|"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)|
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|Japanese||September 27, 2006|
|English||November 1, 2008|
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.