Naruto Filler List

Know which Filler episodes to skip and know which Canon episodes to watch with our always up-to-date list. Our list has been carefully created and split into seasons/arcs. 

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Which Naruto episodes contain fillers?

Episode(s): 26, 97, 101-106, 136-140, 142-219

Which Naruto episodes contain Mixed/canon & Fillers?

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

Which Naruto episodes contain Manga canon?

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 Canon & Filler List (Updated)

Naruto Season 1 – Filler and Canon Episodes

Episodes 1-19

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.

EpisodesEpisode NameType
Naruto Episode 1Enter: Naruto Uzumaki!Canon
Naruto Episode 2My Name is Konohamaru!Canon
Naruto Episode 3Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?Canon
Naruto Episode 4Pass or Fail: Survival TestCanon
Naruto Episode 5You Failed! Kakashi’s Final DecisionCanon
Naruto Episode 6A Dangerous Mission! Journey to the Land of Waves!Canon
Naruto Episode 7The Assassin of the Mist!Mixed
Naruto Episode 8The Oath of PainCanon
Naruto Episode 9Kakashi: Sharingan Warrior!Mixed
Naruto Episode 10The Forest of ChakraCanon
Naruto Episode 11The Land Where a Hero Once LivedCanon
Naruto Episode 12Battle on the Bridge! Zabuza Returns!Canon
Naruto Episode 13Haku’s Secret Jutsu: Demonic Mirroring Ice CrystalsCanon
Naruto Episode 14The Number One Hyperactive, Knucklehead Ninja Joins the Fight!Mixed
Naruto Episode 15Zero Visibility: The Sharingan ShattersMixed
Naruto Episode 16The Broken SealMixed
Naruto Episode 17White Past: Hidden AmbitionCanon
Naruto Episode 18The Weapons Known as ShinobiMixed
Naruto Episode 19The Demon in the SnowMixed

Naruto Season 2 – Chūnin Exams (Arc)

Episodes 20-67

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.

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

Naruto Season 3 – Konoha Crush

Episodes 68-80

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.

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

Naruto Season 4 – Search for Tsunade

Episodes 81-100

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

Naruto Season 5 – Sasuke Recovery Mission

Episodes 101-135

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 101Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei’s True Face!Filler
Naruto Episode 102Mission: Help an Old Friend in the Land of TeaFiller
Naruto Episode 103The Race is On! Trouble on the High Seas!Filler
Naruto Episode 104Run Idate Run! Nagi Island Awaits!Filler
Naruto Episode 105A Fierce Battle of Rolling Thunder!Filler
Naruto Episode 106The Last Leg: A Final Act of DesperationFiller
Naruto Episode 107The Battle Begins: Naruto vs. SasukeCanon
Naruto Episode 108Bitter Rivals and Broken BondsCanon
Naruto Episode 109Oto’s InvitationCanon
Naruto Episode 111Sound vs. LeafCanon
Naruto Episode 110Formation! The Sasuke Recovery TeamCanon
Naruto Episode 112Squad Mutiny: Everything Falls Apart!Mixed
Naruto Episode 113Full Throttle Power! Chōji, Ablaze!Mixed
Naruto Episode 114Good-bye Old Friend…! I’ll Always Believe in You!Mixed
Naruto Episode 115Your Opponent is Me!Canon
Naruto Episode 117Losing is Not an Option!Canon
Naruto Episode 116360 Degrees of Vision: The Byakugan’s Blind SpotCanon
Naruto Episode 118The Vessel Arrives Too LateCanon
Naruto Episode 119Miscalculation: A New Enemy Appears!Canon
Naruto Episode 120Roar and Howl! The Ultimate Tag-Team!Canon
Naruto Episode 121To Each His Own BattleCanon
Naruto Episode 122Fakeout: Shikamaru’s Comeback!Canon
Naruto Episode 123The Leaf’s Handsome Devil!Canon
Naruto Episode 124The Beast WithinCanon
Naruto Episode 125The Sand Shinobi: Allies of the LeafCanon
Naruto Episode 126Showdown: Gaara vs. KimimaroMixed
Naruto Episode 127Vengeful Strike! The Bracken Dance!Mixed
Naruto Episode 128A Cry on Deaf EarsCanon
Naruto Episode 129Brothers: Distance Among the UchihaCanon
Naruto Episode 130Father and Son, the Broken CrestMixed
Naruto Episode 131The Secrets of the Mangekyō SharinganMixed
Naruto Episode 132For a Friend…Canon
Naruto Episode 133A Plea from a FriendCanon
Naruto Episode 134The End of TearsCanon
Naruto Episode 135The Promise That Could Not Be KeptCanon

