Movies and TV shows like FLCL

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FLCL (2000)
Original name: フリクリ
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 151 min.
Story: In this 6-part mini-series, a 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.
Style: stylized, humorous, psychedelic, semi serious, exciting, offbeat, mind bending, surreal, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, imaginary, high school life, giant robots, bass, guitar, alien, parody, boy, robot, baseball, stranger, high school, androids and robots, innuendo, tomboy, friendship, parents and children, society, youth, family relations, space and aliens, network, cowboy, monster ...
Place: japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, exciting and offbeat films and TV series with plots about imaginary, youth, high school life, high school, escapades, teenage life and danger mostly in Animation, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like FLCL: Sym-Bionic Titan (2010), Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015), Blood Lad (2013), Vandread: The Second Stage (2000), Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sym-Bionic Titan (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Sym-Bionic Titan is an American animated action science fiction television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky, Paul Rudish, and Bryan Andrews for Cartoon Network. The series focuses on a trio made up of the alien princess Ilana, the rebellious ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: robot, alien, high school, princess, adventure, androids and robots, young heroes, high school life, escapades, imaginary, space and aliens, benign alien ...
Place: illinois, usa
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95%
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Philippines, UK, South Korea, France
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, princess, imaginary, youth, good versus evil, high school life, teenage life, family, teenage girl, high school, fish out of water, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, supernatural ability, teenage life, superhuman powers, school, slice of life, high school life, coming of age, imaginary, youth, supernatural, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.3
 1K
Blood Lad (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Story: Staz is a vampire from the surreal "Demon World", and Fuyumi, an ordinary girl, accidentally wanders into the Demon World through a portal. Subsequently after meeting each other, Fuyumi is killed by a carnivorous plant and turned into a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, vampire, supernatural, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, danger, battles, friendship, king, love and romance, fantasy world, demon
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Vandread: The Second Stage (2000)
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: Vandread is a Japanese anime series directed by Takeshi Mori and created by Gonzo and Media Factory animation studios. The series is composed of two seasons, each composed of thirteen episodes of twenty-five minutes. The first series is summarized ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: pirate, factory, androids and robots, spacecraft, master villain, adventure, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, space wars, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts (often shortened as Suiko), which hosts the strangest, most trouble-making students. After being kicked out of the normal dorm for keeping a stray cat, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, love triangle, high school life, love, cat, slice of life, dormitory, school life, romance, teenage life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Silver Soul (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence. However one man, Gintoki Sakata, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: samurai, parody, adventure, heroes, resistance, rebelliousness, imaginary, rebellion, financial problem, alien invasion, fight scenes, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.2
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Clone High (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Story: Clone High is a Canadian-American adult animated television series that aired for one season on MTV and Teletoon. The series had run in its entirety in Canada on Teletoon before premiering in the United States on MTV. The last five episodes were ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, offbeat, cliffhanger
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school, high school life, prom, cloning, teenage life, experiment, historical figure, americana, imaginary, youth, folk hero, head of state ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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K-On! (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Story: Rock n' Roll may never die, but the Sakuragoaka Girl's High School Light Music Club might not be here to stay unless would-be drummer Ritsu Tainaka can find three more members to replace the graduated seniors. Determined to see that the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, high school, coming of age, slice of life, band, school, high school life, student life, teenage life, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: Suguru lives on his own, just the way he chooses (and that doesn't include sharpening his housekeeping skills). Enter Mahoro, an attractive 19-year-old woman who becomes Suguru's maid. She sweeps, dusts, folds and fluffs -- and claims to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: a.i., high school, androids and robots, imaginary, master and servant, culture clash, high school life, society, creator, maid
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.6
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Excel Saga (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Excel works for Across: an organization bent on world domination to create a better society. She ain't exactly great at her job but she definitely tries hard. And with her new partner from outer space she ain't giving up. Meanwhile 3 ...
Style: not serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world domination, workplace situations, ambition, imaginary, parody, disorder, space and aliens, workplace, benign alien, government agency, alien encounter, save the planet ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Martian Successor Nadesico (1996)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: Martian Successor Nadesico, known in Japan as Mobile Battleship Nadesico, is a science fiction comedy anime TV series, and a later manga series created by Kia Asamiya. The manga, published in English by CPM Manga, is significantly different from the ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: mars, androids and robots, spacecraft, save the day, adventure, alien encounter, space wars, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, space and aliens ...
