Naruto seems to be one of few longest-running series, and considering the number of episodes so far, this adds up to quite considerable time.

What is the total runtime - the time I'd have to spend in front of the screen if I wanted to watch the whole series (including any 'paraphenalia' like OVA etc), from beginning up to current point?

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    Are you including opening and ending songs? "Next episode"? Things like that? – Madara's Ghost Jun 2 '14 at 10:27
  • @MadaraUchiha: Either way is fine - I guess these occupy varied length so they could make the calculation harder, so including them is fine. (let's assume they are just right for "necessary breaks") – SF. Jun 2 '14 at 11:14
  • In that case a answer is upcoming ;) – Dimitri mx Jun 2 '14 at 11:35
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    The problem with this question is that the answer changes...every week...There are also longer-running shows like One Piece. – Doc Jun 2 '14 at 14:25
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    @Doc: OTOH, it gives a good estimate and can be updated over time - the show probably will end eventually... – SF. Jun 2 '14 at 14:35

After using myanimelist as a source for duration's I came to the conclusion that it would take you :
18084 minutes of non-stop watching which equals to
301.4 hours of non-stop watching which equals to
12.5 days of non-stop watching Naruto.

So you could finish watching all of Naruto in less then 2 weeks. Taking breaks and real life into consideration this would be quite a bit longer. A regular fan with a job etc etc will watch around 5-6 episodes per day, or roughly 2 hours a day. Making the time to completion roughly 150.7 days Meaning you could still finish the series well under half a year.

Actual series

Naruto 220 episodes, roughly 23 minute's a episode
~5060 minutes or 84.3 hours or 3.5 days.

Naruto Shippuuden currently at 453 episodes, roughly 23 minutes a episode
~10419 minutes or 173.7 hours or 7.2 days.


  • Naruto: Movie 1 - Dai Katsugeki!! Yuki Hime Shinobu Houjou Dattebayo! 90 minutes
  • Naruto: Movie 2 - Daigekitotsu! Maboroshi no Chiteiiseki Dattebayo! 97 minutes
  • Naruto: Movie 3 - Dai Koufun! Mikazuki Jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo! 94 minutes
  • Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 1 94 minutes
  • Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 2 - Kizuna 92 minutes
  • Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 3 - Hi no Ishi wo Tsugu Mono 95 minutes
  • Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 4 - The Lost Tower 85 minutes
  • Naruto Soyokazeden Movie: Naruto to Mashin to Mitsu no Onegai Dattebayo!! 14 minutes
  • Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 5 - Blood Prison 102 minutes
  • Naruto: Honoo no Chuunin Shiken! Naruto vs. Konohamaru!! 14 minutes
  • Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja 109 minutes
  • Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 7 - The Last 112 minutes
  • Boruto: Naruto the Movie 105 minutes
  • Boruto: Naruto the Movie - Naruto ga Hokage ni Natta Hi TBD


  • Naruto: Dai Katsugeki!! ... Special: Konoha Annual Sports Festival 11 minutes
  • Naruto: Takigakure no Shitou - Ore ga Eiyuu Dattebayo! 40 minutes
  • Naruto: Find the Crimson Four-leaf Clover 17 minutes
  • Naruto: The Cross Roads 28 minutes
  • Naruto: Shippuuden - Konoha Gakuen Special 8 minutes
  • Naruto: Shippuuden - Jump Super Anime Tour 2013 Special 11 minutes


  • Naruto: Finally a Clash!! Jounin vs. Genin! 27 minutes
  • Naruto x UT 6 minutes


  • Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden 51 eps roughly 24 min = 1224 minutes

Small side note, I feel sad for the people that had to wait weekly from episode one. That's 702 weeks (not counting double releases and breaks) of waiting 6 days for the next episode (more than 13 years)

Information will be updated yearly, or when the series ends

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    Excellent answer. Thanks for taking the time to compile this! – Madara's Ghost Jun 2 '14 at 12:41
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    hats off!!! awesome answer Honestly I have watched the Naruto series a couple of times already.. Never thought I put in so much time into it.. sweating – debal Jun 2 '14 at 12:57
  • How much of that solid 10 days is opening then? at 582 episodes, and assuming 1:30 runtime for the intro (standard anime opening, but don't know for sure about Naruto), that's over 14 hours of (usually) the same music video over and over :P For BLEACH it got old real fast... – Nick T Jun 2 '14 at 21:51
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    @Dimitrimx I would suggest that you put a note somewhere in your post saying something like "these calculations were valid on June 2, 2014" or something like that so that future readers will know that it might be slightly out-of-date. – senshin Jun 3 '14 at 5:30
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    @senshin might notnbe exactly it but at the bottom i noted i will update as shippuuden finishes or ofcourse the movie is released ^^ besides that i hope the general visitor is smart enough to read further then the first paragraph and see that i noted shippuuden at episode 362 – Dimitri mx Jun 3 '14 at 8:07

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