Naruto Order of Watching: The Complete Franchise

Naruto Watch Order: The Complete Anime Guide (Series & Movies)

The story of Naruto Uzumaki was split into two anime series – Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden – which follow the protagonist during different periods of his life. The two series have a total of 720 episodes, with Naruto having 220 episodes (split into 5 seasons) and Naruto: Shippuden having 500 episodes (split into 21 seasons). Since this is a fairly large amount of material for someone to go through without any prior knowledge, we have decided to sort it all for you and make the ultimate Naruto franchise watching order, so keep reading if you’re interested!

Naruto is a Japanese franchise that started off as a manga written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who seeks to gain recognition from his peers and also dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village. The story is divided into two parts; the first set in Naruto’s pre-teen years, and the second in his teens.

The series is based on two one-shot manga by Kishimoto. Naruto was serialized from 1999 to 2014, and was later released in book form. The manga was adapted into an anime television series that broadcast a total of 220 episodes in Japan from 2002 to 2007. Naruto: Shippuden, a sequel to the original series, premiered in Japan in 2007, and ended in 2017, after an incredible 500 episodes. Besides the two anime series, Pierrot has developed eleven movies and twelve original video animations (OVAs).

Other Naruto-related merchandise includes light novels, video games, and trading cards developed by several companies. The story of Naruto today continues with Naruto’s son, Boruto Uzumaki, in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Boruto wishes to create his own ninja way instead of following his father’s.

Naruto Order of Watching

Naruto anime by release date

The whole Naruto anime franchise consists of three large segments – Naruto, Naruto: Shippuden, and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The first two segments follow Naruto Uzumaki’s path, while the latter one follows his son, Boruto.

Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden have since been completed with a total of 720 episodes (220 for Naruto, and 500 for Naruto: Shippuden), while Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is currently ongoing with 206 episodes aired as of July 4, 2021. In this section, we are going to list the narrative arcs for each of the three segments so that you can find your way around the franchise:

Naruto (2002-2007)

Arc #Arc TitleEpisodesStart DateEnd DateSeason
1“Prologue — Land of Waves Arc”
Transcription: “Purorōgu — Nami no Kuni” (Japanese: プロローグ~波の国)
19
(1-19)
October 3, 2002February 13, 20031
2“Chūnin Exams”
Transcription: “Chūnin Shiken” (Japanese: 中忍試験)
48
(20-67)
February 20, 2003January 14, 20041 (20-57) / 2 (58-67)
3“Konoha Crush”
Transcription: “Konoha Kuzushi” (Japanese: 木ノ葉崩し)
13
(68-80)
January 28, 2004April 21, 20042
4“Search for Tsunade”
Transcription: “Tsunade Tansaku” (Japanese: 綱手探索)
20
(81-100)
April 28, 2004September 8, 20042
N/A“Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei’s True Face!”
Transcription: “Mitai, Shiritai, Tashikametai Kakashi-sensei no sugao” (Japanese: 見たい, 知りたい, 確かめたい カカシ先生の素顔)
1
(101)
September 15, 2004N/A3
6“Land of Tea Escort Mission”
Transcription: “Cha no Kuni Yōjin Keigo Ninmu” (Japanese: 茶の国要人警護任務)
5
(102-106)
September 22, 2004October 27, 20043
7“Sasuke Recovery Mission”
Transcription: “Sasuke Dakkai Ninmu” (Japanese: サスケ奪回任務)
29
(107-135)
November 3, 2004May 18, 20053
8“Land of Rice Fields Investigation Mission”
Transcription: “Ta no Kuni Chōsa Ninmu” (Japanese: 田の国調査任務)
6
(136-141)
May 25, 2005June 29, 20053
9“Mizuki Tracking Mission”
Transcription: “Mizuki Tsuiseki Ninmu” (Japanese: ミズキ追跡任務)
6
(142-147)
July 6, 2005August 17, 20054
10“Bikōchū Search Mission”
Transcription: “Bikōchū Tansaku Ninmu” (Japanese: 微香虫探索任務)
4
(148-151)
August 17, 2005September 14, 20054
11“Kurosuki Family Removal Mission”
Transcription: “Kurosuki Famirī Haijo Ninmu” (Japanese: 黒鋤ファミリー排除任務)
6
(152-157)
September 21, 2005October 26, 20054
N/A“Follow My Lead! The Great Survival Challenge”
Transcription: “Minna ore ni tsuite koi! Ase to namida no takurami dai sabaibaru” (Japanese: みんなオレについて来い!汗と涙のタクラミ大サバイバル)
1
(158)
November 2, 2005N/A4
12“Gosunkugi Capture Mission”
Transcription: “Gosunkugi Hobaku Ninmu” (Japanese: 五寸釘捕縛任務)
2
(159-160)
November 9, 2005November 16, 20054
N/A“The Appearance of Strange Visitors”
Transcription: “Sankyaku kenzan Ao no Yajū? Mōjū?… Sanjū?” (Japanese: 珍客見参 碧の野獣?猛獣?…珍獣?)
1
(161)
November 23, 2005N/A4
13“Cursed Warrior Extermination Mission”
Transcription: “Noroi Musha Taiji Ninmu” (Japanese: 呪い武者退治任務)
6
(162-167)
November 30, 2005January 4, 20064
N/A“Mix It, Stretch It, Boil It Up! Burn, Copper Pot, Burn!”
Transcription: “Moero Zundō! Mazete nobashite yude agero!” (Japanese: 燃えろ寸胴!混ぜて伸ばして茹で上げろ!)
1
(168)
January 18, 2006N/A4
14“Kaima Capture Mission”
Transcription: “Kaima Hokaku Ninmu” (Japanese: 海魔捕獲任務)
5
(169-173)
January 25, 2006February 22, 20064
N/A“Impossible! Celebrity Ninja Art – Money Style Jutsu!”
Transcription: “Arienēttebayo! Serebu ninpō – Kinton no Jutsu” (Japanese: ありえねーってばよ! セレブ忍法·金遁の術)
1
(174)
March 1, 2006N/A4
15“Buried Gold Excavation Mission”
Transcription: “Maizō Kin Hakkutsu Ninmu” (Japanese: 埋蔵金発掘任務)
2
(175-176)
March 8, 2006March 15, 20064
N/A“Please, Mr. Postman!”
Transcription: “OH!? Purīzu ♥ Misutā Posutoman” (Japanese: OH!?ぷりーず♥みすたーぽすとまん)
1
(177)
March 22, 2006N/A4
16“Star Guard Mission”
Transcription: “Hoshi Goei Ninmu” (Japanese: 星護衛任務)
6
(178-183)
March 29, 2006May 3, 20064
N/A“Kiba’s Long Day!”
Transcription: “Inuzuka Kiba no naga~i ichinichi” (Japanese: 犬塚キバのなが〜い一日)
1
(184)
May 10, 2006N/A5
N/A“A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa!”
Transcription: “Konohagakure no Densetsu, Onbaa wa jitsuzai shita!!” (Japanese: 木ノ葉隠れの伝説 オンバアは実在した!!)
1
(185)
May 17, 2006N/A5
N/A“Laughing Shino”
Transcription: “Warau Shino” (Japanese: 笑うシノ)
1
(186)
May 24, 2006N/A5
17“Peddlers Escort Mission”
Transcription: “Gyōshō Jin Goei Ninmu” (Japanese: 行商人護衛任務)
5
(187-191)
May 31, 2006June 28, 20065
N/A“Ino Screams! Chubby Paradise!”
Transcription: “Ino zekkyō! Pocchari ♥ Paradaisu” (Japanese: いの絶叫! ポッチャリ♥パラダイス)
1
(192)
July 5, 2006N/A5
N/A“Viva Dojo Challenge! Youth Is All About Passion!”
Transcription: “Biba dōjōyaburi! Seishun wa bakuhatsu da” (Japanese: ビバ道場破り! 青春はバクハツだ)
1
(193)
July 12, 2006N/A5
N/A“The Mysterious Curse of the Haunted Castle”
Transcription: “Kaiki, norowareta yureishiro” (Japanese: 怪奇 呪われた幽霊城)
1
(194)
July 19, 2006N/A5
18“Third Great Beast”
Transcription: “Daisan no Chōjū” (Japanese: 第三の超獣)
2
(195-196)
July 26, 2006August 9, 20065
19“Konoha Plans Recapture Mission
English”
Transcription: “Konoha Zumen Dakkan Ninmu” (Japanese: 木ノ葉図面奪還任務)
5
(197-201)
August 16, 2006September 20, 20065
N/A“The Top 5 Ninja Battles”
Transcription: “Honjitsu Happyō! “Ninjatachi no ase to namida no Meishōbu Besuto 5! Otanoshimi no bangai hen moaruttebayo” Supesharu” (Japanese:
本日発表!「忍者たちの汗と涙の名勝負ベスト5! お楽しみの番外編もあるってばよ」スペシャル)
1
(202)
September 27, 2006N/A5
20“Yakumo Kurama Rescue Mission”
Transcription: “Kurama Yakumo Kyūshutsu Ninmu” (Japanese: 鞍馬八雲救出任務)
5
(203-207)
October 5, 2006October 26, 20065
N/A“The Weight of the Prized Artifact!”
Transcription: “Meiki, Kachōfūgetsu no omosa” (Japanese: 名器 花鳥風月の重さ)
1
(208)
November 2, 2006N/A5
21“Gantetsu Escort Mission”
Transcription: “Gantetsu Gosō Ninmu” (Japanese: 丸鉄護送任務)
4
(209-212)
November 9, 2006December 7, 20065
22“Menma Memory Search Mission”
Transcription: “Menma Kioku Tansaku Ninmu” (Japanese: メンマ記憶探索任務)
3
(213-215)
December 14, 2006December 21, 20065
23“Sunagakure Support Mission”
Transcription: “Sunagakure Shien Ninmu” (Japanese: 砂隠れ支援任務)
5
(216-220)
January 11, 2007February 8, 20075

Naruto: Shippuden (2007-2017)

