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In a time of great heroes, the evil Sephiroth and the power of Meteor were vanquished by a warrior named Cloud Strife and his companions. Now, though the life stream of the world has been restored, certain people have become sick with Geo Stigma -- an illness which is as mysterious as it is incurable. Meanwhile, in the shadows, a new enemy has appeared: Kadaj, who holds the key to the destruction of all life. Against insurmountable odds, Cloud, Tifa, Barrett, Cid and the rest of the gang must band together one last time to defeat Kadaj and save the world from annihilation.
Naruto may be inspired by DBZ but not just DBZ but other series like FF for example. Naruto and FF have swordplay, magic, setting almost similar, law of physics, and technology. Both have heroes who are hired for missions and villains who want to change the world with ambitions as well as supernatural powers that can impact the plot forever.
There are Final Fantasy 7 references in Naruto as both series are set in a fictional setting:
-Zabuza and Cloud having big swords
-Sakura and Tifa with their fist smashing powers
-Madara and Sephiroth with their giant meteorite and antagonism
-Sasuke's hairstyle similar to Zack Fair
-speaking of which, another Nomura's game Kingdom Hearts also has similarities with Naruto
Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The remaining population has managed to survive the last hundred years only by building a multi-walled city capable of keeping the Titans at bay, training military recruits to patrol the perimeter and gather intelligence about their mysterious foe. Eren and Mikasa have lived a relatively peaceful life behind the city's walls, but when a massive Titan appears, smashing the outer barrier and unleashing a wave of terror, their lives are brutally changed forever...
Natsu, Lucy, and their fellow Fairy Tail mages return to protect the humanity from powerful enemies, including but not limited to Dark Guilds, dragons, and Zeref, the most powerful dark mage.
Drawn to the mystique of the unknown, Hunters travel the world in search of terrifying creatures, incredible riches, and unexplored lands. Gon Freecss is a naive-yet-determined young boy who aspires to join the ranks of these individuals, in order to find his missing father Ging - a master of the profession himself. To reach his goal, he partakes in the formidable Hunter Exam, a series of tests that push the participants to their physical and mental limits, with a Hunter License as the prize. During the exam Gon befriends vengeful Kurapika, doctor-to-be Leorio, and skilled assassin Killua, who have entered for their own reasons. But with the sinister Hisoka standing in their way, will Gon and his friends be able to succeed in obtaining their reward, or even escaping with their lives?
Both share similar approaches to the development of main character. Gon and Naruto both do not know their fathers, forn friends along the journeyand so on. Even the various powers, fighting techniques, situation analysis are very similar. For example Killua's Godspeed and the lightning jutsu of Raikage are esselntially the same. If you like one I guarantee you will be thrilled by the other. Although Shippuden does have one too many fillers.