43+ EPIC Anime Just Like NARUTO and BORUTO (MUST WATCH!)

Best Anime Like Naruto & Boruto

Well, we all love Naruto, don’t we? I guess if you’ve watched it then there is no possible way you would hate it. That’s why we are here, giving you an anime list similar to Naruto so you can enjoy it!

Why Is Naruto and Boruto Popular?

I don’t think we have to know why it is popular, but if you still wonder why, it is because of our main character, Naruto Uzumaki. It is popular because of its story, its characters, and the arcs. There is no such thing that will make you hate it, and that’s the reason why it is popular.

Please understand that this list is completely subjective, and this is just my version of the anime just like Naruto. Now, let’s jump right into it!

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Anime Similar To Naruto

26. King Of Nabari

Action Similarity Animation Total
6
12
6
24/40

GENRE- ACTION, ADVENTURE

Well, we like to keep some things secret, right? We don’t want anyone to know about it or steal it, but here we have Rokujou, a young boy who possesses the power everyone wants from him. He has to become strong; otherwise, he’ll not survive.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

Naruto and Rokujou both possess a power that everyone wishes for and wants from them.

25. Ninku

Action Similarity Animation Total
6
14
5
25/40

GENRE- ACTION, ADVENTURE

Kids can be irritating, right? We can even become furious at them, sometimes. But what if the kid is a master ninja? Would you dare to touch him? Fluke, who looks like a child, is a ninja who can even control the wind.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

Naruto and Fuusuke were both underestimated based on power. They were strong, but everyone thought they were weak.

24. World Trigger

Action Similarity Animation Total
7
14
7
28/40

GENRE- ADVENTURE FICTION, SCI-FI

It is always fun to see when some people come out of nowhere to destroy humanity. This anime is one of them. Out of nowhere, some aliens called Neighbors arrive and start attacking, and then an organization of people comes forward to fight them.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

Both anime have the same concept. Like in Naruto, we’ve seen chakra power and control. In World Trigger, there is Trion. We can say World trigger is a sci-fi version of Naruto.

23. InuYasha

Inuyasha
Action Similarity Animation Total
7
15
7
29/40

GENRE- ADVENTURE, FANTASY

We all love dogs, and in anime, we like demons, but what if a person is a half-dog and half-demon? Sounds weird, doesn’t it? Well, here we have InuYasha, a half-demon and a half-dog who wants a jewel to become a complete demon.

However, the jewel is protected by a priestess, and later both InuYasha and Priestess fall in love with each other. It’s weird, but anime has a lot of twists which are just amazing.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

The similarity between the main characters is Naruto and InuYasha. They both do everything to protect their loved ones, and they both become unstoppable when they become angry.

22. Gintama

Gintama
Action Similarity Animation Total
6
16
8
30/40

GENRE- ADVENTURE, COMEDY, ACTION

Being a Samurai is an admirable job; you get respected by everyone, everyone fears you. There is a samurai, but he never follows any rules and does all kinds of work to earn money. 

Let me introduce you to Gintoki Sakata. He just knows how to cause trouble, but whatever he does, he does it in such a funny way that it’ll make you laugh nonstop.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

We know how troublesome Naruto was. He always liked pulling pranks and causing trouble. It is the same as Gintoki. He does the same, causing problems for others.

21. Mushibugyou

Mushibugyo
Action Similarity Animation Total
7
16
7
30/40

GENRE- ACTION FICTION, ADVENTURE

We all desire something, don’t we? Like us, Jinbei wants to be the best swordsman in Japan, and he has everything he needs to be the best.  

SIMILARITY WITH NARUTO

Naruto and Jinbei are both determined towards their goal, and both are ready to do anything to achieve their goal.

20. Seraph Of The End

Seraph Of The End
Action Similarity Animation Total
8
13
9
30/40

GENRE- Dark fantasy, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Vampire literature

What if I told you Vampires have almost wiped out humanity, and kids were captured to work as slaves for them. Sounds interesting? It sure does. But there is one guy who wants revenge for his orphan family. Let me introduce you to Yuichiro Hyakuya.

