The official website of the Naruto franchise “Narutop99” recently held a worldwide poll to determine the best fight that took place in the Naruto anime series. The votes poured in from all over the world and the studio pierrots official YouTube channel announced the results for the top 10 best fights of the series. The poll was titled “Narutop99 Best Bout Top 10”.
Surprisingly, the top fight didn’t feature Naruto or Sasuke. Claiming the first spot was the battle between Sakura and Lady Chiyo against Sasori. In second place, the highly acclaimed final showdown between Naruto and Sasuke, renowned for its exceptional hand-to-hand combat. The third spot went to the iconic Rock Lee vs Gaara clash, which occurred during the Chunin exams.
Here are the top 10 best fights of the series according to the official results:
1: Sakura & Lady Chiyo Vs Sasori
This battle took place during the Kazekage Rescue Mission arc. Sakura and Lady Chiyo teamed up to face Sasori, a dangerous puppet master from the Akatsuki. The fight was intense, with Sakura demonstrating her improved strength and medical ninjutsu while Lady Chiyo used her expertise in puppetry. Ultimately, they outmanoeuvred Sasori, leading to his defeat.
This was Sakura’s first major fight without Naruto or any other team 7 member helping her. The fight showed that Sakura can now held his own end and can fight toe to toe with the strongest enemies.
2: Naruto Uzumaki vs Sasuke Uchiha
One of the most iconic battles in the series, this fight occurred at the Valley of the End in the original Naruto series. It showcased the deep rivalry and friendship between the two characters, with both pushing their limits.
Ultimately, Sasuke emerged victorious, but not without acknowledging Naruto’s growth and potential.
3: Rock Lee vs Gaara
A memorable fight from the Chunin Exams arc, Rock Lee faced off against Gaara, the Jinchuriki of the One-Tail. Despite Lee’s incredible speed and power, Gaara’s sand defense proved to be a formidable challenge.
Although Lee ultimately lost the battle, his determination left a lasting impression on his friends and enemies alike.
4: Kakashi Hatake vs Obito Uchiha
This emotionally charged fight occurred during the Fourth Great Ninja War. Kakashi, the Copy Ninja, clashed with his childhood friend Obito, who had become a masked villain. The battle was intense, with both using their respective Sharingan powers.
Kakashi ultimately defeated Obito, leading to a moment of reconciliation between the two former friends.
5: Naruto Uzumaki vs Pain
Taking place during the Pain’s Assault arc, this battle saw Naruto confront the leader of the Akatsuki, Pain. Naruto demonstrated his newfound abilities, including Sage Mode, to combat Pain’s various forms.
The fight culminated in Naruto’s victory and the revival of the fallen villagers of Konoha.
6: Sasuke Uchiha vs Itachi Uchiha
A long-awaited confrontation between the Uchiha brothers, this fight took place during the Itachi Pursuit Mission arc. Sasuke sought revenge against Itachi for the massacre of their clan. The intense battle showcased their powerful abilities, including their Sharingan and Susanoo.
In the end, Itachi collapsed from illness and exhaustion, revealing his true motives and love for his younger brother.
7: Might Guy vs Madara Uchiha
This epic fight occurred during the Fourth Great Ninja War, where Might Guy faced off against Madara Uchiha, one of the most powerful enemies in the series. Guy opened all eight Inner Gates, resulting in an immense power boost, and engaged Madara in a fierce battle.
Despite his valiant effort, Guy was ultimately unable to defeat Madara but left a lasting impact on the battlefield.
8: Minato Namikaze vs The Masked Man
During the Nine-Tails’ Attack on Konoha, Minato, the Fourth Hokage, fought against a masked assailant who was controlling the Nine-Tails. Using his extraordinary speed and Flying Thunder God Technique, Minato managed to outmaneuver and defeat the masked enemy, ultimately sealing the Nine-Tails inside his newborn son, Naruto.
9: Neji Hyuga vs Kidomaru
This battle took place during the Sasuke Recovery Mission arc. Neji, a skilled Hyuga clan member with the Byakugan, faced off against Kidomaru, one of Orochimaru’s Sound Four. Neji’s mastery of Gentle Fist techniques allowed him to counter Kidomaru’s powerful spider-themed abilities, ultimately leading to Neji’s victory.
10: Sasuke Uchiha vs Deidara
During the Itachi Pursuit Mission arc, Sasuke encountered Deidara, a member of the Akatsuki known for his explosive clay techniques. Deidara was determined to prove the superiority of his art over Sasuke’s Sharingan. The fight showcased Sasuke’s strategic prowess and lightning-based techniques as he managed to counter Deidara’s explosive attacks.
The battle concluded with Deidara using a self-destructive technique, which Sasuke narrowly escaped, resulting in Sasuke’s victory.
Given Sakura’s widespread popularity, it wouldn’t be surprising if she claims victory in the official character popularity poll. If she does win, fans will be treated to a one-shot manga featuring Sakura, illustrated by Kishimoto himself. What do you think about these potential outcomes? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below!