Naruto Filler Arcs 【Episode Guide】 | Anime Filler List

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.

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 the least important and can save your time.

  • The Whole Second Half Of The Original Series
  • The Infinite Tsukuyomi Stories
  • Three-Tails Appearance
  • Paradise Life On A Boat
  • The Power Arc

Naruto Filler Arcs Episodes:


Manga Canon Episodes:


The Whole Second Half Of The Original Series Needs to be skipped:

This has 17 smaller arcs that if you combine are 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.

Mixed Canon/Filler Episodes:


Naruto Episode List:

# Title Type
1 Enter: Naruto Uzumaki! MANGA CANON
2 My Name is Konohamaru! MANGA CANON
3 Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes? MANGA CANON
4 Pass or Fail: Survival Test MANGA CANON
5 You Failed! Kakashi’s Final Decision MANGA CANON
6 A Dangerous Mission! Journey to the Land of Waves! MANGA CANON
7 The Assassin of the Mist! MIXED CANON/FILLER
8 The Oath of Pain MANGA CANON
9 Kakashi: Sharingan Warrior MIXED CANON/FILLER
10 The Forest of Chakra MANGA CANON
11 The Land Where a Hero Once Lived MANGA CANON
12 Battle on the Bridge! Zabuza Returns!! MANGA CANON
13 Haku’s Secret Jutsu: Crystal Ice Mirrors MANGA CANON
14 The Number One Hyperactive, Knucklehead Ninja Joins the Fight!! MIXED CANON/FILLER
15 Zero Visibility: The Sharingan Shatters MIXED CANON/FILLER
17 White Past: Hidden Ambition MANGA CANON
18 The Weapons Known as Shinobi MIXED CANON/FILLER
19 The Demon in the Snow MIXED CANON/FILLER
20 A New Chapter Begins: The Chunin Exam! MIXED CANON/FILLER
21 Identify Yourself: Powerful New Rivals MIXED CANON/FILLER
22 Chunin Challenge: Rock Lee vs. Sasuke! MANGA CANON
23 Genin Takedown! All Nine Rookies Face Off! MIXED CANON/FILLER
24 Start Your Engines: The Chunin Exam Begins! MIXED CANON/FILLER
25 The Tenth Question: All or Nothing! MANGA CANON
26 Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death! FILLER
27 The Chunin Exam Stage 2: The Forest of Death MIXED CANON/FILLER
28 Eat or be Eaten: Panic in the Forest MIXED CANON/FILLER
29 Naruto’s Counterattack: Never Give In! MIXED CANON/FILLER
30 The Sharingan Revived: Dragon-Flame Jutsu! MIXED CANON/FILLER
31 Bushy Brow’s Pledge: Undying Love and Protection! MANGA CANON
32 Sakura Blossoms! MANGA CANON
33 Battle Formation: Ino-Shika-Cho! MANGA CANON
34 Akamaru Trembles: Gaara’s Cruel Strength! MANGA CANON
35 The Scroll’s Secret: No Peeking Allowed MANGA CANON
36 Clone vs. Clone: Mine are Better than Yours! MANGA CANON
37 Surviving the Cut! The Rookie Nine Together Again! MIXED CANON/FILLER
38 Narrowing the Field: Sudden Death Elimination! MIXED CANON/FILLER
39 Bushy Brow’s Jealousy: Lions Barrage Unleashed! MIXED CANON/FILLER
40 Kakashi and Orochimaru: Face-to-Face! MIXED CANON/FILLER
41 Kunoichi Rumble: The Rivals Get Serious! MIXED CANON/FILLER
42 The Ultimate Battle: Cha! MANGA CANON
43 Killer Kunoichi and a Shaky Shikamaru MIXED CANON/FILLER
44 Akamaru Unleashed! Who’s Top Dog Now? MIXED CANON/FILLER
45 Surprise Attack! Naruto’s Secret Weapon! MIXED CANON/FILLER
46 Byakugan Battle: Hinata Grows Bold! MIXED CANON/FILLER
47 A Failure Stands Tall! MIXED CANON/FILLER
48 Gaara vs. Rock Lee: The Power of Youth Explodes! MANGA CANON
49 Lee’s Hidden Strength: Forbidden Secret Jutsu! MIXED CANON/FILLER
50 The Fifth Gate: A Splendid Ninja is Born MANGA CANON
51 A Shadow in Darkness: Danger Approaches Sasuke MANGA CANON
52 Ebisu Returns: Naruto’s Toughest Training Yet! MIXED CANON/FILLER
53 Long Time No See: Jiraiya Returns! MIXED CANON/FILLER
54 The Summoning Jutsu: Wisdom of the Toad Sage! MIXED CANON/FILLER
55 A Feeling of Yearning, A Flower Full of Hope MIXED CANON/FILLER
56 Live or Die: Risk it All to Win it All! MIXED CANON/FILLER
