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Best Naruto and Naruto Shippuden Watch Order (Recommended List)

Best Naruto and Naruto Shippuden Watch Order (Recommended List)

During the peak of shounen and action anime in the 2000s, Naruto quickly became one of the most loved anime as the genre and nature of the show appealed to young and old viewers alike.

With ninjas harnessing special abilities, action-packed episodes, and emotion-inducing stories, it does not take much to wonder why it became popular. 

Naruto’s storyline will allow audiences to connect deeply with the characters being featured in the series.

You will learn more about the details of the world of the ninjas and their special abilities and learn alongside the young protagonists in their studies and training.  

Naruto has 5 seasons in the original series and has 220 episodes with a runtime of 23 minutes each. 

Watch Naruto by Chronological Order of Events

If you are a committed first-time viewer, then watch the series in order of events. You must complete the entire Naruto series before moving to Naruto Shippuden. 

Naruto and Naruto Shippuden have movies and specials dedicated to the series, so you have to take note of them when watching the series.

In this list, viewers can track the episodes and watch the OVAs and movies as needed.

Naruto is the beginning of the series, where viewers will be introduced to the universe where Naruto belongs. The original series will showcase the worldview, significant terminologies, characters, and other things in in-depth detail. 

Watch OrderTitle
1Naruto Episodes 1-9
2Naruto: Find the Crimson Four-leaf Clover! OVA
3Naruto Episode 10 – 19
4Naruto: The Cross Roads OVA
5Naruto Episodes 20-98
6Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival OVA
7Naruto Episodes 99-100
8Naruto: The Lost Story – Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village OVA
9Naruto, The Genie, and The Three Wishes!! OVA
10Naruto Episodes 101-105
11Naruto Movie 1: Clash in the Land of Snow
12Naruto Episodes 106-160
13Naruto Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
14Naruto Episodes 161-164
15Finally a Clash! Jonin VS Genin! Indiscriminately Championships Battle Royal! OVA
16Naruto Episodes 165-196
17Naruto Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
18Naruto Episodes 197-220
19Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 1-10
20Hurricane! “Konoha Academy” Chronicles OVA
21Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 11-32
22Naruto Shippuden Movie 1: Naruto Shippuden
23Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 33-70
24Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Bonds
25Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 71-121
26Naruto Shippuden Movie 3: The Will of Fire 
27Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 122-143
28Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower 
29Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 144-216
30Naruto x UT OVA
31Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 217-219
32Chūnin Exam on Fire! Naruto vs. Konohamaru OVA
33Naruto: Shippuden – Sunny Side Battle OVA 
34Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 220-221
35Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison 
36Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 222-271
37Naruto Shippuden Movie 6: Road to Ninja
38Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 272-363
39Ninja Escapades OVA
40Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 364-369
41Hashirama Senju vs. Madara Uchiha OVA
42Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 370-493
43The Last: Naruto the Movie
44Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 494-500
45The Day Naruto Became Hokage OVA

Summary of Naruto and Naruto Shippuden

NOTE: If you do not want to watch the filler episodes, then refer to the column dedicated to it below. 

NarutoNaruto Shippuden
# of Episodes220500
RuntimeEach Episode: 23 minutes
Total: 84hrs 20 mins
Each Episode: 23 minutes
Total: 191 hours and 40 minutes
Manga Canon Episodes1-6, 8, 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, 132-13520-23, 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, 243-253, 255-256, 261-270, 272-278, 282-283, 297-302, 321-323, 325-326, 329, 332-337, 339-345, 363-375, 378-384, 387, 391-393, 414, 418, 420-421, 424-425, 459, 463, 470, 473-477, 484-500
Filler Episodes26, 97, 101-106, 136-140, 143-21957-70, 91-111, 144-151, 170-171, 176-196, 223-242, 257-260, 271, 279-281, 284-295, 303-320, 347-361, 376-377, 388-390, 394-413, 416-417, 422-423, 427-450, 464-468, 480-483
Anime Canon Episodes9928
Special Episodes (OVA)67
MoviesNaruto 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)

Naruto is one of the original anime “starter packs” for viewers who are looking to build their interest in anime. 

Popularized as part of the “Big Three”; coined by the older generation of anime fans, Naruto stood against some of the most popular series at the time.

Where to Watch Naruto and Naruto Shippuden (October 2022)

USAmazon Prime, Hulu, Crunchyroll
CanadaCrunchyroll
UKCrunchyroll
AustraliaCrunchyroll

All seasons of both Naruto and Naruto Shippuden are available on Crunchyroll, and Hulu.

