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How to watch Naruto Series? Watch Order of Naruto

Naruto, a simple anime to follow, brings with it a fantastic and engaging plot. Not only that, but it also gives an insightful journey into the ancient culture of Japan. Famous for its undeniably motivating lessons, action sequences, and iconic Naruto run, it is safe to say that Naruto has indeed paved the way 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.

It is one of the highest-grossing and longest-running anime in history. However, if you are ready to plunge into the massive sea of content, you are undeniably in for a heck of a ride.

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

1. Release Order

A. Release Order

  • Naruto (2002-07)
  • Naruto: Shippuden (2007-17)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017)

B. 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)

C. Other Media

I. 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)

II. OVAs

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

III. Spin-Offs

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

2. Complete Chronological Order

Despite being extremely long, the story of Naruto is pretty straightforward. You don’t have to worry about missing out on the main plot as long as you follow the list below.

  1. Naruto (Episodes 1-105)
  2. Naruto Movie 1: Clash in the Land of Snow
  3. Naruto (Episodes 106-160)
  4. Naruto Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel 
  5. Naruto (Episodes 161-196)
  6. Naruto Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom 
  7. Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 1-23)
  8. Naruto Shippuden Movie 1: Naruto Shippuden the Movie 
  9. Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 24-70)
  10. Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Bonds 
  11. Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 71-121)
  12. Naruto Shippuden Movie 3: The Will of Fire 
  13. Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 122-169)
  14. Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower 
  15. Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 170-221)
  16. Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison 
  17. Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 222-271)
  18. Naruto Shippuden Movie 6: Road to Ninja
  19. Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 272-479)
  20. The Last: Naruto the Movie 
  21. Boruto: Naruto the Movie
  22. Boruto: Naruto the Movie – The Day Naruto Became the Hokage
  23. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  24. NARUTO Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals

3. Should you watch Naruto OVAs and Special Media?

OVAs and Specials in Naruto are side stories to main plot. Most of the time, their events do have an affect on the timeline of the series as a whole.

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The only important OVAs and Specials in Naruto is Boruto: Naruto the Movie – The Day Naruto Became the Hokage (2016) and you must watch that. 

Other than that, feel free to skip all the specials and OVAs. If you really wish to watch them, then can watch everything after the complete series otherwise follow the order mentioned below.

  • 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 x UT (After Naruto Shippuden episode 60)
  • Naruto Narutimate Hero 3: Tsuini Gekitotsu! Jounin vs. Genin!! Musabetsu Dairansen Taikai Kaisai!! (After Naruto episode 164)
  • Naruto: Shippuuden – Sunny Side Battle (After Naruto Shippuden episode 380)
  • Boruto: Jump Festa 2016 Special (After Naruto Shippuden episode 500)

4. 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 Shounen Jump. The manga has collected 72 volumes in tankōbon format.

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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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7 replies on “How to watch Naruto Series? Watch Order of Naruto”

Ok, I’m about to finish Naruto and I got confused. I was deciding whether I should watch the movie then watch the rest of the episodes or do I finish it fully then watch the movie and I decided to do that. But now I’m confused again, do I watch the day naruto beame hokage after the boruto movie or do I watch the boruto movie first. And do I watch the series then watch the boruto movie or again watch the movie first before the series. I would really appreciate some help.

Hi! I currently finished all 9 seasons of Naruto on Netflix. I’m confused on what the third Naruto series that is listed on the correct order to watch it. Please help lmfao

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