There are no short of epic fights in the shinobi world of Naruto. In fact, there are so many that we don’t even know where to start. Here are five of the very best ninja battles that you should know.
5. Sasuke Uchiha vs. Itachi Uchiha
Manga Chapter: 383 – 394
Naruto Shippuden Anime: 135 – 138
One of the most anticipated battle everyone was waiting for. The full repertoire of Uchiha skills was on display. From Ninjutsu to Genjutsu and finally Itachi’s trump card, the Susanoo!! In the end, besides the epic fight scenes, it was the brotherly love of Itachi towards his younger brother Sasuke that propel this confrontation into the top five in Naruto Shippuden. For the records, I rank Itachi as one of the strongest and most brilliant shinobi in the Naruto galaxy.
4. Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha vs Kaguya Ōtsutsuki
Manga Chapter: 679 – 690
Naruto Shippuden Anime: 459 onwards
The “Final Boss” battle with the Queen of the Otsutsuki clan (aliens basically), Kaguya! How powerful is Kaguya? Just imagine that Naruto is the vessel of a Tail Beast, where each tail beast can easily destroy an entire village.Kaguya is practically the Ten-Tails, with all nine tails beast combining together. Kaguya is also the mother of Shinobi God (aka Sage of the Six Paths or Supreme Shinobi), who practically founded the basis of almost every shinobi technique, the Ninjutsu.
3. Madara Uchiha vs. Might Guy
Manga Chapter: 667 – 672
Naruto Shippuden Anime: 419 – 421
I am a huge fan of Guy who is totally not your usual type of shinobi. No fancy ninjutsu and genjutsu. But what I admire and salute him for, is his unfaltering dedication in succeeding and take his taijutsu to the levels that may be unlikely to be surpassed. When Madara, someone who is able to take on and won a whole team of Kages and even transformed into the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki, commented that Guy is the next person after Shinobi God Hashirama that is able to give him a good enough fight, just says it all. Sweat and blood do bring us somewhere.
2. Naruto Uzumaki vs. Pain
Manga Chapter: 430 – 443
Naruto Shippuden Anime: 163 – 169
The battle that propel Naruto to hero status and savior of his beloved Hidden Leaf Village. This also marks the “major” upgrade of Naruto’s skill, mainly the Senjutsu Sage Mode. The Six Paths of Pain by Nagato was powerful enough to kill Jiraiya, a legendary ninja, and almost wipe out the whole of the Leaf Village. And Naruto (with a little help), was able to beat Pain and save the village.
1. Madara Uchiha vs. The Five Kage and the Tailed Beasts
Manga Chapter: 563 -601 (parts here and there) / 658 – 660
Practically power reincarnated. I ranked Madara as the greatest ninja in the world of Naruto Shippuden. Madara Uchiha may well be one of the most gifted and talented member of the clan ever. He may have lost his fight with his eternal rival Hashirama Senju, he had gain much more in the end. Including the successful gain of the Ten-Tails. Not only that, he was not controlled by the dark arts of Impure World Reincarnation where even powerful Kages like Hashirama Senju cannot break free from the control of the summoner.
Madara in “zombie” mode easily crush all the current Kages, that’s five of the top shinobis of the biggest ninja villages. When he was properly revived, he also almost nonchalantly brought down all of the nine tailed beasts single handedly. Although a villain, Madara practically have no equal.