50 Naruto Shippuden Best Moments of All Time.

Being part of everyone’s childhood, Naruto Shippuden has many memorable moments throughout its run. With 500 odd episodes in it, Naruto has uncountable number of epic moments. I tried to break down those to 50 best moments in Naruto Shippuden not considering part 1 (Rankings for Naruto Part 1 is here).

Definition of term “Best” is highly subjective. But I followed a simple rule that the said moment should have had the highest emotional impact for me personally. It can be happiness, sadness, comedy etc but should have been me a memorable experience.

Unsurprisingly you will end up disagreeing with most of my options in the rankings of Naruto best moments. I shortlisted around 100 odd moments and had to cut it to top 50. So you know that there are some great moments missed here.

Feel free to comment the moment which you felt should have made it to the list.

Here are the top 50 Best Naruto Shippuden moments ranked from good to best.

50. Naruto versus Third Raikage in War.

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation Arc

Episode – 301

Premise – Naruto faces Third Raikage who has an impenetrable lightening shield. Using Senjutsu, Naruto makes Third Raikage hit his own chest with his own hands.

49. Tobi shocks at the Mysterious corpse shown by Kabuto.

Arc – Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown Arc

Episode – 264

Premise – Kabuto shows his reanimated Akatsuki’s corpses to convince Tobi have Kabuto take part in war. With Tobi refusing, Kabuto shows a mysterious corpse that makes Tobi angry and eventually agreeing.

48. Sasuke decides to destroy Konoha.

Arc Fated Battle Between Brothers Arc

Episode – 141

Premise – After learning the truth of Itachi’s death, Sasuke decides to destroy the leaf village.

47. Gaara learns the truth about her mother.

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation Arc

Episode – 297

Premise – Gaara in his fight with his father learns the truth about his mother. His mother always loved Gaara and the sand shield is due to his mother’s love.

46. Hashirama and Madara’s childhood.

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Arc

Episode – 367

Premise – Hashirama and Madara becomes friends in their childhood without knowing each others’ clan identity.

45. Reverse Harem Jutsu on Kaguya

Arc Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes Arc

Episode – 463

Premise – Naruto uses Reverse Harem Jutsu on Kaguya. It manages to distract her for a second helping them land a punch on her.

44. Naruto begs Fourth Raikage to save Sasuke.

Arc Five Kage Summit Arc

Episode – 200

Premise – Naruto after learning that Sasuke took Killer Bee, realizes Sasuke will be targeted by Raikage. Hence he meets and begs Raikage not to kill Sasuke.

43. Naruto fights Kakuzu

Arc – Akatsuki Suppression Mission Arc

Episode – 89

Premise – Naruto enters late to join the fight with Kakuzu. He later destroys two of his hearts with newly learned Rasen Shuriken.

42. Danzo’s collection of Sharingan revealed.

Arc Five Kage Summit Arc

Episode – 208

Premise – During fight with Sasuke, Danzo reveals his right hand. He concealed several stolen Sharingan eyes in his right hand.

41. Sasuke raids Five Kage summit.

Arc Five Kage Summit Arc

Episode – 198

Premise – Due to his anger towards Leaf village and being manipulated by Tobi, Sasuke decides to disrupt the Five Kage summit.

40. Chiyo sacrifices herself to save Gaara

Arc Kazekage Rescue Mission Arc

Episode – 32

Premise – Chiyo uses reanimation Jutsu to save Gaara, who is dead after Shukaku is extracted from him. Chiyo sacrifices herself to save Gaara.

39. Naruto in Four Tail form fights with Orachimaru.

Arc – Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission Arc

Episode – 41-42

Premise – Naruto due to his anger transforms into his Tailed Beast form with four tails. He then fights Orachimaru in a fierce battle.

38. Four Hokages revived.

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Arc

Episode – 370

Premise – Orachimaru using reanimation jutsu summons all the four previous Hokages for Sasuke.

37. Might Guy’s fight with Kisame

Arc – Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown Arc

Episode – 250-251

Premise – On his fight with Kisame, Might Guy opens seventh gate. By using Day Time Tiger, Guy defeats Kisame.

36. Kakashi uses Mangeyko against Deidara

Arc Kazekage Rescue Mission Arc

Episode – 29

Premise – Kakashi uses Mangeyko Sharingan against Deidara and manages to cut off his hand. He later uses it to teleport the explosions caused by Deidara.

35. Sasuke kills Orachimaru

Arc – Itachi Pursuit Mission Arc

Episode – 114

Premise – Sasuke fights Orachimaru and supposedely kills Orachimaru.

34. Minato’s fight with Obito

Arc – Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown Arc

Episode – 249

Premise – Minato fights Obito on the night he releases Kurama. Minato due to Obito’s intangibility struggles but manages to hit a Rasengan on him.

