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Naruto


Alternative Titles

English: Naruto
Synonyms: NARUTO
Japanese: ナルト

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 220
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2002 to Feb 8, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2002
Broadcast: Thursdays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex, Shueisha
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.851 (scored by 566,900 users)
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Ranked: #7772
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Popularity: #8
Members: 853,165
Favorites: 30,923

Recommendations

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! 
report Recommended by johnisnothisdate
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. 
report Recommended by dacon
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. 
report Recommended by xaynie
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. 
report Recommended by Darkbow
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... 
report Recommended by y0l3itches
Both have the same shounen-ness to them and they both deal with characters searching for power 
report Recommended by RedBardIsCool
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. 
report Recommended by Xinil
The main protagonist from each series Naruto (Naruto) and Midoriya (BnHA) share a weakling persona in the world that they live in. They also share a dream reaching the top of their respective societies (Hokage for Naruto and #1 Hero for Mirdoriy). Each protagonist is also paired with a much more gifted and talented rival. The setting are very different but both series revolve around students gaining the proper training, experience, and licensing needed to become a professional in their respective worlds (Ninjas in Naruto and Heroes in BnHA). Aside from the main characters the rest of the casts for both series are immense  read more 
report Recommended by logic340
Hokage Is the Boss.
The main charactar start to be a lonely week drop-out, No-good, but as times flow they start to grow, and become stronger, Naruto Wants to become hokage, while Tsuna which is the main charactar in Reborn, is forced to become the Boss of the strongest mafia, Vongola.

To become a Boss Is like becoming the Hokage, The Boss's responsibility is to protect his "family" and the hokages responsibility is to protect the village.

Comedy is a big part in Naruto, and In Hitman Reborn too, 
report Recommended by narutebayo
Main character blonde hair, weak, not talented, subject to teasing but determined to achieve his goal (Hokage for Naruto, emperor of magicians for Asta)
His rival: black hair, strong, talented, determined and mysterious (Sasuke, Yuno)
Lot of action with the use of super powers (Naruto), magic (Black Clover) 
report Recommended by TuyNOM
A lot of humour, great battles, many many techniques, characters, etc. All these are features from both Animes. The Protagonist - A smiling guy, dressed on orange/red and blue. Naruto in blond. Goku can be blond. Both are great Anime with great batlles and many funny moments. 
report Recommended by Soiden
the similar are the charaters personalitys

i would have to say that Naruto and Rin are alike they are some person who likes to help others, and let them understand peoples feelings, Naruto and Rin know when people are being hurt or know that when they need someone, they know that they have to be the one to be there. Like Naruto helping Gaara, Naruto new that Gaara was like him, and the same thing went as Rin wanted to stop Ryuji making the same mistake as what he did to his own father. Everyone didn't like them, everyone knew that he had a  read more 
report Recommended by xninaxhangx
Both are shonen, but if you've seen DB in your childhood and you're looking for something similiar to it Naruto should do. The difference is that of course Naruto has better animation (well, it was aired almost 20 years after DB). Both have many fights and both are funny. 
report Recommended by kikucisko
Same type of "leveling-up" occurs for the characters. Kenichi and Naruto are definitely similar in that there's martial arts, and both main characters start off basically sucking. Kenichi is much shorter though, so you'll be able to enjoy a feature filled show without all the fillers. 
report Recommended by Xinil
Although they are not essentially similar except for the fact that both anime has something to do with ninjas, I think that if you like Naruto you'll also like this anime. If you're a die-hard ninja fan Flame of Recca is also worth checking out. 
report Recommended by MiraelWhite
Both are animes where a crowd of heroes fight to save the world from the evil guys. If you ever watched Dragon Ball, Naruto, Bleach or any anime like these ones, you will find them pretty similar. 
report Recommended by rzippert
after picking up FMA, it's difficult in finding an anime with such a riveting storyline and appealing characters. Naruto was the series managed to satisfy a new anime craze for me. Admittingly enough the story is not as tight as FMA, there is somethign about the series which draws you in and it's worth picking up 
report Recommended by buttybutt
Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu and naruto have some similarities: "betrayal and friendship"

