The ninja village Hidden Leaf was attacked by the nine tailed demon fox. The great shinobi known as the fourth Hokage succeeded in defeating the monster by sealing it inside a newborn boy, Naruto. Now twelfth years later, Uzumaki Naruto has lived all his life being detested by the people of the village because of the seal. Wanting to change this by getting the highest ninja rank, Hokage, and thus become acknowledged by everyone, he begins his struggle to achieve his dream.
(From April 2, 2003 19:27-19:55, from October 2006 19:30-20:00.)
Both series, though theme and media may be different, are alike in terms of the protagonists' goals (i.e. to be Hokage/to be the best swordsman) and the hardship they endure against their rival (i.e. Sasuke/Yeo Un).
They both are very famous animations involving fighting scenes and a lot of action. They also speak of some moral problems and feature a group of people that eventually become close since they go through adventures with each other. Hate, hurt and also love and friendship may be found in both.