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Naruto Grand Tournament Week 1 Voting:

What’s the Naruto Grand Tournament about? Read more here!
For all characters where possible, assume it’s their part 2 counterpart in the battle. Week 1 voting will close end of day Friday January 22 (you may still vote after wards, but they won’t count towards final tally).

Hinata vs Haku
Shikamaru vs Sai
Kiba vs Lee
Temari vs Shino
Neji vs Ao
Zabuza vs Suigetsu
Kakuzu vs Hidan
Asuma vs Kabuto
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37 Responses

  1. YAY!! First to vote and first to comment!

  2. Well, I think these matchups are very fair. (I helped!) 😀

  3. Haha, I voted and commented second, so I know your preferences and you know mine!

    I was first at Bob’s 478’s analysis and I ‘m very happy about it, because there is a panic all these days to “Shannaro!!!” and comments are sented the one after the other with only few seconds/minutes gap!

  4. “I was first at Bob’s 478’s analysis and I ‘m very happy about it, because there is a panic all these days to “Shannaro!!!””-I never got the whole “first” thing, what’s so good about being first? It’s not like there is a prize.

  5. I suppose you are right, but it’s the first time that this happens to me, that’s why! Thanks, however!

  6. “I suppose you are right, but it’s the first time that this happens to me, that’s why! Thanks, however!”-oh that makes some sense to me, what I don’t get is the people who do it consistantly/try to be first, congrats on your first first.

  7. the easiest one was kiba vs lee like come on kiba sucks like really sucks lee would kick the shyt out of him

  8. Ah, this is a cool setup

    I think they are fair as well (helped too) ^_^

  9. everyone fails. ao would easily beat neji and sai would probably beat shika. suigetsu would easily kick zabuza’s ass as well.

  10. uhm, i have a question: do fillers count? cuz if they do, the i’d vote Hinata over Haku, and if not, i’d vote the other way around
    other than that:
    Shika beats Sai (his shadow endgame destroys the ink beasts, and shadow possession would prevent Sai from drawing)
    Lee beats Kiba (pure strength)
    Shino beats Temari (absorbing her chakra, this was the hardest for me to vote on, btw)
    Neji beats Ao (Ao hasn’t done squat, so i say Neji’s shown more impressive fighting skill)
    Zabuza beats Suigestu (comes down to intelligence/skill/experience)
    Kakuzu beats Hidan (pull the strings holding Hidan’s neck together out and Hidan’s head falls off, lol)
    Kabuto beats Asuma (i just figured chakra scalpels beats chakra kinves, and of course his healing would repair any damage done by said knives)
    again, could someone tell me if fillers count? i’d need the info to decide on the first one

  11. i think its safe to say that ao must be one of the strongest jonin in mist otherwise he wouldnt have escorted mei to the kage summit. plus he’s had far more experience with the byakugan than neji. it is tough to decide though because we havent seen much of ao fighting.

    and suigetsu would easily beat zabuza. he is more adept at using the sword already than zabuza was ever shown to be. and any attack zabuza did would go straight through suigetsu’s body. although it can be said that when zabuza fought he was made weaker as he was the first villain. i’d imagine if he came into it now he’d be much stronger. but watching suigetsu owning the full 8 tail transformation whilst in the water this week made me sure he’s epically strong.

  12. @ uhm, i have a question: do fillers count?
    yes fillers count, and even movies count. It’s nice to see there are people thinking the match-ups through rather than voting just base it on popularity alone. It was hard making all the matches fair contests especially when you have popular characters like Lee and Neji, a fair match would be Lee vs Neji but I didn’t want either of them to be knocked out in the first round. The most surprising contest so far is the Hinata vs Haku match, considering how popular Hinata is I would never thought it would be such a close race O_O This is very educational *takes notes*

  13. “Shika beats Sai (his shadow endgame destroys the ink beasts, and shadow possession would prevent Sai from drawing)”-I think Sai can make more ink beasts (Especially Snakes) than Shika can make Shadow Endgame Jutsu due to Shika’s chakra limit. I also can’t see him capturing Sai when Sai can use an Ink Bird and fly away (Would shadow paralysis work on a bird??? maybe and if so the bird would plumit). I decided on Sai anyway.

