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Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (1998)
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Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (1998)
Original name: バブルガムクライシス TOKYO 2040
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 is a Japanese anime series produced by Anime International Company and funded by ADV Films. A retelling of the 1987 original video animation Bubblegum Crisis, the series premiered on TV Tokyo on October 8, 1998 where it ran for 26 episodes until its conclusion on March 31, 1999. Toshiba EMI released the episodes on both VHS and Laserdisc across 13 volumes, each containing two episodes. The first volume was released on January 21, 1999; the final volume was released July 26, 2000. The series was later released on DVD, however the Japanese versions were simply the American DVD releases encoded to play for Region 2. Set in 2039-2040.
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: a.i., androids and robots, man versus machine, future dystopia, technology gone awry, danger, adventure, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, vigilantism, corporate crimes, down on your luck, forces of nature, computers and web, battles, chases and races, life is a bitch, society, chaos, cyberpunk, superhero
Place: japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, stylized, serious and exciting films and TV series with plots about danger, heroes, rivalry, imaginary, escapades, androids and robots and chaos mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040: Parasite Dolls (2003), Bubblegum Crisis (1987), Virus Buster Serge (1997), Ultraviolet: Code 044 (2008), Xenosaga: The Animation (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Parasite Dolls (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
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Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: exciting, semi serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful
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Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Virus Buster Serge (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Virus Buster Serge, known in Japan simply as Virus is a Japanese media franchise. It originated as an adventure game for the Sega Saturn. It was adapted into an anime television series which was directed by Masami Ōbari, produced by J.C.Staff and ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: master warrior, soldier, superhuman powers, on the run, future dystopia, battles, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, military ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Xenosaga: The Animation (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: 4000 years have passed since humanity abandoned Earth. Forced to fight an alien form of life, Gnosis, mankind developed KOS-MOS - a battle android with amazing capabilities. When a ship carrying android is being attacked, KOS-MOS gets activated and ...
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
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Kiddy Grade (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Two women carry out missions and fight crime across the galaxy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., adventure, androids and robots, government agency, master villain, man versus machine, save the world, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, space wars, technology gone awry ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: serious, exciting, stylized
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59%
Mobile Suit Gundam (1979)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, exciting, bleak ...
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, exciting, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: rough, serious, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
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Style: serious, exciting, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Duration: 30 min.
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Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 577
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.6
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Style: bleak, serious, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 56
Geneshaft (2001)
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Country: Japan
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Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 2K
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Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
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Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.3
 3K
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Style: bleak, serious, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful ...
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Time: future, 2020s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 7K
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Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting
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Time: contemporary, future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 1K
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 580 min.
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Style: futuristic, serious, humorous, stylized, exciting
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Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 60
éX-Driver (2000)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Audience: teens
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 30 min.
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Style: exciting, semi serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful
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Time: 2020s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%