In the manga, when Mizuki throws multiple kunai at Iruka, Iruka pulls a kunai out of his chest. In the anime, none of the kunai hit his chest and he pulls a kunai out of his right leg instead.
In the manga, Ebisu fixes his glasses with his middle finger. In the anime, he uses his index finger as well.
In the manga, during the bell test at the Third Training Ground, Sasuke unleashes a barrage of shuriken and kunai that directly impale Kakashi in the face causing blood to spray out from a front angle. In the anime, he is pushed aside quickly and only the scene of him viewed from behind is left.
During the bell test, Kakashi casts a genjutsu spell on Sakura, showing her a gravely injured Sasuke. In the manga, "Sasuke" has a missing left arm, twisted legs and numerous kunai impaling his body. In the anime, he only has kunai in him. As a result of the genjutsu, Sakura is rendered unconscious on the ground. The manga played up the more intense and comical spaz attack by showing Sakura with wide blank eyes and seizure-like foam at the mouth.
In the manga, after the Demon Brothers capture Kakashi, a silhouette of different body parts being shred apart is shown. In the anime, much of the blood and gore is removed.
In the manga, when Kakashi is describing the role of hunter-nin a severed hand is shown. In the anime, this is removed.
In the manga, Kaiza has his arms chopped off. In the anime, they are instead only broken and burned.
In the anime, Kakashi drove his Lightning Cutter into Haku's chest. However, in the manga, Kakashi's hand went right through his body.
In the manga, when Gatō arrives and sees Haku's corpse, he is seen kicking him across the face. However in the anime, the kick is not seen, and only Naruto's look of shock is seen instead.
In the manga, Zabuza decapitates Gatō to kill him, while in the anime, Zabuza cuts him multiple times and Gatō falls off the bridge.
In the manga, when Anko Mitarashi threw a kunai at Naruto and cut his cheek, she licks the blood directly from Naruto's cheek. In the anime, she touches it with her fingers.
In the manga, during the preliminary rounds of the Chūnin Exams, Zaku Abumi's right arm is blown off when Shino Aburame uses his bugs to block Zaku's air tubes. In the anime, both arms remain attached while only his skin breaks on his arms.
In the manga, the attack that Gaara used to kill Dosu had sliced Dosu's body in half as seen when the dust cloud Gaara created had cleared up. In the anime only Dosu's injured arm was shown during this attack and unlike the manga Gaara is also seen using this attack directly.
The design of the Hyūga Main Family's Juinjutsu is different in the manga and anime. In the manga, it was a variation of a manji, a Buddhist symbol, but due to its similarity in appearance to the swastika, it was altered into an X in the anime to avoid confusion.
In the manga, when Kakashi defends Sakura against two Oto-nin, he impales them in the head with kunai. In the anime, he simply slashes them.
In the manga, after Asuma rescues Shikamaru from a group of Oto-nin, he slashes them and punches using his trench knives, leaving their bloody corpses to the floor and then he flicks his cigarette into a pool of their blood. In the anime, the brutal assault was censored with Asuma never slashing them or smoking a cigarette.
In the manga, when Hiruzen Sarutobi raids Orochimaru's lair, there are corpses strung along the walls. In the anime, these corpses are replaced with shelves containing jars.
In the manga, when Gaara presses Sakura up against a tree, blood trickles out of her mouth. In the anime, this is removed.
In the manga, when young Gaara attempted to cut himself in a flashback, he aimed for his wrist, at the vein. In the anime, he aimed at the back of his hand.
In the manga, when Kabuto goes for blood to summon snakes he retrieves it from the wound on his wrist. In the anime, he retrieves the blood from his palm.
In the manga, when Naruto prevents Kabuto Yakushi from attacking Tsunade, Kabuto's kunai goes through Naruto's hand. In the anime, it gets caught between Naruto's fingers instead.