It is also available on Amazon Prime, however, in the case of its sequels, viewers will have to spend extra to be able to gain access to it. 

Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden Complete Synopsis

1. Naruto Episodes 1-9

Naruto Episodes 1-9
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseOctober 3, 2002 – November 28, 2002
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating7.7/10

The start of the series follows the young protagonist Naruto Uzumaki, who lives in Konoha, a village hidden in the leaves. He is the vessel of a powerful beast named “Kyuubi,” a non-tailed monster who tormented the village of Konoha.

Naruto is discriminated against and treated poorly by his fellow villagers, but he does not lose his hope and aspirations of one day becoming a Hokage to gain everyone’s respect.

He later enrolled in a ninja academy, was assigned under Hatake Kakashi, and was teamed up with Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno.

2. Find the Four-Leaf Crimson Clover!

Naruto OVA 1
MediaOVA
Original ReleaseDecember 20, 2002
Runtime17 minutes
IMDb Rating5.8/10

Konohamaru, the grandson of the third Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi is in love with a girl named Yoshino Kaeda. The thing is, Yoshino is moving away from the Hidden Leaf village.

He came across a legend that a four-leaf clover would be able to grant him any kind of wishes. So, he wishes to use that power to win her heart over.

Konohamaru asked for Naruto’s help in finding it. Naruto happily obliged, not knowing the struggles and dangers they would have to face in finding the plant.

3. Naruto Episodes 10-19

Naruto Episode 10 – 19
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseDecember 5, 2002 – February 13, 2003
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating7.7/10

It follows the events of Team 7, and Kakashi and their fight against Zabuza, as well as how the trio and Kakashi will be involved in the mission much more than what they bargained for.

4. Naruto: The Cross Roads

Naruto OVA 5
MediaOVA
Original ReleaseDecember 19, 2009
Runtime25 minutes
IMDb Rating5.9/10

Naruto, alongside his teammates in Team 7, is tasked to go recover a man who went missing in the mountains. 

5. Naruto Episodes 20-98

Naruto Episodes 20-98
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseFebruary 20, 2003 – August 25, 2004
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.5/10

Team 7 and the rest of the students enrolled in Konoha Academy must pass a series of physical and written tests in a Chuunin exam.

Naruto and the rest of the students must devise a series of ways to pass their tests to be promoted as chuunins.

6. Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival

Naruto OVA 3
MediaOVA
Original ReleaseAugust 21, 2004
Runtime11 minutes
IMDb Rating6.3/10

This OVA shows Naruto wanting to win the sports festival competitions but having to go to the toilet for his business. Every time he attempts to excuse himself, he is stopped every time. 

7. Naruto Episodes 99-100

Naruto Episodes 99-100
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseSeptember 1 – September 8, 2004
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.5/10

Tsunade, a descendant of the Senju and Uzumaki Clan, became Konoha’s 5th hokage.

8. Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village!

Naruto OVA 2
MediaOVA
Original ReleaseDecember 20, 2003
Runtime40 minutes
IMDb Rating6.5/10

Kakashi Hatake and his team consisting of Sakura, Naruto, and Sasuke, were assigned a mission to escort a Shibuki, the leader of the Takigakure, back to his village.

What was a simple escorting mission turned complex when a group of five missing-nin entered the village to steal the “Hero’s Water”. It’s water that can give those who drink it an increase in chakra.

9. Naruto, the Genie, and the Three Wishes!

Naruto OVA 6
MediaOVA
Original ReleaseSeptember 17, 2013
Runtime14 minutes
IMDb Rating6.1/10

Naruto finds a bottle containing a magic genie. Now, everybody wants to have their wishes granted. 

10. Naruto Episodes 101-105

Naruto Episodes 101-105
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseSeptember 15 – October 20, 2004
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.5/10

Team 7 is curious to see what Kakashi’s face looks like, so they make plans to expose him but are comically unsuccessful every time in their attempts.

11. Ninja Clash In The Land Of Snow

Naruto movie 1
MediaMovie
Original ReleaseAugust 24, 2004
Runtime1hr 22 minutes
IMDb Rating6.6/10

Team 7, comprising of Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke, are sent on a mission to protect Yukie, a famous actress, from being kidnapped.

The movie also delves into the team’s relationship with the members. You will see how they develop a deep connection with each other and form a familial bond. 

