Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2002 to Feb 8, 2007
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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action adventure comedy ninja shounen
SynopsisNaruto Uzumaki, a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja, lives in Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf village. Moments prior to his birth, a huge demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the Kyuubi's rampage, the leader of the village, the 4th Hokage, sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto.
Shunned because of the presence of the Kyuubi inside him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village. He strives to become the Hokage of Konohagakure, and he meets many friends and foes along the way.
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Related AnimeAdaptation: Naruto
Side story: Naruto: Movie 1 - Dai Katsugeki!! Yuki Hime Shinobu Houjou Dattebayo!, Naruto: Takigakure no Shitou - Ore ga Eiyuu Dattebayo!, Naruto: Find the Crimson Four-leaf Clover!, Naruto: Movie 2 - Daigekitotsu! Maboroshi no Chiteiiseki Dattebayo!, Naruto: Finally a Clash!! Jounin vs. Genin!, Naruto: Movie 3 - Dai Koufun! Mikazuki Jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!, Naruto: The Cross Roads
Sequel: Naruto: Shippuuden
Characters & Voice Actors
Naruto was one of the first anime I watched. Along with Dragon Ball Z, I basically grew up watching Naruto every Saturday night on Toonami. The English dub itself isn't terrible but it's not the best I've seen.
Now that I've rewatched Naruto, I can honestly say that Naruto is a very fitting 7.
Naruto's story is similar to a lot of shonen anime, and people give it a lot of hate for being "stereotypical." While the background for Naruto is a bit bland, the story of Team 7 is well written.
The beginning arcs of Naruto were very well done. The villains themselves weren't too bland and stereotypical. Towards the middle, it began to fall off. Sasuke's character was way to edgy and overall was bad. Kishimoto completely left Sakura behind and she basically became luggage for Naruto and Sasuke.
The whole idea of Sasuke looking for power so he could have revenge was pretty bland too. Later, Sasuke's story line becomes "I'm basically jealous of Naruto becoming strong so I'm going to be a dick."
The addition of the Akatsuki was the best thing that happened to the series. It gave a good villain for the end of the story and part 2.
The Sasuke retrieval arc was probably the most well written arc. It gave attention to some of the other characters in the series like Neji, Choji, Shikamaru, and Kiba. These characters were basically neglected for a while by Kishimoto.
The filler arcs are hit and miss. If I had known that none of the arcs were cannon as a kid, I probably wouldn't have watched them. After the Sasuke Retrieval Arc they basically put the series into permanent filler and sprinkled in cannon stuff.
Kishimoto had a very nice art style and probably the most realistic. This series probably has the least amount of fan service. Some characters are a little bit more on the unrealistic side, but they are still realistic.
The fighting sequences are very well done too. They aren't going to be as realistic but it definitely is the most pleasing to the eye.
The sounds in Naruto are better than some anime, but they are still horrendous. The sounds of people storing chakra is probably as bad as Dragon Ball Z. Grunting, Grunting everywhere, so watch with headphones unless you want people to think you're watching hentai. Not to mentions the screams. Some of the screams are ok but they are overused and again, almost as bad as Dragon Ball Z.
The soundtrack itself is pretty solid. Naruto has a pleasant mix of orchestral music and that cheesy shonen guitar music. Fighting scenes are matched with good music that will leave you interested. This is probably the only thing that saved me from giving Naruto a 4 in sound.
Naruto has some really good characters, and some really bad ones. Kishimoto neglected a lot of characters. Character development for some characters are good, while some characters like Sakura almost serve no purpose in being in the show at times.
Shonen cliches everywhere. Orphans everywhere. Naruto also gets a lot of flak because of the shipping. If you watch the series, you know what I'm talking about, and it gets a little bit old.
If I had written this as a kid I probably would have given it a 10. Overall, Naruto does provide you with action packed scenes. It gives you everything you want from a shonen, it just lacks in originality sometimes. The story itself is original, but the characters are bland at points. read more
I'm sure most, if not all, the people who end up reading this review have seen Naruto before and those who haven't are probably put off by the pure unadulterated hatred this and the more recent Shippuuden garner. Okay, I guess "unadulterated" is a strong word but I digress..
In any case, before starting this review I want to point out that I haven't read the manga so I'm unsure as to what was or wasn't changed during the process of animating this story and I guess it's time to get the show on the road.
*Also, let it be known that the infamous "Filler Arc" is not part of this review.
Naruto is the story of a group of rookie ninja from Konoha (Leaf) Village, with particular focus on our title character Naruto Uzumaki and his two friends Sakura Haruno and Sasuke Uchiha. The story starts soon after the three of them graduate from there Ninja Academy and are put under the care of Kakashi Hatake who, for the most part, takes on the standard role of the "mentor" who teaches them the value of teamwork and all that jazz.
The main characters can apparently be hit or miss, though I liked them for the most part. Naruto himself seems to follow in the footsteps of Goku from the Dragon Ball franchise, though I personally don't consider him anywhere near as dense and also don't consider him an "idiot" like most people tend to.
Sakura seems to get the most flack from my experience because, for the most part she plays the "useless female" role. The thing is, she herself realizes that and actively tries to change herself which makes for some interesting scenes down the road.
Sasuke is probably the most intriguing of the main characters, simply because he himself admits that he is only training to "kill a certain man" and he and Naruto clash quite a few times over their belief systems, particularly in the oh so excellent final arc.
As far as Kakashi, there isn't a whole lot to say as he reveals very few nuggets of information about himself. He's a cool guy, but he's very much a supporting character during this series.
