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English: Naruto
Japanese: NARUTO―ナルト―


Type: Manga
Volumes: 72
Chapters: 700
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 21, 1999 to Nov 10, 2014
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, ShounenShounen, Super PowerSuper Power
Authors: Kishimoto, Masashi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 8.071 (scored by 200559200,559 users)
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Ranked: #5722
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Popularity: #1
Members: 295,580
Favorites: 44,581


I have felt like Boku no Hero Academia is the Spiritual successor to Naruto in Jump for a while now. While these series feel very different (imo) they do share some striking similarities. 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,  read more 
reportRecommended by logic340
Two people both struggling to become stronger. They each go through trials and tribulations to get to their "goals". Action, martial arts, each are action packed with both. 
reportRecommended by Xinil
Made by two twins these mangas are similar in both ways. Firstly they deal with some fantasy worlds created by their authors, secondly main characters in those mangas has some evil creatures bounded with the main hero, thirdly almost the same time skip usage... And many others, not to mention similar art style and the fact that they're both shounen. 
reportRecommended by Iahel
Like Naruto, Bleach has very deep and compelling characters as well as action packed battles that will keep you on your toes. Very deep yet simple plots, both are masterpieces in their own right, and deserving of such a title. 
reportRecommended by gmsephiroth
These two shounen serialisations share similar male protagonists. Both protagonists has suffered isolation because of their identity, and both has also overcome their isolation by fighting for what they believe in. Moreover, the two titles are mainly action-oriented so they both feature a lot of combat and the use of unique abilities and fighting styles. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
They both center around (for the most part) a 12 year old boy with an iron will, both characters sharing characteristics you'd find in the your typical battle shounen protagonist with endearing qualities added to the mix. Both feature relatively complex energy systems the fights consume of, and a Exam Arc (Interesting spins of the typical shounen Tournament Arc) that share many similarities with one another. 
reportRecommended by TonyTheme
If you've finished Naruto and caught up with Boruto, but still want more Naruto-like action, Black Clover is pretty much the perfect recommendation. Both characters are loud, wear headbands, and seek to be similar equivalents in their world - Naruto, a ninja lord, and Asta, the mage king. The biggest difference is that Black Clover, admittedly, does take some inspirations from a few other popular franchises, but the bits it took from Naruto are perhaps a bit more blatant. 
reportRecommended by Eksevis
natsu the main character of fairy tail has many commons with naruto..also the story of fairy tail reminds me naruto..the way the characters help each other..etc it's a cool manga.. 
reportRecommended by Spirow
Both shonen anime with a goal they must reach while sacrificing many things along the way... 
reportRecommended by EmeraldWolfChild
Both are shounen mangas that are pretty childish in the beginning and become more serious at some point. Both have a stupid main character who grows up during the story. They also have a lot of cool fights and a scary amount of supporting character who usually have a background story, so the reader is very likely to find his favorite character. Both of the series have a simple plot and simple art, and they're both the classic way-too-long shounen mangas, but they never get boring! 
reportRecommended by Lynx1712
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. 
reportRecommended by Jazze
Although both characters get into their adventures in a different way, the way they go through they're hardships, struggles and adventure, is pretty much the same. Some similar characters and situations make these look-a-like, although the themes are completely different. 
reportRecommended by Ilyaoh
The main Character share his soul with a deadly ally, they fight to protect their friends... they are given new powers that allows them to acheive their goals...  
reportRecommended by Normandwizard
The two series are alike in that the worlds in which we are subjected to are well-thought out. Whether it be ninja techniques in Naruto or alchemy in FMA, both series place their main characters in journeys to better themselves, as well as to protect others from evil. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
There is an incredible similarity in both the powers and personality of the main protagonist. I don't want to give anything away, but Recca screams Naruto to me. 
reportRecommended by generic_user
Karakuri comes across as an early draft of sorts of Kishimoto's most popular series Naruto. A lot of stylistic elements are the same or reminiscent e.g. outfit similar to uchiha outfits, specifically Sasuke's. Super powered red eyes, talking animals etc. 
