Naruto Shippuden Filler Episodes: Complete List of filler episodes in the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden Anime

Out of the 720 episodes of these two series, around 275 of them are fillers.


Naruto refers to a fictitious character created by Masashi Kishimoto, a Japanese Manga artist. This character appears in both the comic series named Naruto and the animated series based on this story and telecasts on TV. Naruto Shippuden too has become very popular nowadays. There remains some confusion between Naruto and Naruto Shippuden as their differences aren’t very apparent. However, a closer look reveals some subtle differences between Naruto and Naruto Shippuden. Both these shows have fillers. Filler episodes are implemented by anime and other TV shows to push the time between the individual plot points of the major story arcs or between the end of one important story arc and the beginning of another. 

How many filler episodes do Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden have?

Out of the 720 episodes of these two series, around 275 of them are fillers. 

Is it worth watching Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden filler episodes?

Watching the fillers is completely up to you. Fillers aren’t associated with the main story arcs, so you won’t miss anything if you skip the fillers. Some of the fillers are plain boring and have the same story, so you can safely skip those. 

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Naruto Filler List 

The first part of Naruto has 220 episodes, of which 91 are filler episodes (more than 40%). Most of the “non-canon” episodes pile up in the final stretch, where there are more than 70 in a row, making it quite easy to dodge them.

