Naruto and Bleach both synomonous with action animes. when you hear bleach the next anime that you would think of would be naruto... if you like it that is. they both are epic anime with outstanding character devlopement and plots so intricate you might would who were the brillant minds to think of this (I did anyway...) also there is some comic relief, a little bit of romance, and tons of serious parts too. and they're great for anyone
Very similar in format, though different stylistically -- Naruto is set in 'past times' where Bleach is set in 'modern times' Both feature a strong cast of lead characters with seemingly limitless (possibly dangerous) potential.
Differences to be seen are Naruto's goals are clearly defined.
1. To become Hokage (to protect the village)
2. Protect his friends.
(Overall theme of Protecting people, his 'evil aspect' seems to be kept seperate from himself character until it consumes him.)
Where Ichigo's goals are not so clear,
1.Protect his friends.
2. Ichigo however seems to have a hidden side that constantly strives to become stronger regardless of his friends being in danger. (As in, he seems to go out of his way to face danger.)
(Ichigo's 'evil aspect' seems to be an integrated part of himself unlike Naruto's)
Regardless, both series are very strong by themselves and both are sometimes drawn out by Filler Arcs. (Which are generally still good by themselves, but they make you wait to see continuity which makes them seem unbearable.)
If you like Naruto I strongly recommend Bleach and Visa versa. -- Hell I'd recommend Bleach even if you didn't like Naruto. read more
The genres are quite alike, and they are universes where fighting is necessary for survival. 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. They also both are ongoing long anime series.
Both are "mainstream" animes, popular not just in North America, but worldwide. They're both shounen anime, so you can expect a lot of action and fighting. If you like one series, there shouldn't be any reason for you to hate the other. What matters in shounen series are the quality of the action and fight scenes, and both provide lots with seemingly no end to be seen.
Both series are widely known as the long-action-shounen. The main attraction in both is the long story, with the resolves almost always being in fights. With both including superpower characters and the main leads becoming stronger and stronger through time, they both take us on a classic shounen battle ride.
I feel like these are similar animes because besides being a long series, Naruto and Ichigo both try to work for the common good in vanquishing the evil antagonists that come their way while fighting for their friends. I know, this theme is practically the same for almost any anime but when I watch these two, I feel like they have a similarity aura. Not to mention they both have awesome epic fights! >:D
Both shows being considered the stereotypical anime that's all newbies tend to get drawn to early on, both of the shows have similar protagonists, young males who as the series develops grows stronger, gains friends, and is entrusted with more responsibility. Also both of the shows follow very similar story lines with a prologue to a big battle where the enemy is introduced with episodes leading up to the big fight with filler episodes in between. People new to the anim scene should check out these anime.
Both are action orientated, with you normal good vs evil set up, both protagonists are very similar all that really separates them is their hair color and their homosexual attachment to a certain Uchiha.
The main characters have the same "fight to protect" mentality and "special modes"(hollow and the kyuubi). Both feature vast universes and characters. The authors put in a bit of romance(esp. live triangles) but didn't delve to deep so it doesn't get too cheesy.
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.  read more
The main characters of both shows, Ichigo and Naruto, are quite similar in terms of personality. They are both brash, energetic teenagers who keep a tough exterior, but have a kind heart. Both shows have the main character train to become stronger and protect his friends. They also show a war between two sides, fought using supernatural abilities. Overall, these anime have similar art and animation, a lot of action and similar comedy, a large cast of characters, a similar plot and an overall similar vibe.
Both are based on Shonen Jump Manga. but the greatest similairity are the fillers, both shows have such an insane high amount of fillers you get aids of just looking at an episode list. both shows are awesome though but the high filler amount makes them both infamous and ruïns the potential which the both have
Naruto is an action shounen fighting anime which is most likely to be favourites for the majority of anime lovers.Like Bleach which is very similar to Naruto but Bleach has more fighting and action moments than Naruto.If you like action and fighting anime like Naruto then Bleach is the perfect anime for you
Although bleach as less death, both of these animes are good. Bleach as good fighting scene with some overpowered ennemies. In both anime, the main characters has to increase his powers and abilities to beat his ennemies and they are often in bad situations risking their lives for the sake of the people they care about. Just like I said before, the fighting scenes are damn good, but you'll have to make some research about the main episodes/arcs if you don't want to see alot of fillers. In my opinion this is the only bad thing about these animes.
First of all i want to say something about Bleach,we got such good and interesting plot here,the guy eho want to protect his own friends and family at all costs,step by step every enemy got defeated by good guys(what is logical for 99% animes),he gain all that power in every 20-50eps,happy ending as always.Naruto...Naruto has gained power of Nine tails,what he will be able to use in next generation,he want to protect all his friends from Leaf village,and more than that,just like Ichigo in Bleach.
