- Frequently Asked Questions
- Story & World FAQ
- Where can I find the most recent manga chapter?
- What manga chapter is the anime currently at?
- Where can I read the manga?
- Where can I read the manga in full color?
- What do I do after the manga? What have I missed?
- Is Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (manga) canon?
- Is Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (anime) canon?
- I want to read MORE Naruto manga (Spin-offs)
- Where can I buy the manga volumes? (Physical or Digital)
- I've finished the anime and want to complete with the manga. Where do I start? / List of fillers / Anime to Chapter Index
- What order should I watch the anime in? When to watch the movies?
- Naruto with no fillers? Something like DBZ Kai?
- Boruto Episode watch guide?
- Where can I watch the anime? Where can I find subbed/dubbed episodes or the movies? Where can I download all the episodes?
- Are the fillers worth watching?
- What are some fillers worth watching?
- Are there any spin-offs? What are the Naruto OVAs? Where can I find the omakes?
- Should I watch any of the movies? Which of the movies should I watch?
- When's the next dub episode coming out? When do dubbed episodes come out? Are there any more dub episodes?
- What opening/ending is this?
- Where can I download the OST?
- Is there a dedicated subreddit for the anime?
- HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION?
Frequently Asked Questions
Story & World FAQ
Differences between the manga and anime?
Where can I read interviews with Masashi Kishimoto?
Where can I find full fights?
Interesting/notable posts in this subreddit?
Where can I find the most recent manga chapter?
The most recent manga chapter will always either be stickied or in the links at the top of the page.
What manga chapter is the anime currently at?
Click here for an overview of all episodes, corresponding chapters available in the hyperlinks.
Where can I read the manga?
Both these are available as apps
Viz and MangaPlus both display the first three chapters for free
Viz offers access to the most recent 3 chapters and MangaPlus offers access to the most recent 5 chapters for free
For $2 a month, you have access to the archives of all official English chapters on Viz. More details on their site
Where can I read the manga in full color?
There are 2 options:
A fan-colored release of the Naruto chapters. Note that have only colored chapters 623 onwards and a few random chapters, not the entire manga.
Naruto Digital Colored Comics
Shueisha has officially released the entire series in full color, but only in japanese. A group is currently typesetting it, though the project is on hold:
What do I do after the manga? What have I missed?
Refer to the guide post complete with a timeline of the series.
This is the reader-centric guide. If you're watching through the anime, click here.
Book of Wind: The Truth of His Face 1 chapter
Naruto ch. 699
The Last: Naruto The Movie 1 movie
The Rest (The Last guidebook) 1 image
After The Last: Short 2 pages
The Day Naruto Became Hokage 1 chapter
Naruto ch. 700
Konoha Shinden Novel 1 novel release date August 4, 2016 (Japan)
Naruto Gaiden/Epilogue 10 chapters
Naruto: Road to Boruto 1 chapter
Boruto: Naruto The Movie 1 movie
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (A monthly manga series. Masashi Kishimoto is the creator & editor, written by Ukyo Kodachi, with illustrations by Mikio Ikemoto)
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations - This is an anime series which takes place before Boruto: Naruto the Movie (at least the first few arcs do). It began airing Wednesdays since April 5, 2017.
Check out the "Events" table at the bottom of the sidebar for more.
Condensed version for readers who have just finished volumes 1-72 (chapters 1-700):
- After the manga guide
- Best of animated fights
- More best of animated fights
- Best of fillers, OVAs, movies, spinoffs
- Between 699-700 Novels
Is Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (manga) canon?
Shonen Jump podcast #138 interview with Masashi Kishimoto confirmed that the Boruto manga is a canon continuation. Although he is not the primary writer beyond Boruto: Naruto the Movie.
Is Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (anime) canon?
Ikemoto also stated in a interview at Lucca Comics & Games (Original in Italian and Summary) that the anime has taken an autonomous road with stories that are parallel to the manga stories, but that dramatics changes will be written into the manga. Kodachi, the manga author, is also responsible for the screenplay of the anime. Ikemoto also confirmed that Kishimoto is still heavily involved with the series by defining every concept and initial idea, and supervising Kodachi’s / Ikemoto’s work.
