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.
There are two worlds which exist side by side – the ordinary surface world of the humans and the secret world of ninjas called Nabari. Within this secret world, the opposing ninja groups are fighting over who should possess the ultimate power known as Shinra Banshou. Enter Miharu Rokujou, a high-school student who lives a carefree life and likes to keep himself to himself. Unfortunately for Miharu, his carefree life is about to be over, because within him is hidden the ultimate power and there is no end of evil minions ready to kidnap him for it! Miharu’s only chance of survival is to embrace this mystic world and become the King of Nabari himself. With the help of his new ninja friends, Kouichi, Shimizu, and Kumohira, can he come to grips with his powers or will he fall prey to his many enemies instead?
Both Main Characters have a power that is sealed inside of them and can cause harm to them if used or used too much.
They Both have an organization who wants the power sealed in them for thier own benefits.
Nabari may deal with modern ninjas but the ninja arts and jutsus are alot similar in both series. Nabari has a much more mature storyline than Naruto's.
They both deal with hardships and friendships. And Both Characters wants to save someone. Naruto Wants to save Sasuke; Miharu wants to save Yoite.
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?
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.
When Kaede, a girl frustrated with her grades like any other teenager, finds a female Ninja attempting to steal her underwear, she didn't expect a friendship to be the result. And as the modern day world of ordinary high schooler Kaede collides with Ninja-in-training Shinobu, she soon comes to discover that the world of modern day Ninjas are filled with parties, picnics, and the training of the elder master Ninja yellow form changing glob: Onsokumaru!
Fans of ninja anime are sure to enjoy 2x2 = Shinobuden, which is a humorous series about ninja that makes fun of itself. Sometimes you need a break from serious anime and fillers and need to see "ninja behaving badly". Shinobuden both warms your heart and splits your sides at once.
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.
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.