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Every My Hero Academia Filler Episode You Can Skip

As far as shonen anime go, "My Hero Academia" currently stands out as one of the best of the best. Since 2016, the anime has done more than a bang-up job at providing an intense, action-driven story fit for all ages. If you're already an anime fan and you haven't seen it, "My Hero Academia" is worth checking out simply for its solid story and amazing fights. If you aren't an anime fan, it might just be the perfect introduction thanks to its comic book-inspired setting, which makes it a somewhat familiar starting point in relation to the current wave of superhero movies.

Set in Japan in a world where the vast majority of the population has some kind of superhuman mutation, called a Quirk, "My Hero Academia" tells the story of Izuku "Deku" Midoriya. Originally a powerless middle-schooler, Deku's life changes forever after he receives encouragement (and a very special gift) from his idol, the number one hero All Might. Soon, he enrolls in the prestigious U.A. Hero Academy, starting his path to becoming All Might's successor.

Of course, before you get into "My Hero Academia," there are some caveats. Like many other anime, the show has some filler episodes. These episodes, whether they are good or bad, are not in the original manga and are therefore considered unnecessary. So, in the interest of saving your time as you begin your "My Hero Academia" journey, here is every filler episode of the anime that you can skip.

My Hero Academia has very little filler

Thankfully, unlike some other anime, there isn't a whole lot of filler when it comes to "My Hero Academia." The majority of what you see on screen is the same stuff that you see in the pages of the manga. According to the website Anime Filler List, only four of the anime's 113 episodes are pure filler. That means less than 4% of the actual show can be skipped without missing anything important. These episodes are 39, 58, 64, and 104.

Additionally, there are several other episodes which are considered "mixed canon," which means that only some of the episode contains non-canon filler content. These episodes, however, only add another four to the already-existing list, being 54, 55, 89, and 105. On top of that, the fact that these episodes contain some content that drives the main story forward means that they're probably worth watching.

Finally, "My Hero Academia" also has three animated films. However, none of them are directly canon to the manga, and may be skipped. That being said, many fans would probably recommend watching them. In this case, the first two movies can be easily found on Crunchyroll, while the third movie has yet to be released outside of theaters. With that, you know everything you need to enjoy a filler-free "My Hero Academia" experience. So go, enjoy yourself, and go Beyond Plus Ultra!