But, to be honest, the thing that Naruto can be proud of is the excellent cast of supporting characters. From the intelligent, yet lethargic Shikamaru to the Bruce Lee wanna be Rock Lee it's pretty cool to see all these different characters, who usually have a very interesting and unique fighting style, clash with one another.
It also should be mentioned that a certain villain, Orochimaru, who appears rather frequently is a scene stealer and takes part in some of the more memorable moments of this series. It's also when he appears that the show really takes off and gets interesting, as he is the instigator of some of the biggest plot points. His personality and his willingness to use any and all means to further himself and his power is interesting and very often disturbing.
One thing that is important throughout the series is the running theme of revenge and human relations. Every one, from Gaara to Sasuke to Naruto himself has had some sort of bad experience during their childhood and it seems as though "friendship overcoming tragedy" is maybe the predominate theme throughout the show.
Now this series being a shounen, it's obvious it has pacing flaws here and there. For example, many of the fight scenes are dragged out to an annoying degree. And this is very apparent in the first arc when the characters go through two separate fight scenes that both take at the very least three or four episodes each, which isn't a huge problem if you marathon the series like I did. But, it still deserves mentioning as it is annoying.
The plus side is that most fight scenes, particularly during the Chuunin Exam arc and beyond, are very well animated and just overall well done. The aforementioned Shikamaru for example has some of the more noteworthy scenes because he uses his head, instead of any physical abilities, and his fight scenes are always damn good fun.
But, this also highlights one of the issues I do have with the fight scenes and, even though this is a problem with shounen action anime in general, it's especially bothersome here. The characters have a habit of explaining everything they do to their enemy which would be time better spent actually defeating your opponent rather than telling them your skills. I know it's just so the mangaka can flex his thought process and the logic behind the attacks to the viewer but..it's still kind of tiresome and could certainly be implemented better.
I think the music bears mentioning as I thought it was either great, such as most of the music used during the dramatic scenes and some battle scenes, or forgettable, which is pretty much the rest of the fight scene music.
The Japanese voice actors did a great job imo, especially during some of the more serious scenes. But, I especially got to shout out to the multiple voices for Orochimaru. Of which almost all of them are suitably creepy and, even though they sound different, they still manage to pull off the basic speech patterns.
It takes a while for things to really get going, but once it does you'll notice it. Unfortunately for some, the pacing can sometimes be broken by the short training arcs which are actually pretty entertaining and in many cases are segued in nicely with the story arcs. Also, there is only one short filler arc throughout the first 135 episodes.
First off, it should be apparent from our protagonists conspicuous appearance that, in many ways these guys are ninjas in name only. Still, the appearances of the characters throughout the series are so varied that I, at the very least, didn't care. Animation does take a dip occasionally, however.
Orochimaru is a plus, no doubt about that. And most of the other cast members have good voice acting, though Rock Lee's can sometimes be grating.. The music is pretty good, though occasionally generic.
Depending on how you take to Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura this could be your favorite part of the series, which is the case for me, or your least favorite, and probably game breaking, aspect of the series as it does depend upon these three for the vast majority of the story . But, I'm sure most people will like the supporting characters as almost all of them are developed to a satisfying degree. Unfortunately, all of them fit the tragic past stereotype so...your mileage may vary. You may want to avoid this series if you aren't a fan of melodrama.
Hell yeah, I enjoyed this series. I won't lie, I loved this series. But, it certainly isn't for everyone and I can understand quite a few people being frustrated by this shows some times slow, often times fast pacing and some of the more dragged out arcs even frustrated me at times. Also, as I said before, enjoyment largely hinges on whether or not you take to the three main characters or not.
To sum it up, don't go into Naruto expecting to see the tightest script ever written or anything thought provoking. Just go into it for a fun time and, maybe, you'll be surprised by the well developed characters like I was. Make no mistake, Naruto was a great experience for me..especially because I went into the series expecting it to be terrible and, by the time I realized it wasn't, I was enjoying the ride.
*If you want to make any sort of comment, just drop by my profile. Criticism is welcome as this is my first review in quite a while and I went with a different style than I have in the past. Thanks for reading this review, I hope it helps anyone interested in this series. read more
Naruto, a lot of the new generations first favorite anime. It was not my first, I am with the last gen with Sailor Moon, DBZ and others. Naruto I started watching around... when it first came out. It was the first of it's kind, it lost spunk near the end, but it really kept you going for the first 135 episodes.
It was different then most animes, people don't admit it, but it was. It wasn't always about Naruto though, which sometimes made me wonder why Kishimoto called it Naruto. The story follows mainly Team 7 (Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura) and the journeys they have until Sasuke starts to split, then it is about getting Sasuke back. The story is good, but reminds me of DBZ at times; too much talking, so the story takes a bit to be told. Despite that fact, the story still kept me interested until Sasuke finally left and then fillers. Those turned me off a bit, but I still finished it. (By the way, Shippuuden [Naruto part 2] is all about getting Sasuke back, if you didn't like that story, then don't bother watching Naruto Shippuuden)
A bit plan, but I liked how all the characters looked different. They all had different styles and designs to them. Rock Lee looked different from Orochimaru. Each character had distinct personalites to, but I'll get to that. The backgrounds were okay, but some looked great, like the Valley of The End where Naruto and Sasuke fought. I thought that was very interesting and symbolic.