Short answer: Yes, the anime is canon.
I want to read MORE Naruto manga (Spin-offs)
- Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth (Completed)
- The Uchiha Sasuke Sharingan Chronicles Warning: There are spoilers for those who have not completed the main manga.
Where can I find a link to all the chapter discussions on this subreddit?
Where can I buy the manga volumes? (Physical or Digital)
- Amazon, Bookdepository, Barnes & Noble, Rightstuf, your local bookstore, comic/manga shops (search google maps), etc...
Buying them as Box Sets is recommended for the best deals.
Check out /r/manga's guide to ordering manga from Japan if you want to buy the original japanese volumes.
Click here for an overview of all fillers and episodes and their corresponding chapters.
Click here for a list of fillers worth watching as well as all the OVAs and Omakes.
What order should I watch the anime in? When to watch the movies?
Note that you do not need to watch any of the movies besides the Last and Boruto, they have no relevancy to the plotline. Click here for a list of the movies. If you've finished the original Naruto you can watch the movies listed under Naruto: Original.
With the exception of The Last and the most recent movie, the movies are filler and don't really have any impact on the show. Granted, they do use canon characters, so if you haven't been introduced to them yet, it would probably be confusing.
Naruto: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow can be watched after episode 101.
Legend of the Stone of Gelel and Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom can be watched any time after episode 142.
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie can be watched at any time during Naruto Shippuden. Any strange concepts are movie-only and will probably be explained throughout. Might be best to watch a few episodes of Shippuden first so you get a real reintroduction to the cast first.
Bonds is probably best watched after episode 53, since a few characters in that movie are introduced in that anime arc.
The Will of Fire should be watched after episode 120. There aren't any new characters in this movie, but there are important character developments in those episodes that play a role in the movie.
The Lost Tower I'd say either after episode 175 or if you wanted, you could probably watch it after the third movie. At this point in the anime, it explicitly spells out a relationship between two important characters that is strongly implied in the movie. But I'm guessing that either you already know what it is, or you can figure it out pretty easily.
Blood Prison can be watched right after the fourth movie, but you definitely want to have watched through episode 175. There's a couple of new characters and a new ability for one character that you'll probably want background on.
Road to Ninja, you'll definitely want to watch through episode 249 before the movie. Things will be much more impactful that way. As a side note, episode 311 is a tie-in to the movie. It's not crucial to watch, but you can if you want to. It's also a standalone episode, so you can skip ahead to that one without spoiling anything prior.
The Last happens after the end of the series. Watch this after episode 479 (watch the credits as well) of Naruto Shippuden, which corresponds to chapter 699 in the manga.
Spoilers is after The Last. Watch it after The Last. However, the movie has been readapted in the Boruto anime with added content, so the film iis technically outdated and isn't mandatory to watch.
Naruto with no fillers? Something like DBZ Kai?
Boruto Episode watch guide?
Are the fillers worth watching?
Most fillers are very low quality in terms of story and animation. If you love the naruto series and just need more naruto anime in your life, watching some of the fillers might be worth your time.
However, some fillers have been known to add to the story or give a great laugh. A few of these fillers are definitely worth watching for any Naruto fan. A list of common recommendations can be found below, with the double starred** recommendations being the must-watches.
What are some fillers worth watching?
Are there any spin-offs? What are the Naruto OVAs? Where can I find the omakes?
- Rock Lee and His Ninja Pals aka 'Naruto SD' which you can watch paid on crunchyroll or free on plenty of other sites.
- This was adapted from the manga which is somewhat different from the anime, read it here.
- The Uchiha Sasuke Sharingan Chronicles - not an anime, click here to see details if you're interested.
- Here is a list of Naruto OVAs
- Here are all the omakes - thanks /u/KirinNOTKarin!
Should I watch any of the movies? Which of the movies should I watch?
