@Whats_out_the_bag: No matter how "original" you think your stories are there will be some thing that someone would say reminds them of something else , so it's not easy
An anime or manga or any story of any kind doesn't have to be original to be different. There are many series about kids with orangish hair that can see ghosts and even go on to fight spirit based enemies which you would never connect to bleach. there are also tons of shows about ninjas with super abilities which you cannot even begin to connect to Naruto. something doesn't need to be original to be different. Just look at madoka magica and sailor moon. madoka is not original in its ideas but it is most definitely not a ripoff of sailor moon.