Best Naruto Episodes

Naruto is a 2002 anime based on a manga of the same name. It centers on Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who dreams of becoming the leader of his village, the Hokage, to gain recognition from those around him.
The Top Ten
1 Gaara vs. Rock Lee: The Power of Youth Explodes!

Want your friends to get hooked on Naruto? Show them one of the best anime fights ever. A guy with no powers vs a guy who doesn't even need to move to use his life-threatening powers? Sounds like an easy loss, but Lee uses sheer willpower, courage, and natural strength to put up an epic fight.

This is a great episode and is my favorite fight throughout the chunin exams. Both Gaara and Rock Lee show what they've got in order to beat each other. With Lee only relying on Taijutsu and Gaara slowly losing control over his tailed-beast. It was a tense fight with great pay off.

I loved it! One of the best fights. And Rock Lee was fast as hell!

2 The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant
3 The End of Tears

Naruto and Sasuke go head to head in this last episode. Naruto actually loses the fight, Sasuke abandons the Hidden Leaf Village and the mission fails. The battle between the two rivals was great and will be my favorite fight between them because of what they were fighting for.

The #1 greatest fight in the series. The animation and sound effects during that rasengan chidori exchange were spectacular.

I loved when the Ninetails' real power came out.

Its one of the best fight ever!

4 The End

The final fight against Sasuke and Itachi. Both brothers go all out against one another until Itachi dies and Sasuke collapses. It really shocked me when at the end of all of this Itachi poked Sasuke's forehead like he used to when when he was a kid. Later on though we see why which makes this fight even more devastating.

The great sacrifices of Itachi and the only character with 200% of Pain endurance.

Most emotional scene in Naruto, ever.

5 A Failure's True Power

Naruto and Neji's fight continues and you feel relieved when Naruto finally unlocks the Ninetails chakra. And it was nice seeing that brute strength didn't help Naruto win the fight but outsmarting Neji did. He used the same technique that he struggled with and was his worst technique to do so.

I loved this Awesome fight!

Naruto shows Neji that fate does not doom us to fail, and we are capable of fighting for our destinies

6 Enter: Naruto Uzumaki!

Oh the first episode of Naruto will always be one that sticks in my mind. This is how you make a good first episode and keep the viewers around for more. Naruto's upbringing, Iruka's acknowledgment of Naruto and the fact that our main character does have an ultimate goal he keeps to.

I laughed so much!

7 Thank You

This was my favorite flashback episode of Naruto Shippuden. Where we see Minato and Kushina's death at the hands of the Ninetails and Tobi. It was a very emotional episode that showed Iruka losing his parents and Naruto losing his parents. It gets even worse when Kushina fades away after thanking Naruto for letting her be a parent.

Kushina's the best mother in the series.

8 Madara Uchiha

Madara goes up against an entire squad of shinobi (Naruto, Gaara, Ōnoki, Temari etc.) and pretty much outmatches them all. He's able to use Susanoo with ease, make a giant fireball attack and even kills most of the shinobi's with one meteor. Even when he doesn't use his ninjutsu or genjutsu, he can take out multiple shinobi just by his combat skills alone. Which made him a fearsome foe to reckon with.

Madara is just cold at everything!

Madara is badass

Just too good

9 Beyond the Limit of Darkness and Light

Naruto and Gaara both had sad childhoods but dealt with them differently. As Naruto inches with the last of his strength to defend his friends, Gaara finally reforms. We also see the 3rd Hokage get the last laugh before his awesome dying speech. Plus it was awesome watching all those leaf shinobi defeating the invaders.

10 Truth

Sasuke and Itachi's father, Fugaku, was the mastermind behind the coup d'état that would have had the Uchiha clan overthrow the Senju government. It was a good twist and probably the best twist within Naruto Shippuden for me.

The Contenders
11 Roar, Chidori! Brother vs. Brother!

An emotionally powerful episode that reveals Sasuke's motivation for revenge against Itachi

12 Zero Motivation: The Guy with Cloud Envy!

One of the best fights in the series. Shikamaru, despite having a situational power, uses his extraordinary intelligence to manipulate the battle in his favor, like a shogi game.

13 Deadlock! Sannin Showdown!

I thought it was boring actually, but I was satisfied when Naruto rasenganed Kabuto.

14 Losing is Not an Option!

Kidomaru uses his super accurate, super fast arrows to target Neji's achilles heel. But Neji makes a courageous decision!

15 Explode! Sage Mode

The first fight with Naruto VS Pain. Where Naruto witnesses the devastation of the Hidden Leaf Village and challenges the leader of the Akatsuki.

Why is this not no.1?!
Sage Mode os so badass! Best Naruto Mode ever!

Naruto is awesome!

16 The Broken Seal

Enraged by the supposed death of Sasuke, Naruto unleashes his full power

17 Planetary Devastation

The climax of not only the most intense and emotional fight of the series, but also the original Naruto storyline: once upon a time there was a child who dreamed of being the strongest ninja in his village.

Well, there he has achieved it, except his village is destroyed, his mentors are dead, and his enemy beat him in 2 moves. The build-up for Pain is amazing, he's the first Naruto character to be portrayed strong like a god, wielding city-razing techniques and killing major characters left and right due to his deterrence peace beliefs. And after the end of the previous episode, we don't care if the world burns if it's what necessary for Naruto to demolish Pain in the most brutal fashion. And hooo boy, he does. No strategy, no tricks, just unleashing everything he's got in one of the most satisfying beatings ever... we think until Pain responds with one of the most powerful and important techniques in all of the Naruto universe. Trapped in Chibaku Tensei, Naruto decides to ...more

I'll tell the story of this episode to my grandchildren.

18 A Failure Stands Tall!

Hinata, the meek timid girl, is inspired by her crush Naruto to take a stand against Neji, becoming a stronger person.

19 Two-Man Team

When Kurama and Naruto reamed up I was gonna cry.

20 Hero of the Hidden Leaf

This episode was the last one of pain's arc.
And this Episode shows that the dream of Naruto to be acknowledged by all is fulfilled.
And when I saw all those people who were cheering for Naruto that gave me goosebumps.
And when ebisu talk about the past of Naruto that was the one of the best moment in that episode.
This episode is full of goosebumps.
I watched it more than 10 times.

21 Kakashi: Sharingan Warrior!

Kakashi reveals his Sharingan and goes into an epic mirror match with Zabuza

22 A Plea From a Friend
23 Lee's Hidden Strength: Forbidden Secret Jutsu!
24 Naruto's Ninja Handbook
25 The Fifth Gate: A Splendid Ninja Is Born
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