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GTO (1999)
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GTO (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: About Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old ex-gangster member and a virgin. He has one ambition that no one ever expected from him. His solely life purpose is to become the greatest high school teacher ever.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dedicated educator, starting over, teachers and students, workplace situations, youth, power relations, rebelliousness, teenage life, fish out of water, uneducated, adult virgin, bad attitude, undisciplined, street kid, changing lives, virginity, lifestyle, teaching, school, student, teacher, teacher student relationship, high school life
Place: asia, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films and TV series with plots about high school, youth, high school life, teenage life, romance, love and romance and school mostly in Animation, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like GTO: Heaven and Earth (2004), Paradise Kiss (2005), The Prince of Tennis (2001), Toradora! (2008), I Don't Have Many Friends (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Heaven and Earth (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Tenjho Tenge, also written as Tenjo Tenge, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Oh! great. The story primarily focuses on the members of the Juken Club and their opposition, the Executive Council, which is the ruling student body of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, school, gang, high school, high school life, teenage life, youth, siblings relations, legends and myths, rivalry, friends, supernatural ...
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95%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school life, fashion, high school, college, designer, rise to the top, romance, youth, model, social climbing, lifestyle, falling in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Prince of Tennis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Prince of Tennis follows the story of a 12 year old boy Ryoma Echizen who won four consecutive titles in the American Junior Tennis tournaments. He's an amazing tennis player and is considered a prodigy. He moved from America to Japan and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, athlete's life, prodigy, high school, sport, high school life, teenage life, school, youth, power relations, friends, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.1
 6K
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, sentimental, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, school, friendship, schoolgirl, love and romance, slice of life, romance, youth, wooing, injustice, high school ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
I Don't Have Many Friends (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Kodaka Hasegawa has just transferred to St. Chronica's Academy and he's having a hard time making friends. With his naturally blond hair and fierce looking eyes, people constantly mistake him for a delinquent. One day, he runs into his ...
Style: realistic, stylized, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, friendship, club, school, teenage life, social relations, misfit, youth, romance, teenage love, harem, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.7
 81
SuperGals (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Sporting designer clothes, make-up, and nails, Ran Kotobuki is the very picture of a trendy, young Shibuya girl, but don't let that fool you. This girl comes from a family of cops, and she’s ready to lay you out flat if you even think about ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: teenager, best friends, teenage life, high school, youth, friends, parents and children, family relations, fashion, school life, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, realistic, humorous
Plot: memory loss, gays and lesbians, young lovers, high school life, romance, high school, teenage life, love and romance, youth, split personality, gender, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, feel good, touching, offbeat, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, rich and poor, gender bending, high school hunk, cross dressing, society, high school life, romance, mistaken identity, youth, twins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Strawberry Panic (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Nagisa Aoi is a new transfer student into one of the three prestigious all-girls Catholic high schools on Astraea Hill: a school called St. Miator (the other two are St. Spica and St. Lelim (known in the anime as Le Rim, for some reason). While ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, love and romance, school, boarding school, youth, romance, gays and lesbians, high school life, friends, social relations ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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K-On! (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, high school, coming of age, band, school, slice of life, high school life, student life, teenage life, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (1998)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Onizuka is an ex-biker and gang leader who has one goal, to become the greatest teacher. He learns of the power and respect possible as an intern teacher, using his strength and connections to get his students to respect him. Now, graduated, he gets ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teachers and students, hardcase students, dedicated educator, fish out of water, workplace situations, society, friendship, lifestyle, starting over, youth, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: high school, romance, love and romance, friendship, club, society, school, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, supernatural ability, teenage life, school, imaginary, slice of life, youth, supernatural, teenage love, high school life, coming of age, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: semi serious, humorous, 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 ⇓
73%
Taisho Baseball Girls (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Story: When a local player arrogantly states that girls should become housewives instead of going to school, teenage firebrands Koume and Akiko respond by forming their own baseball team. It's shocking. It's scandalous. And yet, in a nation in ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: underdog, feminism, sport, sport team, high school, ambition, youth, athlete's life, romance, high school life, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, touching, light, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, dormitory, friendship, love triangle, high school life, coming of age, social relations, everyday life, school life, love, slice of life, cat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, exciting