Naruto Season 6 – Anime only arcs

Episodes 136-160

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 ClanFiller
Naruto Episode 138Pure Betrayal and a Fleeting PleaFiller
Naruto Episode 139Pure Terror! The House of Orochimaru!Filler
Naruto Episode 140Two Heartbeats: Kabuto’s TrapFiller
Naruto Episode 141Sakura’s Determination!Mixed
Naruto Episode 142The Three Villains from the Maximum Security PrisonFiller
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 ShadowFiller
Naruto Episode 148The Search for the Rare Bikōchū BeetleFiller
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 LivingFiller
Naruto Episode 153A Lesson Learned: The Iron Fist of Love!Filler
Naruto Episode 154The Enemy of the ByakuganFiller
Naruto Episode 155The Dark Creeping CloudsFiller
Naruto Episode 156Raiga’s CounterattackFiller
Naruto Episode 157Run! The Curry of Life!Filler
Naruto Episode 158Follow My Lead! The Great Survival ChallengeFiller
Naruto Episode 159The Bounty Hunter from the WildernessFiller
Naruto Episode 160Hunt or Be Hunted?! Showdown at the O.K. Temple!Filler

Naruto Season 7 –

Episodes 161-186

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 VisitorsFiller
Naruto Episode 162The Cursed WarriorFiller
Naruto Episode 163The Tactician’s IntentFiller
Naruto Episode 164Too Late for HelpFiller
Naruto Episode 165The Death of NarutoFiller
Naruto Episode 167When Egrets Flap Their WingsFiller
Naruto Episode 166When Time Stands StillFiller
Naruto Episode 168Mix it, Stretch it, Boil it Up! Burn Copper Pot, Burn!Filler
Naruto Episode 169Remembrance: The Lost PageFiller
Naruto Episode 170The Closed DoorFiller
Naruto Episode 171Infiltration: The Set-Up!Filler
Naruto Episode 172Despair: A Fractured HeartFiller
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 NameFiller
Naruto Episode 179The Remembered LullabyFiller
Naruto Episode 180Hidden Jutsu! The Price of Ninja Art: KujakuFiller
Naruto Episode 181Hoshikage: The Buried TruthFiller
Naruto Episode 182Reunion: The Remaining TimeFiller
Naruto Episode 183The Star’s RadianceFiller
Naruto Episode 184Kiba’s Long DayFiller
Naruto Episode 185A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa!Filler
Naruto Episode 186Laughing ShinoFiller

Naruto Season 8 –

Episodes 187-212

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 ServiceFiller
Naruto Episode 188The Mystery of the Targeted MerchantsFiller
Naruto Episode 189A Limitless Supply of Ninja ToolsFiller
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 CastleFiller
Naruto Episode 195The Third Super-Beast!Filler
Naruto Episode 196Hot-Blooded Confrontation: Student vs. SenseiFiller
Naruto Episode 197Crisis: The Konoha 11 Gather!Filler
Naruto Episode 198The Anbu Gives Up? Naruto’s RecollectionFiller
Naruto Episode 199The Missed TargetFiller
Naruto Episode 200The Powerful HelperFiller
Naruto Episode 201Multiple Traps! Countdown to DestructionFiller
Naruto Episode 202The Top 5 Ninja Battles!Filler
Naruto Episode 204Yakumo’s Sealed PowerFiller
Naruto Episode 203Kurenai’s Decision: Team 8 Left BehindFiller
Naruto Episode 205Kurenai’s Top Secret Mission: The Promise with the Third HokageFiller
Naruto Episode 206Genjutsu or Reality?Filler
Naruto Episode 207The Supposed Sealed AbilityFiller
Naruto Episode 208The Weight of the Prized Artefact!Filler
Naruto Episode 209The Enemy: Ninja DropoutsFiller
Naruto Episode 210The Bewildering ForestFiller
Naruto Episode 211Memory of FlamesFiller
Naruto Episode 212To Each His Own PathFiller

Naruto Season 9 – Anime only arcs

Episodes 213-220

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 MemoriesFiller
Naruto Episode 214Bringing Back RealityFiller
Naruto Episode 215A Past to Be ErasedFiller
Naruto Episode 216The Targeted ShukakuFiller
Naruto Episode 217Sand Alliance With the Leaf ShinobiFiller
Naruto Episode 218Sealed Sand: The Counterattack!Filler
Naruto Episode 219The Ultimate Weapon RebornFiller
Naruto Episode 220DepartureMixed

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.

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