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.
A lot of the time when one is explaining a popular shonen servers, one hears the word "generic" but when explaining these two anime, the word to use is "exciting". HxH and Naruto are about young boys who start their journey to complete a goal of becoming something: Naruto wants to be Hokage and Gon wants to become a great Hunter. Both anime have many different characters which are unique and memorable. Both have many arcs that tie into a meta narrative. If you are looking for a fun action/adventure anime, then these two are a good choice.
both animes take place in alternative worlds filled with adventure and thrill. hunter x hunter (2011 version) is a great anime however if you like naruto only for their battles you may want to reconsider because hunter x hunter tend to focus more on the adventurous and thrill aspect of the story instead of the action of the battles (there is a great deal of fighting in it don't get me wrong! just not as much as naruto)
I'm not very good with words, but the Chunin Exams were very similar to the Hunter Exam. Also, Gon acts similar to Naruto, and if Kurapika and Killua were one person they would be a lot like Sasuke. They have their differences, but Naruto may have been inspired by Hunter x Hunter in ways.
Both shows are action,shounen series. Naruto at the beginning(19 episode) starts with the chunnin exam whereas hunter x hunter has the Hunter exam. The fighting system of both anime are similar, naruto is based on chakra and hunter x hunter is based on "Nen" which is aura. One of the protagonists in naruto(sasuke) has similar story to one of the hunter x hunter (kurapica). I don't want to imply anything but the manga of hunter x hunter came in 1999 so make your own assumptions.
This is another fun shonen with likable characters and a good story. However, the filler may be a problem for some and Naruto's voice can get annoying in the dub.
They've got a similar feeling to them, especially if you're comparing Pre-Shippuden Naruto to Hunter X Hunter. Both are good series about a young boy growing into a bad ass and it's clear that a lot of different parts of Naruto were inspired by HxH.
Both are about young boys who have dreams of becoming great, Gon (Hunter) and Naruto (Hokage). Both also have epic fight scenes and are considered shounen.
Both of these anime have similar story arc progression with a lasting quality that makes you involved with the characters. Each anime has it's own originality that I enjoyed since I didn't know what to expect next. Both of these are funny and left me smiling on more than one occasion although there are punctuations of very serious character and plot development that made me want more. Over all very good shows and you shouldn't hesitate to watch them for a full length experience.
-Young boy on a journey
-Themes very similar
-Dense and happy main character
-Main character/ no parents (well...with him...)
-Main character both have spikey hair?! XD
Both are based on manga that were created around the same period and published by Shounen Jump. Both have a main protagonist who has no parents and never surrenders. They follow the main protagonist as he makes several friends, from which, one who comes from a notorious family and one who seeks vengeance for the murder of his clan. The first part of the anime follow these protagonist as they take a certain exam (Chuunin exams / Hunter exams). They also have similar villains: a shady criminal organization, and a pale man who takes an interest in the main characters and switches factions often.
Both series starts off with a early exam in Hunter x Hunter's case it's Hunter exam and in Naruto's case it's chunin exam. Both are anime's with much fight's but there's also a huge difference between the fighting styles Hunter x Hunter's fights focuses more on tactics than Naruto's fights which is usually just a normal fight. Both are long running action shounen. Both episodes have over 100 episodes. If you have not watched either of these series then you should start with Hunter x Hunter because in my opinion Hunter x Hunter is a much better anime.
Both anime's share a similar main character and an alike storyline of the main protagonist seeking out power in order to become stronger
-Both MCs have a goal in which they have to take some sort of test (Hunter Exam/Chunin Exam)
-Both have diverse types of characters
-Both have excellent fighting/action scenes
-Both have an organized crime group (Phantom Troupe/Akatsuki)
-Both are shounen
If you like shounen with cool action scenes, you'll like both.
-Both feature young children as the main characters
-Both have a tryhard protagonist
-Both have virtually limitless 'power' possibilities (Nen and Ninjutsu) that fall into 5 or 6 classes
-Both have lots of character development
Gon and Naruto are both very happy characters, believing in their friends and such, and their best friend is the darker type. Both story-lines can become quite serious and emotional, and the chakra part is similar too. If you like an optimistic main character both are perfect (as is One Piece).
Two long-running shonen series with incredibly uplifting, irreverent protagonists, a big broad world where you have to pass an exam to be recognized as a worthy practitioner of martial arts, and anime magic in the form of chakra/Nen.
Hunter x Hunter is definitely an anime that every beginner should watch, very good for those looking for an anime with many episodes, unlike most anime that has 12 to 26 episodes. It is one of the best if not the best work ever done, just like the classic Naruto, but unfortunately his sequence, Naruto Shippuden, in my opinion, is a really crap. Hunter vs. Hunter has a perfect storyline with the best fights I've ever seen in life, being a dominantly shonen anime with action.
Very similar type of series.
Follows a very similar story structure and gives off the same type vibes and feel. Naruto is heavily inspired by Hunter X Hunter and the authors of the two are close ad admire each other.
Masashi Kishimoto openly admits he was heavily influenced by Hunter x Hunter in creating Naruto
Both anime have characters with abilities (Nen/Chakra) .
Both main characters want to become very strong and have a goal they are trying to reach
Both anime have humor, lots of action, concentrated on friendship and scenes that touch people emotionally
The main characters are kids. They want to become stronger and has a specific goals to attain. They have powers to yet be discovered to learn and master.