I have been wondering why people don't like fillers that much. I think the fillers are great. They actually show the other characters more, because in the manga, Gamatatsu has only appeared once and Gamikichi twice, while they have had more appearances in the series than Kabuto's teammates. It showed the return of Mizuki who was only showed once in the manga and it revealed some new countries and two new villages (Kemurigakure, Kagerougakure ) and showed some humorous episodes. In fact, I can't wait till I can finally can see them in America, even though that will be about another year or so before that happens.