Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.
Naruto (and its second half, “Naruto: Shippuden”) is about the epic tale of the gutsy ninja, Naruto. From his birth, he possessed the seal of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox, much to the disgust of the people of his village. He loves his village, the Hidden Leaf Village, so much that he’ll do anything to grab attention and infamy. As a matter of fact, his ultimate dream is to become the village’s highest leader—the Hokage!
In its entirety, the anime show Naruto is catered on the theme of the ninja! That’s why it’s a hit! It’s awesome as it is cool! It’s a show that’s automatically a classic, one that is full of surprises and epic moments! And so, the hunt for similar anime is the way to go!
Running, battling, throwing kunais and shurikens, unleashing ninjutsu—cover everything and dish mad feats as you swiftly run through the Anime like Naruto! From one thing to the next, I’m sure you’ll find another one that you’ll enjoy and like! Here are my 10 recommendations:
- One Piece
- Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)
- Fairy Tail
- Hunter x Hunter
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- World Trigger
- Dragon Ball
- Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
- Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)
1. "One Piece"
To become the King of Pirates—this is the ultimate dream of young pirate, Monkey D. Luffy! With his eyes firmly set on his dream, Luffy will sail through the perilous seas to experience a grand adventure and obtain what his heart desires. But first, he must form his own pirate crew!
As Luffy delves deeper into the vast ocean and finally into the Grand Line, he takes the voyage step-by-step with his crew—the Straw Hat Pirates! Together, they shall all go through an unforgettable escapade with all their dreams and hopes as the awaited prizes.
Join Luffy and the whole zany Straw Hat Pirate Crew as they try to reach their respective goals while enjoying their wacky pirate business and seeking the most legendary treasure of all—One Piece!
2. "Nanatsu no Taizai" ("The Seven Deadly Sins")
It’s not just about the epic battles that are full of combat and magic, it’s also about the adventure that’s full of to-watch-for moments and silly instances. For all of those, Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins) doesn’t fail to deliver!
In the continent of Britannia, the seven most-wanted criminals roam free. Everyone knows them as the “Seven Deadly Sins” but only a few actually know their stories.
When the continent’s trusted “Holy Knights” starts to wreak havoc as if they are veiled by corruption and evil, the only hope lies in the hands of the supposed bad guys.
Stand back, keep watch—the “Seven Deadly Sins” are marching in to save the world!
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3. "Fairy Tail"
Magic is friendship! Well, so as comic relief! Fairy Tail is a wizard guild, and it’s one that is capable of unleashing magic that spells “doom” to baddies and “camaraderie” to comrades.
When Lucy Heartfilia decided to join the wizard guild known as Fairy Tail, she didn’t expect it to happen so soon. First, she met with a fiery young man named Natsu and a blue, talking, and flying cat named Happy. Then, they got caught up in some crazy mess. Finally, Lucy is inside the Fairy Tail HQ ready to become a member! Crazy, right?
And so, now that Lucy’s finally a member, adventures full of fun and magic await! Fairy Tail may be a crazy and troublesome guild but, it is one that never abandons friends and never runs into dull moments.
Who said Death Gods (Shinigami) ain’t cool? Well, with Bleach, showcasing its EPICNESS, Shinigami might just strike you with remarkable combat styles and weapons!
Ichigo Kurosaki is just a student who used to only have the power to see the supernatural. Be it—ghosts, dead people, hollows—he can see them! Due to fate’s capricious hands, Ichigo one day stumbles upon a Shinigami, who in turn, gives him powers to act as a replacement Shinigami. From there it starts—Ichigo is bound to fulfill some Shinigami duties and kick some hollow butt!
5. "Hunter x Hunter"
From ninja to hunters, now that sounds really interesting! Especially if we’re talking about the hunters from Hunter x Hunter—now that would be totally awesome!
In a world where endless mysteries dwell and live, a call for elite hunters is on the trend! These hunters are considered the V.I.P.s of the world. They hunt for everything! All is to uncover what the world keeps hidden and unknown.
One day, a boy named Gon kickstarts his own adventure into the world of hunters. He’ll do everything just to be a hunter and achieve his own personal goals. But first, he must pass a test—the exclusively dangerous and ultra-challenging Hunter Licensure Examination!
6. "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood"
What if the world’s foundation was actually built on alchemy? Would you study and harness this power? Or, would you avert your eyes and stay away from its dangers. Science, magic, the philosopher’s stone, and alchemy—these are the elements that dwell entirely in the world of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric are peculiar brothers who once committed the taboo—trying to bring the dead back to life. As a result, both of them lost precious pieces of their entirety. And so, they took the path of state alchemists in order to regain that which was lost.
Utilizing the power of alchemy, will they stumble upon the answer they are seeking? Will they be able to turn things back to normal? An alchemical journey—they shall soon bump into the hidden truths of the world.
7. "World Trigger"
Ah, World Trigger! Yet another spectacular Shounen Anime, but one on the more futuristic and technological side. That doesn’t mean it’s lacking in some aspects though! World Trigger is a show that packs a lot of action as well as epic stints.