In the manga, especially in Part I, Naruto and Kiba "flip the bird" several times, in the English adaptation of the manga and in the anime they only close their fist and look angry.
In the manga, when Shikamaru Nara gets caught in Tayuya's genjutsu, he sees his skin and flesh melt off his bones. In the anime, the entire arm melts away including the bones.
In the manga, after Raidō Namiashi and Genma Shiranui are defeated by the Sound Four, Raidō has three shuriken in his back and Genma has two kunai in his chest with his left palm facing up. In the anime, Raidō has two shuriken and a single kunai in his back and Genma has a single kunai in his chest with his left palm facing down.
In the manga, Shikamaru is briefly seen smoking after Asuma's death. In the English adaptation of the manga and in the anime, he doesn't smoke, he only carries Asuma's lighter with him; although at a certain moment, visiting Asuma's grave, he leaves a lit cigarette.
Often in the manga, women are almost always shown naked (in spa baths or via Sexy Technique). Occasionally in the English adaptations of the manga and often in the anime, the women are covered by something (towels, fog, clouds, etc) when shown.
As Naruto walks through the festival city he stops by a mask shop and purchases a mask. Various masks in the background represent past Japanese manga, anime and tv series "in-jokes" included by Kishimoto. These include masks of Kamen Rider and Chaozu from the Dragonball series. The anime changed many of these to generic masks.
A minor edit concerning the location of the small shinobi animals, Gamatatsu, Gamakichi and Tonton are all in the thick of the action when the giant snakes begin to attack.
Related to the previous entry, Tonton was among the injured fallen in the manga. In the anime, the three shinobi animals moved away to safety early on.
Kidōmaru did his best to take down Neji, this was especially apparent in the original manga, where his first arrow ripped a massive hole through Neji's shoulder. The anime greatly reduced the size of the hole. While this may serve as a content edit, it also made it more feasible for Neji to live through such an attack.
Kimimaro's encasement within Gaara's sand and his subsequent crushing are accompanied by a significant amount of more blood in the manga.
When Sasuke pierces through Naruto's shoulder with Chidori, we see his arm and hand with no obstruction. In the anime, they lessened the violent nature of the strike by whiting out the arm and hand with Chidori's electrical light.
After bringing Naruto back from the Valley of the End, Kakashi goes to the Memorial Stone to talk with Obito. This brief scene was taken out to be used in a later episode. This chapter and the next were greatly rearranged and split up over the course of 80+ episodes of filler. This filler was used to allow the manga to get further ahead.
Another content edit, when Team Kakashi decided to rest at a Hot Springs, the women bathing had towels and other objects added to block their nudity.
When Sai switches allegiances, he had subdued Kabuto in an alternate fashion in the anime. This was probably changed because Kabuto's hands were left free in the manga, making escape seem possible.
In the manga when Guren is making his escape from the northern hideout, he brutally kills a number of guards and there is a significant amount of blood. In the anime the blood is removed completely.
In the manga, when Nagato gets exhausted from overusing the Chibaku Tensei he coughed up a lot of blood. In the anime, however, this was changed to a trickle of saliva.
Interestingly, when Motoi's father was impaled by the Eight-Tails, it was more censored than when it occurred in the anime as he was seen as a silhouette in the manga.
In a reverse predicament when A elbowed B in the manga, B spat up what appeared to be saliva. In the anime, however, B coughed up blood.
In the anime, Sasuke, Sakura and their classmates from Team 8 and 10 are introduced at the beginning of the story. In the manga Sasuke and Sakura first appeared in the third chapter, the other six were introduced at the beginning of the Chūnin Exam Arc.
In the manga, Iruka discards Mizuki's shuriken after he pulls it out of his back, but in the anime he throws it back at Mizuki.
In the manga, after Team 7 is formed, Sasuke is seen eating outside of a window with Naruto inside preparing an attack. In the anime, Sasuke is seen eating inside the window instead and Naruto attacks from outside.
