All Boruto Arcs in Order

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by J.R. Waugh
All Boruto Story Arcs in Order

Boruto is the current sequel series taking place in the same world as the Naruto saga, with Boruto Uzumaki growing up to discover a rapidly changing status quo. Ninjas of Konoha and beyond are finding their lifestyle challenged throughout the story arcs of Boruto, with the looming Ohtsutsuki threat.

All Boruto Manga Story Arcs in Order

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Much like the previous Naruto saga, Boruto is split into two parts, bridging the gap between childhood and adolescence in its story arcs. The Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga is only 80 chapters long, with six story arcs, while Boruto: Two Blue Vortex has only just started with one arc so far. The story arcs are as follows:

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Manga Story ArcChapters
Versus Momoshiki Arc1-10
Mujina Bandits Arc11-15
Ao Arc16-23
Kawaki Arc24-55
Code’s Assault Arc56-67
Omnipotence Arc68-80
Boruto: Two Blue Vortex Manga Story ArcChapters
Boruto’s Return Arc1-Ongoing

The most interesting thing about this manga, despite other reasonable criticisms fans might have about it, is that it is anticipated eagerly every single month by the fans. This combined with a pretty excellent transition into the plot of Two Blue Vortex might just offer the redemption arc for the series, especially in anime form.

All Boruto Anime Story Arcs in Order

Honoring the legacy of the Naruto anime before it, along with other Pierrot anime like Bleach, Boruto is no stranger to filler. While this causes the anime to be a more bloated affair, it also means more content exploring the series’ various fun characters, and more Blu-rays to add to your shelf if you’re a collector, if you’re looking for silver linings!

The order of the Boruto anime story arcs is as follows:

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Anime Story ArcAnime EpisodesManga Adaptation
Academy Entrance Arc1-15N/A
Sarada Uchiha Arc*19-24*Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Sequel Mini-Series
School Trip Arc25-32N/A
Graduation Exams Arc34-37N/A
Genin Mission Arc40-42N/A
Byakuya Gang Arc43-47N/A
Chunin Exams Arc51-66Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Chapter 1-10
Chocho Arc67-69N/A
Mitsuki’s Disappearance Arc71-92N/A
Parent and Child Day Arc*93-95*Naruto Shinden: Parent and Child Day Novel
Jugo Arc98-103N/A
Steam Ninja Scrolls Arc*106-111*Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls Novel
Konohamaru’s Love Arc116-119N/A
One-Tail Escort Arc120-126N/A
Time Slip Arc128-136N/A
Mujina Bandits Arc141-151Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Chapter 11-15
Kara Actuation Arc157-175N/A
Vessel Arc178-187Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Chapter 16-23
Kawaki Arc188-220Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Chapter 24-55
Chunin Re-Examination Arc221-230N/A
Great Sea Battle of Kirigakure Arc233-255N/A
Kawaki & Himawari Academy Arc261-273N/A
Labyrinth Game Arc274-281N/A
Sasuke Retsuden Arc*282-286 *Sasuke Retsuden: The Uchiha Descendants and the Heavenly Stardust Novel
Code’s Assault Arc287-293Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Chapter 56-67

This list omits several portions considered filler episodes or mixed canon episodes. It looks like the anime will ideally pick up on the Omnipotence Arc and start the time-skip like in the manga after that, allowing the series to sync up. Don’t forget, you can check this all out on Manga Plus or VIZ Media!

However, given that Two Blue Vortex will only have five chapters going into 2024, expect filler to help bridge the gap between the years. With certain characters asserting surprising positions of power, this will make a strong case in the future for watching the filler.

All Boruto Filler Episodes So Far

While purists might argue that anything not strictly based on the main manga is filler, that’d leave only ~77 episodes, which is absurd. But the following are undeniably filler episodes you can more easily skip:

  • 16-18
  • 33
  • 48-50
  • 70
  • 96-97
  • 104-105
  • 112-115
  • 137-140
  • 231-232
  • 256-260

Special cases exist, such as Boruto Episode 39 being an adaptation of Boruto Chapter #0. These stories generally don’t add too much to the main plot, but they provide enticing portrayals of many of the series’ supporting characters such as Mitsuki. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying filler, just know that you’re not always going to get the same high-concept narratives on these individual episodes.

- This article was updated on November 28th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a Staff Writer with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. is streaming his favorite RPGs and other forgotten gems.