Naruto filler episodes are not part of the original storyline which featured in the manga series. The main purpose of fillers is to maintain a healthy gap between the anime and manga, this allows the manga artist more time to create storylines before they are adapted into the anime series.
Many fans dislike filler episodes, as most are often considered boring and pointless. Not all fillers are bad though, some of them can be quite entertaining. The manga can sometimes be limited in the amount it can show during the main storyline, fillers can help give you an insight into different characters individual experiences during that time. However, you won’t miss anything from the main storyline by skipping them.
Below you will find out which episodes of the Naruto & Naruto Shippuden series are fillers.
Naruto – Filler Episodes (1-220)
89 filler episodes of 220 total episodes.
40% of the Naruto anime are filler episodes.
Naruto Shippuden – Filler Episodes
210 filler episodes of 500 total episodes.
42% of the Naruto Shippuden anime are filler episodes.