Naruto inspired the manga Nabari no Ou. You might see some key similarities between them although later on, Nabari no Ou departs from the Naruto scene since it is set in the modern world. Ninjas are involved; even the main characters are the vessels of very powerful entities. There's a lot more action in Naruto though.
Nabari No Ou is a great anime/manga as well as Naruto there very similar... to say as the main characters both have something evil inside them.. they both have a ninja team with two boys one girl and a powerful sensei... both of them have a brother that destroyed there whole clan but was only doing it to protect the younger sibling... Not only are they similar but i think that Nabai No Ou has some even better twists to it and its very funny.. i wouldnt say theres a lot of romance in there but theres a lot of fighting. Miharu (the main character) finds out about his power when people try to capture him and the power came out a little but was reduced by his teacher and best friend who was found out to be ninjas protecting him.. Miharu is indifferent apathetic towards everything but he starts to open up only a bit but when he meets an enemy named Youta and his friends get attacked he has to grant Youtas wish or his friend will die but he couldnt tell his friends so Miharu accepted joined the enemy group and was trying to find a way to use it even though his friend were mad at him he didnt care he thought as long as they dont die it dosent matter if they hate me but he starts to get attached to Youta because Miharu says there the same.. But when he has to fulfill his wish will Miharu be able to do it!?! (: Well i hope you Enjoy it i wont tell you anymore cause ill spoil it for you okk then have fun!!! (by the way the Anime and manga have to different endings) ok byeeeez (:  read more
i can easily say that Nabari no Ou is the manga baby of Naruto and Pandora Hearts XD lol. the Naruto aspect is pretty easy to pic up on, the whole "hidden scroll" and "forbidden art" type deal is pretty much the basis of the story. Its as if Nabari no Ou springs off of the first 2 volumes (i believe..) of Naruto, where Naruto learns the forbidden shadow clone jutsu. Imagine a Naruto that revolves around learning those forbidden jutsus and you have yourself the basis for Nabari no Ou (with added plot twists of course, which is where the Pandora Hearts plays in ;D ) read more
It took me a while to think up the connection between these two manga because it is rather settle, but then it struck me....PLOT TWISTS FOOOREEEVEEER!!! Its so great, cos both give you a sense of "i dooon't knooow who the bad guys are anyyymoooore!!". They allow the reader to see both sides of the supposed "evil" and "good" characters and show what a thin line there is between the two. Both of these manga are EXCELLENT, all the characters have beautiful designs and great personalites
Many people try to recruit the main character (who is a skinny, weak-looking boy) to fulfill a "great destiny," even though he has zero interest, and pretends to be apathetic. Both have a traditional Japanese feel--Nabari is about modern-day ninjas, Izayakaku is historical.
Although the plot is completely different, the relationship between two male characters was extremely similar. I got the same vibe from Nabari no Ou as No.6 while I was reading it. Both manga have unique characters and refreshing stories.
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If anything, Nabari no Oh is more similar to Evangelion than Naruto by a loooooooong stretch.
Both have existential conflicts revolving around well-intentioned but evasive and fragile main characters (Hedgehog's Dillema).
Both are something of character studies; Eva around dissecting and deconstructing character archetypes of anime/manga and unveiling psychological illnesses and general diagnostics on their corresponding psyches, how their upbringings and the events that transpire over the course of the series affect these things, and how they become more primal and relatable problems to ourselves in real life. Meanwhile Nabari tackles the worldviews and ambitions of various characters with essentially the power of Instrumentality in reach had it been a commonly known thing; how they go about their lives and choose to change them be it past, present or future and how it will affect the lives of few or many, etc.
Both involve identity crises with parental figures and how they alter the course of a child's development and personal identity.
Both deal with transhumanism to a degree (won't spoil).
Both deal with destiny and the repercussions of using children as tools of war.
Both have a lot of intermingling details in characters, plot and setting merging in different (and subtle) ways affecting the course of each and every particular thing in various manners.
So yeah, Nabari is actually surprisingly deep and far more reminiscent of Evangelion than Naruto as it is most often compared.  read more
The main characters both are almost completely unaware of why things are happening that seem to be centered around them. They also both have a power that they have little or no control over. They each also focus on a certain world, ninjas and medieval.
Both series are about a quiet, relatively antisocial, and seemingly normal boy who turns out to belong to a secret world living in harmony with the world we know without "normal" people knowing. It's hard to put my finger on it, but at times they seem to have a very similar atmosphere.
Even though one is still publishing and the other is a one shot, both are about ninja, and the main characters are pretty similar: a rather problematic kid and the guy who protects him/her no matter what. Both Jin & Thobari-sensei are handsome but awkward ninja that pretend to be teachers at the school of the above said kid, and Hime, despite being a girl, looks a bit like Miharu.
If Nabari No Ou was a shoujo manga, it would be Ichihime Ninja.