Earth is in danger! Creatures called “Neighbors” are invading from another world! Fortunately, a group called “Border” saves the day! From then on, Border becomes an organization that protects the world from future Neighbor invasions.
One day, a mysterious kid named Kuga Yuuma appears as a new transfer student. Simultaneously, new “Neighbor” sightings manifest. Is Yuuma the reason behind it? One thing for sure though, Yuuma’s strong enough to annihilate hordes of Neighbors. Is he actually an ally or is he one of the threats?
8. "Dragon Ball"
Kame Hame Ha!!! Just a fact, did you know that Dragon Ball is one of the inspirations for Naruto? Without it, Naruto wouldn’t even exist! So, let’s look at what it is and why it’s an inspiration.
Dragon Ball follows the story of Son Goku, a goofy child with a monkey tail. As he travels around the world, he trains to gain more power and comrades. His goal is to search for the Dragon Balls while training to become a great martial artist. One enemy after another, he grows up and gain experience—all until he goes beyond the world!
It’s an epic adventure—an endless one! Goku will stop at nothing until he’s basically the best in the universe. As long as threats directed at the world and universe exists, he’ll sure to be there to stop it along with the rest of the Z Warriors!
9. "Katekyo Hitman Reborn!"
Here’s another one of those Zero-to-Hero main characters! Katekyo Hitman Reborn is all about Sawada Tsunayoshi and his epic story!
Tsunayoshi is bad at everything—academics, sports, confessing his feelings, name it! He can be considered a loser at life. But, everything changes when a mysterious hitman baby shows up!
The hitman baby’s name is Reborn, and he showed up to beat some training into loser Tsunayoshi. As fate has it, Tsunayoshi is actually the future boss of the Vongola Mafia Family! Woah! Talk about a sudden twist of fate! But, will Tsunayoshi make it? Or, will he break it? Make or break, his new responsibility and future is now etched in the stone of fate!
10. "Ao no Exorcist" ("Blue Exorcist")
With all the supernatural things happening in the world, exorcists sure are IN! And when demons are trying to wreak havoc in every corner, who you gonna call? Surely, Exorcists!
The human world is also known as Assiah, while the demon world is also known as Gehenna. In theory, contact between the two worlds is impossible. But, the demons have found a way through the medium known as “possession.”
Through possession, demons can possess the creatures of the Assiah realm and dwell in them. This possession is bad news so, the exorcists came to existence!
One such exorcist is Rin Okumura! He’s actually a demon, the son of Satan at that! But, he sees the evil of demons and is still a human through and through so, he decided to become an exorcist to end it all once and for all! Humans or demons, evil shall be exorcised!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2016 Cheeky Kid
Bleach is the best anime Ever created and I don’t care what you say Because I’m saying the truth on May 25, 2019:
My name explains it all
Bleach is the only anime That should exist
Oscar on July 06, 2018:
No offense, but it feels like you just listed the extremely popular and long anime because Naruto was extremely popular and long. Also smh at all those people saying DBZ is best anime. How basic
TheGreatWildFox on March 28, 2018:
Where Is Black Clover ??????
Cheeky Kid (author) from Milky Way on November 11, 2017:
@Marwan Amrhar Hahahaha! That "Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai" is ecchi. Not to be confused with the shounen anime--Nanatsu no Taizai (Seven Deadly Sins).
Marwan Amrhar on November 11, 2017:
If you liked Naruto, i would say that you must see Dragon Ball Z or Fairy Tale, if you want a shorter anime you must see Sin:Nanatsu No Taizai.
Steven on September 10, 2017:
I highly recommend fairy tail if u Naruto Shippuden
joseph jacob on June 14, 2017:
just saying i already watched every single one of these anime at least 3 times each, and if your wondering im almost 32 years old and i started watching anime ever since i was 7 years old, unlike my best friend he started watching anime when he was 19 and stopped at the age of 24, to be honest i dont recommend watching anime you loved more that 2 times, since the first time you learn basic stuff about the anime and the next time you learn about the stuff you missed but if u watch it 3 times you already know what is happening in the anime and you already knew what is going to happen in the next 23;00 minutes, sooooo?????
Cheeky Kid (author) from Milky Way on June 09, 2017:
I definitely recommend Hunter x Hunter! I urge you and your nephew to watch it.
Alana on June 09, 2017:
Nothing will be better then naruto or innuyasha in my eyes but I can try since Naruto is no more :( I'm watching boruto but I want to try something else as well and I have watched other anime I tried bleach and dragon Ball z but not my cups of tea. I got my nephew into anime
Manny on March 10, 2017:
Another anime/manga like Naruto but is often left out is Kinnikuman(Original) or Ultimate Muscle(English Dub). I love shonen manga/anime and have read/watched a lot and Ultimate Muscle is my favourite.
Albert on October 27, 2016:
Dragon Ball is still the best... The series is a legend