He holds a great grudge against Vampires, and why not? After all, they killed his family in front of his own eyes, but there is something inside him that is just not right.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

Naruto and Yuichiro had a rough childhood, but besides this, they both have something inside them which is evil and dangerous. They both didn’t know in the beginning how to control it.

19. Basilisk

Basilisk
Action Similarity Animation Total
8
17
6
31/40

GENRE- FANTASY FICTION, HISTORICAL FANTASY

Ninja, Samurai, Ninja, Samurai ugh, we just never get tired of them, but can you imagine what it’ll be like when 10 elite ninja fight each other? Like it’ll just be amazing.

They will fight because of their hatred, and there is no such thing as peace between them.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

We know how Uchiha and Senju were rivals. This is the same in Basilisk, but 10 clans hold grudges and hatred against each other.

18. D. Gray Man

D Gray Man
Action Similarity Animation Total
9
15
7
31/40

GENRE- ADVENTURE, SCIENCE FICTION, DARK FANTASY

There is always some psycho who wants to destroy humanity, and they have a strong army, but there is also someone who stops them. Allen Walker (Not the DJ) has joined an organization to stop Millennium Earl and his army from destroying humanity.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

Both anime give a message that stopping is never an option. If you move forward, you will find a way, or you’ll create on your own, but if you stop, then you can’t do anything.

17. Bleach

Bleach
Action Similarity Animation Total
8
16
7
31/40

GENRE- ACTION, THRILLER, ADVENTURE

Ever heard of  Shinigami? You watch anime, don’t you? You must have. But what if I tell you a person can transform into Shinigami and take souls? Will you believe me? Let me introduce you to Ichigo Kurosaki, who can transform into Shinigami.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

Naruto and Ichigo are the same in many ways, but what makes them alike is their power. Naruto had Kurama, and Ichigo was a Shinigami himself.

16. Samurai Champloo

samurai champloo
Action Similarity Animation Total
8
17
7
32/40

GENRE- ACTION, ADVENTURE, COMEDY

Let’s take a ride to the Tokugawa Era (Edo period). Samurai, Ninja, we like them. It’s fun to see their skills and technique in battle, and this anime is based on two mysterious samurais Mugen and Jin, who are on a mission to find someone.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

Both the anime cover a plot of Ninja and samurai as well as the era of both the anime is in the old period.

15. Flame Of Recca

Action Similarity Animation Total
8
17
7
32/40

GENRE- ADVENTURE, MARTIAL ARTS

We all have dreams or something else we want to become, and here we have Rekka Hanabishi. He wanted to be a ninja, but one thing he didn’t know was that he was the survivor of a powerful ninja clan, and was able to control fire.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

Both anime are Ninja-based, and the main characters in both anime, Naruto and Rekka, didn’t realize their power initially.

14. Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist
Action Similarity Animation Total
8
17
7
32/40

GENRE- ADVENTURE, FANTASY

Do you believe in brotherhood? Of course, you do. Let me introduce you to the Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse. Well, they did something idiotic and paid a huge cost for their stupidness. However, in the end, they make everything right.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

The ending of both the anime is similar in many ways, but not just ending villains of both the anime is also the same in many ways.

13. Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins
Action Similarity Animation Total
8
16
8
32/40

GENRE- ADVENTURE FICTION, FANTASY

A bunch of crazy people with demon-like powers. Seven Deadly Sins is one of the most adventurous anime, and it might interest you a lot, but besides all the adventure and action. We have Meliodas, he is a naughty guy, and he’ll make you die laughing.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

Naruto and Meliodes both suffered a lot because they were something everything feared of. Naruto had a tailed beast (Kurama) inside him, and Meliodes was a demon king and he possessed demonic powers.

12. Attack On Titan

Attack on titan
Action Similarity Animation Total
10
14
9
33/40

GENRE-ADVENTURE, DARK FANTASY, ACTION

You must have heard about Attack on Titan lately. It has been becoming more and more popular because of the recent season. Other than that, Eren Jaegar lives in a world where Titans are destroying human beings. AOT is a good anime with an excellent plot.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

The thing which makes both the anime alike is we had 9 Jinchurikis in Naruto, and in AOT, we have 8 most powerful Titans; apart from that, both anime motivate you for something.

11. Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail
Action Similarity Animation Total
8
16
9
33/40

GENRE- ADVENTURE, FANTASY

Friends are something we can’t live without, but what if all of them are idiots with solid powers? Like it’ll be entertaining to watch them, you know. We have Natsu and Gray rivals and friends.

They are just meant to irritate each other, but no one can stop them when they fight together. 

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

We know about the rivalry between Naruto and Sasuke, and just like them, we have Natsu and Gray. The significant similarity in both anime is that their characteristics are the same.

10. Katanagatari

Action Similarity Animation Total
7
18
8
33/40

GENRE- ACTION, HISTORICAL

Nobody likes to get in trouble if everything is going well and peacefully. We will not want to ruin it, but here we have Shichika. Everything was good for him. He lived happily, but then he accepted someone’s request and started fighting for some legendary blades.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

Naruto and Shichika both can’t see people in trouble, and their fighting styles and ninja techniques are pretty similar.

9. Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online
Action Similarity Animation Total
8
15
10
33/40

GENRE- ADVENTURE FICTION, SCIENCE FICTION

We love video games, don’t we? Then let me take you to a world where you can go inside a game and enjoy it, but you know, if you die in-game, you die in real life too. We have Kirito, one of the best players in the game. We just love his journey in the game.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

Both the anime have good animation, and not just animation world-building of both the anime is fantastic.

8. Jojo's Bizarre Adventures

Jojo's Bizarre Adventures
Action Similarity Animation Total
10
16
8
34/40

GENRE- ADVENTURE, ACTION, SUSPENSE

Isn’t it good to have different main characters in each adventure? If you ask me, Jojo is a series where every arc and part has other protagonists; you can’t say who is the best.

SIMILARITY WITH NARUTO

Both the anime have several powerful characters and entertaining arcs.

7. One Punch Man

Action Similarity Animation Total
10
14
10
34/40

GENRE- SUPERHERO FICTION, COMEDY

What do you think about how powerful someone can become by some regular training? Strong Enough to fight someone in 1vs1, suitable? But what if I tell you that it can make you powerful enough to destroy anyone in just one punch. Would you believe me?

No, for sure, let me introduce you to Saitama, who can beat anyone in just one punch. He is also a hero for fun. He just wants someone he can fight with his full power.

SIMILARITY WITH NARUTO

Saitama didn’t have to face any suffering or anything, like Naruto, but they both earned their powers through hard work.

6. My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia
Action Similarity Animation Total
9
18
8
35/40

GENRE- ADVENTURE, ACTION, SUPERHERO FICTION

We all loved superheroes when we were kids. Now we like anime characters, but still, we wanted them back in the day, but what if I tell you there is an anime where everyone has power, and there are heroes too.

Even though this world was full of heroes and powers, one boy, Izuku Midoriya was born without any abilities, and he suffered because of that. However, he gained strength because of his teacher and role model. Now he is aiming to become the number 1 hero.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

The similarity in both the anime is our main characters’ relationship with their teacher (Sensei). Naruto and Midoriya could have become what they are if they didn’t have teachers like Jiraiya and All Might. Also, Naruto was considered good for nothing too!

5. Hunter X Hunter

Hunter X Hunter
Action Similarity Animation Total
10
17
9
36/40

GENRE- ACTION, FICTION, ADVENTURE

You love adventure, don’t you? You love to see an adventure where MC is on a journey with his friends. Then this is for you. This anime is full of adventure and action. It is probably one of the most popular anime of all time Hunter x Hunter

Gon Freecs is on a journey of becoming a hunter, and he wants to find his father too. It is amusing to see how he becomes a hunter and how he finds his father. His journey is just incredible.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

As we know, Naruto had a dream to accomplish, and for that one dream, he did everything he can; just like him, Gon has a goal that he wants to achieve.

