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Ichigo Kurosaki is an average high school boy with a not-so-average ability to see spirits - something that hadn't affected his life much until a strange woman entered his room one day. Named Kuchiki Rukia, she's a shinigami who was sent from the spirit world to destroy a hollow - a dead-soul-turned-monster; and much to her surprise, Ichigo can see her. When the hollow suddenly attacks his family, Rukia intervenes and is injured in the process, leaving Ichigo to fight it himself. But when Rukia lends him her shinigami powers - which is forbidden - he inadvertently drains them away and has no way to return them. Now, Ichigo is a full-fledged shinigami who must juggle his studies with his newfound duty of fighting hollows; but having gained his powers through forbidden means, the spirit world isn't going to leave Ichigo alone. Ichigo and Rukia must keep their situation a secret from the other shinigami, or the consequences could be dire.

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Reasons you might like Bleach...

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

If you like the kick-ass action of either Naruto or Bleach, then you are likely to enjoy the other. Both have a decent mix of action and comedy and generally have a similar vibe to them. If you like one, then check out the other.

Figrysia Figrysia says...

For those who hate Bleach and love Naruto or hate Naruto and love Bleach. THEY ARE ALL IDIOTS.. >8D

Why? They are fighting at which manga is better. That is too stupid because they could have enjoyed both mangas without question.

Naruto is a good manga that nicely depicts ancient Japanese politics. [What? You don't know?] The depth of the story is amazing and the variety of fighting styles is vast.

Bleach is a good manga that shows exorcism through cool fighting. The theme of the manga richly displays Japanese culture and some Spanish on the side. [Or is it Mexican? O.O?] The story is high strung and the effect is top notch.

So quit fighting over some menial and degrading thing. I'd say the hate all came from the anime. They made the god darned fillers so terrible!

DarkOceanDemon DarkOceanDemon says...

Both Naruto and Bleach are dramatic, with magical aspects to them (Jutsu for Naruto, and Shinigami for Bleach). They both involve fighting in the "good vs evil" way (Naruto vs Orochimaru, Ichigo vs Hollows).  Both of the stories are dramatic, adventurous, and have comedy in them.  Lastly both stories are almost divided into two parts-Naruto with Naruto Shippuden, and Bleach with slightly older char.s Bleach.

Thrawn Thrawn says...

Action. Glorious cartoony violence, with all them fancy moves that shift 'em from methodical and realistic to awesome and cool. Both Naruto and Bleach are staples of the shounen genre and for good reason: Aside from the mentioned and essential action, both contain a good dose of comedy and serious moments that prelude those good ol' fight scenes. They have more plot than you'd expect of them and are good fun all-around.

FlyingMintUnicorn FlyingMintUnicorn says...

If you liked Bleach then you'll like Naruto because they're both Ninja-based and if you like longer manga series the you'll like Naruto. If you liked Bleach then you'll like Naruto for Similar reasons! 

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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Reasons you might like Fairy Tail...

musicaficta musicaficta says...

Do characters have auras?  If so, the title character Naruto of (obviously) Naruto and lead character Natsu from Fairy Tail seem to have very nearly the same aura.  Not personalities, mind you, though those are similar enough, but that indescribable quality that surrounds a person.  Impossibly high energy, justice-seeking, loyal friends, somewhat stupid walking-disasters...yet somehow still loveable.  If you can't get enough of that kind of guy, you won't get enough of Fairy Tail or Naruto.

miko miko says...

as both have a very similar plotline of a boy trying to get stronger and be the best and protect his friends, it's a good suggestion for liking one for the other.

KiraRen KiraRen says...

They are really exciting and fun to read. Along with their humor, great story lines, and amazing main characters, these are some of the best manga I have ever read.

elkazzanova elkazzanova says...

they are both pretty similar in art style, both portray a bunch of characters for you to like all with their own personalities and special abilities, both have a time jump, both have a very loud out going main character, both feature a bunch of diffrent special powers, both are about fighting.

i could go on really.

One Piece

One Piece

Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!

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Reasons you might like One Piece...

kittycat kittycat says...