Arc #Arc TitleEpisodesStart DateEnd DateSeason
1“Kazekage Rescue Mission”
Transcription: “Kazekage Dakkan Ninmu” (Japanese: 風影奪還任務)
32
(1-32)
February 15, 2007October 25, 20071
2“Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission”
Transcription: “Tenchi-Kyō Teisatsu Ninmu” (Japanese: 天地橋偵察任務)
21
(33-53)
November 8, 2007April 3, 20082
3“Twelve Guardian Ninja”
Transcription: “Shugonin Jūnishi” (Japanese: 守護忍十二士)
18
(54-71)
April 3, 2008August 14, 20083
4“Akatsuki Suppression Mission”
Transcription: “Akatsuki” Tōbatsu Ninmu” (Japanese: “暁”討伐任務)
18
(72-88)
August 21, 2008December 11, 20084
5“Three-Tails’ Appearance”
Transcription: ” ” (Japanese: )
24
(89-112)
December 18, 2008June 4, 20095
6“Itachi Pursuit Mission”
Transcription: “Itachi Tsuiseki Ninmu” (Japanese: イタチ追跡任務)
12
(113- 118, 121-126)
June 11, 2009 (I)
August 6, 2009 (II)
July 23, 2009 (I)
September 10, 2009 (II)
6
N/A“Kakashi Chronicles ~ Boys’ Life on the Battlefield ~ Part 1 and Part 2”
Transcription: “Kakashi Gaiden ~ Senjō no bōizuraifu ~ Zenpen to Kōhen” (Japanese: カカシ外伝~戦場のボーイズライフ~前編と後編)
2
(119-120)
July 30, 2009July 30, 20096
7“Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant”
Transcription: “Jiraiya Gōketsu Monogatari” (Japanese: 自来也豪傑物語)
7
(127-133)
September 24, 2009October 29, 20096
8“Fated Battle Between Brothers”
Transcription: “Unmei no Kyōdai Taiketsu” (Japanese: 連命の兄弟対决,)
10
(134-143)
November 5, 2009January 14, 20106
9“Six-Tails Unleashed”
Transcription: “Rokubi Hatsudō” (Japanese: 六尾発動)
8
(144-151)
January 21, 2010March 11, 20107
10“Pain’s Assault”
Transcription: “Pein Kyōshū” (Japanese: ペイン強襲)
22
(152-169, 172-175)
March 25, 2010 (I)
August 5, 2010 (II)
July 22, 2010 (I)
August 26, 2010 (II)
8
N/A“Big Adventure! The Quest for the Fourth Hokage’s Legacy – Part 1 and Part 2”
Transcription: “Daibōken! Yondaime no Isan o Sagase – Zenpen to Kōhen” (Japanese: 大冒険! 四代目の遺産を探せ・前編と後編)
2
(170-171)
July 29, 2010July 29, 20108
11“Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha”
Transcription: “Kako Hen: Konoha no Kiseki” (Japanese: 過去篇~木ノ葉の軌跡~)
21
(176-196)
September 2, 2010January 27, 20119
12“Five Kage Summit”
Transcription: “Gokage Kaidan” (Japanese: 五影会談)
18
(197-214)
February 10, 2011June 2, 201110
13“Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown”
Transcription: “Daiyoji Ninkai Taisen (Jo)” (Japanese: 第四次忍界大戦 (序))
22
(215-222, 243-256)
June 9, 2011 (I)
January 5, 2012 (II)
July 28, 2011 (I)
March 29, 2012 (II)
10 / 11 (222) / 12 (243-256)
14“Paradise Life on a Boat”
Transcription: “Senjō no Paradaisu Raifu” (Japanese: 船上のパラダイスライフ)
20
(223-242)
August 4, 2011December 28, 201111
N/A“Meeting”
Transcription: “Deai” (Japanese: 出会い)
1
(257)
April 5, 2012N/A12
N/A“Rivals”
Transcription: “Raibaru” (Japanese: ライバル)
1
(258)
April 12, 2012N/A12
N/A“Rift”
Transcription: “Kiretsu” (Japanese: 亀裂)
1
(259)
April 19, 2012N/A12
N/A“Parting”
Transcription: “Ribetsu” (Japanese: 離別)
1
(260)
April 26, 2012N/A12
15“Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation”
Transcription: “Daiyoji Ninkai Taisen (Ha)” (Japanese: 第四次忍界大戦 (破))
53
(261-270, 272-289, 296-310, 312-321)
May 3, 2012 (I)
August 2, 2012 (II)
January 17, 2013 (III)
May 9, 2013 (IV)
July 19, 2012 (I)
November 15, 2012 (II)
April 25, 2013 (III)
July 18, 2013 (IV)
12 / 13 / 14 / 15 (321)
N/A“Road to Sakura”
(Japanese: ROAD TO SAKURA)
1
(271)
July 26, 2012N/A12
16“Power”
Transcription: “Chikara” (Japanese: 力)
6
(290-295)
November 22, 2012January 10, 201313
N/A“Prologue of Road to Ninja”
(Japanese: PROLOGUE OF ROAD TO NINJA)
1
(311)
May 2, 201N/A14
17“Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax”
Transcription: “Daiyoji Ninkai Taisen (Kyū)” (Japanese: 第四次忍界大戦 (急))
41
(322-348, 362-375)
July 25, 2013 (I)
May 15, 2014 (II)
January 30, 2014 (I)
September 4, 2014 (II)
15 (I) / 17 (II)
18“Kakashi’s Anbu Arc: The Shinobi That Lives in the Darkness”
Transcription: “Kakashi Anbu Hen ~ Yami o Ikiru Shinobi” (Japanese: カカシ暗部篇~闇を生きる忍)
13
(349-361)
February 6, 2014May 8, 201416
N/A“The Directive to Take the Nine-Tails!”
Transcription: “Kyūbi Gōdatsu Shirei” (Japanese: 九尾強奪指令)
1
(376)
September 11, 201N/A17
N/A“Naruto vs. Mecha Naruto”
Transcription: “Naruto tai Meka Naruto” (Japanese: ナルト対メカナルト
1
(377)
September 11, 201N/A17
19“Birth of the Ten-Tails’ Jinchūriki”
Transcription: “Jūbi no Jinchūriki Tanjō” (Japanese: 十尾の人柱力誕生)
30
(378-388, 391-393, 414-421, 424-431)
September 18, 2014 (I)
December 11, 2014 (II)
May 28, 2015 (III)
August 13, 2015 (IV)
November 27, 2014 (I)
December 25, 2014 (II)
July 30, 2015 (III)
September 24, 2015 (IV)
18 (I-II) / 20 (III-IV)
N/A“The Adored Elder Sister”
Transcription: “Akogare no Nē-sama” (Japanese: 憧れの姉さま)
1
(389)
December 4, 2014N/A18
N/A“Hanabi’s Decision”
Transcription: “Hanabi no Ketsui” (Japanese: ハナビの決意)
1
(390)
December 4, 2014N/A18
20“In Naruto’s Footsteps: The Friends’ Paths”
Transcription: “Naruto no Senaka ~ Nakama no Kiseki” (Japanese: ナルトの背中~仲間の軌跡)
20
(394-413)
January 8, 2015May 21, 201519
N/A“The Ones Who Will Inherit”
Transcription: “Uketsugareru Mono” (Japanese: 受け継がれるもの)
1
(422)
August 6, 2015N/A20
N/A“Naruto’s Rival”
Transcription: “Naruto no Raibaru” (Japanese: ナルトのライバル)
1
(423)
August 6, 2015N/A20
21“Jiraiya Shinobi Handbook: The Tale of Naruto the Hero”
Transcription: “Jiraiya Ninpōchō ~ Naruto Gōketsu Monogatari” (Japanese: 自来也忍法帳〜ナルト豪傑物語)
19
(432-450)
October 1, 2015February 25, 201620
22“Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes”
Transcription: “Ōtsutsuki Kaguya Shūrai” (Japanese: 大筒木カグヤ襲来)
23
(451, 455, 458-468, 470-479)
March 3, 2016 (I)
April 7, 2016 (II)
April 28, 2016 (III)
August 4, 2016 (IV)
N/A (I)
N/A (II)
July 21, 2016 (III)
October 13, 2016 (IV)
20
23“Itachi Shinden Book: Light and Darkness”
Transcription: “Itachi Shinden-hen ~ Hikari to Yami ~” (Japanese: イタチ真伝篇~光と闇~)
5
(452-454, 456-457)
March 10, 2016 (I)
April 14, 2016 (II)
March 24, 2016 (I)
April 21, 2016 (II)
20
N/A“A Special Mission”
Transcription: “Tokubetsu Ninmu” (Japanese: 特別任務)
1
(469)
July 28, 2016N/A20
24“Childhood”
Transcription: “Shōnen Jidai-hen” (Japanese: 少年時代篇)
4
(480-483)
October 20, 2016November 10, 201621
25“Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise”
Transcription: “Sasuke Shinden Raikō-hen” (Japanese: サスケ真伝 来光篇)
5
(484-488)
December 1, 2016January 5, 201721
26“Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness”
Transcription: “Shikamaru Hiden — Yami no Shijima ni Ukabu Kumo” (Japanese: シカマル秘伝 闇の黙に浮ぶ雲)
5
(489-493)
January 12, 2017February 9, 20121
27“Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding”
Transcription: “Konoha Hiden — Shūgenbiyori” (Japanese: 木ノ葉秘伝 祝言日和)
7
(494-500)
February 16, 2017March 23, 201721

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017-ongoing)

Arc #Arc TitleEpisodesStart DateEnd DateSeason
1“Academy Entrance Arc”
Transcription: “Akademī Nyūgaku-hen” (Japanese: 忍者学校入学編)
15
(1-15)
April 5, 2017July 12, 20171
N/A“Crisis: The Threat of Failing!”
Transcription: “Daburi no kiki” (Japanese: 留年ダブりの危機)
1
(16)
July 19, 2017N/A1
N/A“Run, Sarada!”
Transcription: “Sarada, hashiru!!” (Japanese: サラダ、走る!!)
1
(17)
July 26, 2017N/A1
N/A“A Day in the Life of the Uzumaki Family”
Transcription: “Uzumaki-ke no ichinichi” (Japanese: うずまき家の一日)
1
(18)
August 2, 2017N/A1
2“Sarada Uchiha Arc”
Transcription: “Uchiha Sarada-hen” (Japanese: うちはサラダ編)
6
(19-24)
August 9, 2017September 13, 20171
3“School Trip Arc”
Transcription: “Shūgakuryokō-hen” (Japanese: 修学旅行編)
8
(25-32)
September 20, 2017November 8, 20171
N/A“The Super Beast Scroll Slump!”
Transcription: “Suranpu!! Chōjū giga” (Japanese: スランプ!! 超獣偽画)
1
(33)
November 15, 2017N/A1
4“Graduation Exams Arc”
Transcription: “Sotsugyō Shiken-hen” (Japanese: 卒業試験編)
4
(34-37)
November 22, 2017December 13, 20171
N/A“Formation of the Three-Man Squad?”
Transcription: “Surī manseru, kessei…?” (Japanese: スリーマンセル、結成…?)
1
(38)
December 20, 2017N/A1
N/A“The Path Lit by the Full Moon”
Transcription: “Michita tsuki ga terasu michi” (Japanese: 満ちた月が照らす道)
1
(39)
December 27, 2017N/A1
5“Genin Mission Arc”
Transcription: “Genin Misshon-hen” (Japanese: 下忍ミッション編)
3
(40-42)
January 10, 2018January 24, 20181
6“Byakuya Gang Arc”
Transcription: “Byakuyadan-hen” (Japanese: 白夜団編)
5
(43-47)
January 31, 2018February 28, 20181
N/A“The Genin Documentary”
Transcription: “Genin dokyumentarī!!” (Japanese: 下忍ドキュメンタリー!!)
1
(48)
March 7, 2018N/A1
N/A“Wasabi and Namida”
Transcription: “Wasabi de Namida” (Japanese: ワサビでなみだ)
1
(49)
March 14, 2018N/A1
N/A“The Chunin Exams: The Recommendation Meeting”
Transcription: “Chūnin senbatsu shiken suisen kaigi” (Japanese: 中忍選抜試験推薦会議)
1
(50)
March 21, 2018N/A1
7“Versus Momoshiki Arc”
Transcription: “Bāsasu Momoshiki-hen” (Japanese: VSモモシキ編)
16
(51-66)
March 28, 2018July 26, 20181
8“Chōchō Arc”
Transcription: “Chōchō-hen” (Japanese: チョウチョウ編)
3
(67-69)
August 2, 2018August 16, 20181
N/A“The Other Side of Anxiety”
Transcription: “Kinchō no mukō-gawa” (Japanese: 緊張の向こう側)
1
(70)
August 23, 2018N/A1
9“Mitsuki’s Disappearance Arc”
Transcription: “Mitsuki Shissō-hen” (Japanese: ミツキ失踪編)
22
(71-92)
August 30, 2018February 3, 20191
10“Parent and Child Day Arc”
Transcription: “Oyako no Hi-hen” (Japanese: 親子の日編)
3
(93-95)
February 10, 2019February 24, 20191
N/A“Blood, Sweat, and Namida”
Transcription: “Chi to ase to Namida” (Japanese: 血と汗となみだ)
1
(96)
March 3, 2019N/A1
N/A“Shikadai’s Decision”
Transcription: “Shikadai no ketsudan” (Japanese: シカダイの決断)
1
(97)
March 10, 2019N/A1
11“Jūgo Arc”
Transcription: “Juin-hen” (Japanese: 呪印編)
6
(98-103)
March 17, 2019April 21, 20191
N/A“The Little Roommate”
Transcription: “Chīsana dōkyonin” (Japanese: 小さな同居人)
1
(104)
April 28, 2019N/A1
N/A“A Wound on the Heart”
Transcription: “Kokoro no kizuguchi” (Japanese: 心の傷口)
1
(105)
May 5, 2019N/A1
12“Steam Ninja Scrolls Arc”
Transcription: “Yukemuri Ninpōchō-hen” (Japanese: 湯煙忍法帖編)
6
(106-111)
May 12, 2019June 16, 20191
N/A“The Chunin Selection Conference”
Transcription: “Chūnin shōkaku shunō kaigi” (Japanese: 中忍昇格首脳会議)
1
(112)
June 23, 2019N/A1
N/A“The Qualities of a Captain”
Transcription: “Taichō no soshitsu” (Japanese: 隊長の素質)
1
(113)
June 30, 2019N/A1
N/A“X Cards Proxy War!”
Transcription: “Gemaki dairi sensō!!” (Japanese: ゲマキ代理戦争!!)
1
(114)
July 7, 2019N/A1
N/A“Team 25”
Transcription: “Dainijūgo han” (Japanese: 第二十五班)
1
(115)
July 14, 2019N/A1
13“Konohamaru’s Love Arc”
Transcription: “Konohamaru no Koi-hen” (Japanese: 木ノ葉丸の恋編)
4
(116-119)
July 21, 2019August 11, 20191
14“One-Tail Escort Arc”
Transcription: “Ichibi Goei-hen” (Japanese: 一尾護衛編)
7
(120-126)
August 18, 2019September 22, 20191
N/A“Make-Out Tactics”
Transcription: “Icha Icha Takutikusu” (Japanese: イチャイチャタクティクス)
1
(127)
October 6, 2019N/A1
15“Time Slip Arc”
Transcription: “Taimu Surippu-hen” (Japanese: タイムスリップ編)
9
(128-136)
October 13, 2019December 15, 20191
N/A“The Samurai Exchange Student”
Transcription: “Samurai ryūgakusei” (Japanese: サムライ留学生)
1
(137)
December 22, 2019N/A1
N/A“Hiashi’s Birthday”
Transcription: “Hiashi no tanjōbi” (Japanese: ヒアシの誕生日)
1
(138)
December 29, 2019N/A1
N/A“The Terror! Enko Onikuma”
Transcription: “Kyōfu!! Onikuma Enko” (Japanese: 恐怖!! 鬼熊えんこ)
1
(139)
January 12, 2020N/A1
N/A“The Mind Transfer Jutsu that Lost to Potato Chips”
Transcription: “Potechi ni maketa shintenshin no jutsu” (Japanese: ポテチに負けた心転身の術)
1
(140)
January 19, 2020N/A1
16“Mujina Bandits Arc”
Transcription: “Mujina Gōtōdan-hen” (Japanese: 貉強盗団編)
11
(141-151)
January 26, 2020April 5, 20201
N/A“Developing One’s Medical Ninjutsu”
Transcription: “Iryō ninjutsu no susume” (Japanese: 医療忍術のすすめ)
1
(152)
April 12, 2020N/A1
N/A“Harmony in Gold”
Transcription: “Ōgon no hāmonī” (Japanese: 黄金のハーモニー)
1
(153)
April 19, 2020N/A1
N/A“Himawari’s Ninja Trial Session”
Transcription: “Himawari, ninja taiken!!” (Japanese: ヒマワリ、忍者体験!!)
1
(154)
April 26, 2020N/A1
N/A“Mitsuki’s Rainy Day”
Transcription: “Ame no hi no Mitsuki” (Japanese: 雨の日のミツキ)
1
(155)
July 5, 2020N/A1
N/A“I Can’t Stay in My Slim Form”
Transcription: “Surimuna mama ja irarenai” (Japanese: スリムなままじゃいられない)
1
(156)
July 12, 2020N/A1
17“Kara Actuation Arc”
Transcription: “Kara Shidō-hen” (Japanese: 殻始動編)
19
(157-175)
July 19, 2020November 22, 20201
N/A“Blockade the A-Un Gate!”
Transcription: “A・N no mon o fūsa seyo!!” (Japanese: あ・んの門を封鎖せよ!!)
1
(176)
November 29, 2020N/A1
N/A“The Iron Wall’s Sensing System”
Transcription: “Teppeki no kanchi shisutemu” (Japanese: 鉄壁の感知システム)
1
(177)
December 6, 2020N/A1
18“Ao Arc”
Transcription: “Ao-hen” (Japanese: 青編)
10
(178-187)
December 13, 2020February 21, 20211
19“Kawaki Arc”
Transcription: “Kawaki-hen” (Japanese: カワキ編)
?
(188-)
February 28, 2021Ongoing1

