Naruto Filler Arcs

Naruto Filler Arcs

This anime series is very famous because of its unique content.

It has 720 episodes which are one of the greatest achievements as it took 15 years to complete. There are various fillers, manga, and canon in this series.

In this article, I will share Naruto filler arc episodes for your ease. Almost 45% of fillers are there.

All the fillers episodes are very decent and sophisticated. They had some lessons and meaning in every episode.

This is the main thing that made viewers watch this. It has a great fan base because of its excellent writing.

Naruto Filler Arcs Episodes:

26, 97, 101-106, 136-140, 143-219

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

Mixed Canon/Filler Episodes:

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, 141-142, 220

Naruto Episode List:

# Title Type Airdate
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

Kakashi: Shadow Of The ANBU Black Ops:

In this episode, you will see all the side characters and backstories.

Fans will get to have a look at past incidents in a flashback.

This arc proves how perfect anime’s author can be when it comes to creating authentic and original Naruto series. 

The New Chunin Exam Arc:

This arc is famous for its fabulous writing.

It covers all the gaps between incidents and scenes. The story is based upon the second chunin exams.

This episode has a drawback that few people skip it, that’s because it is in the middle of War Arc.

Both the stories are overlapped and create confusion at times. 

Six-Tails Unleashed:

This series is a bit off track but no matter what but it proves its amazing animation. It has altogether 8 episodes.

The story revolves around the relationship between a master and his students. 

The Power Arc:

If you are watching the entire series then skipping any of the filler is not your thing. It has a total of 500 episodes.

In the sixth episode, you will get to see the power arc which further follows a fully composed team.

Later, Kakashi investigates recent attacks on the village nearby. In a few episodes, there is a suspense which can further lead to spoiling the episode.

Which episodes to skip in Naruto Shippuden?

As there are so many fillers to watch. There are few filters that are not very important to watch.

They only spoil the plot and waste your time.

I have mentioned a few episodes which you can skip as they are least important and can save your time. 

Paradise Life On A Boat:

His arc has only one episode. The story is based upon three characters Yamato, Guy, and Naruto.

All three go on a journey towards the land of lighting to get trained with killer bees.

It is okay if you skip it you will miss nothing important from the series.

If you are loving or humorous only then watch it. You will find hidden comedy and few dumb characters. 

Three-Tails Appearance:

This episode has 2 arcs. You can skip it.

The story revolves around a few characters as they are trying to track three trailed beats.

There is a little bit of manga in this story. Because of a bit of manga, the story gets spoils and there’s no need to watch it.

There is only one part that is interesting is that Naruto gets to use amazing ninjutsu that no one has ever seen in the entire series. 

The Infinite Tsukuyomi Stories:

This arc gives the perfect example of stories that are not very important. This arc contains all the side characters which are only 2 liners.

This shows that watching the entire episode will waste your time and nothing else. In this, you will see all the ifs and buts.

This story is not less than confusing.

The audience is watching all the episodes and suddenly when they see this episode they stop watching it.

So my suggestion is to skip this and enjoy your series. 

The Whole Second Half Of The Original Series:

This has 17 smaller arcs that if you combine is 2 years. So according to me, 2 years are worthless and pointless.

Watching this episode will surely give you a headache. The story is based upon cartoons that are like a daily soap.

Every week it introduces a new villain with a typical senseless theme and storyline. So, there’s no need to watch this episode and waste your precious time.