So on the end,we can say both of them will give us good message about friendship and to never be fear by any obstacle in our lives.  read more
When I first started to watch fairy tail it reminded me so much of both naruto and naruto: shippuden, the coolest thing about about is that every character resembled a character off of naruto, for example nastu would be naruto, gray would sasuke, Lucy would be sakura and so on, and they both hold a lot of susppense so if you like fairy tail you are definatly going to like naruto
Both are shounen animes, but if your looking for something filled with great story, morals, action, comedy, and drama. Then this is for you! I think everybody knows really well that the first couple of episodes aren't that great, but if you can get past that and work your way up- you'll definitely see what I mean. Ever since that rough-start this series has never had once a moment to utterly fail at impressing me.
Both are very standard plots and characters, relating to one another such as
Naruto - Natsu (even names begin with N lol)
Sakura - Erza
Sasuke - Gray (not entirely)
Although the plot differentiates but with certain similarities i.e main character trying to save/bring back a friend (Natsu/Igneel) and (Naruto/Sasuke). The atmosphere is the same with the light hearted comedy and the action. Every episode is enjoyable and if you liked one of them, you will like the other.
The main characters Naruto and Natsu are very similar, in any points which is what makes both people are absolutely amazing. In both series, they are fighting for their friends and done qustes together.
If you enjoyed Fairy Tail you will sure love Naruto. Both have a strong main character that never gives up and has his goal in mind all the time . For the romance lovers I am sorry but there is not much love in this series, even tho there are a few sparks here and there its nothing that develops in a real relationship.
This anime has also the same concept as Naruto. I watched this anime before I found Naruto though. It's a lot more humor in this anime, and the fillers "keeps to the story", as I find Naruto doesn't sometimes. Instead of fillers thrown around even now an then, it is filler-arcs, and they're worth watching.
As Naruto the main characters in this anime is fighting for a better world and to save their friends. I enjoyed this anime! And guess what? They finally continued on the story, Fairy Tail (2014). Took some time though :)
I know people are going to hate me for this. But I don't care. It's who I am.
I am recommending this anime because it is my favorite of favorites.
Here come the haters.
I've enjoyed this anime since the beginning: I use to feel like Naruto as a child and I've really just grown up with him and explored my true passions along with him. He's kinda been the tour guide of my life and thus the reason why I'm so utterly hopeless. Yes. I admit it.
(If you want to see my other posts about Naruto and how it affected my life, check out my profile NarutoShippudenFanGirl on experienceproject.come)
This anime is just amazing and it helped me realize and express my true self and find my true passion.
Thanks for reading and now everyone can come and hate. read more
Both of the anime series have a character that isn't the brightest of the bunch as the lead, and they both feature similar themes of being friends with each other, and rescuing one another from harm. Another very similar trait that they share is dreams, while Naruto wants to become the Hokage and Sasuke wants to become powerful enough to defeat Itachi, Luffy wants to become the Pirate King, and members of his crew share amibitions. One Piece is a must-see and by far one of the best shonen anime out there.
In both anime, main characters have similar ways of doing things. These ways are : pushing it to the end, never giving up or losing determination, having a dream to achieve that everyone else laughs or hardly believes. Another similarity about them is a strange charm makes other people know them, respect them or even follow them
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. Shippuuden is the continuation of the series Naruto, and it takes place after a 2-3 year time skip. One piece also has a time skip but way later in the series. One Piece wasn't split into a second series like Naruto.
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. read more
Do you wish that the characters in Naruto could be better fleshed out and more interesting? Are the fights not varied enough for you? If so you'll love One Piece. There are nine main characters that have each been fully fleshed out and have unique and powerful backstories. Every fight is unique because of the existence of devil fruits which grant the user rare powers that only they posses. You will fall in love with the characters. I have yet to run into a boring episode and there are over 560 episodes now. Just make sure to skip a few fillers but thats all pretty standard for a Shounen Anime. I like this show better than Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. Give it a shot; you'll come to love the cartoony art style. The storyline is excellent. read more
I started watching one piece not so long ago, and as soon as I saw the first episode it reminded me so much of Naruto Shippuuden. Both main characters are special. They are funny, strong, and go after for what they believe in. The series intrigues you to keep watching more episodes. Some episodes will make you get a tissue and some will make you stop breathing of laughter. Now, lets talk about action! These fighting scenes and supernatural powers such as devil fruit or just nine tails make the fighting scenes so interesting. Personally, both of this series are my favorites, they're just so alike.  read more
Both series involve the bonds of friendship, with One Piece involving the relationships between the Strawhat crew while Naruto involving the bonds between the different ninjas of the Hidden Leaf village.
Both have a vast amount of characters that have interesting and unique backgrounds and different environments for the characters to explore.
Both main characters (Luffy and Naruto) are extremely similar as they have the ambition to protect their friends. Also, both protagonists have the ambition to rise to the very top with Luffy desiring to become the Pirate King and Naruto desiring to become the Hokage.
