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Dragon Ball Z

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Five years have passed since Goku and his friends defeated Piccolo Jr. and restored peace to the planet. Gohan - Goku's son - and a variety of good, bad, and morally ambiguous characters are back, and perpetually not ready for action! Aliens, androids, and magicians all hatch evil plots to destroy the world and it's up to Goku to save the Earth once more - that is, once he and his comrades train plentifully in preparation.  Enemies will become friends and power levels will rise to unimaginable levels, but even with the help of the legendary Dragon Balls and Shen Long will it be enough to save Earth from ultimate destruction?

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Dragon Ball TV 1986 Prequel
Dragon Ball Movie 1: Curse of the Blood Rubies Movie 1986 TBD
Dragon Ball Movie 2: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle Movie 1987 TBD
Dragon Ball Movie 3: Mystical Adventure Movie 1988 TBD
Dragon Ball: Goku's Fire Brigade TV Special 1988 Same Franchise
Dragon Ball: Goku's Traffic Safety TV Special 1988 Same Franchise
Dragon Ball Z Movie 1: Dead Zone Movie 1989 TBD
Dragon Ball Z Movie 2: The World's Strongest Movie 1990 TBD
Dragon Ball Z Movie 3: The Tree of Might Movie 1990 TBD
Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Bardock - The Father of Goku TV Special 1990 TBD
Dragon Ball Z Movie 4: Lord Slug Movie 1991 TBD
Dragon Ball Z Movie 5: Cooler's Revenge Movie 1991 TBD
Dragon Ball Z Movie 6: Return of Cooler Movie 1992 TBD
Dragon Ball Z Movie 7: Super Android 13 Movie 1992 TBD
Dragon Ball Z: Atsumare! Goku World OVA 1992 TBD
Dragon Ball Z Movie 8: The Legendary Super Saiyan Movie 1993 TBD
Dragon Ball Z Movie 9: Bojack Unbound Movie 1993 TBD
Dragon Ball Z Special 2: The History of Trunks TV Special 1993 TBD
Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Destroy the Saiyajin OVA 1993 TBD
Dragon Ball Z Movie 10: Broly - Second Coming Movie 1994 TBD
Dragon Ball Z Movie 11: Bio-Broly Movie 1994 TBD
Dragon Ball Z Movie 12: Fusion Reborn Movie 1995 TBD
Dragon Ball Z Movie 13: Wrath of the Dragon Movie 1995 TBD
Dragon Ball Movie 4: The Path to Power Movie 1996 TBD
Dragon Ball GT TV 1996 Sequel
Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy TV Special 1997 TBD
Dragon Ball: Yo! The Return of Son-Goku and Friends!! TV Special 2008 TBD
Dragon Ball Kai TV 2009 Condensed Version
Dragon Ball: Plan to Destroy the Saiyajin OVA 2010 TBD
Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock Other 2011 TBD
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Movie 2013 TBD
Dream 9 Toriko x One Piece x Dragon Ball Z Super Collabo Special TV Special 2013 TBD

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Yuji IKEDA Character Design
Daisuke NISHIO Director
Shunsuke KIKUCHI Music
Akira TORIYAMA Original Manga Creator
Kozo MORISHITA Producer
Kenji SHIMIZU Producer

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Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja who bears a great power hidden inside him, a power that has isolated him from the rest of his village. As such, his only dream is to become the Hokage - the most powerful ninja, and leader of the village; but first he needs to graduate! With his inability to perform even the most basic ninja techniques, it seems that all Naruto has going for him is his determination to succeed no matter what. Teamed up with the genius Sasuke, book-smart Sakura, and their team leader Kakashi, Naruto embarks on his quest to become the Hokage. But with outside forces posing a threat to the entire Hidden Leaf village, Naruto discovers that he must become much stronger if he ever wants to realize his dream and protect the friendships he's forged.


