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Nabari no Ou (Manga)

Nabari no Ou

Alternative Titles

English: Nabari no Ou
Japanese: 隠の王


Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 72
Status: Finished
Published: May 18, 2004 to Aug 18, 2010
Authors: Kamatani, Yuhki (Story & Art)
Serialization: GFantasy


Score: 8.101 (scored by 4934 users)
Ranked: #6502
Popularity: #293
Members: 12,939
Favorites: 723
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Manga: Naruto
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. 
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Manga: Pandora Hearts
Both characters are warped, used to live rather peaceful lives, have a dark past, trusts people easily, are hunted down for a reason/reasons, have a contract of somesort with someone/other, ect... 
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Manga: Izayakaku
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. 
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Manga: The Breaker: New Waves
Both have to do with different clans chasing after the main character.(martial arts in breaker) (Ninjas in Nabari) Both main characters become a sort of ruler. 
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Manga: Karneval
Both mangas have stunning artwork and touching relationships between main male characters 
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Manga: No.6
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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Manga: Neon Genesis Evangelion
You read that right. 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  read more 
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Manga: Adekan
Lithe ninja-fighters. Main characters are a guy who takes it upon himself to watch out for someone who *seems* weak and apathetic. 
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Manga: +C: Sword and Cornett
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. 
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Manga: Bokkesan
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. 
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Manga: Ichihime Ninja
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. 
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Manga: Kure-nai
The art and the sort of action and fighting that takes place during modern day makes them seem similar. The mediators of Kure-nai are really similar to the ninjas in Nabari no Ou. 
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Manga: Natsume Yuujinchou
Has the same saddness, with a plot and an inkling of a darker tale underneath it all. 
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Manga: Kuroshitsuji
Similar main protagonists and art style. 
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Manga: En Passant
both of the main characters don't want to be the king's
their character is very similar 
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