The MC have different traits but they have the same dark past, one of them is always motivated and the another want to sleep all day.
sasuke and sion are the same, both of them are good friend of MC but they have different traits  
report Recommended by shast007
There are some very similar characters in these two anime (Naruto/Sakuragi and Sasuke/Rukawa).They have similar humor. However, Slam Dunk is a sports-anime and Naruto is about ninjas. They are both PG-13, but I think Slam Dunk has more depth. 
report Recommended by ThinMints
Naruto was probably influenced by Saint Seiya's concept of lower class soldiers fighting and defeating those of higher hierarchy. The upper class soldiers notably underestimates their lower class opponents and are overcome. 
report Recommended by BDL
the same ninjia style combat with each ninjia having his her own style but alot more less mature and fun, more comedy and silly moments, but be aware, its a very very long series which is still going 
report Recommended by lonestar6969
Both have ninja (Maniwa Ninja Corps) as well as the use of taijutsu and ninjutsu. 
report Recommended by KatanaTao
Both are shounen, popular, and have fights with powered-up abilities. 
report Recommended by rpn101
Both contain characters sent on a mission, great battles, and have characters with powers. 
report Recommended by crazyisgood
The villains are snake-y. Pretty action-based. Happy smiley protags.
And face it... If you still like Naruto, you need new anime.  
report Recommended by Nissi
- A lot of character with different abilities
- The main characters was weak and they become more strong with endeavor
- Good fights 1 vs 1 showing the posibilities of her abilities
- Masters theach young boys
 
report Recommended by ZiBAriX
A lot of characters, powers and the ninjas organize themselves in a similar way than the Border 
report Recommended by Z_Tetriminos
Looking for another story about a hot-headed protagonist, who also happens to be short, blonde and an orphan?
Look no further than Edward Elric and the anime series's Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist : Brotherhood.
Unlike Naruto who is searching for his place in his village, Ed is searching for something else, but both characters fight through the hardest of times to get what they're looking for.
 
report Recommended by KuroYatagarasu
- both don't have any parents
- both sad past
- both deal with fighting
- both have power within them like Naruto has the 9tailed fox inside of him, and Teito has the Eyes of Mikhail.
- both lost their best friends because of this evil person and both dedicated their lives to find and destroy the person
- both never had any friend until they a guy came into their life. ( naruto and sauka, and teito and Mikage.
- both great and addicting animes.
 
report Recommended by iNinjeek
Naruto is about a Ninja who is looked down on because he had the Demon Fox sealed inside of him. He progresses afterwards so he became famous in his home town. It's similar to pokemon because Ash wasn't good when the series started. He just had patience and was not lazy to achieve his dream, just like Naruto 
report Recommended by gdjdelacruz
There's seriously no way that you won't like Yu Yu Hakusho if you liked Naruto. Both shows are about a teenager who has powers and whatnot, and has to save the day from an evil menace by entering tournaments, foiling the plans of bad guys who've been planning a Machiavellian revenge scheme for years, and have to constantly pull a hidden/inner/bloodline/etc power out of their ass every few episodes. 
report Recommended by robfoster
Similar stories, except Kingdom have no magical or supernatural elements. Both Naruto and Xin in Kingdom are orphans. They are strong, and both have the same lack of respect for rank and formal authority. Naruto dreams about being a hokage and respected by all. Xin has the same dream, except he wants to be the greatest general. Iruka is the big-brother figure in Naruto and the first one to really see Naruto’s strength. That’s Heiki in Kingdom. He, like Iruka, isn’t not one of the overwhelmingly strong characters, but he cares about and watches over Xin. Shikamaru is the smart friend, Xin has Kario Ten  read more 
report Recommended by Amariel
Well the charcters on these show are similar. Naruto acts like genta, Sasuke acts like Alvis, Shikamaru acts like jack, and sakura acts like snow as well as hinata.
They act the same by the way they fight, their attitude towards people, and their efforts to others as well as fight.
Naruto is similar to Genta by the way they fight, the fight even if they might not be able to win in the end. The eat alot as well like someone who likes some on else.
Sasuke is like Alvis because of their same atitude towards people. They don't wantto show any weakness toward  read more 
report Recommended by Knock-Out
Both are great shounen where a boy is trying to get stronger for others sake.  
report Recommended by xtremalas
-Main protagonist has similar personality and wants to become strong.
-Qin's Moon has very inspiring philsophy, some things are similar to messages within Naruto.
- Both have action, some of the fighting ways are similar.  
report Recommended by sapphiresky
The relationship between Inuyasha and his older brother : Sesshomaru, feed with her hatred, is similar with Sasuke & Itachi.  
report Recommended by cainael
Both "Naruto" and "Ninku" have similar plots and characters.

Their protagonist is a precocious young ninja who is misunderstood and feared by others.