If you think of ninja music what do you think of? The music from Naruto. I think they really matched everything when it came to sound. The sound and music were the best bits from this show. Who ever this composer is, he made something out of himself because the show's music was much to its success as well as everything else.
They are all different, I love that. Rock Lee has bushy eye brows, very positive and has simple eyes while Choji is huge, simple minded, and easily angered. Each character is different and that makes Naruto stand out to me. Some characters I didn't like, but every show has that. Naruto's character changes a lot and that bothered me through out this series, but overall, I still loved the characters.
I loved this series, if you are going to watch it, watch until at least episode 135 and then, if you want, head to Shippuuden. I don't like Shippuuden very much, but if you gave Naruto all ten's, I highly recommend it.
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Naruto is a polarizing series thats been popular since its initial release in many countries and has been capturing fans since the beginning. Being part of the famous Shounen genre, it's one for receiving hate and praise, while i think it's in the middle. While the second season is getting more attention than the first, this isn't something to leave out since this started it all.
Deriving off the theme of ninjas, this anime introduces the concept of using chakra to enable jutsus, or a technique, to help them fight in battle. There's a diverse list of techniques out there from illusions to just martial arts to improve human capabilities. In combination of the theme of ninja's there are nine people in the world who hold tailed beasts inside them. From one tail up to nine tails, fitting the nine people, they enable the holders to have an insane amount of chakra compared to the typical ninja.
Mainly following the protagonist Naruto, the story sets off on his adventures and events that he faces throughout his journey to become the Hokage, or the ruler of his village. Though the anime is known to have many fillers, they all play into key for the overall story that's happening throughout the entire anime. Since the anime is long there's many story arcs, there's a whole variety of events that people can enjoy or dislike, from battling the Akatsuki to getting back a team member. This anime has spikes of actions to relaxation episodes.
Characters are a big part of Naruto and is basically the entire anime. While there's a nice concept, without the characters there wouldn't be a story to begin with. There's a big cast of characters I could go over, but there's too many. From the different groups in Naruto's village, to the main enemy organization, you'll meet and see lots of characters come and go. Character development in this anime may seem at an all time zero, but it's there and a little subtle.
Naruto is your main character, and gets introduced in quite an awkward start. At first he seems to be a typical kid who just causes trouble, but you'll quickly learn about his back story and his reason for being who he is. While being a character set in a ninja world, there's actually a lot you can relate to with him. He was discriminated early in his life due to his tailed beast inside of him scaring others making them believe he's some monster. He's the way he is because he had no parent in his life to correct him, he was always alone and left to fend for himself. Though slow, you'll see his character change from the beginning to the end to someone who understands others and someone who tries to help others from his tragic past.
Secondly there's Sasuke, he's the typical bad boy character in an anime, but actually has a reason behind his actions too. His brother was ordered to kill his entire village, which caused Sasuke to come home to see his own parents dead and to face his brother. From then on he becomes the sort of independent person who doesn't like to rely on others. He has the power of sharingan, which is a power in his eye that helps him battle. He's more like the character that pushes the story forward with his actions and often clashes with Naruto. Just like brothers, at times they may seem like best friends, but also enemies to each other.
Last in the main group is Sakura, the only female in the squad and possibly the most useless of the group. At first she plays a typical annoying fan-girl over Sasuke and sees Naruto as some annoying person who is just hindering her life, but she turns into someone who genuinely cares for her entire squad. Though her jutsu isn't as spectacular as others, she's very smart when it comes to academics. She's more like the mom of the group you could say, and tries to keep them from fighting.
For an anime based off ninjas this anime has a bunch of action, and it just suits the theme perfectly. The battle scenes and arcs with action in them are actually one of the most interesting aspects into this show. They put so much detail into the battle themselves that you can't help but keep your eyes fixed into it. With the action from the ninja exam, all of the battles between the students were given detail in every one of them and the quality hardly dropped, same throughout the series with every battle. Though the action scenes were given detail, the characters weren't given any less quality. Each character does have their own unique features and traits that stands out from others.
The sound may be one of the best aspects of the entire show. The OST is something that never fails to make me get excited when it starts playing and you know something epic will happen. Just from the track, "Strong and Strike" or "The Raising Fighting Spirit", they all match the theme of the Japanese feeling, while also bringing in it's own unique theme to each song. The voice actors for the English dub aren't that bad, except for the occasional slip up here and there, but the voice actors for the Japanese version were really well done.
Overall this anime is wonderful for the time it was originally airing, but still lacks some foundation aspects. It has a fairly interesting story line, but can sometime be side tracked due to the occasional arcs that appear throughout the anime. You can relate to some characters even though they're set into a fantasy world of ninjas, which brought a whole new level to them besides sticking to the weak into strong character development. The soundtrack for this anime was the best part with the feeling of excitement bottling up into action and retaliation from the heroes. It's something i can recommend to anyone who's interested in action or just wants to watch something time to time that isn't short, it doesn't need to be watched in a marathon. read more
Both are great shounen series with "fight for nakamas" plot, and goals characters have made their mind to accomplish. Also it looks like naruto somewhat resembles Luffy. If you enjoyed Naruto, I'm sure you will find One Piece amazing.
With the main characters wanting to become the best at what they do and wanting to protect those that are precious to them. Wanting to achieve their dreams, they become more powerful and meeting more friends along the way too.
(its pretty similar aside from the famous Naruto filler)
you can find the action piling up in this anime series as it also filled with nothing but action and adventure and many more of the Drama and comedy moments that will surely bring you to tears and laughter....
