Do you want to see The Last: Naruto Movie and Boruto: Naruto the Movie but need help deciding which episode to view first to comprehend the movies in context?
Worry not since this article will discuss after which episode or point in the Naruto series you can watch The Last: Naruto the Movie and Boruto: Naruto the Movie to comprehend them with context.
When Should I Watch “The Last: Naruto the Movie” and “Boruto: Naruto the Movie”?
“The Last: Naruto the Movie” takes place after the Naruto manga chapters 678 to 699. So, we recommend reading Naruto manga from chapters 678 to 699 before watching “The Last: Naruto the Movie” to understand the film with proper context without missing anything. Chapter 700 of the Naruto manga acts like an epilogue.
If we talk about anime, you should ideally watch The Last: Naruto the Movie after watching episode 493 of Naruto: Shippuden but before episode 494. The film will give crucial details to understand the events of episodes 494 to 500 of Naruto: Shippuden. So, watch episodes 494 to 500 after watching The Last to comprehend the last seven episodes of the anime with context.
However, according to the manga series and some fans, after watching episodes 478 and 479 of Naruto: Shippuden anime, you can watch The Last: Naruto the Movie to comprehend the film with all the context.
On the other hand, Boruto: Naruto the Movie takes place after Naruto manga’s chapter 700, and Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring. Naruto Gaiden is a mini-manga series. It takes place between chapter 700 and Boruto’s movie. You may skip this mini-series, but you might miss how Sarada Uchiha accepted her family.
To completely understand Boruto: Naruto the Movie with all context, we recommend watching all episodes of Naruto: Shippuden anime and Boruto anime to enjoy it without missing anything.
Also, if you have watched the post-war episodes showing how they ended, you can watch Boruto: Naruto the Movie without fear of spoilers.
Where Do the Naruto Movies Fall in the Timeline?
Here is the list of all Naruto movies and their timeline in the Naruto anime and manga series.
Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004): The movie takes place between episodes 101-106 of Naruto anime.
Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005): The events in the film happen after episode 160 of Naruto anime.
Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006): The film’s events happen after episode 196 of Naruto anime, during the original anime’s filler arcs. The footage of this film is shown in the opening and end credits for episodes 197 to 199.
Naruto: Shippuden the Movie (2007): The film takes place after Naruto: Shippuden episode 53 when Naruto, Sakura, Sai, and Yamato return to the Hidden Leaf Village.
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds (2008): The film takes place after Naruto: Shippuden episode 111 when Orochimaru was sick, which happened around when Sasuka was about to kill Orochimaru.
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire (2009): The film takes place after Naruto: Shippuden episode 89 due to the immense influence of the Hidan and Kukuzu arc.
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower (2010): The film takes place after Naruto: Shippuden episodes 152-154 after Jiraya’s death and before Pain attacks the village.
Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison (2011): It probably takes place after episode 196 of Naruto: Shippuden.
Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie (2012): The film takes place after Naruto: Shippuden episode 251 because Naruto must have already met his mother.
The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014): As discussed above, the film takes place after episode 493 of Naruto: Shippuden anime, but you can watch it after episode 478 or 500.
Boruto: Naruto The Movie (2015): The film occurs before the Boruto: Next Generations manga and anime series, around the Chūnin Exams.
Boruto: Naruto The Movie – The Day Naruto Became Hokage (2016): The film occurs before Boruto: Next Generation manga and anime series. So, we recommend watching it after episode 500 of Naruto: Shippuden. It is a special episode of 10 minutes.