12. Naruto Episodes 106-160

Naruto Episodes 106-160
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseOctober 27, 2004 – November 16, 2005
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.5/10

Naruto and the gang are confronted by Aoi, an Amegakure ninja. They find themselves entangled in a rivalry between Aoi and  Idate.

The next episodes then feature Naruto and the other chuunins struggling to complete their missions and making it back home in one piece.

13. Legend of the Stone of Gelel

naruto movie 2
MediaMovie
Original ReleaseAugust 6, 2005
Runtime1 hr 37 minutes
IMDb Rating6.4/10

Naruto, Sakura, and Shikamaru get caught in a fierce battle for a stone named Gelel. The stone is a powerful item that is in equal standing to the powers of a Jinchuriki.

14. Naruto Episodes 161-164

Naruto Episodes 161-164
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseNovember 23, 2005 – December 14, 2005
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.5/10

Mondai and Potcha, two outsiders disguised themselves as Guy and Rock Lee while the real duo were sent out on a mission to gather the secrets of Konoha.

Naruto was sent on a mission with Neji and Tenten to the Land of Birds to investigate a supposed ghost inflicting fear on the villagers. 

15. Finally a Clash! Jonin VS Genin! Indiscriminately Championships Battle Royal!

Naruto OVA 4
MediaOVA
Original ReleaseDecember 22, 2005
Runtime26 minutes
IMDb Rating6.1/10

A contest organized by the Fifth Hokage titled: Jonin vs. Genin. It is a competition where Jonins and Genins must collect the most crystal for points, but to the Jonin’s frustration, they always seem to misplace their crystals.

16. Naruto Episodes 165-196

Naruto Episodes 165-196
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseDecember 21, 2005 – August 9, 2006
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.5/10

The identity of the ghost in the Land of Bird was revealed, and Naruto and the others were finally sent home. The next episodes continue the ensuing challenges Naruto faces while doing his missions.

17. Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

naruto movie 3
MediaMovie
Original ReleaseAugust 5, 2006
Runtime1 hr 35 minutes
IMDb Rating6.3/10

Naruto, Sakura, Rock Lee, Naruto, and Kakashi sensei are on a mission to escort a prince named Hikaru Tsuki and his father, king Michiru, to the land of the moon.

Prince Hikaru is a haughty and proud boy, and it’s up to Naruto to teach the young boy some humility. 

18. Naruto Episodes 197-220

Naruto Episodes 197-220
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseAugust 16, 2006 – February 8, 2007
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.5/10

The episode starts off with a revenge plot against Guy from a duo of students avenging their father.

In the later episodes, Naruto and other characters will be faced with a life-or-death battle against enemy ninjas and people who threaten to end their lives. 

19. Naruto Shippuden Episodes 1-10

Naruto Shippuden Season 1
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseFebruary 15, 2007 – April 19, 2007
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.1/10

Naruto returns to Konoha after his 2 years of training with Jiraiya. With Sasuke deciding to leave the village, he was replaced with a ninja named Sai.

Gaara became the fifth Kazekage of Sunagakure and had an encounter with the Akatsuki. 

20. Hurricane! “Konoha Academy” Chronicles OVA

Naruto Shippuden OVA 1
MediaOVA
Original ReleaseFebruary 6, 2008
Runtime9 minutes
IMDb Rating6.1/10

Set in an alternate universe, it follows Naruto Uzumaki as a new high school student, picking fights and challenging students unprovoked for his aspiration to become a great gang leader.

21. Naruto Shippuden Episodes 11-32

Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 11-32
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseApril 26, 2007 – October 25, 2007
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.1/10

Gaara is kidnapped by the Akatsuki and plans to extract the one-tailed beast out of him.

The next episodes will feature Naruto and the gang fighting off the Akatsuki in a series of drama, flashbacks, and heartache.

22. Naruto Shippuden The Movie

Naruto Shippuden Movie 1
MediaMovie
Original ReleaseAugust 4, 2007
Runtime1 hr 34 minutes
IMDb Rating6.7/10

It was revealed that Naruto was destined to fight a ferocious beast and die from it, as stated by his fate.

23. Naruto Shippuden Episodes 33-70

Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 33-70
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseNovember 8, 2007 – August 7, 2008
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating7.6/10

Naruto is looking for a willing recruit to replace Sasuke, who left the village to pursue his own personal reasons for revenge. He had a bad first encounter with Sai, who tried to attack him.

In the next episodes, Naruto and Sakura try to get along with Sai, the new team member. They are led under the guidance of a temporary sensei named Yamato.

24. Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Bonds

Naruto Shippuden Movie 2
MediaMovie
Original ReleaseAugust 2, 2008
Runtime1 hr 38 minutes
IMDb Rating6.8/10

The Land of Sky conspired to attack Konoha as an act of revenge for what had happened in the Second Great Ninja War.

As an act of compassion and peace, Amaru, a boy from the Land of Sky, traveled to the Hidden Leaf Village and warned them of his people’s plans.

Naruto, Sakura, and Hinata collaborated to work with Amaru to prevent the conflict from happening. 

25. Naruto Shippuden Episodes 71-121

Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 71-121
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseAugust 14, 2008 – August 6, 2009
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.9/10

Naruto released the power of the NIne-tails chakra from Sora.

In the next episodes, Naruto and the gang will encounter the other jinchuriki’s, and must help and protect them from those who want to exploit them.

26. Naruto Shippuden Movie 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire

Naruto Movie 3
MediaMovie
Original ReleaseAugust 1, 2009
Runtime1 hr 35 minutes
IMDb Rating7/10

An ancient ninja from Konoha named Hiruko is developing a jutsu that allows him to absorb the chakra of other ninjas.

His target of interest in executing his new profound power called “Chimera Technique” is Hatake Kakashi, and he plans to absorb his Kekkei Genkai.

27. Naruto Shippuden Episodes 122-143

Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 122-143
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseAugust 13, 2009 – January 14, 2010
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.0/10

Naruto and the others are tracking down the Akatsuki, and Sasuke continues his search for his brother Itachi.

28. Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower

Naruto Movie 4
MediaMovie
Original ReleaseJuly 31, 2010
Runtime1 hr 25 minutes
IMDb Rating6.8/10

Naruto and his team, alongside Yamato, were sent on a mission to capture Mukade. But when Mukade unleashed a mysterious power, Naruto was sent back 20 years ago.

There he met his father, the fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze. 

29. Naruto Shippuden Episodes 144-216

Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 144-216
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseJanuary 21, 2010 – June 16, 2011
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.9/10

En no Gyoja developed a forbidden jutsu, and the ninjas in the leaf village must prevent it from being stolen.

In the next episodes, it will feature Naruto and his struggles, and his complicated relationship with Sasuke who he still wants to return to the village.

30. Naruto x UT

Naruto Shippuden OVA 2
MediaOVA
Original ReleaseJanuary 1, 2011
Runtime6 minutes
IMDb Rating6.1/10

Features fights between Naruto and Sasuke and flashbacks of the time spent by team 7 in each other’s company.

31. Naruto Shippuden Episodes 217-219

Naruto Shippuden Episodes 217-219
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseJune 23, 2011 – July 7, 2011
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.9/10

Danzo died, and Kakashi is set to take over as Konoha’s next hokage. The Akatsuki’s presence and threat are now being acknowledged, and an Allied Sinobi force is established.

32. Chūnin Exam on Fire! Naruto vs. Konohamaru 

Naruto Shippuden OVA 3
MediaOVA
Original ReleaseJuly 30, 2011
Runtime15 minutes
IMDb Rating6.8/10

A Chuunin examination was held before the great ninja war, and Naruto competes and battles it out with Konohamaru in the examinations.

33. Naruto: Shippuden – Sunny Side Battle 

Naruto Shippuden OVA 4
MediaOVA
Original ReleaseSeptember 11, 2014
Runtime11 minutes
IMDb Rating6.7/10

Set in the Uchiha household, with Itachi cooking Sasuke a sunny side egg for breakfast.

34. Naruto Shippuden Episodes 220-221

Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 220-221
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseJuly 21, 2011 – July 28, 2011
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.9/10

Tsuande is recovered from her injuries, and prepared a meeting to wage war against the Akatsuki.

35. Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison

Naruto Shippuden Movie 5
MediaMovie
Original ReleaseJuly 27, 2011
Runtime1 hour 48 minutes
IMDb Rating7.1/10

Naruto was accused of a crime he did not commit and was sent to Hozuki Castle, a prison infamous for being inescapable.

Not disheartened by the situation, Naruto plans to escape the prison and befriend fellow inmates Ryuzetsu and Mui.

36. Naruto Shippuden Episodes 222-271

Naruto: Shippuden Episodes 222-271
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseJuly 28, 2011 – July 26, 2012
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.7/10

Tsunade leaves for the Land of Lightning to meet with the other Kage to discuss the Fourth Shinobi War.

