Naruto Filler List (Episodes Updated 2021)

Know which episodes to skip with our updated Naruto filler list from all episodes. Our list has been carefully created and split into seasons and arcs. 

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Quick answers

Episode(s): 26, 97, 101-106, 136-140, 142-219
Episode(s): 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, 220
Episode(s): 1-6, 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, 132-135

Naruto Episode List (filler/canon status)

Naruto Season 1 - Prologue — Land of Waves

Episodes 1-19

Naruto screencaps Season 1

Percentage of fillers: 47% of the episodes are fillers. Because this is the first season of the Naruto series, the amount of fillers is very low.

Episodes Episode Name Type
Naruto Episode 1 Enter: Naruto Uzumaki!
Canon
Naruto Episode 2 My Name is Konohamaru!
Canon
Naruto Episode 3 Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?
Canon
Naruto Episode 4 Pass or Fail: Survival Test
Canon
Naruto Episode 5 You Failed! Kakashi’s Final Decision
Canon
Naruto Episode 6 A Dangerous Mission! Journey to the Land of Waves!
Canon
Naruto Episode 7 The Assassin of the Mist!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 8 The Oath of Pain
Canon
Naruto Episode 9 Kakashi: Sharingan Warrior!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 10 The Forest of Chakra
Canon
Naruto Episode 11 The Land Where a Hero Once Lived
Canon
Naruto Episode 12 Battle on the Bridge! Zabuza Returns!
Canon
Naruto Episode 13 Haku’s Secret Jutsu: Demonic Mirroring Ice Crystals
Canon
Naruto Episode 14 The Number One Hyperactive, Knucklehead Ninja Joins the Fight!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 15 Zero Visibility: The Sharingan Shatters
Mixed
Naruto Episode 16 The Broken Seal
Mixed
Naruto Episode 17 White Past: Hidden Ambition
Canon
Naruto Episode 18 The Weapons Known as Shinobi
Mixed
Naruto Episode 19 The Demon in the Snow
Mixed

Naruto Season 2 - Chūnin Exams (Arc)

Episodes 20-67

Naruto screencaps Season 2

Percentage of fillers: 47% of the episodes are fillers. Because this is the first season of the Naruto series, the amount of fillers is very low.

