7 Anime like Naruto/ Naruto Shippuden

Do you know the feeling of finishing the anime series you love and adore deeply when you just start wondering how are you going to fill the void after you finish the whole series? I do. And it’s mega hard to find a “replacement” for the anime you find precious despite so many anime available.

I’m going to make it a little bit easier for you.

I’m bringing you a list of top 7 similar anime to Naruto.

Related: Find Out The Best Order To Watch Naruto

In hopes that it might numb your pain after finishing our beloved Naruto series (❀‿❀).

7. Boku no Hero Academia

  • Genres: action, comedy, school, shounen, superpower
  • Episodes: 13

The main characters are very similar, they both aspire to reach their ultimate goal (Naruto wants to become Hokage, Midoriya wants to become the strongest hero) while having the never-give-up mentality. In Naruto, we explore a world of ninjas, meanwhile, in BNHA, it’s a world of heroes. 

The setting is very different but both series center around students who are going through rough training and learning experiences in order to become pros. 

6. Hunter x Hunter (2011)

  • Genres: action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, magic, shounen
  • Episodes: 175

Hunter x Hunter includes a full package of friendship, loyalty, and of course, fights. You might also get similar vibes from the main character, Gon, who is also a bit silly and naive at times but has a heart in the right place. The characters are also similar when it comes to age (around 12). 

Both anime use certain special abilities/powers which are unique for each character making the series unpredictable and wonderful whilst you watch how the characters mature mentally/physically/power-wise.

Hunter x Hunter offers many high-quality episodes and the character development is similarly slow as in Naruto so again if you are looking for a high-end anime opt for Hunter x Hunter and you certainly won’t be disappointed!

5. One Piece

  • Genres: action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, superpower, drama, shounen
  • Episodes: over 900 and still ongoing

Both anime are the same genre (shounen) and include many episodes that might work in your favor if you want to experience similar excitement as you previously had during the airing of Naruto (assuming you have seen it during those times),

If you haven’t then I have a good suggestion for you – if you catch up to One Piece you can still experience it!

The main protagonists are trying to be the best versions of themselves while trying to achieve their goals and dreams.

Luffy also resembles Naruto sometimes (the main shounen characters are just painfully similar).

4. Bleach 

Genres: action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, superpower, supernatural, shounen

Episodes: 366

Both are shounen anime that is long-running. Bleach has action-oriented scenes, a splash of comedy, and 100% of overpowered, unique abilities for you to exploreExactly what we loved in Naruto.

Naruto and Ichigo (Bleach) might look different, but their personality traits are quite similar: the incredible will to protect their friends and those who are precious to them whilst becoming stronger.

3. D. Gray-Man 

  • Genres: action, adventure, comedy, superpower, demons, shounen
  • Episodes: 103

The genres of both anime are almost identical and both contain three main characters who will instantly strike you with their similarity to Naruto’s main trio (Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke). 

The protagonists of the series – Allen (DGM) and Naruto have high moral standards and a mentor who is neglecting them and giving them a hard time. 

We can also find the similarity about special abilities that are unique to each character, although polishing these abilities requires way longer time in Naruto. 

It’s important to note that DGM does not focus on the training nearly as much as on defeating foes and saving the world (protecting people from demons and defeating the clan called Noah which resembles Akatsuki clan). 

2. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

  • Genres: action, adventure, martial arts, superpower, shounen
  • Episodes: 123 and still ongoing

If you want to see a fresh new journey of Naruto’s son, Boruto, including the same art style and even starring our boy, now grown man, Naruto, here you go!

The anime takes place several years after the end of the Shinobi War and Boruto is about to enter the Chûnin exams alongside Sarada Uchiha and the mysterious boy named Mitsuki.

1. Fairy Tail

  • Genres: action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, magic, shounen
  • Episodes: 175

At first glance, we could say that it’s almost the same atmosphere, a lot of fights and many funny moments. No wonder because both anime are shounen, right?

The development of characters is slow but frankly, it’s entertaining to watch even with fillers!

Both anime have a really high amount of episodes so you don’t have to worry about finishing it quickly which might be a deciding factor here. They are classified as shounen with a typical main character who is very similar to Naruto personality-wise (acting silly but being kind to people and wielding astonishing power).

They are both heavily focused around protecting the comrades in their guild/ village while betting on uniting wizards (Fairy Tail) / ninjas (Naruto). 


Hi, I'm Mia, the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. An avid anime fan, gamer, and esports enthusiast dedicated to helping you find anime content exactly to your liking.

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