Plot: youth, high school, romance, high school life, teenage life, in the woods, fall in love, heroes, love and romance, chosen one, older actors younger roles, female nudity ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 437
To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: To Love-Ru is a Japanese manga series written by Saki Hasemi, and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki, creator of Black Cat. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump between April 24, 2006 and August 31, 2009; 18 ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, romantic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: school, teenage life, benign alien, youth, alien encounter, love and romance, romance, high school, space and aliens, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, harem
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Kokoro Connect (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: The five members of the Cultural Study group that meets in class 401 have spent a lot of time wondering what it would be like to be in someone else's shoes. But they're about to learn that there's a huge difference between thinking ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat
Plot: school, buddies, high school, switching roles, supernatural, miraculous event, youth, high school life, body swapping
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 663
Shuffle! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Rin is a seemingly normal young man in school. Orphaned as a young boy he has since lived with his childhood friend Kaede who lost her mother in the same accident that he lost both of his parents. Everything changes one day when a devil princess ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, lovers on the run, school, romance, forbidden love, true love, unfulfilled love, teenage life, love and romance, youth, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, teenage life, youth, friends, misfit ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.2
 304
Negima! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Vampires, robots, sorcery… And that’s all before Gym Class! Welcome to Mahora Academy, an all-girls school where the impossible and the enchanting are a part of the curriculum. It’s the start of the new school year and emotions run rampant as ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: school, wizards and magicians, boarding school life, high school, magic, slice of life, harem, supernatural, high school life, boarding school, imaginary, youth ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: It's back-to-school mayhem with Kaname Chidori and her war-freak classmate Sousuke Sagara as they encounter more misadventures in and out of Jindai High School. But when Kaname gets into some serious trouble, Sousuke takes the guise of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teenage love, fish out of water, farce, goofy hero, military, heroic mission, high school life, teenage life, nothing goes right, youth, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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His and Her Circumstances (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: In His and Her Circumstances, like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before… him. Souichirou Arima. The instant she ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, talky, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, young lovers, teenage love, friendship, child abuse, bully, slice of life, romance, teenage life, estrangement, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 2K
Lucky Star (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan, Germany
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Having fun in school, doing homework together, cooking and eating, playing video games, watching anime. All those little things make up the daily life of the anime-and chocolate-loving-Izumi Konata and her friends. Sometimes relaxing but more than ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, clever, intellectual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, high school life, high school, teenage life, romance, love and romance, youth, friends, mischievous children, teenage love, coming of age, fall in love ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 229
Maria Holic (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Maria†Holic is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Minari Endō, the author of Dazzle. The manga was first serialized in the Japanese seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive on June 27, 2006, and is published by Media Factory. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: high school, gays and lesbians, nothing goes right, looking for love, romance, gender bending, gender, love and romance, high school life, youth, disorder, men hatred ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, haunted by the past, fall in love, social relations, friends, high school life, love triangle, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.8
 173
Big Windup! (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Follows Ren Mihashi, who had previously excelled as his middle school baseball team's ace pitcher, due to his grandfather's connections as its manager. As he graduates to high school, whose baseball team his grandfather does not manage, he ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: self discovery, sport team, sport, high school, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, power relations, prodigy, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The World God Only Knows (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Keima is a dating sim champion. Cute girls are rendered powerless by his irresistible game playing techniques. Too bad things aren't that way in the real world. That is, until his tempting game playing causes a real live—and very ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: looking for love, wooing, high school, romance, fall in love, love and romance, youth, supernatural ability, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, high school life, teenage life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, emotional, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, young lovers, high school life, friends, social relations, romance, small town, first love, filmmaking, meaningful kiss, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%