The mood of the series is pretty similar and the goal of the main characters is to be the best in their league. That's what I noticed when I completed Naruto and began with One Piece. If you liked Naruto you might like One Piece even better.
Two people that have their own goals and dreams. The main characters for both show are very similar. They are very clumsy, lazy, and funny, but when it comes down to protecting their friends from danger, they get serious. Both is filled with excitement, action, adventure, comedy, and fantasy.
I really like onepiece because it tells the classic story of the hero archetype, i like the refreshing way in which the story is told and the way the crew overcome obstacles, i would rank naruto and onepiece joint first in my favourite animé due to the hilarious humour and invigorating take on a well known character archetype.
Shonen anime. About a young hero who wants to become the best. Similar messages about friendship and determination to reach your goals. Characters fight using their super powers to defete evil villians who stand in thier way.
Both have main characters that act pretty dumb/stupid. And both act without thinking and do unexpected things. Also both main characters are willing to risk their lives for their friends.
If you can replace Pirates with Ninjas and vice versa, Naruto and One Piece are a lot alike with the exception of art. Naruto=Luffy (Both pretty slow and oblivious to a lot of things, but pretty badass at fighting and can be brilliant in combat), Hokage=Pirate King (Both main characters strive to be the best in the world and their dream is often looked down upon or acknowledged by various people). Both series are very humorous, deal with characteristics of friendship/teamwork and have intense fighting.
These are both huge battle anime, where the main characters both have a huge goal, Luffy wants to find One Piece and become the Pirate King, and Naruto wants to become the best Hokage ever. Also, at the beginning of the series, Naruto and Luffy are very alike, causing mischief as they go along. Even though Luffy hasn't changed that much over all these years, Naruto has matured way more and has become more serious, now that the series is nearing it's climax.
In both anime protagonists continue to go on a life with the dream which was defined in their childhood. And which has strongly changed their life. It helps them to meet new friends and as to overcome the difficulties arising on their way.
In both anime the main character has the promise, given to the friend, and as" likes to eat ". xD
In both anime very interesting abilities of heroes, their characters, charisma. And as the important place is borrowed with friendship and fidelity.
At both anime as there is a lot of humour, the cat well dilutes many heavy situations occuring during adventures of characters. So despite of all duration of anime to look them it is a pleasure.
Shounen, action, adventure manga, both with a main character who wants to fulfill their dreams. Both of them have many special combat elements and a similiar story line as getting new friends, win against enemys, some drama sequence etc.
All in all I find that One Piece stands more out, but give Naruto a try!
Luffy is very similiar to Naruto. They´re both really childish characters with the biggest dream in mind.
Even though they act like an idiot most of the time (not a bad thing), when their friends are in danger they give all they have to save them.
There is in both an ero-dude. And there are people who were villains but eventually become nakama.
Both are awsome shounen series,has pretty much the same premise.The idiot main character then gets serious when it's needed,comedy,action,and characters you just hate to not love -__-.One Piece is not very story driven at all but is very enjoyable,while Naruto has a developing plot after the first 13 or so episode.If you liked anyone of these check out the other you'll love it.
Both protagonists have an ultimate similar goal they want to achieve. Fighting lots of enemies along the way and many great adventures. Humor and action are prominent in both series. If you like one you'll like the other.
Both have a main character that gets stronger throughout the story. Both main characters are sort of idiots. Both main characters fight to protect their comrades. There is a lot of comedy, and the fighting scenes revolve around honor and doing the right thing.
One piece is about pirates, and Naruto is about ninjas. They are both extremely long running, and they are both "gateway" anime. If you love one, then you typically will love the other one in my experience.
Both are unique in a lot of ways, and both are heavily inspired by Dragon Ball.
First of all, I started to watch both anime because of their first endings. Naruto ending is incredibly true&sad at the same time, even if - at the first sight - the story doeasn't look very smart it's deeper then you think - just watch first two seasons! One Piece first ending I also liked because of the song (it's catchy).
On the other hand it's easier to start watching One piece than Naruto, because like I said before, Naruto's story at the beginning looks pretty dumb. Much dumber than One Piece's ;D
BUT I like both these anime :) (much more Naruto <3)
•both are a shounen series,
•both main protagonists are a knuckleheaded, never give up, i will conquer my goal/dream type of person
•both males as the anime progresses through each episode, collect new friends and enemies along the way towards their goal they must achieve to be the best
•both have the never give up attitude with their super natural powers, to help good and conquer evil and be the best in the world
•there dreams as kids help them progress further to be more braver/stronger/protect friends
•they are a similar in a child sense yet mature way of portraying it, with the adventure and action.
Both series are long running (lots of episodes) series that center around action and fighting. The main characters are very good and the stories are very profound. Both characters don't have their parents with them anymore. They want to become stronger . The reason i just can't stop watching these series is because you can see the characters become stronger and stronger episode after episode.
Kind of common sense really.Along with a few other anime Naruto and One piece would be considered 2 of the 5 kings of long running anime. And by long running i mean 100 or so episodes. Anyway both anime are very similar in characters however luffy is strong but stubborn however Naruto acts dumb but when in tough situations he is quite the tactician. I'm one of those people who never really liked anime's such as death note. So yeah, it should be easy to fall in love with both anime. I will sow this however, both anime have a story which i would consider unique and leave others in the dust. Naruto may seem boring to others however it's watchable in my opinion. Where as one piece is always a laugh.