Episodes Episode Name Type
Naruto Episode 20 A New Chapter Begins: The Chūnin Exam!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 21 Identify Yourself: Powerful New Rivals
Mixed
Naruto Episode 22 Chūnin Challenge: Rock Lee vs. Sasuke!
Canon
Naruto Episode 23 Genin Takedown! All Nine Rookies Face Off!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 24 Start Your Engines: The Chūnin Exam Begins!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 25 The Tenth Question: All or Nothing!
Canon
Naruto Episode 27 The Chūnin Exam Stage 2: The Forest of Death
Filler
Naruto Episode 26 Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 28 Eat or be Eaten: Panic in the Forest
Mixed
Naruto Episode 29 Naruto’s Counterattack: Never Give In!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 30 The Sharingan Revived: Dragon-Flame Jutsu!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 31 Bushy Brow’s Pledge: Undying Love and Protection!
Canon
Naruto Episode 32 Sakura Blossoms!
Canon
Naruto Episode 33 Battle Formation: Ino–Shika–Chō!!
Canon
Naruto Episode 34 Akamaru Trembles: Gaara’s Cruel Strength!
Canon
Naruto Episode 35 The Scroll’s Secret: No Peeking Allowed
Canon
Naruto Episode 36 Clone vs. Clone: Mine are Better Than Yours!
Canon
Naruto Episode 37 Surviving the Cut: The Rookie 9 Together Again!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 38 Narrowing the Field: Sudden Death Elimination!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 39 Bushy Brow’s Jealousy: Lions Barrage Unleashed!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 40 Kakashi and Orochimaru: Face-to-Face!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 41 Kunoichi Rumble: The Rivals Get Serious!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 42 The Ultimate Battle: Cha!
Canon
Naruto Episode 43 Killer Kunoichi and a Shaky Shikamaru
Mixed
Naruto Episode 44 Akamaru Unleashed! Who’s Top Dog Now?
Mixed
Naruto Episode 45 Surprise Attack! Naruto’s Secret Weapon!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 46 Byakugan Battle: Hinata Grows Bold!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 47 A Failure Stands Tall!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 48 Gaara vs. Rock Lee: The Power of Youth Explodes!
Canon
Naruto Episode 49 Lee’s Hidden Strength: Forbidden Secret Jutsu!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 50 The Fifth Gate: A Splendid Ninja is Born
Canon
Naruto Episode 51 A Shadow in Darkness: Danger Approaches Sasuke
Canon
Naruto Episode 52 Ebisu Returns: Naruto’s Toughest Training Yet!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 53 Long Time No See: Jiraiya Returns!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 54 The Summoning Technique: Wisdom of the Toad Sage!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 55 A Feeling of Yearning, a Flower Full of Hope
Mixed
Naruto Episode 56 Live or Die: Risk it All to Win it All!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 57 He Flies! He Jumps! He Lurks! Chief Toad Appears!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 58 Hospital Besieged: The Evil Hand Revealed!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 59 The Final Rounds: Rush to the Battle Arena!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 60 Byakugan vs. Shadow Clone Technique!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 61 Ultimate Defence: Zero Blind Spot!
Canon
Naruto Episode 62 A Failure’s True Power
Canon
Naruto Episode 63 Hit it or Quit it: The Final Rounds Get Complicated!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 64 Zero Motivation: The Guy with Cloud Envy!
Canon
Naruto Episode 65 Dancing Leaf, Squirming Sand
Canon
Naruto Episode 67 Late for the Show, but Ready to Go! The Ultimate Secret Technique is Born!
Mixed

Naruto Season 3 - Konoha Crush

Episodes 68-80

Naruto screencaps Season 3

Percentage of fillers: 47% of the episodes are fillers. Because this is the first season of the Naruto series, the amount of fillers is very low.

Episodes Episode Name Type
Naruto Episode 68 Zero Hour! The Konoha Crush Begins!
Canon
Naruto Episode 69 Village in Distress: A New A-Ranked Mission!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 70 A Shirker’s Call to Action: A Layabout No More!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 71 An Unrivalled Match: Hokage Battle Royale!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 72 A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 73 Forbidden Secret Technique: Dead Demon Consuming Seal!
Canon
Naruto Episode 74 Astonishing Truth! Gaara’s Identity Emerges!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 75 Sasuke’s Decision: Pushed to the Edge!
Canon
Naruto Episode 76 Assassin of the Moonlit Night
Canon
Naruto Episode 77 Light vs. Dark: The Two Faces of Gaara
Canon
Naruto Episode 78 Naruto’s Ninja Handbook
Canon
Naruto Episode 79 Beyond the Limit of Darkness and Light
Canon
Naruto Episode 80 The Third Hokage, Forever…
Canon

Naruto Season 4 - Search for Tsunade

Episodes 81-100

Naruto screencaps Season 4

Percentage of fillers: 47% of the episodes are fillers. Because this is the first season of the Naruto series, the amount of fillers is very low.