57 He Flies! He Jumps! He Lurks! Chief Toad Appears! MIXED CANON/FILLER
58 Hospital Besieged: The Evil Hand Revealed! MIXED CANON/FILLER
59 The Final Rounds: Rush to the Battle Arena! MIXED CANON/FILLER
60 Byakugan vs. Shadow Clone MIXED CANON/FILLER
61 Ultimate Defense: Zero Blind Spot! MANGA CANON
62 A Failure’s True Power MANGA CANON
63 Hit it or Quit it: The Final Rounds Get Complicated! MIXED CANON/FILLER
64 Zero Motivation: The Guy with Cloud Envy! MANGA CANON
65 Dancing Leaf, Squirming Sand MANGA CANON
66 Bushy Brow’s Jutsu: Sasuke Style! MIXED CANON/FILLER
67 Late for the Show, But Ready to Go! The Ultimate Secret Technique is Born! MANGA CANON
68 Zero Hour! The Destruction of the Hidden Leaf Village Begins! MANGA CANON
69 Village in Distress: A New A-Ranked Mission! MIXED CANON/FILLER
70 A Shirker’s Call to Action: A Layabout No More! MIXED CANON/FILLER
71 An Unrivaled Match: Hokage Battle Royale! MIXED CANON/FILLER
72 A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed! MIXED CANON/FILLER
73 Forbidden Secret Technique: Reaper Death Seal! MANGA CANON
74 Astonishing Truth! Gaara’s Identity Emerges! MIXED CANON/FILLER
75 Sasuke’s Decision: Pushed to the Edge! MANGA CANON
76 Assassin of the Moonlit Night MANGA CANON
77 Light vs. Dark: The Two Faces of Gaara MANGA CANON
78 Naruto’s Ninja Handbook MANGA CANON
79 Beyond the Limit of Darkness and Light MANGA CANON
80 The Third Hokage, Forever… MANGA CANON
81 Return of the Morning Mist MANGA CANON
82 Eye to Eye: Sharingan vs. Sharingan! MANGA CANON
83 Jiraiya: Naruto’s Potential Disaster! MIXED CANON/FILLER
84 Roar, Chidori! Brother vs. Brother! MANGA CANON
85 Hate Among the Uchihas: The Last of the Clan! MANGA CANON
86 A New Training Begins: I Will Be Strong! MANGA CANON
87 Keep on Training: Pop Goes the Water Balloon! MANGA CANON
88 Focal Point: The Mark of the Leaf MANGA CANON
89 An Impossible Choice: The Pain Within Tsunade’s Heart MANGA CANON
90 Unforgivable! A Total Lack of Respect! MANGA CANON
91 Inheritence! The Necklace of Death! MANGA CANON
92 A Dubious Offer! Tsunade’s Choice! MANGA CANON
93 Breakdown! The Deal is Off! MANGA CANON
94 Attack! Fury of the Rasengan! MANGA CANON
95 The Fifth Hokage! A Life on the Line! MANGA CANON
96 Deadlock! Sannin Showdown! MANGA CANON
97 Kidnapped! Naruto’s Hot Spring Adventure! FILLER
98 Tsunade’s Warning: Ninja No More! MIXED CANON/FILLER
99 The Will of Fire Still Burns! MIXED CANON/FILLER
100 Sensei and Student: The Bond of the Shinobi MIXED CANON/FILLER
101 Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei’s True Face! FILLER
102 Mission: Help an Old Friend in the Land of Tea FILLER
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 Desperation FILLER
107 The Battle Begins: Naruto vs. Sasuke MANGA CANON
108 Bitter Rivals and Broken Bonds MANGA CANON
109 An Invitation from the Sound MANGA CANON
110 Formation! The Sasuke Retrieval Squad MANGA CANON
111 Sound vs. Leaf MANGA CANON
112 Squad Mutiny: Everything Falls Apart! MIXED CANON/FILLER
113 Full Throttle Power! Choji, Ablaze! MIXED CANON/FILLER
114 Good-bye Old Friend…! I’ll Always Believe in You! MIXED CANON/FILLER
115 Your Opponent Is Me! MANGA CANON
116 360 Degrees of Vision: The Byakugan’s Blind Spot MANGA CANON
117 Losing is Not an Option! MANGA CANON
118 The Vessel Arrives Too Late MANGA CANON
119 Miscalculation: A New Enemy Appears! MANGA CANON
120 Roar and Howl! The Ultimate Tag Team MANGA CANON
121 To Each His Own Battle MANGA CANON
122 Fakeout: Shikamaru’s Comeback! MANGA CANON
123 The Leaf’s Handsome Devil! MANGA CANON
124 The Beast Within MANGA CANON
125 The Sand Shinobi: Allies of the Leaf MANGA CANON
126 Showdown: Gaara vs. Kimimaro! MIXED CANON/FILLER
127 Vengeful Strike! The Bracken Dance MIXED CANON/FILLER
128 A Cry on Deaf Ears MANGA CANON
