TIMELINE

The following timeline is based on the anime and manga. Landmark dates in bold, estimated dates in italics, regular font for notes and pretty close estimates. Any corrections or suggestions, please contact us. Note that Naruto is 12 years old at the start of the anime when he takes his nina registration picture.

CURRENT:

 

YEAR MONTH

EVENTS - Documented

EVENTS - Estimated

Notes

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Sep

Milk is dated 9/10 - manga v1

Oct

Naruto B-day 10/10

Oct 15 - 1st meeting of genin - anime ep 3

 

Nov

Dec

1

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

 

Wave Country Mission (1 month)

Rest 1 week, leave 2 weeks after Zabuza's death, rt travel about another week

Jun

last week in June, Sand team arrives

Return from Wave Mission

Jul

July 1st chuunin selection exam - ep 20, manga v4 7/1 3:30-4:30 is the first exam, 2nd is 7/2 3PM - 7/7 3PM

2nd Exam
Day 1 Orochimaru, Day 2 Sound genin, Day 3-4 rest, Day 5 arrive at tower

Aug

Aug 11 - exam finals ep 59

 

Sep

about 9/21 autumnal equinox -Sakura with ohagi, Itachi vs Sasuke

Oct

Naruto & Jiraiya find Tsunade

ep87 15 tick marks on tree; Jiraiya 26 stamps on card, 1 per day?
ep87 almost full moon, ep88 half moon, ep90/91 crescent moon, ep92 smaller crescent

  Nov      
  Dec Sasuke leaves Konoha  

 

PAST: *Kishimoto discrepancies

YEAR

EVENTS - Documented

EVENTS - Estimated

Notes

-60

Konoha established by First and Second Hokages

Third becomes Hokage candidate at about 8 years old

After 1st Great Ninja War?

-50

 

-40

 

-30

Tsunade loses Dan and brother

2nd Great Ninja War?

-20

Kakashi becomes Chuunin at 6

 

-19

 

-18

Hatake Sakumo's death

2nd Great Ninja War?

-17

Zabuza becomes genin at 9*

-16

 

Water Country Genocide of blood lines

-15

Haku born

 

 

-14

 

Orochimaru leaves (left before Kakashi got the sharingan)

 

-13

Kakashi becomes a jounin, gets Sharingan eye at 13 yrs old, Obito dies also 13 yrs old
3rd Great Ninja War

 

-12

Naruto Born, fox demon sealed, 4th Hokage & Iruka's parents die

Yondaime assumes Hokage position  

-11

Zabuza kills Mist genin*

 

 

-10

Mist Village changes exam rules*

 

 

-9

Alliance with Thunder Country, Hinata turns 3, Neji gets cursed seal, Neji's father Hizashi dies

   

-8

last time all Akatsuki met

 

-7

Itachi becomes chuunin at age 10. Half a year after becoming a chuunin, Itachi goes on a mission to enlist in the Anbu.*

 

-6

 

Zabuza gets exiled Orochimaru leaves Akatsuki*

 

-5

 

 Zabuza finds Haku

 

-4

Itachi becomes Anbu captain at 13*, Sasuke enrolls in academy, Itachi kills family

 

-3

Kaiza meets Inari

 

-2

 

-1

Kaiza gets killed

 

0

Start of show Naruto is 12