Complete Filler Guide for Naruto & Naruto Shippuden

You might be wary of the filler content in major anime franchises, but let me tell you, Naruto knows how to do fillers. Some fillers reveal Kakashi’s face, while others have decent villains. Of course, some are redundant, and that’s why we are here with the complete filler list of Naruto to help you out.

The filler percentage of Naruto and Naruto Shippuden stands at a staggering 41%. Naruto has 90 fillers and 56 mixed canon/filler episodes out of the 220 total. Naruto Shippuden, on the other hand, boasts 199 filler episodes and 62 mixed canon ones out of 500. 

1. Filler List

A complete list of all Naruto and Naruto Shippuden fillers and whether you should skip them or not:

Which episodes of Naruto can you skip? Easy-to-Use Filler List Guide
Naruto | Source: Fandom
Episode No.Arc/ Episode NameWatch or Skip
26Chunin Exams ArcSkip
97Search for Tsunade ArcSkip
101Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei’s True Face!Watch
102-106Land Of Tea Escort MissionSkip
136-140Land Of Rice Fields Investigation MissionWatch
142-147Mizuki Tracking MissionSkip
148-151Bikochu Search MissionSkip
152-157Kurosuki Family Removal MissionWatch
158Follow My Lead! The Great Survival ChallengeSkip
159-160Gosunkugi Capture MissionSkip
161The Appearance of Strange VisitorsSkip
162-167Cursed Warrior Extermination MissionSkip
168Mix It, Stretch It, Boil It Up! Burn, Copper Pot, BurnSkip
169-173Kaima Capture MissionSkip
174Impossible! Celebrity Ninja Art – Money Style JutsuSkip
175-176Buried Gold Excavation MissionSkip
177Please, Mr. PostmanSkip
178-183Star Guard MissionSkip
184Kiba’s Long Day!Skip
185A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa!Watch
186Laughing ShinoWatch
187- 191 Peddlers Escort MissionSkip
192Ino Screams! Chubby Paradise!Watch
193Viva Dojo Challenge! Youth Is All About Passion!Skip
194The Mysterious Curse of the Haunted CastleSkip
195-196Third Great Beast ArcSkip
197-201Konoha Plans Recapture MissionSkip
202The Top 5 Ninja BattlesSkip
203-207Yakumo Kurama Rescue MissionSkip
208 The Weight of the Prized Artifact!The Weight of the Prized ArtifactSkip
209-212 The Enemy: Ninja DropoutsGantetsu Escort MissionSkip
213-215Menma Memory Search MissionSkip
216-219Sunagakure Support MissionWatch
Naruto Shippuden:
Episode No.Arc/ Episode NameWatch or Skip
57-71Twelve Guardian NinjaSkip
91-112Three-Tails’ AppearanceWatch
144-151Six-Tails UnleashedWatch
170-171The Quest for the Fourth Hokage’s LegacySkip
176-179, 181, 182, 184, 185, 187-196Past Arc: The Locus Of KonohaSkip
180, 183, 186Past Arc: The Locus of KonohaWatch
223-242Paradise Life On A BoatSkip
257-260Sasuke and Naruto FlashbacksSkip
271Road to SakuraWatch
261-270, 272-289, 296-310, 312-321Fourth Shinobi World War: ConfrontationSkip
303-305Ghosts from the PastWatch
347-348-Yahiko, Konan, and Nagato FlashbackSkip
349-361Kakashi’s Anbu ArcWatch
376-377Mecha Naruto ArcWatch
388My First FriendSkip
389-390Hinata and Hanabi ChildhoodSkip
394-413The New Chunin ExamsSkip
416-417Birth Of The Ten-Tails’ JinchurikiSkip
422-423Naruto + KonohamaruSkip
427-450Birth Of The Ten-Tails’ Jinchuriki, Jiraiya Shinobi Handbook: The Tale Of Naruto The HeroSkip
464-468Kaguya Otsutsuki StrikesSkip

2. Mixed Canon/Filler

Mixed Canon/Filler episodes are those that contain scenes adapted from the manga mixed with original elements. You should watch all mixed canon/ filler episodes, as they are still a part of the canon story. 