Also, both characters use similar ninja techniques (look at the picture for "Ninku's" entry; that kid definitely has a big 'ol handful of rasengan). 
report Recommended by BarnacleBlister
Attack on Titan Picture Drama isn't focused on action, and the art style is very different from Naruto.
However, the antics within it reminded me of the antics from the early episodes of Naruto. The style of comedy is almost exactly the same. It was unmistakably similar, which made me think it was worth a mention. 
report Recommended by vigorousjammer
Both anime have strong male protagonist determined to fulfill his dream. Both of them will encounter many interesting friends and rivals. Their road to success wont be easy but rather filled with sweat, tears and pain. 
report Recommended by chocho
both have action, extreme comedy..... And the bond of friendship is emphasized in both.... Both will make your adrenaline rush a must to try both..... 
report Recommended by animebd2014
Kuusen and Naruto both have a strong airheaded character who has to lead an inadequate team of three. Both teams have a skilled, an idiotic and an avarage character. Even their haircolour is almost the same pattern. The only difference is that in Naruto all three are flatchested. 
report Recommended by El_Aniki95
-both protagonists are rejected, misunderstood and underestimated.
-both protagonists has great power within themselves and need to learn to control it
-both animes have action scenes and adventure
-both animes have super powers (zero no tsukaima has magic and naruto has jutsus) 
report Recommended by Soupa-San
Both Claymore and Naruto follow the adventures of a low-ranked longshot who ends up being one of the most powerful members of the group. The moods of the shows are pretty different, but there are great fights and fun powers, so if you liked one, you might like the other. 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
Similar to Naruto, Yugioh GX is about a young kid in a fictional school where his talent starts to get recognized by everyone which later saves the day from a dangerous threat. 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
I watched yugioh and was recommended this, assuming I wouldn't like it and yugioh would be the only anime I ever watched. Naruto is equally as good and still contains a magical element just as yugioh did. The first episode is amazing, and the second and third are good also.

I'm about halfway through episode 4 and I thought I would recommend this to other yugioh fans looking for something else to watch. I'm alternating between the 2 now :) 
report Recommended by Epic_Josh
Both are set in ninja-ish village and have someone who's been ostracized because of their power. 
report Recommended by mangosteen05
"Iron Man" and "Naruto" tell stories of a arrogant and conceited male protagonist who is seeking approval or recognition from a land filled with people who think of him as an outsider.

However, slowly but surely, the main character is seen as a postive force through the eyes of people close to him who were affected by his selfless actions and gain the respect of people who understand the purpose behind his life goals as well as what he hopes to achieve. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
"Naruto" 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. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
"Naruto" 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. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
Goku and Naruto are able to become the demon who people fear
Both anime have humor, lots of action, concentrated on friendship 
report Recommended by gangstabrainsick
The protagonists resemble each other because they are both funny, and also, they were the worst students in a school, but both went ahead and triumphed. 
report Recommended by Marianavegeta353
Both animes have a positive lead who will do anything to become stronger. Both main characters have the same basic personality, loud, impulsive, and melancholy when reflecting on his own failings. Both lost their parents at a very young age and had to grow up faster than those around them. 
report Recommended by MadaChi
Jing sometimes looks smarter than Naruto, but his adventures are similar to Naruto's. If you like series concerning a young hero defeating (or try to defeat) enemies with comic elements, it's your choice. Without a common plot, Jing is more like Naruto's filler episodes, but that's not a bad thing. 
report Recommended by Iahel
Very similar humour, main character, who cannot concentrate on fight, but who have amazing amount of strength, hand techniques and much more... 
report Recommended by Seviexe
The stories are a bit different but the feel of the stories are similar. The Naruto-Sakura relationship is very similar to the Leif-Jasmine relationship and Barda is pretty similar to Kakashi. Leif is quite like Naruto in the beginnings of the series. I think if you enjoyed this series you'll enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by GrimLocke
Naruto and Dragon Ball Super are both related to martial arts: Dragon Ball Super is related to pure martial arts along with some super powers whereas Naruto is related to Ninjutsu along with some super powers. Both Naruto and Dragon Ball Super have characters who don't have much intelligence but are skillful and also characters who are arrogant and proud. Both have characters who work hard to achieve an really difficult goal. 
report Recommended by kiner_shah
As much as one anime is much longer than the other, both contain that one main character with a tough past and are consumed by revenge, in addition to both containing tattoos which sort of "trigger" their rage.
Lots of action, only Naruto's action doesn't exactly come with armored suits like Garo does.
Lastly, both animes have their protagonists, who both have hidden potentials, undergo awesome character development. 
report Recommended by Mykeez
both anime is ninja _ both anime have The same Character (Sasuke)
both anime from the japanese Folklore 
report Recommended by khayder66
A small group of people who fight against the world. Same awesome fight with all the adrenaline, but SAO is not as funny as Naruto. 
report Recommended by YukinaaPark
So ever since I started watching Naruto - I've read the manga, and only recently decided to give the anime a go - I've been, for some reason, unconsciously comparing it to Shingeki no Kyojin - my all-time favourite manga.