Naruto movies by release date

In this section, we are going to discuss the anime feature length movies that are part of the Naruto franchise. Although we have already written a Naruto movies complete chronological watching order, since this is a complete guide to the whole franchise, we have decided to give you a short summary of that article here.

In total, there are 11 movies within the Naruto franchise as of June 2021. Ten of these movies are focused on Naruto (i.e., they are related to either Naruto or Naruto: Shippuden), while the eleventh one is a Boruto-related movie. In this section, we are just going to give you a list of the 10 Naruto movies and a short summary of the Boruto movie, since we have not done that in the abive-mentioned earlier article. The movies are listed by their respective release dates:

  1. Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004)
  2. Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)
  3. Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006)
  4. Naruto Shippuden the Movie (2007)
  5. Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire (2009)
  6. Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds (2008)
  7. Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower (2010)
  8. Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison (2011)
  9. Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie (2012)
  10. The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)
  11. Boruto: Naruto the Movie (2015)

Now, let us give you some more details on the Boruto movie. The chronology of the movie will be discusses at a later point in this same article.

Boruto: Naruto the Movie

Release Date: August 7, 2015
Director: Hiroyuki Yamashita
Running Time: 96 minutes

Synopsis

As Sasuke confronts Kinshiki and Momoshiki Ôtsutsuki, who appear to be affiliated with Kaguya, the Konohamaru-supervised genin team of Boruto, Sarada and Mitsuki are tasked with capturing a bear that looks like a panda; having succeeded in their mission, they return their report to Naruto.

Boruto, son of Naruto, who became the 7th Hokage, criticizes his father for always putting his duty before his family. Even on his daughter’s birthday, Naruto, too busy to go, sends a clone there to celebrate, but disappears due to the exhaustion of the original. The young ninja meets Sasuke, returned from his mission, and asks him to take him as a student; the latter only accepts if he has mastered the “Whirling Orb”.

Asking Konohamaru to introduce him to this technique, Boruto manages to master it, but without realizing it, in a different, invisible and projectable form. Sasuke realizes this, and eventually agrees to take him as a disciple, although Boruto tries to trick him into creating a classic “Whirling Orb”, thanks to an artifact named “ninja gun”, able to summon any ninja technique with mini scrolls.

The selection exam for the Chûnin arrives; Boruto’s team goes through the first two trials without a hitch, until the Boruto-Shikadai fight where Naruto finds out through Hinata that his son has cheated in the trials using the ninja gun. Disappointed, Naruto has no choice but to ask Lee to disqualify his son for the finale.

This is when Kinshiki and Momoshiki attack Konoha and manage to capture Naruto and injure Hinata. Feeling responsible for the disappearance of his father, Boruto feels guilty and isolates himself in the latter’s office.

Sasuke comes to comfort him and Boruto decides to leave to save him accompanied by the latter, Gaara, Darui, Kurotsuchi and Chôjurô, wearing the same jacket as his father when he was a genin and Sasuke’s crossed headband. Arrivin at the scene, Boruto and Sasuke save Naruto.

The latter apologizes to his son, but Boruto advises him not to change anything and makes him promise to discuss more with him. The two friends team up to face Momoshiki who has taken on a new appearance by absorbing the chakra of his friend Kinshiki.

As they dominate him in close combat, Naruto, Sasuke and the four Kages are surprised by the latter who has absorbed the attacks launched by the creator of the “ninja gun”, eager to put his invention back to use.

Boruto is tasked with beating him; creating a “Giant Swirling Mega Orb” with the help of his father’s chakra, Boruto incapacitates Momoshiki. Thanks to Sasuke, Naruto makes a commitment to support his son by staying by his side and encouraging his progress.

Since that day, the relationship between Naruto and his son has gone from heated to more warm and complicit. At the end of the film, Mitsuki tells his comrades that he is Orochimaru’s son and Sarada is shocked by this news while Boruto does not know who it is.

Naruto OVA by release date

Along with the main anime series and the eleven movies, the Naruto franchise comprises of 11 special OVA episodes that have been aired from 2002 to 2016. The OVA episodes here are listed by their release date, as we are going to discuss their chronology later in this article. These are the OVA episodes:

  1. Find the Crimson Four-Leaf Clover! (2002)
  2. Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village! (2003)
  3. Konoha Annual Sports Festival. (2004)
  4. Finally a clash! Jonin VS Genin!! Indiscriminate grand melee tournament meeting!! (2005)
  5. Hurricane! “Konoha Academy” Chronicles (2008)
  6. Naruto: The Cross Roads (2009)
  7. Naruto x UT (2011)
  8. Chūnin Exam on Fire! Naruto vs. Konohamaru! (2011)
  9. Hashirama Senju vs. Madara Uchiha (2012)
  10. Naruto Shippūden: Sunny Side Battle!!! (2014)
  11. The Day Naruto Became Hokage (2016)

Naruto franchise chronological watching order

In this final section of our article, we are going to give you a chronological overview of the complete Naruto franchise, including the anime series, the anime feature films and the OVA films. In this section, we are going to start from episode one of the Naruto anime and then tell you how you should watch all the material. This section is going to include all of the episodes and additional materials, fillers included. If you want to check our short filler guide, scroll down to the next section of the article.

Now, let us begin with the chronological order:

  1. Watch Naruto episodes 1 – 5
  2. Watch Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover! (OVA episode)
  3. Watch Naruto episodes 6 – 19.
  4. Watch Naruto: The Cross Roads (OVA episode)
  5. Watch Naruto episodes 20 – 101
  6. Watch Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village! (OVA episode)
  7. Watch Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
  8. Watch Naruto episodes 102 – 160
  9. Watch Naruto the Movie: The Legend of the Stone of Gelel
  10. Watch Naruto episodes 161 – 196
  11. Watch Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
  12. Watch Naruto episodes 197 – 220
  13. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 1 – 32
  14. Watch Naruto: Shippuden the Movie
  15. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 32 – 71
  16. Watch Naruto: Shippuden the Movie: Bonds
  17. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 72 – 126
  18. Watch Naruto: Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire
  19. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 127 – 143
  20. Watch Naruto: Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower
  21. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 144 – 196
  22. Watch Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison
  23. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 197 – 219
  24. Watch Chunin Exam on Fire! Naruto vs. Konohamaru! (OVA episode)
  25. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 220 – 251
  26. Watch Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
  27. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 252 – 483
  28. (Read Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky; technically not an anime arc, but it’s worth a read)
  29. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 489 – 493
  30. Watch The Last: Naruto the Movie
  31. (Read Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze; technically not an anime arc, but it’s worth a read)
  32. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 494 – 500
  33. (Read Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage; technically not an anime arc, but it’s worth a read)
  34. (Read Akatsuki Hiden: Evil Flowers in Full Bloom; technically not an anime arc, but it’s worth a read)
  35. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 484 – 488
  36. Watch The Day Naruto Became Hokage (OVA episode)
  37. Watch Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (just follow the regular release order for now)

As you can see, not every OVA episode is listed on here, and we didn’t put the Boruto movie as well, which means that you can watch them at any time since we couldn’t really determine their exact place in the chronology. Sometimes, though, they don’t even have one.

Naruto franchise fillers

We at Fiction Horizon have already done a detailed analysis of the Naruto fillers. You can check out our guide to the Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden fillers, our guide to the Boruto fillers (as of 2021), and also our guide on which Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden fillers are worth the watch. Still, as this is a complete guide to the franchise, we have decided to bring you a summary of all the filler arcs and episodes from each of the three major segments.

You can use this list as a reference, but if you want to know more about the fillers, including whether they are worth a watch or whether they can be skipped completely, please consult the articles linked above. Now, let us get to our list (oh, on a side note, the filler on this list are the ones that are exclusively fillers, so we won’t be listing the mixed filler/canon episodes):

Naruto fillers

Episode #Episode Title/Arc TitleAir Date(s)
26“Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death!”
Transcription: “Zettai hikken! Shi no Mori chokusen rupo! Konoha no gakkyū shinbun da kore!” (Japanese: 絶対必見!死の森直前ルポ!木ノ葉の学級新聞だコレ!)
April 2, 2003
97“Kidnapped! Naruto’s Hot Spring Adventure!”
Transcription: “Naruto no yukemuri chindōchū” (Japanese: ナルトの湯けむり珍道中)
August 18, 2004
101“Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei’s True Face!”
Transcription: “Mitai, Shiritai, Tashikametai Kakashi-sensei no sugao” (Japanese: 見たい, 知りたい, 確かめたい カカシ先生の素顔)
September 15, 2004
102-106“Land of Tea Escort Mission”
Transcription: “Cha no Kuni Yōjin Keigo Ninmu” (Japanese: 茶の国要人警護任務)
September 22, 2004 – October 27, 2004
136-141“Land of Rice Fields Investigation Mission”
Transcription: “Ta no Kuni Chōsa Ninmu” (Japanese: 田の国調査任務)
May 25, 2005 – June 29, 2005
142-147“Mizuki Tracking Mission”
Transcription: “Mizuki Tsuiseki Ninmu” (Japanese: ミズキ追跡任務)
July 6, 2005 – August 17, 2005
148-151“Bikōchū Search Mission”
Transcription: “Bikōchū Tansaku Ninmu” (Japanese: 微香虫探索任務)
August 17, 2005 – September 14, 2005
152-157“Kurosuki Family Removal Mission”
Transcription: “Kurosuki Famirī Haijo Ninmu” (Japanese: 黒鋤ファミリー排除任務)
September 21, 2005 – October 26, 2005
158“Follow My Lead! The Great Survival Challenge”
Transcription: “Minna ore ni tsuite koi! Ase to namida no takurami dai sabaibaru” (Japanese: みんなオレについて来い!汗と涙のタクラミ大サバイバル)
November 2, 2005
159-160“Gosunkugi Capture Mission”
Transcription: “Gosunkugi Hobaku Ninmu” (Japanese: 五寸釘捕縛任務)
November 9, 2005 – November 16, 2005
161“The Appearance of Strange Visitors”
Transcription: “Sankyaku kenzan Ao no Yajū? Mōjū?… Sanjū?” (Japanese: 珍客見参 碧の野獣?猛獣?…珍獣?)
November 23, 2005
162-167“Cursed Warrior Extermination Mission”
Transcription: “Noroi Musha Taiji Ninmu” (Japanese: 呪い武者退治任務)
November 30, 2005 – January 4, 2006
168“Mix It, Stretch It, Boil It Up! Burn, Copper Pot, Burn!”
Transcription: “Moero Zundō! Mazete nobashite yude agero!” (Japanese: 燃えろ寸胴!混ぜて伸ばして茹で上げろ!)
January 18, 2006
169-173“Kaima Capture Mission”
Transcription: “Kaima Hokaku Ninmu” (Japanese: 海魔捕獲任務)
January 25, 2006 – February 22, 2006
174“Impossible! Celebrity Ninja Art – Money Style Jutsu!”
Transcription: “Arienēttebayo! Serebu ninpō – Kinton no Jutsu” (Japanese: ありえねーってばよ! セレブ忍法·金遁の術)
March 1, 2006
175-176“Buried Gold Excavation Mission”
Transcription: “Maizō Kin Hakkutsu Ninmu” (Japanese: 埋蔵金発掘任務)
March 8, 2006 – March 15, 2006
177“Please, Mr. Postman!”
Transcription: “OH!? Purīzu ♥ Misutā Posutoman” (Japanese: OH!?ぷりーず♥みすたーぽすとまん)
March 22, 2006
178-183“Star Guard Mission”
Transcription: “Hoshi Goei Ninmu” (Japanese: 星護衛任務)
March 29, 2006 – May 3, 2006
184“Kiba’s Long Day!”
Transcription: “Inuzuka Kiba no naga~i ichinichi” (Japanese: 犬塚キバのなが〜い一日)
May 10, 2006
185“A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa!”
Transcription: “Konohagakure no Densetsu, Onbaa wa jitsuzai shita!!” (Japanese: 木ノ葉隠れの伝説 オンバアは実在した!!)
May 17, 2006
186“Laughing Shino”
Transcription: “Warau Shino” (Japanese: 笑うシノ)
May 24, 2006
187-191“Peddlers Escort Mission”
Transcription: “Gyōshō Jin Goei Ninmu” (Japanese: 行商人護衛任務)
May 31, 2006 – June 28, 2006
192“Ino Screams! Chubby Paradise!”
Transcription: “Ino zekkyō! Pocchari ♥ Paradaisu” (Japanese: いの絶叫! ポッチャリ♥パラダイス)
July 5, 2006
193“Viva Dojo Challenge! Youth Is All About Passion!”
Transcription: “Biba dōjōyaburi! Seishun wa bakuhatsu da” (Japanese: ビバ道場破り! 青春はバクハツだ)
July 12, 2006
194“The Mysterious Curse of the Haunted Castle”
Transcription: “Kaiki, norowareta yureishiro” (Japanese: 怪奇 呪われた幽霊城)
July 19, 2006
195-196“Third Great Beast”
Transcription: “Daisan no Chōjū” (Japanese: 第三の超獣)
July 26, 2006 – August 9, 2006
197-201“Konoha Plans Recapture Mission
English”
Transcription: “Konoha Zumen Dakkan Ninmu” (Japanese: 木ノ葉図面奪還任務)
August 16, 2006 – September 20, 2006
202“The Top 5 Ninja Battles”
Transcription: “Honjitsu Happyō! “Ninjatachi no ase to namida no Meishōbu Besuto 5! Otanoshimi no bangai hen moaruttebayo” Supesharu” (Japanese:
本日発表!「忍者たちの汗と涙の名勝負ベスト5! お楽しみの番外編もあるってばよ」スペシャル)
September 27, 2006
203-207“Yakumo Kurama Rescue Mission”
Transcription: “Kurama Yakumo Kyūshutsu Ninmu” (Japanese: 鞍馬八雲救出任務)
October 5, 2006 – October 26, 2006
208“The Weight of the Prized Artifact!”
Transcription: “Meiki, Kachōfūgetsu no omosa” (Japanese: 名器 花鳥風月の重さ)
November 2, 2006
209-212“Gantetsu Escort Mission”
Transcription: “Gantetsu Gosō Ninmu” (Japanese: 丸鉄護送任務)
November 9, 2006 – December 7, 2006
213-215“Menma Memory Search Mission”
Transcription: “Menma Kioku Tansaku Ninmu” (Japanese: メンマ記憶探索任務)
December 14, 2006 – December 21, 2006
216-220“Sunagakure Support Mission”
Transcription: “Sunagakure Shien Ninmu” (Japanese: 砂隠れ支援任務)
January 11, 2007 – February 8, 2007