In the manga, before battling Zabuza for the first time, Naruto throws two shuriken into the bushes, one of them nearly hitting a snow white rabbit. In anime, this was two kunai instead.
In the manga after Kakashi's first encounter with Zabuza, Team 7 attempts to look at his face while he is sleeping. In the anime, this event is simply skipped.
In the manga, Chidori surrounds the user's hand in lightning. In the anime, it creates lightning in the palm of the user's hand.
In the manga, during the second phase of the Chūnin Exams, Team 8 gets their second scroll from a Konoha team. In the anime, it was changed to a team from Amegakure.
When Shikamaru, Ino and Chōji appear after Neji has spotted them, Shikamaru is to the left and Chōji to the right of Ino but after Neji starts to walk off, they change places.
In the manga, Jiraiya starts Naruto's training at the Konoha Hot Springs. In the anime, he tries to escape from training by attempting to elude him through a series of antics, eventually he trains him nearby a river.
In the anime, Jiraya's conversation with Ebisu takes place before Dosu is killed by Gaara instead of after. Additionally, the anime moved the scene of Baki and Kabuto's conversation to take place immediately after Dosu's death instead of having Jiraiya's conversation in between both of these scenes.
In the manga, after a disguised Kabuto Yakushi finishes healing Hinata, he knocks Kiba Inuzuka and his dog Akamaru unconscious during Naruto and Neji's fight. In the anime, he knocks them out during Sasuke's fight with Gaara, just as Akamaru recognises Kabuto's scent. However, when this scene is shown again in flashback in Naruto: Shippūden, it's depicted like in the manga.
In the manga, Sasuke and Kakashi arrive to the finals shortly after Shikamaru's match had ended. In the anime, the Third Hokage instead allows for another extension for Sasuke to arrive and he and Kakashi arrive just as Genma is about to cancel the match after the waiting time had expired.
In the manga, the Kusanagi looks more like a standard katana, while in the anime it is a double-edged jian.
In the manga, when Jiraiya uses Rasengan on Gantetsu, he also steals his wallet, while in the anime, he is given it out of respect.
During Jiraiya and Naruto's search for Tsunade, Jiraiya enters a gambling parlour. While Naruto mills around he finds a coin on the ground. Wondering how the slot machine works, he decides to insert his coin. We then see Naruto has amazing luck, as he wins back an large amount of money. In the anime, this was changed to have Naruto win a lot of money in a lottery instead.
In the manga, after the group returns to the village with Tsunade and encounter Shikamaru and his father Shikaku, Jiraiya smacked Naruto on the head after hearing Naruto state to Shikamaru he'll show him his new move explaining that a shinobi shouldn't show off their techniques. This was skipped in the anime due to the fact that Jiraiya was left behind in the hot springs they visited in the previous episode.
In the manga, Shikamaru was promoted to a chūnin at some point before Naruto and Jiraiya returned from their journey of bringing Tsunade back to the village. In the anime, due to filler episodes taking place first, including the Land of Tea Arc, this was pushed back to after Tsunade had become the Hokage and she was the one who personally informed Shikamaru of his promotion.
In the manga, Lee and Guy's conversation regarding that Lee should go through the risky surgery so Lee could fulfil his dream takes place on the same night Sasuke fought against the Sound Four. In the anime, this took place after Tsunade returned to the village at the end of the Search for Tsunade Arc.
In the anime, Tsunade's talk with Lee about why he wants to go though with the surgery before mentioning that the surgery was to take place that afternoon occurred at the beginning of the Sasuke Retrieval Arc on the same day that Naruto and Sasuke fought. In the manga, this scene along with the surgery takes place on the following day shortly after the Sasuke Retrieval Team left the village.
In the manga, Neji was recruited into the Sasuke Retrieval Team after Lee heard their conversation and recommended him. In the anime, the team instead encountered both him and Lee on their way out of the village discussing the success of Lee's operation that took place the day before.
