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Complete Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Filler List Guide – Skip Episodes Like a Pro

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Boruto is the follow-up anime to the events of Naruto Shippuden. However, it is notorious for its allegedly high filler content.

In the traditional sense, anything that doesn’t follow the manga’s plotline is considered a filler. However, Boruto anime played fast and loose with the definition of fillers, just like Dragon Ball Super anime.

Many Boruto episodes are neither manga canon nor fillers; they’re called “anime exclusive” episodes, and their storyline is canon to the overarching Boruto lore. They’re made in collaboration with the writers of Boruto manga.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime has a total of 293 episodes. Of these 293 episodes, 29 (9.89%) are complete fillers and 11 (3.75%) are partial fillers. A whopping 181 Boruto episodes (61.7%) are considered anime-exclusive episodes, leaving only 72 (24.57%) as manga canon.

1. Quick List

Quick Filler List

Lightning-fast filler list guide for Boruto.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Manga Canon

19-23, 39, 53-66, 148-151, 181-189, 192-208, 212-220, 282-293

Mixed Canon

18, 93-95, 106-111, 127

Filler Episodes

16-17, 40-41, 49-50, 67-69, 96-97, 112-114, 116-119, 138-140, 152-156, 256-258

AnimeEX Episodes

1-15, 24-38, 42-48, 51-52, 70-92, 98-105, 115, 120-126, 128-137, 141-147, 157-180, 190-191, 209-211, 221-255, 259-281

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2. Episode List: Boruto Naruto Next Generations

Filler episodes of Boruto often divert from the main storyline and are made to give the manga time to catch up with the anime series.

Boruto also has anime-exclusive episodes made solely for the anime with approval and often involvement by the mangaka. Partial canon episodes are canon events with a few panels in the manga, which later expanded into a full episode.

