Naruto in Order. Naruto is the most well-known anime series. Based on Masashi Kishimoto’s manga series, “Naruto,” which is based on Naruto Uzumaki’s story of Naruto and his ninja friends as they defend Hidden Leaf Village, is based on Masashi Kishimoto’s manga series.
Similar to “Dragon Ball Z”, “Sailor Moon” and “Sailor Moon”, “Naruto’s” popularity in the west has expanded beyond niche communities. The Kumogakure cloud, and the memorable “Naruto Run” have become well-known pop culture icons beyond anime circles.
“Naruto,” which debuted in 2002, has grown into a complete franchise with several series, films, as well as the spin-off “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations”.
It is considered one of the top three shonen anime series, along with “One Piece” or “Bleach,” so it makes sense to watch “Naruto.” There are hundreds of episodes in this anime world, which is why it’s so popular. It seems impossible to consume it all.
We’ve done the heavy lifting and created the ultimate guide for watching “Naruto.” Enjoy a bowl of ramen and binge-watch, as this is how to watch “Naruto” chronologically and which filler episodes to skip if you wish.
What is a filler Episode?
It is difficult to translate manga into anime. One of the most challenging aspects is the required length for a TV show to be the same length a serial manga.
These filler episodes can be found in many anime series. These episodes sound exactly the same as they do. Filler is any content that can’t be found in the original source material. This could include new scenes or episodes, as well as entire story arcs.
Filler episodes can sound demeaning, but it isn’t always. Filler is simply the omission of material from the original manga. You might find some filler episodes or other arcs just as fun as the original manga.
There are many people who don’t want to waste their time watching filler. We’ve separated all the filler episodes of each series so you don’t have to.
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Naruto Episodes 1101
“Naruto,” opens with Naruto Uzumaki, a mischievous teenager, destroying a Mount Rushmore-esque rock depicting Hidden Leaf Village’s elders. He is troublemaker, untrained and friendless.
His classmates ridicule him, especially Sakura Haruno who is in love Sasuke Uchiha. Soon, however, Naruto’s fortunes turn around. He is made a Shinobi and joins Sakura, Sasuke, and Kakashi to learn from him. They save Sasuke from a dangerous foe. He also learns the Rasengan, one of his most powerful moves.
Naruto: Ninja Clash on Land of Snow
Because Team Seven is still together in the “Naruto”, “Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow”, it must occur before Sasuke leaves in Episode. It must also take place before Episode 102’s mission, which causes Sasuke to be injured.
Because Naruto is carrying Rasengan, it must take place after Episode 95. Since Sakura is in Episode 99, this would be the perfect place to go on their snow mission.
This movie is great fun. Keep these points in mind. Hidden Leaf Village ponchos are introduced and snow-strewn fights are featured in this movie. It culminates with Naruto’s multicolored Rasengan.
Naruto Episodes 102-160
The series’ most dramatic arc is found in this episode of “Naruto”. Naruto and his fellow junior Ninjas, the Genin Naruto, set off to bring Sasuke home, under the direction of Shikamaru.
This story introduces cooperation between each of the Three Sand Siblings as they battle high above their respective levels. The arc concludes with Naruto’s first big showdown against Sasuke.
This arc is the end of young Naruto’s story in “Naruto”. The anime’s filler is most of the time. You can skip 60 episodes if you don’t want any canon. We recommend the opposite. We think it’s a waste of time.
Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
The movie is unique in many ways. It includes Naruto and Sakura as well as Shikamaru, Kankuro and Sakura in a single group. It features battleships armed with heavy armored soldiers and big guns. These characters are not in the original series.
There aren’t any clues in the filler episodes to help you identify the order of the “Naruto”, but there are fan theories. One theory is that “Stone of Gelel”, which was originally released at the same time and ends at 147, takes place.
This is supported by the fact that Naruto (and Shikamaru) worked together in the “Mizuki Strikes Back arc. This makes it logical that they would continue their cooperation in the film. Some fan resources however list “Stone of Gelel”, which is said to have occurred after Episode 160. It’s up to the fans.
