How Many Seasons Are in Naruto? An Entire List of Seasons and Number of Episodes

By Samona Punjabi / January 12, 2022

It's been almost 5 years since one of the greatest anime series of our generation ended. A series about acceptance, friendship, and determination, Naruto was the story of a young boy who wanted to be great despite only having known rejection and neglect. The series had fans hooked ever since the first episode when every viewer simply knew that they wanted to be a part of Naruto's journey to greatness.

More than 700 episodes, several movies, OVAs, and countless fillers later, fans across the globe are still obsessed with Naruto. The series is split into two parts with the first part being simply "Naruto" and the second part being "Naruto: Shippuden." However, even within these two parts, there are several episodes split season-wise for fans. Read on to find out.

How Many Seasons and Episodes Are in Naruto?

Naruto which covers the titular character's journey as a young boy training to become a ninja began in 2002. Part one of the anime series, simply titled "Naruto," features Naruto training along with two of his classmates Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno under the wing of Kakashi Hatake. The three go on several "missions" along with Kakashi, as a part of their training in order to advance to the next level of becoming a ninja.

Naruto is split into 5 seasons with a total of 220 episodes. The series ends with the three classmates parting ways in order to complete their individual training to become stronger on their own. However, this isn't the end for the show as a whole. The series then continues with part 2 of the anime titled "Naruto: Shippuden."

How Many Seasons and Episodes Are in Naruto: Shippuden?

Shippuden starts off with Naruto and Sakura's reunion after a year of individual training. The two meet and immediately get into a competition to best their former sensei, Kakashi. From here, the story progresses with several twists and turns with the introduction of the Akatsuki, some more jinchurikis, the backstory of the Uchiha clan, and of course, "the grand plan."

The story also features some fantastic battle sequences and emotional and teary goodbyes to favorite characters. Naruto: Shippuden is split into 21 seasons, with 500 episodes, making it significantly longer than its predecessor. However, don't worry about the length of the anime. The story is strong enough to keep you wanting more even after you're done with 720 episodes!

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