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Naruto, in what order to watch the whole series, movies and OVA?

We list all the movies and OVA of Naruto, Naruto Shippuden and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations in the most appropriate order to watch them.

The Naruto universe is one of the richest and broadest in the history of manga and anime. Masashi Kishimoto's creation began its journey in Shueisha's Shonen Jump in November 1999 after charming the editors of the publishing house a few years earlier with a one-shot that would eventually lead to the hero of the Hidden Leaf Village. Everything else is history, like its anime, full of episodes, movies, OVA and yes, filler. If you plan to watch Naruto and Naruto Shippuden and want to know the right order to watch it all, you're in the right place.

Suitable order to watch the entire Naruto anime, movies and OVAs.

Naruto has had a total of 11 movies to date (three from the original series, seven from Naruto Shippuden and one from Boruto: Naruto Next Generations). Many of them are filler, so they are not necessary to enjoy the truly canon. Not for nothing, there are two exceptions: The Last: Naruto the Movie and Boruto: Naruto the Movie. These two are canon and, especially the former, tremendously important to watch.

If we are watching Naruto Shippuden and we skip over The Last, chances are we won't quite understand what has been going on between the characters during the last few episodes.

In what order to watch Naruto movies?

  • Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow - Watch after chapter 101.
  • Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel - Watch after chapter 160.
  • Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom – Watch after chapter 196.
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie - Watch after chapter 32 of Naruto Shippuden.
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds - Watch after chapter 53 of Naruto Shippuden.
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire – Watch after chapter 88 of Naruto Shippuden.
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower - Watch after chapter 135 of Naruto Shippuden.
  • Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison - Watch after chapter 176 of Naruto Shippuden.
  • Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie - Watch after chapter 311 of Naruto Shippuden.
  • The Last: Naruto the Movie - Watch after chapter 493 of Naruto Shippuden.
  • Boruto: Naruto the Movie - Watch after chapter 500 of Naruto Shippuden.

In what order to watch Naruto OVA?

In the case of the OVA (Original Video Animation) is more complicated. They are a kind of short films of 10 to 30 minutes (approximately) that have been coming out to complement the movies, special episodes of the anime or to celebrate a specific event related to Naruto. Not only are they more difficult to find, but they are also quite difficult to place because of how little they have to do with the plot (yes, they are pure filler). We leave you with the most recommended order, but also with their release date, in case you prefer to guide you based on it. Do not take this order as "I must see it after this chapter", but rather as "from here I can see it". There is no rush for the OVA and the good thing about them is that only the penultimate one in the following list is necessary (very important, but be careful with its title, it is a spoiler!). Said OVA is canon, you can''t miss it and we still can't explain how it was not part of the series, even if it was in Boruto and through a flashback. We leave you with them:

  • Find the Crimson Four-Leaf Clover! (2003) - Watch after chapter 19 of Naruto.
  • Naruto: The Cross Roads (2009) – Watch after chapter 19 of Naruto.
  • Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village! (2003) - Watch after chapter 100 of Naruto.
  • Konoha Annual Sports Festival (2004) – Watch after chapter 100 of Naruto.
  • Finally a clash! Jonin VS Genin!! Indiscriminate grand melee tournament meeting!! (2005) - Watch after chapter 100 of Naruto.
  • Naruto, The Genie, and The Three Wishes!! (2010) - Watch after chapter 100.
  • Hurricane! "Konoha Academy" Chronicles (2008) – Watch after chapter 10 of Naruto Shippuden.
  • Naruto x UT (2011) – Watch after chapter 216 of Naruto Shippuden.
  • Chūnin Exam on Fire! Naruto vs. Konohamaru (2011) - Watch after chapter 219 of Naruto Shippuden.
  • Naruto Shippūden: Sunny Side Battle!!! (2014) - Watch after chapter 219 of Naruto Shippuden.
  • Hashirama Senju vs. Madara Uchiha (2012) - Watch after chapter 369 of Naruto Shippuden.
  • Ninja Escapades (2014) – Watch after chapter 363 of Naruto Shippuden.
  • The Day Naruto Became Hokage (2016) – Watch after chapter 500 of Naruto.
  • Boruto OVA 1 (2017) – Watch after chapter 51 of Boruto.

It should be said that as of November 2020, author Masashi Kishimoto has taken the helm of the Boruto manga, so in case anyone had any doubts: the Boruto manga is completely canon. Consequently, so is the anime; although that doesn't stop there from being quite a bit of filler. After its premiere in Weekly Shonen Jump in May 2016 and with a monthly publication periodicity, the series of Naruto Uzumaki's son was gaining in popularity thanks to the work of Ukyo Kodachi and Mikio Ikemoto, who in 2019 became part of the magazine V Jump, of the same publisher.

Since the 52nd chapter of the manga, Boruto is one hundred percent headed by Kishimoto. In 2017 it would be TV Tokyo in charge of bringing to television the first episodes of the anime of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, which is still currently broadcasting every Sunday afternoon in Japan. You can watch the entire series on Crunchyroll.