In this guide we will give you a complete run down of all the filler and canon episodes in the epic anime series Naruto Shippuden – the follow-up to Naruto. In the sequel series, Naruto has grown a bit, and so has the filler!

Naruto Shippuden continues the story of a gifted ninja boy Naruto Uzumaki from the Hidden Leaf Village. Picking up 3 years after the conclusion of Naruto‘s story arc, Naruto has matured and developed his skills with the powerful Toad Mountain Sage Jiraiya who teaches him how to channel the power of the fox spirit within him.

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Throughout the series, Naruto never falters in his quest to find his old friend and teammate Sasuke who fell to Orochimaru’s darkness. Along the way, he continues to train to become the most powerful shinobi in the land and defends his village from the Akatsuki.

As the continuation of Naruto’s saga, Shippuden is one of the most popular anime shows out there and is aired around the world, including North America. Are you a fan of Sakura, Hinata and Masashi Kishimoto?

Filler Guide: How Many Naruto Shippuden Filler Episodes?

The Naruto Shippuden anime series aired for a decade from 2007 (following the conclusion of the Naruto) to 2017 with a total of 500 episodes. With 214 anime-only episodes during the series run, Naruto Shippuden is 43% filler.

Naruto Shippuden Filler List and Canon

Canon Episodes

1-5, 8-10, 12-15, 17-18, 20-23, 26-27, 29-44, 46-56, 72-89, 113-143, 152-169, 172-175, 197-222, 243-256, 261-270, 272-278, 282-283, 296-302, 321-346, 362-375, 378-384, 387-388, 391-393, 414-415, 417-421, 424-426, 451-463, 469-479, 484-500

Filler Episodes

6-7, 11, 16, 19, 24-25, 28, 45, 57-71, 90-112, 144-151, 170-171, 176-196, 223-242, 257-260, 271, 279-281, 284-295, 303-320, 347-361, 376-377, 385-386, 389-390, 394-413, 416, 422-423, 427-450, 464-468, 480-483

Should You Skip Naruto Shippuden Fillers?

The answer depends upon your preferences, but I’d say there are definitely some filler episodes that are worth watching in order to flesh out certain characters, or even see interesting new characters that aren’t included in canon manga sources. The storyline with the kazekage and the nine tails are certainly worth watching.

Here is a look at some of the best filler story arcs in Naruto Shippuden.

Naruto Shippuden Episodes List

Episodes 1-20

#Episode TitleTypeAired
1HomecomingMostly Canon2/15/07
2The Akatsuki Makes Its MoveMostly Canon2/15/07
3The Results of TrainingMostly Canon2/22/07
4The Jinchuriki of the SandMostly Canon3/1/07
5The Kazekage Stands TallMostly Canon3/15/07
6Mission ClearedMostly Filler3/29/07
7Run, KankuroMostly Filler3/29/07
8Team Kakashi, DeployedMostly Canon4/12/07
9The Jinchuriki's TearsCanon4/12/07
10Sealing Jutsu: Nine Phantom DragonsCanon4/19/07
11The Medical Ninja's StudentMostly Filler4/26/07
12The Retired Granny's DeterminationCanon5/3/07
13A Meeting With DestinyCanon5/10/07
14Naruto's GrowthCanon5/17/07
15The Secret Weapon is Called....Mostly Canon5/24/07
16The Secret of JinchurikiMostly Filler5/31/07
17The Death of Gaara!Canon6/7/07
18Charge Tactic! Button Hook Entry!!Canon6/21/07
19Traps Activate! Team Guy's EnemiesMostly Filler7/5/07
20Hiruko vs. Two Kunoichi!Canon7/19/07

