With hundreds of episodes and a number of movies, new Naruto fans might be confused about where and how to start streaming the series. Worry not as we've prepared the ultimate Naruto watch guide that's perfect for new and old fans alike.
How Many Episodes Does Naruto Have in Total?
There are a total of 220 episodes in the original Naruto anime, which ran from 2004 to 2007.
The sequel, Naruto: Shippuden, has a total of 500 episodes. The sequel aired from 2007 to 2017, which is not surprising given its number of episodes.
The most recent Naruto anime project is a four-episode 20th-anniversary anime special that is set to air in 2023.
Earlier, it was scheduled to be released on September 3, 2023, but was delayed as the production staff needed more time to improve the quality.
Coming back to the existing catalog, included in that huge number of episodes are tons of fillers.
Of course, not everyone will have the time and energy to watch each episode, so a non-filler list will be ideal for them.
Is It Alright to Skip Naruto Fillers?
An anime filler is a type of content that is not from the manga. Almost all shows have fillers, but for some reason, Naruto has tons of them, making some anime viewers uninterested in watching the series.
Thankfully, fans can still enjoy the series without watching the fillers. As mentioned, they are not part of the original manga, which means they are not related to the main story.
Skipping filler episodes will not have an impact on how the story progresses or how the characters develop.
Fillers are usually great for viewers who want to see more of their favorite characters or those who wish to get to know them more.
How to Watch Naruto in Order With No Filler
Let's first start with the original Naruto series:
- Episodes 1 to 101
- Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
- Episodes 102 to 160
- Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
- Episodes 161 to 196
- Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
- Episodes 197 to 220
For viewers who wish to watch without fillers, feel free to skip these episodes:
- Episode 26
- Episode 97
- Episodes 102–106
- Episodes 137–140
- Episodes 143–219
Meanwhile, here is the best order to watch Naruto: Shippuden:
- Episodes 1 to 23
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie
- Episodes 24 to 70
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds
- Episodes 71 to 121
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Inheritors of the Will of Fire
- Episodes 122 to 169
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower
- Episodes 170 to 221
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison
- Episodes 222 to 271
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Road to Ninja
- Episodes 272 to 493
- The Last: Naruto the Movie
- Episodes 494 to 500
The filler episodes in Naruto: Shippuden are more than in the original Naruto series so you may want to skip these episodes to focus on the main story:
- Episodes 57–70
- Episode 91
- Episodes 94–111
- Episodes 144–151
- Episodes 170–171
- Episode 177
- Episodes 182–196
- Episodes 223–242
- Episodes 257–260
- Episode 271
- Episodes 279–281
- Episodes 284–295
- Episodes 303–310
- Episodes 312–320
- Episode 347
- Episode 349
- Episodes 352–361
- Episodes 376–377
- Episodes 389–390
- Episodes 394–413
- Episode 416
- Episodes 422–423
- Episodes 428–450
- Episodes 464–468
- Episodes 480–483
Now, you may enjoy binge-watching the series without fillers.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is also available on Crunchyroll for those who wish to see what happens next in Naruto’s story.
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