Naruto: Shippuden fillers

Episode #Episode Title/Arc TitleAir Date(s)
28“Beasts: Alive Again!”
Transcription: “Yomigaeru Kemono-tachi” (Japanese: 蘇る獣たち)
March 24, 2010
54-71“Twelve Guardian Ninja”
Transcription: “Shugonin Jūnishi” (Japanese: 守護忍十二士)
April 3, 2008 – August 14, 2008
89-112“Three-Tails’ Appearance”
Transcription: ” ” (Japanese: )
December 18, 2008 – June 4, 2009
144-151“Six-Tails Unleashed”
Transcription: “Rokubi Hatsudō” (Japanese: 六尾発動)
January 21, 2010 – March 11, 2010
170“Big Adventure! The Quest for the Fourth Hokage’s Legacy – Part 1”
Transcription: “Daibōken! Yondaime no Isan o Sagase – Zenpen” (Japanese: 大冒険! 四代目の遺産を探せ・前編)
July 29, 2010
171“Big Adventure! The Quest for the Fourth Hokage’s Legacy – Part 2”
Transcription: “Daibōken! Yondaime no Isan o Sagase – Kōhen” (Japanese: 大冒険! 四代目の遺産を探せ・後編)
July 29, 2010
176-196“Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha”
Transcription: “Kako Hen: Konoha no Kiseki” (Japanese: 過去篇~木ノ葉の軌跡~)
September 2, 2010 – January 27, 2011
223-242“Paradise Life on a Boat”
Transcription: “Senjō no Paradaisu Raifu” (Japanese: 船上のパラダイスライフ)
August 4, 2011 – December 28, 2011
257“Meeting”
Transcription: “Deai” (Japanese: 出会い)
April 5, 2012
258“Rivals”
Transcription: “Raibaru” (Japanese: ライバル)
April 12, 2012
259“Rift”
Transcription: “Kiretsu” (Japanese: 亀裂)
April 19, 2012
260“Parting”
Transcription: “Ribetsu” (Japanese: 離別)
April 26, 2012
271“Road to Sakura”
(Japanese: ROAD TO SAKURA)
July 26, 2012
279“White Zetsu’s Trap”
Transcription: “Shiro Zetsu no Torappu” (Japanese: 白ゼツの罠)
September 13, 2012
280“Aesthetics of an Artist”
Transcription: “Geijutsuka no Bigaku” (Japanese: 芸術家の美学)
September 20, 2012
281“The Allied Mom Force!!”
Transcription: “Kā-chan Rengōgun!!” (Japanese: 母ちゃん連合軍!!)
September 27, 2012
284“The Helmet Splitter: Jinin Akebino!”
Transcription: “Kabutowari! Akebino Jinin” (Japanese: 兜割! 通草野餌人)
October 18, 2012
285“User of the Scorch Style: Pakura of the Sand!”
Transcription: “Shakuton Tsukai! Sunagakure no Pakura” (Japanese: 灼遁使い! 砂隠れのパクラ)
October 25, 2012
286“Things You Can’t Get Back”
Transcription: “Torimodosenai mono” (Japanese: 取り戻せないもの)
November 1, 2012
287“One Worth Betting On”
Transcription: “Kakeru ni Ataisuru mono” (Japanese: 賭けるに値する者)
November 1, 2012
288“Danger: Jinpachi and Kushimaru!”
Transcription: “Kyōi, Jinpachi – Kushimaru Konbi!!” (Japanese: 脅威、甚八・串丸コンビ!!)
November 8, 2012
289“The Lightning Blade: Ameyuri Ringo!”
Transcription: “Raitō!! Ringo Ameyuri” (Japanese: 雷刀!! 林檎雨由利)
November 15, 2012
290-295“Power”
Transcription: “Chikara” (Japanese: 力)
November 22, 2012 – January 10, 2013
303-310Individual episodes that are part of the “Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation” ArcMarch 7, 2013 – April 25, 2013
311“Prologue of Road to Ninja”
(Japanese: PROLOGUE OF ROAD TO NINJA)
May 2, 2013
312-320Individual episodes that are part of the “Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation” ArcMay 9, 2013 – July 4, 2013
347-361“Kakashi’s Anbu Arc: The Shinobi That Lives in the Darkness”
Transcription: “Kakashi Anbu Hen ~ Yami o Ikiru Shinobi” (Japanese: カカシ暗部篇~闇を生きる忍)
January 23, 2014 – May 8, 201
376“The Directive to Take the Nine-Tails!”
Transcription: “Kyūbi Gōdatsu Shirei” (Japanese: 九尾強奪指令)
September 11, 2014
377“Naruto vs. Mecha Naruto”
Transcription: “Naruto tai Meka Naruto” (Japanese: ナルト対メカナルト)
September 11, 2014
388“My First Friend”
Transcription: “Saisho no Tomo” (Japanese: 最初の友)
November 27, 2014
389“The Adored Elder Sister”
Transcription: “Akogare no Nē-sama” (Japanese: 憧れの姉さま)
December 4, 2014
390“Hanabi’s Decision”
Transcription: “Hanabi no Ketsui” (Japanese: ハナビの決意)
December 4, 2014
394-413“In Naruto’s Footsteps: The Friends’ Paths”
Transcription: “Naruto no Senaka ~ Nakama no Kiseki” (Japanese: ナルトの背中~仲間の軌跡)
January 8, 2015 – May 21, 2015
416“The Formation of Team Minato”
Transcription: “Kessei: Minato Han” (Japanese: 結成・ミナト班)
June 11, 2015
417“You’ll Be My Backup”
Transcription: “Omae wa Bakkuappu da” (Japanese: お前はバックアップだ)
June 25, 2015
422“The Ones Who Will Inherit”
Transcription: “Uketsugareru Mono” (Japanese: 受け継がれるもの)
August 6, 2015
423“Naruto’s Rival”
Transcription: “Naruto no Raibaru” (Japanese: ナルトのライバル)
August 6, 2015
427-450Individual episodes that are part of the “Birth of the Ten-Tails’ Jinchūriki” and “Jiraiya Shinobi Handbook: The Tale of Naruto the Hero” ArcsSeptember 3, 2015 – February 25, 2016
464-468Individual episodes that are part of the “Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes” ArcJune 9, 2016 – July 21, 2016
469“A Special Mission”
Transcription: “Tokubetsu Ninmu” (Japanese: 特別任務)
July 28, 2016
480-483“Childhood”
Transcription: “Shōnen Jidai-hen” (Japanese: 少年時代篇)
October 20, 2016 – October 27, 2016

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations fillers

Episode #Episode Title/Arc TitleAir Dates
16“Crisis: The Threat of Failing!”
Transcription: “Daburi no kiki” (Japanese: 留年ダブりの危機)
July 19, 2017
17“Run, Sarada!”
Transcription: “Sarada, hashiru!!” (Japanese: サラダ、走る!!)
July 26, 2017
33“The Super Beast Scroll Slump!”
Transcription: “Suranpu!! Chōjū giga” (Japanese: スランプ!! 超獣偽画)
November 15, 2017
40“Team 7: The First Mission”
Transcription: “Dainanahan, hatsu ninmu!!” (Japanese: 第七班・初任務!!)
January 10, 2018
41“Strength in Unity”
Transcription: “Kessoku no chikara” (Japanese: 結束の力)
January 17, 2018
48“The Genin Documentary”
Transcription: “Genin dokyumentarī!!” (Japanese: 下忍ドキュメンタリー!!)
March 7, 2018
49“Wasabi and Namida”
Transcription: “Wasabi de Namida” (Japanese: ワサビでなみだ)
March 14, 2018
50“The Chunin Exams: The Recommendation Meeting”
Transcription: “Chūnin senbatsu shiken suisen kaigi” (Japanese: 中忍選抜試験推薦会議)
March 21, 2018
67-69“Chōchō Arc”
Transcription: “Chōchō-hen” (Japanese: チョウチョウ編)
August 2, 2018 – August 16, 2018
96“Blood, Sweat, and Namida”
Transcription: “Chi to ase to Namida” (Japanese: 血と汗となみだ)
March 3, 2019
97“Shikadai’s Decision”
Transcription: “Shikadai no ketsudan” (Japanese: シカダイの決断)
March 10, 2019
104“The Little Roommate”
Transcription: “Chīsana dōkyonin” (Japanese: 小さな同居人)
April 28, 2019
105“A Wound on the Heart”
Transcription: “Kokoro no kizuguchi” (Japanese: 心の傷口)
May 5, 2019
113“The Qualities of a Captain”
Transcription: “Taichō no soshitsu” (Japanese: 隊長の素質)
June 30, 2019
114“X Cards Proxy War!”
Transcription: “Gemaki dairi sensō!!” (Japanese: ゲマキ代理戦争!!)
July 7, 2019
115“Team 25”
Transcription: “Dainijūgo han” (Japanese: 第二十五班)
July 14, 2019
116-119“Konohamaru’s Love Arc”
Transcription: “Konohamaru no Koi-hen” (Japanese: 木ノ葉丸の恋編)
July 21, 2019 – August 11, 2019
139“The Terror! Enko Onikuma”
Transcription: “Kyōfu!! Onikuma Enko” (Japanese: 恐怖!! 鬼熊えんこ)
January 12, 2020
140“The Mind Transfer Jutsu that Lost to Potato Chips”
Transcription: “Potechi ni maketa shintenshin no jutsu” (Japanese: ポテチに負けた心転身の術)
January 19, 2020
152“Developing One’s Medical Ninjutsu”
Transcription: “Iryō ninjutsu no susume” (Japanese: 医療忍術のすすめ)
April 12, 2020
153“Harmony in Gold”
Transcription: “Ōgon no hāmonī” (Japanese: 黄金のハーモニー)
April 19, 2020
155“Mitsuki’s Rainy Day”
Transcription: “Ame no hi no Mitsuki” (Japanese: 雨の日のミツキ)
July 5, 2020
156“I Can’t Stay in My Slim Form”
Transcription: “Surimuna mama ja irarenai” (Japanese: スリムなままじゃいられない)
July 12, 2020

Naruto Order of Watching: The Complete Franchise

Naruto Watch Order: The Complete Anime Guide (Series & Movies)

The story of Naruto Uzumaki was split into two anime series – Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden – which follow the protagonist during different periods of his life. The two series have a total of 720 episodes, with Naruto having 220 episodes (split into 5 seasons) and Naruto: Shippuden having 500 episodes (split into 21 seasons). Since this is a fairly large amount of material for someone to go through without any prior knowledge, we have decided to sort it all for you and make the ultimate Naruto franchise watching order, so keep reading if you’re interested!