Both series involve a young character with one big dream; Naruto: to become a hokage and Luffy: to become pirate king. Both characters are also not taken seriously and doubted at first regardless of how much potential they have.
Both animes have a wonderful cast of characters and part of the big three (One Piece, Naruto, Bleach). They're both long running shonens capable of telling a great story, although it might be a bit slow at first.
Fighting and great character development. Because of the expanse of different characters, there is bound to be one (or a couple) that instantaneously become your favorite.
though the styles are totally different there yet the same
every average anime watcher will find himself in a dilemma on which he should watch.. i suggest both !
there both funny, yet serious but then again... also Cruel and theres drama..
they both got em all :D
It has action, adventure, love and even some comedy which is what makes these two anime seem so similar. But there are some differences of course, however the 2 characters kurosaki Ichigo and Naruto have extremely similar personality traits such as their will to protect those around them and their will to survive no matter what!
Both main characters try to be stronger and save their friends. In both anime is a lot of fight and action. And both anime have stupid, boring fillers. ;]
The genres are quite alike, and they are universes where fighting is necessary for surivival. Where Naruto is more about emotions and the craft of a fictive universe, Bleach presents more extreme fighting scenes with a stench of Dragon Ball in it. Both are great animes.
Both main characters are stubborn but are loyal to their friends and would do anything to protect them.
Both series are about an outsider who tries to become stronger to protect his friends. In addition, Naruto, as well as Bleach, feature unique battles with super powers (Jutsus in Naruto and Soul Slayer attacks in Bleach).
Typical shounen animes. Hero with strong powers, will and many friends. Katanas, swords, battles, talking during these battles, evil organization and so on... similar, ne?
Both have a main character that gets stronger and stronger as the show moves on. Both have an outstanding cast of support characters. Both are filled with action and all sorts of powers and blend in comedy at the right moments.
These anime are just the same type. Main characters just do all their best to save the world)) an alternative reality, special supernatural abilities, interesting fights... Both anime contain all these aspects. Of course these series are really childish and rather simple, but it can help you to give a rest to your brain! So, enjoy)))
Both are long-running action packed TV series, with extremely similar main characters. Both Ichigo and Naruto, besides having orange/yellow hair, are not-to-bright extremely strong brute force fighters who both have next-to-no techniques besides from they're signature moves, but who prevail through sheer willpower and strength. One involves swords, the other ninjas :)
Both anime tells about one guy who wants to be the best and protect everyone. They start from level zero and raises to high level with training. There are awesome fights all the time and are both funny too.
Both are shounen and involve quite alot of violence. There is not much of a romance in it although naruto may be a bit more emotional than bleach. They both start out with a guy that is inexperienced, but as the story progresses they improve dramatically
Both series provide you with similar characters, who start off as newbies and as they make friends, enemies and fight their ways through, they realize they have amazing potential and learn what friendship really means! In both Bleach and Naruto, you'll harness action till you drop!
Naruto derives from the same plot outline as Bleach, in which Naurto starts out as a weak ninja and as the story progresses, he gets stronger and fight tougher enemies.
Both series are long running (lots of episodes) series that center around action and fighting. The main characters are very good and the stories are very profound. The main characters both start of as inexperienced but very stubborn and determined to become the best. Gradually they learn what the toll is of the world they live in while they become stronger.
Both main characters have powers and a strong willed mind. They never give up and fight mainly for the sake of their friends (I've just described the shounen genre). Both develop their powers throughout the anime as they keep training and fighting. One as a substitute shinigami and the other one as a ninja. The cast of Bleach is older than Naruto's but the target audience is not very different so if you've watched one and are looking for something with the same feel to it, give the other a go.
Let's start by comparing the story, both have similar shounen elements of that fighting spirit; Bleach = spiritual energy and Naruto = chakra. The Story's main protagonist seeks to become stronger after each encounter to protect their families (although in the beginning Naruto's motive is to not be seen as an outcast) The development of the protagonist is conveyed in a simple formula of finding that inner strength to overcome their opponent (speaking which both suffer inner demons to which they must also struggle against and control to unleash their full potential), however this simple formula is made entertaining by the interactions with a long list of supporting characters and the choreography of the fight scenes.
The OST is probably the most outstanding feature of both Naruto and Bleach. They both evoke this primal instinct to fight and be poised for a fight (also evident through their extensive training regimes). It's heart pounding and raises the tension/excitement factor to set the scene for some epic shounen battles. The fight/battle scenes are generally dragged out to showcase both the parties moves and special abilities but also act as its foundation to the plot. (i.e. introducing new abilities, developing new abilities or creating plot points)
The animation is solid throughout both shows, especially considering both shows' length. It certainly will not be a deterrent. However, one point to note is the amount of fillers may be an issue for a lot of viewers, to overcome this issue, I recommend seeking some great filler guides on the internet to watch the show in its canon form especially if the filler is not to your liking.
No doubt, with some strong power comes a huge responsability, the characters will face huge difficults and because a huge plot you will have to choose wich one is your favourite
They both follow a main character who starts off as almost useless but each character gets stronger as time goes on. They each have a group of friends whose powers stem from same source of power. Both main characters have different forms that increase their power but at the price where they have to fight for control. And at some point one of the main villians becomes immortal.
The two main characters, ( Naruto and Ichigo) both have sad back stories, giving them the will to help others especially their friends. They both start off as very weak and steadily surpasses their superiors one by one until everybody notices and relies on them.
