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: good versus evil, loss of loved one, friendship, optimism, childhood sweetheart, goodhearted, orphan, kindness, first love, love of one's life, teenage life, looking for love, follow your dream, young lovers, opposites attract, boy girl relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romance, teenage love, teen romance, tragic love, bad attitude, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, girl, girl man relationship ...
Place: italy, america, mexico, chicago illinois

Most similar movies to Candy Candy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films and TV series with plots about romance, youth, friendship, love and romance, teenage life, high school and friends mostly in Animation, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Candy Candy: The Rose of Versailles (1979), Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974), Rumbling Hearts (2003), When Marnie Was There (2014), From Up on Poppy Hill (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sentimental, realistic
Plot: revolution, cross dressing, love affair, state affairs, friends, high society, society, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, political unrest, royal family ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
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100%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, orphan, family life, young heroes, family relations, win over, youth, family, adventure, escapades, children, mountain ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, switzerland, swiss alps, alps, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, teenage love, haunted by the past, grownups, best friends, first love, youth, romance, coma ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, young girl, childhood, teenage life, friends, village, loneliness, self discovery, imaginary friend, dream, 12 year old ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: teenage love, high school, fighting the system, friendship, destiny, teenage life, high school life, longing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, seaport, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, 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, scenic, sad, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: teenage love, train, lovers apart, young lovers, love and romance, romance, hopes, friendship, letter, life philosophy, surf, dreaming ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, future ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, heroic mission, save the world, imaginary, superhuman powers, teenage life, young heroes, friendship, danger, curses spells and rituals, magic, superhero ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ 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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, high school life, fall in love, friendship, loner, dream come true, teenage life, romance, wish come true, ambition, basketball, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Gakuen Heaven (2006)
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan, Germany
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: exciting, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: school, boarding school, gender, friendship, teenage life, gays and lesbians, boarding school life, friends, meaningful kiss, teenage love, ambition, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: emotional, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, supernatural, small town, unfulfillment, fall in love, teenage life, supernatural ability, parents and children, imaginary, impossible love, tragic love, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: humorous, romantic, feel good, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cross dressing, high school, teenage life, high school hunk, rich and poor, gender bending, society, high school life, mistaken identity, romance, youth, twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, youth, transformation, loss of family member, everyday life, secret, loss of parent, friends, curses spells and rituals, accident, high school hunk ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: older woman younger man relationship, love and romance, chance meeting, unlikely couple, grownups, shyness, shoemaker, rainy, young lovers, gossip, coming of age, chocolate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, light, entertaining, romantic
Plot: romance, couple relations, everyday life, office, video game, lifestyle, friendship, coworker relationship, workplace situations, opposites attract, hobby
⇓ 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: entertaining, romantic, funny, light, sweet
Plot: video game, high school, romance, hobby, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, everyday life, friendship, jealousy, love triangle, school life, fan culture
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, surreal ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: teenage love, follow your dream, self discovery, first love, love, cat, teenage life, love and romance, fall in love, youth, high school life, imagination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, asia, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 4K
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: sexual, touching, offbeat, semi serious, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, androids and robots, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, college, college life, youth, human nature, urban, rejection, couples, dedication ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, campus, 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: touching, humorous, semi serious, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, school, power relations, teenage love, fall in love, teenage life, unlikely relationship, maid, cafe, popularity, rich and poor, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 11K
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: exciting, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, cat, supernatural ability, young heroes, supernatural, friends, monster, save the world, princess, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, humorous, light, semi serious
Plot: high school, coming of age, school life, life changing, friendship, unemployment, pill, love, body transformation, starting over, slice of life, romance ...
⇓ 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: semi serious, stylized, humorous, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, romance, social relations, friends, high school, high school life, young lovers, filmmaking, meaningful kiss, small town, true love, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, sentimental, colourful, light
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: siblings relations, school, romance, youth, adventure, teenage life, friend, twists & turns, family problems, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: memory loss, gays and lesbians, who to trust, teenage life, romance, love and romance, social relations, youth, high school life, split personality, high school, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: school, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, haunted by the past, friends, social relations, love and romance, fall in love, high school, high school life, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 8.4
 2K
Nana (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 21 min.
Story: Nana is a 2006 anime series based upon the manga of the same name. It centers on two girls with the same name and of the same age, crossing paths and ending up living together in Tokyo.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, not serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician, rock band, broken heart, group of friends, looking for love, friendship, twentysomething life, friendship between girls, flatmate, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, job seeking ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 326
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Plot: incest, high school, romance, forbidden love, brother sister relationship, high school life, moral dilemma, true love, introspection, separated, society, family life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 8K
Ocean Waves (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: At Kichijōji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite boarding a train. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to Kōchi Prefecture. Picking it up, he looks at it briefly ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, unspoken love, love, falling in love, high school reunion, surrealism, social relations, teenage love, urban, high school life, love triangle, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7K
Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, friendship, high school, teenage life, school, youth, romance, slice of life, schoolgirl, wooing, high school life ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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 1K
Skip Beat! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: The girl Kyoko Mogami lives alone in an apartment with her big love the childhood friend Sho Fuwa. He is a big music star and has many fans. One day he breaks up with her telling her she is a plain woman, and the only reason he stayed with her all ...
Style: captivating, feel good, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: showbiz, rising to stardom, love and romance, rivalry, breakup, teenage love, teenage life, relationship vs career, betrayal, couple relations, artists and showbiz, vengeance ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with "chunibyo," a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, supernatural ability, teenage life, teenage love, youth, supernatural, imaginary, school, social relations, high school life, super weapon, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%