Movies and TV shows like FLCL

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FLCL (2000)
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FLCL (2000)
Original name: フリクリ
Genre: Animation, Action, 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, semi serious, psychedelic, atmospheric, humorous, exciting, offbeat, mind bending, surreal, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, imaginary, stranger, monster, youth, friendship, tomboy, baseball, robot, alien, parody, guitar, bass, high school life, cowboy, androids and robots, space and aliens, family relations, parents and children, society, network, high school, innuendo, surrealism, sex ...
Place: japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, exciting and stylized films and TV series with plots about imaginary, escapades, heroes, danger, rivalry, youth and friendship mostly in Animation, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like FLCL: Vandread: The Second Stage (2000), Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015), Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007), Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden (2001), Silver Soul (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage life, youth, teenage love, supernatural, imaginary, romance, school, super weapon, coming of age, high school life, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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95%
The Irregular at Magic High School (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: In a world where magic is not a fairy tale but has existed for one hundred years siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba prepare to begin their studies at the elite Private Magic University Affiliated High School (Magic High School for short). Entering on ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage life, high school life, social relations, family relations, siblings relations, youth, imaginary, romance, wizards and magicians, supernatural, leader ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: heroic mission, battle of the sexes, adventure, pirate, space wars, space travel, imaginary, escapades, battles, future dystopia, danger, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 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, captivating, exciting, sincere, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, youth, princess, teenage life, friendship, teenage girl, imaginary, good versus evil, family relations, 14 year old, high school life, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a Japanese action adventure anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and Japan Vistec under the direction of Mitsuo Hashimoto. The story centers on the lives of creatures called Bakugan and the battle brawlers ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, youth, young heroes, imaginary, good versus evil, battles, friends, heroes, friendship, rivalry, escapades, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: high school life, society, a.i., androids and robots, imaginary, master and servant, silly humor, culture clash, high school, creator, maid
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, resistance, imaginary, rebellion, rebelliousness, parody, financial problem, heroes, fight scenes, culture clash, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Blood Lad (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: vampire, supernatural, ghost, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, danger, battles, friendship, demon, love and romance, king, magic ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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RahXephon (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: In a world where time passes at a crawl and the blood of your neighbor runs blue, 17 year old high school student Ayato Kamina goes about his daily life within Tokyo Jupiter oblivious to the world around him, having been educated with the fact that ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, psychological
Plot: save the world, survival, heroic mission, teenage life, chaos, danger, youth, future dystopia, society, life is a bitch, a.i., escapades ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Robot Carnival (1987)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An anthology of various tales told in various styles with robots being the one common element among them.
Style: anthology, stylized, futuristic, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, escapades, man versus machine, killer robot, imaginary, a.i., robot as menace, giant robot, piloted giant robot, character study, androids, multiple storylines ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Rejoin Goku and his friends in a series of cosmic battles! Toei has redubbed, recut, and cleaned up the animation of the original 1989 animated series. The show's story arc has been refined to better follow the comic book series on which it is ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, martial arts, master warrior, villain, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, superhuman powers, friendship, imaginary, space and aliens, danger ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Aria the Scarlet Ammo (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: In response to the worsening crime rate, Japan creates Tokyo Butei High, an elite academy where "Butei" or armed detectives hone their deadly skills in hopes of becoming mercenary-like agents of justice. One particular Butei is Kinji ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, captivating, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, high school, youth, imaginary, master warrior, heroes, rescue, escapades, rivalry, master villain, teachers and students, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding ...
Style: psychological, futuristic, twist ending, surreal, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: philosophy, mecha, insanity, loneliness, violence, youth, apocalypse, rebirth, space wars, parents and children, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, entertaining, light, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, social relations, love triangle, dormitory, youth, teenage life, couples, friends, everyday life, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Bravest Warriors (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 5 min.
Story: In the year 3085, Chris, Beth, Wallow and Danny, four teenage heroes-for-hire, warp through the universe to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions.
Style: futuristic, humorous, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: alien, time travel, outer space, mars, surrealism, adventure, partners, space travel, escapades, imaginary, youth, universe ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Sym-Bionic Titan (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, 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: offbeat, stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: princess, high school, robot, alien, social relations, battles, friendship, rivalry, dishonesty, youth, danger, space and aliens ...
