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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: 30 min.
TV show
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: sweet, uplifting, touching, sentimental, romantic
Plot: goodhearted, friendship, orphan, kindness, loss of loved one, good versus evil, follow your dream, optimism, tragic love, teen romance, first love, teenage love, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, looking for love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, boy girl relationship, childhood sweetheart, love of one's life, young lovers, bad attitude, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, high school hunk, girl ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, america, mexico, london, chicago illinois

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Most similar movies to Candy Candy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, captivating, realistic and light films and TV series with plots about romance, friendship, youth, love and romance, high school, teenage life and school mostly in Animation, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Candy Candy: Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974), When Marnie Was There (2014), The Rose of Versailles (1979), The Garden of Words (2013), Whisper of the Heart (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Japan, West Germany
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: This animation series follows the childhood "adventures" of a girl named Heidi, who lives with her grandfather somewhere on the Alps.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family relations, orphan, mountain, family life, win over, family, adventure, young heroes, escapades, youth, girl ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, europe, frankfurt germany, germany ...
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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, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric, sweet ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, childhood, dream, teenage life, loneliness, self discovery, young girl, estate, village, youth, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Rose of Versailles (1979)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, love affair, royal family, friendship, royal court, political unrest, moral dilemma, social differences, strong female presence, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 18th century
Place: versailles, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, colourful, atmospheric, sweet, serious ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, teen angst, chance meeting, age difference, shyness, love and romance, grownups, youth, overcoming, teen romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, 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: feel good, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, follow your dream, love, fall in love, first love, cat, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, self discovery, youth, imagination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Maid Sama! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, humorous, feel good, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: school, love and romance, high school, teenage love, fall in love, maid, teenage life, romance, high school life, student, power relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: entertaining, sweet, light, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: everyday life, coworker relationship, office, workplace situations, romance, couple relations, friendship, video game, hobby, relationships, lifestyle, love affair ...
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100%
Kiss Him, Not Me (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: shoujo, touching, humorous, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: school, romance, love triangle, high school life, true love, relationships, couple relations, schoolgirl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, punishment, unlikely friendships, high school ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Fruits Basket (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, feel good, touching, shoujo, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, friends, high school life, transformation, loss of family member, youth, everyday life, teenage love, first love, accident, teenage life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sailor Moon Crystal (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: teenage life, friendship, good versus evil, superhero, heroic mission, save the world, superhuman powers, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, magic, girl, space travel ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rumbling Hearts (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
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, realistic, touching, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, high school, tragedy, teenage love, haunted by the past, first love, grownups, youth, romance, love and romance, best friends ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Little Monster (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, friendship, high school life, slice of life, romance, love story, couples, teenage life, couple relations, teenage love, teenage girl, love affair ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Gakuen Heaven (2006)
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan, Germany
TV show
Story: Gakuen Heaven is a media franchise originating from the PC game Gakuen Heaven: Boy's Love Scramble, originally released by the company SPRAY. The franchise gradually expanded to include more games, drama CDs, manga, and anime.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, yaoi ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, ambition, teenage life, friendship, teenage love, youth, buddies, school, romance, gay athlete, childhood friend, harem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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71%
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Clannad (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting, serious
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Hachiman Hikigaya is an antisocial high school student with no friends or girlfriend and as a result has a distorted view on life. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, melancholic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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ReLIFE (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, humorous, light, captivating, romantic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 4K
Chobits (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
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, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, romance, teaching the ways of the world, student life, follow your dream, youth, mysterious character, human nature, friendship, androids, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, love and romance, teenage love, first love, young lovers, hopes, life philosophy, friendship, train, lovers apart, love, letter ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sailor Moon (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: touching, exciting, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: save the world, superhero, good versus evil, friendship, princess, adventure, love and romance, cat, supernatural ability, monster, strong female presence, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Puberty Syndrome—a rumored, mysterious syndrome that only affects those in their puberty. For example, a bunny girl suddenly appeared in front of Sakuta Azusagawa. The bunny girl's real identity is Mai Sakurajima, a teenage celebrity who is ...
Style: sweet, feel good, colourful, light, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, school, teenage life, youth, fall in love, friendship, romance, family problems, siblings relations, friend, adventure, ambition ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Quintessential Quintuplets (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Fuutarou Uesugi is a poor, antisocial ace student who one day meets the rich transfer student Itsuki Nakano. They argue but when Uesugi realizes he is to be her tutor, he tries to get on better terms. While trying to do so he meets four other girls.
Style: sweet, romantic, captivating, uplifting, entertaining
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, fall in love, sister sister relationship, couple relations, harem, romance, tutor, love affair, youth, love, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 323
Little Busters (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Anime film about a group of friends including a kid whose parents were killed
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, high school, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, good versus evil, rivalry, youth, couples, young heroes, heroes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shinichi Sakurai’s one wish is for a little peace and quiet. But Hana Uzaki — his boisterous, well-endowed underclassman — has other plans. All she wants is to hang out and poke fun at him. With the help of her chipper charm and peppy ...
Style: ecchi, emotional, light, touching, feel good ...
Plot: romance, slice of life, teen romance, college life, student, introvert, clumsy, college, teenage life, teenage love, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
 887
Kaleido Star (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, shoujo
Plot: young heroes, friendship, follow your dream, obsessive quest, ambition, youth, escapades, teenage life, desire for fame, destiny, romance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 1K
Air (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, seinen
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, romance, teenage love, youth, supernatural ability, reincarnation, impossible love, teenage life, social relations, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 762
Real Girl (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Tsutsui Hikari (a.k.a "Tsuttsun") is a high school student who is content with his virtual life of anime and video games. One day, he gets stuck cleaning the pool with Iroha, a real live girl who is stylish, sassy and known to be easy with ...
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, romantic, light
Plot: high school, couple relations, couples, virtual reality, love, romance, lifestyle, youth, teenage life, high school life, heroes, love affair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Aishiteruze Baby (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Aishiteruze Baby is a shōjo romance manga by Yoko Maki. It was serialized by Shueisha in Ribon from April 2002 and January 2005 and collected in seven bound volumes. It was adapted as a 26-episode anime television series produced by TMS ...
Style: touching, humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, high school life, teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, youth, family life, teenage life, eccentric family, social relations, family relations, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 484
True Tears (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: True Tears is a Japanese anime television series produced by P.A. Works and directed by Junji Nishimura. The anime aired in Japan on the TV Kanagawa television network between January 6, 2008 and March 30, 2008, containing thirteen episodes. The ...
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenager, love, teenage love, couples, teenage life, schoolboy, love story, love affair, relationship problems, teen romance, schoolgirl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Your Lie in April (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. Can the heartfelt sounds of ...
Style: touching, stylized, uplifting, semi serious, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: pianist, friendship, music, contests and competitions, love and romance, depression, romance, violinist, piano, school, boy genius, parent child relationship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Netsuzou Trap -NTR- (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 9 min.
TV show
Story: Yuma and Hotaru have been friends since childhood, so it's only natural that when Yuma is nervous about her new boyfriend, she asks Hotaru for advice. But when Hotaru starts coming onto Yuma for what feels like more than just ...
Style: shoujo, touching, captivating, sentimental, sincere
Plot: lesbian, friendship between girls, love triangle, first love, romantic friendship, teenage love, lesbian romance, high school, betrayal, girlfriend, love affair, dating ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%