Naruto Filler List | A Complete Naruto Filler Guide

Naruto is one of the most popular anime series to date. After the first release in 2002 Naruto reached a landmark of 220 episodes and it was a great success. but after the final episode, the anime fans all over the world were thrilled and anxious about part 2 or Naruto Shippuden.

The first episode of Naruto Shippuden aired on February 15 of the year 2007 and soon after its release, it became a major hit in the anime industry.

Naruto Shippuden is the continuance of the naruto series after part 1 which left the fans at quite a cliff hanger.

Naruto has spent over 2 years in training with Jiraiya and has acquired and unleashed a great number of powers and is ready to go back to his village to fulfill his dream of becoming the most powerful ninja of them all but he is yet to face the most fierce enemies in his journey.

Part 2 compared to part 1 unlocks a new world and introduces new characters but unlike part 1 they are mostly to support the main characters. Both the parts have their own ups and downs but comparatively part 1 was more of an even and equal balance of everything whereas part 2 is more of a bumpy ride with its own ups and downs. But that doesn’t make it any less interesting than the first one as it is full of emotional moments, the secret reveals, the anger and sadness, the ends and beginnings which just keeps you hooked to it to the very end.

If you are trying to find which of the episodes are fillers in order to simply avoid them then you have come to the right place.

About Naruto

Naruto portrays the story of a fictional ninja character named Naruto Uzumaki, who lives in a small village called the Konohagakure.

Naruto is never accepted by his fellow villagers because of the nine-tailed beast sealed inside of him at a very young age by his father Minato Namikaze. So he decides to fight for the respect he deserves from the village and aspires to become the leader of the village called The Hokage. In his journey he comes across a group Akatsuki driven to destroy him, it became impossible for him to continue his life in the village but Jiraiya the Hokage trainer decides to protect and train naruto to become the next Hokage.

Manga Canon Episodes:
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
Filler Episodes:
26, 97, 101-106, 136-140, 143-219

Naruto Filler List:

Sr#Episode NameTypeAired
1Enter: Naruto Uzumaki! MANGA CANON2002-10-03
2My Name is Konohamaru! MANGA CANON2002-10-10
3Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes? MANGA CANON2002-10-17
4Pass or Fail: Survival Test MANGA CANON2002-10-24
5You Failed! Kakashi's Final Decision MANGA CANON2002-10-31
6A Dangerous Mission! Journey to the Land of Waves! MANGA CANON2002-11-07
7The Assassin of the Mist! MANGA CANON2002-11-14
8The Oath of Pain MANGA CANON2002-11-21
9Kakashi: Sharingan Warrior MANGA CANON2002-11-28
10The Forest of Chakra MANGA CANON2002-12-05
11The Land Where a Hero Once Lived MANGA CANON2002-12-12
12Battle on the Bridge! Zabuza Returns!! MANGA CANON2002-12-19
13Haku's Secret Jutsu: Crystal Ice Mirrors MANGA CANON2002-12-21
14The Number One Hyperactive, Knucklehead Ninja Joins the Fight!! MANGA CANON2002-12-22
15Zero Visibility: The Sharingan Shatters MANGA CANON2002-12-23
16The Broken Seal MANGA CANON2002-12-24
17White Past: Hidden Ambition MANGA CANON2002-12-25
18The Weapons Known as Shinobi MANGA CANON2003-01-31
19The Demon in the Snow MANGA CANON2003-02-13
20A New Chapter Begins: The Chunin Exam! MANGA CANON2003-02-20
21Identify Yourself: Powerful New Rivals MANGA CANON2003-02-27
22Chunin Challenge: Rock Lee vs. Sasuke! MANGA CANON2003-03-06
23Genin Takedown! All Nine Rookies Face Off! MANGA CANON2003-03-13
24Start Your Engines: The Chunin Exam Begins! MANGA CANON2003-03-20
25The Tenth Question: All or Nothing! MANGA CANON2003-03-27
26Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death! FILLER2003-04-02
27The Chunin Exam Stage 2: The Forest of Death MANGA CANON2003-04-02
28Eat or be Eaten: Panic in the Forest MANGA CANON2003-04-09
29Naruto's Counterattack: Never Give In! MANGA CANON2003-04-16
30The Sharingan Revived: Dragon-Flame Jutsu! MANGA CANON2003-04-23
31Bushy Brow's Pledge: Undying Love and Protection! MANGA CANON2003-05-02
32Sakura Blossoms! MANGA CANON2003-05-07
33Battle Formation: Ino-Shika-Cho! MANGA CANON2003-05-14
34Akamaru Trembles: Gaara's Cruel Strength! MANGA CANON2003-05-21
35The Scroll's Secret: No Peeking Allowed MANGA CANON2003-05-28
36Clone vs. Clone: Mine are Better than Yours! MANGA CANON2003-06-04
37Surviving the Cut! The Rookie Nine Together Again! MANGA CANON2003-06-11
38Narrowing the Field: Sudden Death Elimination! MANGA CANON2003-06-18
39Bushy Brow's Jealousy: Lions Barrage Unleashed! MANGA CANON2003-07-02
40Kakashi and Orochimaru: Face-to-Face! MANGA CANON2003-07-09
41Kunoichi Rumble: The Rivals Get Serious! MANGA CANON2003-07-16
42The Ultimate Battle: Cha! MANGA CANON2003-07-23
43Killer Kunoichi and a Shaky Shikamaru MANGA CANON2003-07-30
44Akamaru Unleashed! Who's Top Dog Now? MANGA CANON2003-08-06
45Surprise Attack! Naruto's Secret Weapon! MANGA CANON2003-08-13
46Byakugan Battle: Hinata Grows Bold! MANGA CANON2003-08-20
47A Failure Stands Tall! MANGA CANON2003-08-27
48Gaara vs. Rock Lee: The Power of Youth Explodes! MANGA CANON2003-09-03
49Lee's Hidden Strength: Forbidden Secret Jutsu! MANGA CANON2003-09-10
50The Fifth Gate: A Splendid Ninja is Born MANGA CANON2003-09-17
51A Shadow in Darkness: Danger Approaches Sasuke MANGA CANON2003-09-24
52Ebisu Returns: Naruto's Toughest Training Yet! MANGA CANON2003-10-01
53Long Time No See: Jiraiya Returns! MANGA CANON2003-10-08
54The Summoning Jutsu: Wisdom of the Toad Sage! MANGA CANON2003-10-15
55A Feeling of Yearning, A Flower Full of Hope MANGA CANON2003-10-22
56Live or Die: Risk it All to Win it All! MANGA CANON2003-10-29
57He Flies! He Jumps! He Lurks! Chief Toad Appears! MANGA CANON2003-11-05
58Hospital Besieged: The Evil Hand Revealed! MANGA CANON2003-11-12
59The Final Rounds: Rush to the Battle Arena! MANGA CANON2003-11-19
60Byakugan vs. Shadow Clone MANGA CANON2003-11-26
61Ultimate Defense: Zero Blind Spot! MANGA CANON2003-12-03
62A Failure's True Power MANGA CANON2003-12-10
63Hit it or Quit it: The Final Rounds Get Complicated! MANGA CANON2003-12-17
64Zero Motivation: The Guy with Cloud Envy! MANGA CANON2003-12-24
65Dancing Leaf, Squirming Sand MANGA CANON2003-12-31
66Bushy Brow's Jutsu: Sasuke Style! MANGA CANON2004-01-14
67Late for the Show, But Ready to Go! The Ultimate Secret Technique is Born! MANGA CANON2004-01-14
68Zero Hour! The Destruction of the Hidden Leaf Village Begins! MANGA CANON2004-01-28
69Village in Distress: A New A-Ranked Mission! MANGA CANON2004-02-04
70A Shirker's Call to Action: A Layabout No More! MANGA CANON2004-02-11
71An Unrivaled Match: Hokage Battle Royale! MANGA CANON2004-02-18
72A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed! MANGA CANON2004-02-25
73Forbidden Secret Technique: Reaper Death Seal! MANGA CANON2004-03-03
74Astonishing Truth! Gaara's Identity Emerges! MANGA CANON2004-03-10
75Sasuke's Decision: Pushed to the Edge! MANGA CANON2004-03-17
76Assassin of the Moonlit Night MANGA CANON2004-03-24
77Light vs. Dark: The Two Faces of Gaara MANGA CANON2004-03-31
78Naruto's Ninja Handbook MANGA CANON2004-04-07
79Beyond the Limit of Darkness and Light MANGA CANON2004-04-14
80The Third Hokage, Forever... MANGA CANON2004-04-21
81Return of the Morning Mist MANGA CANON2004-04-28
82Eye to Eye: Sharingan vs. Sharingan! MANGA CANON2004-05-05
83Jiraiya: Naruto's Potential Disaster! MANGA CANON2004-05-12
84Roar, Chidori! Brother vs. Brother! MANGA CANON2004-05-19
85Hate Among the Uchihas: The Last of the Clan! MANGA CANON2004-05-26
86A New Training Begins: I Will Be Strong! MANGA CANON2004-06-02
87Keep on Training: Pop Goes the Water Balloon! MANGA CANON2004-06-09
88Focal Point: The Mark of the Leaf MANGA CANON2004-06-16
89An Impossible Choice: The Pain Within Tsunade's Heart MANGA CANON2004-06-23
90Unforgivable! A Total Lack of Respect! MANGA CANON2004-07-07
91Inheritence! The Necklace of Death! MANGA CANON2004-07-14
92A Dubious Offer! Tsunade's Choice! MANGA CANON2004-07-21
93Breakdown! The Deal is Off! MANGA CANON2004-07-28
94Attack! Fury of the Rasengan! MANGA CANON2004-08-04
95The Fifth Hokage! A Life on the Line! MANGA CANON2004-08-11
96Deadlock! Sannin Showdown! MANGA CANON2004-08-11
97Kidnapped! Naruto's Hot Spring Adventure! FILLER2004-08-18
98Tsunade's Warning: Ninja No More! MANGA CANON2004-08-25
99The Will of Fire Still Burns! MANGA CANON2004-09-01
100Sensei and Student: The Bond of the Shinobi MANGA CANON2004-09-08
101Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei's True Face! FILLER2004-09-15
102Mission: Help an Old Friend in the Land of Tea FILLER2004-09-22
103The Race is on! Trouble on the High Seas! FILLER2004-09-29
104Run Idate Run! Nagi Island Awaits! FILLER2004-10-13
105A Fierce Battle of Rolling Thunder! FILLER2004-10-20
106The Last Leg: A Final Act of Desperation FILLER2004-10-27
107The Battle Begins: Naruto vs. Sasuke MANGA CANONMANGA CANON
108Bitter Rivals and Broken Bonds MANGA CANON2004-11-10
109An Invitation from the Sound MANGA CANON2004-11-17
110Formation! The Sasuke Retrieval Squad MANGA CANON2004-11-24
111Sound vs. Leaf MANGA CANON2004-11-24
112Squad Mutiny: Everything Falls Apart! MANGA CANON2004-12-01