Naruto is a Japanese franchise that started off as a manga written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who seeks to gain recognition from his peers and also dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village. The story is divided into two parts; the first set in Naruto’s pre-teen years, and the second in his teens.

The series is based on two one-shot manga by Kishimoto. Naruto was serialized from 1999 to 2014, and was later released in book form. The manga was adapted into an anime television series that broadcast a total of 220 episodes in Japan from 2002 to 2007. Naruto: Shippuden, a sequel to the original series, premiered in Japan in 2007, and ended in 2017, after an incredible 500 episodes. Besides the two anime series, Pierrot has developed eleven movies and twelve original video animations (OVAs).

Other Naruto-related merchandise includes light novels, video games, and trading cards developed by several companies. The story of Naruto today continues with Naruto’s son, Boruto Uzumaki, in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Boruto wishes to create his own ninja way instead of following his father’s.

Naruto Order of Watching

Naruto anime by release date

The whole Naruto anime franchise consists of three large segments – Naruto, Naruto: Shippuden, and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The first two segments follow Naruto Uzumaki’s path, while the latter one follows his son, Boruto.

Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden have since been completed with a total of 720 episodes (220 for Naruto, and 500 for Naruto: Shippuden), while Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is currently ongoing with 206 episodes aired as of July 4, 2021. In this section, we are going to list the narrative arcs for each of the three segments so that you can find your way around the franchise:

Naruto (2002-2007)

Arc #Arc TitleEpisodesStart DateEnd DateSeason
1“Prologue — Land of Waves Arc”
Transcription: “Purorōgu — Nami no Kuni” (Japanese: プロローグ~波の国)
19
(1-19)
October 3, 2002February 13, 20031
2“Chūnin Exams”
Transcription: “Chūnin Shiken” (Japanese: 中忍試験)
48
(20-67)
February 20, 2003January 14, 20041 (20-57) / 2 (58-67)
3“Konoha Crush”
Transcription: “Konoha Kuzushi” (Japanese: 木ノ葉崩し)
13
(68-80)
January 28, 2004April 21, 20042
4“Search for Tsunade”
Transcription: “Tsunade Tansaku” (Japanese: 綱手探索)
20
(81-100)
April 28, 2004September 8, 20042
N/A“Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei’s True Face!”
Transcription: “Mitai, Shiritai, Tashikametai Kakashi-sensei no sugao” (Japanese: 見たい, 知りたい, 確かめたい カカシ先生の素顔)
1
(101)
September 15, 2004N/A3
6“Land of Tea Escort Mission”
Transcription: “Cha no Kuni Yōjin Keigo Ninmu” (Japanese: 茶の国要人警護任務)
5
(102-106)
September 22, 2004October 27, 20043
7“Sasuke Recovery Mission”
Transcription: “Sasuke Dakkai Ninmu” (Japanese: サスケ奪回任務)
29
(107-135)
November 3, 2004May 18, 20053
8“Land of Rice Fields Investigation Mission”
Transcription: “Ta no Kuni Chōsa Ninmu” (Japanese: 田の国調査任務)
6
(136-141)
May 25, 2005June 29, 20053
9“Mizuki Tracking Mission”
Transcription: “Mizuki Tsuiseki Ninmu” (Japanese: ミズキ追跡任務)
6
(142-147)
July 6, 2005August 17, 20054
10“Bikōchū Search Mission”
Transcription: “Bikōchū Tansaku Ninmu” (Japanese: 微香虫探索任務)
4
(148-151)
August 17, 2005September 14, 20054
11“Kurosuki Family Removal Mission”
Transcription: “Kurosuki Famirī Haijo Ninmu” (Japanese: 黒鋤ファミリー排除任務)
6
(152-157)
September 21, 2005October 26, 20054
N/A“Follow My Lead! The Great Survival Challenge”
Transcription: “Minna ore ni tsuite koi! Ase to namida no takurami dai sabaibaru” (Japanese: みんなオレについて来い!汗と涙のタクラミ大サバイバル)
1
(158)
November 2, 2005N/A4
12“Gosunkugi Capture Mission”
Transcription: “Gosunkugi Hobaku Ninmu” (Japanese: 五寸釘捕縛任務)
2
(159-160)
November 9, 2005November 16, 20054
N/A“The Appearance of Strange Visitors”
Transcription: “Sankyaku kenzan Ao no Yajū? Mōjū?… Sanjū?” (Japanese: 珍客見参 碧の野獣?猛獣?…珍獣?)
1
(161)
November 23, 2005N/A4
13“Cursed Warrior Extermination Mission”
Transcription: “Noroi Musha Taiji Ninmu” (Japanese: 呪い武者退治任務)
6
(162-167)
November 30, 2005January 4, 20064
N/A“Mix It, Stretch It, Boil It Up! Burn, Copper Pot, Burn!”
Transcription: “Moero Zundō! Mazete nobashite yude agero!” (Japanese: 燃えろ寸胴!混ぜて伸ばして茹で上げろ!)
1
(168)
January 18, 2006N/A4
14“Kaima Capture Mission”
Transcription: “Kaima Hokaku Ninmu” (Japanese: 海魔捕獲任務)
5
(169-173)
January 25, 2006February 22, 20064
N/A“Impossible! Celebrity Ninja Art – Money Style Jutsu!”
Transcription: “Arienēttebayo! Serebu ninpō – Kinton no Jutsu” (Japanese: ありえねーってばよ! セレブ忍法·金遁の術)
1
(174)
March 1, 2006N/A4
15“Buried Gold Excavation Mission”
Transcription: “Maizō Kin Hakkutsu Ninmu” (Japanese: 埋蔵金発掘任務)
2
(175-176)
March 8, 2006March 15, 20064
N/A“Please, Mr. Postman!”
Transcription: “OH!? Purīzu ♥ Misutā Posutoman” (Japanese: OH!?ぷりーず♥みすたーぽすとまん)
1
(177)
March 22, 2006N/A4
16“Star Guard Mission”
Transcription: “Hoshi Goei Ninmu” (Japanese: 星護衛任務)
6
(178-183)
March 29, 2006May 3, 20064
N/A“Kiba’s Long Day!”
Transcription: “Inuzuka Kiba no naga~i ichinichi” (Japanese: 犬塚キバのなが〜い一日)
1
(184)
May 10, 2006N/A5
N/A“A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa!”
Transcription: “Konohagakure no Densetsu, Onbaa wa jitsuzai shita!!” (Japanese: 木ノ葉隠れの伝説 オンバアは実在した!!)
1
(185)
May 17, 2006N/A5
N/A“Laughing Shino”
Transcription: “Warau Shino” (Japanese: 笑うシノ)
1
(186)
May 24, 2006N/A5
17“Peddlers Escort Mission”
Transcription: “Gyōshō Jin Goei Ninmu” (Japanese: 行商人護衛任務)
5
(187-191)
May 31, 2006June 28, 20065
N/A“Ino Screams! Chubby Paradise!”
Transcription: “Ino zekkyō! Pocchari ♥ Paradaisu” (Japanese: いの絶叫! ポッチャリ♥パラダイス)
1
(192)
July 5, 2006N/A5
N/A“Viva Dojo Challenge! Youth Is All About Passion!”
Transcription: “Biba dōjōyaburi! Seishun wa bakuhatsu da” (Japanese: ビバ道場破り! 青春はバクハツだ)
1
(193)
July 12, 2006N/A5
N/A“The Mysterious Curse of the Haunted Castle”
Transcription: “Kaiki, norowareta yureishiro” (Japanese: 怪奇 呪われた幽霊城)
1
(194)
July 19, 2006N/A5
18“Third Great Beast”
Transcription: “Daisan no Chōjū” (Japanese: 第三の超獣)
2
(195-196)
July 26, 2006August 9, 20065
19“Konoha Plans Recapture Mission
English”
Transcription: “Konoha Zumen Dakkan Ninmu” (Japanese: 木ノ葉図面奪還任務)
5
(197-201)
August 16, 2006September 20, 20065
N/A“The Top 5 Ninja Battles”
Transcription: “Honjitsu Happyō! “Ninjatachi no ase to namida no Meishōbu Besuto 5! Otanoshimi no bangai hen moaruttebayo” Supesharu” (Japanese:
本日発表!「忍者たちの汗と涙の名勝負ベスト5! お楽しみの番外編もあるってばよ」スペシャル)
1
(202)
September 27, 2006N/A5
20“Yakumo Kurama Rescue Mission”
Transcription: “Kurama Yakumo Kyūshutsu Ninmu” (Japanese: 鞍馬八雲救出任務)
5
(203-207)
October 5, 2006October 26, 20065
N/A“The Weight of the Prized Artifact!”
Transcription: “Meiki, Kachōfūgetsu no omosa” (Japanese: 名器 花鳥風月の重さ)
1
(208)
November 2, 2006N/A5
21“Gantetsu Escort Mission”
Transcription: “Gantetsu Gosō Ninmu” (Japanese: 丸鉄護送任務)
4
(209-212)
November 9, 2006December 7, 20065
22“Menma Memory Search Mission”
Transcription: “Menma Kioku Tansaku Ninmu” (Japanese: メンマ記憶探索任務)
3
(213-215)
December 14, 2006December 21, 20065
23“Sunagakure Support Mission”
Transcription: “Sunagakure Shien Ninmu” (Japanese: 砂隠れ支援任務)
5
(216-220)
January 11, 2007February 8, 20075

Naruto: Shippuden (2007-2017)