Naruto Episodes 161 -196
This segment of “Naruto” has more filler episodes but no major developments. Some viewers recommend skipping Episodes 135 to 209. This will mean that you miss episodes showing characters growing and deepening relationships. You’ll also miss out on cool new abilities.
One of the most extraordinary is a girl whose ability to alter reality via art. She paints a picture of the act and makes lightning bolts strike the Hokage’s office. This run is entertaining if you are looking for entertainment from “Naruto”.
Naruto the Movie – Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
“Crescent Moon Kingdom”, the final movie in the original “Naruto”, is notable for Rock Lee replacing Sasuke and for showing off the new warm-weather clothes of the team. Because it was released at the same time, Episode 196 is placed after “Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom”. Episodes 197-199 included scenes from the movie.
However, the “Naruto”, “Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom”, and “Legend of the Stone of Gelel” movies could theoretically be thrown wherever they go, provided that they don’t end up in the filler episodes. You can also watch the episodes, and then go to the movies.
Naruto Episodes 197-220
“Naruto,” ends with more filler episodes. These episodes are usually a flashback or mission that involves people from different teams. They help them to sharpen their skills (and sometimes search for Sasuke) or they show a strengthening of alliances such as Hidden Sand Village.
scenario. Episode 220 is Naruto’s departure with Jiraiya. It is linked to the comics event, and is therefore canon. Episode 220 can be skipped if you’d like to quickly move through the series. Episode 220 is Naruto’s departure from Hidden Leaf Village to train with Sannin Jiraiya.
Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 1-32
“Naruto: Shippuden,” opens from the perspective of an unseen person running down mysterious corridors. From the end of the first series, we’ve already jumped nearly three years into the future. Although it’s confusing at first, the moment that “Hero’s Come Back!” begins to play over the series’ opening sequence, it’s clear that things are getting more complicated.
It’s hard not to get excited when the opening sequence of the series, “Hero’s Come Back!” by Japanese hip-hop group Nobodyknows, begins to play. The series opens abruptly with the Akatsuki occupying Hidden Sand Village, taking Gaara and decimating Sand forces. Kankuro is almost killed.
Naruto is now older, Sakura has more strength, and their young friends have become formidable shinobi. Naruto’s blue and orange outfit has been changed to a sleek black-and-orange look.
Naruto Shippuden – The Movie
It can be more difficult to arrange the “Naruto: Shippuden” movies in the correct order than the original “Naruto”. While there are more episodes than ever before, some of these movies contain serious inconsistencies and do not follow the canon story. This one is very easy to understand.
“Naruto Shippuden the Movie” premiered during the “Kazekage rescue” arc. Episode 32 concludes the arc. Yamato and Sai do not appear in the movie. Sai joins Episode 33. This movie depicts a team of Naruto and Sakura as well as Rock Lee, Neji Huga, and Neji Huga.
Neji is the only one of their class to attain the elite status Jonin. This movie is similar to many others in the “Naruto” series. It features grand salvation thanks to Naruto’s Rasengan.
Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 33-70
These episodes show Team Seven being reformed by Sai, a powerful but untrustworthy ninja from The mysterious Foundation who is Sasuke’s permanent replacement. In place of Kakashi, “Captain Yamato”, a former Anbu black-ops ninja is appointed to lead the team.
This episode reveals more about the Akatsuki’s plans and Danzo’s methods. There is even a reunion between Naruto (and the now terrifyingly powerful Sasuke) — this scene was shown in the opening of this series.
Naruto Shippuden – Bonds
The airships of “Naruto Shippuden the Movie” and the Zero-Tails are the most prominent elements. Episodes 70-73’s opening scenes are the most significant. This helps to determine the movie’s position in the timeline. You can still view the 70 and 71 episodes. These are not canon. You can still watch the 70 and 71 episodes, which are not canon.
