EarthPekopon giving an open end but it would be no better than the show's already open ending. On top of that, the show only starts slumping drastically at around the half way point (plus there was an amazing Death Note parody which I don't know if it's canon or not). Makes you question why Fairy Tail, One Piece, and most importantly the Dragon Ball franchise do so well for Funimation.
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It would depend on the case.
For example, BLEACH. If they're going to have a filler arc like that new 3rd division captain around episode 180, NO. That thing has the most boring plot ever.
But if they have one-episode-comedy-based filler, I wouldn't mind as long as the idea isn't too stupid. The series needs a break sometimes.
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They have their ups and downs. Fillers killed Naruto and almost ended Bleach. Sometimes their just so irrelevant to the series but seem to last FOREVER. They're especially frustrating when they're anime only fillers. When they're actually written in the Manga of a show (granted the show has one. They usually do) then they're usually better. As long as they stay relatively relevant to current happenings in the story, they can be a good addition. my final point is that if an anime is going to put in fillers, do so in moderation.
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It depends. The first FMA series had some really good filler. Though it wasn't really filler, it was just an extreme case of padding the original source material because the series was still fairly fresh when the Anime began. The same thing happened to Blue Exorcist, but they were much, much less successful.
Worst offender of fillers is Naruto without a doubt. Gap between the 1st half and Shippuden? Then there are those crappy fillers in between arcs that were terrible for the most part. Bleach is a close 2nd but its probably temporary as its only 366 episodes vs 400+ episodes with fillers sprinkled in for other series.
When One Piece has Filler its usually very terrible so I'm hopeing that there isn't too much filler on that end. (not that it matters as I have dropped the anime completely) Full Metal Alchemist is probably the best example of an anime with no fillers that comes to mind.
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Naruto and Bleach has the worst case of this. Whenever there's a serious event going on they just switch it to a normal setting.
The filler arcs in Reborn were okay since it didn't add any anime only characters and it expanded the story of the existing characters of the series.
EDIT: This is from my own experience. Many people thought after the character introduction episodes,It went to filler when it's actually canon.
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Filler episodes are best in revealing the personalities of the characters, but too much can be repetitive
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I like it (most of the time); since it makes the series "feel" a bit longer. I don't like it for like Bleach or Naruto because they are quite long lol
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The only filler that is good is if it was originally a filler chapter from the manga that is made to be longer (Fairy Tail is a prime example) or is similar in nature to the anime itself (Detective Conan/Case Closed usually involve murder mysteries and the fillers are usually one/two episode mysteries.)
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I usually find fillers a bit annoying, because (from the shows I've seen) they usually aren't worked into the show that well. In the middle of an intense plot scene, I don't need a few character fillers thrown in.
I think the worst fillers I've seen is during Bleach for the random Kon episodes.
Fillers are the worst... especially when they can make an arc out of them. Bleach and Naruto being the perfect example of this, obviously. When the first filler arc came out for Bleach I wish they replayed any of the first 3 seasons versus me having to watch that crap. Although, I did like the Zanpakutō: The Alternate Tale arc. It was the only one that was interesting to me
I liked the Apis arc of One Piece.
I actually think some fillers are pretty awesome. Like the Naruto Shippuden fillers that ventured off into side stories about the tailed beasts. Despite all of the people who hate fillers, some fillers actually end up having some very nice content
If it's a filler from the Manga, then i'm ok with it, they can be quite good sometimes.