Movies and TV shows like Candy Candy

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Candy Candy (1976)
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Candy Candy (1976)
Original name: キャンディ・キャンディ
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Candy Candy is a Japanese novel, manga, and anime series. The main character, Candice "Candy" White Ardlay is a blonde girl with freckles, large emerald green eyes and long, curly hair, worn in pigtails with bows. Candy Candy first appeared in a prose novel by famed Japanese writer Kyoko Mizuki in April 1975. When Mizuki joined forces with manga artist Yumiko Igarashi, the Japanese magazine Nakayoshi became interested in Candy Candy. The series was serialized as a manga series in the magazine for four years and won the 1st Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo in 1977. The story was adapted into an anime series by Toei Animation. There are also several Candy Candy movies which were never released outside of Japan.
Style: sentimental, sweet, romantic, touching, uplifting
Plot: loss of loved one, good versus evil, friendship, optimism, teen romance, goodhearted, orphan, kindness, first love, love of one's life, teenage love, teenage life, romance, looking for love, follow your dream, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, opposites attract, boy girl relationship, tragic love, childhood sweetheart, young lovers, bad attitude, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, girl, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, america, mexico, london, chicago illinois

Most similar movies to Candy Candy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and humorous films and TV series with plots about romance, youth, friendship, high school, love and romance, teenage life and friends mostly in Animation, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Candy Candy: Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974), When Marnie Was There (2014), Sailor Moon Crystal (2014), The Garden of Words (2013), Clannad (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan, West Germany
Duration: 24 min.
Story: This animation series follows the childhood "adventures" of a girl named Heidi, who lives with her grandfather somewhere on the Alps.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, friendship, mountain, orphan, adventure, youth, young heroes, family, escapades, win over, family life, children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, germany, alps ...
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100%
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, teenage life, loneliness, self discovery, young girl, childhood, dream, youth, estate, village, photograph ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
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86%
Sailor Moon Crystal (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Usagi Tsukino is chosen to be a guardian of justice and is sent on a quest to locate a Silver Crystal before the Dark Kingdom invades the Earth.
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, heroic mission, save the world, imaginary, teenage life, young heroes, danger, friendship, curses spells and rituals, magic, superhuman powers ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: After discovering that they work at the same company, a gaming crazed otaku and a fujoshi reunite for the first time since middle school. After some post-work drinking sessions they begin dating, but will it be a perfect relationship for the two?
Style: sweet, entertaining, romantic, light, josei
Plot: romance, everyday life, workplace situations, coworker relationship, couple relations, video game, office, friendship, lifestyle, opposites attract, hobby, school
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, romantic, colourful, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, chance meeting, unlikely couple, love and romance, teen romance, grownups, shyness, age difference, coming of age, chocolate, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Clannad (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Tomoya Okazaki is a third year high school student resentful of his life. His mother passed away from a car accident when he was younger, causing his father to resort to alcohol and cigarettes. This results in fights between the two until ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, fall in love, high school life, friendship, teenage life, wish come true, romance, ambition, dream come true, loner, basketball, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Rose of Versailles (1979)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Raised from birth as a man, the Lady Oscar commands the palace guards at Versailles in the years before the French Revolution. Her beauty and noble spirit make her a shining figure in the eyes of both men and women but she is torn between her chosen ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: cross dressing, revolution, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, social differences, royal family, moral dilemma, royal court, soldier, state affairs, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, versailles, europe
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73%
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ReLIFE (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Arata Kaizaki (27) quit the job he landed after graduation in only three months. His life did not go well after that. Now his parents are threatening to stop sending money, and want him to come back to the country. He has no friend or girlfriend to ...
Style: touching, light, humorous, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Chobits (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: Tokyo is abuzz with persocoms – humanoid computers that are virtually perfect. The socially and technologically inept Hideki is dying to get his hands on one. When he finds Chi abandoned in the trash, she’s cuter than any current model he’s ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sexual, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future
Place: tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Fruits Basket (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family ...
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, friends, youth, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, loss of family member, transformation, high school life, loss of parent, teenage love, everyday life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Maid Sama! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Misaki Ayuzawa is the first female student council president at a once all-boys school turned co-ed. She rules the school with strict discipline demeanor. But she has a secret—she works at a maid cafe due to her families circumstances. One day the ...
Style: shoujo, touching, romantic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, school, teenage love, maid, fall in love, teenage life, unlikely relationship, high school, power relations, romance, student, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Rumbling Hearts (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: At first, Takayuki Narumi is befriended by Mitsuki Hayase only because Mitsuki's best friend, Haruka Suzumiya has a crush on him; however since then, Takayuki, his pal Shinji Taira, and Mitsuki have grown to be the best of friends. Then one ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, entertaining, disturbing ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, high school, tragedy, grownups, first love, haunted by the past, teenage love, romance, best friends, youth, coma ...