As well as Naruto, Fairy Tail is going to be the next big thing in anime. Somehow it gives me the same feeling as I'm watching Naruto. There are a lot of characters, a lot of funny moments, and I'm looking forward to the next episode! So I think that if you like Naruto, you may like Fairy Tail too!
Same atmosphere, fights, funny moments. The art is very same as well.
And ya, Natsu reminds me Naruto greatly, 'cos they are both quite silly, but cute and powerful ^_^
Both are shounen with heroes who are a bit slow. In Fairy Tail, Natsu is a bit more competent, but both he and Naruto serve as comic relief at times. Both Natsu and Naruto also have a strong loyalty to their friends. Both characters were also have a small sense of being cast aside because of something that happened in their pasts.
Friendship, loyalty and a mix of love is w00t these two animes have in common.
Not to mention they all have a huge variety of characters, all with differrent kewl techniques and powers. Both shows also finds a good way of mixing humor at the right time, but still manages to keep up a good suspense when needed.
Also, the three main characters have huuuge resemblances.
Character of both are very similar.Ninjitsu & magic looks very close to each other.
Both talk a lot about friendship as being important, the action is also similar. Naruto is more dramatic than fairy tail though, but fairy tail makes up for this by being hilarious XD. Both are also must sees in the anime world no matter what genre you're into, to be honest if you watch anime you probably know what Naruto is anyway lol, but still Fairy Tail, in my opinion is equally as awesome!
Both anime have similar characters, natsu ... naruto , gray ... sasuke ,lucy ... sakura , and similar powers like earth,wind,wather,lighting and fire magic (jutsu) , for example natsu use fire magic like sasuke use fire jutsu , erza use weapons like swords and throw them like ninja throw there kunai and so on.if you like fairy tail then you certainly you will like naruto.
They way the headcharaters act is smiliar even though Naruto has a hard time fitting in and Natsu is looking for his "master". But they both tries to be the best in wath they do.
Both have amazing characters, with both knowing the pain of losing people important to them (Naruto & Natsu). They both are hot headed and never back down from a challenge. It contains a lot of battles and awesome quotes and characters and you really should watch the both of them!
Characters are very similar... both are popular shounen
Fairy Tail is way more carefree and easy-going though
The way they portray friend relation ships and the character personalities are similar. They are both action and cute comedy shows, which can turn into tear jerkers...
Both main characters are hot-heads and impatients.
Even female main character is same as other.
You will not regret watching this!
Adventure + Shounen + Comedy = Fairy Tail & Naruto
The cast is very similar in that they also find a way to win and never give up.
Both series are set in a similar environment (Guild Hall/Hidden Leaf Village)
Both series have the main characters going on missions to earn money and make the village/guild stronger.
They both end up having fights with the others Guilds/Villages
Both series are very good and I highly recommend watching one if you like the other. You definitely wont be disappointed.
Hot-headed, fiercely protective, always wanting to throw down in a battle of skill... Remind you of someone? Naruto Uzumaki? But also, Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail.
Both characters are in search of something.
For Naruto it's a place in the village, for Natsu, it's his adoptive father the dragon, Igneel.
I believe that both animes are quite alike and with similar supporting characters (Sakura from Naruto and Lucy from Fairy tail), although the story isn't alike, both are about taking risks for friends and protecting the ones you love, while fighting for what is right.
They both have a balance of action, suspense and comedy while maintaining a good plot. Both also showcase each character with their own background which influences their actions.
Both have themes that are big on family & friends. Both feature a character who used to be alone, and ends up meeting great people they care about
Both Main Characters (Naruto and Natsu) are Hot Heads that stick to what they believe in.
both share a lead set of main chartcers that form a team to compete mission around the land
friary tail do this buy using magic and shear will power usual causing a lot of destruction Naruto dose this buy using ninjujitsu and genjujitsu with the willpower playing a key role
The main character Natsu resembles Naruto in nature.He is hot headed like naruto and is awesome.
Both of these series follow adolescents. The main characters both follow a set goal where each is trying to prove something to someone. The character development is superb and goes into exquisite detail for everyone. Both series have specific powers or abilities that each character maintains. Action scenes are also extremely intense and well animated.
It's a battle/competition type anime, like Naruto, only it's more condensed. A very fun one to watch. Enjoy!
Both about a young man on a journey to becoming a hunter/Ninja. Very Similar and both AWESOME!!!
Instead of becoming a ninja, the energetic protagonist wants to become a Hunter. Similar teams and setups as well as similar action.
Both are Shounen which includes several test's and fights...
Aside from the stubborn-ness and will-to-succeed-no-matter-what personalities of both lead characters Naruto (Naruto) and Gon (HxH), the display of a wide range of fighting styles using a certain energy-manipulating concept (chakra for Naruto; nen for HxH), the dangerous examinations storyline (Genin/Chuunin exams; Hunter exams), and the search for an important person (Naruto's friend Sasuke; Gon's dad Jin), the quality of humor and adventure in both anime gives the viewer similar highly enjoyable experience :)
The series have many things in common. The main character is a boy who has to pass a difficult, often life-threatening exam using jitsu/spiritual energy, and he does it with the help of his friends. There are lots of fights and many episodes are focused on training.
A little boy who goes out on a journey while finding friends, fighting against an evil organisation and is an image after his father who is an legend.
I highly recommend this show to any Naruto fan out there. It's funny and has a really good story. The animation is good when you think of how old it is and the music is fitting. Also at some parts it feels like Naruto has adapt some things from this show like the exam and an evil organisation.
