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List of 10+ Good Anime Similar to Naruto

Almost all of us have watched it, but what are some good anime like Naruto that are similar in nature? The show has been around for over a decade, but after you've consumed everything that it has to offer, why not branch out and find some anime that are similar to Naruto or Naruto Shippuden. This list is only a start- we want anime fans like you to add your favorite anime series that are like Naruto to this list, so that others can vote on them and help grow the list.

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  • In a world of magic, two orphan boys with different powers strive to become the greatest wizard.
  • Despite being born powerless in a super-powered world, Izuku never gives up on becoming a hero.
  • Why it is similar:
     - Ninja theme
     - Martial arts with special powers
     - Boy hero rising through ranks
  • Why it is similar:
     - Samurai theme
     - Special powers similar to ninjas
    Ichigo Kurosaki becomes a Soul Reaper.
  • Fairy Tail (TV Tokyo, 2009) is a Japanese fantasy anime series based on the manga by Hiro Mashima from A-1 Pictures. Natsu Dragneel, a fire dragon slayer wizard from the Fairy Tail guild, explores ...more
  • An elastic man searches for the elusive pirate treasure, One Piece.
  • Brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric search for the Philsopher's Stone.
  • Why it is similar: Similar animation, fighting with special powers, "avatar" state power works in similar fashion to Kurama power, small group of powerful friends who travel on a journey and have adventures while battling Fire-benders
  • The adventures of a powerful warrior named Goku, his son, Gohan, and their allies, who all push themselves to the limit to defend Earth from threats, occasionally aided by a dragon who grants the ...more
  • A bored superhero searches for meaning in a world riddled with monsters.
  • Follows Maka Alburn and her adventures as a student at the Death Weapons Meister Academy.
  • Why it is similar:
     - One source of inspiration for Naruto
     - Martial arts with special powers
    Goku and Bluma begin a quest to find the seven Dragon Balls.
  • Players of online role-playing games become embroiled in a series of life-threatening conspiracies.
  • Inuyasha (Sunrise, 2000), also known as Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale, is a Japanese fantasy anime series based on the manga series by Rumiko Takahashi. A teenage girl periodically travels back in ...more
  • Yu Yu Hakusho (Studio Pierrot, 1992) is a Japanese supernatural anime series based on the manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi. When delinquent Yusuke dies saving someone else, he gets a second shot at ...more
  • Why it is similar:
     - Samurai motifs
     - Martial arts actions with special powers
    Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story (Studio Gallop, 1996), also known as Rurouni Kenshin and Samurai X, is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki. A ...more
  • Yuma Kuga and Osamu Mikumo must work together to defend their new reality against unknown beings.
  • Rikuo Nura fights his yokai nature by doing good deeds, but ultimately cannot fight his fate.
  • Reborn! (TXN, 2006) is a Japanese supernatural action anime series based on the manga by Akira Amano from Artland animation studio. Tsunayoshi Sawada discovers that he is next in line to become boss ...more
  • Why it is similar:
     - Ninja themes
     - Ninjas with magic powers
    Ninja Scroll: The Series (WOWOW, 2003) is a Japanese supernatural action anime series based on the film Ninja Scroll by Yoshiaki Kawajiri from Madhouse animation studio. Jubei Kibagami, a mercenary ...more
  • Why it is similar:
     - Ninja clan war
     - Ninja with magic powers
    The Kouga and Iga clans ask a favor of Hachirou and Hibiki in hopes of reinforcing their foundation.
  • Buso Renkin is a manga series written and drawn by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It follows Kazuki Muto, who becomes an alchemical warrior in the battle against alchemical monsters known as homunculi. Watsuki ...more
  • Why it is similar:
     - Ninjas
     - Hokage. Nuff said. 
    A young martial artist who can manipulate fire must stop an evil fighter searching for immortality.
  • Why it is similar:
     - Ninja characters
     - Village factions
    Rokujou Miharu is hunted by ninjas who want to control the power that is hidden within him.
  • Why it is similar:
     - Ninja theme
     - Opposes large monsters
    The action story is set in Edo-era Tokyo in the early 1700s. The eighth shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune ordered boxes to be installed so commoners can submit their thoughts. After hearing their voices, the ...more