33. Asuma’s death.

Arc Akatsuki Suppression Mission Arc

Episode – 80

Premise – Asuma fights Hidan and even manages to chop his head. But being immortal, he manages to survive and kill Asuma.

32. Sage of Six paths talks to young Tailed Beasts.

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Arc

Episode – 328

Premise – Sage of the Six paths talks to all Nine beasts in their young days.

31. Konan’s fight with Tobi.

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown Arc

Episode – 253

Premise – Knowing Tobi’s Kamui can activate for 5 minutes, she uses paper bombs that will detonate continuously for 10 minutes. But Tobi survives using Izanagi and stabs Konan in her back.

30. Naruto transforms to Tailed beast form in fight against Pain.

Arc Pain’s Assault Arc

Episode – 165

Premise – Seeing Pain’s attack on Hinata, Naruto loses his control and tranforms to Tailed Beast form. Naruto fights Pain in Tailed beast form gradually increasing his tail counts one by one.

29. Naruto and Hinata Marriage.

Arc Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding Arc

Episode – 500

Premise – Naruto and Hinata gets married.

28. Sasori’s death.

Arc Kazekage Rescue Mission Arc

Episode – 27

Premise – Sasori fights Chiyo and Sakura. Even after seeing an attack by puppets, he didn’t dodge since those puppets are of his parents.

27. Death of Yahiko

Arc – Pain’s Assault Arc

Episode – 173

Premise – Hanzo kidnaps Konan and asks Nagato to kill Yahiko to save Konan. Yahiko throws himself onto the blade held by Nagato, telling Nagato to protect Konan and that Nagato is the true saviour of the world.

26. Shikamaru defeats Hidan

Arc Akatsuki Suppression Mission Arc

Episode – 87

Details – Using his intelligence, Shikamaru lays out a plan to trap Hidan. Being immortal, Shikamaru buries him in the ground using well planned traps.

25. Death of Minato and Kushina

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown Arc

Episode – 249

Premise – During the night of Kurama’s attack on the village, both Minato and Kushina dies. Minato dies since he seals half of Kurama using Reaper Seal death. Kushina sacrifices herself to save baby Naruto from Kurama’s attack.

24. Hinata fights Pain and confesses her love for Naruto.

Arc Pain’s Assault Arc

Episode – 166

Premise – Seeing Naruto being defeated by Pain, Hinata enters the battlefield. When Naruto questions her decision, she replies that she wants to do something for herself. Hinata finally confesses her love to Naruto.

23. Kisame commits suicide.

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown Arc

Episode – 251

Premise – After being beaten by Might Guy, Kisame is captured. To prevent others from reading his mind, Kisame commits suicide.

22. Izanami revealed.

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Arc

Episode – 338

Premise – Itachi traps Kabuto in Izanami and explains Sasuke about it. Izanami is a counter jutsu developed to keep Izanagi in check.

21. Kakashi fights Obito

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Arc

Episode – 375

Premise – Kakashi fights with Obito in Kamui dimension. Kakashi and Obito pierce each other with a Lightning Cutter and a Fūma Shuriken respectively. Deciding to quit using genjutsu, Kakashi and Obito begin their real battle while thinking back to the time they sparred as children.

20. Kurama accepts Naruto

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation Arc

Episode – 328-329

Premise – After being with him for 16 years, Kurama finally accepts Naruto. Kurama believes that Naruto is the person that was prophesied by Sage of Six paths.

19. Itachi breaks Reanimation Jutsu by Koto Amatsukami

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation Arc

Episode – 299

Premise – Itachi encounters Naruto after being reanimated by Kabuto. When the controlled Itachi uses Mangeyko Sharingan on Naruto, a crow emerges from Naruto. Thamr. The Crow has Shisui’s sharingan that uses Komo Amatsukumi which frees control of Itachi by Kabuto.

18. Itachi’s death

Arc – Fated Battle Between Brothers Arc

Episode – 138

Premise – Sasuke engages in a fight with Itachi. Itachi seemingly has an upperhand throughout the fight. Yet Itachi dies and pokes Sasuke’s forehead for one last time.

17. Kakashi’s death.

Arc Pain’s Assault Arc

Episode – 159

Premise – Kakashi takes great toll on his fight with Pain in the village. After using all of his strength to unleash a final Mangeyko Sharingan, Kakashi succumbs to death.

16. Shisui commits suicide.

Arc – Kakashi’s Anbu Arc: The Shinobi That Lives in the Darkness

Episode – 358

Premise – Shisui, Itachi and Hiruzen has a plan to stop Uchiha’s coup. But Danzo plucks an eye of Shisui but he escapes without further consequences. Knowing that if clan members sees him without an eye, they will be further agitated. Shisui gives Itachi his other eye and commits suicide.

15. Hashirama fights Madara in Final Valley

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Arc

Episode – 368

Premise – Madara wants to attack Leaf village. By having Kurama under his control, Madara fights Hashirama. Hashirama wins the fight and the area later is known as Final Valley.

