Naruto Watch Order: A Complete Guide To Watch Naruto

If you’re a newbie to Naruto or if you’ve been following the series for years, one of the most common questions is “What order should I watch in?” The answer isn’t always clear-cut.

There are many different ways to go about watching the series, and it’s nearly impossible for any fan to tell another what they need to watch when. This guide will take into account all possible viewing orders so that no matter when you start, be sure to finish!

The original story of Naruto series contains three main parts; Naruto (220 episodes) aired Oct 3, 2002 to Feb 8, 2007, and then the sequel entitled Naruto: Shippuden (500 episodes) aired Feb 15, 2007 to Mar 23, 2017, and the last Boruto: Naruto Next Generations still airing from Apr 5, 2017.

However Naruto story has many movies that you can watch alongside or in between time gaps. So you should keep track of all the movies too.

List of Chronological Naruto Series

So, here are is list of the chronological Naruto series (including movies) from beginning to present.

Naruto Episodes 1-101
Naruto the Movie 1: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Naruto Episodes 106-160
Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
Naruto Episodes 161-196
Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
Naruto Episodes 197-220
Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 1-23
Naruto Shippuden the Movie 1: Naruto Shippuden the Movie
Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 24-70
Naruto Shippuden the Movie 2: Bonds
Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 71-121
Naruto Shippuden the Movie 3: The Will of Fire
Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 122-155
Naruto Shippuden the Movie 4: The Lost Tower
Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 156-196
Naruto Shippuden the Movie 5: Blood Prison
Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 222-251
Naruto Shippuden the Movie 6: Road to Ninja
Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 252-493
The Last: Naruto the Movie
Naruto: Shippuden episodes 494-500
Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Boruto: Naruto The Movie – The Day Naruto Became Hokage
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Series)

Details of The Naruto Watch Guide

So here are is the details of how you can follow to watch all of the chronological Naruto series.

*The next contents below may contains spoilers, just stop here if you don’t want to be spoiled.

1. Naruto (220 Episodes)

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Naruto starts with a boy named Uzumaki Naruto who is shown to be talented in overcoming obstacles that have been placed before him. Despite being shunned by most of the village and his peers, Naruto’s determination to become Hokage drives him to pursue this goal against all odds.

In the early stages of the series, he meets several characters who become important to him, such as Uchiha Sasuke and Haruno Sakura. The two share a similar goal – attracting the attention of their crush – and Sakura’s closeness with Sasuke drives Naruto crazy with envy.

After graduating from academy, they become ninja and taught by Kakashi in a team called “team 7”. Their adventure to become the strongest ninja begin until the story that Sasuke leaves village for getting more power from Orochimaru.

2. Naruto the Movie 1: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow

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The first Naruto movie, Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow, debuted in Japan on August 21, 2004 and is set during the anime’s 101st episode. This movie focuses on the adventures of Team 7 members Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura. They were sent on a mission by their teacher, Kakashi Hatake.

They are sent for the mission of protecting Yukie, a well-known actress. What is surprising is that it is revealed that Yukie is Princess Koyuki Kazahana from the Land of Snow.

3. Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel

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The second Naruto movie is called Legend of the Stone of Gelel, which is based on an episode from the anime series. The story of this movie continues from the 160th episode of the anime series and was released in Japan on August 6, 2005.

In the story, Naruto, Sakura, and Shikamaru are sent to protect the Gelel Stone, a revered stone that may provide its user with regeneration abilities as well as slowed aging. Naruto is helped by Gaara and Kankuro. They are from Sunagakure village. They fight Haido to stop him from doing bad things.

4. Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of The Crescent Moon Kingdom

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The third Naruto movie, titled Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom, premiered in Japan on August 5, 2006. The story continues from the anime series Naruto episode 196.

Team 7 and Rock Lee are sent to protect Michiru, the prince of the Land of the Moon, and his son Hikaru safe. They confront Ishidate, a hired assassin for Shabadaba’s minister who is paid to kill the prince and his son.

5. Naruto: Shippuden (500 Episodes)

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Naruto Shippuden is an anime series that contains 500 episodes, which aired in Japan from 2007 to 2017.

The story of this anime continues from the original Naruto anime. Naruto: Shippuden is Naruto’s continuation of the original series, set two years later. Naruto battles new villains like the mysterious Akatsuki organization, which comprises powerful individuals who want to wipe out the world’s entire ninja population.

This sequel also brings the story to the end, and the final battle Naruto vs Sasuke happened, after the ultimate Ninja war.

