*WARNING: May contain spoilers. Read at your own risk. What are 10 battles in the anime or manga that you consider to be the coolest? If possible, explain your top 5. Spoiler'd for length and, well, spoilers. Spoiler: 10. Orochimaru vs. Jiraiya 9. Hidan and Kakuzu vs. Kakashi & Ino-shika-cho Trio 8. Madara vs. Hashirama (Early Konoha) 7. All Hokages (Except Tsunade) vs. Shinju 6. Nidaime Mizukage vs. Gaara & Onoki 5. Minato vs. Obito (Mysterious Masked Man) It's hard not to love this encounter from the get-go. It's even harder to decide which side to root for. For me, the final battle scene between Minato and Tobi- paired with the snide remarks both of them exchanged throughout- really made this one awesome battle that truly showcased each character's personalities and abilities. 4. Obito (Young) vs. Mist Shinobi Obito was introduced as an idiotic yet driven, compassionate, and cheerful character who brought light to his team, village, and a substantial amount of the series' general plot. This battle- from the awakening of his Mangekyou Sharingan- to his staring down at Rin's corpse in a pool of blood- was awesome yet heart-wrenching: we see a lovable beacon of hope breaking down into an emotionless nihilist who is determined to destroy the world. 3. Kakashi and Guy vs. Tobi and Tailed Beasts This doesn't need much explaining: two shinobi taking on 6 of the tailed beasts is absolutely badass. Granted, they are elite shinobi, but still: the closest event to this in Naruto history would have been the Third Raikage battling Gyuki...and that ended in a draw! This battle also showcases Guy and Kakashi's friendship and how strong it is, which was really cool in and of itself. 2. Sasuke vs. Danzo This has always been one of my absolute favorite fights in Naruto. Both shinobi demonstrated nearly identical skill in their respective jutsus, and from both sides it was a very emotional encounter. Seeing Sasuke being driven by an enraged frenzy, and Danzo by an almost desperate cockiness as he began to lose the battle, was awesome on all levels. 1. 8-Gates Guy vs. 6-Paths Madara The #1 slot for me goes to this battle. The fact that god-mode Madara was nearly killed by Gai- in a state far surpassing the power of almost any other shinobi shown so far- was breathtaking. I loved how Madara recognized him as the greatest taijutsu user ever, and how not a single shinobi on the battlefield lacked a shocked expression as Guy pounded miles-wide craters into the ground with single punches.