On Naruto Manga Chapter 672, Madara said to Gai:

"As far as taijutsu, amongst those who have fought me... there has only been one who has come to your level..." enter image description here

Is he referring to Gai or someone else? If he is referring to someone, then who is it?

  • 1
    not disclosed till now. also in the next page madara says that he is the best one he has fought till now with taijutsu. so whoever might it be i don't think kishimoto will reveal.
    – Sp0T
    Apr 14, 2014 at 10:07
  • My theory is the first hokage, but let's see if someone here knew or read about it from the previous chapter.
    – Mark
    Apr 14, 2014 at 10:11

1 Answer 1


The picture you posted is actually a mistranslation, I have the official English release from Viz manga where Madara says "Of all those who have fought me over the years, there's no one who surpass you at taijutsu!"

Madara says that Gai is the strongest taijutsu user he has ever faced, and he has faced Hashirama Senju repeatedly in the past in life or death fights, while the latter was in Sage Mode, which pretty much puts you out of everyone else's league immediately.

Before he was resurrected people thought Hashirama and Madara's prowess were just legends, which makes sense when you think about how easily Madara defeated all five kages, in theory the top shinobi of each village, in practice some of the top shinobi of each village.

When you consider that Madara gets his powers from being the reincarnation of Indra, and having absorbed Ashura's chakra to awaken the Rinnegan, and since fighting the Kages he has become the jinchuriki of the ten tails, making him vastly more powerful again.

But even in this Godly state, Gai's kick is almost enough to kill him, shattering his ribs and arm on one side and making him cough up blood before his healing steps in.

Gai is the strongest taijutsu user ever, almost without a doubt, his only potential rivals being Madara, Naruto and Sasuke, depending on what they can do with the Sage's chakra. When you consider that Gai is just a normal ninja who isn't a jinchuriki, or a reincarnation of the Sage's children, yet those are the only people who can compare to him, he really is incredibly impressive.

  • 1
    Oh! interesting..:) Let's see what the others have to say.. Question: you created an account just to answer my post/question?.:)
    – Mark
    Apr 15, 2014 at 23:21
  • No, I had an account anyway on another part of stackexchange. I absolutely love people like Gai and Minato who don't get their powers from Sharingan or Tailed Beasts or other sources, but just managed to become amazing on their own.
    – Qiri
    Apr 27, 2014 at 16:31

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .