Re: Anime Discussion Thread
Some anime do borrow ideas and locations from other cultures. Gunsmith Cats comes to mind. An anime that takes place in Chicago. Some say it's a very westernized anime. Baccano's setting seems very western as well. Aria takes it setting from Venice. Panty and Stocking is influenced by western cartoons and movies.
But Naruto, I can't see the correlation between that and the Bible. Naruto, by it's very nature, has tons of japanese folklore. On top which, as Saints said, you can apply and compare characters and story to any work of literature or art, if you look deep enough and over analyzed. Every major story has been told, it's just a matter on how it's told.