Episodes 21-40

#Episode TitleTypeAired
21Sasori's Real FaceCanon7/26/07
22Chiyo's Secret SkillsCanon8/2/07
23Father and MotherCanon8/2/07
24The Third KazekageMostly Filler8/9/07
25Three Minutes Between Life and DeathMostly Filler8/16/07
26Puppet Fight: 10 vs. 100!Canon8/23/07
27Impossible DreamCanon8/30/07
28Beasts! Alive Again!Mostly Filler9/13/07
29Kakashi Enlightened!Canon9/27/07
30Aesthetics of an InstantCanon9/27/07
31The Legacy!Canon10/18/07
32Return of the KazekageCanon10/25/07
33The New TargetCanon11/8/07
34Formation! New Team Kakashi!Canon11/15/07
35An Unnecessary AdditionCanon11/22/07
36The Fake SmileCanon11/29/07
37UntitledCanon11/29/07
38SimulationCanon12/6/07
39The Tenchi BridgeCanon12/13/07
40Nine-Tails UnleashedCanon12/20/07

Episodes 41-60

#Episode TitleTypeAired
41The Top-Secret Mission BeginsCanon12/20/07
42Orochimaru vs. JinchurikiCanon1/10/08
43Sakura's TearsCanon1/17/08
44The Secret of the Battle!Canon1/24/08
45The Consequences of BetrayalCanon1/31/08
46The Unfinished PageCanon2/7/08
47Infiltration: The Den of the Snake!Canon2/14/08
48BondsCanon2/28/08
49Something Important...Mostly Canon3/6/08
50The Picture Book's StoryMostly Canon3/13/08
51ReunionCanon3/20/08
52The Power of the UchihaCanon3/20/08
53TitleCanon4/3/08
54NightmareMostly Canon4/3/08
55WindCanon4/17/08
56SquirmingMostly Canon4/24/08
57Robbed of SleepFiller5/8/08
58LonelinessFiller5/8/08
59A New EnemyFiller5/15/08
60ImpermanenceFiller5/22/08

Episodes 61-80

#Episode TitleTypeAired
61ContactFiller5/29/08
62TeammateFiller6/5/08
63The Two KingsFiller6/19/08
64The Jet-Black Signal FireFiller7/3/08
65Lockdown of DarknessFiller7/3/08
66Revived SoulsFiller7/10/08
67Everyone's Struggle to the DeathFiller7/24/08
68Moment of AwakeningFiller7/31/08
69DespairFiller7/31/08
70ResonanceFiller8/7/08
71My FriendMostly Filler8/14/08
72The Quietly Approaching ThreatCanon8/21/08
73Akatsuki's InvasionCanon8/28/08
74Under the Starry SkyCanon9/4/08
75The Old Monk's PrayerCanon9/11/08
76The Next StepCanon9/25/08
77Climbing SilverCanon9/25/08
78The JudgmentCanon10/2/08
79Unfulfilled ScreamCanon10/2/08
80Last WordsCanon10/16/08

Episodes 81-100

#Episode TitleTypeAired
81Sad NewsCanon10/23/08
82Team TenCanon10/30/08
83Target: Locked OnCanon11/6/08
84Kakuzu's AbilitiesCanon11/13/08
85Terrifying SecretCanon11/20/08
86Shikamaru's GeniusCanon12/4/08
87When You Curse Someone, You Dig Your Own GraveCanon12/4/08
88Wind Style: Rasen Shuriken!Canon12/11/08
89The Price of PowerMostly Canon12/18/08
90A Shinobi's DeterminationMostly Filler12/25/08
91Orochimaru's Hideout DiscoveredFiller1/8/09
92EncounterMostly Filler1/15/09
93Connecting HeartsMostly Filler1/22/09
94A Night of RainFiller1/29/09
95The Two CharmsFiller2/5/09
96The Unseeing EnemyFiller2/12/09
97The Labyrinth of Distorted ReflectionFiller2/19/09
98The Target AppearsFiller2/26/09
99The Rampaging Tailed BeastFiller3/5/09
100Inside the MistFiller3/12/09

