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Naruto is a Japanese manga that was written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. From this manga, the Naruto franchise movie and series were created. Naruto movie and the series franchise is the best animation recommended.
It is an adventure, shounen, drama, romance, comedy, and action movie series based on two one-shot Japanese manga. The storyline is in three parts, the first being in Naruto’s pre-teen years the other in his teen years and the end in his adult years.
With the Naruto movies list being so long, what order should you watch the Naruto movies and series? I’ve listed below to help you the viewer go through it all with pure ease.
If you are a lover of mangas and Japanese animations, you won’t resist watching the Naruto franchise movies and series. The Naruto franchise features a story of a young ninja and main protagonist known as Naruto Uzumaki, who is seeking his peers’ approval. He is determined to become the next Hokage, the leader of Konoha, known as the hidden leaf village.
Apart from the movies and series, the Naruto animation also broadcasted in several episodes in Japan. It’s English adaptation and subtitles of the series aired on Cartoon Network and YTV.
Before you can start watching the Naruto movies, you should start by watching the animations series in the TV networks or on anime websites such as animereak.tv and Crunchyroll to better understand the storyline movies.
You will need to know where you should start watching the video and from which episode you will proceed to watch the next film. The animation episodes will be the continuation of the story before and after every movie. Below I have listed the Naruto movies in order of release dates for easy follow of the story.
The movie was the first before the animation series that followed. To better understand the film and know where the story starts, you should watch the Naruto animation series from episode 1 to episode 97 and then watch the movie as the story line begins to pick up.
Here is a list of All Naruto movies in chronological order
- Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash In Land of Snow – Released 21 August 2004
- Naruto The Movie: Legend of the stone of Gelel – Released August 6, 2005
- Naruto The Movie: Guardians of the crescent moon kingdom – Released
Japanese August 5, 2006 English November 8, 2008
- Naruto Shippuden The Movie – Released 4 August 2007
- Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds – Released 2 August 2008
- Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The will of fire – Released 1 August 2009
- Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The lost power – Released 31 July 2010
- Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Blood Prison – Released 27 July 2011
- Naruti Shippuden The Movie: Road to ninja – Released 28 July 2012
- The Last: Naruto The Movie – Released 6 December 2014
- Boruto: Naruto next generation the movie – Released August 7, 2015
NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN LAND OF SNOW
Naruto is thrilled when he’s forward a mission to guard his favorite actress, Yukie Fujikaze, on her new movie, The Adventures of Princess Gale. But when the crew ventures bent film within the icy, foreboding Land of Snow, Yukie mysteriously flees! Naruto and his squad trigger for seeking out her, unaware that three snow ninjas dwell wait, with a sinister purpose, which will force Yukie to face her hidden past.
This movie was released on 21st March 2004 in Japan, and Tensai Okamura later had it’s English adaptation/subtitles released on 6th June 2007 in the USA, its 82 mins long, the genre of the movie is a comedy, action, adventure and shounen.
After watching the first movie, you should go and continue with the story on the Naruto animation series from episode 98 to episode 145 and then proceed to watch this movie.
NARUTO THE MOVIE: LEGEND OF THE STONE OF GELEL
The squad consisting of Naruto’s team is executing their mission of bringing back a lost pet to a selected village, however right within the midst of things, troops led by the mysterious knight known as Temujin attacks them. In the violent battle, the three becomes separated. Temujin challenges Naruto to fight at the top of the fierce battle, both fall together from a high cliff.
Hirotsugu Kawasaki directed the movie. It was first released in Japan on 6th August 2005, its English adaptation/subtitles were published in the USA on 26th July 2008. Its 96 mins long and consist of adventure, fantasy, animation, drama, comedy, and shounen
After watching Naruto the movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel, proceed to watch Naruto animation from episode 146 to episode 195 and then continue the storyline in this next movie.