129 Brothers: Distance Among the Uchiha MANGA CANON
130 Father and Son, the Broken Crest MIXED CANON/FILLER
131 The Secrets of the Mangekyo Sharingan! MIXED CANON/FILLER
132 For a Friend MANGA CANON
133 A Plea From a Friend MANGA CANON
134 The End of Tears MANGA CANON
135 The Promise That Could Not Be Kept MANGA CANON
136 Deep Cover!? A Super S-Ranked Mission! FILLER
137 A Town of Outlaws, the Shadow of the Fuma Clan FILLER
138 Pure Betrayal, and a Fleeting Plea! FILLER
139 Pure Terror! The House of Orochimaru FILLER
140 Two Heartbeats: Kabuto’s Trap FILLER
141 Sakura’s Determination MIXED CANON/FILLER
142 The Three Villains from the Maximum Security Prison MIXED CANON/FILLER
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 Shadow FILLER
147 A Clash of Fate: You Can’t Bring Me Down FILLER
148 Search for the Rare Bikochu Beetle FILLER
149 What’s the Difference? Don’t All Insects Look Alike? FILLER
150 A Battle of Bugs: The Deceivers and the Deceived FILLER
151 Blaze Away Byakugan: This Is My Ninja Way FILLER
152 Funeral March for the Living FILLER
153 A Lesson Learned: The Iron Fist of Love FILLER
154 The Enemy of the Byakugan FILLER
155 The Dark Creeping Clouds FILLER
156 Raiga’s Counterattack FILLER
157 Run! The Curry of Life FILLER
158 Follow My Lead! The Great Survival Challenge FILLER
159 Bounty Hunter from the Wilderness FILLER
160 Hunt or Be Hunted?! Showdown at the O.K. Temple! FILLER
161 The Appearance of Strange Visitors FILLER
162 The Cursed Warrior FILLER
163 The Tactician’s Intent FILLER
164 Too Late for Help FILLER
165 The Death of Naruto FILLER
166 When Time Stands Still FILLER
167 When Egrets Flap Their Wings FILLER
168 Mix It, Stretch It, Boil It Up! Burn, Copper Pot, Burn! FILLER
169 Remembrance: The Lost Page FILLER
170 The Closed Door FILLER
171 Infiltration: The Set-Up! FILLER
172 Despair: A Fractured Heart FILLER
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 Name FILLER
179 The Remembered Lullaby FILLER
180 Hidden Jutsu: The Price of The Ninja Art: Kujaku FILLER
181 Hoshikage, The Buried Truth FILLER
182 Reunion, The Remaining time FILLER
183 The Star’s Radiance FILLER
184 Kiba’s Long Day! FILLER
185 A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa! FILLER
186 Laughing Shino FILLER
187 Open for Business! The Leaf Moving Service FILLER
188 Mystery of the Targeted Merchants FILLER
189 A Limitless Supply of Ninja Tools FILLER
190 The Byakugan Sees the Blind Spot FILLER
191 Forecast: Death! Cloudy with Chance of Sun FILLER
192 Ino Screams! Chubby Paradise! FILLER
193 Viva Dojo Challenge! Youth Is All About Passion! FILLER
194 The Mysterious Curse of the Haunted Castle FILLER
195 The Third Super-Beast! FILLER
196 Hot-Blooded Confrontation: Student vs. Sensei FILLER
197 Crisis! The Hidden Leaf 11 Gather! FILLER
198 The ANBU Gives Up? Naruto’s Recollection FILLER
199 The Missed Target FILLER
200 The Powerful Helper FILLER
201 Multiple Traps! Countdown to Destruction FILLER
202 The Top 5 Ninja Battles FILLER
203 Kurenai’s Decision, Squad 8 Left Behind FILLER
204 Yakumo’s Sealed Ability FILLER
205 Kurenai’s Top-Secret Mission: The Promise With the Third Hokage FILLER
206 Genjutsu or Reality? FILLER
207 The Supposed Sealed Ability FILLER
208 The Weight of the Prized Artifact! FILLER
209 The Enemy: Ninja Dropouts FILLER
210 The Bewildering Forest FILLER
211 Memory of Flames FILLER
212 To Each His Own Path FILLER
213 Vanished Memories FILLER
214 Bringing Back Reality FILLER
215 A Past to Be Erased FILLER
216 The Targeted Shukaku FILLER
217 Sand Alliance with the Leaf Shinobi FILLER
218 The Counterattack! FILLER
219 The Ultimate Weapon Reborn FILLER

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 suspense which can further lead to spoiling the episode.

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.