# Title Type Watch? Air Date
1 Boruto Uzumaki AnimeEX 05/04/2017
2 The Hokage’s Son! AnimeEX 12/04/2017
3 Metal Lee Goes Wild! AnimeEX 04/19/2017
4 A Ninjutsu Battle of the Sexes! AnimeEX 04/26/2017
5 The Mysterious Transfer Student! AnimeEX 03/05/2017
6 The Final Lesson! AnimeEX 10/05/2017
7 Love and Potato Chips! AnimeEX 05/17/2017
8 The Dream’s Revelation AnimeEX 05/24/2017
9 Proof of Oneself AnimeEX 05/31/2017
10 The Ghost Incident: The Investigation Begins! AnimeEX 07/06/2017
11 The Shadow of The Mastermind AnimeEX 06/14/2017
12 Boruto and Mitsuki AnimeEX 06/21/2017
13 The Demon Beast Appears! AnimeEX 06/28/2017
14 The Path That Boruto Can See AnimeEX 05/07/2017
15 A New Path AnimeEX 12/07/2017
16 Crisis: The Threat of Failing! Filler 07/19/2017
17 Run, Sarada! Filler 07/26/2017
18 A Day in the Life of the Uzumaki Family Mixed 02/08/2017
19 Sarada Uchiha Canon 09/08/2017
20 The Boy with the Sharingan Canon 08/16/2017
21 Sasuke and Sarada Canon 08/23/2017
22 Connected Feelings Canon 08/30/2017
23 Bonds Come in All Shapes Canon 06/09/2017
24 Boruto and Sarada Mixed 09/13/2017
25 The Turbulent Field Trip AnimeEX 09/20/2017
26 The Mizukage’s Successor AnimeEX 09/27/2017
27 A Shinobi bout of Friendship AnimeEX 04/10/2017
28 Declaration of War AnimeEX 11/10/2017
29 The New Seven Ninja Swordsmen! AnimeEX 10/18/2017
30 The Sharingan vs The Lightning Blade, Kiba the Fang! AnimeEX 10/25/2017
31 Boruto and Kagura AnimeEX 01/11/2017
32 The Quest of Souvenirs AnimeEX 08/11/2017
33 The Super Beast Scroll Slump! AnimeEX 11/15/2017
34 The Night of Shooting Stars AnimeEX 11/22/2017
35 The Parent Teacher Conference! AnimeEX 11/29/2017
36 The Graduation Exam Begins! AnimeEX 06/12/2017
37 A Shinobi’s Resolve AnimeEX 12/13/2017
38 Formation of the Three-Man Squad? AnimeEX 12/20/2017
39 The Path Lit by the Full Moon Canon 12/27/2017
40 Team 7: The First Mission! Filler 10/01/2018
41 Strength in Unity Filler 01/17/2018
42 A Ninja’s Job AnimeEX 01/24/2018
43 The Byakuya Gang Surfaces! AnimeEX 01/31/2018
44 Shikadai’s Doubts AnimeEX 07/02/2018
45 Memories From the Day of Snow AnimeEX 02/14/2018
46 Go! The Crest of Night Strategy AnimeEX 02/21/2018
47 The Figure I Want To Be AnimeEX 02/28/2018
48 The Genin Documentary! Filler 07/03/2018
49 Wasabi and Namida Filler 03/14/2018
50 The Chunin Exams: The Recommendation Meeting Filler 03/21/2018
51 Boruto’s Birthday AnimeEX 03/28/2018
52 Sasuke’s Shadow AnimeEX 04/04/2018
53 Himawari’s Birthday Canon 11/04/2018
54 Sasuke and Boruto Canon 04/18/2018
55 The Scientific Ninja Tool Canon 04/25/2018
56 Rivals, Gather! Canon 03/05/2018
57 The Reason I Can’t Lose Canon 10/05/2018
58 The Tournament Begins! Canon 05/17/2018
59 Boruto vs. Shikadai Filler 05/24/2018
60 The Hidden Leaf vs. the Hidden Sand AnimeEX 05/31/2018
61 The Iron Sand User: Shinki Canon 07/06/2018
62 The Otsutsuki Invasion Canon 06/14/2018
63 Sasuke’s Secret Weapon Canon 06/28/2018
64 Rescuing Naruto! Canon 05/07/2018
65 Father and Child Canon 07/19/2018
66 My Story! Canon 07/26/2018
67 Super Cho-Cho Butterfly Mode! Filler 02/08/2018
68 Super Cho-Cho Kiss Mode! Filler 09/08/2018
69 Super Cho-Cho Love Upheaval! Filler 08/16/2018
70 The Other Side of Anxiety AnimeEX 08/23/2018