Both series have a large amount of action and use of supernatural powers. read more
They are both shounen anime. They have similar main protagonists who both have a dream luffy to be pirate king and naruto to be hokage. They are long on going series with many fans within the anime community, i mean seriously every person who has either watched naruto or one piece at least knows of the others existence. They are heavily influenced from DBZ as protagonists both share similar traits with goku. All in all, if you liked naruto then you will most likely like one piece.
1.Both anime are have the same atmosphere.
2.The main characters have similar traits and personalities.
3.There are many unique and fictional concepts in both anime.
4.The story line flows, though naruto is a bit more complex.
5.A moderate amount of humour
6.The length is fairly long, 300+ episodes
Both have stupid main characters which grows more mature during the series. Both main protagonist have a ridiculous dream which is very unlikely to achieve. Both series have a two year time skip where the main protagonist goes of training with there mentor's in Luffy's case it's Rayleigh and in Naruto's case it's Jiraiya. Both anime are action shounen.
Both animes have a main character is determined and always optimistic and when they decide on a goal they stick to it and fulfill it with 100% and determination. Obviously before you watch Naruto Shippuden you'd need to try the first series of it which is also similar to HxH because there are exams at the beginning and minor enemies to fight off to improve strength etc.
Both are fighting shounen animes so overall Hunter x Hunter and Naruto/Naruto Shippuden are greatly similar in many ways.
There is a kid who's whole clan was killed and he's corrupted by revenge. It also happens that his clan had special eyes.
Although the story lines are not close to similar, both have great adventures and follow a protagonist as he develops into a strong and reliable person.
Along with the similarities listed in the previous recommendations. I found it fascinating how both animes have different types of they could specialize in with their power. For Naruto it's an element/elements while Hunter x Hunter is nen types, and each character has a natural affinity to a certain type. The way they test for a character's affinity is pretty similar too. Naruto uses special paper that changes properties when chakra is poured into it, while Hunter x Hunter uses leaf divination, where the cup of water with a floating leaf changes properties when nen is focused on it.
When the characters develop skills specific to their type, they become stronger and their battles are funner to watch. Of course, the journey to getting there is also exciting. read more
It's the same concept, but better! (my personal opinion). I love Naruto and it was my favorite until I found Hunter x Hunter.
Very short about the anime: It's about a boy, named Gon, who wants to be a Hunter (as his father was). He wants to find out why his father chose to be a Hunter. He meets a lot of people on his way.
He meets dangerous tasks, as Naruto does, and he wants to save his friends, as Naruto does. So therefore I find it similar. I think if you enjoy Naruto, you'll enjoy Hunter x Hunter.
Tip: less fillers (only two), and keeps to the story. read more
both have a main character who is stubborn and never gives up they want to protect their friends have their own dreams Naruto to become a hokage like his father was and Gon to become a hunter and find his father both anime have characters that want revenge sasuke because his clan was killed and kurapika for the same reason both clans where killed because of their special eyes kurapika's clan because they have the scarlet eyes and sasuke's because of the sheringan both series also have amazing fighting scenes and the logic of the powers chakra and nen are quite similiar
Hunter x Hunter is pretty much what Naruto COULD have been, and personally, I'm surprised it doesn't get more recognition. It could easily replace Naruto as one of the Big Three. So, if you're disappointed in Kishi for wasting his potential like I am, here are a few good reasons to turn to HxH.
- Characters: HxH has a large cast of memorable characters that feel more fleshed out. One of Naruto's strong points was the secondary cast, which was tragically underdeveloped, but HxH makes up for that by having an interesting main cast AND secondary cast. Here's a "quick" comparison of some of the characters.
- Killua respects Gon as a comrade and an equal and values his friendship, and they also value each other's thoughts and ideas without judgement. Naruto and Sasuke bicker almost constantly, and Sasuke laughs in his face when he offers his help. Gon and Killua's friendship more or less forms the emotional core of the story, and unlike with Naruto and Sasuke, it does a good job.
- On Kurapika's mission for revenge, he refuses his friends' help because he doesn't want to put them in danger. Sasuke believes he doesn't need friends at all. I'm not really knocking Sasuke's character for this, but I still don't like it.
- The Phantom Troupe could be compared to the Akatsuki in a few ways without saying either one is superior. Most notably, the Troupe works as a collective and sticks together, even mourning their dead comrades, while everyone in the Akatsuki has their own hidden agenda but is more or less forced to work together by circumstance.
Combat: Battle is the core of most shonen anime, and HxH's combat is concise, fast-paced, and based on real strategy as opposed to Sharingan asspulls. In place of chakra, HxH has nen, which creates almost endless possibilities for special powers and really works well.