Naruto Episode 81 Return of the Morning Mist
Canon
Naruto Episode 82 Eye to Eye: Sharingan vs. Sharingan!
Canon
Naruto Episode 83 Jiraiya: Naruto’s Potential Disaster!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 84 Roar, Chidori! Brother vs. Brother!
Canon
Naruto Episode 85 Hate Among the Uchihas: The Last of the Clan!
Canon
Naruto Episode 86 A New Training Begins: I Will Be Strong!
Canon
Naruto Episode 87 Keep on Training: Pop Goes the Water Balloon!
Canon
Naruto Episode 88 Focal Point: The Mark of the Leaf
Canon
Naruto Episode 89 An Impossible Choice: The Pain Within Tsunade’s Heart
Canon
Naruto Episode 90 Unforgivable! A Total Lack of Respect!
Canon
Naruto Episode 91 Inheritance! The Necklace of Death!
Canon
Naruto Episode 92 A Dubious Offer! Tsunade’s Choice!
Canon
Naruto Episode 93 Breakdown! The Deal is Off!
Canon
Naruto Episode 94 Attack! Fury of the Rasengan!
Canon
Naruto Episode 96 Deadlock! Sannin Showdown!
Canon
Naruto Episode 95 The Fifth Hokage! A Life on the Line!
Canon
Naruto Episode 97 Kidnapped! Naruto’s Hot Spring Adventure!
Filler
Naruto Episode 98 Tsunade’s Warning: Ninja No More!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 99 The Will of Fire Still Burns!
Anime Canon
Naruto Episode 100 Sensei and Student: The Bond of the Shinobi
Mixed

Naruto Season 5 - Sasuke Recovery Mission

Episodes 101-135

Naruto screencaps Season 5

Percentage of fillers: 47% of the episodes are fillers. Because this is the first season of the Naruto series, the amount of fillers is very low.

Naruto Episode 101 Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei’s True Face!
Filler
Naruto Episode 102 Mission: Help an Old Friend in the Land of Tea
Filler
Naruto Episode 103 The Race is On! Trouble on the High Seas!
Filler
Naruto Episode 104 Run Idate Run! Nagi Island Awaits!
Filler
Naruto Episode 105 A Fierce Battle of Rolling Thunder!
Filler
Naruto Episode 106 The Last Leg: A Final Act of Desperation
Filler
Naruto Episode 107 The Battle Begins: Naruto vs. Sasuke
Canon
Naruto Episode 108 Bitter Rivals and Broken Bonds
Canon
Naruto Episode 109 Oto’s Invitation
Canon
Naruto Episode 111 Sound vs. Leaf
Canon
Naruto Episode 110 Formation! The Sasuke Recovery Team
Canon
Naruto Episode 112 Squad Mutiny: Everything Falls Apart!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 113 Full Throttle Power! Chōji, Ablaze!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 114 Good-bye Old Friend…! I’ll Always Believe in You!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 115 Your Opponent is Me!
Canon
Naruto Episode 117 Losing is Not an Option!
Canon
Naruto Episode 116 360 Degrees of Vision: The Byakugan’s Blind Spot
Canon
Naruto Episode 118 The Vessel Arrives Too Late
Canon
Naruto Episode 119 Miscalculation: A New Enemy Appears!
Canon
Naruto Episode 120 Roar and Howl! The Ultimate Tag-Team!
Canon
Naruto Episode 121 To Each His Own Battle
Canon
Naruto Episode 122 Fakeout: Shikamaru’s Comeback!
Canon
Naruto Episode 123 The Leaf’s Handsome Devil!
Canon
Naruto Episode 124 The Beast Within
Canon
Naruto Episode 125 The Sand Shinobi: Allies of the Leaf
Canon
Naruto Episode 126 Showdown: Gaara vs. Kimimaro
Mixed
Naruto Episode 127 Vengeful Strike! The Bracken Dance!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 128 A Cry on Deaf Ears
Canon
Naruto Episode 129 Brothers: Distance Among the Uchiha
Canon
Naruto Episode 130 Father and Son, the Broken Crest
Mixed
Naruto Episode 131 The Secrets of the Mangekyō Sharingan
Mixed
Naruto Episode 132 For a Friend…
Canon
Naruto Episode 133 A Plea from a Friend
Canon
Naruto Episode 134 The End of Tears
Canon
Naruto Episode 135 The Promise That Could Not Be Kept
Canon

Naruto Season 6 - Anime only arcs

Episodes 136-160

Naruto screencaps Season 6

Percentage of fillers: 47% of the episodes are fillers. Because this is the first season of the Naruto series, the amount of fillers is very low.

