NARUTO. Who hasn’t heard that word before? Especially if you’re a weeb or Asian, I bet even your mom knows who that guy is. Naruto is just an amazing and legendary show that has become an iconic presence in anime and just pop culture in general. But we’re not here to praise Naruto in all of its glory.
Without a doubt, the show is massive, with the original Naruto series having 220 episodes and Naruto Shippuden having 500 episodes, and even Boruto is coming. Your average weeb just can’t seem to watch it properly without some sort of guide. Well, don’t worry because I’m here. I’ll be giving you the correct way to watch Naruto in order.
Also, be sure to check out the correct way to watch Boruto if you’re already finished with Naruto.
What is Naruto?
Before we start, there might be some greenies out there who don’t know what Naruto actually is and why people who love anime love it.
The Naruto series is an anime adaptation of the manga of the same name, which was written by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga had 700 chapters spread across 72 volumes in total. Naruto pioneered the Shounen tropes that we see now. The flashbacks during fights, the power of friendship, and even the teams where it’s always 2 boys and 1 girl.
After the manga series was adapted, Naruto quickly became popular. The series became a staple in Asian households and was even one of the first anime to attract the attention of western audiences. In 2015, there were over 200 million copies of the manga sold in all four corners of the globe.
So now that you know what Naruto is, you might be thinking to yourself, “What’s it all about?
Naruto follows the story of Naruto Uzamaki, an aspiring shinobi from the Hidden Leaf Village, or Konoha. Naruto, despite all the discrimination he gets from the villagers, wants to become the Hokage, the highest ranking shinobi in Konoha.
While training, he meets new people that believe in him or get in his way. He joins a team called “Team 7” with Sasuke, the last Uchiha, and Sakura Haruno. Together, these 3 go on missions while they’re being guided by their sensei, Kakashi.
We follow Naruto’s journey as he does his best, throwing blood, sweat, and tears at the dream he fights so hard to achieve. A boy who’s thrown aside by the village, with a heart bigger than his ambition.
THE WATCH ORDER
So, without further ado, we have the COMPLETE Naruto Watch Order. This will help you navigate this massive show and make sure that you won’t get lost.
- Naruto Episode 1-101
- Naruto: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
- Naruto Episode 102-160
- Naruto: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
- Naruto Episode 161-196
- Naruto: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
- Naruto Shippuden Episode 1-23
- Naruto Shippuden The Movie
- Naruto Shippuden Episode 23-70
- Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds
- Naruto Shippuden Episode 70-121
- Naruto Shippuden Inheritors of the Will of Fire
- Naruto Shippuden Episode 121-169
- Naruto Shippuden The Lost Tower
- Naruto Shippuden Episode 169-221
- Naruto Shippuden Blood Prison
- Naruto Shippuden Episode 221-271
- Naruto Shippuden Road To Ninja
- Naruto Shippuden Episode 271-493
- The Last: Naruto The Movie
- Naruto Shippuden Episode 493-500
Do keep in mind that not all of these are canon and that some of them might not appear in the manga. If you’re interested in watching only canon episodes without those pesky fillers, you might need to find a Naruto Filler List.
So that was it, my beautiful weebs. I hope this helped you watch Naruto in the right order. Naruto is an amazing show, and I think everyone should watch it. It changes lives for the better and is one of the reasons why anime is such a blessing.