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    How should anime proceed when they catch up to the manga?

    I was just thinking about various anime, and how they deal with the manga they adapt from, and specifically what they do when the anime is already caught up to the manga. Do you prefer when anime present filler arcs, like Bleach and Naruto do, or do you prefer what DBZ did, and prolonged certain fights so they could let the manga keep going?
    Or do you prefer shows taking a break between seasons, like Bungo Stray Dogs and most sports anime do?

    Personally, I've seen FAR too many shitty filler arcs, especially from Bleach, to even enjoy any kind of filler arc. I would honestly much rather a show either add new fights to a certain arc (like Reborn did), or just stop production for a few months so the manga can make some headway, and not risk having shit filler arcs. But I was wondering what everyone else here thought of it.

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    I'd rather shitty filler than them ending it early and totally changing how it ended up with various issues, like how they did Fruits Basket. Just...ugh.
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    I believe in the "taking a break" approach. The studios plots for filler arcs has shown over time they're just not good or just awful and really don't add anything to the series. Bleach is perfect example of this. Especially the fact that the they don't bring up anything about the filler arcs at all or pretend they didn't happen later as the series goes on. At least they didn't do what Dragon Ball Z did to catch up with the manga. DBZ did have filler arcs like Snake Way and Garlic Jr., but they also stretched out stories for way too long. How long does it take for Goku to defeat Frieza? Answer: 9 bloody episodes for a 5 minute fight.
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    Yup. Bleach doesn't even try to give a fuck about setting up the Filler Arcs. There are 3 separate filler arcs during the whole Aizen Las Noches arc, and in every one of the filler arcs, every main protagonist is back either in Karakura town, or in the Soul Society. It's never explained why in any of the filler arcs at all. So I came up with my own reason: each filler arc, it's either Aizen, Gin's or Tosen's birthday, and they're throwing them suprise parties, so they let everyone go back for a short while lol.
    But if the filler arcs were anywhere near decent, it'd be forgiveable, but the one involving guarding the princess is horrible. It's so dull and uninteresting, and goes on for WAY too fucking long. The Zanpakuto Rebellion arc is actually a really cool idea, with each sword getting a human form, but, again, it's really dragged out/ And the last filler arc is almost the EXACT same as the rebellion arc, so it's even more boring than the last.

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    Filler arcs are almost always terrible with very few exceptions, sometimes they're so bad they can ruin a series i.e Rurouni Kenshin. Yet prolonging fight scenes the way DBZ did can get pretty annoying after a while. I say stop production and give the manga a chance to catch up.

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    Fillers arcs are why I stopped watching Bleach. I think I got to after Ichigo first gets to the 'end' of soul society. Such a long time ago I watched it, I can barely remember the names. I frankly hate filler arcs.

    If you really have to continue making the show, an unexplored backstory keeping in line with the series that is perfectly connected with past and present may quell my anger.

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