4. One Piece

One Piece
Action Similarity Animation Total
9
19
8
36/40

GENRE- ACTION FICTION, FANTASY

Monkey D Luffy, you better remember this name. He’ll be the one who will become Pirate king. Can you imagine how fun it would be to see his journey of becoming pirate king?

Even though he is just a stretchy guy who can expand his body and is dumb. Still, his powers and will are unbelievably strong.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

Like Naruto, Luffy has a dream of becoming pirate king, and his journey is as fun as Naruto’s journey.

3. Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Series
Action Similarity Animation Total
10
19
9
38/40

GENRE- ACTION, ADVENTURE, THRILLER

There is no possible way that you have not heard about this legendary anime that started everything. Goku, many anime watchers, still claim that he is the most robust character of all time.

Even though he acts dumb and does stupid things, he is still loved by everyone, and he is powerful.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

Dragon Ball Z and Naruto share a lot in common like Naruto and Goku are the same in many ways; the same goes for Sasuke and Vegeta. If you’ve watched Naruto, and now you’re gonna watch DBZ, you might find a lot in common.

2. Black Clover

Black Clover
Action Similarity Animation Total
10
18
10
38/40

GENRE- ADVENTURE FICTION, FANTASY

Do you love magic? Then let me introduce you to Asta, this young guy was born with no magical mana, and that’s why he was a subject of the joke, but you know time changes, miracles happen.

He becomes one of the most vital magic users, and he possesses a devil in himself.

SIMILARITY TO NARUTO

We all know how weak Naruto was in the beginning. Everyone looked down on him. This is the same as Asta, he faced the same thing, but they both became the strongest among everyone.

Anime Similar To Boruto

GENRE- ADVENTURE, ACTION

Here we are now, talking about Naruto’s son Boruto. I don’t see any point in explaining, but as the show is about Naruto’s son, we still get to see Naruto’s incomplete action. Even some flashbacks of good old Naruto days take place in some episodes.

But, what about Boruto?

Both the anime are similar in many ways. The stories of both anime are the same, characters, villain organization, adventure. You can say Boruto is a reflection of Naruto. We all know Boruto is the most popular anime nowadays, and we all want other anime like Boruto. So, get ready, as you’re going to find some amazing anime!

Here we go! But first, answer me this and you can answer this only if you have watched Naruto. Who will last longer? Is it Love or Naruto? Well, duh! Naruto lasts forever

So for Boruto fans a quick question. How would a ninja deal with his fear? Any guesses? Well, they don’t, he simply leaves others in fear.

19) Darker than black

Darker Than Black
Similarities Plot Animation Total
13/20
12/20
6/10
31/50

Genre: Mystery, Action, Supernatural, and Science-fiction

Are you bored of your typical anime stories where the hero gets stronger with each step? Well, then try this one. As its name suggests, “Darker than black” is based on people who have the present and past darker than the black.

Unusual activities, humongous gate openings of Heaven and Hell in the sky. Havoc, people with supernatural powers and what not! This anime is filled with exciting cases and deadly trials.

Our hero, Hei, is a human with supernatural powers and is a strong warrior. He is in search of his lost sister and he will do everything to find her. Touching right? So what is stopping you? Go grab your snacks and give them a go.

Similarities with Boruto

  • Bond
  • Action
  • Powers
  • Character Development

18) 11eyes

11 eyes
Similarities Plot Animation Total
12/20
13/20
7/10
32/50

Genre: Action, Fantasy, and Tragedy

Reasons to watch:

This anime creates suspense right from the beginning. The concept of monsters makes it engaging. Plus, let me tell you, it will give you goosebumps so, be ready! One day, everything happens out of the ordinary and the sky becomes red.

Kakeru, the main lead, and Yuka find themselves surrounded by the monsters. Yes, without any special ability and idea, they try to survive. Pretty interesting! But we all know the ordinary ones can’t compete with the extraordinary, right? So, yes, we are going to enjoy ourselves a lot!