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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K-On! (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: feel good, semi serious, stylized, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, music band, friendship, music, teenage life, youth, friends, student life, social relations, lifestyle, performance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.6
 45
Go Dannar (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Godannar is an anime series created and directed by Yasuchika Nagaoka. The first season aired in Japan from October 1 to December 24, 2003 on AT-X. A second season later aired from April 5 to June 29, 2004. Both seasons were licensed by ADV Films ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, fall in love, imaginary, danger, battles, evil alien, alien encounter, sexual content, love and romance, space and aliens, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Aria: The Animation (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Fifteen year-old Akari Mizunashi is a dreamer. She’s left everything behind to become a female gondolier on the faraway sparkling planet covered in water called Aqua. She’s one step closer to fulfilling her dream when she begins training with ...
Style: futuristic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, atmospheric
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teaching the ways of the world, youth, magic, space and aliens, workplace, mars, city life, friends, workplace situations, power relations, slice of life ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, alien, love affair, teachers and students, youth, culture clash, romance, benign alien, odd couple, secret marriage, husband wife relationship, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Foiled by a hero when he’s inches away from conquering the world, the devil finds himself in modern-day Tokyo. With no real-world skills to speak of, the devil is forced to make ends meet flipping burgers at a fast food joint! To stall any further ...
Style: humorous, exciting, offbeat, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, danger, rivalry, imaginary, workplace, demon, workplace situations, hopes, anti heroes, fish out of water, fast food, disorder ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, semi serious, humorous, romantic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, superhero, good versus evil, friendship, danger, imaginary, heroic mission, master villain, escapades, time travel, super speed, space and aliens ...
Place: africa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
I Married a Strange Person! (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A newlywed develops a strange lump on his neck that gives him the ability to transform people or objects at will. His wife is very upset. Meanwhile, the CEO of Smilecorp learns of this man and his ability and sees a way to achieve world domination ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, offbeat, enigmatic ...
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary, couples, wish come true, surrealism, insanity, absurd humor, creativity, newlyweds, moral ambiguity, dark hero, brutality ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: martial arts, urban, mecha, robot, androids and robots, escapades, imaginary, fighting crime, crimes, super vehicle, law enforcement, police ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Under constant attack by monstrous creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind, U.N. Special Agency NERV introduces two new EVA pilots to help defend the city of Tokyo-3: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mecha, post apocalypse, escapades, imaginary, good versus evil, apocalypse, giant, man versus machine, danger, pilot, heroes, fate of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: offbeat, semi serious, feel good, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school, alien, contests and competitions, high school life, teenage life, imaginary, space and aliens, benign alien, disorder, love and romance, save the world, odd couple ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.1
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Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The show revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a good-hearted 15-year-old high school student who carries the undesired ability to see spirits. Others in his family (two sisters and his father) carry this ability to some extent as well. One evening, he ...
Style: exciting, comic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, supernatural ability, danger, youth, evil force, martial arts, teenage life, death, ghost, monster, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.9
 278
Angelic Layer (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: 12-year-old Misaki Suzuhara has just gotten involved in Angelic Layer, a battling game using electronic dolls called angels. Even as a newbie, Misaki shows advanced skills as she meets new friends and enters Angelic Layer tournaments to fight the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, martial arts, save the world, supernatural ability, adventure, impossible love, rivalry, inventions and discoveries, contests and competitions, man versus machine, battles, danger ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.6
 615
Burst Angel (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Burst Angel is a Japanese animated television series directed by Koichi Ohata, from a screenplay by Fumihiko Shimo. It was produced by the Gonzo animation studio. Burst Angel takes place in the near future, after a rise in criminal activity forced ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, adventure, imaginary, escapades, fighting crime, danger, heroic mission, crimes, anti heroes, androids and robots, gays and lesbians ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.7
 217
Needless (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: Needless is an action comedy science fiction manga and anime series by Kami Imai. Serialized in Shueisha's seinen magazine Ultra Jump beginning in 2004, an anime adaptation by Madhouse began airing on July 2, 2009.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: danger, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, supernatural, adventure, future dystopia, chaos, heroes, supernatural ability, supernatural power, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%