Episodes 101-120

#Episode TitleTypeAired
101Everyone's FeelingsFiller3/26/09
102Regroup!Filler3/26/09
103The Four-Corner Sealing BarrierFiller4/9/09
104Breaking the Crystal StyleFiller4/9/09
105The Battle Over the BarrierFiller4/16/09
106Red CamelliaFiller4/23/09
107Strange BedfellowsFiller4/30/09
108Guidepost of the CamelliaFiller5/7/09
109Cursed Seal CounterattackFiller5/14/09
110Memory of GuiltFiller5/21/09
111Shattered PromiseFiller5/28/09
112A Place to Return ToMostly Filler6/4/09
113The Serpent's PupilCanon6/11/09
114Eye of a HawkCanon6/18/09
115Zabuza's BladeMostly Canon6/25/09
116Guardian of the Iron WallCanon7/2/09
117Jugo of the Northern HideoutCanon7/9/09
118Formation!Canon7/23/09
119Kakashi Chronicles: A Boy's Life on the Battlefield, Part 1Canon7/30/09
120Kakashi Chronicles: A Boy's Life on the Battlefield, Part 2Canon7/30/09

Episodes 121-140

#Episode TitleTypeAired
121AssembleCanon8/6/09
122The HuntCanon8/13/09
123Clash!Canon8/20/09
124ArtCanon8/27/09
125DisappearanceCanon9/3/09
126TwilightCanon9/10/09
127Tales of a Gutsy Ninja ~Jiraiya Ninja Scroll~ Part 1Mostly Canon9/24/09
128Tales of a Gutsy Ninja ~Jiraiya Ninja Scroll~ Part 2Mostly Canon9/24/09
129Infiltrate! The Village Hidden in the RainCanon10/8/09
130The Man Who Became GodCanon10/8/09
131Honored Sage Mode!Canon10/15/09
132In Attendance, the Six Paths of PainCanon10/22/09
133The Tale of Jiraiya the GallantCanon10/29/09
134Banquet InvitationCanon11/5/09
135The Longest MomentCanon11/19/09
136The Light & Dark of the Mangekyo SharinganCanon11/19/09
137Amaterasu!Canon11/26/09
138The EndCanon12/3/09
139The Mystery of TobiCanon12/10/09
140FateCanon12/17/09

Episodes 141-160

#Episode TitleTypeAired
141TruthCanon12/24/09
142Battle of UnraikyoCanon1/7/10
143The Eight-Tails vs. SasukeCanon1/14/10
144WandererFiller1/21/10
145Successor of the Forbidden JutsuFiller1/28/10
146The Successor's WishFiller2/4/10
147Rogue Ninja's PastFiller2/11/10
148Heir to DarknessFiller2/18/10
149SeparationFiller2/25/10
150The Forbidden Jutsu ReleasedFiller3/4/10
151Master and StudentFiller3/11/10
152Sombre NewsCanon3/25/10
153Following the Master's ShadowCanon3/25/10
154DecryptionCanon4/8/10
155The First ChallengeCanon4/8/10
156Surpassing the MasterCanon4/15/10
157Assault on the Leaf Village!Canon4/22/10
158Power to BelieveCanon4/29/10
159Pain vs. KakashiCanon5/6/10
160Mystery of PainCanon5/13/10

Episodes 161-180

#Episode TitleTypeAired
161Surname Is Sarutobi. Given Name, Konohamaru!Canon5/20/10
162Pain to the WorldCanon5/27/10
163Explode! Sage ModeCanon6/3/10
164Danger! Sage Mode Limit ReachedCanon6/10/10
165Nine-Tails, Captured!Canon6/17/10
166ConfessionCanon6/24/10
167Planetary DevastationCanon7/1/10
168The Fourth HokageCanon7/15/10
169The Two StudentsCanon7/22/10
170Big Adventure! The Quest for the Fourth Hokage's Legacy - Part 1Filler7/29/10
171Big Adventure! The Quest for the Fourth Hokage's Legacy - Part 2Filler7/29/10
172MeetingCanon8/5/10
173Origin of PainCanon8/12/10
174Tale of Naruto UzumakiCanon8/19/10
175Hero of the Hidden LeafCanon8/26/10
176Rookie Instructor IrukaMostly Filler9/2/10
177Iruka's OrdealFiller9/9/10
178Iruka's DecisionMostly Filler9/16/10
179Kakashi Hatake, The Jonin in ChargeMostly Filler9/30/10
180Inari's Courage Put to the TestMostly Filler10/7/10