Naruto:Where to Watch?
Episode No., NameArcCrunchyroll, Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, Peacock, Funimation, Hoopla, Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock, The Roku Channel, Vudu
7-19Prologue – Land of Waves Arc
20-66Chunin Exams Arc
69-74Konoha Crush
83-100Search For Tsunade
112-131     Sasuke Recovery Mission
141    Sakura’s DeterminationLand Of Rice Fields Investigation Mission
142-147Mizuki Tracking Mission
220    DepartureSunagakure Support Mission
Naruto Shippuden:Where to Watch?
Episode No.ArcCrunchyroll, Pluto TV, Adult Swim
1-19Kazekage Rescue Mission arc
24-25Kazekage Rescue Mission arc
45Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission
49-50Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission

3. Canon Episodes

Canon episodes are those that adapt directly from the manga and have no original scenes. You absolutely can’t miss out on these episodes, as they are detrimental to the plot.

Which episodes of Naruto can you skip? Easy-to-Use Filler List Guide
Naruto | Source: Fandom

Naruto Manga Canon Episodes: 1-6, 8, 10-13, 17, 22, 25, 31-36, 42, 48, 50-51, 61-62, 64-65, 67-68, 73, 75-82, 84-96, 107-111, 115-125, 128-129, 132-135

Naruto Shippuden Manga Canon Episodes: 20-23, 26-27, 29-44, 46-48, 51-53, 55, 72-88, 113-114, 116-126, 129-143, 152-169, 172-175, 197-212, 214-222, 243-253, 255-256, 261-270, 272-278, 282-283, 297-302, 321-323, 325-326, 329, 332-337, 339-345, 363-375, 378-384, 387, 391-393, 414, 418, 420-421, 424-425, 459, 463, 470, 473-477, 484-500

4. Where to watch Naruto with English subs and dub?

All Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime and movies are available to watch with English sub and dubs on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix, and many other websites. The OVAs are not available to stream.

You can find the full streaming list here.

TitleWhere to stream with Eng subs?Where to stream with Eng dub?
Naruto (2005)Crunchyroll, Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, Peacock, Funimation, Hoopla, Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock, The Roku Channel, VuduCrunchyroll, Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, Peacock, Funimation, Hoopla, Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock, The Roku Channel, Vudu
Naruto ShippudenCrunchyroll, Pluto TV, Adult SwimCrunchyroll, Pluto TV, Adult Swim
Naruto Movie 1: Ninja Clash in the Land of SnowNetflixNetflix
Naruto Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel Prime VideoNetflix
Naruto Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon KingdomNetflix, Prime VideoNetflix
Naruto Shippûden: The MovieNetflix, Prime Video, VuduNetflix, Vudu
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie – Bonds Netflix, Prime VideoNetflix
Naruto Shippûden: The Movie 3: Inheritors of the Will of FireNetflix, Prime VideoNetflix
Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower Netflix, Prime VideoNetflix
Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison Netflix, Prime VideoNetflix
Naruto Shippuden Movie 6: Road to NinjaNetflix, Prime VideoNetflix
The Last: Naruto the Movie Prime Video, VuduNetflix

5. Which Fillers Can You Skip in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden?

You can skip most of the fillers in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, as they might not have any impact on the plot. However, here is a list of filler episodes you should not skip. 


