It’s a beloved cornerstone of Shōnen anime, but if you’re completely new to the Naruto universe, where does one begin with the mammoth amount of episodes and movies in existence?
We’ve prepared a handy guide to show you which order to watch the Naruto series, so you can achieve Hokage level fandom ASAP.
So settle into a cosy place, tuck into a hot bowl of ramen, and step into the Hidden Leaf Village with us!
Commencing all the way back in 2002 (so long ago that it was the same year mobile phones started having built-in cameras!), the iconic Naruto series features 220 episodes and a whole lot of compelling arcs.
Watch in this order:
Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow: Watch this movie after episode 101.
Naruto The Movie: The Legend Stone of Gelel: Watch this movie after episode 160.
Naruto The Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom: Watch this movie around about episode 196, then finish the remainder of the Naruto series!
With a casual 500 episodes on catalogue, Naruto Shippuden released in 2007 and falls two and a half years after the events of Naruto timeline. Strap yourself in—you have a wild ride ahead!
Watch in this order:
Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Watch this movie after episode 32.
Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds: Watch this movie after episode 71.
Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Will of Fire: Watch this movie after episode 126.
Naruto Shippuden: The Lost Tower: Watch this movie after episode 143.
Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Blood Prison: Watch this movie after episode 196.
Naruto The Movie: Road to Ninja: Watch this movie after episode 251.
The Last: Naruto The Movie: Watch this movie after episode 493.
The next generation of young ninja create their own epic legend in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, but start off with Boruto: Naruto The Movie here before you jump into the 174 episodes of this series!
Now you have no excuse not to journey into the Naruto-verse, available in sub and dub on AnimeLab.
Go forth and delve into this much-watch series now… you’ll be so glad you did!