The popular manga Naruto contains imagery that strikingly resembles Christian themes. Here are some parallels.
The ancient Princess Koyuki Kazahana resembles Eve. The princess ate from the tree of chakra, making her the first of all ninja. Likewise, Eve ate fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and was the first woman of all mankind. The knowledge and chakra are also alike in their double-sided use. Chakra on one hand empowered humans to be stronger, but carried the potential to destroy mankind if abused. The knowledge of good and evil had both good and bad effects. It could be used to understand what was right in order to please God. But it also created sin among mankind, who could use the knowledge to rebel against God. Continue reading