Story: Gon's goal of meeting his father is much simpler than becoming Hokage, but the journey that eventually leads him there is an interesting one. It is divided into six arcs, each having a unique flavor while still meshing well together. Particularly, the exam arc at the beginning is about half as long as the Chuunin Exams and feels very challenging. The Chimera Ant arc in particular is an emotional rollercoaster and definitely the high point of the series. At 61 episodes, it's the longest arc, but doesn't suffer fatigue unlike the war arc in Naruto
I would last like to talk about how HxH deals with its villains. You're not expected to sympathize with them most of the time, but they don't feel generic or one-dimensional. When it does make its villains sympathetic, it does it through their character development. Naruto likes to trick you into thinking its villains are sympathetic by giving you a Tragic Backstory after all the time it spent making them out to be generic bad guys. However, villains in HxH, especially Meruem in the CA arc, become more sympathetic through their development. I won't spoil anything else, but it does it well. If you're in need of a long shonen series that's also GOOD, then please give this series a try.  read more
Nabari no Ou is slightly more grown up and a modern 'way of the ninja' then Naruto. Both the main protagonist look alike, but Rokujo is more carefree and unknown about the whole situation he is in.
About Naburi no Ou: His English teacher and several students from the school protect him and theirselves from several enemies including ninja villages.
Scenery and animations have a more down-to-earth look and give a realistic feeling in some extend. Definatly worth a try, even if it's just for a few episodes. To get a feeling of 'Ohhh, there is more then just a ninja named Naruto in an anime named Naruto.'
About Naruto Shippuuden: Naruto continuous his search for *spoiler* and yet runs into alot of bumps on the road. While the manga is alot further ahead then the anime, the anime is in a filler arc. read more
Nabari no Ou is for....more "grown-up" viewers who possibly liked Naruto.
Both Naruto and Nabari no Ou feature ninjas using "jutsu" (ninja techniques). Nabari no Ou has a more modern feel to it than Naruto (one of the ninja characters uses a gun as his main weapon). This series is MUCH shorter than Naruto, but Naruto fans will most likely enjoy this anime a lot.
Both the main characters Naruto and Miharu have an extraordinary power inside them that they can't yet control. Similar set up in the fact that there are 5 main Hidden Villages each having their own Forbidden Technique. Another similarity is the fact that each village uses different techniques based off of the elements. The major difference however is that Nabari no Ou is set in a more modern period.
•both live in a ninja world, where Nobari is modern day times, while naruto is in their own world.
•both the main characters have a 'super natural power' (like we havnt heard that before) inside them, which bad people want to get there hands on.
•both have surrounding villages around them having their own style of 'ninja techniques'
the supporting cast for both anime makes or breaks the surroundings/atmosphere/circumstances
•both main characters do what they want, without rationalizing
•they are similar in the ninja sense, but nobari is more mature then naruto.
If you enjoy the action in Naruto then I believe this anime is a good way to vent out between episodes. It's basically the same thing only the main character couldn't care less about the world around him ( unlike Naruto ) and instead of a 9 tailed fox, he has a scroll with all of shinobi knowledge on it. Great anime, with an unfortunate, yet profound ending.
Both illustrates similar themes. The main setting of both anime are in an unusual time period. The plots are based off of supernatural characters. Both are the sequels to a previous, juvenile version of it, hence more mature character developments happen.
Both are set in a parallel world with fictional countries. Both deal with politics, war, revenge, immortal beings and supernatural powers. The main characters: Edward and Naruto have some similarities in personality and suffering. The main character goals develop from personal goals to public ones and from protecting those who they love to saving the world. Both can make you laugh a lot and cry a lot, really full of emotions, they have many great characters, great story, strong plot, epic action, touching emotions, great relations and perfect OST.
Both are shounen anime, so i would say that both the MC have that same shounen-MC-personality. Not only the MC, but several characters share the same personality. Naruto and Edward, Jiraiya and Curtis, Greed and Sasuke, Scar and Gaara, and many more. Also, both have the same kind of ending/final battle.
Fullmetal Alchemist : Brotherhood got the same main strengths that makes Naruto a wonderful series.
1. Characters and Character Development
2.The World Building
Despite only having 64 episodes , FMA B manages to succeed at both of those elements.
Both also follows similar themes.
Like Naruto, FMA: Brotherhood has a huge lineup of diverse characters whom you will love and look forward to in every episode. Much like ninjutsu used by shinobis, the power used by alchemists in this series will remind you of summoning techniques. Another similarity worth mentioning is that Naruto somehow represents Edward; they both have a unique motivational drive to succeed despite all the boundaries they have to face. If you want a more mature anime similar to Naruto Shippuden, FMA: Brotherhood is one epic anime you don’t want to miss.
If you like Dragon Ball Z you'll love Naruto Shippuden. These are both the second part of amazing series. There both more high action to their original and go into further depth with the characters and story. The one part I like about Naruto Shippuden over DBZ is that the main character, even though may not get as much screen time, has a tremendously better backround and character development.
Both anime are sequels of other anime ( dragon ball and naruto ) in which the characters were children and now they have grown up. Moreover are action anime and have amazing action scenes and clever plot.
First of all if you enjoy the Shonen genre in general you'll most likely be compatible with the Naruto Shippuden series.