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The much better demon spawn of DBZ. Naruto has characters that actually have some depth, the overall story is based on a very good manga.
Fighting, fighting, fighting... both animes are based on that. You can find really nice action scenes in them. Naruto doesn't have so many episodes, if you were disappointed about how long it takes for a fight in DBZ to end, you can get at least equal action here in a shorter time.
Remember those times in DBZ were they were fighting for episode on end with nothing really happening for a long time. That does not really happen in Naruto. Although like DBZ there are some flashbacks but only because the Manga has them also. In Naruto there is depht to the story and to the battleing and some simularities among the two. Some of the techniqes in Naruto are replication such as Piccolo uses and also the powering up thing. With DBZ its super saiyan in Naruto they power up out of anger occationally letting out the demons within granting them vast power. If you enjoyed DBZ you will love Naruto because of its superior battleing and great storyline/characters.
Dragon Ball Z – Aliens + Ninjas = Naruto. Can't get any more specific than that. OmFg Pwn3d N1nj4s! These two series are very similar, lots of energy-related fighting techniques, long battles, a great storyline, and the main ingredient: an insatiable desire to become the world's strongest warrior. You can't call yourself an anime fan, if you don't like Ninjas. You can't call yourself a ninja fan, if you don't watch Naruto.
Regardless of what Naruto fanboys may tell you, Naruto DOES resemble DBZ. The style of fighting, the character setup, the long battles. Whish isn't entirely strange if you consider that the creator of Naruto worshipped Toriyama the author of DBZ when he was young. You'll find lot's of DBZ in Naruto and vice verca.
Though a lot say Naruto and DBZ are alike, i feel they aren't as alike as most say. But who am i to say, Naruto was based on DBZ, so there are quite a few simularities, the main difference is that Naruto has deeper characters. If you like either one, you just might like the other one too.
Both of these long running series have a heavy emphasis on character development and interaction as a basis for continueing the story. Although each series DOES use epic battles to help the story move along Dragon Ball Z uses them more liberal and helps to give a slower feel to the seires makeing it perfect for those who felt that naruto moved a little too quick
Both serie shave the problem of having fight which are way to long. Som efights take up 10 eps or more. If you don't mind this and like to have some good fun, check out Naruto. If you are more fond of even longer fight and superpowers, check out Dragonball Z
For fans of Dragon Ball Z, Naruto is the next logical step. Both are based on a popular action manga, and both are series focused on hard-hitting action. However, Naruto has a far more developed sense of "cool," with its unique ninja techniques and stories with morals.

I once heard Naruto being labelled as the 'new Dragon Ball Z', probably because of the similar action themes, and the lengths of the shows. It is relatively easy to see the similarities between them, anyway.


Naruto and DBZ are power up-oriented action shows where the hero changes or defeats everyone around them through sheer determination and an unreasonably optimistic mindset. They are light and entertaining.


It is series like these that end up being great 'gateway drug' for newcomers and anime junkies alike.

If you like episodic fights that keep you captivated and a lot of "cliff-hanger" episode endings that leave you wanting 'more'. This series is for you.


Action, Action, Action. If your looking for martial arts with superhuman abilities than these series are perfect. If you liked one, you'd surely like the other.


Ok, the creator of Naruto himself told us he loved how the story of DBZ was put in, especially the character that is Goku and all the secrets that surround him. And that's pretty easy to notice in how Naruto was done.

2 boys with low experience at first, but with a dark past, a secret one, even to the boys themselves, that finally is turned up as the series progress. And it is that link, between the 2 boys and their past, that moves the story.

Their powers soon grow up as they save their friends and go through a lot of adventures with a lot of other characters that do have a good charisma and always are related to the boy themselves, but never get the same attention as the 2 boys.

Is Naruto the new DBZ? No, DBZ is pretty unique, Naruto has his own story, and will be remembered as such, not as a story that was actually made up from DBZ. They are both great shows, not with a great story compared with other animes, but the rest makes up for it.


Fighting, talking about friendship, fighting, rescuing the village, fighting, rescuing the world, fighting. Yea that's about it in both shows. Well, ok there's a bit more but really nothing THAT good. I guess they both have the same kind of character development slow(200+ eps) but kinda effective (Gaara, Vegeta).