    “Zabuza beats Suigestu (comes down to intelligence/skill/experience)” I agree with Danny, what does that experience come down to? nothing, the only reason Suigetsu wasn’t already a mist swordsmen before meeting Sasuke is because he got stuck in a tank for only Oro. knows how long.

    “i think its safe to say that ao must be one of the strongest jonin in mist otherwise he wouldnt have escorted mei to the kage summit. plus he’s had far more experience with the byakugan than neji. it is tough to decide though because we havent seen much of ao fighting.” I don’t think Ao is a better byakugan user than Neji 1. He isn’t a clan member (basically he is like Kakashi/Danzo) 2. He isn’t a clan member, so he doesn’t know there secret jutsu (the same USED to basically be true for Neji, but I would say not now) 3. Neji is a byakugan prodigy, the “best” of the generation (“best” being in quotes for those who would scream “but hinata…”.) HOWEVER I think when we finnaly see Ao really fight it will be using Long-range water missle jutsu (this is just my oppinion, based off of what he said to Fuu) so he could be fairly strong (goes back to nothing being shown about him)

  14. Put Kimimaro in~
    He deserves to fight more~~~~~~`

  15. i doubt ao’s strengths would just be byakugan use. he must have some sick moves of his own. like you suggested water missiles. but i’d still say he’s say he’d beat neji. after all he did go after fuu torune and danzo by himself, so he must be pretty badass. i wish they’d have shown more of him fighting fuu.

  16. Honestly I am so surprised people chose Hinata over Haku, I thought he was loved lmao. I gotta admit im all for Kabuto, and I think Sai deserves a chance in the second rounds, (cmon ink vs shadow that fight would be a tight close match)

  17. “after all he did go after fuu torune and danzo by himself, so he must be pretty badass.”- Badass or stupid, the two are not mutually exclusive either.

  18. Sadly, I don’t think Zabuza would beat Suigetsu. Zabuza is clearly more adept at using the BEHEADER Sword than Suigetsu, but Zabuza’s attacks wouldn’t work on Suigetsu. And he uses water, Suigetsu’s strength. But the match COULD go in Zabuza’s favor when one accounts for Suigetsu’s metabolism and Zabuza’s experience, plus it WAS Zabuza that taught him (I think).

    Hinata CANNOT beat Haku. It’s no use if she can follow his movements with her Byakugan if she isn’t fast enough to counter them.

    Kakuzu would beat Hidan. Hidan clearly NEVER wanted to kill Kakuzu. Plus after whenever Kakuzu attacks him all he does is block it and then complain. Kakuzu has the killer instinct to win that fight.

    Sai would beat Shikamaru. But Shikamaru is so immensely popular that people will just vote for him, so meh.

  19. finally someone who has some sense and doesnt just judge fights on fanboy/girlism.

  20. @ kisu, on ppl voting for Hinata, that’s basically bcoz fillers count (according to Bob) and in fillers, Hinata has an very owerful defense/offense that’s best when used on projectiles coming from all sides (example include: every one of Haku’s jutsu), but even so, it would definitely b close (if fillers didn’t count tho, Haku would beat her ass, i kno that doesn’t sound like me, but that’s what i believe)
    on Suigestu vs Zabuza, Suigestu’s really only shown abilities of merging w/ and/or transforming into water; a feel a strong enuf Suiton would simply launch Suigestu away:
    Suigestu: “Water form!”
    Zabuza: “okay, Water clone” *Suigestu turns into 3 Zabuzas, the Zabuzas walk away*
    on Shikamaru vs Sai, hmm, guess it’s whch comes first, Shikamaru’s Shadow possession or Sai’s ink bird, that would decide the battle

  21. oops, i accidentally put “owerful” instead of “Powerful”, lol

  22. OH WAIT!!!!! i just realized that Haku had a very powerful anime only jutsu that definitely out does Hinata’s Protective 64 Palms:
    http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Ice_Spikes

  23. Yes, but because his ice was made from water and wind chakra, I think that Hinata could destroy it, because “what is made from chakra is useless against Juken, it can be destroyed by putting chakra in it.” That’s my thought though, on the other hand, Haku has impressive speed and stamina for his age. Hinata could bit him, only if she gets close to him and that’s quite difficult.