After the first episode of Naruto, I gave the show an 8. It was good. I'll give you that. The majority of anime don't get any more than a 6 from me usually. Shingeki no Kyojin, after the first episode, also got an eight. But I only changed that 8 to a 9 after the tenth Naruto episode, while Shingeki no Kyojin's eight turned  read more 
report Recommended by ChrisMuser394
Though genres are quite different both anime has a main character that's weak at the start, but then he meets that someone special who keeps helping MC on his way. Nice character development, action, very engaging story. Great animation and soundtracks.  
report Recommended by Hutai
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 clone and replacement techniques, as well as Rasengan/Kuatsuken (as called in the respective series). In both anime, the trio of main characters protect villages from evildoers. Also, they both have a similar mood and comedy. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
-Both are epic animes with unbelievable fighting scenes
-The relationship between Sasuke and Naruto is similar between Ryuuko and Satsuki
-Both histories are great, Naruto´s is still not ended, kill la kill is nicely ended.
-Kill la Kill is more outrageous and it´s music is better, Naruto is longer (so much more longer)
-Friends are the key of the tale in this animes 
report Recommended by TheVictor9634
Well they're both shonen animes about rivalry between two men, err boys. Going further they're both between a rambunctious orphan and a serious orphan. With much more interesting side characters and annoying female support. So if like one you should like the other despite the differences.  
report Recommended by Vesey
The main characters are both fools who want to reach for the top of their respective fields. They usually use their innate talent and determination to break through the barriers set by their peers, who look down on them. The main characters are arrogant and see themselves in high regards. All of their teammates see themselves as on their level or above their level. There's that girl who admires the ignorant main character without their knowledge.  
report Recommended by Allice84
Almost fairytale like stories that do justice to every aspect of the story.... 
report Recommended by puvijain
Naruto and Endou Mamoru has the same voice actors. And Inazuma eleven is Naruto jutsus(supernatural powers) and Tsubasa combined. If you love Inazuma, you should love Naruto. 
report Recommended by gmgkng
both talks a lot, but naruto intends to tell more of the story, while gintama is just random comedy. naruto gradually gets stronger while gintama , the protagonist is strong from the start  
report Recommended by pakin
-Both Renton and Naruto hold some massive power they dont fully understand to start off with
-also both shows have a similar comedy element revolving around the main characters' romantic incapabilities 
report Recommended by CtrlAlexDelete
The fighting and transforming is very similar. The main character is also a young boy. 
report Recommended by johnisnothisdate
It might sound strange but Bunny is similar to Sasuke and Tiger is like Naruto. The most important their relationship develop in almost same way. 
report Recommended by Kythwena
The interaction among the characters is the same, but above all, the drawing style is the same: the main character of Roots looks really like Sasuke of Naruto, both in drawing and mind. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
The tension between yomi and kagura really reminds me of Naruto and Sasuke, especially the fight at the end, which in both animes the characters fight because of their love and care towards each other. The storyline isn't similar at all though, so you won't feel too bored watching one after the other.  
report Recommended by howardlee
Both anime deal with ninjas. The main protagonist in both titles are a young ninja must learn to become stronger while trying to project the people that they value the most. Both tiles are also action-packed anime with lots of fight scenes and characters with powerful ninja techniques. Both titles also feature a giant monster that wipe out a village that plays apart of the main protagonist's past. If you like one, you should enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Because both have request 2 do but they also have crushes like Naruto likes Sakura and Sakura like Sasuke and Sasuke likes Sakura 2. And Daisuke has another person inside of him.Dark Mousy.And Nruto has another thing in him.The Nine Tailed Fox.(Yeah.) *shake head* 
report Recommended by BB-chan
Naruto and Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma are both about ninjas. While they both have different tones (Blood Reign is horror while Naruto is Shounen action), both titles feature a rivalry between the two main character. The relationship between Hikage and Marou in Blood Reign is similar to Sasuke and Naruto. They are both filled with action and characters with crazy ninja techniques. If you like one, you will probably like the other.
 
