Shounen anime has come a long way in the past decade. We now have some really good titles like Jujutsu Kaisen, My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, etc. But there is one particular shounen anime of the past that none of us can get over, and that is Naruto. We have said this before, and we will say it again, Naruto is one of the best animes to exist to date. It set a standard for storyline mixed with elements like character development, humor, and many more. It was a saga that was conveyed so well that it touched our hearts. And when it left us, we were all a little bit sad. In this article, we will be answering the question as to how many episodes are in Naruto altogether? Along with that, we will also be talking about the plot of Naruto and the story so far.
Naruto is one of the longest-running anime of all time. This anime did also made a cut to the Big Three list. With a great storyline and awesome characters, this is by far one of the best animes to exist. The story revolves around the title character, Naruto Uzumaki, who is a Jinchuriki to Nine-Tailed Demon Fox. He is an orphan who does not know that his parents were Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage, and Kushina Uzumaki, previous Jinchuriki for the same. Naruto’s adventure begins when he is put on the same team as his rival Sasuke Uchiha and longtime crush Sakura Haruno. And thus began a tale so fascinating that it lasted 15 years. Enough with that. Let us now look at how many episodes are in Naruto altogether?
The Tale Of Naruto Uzumaki
From the very beginning, Naruto had but only one goal, to become a Hokage and prove to everyone in the village what he is capable of. He, along with his team 7, faced many difficult challenges and came back barely alive. Being the Jinchuriki just add to the tension. He was also attacked by Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki of the Akatsuki. Meanwhile, Sasuke’s drive to achieve greater power intensifies when he witnesses both Naruto and Itachi easily overpower him. And thus, he decides to leave the village and train under Orochimaru to get stronger.
Shippuden continues the saga after a time skip of 2.5 to 3 years. All the characters are well grown up, and team 7 receives a new captain and Sasuke’s replacement. With them, they went on the journey to find him and bring him back to the village. But Sasuke is stronger now and is on the warpath to whoever comes in his way. He finds his brother and kills him, thus awakening his Mangekyou Sharingan. He then briefly helps Akatsuki in capturing Eight-Tails Jinchuriki, but they fail. This action made him the number one target and announced him as the enemy and a traitor.
Meanwhile, Akatsuki is on the move, and with the help of Kabuto, they have reanimated many of the great ninjas of the past. And now are at war against all of the Shinobi World. Sasuke comes to his senses after talking to all the previous Hokages and decides to join the fight alongside Naruto. Team 7, with the help of countless others, manage to seal Kaguya away. But Sasuke still has one business to take care of. He challenges Naruto to a fight so that he has no bonds left in this world. However, in their fight, they both lose one arm. And once again, Sasuke comes back to his senses. Naruto receives an artificial arm made from Hashirama’s cells, but Sasuke declines the modification. And ventures off on his journey to find more remains of Kaguya and atone for his sins.
There are a total of 720 episodes in Naruto altogether. The original run, that is ‘Naruto’ had 220 episodes while Naruto Shippuden had 500 episodes. The total comes up to 720. This may seem a lot to some of the people who have not watched the anime yet. But for those who have, they know that even these are not enough to tell such a great tale. There are also 11 movies in this series, and all of them are great and add to the storyline and character development.
With so many episodes, this anime was bound to be included in the Big Three list. The War Arc was probably one of the fan favorites. Even we liked it and enjoyed it. Sure, tears were shed, too (you know the reason). But what a great conclusion to the story. After the end of Shippuden, we also received Boruto: Naruto Next Generation. This anime also has the potential to become the next big shounen anime, but there are some fierce competitors out there.
To sum up, how many episodes are in Naruto altogether? There are 720 episodes. 220 from the original Naruto and the rest 500 from the Shippuden series. And to be honest, we all feel that even these 720 are not enough. Thank god the manga writers heard our plea and came up with Boruto. At first, people didn’t like the anime, but with Kishimoto back on the writer’s chair, we can expect something grand. That is it for this article, I hope that you enjoyed reading it. If you did, here is something that you might enjoy.
Hi there fellow reader. My name is Parth, and I am a content writer for Otakukart. A little bit about me, I love watching movies and I do indulge in anime, and there are some which I follow up on regular basis. I game during my free time. Well, that's it about me. Oh, and one more thing, I am obsessed with my long hair.