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Naruto Filler List (2021) – The Ultimate Naruto Episodes Guide!

Naruto and Naruto Shippuden happens to be one of the most popular anime shows of all time, and a show that is recommended often to people who want to start watching anime. There is no doubt that show is really good, but it is plagued by filler episodes that serve no purpose to the main storyline. If your friend has recommended you to watch this show but also told you to be wary of the fillers, then I have created this Naruto filler list featuring all the episodes that you can skip!

But, you might be wondering what exactly is a filler episode? A filler episode is basically an episode that you can skip and it won’t mess with the main storyline. The anime adapts the story from the manga, but there are times when the anime episodes slowly catch up to the latest manga chapter. So the producers of the anime start releasing filler episodes to allow the manga to continue and get ahead of the anime. The fillers are also frustrating because these episodes pop up in the middle of an interesting story arc, or an awesome fight sequence, and it completely breaks the pacing of the show.

However, the series has come to its conclusion long ago, so there’s no need for you to waste your time on Naruto filler episodes. You can watch only the canon episodes because there’s the follow-up series, Naruto Shippuden, that you have to watch too. So without further ado, let’s just get on with the article and see which episodes are canon and which episodes aren’t worth your time!

The Ultimate Naruto Filler List!

If you don’t want the breakdown of all the episodes, then here’s a quick list of episodes that are canon and the ones that are filler:

Canon Episodes: 1-25, 27-96, 98, 100, 107-135, 220

Filler Episodes: 26, 97, 99, 101-106, 136-219

The Naruto Episodes List:

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

When You Should and Shouldn’t Watch Naruto Filler Episodes?

There’s not really any need to watch the filler episodes mainly because they don’t contribute anything to the story, but also because they are subpar compared to the entire show! The creators of the show air filler episodes when they’ve caught up with the manga story and want to give it some time for the manga to proceed ahead so they can get back to animating the panels for the show.

This leads to the creators of the anime to come up with their own unique story, sometime entire arcs, to cover up for the lost time and give viewers something to watch. I wouldn’t recommend you to watch the fillers at all; but if you’ve got the time, then you are more than welcome to do so.

The Naruto filler episodes are certainly not completely a waste of time, as you can get a look at the characters in from a different perspective, and sometimes the events happening during these episodes are quite funny. So, if you’ve got the time and patience to get through these filler episodes then you can watch the entire series without any issues. I admit that there are certain episodes that are worth watching, even though they were filler episodes!

Also Read: Boruto Fillers List (2021 Updated)


Once you’ve watched the Naruto series completely, it’s time to move on the follow-up series and you’ll need the Naruto Shippūden filler list as well to guide you through the episodes as it runs for around 500 episodes and contains way more fillers than the first one, and there’s no way you’d want to watch each and every one of these episodes!

I hope that I was able to help you with your predicament and guide you through all the Naruto filler episodes that you can avoid. If you liked the article, then don’t forget to share it with your friends as well so that they too can use the episode guide while watching the show.

Arbaz Khan

My name's Arbaz Khan, and I am the guy behind! Since I spent most of my time watching anime and reading manga, I thought of creating a website where I can talk about things I like. So here we are!

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