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
While they have different plots and overall tone, both anime deal with ninjas. Both heroes in both titles (Shishimaru in Black Lion and Naruto) must protect the people that they value the most while fighting off against evil. While Black Lion has much more violent and has more blood compare to Naruto, they are both action-packed anime and are very entertaining to watch. If you liked Naruto, you may enjoy Black Lion.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
At first glance they probably don't look like they have anything in common but both have similar characters

two boys who both have incredible power in the form of a beast in them that they didn't know about. They learn about their power due to another intervention whose interested in helping them become stronger and helping them learn how to control the power. Both shu and naruto interest in becoming stronger leads them to find a rival in their team mate. jiro and sasuke both have a painful past that motivates them to fight so the can gain revenge. 
report Recommended by BahamianGurl25
Two of the biggest shonen titles of their respective eras. Plenty of different cool characters, ninjutsu, special attacks, constant fighting, life or death situations and above all the power of friendship and tenacity. 
report Recommended by AfterGlow
They're both about martial arts, very funny and the main character also changes into a girl once in a while XD 
report Recommended by kohime8
GetBackers appears to have taken some inspiration from Naruto - aside from it's shonen action/ comedy nature, the protagonists Ban and Ginji share similarities with Sasuke and Naruto. Both Ginji and Naruto have spiky blond hair, and despite their goofy nature, they're very powerful fighters. Ban's Jagan also seems to be a watered down version of Sasuke's Sharingan. The relationship between Ban and Ginji is also very similar to Sasuke and Naruto's, although they have their differences.  
report Recommended by MrRagekeepers
You might think that there is not much in commen with both But there is

They both have food in them
They have martial arts in them
Fighting
Dialogue
A cute chicks  
report Recommended by YukiUzumaki
I found Yugioh ZeXal and Naruto similar by some points. First, both of them aimed for younger audience. Also, The main characters are very similar. Yuma is like Naruto, annoying, bullied, weak teenager who wants to be master at something (Yuma to become Duel Champion, Naruto to become Hogake), and of course he'll do it with many powerups and the "power of nakama". Kotori is much like Sakura, useless cheerleader. Also, Kaito is Like Sasuke. Epic cool-like rival, but sadlly he is more tsundere. The relationship of Kaito and Yuma is very similar to Sasuke and Naruto's relationship. Both anime are pretty bad. But if  read more 
report Recommended by Yammi-Reckorrd
both have ninjas getting stronger to protect ones they love/care for 
report Recommended by blacksword27
Naruto is shounen anime, Metal Fight Beyblade is adventure title more for kids. However, they have much similarities. Both are about fighting, in Naruto as ninjas, in Metal Fight Beyblade in Beyblade with beys. Main male characters - Naruto and Ginga are very similar in many ways - both want to fight no matter what (most all day), they're fighting to the end, never give up etc. Both loves to eat. They have dreams - Naruto wants to become a hokage, Ginga wants to be the best blader. Both have rivals and meats many friends in their ways. Also, both animes are very exciting and  read more 
report Recommended by TenshiNoYume
Both shows have a character named Rin (Kakashi's childhood friend) and Rin (rival of Haruka). Haruka's calm and nonchalant personality is similar to that of Sasuke Uchiha's. Finally, both main characters are very inspirational. 
report Recommended by UnjustNine
Stories of friendship. Mato tries her hardest to recover the bond with her best friend Yomi, just as Naruto tries to keep the bond with his dear friend Sasuke. 
report Recommended by YakuzaDog
the story line is not the same but the characters are very simular in looks and personality + in both animes the main characters were best friends and then became enemies . I watch Naruto for years and when I first saw Break Blade it was the first thing that I thought was that the characters are exactly the same 
report Recommended by emside
Both anime are about fighting against evil and making a dream come true
In both anime are the two main characters (yoh and naruto) serious about their mission, but they don't seem like they are 
report Recommended by KuroYume-96
Well, oriental setting, and with that Naruto occasionally manages to deliver the same kind of tranquil 'zen' feeling that Mushishi is completely based on. If you're into Mushishi's atmosphere and characters and don't mind the occasional martial arts sessions, then you'll like Naruto too.

Also the way the Mushi in Mushishi twist reality is sometimes similar in its weirdness to the use of Ninjutsu in Naruto. Both series' worlds therefore contain a mystical layer with them. 
report Recommended by DominoEge
A shonen anime about samuria, which are good if you can't get ninjas. An awesome anime that has three story arcs. I revolves around the Mutsu clan who fight using an unarmed style called Mutsu Enmei Ryū. It has some nice battles, although they are more focused on sword play than hand to hand(the other characters are swordsmen). 
report Recommended by Jaynen
main characters have blond hair both hair and are dumb, and full of themsevles but get serious when a friend is in danger so
only difference Naruto develops strength and Mitsu is already strong
and a love hate bromance going on throughout the show 
report Recommended by RTPDJRT1
These series are both very inspirational and present the idea of trying your heart out to over come obstacles throughout it.  
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