Place: japan
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75%
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Sailor Moon (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The story centers around an air-headed crybaby, named Usagi, and her friends Ami, Rei, Makato, and Minako. Using special powers, they can transform into Sailor Solders. They become Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor ...
Style: feel good, touching, exciting, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gakuen Heaven (2006)
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan, Germany
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Place to Place (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: romance, youth, couples, friendship, young lovers, fall in love, love and romance, prank, disorder, friends, high school life, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The series follows Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at Ouran High School, and the ...
Style: romantic, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cross dressing, rich and poor, teenage life, society, gender bending, high school, high school hunk, flirting, female protagonist, romance, debt, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Yamada's First Time: B Gata H Kei (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: OMG! There’s this girl at school, Yamada, who wants to make like a hundred sex friends. She totally thinks she can devirginize one hundred different boys! Can you believe that? That’s like every boy in the school. Who does she think she is? I ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, fall in love, teenage life, best friends, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, looking for sex, obsession, wooing, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, romantic, biting ...
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Air (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey in search of the Winged Maiden who was bound to the sky centuries ago, after hearing an old childhood tale from his mother. As Yukito shows his puppet show to people in an attempt to make some money, he finds himself ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, seinen
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, romance, teenage love, youth, supernatural ability, fall in love, teenage life, impossible love, reincarnation, imaginary, social relations, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: follow your dream, teenage love, first love, teenage life, love and romance, love, fall in love, self discovery, high school life, cat, education, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kiss Him, Not Me (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Kae Serinuma is a second year high school student and an avid fujoshi who secretly ships her classmates, Igarashi and Nanashima. The death of her favorite anime character causes her to become stressed and lose weight rapidly. Now that Serinuma has ...
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, sentimental, light ...
Plot: romance, school, true love, love triangle, punishment, unlikely friendships, school life, harem, high school
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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GAMERS! (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Keita Amano is a perfectly mediocre loner with no particular distinguishing features other than his love for games. One day, his school's prettiest girl and Gamer Club President Karen Tendo suddenly calls out to him. That moment changes ...
Style: sweet, romantic, funny, entertaining, light
Plot: video game, high school, romance, hobby, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, everyday life, love triangle, jealousy, friendship, school life, fan culture
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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My Little Monster (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Mizutani Shizuku finds peace in her studies.  Working hard to stay at the top of the class, alone but focused.  When she is tasked with delivering class materials to Yoshida Haru, her world starts to rapidly expand.  With some new friends and ...
Style: shoujo, light, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school life, friendship, teenage love, romance, teenage life, couples, wooing, youth, criminal, slice of life, everyday life, high school ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Waiting in the Summer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Kaito Kirishima is testing out his new camera, when something comes crashing from the sky, injuring him. The next morning he wakes up fine though, believing it was a dream, however during the day he experiences flashes from what happened and also ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, romance, high school life, high school, young lovers, teenage love, space and aliens, youth, benign alien, true love, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I Like What I Like, So There (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Hashiba has an accident and has lost all of his memories. When Fujimori comes to his school as his new roommate, He tells Hashiba that he is called Ran. He and Hashiba both have a split personality which they developed in their youth.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: split personality, memory loss, romance, high school life, youth, gender, young lovers, social relations, teenage life, young love, gays and lesbians, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Love Wind (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: After a 27 year old man has chance encounter with a fifteen year old girl, they discover that they are actually brother and sister. They were separated over a decade before due to their parents divorce, but now she is coming to move in with him and ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, psychological, serious ...
Plot: romance, forbidden love, high school, incest, brother sister relationship, moral dilemma, introspection, family relations, youth, separated, couples, high school life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 795
Kaleido Star (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Kaleido Star is a Japanese anime series animated Japanese studio Gonzo. The series was created by Junichi Sato, who also directed the first season, and written by Reiko Yoshida. Kaleido Star: New Wings was directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike. Kaleido ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: young heroes, starlet, friendship, obsessive quest, follow your dream, youth, ambition, escapades, romance, destiny, teenage life, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their ...
Style: touching, emotional, scenic, sad, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, teenage love, train, love and romance, young lovers, lovers apart, hopes, friendship, love, first love, letter, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story is set in 1963 in Yokohama. Kokuriko Manor sits on a hill overlooking the harbour. A 16 year-old girl, Umi, lives in that house. Every morning she raises a signal flag facing the sea. The flag means “I pray for safe voyages”. A 17 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, fighting the system, friendship, destiny, self discovery, high school life, longing, sister sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%