71 The Hardest Rock in the World AnimeEX 08/30/2018
72 Mitsuki’s Will AnimeEX 06/09/2018
73 The Other Side of the Moon AnimeEX 09/13/2018
74 The Enemy, Ino-Shika-Cho! AnimeEX 09/20/2018
75 The Trials of Ryuchi Cave AnimeEX 09/20/2018
76 Incurring Wrath AnimeEX 07/10/2018
77 A Fierce Enemy: Garaga’s Ferocious Attack! AnimeEX 10/14/2018
78 Everyone’s Motives AnimeEX 10/21/2018
79 Reunion With Mitsuki AnimeEX 10/28/2018
80 Mitsuki’s Friend AnimeEX 04/11/2018
81 Boruto’s Wish AnimeEX 11/11/2018
82 Infiltrating the Hidden Stone Village AnimeEX 11/18/2018
83 Ohnoki’s Justice AnimeEX 11/25/2018
84 Ohnoki’s Thoughts, Ku’s Thoughts AnimeEX 02/12/2018
85 The Heart Stone AnimeEX 09/12/2018
86 Kozuchi’s Will AnimeEX 12/16/2018
87 The Sensation of Living AnimeEX 12/23/2018
88 Clash: Kokuyou! AnimeEX 06/01/2019
89 A Piercing Heart AnimeEX 01/13/2019
90 Mitsuki and Sekiei AnimeEX 01/20/2019
91 Ohnoki’s Will AnimeEX 01/27/2019
92 A New Ordinary AnimeEX 03/02/2019
93 Parent and Child Day Mixed 02/10/2019
94 A Heaping Helping! The Eating Contest! Mixed 02/17/2019
95 Tactics for Getting Along With Your Daughter Mixed 02/24/2019
96 Blood, Sweat, and Namida Filler 03/03/2019
97 Shikadai’s Decision Filler 03/10/2019
98 The Cursed Forest AnimeEX 03/17/2019
99 Jugo and The Curse Mark AnimeEX 03/24/2019
100 The Predestined Path AnimeEX 03/31/2019
101 Jugo’s Reinforcements AnimeEX 04/07/2019
102 Melee AnimeEX 04/14/2019
103 Migration Season AnimeEX 04/21/2019
104 The Little Roommate AnimeEX 04/28/2019
105 A Wound on the Heart AnimeEX 05/05/2019
106 The Steam Ninja Scrolls: The S-Rank Mission! Mixed 05/12/2019
107 The Steam Ninja Scrolls: The Dog and Cat War! Mixed 05/19/2019
108 The Steam Ninja Scrolls: The Haunted Inn! Mixed 05/26/2019
109 The Steam Ninja Scrolls: Potato Chips and the Giant Boulder! Mixed 06/02/2019
110 The Steam Ninja Scrolls: The Resurrection Hot Springs! Mixed 06/09/2019
111 The Steam Ninja Scrolls: Mirai’s King! Mixed 06/16/2019
112 The Chunin Selection Conference Filler 06/23/2019
113 The Qualities of a Captain Filler 06/30/2019
114 X Cards Proxy War Filler 07/07/2019
115 Team 25 AnimeEX 07/14/2019
116 Konohamaru and Remon Filler 07/21/2019
117 Remon’s Secret Filler 07/28/2019
118 Something that Steals Memories Filler 08/04/2019
119 Konohamaru’s Ninja Way Filler 08/11/2019
120 With Sasuke As The Goal AnimeEX 08/18/2019
121 The Entrusted Mission: Protect the One Tails! AnimeEX 08/25/2019
122 The Puppet Battle! AnimeEX 09/01/2019
123 Urashiki Returns AnimeEX 09/08/2019
124 Decision Time AnimeEX 09/15/2019
125 Boruto and Shinki AnimeEX 09/22/2019
126 Shukaku’s Trick AnimeEX 09/29/2019
127 Make-Out Tactics Mixed 10/06/2019
128 Urashiki’s Target AnimeEX 10/13/2019
129 The Village Hidden in the Leaves AnimeEX 10/20/2019
130 Genin, Assemble! AnimeEX 10/27/2019
131 The Power of the Nine Tails AnimeEX 11/03/2019
132 Jiraiya’s Assignment AnimeEX 11/10/2019
133 A Village Without Sasuke AnimeEX 11/24/2019
134 The Power to See the Future AnimeEX 12/01/2019
135 The Last Battle: Urashiki AnimeEX 12/08/2019
136 Crossing Time! AnimeEX 12/15/2019
137 The Samurai Exchange Student AnimeEX 12/22/2019
138 Hiashi’s Birthday Filler 12/29/2019
139 The Terror! Enko Onikuma Filler 01/12/2020
