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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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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Naruto Special 1: Find the Crimson Four-leaf Clover! TV Special 2003 Same Franchise
Naruto Special 2: Battle at Hidden Falls. I am the Hero! TV Special 2004 Same Franchise
Naruto Movie 1 Movie 2004 Same Franchise
Naruto: Konoha Sports Festival TV Special 2004 Same Franchise This special is shown along with the first movie.
Narutimate Hero 3 OVA OVA 2005 Same Franchise
Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel Movie 2005 Same Franchise
Naruto Movie 3 Movie 2006 Same Franchise
Naruto Shippuden TV 2007 Sequel
Naruto Shippuden Movie 1 Movie 2007 Same Franchise
Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Kizuna Movie 2008 Same Franchise
Naruto Shippuden: Konoha Gakuen Picture Drama Special DVD Special 2008 Alternate Universe
Naruto Shippuden Movie 3: Hi no Ishi o Tsugu Mono Movie 2009 Same Franchise
Naruto: The Cross Roads Other 2009 Side Story
Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower Movie 2010 Same Franchise
Naruto: Naruto to Mashin to Mitsu no Onegai Dattebayo!! Other 2010 Same Franchise
Naruto Shippuden OVA: Sage Naruto vs Sasuke OVA 2011 Recap Special OVA released with a limited number of T-shirts.
Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison Movie 2011 Same Franchise
Naruto: Honoo no Chuunin Shiken! Naruto vs Konohamaru!! Movie 2011 TBD
Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden TV 2012 TBD
Naruto Shippuden Movie 6: Road to Ninja Movie 2012 TBD
Naruto Shippuden - Jump Super Anime Tour 2013 Special Other 2013 TBD

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Naruto (Pilot) 1997 TBD
Naruto 1999 Original Manga
Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth 2010 TBD
Road to Naruto the Movie 2012 TBD
Name Role
Tetsuya NISHIO Character Design
Hirofumi SUZUKI Character Design
Hayato DATE Director
Toshio MASUDA Music
Masashi KISHIMOTO Original Manga Creator
Hiroshi HAGINO Producer
Noriko KOBAYASHI Producer
Tomoko GUSHIMA Producer

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Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail

Lucy is a seventeen-year-old mage with the power to summon stellar spirits, but what she really wants to do is join a guild - and not just any guild. She has her eyes set on Fairy Tail, a notoriously reckless and outrageous group of magic users who are likely to be drunk or destroying buildings and towns in the process of completing a job! While in town one day Lucy meets a perpetually-seasick boy named Natsu who, through a series of events, reveals to her that he's none other than the fire-eating mage Salamander of Fairy Tail! Lucy is finally able to join Fairy Tail and quickly begins to take on odd jobs with Natsu and his gang for fame and profit. Along with her fiery friend, Happy the flying cat, Natsu's archrival Gray and their overseer the invincible and beautiful Erza, Lucy sets forth for epic adventures that leave an epic amount of destruction in their wake. After all, destroying a city or five doesn't matter as long as they get the job done... right?!

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Szwagier

Both shows are focused on group of friends, taking dangerous missions for the sake of the organisation they work for. Thx to their special powers they can fight with criminals or rival organisations in order to complete the assignment.

Both stoies are battle oriented, and the plot is there as a way, to get into new battles.

The main difference is that in Naruto we have ninja and ninja villages, and in Fairy Tail there are mages and mage guilds. If you like one of the shows you should like the other as well.

MissMiko

Naruto and Fairy Tail have very simalar plot styles. (instead of ninjas its mages) Fairy tail's animation style is a bit more comedic. With styleized expressions that look more like the manga. If you like one you'll like the other!

animangaluver

Naruto is very similar to Fairy Tail with action and adventure but Fairy tail has a lot less fillers than naruto

chisato

Because both anime have a caracter who whant to protect his friend [Naruto in Naruto and Natsu in Fairy Tail] and bot main caracter have many people who are supporting them when they are in problem [In Naruto it's all the people from Konoha and of some other village who are helping Naruto and in Fairy Tail it's all the person from the guild Fairy Tail who are helping Lucy and Natsu].

