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Nabari no Ou

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  • Vol: 14; Ch: 72
  • 2004
4.019 out of 5 from 445 votes
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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?

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Nabari no Ou TV 2008 TBD
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Yuhki KAMATANI Artist
Yuhki KAMATANI Author

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Nabari no Ou VacuumTan 9/10 May 6, 2013
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Once, the ninja village of Konohagakure was attacked by an evil nine-tailed fox spirit. This demon slaughtered many people until the leader of Konohagakure, the 4th Hokage, sacrificed his life to seal the fox inside a newborn child - Naruto Uzumaki. Now, twelve years later, Naruto is a member of the Ninja Academy; but due to his past Naruto is shunned by the rest of the village, and since he has no friends or family he plays the part of class idiot to get attention. However, he is determined to gain respect by becoming the next Hokage - the most powerful shinobi in the village. With his apparent lack of abilities, will Naruto be able to realize his goal through determination alone?

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Both series revoval around two boys who both have something sealed deep insided of them. Having to battler enemy ninjas, and learning how to control that power so that neither one looses control and end up doing something they that both main character's may regret.

Like any other series both main character's have a desire (for Naruto its to become the next Hockage, for Miharu it is to grant his friend's wish.).

If you like the comedic and action pacted adventure of one, you may also like the other as well.


Naruto and Nabari no Ou are both ninja-themed stories in which the main character struggles to gain control over an evil power that resides within in him.

In both series the hero intends to not only control his own inner demon but to also save and redeem a villainous friend whom he treasures dearly.

If you enjoyed one I believe you will enjoy the other.

Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

The first law of alchemy is that "one cannot gain something without giving something of equal value in return" - a rule that two souls dare to cross. When Edward and Alphonse Elric try to revive their dead mother, breaking the taboo of human transmutation in process, Ed loses his right arm and left leg while Al loses his entire body. After the tragedy, an alchemist named Roy Mustang visits them and tells Edward to become a state alchemist to find a way to recover what they have lost. Accompanied by Al, whose soul is now attached to a metal suit of armor, Ed is fitted with auto-mail parts in place of his lost limbs and becomes a state alchemist by the name of "Full Metal Alchemist." Together, they set forth on a journey to find the Philosopher's Stone - the one item that is rumored to have the power to restore them.

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Alright, I admit that these two don't have much in common. However, they are both good examples of modern shounen that is written by a female mangaka. And both manga follows a pair of boys determined to follow a wish against all costs. Nabari tends to be more appealing to female fans (very pretty character designs!) while Fullmetal Alchemist just has all around appeal, but there are plenty of guys that read and love Nabari too. If you've read FMA and appreciated that it wasn't typical shounen, give NnO a shot. If you've read NnO and somehow haven't read FMA yet, what are you waiting for?

Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning

Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning

Kiyotaka Narumi, a world-class detective, has been missing for two years. His last words prior to his mysterious disappearance were "I'm going to uncover the mystery of the Blade Children." These words have haunted Kiyotaka's younger brother Ayumu ever since, but neither he nor anyone else has gotten any closer to figuring out their meaning. But after Ayumu becomes the prime suspect in a murder, he begins to discover people with links to the 'Blade Children' all around him! Following in his brother's footsteps, Ayumu now must begin his own investigation into the mysterious Blade Children...

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Despite the premise not being too similar, both Spiral and Nabari No Ou function very much in the same way. They confront serious plot points that are very grave while joking around and often minor characters play key roles at intense moments. Adding to this, the protagonists are not identical but VERY similar; both doubting of themselves and both naturally skilled beyond belief.