These series are filled with nonstop & intense action, that would make you keep on watching for hours. DBZ is the pinnacle of all action anime. In other words, it began the popular trend anime all over the world.


Well this isnt something unexpected. These 2 anime are veeery similar, but i admit, not the same. First and foremost similarity is that they have almost the same number of series, both tending to end the serie at the most crucial moments so you have to wait for another week to see what will happen next only to find the next episode more interesting than the last, and of course, also ended at the most important moment. Iritating isnt it? Well, in these 2 cases (and of course, in my opinion) absolutely not! Both are about fighters using their inner power to overcome their rivals, to save the day,a friend or a lady. In both anime you get the feeling what most cherished charasteristics in Japans culture are - hard-work and determination over pure natural talent and vanity. Thats why i love them both. If you like Naruto, you may like Dragon Ball Z, if you like Dragon Ball Z you will love Naruto.


If you like action/adventure, and fighs that can take many eipsodes to finish the either of these will do for you! Both hero's must get stronger to protect others.

If you like action, adventure, hero's, and fighting then you will love this!


i think that if you like dbz u will like naruto, because to me they both are like the same show like fights are alot the same and ya


If you could watch all of the DBZ episodes and weren't bored with the long fighting scenes, you will find Naruto fantastic. Naruto gives the same epic feel as DBZ does, but Naruto just gives so much more than that aswell. Naruto is probably a more mature anime. You'll encounter a lot of sadness and tears in the story and hopefully, shead some tears youself. Naruto has a great soundtrack too, which makes the scenes much more exiting. But what are you doing here still reading!? Go watch that anime!


Both involve ultra-long winded fights with all the usual cliches.

Both start off very strong but both become over-come with stupid plot twists and endless filler later on. By that time you'll be hocked though. :P

Though if "fighting" seems even vaguely interesting you could do so much worse.

As a note, Naruto is heavier on filler and DBZ is heavier on dragging fights on.


Naruto is a great series. It is like DBZ but has a little more to it. Any fan of DBZ should check this out.


Both have long and often drawn out fight scenes, that are sometimes amazing and sometimes tiresome! A lot of people will say that Naruto is an improved version of DBZ, personally I disagree! I love dragon ball Z and i DO think the characters have some depth to them. Possibly Naruto has more characters which can be related to more easily than DBZ but both shows are, in my opinion, wicked!


The main characters (Naruto and Goku) both are hot-headed. Like Naruto, Goku plans to be the strongest fighter and begins on his journey.. Both animes are based on training and fighting.

If you didn't like too long DBZ battles you should try Naruto.


The plot elements and characters in Dragon Ball Z and Naruto are very similar, for example, Goku/Naruto is a boy who, at the beginning, have no knowledge of his origins, but as the series progresses, he meets many new friends along the way and slowly discover his past.

Also the fght scenes are very similar, mostly because they both envolve around martial arts but Naruto mixes it with ninjutsu and weapons, while Dragon Ball Z mixes it with mostly Ki.

Anyways, both series are worth watching


I started off watching all of the DBZ series. All the while telling myself that DBZ was a classic show not some creepy weird Japanese anime or whater. Then I found myself going straight for Naruto experiencing the best morals you could learn and it gives you more inspiration then DBZ. Dragon Ball was amazing I believe some of Naruto was mirrored off of Goku's innocent funny charactor. I'm now waiting for the newer episodes of Naruto Shippuden since by this time now I have become obbsessed with the anime along with others. Anime is a great! If you don't open up your mind to different things they be stuck with the same old stuff. Dragon Ball is an anime you should watch before you watch Naruto it will give some type of idea. Mind you that Naruto has alot more to it. More charactor development in every charactor then any other anime out there! I deffaintly recemend both!