Both anime also have action and many fight with power [In Fairy Tail it's the magic and in Naruto it's the Chakra].

greg975

Both are Shounen, they pretty much do the genre by the book, yet in a great way. If you want something revolutionary look somewhere else, but if you want a good anime (and you like shounen) don't miss it. I can't help it, Natsuu makes me think of Naruto and Gray of Sasuke... Oh and Sakura is similar to Lucy... Well except that Sakura was (in the begining) only thinking about love unlike Lucy.

cakeorrdeath

These shounen animes have the same basic premis. A group of young specially skilled heroes in search of adventure and to defeat the evil that threatens the greater good around them. Great battles and comedy hijinks accompany them on there journeys. Whilst the theme changes slightly with each anime the engaging story, great characters, exciting fights and comedy are ever present.

varisk

Both these anime are very similar in feel. They both start out, fairly episodic with 3-4 Man teams accomplishing various missions. The missions also tend to be more then they seem. For example, a simple fetch quest turns into discovering a much larger plot. The main characters are also similar, the two male leads are great friends yet they are always competing and getting in fights. The main male lead, Natsu is similar to Naruto in managing to accomplish something people thought was not possible, minus the whole stigma of being the carrier of a demon.  He tends to pull his power out of nowhere when he defeats yet another insurmountable task. You will find that many of the other characters draw similar parallels in either series. They are good compliments and if you enjoy one, you should the other. The art could also be called similar if you are into the clean smooth look of the series.

Drasticc

Let's face it, both have that never say die feeling to it.  Both protagonist are that pumped up Shounen anime that gives fans something to look foward to weekly through various over-matched villians.

DeDaan

Both anime's are about the main character who wants to complete his goal and has its own kind of way of making it. During that journey he makes new friends who will help to reach this goal. Also both anime's include good fighting scene's.

lisagesha

Both animes focus on a small group of friends in a huger group doing tasks(but i personally like Fairy Tail better)

Shiraiyuki

Both Naruto and Fairy tail focuse strongly in the concept of Nakama.To the character in Fairy tail and Naruto,  their nakama are the most important thing to them and they will do anything and everything to protect them.In both there's a strong main character who can raise everyone's spirits everytime their depressed; help them no matter what the situation is and he is a very reliable person despite being a bit reckless.

Stickypurplecat

While many Shonen series have common central themes, Fairy Tail and Naruto have some visual similarities. The pace of the story progression is about the same for both series, as are the over-the-top expressions and the cast of characters.

A male protagonist with super-physical powers brought about by happenstance. A female sidekick who serves as eye candy, tells the audience when we should be worried for the good guys, and has more strength and ability than they let on. The scowly, but gifted rival, who reluctantly agrees to team up with the main protagonist. The sidekicks who provide comedic relief. And of course everyone has a storied past full of drama and tragedy that is slowly revealed over these series, which are either agonizingly long-running or an appropriate response to gigantic fandoms, depending on your appreciation of these series.

You'll find any or all of these in other shonen series, but if you're looking for epitome of the genre, or just need to get your fix after finishing an entire series, either one of these will do nicely.

Shaward

Classic Shounen series with some comedy inside.

Nothing big about both plots, FT has some more "comedy" and some less "power ups"

rainyparade

Both animes focus on magical worlds where the main characters fight together to protect their homes and their magical communities. Naruto lives in a community of ninjas while Natzu and Lucy are wizards of the organization Fairy Tail, however both animes feature similar plots and character development along with good action scenes and comedic relief. 

AnimeShima

Both Naruto and Fairy Tail are set in a fantasy world and are about a group of friends who choose to go for often dangerous missions for which they get paid after successfully completing it.

In Fairy Tail the characters use magic and in Naruto they use chakra. As the time goes on the characters find new friends and new powers which they use to defeat their enemies and protect their friends.

omgninjas

Similar energetic, intense character quality. Great magical fight scenes. Simple but has a lot of heart.

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Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball

A mysterious monkey-tailed boy named Goku teams up with a teenage computer-wiz girl named Bulma to search for the mystic Dragon Balls. According to legend, whoever collects all 7 Dragon Balls will have any one wish granted. Join Goku in this hilarious anime masterpiece, as he races and battles to save the world from the forces of darkness. Who will find the balls first?