140 The Mind Transfer Jutsu that Lost to Potato Chips Filler 01/19/2020
141 The Shinobi Prison: Hozuki Castle AnimeEX 01/26/2020
142 A Test of Willpower AnimeEX 02/02/2020
143 The Criminal, Targeting Kokuri AnimeEX 02/09/2020
144 Kokuri’s Secret AnimeEX 02/16/2020
145 Breaking out of Hozuki’s Castle AnimeEX 02/23/2020
146 Executing the Prison Break AnimeEX 03/01/2020
147 The Fateful Moonlit Battle AnimeEX 03/08/2020
148 A New Mission!! Canon 03/15/2020
149 Friends!! Canon 03/22/2020
150 The Value of a Hidden Ace Canon 03/29/2020
151 Boruto and Tento Canon 04/05/2020
152 Developing One’s Medical Ninjutsu Filler 04/12/2020
153 Harmony in Gold Filler 04/19/2020
154 Himawari’s Ninja Trial Session Filler 04/26/2020
155 Mitsuki’s Rainy Day Filler 07/05/2020
156 I Can’t Stay in My Slim Form Filler 07/12/2020
157 Kara’s Footprints AnimeEX 07/19/2020
158 The Man Who Disappeared AnimeEX 07/26/2020
159 The Hashirama Cell AnimeEX 08/02/2020
160 To the Land of Silence AnimeEX 08/09/2020
161 The Castle of Nightmares AnimeEX 08/16/2020
162 Escaping the Tightening Net AnimeEX 08/23/2020
163 The Pursuers AnimeEX 08/30/2020
164 The Forbidden Jutsu of Death AnimeEX 09/06/2020
165 The Quadruplets’ Duty AnimeEX 09/13/2020
166 Death Match AnimeEX 09/20/2020
167 Their Decision AnimeEX 09/27/2020
168 Training Begins! AnimeEX 10/04/2020
169 A Joint Mission With the Sand AnimeEX 10/11/2020
170 A New Rasengan AnimeEX 10/18/2020
171 The Results of Training AnimeEX 10/25/2020
172 A Signature of Fear AnimeEX 11/01/2020
173 The Secret Behind the Underground Room AnimeEX 11/08/2020
174 The Revival of the Divine Tree AnimeEX 11/15/2020
175 Beyond the Limits! AnimeEX 11/22/2020
176 Blockade the A-Un Gate! AnimeEX 11/29/2020
177 The Iron Wall’s Sensing System AnimeEX 12/06/2020
178 Our Fathers’ Example AnimeEX 12/13/2020
179 Victor’s Scheme AnimeEX 12/20/2020
180 The Assassin, Mugino AnimeEX 12/27/2020
181 The Vessel Canon 01/10/2021
182 Ao Canon 01/17/2021
183 The Hand Canon 01/24/2021
184 Puppets Canon 01/31/2021
185 Tools Canon 02/07/2021
186 How You Use It Canon 02/14/2021
187 Karma Canon 02/21/2021
188 Awakening Canon 02/28/2021
189 Resonance Canon 03/07/2021
190 Escape AnimeEX 03/14/2021
191 Stray Dog AnimeEX 03/21/2021
192 The Past Canon 03/28/2021
193 Coexistence Canon 04/04/2021
194 The Uzumaki Household Canon 04/11/2021
195 A Vase Canon 04/18/2021
196 A Binding Force Canon 04/25/2021
197 Delta Canon 05/02/2021
198 Monsters Canon 05/09/2021
199 Overload Canon 05/16/2021
200 Becoming a Student Canon 05/23/2021
201 Empty Tears Canon 05/30/2021
202 The Cult Canon 06/06/2021
203 Suprise Attack! Canon 06/13/2021
204 He’s Bad News Canon 06/20/2021
205 Proof Canon 06/27/2021
206 The New Team Seven Canon 07/04/2021
207 Regeneration Canon 07/11/2021
208 Momoshiki’s Manifestation Canon 07/18/2021
209 The Outcast AnimeEX 08/01/2021
210 Clues to Kara AnimeEX 08/08/2021
211 The Chase AnimeEX 08/15/2021
212 Amado’s Defection Canon 08/22/2021
213 True Identity Canon 08/29/2021
214 Predestined Fate Canon 09/05/2021
215 Prepared Canon 09/12/2021
216 Sacrifice Canon 09/19/2021
217 Decision Canon 09/26/2021
218 Partner Canon 10/03/2021
219 Return Canon 10/10/2021
220 Remaining Time Canon 10/17/2021
