Naruto/Dragon Ball (Z)
Like many peoples outta there , I too grow up watching Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z . For the sake of safety I will not include DBGT since it was a disaster .
And like many others , I too heard and read comments saying that DBZ is similar to Naruto . Some disagree saying that they have nothing in common and others keep bashing either Naruto or DBZ on which is best .
What I hated the most in the comment I saw , was that either group never stated the WHY naruto or DBZ was better . As in , if you disagree with something at last take the time to form an accurate (with proof) as to why you think that DBZ is better then Naruto and vice versa .
I on the other hand , will not go and say which is best since I grow liking very much Naruto and cannot wait for the next coming episode . Also DBZ had a great impact on me like many others fans and I will not let go just because it’s old and out dated . No way in hell !
But I will list here some similarity between DBZ and Naruto that I found , feel free to disagree/correct , and if you know of any others similarity between the two add it in your comment .
Naruto Uzumaki is described as : hyperactive , stupid and a very noisy ninja . His hair was blonde , with blue eyes and a big smile .
Goku on the other hand , thougths he share the noisy and hyperactive part that’s where it stop . Yes when he was young he was very short , but unlike naruto he will grow to be a tall man . Also , his natural hair is black with dark eyes . His hair unlike Naruto will always remain the same because of his saiyan heritage and turn blonde only when he become a super saiyan .
Like Goku , Naruto Uzumaki share the passion of eating and his favorite food seem to be Ramen .
Goku had a legendary passion for food , and lacked in manner due to the way he was raised (in the wood) . But unlike Naruto , we all saw that Goku could eat almost anything even if he found that the food was ‘Lousy’ as he stated when he was staying with King Kai .
He even ate a cloud for pete sake on snake way!
Naruto like Goku had a perverted teacher , in the case of Naruto he met and was taugth by Jiraiya who he call Ero-Sennin . (yes I watched the Subbed version!)
That’s where I found most simliraty actually , between different charachters .
Jiraiya called Ero-Sennin was like Master Roshi in many ways . Both though the strongest the way of the ninja in Naruto case , and to be the best fighter in Goku case .
They were both pipe smokers , and enjoyed a smoke outside in the breeze .
Both of them were strong , though Jiraiya was more handsome looking then Roshi was . But both of them shared the same lust for womens …
Both of them shared this weakness toward womens , and if they see a pair of Boobs their noses start bleeding in a comical way .
Jiraiya was the master of Toad and a hermit . All along the serie he summoned differents toad to his aid and passed the technique on Naruto .
Roshi did have the title of Master and hermit due to his way of living alone and training with turtle shell . But beside the turtle that lived with him , we only saw him call upon another turtle to fly and that was it .
Unlike Roshi , Jiraiya was in a 3 cell team making him friend with Tsunade and Orochimaru .
Jiraiya rivale and friend was orochimaru , and we learn later that he did regret his failur at stopping orochimaru from becoming a vilain . Thus why he traveled keeping an eye on him and his movements .
Young Roshi had a rivale also known as the crane hermit . He will show later , betting his students against Roshi’s student . Like Jiraiya he too lost his friend to evil , Roshi hinted that when they faced King Piccolo is when he lost his friend . The reason would be seeing their master defeated by King Piccolo , but was it power that changed him , that still remain unclear .
Sakura Haruno was part of Naruto and Sasuke team . Later she become a medic ninja and inherit Tsunade brute strength .
One thing that puzzle me greatly , is the amount of hate this charachter attracted . Yet again , commentator did not offer any plausible explanation beside that she was a ‘bitch’ , and even then I do find the argument weak at best .
Like Bulma from DBZ , she was very smart . She start off as a self centered person , and as she grow up she become to see the light and start acting more mature .
From the beginning of the serie , Sakura had a huge crush on Sasuke Uchiha wich till this day remain intact . Add to that she wasn’t alone dreaming about the lonely survivor of the Uchiha clant .
But unlike Vegeta who started as the bad guy and then with time turn moderatly good . Sasuke was a good guy that choose the evil path for his vengeance .
And for those who think that Sasuke is the equal of Vegeta in being a vilain , sorry to kill that idea but the only common thing they have is that both lost their home .
The whole clant of the Uchiha for Sasuke , and Planet Vegeta for Vegeta . Well it’s true that they are both arrogant and look down on Naruto/Goku , but I don’t think they are at the same level . Neither in power or way of thinking . (and yeah I know it isn’t fair to compare their power teehee)
Another thing that the two mangas had in comment was that the womens were few , and were very scary .
As stated by Piccolo himself once that Goku could beat anyone in a fight but would never win a fight with Chi Chi his wife !
Another similarity I found and this one was sheer coincidence while I was reading about ‘Pain’ on the narutopedia .
It’s regard one of Pain bodie , the Naraka Path that had the abilitie to Judge a being and detect a lie from the truth . If you read the Trivia completely at the bottom it say this :
”Before being sent to the Naraka realm, the King of Hell, Yama, will be the judge of the dead. It’s believed that if you lie to him, he will rip out your tongue.”
And where did we see a King Yama ?
That’s right , King Yama was the Judge of the dead in DBZ and the one that allowed Goku to reach King Kai so he could be trained and save his planet .
So far these are the similarity I found , I’m sure there are many others I missed . If you know of any feel free to add it in your comments . And if you disagree with anything I put here , please at least formulate a smart answer that explain why you disagree with me .
(work in Progress)