As an action and story-driven series, Naruto is a must-watch for anime fans. Consider checking out one of these great animated series!
In the early 2000s, Naruto was seen by many young anime fans as the successor to Dragon Ball Z. In the same way that Bleach established itself as THE action anime series of the 1990s, Naruto established itself as an exciting new development in the genre. As intriguing as Naruto’s tale was, it was the inventive ninja world that sold the series.
Naruto stood out from the crowd because of all the impressive ninjutsu maneuvers he did alongside a huge cast of interesting individuals. In 2014, the series came to an end, but it continues to be used in new movies, games and television shows (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations). This is a list of 10 great anime to check out if you’ve just started watching Naruto and you’re looking for more.
As a “gateway” series for both shonen and anime, Naruto is one of the most influential anime series of all time. The popularity of Naruto: Shippuden has not faded, despite the fact that the last episode aired in 2017. In spite of this, its legacy and influences can be found in other applications.
Later on in this list, you’ll find a reference to Dragonball Z. If it weren’t for the initial half of Goku’s journey, it wouldn’t have been as successful. Originally, this was in the first Dragonball film. It was at this point that Goku became aware of the mythical nature of the Dragonballs, as well as the possible scope of his own abilities. The threats increased as the series went. The series is a tale of adolescence that incorporates martial arts and occult practices.
14. Cells At Work
Erythrocyte, like Naruto, wants to do well by the people of his town, despite the fact that they dislike him. She aspires to aid in the distribution of oxygen and nutrients throughout the region. Viruses and other infections, on the other hand, keep putting a stop to her progress.
Fortunately, she has Cells at Work to help her out. Neutrophil is a type of white blood cell. Neutrophil, despite his ferocious nature when dealing with infections and T-cells, is a gentle giant when it comes to red blood cells.
13. Eureka Seven
With a teenage boy who obtains the capacity to control mechas, Eureka Seven replaces the protagonist with the spirit of a fox. Reston Thurston laments the monotony of his life in the opening scene of the series. The pilot known as Eureka crashed her mecha into Reston’s room every time someone mentioned boredom.
As a result, the young child becomes involved in the fight to liberate his planet with a gang of rebels. Reston, like Naruto, gains confidence in his own powers and self-awareness throughout the course of the series.
12. Boruto: Noruto Next Generations
A picture of Boruto, his only child, would be appropriate. Naruto’s son and the other pupils of the Hidden Leaf Village Ninja Academy are featured in the sequel. Once we get a glimpse of an adult Boruto, the show goes back to show how he developed his abilities and formed his relationships while at the academy in greater detail.
11. Dr. Stone
While Naruto prioritizes the well-being of his village, Taiju, a high school student, is more concerned with the well-being of the human race as a whole. After the entire populace become statues, he’ll have to rely on his pal for assistance.
Dr. Stone follows this path. Taiju and his pal face a slew of challenges in their quest. They learn from one other and, as a result, their friendship and belief in the possibility of repopulating the earth are strengthened.
10. One Piece
If you’re a fan of Naruto, One Piece was a no-brainer recommendation for you to check out. Pirates with demonically boosted abilities rule One Piece’s fanciful universe instead of magic-wielding ninjas.
Rubber-man Monkey D. Luffy is on a crusade to become the King of the Pirates by stretching his body at will. The only way he can accomplish this is by forming his own pirate gang and embarking on a quest to find the legendary One Piece.
9. My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is often compared to Naruto in the eyes of anime fans. Unlike the rambunctious Naruto Uzumaki, the quiet Izuku “Deku” Midoriya of My Hero Academia aspired to be a superhero all his life.
Deku, on the other hand, is one of the few persons who was born without any special abilities. All of that changes, however, when Deku has a chance encounter with his childhood hero, All Might, who inspires him to join a superhero academy.
Bleach, along with Naruto and One Piece, was a beloved Shonen Jump series. This series is a departure from the fantasy worlds of the past; instead, Ichigo Kurosaki, a young man in modern day Japan, is tasked with defending the material world from an evil spirit.
Ichigo acquires the tremendous powers of a slain Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki in order to save the lives of his little sisters from a demonic entity known as a Hollow. Ichigo and his high school pals are soon caught up in a hazardous political intrigue at the top of the Soul Society hierarchy after taking over the role of Soul Reaper from Rukia.
7. Hunter x Hunter
Naruto and Hunter x Hunter have a lot in common. Similarly to Naruto’s ninja profession, Hunter x Hunter’s hunter class is held in high regard despite its dangers.
To become a hunter like his renowned father, who vanished from his life, Gon Freecss shares Naruto’s solitary upbringing. Gon, on the other hand, is more upbeat and enthusiastic as he searches for his father.
6. Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z and Naruto share a same ancestor, as alluded to in the first paragraph. While both shows reinvented the action genre, Dragon Ball Z provided most of the groundwork that Naruto and other anime series would build upon for years to come.
Goku and his comrades were able to take on interplanetary opponents like extraterrestrial invaders who pledged to destroy Earth after wishing for immortality from the mystical set of Dragon Balls in Dragon Ball Z’s sci-fi stories.
5. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist is the anime series to watch if you’re looking for something more dramatic and bold than Naruto. Edward and Alphonse Elric are two brothers who, as children, attempted to resuscitate their mother using prohibited alchemy and suffered the price.
In contrast to his brother, Al, Ed lost both of his legs and one of his arms in the attack, while his soul was transferred into a suit of armor. Once again, as State Alchemists, the Elric brothers seek to recover their injured bodies by finding the long-lost Philosopher’s Stone.
4. Yu Yu Hakusho
In Yu Yu Hakusho, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi was a loudmouth delinquent until one fateful day changed his life forever, much like Naruto in his self-titled series. When Yusuke suddenly sacrificed himself to save a child’s life, the baby king of the Spirit World gave him a second chance at life.
With the help of the effervescent grim reaper Botan and his friend/rival Kazuma Kuwabara, Yusuke was reincarnated as a Spirit Detective and now battles demons.
The anime Inuyasha is a good choice if you’re seeking for another story with a half-demon protagonist set in a fantasy version of ancient Japan. At 15, Kagome Higurashi is sent back in time to the Sengoku era of Japan by a vicious demon after the wish-granting Shikon Jewel that she carries within her. Inuyasha follows Kagome’s journey.
A strong half-demon named Inuyasha is resurrected to save Kagome’s life from the pursuing monster. The Shikon Jewel is shattered and spread over the nation in the midst of the commotion. Kagome and Inuyasha now have the task of rescuing the fragments of the Shikon Jewel from the wrong hands.
2. Fairy Tail
Naruto-style animation action is also found in Fairy Tail. Fairy Tail guild member Natsu Dragneel, a powerful fire wizard, is on a quest to find his dragon father, Igneel, in the magical continent of Fiore.
Lucy Heartfilia, a novice celestial mage on a journey to find the celestial gate keys, befriends him. Natu and Happy, along with other members of the Fairy Tail magic guild, go on fascinating adventures together.
1. Soul Eater
Soul Eater, like Naruto and My Hero Academia, tells the story of a group of extraordinary young people who are learning to harness their powers at school. What makes Soul Eater different, however, is its supernatural setting and stylized designs that make the ghoulish world of Death City look like an anime rendition The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Maka Albarn, a future cerebral soul reaper, and Soul Eater Evans, a punk child who can transform into a Demon Scythe, are the focus of the show. To pass the class, the two must consume 99 bad spirits and one witch’s soul, which they accomplish jointly.