reportRecommended by JVskunkape
Fans of the Naruto series and/or Kishimoto should definitely be keeping up with his latest work being published in shonen jump; Samurai 8. It's still in it's early stage with only 2 chapters out at the time of writing, but it is simulpublished in english and those said chapters are currently available for free on the shonen jump app. Similar to Naruto this manga shows a lot of promise in terms of characters and world building, two of the strongest points of the Naruto series. 
reportRecommended by JVskunkape
Bear in your mind that this's my first recommendation,regardless the comment isn't unfounded. The characters are very fascinating and are offering alot throughout the storyline, each character is amazing while Kubera itself isn't based on the main character only. Quite similar to one piece. However just like Naruto the characters are more attractive factor //and// a huge part of the storyline, which is pretty much one of the main reason I kept reading kubera. Nevertheless the fights are astounding, the first 100 chapters are confusing, immutable information coming from everywhere,whether its flashbacks or the story itself. However once you understand everything(kubera is a very complex manga)  read more 
reportRecommended by ZahiLavi
Even though Witch Hunter and Naruto are about two completely different supernatural entities, the themes presented in both mangas are similar. They deal with the value of relationships, the mental frailty presented in humans, the unbiased cruelty people can present, and the ambiguous nature of an enemy. The death of humans become a prominent tragedy in the protagonists of both mangas but they are both forced to get past this and become better people as a result of this. Both of the manga focus much of the character development on the central characters, but it doesn't make the mangas any less good. Witch Hunter and  read more 
reportRecommended by Allice84
this manga is so similar to naruto in many ways, mainly the characters past, behaviour, characteristics and identity. just like naruto who has a demon inside, keel is kind of similar cous he is a monkaydragon in the form of a human. also both naruto and keel had a rough past and childhood were they were both called " monsters ", also they share many similar behaviour and characteristics like : loudmouth, always rushing into things without thinking, caring alot for there friends, hyperactive, always gets in fights with blue, just like how naruto always fight with sasuke....ect . as for buru (or blue) his  read more 
reportRecommended by Rlliot
If you enjoyed Masashi Kishimoto's breakout success Naruto and consider yourself a fan of the series hungry for more content of similar style, then I implore you to check out some of Kishi's one shots. Each has a distinct feel and premise while the similarities in art style are very apparent. If you like the style of Naruto, I believe delving into these will really show you how diverse a talent Kishi is with the ability to tell different styles or stories. 
reportRecommended by JVskunkape
Mario shows a different side to famous mangaka Masashi Kishimoto, a great series to get you into the rest of his body of work, great display of versatility. Mario's character design reminds me of Rasa (Gaara's father) and personality wise I can see hints of Shikamaru, Kiba & even Hidan. 
reportRecommended by JVskunkape
Its about ninjas but its more accurate than how Naruto does it. Its also very shonen-ish on its plot with seriousness mixed with silly moments with comedy. The story is all fun. But it has ecchi, so if you dislike ecchi be beware 
reportRecommended by Firekioken
Masashi Kishimoto has admitted that Blade of the Immortal was one of his influences when making Naruto. However, Blade of the Immortal's plot is a lot more complex than Naruto's, especially since it's considered a Seinen while Naruto is a Shounen. Naruto has many sub-plots, though BoTI is specifically focused on Revenge, which is one of the sub-plots in Naruto. There are also many particular character designs that are akin to one another such as Magatsu Taito and Zabuza/Kakashi. 
reportRecommended by AshtonBlanchot
I find Part 2 of Naruto reminiscent to that of Trigun Maximum: Naruto-Vash Might Guy-Wolfwood Akatsuki-Gung Ho Guns Pain-Legato Tobi-Knives Millions It gets more serious and dark at this point with additional death casualties and action pack with uncovering mysteries that wraps up the story. 
reportRecommended by 99thEmperor
Great fantasy world manga with lots of memorable heroes and majestic story.  
