Naruto Shippuden

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Project ARMS

Project ARMS

Ryo Takatsuki injured his right arm in an accident years ago. The resulting surgery brought about some unexpected, but not entirely unwelcome changes -- enhanced healing along with the presence of a superweapon dubbed "ARMS" in his body. But with all power comes a price, and with newfound allies who share his predicament, he must battle a secret organization trying to control the ARMS while trying to find the truth behind the weapon in his body for himself...

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MalteseFalcon MalteseFalcon says...

The main characters and storyline are somewhat similar in these two tails. In Naruto, you have Naruto, who struggles with the burden of the 9-tailed fox sealed within him. In Project ARMS, you have Ryo, who must deal with the terrible power of the ARMS Jaberwock contained within him.

During their respective series, they both gain numerous friends while progressing towards their goals. Obviously, they both also have a number of epic battles with those who impose them.

Night Wizard

Night Wizard

All Renji Hiiragi wants to do is to go to school and life a normal life. However, because he is a wizard, he is forced by the elegant yet abusive protector of Earth, Anzelotte, into using his powers to fight against supernatural invaders called Emulators! Renji, along with his childhood friend Kureha and the serious Akari, are tasked with protecting Elis Shiho, who has been chosen to collect seven mystical jewels in order to protect the world against an imminent Emulator invasion. In the meantime, enemies act from the shadows in an effort to prevent them from succeeding. Can they strengthen themselves as a group enough to overcome the obstacles before them, so Renji can finally get back to his studies?

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LannerFalcon LannerFalcon says...

Thoug at first glance they appear unquarellated, more detailed investigation will yield a number of similarities. In each series, the protagonist is a teenager, with an obsessive desire to protect his friends.

Both involve four man sqads, and extraordinary abilities.

The one difference is probably in this; Naruto is much slower paced, and has far more episodes.

Ikkitousen

Ikkitousen

For 1800 years the seven schools of Kantou have fought over supremacy of the land. Their students constantly fight each other in battles to prove their strength. Sonsaku Hakufu is a 17 year old girl that just transferred to Nanyou Academy, and at her arrival, finds herself fighting one of its top 4 fighters. But Sonsaku possesses a soulstone which contains the spirit of a great fighter, and she is not an easy match. When an order is issued to defeat Sonsaku, she finds herself in all out war against all of the schools top fighters. What lies behind this dark conspiracy?

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Diadera Diadera says...

Naruto Shippuuden and Ikkitousen shares many things, especially the fact that both lead roles of the animes have a monster inside of them they need to find a way to live with or destroy.

They both experience situations where they can't control their inner beast and do things like hurting the ones they care about, without having any recollection at all of what happened when their own soul takes over the body again.

Both animes takes place where fighting and honing your skills in fighting are as natural as breathing.

They are both full of humour and are sure to make you laugh at some point.

If you liked one you will surely like the other.

Hunter x Hunter OVA 3: Greed Island Final

Hunter x Hunter OVA 3: Greed Island Final

Gon and Killua continue their training with Biscuit as the Mad Bomber wreaks havoc upon the other players in Greed Island. As their strength increases, Gon and Killua also start searching for the hundred cards needed to complete the game. As their number of cards increases they must now prepare to face off against Razor, the leader of the 14 Devils, and the Mad Bomber himself.

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Radaghast Radaghast says...

Whie it is highly recommended to watch any Hunter × Hunter material you can find, this "final" OVA bears the most similarities with Naruto Shippuden series (I put "final" in quotes since manga story is far beyond that). Training your ass off to invent new techniques to beat your enemies in a spectacular fight is what the main characters do most of the time.

D.Gray-man

D.Gray-man

An akuma is a soul which has been brought back to life through sadness and despair with the powers of Millenium Earl. Their mission is to terrorize the earth and all who dwell within it. The Black Order is a group of Exorcists that have sworn to cleanse the souls of the akuma, and collect the substance known as "innocence". This powerful substance can be used as an anti-akuma weapon, and ultimately can help destroy the evil Millenium Earl. Allen Walker is a young Exorcist who has the ability to tell who is human and who is an akuma with the help of his cursed eye. Together with the Black Order, Allen must find all 109 pieces of innocence to protect the world and defeat Earl.

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MalteseFalcon MalteseFalcon says...

Naruto Shippuden and D.Gray-man have many similarities. Primarily, their main characters are very similar. Both are cursed and contain great power, and are motivated to save lives. Each of them ends up on a great quest, which potentially has world altering significance. Both series also contain similar tones and humor.

I can, without hesitation, recommed D.Gray-man to watchers of Naruto Shippuden and vice versa.