Episodes 181-200

#Episode TitleTypeAired
181Naruto's School of RevengeMostly Filler10/14/10
182Gaara's BondFiller10/21/10
183Naruto: OutbreakFiller10/28/10
184Deploy! Team TentenFiller11/4/10
185Animal DistrictFiller11/11/10
186Ah, the Medicine of YouthFiller11/18/10
187Gutsy Master and Student: The TrainingFiller11/25/10
188Record of the Ninja Gutsy Master and StudentFiller11/25/10
189Sasuke's Paw EncyclopediaFiller12/2/10
190Naruto and the Old SoldierFiller12/9/10
191Kakashi Love SongFiller12/16/10
192Neji ChroniclesFiller12/23/10
193The Man Who Died TwiceFiller1/6/11
194The Worst Three-Legged RaceFiller1/13/11
195Team 10's TeamworkFiller1/20/11
196Drive Towards DarknessFiller1/27/11
197The Sixth Hokage DanzoCanon2/10/11
198Five Kage Summit's EveCanon2/10/11
199Enter the Five Kage!Canon2/17/11
200Naruto's PleaCanon2/24/11

Episodes 201-220

#Episode TitleTypeAired
201Painful DecisionCanon3/3/11
202Racing LightningCanon3/10/11
203Sasuke's Ninja WayCanon3/17/11
204Power of the Five KageCanon3/24/11
205Declaration of WarCanon3/31/11
206Sakura's FeelingsCanon4/7/11
207The Tailed Beast vs. The Tailless Tailed BeastCanon4/14/11
208As One's FriendCanon4/21/11
209Danzo's Right ArmCanon4/28/11
210The Forbidden Visual JutsuCanon5/5/11
211Danzo ShimuraCanon5/12/11
212Sakura's ResolveCanon5/19/11
213Lost BondsCanon5/26/11
214The BurdenCanon6/2/11
215Two FatesCanon6/9/11
216High-Level ShinobiCanon6/16/11
217The InfiltratorCanon6/23/11
218The Five Great Nations MobilizeCanon6/30/11
219Kakashi Hatake, the HokageCanon7/7/11
220Prophecy of the Great Lord ElderCanon7/21/11

Episodes 221-240

#Episode TitleTypeAired
221StorageCanon7/28/11
222The Five Kage's DecisionCanon7/28/11
223The Young Man and the SeaFiller8/4/11
224The Ninja of BenisuFiller8/11/11
225The Cursed Ghost ShipFiller8/18/11
226Battleship IslandFiller8/25/11
227The Forgotten IslandFiller9/1/11
228Fight! Rock Lee!Filler9/8/11
229Eat or Die! Mushrooms from Hell!Filler9/22/11
230Revenge of the Shadow ClonesFiller9/29/11
231The Closed RouteFiller10/6/11
232The Girls' Get-TogetherFiller10/13/11
233Naruto's ImposterFiller10/20/11
234Naruto's Favorite PupilFiller10/27/11
235The Kunoichi of Nadeshiko VillageFiller11/3/11
236Friends You Can Count OnFiller11/10/11
237Ah, My Hero Lady Tsunade!Filler11/24/11
238Sai's Day OffFiller12/1/11
239The Legendary Ino-Shika-ChoFiller12/8/11
240Kiba's DeterminationFiller12/15/11

Episodes 241-260

#Episode TitleTypeAired
241Kakashi, My Eternal Rival!Filler12/22/11
242Naruto's VowFiller12/28/11
243Land Ahoy! Is this the Paradise Island?Canon1/5/12
244Killer Bee and MotoiCanon1/12/12
245The Next Challenge! Naruto vs. The Nine TailsCanon1/19/12
246The Orange SparkCanon1/26/12
247Target: Nine TailsCanon2/2/12
248The Fourth Hokage's Death Match!Canon2/9/12
249Thank YouCanon2/9/12
250Battle in Paradise! Odd Beast vs. The Monster!Canon2/16/12
251The Man Named KisameCanon2/23/12
252The Angelic Herald of DeathCanon3/1/12
253The Bridge to PeaceCanon3/8/12
254The Super Secret S-Rank MissionCanon3/15/12
255The Artist ReturnsCanon3/22/12
256Assemble! Allied Shinobi Forces!Canon3/29/12
257MeetingFiller4/5/12
258RivalsFiller4/12/12
259RiftFiller4/19/12
260PartingFiller4/26/12

