1986
12 A Wish to the Eternal Dragon Manga Canon 14/05/1986
13 The Legend of Goku Manga Canon 21/05/1986
14 Goku’s Rival Manga Canon 28/05/1986
15 Look Out for Launch Manga Canon 04/06/1986
16 Find That Stone! Manga Canon 11/06/1986
17 Milk Delivery Manga Canon 18/06/1986
18 The Turtle Hermit Way Manga Canon 25/06/1986
19 The Tournament Begins Manga Canon 02/07/1986
20 Elimination Round Manga Canon 09/07/1986
21 Smells Like Trouble Manga Canon 16/07/1986
22 Quarterfinals Begin Manga Canon 23/07/1986
23 Monster Beast Giran Manga Canon 30/07/1986
24 Krillin’s Frantic Attack! Manga Canon 06/08/1986
25 Danger From Above Manga Canon 13/08/1986
26 The Grand Finals Manga Canon 20/08/1986
27 Number One Under the Moon? Manga Canon 27/08/1986
28 The Final Blow Manga Canon 03/09/1986
29 The Roaming Lake Mixed Canon/Filler 10/09/1986
30 Pilaf and the Mystery Force Filler 17/09/1986
31 Wedding Plans? Filler 24/09/1986
32 The Flying Fortress – Vanished! Filler 01/10/1986
33 The Legend of a Dragon Filler 08/10/1986
34 Cruel General Red Manga Canon 15/10/1986
35 Cold Reception Manga Canon 22/10/1986
36 Major Metallitron Manga Canon 29/10/1986
37 Ninja Murasaki is Coming! Manga Canon 05/11/1986
38 Five Murasakis Manga Canon 12/11/1986
39 Mysterious Android No. 8 Manga Canon 19/11/1986
40 Horrifying Buyon Manga Canon 26/11/1986
41 The Fall of Muscle Tower Manga Canon 03/12/1986
42 The Secret of Dr. Flappe Mixed Canon/Filler 10/12/1986
43 A Trip to the City Manga Canon 17/12/1986
44 Master Thief, Hasky Mixed Canon/Filler 24/12/1986
45 Danger in the Air Filler 07/01/1987
46 Bulma’s Bad Day Manga Canon 14/01/1987
47 Kame House – Found! Manga Canon 21/01/1987
48 Deep Blue Sea Manga Canon 28/01/1987
49 Roshi Surprise Manga Canon 04/02/1987
50 The Trap is Sprung! Manga Canon 11/02/1987
51 Beware of Robot Manga Canon 18/02/1987
52 The Pirate Treasure Manga Canon 25/02/1987
53 Blue, Black and Blue Manga Canon 04/03/1987
54 Escape From Pirate Cave Manga Canon 11/03/1987
55 Penguin Village Manga Canon 18/03/1987
56 Strange Visitor Manga Canon 25/03/1987
57 Arale vs. Blue Manga Canon 08/04/1987
58 The Land of Korin Manga Canon 15/04/1987
59 The Notorious Mercenary Manga Canon 22/04/1987
60 Tao Attacks! Manga Canon 29/04/1987
61 Korin Tower Manga Canon 06/05/1987
62 Sacred Water Manga Canon 13/05/1987
63 The Return of Goku Manga Canon 20/05/1987
64 The Last of Mercenary Tao Manga Canon 27/05/1987
65 Confront the Red Ribbon Army Manga Canon 10/06/1987
66 A Real Bind Manga Canon 17/06/1987
67 The End of Commander Red Manga Canon 24/06/1987
68 The Last Dragon Ball Manga Canon 01/07/1987
69 Who is Fortuneteller Baba? Manga Canon 08/07/1987
70 We Are the Five Warriors Manga Canon 15/07/1987
71 Deadly Battle Manga Canon 22/07/1987
72 Goku’s Turn Manga Canon 29/07/1987
73 The Devilmite Beam Manga Canon 05/08/1987
74 The Mysterious Fifth Man Manga Canon 12/08/1987
75 The Strong Ones Manga Canon 19/08/1987
76 True Colors of the Masked Man Manga Canon 26/08/1987
77 Pilaf’s Tactics Manga Canon 02/09/1987
78 The Eternal Dragon Rises Manga Canon 09/09/1987
79 Terror and Plague Filler 16/09/1987
80 Goku vs. Sky Dragon Filler 23/09/1987
81 Goku Goes to Demon Land Filler 30/09/1987
82 The Rampage of InoShikaCho Filler 07/10/1987
83 Which Way To Papaya Island? Filler 14/10/1987
84 Rivals and Arrivals Manga Canon 21/10/1987
85 Preliminary Peril Manga Canon 28/10/1987
86 Then There Were Eight Manga Canon 04/11/1987
87 Yamcha vs. Tien Manga Canon 11/11/1987
88 Yamcha’s Big Break Manga Canon 18/11/1987
89 Full-Moon Vengeance Manga Canon 25/11/1987
90 The Dodon Wave Manga Canon 02/12/1987
91 Counting Controversy!! Manga Canon 09/12/1987
92 Goku Enters the Ring Manga Canon 16/12/1987
93 Tien Shinhan vs. Jackie Chun Manga Canon 23/12/1987
94 Stepping Down Manga Canon 30/12/1987
95 Goku vs. Krillin Manga Canon 06/01/1988
96 Tail’s Tale Manga Canon 13/01/1988
97 Final Match: Goku vs. Tien Manga Canon 20/01/1988
98 Victory’s Edge Manga Canon 27/01/1988
99 Tien’s Insurrection Manga Canon 03/02/1988
100 The Spirit Cannon Manga Canon 10/02/1988
101 The Fallen Manga Canon 17/02/1988
102 Enter King Piccolo Manga Canon 24/02/1988
103 Tambourine Attacks! Manga Canon 02/03/1988
104 Mark of the Demon Manga Canon 09/03/1988
105 Here Comes Yajirobe Manga Canon 16/03/1988
106 Terrible Tambourine Manga Canon 23/03/1988
107 Tien’s Atonement Manga Canon 06/04/1988
108 Goku’s Revenge Manga Canon 13/04/1988
109 Goku vs. King Piccolo Manga Canon 20/04/1988
110 Piccolo Closes In Manga Canon 04/05/1988
111 Roshi’s Gambit Manga Canon 11/05/1988
112 King Piccolo’s Wish Manga Canon 18/05/1988
113 Siege on Chow Castle Manga Canon 25/05/1988
114 Conquest and Power Manga Canon 01/06/1988
115 Awaken Darkness Manga Canon 08/06/1988
116 A Taste of Destiny Manga Canon 22/06/1988
117 The Ultimate Sacrifice Manga Canon 29/06/1988
118 Prelude to Vengeance Manga Canon 06/07/1988
119 Battle Cry Manga Canon 20/07/1988
120 Goku Strikes Back Manga Canon 27/07/1988
121 The Biggest Crisis Manga Canon 03/08/1988
122 Final Showdown Manga Canon 10/08/1988
123 Lost and Found Manga Canon 17/08/1988
124 Temple Above the Clouds Manga Canon 24/08/1988
125 Earth’s Guardian Emerges Manga Canon 31/08/1988
126 Eternal Dragon Resurrected Manga Canon 14/09/1988
127 Quicker than Lightning Filler 21/09/1988
128 Secret of the Woods Filler 28/09/1988
129 The Time Room Filler 12/10/1988
130 Goku’s Doll Filler 19/10/1988
131 Walking Their Own Ways Filler 26/10/1988
132 Hotter than Lava Filler 02/11/1988
133 Changes Manga Canon 09/11/1988
134 Preliminary Peril Manga Canon 16/11/1988
135 Battle of the Eight Manga Canon 23/11/1988
136 Tien Shinhan vs. Mercenary Tao Manga Canon 30/11/1988
137 Anonymous Proposal Manga Canon 07/12/1988
138 The Mysterious Hero Manga Canon 14/12/1988
139 Rematch Manga Canon 21/12/1988
140 Goku Gains Speed Manga Canon 11/01/1989
141 The Four Faces of Tien Manga Canon 18/01/1989
142 Kami vs. Piccolo Manga Canon 25/01/1989
143 Battle for the Future Manga Canon 01/02/1989
144 Super Kamehameha Manga Canon 08/02/1989
145 Junior No More Manga Canon 15/02/1989
146 Goku’s Trap Manga Canon 22/02/1989
147 Goku Hangs On Manga Canon 01/03/1989
148 The Victor Manga Canon 08/03/1989
149 Dress in Flames Filler 15/03/1989
150 The Fire-Eater Filler 22/03/1989
151 Outrageous Octagon Filler 05/04/1989
152 Mystery of the Dark World Filler 12/04/1989
153 The End, The Beginning Filler 19/04/1989