113Full Throttle Power! Choji, Ablaze! MANGA CANON2004-12-08
114Good-bye Old Friend...! I'll Always Believe in You! MANGA CANON2004-12-15
115Your Opponent Is Me! MANGA CANON2004-12-22
116360 Degrees of Vision: The Byakugan's Blind Spot MANGA CANON2005-01-05
117Losing is Not an Option! MANGA CANON2005-01-05
118The Vessel Arrives Too Late MANGA CANON2005-01-12
119Miscalculation: A New Enemy Appears! MANGA CANON2005-01-19
120Roar and Howl! The Ultimate Tag Team MANGA CANON2005-02-02
121To Each His Own Battle MANGA CANON2005-02-09
122Fakeout: Shikamaru's Comeback! MANGA CANON2005-02-16
123The Leaf's Handsome Devil! MANGA CANON2005-02-23
124The Beast Within MANGA CANON2005-03-02
125The Sand Shinobi: Allies of the Leaf MANGA CANON2005-03-09
126Showdown: Gaara vs. Kimimaro! MANGA CANON2005-03-16
127Vengeful Strike! The Bracken Dance MANGA CANON2005-03-30
128A Cry on Deaf Ears MANGA CANON2005-03-30
129Brothers: Distance Among the Uchiha MANGA CANON2005-04-06
130Father and Son, the Broken Crest MANGA CANON2005-04-13
131The Secrets of the Mangekyo Sharingan! MANGA CANON2005-04-20
132For a Friend MANGA CANON2005-04-27
133A Plea From a Friend MANGA CANON2005-05-04
134The End of Tears MANGA CANON2005-05-11
135The Promise That Could Not Be Kept MANGA CANON2005-05-18
136Deep Cover!? A Super S-Ranked Mission! FILLER2005-05-25
137A Town of Outlaws, the Shadow of the Fuma Clan FILLER2005-06-01
138Pure Betrayal, and a Fleeting Plea! FILLER2005-06-08
139Pure Terror! The House of Orochimaru FILLER2005-06-15
140Two Heartbeats: Kabuto's Trap FILLER2005-06-22
141Sakura's Determination MANGA CANON2005-06-29
142The Three Villains from the Maximum Security Prison MANGA CANON2005-07-06
143Tonton! I'm Counting on You! FILLER2005-07-13
144A New Squad! Two People and a Dog?! FILLER2005-07-20
145A New Formation: Ino-Shika-Cho! FILLER2005-07-27
146Orochimaru's Shadow FILLER2005-08-10
147A Clash of Fate: You Can't Bring Me Down FILLER2005-08-17
148Search for the Rare Bikochu Beetle FILLER2005-08-17
149What's the Difference? Don't All Insects Look Alike? FILLER2005-08-24
150A Battle of Bugs: The Deceivers and the Deceived FILLER2005-08-31
151Blaze Away Byakugan: This Is My Ninja Way FILLER2005-09-14
152Funeral March for the Living FILLER2005-09-21
153A Lesson Learned: The Iron Fist of Love FILLER2005-09-28
154The Enemy of the Byakugan FILLER2005-10-05
155The Dark Creeping Clouds FILLER2005-10-12
156Raiga's Counterattack FILLER2005-10-19
157Run! The Curry of Life FILLER2005-10-26
158Follow My Lead! The Great Survival Challenge FILLER2005-11-02
159Bounty Hunter from the Wilderness FILLER2005-11-09
160Hunt or Be Hunted?! Showdown at the O.K. Temple! FILLER2005-11-16
161The Appearance of Strange Visitors FILLER2005-11-23
162The Cursed Warrior FILLER2005-11-30
163The Tactician's Intent FILLER2005-12-07
164Too Late for Help FILLER2005-12-14
165The Death of Naruto FILLER2005-12-21
166When Time Stands Still FILLER2006-01-04
167When Egrets Flap Their Wings FILLER2006-01-04
168Mix It, Stretch It, Boil It Up! Burn, Copper Pot, Burn! FILLER2006-01-18
169Remembrance: The Lost Page FILLER2006-01-25
170The Closed Door FILLER2006-02-01
171Infiltration: The Set-Up! FILLER2006-02-08
172Despair: A Fractured Heart FILLER2006-02-15
173The Battle at Sea: The Power Unleashed! FILLER2006-02-22
174Impossible! Celebrity Ninja Art - Money Style Jutsu! FILLER2006-03-01
175The Treasure Hunt is On! FILLER2006-03-08
176Run, Dodge, Zigzag! Chase or Be Chased! FILLER2006-03-15
