What is Filler in Anime

Filler in Anime

For many anime fans out there, there is a kind of confusion regarding what is a filler, what is a canon and non-canon? To end this confusion once and for all let’s understand these and juxtapose these to get our answers.

Filler list

 

  • What is a filler?

For most of the anime lovers out there, fillers refer to a type of a side story that extends the time between individual plot point and story arc; to put it more simply it is something that does not affect our anime’s main story and does not contribute to the main story and in the development of a character.

Sometimes we confuse fillers ending of an anime with non-canon because the meaning of these two words is oftentimes confusing and overlapping. For some of us, filler and non-canon refer to be the same plot point/ story arc that deviates from the main story.

Filler endings are oftentimes predictable and unrelated to the main story and most of the anime lovers found the feature to be uninteresting.

In comparison to the non-canon; in the filler, there is no plot progression and no development of character takes place in it. On the other hand, non-canon provides some sort of story to put an end to an anime which is a kind of something that makes an anime ending interesting as compared to the filler ending.

  • What is the difference between a Filler and a Canon?

A filler and a Canon in an anime are two different things. The filler is where no progression takes place in any aspect of the anime, whether it is the progression of the plot or of the character.

While canon technically is something that includes events that are officially recognized as to be true and actual. Canon anime is the replica of its manga version and follows the same plot that of its Manga.

  • What does Filler mean in anime?

Fillers in anime are described as the type of anime which most of the time deviates from its original source. In a typical filler, there is no breakthrough that takes place like no development of the main character, no plot development and no side characters, etc. fillers and non-canon are oftentimes considered to be the same thing but there is a difference between two of these forms of an anime.

  • What is Mixed Canon anime?

Mixed canon is the synonym of the filler but a kind of a filler that does not lose its originality of being a canon.

  • What does non-Canon mean in anime?

Non-canon includes the events that are not found in the actual anime source and that has nothing to do with the story and characters in the anime and it does not contribute to the main story and on the contrary, to it, canon continues with the main story.

  • Why Canon is called canon?

If we look at the etymology of the word canon, it is derived in the reference to the Biblical Canon text which contrasts with the Noncanonical scripture. So, canon is derived from Biblical Canon.

  • What is non-canon in anime?

Non-canon includes the events that are not found in the actual anime source and that has nothing to do with the story and characters in the anime and it does not contribute to the main story and on the contrary, to it, canon continues with the main story.

  • What does Canon Mean?

Canon refers to the original events that are in chapters of the manga and are not fillers that deviates from the actual plot. Canons in anime are the original events that are officially accepted.

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