How To Watch Naruto Series? Complete Guide In Order

How to watch Naruto series? This shouldn’t be a question that arises in anybody’s mind. But in case it rose in your mind don’t worry. We will help you clear your doubts.

Famous for its undeniably motivating lessons, action sequences, and the iconic Naruto run, it is safe to say that Naruto has paved the path for modern Shōnen anime. Having an astounding total of 720 episodes, Naruto takes the liberty of exploring various story arcs and dives deep into some of the finest character developments, backgrounds, and histories.

There are two parts of the Naruto series. The first one is simply Naruto and has 220 episodes, while Part 2 is Naruto Shippuden with 500 episodes.

PLOT: Naruto Series

Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto is a tale about an orphaned young ninja named Naruto Uzumaki. He is an outcast with a dream of becoming the Hokage, leader of the Hidden Leaf Village. The series follows Naruto and his friends towards fulfilling his dream one day.

Release Order

  1. Naruto (2002-07)
  2. Naruto: Shippuden (2007-17)
  3. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017)

Other Media

Naruto Movies in Order

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

 Specials

  • Naruto: Find the Crimson Four-leaf Clover! (2003)
  • Naruto: The Lost Story – Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village (2003)
  • Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival (2004)
  • Naruto: The Cross Roads (2009)
  • Naruto: Shippuuden – Sunny Side Battle (2013)
  • Boruto: Naruto the Movie – The Day Naruto Became the Hokage (2016)
  • Boruto: Jump Festa 2016 Special (2016)

OVAs

  • Naruto Narutimate Hero 3: Tsuini Gekitotsu! Jounin vs. Genin!! Musabetsu Dairansen Taikai Kaisai!! (2005)
  • Naruto x UT (2011)

Spin-Offs

  • NARUTO Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals (2012)

Naruto: Watch Order

Canon & Movies

Naruto (Episodes 1-105): Prologue & Land of Waves Arc, Chūnin Exams Arc, Konoha Crush Arc, Search for Tsunade.

Naruto Movie 1: Clash in the Land of Snow
Naruto Movie 1: Clash in the Land of Snow

Naruto Movie 1: Clash in the Land of Snow

Sasuke Recovery Mission Arc
Sasuke Recovery mission arc

Naruto (Episodes 106-160): Sasuke Recovery Mission Arc and Anime only episodes

Naruto Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
Naruto Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel 

Naruto Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel 

Naruto (Episodes 161-196): Anime only Arcs

Naruto Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
Naruto Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

Naruto Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

Ovas and Specials

Naruto: Find the Crimson Four-leaf Clover! (After Naruto episode 5)

Naruto: The Cross Roads (After Naruto episode 20)

Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival (After Naruto episode 98)

Naruto: The Lost Story – Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village (After Naruto episode 100)

Naruto Narutimate Hero 3: Tsuini Gekitotsu! Jounin vs. Genin!! Musabetsu Dairansen Taikai Kaisai!! (After Naruto episode 164)

Naruto Shippuden: Watch Order

Cannon & Movies

Kazekage Rescue Arc
Kazekage rescue arc

Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 1-23): Kazekage Rescue Arc

Naruto Shippuden Movie 1: Naruto Shippuden the Movie
Naruto Shippuden Movie 1: Naruto Shippuden the Movie 

Naruto Shippuden Movie 1: Naruto Shippuden the Movie 

The Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission
The Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission

Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 24-70): Kazekage Rescue Arc contd., The Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission

Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Bonds
Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Bonds 

Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Bonds 

Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 71-121): Akatsuki Suppression Mission, Itachi Pursuit Mission

Naruto Shippuden Movie 3: The Will of Fire
Naruto Shippuden Movie 3: The Will of Fire

Naruto Shippuden Movie 3: The Will of Fire 

Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 122-169): Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant, Fated Battle Between Brothers, Pain’s Assault

Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower
Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower

Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower 

Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 170-221): Five Kage Summit, Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown

Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison
Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison

Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison 

Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation
Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation

Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 222-271): Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown contd., Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation

Naruto Shippuden Movie 6: Road to Ninja
Naruto Shippuden Movie 6: Road to Ninja

Naruto Shippuden Movie 6: Road to Ninja

Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 272-479): Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation contd., Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax, Multi-Dimensional Battle

The Last: Naruto the Movie
The Last: Naruto the Movie

The Last: Naruto the Movie 

Naruto vs Sasuke final battle
Naruto vs Sasuke final battle

Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 480- 500): Fourth Shinobi World War ends, Naruto vs Sasuke final battle

Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Boruto: Naruto the Movie

Boruto: Naruto the Movie

NARUTO Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals
NARUTO Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals

NARUTO Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Ovas and Specials

Naruto x UT (After Naruto Shippuden episode 60)

Naruto: Shippuuden – Sunny Side Battle (After Naruto Shippuden episode 380)

Boruto: Jump Festa 2016 Special (After Naruto Shippuden episode 500)

I hope this article helps you to enjoy the fullest of the beloved Naruto series. It may be difficult to watch the episodes out of order, but the OVAs and movies can be watched as a stand-alone thing — though I personally wouldn’t recommend it. As with all good fictional worlds, your appreciation of characters and plot deepens when you follow them in a certain chronology.

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