Time: 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Those Obnoxious Aliens (1981)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. Earth's champion, randomly selected by the aliens, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school, benign alien, odd couple, contests and competitions, interracial relations, alien encounter, imaginary, space and aliens, youth, disorder, save the world, high school life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 3K
Sonic X (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sonic X is an anime series based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. It was created by Sonic Team and produced in Japan by TMS Entertainment. It aired on TV Tokyo from April 6, 2003 to March 28, 2004 and on Kids Station from 2004 to 2005. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, danger, adventure, heroes, imaginary, superhero, friendship, friends, master villain, chases and races, escapades, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Edward and Alphonse Elric's reckless disregard for alchemy's fun­damental laws ripped half of Ed's limbs from his body and left Al's soul clinging to a cold suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, escapades, alchemy, adventure, danger, politics, conspiracy, supernatural, rivalry, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Tripping the Rift (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Tripping the Rift is a CGI science fiction comedy television series. It is based on two short animations published on the Internet by Chris Moeller and Chuck Austen. The series was produced by CineGroupe in association with the Sci Fi Channel. It ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, spacecraft, androids and robots, benign alien, alien encounter, adventure, space travel, time travel, imaginary, space and aliens, getting home, teenage life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Edward and Alphonse Elric are two brothers gifted with the ability of alchemy, the science of taking one thing and changing it into another. However, alchemy works on the theory of Equivalent Exchange -- for something to be created, something else ...
Style: exciting, serious, emotional, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, magical, youth, heroes, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, physical appearance, military, young heroes, alchemy, escapades, coming of age ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Fruits Basket (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
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: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: transformation, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, friendship, youth, friends, high school life, high school hunk, everyday life, loss of parent, loss of family member, creature ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Rolie Polie Olie (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Rolie Polie Olie was a children's television series produced by Nelvana, distributed by Disney, and created by William Joyce, Maggie Swanson, and Anne Wood. The show centers on a little roly pollie who is composed of several spheres and other ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: androids and robots, imaginary, family, youth, family relations, switching roles, siblings relations, escapades, heroes, friends, disorder, brother sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Patlabor: The Mobile Police (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Patlabor: The TV Series is an anime television series, created by Headgear, animated by Sunrise, and based on the Patlabor anime franchise. With success of the first movie, Patlabor became one of the first OVAs to be ported to TV. Originally ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Plot: robot, androids and robots, martial arts, fighting crime, mecha, crimes, urban, imaginary, law enforcement, escapades, super vehicle, giant robot ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Tenchi in Tokyo (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Set in yet another different Tenchi Muyo universe, this series follows the adventures of Tenchi as he leaves his home for Tokyo for more schooling and there he meets Sakuya, a girl his age who seems quite eager to become Tenchi's girlfriend, an ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, exciting, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, love triangle, rivalry, supernatural ability, adventure, escapades, imaginary, supernatural, androids and robots, benign alien, save the world, wooing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Azumanga Daioh (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Azumanga Daioh is a Japanese comedy manga by Kiyohiko Azuma. It was serialized by MediaWorks in the shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh from 1999 to 2002 and collected in four bound volumes. In May 2009, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, biting
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: high school, teachers and students, friendship, coming of age, birthday, lesbian, hardcase students, slice of life, high school life, teenage life, youth, friends ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Futurama (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the ...
Style: futuristic, cynical, humorous, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, robot, alien, mad scientist, benign alien, scientist, adult humor, social satire, goofy hero, escapades, workplace situations, partners ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, master and servant, school, imaginary, parallel world, life turned upside down, supernatural, youth, teenage life, disorder, power relations, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is an anime television series created by Shouji Saeki and Hiroyuki Yamaga. It was co-produced by the Gainax and Shaft animation studios. The series aired on the Tokyo Broadcasting System from April 1, 2004 to June 16, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, exciting
Plot: youth, high school life, romance, high school, in the woods, teenage life, fall in love, heroes, love and romance, chosen one, bare breasts, female nudity ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.7
 1K
Beelzebub (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Story: Ishiyama High is a school populated entirely by delinquents, where nonstop violence and lawlessness are the norm. However, there is one universally acknowledged rule—don't cross first year student Tatsumi Oga, Ishiyama's most vicious ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: babies and infants, school, juvenile delinquency, master and servant, beach, vengeance, lake or river, curses spells and rituals, danger, imaginary, rivalry, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Paradise Kiss (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Top high-school student seeks some purpose in life. A group of fashion design students ask her to be the front model for their clothing label "Paradise Kiss". Although she finds them weird, she accepts and soon blossoms as a person.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school life, fashion, high school, college, designer, rise to the top, youth, romance, model, social climbing, lifestyle, falling in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Bodacious Space Pirates (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Miniskirt Space Pirates is a Japanese light novel series written by Yūichi Sasamoto and published by Asahi Shimbun Shuppan since October 2008. An anime television series adaptation produced by Satelight, under the title Bodacious Space Pirates ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: high school, adventure, pirate, space travel, space wars, outer space, teenage life, life turned upside down, spacecraft, danger, escapades, space and aliens ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Please Teacher! (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: In this sci-fi romantic comedy, An alien is ordered to investigate earth, making sure that it's teachers are doing well, so she becomes a teacher herself. When she shows up, however, she is seen by one of the students, and must keep him quiet. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, high school, benign alien, romance, twins, love affair, teachers and students, culture clash, high school life, love and romance, space and aliens, coma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: As Pacworlders excitedly decorate for Berry Day, Pac is saddened about missing his parents as he receives a picture ornament of them from his Aunt Spheria. The teens reminisce of their childhood Berry Day as they enjoy Christmas eggnog. Since ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, high school, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, family, imaginary, youth, social relations, supernatural, friends, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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