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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. 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 explores 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.

There are two parts to Naruto. The first one is simply Naruto, with 220 episodes, while part 2 is Naruto Shippuden, with 500 episodes. The series is also rich with ten movies, several OVAs, and specials.

To help you navigate through this vast universe of Naruto, we are here with the perfect watch order guide.

1. Recommended Naruto Watch Order/Chronological Order

The best way to watch Naruto is by watching it in the chronological order below. It includes when to pick up a movie while watching the series. As for the OVAs, specials, and the spinoff series, you can watch them anytime because it won’t affect the overall experience.

How to watch Naruto Series? Watch Order of Naruto
Naruto | Source: Fandom
  • Naruto (Episodes 1-105)
  • Naruto Movie 1: Clash in the Land of Snow
  • Naruto (Episodes 106-160)
  • Naruto Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
  • Naruto (Episodes 161-196)
  • Naruto Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
  • Naruto (Episodes 197-220)
  • Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 1-53)
  • Naruto Shippuden Movie 1: Naruto Shippuden the Movie
  • Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 54-70)
  • Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Bonds
  • Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 71-121)
  • Naruto Shippuden Movie 3: The Will of Fire
  • Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 122-169)
  • Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower
  • Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 170-221)
  • Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison
  • Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 222-271)
  • Naruto Shippuden Movie 6: Road to Ninja
  • Naruto: Shippuden (Episodes 272-500)
  • The Last: Naruto the Movie
  • Boruto: Naruto the Movie
  • Boruto: Naruto the Movie – The Day Naruto Became the Hokage
  • NARUTO Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals

2. Naruto Release Order

Anime Seasons

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

Movies

  • 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)

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

Owing to its huge fanbase and popularity, Naruto is available to watch with English sub and dub on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix, and many other websites. 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 GelelPrime VideoNetflix
Naruto Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon KingdomNetflix, Prime VideoNetflix
Naruto Shippûden: The MovieNetflix, Prime Video, VuduNetflix, Vudu
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie – BondsNetflix, Prime VideoNetflix
Naruto Shippûden: The Movie 3: Inheritors of the Will of FireNetflix, Prime VideoNetflix
Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost TowerNetflix, Prime VideoNetflix
Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood PrisonNetflix, Prime VideoNetflix
Naruto Shippuden Movie 6: Road to NinjaNetflix, Prime VideoNetflix
The Last: Naruto the MoviePrime Video, VuduNetflix
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4. Can you download and watch Naruto offline?

Several websites offer download options with their different packages, and we have the readymade list right here:

WebsiteSubscription PackagesOffline Viewing
CrunchyrollFan – $7.99/monthNo
Mega Fan – $9.99/monthYes
Ultimate Fan – $14.99/monthYes
FunimationPremium: $5.99 a month / $59.99 per yearNo
Premium Plus: $7.99 a month / $79.99 per yearYes
Premium Plus Ultra: $99.99 per yearYes
NetflixBasic with ads: $6.99/monthNo
Basic: $9.99/monthYes
Standard: $15.49/monthYes
Premium: $19.99/monthYes
HuluAd-Supported: $7.99/month (or $79.99/year)Yes
No Ads: $14.99/monthYes
TubiNo
Pluto TVNo
PeacockPremium: $4.99 per month, or $49.99 per yearNo
Premium Plus: $9.99 per month, or $99.99 per yearYes
VuduOnly Owned or Rented Movies/ SeriesYes
HooplaFreeYes

5. What to do if Naruto is unavailable in your region?

A lot of anime are geo-blocked for several countries. If the anime isn’t available on any streaming website in your area, then you can use a VPN to bypass the geo-block.

What to do if Naruto is unavailable in your region?
Naruto | Source: Netflix

There are many paid VPN services available, but you also have free options at hand. You can also use free browser extensions VPNs that you will find in the extension store.

If you are accessing streaming websites from your phone, you will find several VPNs from the app store. The important thing is that Naruto is present on Netflix, Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and many other streaming websites’ catalogs, so set your VPN to a suitable location to access the anime from anywhere.

6. How much time will it take to complete Naruto?

It will take you a total of 404 hours and 28 mins, or almost 17 days, to complete the whole of Naruto, including all the series, movies, specials, OVAs, and spinoffs.

Here is the runtime of each installment of Naruto:

  • Naruto anime: 84hrs 20 mins (200 episodes of 23 mins each)
  • Naruto Shippuuden: 191 hours and 40 minutes (500 episodes of 23 mins each)
  • Boruto anime: 90 hours and 50 minutes (237 episodes of 23 mins each)
  • Movie: 17hrs 35 mins
  • Specials: 2hrs 7 mins
  • Ova: 32 mins
  • Spinoff: 20hrs 24 mins

7. Frequently Asked Questions

I. Should you watch Naruto OVAs and Special Media?

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

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.

Should you watch Naruto OVAs and Special Media?
Naruto Uzumaki | Source: Fandom

Other than that, feel free to skip all the specials and OVAs. If you really wish to watch them, then you 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)

II. Which Naruto episodes should you skip?

While I want you to watch Naruto without missing any episodes, there’s no denying that the show has a lot of fillers, and many of them show up at the most climactic moments.

So if you wish to get through the main story arcs only, we’ve got a list of all the fillers you need to skip.

6. 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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Comments:

11 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

This is a good list, except I wouldn’t recommend watching The Cross Roads after episode 20. The post credits scene has a relatively big spoiler.

Other than that, great list.

I remember visiting the page couple months back and it had the list of all specials too, like finding the four leaf clover, and “lost episodes”. I have finally gotten around to shippuden, and see that the special episode list is missing. Would you be able to add it back, or is there a reason why you had to remove it? and i don’t mean filler arcs or movies, as i said they were regular 10-20 min episodes. i know only one special in shippuden and it is “sunny side up battle” where itachi makes breakfast for sasuke. but i do not know what other ones are and what order they come in.

Hello there, I have updated the watch order once again to make it easier for you to navigate. You will find all the required information now. Have fun!

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