Arc #Arc TitleEpisodesStart DateEnd DateSeason
1“Kazekage Rescue Mission”
Transcription: “Kazekage Dakkan Ninmu” (Japanese: 風影奪還任務)
32
(1-32)
February 15, 2007October 25, 20071
2“Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission”
Transcription: “Tenchi-Kyō Teisatsu Ninmu” (Japanese: 天地橋偵察任務)
21
(33-53)
November 8, 2007April 3, 20082
3“Twelve Guardian Ninja”
Transcription: “Shugonin Jūnishi” (Japanese: 守護忍十二士)
18
(54-71)
April 3, 2008August 14, 20083
4“Akatsuki Suppression Mission”
Transcription: “Akatsuki” Tōbatsu Ninmu” (Japanese: “暁”討伐任務)
18
(72-88)
August 21, 2008December 11, 20084
5“Three-Tails’ Appearance”
Transcription: ” ” (Japanese: )
24
(89-112)
December 18, 2008June 4, 20095
6“Itachi Pursuit Mission”
Transcription: “Itachi Tsuiseki Ninmu” (Japanese: イタチ追跡任務)
12
(113- 118, 121-126)
June 11, 2009 (I)
August 6, 2009 (II)
July 23, 2009 (I)
September 10, 2009 (II)
6
N/A“Kakashi Chronicles ~ Boys’ Life on the Battlefield ~ Part 1 and Part 2”
Transcription: “Kakashi Gaiden ~ Senjō no bōizuraifu ~ Zenpen to Kōhen” (Japanese: カカシ外伝~戦場のボーイズライフ~前編と後編)
2
(119-120)
July 30, 2009July 30, 20096
7“Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant”
Transcription: “Jiraiya Gōketsu Monogatari” (Japanese: 自来也豪傑物語)
7
(127-133)
September 24, 2009October 29, 20096
8“Fated Battle Between Brothers”
Transcription: “Unmei no Kyōdai Taiketsu” (Japanese: 連命の兄弟対决,)
10
(134-143)
November 5, 2009January 14, 20106
9“Six-Tails Unleashed”
Transcription: “Rokubi Hatsudō” (Japanese: 六尾発動)
8
(144-151)
January 21, 2010March 11, 20107
10“Pain’s Assault”
Transcription: “Pein Kyōshū” (Japanese: ペイン強襲)
22
(152-169, 172-175)
March 25, 2010 (I)
August 5, 2010 (II)
July 22, 2010 (I)
August 26, 2010 (II)
8
N/A“Big Adventure! The Quest for the Fourth Hokage’s Legacy – Part 1 and Part 2”
Transcription: “Daibōken! Yondaime no Isan o Sagase – Zenpen to Kōhen” (Japanese: 大冒険! 四代目の遺産を探せ・前編と後編)
2
(170-171)
July 29, 2010July 29, 20108
11“Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha”
Transcription: “Kako Hen: Konoha no Kiseki” (Japanese: 過去篇~木ノ葉の軌跡~)
21
(176-196)
September 2, 2010January 27, 20119
12“Five Kage Summit”
Transcription: “Gokage Kaidan” (Japanese: 五影会談)
18
(197-214)
February 10, 2011June 2, 201110
13“Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown”
Transcription: “Daiyoji Ninkai Taisen (Jo)” (Japanese: 第四次忍界大戦 (序))
22
(215-222, 243-256)
June 9, 2011 (I)
January 5, 2012 (II)
July 28, 2011 (I)
March 29, 2012 (II)
10 / 11 (222) / 12 (243-256)
14“Paradise Life on a Boat”
Transcription: “Senjō no Paradaisu Raifu” (Japanese: 船上のパラダイスライフ)
20
(223-242)
August 4, 2011December 28, 201111
N/A“Meeting”
Transcription: “Deai” (Japanese: 出会い)
1
(257)
April 5, 2012N/A12
N/A“Rivals”
Transcription: “Raibaru” (Japanese: ライバル)
1
(258)
April 12, 2012N/A12
N/A“Rift”
Transcription: “Kiretsu” (Japanese: 亀裂)
1
(259)
April 19, 2012N/A12
N/A“Parting”
Transcription: “Ribetsu” (Japanese: 離別)
1
(260)
April 26, 2012N/A12
15“Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation”
Transcription: “Daiyoji Ninkai Taisen (Ha)” (Japanese: 第四次忍界大戦 (破))
53
(261-270, 272-289, 296-310, 312-321)
May 3, 2012 (I)
August 2, 2012 (II)
January 17, 2013 (III)
May 9, 2013 (IV)
July 19, 2012 (I)
November 15, 2012 (II)
April 25, 2013 (III)
July 18, 2013 (IV)
12 / 13 / 14 / 15 (321)
N/A“Road to Sakura”
(Japanese: ROAD TO SAKURA)
1
(271)
July 26, 2012N/A12
16“Power”
Transcription: “Chikara” (Japanese: 力)
6
(290-295)
November 22, 2012January 10, 201313
N/A“Prologue of Road to Ninja”
(Japanese: PROLOGUE OF ROAD TO NINJA)
1
(311)
May 2, 201N/A14
17“Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax”
Transcription: “Daiyoji Ninkai Taisen (Kyū)” (Japanese: 第四次忍界大戦 (急))
41
(322-348, 362-375)
July 25, 2013 (I)
May 15, 2014 (II)
January 30, 2014 (I)
September 4, 2014 (II)
15 (I) / 17 (II)
18“Kakashi’s Anbu Arc: The Shinobi That Lives in the Darkness”
Transcription: “Kakashi Anbu Hen ~ Yami o Ikiru Shinobi” (Japanese: カカシ暗部篇~闇を生きる忍)
13
(349-361)
February 6, 2014May 8, 201416
N/A“The Directive to Take the Nine-Tails!”
Transcription: “Kyūbi Gōdatsu Shirei” (Japanese: 九尾強奪指令)
1
(376)
September 11, 201N/A17
N/A“Naruto vs. Mecha Naruto”
Transcription: “Naruto tai Meka Naruto” (Japanese: ナルト対メカナルト
1
(377)
September 11, 201N/A17
19“Birth of the Ten-Tails’ Jinchūriki”
Transcription: “Jūbi no Jinchūriki Tanjō” (Japanese: 十尾の人柱力誕生)
30
(378-388, 391-393, 414-421, 424-431)
September 18, 2014 (I)
December 11, 2014 (II)
May 28, 2015 (III)
August 13, 2015 (IV)
November 27, 2014 (I)
December 25, 2014 (II)
July 30, 2015 (III)
September 24, 2015 (IV)
18 (I-II) / 20 (III-IV)
N/A“The Adored Elder Sister”
Transcription: “Akogare no Nē-sama” (Japanese: 憧れの姉さま)
1
(389)
December 4, 2014N/A18
N/A“Hanabi’s Decision”
Transcription: “Hanabi no Ketsui” (Japanese: ハナビの決意)
1
(390)
December 4, 2014N/A18
20“In Naruto’s Footsteps: The Friends’ Paths”
Transcription: “Naruto no Senaka ~ Nakama no Kiseki” (Japanese: ナルトの背中~仲間の軌跡)
20
(394-413)
January 8, 2015May 21, 201519
N/A“The Ones Who Will Inherit”
Transcription: “Uketsugareru Mono” (Japanese: 受け継がれるもの)
1
(422)
August 6, 2015N/A20
N/A“Naruto’s Rival”
Transcription: “Naruto no Raibaru” (Japanese: ナルトのライバル)
1
(423)
August 6, 2015N/A20
21“Jiraiya Shinobi Handbook: The Tale of Naruto the Hero”
Transcription: “Jiraiya Ninpōchō ~ Naruto Gōketsu Monogatari” (Japanese: 自来也忍法帳〜ナルト豪傑物語)
19
(432-450)
October 1, 2015February 25, 201620
22“Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes”
Transcription: “Ōtsutsuki Kaguya Shūrai” (Japanese: 大筒木カグヤ襲来)
23
(451, 455, 458-468, 470-479)
March 3, 2016 (I)
April 7, 2016 (II)
April 28, 2016 (III)
August 4, 2016 (IV)
N/A (I)
N/A (II)
July 21, 2016 (III)
October 13, 2016 (IV)
20
23“Itachi Shinden Book: Light and Darkness”
Transcription: “Itachi Shinden-hen ~ Hikari to Yami ~” (Japanese: イタチ真伝篇~光と闇~)
5
(452-454, 456-457)
March 10, 2016 (I)
April 14, 2016 (II)
March 24, 2016 (I)
April 21, 2016 (II)
20
N/A“A Special Mission”
Transcription: “Tokubetsu Ninmu” (Japanese: 特別任務)
1
(469)
July 28, 2016N/A20
24“Childhood”
Transcription: “Shōnen Jidai-hen” (Japanese: 少年時代篇)
4
(480-483)
October 20, 2016November 10, 201621
25“Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise”
Transcription: “Sasuke Shinden Raikō-hen” (Japanese: サスケ真伝 来光篇)
5
(484-488)
December 1, 2016January 5, 201721
26“Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness”
Transcription: “Shikamaru Hiden — Yami no Shijima ni Ukabu Kumo” (Japanese: シカマル秘伝 闇の黙に浮ぶ雲)
5
(489-493)
January 12, 2017February 9, 20121
27“Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding”
Transcription: “Konoha Hiden — Shūgenbiyori” (Japanese: 木ノ葉秘伝 祝言日和)
7
(494-500)
February 16, 2017March 23, 201721

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017-ongoing)

Arc #Arc TitleEpisodesStart DateEnd DateSeason
1“Academy Entrance Arc”
Transcription: “Akademī Nyūgaku-hen” (Japanese: 忍者学校入学編)
15
(1-15)
April 5, 2017July 12, 20171
N/A“Crisis: The Threat of Failing!”
Transcription: “Daburi no kiki” (Japanese: 留年ダブりの危機)
1
(16)
July 19, 2017N/A1
N/A“Run, Sarada!”
Transcription: “Sarada, hashiru!!” (Japanese: サラダ、走る!!)
1
(17)
July 26, 2017N/A1
N/A“A Day in the Life of the Uzumaki Family”
Transcription: “Uzumaki-ke no ichinichi” (Japanese: うずまき家の一日)
1
(18)
August 2, 2017N/A1
2“Sarada Uchiha Arc”
Transcription: “Uchiha Sarada-hen” (Japanese: うちはサラダ編)
6
(19-24)
August 9, 2017September 13, 20171
3“School Trip Arc”
Transcription: “Shūgakuryokō-hen” (Japanese: 修学旅行編)
8
(25-32)
September 20, 2017November 8, 20171
N/A“The Super Beast Scroll Slump!”
Transcription: “Suranpu!! Chōjū giga” (Japanese: スランプ!! 超獣偽画)
1
(33)
November 15, 2017N/A1
4“Graduation Exams Arc”
Transcription: “Sotsugyō Shiken-hen” (Japanese: 卒業試験編)
4
(34-37)
November 22, 2017December 13, 20171
N/A“Formation of the Three-Man Squad?”
Transcription: “Surī manseru, kessei…?” (Japanese: スリーマンセル、結成…?)
1
(38)
December 20, 2017N/A1
N/A“The Path Lit by the Full Moon”
Transcription: “Michita tsuki ga terasu michi” (Japanese: 満ちた月が照らす道)
1
(39)
December 27, 2017N/A1
5“Genin Mission Arc”
Transcription: “Genin Misshon-hen” (Japanese: 下忍ミッション編)
3
(40-42)
January 10, 2018January 24, 20181
6“Byakuya Gang Arc”
Transcription: “Byakuyadan-hen” (Japanese: 白夜団編)
5
(43-47)
January 31, 2018February 28, 20181
N/A“The Genin Documentary”
Transcription: “Genin dokyumentarī!!” (Japanese: 下忍ドキュメンタリー!!)
1
(48)
March 7, 2018N/A1
N/A“Wasabi and Namida”
Transcription: “Wasabi de Namida” (Japanese: ワサビでなみだ)
1
(49)
March 14, 2018N/A1
N/A“The Chunin Exams: The Recommendation Meeting”
Transcription: “Chūnin senbatsu shiken suisen kaigi” (Japanese: 中忍選抜試験推薦会議)
1
(50)
March 21, 2018N/A1
7“Versus Momoshiki Arc”
Transcription: “Bāsasu Momoshiki-hen” (Japanese: VSモモシキ編)
16
(51-66)
March 28, 2018July 26, 20181
8“Chōchō Arc”
Transcription: “Chōchō-hen” (Japanese: チョウチョウ編)
3
(67-69)
August 2, 2018August 16, 20181
N/A“The Other Side of Anxiety”
Transcription: “Kinchō no mukō-gawa” (Japanese: 緊張の向こう側)
1
(70)
August 23, 2018N/A1
9“Mitsuki’s Disappearance Arc”
Transcription: “Mitsuki Shissō-hen” (Japanese: ミツキ失踪編)
22
(71-92)
August 30, 2018February 3, 20191
10“Parent and Child Day Arc”
Transcription: “Oyako no Hi-hen” (Japanese: 親子の日編)
3
(93-95)
February 10, 2019February 24, 20191
N/A“Blood, Sweat, and Namida”
Transcription: “Chi to ase to Namida” (Japanese: 血と汗となみだ)
1
(96)
March 3, 2019N/A1
N/A“Shikadai’s Decision”
Transcription: “Shikadai no ketsudan” (Japanese: シカダイの決断)
1
(97)
March 10, 2019N/A1
11“Jūgo Arc”
Transcription: “Juin-hen” (Japanese: 呪印編)
6
(98-103)
March 17, 2019April 21, 20191
N/A“The Little Roommate”
Transcription: “Chīsana dōkyonin” (Japanese: 小さな同居人)
1
(104)
April 28, 2019N/A1
N/A“A Wound on the Heart”
Transcription: “Kokoro no kizuguchi” (Japanese: 心の傷口)
1
(105)
May 5, 2019N/A1
12“Steam Ninja Scrolls Arc”
Transcription: “Yukemuri Ninpōchō-hen” (Japanese: 湯煙忍法帖編)
6
(106-111)
May 12, 2019June 16, 20191
N/A“The Chunin Selection Conference”
Transcription: “Chūnin shōkaku shunō kaigi” (Japanese: 中忍昇格首脳会議)
1
(112)
June 23, 2019N/A1
N/A“The Qualities of a Captain”
Transcription: “Taichō no soshitsu” (Japanese: 隊長の素質)
1
(113)
June 30, 2019N/A1
N/A“X Cards Proxy War!”
Transcription: “Gemaki dairi sensō!!” (Japanese: ゲマキ代理戦争!!)
1
(114)
July 7, 2019N/A1
N/A“Team 25”
Transcription: “Dainijūgo han” (Japanese: 第二十五班)
1
(115)
July 14, 2019N/A1
13“Konohamaru’s Love Arc”
Transcription: “Konohamaru no Koi-hen” (Japanese: 木ノ葉丸の恋編)
4
(116-119)
July 21, 2019August 11, 20191
14“One-Tail Escort Arc”
Transcription: “Ichibi Goei-hen” (Japanese: 一尾護衛編)
7
(120-126)
August 18, 2019September 22, 20191
N/A“Make-Out Tactics”
Transcription: “Icha Icha Takutikusu” (Japanese: イチャイチャタクティクス)
1
(127)
October 6, 2019N/A1
15“Time Slip Arc”
Transcription: “Taimu Surippu-hen” (Japanese: タイムスリップ編)
9
(128-136)
October 13, 2019December 15, 20191
N/A“The Samurai Exchange Student”
Transcription: “Samurai ryūgakusei” (Japanese: サムライ留学生)
1
(137)
December 22, 2019N/A1
N/A“Hiashi’s Birthday”
Transcription: “Hiashi no tanjōbi” (Japanese: ヒアシの誕生日)
1
(138)
December 29, 2019N/A1
N/A“The Terror! Enko Onikuma”
Transcription: “Kyōfu!! Onikuma Enko” (Japanese: 恐怖!! 鬼熊えんこ)
1
(139)
January 12, 2020N/A1
N/A“The Mind Transfer Jutsu that Lost to Potato Chips”
Transcription: “Potechi ni maketa shintenshin no jutsu” (Japanese: ポテチに負けた心転身の術)
1
(140)
January 19, 2020N/A1
16“Mujina Bandits Arc”
Transcription: “Mujina Gōtōdan-hen” (Japanese: 貉強盗団編)
11
(141-151)
January 26, 2020April 5, 20201
N/A“Developing One’s Medical Ninjutsu”
Transcription: “Iryō ninjutsu no susume” (Japanese: 医療忍術のすすめ)
1
(152)
April 12, 2020N/A1
N/A“Harmony in Gold”
Transcription: “Ōgon no hāmonī” (Japanese: 黄金のハーモニー)
1
(153)
April 19, 2020N/A1
N/A“Himawari’s Ninja Trial Session”
Transcription: “Himawari, ninja taiken!!” (Japanese: ヒマワリ、忍者体験!!)
1
(154)
April 26, 2020N/A1
N/A“Mitsuki’s Rainy Day”
Transcription: “Ame no hi no Mitsuki” (Japanese: 雨の日のミツキ)
1
(155)
July 5, 2020N/A1
N/A“I Can’t Stay in My Slim Form”
Transcription: “Surimuna mama ja irarenai” (Japanese: スリムなままじゃいられない)
1
(156)
July 12, 2020N/A1
17“Kara Actuation Arc”
Transcription: “Kara Shidō-hen” (Japanese: 殻始動編)
19
(157-175)
July 19, 2020November 22, 20201
N/A“Blockade the A-Un Gate!”
Transcription: “A・N no mon o fūsa seyo!!” (Japanese: あ・んの門を封鎖せよ!!)
1
(176)
November 29, 2020N/A1
N/A“The Iron Wall’s Sensing System”
Transcription: “Teppeki no kanchi shisutemu” (Japanese: 鉄壁の感知システム)
1
(177)
December 6, 2020N/A1
18“Ao Arc”
Transcription: “Ao-hen” (Japanese: 青編)
10
(178-187)
December 13, 2020February 21, 20211
19“Kawaki Arc”
Transcription: “Kawaki-hen” (Japanese: カワキ編)
?
(188-)
February 28, 2021Ongoing1

