Whether you watch anime or not, everyone has heard the name “Naruto”. The anime Naruto, which gained massive popularity worldwide, is one of the “Big Three” anime programs, along with Bleach and One Piece.
If you are a manga fan or an weeb, chances are you already know something about Naruto.
There has been a growing interest in watching anime in recent years, and Naruto is one of the best anime to watch for beginners.
If you are new to Naruto and wondering where to start because Naruto is actually long with 720 episodes with lots of filler episodes! So we will cover how to watch Naruto in order with movies, filler, and OVA.
First, let talk about what is the difference between cannon and filler for people who are new to anime.
What Does Canon Mean In Anime?
A canon in anime is a part of the main storyline that is considered official. Practically speaking, the original creator typically contributes parts of the main story
What Does Filler Mean In Anime?
Anime fillers are stories that are not part of the manga or official storyline of the anime. The production of anime sometimes outpaces the production of manga, which leads to these types of gaps.
It is common for fillers to have a poor visual and narrative quality, and not to continue the story.
You guys probably aren’t aware of the fact that 40% of Naruto episodes are actually fillers.
How To Watch Naruto In Order?
The first season tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who lives in Hidden Leaf village, and dreams of becoming the Hokage (leader of the village).
The original Naruto is an ideal starting point.
How To Watch Naruto In Order Without Filler?
Naruto: Prologue- Land Of Waves Arc ( Episodes 1-10)
Naruto: Chunin Exams Arc (Episodes 20-67)
Naruto: Konoha Crush (Episode 68-80)
Naruto: Search For Tsunade (Episode 81-100)
Naruto: Sasuke Recovery Mission (Episode 107-135)
Naruto: Sakura’s Determination (Episode 141)
Naruto: The Three Villains from the Maximum Security Prison (Episode 142)
This list contains mixed canonical episodes which are partly fillers and serve as a bridge to the gap between manga and anime. Movies are excluded from the list.
You can watch Naruto on Netflix
How To Watch Naruto In Order With Movies?
Naruto (Episodes 1-12)
(OVA 1: Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover)
Naruto (Episodes 13-57)
Naruto (Episodes 58-63)
(OVA 2: The Lost Story: Protect the Waterfall Village)
Naruto (Episodes 64-97)
(OVA 3:Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival)
Naruto (Season 2, Episodes 98-100)
Naruto (Season 3, Episodes 101-106)
Movie: (“Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow”)
Naruto (Episodes 107-141)
Naruto (Episodes 142-147)
Movie: Naruto Legend of the Stone Gelel
Naruto (Episodes 148-163)
(OVA 4: Finally a Clash! Jōnin vs. Genin)
Naruto (Episodes 164-183)
Naruto (Episodes 184-196)
Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
Naruto (Episodes 197-220)
All filler episodes, OVAs, and movies are included in the above list of Naruto movies.
Naruto Movie Order List
Naruto Movie: Ninja Clash (2004)
Legend of the Stone Gelel (2005)
Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006)
Naruto Shippuden the Movie (2007)
Naruto Movie: Bonds (2008)
Naruto Movie: The Will of Fire (2009)
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower (2010)
Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison (2011)
Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie (2012)
The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)
Boruto: Naruto the Movie” (2015)
How To Watch Naruto Shippuden In Order?
A total of 500 episodes of Naruto Shippuden were released, of which 201 were filler episodes. There are 40% of filler episodes in Shippuden alone.
Believe me, it may sound like a lot of filler, but that’s actually considered moderate. “Naruto Shippuden” picks up where “Naruto” left off on his journey with Jiraya to become a powerful ninja two-and-a-half years after Sasuke Uchiha turned rouge.
His powers are growing stronger, and now he will stop at nothing to ensure the safety of his village and his friends. In addition, we learn about the evil organization known as the Akatsuki.
In total, seven movies have been made between this series, and some of the filler (such as episodes 89-112) is definitely worth watching as well. Here’s the list of how to watch Naruto Shippuden in order to make sure you’re on the right track.
How To Watch Naruto Shippuden In Order With Movie?
- Naruto Shippuden: Episodes 1-32
- Movie: Naruto Shippuden the Movie (2007)
- Naruto Shippuden: Episodes 33-70
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds (2008)
- Naruto Shippuden: Episodes 70-120
- Movie Naruto Shippuden: The Will of Fire (2009)
- Naruto Shippuden Episodes 121-154
- Movie Naruto Shippuden: The Lost Tower (2010)
- Naruto Shippuden: Episodes 155-196
- Naruto Movie: Blood Prison (2011)
- Naruto Shippuden: Episodes 197-251
- Naruto The Movie: Road to Ninja (2012)
- Naruto Shippuden: Episodes 252-493
- Naruto the Movie: The Last I2013)
Apart from all the movies “The Last: Naruto the movies” is the only canon movie.
The Last: Naruto the Movie takes place after the Great Shinobi War and Naruto’s confrontation with Sasuke, this film takes place before the final arc between Episodes 494 and 500. The movie also shows Naruto as a young man with short hair.
The list contains all the filler episodes.
How To Watch Naruto Shippuden In Order Without Filler?
Here is the list of canon episode
Episode: 01-56, 72-89, 113-126, 129-143, 152-169, 172-175, 197-222, 243-256, 261-270, 272-278, 282-283, 296-302, 321-346, 362-375, 378-387, 391-393, 414-415, 418, 420-421, 424-426, 458-459, 463, 469-479, 484-500
What To Watch After Naruto Shippuden?
You can watch Boruto: Naruto the Movie (2015) and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations currently airing.
The plot of Boruto anime
Since Boruto Uzumaki is the son of the Seventh Hokage, he is often the focus of attention. Boruto is able to unleash his potential despite inheriting Naruto’s boisterous and stubborn nature.
Despite his father’s busy lifestyle, this has only exacerbated his arrogance and desire to surpass Naruto.
It would be easy to live Boruto’s carefree life until an evil organization threatened it.
A new story begins in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations as Boruto meets new friends and familiar faces to fight evil together.
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