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kamirura
Are you looking for fighting and the growth of a hero? SonGoku a kid trying to become a great hero has to learn the road of life to be able to reach his goals. Just like Naruto gets friend who will help him on his way. A actionfilled series with alot of nice fighiting scenes. Id you liked DB be sure to watch Naruto.
Xityar
A young kid struggling to get better at fighting. Both Dragonball and Naruto are very action oriented, and are both very long series. They let you follow the progress of the main characters and their friends, while also having a humorous backside to them.
TheBurningCrow
Another series where a boy takes on the evils of the world with his friends and his fighting skills. Naruto is more of a ninja-lovers anime, whereas Dragonball is a martial-arts-lovers anime, but both are enjoyable for their fights and high octane action.
animefan57

If you liked Naruto, you'd like Dragon Ball because there is lots of intense fighting in both. I wonder what it would be like to stick all of the Dragon Ball and Naruto characters in a room to see what happens?!

styln

Naruto and Dragon Ball are similar titles, I think more so than Naruto and Dragon Ball Z. Both Naruto and DB have young heroes who basically start off alone, have great hidden strengths, and have kind hearts. These heroes gain new friends and incredible strength along their journeys. Both series have a nice blend of both action and comedy as well.

gboichris

Both shows are about a young boy who grows up alone, although Goku's grandpa raised him...it is clear that he's been by himself for a while. It also shows how incredibly dumb the protagonist in both of the series are, but they are still incredible and unpredictable fighters. The fights in both series are similiar as well. Trust me if you like Naruto you will definetely like Dragon Ball.

jurexplay

Well, Dragon Ball is an old anime and it is fairly difficuilt to compare those two although they have a lot in common. Dragon ball tells the story of young Goku and his adventures while he grows up and learns about life. The plot is almost indetical to the one in Naruto exept for the "ninja" thing. They both have monsters inside since the day they were born. Goku has the gift to make his enemies his friends just like Naruto. Both anime have 200+ eps which is quite impressive for a shounen series.

Jake1989

If you like action/adveture then either one is for you! Both follow a young hero that must get stronger in order to protect those close to him. They both also have thier funny moments too!

If you like your action/adventure with a side order of laughter then get watching!

xkub4

There is young boy who's growing with powers and protecting world from bad guys. Super powers, magic, fights etc. - you can find it in both.

Itachi14

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 ''short'' Naruto battles, you gonna like full of action Dragon Ball battles.

Falcon1991

Both cover the journey of a young hero with a variety of different characters. Goku's teacher Master Roshi is much like Jiraiya.

Plus we get  two enemies who eventually becomes a good guys, much like the Sand Siblings.

Lastly, both have exciting and over-the-top action which has the character gain in speed and power over time.

gretzky99

Dragon Ball and Naruto are typical shounen anime. They feature a lot of characters and great fights. Dragon Ball is more fighting centric while Naruto has a more detailed plot and some emotional moments. Note that Naruto has a huge amount of pointless fillers in the last cca. 70 episodes.

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Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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Izmo
Both "Naruto" and "Fullmetal Alchemist" are series that easily are classified as mere fighting animes. In both cases I would disagree with the "mere"-part. Both of these animes have plenty of fights, but the also have the ability to go deeper in a way that will make them appreciated not only by adolescents, but by adults as well, and as such they both represent the cream of the crop of fighting anime.
yuujin

In "FMA" we have power of alchemy and in "Naruto" we have power of ninja scrolls, but in the end it IS magic and that make those anime worlds so different from ours and so interesting. I think the most common thing between these two series is that one person from the bad team is very close to the main character.

scenthr

Both Naruto and FMA have similar main characters and are about adventures. When I watched FMA it felt very much like Naruto; it deals with similar problems of growing up and playing with the cards life gives you. The main characters both have about the same amount of joy, sorrow, sacrifice and most importantly the same amount of willpower to deal with impossible situations. While Naruto has grown into a huge series, FMA is more to the point; and that will probably put FMA a point or two higher than Naruto.

icejamez

FMA and Naruto are two shounen anime that have interesting characters, great action, a well-made story (which involves a made up world with its own laws and people), and are very popular.

They are both great watches and I'm sure that if you liked one, the other one is worth a shot.

scientistmad

Just like Naruto Uzumaki, Ed and Al in Fullmetal Alchemist leave on a journey of discovery trying to reach a final goal, and willing to do anything for it. As their mother who played a key role in their life is now dead (similar to Naruto's), they don't have the past holding them back, and Ed decides to do whatever it takes to get Al's real body back. If you liked Naruto,you'll love this as well (it's also shorter).