If you like DBZ, You ll surely like Naruto and wise versa! Naruto is a true successor to Dragon Ball z


The creator of Naruto was inspired by Akira Toriyama's Dragonball, and it shows in his work. Both Goku and Naruto the protagonists of Dragonball and Naruto respectively have similar personalitys. Both care-free hardworking, love fighting, knuckleheads. The action in the two shows are also similar. Also, just to point this out, the main characters of both series's have the same color pattern. Goku wears orange and blue as does Naruto and Vegeta wears plain blue as does Sasuke. Overall these series are a perfect match for each other and, in my opinion, have alot more in common with each other then Bleach does.


Naruto and Dragonball Z have to be my all time favorite anime series. I mean both have pretty good if not decent action scenes and many of the characters are all lovable and enjoyable even some of the villians X3 If there are Bleach or One Piece fans on here, then I think Naruto/DBZ is your kind of show.


Naruto and Dragonball Z both feature the same method of story telling. Lots of "charging up" and posturing and stare downs and talking instead of fighting and repeating the same lines and images over and over. All this aside, VERY ACTION PACKED. If this stuff tickles your fancy then there's probably none better

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Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho

Yusuke Urameshi was a normal middle school punk until he was hit and killed by a car, while saving a child. His selfless action earned him the right to gain his life back and serve as a detective of the spirit world, keeping the world of the living safe from a myriad of demons. But being reborn has its price: Yusuke must hatch a spirit beast that will develop according to his actions, and if he doesn't act in a good and honest manner, it will eat his soul. Can Yusuke protect the human and spirit worlds and still manage to save himself in the process?

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A bit faster paced than DBZ and with a less extra terestrial influance but otherwise very comparible in content
If you liked the fighting in DBZ, you'll likely appreciate the quality combat in Hakusho. Though the fighting in Hakusho tends to be more 'down to earth,' depending more on characters thinking up (or lucking out with) clever and/or suicidal strategies to win their tougher fights, though there is still plenty of DBZish fighting as well.
Yu Yu Hakusho is an excellent action series, very similar to DBZ. Really, it's a cross between DBZ and Inuyasha. The characters use their ever-increasing powers of Ki energy to combat and subdue a host of demonic monsters. Yu Yu is a very entertaining series, with tons of action and suspence.

DBZ has less of a story than Yu Yu Hakusho, but the fights are somewhat the same. Since Yu Yu Hakusho is also based on DBZ the chances of someone liking both are extremely high.

Yuu Yuu Hakusho ran in the same timeslot as DBZ during DBZ's run and still had nknow problem competing. They are also both fighting series.

Yu Yu Hakusho and DBZ both focus on rock smashing, ground shaking fights between the good and bad guys, without too much concern for the actual story.

Are big fights, much training, and super strong characters who can never seem to stay dead what you liked in DBZ? Then you might like Yu Yu Hakusho as well.


If you like Dragon Ball Z then you'll love Yu Yu Hakusho. In both series the main character has superpowers and uses them to fight evil in order to save those close to him and the entire world. Also, in both anime the main characters have a group of tremendously strong friends who never seem to be able to reach the power level of the protagonist. But, the one thing in Yu Yu Hakusho that will endear it to you is that unlike in Dragon Ball Z, the characters don't waste 100 hours talking before a fight starts; that's really what makes Yu Yu Hakusho a better watch.


If you're looking for awesome action then DBZ and Yu Yu Hakusho are for you. While DBZ in my opinion is lacking the more intense story line that draws you in that Yu Yu Hakusho has, it still has a decent story line that seems to constantly repeat itself: that, of course, would be saving the world from amazingly strong badasses. Overall they're both great shows that you'll definitely enjoy if you like action.


dragon ball z and yu yu hakusho the hero has special powers dragon ball z has goku with his energy blasts and yu yu hakusho has yuskei with his spirit energy they both visit the afterlife as yuskei gains his powers from their and both visit king yenmas palace the only thing is as goku gains the ability to increase his power early from his Kaioken to his super saiyen 1, 2 and finaly super saiyen 3 while yuske has only near the end his demon form


If you liked the adventure of DBZ, you're sure to enjoy Yu Yu Hakusho, too.  Similar to DBZ, YYH follows the story of a character, Yusuke, who must fight various enemines to save his friends/the world/etc. and matures as person along the way, just as Goku does in DBZ.  The supporting cast of characters is enjoyable in YYH as well.  Yusuke's high school friends and fellow fighters help make the show enjoyable just as the 'Z Team' did for DBZ.


