All Boruto Arcs in Order: Where to Start & What to Skip

All Boruto Arcs in Order: Where to Start & What to Skip Boruto
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All Boruto Arcs in Order: Where to Start & What to Skip Boruto
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Navigating the vast world of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations can be a daunting task for both newcomers and long-time fans. To make things easier, here's an essential guide on where to start and what might be worth skipping in Boruto.

The Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime has a total of 293 episodes with manga canon, anime original, and filler content.

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All Boruto Arcs in Order

Before we delve into what to watch and what to skip, let’s have a look at all the Boruto arcs in order.

  1. Academy Entrance Arc
  2. Sarada Uchiha Arc
  3. School Trip Arc
  4. Graduation Exams Arc
  5. Genin Mission Arc
  6. Byakuya Gang Arc
  7. Chunin Exams Arc
  8. Chocho Arc
  9. Mitsuki’s Disappearance Arc
  10. Parent and Child Day Arc
  11. Jugo Arc
  12. Steam Ninja Scrolls Arc
  13. Konohamaru's Love Arc
  14. One-Tail Escort Arc
  15. Time Slip Arc
  16. Mujina Bandits Arc
  17. Kara Actuation Arc
  18. Vessel Arc
  19. Kawaki Arc: Kara Clash
  20. Kawaki Arc: Otsutsuki Awakening
  21. Chunin Re-Examination Arc
  22. Great Sea Battle of Kirigakure Arc
  23. Kawaki & Himawari Academy Arc
  24. Labyrinth Game Arc
  25. Sasuke Retsuden Arc
  26. Code’s Assault Arc

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Boruto Anime: Where to Start and What to Watch

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The best place to start the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime is from the very first episode, which happens to be an anime original episode.

Here are the anime original episodes you should watch from the Boruto anime:

  1. Boruto Uzumaki
  2. The Hokage’s Son!
  3. Metal Lee Goes Wild!
  4. A Ninjutsu Battle of Sexes!
  5. A Mysterious Transfer Student!
  6. The Final Lesson!
  7. Love and Potato Chips!
  8. The Dream’s Revelation
  9. Proof of Oneself
  10. The Ghost Incident: The Investigation Begins!
  11. The Shadow of the Mastermind
  12. Boruto and Mitsuki
  13. The Demon Beast Appears!
  14. The Path That Boruto Can See
  15. A New Path