reportRecommended by susan00
both manga series star a boy who starts out as a powerless outcast who trains continuously to gradually become stronger both kenichi and naruto want to become strong for heroic reasons except kenichi's is a tad more selfless. for both these guys the system goes as get bullied or threatened...fight... get beaten... retreat...train...comeback with new powers, abilities or strategies for a rematch and win....on to the next opponent...wash, rinse, repeat. both kenichi and naruto both make friends out of most of the opponents they defeat.. they both are motivational speakers reforming their foes and most often inspiring them.  read more 
reportRecommended by Josiah-Joestar
Both are battle shounen with similar team structure and very likable squad leaders. And Gojo is quite similar to Kakashi.  
reportRecommended by xShinigami3125
Story starts out with yellow haired protagonists who contain a hidden power that makes them feared among citizens, allies, and villains. Story starts off with a neutral tone until it gets serious.  
reportRecommended by 99thEmperor
-The characters and their relationships are very similar, Yuu and Masaki remind me of Sasuke and Itachi -Both have protagonists who are bullied, but retaliate by achieving strength far beyond the offender -The protagonists learn, grow, and surpass everyone around them Basically, Holyland takes the good from Naruto and personifies it, without picking up any of the bad 
reportRecommended by thelectricow
Engaging action, there's always some intense battles between characters, lots of suspense and I think, although it's a lot more mature than Naruto, it's a great experience for all to enjoy. 
reportRecommended by LeaderTGW
I think Black star and Naruto are similar, they both want to become the strongest, they both don't think before they do stuff, and they're amusing. I think Maka and Sakura are similar too, both smart and don't hesitate to hit people. 
reportRecommended by hallohallo
1) Both stories tell us the development of the main character since their childhood 2) Both main character are orphan since their born 3) Both chakra and magic are very similar using enchantment in the case of magic and hand's position in the case of chakra 4) Both main character can use their power without enchantment/hand position 5) Both main character were bullied from everyone around them 6) Both main character become the strongest in the world 
reportRecommended by Sherak
The main characters in both series aim to be the best, to achieve the highest rank in the ninja/sumo class and have friends that share that same goal. Highly motivated and determined, they learn new techniques and skills in their journey through hardship and training, which makes them stronger and one step closer in achieving their goal.  
reportRecommended by Saiborg
They may have very different settings, Naruto is about ninjas with limited technology compared to modern times while World Trigger is science fiction, but their stories and characters are quite similar. The main characters consist of two boys, one girl, and one more experienced mentor figure. The protagonist is a boy who is considered to not have much skill. The other boy is quite skilled and the target of much discussion. The girl is where things differ a bit with Chika in World Trigger being a bit of target for the villains like how Sasuke is in Naruto. Still, both her and Sakura have a hugely  read more 
reportRecommended by Asfaria
Both mangas have a lot of great fights, where you can see each fighter using special moves and analysing in depth the fighting tactics used in the fights. The main character in Gamaran looks similar to Naruto but is much more violent, the fights in Gamaran are a bit more realistic and graphic than in Naruto. If you liked Naruto and are ready for the next level of violence then you might enjoy Gamaran a lot. If you liked Gamaran and you haven't tried Naruto then check it out, there's a reason Naruto is so popular: it is quite good! 
reportRecommended by just1n0
REAL NINJAS kill people and do stealth. ...okay, no! Definately not an insult. NARUTO actually inspired me to look for Basilisk, when I wanted to look for an impressive "historical drama" work centered around ninja. Basilisk is more for mature readers. The ninja here also have interesting inborn abilities. 
reportRecommended by shakeyourpup45
Akatsuki's character design is very similar to Naruto's. And somewhat the plot is that tipical shounen anime: the main male character want to be stronger and defeat the bad guys and of course he has suffering memories of his childhood. But he decides to keep going forward and protect his precious friends. 
reportRecommended by sayami
A person with 1% talent and 99% hard work will always lose to a person with 99% talent and 1% hard work. Or will he/ she? 
