Your Best Guide For Naruto & Naruto Shippuden Filler List


How Many Episodes are there in the Naruto & Naruto Shippuden Filler List?

The Japanese amine series Naruto and its sequel Naruto Shippuden, based on the manga series of the same name, has become such a global phenomenon that it is a separate universe in itself. And the action does, in fact, take place in a fictional universe filled with ninjas (on both sides of the fence) who have superhuman abilities. Since the first episode was aired on October 3, 2007, a total of 703 episodes have been broadcast so far, including 220 in Naruto, the first part, and 483 in Naruto Shippuden, the second part.

However, not all the episodes are based on original storyline featured in the manga series. Many of the episodes have their own storyline (without deviating from the main storyline, of course). These episodes that are known as filler episodes and their purpose is to give the manga artists more time to create storylines that can be adapted to the anime series. For example, when the anime storyline moves ahead of the manga storyline, then fillers give the manga artists enough time to catch up.

So, the following is the filler list from both parts of the series:

Part 1: Naruto

  • 1 episode from Season 1, Episode 26: “Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death!”
  • 1 episode from Season 3, Episode 97: “Kidnapped! Naruto’s Hot Spring Adventure!”
  • 6 episodes again from Season 3 starting from Episode 101: “”Gotta see! Gotta Know! Kakasi-Sensei’s True Face!” to Episode 106: “The Last Leg: A Final Act of Desperation”
  • 4 episodes from Season 4 starting from Episode 137: “A Town of Outlaws, The Shadow of the Fuma Clan” to Episode 140: “Two Heartbeats: Kabuto’s Trap”
  • 43 episodes again from Season 4 starring from Episode 143: “Tonton! I am counting on you” to Episode 185: “A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaal!”
  • 34 episodes (all but one) from Season 5 starting from Episode 186: “Laughing Shino” to Episode 219: “The Ultimate Weapon Reborn”

Part 1 of the anime series had 89 fillers out of the total 220 episodes. In total, 40% of the episodes of Naruto were filler episodes.

Part 2: Naruto Shippuden

  • 14 episodes starting from Season 3 starting from Episode 57: “Deprive of Eternal Sleep” to Episode 70: “Resonance”
  • 22 episodes (all but two) from Season 5 starting from Episode 91: “The Price of Power” (December 18, 2008) to Episode 112: “A Place to Return To”
  • All 8 episodes from Season 7 starting from Episode 144: “Wanderer” (February 4, 2013) to Episode 151: “Master and Student” (March 11, 2010)
  • 2 episodes from Season 8 starting from Episode 170: “Big Adventure! The Quest for the Fourth Hokage’s Legacy – Part 1″ to Episode 171: ” Big Adventure! The Quest for the Fourth Hokage’s Legacy – Part 2″
  • All 21 episodes from Season 9 starting from Episode 176: “Rookie Instructor Iruka” to Episode 196: “Drive Towards Darkness”
  • All 20 episodes from Season 11 starting from Episode 223: “The Young Man and the Sea” to Episode 242: “Naruto’s Vow”
  • 4 episodes from Season 12 starting from Episode 257: “Meeting” (April 5, 2012) to Episode 260: “Parting” and Episode 271: “Road to Sakura”
  • 15 episodes from Season 13 starting from Episode 279: “White Zetsu’s Trap” to Episode 281: “The Allied Mom Force!” and again starting from Episode 284: “The Helmet Splitter: Jinin Akebino!” to Episode 295: “Power: The Final Episode”
  • 18 episodes from Season 14 starting from Episode 303: “Ghosts from the Past” to Episode 320: “Run, Amoi!”
  • 15 episodes from Season 15 & 16, Episode 347: “Creeping Shadow” to Episode 361: “Squad Seven”
  • 2 episodes from Season 17, Episode 376: “The Directive to Take the Nine-Tails!” to Episode 377: “Naruto VS Mecha Naruto”
  • 3 episodes from Season 18, Episode 388: “My First Friend” to Episode 390: “Hanabi’s Decision”
  • 68 episodes from Season 19 & Season 20, Episode 394: “The New Chunin Exams” to Episode 413: “Hopes Entrusted to the Future”, Episode 416: “The Formation of Team Minato”, Episode 422: “The Ones Who Will Inherit” to Episode 423: “Naruto’s Rival”, Episode 427: “Road to Tenten-The World of Dreams” to Episode 457: “Partner”, Episode 460: “Kaguya Ōtsutsuki” to Episode 462: “A Fabricated Past”, Episode 464: “Ninshu: The Ninja Creed” to Episode 468: “The Successor”, Episode 480: “Naruto and Hinata” to Episode 483: “Jiraiya and Kakashi”

Part 2 of the anime series has had 216 fillers out of the 500 episodes broadcast so far. In total 45% of the episodes of the episodes have so far been fillers.


In total, the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden filler list is made of 309 episodes, which are fillers. This brings the total percentage of fillers to just above 40% so far. Since the anime series tends to progress faster than the manga series, because manga is often restricted by space, the number of fillers is certain to rise in the future. Although many fans do not like fillers and find them uninteresting, they serve to give insight into the life experiences of different characters. Well, now you know how you can avoid the filler episodes. BTW, I also have created a list of Naruto The Movies as well.