In the manga, when Sakon and Ukon are torn apart and regenerate, the dark tissue leaks out of their body and forms new arms and legs. In the anime, the arms and legs are formed out of their organs.
In the anime at the Valley of the End, Naruto stands near to the statue of Madara Uchiha and Sasuke is opposite him. After the scene changes from Sasuke activating his Sharingan, Sasuke is near the statue with Naruto opposite him.
In the anime, when Neji suggests to Hinata that she go see Naruto off, he is in the middle of sparring with her. In the manga, it is in the middle of his sparring session with Hiashi, and the conversation is much longer, including an appearance from Kiba and Shino. The scene of Neji's training session with Hiashi and Kiba and Shino's appearance was instead used earlier in the anime at the beginning of the Mizuki Strikes Back Arc.
In the manga, when Naruto returns from his training with Jiraiya, the person he first re-encounters is Kakashi. In the anime, he first meets Sakura and Konohamaru. Also, Naruto meets Shikamaru and Temari on the streets in the manga, while in the anime he meets them while inside Tsunade's office.
In the manga, Yurika told Tsunade herself about Gaara's kidnapping, while in the anime, she handed her the message to read it.
In the Shippūdenepisode 80, Asuma is shown buying flowers from the Yamanaka Flower Shop after the time skip. In the manga, he bought the flowers before the time skip.
During Naruto's training to add his elemental chakra to the Rasengan, Kakashi takes him to Ramen Ichiraku. In the manga, Ayame is away on a trip and Nishi and Matsu work as her replacements. In the anime, she has just returned from a trip and has converted the Ramen Bar into a Tsukemen bar.
In the manga, Utakata, the jinchūriki of the Six-Tails, had already been captured by the time of Akatsuki and Taka's alliance, while in the anime he was captured afterwards.
In the manga, when decoding Jiraiya's message, Shiho shows the correct way to write 'ta' and the way that Jiraiya did, and in the anime however, Shikamaru does this. In the anime, they also confirm it by comparing the 'ta' with a book containing Jiraiya's writing in it.
In the manga chapter #449 when Sasuke and his team are seen getting ready to head to Konoha, Suigetsu already had the Kubikiribōchō back and was wearing a robe. In the anime, he was seen coming back after retrieving the Kubikiribōchō and wearing his regular purple shirt.
In the manga, Ino's first thought about Katsuyu was that the slug was part of the enemy's attack during Pain's invasion. In the anime however, this incident happened earlier during the Three-Tails Arc, when four divisions of Katsuyu appeared in time to help the sealing team by giving them an extra supply of chakra. Ino and Hinata, who did not recognise Katsuyu, were initially alarmed until Sakura explained who Katsuyu was to them.
In the manga, when Naruto uses Wind Release: Rasenshuriken against the Six Paths of Pain, the focus is on him. In the anime, the focus changes to Sakura and an unnamed Hyūga, who describes to her the appearance of the technique Naruto is about to use, which Sakura recognises.
In the manga, Human Path throws Animal Path away from the Rasenshuriken blast after grabbing hold of the back of her cloak collar. In the anime, he does it by the front of her cloak collar.
In the manga, Naruto teaches Konohamaru the Rasengan before the time-skip. In the anime, he teaches it after the time-skip.
In the manga, after Konohamaru performed the Sexy Girl on Girl Technique, Sakura punched him for using it. But in the anime, Moegi punched him instead.
In Shippūden episode 246, the fact that Kushina migrated to Konohagakure is played on very heavily. She even stated that she didn't hold much hope to be rescued when kidnapped by Kumo-nin because she was an "outsider". However in the manga, this is not the case as she told Naruto that Konoha immediately sent out a search party to look for her.
In Shippūden episode 261, genin from Sunagakure such as Matsuri are present in the war despite the fact that they would most likely not be allowed to participate. They were also not seen in the manga.
