Best Naruto Episodes

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!

I have no other words but watch this episode

2 The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant

This is the only episode of anime that has ever made me cry

I still want him to be ressurected.

Jiraiya's final battle against the Six Paths of Pain. Sadly, he dies during this battle but not before leaving a code on Lord Fukasaku's back. Jiraiya's death was honestly one of the saddest deaths in Naruto. It even surpasses Itachi in my opinion. Especially at the end when we see Naruto and feel upset that he's lost his master.

3 The End

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

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.

Most emotional scene in Naruto, ever.

4 The End of Tears

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

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.

I loved when the Ninetails' real power came out.

Its one of the best fight ever!

5 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.

6 Madara Uchiha

Just too good

Madara is just cold at everything!

Stone cold no mercy kinda guy

Madara is badass

7 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!

8 A Failure's True Power

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

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!

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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'├ętat 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.

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11 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.

12 Kakashi: Sharingan Warrior!

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

13 Deadlock! Sannin Showdown!

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

The 3 most powerful ninjas in the world duke it out

14 The Broken Seal

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

15 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.

Naruto Vs Pain is the bwest fr

16 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.

17 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.

Naruto is awesome!

18 Two-Man Team

When Kurama and Naruto reamed up I was gonna cry.

19 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!

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 Sage of the Six Paths

I think this is a very interesting episode because it throws another twist in the story where Hagoromo tells Naruto that he is the reincarnation of his son, Asura. And that Sasuke is the reincarnation of Indra. The fates that Asura and Indra shares are similar to of Madara and Hashirama Senju. Hopefully Naruto and Sasuke can have a different ending and finally end the cycle of hatred and war.

22 Sakura Blossoms!

One of the most badass episodes in the show, the soundtrack to this episode was on point also, this was when Naruto had a more natural feel and character development, Shippuden in its entirety could never capture the emotion that this episode had.

23 A Plea From a Friend
24 Naruto's Ninja Handbook
25 The Beast Within
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