Do I even dare to say that HunterxHunter is much better than Naruto? Well, yeah I do.
A shounen with a, in my opinion, little more mature approuch than Naruto, sacrificing a little bit of fighting for a lot more psychology etc.
Also, Naruto has several influenses from this anime as far as i can see.
Both animes start out with the characters taking exams. From there you see what hapens to them during the exams and the harsher realities of the aftermaths.
if you like Naruto than you should know that more than half the stuff in it was already taken from hunter x hunter. the most obvious is the fact that a clan of "red-eyed" people were slaughtered because of their red-eyes. thee's also the fact that there's a survivor that's bent on getting revenge and will do anything to succeed. remind you of someone?....
other than that "idea"
both main characters grew up without their parents.
both their dad's are great people.
both "act" rather than "think"
they both have a 4 main character squad (team 7 with kakashi, and than Gon's team)
both have an exam at the beginning.
both have an antagonist group that's bent on destroying the world or something related (akatsuki = the spiders) and the "red-eyes" want to find this group.
both have some sort of chakra/ki/energy related stuff that they learn
both have shounen battles and tournaments.
both have something ridiculous with them (Naruto wearing a bright orange jumpsuit while he's a ninja, and Gon fighting with a fishing rod) yet somehow their able to work with it.
the main male characters are the xcept that in naruto the guy's more idoitic and hyper but both guys are hardworking and never give up. they both also talk bout clans and enemy clan. oh and in both one guy has red eyes. i recomend this if you liked h x h
In the same way that HxH was deeply inspired by Dragonball, Naruto is deeply inspired by HxH. For one, both series make their money from their attachable characters and bright outdoor style. Second, many plot element from Naruto are almost simply ripped off HxH (chuunin exam and hunter exam, chakra abilities taken from a nen ability - the puppeteer for instance).
However, just as HxH was more serious than DB, dropping a lot of the humour for more daunting psychological trauma, Naruto pushes that further to the point of sounding emo at time. Yet, overall, it remains light.
Both Hunter x Hunter and Naruto experience the same events and similar writing, Its very clear theat Naruto is similar to Hunter X hunter with shonen style fighting,charactors , abilities ,and saga's
•The main characters are about the same age (both Gon and Naruto are 12 years old), they have a similar goal, Naruto is striving to become a ninja and Gon is aspiring to become a hunter.
• They both grew up without their parents by their side, but they still retain an optimistic personality.
• In order to achieve their dreams, they go through a very difficult exam that tests them if they trully have the ability and talent to became a hunter/ninja.
• The trials in both animes consist of crossing a dangerous forest, where there are traps everywhere, the next stage being a tournament, where the combatants battle each other in order to become a hunter/ninja.
• The other main characters Sasuke and Kurapika have similar goals as well, both wanting to avenge their respective clans that got totally annihilated, them being the only survivors.
•They both have an eye power that is transmitted genetically only to the members of the clans, which is very rare and is seeked by power-hungry villains.
• In order to seek revenge no matter the cost, both Kurapika and Sasuke leave their friends's side and choose to follow a path of darkness.
•In both animes,the powers of the characters reside in their ability to control "chakra" (in Naruto) or "nen" (in Hunter x Hunter ) which is a humans's inner energy.
If you enjoyed Naruto, be sure to also check out Hunter x Hunter, you won't be disappointed ^^
+Both have exams
+Both have action, adventure, comedy, drama, fantasy, psychological and Fighting, Manhunt, Revenge.
+Both are Shounen anime.
+Both about a young boy on a journey to becoming a hunter/Ninja.
+Both series strongly develop the theme of friendship between protagonists.
+Both the main character's father is an legendary man in their town. and have a good reputation and respect in the world.
+Both have an exam at the beginning.
+Both anime have shounen battles and tournaments.
+Both main characters grew up without their parents.
some character have very dark past and they live for revenge .
Both series are long running (lots of episodes) series that center around action and fighting. The main characters are very good and the stories are very profound. The powers of the different characters will surprise you every time you get to see a new one. The main characters power never seem repetative and you will always want to see the next episode right away due the high level of suspense throughout the series.
A lot of the time when one is explaining a popular shonen servers, one hears the word "generic" but when explaining these two anime, the word to use is "exciting". HxH and Naruto are about young boys who start their journey to complete a goal of becoming something: Naruto wants to be Hokage and Gon wants to become a great Hunter. Both anime have many different characters which are unique and memorable. Both have many arcs that tie into a meta narrative. If you are looking for a fun action/adventure anime, then these two are a good choice.
both animes take place in alternative worlds filled with adventure and thrill. hunter x hunter (2011 version) is a great anime however if you like naruto only for their battles you may want to reconsider because hunter x hunter tend to focus more on the adventurous and thrill aspect of the story instead of the action of the battles (there is a great deal of fighting in it don't get me wrong! just not as much as naruto)
Both shows are action,shounen series. Naruto at the beginning(19 episode) starts with the chunnin exam whereas hunter x hunter has the Hunter exam. The fighting system of both anime are similar, naruto is based on chakra and hunter x hunter is based on "Nen" which is aura. One of the protagonists in naruto(sasuke) has similar story to one of the hunter x hunter (kurapica). I don't want to imply anything but the manga of hunter x hunter came in 1999 so make your own assumptions.
This is another fun shonen with likable characters and a good story. However, the filler may be a problem for some and Naruto's voice can get annoying in the dub.
