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.
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, romantic, touching, uplifting, sentimental
Plot: goodhearted, friendship, orphan, kindness, loss of loved one, good versus evil, romance, follow your dream, optimism, tragic love, teen romance, first love, love of one's life, teenage love, teenage life, looking for love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, opposites attract, boy girl relationship, childhood sweetheart, young lovers, bad attitude, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, girl, brother sister relationship ...
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, realistic, sentimental and humorous 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), The Rose of Versailles (1979), Maid Sama! (2010), The Garden of Words (2013), My Little Monster (2012). 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.
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, touching, sentimental, serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, friendship, orphan, mountain, win over, young heroes, adventure, family, family life, children, escapades, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, europe, alps, frankfurt germany ...
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100%
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: realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: cross dressing, revolution, royal family, royal court, bittersweet, strong female presence, state affairs, romance, dishonesty, social differences, political unrest, moral dilemma ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, versailles, europe
⇓ 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: sweet, romantic, entertaining, light, josei
Plot: everyday life, office, romance, coworker relationship, workplace situations, video game, couple relations, lifestyle, friendship, hobby, opposites attract, slice of life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, romantic, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, school, teenage love, maid, high school, romance, fall in love, teenage life, workplace, rich and poor, unlikely relationship, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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, colourful, romantic, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, grownups, love and romance, chance meeting, shyness, youth, age difference, teen angst, coming of age, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ 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, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school life, friendship, romance, teenage love, couples, teenage life, youth, wooing, high school, bullying, everyday life, delinquent ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, feel good, shoujo, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, friends, youth, transformation, curses spells and rituals, loss of family member, high school life, teenage love, everyday life, teenage life, first love ...
Place: japan, asia
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100%
Sailor Moon Crystal (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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, imaginary, superhuman powers, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, danger, magic ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
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100%
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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: 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 ⇓
83%
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: melancholic, humorous, touching, light, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, school, true love, love triangle, punishment, unlikely friendships, school life, harem, high school
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: humorous, light, touching, semi serious
Plot: friendship, high school, school life, life changing, unemployment, pills, love, pill, coming of age, starting over, body transformation, drastic change of life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, youth, friendship, society, romance, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, male female relationship, love, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, touching, realistic, entertaining, disturbing ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, high school, tragedy, teenage love, haunted by the past, first love, grownups, romance, best friends, youth, love and romance ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, romance, teaching the ways of the world, student life, follow your dream, mysterious character, youth, human nature, friendship, androids, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, debt, high school, gender bending, high school hunk, youth, flirting, female protagonist, identical twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan, USA
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, loneliness, childhood, dream, teenage life, self discovery, young girl, village, estate, photograph, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: follow your dream, teenage love, first love, love and romance, fall in love, love, cat, teenage life, self discovery, youth, high school life, imagination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: feel good, touching, semi serious, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, cat, friends, princess, friendship, supernatural ability, adventure, save the world, love and romance, youth, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, ambition, buddies, youth, school, romance, harem, gay athlete, childhood friend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, lovers apart, young lovers, hopes, friendship, train, love, first love, letter, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, seinen
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, romance, teenage love, youth, supernatural ability, reincarnation, impossible love, fall in love, teenage life, imaginary, social relations, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: feel good, sweet, twists and turns, colourful, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, youth, fall in love, friendship, siblings relations, teenage life, ambition, romance, family problems, parents and children, twists & turns ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 991
GAMERS! (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: romantic, light, entertaining, funny, sweet
Plot: high school, romance, video game, hobby, everyday life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jealousy, friendship, love triangle, school life, fan culture
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nakaimo: My Little Sister Is Among Them! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Is insanity hereditary? Shougo Mikadono's beginning to think so, because the terms of his late father's will seem crazy and following them may drive Shougo bonkers as well. Oh, it sounds simple at first: before Shougo can claim his VERY ...
Style: touching, humorous, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: school, romance, reunion, relationships, looking for love, boy girl friendship, teenager, unrequited love, harem, love and romance, secret identity, teenage boy ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: stylized, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, opposites attract, teenage love, social relations, eccentric family, youth, love and romance, family life, family relations, teenage life, coming of age, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Waiting in the Summer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, high school life, social relations, young lovers, teenage love, space and aliens, youth, benign alien, teenage life, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Recovery of an MMO Junkie (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Moriko Morioka is a 30-year-old single NEET woman. After dropping out from reality, she has taken off in search for a fulfilling life and ended up in a net game or "netoge." In the netoge world, she began her new life as a refreshing and ...
Style: sweet, feel good, touching, romantic, sentimental
Plot: game, romance, love and romance, internet, love affair, friendship, secret revealed, virtual reality, love, video game, hopes, reunion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Quintessential Quintuplets (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 288 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, uplifting
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, romance, youth, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, couples, love, harem, friendship, adventure, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Kaleido Star (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, 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: humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: young heroes, obsessive quest, follow your dream, friendship, escapades, teenage life, youth, romance, desire for fame, destiny, ambition, starlet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
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, romantic ...
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, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%