Naruto | Filler episodes

Being one of the most popular shounen in the world, Naruto is also known for having filler arcs that have nothing to do with the plot of the manga and were only used to give the writer time to come up with new stories, so here we will help you discern which episodes can be skipped from both the Naruto saga and Naruto Shippuden.

Filler episodes in Naruto

1 Naruto filler episodes

The first series of Naruto has many episodes that mix the canon of the manga with filler invented only for the anime. We start with the mixture between canon and padding :

  • 7
  • 9
  • 14-16
  • 18-21
  • 23-24
  • 27-30
  • 37-41
  • 43-47
  • 49
  • 52-60
  • 63
  • 66
  • 69-72
  • 74
  • 83
  • 98
  • 100
  • 112-114
  • 126-127
  • 130-131
  • 141-142
  • 220

The chapters that are entirely filler and can be skipped without any problem of missing something, are the following:

  • 26
  • 97
  • 99
  • 101-106
  • 136-140
  • 143-219

canonical episodes

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  • 1-6
  • eight
  • 10-13
  • 17
  • 22
  • 25
  • 31-36
  • 42
  • 48
  • 50-51
  • 61-62
  • 64-65
  • 67-68
  • 73
  • 75-82
  • 84-96
  • 107-111
  • 115-125
  • 128-129
  • 132-135

Filler episodes in Naruto Shippuden

3 Naruto Filler Episodes

As in its predecessor, the series had several episodes that mixed the canon of the manga with the filler , so here we have the list of episodes:

  • 1-19
  • 24-25
  • 28
  • 45
  • 49-50
  • 54
  • 56
  • 89
  • 115
  • 127-128
  • 213
  • 324
  • 327-328
  • 330-331
  • 338, 346
  • 385-386
  • 388
  • 417
  • 419
  • 426
  • 451-458
  • 460-462
  • 471-472
  • 478-479
  • 484-500

Filler episodes that can be skipped without problem:

  • 57-71
  • 90-112
  • 144-151
  • 170-171
  • 176-196
  • 223-242
  • 257-260
  • 271
  • 279-281
  • 284-295
  • 303-320
  • 347-361
  • 376-377
  • 389-390
  • 394-413
  • 416
  • 422-423
  • 427-450
  • 464-469
  • 480-483

canonical episodes

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  • 20-23
  • 26-27
  • 29-44
  • 46-48
  • 51-53
  • 55
  • 72-88
  • 113-114
  • 116-126
  • 129-143
  • 152-169
  • 172-175
  • 197-212
  • 214-222
  • 243-256
  • 261-270
  • 272-278
  • 282-283
  • 296-302
  • 321-323
  • 325-326
  • 329
  • 332-337
  • 339-345
  • 362-375
  • 378-384
  • 387
  • 391-393
  • 414-415
  • 418
  • 420-421
  • 424-425
  • 459
  • 463
  • 470
  • 473-477

The arches

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Now we present the story arcs of the series in detail, so that you can definitively decide whether or not you can skip the episodes.

Naruto Season 1 (Canon Episodes 1-35, except 26)

  • Waveland Arc (1-19)
  • Chunin Exams Arc (20-67)

Naruto Season 2 (canonical episodes 36-83)

  • Konoha Destruction Arc (68-80)
  • Tsunade’s Quest Arc (81-101)

Naruto Season 3 (canonical Episodes 84-131 minus: 97, 99, 101 and 102-106)

  • Tea Country Escort Mission Arc (filler) (102-106)
  • Sasuke Recovery Mission Arc (107-135)

Naruto Season 4 (Canon Episodes 132-135, 141-142)

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  • Country of Rice Fields Investigation Mission Arc (filler) (136-140)
  • Mizuki’s Tracking Mission Arc (filler) (142-147)
  • Quest for Bikochu Arc (filler) (148-151)
  • Kurosuki Family Elimination Mission Arc (filler) (152-157)
  • Gosunkugi Capture Mission Arc (filler) (158-160)
  • Cursed Warrior Extermination Mission Arc (filler) (161-167)
  • Kaima Capture Mission Arc (filler) (168-173)
  • Buried Gold Excavation Mission Arc (fill) (174-176)
  • Star Guard Mission Arc (filler) (177-183)

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Naruto Season 5 (Canon Episodes 220)

