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What Episodes of Naruto Should You Skip? A Complete Guide to Naruto Anime


Naruto is one of the legendary series worlds of anime ever witnessed and loved by millions of its fans worldwide. From a boy hated by everyone to becoming the greatest warrior in the world through his pure intentions and endless dedication. The complete story is a beautiful masterpiece that has ruled teenagers’ hearts for decades.

But every great anime have some shortcomings, and fillers are a common one for long animes. Naruto and Naruto Shippuden also comes with some side stories. Apart from the canonical series, there are fillers that you can skip and still have complete fun watching the series. 

Naruto: The Beginning 

Naruto the beginning is the story of naruto as a child and the story of his starting developing phase. How he became from an annoying kid to a strong-willed chakra user. The story ended with Jiraiya taking off with naruto on a training adventure. 

Watch Order

Naruto came with three movies and 220 episodes, and here is the order of how you can watch it. 

  • Anime episodes 1-101
  • Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
  • Anime episodes 102-160
  • Naruto The Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
  • Anime episodes 161-196
  • Naruto The Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
  • Anime episodes 197-220

Naruto Fillers

It also came up with many filler episodes, which you can skip if you want and still have fun watching the whole story. Here are all the fillers you can skip:- 26, 97, 102–106, 137–140, 143–219.

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Naruto Shippuden

Naruto Shippuden is on a completely another level as compared to the naruto series. In every respect, Shippuden brings to us so many fascinating stories, actions, and adventures that completely reformed the entire shinobi world.

The story begins with naruto returning from his training with Jiraiya after many years and tracking his active part in the global activities of the shinobi world. It lasted up to the point where Naruto and Sasuke completely set aside their differences and defended every living mortal from the terror of Kaguya.



Watch Order

Naruto Shippuden offers us seven movies and 500 episodes in total, and of course, with lots of fillers. Here is the watch order by which you can watch Naruto Shippuden without missing even a single detail.

  • Anime episodes 1-23
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie
  • Anime episodes 23-70
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds
  • Anime episodes 70 – 121
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Inheritors of the Will of Fire
  • Anime episodes 121-169
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower
  • Anime episodes 169-221
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison
  • Anime episodes 221-271
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Road to Ninja
  • Anime episodes 271 – 493
  • The Last: Naruto the Movie
  • Anime episodes 493 – 500

Naruto Shippuden Fillers

Here is the list of the filler episodes that can be skipped without affecting the cannon storyline of Naruto Shippuden:- 57–70, 91, 94–111, 144–151, 170–171, 177, 182–196, 223–242, 257–260, 271, 279–281, 284–295, 303–310, 312–320, 347, 349, 352–361, 376–377, 389–390, 394–413, 416, 422–423, 428–450, 464–468, 480–483.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

The shinobi world is at last in peace after the defeat of Kaguya and Madara. Many years have passed, and naruto is the Hokage of the leaf village. He is married and has two kids, one of which is Boruto. Boruto: Next Generation of Naruto is the story of Boruto and his friends, with naruto as a side character. It is still under production, but there are still enough episodes to skip as fillers.



Watch Order

  • Anime Episodes 1-50
  • Watch Boruto: Naruto the Movie
  • Anime Episode 51 is on till the latest episode

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Fillers

The list of fillers that can be skipped from Boruto: Naruto Next Generations to watch the main storyline are:- 16-17, 40-41, 48-50, 67-69, 96-97, 104-105, 112-119, 138-140, 152-154, 156, 177.

Where to watch Naruto Series?

The Naruto series is officially available on open-source platforms like Netflix and Crunchyroll to watch. All the movies and sequels, and prequels of naruto Shippuden are available to watch online on these platforms.

The Naruto anime series regained decades ago, and still, it is one of the best anime ever made. The complete series gives us a walkthrough of naruto’s life. How did he overcome his shortcomings and live up to the expectations against all odds? It is an anime that is greater than mere entertainment, hope you all enjoy watching it!

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