Naruto, Vagrant Soldier Ares Recommendations
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