Naruto Episode 136Deep Cover?! A Super S-Ranked Mission!
Filler
Naruto Episode 137A Town of Outlaws, The Shadow of the Fūma Clan
Filler
Naruto Episode 138Pure Betrayal and a Fleeting Plea
Filler
Naruto Episode 139Pure Terror! The House of Orochimaru!
Filler
Naruto Episode 140Two Heartbeats: Kabuto’s Trap
Filler
Naruto Episode 141Sakura’s Determination!
Mixed
Naruto Episode 142The Three Villains from the Maximum Security Prison
Filler
Naruto Episode 143Tonton! I’m Counting on You!
Filler
Naruto Episode 144A New Squad! Two People and a Dog?!
Filler
Naruto Episode 145A New Formation: Ino–Shika–Chō!
Filler
Naruto Episode 146Remaining Ambition: Orochimaru’s Shadow
Filler
Naruto Episode 148The Search for the Rare Bikōchū Beetle
Filler
Naruto Episode 147A Clash of Fate: You Can’t Bring Me Down!
Filler
Naruto Episode 149What’s the Difference? Don’t All Insects Look Alike?
Filler
Naruto Episode 150A Battle of Bugs! The Deceivers and the Deceived!
Filler
Naruto Episode 151Blaze Away, Byakugan! This is My Ninja Way!
Filler
Naruto Episode 152Funeral March for the Living
Filler
Naruto Episode 153A Lesson Learned: The Iron Fist of Love!
Filler
Naruto Episode 154The Enemy of the Byakugan
Filler
Naruto Episode 155The Dark Creeping Clouds
Filler
Naruto Episode 156Raiga’s Counterattack
Filler
Naruto Episode 157Run! The Curry of Life!
Filler
Naruto Episode 158Follow My Lead! The Great Survival Challenge
Filler
Naruto Episode 159The Bounty Hunter from the Wilderness
Filler
Naruto Episode 160Hunt or Be Hunted?! Showdown at the O.K. Temple!
Filler

Naruto Season 7 -

Episodes 161-186

Naruto screencaps Season 7

Percentage of fillers: 47% of the episodes are fillers. Because this is the first season of the Naruto series, the amount of fillers is very low.

Naruto Episode 161The Appearance of Strange Visitors
Filler
Naruto Episode 162The Cursed Warrior
Filler
Naruto Episode 163The Tactician’s Intent
Filler
Naruto Episode 164Too Late for Help
Filler
Naruto Episode 165The Death of Naruto
Filler
Naruto Episode 167When Egrets Flap Their Wings
Filler
Naruto Episode 166When Time Stands Still
Filler
Naruto Episode 168Mix it, Stretch it, Boil it Up! Burn Copper Pot, Burn!
Filler
Naruto Episode 169Remembrance: The Lost Page
Filler
Naruto Episode 170The Closed Door
Filler
Naruto Episode 171Infiltration: The Set-Up!
Filler
Naruto Episode 172Despair: A Fractured Heart
Filler
Naruto Episode 173Battle at Sea: The Power Unleashed!
Filler
Naruto Episode 174Impossible! Celebrity Ninja Art: Money Style Jutsu!
Filler
Naruto Episode 175The Treasure Hunt is On!
Filler
Naruto Episode 176Run, Dodge, Zigzag! Chase or Be Chased!
Filler
Naruto Episode 177Please, Mr. Postman!
Filler
Naruto Episode 178Encounter! The Boy with a Star’s Name
Filler
Naruto Episode 179The Remembered Lullaby
Filler
Naruto Episode 180Hidden Jutsu! The Price of Ninja Art: Kujaku
Filler
Naruto Episode 181Hoshikage: The Buried Truth
Filler
Naruto Episode 182Reunion: The Remaining Time
Filler
Naruto Episode 183The Star’s Radiance
Filler
Naruto Episode 184Kiba’s Long Day
Filler
Naruto Episode 185A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa!
Filler
Naruto Episode 186Laughing Shino
Filler

Naruto Season 8 -

Episodes 187-212

Naruto screencaps Season 8

Percentage of fillers: 47% of the episodes are fillers. Because this is the first season of the Naruto series, the amount of fillers is very low.

