“Best anime in the world”: Fans Go to War in Deciding who is a Better Protagonist – Luffy or Naruto

Monkey D. Luffy vs. Naruto Uzumaki becomes a hot topic for debate once again.

Fans Go to War in Deciding who is a Better Protagonist – Luffy or Naruto


  • One Piece and Naruto form two-third of the Big Three of anime, and they have millions of followers worldwide, who have a habit of getting into heated arguments with each other.
  • The latest topic of debate that riled up both the fandom is regarding who is the better protagonist between Monkey D. Luffy and Naruto Uzumaki.
  • The One Piece fandom claimed that Monkey. D Luffy is the better one of the two, while the Naruto fandom claims it to be Naruto Uzumaki, and continued the everlasting debate.
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Anime vs. Anime is an old concept in the anime world. It does not matter whether one is old, one is new, one is long, or one is short. As long as it is an anime, the fandom will try to raise heated topics for debate. Goku, Naruto, Luffy, etc., have all been doing it for the last couple of decades, yet they show no signs of slowing down.


Recently, another ‘clash of the fandoms’ took place between a couple of Big Three anime. The social media went wild with the comparison between One Piece and Naruto. Even though this particular topic has been up for debate since its inception, people still find joy in adding gasoline to these debates. So, instead of focusing on the anime, the debate is regarding who is a better protagonist between Monkey D. Luffy and Naruto.

Monkey D. Luffy vs. Naruto Uzumaki – An Eternal Rivalry

Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece
Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece

One Piece and Naruto have changed the anime world for good. The former started in 1999 and the latter in 2002. One Piece follows the story of Monkey D. Luffy, who aims to be the King of the Pirates. He is a rubber man, meaning that he has all the properties of the rubber after he ate the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit. In his journey, he will befriend several people who will become his crewmates and his loyal subjects.



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Monkey D. Luffy will face several adversaries on his journey and it is believed to have one of the best world-building in the anime world. On the other hand, Naruto is about a ninja named Naruto Uzumaki, who wishes to be the Hokage one. Due to being the host of a demon fox, the villagers avoid him. But through his hard work, he will gain their trust.

naruto uzumaki as hokage in Boruto
Naruto Uzumaki

Both anime have millions of followers, and they are always busy fighting with each other. The most recent fight took place on social media when both fandoms were involved in a heated debate surrounding who was the better out of the two protagonists.

Fans React To The Luffy vs. Naruto Rivalry

One Piece
One Piece

The heated debate between the One Piece and the Naruto fans started after a picture was posted on X (formerly Twitter). The photo showcased eight panels, with four dedicated to Luffy and the rest to Naruto. Luffy’s first kiss was Reiju, while Naruto’s was Sasuke. The post read, “The difference between Luffy and Naruto.” One of the fans wrote, “Still #NARUTO is The Best Anime in the World.”



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Another one said that it was an accurate post.



Naruto fans highlighted that their favorite protagonist is married and have kids, which Luffy does not have.


One Piece fandom replied that the difference is like night and day.


The matter became more heated when one said about Naruto using Talk-no-Jutsu, while Luffy uses his powers.

Not to mention luffys all action while naruto is all talk.

— Monkey D Cortez (@MonkeyDCortez) December 17, 2023 


The debate continued with each fandom aiming their guns at the other. Even though everyone knows that there will not be a proper winner, they still keep on debating. The only thing that would happen is that Luffy and Naruto would befriend each other on their first meeting. The debate between One Piece and Naruto is everlasting. After the current one, everyone will eagerly wait for the next topic.

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Priyanko Chakraborty

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Priyanko is a Content Writer at FandomWire, and specializes in anime. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Economics. Priyanko has previously worked as a content writing intern. He spends half of his day writing on anime, and the other half watching it.