Naruto movies by release date

In this section, we are going to discuss the anime feature length movies that are part of the Naruto franchise. Although we have already written a Naruto movies complete chronological watching order, since this is a complete guide to the whole franchise, we have decided to give you a short summary of that article here.

In total, there are 11 movies within the Naruto franchise as of June 2021. Ten of these movies are focused on Naruto (i.e., they are related to either Naruto or Naruto: Shippuden), while the eleventh one is a Boruto-related movie. In this section, we are just going to give you a list of the 10 Naruto movies and a short summary of the Boruto movie, since we have not done that in the abive-mentioned earlier article. The movies are listed by their respective release dates:

  1. Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004)
  2. Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)
  3. Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006)
  4. Naruto Shippuden the Movie (2007)
  5. Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire (2009)
  6. Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds (2008)
  7. Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower (2010)
  8. Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison (2011)
  9. Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie (2012)
  10. The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)
  11. Boruto: Naruto the Movie (2015)

Now, let us give you some more details on the Boruto movie. The chronology of the movie will be discusses at a later point in this same article.

Boruto: Naruto the Movie

Release Date: August 7, 2015
Director: Hiroyuki Yamashita
Running Time: 96 minutes

Synopsis

As Sasuke confronts Kinshiki and Momoshiki Ôtsutsuki, who appear to be affiliated with Kaguya, the Konohamaru-supervised genin team of Boruto, Sarada and Mitsuki are tasked with capturing a bear that looks like a panda; having succeeded in their mission, they return their report to Naruto.

Boruto, son of Naruto, who became the 7th Hokage, criticizes his father for always putting his duty before his family. Even on his daughter’s birthday, Naruto, too busy to go, sends a clone there to celebrate, but disappears due to the exhaustion of the original. The young ninja meets Sasuke, returned from his mission, and asks him to take him as a student; the latter only accepts if he has mastered the “Whirling Orb”.

Asking Konohamaru to introduce him to this technique, Boruto manages to master it, but without realizing it, in a different, invisible and projectable form. Sasuke realizes this, and eventually agrees to take him as a disciple, although Boruto tries to trick him into creating a classic “Whirling Orb”, thanks to an artifact named “ninja gun”, able to summon any ninja technique with mini scrolls.

The selection exam for the Chûnin arrives; Boruto’s team goes through the first two trials without a hitch, until the Boruto-Shikadai fight where Naruto finds out through Hinata that his son has cheated in the trials using the ninja gun. Disappointed, Naruto has no choice but to ask Lee to disqualify his son for the finale.

This is when Kinshiki and Momoshiki attack Konoha and manage to capture Naruto and injure Hinata. Feeling responsible for the disappearance of his father, Boruto feels guilty and isolates himself in the latter’s office.

Sasuke comes to comfort him and Boruto decides to leave to save him accompanied by the latter, Gaara, Darui, Kurotsuchi and Chôjurô, wearing the same jacket as his father when he was a genin and Sasuke’s crossed headband. Arrivin at the scene, Boruto and Sasuke save Naruto.

The latter apologizes to his son, but Boruto advises him not to change anything and makes him promise to discuss more with him. The two friends team up to face Momoshiki who has taken on a new appearance by absorbing the chakra of his friend Kinshiki.

As they dominate him in close combat, Naruto, Sasuke and the four Kages are surprised by the latter who has absorbed the attacks launched by the creator of the “ninja gun”, eager to put his invention back to use.

Boruto is tasked with beating him; creating a “Giant Swirling Mega Orb” with the help of his father’s chakra, Boruto incapacitates Momoshiki. Thanks to Sasuke, Naruto makes a commitment to support his son by staying by his side and encouraging his progress.

Since that day, the relationship between Naruto and his son has gone from heated to more warm and complicit. At the end of the film, Mitsuki tells his comrades that he is Orochimaru’s son and Sarada is shocked by this news while Boruto does not know who it is.

Naruto OVA by release date

Along with the main anime series and the eleven movies, the Naruto franchise comprises of 11 special OVA episodes that have been aired from 2002 to 2016. The OVA episodes here are listed by their release date, as we are going to discuss their chronology later in this article. These are the OVA episodes:

  1. Find the Crimson Four-Leaf Clover! (2002)
  2. Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village! (2003)
  3. Konoha Annual Sports Festival. (2004)
  4. Finally a clash! Jonin VS Genin!! Indiscriminate grand melee tournament meeting!! (2005)
  5. Hurricane! “Konoha Academy” Chronicles (2008)
  6. Naruto: The Cross Roads (2009)
  7. Naruto x UT (2011)
  8. Chūnin Exam on Fire! Naruto vs. Konohamaru! (2011)
  9. Hashirama Senju vs. Madara Uchiha (2012)
  10. Naruto Shippūden: Sunny Side Battle!!! (2014)
  11. The Day Naruto Became Hokage (2016)

Naruto franchise chronological watching order

In this final section of our article, we are going to give you a chronological overview of the complete Naruto franchise, including the anime series, the anime feature films and the OVA films. In this section, we are going to start from episode one of the Naruto anime and then tell you how you should watch all the material. This section is going to include all of the episodes and additional materials, fillers included. If you want to check our short filler guide, scroll down to the next section of the article.

Now, let us begin with the chronological order:

  1. Watch Naruto episodes 1 – 5
  2. Watch Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover! (OVA episode)
  3. Watch Naruto episodes 6 – 19.
  4. Watch Naruto: The Cross Roads (OVA episode)
  5. Watch Naruto episodes 20 – 101
  6. Watch Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village! (OVA episode)
  7. Watch Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
  8. Watch Naruto episodes 102 – 160
  9. Watch Naruto the Movie: The Legend of the Stone of Gelel
  10. Watch Naruto episodes 161 – 196
  11. Watch Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
  12. Watch Naruto episodes 197 – 220
  13. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 1 – 32
  14. Watch Naruto: Shippuden the Movie
  15. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 32 – 71
  16. Watch Naruto: Shippuden the Movie: Bonds
  17. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 72 – 126
  18. Watch Naruto: Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire
  19. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 127 – 143
  20. Watch Naruto: Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower
  21. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 144 – 196
  22. Watch Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison
  23. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 197 – 219
  24. Watch Chunin Exam on Fire! Naruto vs. Konohamaru! (OVA episode)
  25. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 220 – 251
  26. Watch Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
  27. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 252 – 483
  28. (Read Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky; technically not an anime arc, but it’s worth a read)
  29. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 489 – 493
  30. Watch The Last: Naruto the Movie
  31. (Read Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze; technically not an anime arc, but it’s worth a read)
  32. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 494 – 500
  33. (Read Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage; technically not an anime arc, but it’s worth a read)
  34. (Read Akatsuki Hiden: Evil Flowers in Full Bloom; technically not an anime arc, but it’s worth a read)
  35. Watch Naruto: Shippuden episodes 484 – 488
  36. Watch The Day Naruto Became Hokage (OVA episode)
  37. Watch Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (just follow the regular release order for now)

As you can see, not every OVA episode is listed on here, and we didn’t put the Boruto movie as well, which means that you can watch them at any time since we couldn’t really determine their exact place in the chronology. Sometimes, though, they don’t even have one.

Naruto franchise fillers

We at Fiction Horizon have already done a detailed analysis of the Naruto fillers. You can check out our guide to the Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden fillers, our guide to the Boruto fillers (as of 2021), and also our guide on which Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden fillers are worth the watch. Still, as this is a complete guide to the franchise, we have decided to bring you a summary of all the filler arcs and episodes from each of the three major segments.

You can use this list as a reference, but if you want to know more about the fillers, including whether they are worth a watch or whether they can be skipped completely, please consult the articles linked above. Now, let us get to our list (oh, on a side note, the filler on this list are the ones that are exclusively fillers, so we won’t be listing the mixed filler/canon episodes):

Naruto fillers

Episode #Episode Title/Arc TitleAir Date(s)
26“Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death!”
Transcription: “Zettai hikken! Shi no Mori chokusen rupo! Konoha no gakkyū shinbun da kore!” (Japanese: 絶対必見!死の森直前ルポ!木ノ葉の学級新聞だコレ!)
April 2, 2003
97“Kidnapped! Naruto’s Hot Spring Adventure!”
Transcription: “Naruto no yukemuri chindōchū” (Japanese: ナルトの湯けむり珍道中)
August 18, 2004
101“Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei’s True Face!”
Transcription: “Mitai, Shiritai, Tashikametai Kakashi-sensei no sugao” (Japanese: 見たい, 知りたい, 確かめたい カカシ先生の素顔)
September 15, 2004
102-106“Land of Tea Escort Mission”
Transcription: “Cha no Kuni Yōjin Keigo Ninmu” (Japanese: 茶の国要人警護任務)
September 22, 2004 – October 27, 2004
136-141“Land of Rice Fields Investigation Mission”
Transcription: “Ta no Kuni Chōsa Ninmu” (Japanese: 田の国調査任務)
May 25, 2005 – June 29, 2005
142-147“Mizuki Tracking Mission”
Transcription: “Mizuki Tsuiseki Ninmu” (Japanese: ミズキ追跡任務)
July 6, 2005 – August 17, 2005
148-151“Bikōchū Search Mission”
Transcription: “Bikōchū Tansaku Ninmu” (Japanese: 微香虫探索任務)
August 17, 2005 – September 14, 2005
152-157“Kurosuki Family Removal Mission”
Transcription: “Kurosuki Famirī Haijo Ninmu” (Japanese: 黒鋤ファミリー排除任務)
September 21, 2005 – October 26, 2005
158“Follow My Lead! The Great Survival Challenge”
Transcription: “Minna ore ni tsuite koi! Ase to namida no takurami dai sabaibaru” (Japanese: みんなオレについて来い!汗と涙のタクラミ大サバイバル)
November 2, 2005
159-160“Gosunkugi Capture Mission”
Transcription: “Gosunkugi Hobaku Ninmu” (Japanese: 五寸釘捕縛任務)
November 9, 2005 – November 16, 2005
161“The Appearance of Strange Visitors”
Transcription: “Sankyaku kenzan Ao no Yajū? Mōjū?… Sanjū?” (Japanese: 珍客見参 碧の野獣?猛獣?…珍獣?)
November 23, 2005
162-167“Cursed Warrior Extermination Mission”
Transcription: “Noroi Musha Taiji Ninmu” (Japanese: 呪い武者退治任務)
November 30, 2005 – January 4, 2006
168“Mix It, Stretch It, Boil It Up! Burn, Copper Pot, Burn!”
Transcription: “Moero Zundō! Mazete nobashite yude agero!” (Japanese: 燃えろ寸胴!混ぜて伸ばして茹で上げろ!)
January 18, 2006
169-173“Kaima Capture Mission”
Transcription: “Kaima Hokaku Ninmu” (Japanese: 海魔捕獲任務)
January 25, 2006 – February 22, 2006
174“Impossible! Celebrity Ninja Art – Money Style Jutsu!”
Transcription: “Arienēttebayo! Serebu ninpō – Kinton no Jutsu” (Japanese: ありえねーってばよ! セレブ忍法·金遁の術)
March 1, 2006
175-176“Buried Gold Excavation Mission”
Transcription: “Maizō Kin Hakkutsu Ninmu” (Japanese: 埋蔵金発掘任務)
March 8, 2006 – March 15, 2006
177“Please, Mr. Postman!”
Transcription: “OH!? Purīzu ♥ Misutā Posutoman” (Japanese: OH!?ぷりーず♥みすたーぽすとまん)
March 22, 2006
178-183“Star Guard Mission”
Transcription: “Hoshi Goei Ninmu” (Japanese: 星護衛任務)
March 29, 2006 – May 3, 2006
184“Kiba’s Long Day!”
Transcription: “Inuzuka Kiba no naga~i ichinichi” (Japanese: 犬塚キバのなが〜い一日)
May 10, 2006
185“A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa!”
Transcription: “Konohagakure no Densetsu, Onbaa wa jitsuzai shita!!” (Japanese: 木ノ葉隠れの伝説 オンバアは実在した!!)
May 17, 2006
186“Laughing Shino”
Transcription: “Warau Shino” (Japanese: 笑うシノ)
May 24, 2006
187-191“Peddlers Escort Mission”
Transcription: “Gyōshō Jin Goei Ninmu” (Japanese: 行商人護衛任務)
May 31, 2006 – June 28, 2006
192“Ino Screams! Chubby Paradise!”
Transcription: “Ino zekkyō! Pocchari ♥ Paradaisu” (Japanese: いの絶叫! ポッチャリ♥パラダイス)
July 5, 2006
193“Viva Dojo Challenge! Youth Is All About Passion!”
Transcription: “Biba dōjōyaburi! Seishun wa bakuhatsu da” (Japanese: ビバ道場破り! 青春はバクハツだ)
July 12, 2006
194“The Mysterious Curse of the Haunted Castle”
Transcription: “Kaiki, norowareta yureishiro” (Japanese: 怪奇 呪われた幽霊城)
July 19, 2006
195-196“Third Great Beast”
Transcription: “Daisan no Chōjū” (Japanese: 第三の超獣)
July 26, 2006 – August 9, 2006
197-201“Konoha Plans Recapture Mission
English”
Transcription: “Konoha Zumen Dakkan Ninmu” (Japanese: 木ノ葉図面奪還任務)
August 16, 2006 – September 20, 2006
202“The Top 5 Ninja Battles”
Transcription: “Honjitsu Happyō! “Ninjatachi no ase to namida no Meishōbu Besuto 5! Otanoshimi no bangai hen moaruttebayo” Supesharu” (Japanese:
本日発表!「忍者たちの汗と涙の名勝負ベスト5! お楽しみの番外編もあるってばよ」スペシャル)
September 27, 2006
203-207“Yakumo Kurama Rescue Mission”
Transcription: “Kurama Yakumo Kyūshutsu Ninmu” (Japanese: 鞍馬八雲救出任務)
October 5, 2006 – October 26, 2006
208“The Weight of the Prized Artifact!”
Transcription: “Meiki, Kachōfūgetsu no omosa” (Japanese: 名器 花鳥風月の重さ)
November 2, 2006
209-212“Gantetsu Escort Mission”
Transcription: “Gantetsu Gosō Ninmu” (Japanese: 丸鉄護送任務)
November 9, 2006 – December 7, 2006
213-215“Menma Memory Search Mission”
Transcription: “Menma Kioku Tansaku Ninmu” (Japanese: メンマ記憶探索任務)
December 14, 2006 – December 21, 2006
216-220“Sunagakure Support Mission”
Transcription: “Sunagakure Shien Ninmu” (Japanese: 砂隠れ支援任務)
January 11, 2007 – February 8, 2007