Episodes 261-280

#Episode TitleTypeAired
261For My FriendCanon5/3/12
262War BeginsCanon5/10/12
263Sai and ShinCanon5/17/12
264The Secret of the Reanimation JutsuCanon5/24/12
265An Old Nemesis ReturnsCanon5/31/12
266The First and Last OpponentCanon6/7/12
267The Brilliant Military Advisor of the Hidden LeafCanon6/21/12
268Battleground!Canon6/28/12
269No-Good WordsCanon7/5/12
270Golden BondsCanon7/19/12
271Road to SakuraFiller7/26/12
272Mifune vs. HanzoCanon8/2/12
273True KindnessCanon8/9/12
274The Complete Ino-Shika-Cho Formation!Canon8/9/12
275A Message from the HeartCanon8/16/12
276Attack of the Gedo StatueCanon8/23/12
277Unison SignCanon8/30/12
278Medic Ninja in DangerCanon9/6/12
279White Zetsu's TrapFiller9/13/12
280Aesthetics of an ArtistFiller9/20/12

Episodes 281-300

#Episode TitleTypeAired
281The Allied Mom Force!!Filler9/27/12
282The Secret Origin of the Ultimate Tag Team!Canon10/4/12
283Two SunsCanon10/11/12
284The Helmet Splitter: Jinin Akebino!Filler10/18/12
285User of the Scorch Style: Pakura of the Sand!Filler10/25/12
286Things You Can't Get BackFiller11/1/12
287One Worth Betting OnFiller11/1/12
288Danger: Jinpachi and Kushimaru!Filler11/8/12
289The Lightning Blade: Ameyuri Ringo!Filler11/15/12
290Power - Episode 1Filler11/22/12
291Power - Episode 2Filler11/29/12
292Power - Episode 3Filler12/6/12
293Power - Episode 4Filler12/13/12
294Power - Episode 5Filler12/20/12
295Power - Final EpisodeFiller1/10/13
296Naruto Enters the Battle!Canon1/17/13
297A Father's Hope, A Mother's LoveCanon1/24/13
298Contact! Naruto vs. ItachiCanon1/31/13
299The Acknowledged OneCanon2/7/13
300The Mizukage, the Giant Clam, and the MirageCanon2/14/13

Episodes 301-320

#Episode TitleTypeAired
301ParadoxCanon2/21/13
302Terror: The Steam ImpCanon2/28/13
303Ghosts from the PastFiller3/7/13
304The Underworld Transfer JutsuFiller3/14/13
305The VengefulFiller3/21/13
306The Heart's EyeFiller3/28/13
307Fade into the MoonlightFiller4/4/13
308Night of the Crescent MoonFiller4/11/13
309An A-Rank Mission: The ContestFiller4/18/13
310The Fallen CastleFiller4/25/13
311Prologue of Road to NinjaMostly Filler5/2/13
312The Old Master and the Dragon's EyeFiller5/9/13
313Rain Followed by Snow, with Some LightningFiller5/16/13
314The Sad Sun ShowerFiller5/23/13
315Lingering SnowFiller5/30/13
316The Reanimated Allied ForcesFiller6/6/13
317Shino vs. Torune!Filler6/13/13
318A Hole in the Heart: The Other JinchurikiFiller6/20/13
319The Living Soul Inside the PuppetFiller6/27/13
320Run, Omoi!Filler7/4/13