Alyska

FMA and Naruto are similar because they are full of action, and they both have thier serious, and funny sides. Both Ed, and Naruto are strong characters that you either really like, or dislike. The two series are also similar because they both have plot twists that you don't see at the beginning of the series.

thecelestialkid

Naruto and FMA are very similar. Good story, characters, art, and twists. Though one may like one more than the other it's definitely worth cheking the other out if you like another.

charliechan

Both animes are about people reaching their dreams, Each are action packed pack and even small amounts of comedy so the non fighting or plot building parts of sow aren't too dull.

ConnorD

Both Fullmetal Alchemist and Naruto are based on Men who fight as hard as they can to obtain the goal of relieving themselves from a permenent mark set on them as children. Also both series are action packed with TONS of great fight scenes!

tsurugiayame

because both series are full of strong emotions. Heroes who never give up trying to fullfill their dreams no matter what but always valuing family and friendship above all. Great combats, funny moments and really sophisticated minor characters makes you enjoy this anime even more... 

TheVampireLady

My two absolutly favourite animes^^

They remind a lot about each other and if you'd like the one you'll like the other one :D

In both series we have a person everybody looks down on in the start (Ed & Naruto) but are fighting for there dreams (getting his body back & becoming hokage) and they both end up respekted by everyone around them. And we have the annoying type whom every girl falls in love with (Roy Mustang & Sasuke) whom the protoganist hates but on the other side he is a great friend (okay in the end Sasuke isen't the best friend, but.. xD) and we have the short tempered, hard kicking girl (Winry & Sakura) and not to forget the one who always tries to calm down the protoganist (Al & Kakashi) but this is also the only way they resemble each other O.o (I coulden't imagine Al sitting and reading porn XD ...or i wouldent even try--- ARGH to late-.-) XD

Shinsengumi367

Hardcore fights, they both have it. Blondes, they both have it too.

Of course there's still the thing about teenager~kids trying to achieve big dreams.

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InuYasha

InuYasha

Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippou the mischievious fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.

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nextolast
So you want fight/battle scenes... and lots of them. Both are really long series, and both have great fight/ battle elements. But it is really in the title characters attitudes that you will seee the resemblance. They really grow on you in their stubborness and rough attitue, and in their ability to overcome succesively greater obstacles
motoman9213

If you like InuYasha or Naruto chances are you'll like the other. They both contain a main character who grew up as an outcast because of the demon in himself (whether sealed or through blood), they both are also very stubborn and are constantly striving to become stronger. Not only that but they pick fights with just about anyone who gets in the way of their goals, so you know you'll see plenty of action. Another major plus is that they are both very long series so you'll be watching them for quite a while.

sasnin14

There's something that makes you want to keep watching Inuyasha, just like Naruto; but it's just a charming or gut feeling. The background story is really important in both of the anime. They share something unique that can't be described with words, you'll just have to see for yourself.

RevIeryPone

Both Naruto and Inuyasha feature a wide variety of characters. The main characters each have a dark past, but want to overcome it and gain respect. The supporting characters are also very well developed and are interesting to follow. Another plus is that there's plenty of action. So if you like action mixed with a side of tragedy and drama, you'll like both of these anime.

augurssj3

Villians make a story good. Both series contain smart villians with complex plots. they both pace well and are great at adding new element even when the series gets long.

Oehr

There are many similarities in both series: Battles, demons, love, perverted characters, evil, many episodes and whatever. While Inuyasha is made up of concluded episodes, Naruto has a longer and more detailed story throughout the series. You decide watch you liked more!

love4Sora

Both shows involve travelling around in search of various things. Whether is an object, or a person. Characters can be simular at times as well.

Jess3579

Both Inuyasha and Naruto have long spanning plots as well as smaller episode by episode conflicts. They also both include a combination of action and comedy, and fantasy elements. 

akatsukiJuS

Both animes have similar characters and themes... in naruto is about becoming a strong shinobi and in inuyasha is about becoming a legendary monster. There is also a little romance between the main characters and is a long fight between good and evil..

cakeorrdeath

These shounen animes have the same basic premis. A group of young specially skilled heroes in search of adventure and to defeat the evil that threatens the greater good around them. Great battles and comedy hijinks accompany them on there journeys. Whilst the theme changes slightly with each anime the engaging story, great characters, exciting fights and comedy are ever present.

