When Akatsuki became the main antagonist of Naruto Shippuden, the battles against them are some of the best in the series. This organization is completely rogue ninjas who were expelled from their homeland. As such, they themselves have tremendous power and are a threat to the entire shinobi world. Though beyond their awesome power, the Akatsuki are just interesting characters with many abilities, making any fight they get into an instant classic.
Boss battles against Akatsuki continue the story and test the heroes’ strength. Naruto himself doesn’t actually participate in much of the fighting against Akatsuki, which gives the series’ rich and diverse cast more time to shine. As an added challenge, Akatsuki members come in pairs and are grouped based on how well their strengths complement each other in battle, making any battle against them twice as difficult.
10 Sensei vs. Itachi and Kisame
Before the audience knew the name Akatsuki, Itachi and Kisame made sure everyone knew that red and black robes meant danger. All genin admire their sensei, with Kakashi, Asuma and Kurenai always able to intervene and save their students. But here, they actually lost against these two extremely powerful shinobi.
Itachi prevailed in this confrontation with the first hints of the Sharingan’s true capabilities. He trapped Kakashi in the Tsukuyomi and forced Asuma and Kurenai to close their eyes to avoid it, leaving them vulnerable to Kisame’s chakra-hungry blade. There was only the appearance of Might Guy, who had undergone anti-Sharingan training to fight Kakashi, and Itachi’s desire to minimize conflict to avoid real bloodshed.
9 Sakura And Chiyo VS Sasori
Sasori and Deidara had surpassed Gaara and Kankuro as a team, but Sasori himself was still a challenge. Cornered by Chiyo and Sakura, Sasori unleashes his entire puppet arsenal. This includes not only the hundreds he can summon, but also the puppet body he inhabits and only uses against opponents who pose a real threat.
Sakura put up one of the best fights in Naruto Shippuden and it was an excellent demonstration of how strong she’s become since the end of the first season of Naruto. She fends off all of Sasori’s puppets and bravely executes an attack to kill Chiyo. For her part, Chiyo proves that a ninja cannot reach seventy by being lazy: her ten fighting puppets are better than her nephew’s hundred.
8 Konan vs. Obito
This fight is unique in that it takes place between two members of Akatsuki, rather than between a member and a hero, although the members have very different views on the group’s purpose. After Nagato’s death, Obito came to remove the Rinnegan from his body. To protect Nagato, Yahiko and Naruto’s ambitions towards true peace, Konan fought him to the death.
In the darkness alongside Nagato, Konan never had the chance to shine like her teammates. Her power is on full and beautiful display here: her strongest technique can even turn paper deadly, and she continues to fight even after losing half of her body. can. Her analysis of “Tobi”’s techniques caused her to unleash an explosive attack that lasted twice as long as saving his Kamui’s life, and only the Sharingan he kept secret from her saved his life. .
7 Team 10 VS Hidan And Kakuzu
Hidan killing Asuma is one of the saddest moments in Naruto, which only makes his students and friends rallying to avenge his death all the more satisfying. While Shikamaru takes a leaf from Sasuke’s book and takes it upon himself to hunt down Asuma’s killer, Ino, Choji, and Kakashi team up against Kakuzu. Unfortunately for them, Hidan and Kakuzu remained powerhouses even after being separated.
Kakuzu’s Five Hearts kept him alive through fatal attacks, including Kakashi’s Lightning Cutter, but it was Naruto’s Rasenshuriken and Shikamaru that turned Hidan’s techniques against his teammates and finally killed him. As Kakashi directly explains, it’s a great example of the film’s theme of the younger generation overcoming their elders. Shikamaru also showed how dangerous his intelligence was when he buried the immortal Hidan alive, suffering for many years before dying.
6 strong boys fight Kisame
The battle between the two best supporting characters in Naruto showed Kisame’s true power. Although Kisame’s fight with Killer Bee and the Fourth Raikage was exciting, Kisame was quickly overwhelmed (and betrayed by Samehada), and forced into hiding. During his outburst, Guy is forced to use some of his top-level techniques to keep up with Kisame and his sharks.