Both the main characters in Naruto and One Piece have limitless determination when it comes to their dreams. They don't care if you try to harm them mentally or physically but they will crush you with their true strength when it comes to harming anyone that they care about. Other than that all you will see is a couple of idiots that can't take care of themselves unless someone is with them. Leaving the reader wanting to see what will happen to these two people in their numerous battle packed adventures on their way to achieving their dreams.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both Naruto and One Piece have  central protagonist who is driven by the determination to fulfil their dream. Both Naruto and Luffy are headstrong and vivacious characters that you can't help but like. Mix in a good dose of humour and action and if you enjoyed one then the other is well worth checking out!

SnowyGamer SnowyGamer says...

Both Naruto and Onepiece have similar main charcters. There both underdogs trying to aim for something higher. 

Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z

Son Goku is the greatest hero on Earth. Five years after defeating the demon king Piccolo, he's grown up and had a family--he's married, and he has a child, Son Gohan. But what is the real reason for Goku's incredible strength? A visitor from outer space arrives bearing terrible news--Goku is an alien, and the visitor, Raditz, is Goku's brother! When Raditz turns out to be a ruthless killer, Goku must fight his incredibly strong brother to save his family and the entire human race. A surprising alliance may be Earth's last hope: Goku will team up with his old enemy Piccolo...archenemies united to save the world!

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Reasons you might like Dragon Ball Z...

Funkgun Funkgun says...

Similarity abounds in these two titles. Both have protagonists that train, and excel in fighting styles. Both have hidden power with-in.

Both Manga, have a large cast, who are both rivals and friends. 

Couple that with the quintessential tournament chapters, and you have two titles that hold the shonen banner well. 

kevnull kevnull says...

These two titles are basically the same, in a good way, with Naruto being slightly more sophisticated with its character development and motivations. They both feature a child who has unlimited potential and is very different from everyone else, making them question their own assumptions. They both evolve into a much more serious (and violent) title where the characters eventually have much more severe abilities—sometimes to the story's detriment. But you if you like one, you'll definitely like the other.

MrAnimeAMVmaker MrAnimeAMVmaker says...

The similarities are minor and its mostly characters with similar personalities and designs. Each show is pretty mainstream with filler being an important part of the show. The fight scenes are over-dramatised to the point its funny. And you still enjoy even them with all the problems simply because both shows have this sort of childhood feelings they both bring back to life.

Black Clover

Black Clover

Aster and Yuno were abandoned together at the same church, and have been inseparable since. As children, they promised that they would compete against each other to see who would become the next sorcerous emperor. However, as they grew up, some differences between them became plain. Yuno was a genius with magic, with amazing power and control, while Aster could not use magic at all, and tried to make up for his lack by training physically. When they received their grimoires at age 15, Yuno got a spectacular book with a four-leaf-clover (most people receive a three-leaf-clover), while Aster received nothing at all. However, when Yuno was threatened, the truth about Aster's power was revealed-- he received a five-leaf-clover grimoire, a 'black clover' book of anti-magic. Now the two friends are heading out in the world, both seeking the same goal! 

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Reasons you might like Black Clover...

OtakuChanJPN OtakuChanJPN says...

I find Black Clover a lot like Naruto. The lead characters in both series' start out as outcast aspiring to become the saviors of their respective nations.

Naruto is an amazing series, just when you think nothing more can happen, you're surprised with another twist. The storyline is brilliant and it keeps you hooked throughout the entire read.

Though its just beginning, Black Clover is a great manga so far, the story reminds me of Naruto a lot but more lighthearted, I look forward to seeing where it goes.

thor123 thor123 says...

Black Clover and Naruto have a lot of similar elements. It's quite obvious: they are both superpowers-action-shounen manga where the main characters joins a "military" organisation. Said MCs are also similar in that they are "talentless, unpopular, loud-mouthed brats" who want to stand at the top of the organisation (become Hokage/ Wizard King). The rival of the MC is the "talented popular guy" in both cases. 

And then, the "worthless" MCs become more useful than they seem at first.

Although the character of "Asta" (the mc in Black Clover) quickly diverges from the full-on "Naruto-type", I think if you enjoyed one you might like the other too. 

an1manga an1manga says...

The two protagonists' friendly rivalry in Naruto and Black Clover so similar. Even the protagonists' personalities are similar.