Aside from that here's the similarities of the protagonist in both shows:
1.) Work hard for their goals e.g: becoming stronger
2.) Eat food, and I mean a lot of food.
3.) They both have there long running rival shown early on in the series. I'll let you notice the similarities yourself.
To understand "Naruto Shippuden" I'll advise you to watch "Naruto" the original series, much like "Dragonball" is to "Dragonball Z."
So to quickly conclude if you want to relive you childhood's adrenaline, edge of seat, fist pumping action then run down to your nearest DVD store and pick up a copy.
*Side note: My opinion the series just gets better the more you watch it, don't be an "Impatient Percy."  read more
Tsuna and Naruto are both no-good at the very start of both series. The hairstyles, I also noticed. But KHR has a more unique design for character hairstyles and a lot more humor comperd to Naruto Shippuuden.There may be times when the plot gets serious in Shippuuden and Reborn, but I actually understand serious terms in KHR more than in Naruto Shippuuden. I'm not saying Naruto Shippuuden is so bad, just try watching KHR to keep you busy while waiting for the next Naruto episode. Trust me, it'll get you hooked! Katekyo Hitman Reborn is very amusing and addictive.
-Both animes show the main character as someone who cares about his friends and will protects and risk their own life to save them
-Both Shounen animes
-Both have weird powers that are unattainable in real life.
Their main characters (Naruto and Tsuna) start ridiculously weak and get really strong as time flows. They also have friends that help in the journey with their different powers. Both are mainstream shounen anime. Both give you a good time, but remember, friendship is always the most important thing! If you liked one, you will definitely like the other.
Both following in their father's footsteps, Naruto(Hokage) Rin(Paladin)
Have Demonic powers inside of them that were infused at birth
Their demonic powers make them overpowered than normal
Troublemakers that are good at making bonds and friendships
Started out as outcasts/losers, are now working hard to be the best
They both release a strong aura when in Demonic forms, Naruto(Red Charkra) Rin(Blue Flames)
Learning to rely on own strength instead of just demonic powers or run risk of losing their minds
Naruto and Rin working hard to surpass their rival/brother/best friend Sasuke/Yukio
Both are blockheads that love to go into battle guns blazin'
Short-tempered but resourceful when situation heats up
Love to eat and sleep a lot
They do not like to lose and are show-offs
Both Naruto and Rin have blue eyes
Both Action, Shounen, Comedy
Characters rely strongly on teamwork to overcome obstacles, both rely on squads to get jobs done read more
Naruto Shippuuden and Ao no exorcist are both about teenagers who experience difficulty throughout their lives.In both it is about them overcoming their haters or problems,overcoming their fears,proving they are trustworthy and making friends along the way.In this anime you will overcome a wave of different emotions.
If you liked Naruto you would like Soul Eater because Its a bout 3 kids which are meisters and 4 weapons. Naruto is similar to the Character Black*star because Naruto claims he is going to be hokage and Black*star says he is going to surpass God. Also the Main Character, Maka is similar to Sakura. They both Bully their closest friends like how sakura punches naruto and Maka bullies her partner,Soul Evans who is similar to Sasuke also, Death The kid is sort of similar to sasuke. I don't want to spoil but it is really a good anime and you might be freaked out by the first 3 or 2 episodes but trust me you wont regret ^_^  read more
Both anime are of the shounen genre. Have a cast of character's that are stronger than the rest of the student's and are all fighting to defeat the main villain. The main character Black Star and Naruto have a lot in common. Both have a lot of epic fights.
Both are essentially the same plot on one series takes place in a world of ninjas and the other series takes place in a world of super heroes and villains. The idea that they are going to become the top ninja or superhero. Also big casts are in each one where a bunch of people with unique abilities are all over the place.
It’s no doubt that Naruto is one of the most successful anime franchise to come out of Japan. For many fans of the current generation, it is THE anime they grew up with. So when the creator, Masashi Kishimoto, compares a new anime to his extremely successful creation, you know that is high praise indeed.
Which is what recently happened when the mangaka released a drawing he did showing his beloved Naruto cheering on Deku, the main protagonist of Boku No Hero Academia (My Hero Academia).
It is known that Kishimoto is a big fan of the Boku No Hero Academia franchise and if you look closely at both Naruto and the former’s story, they do bear some resemblances. Both protagonists start off at the bottom of the rung, one born without powers and the other shunned. It’s through sheer hard work that both improves and grows to be the heroes they are. So it’s no surprise the Kishimoto would be a fan.
Boku No Hero Academia, on the other hand, is by Kōhei Horikoshi, and was first released in 2015 as a manga but has grown to be one of the key mangas in Weekly Shounen Jump even to the point of being called Naruto’s successor. Its first anime was released last year (2016) with the second season just ending and a third season confirmed for 2018.
Both have main characters who never give up and influence others with their personalities.
Both involve a wide assortment of interesting powers and have slice of life messages within them.