  24. you are a good analyzer, ai ni

  25. ““what is made from chakra is useless against Juken, it can be destroyed by putting chakra in it.”” where is this quote from? On Haku vs. Hinata: I feel like it would be a kidomaru-ish battle, with no string weakness. He would throw needles at her from inside his dome of mirrors until he found the blind spot. Hinata has a better defence to this than Neji but I feel Haku is stronger in speed/attack than Kidomaru because of the close range.

  26. I found the quote. I feel like Juken CAN destroy any chakra based substance, but it doesn’t automatically destroy it, just like Fire CAN meltice but Sasuke’s fire based attacks couldn’t melt the ICE. If you consider that Naruto was able to break a mirror with the kyubbi cloak, I equate this and Hinata’s Getle Step that was used on Pein, in terms of power, but the Kyubbi cloak seems to be faster than Hinata’s jutsu, so I don’t know of she could hit Haku.

  27. Thanks, Naruruler12 – kun! (My name’s Wo Ai Ni = I Love You in Chinese.)

    @ Mart1

    Well, as you said, it’s clearly a matter of chakra (and who knows who possesses more?) and this would be an interesting match-up, but Hinata would probably want to avoid it, until she would see her beloved Naruto in danger and she would rush into the Demonic Ice Crystal Mirrors!

  28. the stupidest voting is clearly in the asuma v kabuto fight. who is voting for asuma? apart from lee v kiba its easily the most clear cut win. or should be to anyone with a brain. kabuto would flat out own him.

  29. @Danny, agreed. What has Asuma done to+ what Kabuto has done? Remember that in Part 1 Kabuto was considered to be Kakashi’s equal, but in Part 2 he’s even stronger and then he got stronger again after absorbing Orochimaru. Asuma would be destroyed.

    @Hinata vs Haku. There is a key difference between the Eight Trigrams Rotation and the Protection of the Eight Trigrams. The former protects the user even if they cant see the attack because it just pumps out a “shield of chakra” if you will. The Protection protects the user only if they see the attack coming and are fast enough to counter it, that’s a HUGE difference. Hinata doesn’t have the speed of a Rock Lee-type character so she’d be a sitting duck in the Crystal Ice Mirrors. I give Haku the win in this fight

  30. @”asuma v kabuto”: I think Kabuto would win, BUT Assuma does have more than Taijutsu, like his Ash attack, it’s not all that much of an upset. Even with Oro., Kabuto gets what? Increased chakra/regeneration, snake summons, and a few more trick jutsu.

  31. @mart and Kisu: I agree, Azuma’s Taijutsu is high level. He would be able to out-run Kabuto and throw in some hard melee attacks. On the other hand, Kabuto can use medical ninjutsu, and if he would be to even scrape Azuma, he can destroy his movements. Azum a could stand his ground against the Kabutomaru.

  32. @ Kisu and dan I feel that kabuto is a better ninja than asuma but in a fught to the death, theis not much he could do to kill asuma while asuma has more techniques that actually involve killing your opponent

  33. *fight*
    *there is*

  34. Why you have problem with Shikamaru/Sai fight? If we just think about their jutsus Sai might be in little better position. But we still must remember that Shikamaru is much more intelligent and he already saw Sai’s ink powers so he must come up with his strategies. Besides Sai was surprised that Shikamaru could beat Akatsuki level opponent by himself witch is behind Sai’s capability.

  35. great match-ups! except the kisame VS jugo match. that won’t be much of a fight.

  36. We kind of ran out of strong characters to match Kisame with, so I just picked someone random, lol

    Week1 results are finalized:

    Hinata barely beat Haku with a 9 vote margin
    Shadow wins over Ink
    Rock Lee cleaned Kiba’s clock
    Temari failed to blow away Shino’s bugs
    True blood Byakugan triumphs over implant
    Suigetsu gets to keep Zabuza’s sword
    Kakuzu finally gets rid of his loudmouthed partner
    Asuma comes up on top over Kabuto

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