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Peace Maker Kurogane takes place in Kyoto in the late 19th century, during the height of the conflict between the Shinsengumi, a shogunal police force, and its enemy, an anti-government faction called the Choshu. This tale follows a young boy named Ichimura Tetsunosuke who is desperate to join the Shinsengumi and avenge his parents' deaths by the hands of the Choshu. But in the midst of the bloodshed, will he be strong enough to survive?
Both center around a boy that has no parents anymore, wants to be strong, taken seriously, get respect, and has to learn how to be a man. Both involve the boy being taught by other samurai in the clan. Both boys have the same basic personality, loud, impulsive, and melancholy when reflecting on his own failings. Hell the voice even sounds the same.. Peacemaker at least has a plot anchored in actual history, and has less of the chi-magic plot elements, though it also seems to have a bit of shojo-ai.
Rin Okumura is a seemingly ordinary boy living at the Southern Cross Boys' Monastery. One day, however, Rin encounters a boy who has been possessed by a demon. Amidst the struggle, he not only awakens latent powers sealed within him, but also learns that he is the son of Satan! No longer able to stay under the protection of the church and with his very existence straddling the line between human and demon, Rin decides to fight against his parentage and joins the True Cross Order as an exorcist. Now, the teen must attend the True Cross Academy and begin special exorcist training alongside his new comrades all while keeping his identity a secret; but can the son of Satan really become a true exorcist?
Both series focus on male lead characters that have qualities about themselves that they have no control over. Naruto with the demon fox, and Rin is Satan's son. Both characters are hunted and mistreated in similar ways. Naruto and Rin also strive towards the better side of their humanity and fight to protect people they love. They also have similar goal sets that are very long term - Naruto wants to be Hokage, and Rin wants to defeat Satan. Both of these goals are nobel and very hard to obtain. If you like(d) Blue Exorcist or Naruto i would series check whatever series you haven't seen out.
Jubei Kibagami is just a wandering swordsman minding his own business... until fate lands him in the middle of a battle with the terrifying Devils of Kimon! Now the fate of all of Japan lies in the hands of a vagabond samurai, a deadly female ninja and a perverted old monk as they take on an enemy who is, literally, immortal.
I should start off by saying.. Ninja Scroll & Naruto Shippuden have very different feels to them. Ninja Scroll being a seinen movie, with adult content and a simple storyline and universe (it's a movie afterall), while Naruto Shippuden is a shounen series, with a lighter feel to it, but a somehow complex storyline and universe (being around 400+ episodes this day if you add Naruto).
Anyways, let's get to the reccomendation! xD. If you don't mind the feel to the anime (basically if you're willing to watch both seinen and shounen), and enjoy the action of either of these animes (strong ninjas, with individual overnatural powers, fighting against eachother), you should make sure to check the other one out. There's even some similarities in the individual powers of the characters. You can't help to think, that the writer of Naruto got some inspiration from Ninja Scroll.
As a child, Chirin the lamb is taught by his loving mother to be wary of leaving their pasture; wolves and other predators are a constant threat, though the naïve Chirin believes they would never eat his kind. But when a wolf breaches the perimeter and kills his mother while she protects him, Chirin decides he must do the unthinkable: find the wolf and demand that he trains Chirin to be strong. Chirin must undergo rigorous conditions and be the very thing that he despises so that he may have his revenge, but will he lose himself in the process?
This is probably my oddest recommendation ever - yet I think it makes lots of sense.
The main themes for Chirin no Suzu's protagonist and one of Naruto Shippuden's main characters, Uchiha Sasuke, are revenge, its emptiness, how the seek for revenge turns the avenger into a totally different being and how once all is over and done, there's no place anymore for him to return back to.
Put simply, Chirin no Suzu is a classical, animal-starred and way shorter, yet completely parallel version of Sasuke's plight.
Telling someone who enjoyed Chirin no Suzu to go watch the massive shonen that is NS would be quite overdone, but for those who have watched NS this might be one little, quirky, enjoyable film.
Kamui has returned to Tokyo with a traumatizing past, but he is not the only one. Many people are returning to Tokyo for the same reason: they play a part in the End of the World. The Dragons of Earth and the Dragons of Heaven now must fight for the destruction or safety of the world. But is this troubled Kamui really the key to saving the world?
Both are about a child of prophecy trying to save the world from it's end. They also involve betrayal, supernatural powers, history of the character feud, dark moments that will twist the light hearted moments, deaths that will impact the character's actions, and more importantly the fate of the world that will involve the forces of good and evil.