NARUTO THE MOVIE: GUARDIANS OF THE CRESCENT MOON KINGDOM
Naruto’s squad are assigned a mission to protect the prince of the land of moon, Michiru, during his world trip, other escorts had been hired but quit due to being treated poorly by the prince. The moon area is a very wealthy nation, so Michiru tends to buy whatever interests him, and his view of the world is very materialistic. His Hikaru also acts in such a manner as the prince.
This movie’s release was on 5th August 2006 in Japan, and Toshiyuki Tsuru directed it, and later, its English adaptation/subtitles were released on 8th November 2008 in the USA. Its 9 mins and consists of adventure, comedy, animation, fantasy, action, and shounen.
After watching Naruto the movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom, proceed to view the Naruto Shippūden animation series from episode 1 to episode 23 and then watch this movie.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE
The demons that once nearly destroyed the world are brought back from the dead by someone. To prevent the world from being destroyed, the demons had to be sealed away, and the only person who can do it is the shrine of maidens, Shion who is from the country of demons, has two powers. One is sealing demons away, and the other is predicting the death of humans. This time Naruto’s mission is to protect Shion, but she predicts Naruto’s death. Naruto’s to escape his death is to get away from Shion, which would leave her unprotected, and the demon who’s only goal is to kill Shion.
The English adaptation/subtitles of the Naruto Shippuden movie was released on 10th November 2009 in the USA. The original Naruto Shippuden, the film, was first published in Japan on 4th August 2007. It was directed by Hajime Kamegaki and ran for 94 mins consisting of action, adventure, fantasy, animation, and comedy.
After the first Naruto Shippuden the movie, you should proceed to watch the Naruto Shippuden animation series from episode 24 up to chapter 69 before you watch this movie.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BONDS
A mysterious group of ninjas attacks Konohagakure, who takes damage from the attack. That would lead to another shinobi world war that could become a reality. Sasuke, who is still missing from Konoha village, tries to kill his older brother Itachi. Sasuke appears for the second time in front of Naruto at an unknown place to prevent it from happening.
The movie runs for 90 mins was directed by Hajime Kamegaki and was released in Japan on 2nd August 2008. The English adaptation/subtitles of the film released in the USA on 25th October 2011.
After finishing Naruto Shippuden, the movie: bonds, proceed to watch the Naruto Shippuden animation series from episode 70 to episode 120 and then continue to watch the next one.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE WILL OF FIRE
The ninjas whose bloodline limits start disappearing in all countries and the blame pointed towards the fire nation. With the order of the current Hokage of Konoha, Tsunade sacrifices Kakashi to prevent another shinobi war from happening. After Naruto inherits charms from Kakashi, Naruto fights his friends and enemies to protect his master Kakashi.
The Naruto Shippuden, the movie: the will of fire runs for 95 mins was released in Japan on 1st August 2009. Masahiko Murata directed it. Its English adaptation/subtitles released in the USA on 23rd October 2012, consisting of adventure, fantasy, action, animation, comedy, and shounen.
After Naruto Shippuden, the movie: the will of fire, proceed to episode 121 of the Naruto Shippuden animation to episode 171 before watching the next film.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE LOST POWER
Naruto Uzumaki is assigned to capture Mukade, a missing ninja, and Naruto sets out for what was once glorious historic ruins of Ouran. The rogue ninja Mukade’s goal is revealed just to be an inactive leyline in ruins. Mukade unleashes the leyline power, causing a bright light to cover Naruto, sending both into the past, 20 years back before Naruto was even born. Naruto wakes up and comes into contact with his father, the fourth Hokage of Konoha Minato Namikaze, aka the yellow flash of the hidden leaf.
The Naruto Shippuden the movie: Masahiko Murata directs the lost power runs for 85 mins. It was released in Japan on 31st July 2010, and its English adaptation/subtitles released in the USA on 17th September 2013. Its genre is an adventure, action, comedy, and animation
After Naruto Shippuden, the movie: the Lost Tower, proceed to watch the Naruto Shippuden animation series from episode 172 to episode 222 and then watch the next film.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BLOOD PRISON
After Naruto was capture for attempting to assassinate the current raikage leader of kumogakure and killing a jonin from kirigakure and iwagakure, Naruto finds himself imprisoned in hozukijou. It is a criminal containment facility known as blood prison. Mui, the castle warden, uses the ultimate technique to keep them all imprisoned to steal their powers. Naruto notices he is targeted and his life is in danger, he tries to prove the murders and prove his innocence.
