Naruto

The BEST episodes of Naruto

Every episode of Naruto ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Naruto!

In another world, ninja are the ultimate power, and in the Village Hidden in the Leaves live the stealthiest ninja in the land. Twelve years earlier, the fearsome Nine-Tailed Fox terrorized the village and claimed many lives before it was subdued and its spirit sealed within the body of a baby boy. That boy, Naruto Uzumaki, has grown up to become a ninja-in-training who's more interested in pranks than in studying ninjutsu.. but Naruto is determined to become the greatest ninja ever!

Last Updated: 7/30/2022Network: TV Tokyo
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Narrowing the Field: Sudden Death Elimination!
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9.30
120 votes

#1 - Narrowing the Field: Sudden Death Elimination!

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/18/2003

With so many participants still left, the groups are told that they will be pitted against each other in preliminary matches. Kabuto leaves, then Sasuke is told he has to fight. They know that Sasuke was given the cursed seal and if it takes over they will stop him. Can Sasuke stop the seal from taking over again and still win?

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Byakugan Battle: Hinata Grows Bold!
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9.30
90 votes

#2 - Byakugan Battle: Hinata Grows Bold!

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/20/2003

Kiba alerts Hinata, as he's being taken away, that there are only a few fighters left. He warns her that if she fights Gaara, she has to give up immediately or she could be killed. He also tells her to give up if paired against Neji, because Neji already has issues with her. Just then, the board shows the next fight...Hinata vs. Neji. Just how far will Hinata go to prove herself?

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A Cry on Deaf Ears
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9.30
120 votes

#3 - A Cry on Deaf Ears

Season 3 - Episode 45 - Aired 3/30/2005

Finally catching up to Sasuke, Naruto does all he can to keep him from going to Orochimaru. Does he have enough strength to stop him or is Sasuke gone for good?

Directors: Hayato Date
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Zero Motivation: The Guy with Cloud Envy!
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8.99
159 votes

#4 - Zero Motivation: The Guy with Cloud Envy!

Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired 12/24/2003

Shikamaru takes on Temari, only he doesn't want to fight. Can the lazy Shikamaru even last the round? Or is there more to Shikamaru than meets the eye?

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For a Friend
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8.90
240 votes

#5 - For a Friend

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/27/2005

Kakashi learns the truth about the chase after Sasuke, and orders his dogs, including Pakkun, to go find Naruto and Sasuke. However, things are looking grim as the clash between the Chindori and the Rasengan ensues. The attacks are even, causing Naruto and Sasuke to both fly back. Naruto finally realizes how serious Sasuke is, and gets the snot beat out of him while he remembers how he always wanted to be friends with Sasuke.

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A Plea from a Friend
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8.90
240 votes

#6 - A Plea from a Friend

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/4/2005

Naruto proves to be too much for Sasuke to handle as Naruto fights back with renewed vigour. Finally acknowledging Naruto's strength, Sasuke puts on his forehead protector, symbolizing both as equals. But when Sasuke's Sharingan is upgraded to level 3, the tables turn on Naruto. Just when all hope seems lost for Naruto, he undergoes a startling transformation, but will it be enough?

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The End of Tears
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8.90
240 votes

#7 - The End of Tears

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/11/2005

The battle between Naruto and Sasuke comes to a close, as One-Tailed Naruto takes on Cursed Seal Level 2 Sasuke in one final Rasengan vs. Chidori clash! And this time...only one person will emerge victorious. Will Kakashi and Pakkun make it in time? And who is this mysterious ninja watching everything?

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The Promise That Could Not Be Kept
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8.90
240 votes

#8 - The Promise That Could Not Be Kept

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/18/2005

Shikamaru's group is brought back to Konoha with many injuries. Neji and Chouji could possibly die, Kiba has a deep wound but nothing too serious, and Naruto and Shimakamru have a few injuries. When Sakura finds out they are back ,she goes immediatley to see Sasuke and Naruto but finds out Sasuke got away. Can Naruto keep his promise to Sakura? And what news does the Jiraiya have for Naruto?

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A Battle of Bugs: The Deceivers and the Deceived
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8.80
150 votes

#9 - A Battle of Bugs: The Deceivers and the Deceived

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/31/2005

With Hinata's safety in danger, the group must try and figure out a way to save her and protect the Bikouchuu at the same time. Every time one side seems to have an edge though, the other reveals yet a new trick. As dawn approaches, they don't have long left… can they succeed?

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Blaze Away, Byakugan! This Is My Ninja Way
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8.80
150 votes

#10 - Blaze Away, Byakugan! This Is My Ninja Way

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 9/14/2005

With the group trapped, Shino makes a deal to trade the Bikouchuu for Hinata. Unfortunately for the opponents, Hinata got away, making the deal worthless! They begin to attack but can Hinata show up to save the day?

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The Closed Door
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8.79
66 votes

#11 - The Closed Door

Season 4 - Episode 39 - Aired 2/1/2006

Naruto is recovering thanks to the mysterious girl, Isaribi. While Naruto is recovering, Anko, Shino, and Ino search for him and also meet the man in charge of the payroll shipment. The group eventually meets back up, but not before finding the sea monster's lair.

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Naruto's Ninja Handbook
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8.74
192 votes

#12 - Naruto's Ninja Handbook

Season 2 - Episode 43 - Aired 4/7/2004

Naruto and Gaara continue their fight. Naruto begins to get an advantage, and Gaara transforms into the final form of Shukaku of the Sand. As he begins to put the squeeze on Naruto, Naruto summons Gamabunta Oyabun, and his comeback begins. Once again, Naruto begins to get an advantage, but Gaara casts the technique of fake sleep, releasing the full power of Shukaku. Now that the demon is free, what will Naruto do?

