How to Watch Boruto in Order: Your Definitive Guide

Here your ultimate Boruto: Naruto Next Generations watch order guide.


How to Watch Boruto in Order: Your Definitive Guide

Considered both a spinoff and a sequel, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations has continued the lore and popularity of its prequels in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden. Set at least over a decade since the events of Shippuden, Boruto picks up with the titular character, the son of Naruto, and his friends – who just so happen to be the children of the couples created from the characters in the previous two series.

Unlike Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, Boruto is an ongoing anime airing Sundays in Japan. In another departure from the prequels, Boruto does not have official season or arc designations. Basically, the 230+ episodes are one connecting story. Boruto also has not had a movie released during its run with Boruto: Naruto the Movie having been released during Shippuden’s run.


Below, you will find your guide on watching Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. To help with readability, the episodes will be broken up into 50-episode parts as those tend to be good places to end both numerically and in the story. After the first listing, you will find a list for mixed, anime, and manga canon episodes. There will also be a list of manga canon only episodes. The final list will be a filler episodes only list.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations in order (blocks of 50)

  1. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 1-50)
  2. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 51-100)
  3. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 101-150)
  4. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 151-200)
  5. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 200-233)

Note that episodes 233 airs Sunday, January 23. With its ongoing status, it will quickly reach its sixth block of 50 episodes.

Below is a list of mixed canon, anime canon, and manga canon episodes. While staying true to the manga’s story, mixed and anime canon episodes add a bit of animation to make the transition from manga to anime. This also removes purely filler episodes.

How to watch Boruto in order without fillers

  1. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 1-15)
  2. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 18-39)
  3. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 42-47)
  4. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 51-66)
  5. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 70-95)
  6. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 98-103)
  7. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 106-111)
  8. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 120-137)
  9. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 141-151)
  10. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episode 155)
  11. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 157-233)

That brings the total down to 204 episodes. This includes all mixed, anime, and manga canon episodes. It appears the eleventh entry above will continue through at least episode 234 before adding more filler episodes.


The next list will be a manga canon episodes list. This list of episodes will adhere most closely to the story told in the manga. It also makes for the most streamlined viewing experience.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga canon episodes list

  1. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 19-23)
  2. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episode 39)
  3. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 53-66)
  4. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 148-151)
  5. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 181-189)
  6. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 193-208)
  7. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 212-220)

With manga canon episodes only, the number drops to a mere 58 episodes. If you only care about the fight against the Otsutsuki and the enigma that is Kawaki (among others), then these are the episodes for you.

The next list will be anime canon episodes only. For Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, these episodes tend to place more emphasis on developing the other characters – mainly Boruto’s classmates – than the usual focus on the Uzumaki family and Boruto’s inner circle.


Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime canon episodes list

  1. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 1-15)
  2. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 24-38)
  3. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 42-47)
  4. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 51-52)
  5. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 70-92)
  6. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 98-103)
  7. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 120-126)
  8. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 128-137)
  9. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 141-147)
  10. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episode 155)
  11. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 157-180)
  12. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 190-191)
  13. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 209-211)
  14. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 221-233)

The anime canon episodes number 134 total episodes. While on one hand these can be considered filler, how the show goes about these episodes makes them – for the most part – worth your time.

The next list is a filler episodes only list. These have no bearing on the main story. However, should you want to watch them, read below.

In what order do I watch Boruto filler episodes?

  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 16-17)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 40-41)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 48-50)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 67-69)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 96-97)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 104-105)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 112-119)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 138-140)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 152-154)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episodes 156)

Can I skip all Boruto filler episodes?

Yes, you can skip all filler episodes. They have no effect on the main story.

Can I watch Boruto without watching Naruto and Naruto Shippuden?

Yes, though it’s not recommended. With the focus being mainly on the children – as the original Naruto was – it’s essentially a new story with some ties to the history of the series. However, Naruto, Sasuke, Hinata, Sakura, Shikamaru, Sai, Konohamaru, and Shino, as well as the events that led to the decisive battle with Kaguya Otsutsuki, do play a major role particularly early in the series.

Still, to get the full scope of the history, lore, characters, and development, it’s highly recommended to watch from the beginning (check out viewing guides on Naruto and Naruto Shippuden).

How many episodes and seasons are there for Boruto?

There is not a season designation to any episodes in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. As of January 23, 2022, the series will have aired 233 episodes.

How many episodes are there without fillers for Boruto?

As of January 23, 2022, there will have been 204 episodes without fillers for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

How many filler episodes are there for Boruto?

The filler episodes comprise 29 total episodes. Compared to the 90 over the original Naruto series (220 episodes) and 200 for Naruto Shippuden (500 episodes), 29 is rather miniscule.

Why are there so many anime and mixed canon episodes for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations?

The manga of Boruto began serialization in May 2016, but has been on a monthly release schedule. The anime began less than a year later in April 2017. Basically, the pace of the anime exceeds the manga. As such, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations took a different tact from the previous two series by minimizing filler and adding anime canon episodes that focus more on character development. The anime even went on a hiatus during parts of the pandemic and still has less than 60 manga canon episodes.

To put it in perspective, there will be 233 episodes of the anime as of January 23, 2022. As of the same date, there will have only been 66 chapters of the manga released.

How many manga volumes have been released of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations?

Thus far, there have been 16 manga volumes released. The most recent volume encompassed chapters 60 to 63.

There you have it, your full guide on watching Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. You can watch the series on CrunchyRoll for English-speaking viewers.


Bruce Lee

Bruce "Lee" is the Lead Editor for OutsiderGaming. He's a passionate writer, great editor who works tirelessly to develop young writers, and of course a great gamer. Bruce is interested in many games--from MLB the Show to the newest Pokemon releases.
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