Ep. Title Type Air Date
1 Enter: Naruto Uzumaki! MANGA CANON 2002-10-03
2 My Name is Konohamaru! MANGA CANON 2002-10-10
3 Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes? MANGA CANON 2002-10-17
4 Pass or Fail: Survival Test MANGA CANON 2002-10-24
5 You Failed! Kakashi’s Final Decision MANGA CANON 2002-10-31
6 A Dangerous Mission! Journey to the Land of Waves! MANGA CANON 2002-11-07
7 The Assassin of the Mist! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2002-11-14
8 The Oath of Pain MANGA CANON 2002-11-21
9 Kakashi: Sharingan Warrior MIXED CANON/FILLER 2002-11-28
10 The Forest of Chakra MANGA CANON 2002-12-05
11 The Land Where a Hero Once Lived MANGA CANON 2002-12-12
12 Battle on the Bridge! Zabuza Returns!! MANGA CANON 2002-12-19
13 Haku’s Secret Jutsu: Crystal Ice Mirrors MANGA CANON 2002-12-21
14 The Number One Hyperactive, Knucklehead Ninja Joins the Fight!! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2002-12-22
15 Zero Visibility: The Sharingan Shatters MIXED CANON/FILLER 2002-12-23
16 The Broken Seal MIXED CANON/FILLER 2002-12-24
17 White Past: Hidden Ambition MANGA CANON 2002-12-25
18 The Weapons Known as Shinobi MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-01-31
19 The Demon in the Snow MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-02-13
20 A New Chapter Begins: The Chunin Exam! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-02-20
21 Identify Yourself: Powerful New Rivals MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-02-27
22 Chunin Challenge: Rock Lee vs. Sasuke! MANGA CANON 2003-03-06
23 Genin Takedown! All Nine Rookies Face Off! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-03-13
24 Start Your Engines: The Chunin Exam Begins! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-03-20
25 The Tenth Question: All or Nothing! MANGA CANON 2003-03-27
26 Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death! FILLER 2003-04-02
27 The Chunin Exam Stage 2: The Forest of Death MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-04-02
28 Eat or be Eaten: Panic in the Forest MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-04-09
29 Naruto’s Counterattack: Never Give In! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-04-16
30 The Sharingan Revived: Dragon-Flame Jutsu! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-04-23
31 Bushy Brow’s Pledge: Undying Love and Protection! MANGA CANON 2003-05-02
32 Sakura Blossoms! MANGA CANON 2003-05-07
33 Battle Formation: Ino-Shika-Cho! MANGA CANON 2003-05-14
34 Akamaru Trembles: Gaara’s Cruel Strength! MANGA CANON 2003-05-21
35 The Scroll’s Secret: No Peeking Allowed MANGA CANON 2003-05-28
36 Clone vs. Clone: Mine are Better than Yours! MANGA CANON 2003-06-04
37 Surviving the Cut! The Rookie Nine Together Again! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-06-11
38 Narrowing the Field: Sudden Death Elimination! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-06-18
39 Bushy Brow’s Jealousy: Lions Barrage Unleashed! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-07-02
40 Kakashi and Orochimaru: Face-to-Face! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-07-09
41 Kunoichi Rumble: The Rivals Get Serious! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-07-16
42 The Ultimate Battle: Cha! MANGA CANON 2003-07-23
43 Killer Kunoichi and a Shaky Shikamaru MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-07-30
44 Akamaru Unleashed! Who’s Top Dog Now? MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-08-06
45 Surprise Attack! Naruto’s Secret Weapon! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-08-13
46 Byakugan Battle: Hinata Grows Bold! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-08-20
47 A Failure Stands Tall! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-08-27
48 Gaara vs. Rock Lee: The Power of Youth Explodes! MANGA CANON 2003-09-03
49 Lee’s Hidden Strength: Forbidden Secret Jutsu! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-09-10
50 The Fifth Gate: A Splendid Ninja is Born MANGA CANON 2003-09-17
51 A Shadow in Darkness: Danger Approaches Sasuke MANGA CANON 2003-09-24
52 Ebisu Returns: Naruto’s Toughest Training Yet! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-10-01
53 Long Time No See: Jiraiya Returns! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-10-08
54 The Summoning Jutsu: Wisdom of the Toad Sage! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-10-15
55 A Feeling of Yearning, A Flower Full of Hope MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-10-22
56 Live or Die: Risk it All to Win it All! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-10-29
57 He Flies! He Jumps! He Lurks! Chief Toad Appears! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-11-05
58 Hospital Besieged: The Evil Hand Revealed! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-11-12
59 The Final Rounds: Rush to the Battle Arena! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-11-19
