Naruto, its sequel anime series Naruto Shippuden, and their numerous movies have all been some of the most popular anime viewed by fans old and young. The Naruto franchise’s blend of comedy, action, and drama consistently draws fans back to watch the latest anime episode or movie when it airs on TV and its DVD releases are on many anime fans’ pull list.
While the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden DVDs contain a generous amount of anime episodes per release, more and more people are discovering the convenience of legal online streaming sites that allow them to enjoy their favorite anime for a much cheaper price while still supporting the original artists and companies that produce it.
The best places to watch Naruto anime episodes online right now are Crunchyroll, Neon Alley, AnimeLab, and Hulu. All of these services feature most, if not all, of the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime episodes in their original Japanese audio with English subtitles while each has a significant number of episodes in the official English audio. The Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime movies are a bit trickier to track down with most streaming services offering them on a rotational basis.
The Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime series and movies are also available to purchase to keep in digital format via online movie stores such as iTunes and Xbox Video (or Windows 10’s Movies & TV/Films & TV app).
Buying episodes and movies digitally may cost more than streaming but also provides the added benefit of being able to download the media onto a device for viewing later when offline.
Downloading an episode or movie can also provide a higher quality viewing experience for those on low speed internet connections as, once downloaded, the media will be available in full HD while streaming content on a slow internet connection can often cause the image resolution to decrease and even pause during playback to buffer the data.