The number of episodes of Naruto may seem daunting, but if viewers are interested in the fight scenes, there are several they should watch to see what all the hype is about.
1. Naruto Vs Sasuke: Rivals Collide
This match just might take the cake for the most hyped showdown in Naruto: Shippuden. These two rivals have been butting heads since birth and are facing each other yet again in what was one of Naruto‘s most highly rated episodes.
The pair collides after they defeat Kaguya in the Fourth Shinobi World War. The fight ultimately ends in a draw with both of them losing an arm in the process. The fight was fruitful for Naruto, because Sasuke returned to the Leaf Village.
2. Kakashi Vs Obito: A Battle Between Friends
Kakashi is reunited with Obito Uchiha, his fellow teammate and childhood friend, during the Fourth Shinobi World War. This is an aesthetically pleasing battle as Obito transports himself and Kakashi using his Kamui technique to a whole different dimension. Flashbacks of Obito’s and Kakashi’s friendship are shown throughout this battle.
Kakashi proves victorious in this fight after he launches a Chidori into Obito’s chest. This is surprisingly and unfortunately similar to how their former teammate, Rin, died when she jumped in front of one of Kakashi’s attacks.
3. Might Guy Impresses Madara
Might Guy, Rock Lee’s boisterous sensei, faces off against Madara Uchiha in the Fourth Shinobi World War. Fans were worried for Guy’s life when he unleashed the power of the Eight Inner Gates in battle. As a result of the Eight Inner Gates, Guy has to use a wheelchair for most likely the rest of his life.
He was unable to fully defeat Madara, but he put up a good fight. Madara was even impressed by Guy’s battle techniques, so much so that he compared Guy to the First Hokage.
4. Naruto, Rock Lee, & Gaara Take On Kimimaro
Sometimes, it takes three to take down the likes of Kimimaro. Viewers see a new side of Rock Lee through his drunken fist technique, but fails to defeat Kimimaro alone. Kimimaro has an ability like fans have never seen before. He has a Kekkei-Genkai that allows him to take bones out of his body to fight back with.
Gaara later joins in on the battle to crush Kimimaro with a Quicksand Waterfall Flow, however, he survives by activating his cursed seal. Kimimaro later dies from illness.
5. Jiraiya Vs Pain Has A Heartbreaking End
It’s a master-versus-student showdown in the Jiraiya vs Pain match. The legendary Sannin is taken down by Pain, who was previously taken under Jiraiya’s wing along with Konan and Yahiko. He manages to defeat a couple of Pain’s paths before his death.
Fans of Naruto see just how legendary Jiraiya is in battle and how he isn’t just a pervy sage. This episode is regarded as one of the saddest episodes in the Naruto franchise. It is Episode 133 of Shippuden, titled “The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant.”