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 which 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),

✅ The MCs have the same “never give up” mentality,

✅ Both MCs want to become stronger and help others (but both are weak in the begging),

✅ BNHA is also a shounen story with a twist and contains heroes, meanwhile, in Naruto, we can see ninjas. 

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, Luffy (One Piece) and Naruto are trying to be the best versions of themselves while trying to achieve their deepest desires and dreams together with protecting those who they hold dear,

✅ Luffy might also resemble 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

Bleach contains action-oriented scenes, a bit of comedy and 100% of overpowered, unique abilities which we have had previously found and 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 contain three main characters who will instantly strike you with their similarity to Naruto’s main trio (Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke),

 The main character, Allen Walker (DGM) has a mentor who is similarly “neglecting” him and giving him a hard time as we have seen in Naruto (Jiraya-sama and Naruto),

 Allen is similar to Naruto when it comes to high moral standards but he is calmer and smarter than him; he won’t strike you as overly naive or silly but instead, you will consider him calmer and smarter in opposed to Naruto,

Both anime are action-oriented with characters who wield special abilities unique to them, although in Naruto it requires more polishing and hard work.

 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

On 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,

✅Both anime are shounen, 

✅ The main character, Natsu, is quite similar to Naruto when it comes to personality – he can act silly, but he is a wonderful guy with high morals wielding astonishing power,

Both anime also include magic in some way and both fight to protect their comrades whilst betting on uniting wizards (Fairy Tail) and ninjas (Naruto).  

Misaka

Hi, my name is Mia and I'm the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I love anime, games, and esports (I am also a bit weird). My passion for anime sparked when I was about 7 (Phantom Thief Jeanne, hello!) and has never stopped.

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