221 Chunin Exam, Again AnimeEX 10/24/2021
222 Eve of the Decisive Battle AnimeEX 10/31/2021
223 Inojin vs. Houki AnimeEX 11/07/2021
224 The Legend of the Monster Cat AnimeEX 11/14/2021
225 Showdown Between Best Friends AnimeEX 11/21/2021
226 Samurai vs. Science AnimeEX 11/28/2021
227 Team 7, The Last Mission?! AnimeEX 12/05/2021
228 Kawaki’s Path to Becoming a Ninja AnimeEX 12/12/2021
229 Breach of Orders AnimeEX 12/19/2021
230 A Wish AnimeEX 12/26/2021
231 The Rusty Sword AnimeEX 01/09/2022
232 Captain Denki’s First Mission AnimeEX 01/16/2022
233 The New Team 7 Jumps Into Action AnimeEX 01/23/2022
234 The Unleashed Villain AnimeEX 01/30/2022
235 Infiltrating Doto Island AnimeEX 02/06/2022
236 Cut and Run AnimeEX 02/13/2022
237 The Mobile Fortress AnimeEX 02/20/2022
238 A Killer on the Ship AnimeEX 02/27/2022
239 The Boy from the Isle of Shipbuilders AnimeEX 03/06/2022
240 Ikada’s Dream AnimeEX 03/13/2022
241 Ikada’s Secret AnimeEX 03/20/2022
242 Seiren AnimeEX 03/27/2022
243 Where I Belong AnimeEX 04/03/2022
244 Rift AnimeEX 04/10/2022
245 Funamushi’s Tenacity AnimeEX 04/17/2022
246 A Heavy Loss AnimeEX 04/24/2022
247 For Kagura AnimeEX 05/01/2022
248 Another Fierce Battle AnimeEX 05/08/2022
249 Burgeoning Hatred AnimeEX 05/15/2022
250 The Blood of the Funato AnimeEX 05/22/2022
251 Their Resolve AnimeEX 05/29/2022
252 The Desire to Believe AnimeEX 06/05/2022
253 Conflicting Feelings AnimeEX 06/12/2022
254 The Spiral of Revenge AnimeEX 06/19/2022
255 A Tricky Assignment AnimeEX 06/26/2022
256 The Ultimate Recipe Filler 07/03/2022
257 Konohamaru Becomes the Hokage?! Filler 07/10/2022
258 The Uzumaki Family’s Hot Springs Vacation Filler 07/17/2022
259 A Wound That Never Heals AnimeEX 07/24/2022
260 Fireworks of Love AnimeEX 07/31/2022
261 Kawaki Enters the Ninja Academy! AnimeEX 08/07/2022
262 The Princess’s Tea Party AnimeEX 08/14/2022
263 Bloom, Hana! The Teacher’s Gifts AnimeEX 08/21/2022
264 The Seven Mysteries Investigative Team Forms! AnimeEX 08/28/2022
265 Team Rivalry: Practical Skills Training! AnimeEX 09/04/2022
266 Himawari Kidnapped! AnimeEX 09/11/2022
267 Kawaki’s Cover Blown?! AnimeEX 09/18/2022
268 Target: The School Festival AnimeEX 09/25/2022
269 The Sneaking Shadow AnimeEX 10/02/2022
270 Two Sides of the Same Coin AnimeEX 10/09/2022
271 The Island of Treachery AnimeEX 10/16/2022
272 Students Unite! AnimeEX 10/23/2022
273 Farewell, Academy! AnimeEX 10/30/2022
274 A Flightless Hawk AnimeEX 11/06/2022
275 Into the Sky Again AnimeEX 11/13/2022
276 Welcome to the Maze AnimeEX 11/20/2022
277 Disappearing Lives AnimeEX 11/27/2022
278 Musical Chairs AnimeEX 12/04/2022
279 The Obstacle: Seven AnimeEX 12/11/2022
280 Breakthrough AnimeEX 12/18/2022
281 The Eighth Truth AnimeEX 12/25/2022
282 Sasuke’s Story: Infiltration Canon 01/08/2023
283 Sasuke’s Story: Star Lines Canon 01/15/2023
284 Sasuke’s Story: The Secret in the Cellar Canon 01/22/2023
285 Sasuke’s Story: The Sky that Fell to the Earth Canon 01/29/2023
286 Sasuke’s Story: The Ring Canon 02/05/2023
287 Claw Marks Canon 02/12/2023
288 Captives Canon 02/19/2023
289 Qualification Canon 02/26/2023
290 Presence Canon 03/05/2023
291 Control Canon 03/12/2023
292 Hunger Canon 03/19/2023
293 Farewell Canon 03/26/2023

