Kaoru, Hayashi, Yume, Matsuri, and Sakura are the last of the Byakuro ninja, who are charged with protecting the descendant of the Byakuro princess. On a training mission, the group travels to the ancient Byakuro palace to find magic scrolls, with the best scroll found guaranteeing a rite of passage to being a true ninja. But along the way, many dangers will be encountered, including monsters and the rival Kabasu clan who are determined to capture the princess herself, who, unknown even to her, is one of the ninja!
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.
It is interesting, that there is some correlation to both of these series.
The in both there are series of tests, some super ninja powers, and even some character shapeshifting.
Naruto, is a much larger, spic sized story, compared to Cadets, which is older and a much shorter 2 part OAV.
Still, if you can not quench the inner Ninja, feed the ninja, by giving one or the other a try.
Oboro, a naive, love-struck girl, is pledged to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are successors to opposing ninja clans with a long history of hatred kept barely in check by a covenant of peace. Just as the two vow to reconcile the clans with their marriage, the shogun orders the feud to resume in order to resolve an internal struggle that threatens to tear the Tokugawa shogunate apart. Even worse, Oboro and Gennosuke themselves are forced to lead their clans in battle. Can the star-crossed lovers resist the brutal circumstances and remain true to their love as the death toll rises?
Multi-ninja powered goodness seems to be in both of these titles.
Super powers that real ninja would have loved to possess, I am sure.
Basilisk is a lot more serious, and Cadets is more silly, But both have a good deal of action. So if your aim is throwing stars and sword swipes you can not go wrong.
Hikage and Marou were childhood friends, and fellow ninjas -- that is, until Marou betrayed Hikage, and vanished into the night. Now, in the midst of his quest to find Marou, Hikage must defeat many yoma (monsters) and stop the Kikuga no Miko, the source of all evil monsters' power, from being revived. But is he willing to risk his life for friendship?
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!
Flip the Ninja reality on it's ear in both of these titles.
As funny and unbelievable as Cadets is, it is nothing to Ninja Nonsense. That said, if you saw one, liked it, you might enjoy the other.