6. Naruto Shippuden the Movie 1: Naruto Shippuden the Movie

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The first of the Shippuden arc is this movie. The story of follows the original episode 32 of Naruto Shippuden, which aired in Japan on August 4, 2007. This movie tells as he prepares for his predicted death at the hands of a monster.

Naruto, who was charged with defending priest Shion from the malevolent spirit Mory, was thinking about his death prediction. To accomplish their goal, Naruto and his pals must combat the evil demon and preserve the planet.

7. Naruto Shippuden the Movie 2: Bonds

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The original Japanese release date for the movie was August 2, 2008, from the plot of episode 71. In this Naruto movie, the story follows enemy ninja from the Land of Heaven who seek vengeance for a previous attack on the Hidden Leaf Village during the Second Great Ninja World War.

This movie has one of the most intriguing plots. After Sasuke departed from Konoha, Naruto met with him and worked together to defeat their common enemy.

8. Naruto Shippuden the Movie 3: The Will of Fire

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This Movie was published on August 1, 2009. The story is linked to episode 121. When ninja with Kekkei Genkai abilities start to go missing from Kumogakure, Iwagakure, Kirigakure, and Sunagakure during the fourth Shinobi World War’s.

Team seven is sent out to capture the same Kekkei Genkai as the missing ninja. They walked until they reached Mount Shumisen, which lies between Iwagakure and Kusagakure.

9. Naruto Shippuden the Movie 4: The Lost Tower

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This Movie was released in Japan on July 31, 2010, and the plot follows episodes 155-156. Team 7 is sent on a mission to capture a missing ninja known as Mukade.

In this movie, Naruto and Yamato are sent to the island of Loran in ancient times, where they meet Queen Sara. After Anrokuzan reveals that the people have been kidnapped and that he will call forth the “Puppet Ninja Squad,” Naruto agrees to safeguard Sara.

10. Naruto Shippuden the Movie 5: Blood Prison

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The Naruto Shippuden Movie: Blood Prison was released in Japan on July 27, 2011. This movie shows the capture of Naruto, who is said to have assaulted the Fourth Raikage.

He is imprisoned in Hōzuki Castle, a notorious “Blood Prison” criminal prison. Mui, the warden, sealed Naruto’s fox chakra to prevent him from using his magic and paralyse his abilities.

11. Naruto Shippuden the Movie 6: Road to Ninja

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The plot of this film is related to episode 251. Naruto and Sakura are sent into an alternative reality by Tobi, who uses Limited Tsukuyomi, in the narrative of the movie.

In this movie, we see reverse reality, what would have happened if Naruto’s parents were still alive, Sasuke had not betrayed Konoha, and Sakura became an orphan.

12. The Last: Naruto the Movie

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The final Naruto movie was released in Japan on December 6, 2014, and it occurs after episode 493. The story follows two years after the Fourth Ninja World War and focuses on a moon in the Shinobi world destined to collide with Earth.

Toneri Otsutsuki, descendant of Hagoromo Otsutsuki’s twin brother Rikudo Sennin, Hamura Otsutsuki, is the one who caused the moon and earth to collide. Toneri also kidnapped Hinata’s sister Hanabi despite his actual goal being to get Hinata.

This movie, “The Last: Naruto the Movie” is the only “canon” movie in Naruto series.

13. The Last Episodes (494-500)

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After winning the war, and fighting with Sasuke, Naruto is now considered a hero of the ninja world. Not only that, the last few episodes tell the story of Naruto and Hinata’s marriage.

14. Boruto: Naruto the Movie

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Although the main story of Naruto has ended, this series is still continuing with the story of Naruto’s son, Boruto. In this movie tells Boruto’s adventures become a Ninja.

In this movie, it tells the story of a new enemy who also comes from the Otsusuki Clan, namely Kinshiki. Besides Boruto, Naruto, and Sasuke also play a role in this movie.

15. Boruto: Naruto The Movie – The Day Naruto Became Hokage

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This is just a short movie that tells the story of what happened on Naruto’s first day as Hokage.

During his inauguration as the village’s Hokage, Naruto had to go through an unanticipated occurrence that left him unable to come and was replaced by Konohamaru.

Conclusion

Remember that no matter when you start or how many times you watch it, finish it! There are far too many details in Naruto series to catch on your first time through. If you feel like you need to rewatch the episodes, do it. There’s no harm in watching something twice (or more). But make sure you finish it!

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