Episodes 321-340

#Episode TitleTypeAired
321Reinforcements ArriveCanon7/18/13
322Madara UchihaCanon7/25/13
323The Five Kage AssembleCanon8/1/13
324The Unbreakable Mask and the Shattered BubbleMostly Canon8/8/13
325Jinchūriki vs. Jinchūriki!!Canon8/15/13
326Four Tails, the King of Sage MonkeysCanon8/22/13
327Nine TailsMostly Canon8/29/13
328KuramaMostly Canon8/29/13
329Two-Man TeamCanon9/5/13
330The Promise of VictoryMostly Canon9/12/13
331Eyes That See in the DarkMostly Canon9/19/13
332A Will of StoneCanon9/26/13
333The Risks of the Reanimation JutsuCanon10/3/13
334Sibling Tag TeamCanon10/10/13
335To Each Their Own LeafCanon10/24/13
336Kabuto YakushiCanon10/31/13
337The Izanami ActivatedCanon11/7/13
338Izanagi and IzanamiMostly Canon11/14/13
339I Will Love You AlwaysCanon11/21/13
340Reanimation Jutsu: ReleaseCanon11/28/13

Episodes 341-360

#Episode TitleTypeAired
341Orochimaru's ReturnCanon12/5/13
342The Secret of the Transportation TechniqueCanon12/12/13
343Who Are You?Canon12/19/13
344Obito and MadaraCanon1/9/14
345I'm in HellCanon1/16/14
346World of DreamsMostly Canon1/23/14
347Creeping ShadowFiller1/23/14
348The New AkatsukiMostly Filler1/30/14
349The Mask That Hides the HeartFiller2/6/14
350Minato's DeathMostly Filler2/13/14
351Hashirama's CellsMostly Filler2/20/14
352The Rogue Ninja: OrochimaruFiller2/27/14
353Orochimaru's Test SubjectFiller3/6/14
354Their Own PathsFiller3/6/14
355The Targeted SharinganFiller3/13/14
356A Shinobi of the LeafFiller3/20/14
357An Uchiha AnbuFiller4/3/14
358Coup d'ÉtatFiller4/10/14
359The Night of the TragedyFiller4/17/14
360Jonin LeaderFiller4/24/14

Episodes 361-380

#Episode TitleTypeAired
361Team 7Filler5/8/14
362Kakashi's ResolveCanon5/15/14
363The Allied Shinobi Forces JutsuCanon5/22/14
364The Ties That BindCanon6/5/14
365Those Who Dance in the ShadowsCanon6/12/14
366The All-KnowingCanon6/19/14
367Hashirama and MadaraCanon7/3/14
368Era of Warring StatesCanon7/10/14
369My True DreamCanon7/24/14
370Sasuke's AnswerCanon7/31/14
371HoleCanon8/7/14
372Something to Fill the HoleCanon8/14/14
373Team 7, Assemble!Canon8/21/14
374The New Three-Way DeadlockCanon8/28/14
375Kakashi vs. ObitoCanon9/4/14
376The Directive to Take the Nine TailsFiller9/11/14
377Naruto vs. Mecha NarutoFiller9/11/14
378The Ten Tails' JinchurikiCanon9/18/14
379An OpeningCanon9/25/14
380The Day Naruto Was BornCanon10/2/14

Episodes 381-400

#Episode TitleTypeAired
381The Divine TreeCanon10/9/14
382A Shinobi's DreamCanon10/16/14
383Pursuing HopeCanon10/23/14
384A Heart Filled With ComradesCanon10/30/14
385Obito UchihaMostly Filler11/6/14
386I'm Always WatchingMostly Filler11/13/14
387The Promise That Was KeptCanon11/20/14
388My First FriendMostly Canon11/27/14
389The Adored Elder SisterFiller12/4/14
390Hanabi's DecisionFiller12/4/14
391Madara Uchiha ArisesCanon12/11/14
392The Hidden HeartCanon12/18/14
393A True EndingCanon12/25/14
394The New Chunin ExamsFiller1/8/15
395The Chunin Exams Begin!Filler1/15/15
396The Three QuestionsFiller1/22/15
397One Worthy As A LeaderFiller1/29/15
398The Night Before the Second ExamFiller2/5/15
399Demon Desert SurvivalFiller2/12/15
400As a Taijutsu UserFiller2/19/15