reportRecommended by AfterGlow
The themes are the same. Basically the three main characters are the same as well. Sasuke = Riku , Sora= Naruto, Sakura = Kairi ... if you read , you wil see the similarities. 
reportRecommended by Simpleandclean93
Both very good Shounen anime's that concentrate around close relationships, whether they are the mafia or ninja's, the feeling from both are very similar. Although KHR starts off with far more comedy. 
reportRecommended by Coatlicue
Kurokami is good because, despite it plainly stealing from Naruto in the more recent chapters, it brings some new into the mix and executes everything else very, very well. I suppose the main appeal is that, rather than it having a male lead, it has a female lead do the fighting and a male support her from the sidelines. And, like with any top notch action manga, the artwork is lovely, as well as being clear during the many lengthy but fairly epic battles. Aside from the obvious artwork and female lead plus points, the blend of comedy and drama is what makes me rate  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Blazer Drive is akin to Naruto in several ways. For one, the characters and the setting are relatively familiar to veteran shounen readers. For another, the concept of the main character having a hidden potential is shared by both series. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
i love them both. main charecters are somewhat alike, they both have demons inside them and kick major butt when the demons awaken. 
reportRecommended by wanderingron1n
Both main characters have similar look and both have power that other people dont have, when I read this manga I find it quite similar to each other... 
reportRecommended by Ilap
In both stories the protagonists have another being who holds great power living inside of them. The protagonists struggle to keep their humanity against these beings while fighting for a way to maintain balance and order within their lives. Their hidden power makes them targets for those who wish to control that power for themselves. In each story there exists a group who hunts down the protagonist and a group who protects them with the hope that they will be the key to saving them all. There are several fighting scenes and each character holds their own unique fighting style (more apparent in Naruto).  read more 
reportRecommended by DreamingSomeday
"Minea Exam" and Jounin Exam", both characters have dream, and both talk like idiots, and they look like "idiots" - Luca and Naruto. 
reportRecommended by gmgkng
You might find funny to read Crepuscule because main characters in Crepuscule look very alike to characters in Naruto. Other than that both series have skill or magic elements and are cool to check out if you like that kind of theme.  
reportRecommended by Lylaaz
A number of similarities between the 2 even early on. BB includes a group of old friends, where one is different from everyone else in the world, because he cant use magic, one splinters off and is at war with the other's nation because of his brother. Similar to the Naruto-Sasuke dynamic. However it is different enough to not feel like you're reading the same manga. 
reportRecommended by Shadow_Links
Yeah, it may seem a weird recomendation, but I found the character relationships and personalities and the way they devolped through out the manga was remarkably similar to Naruto. And if you replace go with being a ninja, the simmilarities become even clearer.  
reportRecommended by Nayukuo
Both have a character named Sasuke, have ninjas, swords, and lots of action. Oh, and they have perverts and violent female "leads" too 
reportRecommended by Pyapi
The points of the similarity go neither to the same characters' traits, nor to the genre or to the mood. It's rather the situation. Both mangas depict a dilemma between the bond of frienship and the cruelty of warlife. In both stories main heroes meet, already having a nasty past and personal goals. Somehow they grow attached to each other and that's the moment when they have to return to reality. There are lot's of alike situations in these mangas (sorry to call Ares manga) but the outcome of them is different completely. From my point of view Ares is several levels maturer than Naruto. However it's quite  read more 
reportRecommended by zybactik
King of Hell and Naruto both provide lots of action, adventure and fighting and both main characters are powerful warriors and act a bit goofy at times. 
reportRecommended by Joyce-Chan
They dont have much in common but when i was watching Shounen Onmyouji i thought that it had somethings in common like how they both have to show people around them that they are strong enought to do things on there own, and they both have high goals, becoming Hokage (Naruto) and passinf Seimei (Shounen Onmyouji). They both also have abilitys that were sealed when they were younger. 
reportRecommended by crimsonpheonix
-both main characters have a nearly unattainable goal to work towards -very detailed and in depth explanations of important plot elements(warfare/chakra)  
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