24. Boruto and Sarada

25. The Turbulent Field Trip

26. The Mizukage’s Successor

27. A Shinobi Bout of Friendship

28. Declaration of War

29. The New Seven Ninja Swordsmen!

30. The Sharingan vs. The Lightning Blade, Kiba the Fang!

31. Boruto and Kagura

32. The Quest for Souvenirs

35. The Parent-Teacher Conference!

36. The Graduation Exam Begins!

37. A Shinobi’s Resolve

38. Formation of the Three-Man Squad?

42. A Ninja’s Job

43. The Byakuya Gang Surfaces

44. Shikadai’s Doubts

45. Memories from the Day of Snow

46. Go! The Crest of Night Strategy

47. The Figure I Want to Be

48. The Genin Documentary

51. Boruto’s Birthday

52. Sasuke’s Shadow

71. The Hardest Rock in the World

72. Mitsuki’s Will

73. The Other Side of the Moon

74. The Enemy, Ino-Shika-Cho!

75. The Trials of Ryuchi Cave

76. Incurring Wrath

77. A Fierce Enemy: Garaga’s Ferocious Attack!

78. Everyone’s Motives

79. Reunion with Mitsuki

80. Mitsuki’s Friend

81. Boruto’s Wish

82. Infiltrating The Hidden Stone Village

83. Ohnoki’s Justice

84. Ohnoki’s Thoughts, Ku’s Thoughts

85. The Heart Stone

86. Kozuchi’s Will

87. The Sensation of Living

88. Clash: Kokuyou!

89. A Piercing Heart

90. Mitsuki and Sekiei

91. Ohnoki’s Will

92. A New Ordinary

98. The Cursed Forest

99. Jugo and The Curse Mark

100. The Predestined Path

101. Jugo’s Reinforcements

102. Melee

103. Migration Season

112. The Chunin Selection Conference

120. With Sasuke As the Goal

121. The Entrusted Mission: Protect the One Tails!

122. The Puppet Battle!

123. Urashiki Returns

124. Decision Time

125. Boruto and Shinki

126. Shukaku’s Trick

127. Make-Out Tactics

128. Urashiki’s Target

129. The Village Hidden in the Leaves

130. Genin, Assemble!

131. The Power of the Nine Tails

132. Jiraiya’s Assignment

133. A Village Without Sasuke

134. The Power to See the Future

135. The Last Battle: Urashiki

136. Crossing Time!

137. The Samurai Exchange Student

141. The Shinobi Prison: Hozuki Castle

142. A Test of Willpower

143. The Criminal Targeting Kokuri

144. Kokuri’s Secret

145. Breaking Out of Hozuki Castle

146. Executing the Prison Break!

147. The Fateful Moonlit Battle

152. Developing One’s Medical Ninjutsu

157. Kara’s Footprints

158. The Man Who Disappeared

159. The Hashirama Cell

160. To the Land of Silence

161. The Castle of Nightmares

162. Escaping the Tightening Net

163. The Pursuers

164. The Forbidden Jutsu of Death

165. The Quadruplets’ Duty

166. Death Match

167. Their Decision

168. Training Begins!

169. A Joint Mission With the Sand

170. A New Rasengan

171. The Results of Training

172. A Signature of Fear

173. The Secret Behind the Underground Room

174. The Revival of the Divine Tree

175. Beyond the Limits!

176. Blockade the A-Un Gate!

177. The Iron Wall’s Sensing System

178. Our Father’s Example

179. Victor’s Scheme

180. The Assassin, Mugino

221. Chunin Exam, Again

222. Eve of the Decisive Battle

223. Inojin vs. Houki

224. Bakeneko Legend

225. Best Friend Showdown

226. Samurai vs. Kagaku

227. Team 7, the Last Mission?!

228. Kawaki’s Path, to Becoming a Ninja

229. Order Violation

230. Wish

231. The Rusty Sword

232. Captain Denki’s First Mission

233. The New Team 7 Jumps into Action

234. The Unleashed Villain

235. Infiltrating Dotou Island

236. Cut and Run

237. The Mobile Fortress

238. A Killer on the Ship

239. The Boy from the Isle of Shipbuilders

240. Ikada’s Dream

241. Ikada’s Secret

242. Seiren

243. Where I Belong

244. Rift

245. Funamushi’s Tenacity

246. A Heavy Loss

247. For Kagura

248. Another Fierce Battle

249. Burgeoning Hatred

250. The Blood of the Funato

251. Their Resolve

252. The Desire to Believe

253. Conflicting Feelings

254. The Spiral of Revenge

255. The Tricky Assignment

274. A Flightless Hawk

275. Into the Sky Again

276. Welcome to the Maze

277. Disappearing Lives

278. Musical Chairs

279. The Obstacle: Seven

280. Breakthrough

281. The Eighth Truth

Meanwhile, here are the manga canon episodes from Boruto: Naruto Next Generations:

19. Sarada Uchiha

20. The Boy With the Sharingan

21. Sasuke and Sarada

22. Connected Feelings

23. Bonds Come in All Shapes

39. The Path Lit by the Full Moon

53. Himawari’s Birthday

54. Sasuke and Boruto

55. The Scientific Ninja Tool

56. Rivals, Gather!

57. The Reason I Can’t Lose

58. The Tournament Begins!

59. Boruto vs. Shikadai

60. The Hidden Leaf vs. The Hidden Sand

61. The Iron Sand User: Shinki

62. The Otsutsuki Invasion

63. Sasuke’s Secret Weapon

64. Rescuing Naruto!

65. Father and Child

66. My Story!

148. A New Mission!!

149. Friends!!

150. The Value of a Hidden Ace

151. Boruto and Tento

181. The Vessel

182. Ao

183. The Hand

184. Puppets

185. Tools

186. How You Use It

187. Karma

188. Awakening

189. Resonance

190. Escape

191. Stray Dog

192. The Past

193. Coexistence

194. The Uzumaki Household

195. A Vase

196. A Binding Force

197. Delta

198. Monsters

199. Overload

200. Apprentice

201. Empty Tears

202. The Cult

203. Surprise Attack!

204. He’s Bad News

205. Proof

206. The New Team Seven

207. Regeneration

208. Momoshiki Manifestation

209. The Outcast

210. Clues to Kara

211. The Chase

212. Amado’s Defection

213. True Identity

214. Predestined Fate

215. Prepared

216. Sacrifice

217. Decision

218. Partner

219. Return

220. Remaining Time

287. Claw Marks

288. Captives

289. Qualifications

290. Presence

291. Control

292. Craving

293. Farewell

Naruto Uzumaki
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Apart from anime original and manga canon, there are several episodes adapted from the novels – Naruto Shinden, Konoha Shinden, and Sasuke Retsuden:

93. Parent and Child Day

94. A Heaping Helping! The Eating Contest!

95. Tactics for Getting Along With Your Daughter

106. The Steam Ninja Scrolls: The S-Rank Mission!

107. The Steam Ninja Scrolls: The Dog and Cat War!

108. The Steam Ninja Scrolls: The Haunted Inn!

109. The Steam Ninja Scrolls: Potato Chips and the Giant Boulder!

110. The Steam Ninja Scrolls: The Resurrection Hot Springs!

111. The Steam Ninja Scrolls: Mirai's King!

282. Sasuke's Story: Infiltration

283. Sasuke’s Story: Star Lines

284. Sasuke’s Story: The Secret in the Cellar

285. Sasuke’s Story: The Sky That Fell to the Earth

286. Sasuke’s Story: The Ring

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Boruto: What to Skip

Sarada Boruto
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Now that we have covered the must-watch episodes, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations also has several filler episodes that can be skipped.

So here are the episodes from various Boruto arcs that you can skip:

  1. Academy Entrance Arc: Episode 16
  2. Sarada Uchiha Arc: Episodes 17-18
  3. Graduation Exams Arc: Episodes 33-34
  4. Genin Mission Arc: Episodes 40-41
  5. Byakuya Gang Arc: Episodes 49-50
  6. Chocho Arc: Episodes 67-70
  7. Jugo Arc: Episodes 96, 97, 104, and 105
  8. Konohamaru’s Love Arc: Episodes 113-119
  9. Time Slip Arc: Episodes 138-140
  10. Mujina Bandits Arc: Episodes 153-156
  11. Great Sea Battle of Kirigakure Arc: Episodes 256-260
  12. Kawaki & Himawari Academy Arc: Episodes 261-273

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