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Excel Saga (1999)
 7.5
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Excel Saga (1999)
Original name: へっぽこ実験アニメーション エクセル♥サーガ
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
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 roommates get a job with a weird government agency, a foreign construction worker is forced to be the love slave to the embodiment of the universe (a vortex with slender womanly arms) and a man with an afro gets into all sorts of weird messes that remain unexplained. And this is only the tip of the iceberg to this hilariously twisted series!
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, stylized, not serious, ecchi
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parody, world domination, corporate world, ambition, save the planet, benign alien, imaginary, disorder, strong female presence, workplace, alien encounter, government agency, workplace situations, take over, space and aliens, dog, female protagonist, surrealism, fictional city, absurdism, social satire, japanese girl, obscene finger gesture, breaking the fourth wall
Time: 90s, 2000s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, offbeat and exciting films and TV series with plots about imaginary, parody, heroes, disorder, rivalry, escapades and space and aliens mostly in Animation, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Excel Saga: Those Obnoxious Aliens (1981), Tripping the Rift (2004), Sergeant Frog (2004), Sealab 2021 (2000), Tripping the Rift: The Movie (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Those Obnoxious Aliens (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: high school, farce, alien, benign alien, save the world, teenage life, alien encounter, interracial relations, high school life, disorder, imaginary, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Tripping the Rift (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: exciting, not serious, stylized, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, adventure, alien encounter, space travel, disorder, escapades, politics, danger, space and aliens, rivalry, parody, satire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
TV show
Story: Spaceballs: The Animated Series, also known as Spaceballs: The Series, is an animated television series that premiered in 2008 on G4 and Canada's Super Channel, and is loosely based on the parody science fiction film Spaceballs. Similarly to ...
Style: feel good, not serious, talky, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space wars, parody, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, danger, androids and robots, master villain, imaginary, goofy hero, heroes, disorder ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.6
 584
Sergeant Frog (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Alien frogs come to take over the planet & get into all kinds of trouble while living under the roof of a small family.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, exciting, weird
Plot: world domination, alien, save the world, alien encounter, escapades, danger, battles, comeback, evil alien, sergeant, frog, devious ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 7K
Sealab 2021 (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 2021. Deep below the ocean's surface, looms a vast, magnificently high-tech compound: Sealab. A multi-national scientific station with an annual budget in the trillions, manned by a motley collection of malcontents and screw-ups who ...
Style: surreal, not serious, humorous, sitcom, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, survival, experiment, top secret, workplace intrigue, research, workplace, danger, farce, absurd humor, ocean, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Tripping the Rift: The Movie (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: What begins for Chode and crew as a routine mission to protect a pissed-off princess will soon become a filth- splattered saga of dismembered royalty, indestructible clown assassins and desperately horny housewives.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, surreal, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, heroic mission, space travel, imaginary, danger, benign alien, androids and robots, heroes, partners, looking for sex, disorder, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.2
 15K
FLCL (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 151 min.
TV show
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, psychedelic, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary, coming of age, stranger, tomboy, youth, friendship, monster, alien, psychedelia, robot, baseball, parody ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.3
 103
Clang Invasion (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Singapore, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Three alien robots, Rivet, Widget and Socket, accidentally crashed their spaceship on a backyard tree in Earth. Human twins Robin and Daisy Harrison, and their pet dog Sam went to investigate the crash, where they encounter the robots. Not capable ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: adventure, space travel, fish out of water, disorder, benign alien, alien encounter, family relations, escapades, imaginary, youth, androids and robots, spacecraft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: In the 31st Century, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is an incredible and outlandish renegade who fights against the Margarita Empire and his leader, Tsuru Tsuruiina IV, accompanied of the girl Beauty, the crazy Don Patch and other friends so crazies like him. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, neo screwball comedy
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, world domination, save the world, escapades, rescue, master villain, danger, dictatorship, uninhibited rivalry, evil empire ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.6
 93
SuperGals (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, entertaining, light, realistic
Plot: teenager, parents and children, teenage life, youth, best friends, family relations, high school, sister sister relationship, school life, fashion, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.8
 3K
Mad (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 12 min.
TV show
Story: Mad is an American animated sketch comedy series created by Kevin Shinick and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Based upon the magazine of the same name, each episode is a collection of short animated parodies of television shows, movies, games, ...
Style: humorous, captivating, satirical, light, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, showbiz, disorder, imaginary, artists and showbiz, tv show, satire, pop culture, society, media satire, media, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Cromartie High School (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 12 min.