This movie is about what happens. Orochimaru is in serious condition and Sasuke does his job. Naruto, Orochimaru and a man may have a solution that could save Orochimaru.
This means that the film will not be shown before Episode 114 when Sasuke’s and Orochimaru’s relationship comes to an end.
Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 70-120
This episode features many events. We witness the death of a sensei and the rise and decline of Ino Shiika Cho. Naruto creates a super-powerful Rasengan-inspired jutsu. The second half of the run (Episode 91 to Episode 112) can be considered quasi-canonical. However, it does contain a tailed beast which has an impact on our storyline. This section of storytelling is worth watching.
Naruto Shippuden – The Will of Fire
“Will of Fire” is one of few movies that references things from the series. It must take place after Episode 120 of “Kakashi Chronicles”. Sakura, Sai, and Naruto violate village rules in order to follow Kakashi. This is a disobedience Sai can only have committed after having spent time with Team Seven.
“Will of Fire” shows shinobi claiming Kekke Genkai abilities. They have taken them to every place, except Hidden Leaf Village. The villagers are suspicious. Tsunade agrees with Kakashi to leave the village, citing a mysterious curse in his body. Team Seven and other teams are there to support him as previously mentioned.
Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 121-154
Naruto is really hit by this terrible death at the end of the run. A former student of Akatsuki haunts Jiraiya. Jiraiya gives viewers an important flashback that reveals the true story of Naruto’s parents.
Sasuke finally receives the revenge that has driven him throughout his entire life…and realizes that he didn’t know anything. In the aftermath, he joins the rapidly shrinking Akatsuki. Some call the arc filler but it plays a key role in the final episodes. These episodes are crucial and important.
Naruto Shippuden’s The Lost Tower
“Naruto Shippuden the Movie” must be viewed within a narrow window of time. It takes place after the death of an important character, but before their killer launches a devastating attack.
Episode152: Naruto discovers about Naruto’s heavy death. After helping the village with Episodes 153 and Episode154, he is transported to faraway land to receive training in Episode155. This movie must have been between Episode 154 & Episode 155.
“The Lost Tower” has a fascinating Naruto/Yamato element that allows our hero to meet the ninja whom the audience now believes to be his father. Amazing animation and action scenes also make the film.
Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 155-196
While Naruto is away from training, a powerful Akastuki members causes havoc at Hidden Leaf Village. We witness Naruto, once a troublemaker, finally achieve his goal of winning the respect of Hidden Leaf Village.
We learn more about Rinnegan, an Ocular Jutsu. This is a Kekke Genkai skill which is several steps above the Sharingan or Byakugan. The Akatsuki also lose their leader. Tobi, once foolish, is now much smarter than we thought.
Naruto: Blood Prison
This is the most difficult movie out of all the movies in the series. Inconsistencies are partly responsible for this. Both the Raikage and Killer Bee have both arms. These two events are not in the series.
These inconsistencies aside; Naruto’s mastery of Sage Mode and his knowledge of his father place this movie after Pain attacked Hidden Leaf Village. It must take place before Episode 197’s “Five Kage Summit” episode. We’re going to put “Blood Prison”, after Episode 196. It is possible that this movie will not be identifiable.
The uniqueness of “Blood Prison”, is that Naruto is not accompanied by any Hidden Leaf Village friends during the majority of the film. He finds new friends in prison, where he is wrongly held.
Naruto: Shippuden Episodes Episodes 197-251 & Episode 311
Episodes 197-251 see the Five Kage uniting to defeat a known threat. Also, the death of a major Hidden Leaf character. There are many filler episodes, as the Hidden Leaf Village is rebuilt and the villagers reminisce about various entertaining but ultimately unimportant backstories.
You can skip Episode 311 to get to the details. Instead, you should watch episode 252. This is because Episode 311 was made to coincide with the movie “Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie”.
They both take place before the Fourth Shinobi War, and include an experiment using the Jutsu upon which Tobi bases his central Infinite Tsukuyomi.
Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
Although “Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie”, technically is not canon, it does have some relevance, since it depicts what Tobi’s world of genjutsu would look like.
In “Road to Ninja”, Naruto, Sakura and their parents are taken to Tobi’s Infinite Tsukuyomi universe. Sakura’s parents have died while protecting the village. Naruto saw his mom in Episode 246, so after the end of Episode 25, he was able to find her in the movie.
Episode 252 starts the Shinobi War’s build-up. Tobi is too busy trying to get Nagato’s Rinnegan in order to cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi. This movie should take place between Episodes 252 and 52.
Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 252-493
It’s difficult to explain this huge series of 240 episodes using a term paper or slide. We see the Fourth Great Shinobi War and Naruto and Sasuke’s final battle. And Naruto’s rise to a status that was unimaginable for anyone who knew him growing up.
It’s no surprise that there are many amazing things happening in the “Naruto world.” These episodes feature incredible battle after battle, creating a truly jaw-dropping storyline which rivals the best anime sagas. Episode 311 shouldn’t be seen in the same order as 251.
The Last: Naruto, Movie
“The Last: Naruto the Movie” (canonical “Naruto”) is the only “Naruto movie. This movie sets in motion so many things that they impact the lives of the characters and even those of “Boruto” that it is essential to watch.
This movie is set after the Great Shinobi War, Naruto’s fight with Sasuke and before the final arc which takes place between Episode 494 and Episode 500. As evidenced by his neat, short hair, the movie jumps forward a few years. It is between Episodes 493 & 494.
Naruto: Shippuden episodes 494-500
This episode concludes “Shippuden”. Now, the heroes live a few more years after the Great Shinobi War. There are many good feelings. It’s been a long and difficult road with 10 movies, 720 episodes.
A troubled boy ninja who was possessed and possessed by a demon has become the greatest shinobi ever. This episode celebrates this fact to the fullest. So sit back and relax as “Naruto” treats you to a very happy ending.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episodes 1-50
Naruto’s story does not end there. Boruto, the son of Hinata and Naruto, is his. The manga “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations”, which is similar to the original series, was created by Masashikimoto. It follows a young boy ninja who grows up in the shadows of his father’s greatness.
Episodes 1 to 49 follow Boruto’s journey through the academy and his early days with Team Konohamaru. Although Naruto was an awful student and social pariah during his early years, Boruto’s story is quite different from his father.
Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Boruto, Sarada and Mitsuki all graduated from the academy. This is also covered in the series. You can watch Episodes 50 to 65 and then skip the movie. This movie is actually an adaptation of “Boruto”, making it canon. The stories may differ from one movie to the next.
Boruto Episodes 52-262 of Naruto Next Generations
The adventure continues. Boruto’s journey to become a great shinobi is different than his father’s. It is still entertaining and memorable. It’s still being shown and, given the length of previous series it could continue for some time. The saga will go on for as long as it can, and the loyal fans will continue to watch it eagerly to see the adventures these brave fighters.
Where can Naruto be viewed?
There are many ways to watch “Naruto”, given its popularity. You can watch the English dub of “Naruto”, which includes all 220 episodes, 500 episodes of “Naruto Shippuden”, and all episodes of “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” as well as all episodes of the original anime series.
You should keep in mind that not all episodes of “Naruto Shippuden” have an English dub. The app will automatically switch between Japanese and English subtitles. (It’s worth noting that the English dub is quite amazing.
Crunchyroll and Hulu offer the original Japanese version of the show, with English subtitles. It’s a bit more difficult if you want to find the “Naruto” movies. These are the best places for movies.
“Naruto The Movie – Ninja Clash In the Land of Snow” – Available on Netflix, Tubi and Crunchyroll
“Naruto The Movie – Legend of the Stone of Gelel”, – Available on Netflix and Tubi.
“Naruto The Movie – Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom”, – Available on Netflix and Tubi.