In Shippūden episode 296, the scene where Naruto and B leave the shinobi they rescued from Toroi is expanded, showing them wondering if the other is a transformed Zetsu.
In the manga, Tenten and Temari's fight was never shown, due to Sakura and Ino's conversation occurring during their fight, however in the anime, Tenten and Temari's match was shown due to Sakura and Ino's conversation occurring before Tenten and Temari's match.
In the manga, up until the second part of the Chūnin Exams, Neji's hair tie was higher up, right at the base of his head. In the anime, it was much lower.
In the manga, Orochimaru's summoning tattoo has alternating curves coming out of it. In the anime, these are removed. This is corrected in subsequent appearances, but instead adds another error where the lower part of the seal is incorrect.
In the manga, during the preliminaries matches of the second part of the exams, Orochimaru is seen with a Konoha forehead protector, a jacket with the Uzushiogakure symbol on the arm, and Konoha flak jacket, despite being disguised as a Otogakure jōnin. This is corrected in the anime, where he wears an Otogakure flak jacket and forehead protector.
In the manga, when Kabuto speaks with Baki after Gaara killed Dosu, he wears a sleeveless outfit. In the anime, he wears his usual attire. In Shippūden episode 307, Kabuto wears a sleeveless purple shirt and blue pants, including his Konoha forehead protector.
In the manga, when Kabuto killed an ANBU during Naruto's battle with Neji at the Chūnin Exams, he wears an ANBU uniform. In the anime, he wears his usual attire instead of an ANBU uniform
In the manga, when a member of the ANBU was killed by Kabuto during the final Chūnin Exams, his face was shown. However, in the anime, his face wasn't shown when he was killed.
In the manga, when Kabuto speaks with Orochimaru after the Invasion of Konoha ended, he was wearing a sleeveless outfit. In the anime, however, he wears his usual attire, including his Oto forehead protector and fingerless gloves.
In the manga, the triangle on Hidan's Jashin amulet points up.
In Shippūden episode 80, when the lower portion of Pain's face is shown, he does not have his two lip piercings.
In the manga, Konan's eyes are shown to be a light greyish-blue with golden hints, and her eyelashes are shown to be a diagonal line at the bottom corner of her eyes. In the anime, her eyes are depicted as a deep shade of amber, and her eyelashes are shown to be three distinctive lines.
In the manga, a young Gamabunta is shown to not have had a scar on his left eye when sitting next to Jiraiya. In the anime, he has a scar.
In the manga, Yahiko's eyes are blue, but in the anime, they are brown.
In the manga, Ino's eyes are green, but in the anime, they are blue.
In the manga, the Preta Path of Pain has six piercings below its mouth. In the anime, it only has five.
In the anime, the Naraka Path's original body, while still alive, is shown outside, while in the manga, he was in the sewers.
In the anime, the Asura Path's original body, while still alive, is shown wearing a rice hat, while in the manga, his bare forehead and crown of the head are shown.
In the manga, several of the Uchiha clan members before the founding of Konohagakure are depicted with elaborate facial markings. In the anime however, only one of the members retain his distinct facial markings.
In the manga, the colour of Killer B's tattoo's are black. In the anime, their colour is blue.
In the manga, Utakata's eyes are very narrow. In the anime, his eyes are much wider.
In the manga, when the Naraka Path asks Ebisu about Naruto's whereabouts, there are flashbacks from various points of the series, showing how people in Konoha came to care about Naruto. In the anime, the only flashbacks are about things relating to Ebisu, Naruto and Konohamaru, and the rest are first shown when Naruto returns to the village after his talk with Nagato.
In the anime, when Hinata opened her eyes and saw Neji, his forehead protector was white. In the next scene, it was black.
In the manga, Maki's facial marks are dark red. In the anime, the marks are purple.
In the manga, Sasuke is the one to cut Danzō Shimura's arm off and slash into his torso. In the anime episode where the scene is extended, Sasuke's Hawk is the one that cuts Danzō's right arm off.