Yu Yu Hakusho and Dragon Ball Z, firstly, look similar in animation and have similar senses of humour! Yu Yu Hakusho has the advantage of being faster-paced than DBZ with less of the drawn out battles seen in DBZ. Yu Yu Hakusho also has less characters to keep track of, making the plot easier to follow. Dragon Ball Z has many, many characters and dark pasts to keep track of, sometimes making it difficult to follow and remember certain details! Both however, aree worth watching!


Both feature similar fighting styles with similar story lines. I love both shows and what brought me too Yu Yu Hakusho was DBZ because of there similarites. It's a great show and both excel in different areas so there not completely similar. I find YuYu more funny while DBZ has better fighting scenes. Either way there both great shows.


Both Yu Yu Hakusho and Dragon ball Z are great series and if you loved one of them you will more than likely love the other as well.  Yu Yu Hakusho has animation that is just as poor as DBZ, possibly a little better.  However, the story line in both of these animes has major similarities. Some examples are saving the world from destruction by continuously getting stronger, adding new moves after long training periods, colorful magic/energy attacks etc.  The battles happen much faster in Yu Yu than in DBZ without as much standing around but both have amazing battles.  The character development in both DBZ and Yu Yu has to be the best part of both of their series, enemies becoming friends and different people gaining different abilities and feelings makes both of these animes live infamously. 


As two of the, no....THE two greatest Shounen anime ever made, they practically go hand in hand. Not to mention YYH was the ONLY show to know DBZ of it's perch when they were airing in Japan. Both are worthy. Both are worth the time of day. Even if DBZ is CRAZY long.


If you liked the superpowers theme on either series, you'd definiteley like the other. Also, the "tournament feel" is present in both series and makes up a very interesting way to experience them and feel like you are a part of the competition. Both are a must-see for any true action-junkie!


YYH & DBZ action sequences are often very similar the only only difference is that in YYH the powers are a little more in check. The art style in both of the series and the characters are very similar in there mainly Goku & Yusuke & Hiei & Vegeta. They are both very good series:)


Arguably the two best action shows in existence, at least in my opinion. Both have great character depth, plenty of laughs, and most importantly: both are chock full of awesome fights that will surely send shivers down your spine.

Watching the main characters in each show progress from a near-worthless weakling to the strongest and most powerful warrior in existence is a thrilling and spine-tingling experience. If you like one, I have no doubt that you will love the other.

One Piece

One Piece
  • TV (641+ eps)
  • 1999 - ?

Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!

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Both One Piece and DBZ have characters that grow stronger to protect the ones they love and their own ideals. So in a fight you'll always have a special feeling when they unleash that extra power. One Piece doesn't have the flashy moves and all, but it does do very well in keeping that certain feeling.
Although One Piece is more imaginative in its setting and plots arcs, it nevertheless shares a certain structure with Dragonball Z. The heroes face increasingly dangerous foes and defeat them through amazing feats of martial arts (again, with One Piece being more imaginative and original on this front). The fights in Dragonball Z are more spectacular and make use of the characters' often gargantuan power, where One Piece holds quirkyness over "raw power", so to speak.
Both animes follow the fight-arc plan, but in One Piece the storytelling is more refined so when they are not fighting, it doesn't mean nothing is happening. All the fighters in each anime are close like family, in One Piece especially with the concept of 'nakama' (kindred spirits, so to speak). Both animes have a similar drawing style, (although obviously the animation in One Piece is vastly superior, with excellent and well-placed use of CG) and are set in a sort of 'fantasy world', where special attacks can defy the laws of physics.