60 Byakugan vs. Shadow Clone MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-11-26
61 Ultimate Defense: Zero Blind Spot! MANGA CANON 2003-12-03
62 A Failure’s True Power MANGA CANON 2003-12-10
63 Hit it or Quit it: The Final Rounds Get Complicated! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2003-12-17
64 Zero Motivation: The Guy with Cloud Envy! MANGA CANON 2003-12-24
65 Dancing Leaf, Squirming Sand MANGA CANON 2003-12-31
66 Bushy Brow’s Jutsu: Sasuke Style! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2004-01-14
67 Late for the Show, But Ready to Go! The Ultimate Secret Technique is Born! MANGA CANON 2004-01-14
68 Zero Hour! The Destruction of the Hidden Leaf Village Begins! MANGA CANON 2004-01-28
69 Village in Distress: A New A-Ranked Mission! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2004-02-04
70 A Shirker’s Call to Action: A Layabout No More! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2004-02-11
71 An Unrivaled Match: Hokage Battle Royale! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2004-02-18
72 A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2004-02-25
73 Forbidden Secret Technique: Reaper Death Seal! MANGA CANON 2004-03-03
74 Astonishing Truth! Gaara’s Identity Emerges! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2004-03-10
75 Sasuke’s Decision: Pushed to the Edge! MANGA CANON 2004-03-17
76 Assassin of the Moonlit Night MANGA CANON 2004-03-24
77 Light vs. Dark: The Two Faces of Gaara MANGA CANON 2004-03-31
78 Naruto’s Ninja Handbook MANGA CANON 2004-04-07
79 Beyond the Limit of Darkness and Light MANGA CANON 2004-04-14
80 The Third Hokage, Forever… MANGA CANON 2004-04-21
81 Return of the Morning Mist MANGA CANON 2004-04-28
82 Eye to Eye: Sharingan vs. Sharingan! MANGA CANON 2004-05-05
83 Jiraiya: Naruto’s Potential Disaster! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2004-05-12
84 Roar, Chidori! Brother vs. Brother! MANGA CANON 2004-05-19
85 Hate Among the Uchihas: The Last of the Clan! MANGA CANON 2004-05-26
86 A New Training Begins: I Will Be Strong! MANGA CANON 2004-06-02
87 Keep on Training: Pop Goes the Water Balloon! MANGA CANON 2004-06-09
88 Focal Point: The Mark of the Leaf MANGA CANON 2004-06-16
89 An Impossible Choice: The Pain Within Tsunade’s Heart MANGA CANON 2004-06-23
90 Unforgivable! A Total Lack of Respect! MANGA CANON 2004-07-07
91 Inheritence! The Necklace of Death! MANGA CANON 2004-07-14
92 A Dubious Offer! Tsunade’s Choice! MANGA CANON 2004-07-21
93 Breakdown! The Deal is Off! MANGA CANON 2004-07-28
94 Attack! Fury of the Rasengan! MANGA CANON 2004-08-04
95 The Fifth Hokage! A Life on the Line! MANGA CANON 2004-08-11
96 Deadlock! Sannin Showdown! MANGA CANON 2004-08-11
97 Kidnapped! Naruto’s Hot Spring Adventure! FILLER 2004-08-18
98 Tsunade’s Warning: Ninja No More! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2004-08-25
99 The Will of Fire Still Burns! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2004-09-01
100 Sensei and Student: The Bond of the Shinobi MIXED CANON/FILLER 2004-09-08
101 Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei’s True Face! FILLER 2004-09-15
102 Mission: Help an Old Friend in the Land of Tea FILLER 2004-09-22
103 The Race is on! Trouble on the High Seas! FILLER 2004-09-29
104 Run Idate Run! Nagi Island Awaits! FILLER 2004-10-13
105 A Fierce Battle of Rolling Thunder! FILLER 2004-10-20
106 The Last Leg: A Final Act of Desperation FILLER 2004-10-27
107 The Battle Begins: Naruto vs. Sasuke MANGA CANON 2004-11-03
108 Bitter Rivals and Broken Bonds MANGA CANON 2004-11-10
109 An Invitation from the Sound MANGA CANON 2004-11-17
110 Formation! The Sasuke Retrieval Squad MANGA CANON 2004-11-24
111 Sound vs. Leaf MANGA CANON 2004-11-24
112 Squad Mutiny: Everything Falls Apart! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2004-12-01
113 Full Throttle Power! Choji, Ablaze! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2004-12-08
114 Good-bye Old Friend…! I’ll Always Believe in You! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2004-12-15
115 Your Opponent Is Me! MANGA CANON 2004-12-22
116 360 Degrees of Vision: The Byakugan’s Blind Spot MANGA CANON 2005-01-05
117 Losing is Not an Option! MANGA CANON 2005-01-05
118 The Vessel Arrives Too Late MANGA CANON 2005-01-12
119 Miscalculation: A New Enemy Appears! MANGA CANON 2005-01-19
120 Roar and Howl! The Ultimate Tag Team MANGA CANON 2005-02-02
121 To Each His Own Battle MANGA CANON 2005-02-09
122 Fakeout: Shikamaru’s Comeback! MANGA CANON 2005-02-16
123 The Leaf’s Handsome Devil! MANGA CANON 2005-02-23
124 The Beast Within MANGA CANON 2005-03-02
125 The Sand Shinobi: Allies of the Leaf MANGA CANON 2005-03-09
126 Showdown: Gaara vs. Kimimaro! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2005-03-16
127 Vengeful Strike! The Bracken Dance MIXED CANON/FILLER 2005-03-30
128 A Cry on Deaf Ears MANGA CANON 2005-03-30
129 Brothers: Distance Among the Uchiha MANGA CANON 2005-04-06
