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, teen romance, good versus evil, friendship, optimism, 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 serious films and TV series with plots about friendship, romance, youth, love and romance, high school, teenage life and friends mostly in Animation, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Candy Candy: Sailor Moon Crystal (2014), Air (2005), Clannad (2007), Ouran High School Host Club (2006), When Marnie Was There (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, superhuman powers, imaginary, young heroes, teenage life, danger, friendship, curses spells and rituals, magic, superhero ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
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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: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, seinen
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, romance, teenage love, fall in love, supernatural ability, youth, reincarnation, teenage life, impossible love, imaginary, social relations, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, 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, romantic, entertaining, light
Plot: romance, everyday life, coworker relationship, workplace situations, couple relations, office, video game, lifestyle, friendship, opposites attract, hobby
⇓ 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: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, high school life, fall in love, friendship, loner, dream come true, ambition, teenage life, wish come true, romance, basketball, overbearing parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, teenage life, rich and poor, society, high school, flirting, gender bending, high school hunk, female protagonist, romance, debt, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, teenage life, loneliness, self discovery, young girl, dream, childhood, village, estate, youth, photograph ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, cat, supernatural ability, supernatural, strong female presence, danger, save the world, youth, friends, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, mountain, orphan, win over, young heroes, youth, family life, adventure, escapades, family, children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, germany, alps, frankfurt germany ...
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73%
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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, bittersweet, strong female presence, romance, love and romance, state affairs, love affair, royal court, high society, friends, royal family ...
Time: 18th century
Place: versailles, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, loss of family member, loss of parent, transformation, curses spells and rituals, accident, teenage life, teenage love, everyday life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, haunted by the past, romance, teenage love, youth, grownups, first love, best friends, coma ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, rain, chance meeting, unlikely couple, love and romance, grownups, shyness, age difference, coming of age, teen romance, chocolate, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ 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, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, romance, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, follow your dream, student life, mysterious character, youth, human nature, friendship, androids, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: light, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, high school, coming of age, school life, life changing, pills, body transformation, unemployment, love, pill, starting over, angst ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, romantic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, school, fall in love, maid, teenage love, unlikely relationship, high school, power relations, teenage life, cafe, romance, rich and poor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: teenage love, train, young lovers, love and romance, lovers apart, romance, hopes, friendship, love, first love, letter, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, colourful, light, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: school, siblings relations, romance, youth, teenage life, ambition, fall in love, family problems, twists & turns, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, friend ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Loveless (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Twelve year old Aoyagi Ritsuka is left with his insane mother as his only family when his brother, Seimei, is killed suddenly. After moving to a new school, he meets Agatsuma Soubi, who claims to have known his brother. Ritsuka discovers that Soubi ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, gloomy, shoujo ...
Plot: supernatural, bdsm, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, danger, vengeance, teenage life, supernatural ability, mystery, friendship, death in the family, family problems ...
Place: asia, 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 ...
Plot: sign language, deaf, friendship, high school, redemption, bullying, coming of age, suicide attempt, deafness, sister sister relationship, single mother, female director ...
Place: japan
⇓ 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: serious, exciting, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: school, boarding school, harem, teenage love, meaningful kiss, friends, friendship, gays and lesbians, boarding school life, gender, ambition, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: teenage love, follow your dream, teenage life, first love, love and romance, love, fall in love, self discovery, imagination, high school life, cat, education ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 758
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: funny, entertaining, romantic, sweet, light
Plot: video game, high school, romance, hobby, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, everyday life, friendship, jealousy, love triangle, school life, fan culture
⇓ 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, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, romance, high school, high school life, young lovers, teenage love, space and aliens, benign alien, youth, teenage life, true love, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 775
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: touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: young heroes, starlet, friendship, follow your dream, obsessive quest, youth, destiny, desire for fame, escapades, romance, ambition, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, longing, high school life, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sister sister relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Quintessential Quintuplets (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 288 min.
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, uplifting, romantic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, youth, destiny, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, love, friendship, mentor, reunion, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: rock band, musician, looking for love, friendship, twentysomething life, job seeking, broken heart, friendship between girls, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, flatmate, group of friends, love triangle ...
Time: 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Love Story!! (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Takeo Godau is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him! (They always go for his good-looking best friend, Makoto Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, romantic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, school life, everyday life, unlikely friendships, opposites attract, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, true love, love at first sight, high school, slice of life, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, fall in love, teenage life, friends, social relations, school, haunted by the past, high school life, love and romance, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Place to Place (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Tsumiki Miniwa, a small girl who packs a punch, is in love with her best friend, tall and easygoing Io Otonashi. The only problem is that she can't bring herself to come out and say it. And, despite the fact that he can otherwise read her like ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: romance, youth, couples, love and romance, fall in love, young lovers, friendship, disorder, prank, high school, friends, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%