  • The Will of Fire Still Burns! (Episode 99)
  • Kakashi’s Face: Gotta See, Gotta Know (Episode 101)
  • Land of Rice Fields Investigation Mission Arc (Episodes 136–141)
  • Kurosuki Family Removal Mission Arc (Episodes 152–157
  • A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa (Episode 185)
  • Laughing Shino (Episode 186)
  • Ino Screams: Chubby Paradise (Episode 192)
  • Sunagakure Support Mission Arc (Episodes 216–220)

Naruto Shippuden

  • Three-Tails Appearance Arc (Episodes 90–112)
  • Tales of a Gutsy Ninja (Episodes 127–128)
  • Six-Tails Unleashed (Episodes 144–151)
  • Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha Episodes 180, 183, 186)
  • Road to Sakura (Episode 271)
  • Power (Episodes 290–295)
  • Ghosts from the Past (Episodes 303–305)
  • Kakashi’s Anbu Arc (Episodes 349–361)
  • Mecha Naruto Arc (Episodes 376–377)
  • Itachi’s Story (Episodes 451–458)

I. Which Naruto Movies and OVAs are Worth Watching?

Naruto has received ten movies and nine OVAs during its run, but all of them are filler. Only The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014) is canon and a must-watch. You can skip everything else.

TitleFiller or Canon?Watch or Skip?Where to Watch?
Naruto Movie 1: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004)FillerSkipNetflix
Naruto Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)FillerSkipPrime Video
Naruto Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006)FillerSkipNetflix, Prime Video
Naruto Shippuden Movie 1 (2007)FillerSkipNetflix, Prime Video, Vudu
Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Bonds (2008)FillerWatchNetflix, Prime Video
Naruto Shippuden Movie 3: The Will of Fire (2009)FillerWatchNetflix, Prime Video
Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower (2010)FillerSkipNetflix, Prime Video
Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison (2011)FillerSkipNetflix, Prime Video
Naruto Shippuden Movie 6: Road to Ninja (2012)FillerWatchNetflix, Prime Video
The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)CanonWatchPrime Video, Vudu

Naruto: Find the Crimson Four-leaf Clover! (2003)FillerSkip
Naruto: The Lost Story – Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village (2003)FillerSkip
Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival (2004)FillerSkip
Naruto: The Cross Roads (2009)FillerSkip
Naruto: Shippuuden – Sunny Side Battle (2013)FillerSkip
Naruto Narutimate Hero 3: Tsuini Gekitotsu! Jounin vs. Genin!! Musabetsu Dairansen Taikai Kaisai!! (2005)FillerSkip
Naruto x UT (2011)FillerSkip
NARUTO Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals (2012)FillerSkip

6. Why do filler arcs exist?

Filler episodes are born out of necessity. Original content is introduced to anime when the manga is on the verge of running out of chapters. They provide enough time for the manga to catch on before returning to the actual plot.

Thus, canon episodes mean the content that is adapted directly from the manga with no original additions. Fillers can sometimes add more depth to the show as they explore some side quests that might later become endearing to the audience.

Which episodes of Naruto can you skip? Easy-to-Use Filler List Guide
Kurama’s Death Why Does Naruto Lose Him | Source: Fandom

Naruto and Naruto Shippuden have fillers for the same reason as the anime episodes caught up to the manga before new chapters could be released. To keep the weekly anime airing, original content had to be adapted. 

7. Conclusion

Now you have an extensive list of fillers and mixed canon episodes of both Naruto and Naruto Shippuden. You can save the article and open it to follow up before you want to attempt another arc of the anime. 

Besides the fillers and mixed canon, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden have one anime canon episode each. You can skip episode 28 of Naruto Shippuden, but episode 99 of Naruto is watchable.

Get ready to dive into the wonderful world of Naruto, and don’t forget to comment any queries you have.

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8. About Naruto

Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. Its publication began on September 21, 1999, and continued till November 10, 2014, in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga has collected 72 volumes in tankōbon format.

Naruto Shippuden is Part II of the anime series, which follows an older Naruto as he attempts to save his friend Sasuke while at the same time – addressing the looming threat of the criminal organization – Akatsuki – who are targeting him for their grander scheme.


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