130 Father and Son, the Broken Crest MIXED CANON/FILLER 2005-04-13
131 The Secrets of the Mangekyo Sharingan! MIXED CANON/FILLER 2005-04-20
132 For a Friend MANGA CANON 2005-04-27
133 A Plea From a Friend MANGA CANON 2005-05-04
134 The End of Tears MANGA CANON 2005-05-11
135 The Promise That Could Not Be Kept MANGA CANON 2005-05-18
136 Deep Cover!? A Super S-Ranked Mission! FILLER 2005-05-25
137 A Town of Outlaws, the Shadow of the Fuma Clan FILLER 2005-06-01
138 Pure Betrayal, and a Fleeting Plea! FILLER 2005-06-08
139 Pure Terror! The House of Orochimaru FILLER 2005-06-15
140 Two Heartbeats: Kabuto’s Trap FILLER 2005-06-22
141 Sakura’s Determination MIXED CANON/FILLER 2005-06-29
142 The Three Villains from the Maximum Security Prison MIXED CANON/FILLER 2005-07-06
143 Tonton! I’m Counting on You! FILLER 2005-07-13
144 A New Squad! Two People and a Dog?! FILLER 2005-07-20
145 A New Formation: Ino-Shika-Cho! FILLER 2005-07-27
146 Orochimaru’s Shadow FILLER 2005-08-10
147 A Clash of Fate: You Can’t Bring Me Down FILLER 2005-08-17
148 Search for the Rare Bikochu Beetle FILLER 2005-08-17
149 What’s the Difference? Don’t All Insects Look Alike? FILLER 2005-08-24
150 A Battle of Bugs: The Deceivers and the Deceived FILLER 2005-08-31
151 Blaze Away Byakugan: This Is My Ninja Way FILLER 2005-09-14
152 Funeral March for the Living FILLER 2005-09-21
153 A Lesson Learned: The Iron Fist of Love FILLER 2005-09-28
154 The Enemy of the Byakugan FILLER 2005-10-05
155 The Dark Creeping Clouds FILLER 2005-10-12
156 Raiga’s Counterattack FILLER 2005-10-19
157 Run! The Curry of Life FILLER 2005-10-26
158 Follow My Lead! The Great Survival Challenge FILLER 2005-11-02
159 Bounty Hunter from the Wilderness FILLER 2005-11-09
160 Hunt or Be Hunted?! Showdown at the O.K. Temple! FILLER 2005-11-16
161 The Appearance of Strange Visitors FILLER 2005-11-23
162 The Cursed Warrior FILLER 2005-11-30
163 The Tactician’s Intent FILLER 2005-12-07
164 Too Late for Help FILLER 2005-12-14
165 The Death of Naruto FILLER 2005-12-21
166 When Time Stands Still FILLER 2006-01-04
167 When Egrets Flap Their Wings FILLER 2006-01-04
168 Mix It, Stretch It, Boil It Up! Burn, Copper Pot, Burn! FILLER 2006-01-18
169 Remembrance: The Lost Page FILLER 2006-01-25
170 The Closed Door FILLER 2006-02-01
171 Infiltration: The Set-Up! FILLER 2006-02-08
172 Despair: A Fractured Heart FILLER 2006-02-15
173 The Battle at Sea: The Power Unleashed! FILLER 2006-02-22
174 Impossible! Celebrity Ninja Art – Money Style Jutsu! FILLER 2006-03-01
175 The Treasure Hunt is On! FILLER 2006-03-08
176 Run, Dodge, Zigzag! Chase or Be Chased! FILLER 2006-03-15
177 Please, Mr. Postman! FILLER 2006-03-22
178 Encounter! The Boy with a Star’s Name FILLER 2006-03-29
179 The Remembered Lullaby FILLER 2006-04-05
180 Hidden Jutsu: The Price of The Ninja Art: Kujaku FILLER 2006-04-12
181 Hoshikage, The Buried Truth FILLER 2006-04-19
182 Reunion, The Remaining time FILLER 2006-04-26
183 The Star’s Radiance FILLER 2006-05-03
184 Kiba’s Long Day! FILLER 2006-05-10
185 A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa! FILLER 2006-05-17
186 Laughing Shino FILLER 2006-05-24
187 Open for Business! The Leaf Moving Service FILLER 2006-05-31
188 Mystery of the Targeted Merchants FILLER 2006-06-07
189 A Limitless Supply of Ninja Tools FILLER 2006-06-14
190 The Byakugan Sees the Blind Spot FILLER 2006-06-21
191 Forecast: Death! Cloudy with Chance of Sun FILLER 2006-06-28
192 Ino Screams! Chubby Paradise! FILLER 2006-07-05
193 Viva Dojo Challenge! Youth Is All About Passion! FILLER 2006-07-12
194 The Mysterious Curse of the Haunted Castle FILLER 2006-07-19
195 The Third Super-Beast! FILLER 2006-07-26
196 Hot-Blooded Confrontation: Student vs. Sensei FILLER 2006-08-09
197 Crisis! The Hidden Leaf 11 Gather! FILLER 2006-08-16
198 The ANBU Gives Up? Naruto’s Recollection FILLER 2006-08-23
199 The Missed Target FILLER 2006-08-30
200 The Powerful Helper FILLER 2006-09-13
201 Multiple Traps! Countdown to Destruction FILLER 2006-09-20
202 The Top 5 Ninja Battles FILLER 2006-09-27
203 Kurenai’s Decision, Squad 8 Left Behind FILLER 2006-10-05
204 Yakumo’s Sealed Ability FILLER 2006-10-05
205 Kurenai’s Top-Secret Mission: The Promise With the Third Hokage FILLER 2006-10-05
206 Genjutsu or Reality? FILLER 2006-10-19
207 The Supposed Sealed Ability FILLER 2006-10-26
208 The Weight of the Prized Artifact! FILLER 2006-11-02
209 The Enemy: Ninja Dropouts FILLER 2006-11-09
210 The Bewildering Forest FILLER 2006-11-16
211 Memory of Flames FILLER 2006-11-30
212 To Each His Own Path FILLER 2006-12-07
213 Vanished Memories FILLER 2006-12-14
214 Bringing Back Reality FILLER 2006-12-21
215 A Past to Be Erased FILLER 2006-12-21
216 The Targeted Shukaku FILLER 2007-01-11
217 Sand Alliance with the Leaf Shinobi FILLER 2007-01-18
218 The Counterattack! FILLER 2007-01-25
219 The Ultimate Weapon Reborn FILLER 2007-02-01
220 Departure MIXED CANON/FILLER 2007-02-08

Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden Best Episodes

S1 E19 – The Demon in the Snow 

The team of Zabuza and Haku made a great impression during the first major arc of the show. It was a fabulous moment that played on the bond between Team 7 and showed the latent potential of Naruto. Once this battle ends, a wounded Zabuza realizes he is just a pawn in the larger scheme of things and has treated Haku unfairly. He performs one final act of atonement before dying. 

S2 E38 — The Fifth Hokage! A Life On The Line

In this episode, Tsunade finally becomes the Fifth Hokage, getting over her fear of blood and rescuing Naruto from death. It takes a lot of willpower on her part, which makes her a powerful character. It is interesting to witness Tsunade’s struggles and how she overcame them. It’s character-focused and ends on a high note – with all three Sannin members unleashing their summons. 

S2 E25 — Eye To Eye: Sharingan Vs. Sharingan

Itachi is seen in action for the first time properly in this episode, in a duel with Kakashi. Both of them are Sharingan users and flex their skills. However, Itachi shows why his natural right over the eye technique made him so formidable. Kakashi gets caught in a powerful genjutsu that is nightmarish. Itachi’s powers were in a league of their own. 

S22 E19 Naruto and Sasuke

Both Naruto and Sasuke have become high-level shinobi in that each one knows exactly what the other thinks by exchanging attacks. Despite being aware of Naruto’s feelings, Sasuke is hell-bent on cutting him down. 

S17 E4 – Those Who Dance in the Shadows

Naruto implements the strategy taught him by Shikaku before his death to share Kurama’s chakra with his comrades and make the Allied Shinobi Forces stronger than before. With their newly-gained powers, the allied forces corner the Ten-Tails and sever Obito and Madara’s bond with it. Meanwhile, Jugo, Orochimaru, Sasuke, and Suigetsu sneak into the Konoha and enter Uchiha’s Nakano Shrine, where Orochimaru breaks the Reaper Death Seal and does the Reanimation Jutsu to reanimate all of the previous Hokages. 

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Naruto Shippuden Filler Episode You Can Skip

There are certain filler episodes you can skip. The canon episodes of “Naruto Shippuden” are 1-27, 29-56, 72-90, 113-143, 152-169, 172-175, 197-222, 243-256, 261-270, 272-278, 282-283, 296-302, 321-346, 362-375, 378-388, 391-393, 414-415, 417-421, 424-426, 451-463, 469-479, and 484-500.

Some other episodes that you can skip are

These are the filler episodes you can skip without losing any of the storylines: 28, 170-171, 223-242, 257-260, 271, 279-281, 376-377, 416, 422-423, 427-450, and 480-483

In addition to the above, 394-413: filler you can skip.

How long would it take to watch the complete Naruto series?

Naruto Shippuden has 500 episodes, and Naruto has 220. If you take each episode to be an average of 22 minutes, that would be around 15840 minutes, 264 hours, or 11 full days. 12 if you include the movies. 

Is Naruto finished? 

After nearly 15 years, this anime ended its journey on 10th November 2014, with the release of the 700th chapter. 

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