3. Is there going to be Boruto Episode 294?

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime aired its final episode on March 26th, 2023, ending with 293 episodes. Technically, there won’t be a 294th episode. However, the anime will continue as the second part, Boruto: Two Blue Vortex, will air weekly episodes sometime in early 2024.

4. When Boruto Part 2 will come?

Boruto part 2, Boruto: Two Blue Vortex, went into production right after Boruto: Naruto’s Next Generations ended. It’s slated to be released in 2024 and will follow the second installment of the Boruto manga (Two Blue Vortex), focusing on Boruto and Kawaki’s stories.

5. Which Boruto fillers can you skip?

Traditionally speaking, Boruto anime is 75.42% filler content. That’s because 221 out of 293 episodes are not canon per the manga storyline. However, Boruto has unique “anime exclusive” that are considered canon despite not being in the manga.

Given that these anime-exclusive episodes were created with the direction of the mangaka (author), it would be wrong to skip them. Some episodes, however, are irrelevant to the main plot and can be skipped.

These are the actual filler episodes that are somewhere between nine to ten percent of the entire show.

You can skip the episodes below:

  • Crisis: The Threat of Failing! (Episode 16)
  • Run, Sarada! (Episode 17)
  • Team 7: The First Mission (Episode 40)
  • Strength in Unity (Episode 41)
  • The Genin Documentary (Episode 48)
  • Wasabi and Namida (Episode 49)
  • The Chunin Exams: The Recommendation Meeting (Episode 50)
  • Super Cho-Cho Butterfly Mode! (Episode 67)
  • Super Cho-Cho Kiss Mode! (Episode 68)
  • Super Cho-Cho Love Upheaval! (Episode 69)
  • Blood, Sweat, and Namida (Episode 96)
  • Shikadai’s Decision (Episode 97)
  • A Wound on the Heart (Episode 105)
  • The Qualities of a Captain (Episode 113)
  • X Cards Proxy War! (Episode 114)
  • Konohamaru and Remon (Episode 116)
  • Remon’s Secret (Episode 117)
  • Something That Steals Memories (Episode 118)
  • Konohamaru’s Ninja Way (Episode 119)         
  • Hiashi’s Birthday (Episode 138)
  • The Terror! Enko Onikuma (Episode 139)
  • The Mind Transfer Jutsu That Lost to Potato Chips (Episode 140)
  • Mitsuki’s Rainy Day (Episode 155)
  • I Can’t Stay in My Slim Form (Episode 156)
  • Great Sea Battle Of Kirigakure Arc (Episodes 231-232)
  • Kawaki & Himawari Academy Arc (Episodes 261-273)

Important Note: The 13 episodes between 261 and 273 (Kawaki & Himawari Academy Arc) can technically be skipped if you’re only interested in the central plot. However, it’s a great mini arc with a pinch of the “slice-of-life” genre, and I wouldn’t recommend skipping them if you have the time.

4. Why are some Boruto fillers canon?

Initially, Boruto manga and anime were autonomous. The creators have even stated that the entire anime is canon and disregarded all the episodes labeled as filler by the fans.

In most cases, it is pretty easy to guess which episode is filler and which is not because if the anime doesn’t follow a particular plot of the manga, that part becomes a filler.

However, in the case of Boruto, the manga shows us the highlights of the main anime arcs and hence does not include everything from the manga itself.

Boruto manga needed some time to develop new stories and did not want the anime to overtake its current timeline, so some parallel stories were added to the anime.

5. How to Watch Boruto?

Boruto consists of a single anime series with 293 episodes and a movie, so you can watch them in their release order.

Check out our watch order guide to find an extensive and detailed list of how to watch all Boruto episodes and movies.

6. Conclusion

Most Boruto episodes consist of fillers, so if you try to cut off all of them, you will be left with a hollow skeleton. While you can use our list to skip some of the episodes, watching the rest is recommended despite being anime originals.