Episodes 401-420

#Episode TitleTypeAired
401The UltimateFiller2/26/15
402Escape vs. PursuitFiller3/5/15
403Unwavering GutsinessFiller3/12/15
404Tenten's TroublesFiller3/19/15
405The Imprisoned PairFiller3/26/15
406The Place Where I BelongFiller4/2/15
407The Yamanaka Clan: Secret NinjutsuFiller4/9/15
408The Cursed PuppetFiller4/16/15
409Their BacksFiller4/23/15
410The Hidden Plot Set Into MotionFiller4/30/15
411The Targeted Tailed BeastFiller5/7/15
412Neji’s JudgementFiller5/14/15
413Hopes Entrusted to the FutureFiller5/21/15
414On the Brink of DeathCanon5/28/15
415The Two MangekyoCanon6/4/15
416The Formation of Team MinatoFiller6/11/15
417You’ll Be My BackupMostly Canon6/25/15
418The Blue Beast vs Six Paths MadaraCanon7/2/15
419Papa's YouthMostly Canon7/9/15
420The Eight Inner Gates FormationCanon7/23/15

Episodes 421-440

#Episode TitleTypeAired
421The Sage of the Six PathsCanon7/30/15
422The Ones Who Will InheritFiller8/6/15
423Naruto's RivalFiller8/6/15
424To Rise UpCanon8/13/15
425The Infinite DreamCanon8/20/15
426The Infinite TsukuyomiMostly Canon8/27/15
427To the DreamworldMostly Filler9/3/15
428Where Tenten BelongsFiller9/3/15
429Killer Bee Rappuden: Part 1Filler9/10/15
430Killer Bee Rappuden: Part 2Filler9/17/15
431To See That Smile, Just One More TimeFiller9/24/15
432The Loser NinjaFiller10/1/15
433The Search MissionFiller10/8/15
434Team JiraiyaFiller10/15/15
435Order of PriorityFiller10/22/15
436The Masked ManFiller11/5/15
437The Sealed PowerFiller11/12/15
438The Rules or a ComradeFiller11/19/15
439The Child of ProphecyFiller11/26/15
440The Caged BirdFiller12/3/15

Episodes 441-460

#Episode TitleTypeAired
441Returning HomeFiller12/10/15
442The Mutual PathFiller12/17/15
443The Difference in PowerFiller12/24/15
444Leaving the VillageFiller1/14/16
445PursuersFiller1/21/16
446CollisionFiller1/28/16
447Another MoonFiller2/4/16
448ComradeFiller2/11/16
449The Shinobi UniteFiller2/18/16
450RivalFiller2/25/16
451Birth and DeathMostly Canon3/3/16
452The GeniusMostly Canon3/10/16
453The Pain of LivingMostly Canon3/17/16
454Shisui's RequestMostly Canon3/24/16
455Moonlit NightMostly Canon4/7/16
456The Darkness of the AkatsukiMostly Canon4/14/16
457PartnerMostly Canon4/21/16
458TruthMostly Canon4/28/16
459She of the BeginningCanon5/5/16
460Kaguya OtsutsukiMostly Canon5/12/16

Episodes 461-480

#Episode TitleTypeAired
461Hagoromo and HamuraMostly Canon5/19/16
462A Fabricated PastMostly Canon5/26/16
463The No. 1 Most Unpredictable NinjaCanon6/2/16
464Ninshū: The Ninja CreedFiller6/9/16
465Ashura and IndraFiller6/16/16
466The Tumultuous JourneyFiller6/30/16
467Ashura's DecisionFiller7/7/16
468The SuccessorFiller7/21/16
469A Special MissionCanon7/28/16
470Connecting ThoughtsCanon8/4/16
471The Two of Them...AlwaysMostly Canon8/11/16
472You Better...Mostly Canon8/18/16
473The Sharingan RevivedCanon8/25/16
474CongratulationsCanon9/1/16
475The Valley of the EndCanon9/8/16
476The Final BattleCanon9/29/16
477Naruto and SasukeCanon9/29/16
478The Unison SignMostly Canon10/6/16
479Naruto Uzumaki!!Mostly Canon10/13/16
480Naruto and HinataFiller10/20/16