Almost any pure shonen anime will sit well with a DBZ fan but OP's protagnist, Luffy, shares many traits with Goku. A love for food, good times, and the will to fight when what they value most (those he loves) are in danger.


If you liked dragon ball z then you'd like one piece. one piece and dragon ball z both are made up of things that wouldn't make sense to happen in the real world, like space travel or magical fruit. One Piece has a lot of funny moments, alot of violent moments, and a lot of funny violent moments and dragon ball z has a lot of those moments too. They both are adventurous and speard out a ton of story to keep the watcher intrested. One Piece and Dragon Ball z are so alike sometimes you can't tell the diffrence between them.


Both have happy-go-lucky main characters fighting bad guys with their nakama. Dragonball Z is more of fighting anime and One piece is more of an adventure, however they both the same feel with loads of episodes to keep you occupied.


Both of these series are about fighting and friendship. Their are characters that grow stronger with episode on episode and people who would have given their lives to protect others. Overall If you liked one, you should really enjoy the other.



Even though if you got bored at the first dozen of DBZ you won't get bored with One Piece at the start. One Piece starts much faster and has a lot humour at first episodes.

Well if you ask from me I would say Goku is more powerful than Luffy but Luffy beats Goku with more hilarious attitude and he eats more than Goku! That is something worth of being mentioned. So hang up the Jolly Roger to your mast and start sailing with Straw Hat Pirates!


The characters in both series have very similar charms, like how Goku and Luffy both have a trill to fight and protect their friends and family, the art and animation style in both are also similar and get better along the way. The humor and storyline also have alot of similarities.

Although One Piece has more going for it, I highly recommend both.


One Piece and DBZ have huge casts of fantastical characters each with their unique personality and powers. The character designs in both shows can be described as odd but cool at the same time. Both shows have the characters traveling large distances leading them to varried and interesting locations.

Although DBZ is more about the battles and OP about grand adventure both shows feel very epic in scale.



Dragonball Z and One Piece are much alike. They're both very epic, characters that are muchalike, have wonderful fight scenes and great storyline. With great villains.


Both the main characters of the shows, Goku and Luffy, are very alike. They both love food, both are insanely strong and they both love their family/friends.

Fighting and overcoming foes are a big part of both shows. And they both have some humour in them.

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Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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Do you like cool fights with extremely powerful people, comedy mixed in, heroes overcoming the impossible, and a lot of talking before and after a big fight? DBZ and Bleach are two long and serious series that share many similarities! If you liked one then you might enjoy the other.


Bleach and DBZ are power up-oriented action shows where the hero changes or defeats everyone around them through sheer determination and an unreasonably optimistic mindset. They are light and entertaining.


The main character in both series have very similiar personalites. Goku and Ichigo are both kind of thick headed and both can be pretty funny at times. Like DBZ, Bleach deals with lots of fightning.


The main reason I'm rec'ing this is the same reason I've watched both animes. 2 boys, with unknown powers, but that are soon discovered as they go on in a whole new adventure and with a whole new set of characters as the story progress. Bleach's story is somehow more interesting and touching, but you can never forger how the action goes in DBZ, though Bleach is not really concerned on the battles itself, but on the reasons behind the battles and the characters involved in them. DBZ is pure action.


Even though Bleach has a higher concern on it's story, both are action animes with a very similar style. The fight scenes share many similarities as to the way the characters fight, they powers and even the long talks during them (which is kind of annoying).

Besides, both animes show people trying to overcome their own limits in order to defeat increasingly powerful foes.


Though having more to do with sword-fighting than Dragonball Z's ki energy blasts, Bleach delivers some awesome action scenes, with an awesome storyline, and fantastic characters, each unique in so many ways. The humor is hilarious and the characters unbelievable, but still so awesome!


I would say Bleach is like a more up to date Dragonball Z.

Whilst Bleach doesn't focus of fighting with fists, it still retains alot of the original form that DBZ has.

