Naruto

Season 8 Episode 24

The Top 5 Ninja Battles!

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Nov 01, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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Ever wonder which five battles are considered to be the best? Watch this clip show and find out! Also, don't miss a surprise guest appearance!

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  • Naruto and Sakura host a review episode that details the favorite fights in the show.

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    Dub Review: This episode could have been funny or interesting, but failed at both. Naruto and Sakura speak directly to the audience, as if understanding that they are in a show. That isn't a bad thing, it can be funny. However, the episode confuses this when they introduce Sasuke, Jiraiya and Orochimaru as guest stars. When this happens, Sakura and Naruto switch back into character and pretend as if a plot development important to the story of Naruto has taken place. "What? I thought we had broken character for a bit?"



    On one hand, they speak about the show. On the other, they pretend not to know of it. It's confusing and awkward and on top of how nothing funny happens in between the fights, there's no reason to watch. Naruto says something that their guest finds offensive and they strike him. Then they show bits of the next fight, then their new guest hits Naruto, rinse and repeat.



    Nothing to watch that watching those old episodes wont solve. If you felt pain with the first review episode (The one right before the Forest of Death arc) then this one will not comfort you either.moreless
  • Naruto and Sakura show the top five ninja battles.

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    Naruto and Sakura host a special concluding the 4th season and show the top five ninja battles as voted for by the Leaf Village. The first battle listed is the first time that Naruto and Sasuke fought. Sakura gets excited and punches Naruto. The next battle is the one between Choji and Jirobo. After showing some battles that didn't quite make the top five they move on to the next one. It's the battle between Kiba and Sakon/Ukon. Naruto makes a comment about Kiba and doesn't realize that Kiba is in the studio until it's too late. The next battle shown is the one between...moreless
  • Teehee, funny! Until the ending!!!

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    GAH! I thought we were taking a break from all the serious crap and searching for Sasuke stuff to have a little fun!!!!! And we were! Up until the ending, that is. OK, so Naruto and Sakura decide to break the 4th wall (or is it the 3rd wall? Or the 5th?) and host their own TV show to inform us of the Top 5 Ninja Battles. I think Sakura and Ino's battle should've been there. Or at least Kakashi and Zabuza's battle; that was WAY more epic than several of them. But anyway, the two were doing fine with the Sasuke issue until Jiraiya freaking pops up with Orochimaru like they're BUDDIES or something, and then they show Sasuke who is PMSing as much as ever, and then Naruto and Sakura are all whiny and blah, blah, blah, patooie. It was good up until that, though.moreless
  • Horrible, unintresting, unoriginal...a terrible filler

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    Ok, I'm just about tired of these fillers, and this one is one of the worst. Yeah the fight scenes were interesting when we first saw them. But c'mon,

    A whole episode of fight scenes we have already seen? This episode is not worth watching at all.

    If you have seen the episodes before, you already know the outcome, and it's basically like watching a rerun. If you haven't seen the episodes, it would be confusing and boring. I can't wait for the main arc to pick back up again, Stupid fillers like this one are beginning to turn me off of Naruto!moreless
Robbie Rist

Robbie Rist

Choji Akimichi

Recurring Role

Kyle Hebert

Kyle Hebert

Kiba Inuzuka

Recurring Role

Jamie Simone

Jamie Simone

Akamaru

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When this episode was first announced and aired, it was titled Episode 202 by Studio Pierrot. Minutes after airing, it was announced as a non-mainstream episode, and was to be dubbed as "Episode 201 1/2". Shortly after, it was changed back to Episode 202, much the confusion of fans.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Sasuke: Hey, are you going to go on all day? I came here to train, not waste my time, Orochimaru.
      Naruto: Sasuke.
      Sakura: It is you. It is you, isn't it?
      Sasuke: I'm going to head over to the training hall right now. Don't make me wait.
      (Sasuke leaves)
      Sakura: Wait!
      Orochimaru: Well, goodness now, you've gone and angered my young protege. I'll have to bid my farewell then, I guess. (Stops transmission)

    • Orochimaru: What a shame you didn't invite me to the studio.
      Sakura: You can't be serious. As if we'd ever invite you here!
      Orochimaru: Right you are. We would have been too busy anyway, what with all our research and massing of jutsu. I'm sure that you understand. After all, I need Sasuke to advance his strength as quickly as possible.
      Sakura: If he's there, then let us see him.
      Orochimaru: Believe me, I tried to get your young friend to participate a little. What with today being a special occasion and everything. But sadly, he's ignoring me and has chosen to mope the day away.