Episodes 481-500

#Episode TitleTypeAired
481Sasuke and SakuraFiller10/27/16
482Gaara and ShikamaruFiller11/3/16
483Jiraiya and KakashiFiller11/10/16
484The Exploding HumanMostly Canon12/1/16
485ColiseumMostly Canon12/8/16
486FuushinMostly Canon12/15/16
487The KetsuryuganMostly Canon12/22/16
488The Last OneMostly Canon1/5/17
489The State of AffairsMostly Canon1/12/17
490Dark CloudsMostly Canon1/19/17
491RecklessnessMostly Canon1/26/17
492Cloud of SuspicionMostly Canon2/2/17
493DawnMostly Canon2/9/17
494Naruto's WeddingMostly Canon2/16/17
495A Full-Powered Wedding GiftMostly Canon2/16/17
496Steam and Food PillsMostly Canon2/23/17
497The Kazekage’s Wedding GiftMostly Canon3/2/17
498The Last MissionMostly Canon3/9/17
499The Outcome of the Secret MissionMostly Canon3/16/17
500The MessageMostly Canon3/23/17

Our Guide to Naruto Shippuden Story Arcs

Naruto Shippuden

Naruto Shippuden (which means the Hurricane Chronicles) is based on Part II of the Naruto manga series. It began airing in 2007 and spanned an epic decade-long story showing a teen-aged Naruto’s pursuit of Sasuke and his maturation into a powerful shinobi. Canon and anime-only story arcs are almost evenly split, leading to a lot of unique content and stories for its anime audience. Sai, hashirama, kabuto, the tales of a gutsy ninja are all filler arcs that you can skip in the end as you will not be missing any flashbacks. Kakashi hatake, kiba, mecha naruto, minato, neji, moonlit night, orochimaru’s test subject and shisui’s request are all part of the main story.

Canon Story Arc List

The canon story arcs are based on Part II of the Naruto manga. They span from Naruto’s mission to rescue Kazakage to the conclusion of the Fourth Shinobi War and the birth of the Ten-Tails’ Jinchuriki.

  • Kazakage Rescue Mission (Episodes 1 to 32)
  • The Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission (Episodes 33 to 53)
  • Akatsuki Suppression Mission (Episodes 72 to 88)
  • Itachi Pursuit Mission (Episodes 113 to 126)
  • Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant (Episodes 127 to 133)
  • Fated Battle Between Brothers (Episodes 134 to 143)
  • Pain’s Assault (Episodes 152 to 175)
  • Five Kage Summit (Episodes 197 to 214)
  • Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown (Episodes 215 to 222 and 243 to 256)
  • Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation (Episodes 261 to 321)
  • Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax (Episodes 322 to 375)
  • Birth of the Ten-Tails’ Jinchūriki (Episodes 378 to 388, 391 to 393, 414 to 421, 424 to 427)
  • Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes (Episodes 428 to 431, 450 to 451, 455, 458 to 468, 470 to 479)

Filler Story Arc List

With a 43% filler rate, Shippuden has multiple lengthy anime-only filler story arcs to enjoy – or not! The anime series adds multiple story arcs following the conclusion of the canon episodes with the Kaguya Otsutsuki Strikes arc.

  • Twelve Guardian Ninja (Episodes 54 to 71)
  • Three-Tails’ Appearance (Episodes 89 to 112)
  • Six-Tails Unleashed (Episodes 144 to 151)
  • Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha (Episodes 176 to 196)
  • Paradise Life on a Boat (Episodes to 223 to 242)
  • Power (Episodes to 290 to 295)
  • Kakashi’s Anbu Arc: The Shinobi That Lives in the Darkness (Episodes 349 to 361)
  • In Naruto’s Footsteps: The Friends’ Paths (Episodes 394 to 413)
  • Jiraiya Shinobi Handbook: The Tale of Naruto the Hero (Episodes 432 to 450)
  • Itachi Shinden Book: Light and Darkness (Episodes 451 to 458)
  • Childhood (Episodes 480 to 483)
  • Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise (Episodes 484 to 488)
  • Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness (Episodes 489 to 493)
  • Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding (Episodes 494 to 500)

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