The English adaptation/subtitles of Naruto Shippuden, the movie: blood prison, was released on 18th February 2014 in the USA, and its original was released in Japan on 30th July 2011. It runs for 108 mins its genre consist of fantasy, comedy, action, and drama.
After Naruto Shippuden the movie: blood prison, you should proceed to watch the Naruto Shippuden animation series from episode 223 to episode 271 before you watch the next film.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: ROAD TO NINJA
Over sixteen years ago, an unfamiliar ninja unleashed a powerful creature called Kurama, the nine-tiled demon fox on Konoha, the hidden leaf village. The beast killed many people in Konoha, Minato Namikaze, and his wife, Kushina Uzumaki. They responded naruto’s mother, the demon fox prison known as jinchuriki, manage to seal the beast inside their newborn baby Naruto Uzumaki. With the tailed beast sealed, things continued normally. However, in the present, the group known as Akatsuki attacks the hidden leaf trying to capture Naruto, the current jinchuriki of the nine-tailed beast.
The movie was directed by Hayato and ran for 109 mins. The Naruto Shippuden the movie: the road to a ninja was released in Japan on 28th July 2012 and the English adaptation/subtitles on 29th August 2014. Its genre consists of animation, shounen, fantasy, action, and drama.
After watching Naruto Shippuden the movie: the road to ninja proceed to view the Naruto Shippuden animation series from episode 272 to episode 390.
THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE
Approximately two years after the fourth great ninja war, the moon that was created by Hagoromo Otsutsuki to seal away the Gedo Statue begins to descend to the world-threatening destruction. In the crisis, a direct descendant of Kaguya Otsutsuki, known as Toneri Otsutsuki, attempts to kidnap Hinata Hyuga, but he confuses and kidnaps her younger sister Hanabi Hyuga instead. Naruto and his friends o on a mission to the moon to save Hanabi Hyuga a keep the moon from falling on the planet.
The last: Naruto, the movie ran for 114 mins and was directed by Tsuneo Kobayashi. The original movie was released in Japan on 6th December 2014, while its English adaptation/subtitles was published in the USA on 6th October 2015. Genre consists of adventure, action, fantasy, and comedy.
Before you can watch the last: Naruto the movie, you must complete the Naruto Shippuden animation series from episode 391 to the previous episode 500.
BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATION THE MOVIE
It is the best movie of the Naruto franchise. It was rated the highest of all.
The son of the seventh Hokage, who is Naruto, is known as Boruto Uzumaki. He rejects his father, Naruto, because he works too much, and he never has time for him or his sister Temari Uzumaki. Behind all this, boruto trains hard to surpass his father, Naruto, a respected hero in the hidden leaf village. Boruto ends up meeting his father’s friend Sasuke and asks him if he can become his student so he could surpass his father, Naruto. The curtain is opened as the story continues from Naruto to the next generation of ninja, and his son is the main protagonist.
The boruto: Naruto next generation, the movie was directed by Hiroyuki Yamashita and was written by Masashi Kishimoto, it runs for 100 mins. The original movie was released in Japan on 7th August 2015, and the English adaptation/subtitles released later in the USA on 28th March 2017. Genres consist of action, comedy, fantasy, animation, and shounen.
This story of the Naruto movies and the series franchise is based on the Japanese culture. The characters are separated into different teams to give them a particular flavor in the movie an series. It was released between the ongoing episodes, to follow them all before watching any film in between to flow with the storyline.
Naruto is an exciting manga and animation movie and series to watch and read. It motivates and gives you a sense of hard work while watching the animation on how Naruto never gives up and never abandon his comrade’s cause that is his ninja way.