10 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!

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Naruto - S3E41

#1 - The Beast Within (Season 3 - Episode 41)

Rock Lee's back and he's full of a special medicine that has Kimimaro on the run! Can he take out the fifth Sound Ninja?

The episode was rated 8.71 from 111 votes.

Naruto - S1E19

#2 - The Demon in the Snow (Season 1 - Episode 19)


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.

The episode was rated 8.65 from 220 votes.

Naruto - S4E1

#3 - For a Friend... (Season 4 - Episode 1)

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.

The episode was rated 8.65 from 121 votes.

Naruto - S4E2

#4 - A Plea from a Friend (Season 4 - Episode 2)


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?

The episode was rated 8.60 from 130 votes.

Naruto - S2E43

#5 - Naruto's Ninja Handbook (Season 2 - Episode 43)

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?

The episode was rated 8.60 from 151 votes.

Naruto - S2E24

#6 - The Final Rounds: Rush to the Battle Arena! (Season 2 - Episode 24)


Waking up late, Naruto hurries to the stadium where the Chuunin matches will be held, along the way he stops at his old training ground and meets up with Hinata. Naruto tells Hinata that he's afraid he'll lose, but with Hinata's encouragement and sort-of-confession of her feelings, Naruto is filled with renewed confidence and proceeds to the stadium leaving a shellshocked Hinata in his wake. Now Naruto must try to make it the stadium before it's too late, and Konohamaru has a plan to help him out.

The episode was rated 8.57 from 138 votes.

Naruto - S2E41

#7 - An Assassin in the Moonlight! (Season 2 - Episode 41)

As Sasuke is about to be defeated, Naruto and Sakura show up to save him. With this Gaara begins to have flashbacks of his childhood. What happened in Gaara's past to make him experience so much suffering?

The episode was rated 8.57 from 151 votes.

Naruto - S3E31

#8 - Good-bye Old Friend...! I'll Always Believe in You! (Season 3 - Episode 31)


With his life on the line against the Sound Ninja Jirobo, Choji looks back on the seeds of his friendship with Shikamaru. Can he defeat his fearsome opponent without any Chakra?

The episode was rated 8.57 from 104 votes.

Naruto - S3E43

#9 - Showdown: Gaara vs. Kimimaro (Season 3 - Episode 43)

Itching to fight and with a sense of guilt from the past, Gaara tells Rock Lee to stand down and let him take on Kimimaro. Meanwhile, Naruto continues on his quest to catch the runaway Sasuke.

The episode was rated 8.56 from 107 votes.

Naruto - S1E31

#10 - Bushy Brow's Pledge: Undying Love and Protection (Season 1 - Episode 31)


Since Sakura was the only one who did not get injured in the previous battle she must watch over and protect her teammates. Unknown to her though, there are enemies watching from the trees.... They attack, but a friend arrives to help. Will it be enough?

The episode was rated 8.51 from 120 votes.

Naruto - S1E26

#11 - Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death! (Season 1 - Episode 26)

Before the second exam can begin, Konohamaru and his friends pull the members of Team 7 aside for interviews, where they retell the storyline to this point.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 149 votes.

Naruto - S1E35

#12 - The Scroll's Secret: No Peeking Allowed (Season 1 - Episode 35)


Team Kakashi still has only one scroll and there is only a day left before the test ends. Naruto decides they need to make a fake scroll and goes to open their Earth scroll, when Kabuto shows up and stops him, explaining that the scroll will knock them out until after the exam ends. He then tells them he will help them find the scroll they need. They seem to be the ones on the hunt, but what happens when they fall into a trap set by the enemy?

The episode was rated 8.50 from 134 votes.

Naruto - S3E42

#13 - The Sand Shinobi: Allies of the Leaf (Season 3 - Episode 42)

Down for the count and at the mercy of the Sound Ninja, Kiba, Shikamaru and Rock Lee get help from an unlikely bunch of new allies.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 99 votes.

Naruto - S2E23

#14 - Hospital Besieged: The Evil Hand Revealed! (Season 2 - Episode 23)


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?

The episode was rated 8.47 from 140 votes.

Naruto - S4E3

#15 - The End of Tears (Season 4 - Episode 3)

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?

The episode was rated 8.47 from 116 votes.

Naruto - S3E10

#16 - Negotiations Breakdown (Season 3 - Episode 10)


Because Orochimaru lied to her about not attacking Konoha, Tsunade begins her onslaught against him and Kabuto. Kabuto eats a food pill and begins to attack Tsunade with his medical techniques but are they enough to defeat her? Will Jiraiya, Shizune and Naruto show up in time?

The episode was rated 8.46 from 108 votes.

Naruto - S1E16

#17 - The Broken Seal (Season 1 - Episode 16)

Naruto and Sasuke continue their rigorous battle against Haku. When Haku targets a vulnerable Naruto, Sasuke risks everything to save him. Seeing his friend lie before him, a powerful force awakens inside Naruto. Has Kyubi been set free. If so, can anyone stop him?

The episode was rated 8.42 from 231 votes.

Naruto - S1E30

#18 - The Sharingan Revived: Dragon Flame Jutsu! (Season 1 - Episode 30)


Sasuke is still stuck in his trance and even Sakura's pleas can't get him back to normal. Meanwhile, Anko searches for the grass ninja fake. When the team appear to get the upper hand the question begs to be asked. Are the ninja truly defeated, or is there more to them than meets the eye?

The episode was rated 8.40 from 131 votes.

Naruto - S1E28

#19 - Eat or Be Eaten: Panic In the Forest (Season 1 - Episode 28)

To prevent further problems, Sasuke thinks up a password to determine friend from foe, but will it be that simple? Meanwhile Naruto has his hands full with a giant snake. Can he handle this on his own and what about Sasuke and Sakura, can they survive the ordeal?

The episode was rated 8.40 from 142 votes.

Naruto - S2E27

#20 - A Failure's True Power (Season 2 - Episode 27)


When it looks as if Naruto can't win, Neji continues to tell him that he cannot change his fate and that he has no idea what it feels like to carry a seal that cannot be removed. Naruto thinks back about his childhood and how he was treated because of the Nine-Tails sealed inside him. However, that same curse may prove to be his only chance at winning...

The episode was rated 8.39 from 139 votes.


Last updated: feb 02, 2023

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