Dragonball Z fights mainly with Ki and fists whereas Bleach uses a Zanpaktou (Katana) and something similar to ki called Kidou.

If you want to watch an anime which is similar to this one, with comedy, fighting and many other issues, then this is a must see for you.


Bleach and DBZ have a lot in common...

Basicly Bleach is DBZ with swords and a better plot. A lot of fighting, good against evil but put in a normal world (not like DBZ-World filled with dinosaurs and what not). Another connection is the outer world in which the protagonists end up in bouth shows. The main protagonists are bouth extremly talented in fighting and learn real fast everything that most fighters needed years to learn.


special powers. transformations for more special powers. yelling, which is a favorite of many! they are "monster of the season/saga" shows (Bount Saga/Cell Saga). enemies that become friends. may parallels they are without a doubt in the same genre. enjoy :)


They both involve fighting weird or out of this world type people. They both also have key build up, and even different forms, I reccommended watching them if you like one of them.


Bleach and Dragon Ballz have ample similarities between the two. DBZ is more like Father and Bleach like its Child. Kubo was inspired by Toriyama and hence u can find various similarities.Both are Typical action packed shounen, with main chars having power level over 9000!(aka seriously over powered),both series also focus on devlopnment on main character hugely with each getting powers beyond imagination as series progresses.Even the villians have many similaritys, Tyrants from other worlds who dont give a f*** about human's and kill them in mass,with main characters fighting them off to ensure safety of their friends

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Naruto Shippuden

Naruto Shippuden
  • TV (360+ eps)
  • 2007 - ?

Two and a half years have passed since the end of Naruto’s old adventures. He has trained hard with Jiraiya-sama and has returned to Konoha to reunite with his friends; but Akatsuki, the organization that threatened Naruto years before, is on the move again and this time Naruto is not the only one in danger. With the powerful Akatsuki organization looming ahead of him, Sasuke still missing, and the struggle with the beast hidden inside him a continuous battle, will Naruto's hard-earned improvements be enough? Join Naruto, Sakura, new friends and the rest of the old gang as the action heats up with new techniques and stronger enemies.


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If you're a fan of Dragon Ball Z you're going to love Naruto Shippuuden. Like DBZ, Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of an earlier series. Like Goku, Uzamaki Naruto plans to be the strongest fighter and begins on his journey. Naruto and Goku are almost identical in that they both fight for to protect their friends, and each of them has the dream of being the strongest. Probably their most important similarity is that they never give up. So if you loved the action from Dragon Ball Z you should most definitely see Naruto Shippuuden.


Both Dragon Ball Z and Naruto Shippuuden are based on training, fighting, and showing the results of the fights. The enemies are from different worlds, and as the main characters grow stronger, friends become enemies and enemies become friends. If you liked one try the other.


It is series like these that end up being great 'gateway drug' for newcomers and anime junkies alike.

If you like episodic fights that keep you captivated and a lot of "cliff-hanger" episode endings that leave you wanting 'more'. This series is for you.


Much like Dragonball Z, Shippuuden shows a grown-up, though still obnoxious, teenage Naruto after 2 and 1/2 years of training coming back to Konoha to help fight off Akatsuki and rescue his friend Sasuke with the help of many old friends, and the help of some new ones.

Akatsuki's members get more introduced and take a more dominate role than in the original Naruto series this time around, great action-packed fights will come in this series!


Evolution this is the strong point of both animes and something that makes them similar. I always say Naruto is the Dragonball/Z of this generation.


The main characters (Naruto and Goku) both are hot-headed. Like Naruto, Goku plans to be the strongest fighter and begins on his journey.. Both animes are based on training and fighting. Also both anime has similar characters, and first parts like Naruto shippuden has 1st part - Naruto, DBZ has Dragon Ball. In both first parts of these anime, the main characters are kids.

If you didn't like too long DBZ battles you should try Naruto Shippuden.



I'd say naruto is like the dbz of this era. DBZ, i have to warn you about dragged out fights and fillers. But i always respect this as the best anime becoz this is what got me into anime.

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