I recommend The Law of Ueki! :)
Both stories involve conflict regarding terrorism, corruption, politics, family feud, war, peace, drama, and both the main character's (Naruto and Sasuke, Lelouch and Suzaku) quest and conflict are slightly similar but not exactly the same. Both are dark, morally ambiguous stories. Also there are dark, complex and twisty storyline where important things are only revealed slowly, epic plots, interesting character developments, the conflicted antihero, and the unexpected moments of comedy amid the action and intrigue.
"Woah...that's so cool!!!" If you've said this many times in Naruto, you're goona say the same here. Like Naruto, has all you can want in a Shonen anime...action,sadness,coolness,incredibly determined main character just like Naruto, and is similar to Naruto junchuuriki. If you like Naruto, you'll definitely like SnK ;)
They both have an amazing storyline and attract about the same age group. The characters are the strong points in both series. They are emotionally touching and action packed, at times they can be a bit slow, but they always make it worthwhile.
Rurouni Kenshin is another shounen title that packs a good story. Kenshin is another warrior that has a lot of skills in battle which provide us, as fans, with the kind of fights that we loved in Naruto as well.
Same theme going here. Central main character who has an unbelievable kind of power trying to stop evil from taking over the world. The main character is fighting to protect everyone he knows and loves.
if u know orochimaru that the main bad-guy for buso renkin is literally almost excalty the same (just change the snake to a butterfly); purple, evil, and very very g-
anyway both naruto and kazuki have that "will to never give up" thing
The value of humans, death, reality, and relationships.
The main protagonists are hyper active, optimistic, strong willed superhuman who continue to mature and grow as the plot moves forward. They both start out as immature and unable to solve any problems on their own.
The main protagonists attempt to save their closest friend from disaster by putting their own morals, life, and dreams on the line. Through chasing their friends, they learn more about themselves, their friend's pain, and mature mentally and physically. Neither of the protagonists will budge in their quest to save the world, save their friend, or save the people that they care about. Although, there are times when they will falter, they are always able to get back on their feet and keep walking forward.
The supporting characters are forced to deal with various issues concerning the protection of next generation and the morals that they hope to pass to them.  read more
Onizuka is not your average teacher. Instead of teaching normal lessons he's trying to make everyone realize the importance of being a good person before being a good student. Being a teacher is a serious responsibility and he has to struggle a lot against some undisciplined children. Still, like Naruto, he's very serious about his goals and won't give up till the very end thus succeeding in becoming a teacher despite the fact that he was a legendary gank leader before.
Naruto and Final Fantasy both have Fantasy settings both fantasy and steampunk alike with weapons (swords and others) and magic/supernatural powers. The plot is similar as well as character designs only a selective of them.
Pein and Light Yagami (Kira) wants to rule the world through their God Complex like traits only to be opposed by Naruto and L in their respective shows. Both are different in terms of character's point of views to change the world in different ways. Only the main story in both Naruto and Death Note are centered in that. Madara and Mikami also have similar design and personality as well.
While this might seem extremely far fetched, both series deal alot with the loss of childhood friendships. Everything else about each series is completely different, but if you're looking for some angsty drama about broken best friends, these two seem to be at the top.
"Naruto: Shippuden" and "Beyond the Boundary Movie" / "Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I'll Be Here - Kako-hen" surround a brash young male protagonist who has a powerful being within him that can cause widespread havoc if released. The being also grants him rapid regenerative healing and other powerful abilities when provoked or under extreme conditions.
In both series, people sacrifice themselves in order to protect the protagonist in order to ensure the safety of the world.
"Naruto: Shippuden" and "Beyond the Boundary" / "Kyoukai no Kanata" surround a brash young male protagonist who has a powerful being within him that can cause widespread havoc if released. The being also grants him rapid regenerative healing and other powerful abilities when provoked or under extreme conditions.
In both series, people sacrifice themselves in order to protect the protagonist in order to ensure the safety of the world.
Both Naruto Shippuden and Yugioh 5D's are dark installments that are about shonen protaganists who is powerful and ends up getting stronger to protect their friends they value the most while shouldering the fate of the world that is waiting for them. At the same time they have feuds regarding the past, family relations, and what awaits them.
"Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign" / "Owari no Seraph" and "Naruto: Shippuden" both centre around a boy of prophecy who is just a teenager but destined to save the world from evil.
In their respective journeys to adulthood, the brash protagonist of the two series have suffered many losses of those who he cares about, which leads him to set out for revenge.
Both shows involve three friends who are trying to save each other from "darkness" or "the wrong path." The two shows are also very similar in terms of character. Masaomi & Mikado are sort of like Naruto and Sasuke in a weird way. Both young men want to save or take actions in their own unique ways. While Anri is like Sakura, always upset and unable to decide what is best or what to do about her two friends fighting.
