Naruto is probably one of the most famous modern anime right now. Spanning a total of three different series, this Big 3 title originally started on the pages of Shonen Jump and has grown to be one of the most influential powerhouse animes of the past few decades. The series has been on TV screens since 2002 and with so many episodes, different seasons, series and movies, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we’re going to go over different Naruto watch orders so that you know where to start. 

The Naruto franchise can basically be broken down into three different parts, the original Naruto series, Naruto: Shippuden and then finally Boruto: Naruto Next Generation which is currently airing. 

Naruto Plot 

Before we go other the watch over of the series, lets have a little bit of a plot synopsis. 

The Naruto series focuses on Naruto Uzumaki, an orphan living in the Villiage Hidden in the Leaves. He is only 12 years old but he is a social outcast for reasons that he isn’t entirely sure of. Unbeknownst to him this is because he is the vessel that holds the nine-tailed fox demon, a monster that nearly destroyed the village the very day he was born. As such many people for some reason blame him for the destruction and death that they faced.  

However, despite this, his goal is to become the greatest ninja in the village and become the Hokage and he will never give up because that is his ninja way. 

Throughout the franchise, Naruto grows from a bratty kid with an intense need for attention whose basically hated by his village to a highly respected ninja and one of its greatest heroes. 

Eventually, as we see in Boruto, the sequel series that follows Naruto’s son, he even attains his dream of becoming Hokage, even if it isn’t all that the thought that it would be. Boruto focuses on the titular character who is the son of Naruto and Hinata who got married at the end of The Last, the final movie of Shippuden. 

Currently, Boruto is still coming out and we will likely see more come out of the story in the future. 

Naruto Watch Order

When it comes to the Naruto watch order, it’s pretty straightforward, as the actual release date of the different shows lined up with the chronological timeline of the show, with a few time skips.

  • Naruto (2002)
  • Naruto: Shippuden 
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017) 

Naruto has also had several films come out through its run time in its various different series. Keep in mind that not all of these movies are canon and when it comes to the timeline of the series some of these movies have unclear placements. 


  • Ninja Clash In The Land Of Snow (2004)
  • Legend Of The Stone Of Gelel (2005)
  • Guardians Of The Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006)

Naruto: Shippuden 

  • Naruto Shippuden The Movie (2007)
  • Bonds – (2008)
  • The Will Of Fire – (2009)
  • The Lost Tower – (2010)
  • Blood Prison – (2011)
  • Road To Ninja (2012)
  • The Last (2014)

Boruto: Naruto Next Generation 

  • Boruto: Naruto the Movie (2015) 


Where to Watch Naruto Online 

1. Crunchyroll

Naruto Watch order

On Crunchyroll, you can watch all three of the Naruto series. This includes all of the seasons of Naruto, Naruto Shippuden and Boruto, in both sub and dub. 


You can get the Fan package of Crunchyroll for only 7.99 USD per month and watch all the anime and dramas available on the platform without ads. You can pay a bit more to enjoy extra perks as well. The most expensive package costs 14.99 USD per month. Crunchyroll also has free options if you don;t mind sitting through ads. 

2. Netflix 

Another great place to watch the Naruto series but you will likely need to purchase a premium VPN software in order to watch the Naruto series, depending on your location.

The series is available on Netflix in various countries. On Canadian Netflix you will be able to find the full series of both Naruto and Naruto Shippuden as well as all of the Naruto Shippuden films. 


Netflix has three different plans. The basic one costs 8.99 USD per month, and the most expensive one costs 17.99 USD per month.

How to Watch Naruto on Netflix Anywhere in the World

This method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets.

  1. Purchase (or start a free trial) of a VPN. I can confirm that NordVPN works for this purpose.
  2. In the settings, choose your desired country.
  3. Fire up the VPN and wait for it to do its magic
  4. Once you’re connected, navigate to Netflix (browser or app)
  5. Search “Monogatari” in the Netflix search bar and you should see the anime 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 first 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 web browser.

I’ve had no trouble using this method and I still use NordVPN to watch anime from various Netflix country libraries daily.

3. Prime Video 

Prime Video is another place where you can catch the Naruto franchise on, The UI is a bit hard to navigate but similarly to Netflix Prime has both Naruto and Naruto Shippuden as well as all of the Naruto Shippuden films. 


The most affordable package for Amazon Prime starts at 8.99 USD per month. You can also pay 12.99 USD per month or 119 USD per year for the most premium experience. The price of individual episodes and Blu-Ray sets varies.

Now that you have all this knowledge, you can finally watch that Naruto show p[people have been talking about for over two decades!


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