    • Sakura: And now the moment has arrived; it's time to meet our special guest. We bring you live and on location to our correspondent, Master Jiraiya.
      Naruto: Ah!
      Sakura: Can you hear me out there, Jiraiya?
      Jiraiya: Absolutely, I'm picking you both up loud and clear.
      Sakura: Now tell us, are you able to talk about where you are at the moment?
      Jiraiya: I'm kind of in a tricky spot here. I can't divulge the details of my location. The most I can tell you is that I'm in a certain someone's secret lair.
      Naruto: What's the deal here, Pervy Sage? What are you doing outside the village? I thought you were supposed to be overseeing my training about now.
      Jiraiya: Oh come on, Naruto. This is a special episode. Stop being such a stick in the mud, will ya?

    • Naruto: I bet it's an appearance fee you're after. It's too bad for you then, we're doing this as a thank you for all the fans out there. So your appearance is pro-bono buddy.
      Neji: That isn't a problem. I have spoken with the Hokage and she's deemed my being here as a mission. I had no choice but to show up, and since it is a mission I, of course, am being compensated.
      Sakura: Boy, practical as ever, aren't ya, Neji?

    • Sakura: And now a few words from our second finalist, Neji of the Hyuuga clan.
      Neji: Hm, this is just silly. You're free to evaluate my battles, I suppose. But participating in this farce is utterly beneath me.
      Naruto: Heh, whatever. At least you get to preen like you always do.

    • Sakura: Our third place finalist folks, a man and his dog. Why don't you face the camera and offer a few words to everyone watching back at home.
      Kiba: Oh... Uh... Thanks a million for tuning in every week. We could never have done it without all your support. I know we came in third and all, but you can expect some real butt-kicking in the future. Ha! So don't you count us out yet.
      Naruto: (Laughs) That's pretty big talk there, dog boy. I don't recall any other moment of greatness lately.
      Kiba: I said in the future, didn't I? That's it, I've had enough of you. Sick him, Akamaru!
      (Akamaru jumps on Naruto and bites him)
      Naruto: Ah!

    • Sakura: The bite on the hand helped his master make a tough decision. Akamaru's popularity went through the roof after this fight. What a man!
      Naruto: Huh? Man my butt, he's just a mangy mutt of dog with beady little eyes.
      Kiba: You got a problem with my dog, you nitwit?!
      Naruto: Ah! Kiba? How long you been standing there? I didn't even see ya.
      Kiba: Shut it! Is this how you treat a guest on your show?

    • Sakura: And now the moment you've all been waiting for, the mega three.
      Naruto: Starting with the third, ;et's see which battle busted through to the upper ranks.
      Sakura: Look, it's the Kiba and Akamaru dynamic duo.
      Naruto: Huh, big deal. Those two are all bark and no bite.

    • Naruto: What did you have to have to go and clock me in the eye for, Sakura?
      Sakura: Couldn't help myself, I got too excited.

    • Naruto: Yeah, here we go! (Talking about his first battle with Sasuke) I'm the first one on the board. Just what you'd expect from the hero of the story. I've got the audience in the palm of my hand.
      Sakura: (Shrieks in excitement) You're so right! The poetry of Sasuke in motion is indescribable. His destructive power is mind blowing. Cha!
      Naruto: Hey... Uh... Sakura, we're not really on the same page here, you know?
      Sakura: Oh, zip it for once, will ya?
      Naruto: (Dejected) Right.

    • Naruto: All right, thanks for waiting everybody. To celebrate this show's blockbuster run, we bring you the top five ninja battles to date full of blood, sweat, and tears and plenty of extras packed in to boot. It kinda gives you butterflies inside, doesn't it?

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