NicoNicoDesu

They are both shounen anime with a large number of characters. The title character seems like a strong guy who wants to protect people, but he is really so much more than that. Plus, both anime have one useless main character-either Shippo or Sakura. I prefer InuYasha because its characters are much less annoying and it has better villians.

shasha1

inuyasha and naruto The same childhood Suffering They were outcasts 

long anime ,fight,comedy,romance,enthusiasm،

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Soul Eater

Soul Eater

In a bizarre fantasy world, students known as meisters are trained at the illustrious Shinigami Weapon Meister University; but the tools they wield are no ordinary weapons! Each meister is paired with a human-like being who can transform into a weapon at will; and after defeating a pre-kishin - a human whose soul has darkened - the weapon eats the soul within it. A meister's ultimate goal is to collect ninety-nine pre-kishin souls and one of a witch so that his or her partner will become an all-powerful Death Scythe. Maka and her partner Soul Eater; Assassin Black Star and his partner Demon Blade Tsubaki; and Shinigami's son Death the Kid and his partners the Demon Twin Pistol Thompson Sisters each vie for their ultimate goal, but plenty of challenges and adventures lie in their way!

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Deathlord9100

First of all, Naruto and Soul Eater are both very similar types of Shounen anime. They both focus on action while splicing in drama and comedy just enough so that it keeps the series interesting. Soul Eater and Naruto also both stories about students attending a school where they hone their abilites as fighters and strive to become the strongest. Also the characters in Soul Eater share many of the same traits as the characters in Naruto, i.e.: Soul is similar to Souske in that he is the cool, calm, and collected type while still being extremely powerful. Black Star is similar to Naruto in that both have an a huge ego, are clumsy and strong when they need to be. All in all, if you liked Naruto because of the action/comedy/drama mix then you will like Soul Eater (the reverse applies as well).

soulkeeper

Both are very similar cause the adventures are interesting and suprising. The characters are always looking for a way to be more strong and besides, there's a character in Soul Eater that REALLY resembles Naruto!

sahilms

These 2 shows are very similar in style but not in story, Soul eater is about a weird world with witches and mythological beings etc... Naruto is about normal people who have trained to get abilites, however different story the style is the same main characters become stronger to beat bad guy, there will be a super powerful mentors (kakashi as to professor stein) goofy kids with good abilities (saske to soul) (naruto to blacks star) etc... If you liked  bleach you will like soul eater. 

akatsukiJuS

both animes are based is young teen with "special abilities". the type of comedie is the same, in both stories the characters are "students" that keep learning diferente kinna powers (jutsu's in naruto's case)

thegreatmajeni

If you like Soul Eater you would like Naruto (visa versa). There Action scenes look the same, they also have the same sort of Animation. They also have the same Adventure kind of Style.

demonman905

Both of these shows are great Shounen Anime, when things aren't serious, there is plenty of comedy, but when things get tough, the action is intense, always making you want more.

Chidori365

Mostly because they are both full of action and comedy. Another reason is because since they both have a fantasy like anime going on. Also they both contain people doing mystical powers and all.

Musicgirl1796

If you liked the characters in Naruto or Soul Eater, you will like the characters in the other anime. A lot of the characters have the same spunk and personality. There is also the added humor and practical joke-loving aspect in both animes.

mrCorvus

Soul eater is very similar to Naruto as it about groups of young people who fight. It might not be long and it might have shallower plot but it's better made with nicer sense of humour and not that long. Extreme similarities can be seen on some charachters such as Naruto and Star.

ObscureReaper

Both feature students in academies set up by a government in which they are trained to fight. In naruto it is Ninjas who learn ninja arts and develope the skills passed down through their families. In Soul Eater, there are weapon wielders and weapons who are training their souls so that they can defeat evil and get enough souls to turn the weapon into a super weapon. They both throw in a lot of humor in the storylines but I feel Naruto has done more for character developement, could be just because it is a longer anime. I feel that Soul Eater was a bit darker but they both are very similar so someone who loves one would really love the other.

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