Both anime are based on manga published by Weekly Shounen Jump. Also, Kishimoto has cited Ninku to be one of the major inspirations behind his Naruto. This can be seen in the backgrounds and abilities of the main characters: both are skilled ninja, who combine ninjutsu with martial arts. Both Fuusuke and Naruto can use the wind element, and they have similar abilities, such as the substitution and clone jutsu, as well as their own version of Rasengan. Both anime also have similar vibe and comedy.
From the big three anime – One Piece, Bleach, and Naruto – the ninja series shares the most similarities with Black Clover. This should not really come as much of a surprise since Studio Pierrot handled Naruto and Naruto: Shippuuden. In most ways, Black Clover is the studio’s attempt to recreate the magic of their most popular series. This is particularly apparent in the story’s pacing, as both series allow ample time for the characters to goof off, with a heavy employment of flashbacks to develop their backstories.
At this point, Naruto barely needs any introduction, but we might-as-well mention a thing or two about the anime. Naruto is a social outcast, who aspires to reach the status of Hokage in his village. This is similar to the Wizard King status in Black Clover, with Naruto and Asta originally ridiculed for their unwillingness to accept their own shortcomings. Both protagonists are hyperactive, kind of dumb, and never know when to give up.
Sasuke Uchiha serves as Naruto’s Yuno -including their similar character designs-, who is a perfect shinobi and Naruto’s direct opposite. Both anime split their time between action and over-the-top comedy, although Naruto probably does a better job with the latter. read more
I`m really suprised no one recommeded it yet. Never giving up, surviving and chasing your dreams, no matter what - Rainbow is Naruto of real life. Make no mistake - Rainbow is heavy drama set in post war Japan, no fantastic elements here; teenage characters in both anime. I always put them one next to other.
They are alike because Naruto and Meliodas both have yellow hair, they are both (pretty much) demons, they like/liked a girl who can heal ppl and have unnatural hair, Naruto was despised by everyone at a certain time, but later he becomes a hero! Everyone hated Meliodas (not EVERYONE but most ppl cuz there are the members of the Seven deadly sins to think about), but later HE became a hero too. Both Meliodas and Naruto have a friend with an amazing hairstyle and attract the girls in the show, not only that, but the people in Nanatsu no taizai can use powers similar to the ninjutsu in Naruto/Naruto shippuden. WATCH NARUTO FIRST, THEN NARUTO SHIPPUDEN! (That is if you are interested of course). read more
characters who deal with social alienation, prejudice, characters with sad pasts, brooding themes of regret, revenge, betrayal and loneliness. similar emotional themes, loss of loved ones, similar sad themes. there are many many moments and conversations that grabs your heartstrings both shows are tear jerker mania. moral ambiguity in characters misunderstood characters and there's a girl with pink hair
Characters fight for different reasons including flashbacks that relate to the series prior to the events that occurred. Both have methodical fighting and some characters have similar personalities in terms of supernatural powers, intelligence, and morals. Both have the impact the world theme which involves sacrifices that determines the fate.
Both are centered on characters who have different desires (7 magicians and 7 servants) and (Naruto's, Sasuke's point of view and Akatsuki's) that involve conflict regarding wishes and desires that paces throughout the story only to be twisted by certain events that will change the story forever. Fighting in both shows aren't just action packed but methodical and strategical plus it is at the same level. Swordplay and other types of weaponry (mostly long range) are heavily involved.
Both are a Japanese style of ninja arts except Mushibugyou is more samurai cultivated. Both main characters start out sucking at what they want to be the best at, but have the determination and heart to be the best and protect there friends.
Norse Mythology theme are in both shows as well as it's origin traced back to the old times. The conflicts between main characters, rivals, and antagonists are the same. Comedy and action are the same despite having dark moments. More importantly the plot isn't as simple as you think it'd be due to plot twists.
Both Naruto and FSN have what's important: a good story and lots of action. The main characters, Sabre and Naruto, become involved in many conflicts which bring out emotion and have an effect on everyone around them. These are great anime for action and quest lovers.
Dragonball Is very similar to Naruto Shippuuden and the orignal series Naruto because they both have intense magical fighting scenes, both have funny and emotional scenes and has a strong sense of friendship and family.
Interesting and entertaining fights of opposite factions. Many powers in Akame ga Kill! are the same powers shown in Naruto. There are a lot of similarities between the shows. Akame ga Kill!'s "imperial arms" are like the ninja techniques.
Though the personalities of both main characters are different, as is the basic setting of the show, Naruto and Yuuri one important trait: an infectious and deliberate innocence. Both characters appear dense to the point of folly sometimes and ultimately gather friends around them who are willing to protect them from their own blind spots. However, as they grow and mature they both choose to ebrace their own innocence rather than becoming wiser and more jaded. It is their choice to take the hurt and pain of betrayal and ridicule rather than to embrace resentment, hate, or power that makes them strong and unpredictable. While it appears that they are easily manipulated at the onset, their kindness and dedication goes to a level that supasses any riva'ls ability to comprehend and therefor often takes them off-guard. Also, they are often underestimated since most people think their behavior a result of stupidity and naivete rather than a concious choice . . . a choice which makes people want to hope and makes them willing to follow.