  • Itinerant Vendors Escort Mission Arc (filler) (184-191)
  • Arc The Third Green Beast (Fill) (192-196)
  • Konoha Recapture Plans Mission Arc (filler) (197-201)
  • Yakumo Kurama’s Rescue Mission Arc (filler) (202-207)
  • Gantetsu Escort Mission Arc (filler) (208-212)
  • Menma Memory Quest Mission Arc (fill) (213-215)
  • Sunagakure Support Mission Arc (fill except 220) (216-220)

Season 1 Naruto Shippuden (canonical episodes 1-32)

5 Naruto filler episodes

  • Kazekage Rescue Mission Arc (1-32)

Naruto Shippuden Season 2 (canonical episodes 33-53)

  • Arc Reconnaissance Mission of the bridge of heaven and earth (33-53)

Naruto Shippuden Season 3 (canonical episodes: 54-56 and 71)

  • The Twelve Ninja Guardians Arc (54-71)

Temporada 4 Naruto Shippuden (72-88)

  • Akatsuki Subjugation Mission Arc (72-88)

Naruto Shippuden Season 5 (canon episodes: 89-90, 91, 112)

naruto episodes filler

  • Apparition of the Three Tails Arc (89-112)

Naruto Shippuden Season 6 (canonical episodes: 113-143)

  • Itachi Pursuit Mission Arc (113-143)

Temporada 7 Naruto Shippuden

  • Six-Tails Liberation Arc (filler) (144-151)

Season 8 Naruto Shippuden (canon episodes: all except 170-171)

  • Pain’s Assault Arc (152-175)

Naruto Shippuden Season 9 (canonical episodes: 176, 178-181)

naruto episodes filler

  • Arc of the past: The place of Konoha (176-196)

Naruto Shippuden Season 10 (canonical episodes: 197-218)

  • Gathering of the Five Kage Arc (197-222)

Naruto Shippuden Season 11 (canonical episodes: 219-222)

  • Paradise Life on a Boat Arc (Fill) (223-242)

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Naruto Shippuden Season 12 (canonical episodes: 243-256)

  • Fourth Shinobi World War Arc: Countdown (243-256)
  • The Two Predestined Arc (filler) (257-260)

Naruto Shippuden Season 13 (canonical episodes 261-278, 272-278, 282-283)

naruto episodes filler

  • Fourth Shinobi World War Arc: Confrontation (1) (261-289)
  • Chikara Bow (filling) (290-295)

Naruto Shippuden Season 14 (canonical episodes: 296-302)

  • Fourth Shinobi World War Arc: Confrontation (2) (296-320)

Naruto Shippuden Season 15 (canonical episodes: 321-346, 348)

  • Fourth Shinobi World War Arc: Climax (1) (321-348)

Temporada 16 Naruto Shippuden

  • Kakashi Arc: The Shadow of Covert Operations (filler) (349-361)

Naruto Shippuden Season 17 (canonical episodes 362-375, 378-388, 391-393)

naruto episodes filler

  • Fourth Shinobi World War Arc: Climax (2) (362-375)
  • Birth of the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki Arc (1) (376-393)

Temporada 18 Naruto Shippuden

  • Naruto’s Backup Arc: The Wonder of Friends (Fill) (394-413)

Naruto Shippuden Season 19 (canonical episodes: 414-415, 417-421, 424-426)

  • Birth of the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki Arc (2) (414-426)

Naruto Shippuden Season 20 (canonical episodes: 427-429, 450)

  • Arco Kaguya Otsutsuki ataca (1) (427-431)
  • Arc The Shinobi Manual of Jiraiya: The Legend of Naruto (fill except 450)

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Season 21 Naruto Shippuden (canonical episodes: 451, 458)

  • Itachi Shinden Book Arc: Light and Dark (451-458)

Naruto Shippuden Season 22 (canonical episodes 459-463, 469-479)

naruto episodes filler

  • Arco Kaguya Otsutsuki ataca (2) (459-479)
  • Childhood Arc (fill) (480-483)
  • Sasuke Shinden Arc: Book of Dawn (filler) (484-488)
  • Shikamaru Hiden Arc: The Cloud That Floats in Silence (Fill) (489-493)
  • Konoha Hiden Arc: The Perfect Day for a Wedding (filler) (494-599)

What is Naruto ?

Naruto follows the story of a young man named Naruto Uzumaki, who is disowned by his village, as an evil spirit is sealed within him. When he stops being a child, he decides to become the most important ninja in the village (the hokage) to earn the admiration and respect of those who rejected him since childhood.

The Naruto manga ended its publication in 2014, with 78 published volumes. The two series, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden amass about 720 episodes in total. The prequel ended in 2007 and Shippuden in 2017.