Similarities with Boruto:

  • Action
  • Suspense
  • Character design

17) Gurren Lagann

Gurren Lagann
Similarities Plot Animation Total
12/20
15/20
6/10
33/50

Genre: Adventure, Action, and Drama

Reasons to watch:

Have you ever thought about a fictional future? What if one occurs where humans are enslaved in a separate dimension and are ruled by a villainous creature? Scary, right! Well, don’t worry, as our hero “Simon” is here to save us all. He is the one with never-ending passion and a fighting spirit.

One of the best things about this anime is the bond that Simon shares with his friend Kamina who is more like a brother to him. So, machines in action, adventure, thrill, and trials at every step. This anime is a must-watch.

If you like extra spice over your ramen then you are going to love this one

Similarities with Boruto:

  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Friendship

16) Codebreaker

Code Breaker
Similarities Plot Animation Total
12/20
15/20
7/10
34/50

Genre: Action

Reasons to watch:

Can you say “no” to your curiosity? Well, nobody can! So, this anime will spellbind you with its intriguing plot right from the start. The plot focuses on Rei and Sakura whereas; the former is the sixth Code Breaker.

The power concept and storyline are overall pretty unique. Besides, if you like anime like Boruto then surely this will captivate you. I bet you’ll have fun watching the action of this anime.

Similarities with Boruto:

  • Action
  • Cool characters
  • Suspense

15) Fate/Stay night

Fate Stay Night
Similarities Plot Animation Total
14/20
14/20
7/10
35/50

Genre: Dark Fantasy, and Action

Reasons to watch:

Why do you like Boruto? That’s because you like the way it engages the audience, right? So, Fate/ stay night is another anime like Boruto. It has phenomenal characters, magical powers, and a plot.

Besides, like Boruto you’ll see Shirou with the same level of determination. Okay, so, anime lovers who love to play games, this anime is two in one. Sounds cool!

Similarities with Boruto:

  • Action
  • Determination
  • Gorgeous characters
  • Animation

14) Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom
Similarities Plot Animation Total
13/20
15/20
7/10
35/50

Genre: Action, Science fiction, and comedy

Reasons to watch:

As the name suggests, assassination makes this anime worth watching. So, one thing is clear, you’re going to fall in love with action along with the characters. Each character is perfect, be it in terms of their abilities or personality.

Ah mate, gorgeous characters and engaging plot, do you wish for something else? So, the antagonists in the anime are some deadly creatures, and guess what? They vowed to destroy the world. And we all know, our heroes won’t let that happen!

Want to know how? Watch it yourself!

Similarities with Boruto:

  • Action
  • Character design
  • Bond
  • Adventures
  • Animation

13) Claymore

Claymore
Similarities Plot Animation Total
14/20
14/20
7/10
35/50

Genre: Adventure-Fiction, Dark Fantasy, and Sword and Sorcery

Reasons to watch:

Have you ever seen a female lead leaving behind all the heroes in terms of powers? If no, then Claymore is a must-watch. The way she uses a sword and the way she fights is beyond words.

Claymore focuses on the concept of demons and the Youma. To your question, Youma is a demon thirsty for human flesh. And guess what? Claymore is both half-human and half Youma.

Pretty interesting!

Similarities with Boruto:

  • Action
  • Style
  • Powers
  • Character design

12) The Devil is a Part-Timer

The Devil is a part timer
Similarities Plot Animation Total
14/20
15/20
7/10
36/50

Genre: Adventure, action, and Fantasy

Reasons to watch:

What if you find that your friend is a Satan? What would you do? Ah, man! This thought is giving me chills. Well, this anime has a very unique plot. The story focuses on Satan that escaped his world and started living in the human world. Well, of course in human form.

If you are looking for a handsome, gallant, and stern main character then you are going to find the best of all here.

And guess what?  He works as a part-timer! Hell yes! It’s unbelievable, right? One thing is clear: you’re going to enjoy watching its action combined with fantasy. Plus, comedy is a bonus. Who would say “no” to such an anime?

