Boruto, probably the most controversial anime of all time, has survived for 5 years and gained a huge fandom worldwide.
On the one hand, it is praised for its beautiful animation, fresh storyline, and relatable characters. On the other hand, it faces the backlash of not being as good as Naruto was.
Boruto has a single season that has been airing since 2017 and now stands at 294 episodes with a staggering 78% filler and a movie under its belt.
As Boruto only has a long-running anime and a single movie, its chronological order is pretty easy. You just need to watch Boruto: The Naruto Movie between episodes 51 and 52 of Boruto.
- Boruto: Naruto Next Generation (2017)
- Episode 1-51
- Boruto: The Naruto Movie (2015)
- Boruto: Naruto Next Generation (2017)
- Episode 52- 293 (ongoing)
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations received a single movie in 2015 that you need to watch other before the anime. The rest of the episodes can be watched according to the recommended order.
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generation is currently running on its 23rd story arc. To better understand the series before viewing it without any spoilers, here is the list of the arcs and the episodes that the arcs preside on.
- Academy Entrance Arc (episodes 1-18)
- Naruto Gaiden Arc (episodes 19-24)
- School Field Trip Arc (episodes 25-34)
- Graduation Exam Arc (episodes 35-39)
- Genin Mission Arc (episodes 40-42)
- Byakuya Gang Arc (episodes 43-52)
- Chunin Exam Arc (aka Versus Momoshiki Arc) (episodes 53-66)
- Chocho Arc (episodes 67-71)
- Mitsuki Disappearance Arc (episodes 72-92)
- Parent and Child Day Arc (episodes 93-97)
- Juugo Arc (episodes 98-105)
- Steam Ninja Scrolls Arc (episodes 106-115)
- Konohamaru and Remon Arc (episodes 116-119)
- One Tail Escort Mission Arc (episodess 120-127)
- Time Slip Arc (episodes 128-140)
- Mujina Bandits Arc (episodes 141-156)
- Kara Actuation Arc (episodes 157-177)
- Vessel Arc (episodes 178-187)
- Kawaki Arc: Kara Clash (episodes 188-205)
- Kawaki Arc: Otsutsuki Awakening (episodes 206 – 220)
- Chūnin Re-Examination Arc (episodes 221 – 227)
- Great Sea Battle of Kirigakure Arc (episodes 228 – 260)
- Kawaki & Himawari Academy Arc (episodes 261- 273)
- Labyrinth Game Arc (episodes 274-281)
- Sasuke Retsuden Arc (episodes 282-current)
- Code Arc (upcoming)
You can stream Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime on Crunchyroll and Hulu. The Boruto movie is available on Prime Video and Vudu.
|Title||Where to watch with English subs||Where to watch with English dub|
|Boruto Movie||Prime Video, Vudu||Vudu|
|Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Series||Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu||Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu|
Unfortunately, having a Netflix subscription will not be enough for viewers in the USA and Canada as it is not streaming Boruto.
Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and many other websites offer a download option through which you can watch Boruto offline. Several websites offer download options with their different packages, and we have the readymade list right here:
|Website||Subscription Packages||Offline Viewing|
|Crunchyroll||Fan – $7.99/month||No|
|Mega Fan – $9.99/month||Yes|
|Ultimate Fan – $14.99/month||Yes|
|Funimation||Premium: $5.99 a month / $59.99 per year||No|
|Premium Plus: $7.99 a month / $79.99 per year||Yes|
|Premium Plus Ultra: $99.99 per year||Yes|
|Netflix||Basic with ads: $6.99/month||No|
|Hulu||Ad-Supported: $7.99/month (or $79.99/year)||Yes|
|No Ads: $14.99/month||Yes|
|Vudu||Only Owned or Rented Movies/ Series||Yes|
If Boruto isn’t available on any streaming website in your area, then you can use a VPN to bypass the geo-block. Some of the top VPN service providers in the game are ExpressVPN, Nord VPN, Proton VPN, Cyberghost, and Private Internet Access, to name a few.
All you have to do is connect to a country where your preferred anime is streaming, and voila, you can now watch My Hero Academia even if it is unavailable in your region.
There are many unpaid VPN services at hand or free browser extensions. However, using low-tier VPN providers might decrease your speed and get you blocked by streaming services. Connection drops and unsecured encryption are also other disadvantages.
The important thing is that Boruto is present on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu and Netflix’s catalogs, so set your VPN to a suitable location to access the anime from anywhere.
Boruto anime and movie together will take 5 days of nonstop watching to get completed.
In the case of the Boruto anime series, each episode has a run time of 23 minutes, and so for all the 293 episodes released so far, it is a total run time of 6739 minutes.
Also, the run time of Boruto: The Naruto Movie is 95 minutes. So, if we further add it to the series, it is 6834 minutes, which is 113 hours, roughly five days of non-stop watching.
Fillers in anime can be pretty annoying as they stop the progress of the main storyline and feel quite a stretch.
In the case of Boruto, the anime needs time to catch up with the events taking place in the manga, as both the anime and manga started pretty much at the same time.
Fillers are also a great way to learn new information about the characters; however, the filler arcs have little to no significance compared with the main plot.
Many new anime fans might not feel like watching the 720 episodes of Naruto pre-Boruto and skip straight to the latter. Yes, you can watch Boruto without watching Naruto because, despite taking place after Naruto, the story is fresh and different from Naruto.
Boruto gets good from the Chūnin Exams Arc (episodes 51-66). The only notable arcs before the Chūnin Exams are the Sarada Uchiha Arc (episodes 17-24) and the School Trip Arc (episodes 25-32). After the Chūnin Exams, the anime only gets better.
Despite being the successor of Naruto, I guess people will have a question wrangling in their mind; Is Boruto worth watching it? The answer is YES. It is worth every penny and hype, and I would highly recommend you watch it in chronological order.
There is no doubt that most of those watching Boruto will be Naruto fans; thus, a word of advice, do not watch Boruto thinking it is an extended portion of Naruto because it is nothing like it.
Although it is a continuation of Naruto, Boruto is a world away from Naruto, with fresh storytelling and a relaxing atmosphere compared to Naruto.
Just like with every filler in any anime, we can skip the fillers of Boruto too. The reason is simple: it does not advance the story, and with 78% of it being fillers, it can be an unnecessary stumbling block.
12. About Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is written and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto, and supervised by Masashi Kishimoto. It came into serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in June 2016.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is the series that follows the exploits of Naruto’s son, Boruto, during his academy days and further on.
The series follows the character development of Boruto and the looming evil that challenges the fate of him and his loved ones.