A filler episode is generally an episode in which there is no plot development. Good filler episodes generally keep with the tone of the overall series while developing the original cast. Some examples of filler episodes may include, flashbacks and recaps where events up to the current point are once again stated or summarized, introduction of new and strange characters or sidestories though sometimes this may have influence in the outcome of the series as a whole, random conflicts that are resolved in a single episode are sure signs of a filler episode, and others. An exception to filler episodes include episodic animes where although an episode may seem out of place, since the genre of the series implies different ordeals per episode, the only real filler type in these shows would be flashbacks. A sure sign to tell that a filler has past is when after the episode or in some cases arc (examples of filler arcs include all of Naruto season 1 after visiting Orochimaru's castle and the Bounto/Bound arc in Bleach) the main characters show no real imporvement. In the examples given, Naruto and friends do not gain any real new skills nor do the battles really change their views. In Bleach, the Bounto/Bound arc merely mirrored the events of the previous Soul Society arc and subsequently only strengthened the resolve of the main characters but in hindsight was not really necessary.
Another common definition of a filler generally is that it is any plot event that does not coincide with its manga source. However, since the TV series is usually an adaptation, this is not always the case, but in the case of Shounen Jump series animes/manga there is a close enough tie between the two mediums that the definition is widely accepted.
Mine goes to "Audit the Wicked" from Speed Grapher.
...why? Cause I liked inuyasha(all fillers...why did Naraku get tentacles I have no idea)
And cause I wanna watch them. I love fillers they make me laugh and a lot of times they are really bad...
but sometimes they make you think...
That was an awesome filler character He/She should have been a main character!
Epically Good Theme song!
Clever girl...(wow if someone gets that reference I'll add you :D)
but mostly they make you wanna say:
Yep never watching that series ever again...
Wow that made me lose my hard - on...
Well its time to read the manga series now...
Plus realistically plot development shouldn't happen every episode...since not everyday something exciting happens ya know?
Today was fun but tommorow will be a lot better.
10 Tokyo Warriors Armitage Dule Matrix the copy apparently dot hack... wth Battle BDammon Fire Spirits not so sure about this really??? Beast Wars: Second OVA I'll leave it there there it's ova heaven and filler heaven of most terrible anime xp
Im busy, fixing