Similarities with Boruto:

  • Adventure
  • Powers
  • Bond
  • Animation

11) Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Similarities Plot Animation Total
14/20
15/20
7/10
36/50

Genre: Action, Dark-Fantasy, and Supernatural

Reasons to watch:

This anime grabs its audience’s attention with beautifully designed characters. It will keep you hooked with the concept of half yokai and half-human. Yeah, Nura is neither a complete Yokai nor a complete human.

He usually transforms in the night. Whoa, sounds cool! The story is a bit complex but that is what makes it engaging.

Yokai, half-humans, unique action sequences, amazing powers, and personality of Nura are enough to watch the anime.

Similarities with Boruto:

  • Action
  • Beautiful characters
  • Suspens
  • Engaging plot

10) Tokyo Revengers

Tokyo Revengers
Similarities Plot Animation Total
14/20
15/20
8/10
37/50

Genre: Action-thriller, Science fiction, and Yanki

Reasons to watch:

Well, it should be acknowledged that the action of this anime is phenomenal. Though there is no concept of powers, it’s still amazing. Every character has something that attracts fans. Besides, this anime has a concept of time traveling that makes it even more engaging.

Time travel! Are you for real? Take my money buddy.

The suspense, action, bond, and animation are the most prominent elements of Tokyo revengers. So, it’s a great anime to kill time especially, if you’re looking for action anime like Boruto. In short, it’s safe to say that the feelings the action creates are somehow the same!

Similarities with Boruto

  • Headstrong characters
  • Animation
  • Action
  • Bond
  • Animation

9) Berserk

berserk
Similarities Plot Animation Total
14/20
16/20
8/10
37/50

Genre: Dark-Fantasy and Action

Reasons to watch:

What are your thoughts about swordsmanship? They make the main lead more attractive, right? The same goes for our Guts. People have lost their hearts to his style of swinging a sword and his personality.

It’s one of the most popular anime. What if you can enjoy a complex but fascinating story? This anime will steadily give you chills, trust me! Additionally, this anime has an engaging concept of gods and spirits.

This anime is a complete package with action, suspense, handsomeness, and anything that you could wish for. So missing this one would leave you in a valley of regret!

Similarities with Boruto:

  • Action
  • Level headed main lead
  • Captivating plot

8) Barrier Master

barrier
Similarities Plot Animation Total
15/20
16/20
7/10
38/50

Genre: Adventure, Supernatural, and Action

Reasons to watch:

What makes an anime worthy to watch? Well, we know the list. It includes a headstrong male lead, action, amazing powers, bonding, and animation. Then you would be happy to know that the anime “Kekkaishi” has got them all. The main leads are ability users, which is a technique named “kekkai”.

So, long story short, it is a story of our hero with magical energy. He deals with magical creatures: the bad ones, with his magical energy that is Kekkai. You will find supernatural creatures, demons, and a lot more. So, action would be remarkable without a doubt which makes the story intriguing.

What else does one want?

Similarities with Boruto:

  • Headstrong characters
  • Animation
  • Supernatural powers
  • Action
  • Bond

7) Black Butler

Black Butler
Similarities Plot Animation Total
15/20
16/20
7/10
38/50

Genre: Dark Fantasy, Dark comedy, and supernatural

Reasons to watch:

The very first reason to watch this anime is the main lead “Ciel”. You’ll feel attached and sympathized with him right from the beginning, ask why? Well, that’s because this poor soul tolerates every kind of torture. But injustice doesn’t last long!

Soon, a demon arrives and forms a contract with him and BANG! There you go! The moment arrives and he gains his powers. But there is a twist, the demon provided powers with a cost to eat Ciel’s soul. But let’s see if that happens or not!

If you are looking for an anime like Boruto with the same pinch and curiosity then don’t miss this one. So I have a quick question. How will you know if you meet a demon one day? Don’t fret. The grim reaper will tell you.

Similarities with Boruto:

  • Bond
  • Character design
  • Action
  • Powers
  • Sparks emotions in the audience

6) Rage of Bahamut

Rage of Bahamut
Similarities Plot Animation Total
15/20
16/20
7/10
38/50