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Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin is the story of a revolutionary patriot fighting to conceal his bloody past in the new Meiji era of Japan. Battosai Himura's role in the revolution was so infamous that it earned him the title ‘Hitokiri' (Manslayer). To put that fearful name and his past behind him, Himura returned to his original name of Kenshin, reversing the blade on his sword to make it non-lethal, swearing to never take another life and beginning again as an ordinary rurouni (wandering samurai). He meets Kaoru Kamiya, a spirited girl who runs the local dojo and is the first of several friends to accept him for who he is, not who he was. But Kenshin's past will not leave him alone, and with old rivals remerging, groups attempting to shatter the hard earned peace, and those with desire to face the legendary Battousai, all chasing after Kenshin, can he protect those he cares about and still maintain his oath?

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LeilaniXavior LeilaniXavior says...

I am a huge fan of both and I've noticed so many similarities between these series. Many elements of Naruto seem directly taken from RuroKen. Kishimoto claims Naruto was inspired by Dragon Ball, but it seems more closely related to Kenshin.

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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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. 

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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xxSilencexx xxSilencexx says...

Both Mangas have a good deal of humour about them as well as their good deal of seriousness. Though Soul Eater is more preverted than Naruto, they are easy to read and good fun to read... and the best part no fillers or side series!

Also their a characters with similiar personalities, for example Black Star and Naruto are very much the same, knuckle-head but pure to the bone, which makes em likable characters...

Take my word Soul Eater is a good manga to read if you liked Naruto (and vice versa)!

Buster Keel!

Buster Keel!

Three years ago, Siva, an adventurer specializing in using monsters fought a mighty Dragon Ape and managed to seal him in human form. In the present, Keel is travelling from place to place searching for Siva to force him to remove the seal keeping him trapped in his current state. Hoping to find some clues he approaches Ravi, another monster user, but when she informs him that Siva has been missing for the last two years, it seems that Keel’s search may not be as easy as he had hoped. After discovering that with Ravi’s magic, Keel is able to temporarily unlock his power and transform his right arm back to its natural state, they decide to form a party. Now, Keel, Ravi, her pig-devil companion Mippy and their new acquaintance, the magic warrior, Blue, are setting off on an adventure to find Siva and beat whatever monsters cross their path along the way.

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Bleach09 Bleach09 says...

In both buster Keel and Naruto the main character is a monster.  Keel is a dragon ape turned into a human and naruto is a human with the kyuubi sealed within him.  Also as they continue on their quests they meet up with many people who eventually change their way of seeing things and give them something to fight for making them stronger in the process.

Reborn!

Reborn!

Middle school student Tsuna has always gone through life in last place; but when he learns that he is getting a tutor to help him raise his game, he had no idea that his benefactor would turn out to be... an infant and a mafia hitman?! As if things can't get much stranger, Tsuna then discovers that the powerful Vongola family has chosen him to be its next successor - a position that has control over all mafia families. Joined by friends Tsuna unwillingly starts out on his path to becoming a mafia boss - if he can survive the training!

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ichimaruitachi ichimaruitachi says...

Both of the main characters start out as the weakest of all the characters and end up as the most powerful characters of their series. All the battles in both series create growth within all the characters. And they both have a good balance of humor and action.