In the manga, when Sasuke puts Danzō in a genjutsu, "Itachi" uses Amaterasu with his right eye, In the anime, "Itachi" casts it with his left eye.
In Shippūden episode 214, there are several errors:
Kakashi's Mangekyō Sharingan is inaccurately depicted as having a black background and red tomoe, similar to Sasuke Uchiha's, though this was fixed in Shippūden episode 215.
The teeth of Sasuke's final Susanoo form in the manga are depicted as jagged, but when animated they resemble normal teeth with elongated canines.
When Sasuke's complete Susanoo is seen for the first time in the manga it has what appears to be an orb in it's foremost right hand. In the anime however the entity is seen with a gourd of sorts in its secondary right hand with the orb being absent altogether.
In the manga when White Zetsu cancels his Substitute Technique the clone resembles a regular Zetsu clone. However in the anime, the clone has the venus flytrap like extensions which have never been seen on a typical clone.
In the manga, an unknown shinobi interrupts the Fire Daimyō's appointment of Kakashi as Hokage with news of Tsunade waking up, while in the anime, Guy is the one to interrupt the meeting while an unknown shinobi is seen alongside Shizune.
In Shippūden episode 221, the robes from all reincarnated Akatsuki members are depicted with an incorrect colour scheme, black with red lining. In the manga, the robes are wine-coloured with tan lining, matching Kabuto's. The colour scheme was corrected in Shippūden episode 254.
In Shippūden episode 143, when B turns into the Eight-Tails, his shin-guards and sandals fall off. This didn't occur in the scene in the manga or any other time he has transformed.
In the manga, the object Kurama was bounded to as well as the chains and stakes that bound it while sealed within Kushina Uzumaki had more of a liquid appearance while in the anime, they appear to be more solid. This was changed in the subsequent episode into something that resembled lava.
In the manga and in the Shippūden episode 247, Sasuke appeared to have short spiky black as an infant, however, in the Shippūden episode 248, he appears to have bangs on both sides of his face and no fringe
In the manga, during Kisame's flashback, the Cypher Division is attacked as they're eating, and all are killed at once by Kisame. In the anime, Kisame detects the enemies and tries saving the Cypher Division, but ends up killing them one at the time.
In the manga, Tobi's confrontation with Konan begins with him enquiring her about the location of Nagato's corpse and the Rinnegan. In the anime, a scene of Tobi leaving Mountains' Graveyard, where he speaks with White Zetsu and Kabuto is added. His arrival at Amegakure and being met by Konan, at the tower Tobi first claimed being Madara, is also added. They then depart to where they fought in the manga.
In Shippūden episode 255, there are several errors:
In the manga when Kabuto returns to the Mountains' Graveyard, he has several appendages on the lower half of his snake-like body. In the anime, however, these are not present.
In that same scene, Zetsu's lower half is completely white. Also in the manga, he appears close behind Kabuto while in the anime he is on the same side as Tobi.
In Shippūden episode 256, there are also a few errors:
Kitsuchi's ponytail is depicted as being part of the material from his forehead protector instead of hair.
Hiashi Hyūga is seen wearing a bandanna-styled forehead protector whereas in the manga, he wears it in the traditional manner. This may have been misconstrued due to the fact that the forehead protector is on a dark cloth and Hiashi has black hair, but in fact the forehead protector is tied in as similar manner to Neji's: with his hair covering the back of the cloth.
In Shippūden episode 261, C who was present in the manga when deploying with the Sensor Division, is replaced with another shinobi.
In the manga, Shin wears a Konoha forehead protector when he was reincarnated by Kabuto. In the anime, he doesn't wear one.
In the manga, when Omoi used the Cloud-Style Crescent Moon Beheading technique, he slashed his sword to the right and the opponents repelled the attack. In the anime, however, Omoi slashed to the left and the opponents dodged the attack instead.
