I think there are no fillers in the Naruto series.
The only episodes that are filler in the anime are the omake, or episodes 193-220 of episode 220 total. However, if you’re talking about Naruto Shippuden Episodes 3 – 29, then those 28 episodes have filler as well. Such a shame! I know this is hard to take so soon after being informed of your pet’s passing from some fatal illness… But it had to be done.
There were so few fillers in Naruto that even when they were found, it was very hard to know what episodes they were.
The good news is that fillers are not common in Naruto and the episodes with less filler are usually the better ones (ones with more fighting or more plot progression). With each additional filler episode, I’d say the show goes down one notch on my enjoyment scale.
One of the apparent benefits is that it should make the show more marketable in countries where anime is generally unacceptable length for children (such as American television). This way, new episodes can be included with some filler storyline to lengthen the story arc.
Fillers are most often a narrative device used in shonen manga and anime series to create gaps between events at which new publications will appear. While they may seem pointless or superfluous, fillers serve an important purpose – they give animators and writers time to produce what would otherwise be a very quickly airing show uninterrupted by breaks due to holidays, writer’s block or other delays typically encountered when creating such an episode-long work.
There are only 5 filler episodes in Naruto, and all of them take place after episode 170, a.k.a., before the Chunin Exam Arc starts, so they’re not really that bad. The fillers usually don’t add anything important to the storylines other than more detail on characters who were already introduced earlier on in the series (like Rock Lee or Jiraiya), but those fillers help round out what we know about them and demonstrate some consistency among his stories.
The episodes that are considered fillers in Naruto are Episode 176-179 which teaches Kakashi’s backstory and Episode 197-199 which is an “Entertainment Day” special between Team Guy.
To answer this question, we have to make an assumption as there is no official list of all the episodes that are filler or canon.
The short answer is that there’s not a comprehensive list of what episodes are considered fillers and what episodes consider canon. It is therefore up to you! Keep in mind that just because it’s on Crunchyroll doesn’t mean the episode is canonical.
“Naruto” is so long and complicated that it’s hard to tell which episodes are filler. Roughly one-third of all episodes in the series are filler, if you want to know for sure, so just make an educated guess 😉
Fillers are episodes that take place during a certain period in the manga, but not in the anime television series.
All of the episodes are fillers.
I apologize for not providing a helpful answer to this question. The series is just useless. Watch something better like Dragon Ball Z.
The episodes containing the filler story arc in Naruto are called “Filler Arc”.
The Filler Arcs are a set of arcs that apparently was used to distract readers from the writer’s work-stoppage. It’s unclear how well they were received by fans. However, it is known that after the Return of Itachi and before Pain, there was an additional two months of break from manga releases while Kishimoto caught up with his pre-commissioned artworks (a poster book).
The five filler arcs in Naruto are as follows, each named after its episode: Number Twelve Dream ; Animal District; Golden Opportunity; Ninja School Dropout Training!; and Survival Exercise Defeat the Ol’ Renegade Cup