It is also a little more mature from the outset than Naruto is; which feels very 'saturday morning cartoon' for much of the origional show. read more
Shaman King is alright... I suggest reading the manga of Shaman King, in same case of FMA, while the manga was still being written both series ended in a way different to the manga.
Both main characters, Yoh and Naruto both are lazy and care about friendship and are powerful. They both have the power to change other's opinions about things.
They also have a common goal, Akatsuki (Naruto) and Hao's followers (Shaman King). They meet various incounters.
Every 500 years a Shaman Tournament is held. Shamans are welcome to enter and go thru a preliminary match to qualify.
The series Shaman King is quite religious though. There are Christians and Buddhists thru the series, though Takei makes a compliment in both, so religion is not a conflict.
Both series are really amazing and worth watching. For those who have seen or are familiar with Naruto, Ga-Rei has a similar character relationship as Naruto and Sasuke where these two kids develop a close bond like brothers (in Ga-Rei its sisters) and one turns against the other, forcing one to kill the other. Other than that, there is a lot of fighting and action.
Ninja fights with weapons and the similar basic jutsu we love in Naruto like genjutsu, taijustsu, and ninjutsu. They have super powers with the main character posing as an idiotic funny guy who treasures his friends. Only its difference from Naruto is that it has a short plot (which turns into a more darker and mature theme in manga), concentrates more on battling with weapons, and shares almost equal limelight with its support characters. Rekka no Honoo is a more realistic version of a ninja.
Hated,neglected, and scarred. All the bad things and more happened to the main character as a young boy. years later, the boy finally gets friends. Can the boy change and let go of his past? Does the boy change enough, or too much?Pain is a part of life, just like happiness. Watch the main character fight though pain and happiness in their life full of super-natural things.
Episode 87 specifically of Shippuuden features Shingo Yamashita, who does most of the action for Birdy 02, as well as other key animation scenes. If you enjoy his fight animation, you should check out his other stuff.
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.
One major point of difference though is the fact that Hunter X Hunter is quite alot more fast-pased than Naruto: Shippuuden.
The protagonist's personalities are quite similar, that they both want to be strong and they're both quite rash, as well as that they both talk about the meaning of true strength. Also, both have one on one combat fights at some stage, as well as it's a story about a journey of a young boy who is destined for greatness and will eventually become a very great hero.
-Both Naruto and Darker Than Black have people fighting with powers that are elemental, supernatural, eye powered, and destructive
-Some characters fight a similar style in both series even ninja like
-Gadget and weaponry involved
-both are episodic, dark, and comedic as well
-Mystery, Mission like, Huge Scale Fight, and World affairs
-destruction and chaos involving world and people
We must all divide in order to grow stronger and protect the things we cherish. Even with our childish personality, we shall destroy all those who bring harm to our friends. Our women are the strongest out there and they will dominate the competition. The affairs of other countries have nothing to do with us, until we suck them into our own personal problems. Our powers are feared and must be hidden so that we can minimize damage and save ourselves. Even if we destroy the people around us, we will grow strong enough to stop ourselves and our enemies.
Both stories deal with mission basis as well as demons and mercenaries. There are slight similarities in some character comparisons (not all of them) as well as techniques but you'll just have to find that out yourself. Some points of the story gets low until the story gets highly exciting. Both show's fights are epic made and blood is involved.
Both deal with the ideology of war and peace, conflicts that will lead to war, political affairs, cycle of hatred, corrupted world, war to end all wars, and characters fighting through the morality of good, evil, or neutral. The only difference is that in Gundam Wing, there are mecha, space, idea of peace that is obtained through pure pacifism and conflict, and earth and colonies and in Naruto, there are shinobi nations, war and peace including understanding which the cycle of hatred will break one day, prophecy, jutsu, demons, ninjas, and supernatural powers. Also both have mysterious characters who conceal themselves to seek a goal with ambition for world peace.  read more
Both have mission basis style, character development, mythology, fighting monsters, action packed fights, twists, post apocalyptic, comedy, dark tone, drama, revelation, organizations with ambitions plot something far greater as the series progresses. The only difference is that Naruto deals with jutsu and hand in hand combat whereas in Neon Genesis, they deal with mecha and weaponry but mostly firearms.
Both are fighting series that involve feud, brotherhood rivalry, mentorship, drama, comedy, twists, and revelations. They do have a dark tone as well. Both are DragonBall inspired since they use powers, weaponry, and fighting style.
Scryed has a story that is very comparable to Naruto Shippuuden. Kazuma is being hunted down by an organization, yet has the hidden power to retaliate. While the main focus in both Naruto and Scryed is on the hardcore fights that show off a lot of different skills, there is also a pretty gloomy story and a few mysteries to discover!