"The Top 5 Ninja Battles!" (本日発表!「忍者たちの汗と涙の名勝負ベスト5! お楽しみの番外編もあるってばよ」スペシャル, Honjitsu Happyō! "Ninjatachi no Ase to Namida no Meishōbu Besuto 5! Otanoshimi no Bangai Hen Moaruttebayo" Supesharu) is episode 202 of the original Naruto anime.
Naruto and Sakura host a special recap episode celebrating the completion of four years of the original Naruto anime. The episode features highlights of five top battles from the Sasuke Recovery Mission. Placed at number five, the battle between Naruto and Sasuke on the hospital roof is displayed after which Sakura beats Naruto. Placed at number four, the battle between Chōji and Jirōbō is displayed. Sakura interviews Choji after which he, using Human Bullet Tank, beats up Naruto for saying, "Chōji's fight made him sweat." Subsequently, popular battles that did not make the top five were displayed including Kakashi vs Zabuza during the Land of Waves arc, and Kakashi vs Guy, although the latter was not a formal combat and was a rock-paper-scissors match. The next one that came at number three was the battle between Kiba and Sakon. Afterwards, Kiba appears and is interviewed by Sakura. He beats up Naruto for insulting him. Placed at number two, the battle between Neji and Kidōmaru is displayed. Neji also expresses his views and afterwards, hits Naruto with the Gentle Fist. Placed at the top, the battle between Naruto and Sasuke at the Valley of the End is displayed. Some random videos of Sakura beating Naruto are also showcased. At the end of the show, Jiraiya is introduced as a correspondent who announces a surprise guest — Orochimaru — who gives Sakura and Naruto an opportunity to briefly see Sasuke.
- Even though it recaps major battles from the series plot, the episode itself has no canon relevance.
|Role||Seiyū||English Voice Actor|
|Naruto Uzumaki||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko||Maile Flanagan|
|Sakura Haruno||Chie Nakamura||中村 千絵||Nakamura Chie||Kate Higgins|
|Chōji Akimichi||Kentaro Ito||伊藤 健太郎||Itō Kentarō||Robbie Rist|
|Kiba Inuzuka||Kosuke Toriumi||鳥海 浩輔||Toriumi Kōsuke||Kyle Hebert|
|Neji Hyūga||Koichi Tochika||遠近 孝一||Tōchika Kōichi||Steve Staley|
|Jiraiya||Hochu Otsuka||大塚 芳忠||Ōtsuka Hōchū||David Lodge|
|Sasuke Uchiha||Noriaki Sugiyama||杉山 紀彰||Sugiyama Noriaki||Yuri Lowenthal|
|Kakashi Hatake||Kazuhiko Inoue||井上 和彦||Inoue Kazuhiko||Dave Wittenberg|
|Might Guy||Masashi Ebara||江原 正士||Ebara Masashi||Skip Stellrecht|
|Kidōmaru||Susumu Chiba||千葉 進歩||Chiba Susumu||Peter Lurie|
|Sakon||Shunsuke Sakuya||咲野 俊介||Sakuya Shunsuke||Brian Beacock|
|Jirōbō||Kenta Miyake||三宅 健太||Miyake Kenta||Michael Sorich|
|Zabuza Momochi||Unsho Ishizuka||石塚 運昇||Ishizuka Unshō||Steve Blum|