🧐 What is Dragon Ball: Anime and Manga

Dragon Ball is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. It was originally published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from 1984 to 1995. The story follows the adventures of Son Goku from childhood to adulthood as he trains in martial arts and explores his world. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by Toei Animation; three anime movies were also made, as well as two television specials and an OVA (original video animation) special.

The story follows Goku’s adventures from childhood to adulthood, as Goku trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered. Along his journey, Goku makes several friends and fights a variety of villains, many of whom also seek the Dragon Balls for their own wishes.

Son Goku is a human who was sent to Earth as a baby with his tail already cut off, so he does not have a monkey-like physical appearance like other characters of his race (Saiyans). However, he has superhuman strength and speed that allow him to fly at high speed through outer space and use bursts of energy called “ki” attacks; these are based on real-world martial arts moves such as punches or kicks (Tae Kwon Do is one example).

After defeating Frieza on the planet Namek in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F (2015), Goku decides to live out his days peacefully with his wife Chi-Chi and sons Gohan & Goten while remaining on Earth without training again until they are required again by someone who needs their help to defend against the evil forces that threaten the existence of humanity once again; but this time things will be different because this threat comes from two mysterious beings named Zeno & Future Zeno who rule the twelve universes within existence.

The manga series was translated into English and published in North America by Viz Media, which has also published it in other countries around the world. The anime series was licensed by Funimation Entertainment for English release in North America and by Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand. The films were distributed by 20th Century Fox (now Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures). The first film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, was released on March 30, 2013, while the second film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (Resurrection ‘F’), was released on April 18, 2015. A new movie titled Dragon Ball Super: Broly was released on January 15, 2019.

Dragon Ball is a series that has made many fans happy not only because of its action-packed storyline, but also because of its many characters. There are many in Dragon Ball and each of them has their own personality, which makes the story more interesting. For example, Goku is the main character in Dragon Ball, who uses his incredible strength to fight all kinds of opponents. Other characters include Piccolo, Vegeta and Krillin, to name a few.

Besides having a lot of fight scenes, there are other things that make this series great for kids: the power levels (a measure used by the characters to gauge their abilities), the transformations (an advanced form that is achieved with intense training) and the humor (comical situations).