Naruto Episode 187Open for Business! The Leaf Moving Service
Filler
Naruto Episode 188The Mystery of the Targeted Merchants
Filler
Naruto Episode 189A Limitless Supply of Ninja Tools
Filler
Naruto Episode 190The Byakugan Sees the Blind Spot!
Filler
Naruto Episode 191Forecast: Death! Cloudy with Chance of Sun!
Filler
Naruto Episode 192Ino Screams! Chubby Paradise!
Filler
Naruto Episode 193Viva Dojo Challenge! Youth is All About Passion!
Filler
Naruto Episode 194The Mysterious Curse of the Haunted Castle
Filler
Naruto Episode 195The Third Super-Beast!
Filler
Naruto Episode 196Hot-Blooded Confrontation: Student vs. Sensei
Filler
Naruto Episode 197Crisis: The Konoha 11 Gather!
Filler
Naruto Episode 198The Anbu Gives Up? Naruto’s Recollection
Filler
Naruto Episode 199The Missed Target
Filler
Naruto Episode 200The Powerful Helper
Filler
Naruto Episode 201Multiple Traps! Countdown to Destruction
Filler
Naruto Episode 202The Top 5 Ninja Battles!
Filler
Naruto Episode 204Yakumo’s Sealed Power
Filler
Naruto Episode 203Kurenai’s Decision: Team 8 Left Behind
Filler
Naruto Episode 205Kurenai’s Top Secret Mission: The Promise with the Third Hokage
Filler
Naruto Episode 206Genjutsu or Reality?
Filler
Naruto Episode 207The Supposed Sealed Ability
Filler
Naruto Episode 208The Weight of the Prized Artefact!
Filler
Naruto Episode 209The Enemy: Ninja Dropouts
Filler
Naruto Episode 210The Bewildering Forest
Filler
Naruto Episode 211Memory of Flames
Filler
Naruto Episode 212To Each His Own Path
Filler

Naruto Season 9 - Anime only arcs

Episodes 213-220

Naruto screencaps Season 9

Percentage of fillers: 47% of the episodes are fillers. Because this is the first season of the Naruto series, the amount of fillers is very low.

Naruto Episode 213Vanished Memories
Filler
Naruto Episode 214Bringing Back Reality
Filler
Naruto Episode 215A Past to Be Erased
Filler
Naruto Episode 216The Targeted Shukaku
Filler
Naruto Episode 217Sand Alliance With the Leaf Shinobi
Filler
Naruto Episode 218Sealed Sand: The Counterattack!
Filler
Naruto Episode 219The Ultimate Weapon Reborn
Filler
Naruto Episode 220Departure
Mixed

The Naruto anime series first aired on 3rd October of 2002 in Japan. Based on the original manga created by Masashi Kishimoto, it is one of the most popular anime series of all time. 

What are fillers?

You are on this page for a reason, and that is to understand what parts of the Anime were based from the Manga. Because when you are watching Naruto for the first time, you might think “hey, this is very different from what I saw before.” The reason for this might be that the episode contains “fillers”. A filler is when the Anime episode is showing a story that is not based on the original manga. It is created to fill the gap, because sometimes the Manga is getting too close to the Anime episodes, giving more pressure to the Manga editorial teams to work harder.

This is why fillers exist, especially on extremely popular anime series, where a break is impossible to do, due to the big audience that demands a new episode every week.

Skip filler episodes

Some people dislike fillers and see it as a waist of time, we understand that, especially when you are binge watching a series you might become irritated by a slow-paced filler episode. In this case it is worth to skip fillers to watch the episode that are worth watching.

We made a complete list by analysing each episode and comparing it with the Manga. Be aware that some Episodes may contain partly filler content, and we have mentioned this as well in our episode list.