The Final Rounds: Rush to the Battle Arena!

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"The Final Rounds: Rush to the Battle Arena!"
Bulls Chasing Naruto
(モー烈 モー追 モーダッシュ 本選開始だってばよ, Mō Retsu Mō Tsui Mō Dasshu Hansen Kaishi Dattebayo)
Episode data
Previous "Hospital Besieged: The Evil Hand Revealed!"
Episode Naruto #59
Next "Byakugan vs. Shadow Clone Technique!"
Arc Chūnin Exams (Arc)
Manga Naruto Chapter #98
Japanese November 19, 2003
English November 18, 2006
Chōza AkimichiShikaku NaraInoichi Yamanaka
Shinobi Battle Armour
"The Final Rounds: Rush to the Battle Arena!" (モー烈 モー追 モーダッシュ 本選開始だってばよ, Mō Retsu Mō Tsui Mō Dasshu Hansen Kaishi Dattebayo) is episode 59 of the original Naruto anime.


Naruto goes to the entrance of the stadium where there's a banner announcing that the Chūnin Exams will be the next day. He eats at the Ramen Ichiraku, Teuchi and Ayame gave him a big bowl of ramen, saying that his match will be tomorrow. The previous Ino–Shika–Chō eats at a restaurant, with Inoichi being teased that he had a daughter. Chōza has an additional order, then Shikamaru appears, telling his father they need to go home. Temari and Kankurō are preparing their weapons, while Gaara is sitting on the rooftop. Neji and Tenten are shown to be practising, as well as Shino. The next day, Naruto meets Hinata where Team 7 had their bell test. Hinata concludes that he may defeat Neji, causing Naruto to say that he liked people like Hinata and invites her to watch his fight against Neji. Hearing fireworks, he rushes to the stadium so he could make it in time. On his way, he sees Konohamaru who tells Naruto that he knows the shortcut to the stadium, but Konohamaru just brings him into trouble. Despite the trouble, Naruto finally arrives to the stadium.


  • Most of the events from this episode do not occur in the manga.
  • The entrance that Naruto made was ironically related to the event in Pamplona, Spain. This is when people race in to the bullfight on narrow streets and try their best to get into the stadium.

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