When we think of the most influential animes of all time, many names can come to mind. Dragon Ball, Knights of the Zodiac e Pokémon maybe they are the most remembered among Brazilians, but Naruto is one of the franchises that most impressed Japanese animation fans.
A proof of this is the fact that the story of the ninja of Konoha ended up expanding quickly to other media, like games (like this skin in Fortinite), movies, commercials, and more. When it comes to the anime, we have a very clear division between the classic version and the Shippuden. The first shows the early stages of the series and the second shows the protagonist a little older, after important events in the story.
There is a big debate about which part of the anime is better, but the fact is that Naruto shippuden is one of the most searched titles on online movie and series distribution platforms. After all, where to watch the complete saga of this ninja from the story of Shippuden? And is there any platform that provides the full story of Naruto?
Naruto classic and Naruto shippuden
Understand this division between classic Naruto and Shippuden. (Source: Crunchyroll/Reproduction)Fonte: Crunchyroll
Before we talk about where you can watch Japanese animation, it might be important to just clarify this division for those who might not be familiar with the series. One of the best ways to understand how the story is divided is to look at each of the anime’s phases as if they were great seasons — although each of them is also divided that way.
Naruto classic can be considered the “first season” with a total of 220 episodes. It’s where we are introduced to the aspiring ninja Hokage — the ultimate leader of Vila da Folha — and his stories, up to a certain crucial moment in the plot (don’t worry, we won’t give spoilers).
Naruto shippuden and its 500 episodes could be considered a “Season 2”. The story begins after what we call a timeskip — a long passage of time — which is often used in manga and anime to introduce a new plot phase, and develop some characters.
This division is very clear in the anime’s plot and many end up looking for the phase Shippuden without understanding that the classic is very important to understand the motivation of the characters. However, our focus is to explain where you can watch Naruto Shippuden, the most complex and beloved part of the series.
Naruto shippuden na Netflix
Naruto Shippuden is not complete on Netflix. (Source: YouTube/Reproduction)Source: Dubbed Anime (YouTube)
When we talk about streaming, it’s natural to think of Netflix right away. Although it is not one of the most sought after when it comes to anime, several Japanese animations are available in the catalog.
That includes Naruto classic, which has a quality dubbing and without those controversial censors that marked several Japanese animations ported to the West.
However, we cannot speak with the same enthusiasm as the stage Shippuden. The problem is not necessarily the quality, but the availability: only 112 of the 500 episodes are offered on Netflix, which has already caused a frenzy on the part of fans who would like to follow the entire series on the platform.
Netflix “answers” about the absence of Naruto Shippuden on the platform
The commotion from fans was so great that the company was forced to respond. However, it certainly did not please those who expected a clear explanation of why Naruto shippuden is not complete on Netflix.
The answer came through a video with a comic tone of various characters on the platform (from movies, series and animations) simply saying “I don’t know”. This was Netflix’s way of saying that it probably failed to acquire the right to show all the episodes of the saga, which even today dislikes fans.
After all, where to watch Naruto shippuden full?
the situation of Naruto shippuden incomplete on Netflix is the same that affects other streaming services, such as Funimation and Claro Vídeo. To watch the complete Konoha ninja saga in a completely legal and integral way, the only way out is to resort to the service that is a reference when it comes to animes.
Crunchyroll, in fact, is considered by many as the “home of anime lovers”. The company is proud to be the largest, most remembered and complete platform for streaming Japanese animations, which also includes movies related to Japanese productions.
At Crunchyroll you can also check out the full story of the character. From the introduction of the blue-eyed blonde ninja to episode 500 of the second saga are available on the platform. Even Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (the continuation of the series) and its 200+ episodes are also offered on Crunchyroll.
Full but not free
You can watch Naruto Shippuden in full on Crunchyroll. (Source: Crunchyroll/Reproduction)Fonte: Crunchyroll
Although the Naruto saga is complete in Crunchyroll, it is not possible to watch the level Shippuden without subscription to the service. Only the first three episodes and some of the final season are available for free, forcing those who want to check out the series in its entirety to subscribe to the platform.
Another “problem” is the issue of dubbing, since only the first 112 episodes received localization work in Portuguese. The reason is probably the same that prevents Netflix from offering the full saga, ie, broadcast rights issue.
However, at Crunchyroll you can watch Naruto classic, Naruto shippuden e Boruto: Naruto Next Generations with the subtitle in Portuguese. The anime soundtrack, however, you can already hear in full on Spotify.