In the anime, part of the left side of Tobi's face can be seen through his mask's eyehole. While in the manga, Masashi Kishimoto has consistently kept that side of his face, except for his eye, completely shadowed.
In the anime, Shin's eyes are depicted as being black. However, when he was reincarnated — the only time his eyes are seen open in the manga — they are depicted as being light-coloured. Curiously in the anime when Shin is reincarnated his eyes are black in colour, however when Sasori uses Shin as a puppet, his eyes turn white as if his personality had been eliminated by Kabuto which was not the case.
In Shippūden episode 264, the Suna-nin that speaks with the shinobi with the mobile communication device has on glasses. In the manga, he doesn't wear glasses.
In Shippūden episode 265, there are several errors:
In the manga, a shinobi mentions that Haku is a member of the Yuki clan. In the anime, there is no such passage, and Haku is only mentioned as an Ice Release user by Sakura.
A Kirigakure shinobi is seen clad in a green flak jacket.
When Pakura attacks the Alliance's shinobi with her Scorch Release, in the manga she attacks an Iwagakure and a Konohagakure shinobi. In the anime she confronts two Konohagakure shinobi with taijutsu initially and by the time she uses the technique, one of the Konoha shiniobi becomes an Iwagakure shinobi.
The Konoha-nin behind Tajiki's comrade has a scar under his left eye. In the manga, none is present.
It was said by an unknown Iwagakure shinobi that Gari was the former captain of the Iwagakure's Explosion Corps. However, in the manga, he was said to be the former member of the given organisation.
In Shippūden episode 266, there are several changes:
In the manga, Suigetsu is shown freeing Jūgo when the chapter focuses on them. The anime expands that sequence, showing how Suigetsu escaped his cell. During that time in the manga, Suigetsu's clothes was also shown to be in a semi-liquid state. In the anime, however, only his body is still in this state.
In the manga, after Zabuza blankets the battlefield in mist, Gari and Pakura simply begin moving around. In the anime, Guy instructs Lee to go after Pakura, while Guy himself goes after Gari.
In the manga, Hana Inuzuka and her Three Haimaru Brothers, a samurai and Karui attack several White Zetsu. Neji and Hinata attack with Eight Trigrams Vacuum Wall Palm. In the anime, most of those attacks are cut, with Neji and Hinata's being changed to Hinata attacking with Eight Trigrams Vacuum Palm and Neji attacking Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven.
When Mū is detected by Gaara's Sand Sensing, sand rises up from the ground and encircles Mū's foot. In the anime, sand is instead seen blowing about on the battlefield.
In the manga, when Mū is detected by Gaara's Sand Sensing, he comments on the technique and talks about himself in the third person, introducing himself to the readers as the Second Tsuchikage. In the anime, he stays silent.
In the manga, Kitsuchi's punching of Kinkaku is shown from left to right. In the episode, the punch is shown from right to left. Also, more of his rock-transformed arm was visible in the manga while in the anime, his sleeve covered it.
In the manga, Asuma noticed the arrival of his students before they faced Kinkaku. In the anime, this was omitted altogether.
When Kurenai Yūhi and her and Asuma's child were seen, the village was in the backdrop. The anime dropped this in favour of a two-toned backdrop.
In the manga when Chōza protected the current Ino-Shika-Chō generation from Asuma's Fire Release: Ash Pile Burning technique, he threw himself in front of them horizontally. In the anime, he stood in front of them.
In the manga, the kunai wielded by Asuma were depicted with square tips. In the anime, however, they were circular.
When Naruto enters Sage Mode and charges at his protection detail, only the two Akimichi are flung out, whereas in the manga, everyone was thrown out from behind the waterfall. Additionally Naruto attacked them with his fists instead of kicking them.
In addition to this, Shibi was supposed to have sent his kikaichū to corner Naruto before he escaped from behind the waterfall but this was omitted.