Is it just me or did Naruto copy Hunter x Hunter? If you haven't watched the anime/read the manga for Hunter x Hunter AND Naruto then please don't try to start and argument. I have no intention of starting a flame war I just wish to point out a couple of things I noticed and to see what others opinion on this is, maybe even gain a new perspective. In NO way am I trying to bash Naruto. I have been watching the anime Hunter X Hunter lately and I was wondering why the series felt so vaguely familiar, when during the auction arc I finally figured out why this all felt so familiar. A main character that acts almost identically to the way Naruto does (not that other series don't have that though) a friend of the main character who wants revenge on the people that murdered his clan, not to mention he has red eyes that activate when he is feeling strong emotions one of the main characters friend has a brother that looks very similar to Itachi, complete with a genjutsu type technique. A criminal organization that has an assortment of people very similar to Akatsuki Nen, basically just a more complicated version of ninjutsu I'll be the first to admit the plot is significantly different from naruto, but it almost seems like Masashi Kishimoto pulled a bunch of basic plot ideas from Hunter X Hunter when he first created Naruto.