Since the trailer of Cobra Kai season 5 was released, the fans have been so excited about the series to stream. From the trailer, we can see this season will have more drama, action, and too many intense fights. However, fans found some similarities between Cobra Kai and Naruto, an animated series. It will surprise you to see the references the fans have discovered.
Surprising Naruto references in Cobra Kai
While we await the release of Cobra Kai season 5 to stream, fans have found a connection between this Japanese Manga series Naruto and the Netflix Original. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who seeks recognition from his peers and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village. Despite both the series differing from one another, they both have martial arts in common. And one fan made this post on Twitter:
Naruto = Miguel
Sasuke = Robby
Gaara = Eli (they are actually extremely similar) pic.twitter.com/HJ2bMqvAEU
— Script to Scene (@scripttoscene) August 16, 2022
As surprising as it seems, the comparison has quite similarities and truths. For instance, Naruto is the protagonist. He has a cheerful and boisterous personality. He vows to never give up on his goal. From the beginning to the end, we see character development in Naruto as he achieves his goal. He is the titular and central character in the Naruto series. Although Miguel in Cobra Kai is not the title character, he is very much similar to Naruto. The narration mostly revolves around him as well. Throughout the series till now, we have seen a significant character development in Miguel. He is also a cheerful, hardworking, and ambitious man.
Sasuke is Naruto’s rival, which is true for Robby as well. Sasuke has developed a withdrawn personality because of family issues like Robby. As the series develops, Sasuke becomes soft and tries to connect with people in his team and protects them. He then focuses less on taking revenge on his brother and more on becoming a better man. The same happened with Robby, except he wanted to take revenge on his father for abandoning him.
His schoolmates harass Eli for his lip scar. Similarly, in Naruto, Gaara faces the same situation. His fellow villagers torment him, and so does his uncle. Gaara comes to see himself as omnipotent and that anyone who challenges him or his power must die. Gaara’s outlook changes as he resolves to help others exactly like Hawk’s character arc in Cobra Kai.
It sure sounds surprising, as you might not have noticed this before. But, the comparison seems very authentic. Have you noticed this before? What other references you can find with Cobra Kai? Also, if you wish to see the Japanese manga series Naruto, you can stream it here and enjoy the show.