Naruto: Shippuden fillers

Episode #Episode Title/Arc TitleAir Date(s)
28“Beasts: Alive Again!”
Transcription: “Yomigaeru Kemono-tachi” (Japanese: 蘇る獣たち)
March 24, 2010
54-71“Twelve Guardian Ninja”
Transcription: “Shugonin Jūnishi” (Japanese: 守護忍十二士)
April 3, 2008 – August 14, 2008
89-112“Three-Tails’ Appearance”
Transcription: ” ” (Japanese: )
December 18, 2008 – June 4, 2009
144-151“Six-Tails Unleashed”
Transcription: “Rokubi Hatsudō” (Japanese: 六尾発動)
January 21, 2010 – March 11, 2010
170“Big Adventure! The Quest for the Fourth Hokage’s Legacy – Part 1”
Transcription: “Daibōken! Yondaime no Isan o Sagase – Zenpen” (Japanese: 大冒険! 四代目の遺産を探せ・前編)
July 29, 2010
171“Big Adventure! The Quest for the Fourth Hokage’s Legacy – Part 2”
Transcription: “Daibōken! Yondaime no Isan o Sagase – Kōhen” (Japanese: 大冒険! 四代目の遺産を探せ・後編)
July 29, 2010
176-196“Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha”
Transcription: “Kako Hen: Konoha no Kiseki” (Japanese: 過去篇~木ノ葉の軌跡~)
September 2, 2010 – January 27, 2011
223-242“Paradise Life on a Boat”
Transcription: “Senjō no Paradaisu Raifu” (Japanese: 船上のパラダイスライフ)
August 4, 2011 – December 28, 2011
257“Meeting”
Transcription: “Deai” (Japanese: 出会い)
April 5, 2012
258“Rivals”
Transcription: “Raibaru” (Japanese: ライバル)
April 12, 2012
259“Rift”
Transcription: “Kiretsu” (Japanese: 亀裂)
April 19, 2012
260“Parting”
Transcription: “Ribetsu” (Japanese: 離別)
April 26, 2012
271“Road to Sakura”
(Japanese: ROAD TO SAKURA)
July 26, 2012
279“White Zetsu’s Trap”
Transcription: “Shiro Zetsu no Torappu” (Japanese: 白ゼツの罠)
September 13, 2012
280“Aesthetics of an Artist”
Transcription: “Geijutsuka no Bigaku” (Japanese: 芸術家の美学)
September 20, 2012
281“The Allied Mom Force!!”
Transcription: “Kā-chan Rengōgun!!” (Japanese: 母ちゃん連合軍!!)
September 27, 2012
284“The Helmet Splitter: Jinin Akebino!”
Transcription: “Kabutowari! Akebino Jinin” (Japanese: 兜割! 通草野餌人)
October 18, 2012
285“User of the Scorch Style: Pakura of the Sand!”
Transcription: “Shakuton Tsukai! Sunagakure no Pakura” (Japanese: 灼遁使い! 砂隠れのパクラ)
October 25, 2012
286“Things You Can’t Get Back”
Transcription: “Torimodosenai mono” (Japanese: 取り戻せないもの)
November 1, 2012
287“One Worth Betting On”
Transcription: “Kakeru ni Ataisuru mono” (Japanese: 賭けるに値する者)
November 1, 2012
288“Danger: Jinpachi and Kushimaru!”
Transcription: “Kyōi, Jinpachi – Kushimaru Konbi!!” (Japanese: 脅威、甚八・串丸コンビ!!)
November 8, 2012
289“The Lightning Blade: Ameyuri Ringo!”
Transcription: “Raitō!! Ringo Ameyuri” (Japanese: 雷刀!! 林檎雨由利)
November 15, 2012
290-295“Power”
Transcription: “Chikara” (Japanese: 力)
November 22, 2012 – January 10, 2013
303-310Individual episodes that are part of the “Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation” ArcMarch 7, 2013 – April 25, 2013
311“Prologue of Road to Ninja”
(Japanese: PROLOGUE OF ROAD TO NINJA)
May 2, 2013
312-320Individual episodes that are part of the “Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation” ArcMay 9, 2013 – July 4, 2013
347-361“Kakashi’s Anbu Arc: The Shinobi That Lives in the Darkness”
Transcription: “Kakashi Anbu Hen ~ Yami o Ikiru Shinobi” (Japanese: カカシ暗部篇~闇を生きる忍)
January 23, 2014 – May 8, 201
376“The Directive to Take the Nine-Tails!”
Transcription: “Kyūbi Gōdatsu Shirei” (Japanese: 九尾強奪指令)
September 11, 2014
377“Naruto vs. Mecha Naruto”
Transcription: “Naruto tai Meka Naruto” (Japanese: ナルト対メカナルト)
September 11, 2014
388“My First Friend”
Transcription: “Saisho no Tomo” (Japanese: 最初の友)
November 27, 2014
389“The Adored Elder Sister”
Transcription: “Akogare no Nē-sama” (Japanese: 憧れの姉さま)
December 4, 2014
390“Hanabi’s Decision”
Transcription: “Hanabi no Ketsui” (Japanese: ハナビの決意)
December 4, 2014
394-413“In Naruto’s Footsteps: The Friends’ Paths”
Transcription: “Naruto no Senaka ~ Nakama no Kiseki” (Japanese: ナルトの背中~仲間の軌跡)
January 8, 2015 – May 21, 2015
416“The Formation of Team Minato”
Transcription: “Kessei: Minato Han” (Japanese: 結成・ミナト班)
June 11, 2015
417“You’ll Be My Backup”
Transcription: “Omae wa Bakkuappu da” (Japanese: お前はバックアップだ)
June 25, 2015
422“The Ones Who Will Inherit”
Transcription: “Uketsugareru Mono” (Japanese: 受け継がれるもの)
August 6, 2015
423“Naruto’s Rival”
Transcription: “Naruto no Raibaru” (Japanese: ナルトのライバル)
August 6, 2015
427-450Individual episodes that are part of the “Birth of the Ten-Tails’ Jinchūriki” and “Jiraiya Shinobi Handbook: The Tale of Naruto the Hero” ArcsSeptember 3, 2015 – February 25, 2016
464-468Individual episodes that are part of the “Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes” ArcJune 9, 2016 – July 21, 2016
469“A Special Mission”
Transcription: “Tokubetsu Ninmu” (Japanese: 特別任務)
July 28, 2016
480-483“Childhood”
Transcription: “Shōnen Jidai-hen” (Japanese: 少年時代篇)
October 20, 2016 – October 27, 2016

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations fillers

Episode #Episode Title/Arc TitleAir Dates
16“Crisis: The Threat of Failing!”
Transcription: “Daburi no kiki” (Japanese: 留年ダブりの危機)
July 19, 2017
17“Run, Sarada!”
Transcription: “Sarada, hashiru!!” (Japanese: サラダ、走る!!)
July 26, 2017
33“The Super Beast Scroll Slump!”
Transcription: “Suranpu!! Chōjū giga” (Japanese: スランプ!! 超獣偽画)
November 15, 2017
40“Team 7: The First Mission”
Transcription: “Dainanahan, hatsu ninmu!!” (Japanese: 第七班・初任務!!)
January 10, 2018
41“Strength in Unity”
Transcription: “Kessoku no chikara” (Japanese: 結束の力)
January 17, 2018
48“The Genin Documentary”
Transcription: “Genin dokyumentarī!!” (Japanese: 下忍ドキュメンタリー!!)
March 7, 2018
49“Wasabi and Namida”
Transcription: “Wasabi de Namida” (Japanese: ワサビでなみだ)
March 14, 2018
50“The Chunin Exams: The Recommendation Meeting”
Transcription: “Chūnin senbatsu shiken suisen kaigi” (Japanese: 中忍選抜試験推薦会議)
March 21, 2018
67-69“Chōchō Arc”
Transcription: “Chōchō-hen” (Japanese: チョウチョウ編)
August 2, 2018 – August 16, 2018
96“Blood, Sweat, and Namida”
Transcription: “Chi to ase to Namida” (Japanese: 血と汗となみだ)
March 3, 2019
97“Shikadai’s Decision”
Transcription: “Shikadai no ketsudan” (Japanese: シカダイの決断)
March 10, 2019
104“The Little Roommate”
Transcription: “Chīsana dōkyonin” (Japanese: 小さな同居人)
April 28, 2019
105“A Wound on the Heart”
Transcription: “Kokoro no kizuguchi” (Japanese: 心の傷口)
May 5, 2019
113“The Qualities of a Captain”
Transcription: “Taichō no soshitsu” (Japanese: 隊長の素質)
June 30, 2019
114“X Cards Proxy War!”
Transcription: “Gemaki dairi sensō!!” (Japanese: ゲマキ代理戦争!!)
July 7, 2019
115“Team 25”
Transcription: “Dainijūgo han” (Japanese: 第二十五班)
July 14, 2019
116-119“Konohamaru’s Love Arc”
Transcription: “Konohamaru no Koi-hen” (Japanese: 木ノ葉丸の恋編)
July 21, 2019 – August 11, 2019
139“The Terror! Enko Onikuma”
Transcription: “Kyōfu!! Onikuma Enko” (Japanese: 恐怖!! 鬼熊えんこ)
January 12, 2020
140“The Mind Transfer Jutsu that Lost to Potato Chips”
Transcription: “Potechi ni maketa shintenshin no jutsu” (Japanese: ポテチに負けた心転身の術)
January 19, 2020
152“Developing One’s Medical Ninjutsu”
Transcription: “Iryō ninjutsu no susume” (Japanese: 医療忍術のすすめ)
April 12, 2020
153“Harmony in Gold”
Transcription: “Ōgon no hāmonī” (Japanese: 黄金のハーモニー)
April 19, 2020
155“Mitsuki’s Rainy Day”
Transcription: “Ame no hi no Mitsuki” (Japanese: 雨の日のミツキ)
July 5, 2020
156“I Can’t Stay in My Slim Form”
Transcription: “Surimuna mama ja irarenai” (Japanese: スリムなままじゃいられない)
July 12, 2020
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