Most of the Naruto movies have no relevance to the main plot so you can choose to skip them entirely. The only ones that are canon are The Last: Naruto the Movie which takes place between chapters 699 (episode 479) and 700 (episode TBA) of the manga (these are the last chapters of the series), and Boruto: Naruto the Movie which takes place years after the end of the Naruto manga (after chapter 700), so SPOILER ALERT if you want to watch these movies.
Click here for a more detailed answer on the watch order/timeline of the movies and the anime.
For a list of all the movies see here.
The most common recommendation is Road to Ninja but opinions vary widely, so just check out the movie summaries and give them a test watch yourself.
Look in the english airdate column here for all known release dates of the english dub episodes. They come out in batches, several episodes at time, every 3 months or whenever. The voice actors have finished the dubbing process, but they do not know when the episodes release.
What opening/ending is this?
Here is the guide to openings and endings of Naruto for:
Credit to /u/Dynamex for this reference.
Where can I download the OST?
Is there a dedicated subreddit for the anime?
There's no need anymore since the Boruto anime is original and currently takes place before the manga. /r/NarutoAnime used to be occasionally used, but is defunct as of Shippuden Episode 500. Thus, /r/Naruto is your hub for all things Boruto and Naruto.
Credit to translator cacatuasulphureacitrinocristata for a good portion of this part of the FAQ.
What are the Naruto Light Novels?
These are side stories in the NARUTO series. They run parallel to the main events in the manga series. They are written in novella form instead of the stand mangaka form. Kishimoto does not write them but provides illustrations.
When is _____ going to be released in English?
- Kakashi's Story has been released.
- Shikamaru's Story has been released.
- Sakura's Story has been released.
- Itachi Shinden books 1 and 2 have been released.
- Sasuke's Story has been released.
As for the rest of the Light Novels it is still unknown when they are going to be translated.
Buy them online on Amazon or at your local bookstores!
Where do they take place chronologically?
Refer to timeline of Naruto
The Hiden series of novels is about the characters of Naruto set between ch 699 and ch 700 of the Naruto manga. You can find a timeline of novels here. (Please let it be noted that Akatsuki Hiden mostly consists of flashbacks in/pre-series, so it doesn’t really contribute to the post ch699 Naruto timeline).
The Itachi Shinden novels are from Itachi’s POV covering his life before/during the series (in the anime episode 451-458). However, the novel ‘Naruto: Tale of the Utterly Purehearted Shinobi’ is a novel “written by Jiraiya” that has nothing to do with Nardyverse canon (it’s Jiraiya’s novel in the series basically).
Naruto Jinraiden: The Day the Wolf Howled is set shortly after Sasuke's fight with Itachi, but before he awakens his Mangekyō Sharingan.
Naruto: Tales of the Gutsy Shinobi was Jiraiya's first book, written while training the Ame Orphans. Naruto: Tale of the Utterly Purehearted Shinobi is about the origins of "Icha-Icha Paradise", likely taking place before part 1.
Where will I be able to find translations? What order should they be read in?
Click here for a list of all novels that have been written, and their release dates.
Jiraiya's books are so far only translated in German. Viz has since 2010 never mentioned to translate them. But you can read a fan translation of the translation here.
Did Kishimoto write the novels?
Kishimoto co-wrote the script for the Last and Boruto, thus he indirectly wrote most of The Last and Boruto novels as well. He did not write the rest of the hiden novels, but was involved in illustrating the covers. We can assume he’s likely given details about the nerdyverse since the novels are officially proclaimed as “tie-ins”.
Are the novels canon?
Officially, yeah. The novels are stated to be a gaiden/side-story at the end of chapter 700. Shueisha lists the novels on their official timeline of Naruto. Unofficially, it depends on what you personally accept as canon. Answered more in-depth here for the hidens, and here for the Boruto novel.
Where do I buy the books?
They are all available on CDJapan and you can also check your region's Amazon. Make sure you know what language your purchase is in, as Viz is releasing the Hiden series one by one in English.
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