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)
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|Arc||Chūnin Exam Arc|
|Japanese||November 19, 2003|
|English||November 18, 2006|
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 went to the entrance of the stadium. In the entrance, was a banner which says that the Chūnin Exams will be tomorrow. Then he eats at the Ramen Ichiraku, Teuchi and Ayame gave him a big bowl of ramen, saying that his match will be tomorrow. The Ino–Shika–Chō eats at a restaurant, with Inoichi teasing that he had a daughter. Chōza had an additional order, then Shikamaru appeared, telling his father they will go home. Temari and Kankurō were preparing their weapons, and Gaara was sitting on the rooftop. Neji and Tenten were shown to be practising, and Shino as well. Naruto seemed as though he didn't want to sleep the whole night. Naruto meets Hinata where Team 7 had their bell test. She concluded that he may defeat Neji. He also said that he liked people like Hinata and also invited her to watch his fight against Neji. He heard some fireworks so he ran away because he would be late to the matches so he hurriedly ran so he could make it in time. On his way, he saw Konohamaru who told Naruto that he knows the shortcut to the stadium. But Konohamaru just brought him into trouble.
- Most of the events from this episode do not occur in the manga.
- The entrance that Naruto made was ironically related to the time in Pamplona, Spain. This is when people race in to the bullfight on narrow streets and try their best to get into the stadium.