Naruto controls the power of the nine-tailed fox and uses it to his advantage in the war.

37. Naruto Shippuden Movie 6: Road to Ninja

Naruto Shippuden Movie 6
MediaMovie
Original ReleaseJuly 28, 2012
Runtime1h 49m
IMDb Rating7.6/10

Naruto and Sakura were sent into an alternate universe when Tobi used the Limited Tsukuyomi on them. In this world, their friends are total opposites.

38. Naruto Shippuden Episodes 272-363

Naruto Shippuden Episodes 272-363
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseAugust 2, 2012 – May 22, 2014
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating8.8/10

The Attack Division was ambushed by the Akatsuki’s reinforcement.

In the next episodes, Naruto and the gang will be faced with great hardships, and the presence of a powerful beast, the “Ten Tails,” will make things more difficult.

39. Ninja Escapades

Naruto Shippuden OVA 5
MediaOVA
Original ReleaseSeptember 11, 2014
Runtime24 minutes
IMDb Rating6.8/10

Contains 3 stories, “The Creation of the Akatsuki”, “The Two Uchiha”, and “The Far Reaches of Hope”.

40. Naruto Shippuden Episodes 364-369

Naruto Shippuden Episodes 364-369
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseJune 5 – July 24, 2014
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating9.5/10

The ninjas continue their fight with the ten-tailed beast, building up their offenses and defenses against the enemy. A flashback is also featured in the next episodes about Konoha’s origin.

41. Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm: Hashirama Senju vs. Madara Uchiha

Naruto Shippuden OVA 6
MediaOVA
Original ReleaseFebruary 23, 2012
Runtime10 minutes
IMDb Rating8.6/10

There were two powerful clans, the Senju and the Uchiha fighting each other. Senju was led by Hashirama, and the Madara the Uchiha.

Senju proposed a truce, to which the Uchiha’s agreed, leading these events to the origin of the Village Konoha.

42. Naruto Shippuden Episodes 370-493

Naruto Shippuden Episodes 370-493
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseJuly 31, 2014 – February 9, 2017
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating9.0/10

Sasuke enters the fourth shinobi war as an ally and fights alongside Naruto. 

It centers around Team 7 made up of Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakuram alongside Kakashi Hatake attempting to take down Madara and Zetsu. The battle continues as the ninjas defend their homes and lives.

43. The Last: Naruto the Movie

naruto shippuden movie 7
MediaMovie
Original ReleaseDecember 6, 2014
Runtime1 hr 52 minutes
IMDb Rating7.6/10

Naruto and the gang must stop the moon from falling down on earth. An impossible act made by a descendant of Hamura Otsutsuki named Toneri.

Set two years after the fourth great ninja war, Naruto must stop Toneri from destroying the world.

44. Naruto Shippuden Season 15

Naruto Shippuden Episodes 494-500
MediaSeries
Original ReleaseFebruary 16, 2017 – March 23, 2017
RuntimeApproximately 23 minutes per episode
IMDb Rating9.0/10

The war ended and everything was slowly being put back into place, and peace was restored.

Naruto and Hinata are to be married.

45. The Day Naruto Became Hokage OVA

Naruto Shippuden OVA 7
MediaOVA
Original ReleaseJuly 6, 2016
Runtime11 minutes
IMDb Rating8/10

The day of Naruto’s inauguration as he becomes Konoha’s 7th Hokage.

Should I Watch the Naruto OVAs?

Yes, you can. OVAs are more like side-fillers and can be watched in between the episodes.

However, they are not directly related to the events of the series. You do not need to watch all the OVAs or movies to be kept updated with the flow of events happening in the main series. 

What’s After Naruto?

Right after Naruto, viewers can then proceed to Naruto Shippuden. The build-up of the plot is continued in Shippuden, with the characters being featured in their teens.

The next installation of the Naruto-verse is Boruto. The storyline focuses more on Naruto’s son, Boruto.

What is the difference between Naruto and Naruto Shippuden?

The difference between the two series is that in Naruto, it features them as young kids, building up their abilities. On the other hand, Shippuden shows them as teenagers facing bigger problems than the chunin exam. 

In Naruto Shippuden, they have progressed into teenagers and cover more about their aspirations, building relationships, and finding themselves and their place in society as ninjas. 

This series also features more on the “shounen” side of the series now that they are older, venturing outside the confines of their villages and doing their missions.

So if you are a fan of a more “fight-inducing” series, then Shippuden will be able to satisfy the action that viewers will want to see and be excited for.