14. Kakashi kills Rin

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Arc

Episode – 345

Premise – Obito sees Kakashi killing Rin using a Chidori. It is later revealed that Rin herself deliberately ran into his Chidori.

13. Kakashi gets Sharingan from Obito

Arc Kakashi Gaiden Arc

Episode – 120

Premise – Obito in his dying moments transfers his left Sharingan eye to Kakashi as a gift.

12. Jiraiya’s death.

Arc – Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant Arc

Episode – 133-134

Premise – Jiraiya fights Pain, the leader of Akatsuki in the Hidden Rain village. Unknown of the secret of the strength of Pain, Jiraiya gets defeated and on verge of death. By using his will power, he writes the secret of Pain he learnt while fighting on Fukasaku’s back.

11. Tobi is Obito revealed.

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Arc

Episode – 343

Premise – Naruto breaks the mask of Tobi to see who is him really behind the mask. Later it is revealed that Tobi is infact Obito, Kakashi’s childhood friend.

10. Tobi is Madara revealed

Arc – Itachi Pursuit Mission Arc

Episode – 126

Premise – Tobi reveals himself as the mastermind behind Akatsuki. And his true name is Madara Uchiha, the legendary shinobi himself.

9. Naruto meets Minato

Arc Pain’s Assault Arc

Episode – 168

Details – During fight with Pain, Naruto succumbs to the Nine-Tails’ will and attempts to rip off the seal and free the fox. But the Fourth Hokage dispels the fox’s influence on Naruto and greets Naruto by name. Naruto learns Minato is his father and they have a heartful conversation.

8. Naruto and Sasuke Unison sign

Arc Kaguya Otsutsiki Strikes Arc

Episode – 478

Premise – After the sealing of Kaguya, Sasuke engages in a battle with Naruto. Match seemingly ends in a draw with both losing an arm. Both sees each other memories and finally Sasuke realises his mistakes. With tears, Sasuke finally reconciles with Naruto.

7. Pain destroys Konoha.

Arc Pain’s Assault Arc

Episode – 162

Premise – Pain finds that Naruto isn’t in the Village. Deva Path recalls Konan and the other five Paths out of the village. To show the Leaf Village pain, he detonates a powerful Shinra Tensei destroying the village.

6. Naruto and Frog Squad enters Leaf to fight Pain.

Arc Pain’s Assault Arc

Episode – 162-163

Premise – Naruto along with Frog squad gets summoned to Konoha only to find it being destroyed by Pain. Using his newly learned Senjutsu techniques and a perfected Rasenshuriken, Naruto defeates the Asura, Human, Animal, and Naraka Paths.

5. Madara vs Allied Shinobi Force

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation Arc

Episode – 321-322

Premise – Mu reanimates the mysterious corpse which later is revealed as Madara. Madara singlehandedly takes on the entire Fourth Division using just Taijutsu. He later summons two meteors and destroys majority of the forces. Then he takes on Five Kages all by himself.

4. Guy Sensei opens Eight Gate vs Madara

Arc Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes

Episode – 419 to 421

Premise – With Madara becoming unstoppable, Guy opens all Eight Gates. Even after knowing he will die, Guy fights Madara and even lands a few hits. Madara declares Guy as the strongest in the world. Might Guy’s body begins to disintegrate but Naruto saves him.

3. Naruto meets Kushina

Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown Arc

Episode – 249

Details – Naruto tries to control Kurama’s chakra and engages in a battle with Kurama in his psyche. With Kurama overtaking Naruto, Kushina appears before Naruto. Naruto learns that she is his mother and is overfilled with joy. Later they have a heartful conversation.

2. Itachi’s truth revealed.

Arc – Fated Battle Between Brothers Arc

Episode – 140-141

Premise – Tobi reveals the truth about Itachi. Itachi killed the Uchiha clan due to order from Danzo. Itachi always protected Sasuke and even joined Akatsuki to prevent destruction of Leaf. Sasuke breaks down with tears standing on a cliff.

1. Naruto meets Nagato

Arc Pain’s Assault Arc

Episode – 171

Premise – After all pains are defeated, Naruto goes to see Nagato by himself. Nagato explains his suffering of seeing both his parents and his friend Yahiko die. He then asks Naruto of a solution for this. Nagato realizes the book Jiraiya wrote is based on himself and lead character name is Naruto. Thus beliving Naruto to be the child of propechy, Nagato revives the dead villagers.

Final thoughts:

There are other tons of moments I might have missed here. Moments like Madara and Obito becoming Ten tails Jinchuriki, other fights with Akatsuki members, and tons of other War moments etc are all deserved to be here in the best moments of Naruto Shippuden list. But we only have 50 slots available and I believe moments in the above rankings deserve more. If you have any thoughts, do share them in the comments.

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