177Please, Mr. Postman! FILLER2006-03-22
178Encounter! The Boy with a Star's Name FILLER2006-03-29
179The Remembered Lullaby FILLER2006-04-05
180Hidden Jutsu: The Price of The Ninja Art: Kujaku FILLER2006-04-12
181Hoshikage, The Buried Truth FILLER2006-04-19
182Reunion, The Remaining time FILLER2006-04-26
183The Star's Radiance FILLER2006-05-03
184Kiba's Long Day! FILLER2006-05-10
185A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa! FILLER2006-05-17
186Laughing Shino FILLER2006-05-24
187Open for Business! The Leaf Moving Service FILLER2006-05-31
188Mystery of the Targeted Merchants FILLER2006-06-07
189A Limitless Supply of Ninja Tools FILLER2006-06-14
190The Byakugan Sees the Blind Spot FILLER2006-06-21
191Forecast: Death! Cloudy with Chance of Sun FILLER2006-06-28
192Ino Screams! Chubby Paradise! FILLER2006-07-05
193Viva Dojo Challenge! Youth Is All About Passion! FILLER2006-07-12
194The Mysterious Curse of the Haunted Castle FILLER2006-07-19
195The Third Super-Beast! FILLER2006-07-26
196Hot-Blooded Confrontation: Student vs. Sensei FILLER2006-08-09
197Crisis! The Hidden Leaf 11 Gather! FILLER2006-08-16
198The ANBU Gives Up? Naruto's Recollection FILLER2006-08-23
199The Missed Target FILLER2006-08-30
200The Powerful Helper FILLER2006-09-13
201Multiple Traps! Countdown to Destruction FILLER2006-09-20
202The Top 5 Ninja Battles FILLER2006-09-27
203Kurenai's Decision, Squad 8 Left Behind FILLER2006-10-05
204Yakumo's Sealed Ability FILLER2006-10-05
205Kurenai's Top-Secret Mission: The Promise With the Third Hokage FILLER2006-10-05
206Genjutsu or Reality? FILLER2006-10-19
207The Supposed Sealed Ability FILLER2006-10-26
208The Weight of the Prized Artifact! FILLER2006-11-02
209The Enemy: Ninja Dropouts FILLER2006-11-09
210The Bewildering Forest FILLER2006-11-16
211Memory of Flames FILLER2006-11-30
212To Each His Own Path FILLER2006-12-07
213Vanished Memories FILLER2006-12-14
214Bringing Back Reality FILLER2006-12-21
215A Past to Be Erased FILLER2006-12-21
216The Targeted Shukaku FILLER2007-01-11
217Sand Alliance with the Leaf Shinobi FILLER2007-01-18
218The Counterattack! FILLER2007-01-25
219The Ultimate Weapon Reborn FILLER2007-02-01
220Departure MANGA CANON2007-02-08

Conclusion

Most people usually think that there are only 2 types of episodes one being the original story-driven episodes called the canon episodes and other being the fillers that are not part of the story development and hence can be skipped completely but that’s not the case.

These episodes can be divided into categories

Canon: The episodes which are completely based on the original manga.

Mostly canon: These episodes are also adapted from the manga but a very small part of them being filler which in this case can not be skipped as it also helps build the storyline.

Mostly filler: These episodes are mostly filler contributing very little to the story but a very small portion of then being canon which we suggest you don’t skip if you want to follow the story.

Filler: Now these are the episodes that are not part of the original manga and contribute nothing to the storyline (but are interesting any) so if you want to stick to the original storyline you can skip these fillers altogether.

Wondering how to find which episodes are which? Well, don’t worry we have compiled a very detailed list of all the episodes and categorized them accordingly alongside the release date and the episode name.

 

Author: Johnathan

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