They've got a similar feeling to them, especially if you're comparing Pre-Shippuden Naruto to Hunter X Hunter. Both are good series about a young boy growing into a bad ass and it's clear that a lot of different parts of Naruto were inspired by HxH.
Both are about young boys who have dreams of becoming great, Gon (Hunter) and Naruto (Hokage). Both also have epic fight scenes and are considered shounen.
Both of these anime have similar story arc progression with a lasting quality that makes you involved with the characters. Each anime has it's own originality that I enjoyed since I didn't know what to expect next. Both of these are funny and left me smiling on more than one occasion although there are punctuations of very serious character and plot development that made me want more. Over all very good shows and you shouldn't hesitate to watch them for a full length experience.
-Young boy on a journey
-Themes very similar
-Dense and happy main character
-Main character/ no parents (well...with him...)
-Main character both have spikey hair?! XD
Both series starts off with a early exam in Hunter x Hunter's case it's Hunter exam and in Naruto's case it's chunin exam. Both are anime's with much fight's but there's also a huge difference between the fighting styles Hunter x Hunter's fights focuses more on tactics than Naruto's fights which is usually just a normal fight. Both are long running action shounen. Both episodes have over 100 episodes. If you have not watched either of these series then you should start with Hunter x Hunter because in my opinion Hunter x Hunter is a much better anime.
This new anime, Nabari no Ou is very similar to Naruto, even some animes don't go that far to have techniques that uses nature so this really have some similarities. The main character seems to have something hidden inside that that is very powerful...
Both anime feature worring ninja clans, with main character having very powerfull and somewhat evil being sealed inside them.
They both use ninja themes in the series, there is also lot of action in both of them, and both main characters hold some big power inside of them.
Very very similar - main characters have something powerful inside them.
Story is about ninja and their world.
Friendship of Naruto and Gaara is just like Miharu and Yoite
Naruto was born as Jinchuuriki and the main protagonist of Nabari no Ou was born with the hijutsu which everyone wants ^^
Both protagonists have a special ability that makes people chase them. Though most people would say they are completely different, both of the protagonists care deeply for the people around them and hate to see them hurt. Even to the point of giving themselves up to the people chasing them. Though Nabari no Ou is shorter than Naruto they both show that they get stronger to protect themselves and the ones around them. They are both quite similar if you think about it.
The series - though different - share a common interest with one another and that is ninjas. Ninjas with a goal to protect the ones they care about, and all in goal to stop an enemy from taking over the world or reconstructing it to their liking.
Both Nabari no Ou and Naruto hold some strong similarities in that, but also hold strong differences with each other. But a series that both should be tried.
Both series tell about a ninja world. Nabari no Ou tells about the current world and Naruto has its own ninja world. In both anime, there is a guy who has the power to change the world and other people are trying to use it. Both of them want to protect their friends and the world. They are both very good anime with action, drama, comedy, and more.
They both share the concept "Ninja" as well as similar characters. **SPOILER** Ramei Shimizu from Nabari no Ou swears to kill her brother who massacred the whole clan, just like Sasuke from Naruto.
Both are about ninja. Both have great, intense fighting scenes. Both main characters are being hunted down for what's inside of them.
Nabari no Ou is literally a modern version of Naruto, except that Louise the Zero is a Shinobi now (I know this sounds weird but there's girl who looks so much like her in that show its like she as a cosplay). One might say that Nabari no Ou was heavily "inspired" by Naruto.
Both series are about ninjas, ninja clans, and a special main character with an unstoppable, unknown power which lies within. Although Naruto is, without a doubt, much more popular, maybe a change of pace like this more underappreciated ninja show could be for your tastes.
Opening Theme#01: "R★O★C★K★S", by Hound Dog (eps 1-25)
#02: "Haruka Kanata (遥か彼方)" by Asian Kung-fu Generation (eps 26-53)
#03: "Kanashimi wo Yasashisa ni (悲しみをやさしさに)" by little by little (eps 54-77)
#04: "GO!!!" by FLOW (eps 78-103)
#05: "Seishun Kyosokyoku (青春狂騒曲)" by Sambomaster (eps 104-128)
#06: "No Boy, No Cry (ノーボーイ・ノークライ)" by Stance Punks (eps 129-153)more
#07: "Namikaze Satellite (波風サテライト)" by Snowkel (eps 154-178)
#08: "Re:member" by FLOW (eps 179-202)
#09: "YURA YURA (ユラユラ)" by Hearts Grow (eps 203-220)
Ending Theme#01: "Wind" by Akeboshi (eps 1-25)
#02: "Harmonia" by Rythem (eps 26-51)
#03: "Viva Rock ~Japanese Side~" by Orange Range (eps 52-64)
#04: "ALIVE" by Raiko (eps 65-77)
#05: "Ima made Nando mo" by the Mass Missile (eps 78-89)
#06: "Ryusei" by Tia (eps 90-103)more
#07: "Mountain A Go Go Too" by Captain Stridum (eps 104-115)
#08: "Hajimete Kimi to Shabetta" by GagagaSP (eps 116-128)
#09: "Nakushita Kotoba" by No Regret Life (eps 129-141)
#10: "Speed" by Analog Fish (eps 142-153)
#11: "Soba ni Iru Kara" by Amadori (eps 154-165)
#12: "Parade" by CHABA (eps 166-178)
#13: "Yellow Moon" by Akeboshi (eps 179-191)
#14: "Pinocchio" by Ore Ska Band (eps 192-202)
#15: "Scenario" by SABOTEN (eps 203-220)