If you’re a fan of Naruto, you should give Boruto a chance.
Luckily for shonen anime fans, a lot of legal streaming services have Boruto. But if you’re having trouble finding it, we can show you where to watch Boruto online. This article also includes tips on how to use a VPN to fix some streaming issues.
An Intro to Boruto
You’ve probably heard both good things and seen bad memes (“Boruto’s Dad”) about Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, the spin-off sequel to Masashi Kishimoto’s epic ninja shonen series.
Personally, I find the series to be worth watching. It has enough familiar ninja action to satisfy Naruto Shippuden fans. At the same time, the series feels clever and new, not a rehash.
Yes, the series features the children of the original Naruto “Konoha 11” rookie ninjas. But it also introduces some interesting new characters, such as nerdy gadget genius Denki; or tough guy Iwabe. For more than five years, this series has carved its own shonen ninja way.
The manga began in 2016, and the anime started in 2017. Both are still ongoing as of 2022.
Where to Watch Boruto
- Apple TV
Netflix doesn’t have Boruto in the United States (at least not when this was published). U.S. viewers can watch the original Naruto series, plus numerous Naruto movies.
However, Netflix streams Boruto in several other countries, with localized dubbing and subtitles. For example, Netflix Japan has Japanese only. Netflix France has French subtitles and dubbing, while Netflix Switzerland has German subbed and dubbed.
Netflix Mexico has both Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles and dubbing. However, we also tested the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and South Africa with no luck.
Keep in mind that dubbed episodes will lag behind the Japanese broadcast. Even Netflix Japan lags behind somewhat.
How to Watch Boruto on Netflix from Anywhere in the World
Like all anime, Boruto may sometimes only be available on Netflix in certain countries. If you can’t find Boruto in your Netflix library, you can get around that problem by using a VPN.
As of the writing of this article, Boruto is available on Netflix Japan. You just need to use a VPN to fake a Japanese IP address. (Spanish speakers can substitute Mexico for Japan.)
The following method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets:
- Purchase (or start a free trial) of a VPN. We’ve verified that NordVPN works.
- In the settings, choose Japan as your location.
- Fire up the VPN and wait.
- Once you’re connected, navigate to Netflix (browser or app).
- Search “Boruto” in the Netflix search bar and you should see Boruto pop up.
Enjoy! Please note that if your Netflix library doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the Netflix cache and try again.
To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Netflix -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your browser.
- A large library of titles
- Some countries have the Naruto movies
- Geo-locked in some regions
- Limited translation options
- Most recent episodes not available
Language options (Mexico): Japanese with Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles. Spanish and Portuguese dubbed.
Monthly price: $9.99 basic; $15.49 standard; $19.99 premium.
Crunchyroll is currently simulcasting Boruto. In other words, if you have a premium account (and you’re not geo-locked), you can watch new episodes shortly after they air in Japan.
Crunchyroll’s simulcast is worth considering, because a new episode of Boruto seems to upload every week. The show apparently takes very few breaks. (And surprisingly, it manages to do so with relatively few filler episodes.)
Crunchyroll doesn’t divide the show up into seasons. Instead, we get one long, unending “season,” consisting of more than 270 episodes (and many story arcs).
Crunchyroll also has a separate page for International Dubs. But, the dubs are only available in certain countries.
- A large library of recent and classic anime
- Simculcast episodes, with international subtitles
- Some Naruto films
- Geo-locked in some locations
Language options: Japanese with Arabic, German, English, European Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian subtitles. French dubbing available in France.
Monthly price: Limited free viewing is possible. $7.99 for “fan” level; $9.99 for “mega fan”; and $14.99 for “ultimate fan.”
Hulu has more than 200 episodes of Boruto in Japanese with subtitles, and English dubbed. As I type these words, the service lags about 50 episodes behind Crunchyroll.
If you have a Hulu Japan subscription, that’s a completely separate company.
- English-dubbed version
- Bundled streaming service packages available
- Free-trial period (length depends upon your preferences at sign-up)
- Only available in the U.S. (including U.S. territories)
- Smaller anime library than Crunchyroll
- New episodes lag behind Crunchyroll
Language options: Japanese with subtitles, or English dubbed
Price: Free-trial period. Plans include: Hulu with ads – $7.99/month. Without ads – $14.99/ month. Hulu (with ads), Live TV, Disney+, ESPN+ Bundle – $69.99/ month.
NOTE: Keep an eye out for limited-time-only Hulu bargain deals, such as $1/ month for “National Streaming Day” in May.
4. Apple TV
Apple TV has 189 English-dubbed episodes. As with most Apple TV anime, you are buying episodes, rather than renting or streaming.
However, you can rent Boruto: Naruto the Movie, which is harder to find online than the series. Apple divided the first season of the series into “sets.” So far, six sets are available.
- While many streaming services offer offline viewing, Apple makes downloading relatively easy for viewing on the road
- Apple is theoretically international
- Geo-locking may affect service
- Buying is more expensive than streaming
- Limited language options
Language: English dubbed
Price: Individual episodes: $2.99; Season sets: The first five sets are $13.99 each. The sixth set, titled “the Vessel” is $12.99. Apple subtracts previously purchased episodes from the price of a set.
The U.S.-based service has 189 English-dubbed Boruto episodes available to purchase. Before you can watch anything, you have to sign up for a free account. There’s no monthly subscription. Vudu also has an oddball assortment of free, ad-supported movies and TV shows.
- Easy to navigate
- Free anime videos might be worth exploring
- Not all episodes available
- Over time, buying becomes expensive
- Only available in the U.S.
- Limited language options
Language: English dubbed
Price: SD episodes, $1.99 each; HDX, $2.99. Seasons are $9.99 SD; $14.99 HDX.