“Naruto Shippuden The Movie”, – Available on Netflix
“Naruto Shippuden The Movie : Bonds” – Available on Netflix
“Naruto Shippuden The Movie : The Will of Fire” is available on Netflix and Crunchyroll
“Naruto Shippuden The Movie The Lost Tower” – Available on Netflix and Crunchyroll
“Naruto Shippuden The Movie : Blood Prison” – Available on Netflix and Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll: “Naruto Shippuden The Movie – Road to Ninja”
Crunchyroll: “The Last: Naruto the Movie”.
Rent “Boruto: Naruto the Film” from Vudu
How to correctly watch Naruto
Although the original 220-episode run of “Naruto”, is easy to follow, it also includes three movies and nearly 90 episodes of filler. Here’s the plan.
Episodes 1 – 101 of “Naruto”.
Watch “Naruto The Movie”: Ninja Clash in Land of Snow
Episodes 102-160 of “Naruto”.
Watch “Naruto The Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel”.
Episodes 161-196 of “Naruto”,
Watch “Naruto The Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom”.
Episode 197-220 of “Naruto”.
Mixed canon/filler episodes: 7, 9, 14-16, 18-21, 23-24, 27-30, 37-41, 43-47, 49, 52-60, 63, 66, 69-72, 74, 83, 98, 100, 112-114, 126-127, 130-131, 141-142, 220
Undeniable filler episodes: 26, 97, 101-106, 136-140, 143-219
How to watch Naruto shippuden order
“Naruto Shippuden,” which aired for 500 episodes, had 201 episodes as filler. While it may seem like a lot, only 40% of the show’s content was filler. Two-and-a half years after Sasuke Uchiha’s defection, “Naruto shippuden” continues where “Naruto” left off.
His abilities are increasing and he is ready to do whatever it takes to save his village and friends, as well as defeat Akatsuki, an evil group. Seven movies were aired in the series. Some of the filler (such as the Three-Tails’ Appearance arc episodes 89-112) is definitely worth watching. Here are some ways to ensure you’re on the right path.
Episodes 1 through 23 of “Naruto Shippuden”,
“Naruto Shippuden: The Movie”
Episodes 23-70 of “Naruto Shippuden”,
“Naruto Shippuden: Bonds”
Episodes 70-121 of “Naruto Shippuden”,
Watch “Naruto shippuden: Inheritors to the Will of Fire”
Episodes 121-169 of “Naruto Shippuden”.
Watch “Naruto Shippuden the Movie, The Lost Tower”
Episodes 169-221 of “Naruto Shippuden”.
Watch “Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison”
Episodes 221-271 of “Naruto Shippuden”,
Watch “Naruto Shippuden: Road to Ninja”
Episodes 271 to 493 of “Naruto Shippuden”,
See “The Last: Naruto the Movie”.
Episodes 493-500 of “Naruto Shippuden”,
Mixed canon/filler episodes: 1-19, 24-25, 45, 49-50, 54, 56, 71, 89-90, 112, 115, 127-128, 213, 254, 296, 324, 327-328, 330-331, 338, 346, 362, 385-386, 415, 419, 426, 451-458, 460-462, 469, 471-472, 478-479
Undeniable filler episodes: 57-70, 91-111, 144-151, 170-171, 176-196, 223-242, 257-260, 271, 279-281, 284-295, 303-320, 347-361, 376-377, 388-390, 394-413, 416-417, 422-423, 427-450, 464-468, 480-483
Boruto: Next Generations – How to Watch
The “Naruto: Next Generations” story continues, but not with the hero, but rather with Boruto, his son. New episodes of “Boruto: Next Generations,” the television series, are still available. Here’s how to arrange your viewing of the series as well as the film.
“Boruto Naruto Next Generations” Episodes 1-50
Watch “Boruto, Naruto the Movie”
“Boruto Naruto Next Generations Episode 51”
Mixed canon/filler episodes: 18, 93-95, 106-111, 127, 192
Undeniable filler episodes: 16-17, 40-41, 49-50, 67-69, 96-97, 112-114, 116-119, 138-140, 152-153, 156