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Father and Son, the Broken Crest
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8.70
219 votes

#13 - Father and Son, the Broken Crest

Season 3 - Episode 47 - Aired 4/13/2005

As Sasuke squares off against Naruto, he reflects on his past when he was neglected by both his stern father and Itachi, his brooding older brother.

Directors: Hayato Date
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Hospital Besieged: The Evil Hand Revealed!
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8.70
160 votes

#14 - Hospital Besieged: The Evil Hand Revealed!

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 11/12/2003

Due to the events with Gamabunta, Naruto is now stuck in the hospital. Shikamaru unexpectedly pays him a visit, saying the two of them are the types who never get girls to visit them. Meanwhile, Gaara approaches an unconscious Rock Lee, with the full intention of taking his life. Luckily for Lee, Naruto and Shikamaru are there to protect him. However, can they save even themselves after learning Gaara's shocking secret? What is it that Naruto has realized about Gaara?

Directors: Hayato Date
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An Unrivaled Match: Hokage Battle Royale!
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8.64
247 votes

#15 - An Unrivaled Match: Hokage Battle Royale!

Season 2 - Episode 36 - Aired 2/18/2004

The battle of kings has begun as Orochimaru has summoned some unexpected help. How can the Third Hokage handle this uncomfortable situation? Meanwhile, Sasuke finally catches up with Kakurou, Gaara and Temari…

Directors: Hayato Date
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He Flies! He Jumps! He Lurks! Chief Toad Appears!
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8.62
188 votes

#16 - He Flies! He Jumps! He Lurks! Chief Toad Appears!

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 11/5/2003

Overjoyed at his success, Naruto manages to enrage Gamabunta. With him not willing to accept that Naruto was able to summon him, Naruto challenges Gamabunta to accept him as his subordinate if he is able to stay on his back until sundown.

Directors: Hayato Date
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The Demon in the Snow
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8.60
477 votes

#17 - The Demon in the Snow

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/13/2003

Zabuza is no longer Kakashi's enemy, and thanks to a little speech by Naruto about how ninja are, Zabuza takes on Gato's men single handedly. The Demon of the Hidden Mist takes his vengeance on Gato and all of those dumb enough to follow him, and apologizes to Haku for what he did to the kind little boy. After the group takes care of the rest of Gato's men, Zabuza asks Kakashi one final request, to see Haku one final time. This is Zabuza's requiem.

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Bushy Brow's Jealousy: Lions Barrage Unleashed!
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8.60
150 votes

#18 - Bushy Brow's Jealousy: Lions Barrage Unleashed!

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/2/2003

Unable to use his chakra against Akado, Sasuke has to rely on good old-fashioned taijutsu to defeat him. Kakashi senses something is wrong with Sasuke and takes him away after the match.

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The Ultimate Battle: Cha!
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8.60
150 votes

#19 - The Ultimate Battle: Cha!

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/23/2003

Sakura and Ino prepare to settle the score once and for all! However, when Sakura becomes the victim of Ino's Mind-Body Switch Justu, will she be forced to give up the match?

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The Battle Begins: Naruto vs. Sasuke
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8.60
210 votes

#20 - The Battle Begins: Naruto vs. Sasuke

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 11/3/2004

Hospital bound and feeling his pride shattered, Sasuke finds there is only way to redeem himself: Battle Naruto! Meanwhile, the Ino-Shika-Cho Squad sit down for some barbeque to celebrate a special occasion!

Directors: Hayato Date
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Formation! The Sasuke Retrieval Squad
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8.60
150 votes

#21 - Formation! The Sasuke Retrieval Squad

Season 3 - Episode 27 - Aired 11/24/2004

Now that word of Sasuke's departure has spread to the Fifth Hokage, she calls upon the newest Chunin, Shikamaru, to put together a squad to bring Sasuke back to the village.

Directors: Hayato Date
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Sound vs. Leaf
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8.60
150 votes

#22 - Sound vs. Leaf

Season 3 - Episode 28 - Aired 11/24/2004

The Sound Ninja have Sasuke in their clutches and it's up to the Hidden Leaf Village's top Shinobi to stop them.

Directors: Hayato Date
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Deep Cover?! A Super S-Ranked Mission!
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8.60
240 votes

#23 - Deep Cover?! A Super S-Ranked Mission!

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/25/2005

Jiraiya begins to worry about Naruto and Sakura's wellbeing. He then requests that Tsunade send them on a mission with him. He finds Naruto telling Sakura he is not going to stop her from going after Sasuke, but he is going with her, and tells them about the mission. They head off to Rice Country to find the Hidden Sound Village, and hopefully Sasuke as well.

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Pure Terror! The House of Orochimaru
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8.60
210 votes

#24 - Pure Terror! The House of Orochimaru

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/15/2005

Sasame leads Naruto, Jiraiya, and Sakura to Orochimaru's hideout. They send Sasame back to the village because of the danger level. Jiraiya summons Gamakichi to go in first and investigate. The four come to three tunnels. Jiraiya goes off to the right, Naruto and Sakura down the middle and Gamakichi down the left. Will the four of them make it past the traps?

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A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed!
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8.60
216 votes

#25 - A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed!

Season 2 - Episode 37 - Aired 2/25/2004

While Naruto and Sakura continue to catch up to Sasuke, Temari trys to stall Sasuke long enough for Kankuro to get Gaara to safety, but Sasuke doesn't have time to waste on her! Meanwhile, The Third Hokage continues his battle with Orochimaru and is ready to use a move that not even he knows...

Directors: Hayato Date
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