The fight is not only for the lives of the warriors but also for the important information that Kisame is trying to provide. In defeat, Kisame showed surprising depth: he took his own life rather than betray Akatsuki, and died thinking of his late partner Itachi. In victory, Guy shows his characteristic respect for his opponent, vowing to never forget him again.
5 Jiraiya fights Pain and Konan
The revelation that it was Jiraiya who trained the Akatsuki leaders is one of the most shocking plot twists in Naruto. However, even though this is the most important moment of Jiraiya’s final battle, it’s still not the most exciting. Confronting their former sensei, Konan and Nagato pulled no punches, and it was they who were among the legendary Sannin who finally met their match.
Jiraiya defeats three of the Six Paths of Pain before they overwhelm him, but his real victory is finding Pain’s true identity and bringing the information back to the village. When he was young, he learned that a child he trained would save or destroy the world. He died without knowing whether Naruto or Nagato was that child, or what they would do, but he chose to put his faith in Naruto until the very end.
4 Sasuke vs. Deidara
Deidara resented Sharingan users, especially Itachi, for what he claimed was their inability to appreciate his explosive art. He never got over his loss to Itachi, but he would decide to kill Itachi’s younger brother if he could not defeat the older Sasuke. Sasuke thought of Deidara the same way: just an obstacle he had to overcome before he could fight Itachi.
Although the Sharingan eyes and genjutsu continued to bother him, Deidara was ecstatic as he deployed his highest art. He attacks Sasuke from the ground, the air, and with the most massive bombs he can throw. Sasuke, on the other hand, wins by quietly finding the weakness in Deidara’s jutsu, forcing him to destroy himself just to win and throwing an unlucky snake into Deidara’s final blast.
3 Kakashi fights Obito
One of the best flashbacks in anime history follows young Kakashi’s relationship with his teammates, Rin Nohara and Obito Sasuke. Obito was seriously injured during a mission, giving the Sharingan to Kakashi before dying. But to Kakashi’s horror, the one who wanted to destroy the shinobi world was Obito, harboring a deep hatred for the society that created them.
They were both evenly matched, copying each other’s moves using their Sharingan. It gets even more emotional when Kakashi remembers their fights as children while Obito was trying to kill him. The morals he imparted to his students (especially Naruto, who he realized reminded him of young Obito) he received from Obito, but when he tried to remind Obito of it, the His old friend threw them in his face.
2 Sasuke fights Itachi
The Fateful Battle between the two brothers is a battle built from the first chapters of Naruto. Luckily for fans, it didn’t disappoint. Sasuke finally felt strong enough to kill Itachi and avenge the Sasuke clan, however, Itachi was one of the most notorious shinobi in the world for good reason, and he was always ready to push his younger brother through. your limits.
Both Sasuke and Itachi pulled out all the stops, with the introduction of techniques from Kirin to Susanoo making it a real spectacle. But the real point of this fight is what it reveals about Itachi, starting with the last second when he stopped to give Sasuke one last smile before dying. From saving him from the Uchi clan massacre to being permanently freed from Orochimaru’s mark, everything Itachi did was for his brother’s benefit, once again turning Sasuke’s life upside down.
1 Naruto fights pain
When the leaders of Akatsuki finally revealed themselves (all six of them), he did so in spectacular fashion: leveling much of Konoha with a single massive attack. Nagato is Naruto’s opposite and is significantly stronger than Naruto, making Naruto’s victory here one of his greatest achievements. If this doesn’t make him a hero of Konoha then nothing will.
Naruto using Sage Mode against someone who had just put every shinobi in Konoha through the wringer was truly thrilling. Hinata also gets more time in the spotlight, fighting more against Pain to protect Naruto from her symbolic confession. When Pain seemingly killed her, Naruto restrained his rage and broke out of his eight-tailed form which not only required immense willpower but also allowed Naruto to go one-on-one with Nagato. While some fans may object to Naruto being able to dethrone the Akatsuki leader, it is a true testament to the strength of belief among young shinobi.
The battles against Akatsuki are not only necessary in Naruto’s story, but they are also intense and dramatic battles. Each one forces the heroes to adapt and evolve just to survive. More than just spectacle, though, they’re also great character moments and interesting from a strategic perspective. Naruto The best Akatsuki battles are notable because they are a true test of intelligence as each warrior finds increasingly creative ways to use his power.