TV show
Story: Folks, meet Takashi Kamiyama. Enrolled at Cromartie High, where everybody is a delinquent, Kamiyama is apparently the only non-delinquent in the school. Logically, therefore, he must be the toughest in his class—by the rather twisted logic that ...
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, high school, delinquent, criminal, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, rivalry, buddies, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, parallel world, satire ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 8.6
 7K
Silver Soul (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
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, entertaining, absurd ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, resistance, rebellion, imaginary, rebelliousness, parody, heroes, evil alien, financial problem, fight scenes, space and aliens ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Student Council Staff Members (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 307 min.
TV show
Story: The stage is set at Ousai Private Academy which, due to declining birth rates, has transitioned from an all-girls high school to a co-ed. The current ratio of male to female students is 28:524. Within this paradise, Tsuda Takatoshi is inaugurated as ...
Style: ecchi, captivating, humorous, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: school life, slice of life, new student, harem, battle of the sexes, rivalry, friendship, chastity belt, society, couples, high school, rock band ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Wonder Showzen (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Wonder Showzen is an American sketch comedy television series that aired between 2005 and 2006 on MTV2. It was created by John Lee and Vernon Chatman of PFFR. The show is rated TV-MA. The show's format is that of educational PBS ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, not serious, humorous, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, puppet, social problems, racial slur, disorder, stupidity, religions or cults, puppets, society, social satire, parody, absurd humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law features ex-superhero Harvey T. Birdman of Birdman and the Galaxy Trio as an attorney working for a law firm alongside other cartoon stars from 1960s and 1970s Hanna-Barbera cartoon series. Similarly, Harvey's ...
Style: not serious, humorous, melancholic, feel good, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, law firm, anti heroes, anti hero, lawsuit, judge, courtroom, jury, parody, injustice, legal, workplace ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.2
 68
Earthian (1989)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chihaya and Kagetsuya, two polar-opposite angels from the planet Eden, travel to Earth to track the positive and negative actions of its inhabitants, Earthians. Once 10,000 minus checks are gathered against Earth, the planet will be destroyed. One ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, shoujo, yaoi
Audience: teens
Plot: lgbt, save the world, partners, gays and lesbians, supernatural, misfit, social misfits, adventure, gender, human nature, bio weapon, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.7
 48
Go Dannar (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: humorous, futuristic, semi serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroes, alien encounter, battles, space and aliens, imaginary, love and romance, danger, evil alien, escapades, fall in love, androids and robots, husband wife relationship ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 880
To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
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, captivating, humorous, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, youth, teenage life, school, love and romance, romance, alien encounter, harem, high school, space and aliens, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Animation, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys is an American animated television series. The show premiered on September 7, 1996 and ended after 26 episodes on June 21, 1997. It was produced by Hallmark Entertainment, Monkeyshine Productions.inc, and ...
Style: humorous, futuristic, exciting, not serious
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, rivalry, world domination, disorder, animal life, spacecraft, alien encounter, outer space, space travel, space wars, benign alien, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 1K
TripTank (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: TripTank is Comedy Central’s newest animated experience, executive produced by ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico. The weekly, eight-episode half-hour series, showcases a wide range of fast-paced, hard-hitting animated comedy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, entertaining, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: silly humor, satire, disorder, multiple storylines, adventure, computer animation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.7
 5K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, epic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, superhero, save the world, princess, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, school, cat, supernatural ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.4
 1K
Time Squad (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Time Squad is an American animated television series created by Dave Wasson, following the adventures of a trio of hapless "time cops", who travel back in time attempting to correct the course of history. The series ran on Cartoon Network ...
Style: not serious, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: time travel, unlikely partners, imaginary, sent to the past, partners, escapades, 2d animation, androids and robots, disorder, friends, silly humor, family ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 7K
GTO (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, undisciplined, bad attitude, streetwise, dedicated educator, lifestyle, youth, starting over, rebelliousness, teenage life, workplace situations, fish out of water ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Full Metal Panic! (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Animation
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kaname Chidori’s one of the most popular girls at her high school – unfortunately, it’s her growing popularity off campus she should be worrying about. Unbeknownst to Kaname, terrorists are plotting her abduction, believing she possesses the ...
Style: exciting, mecha, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, battles, weapon system, save the world, secret identity, super weapon, fall in love, rescue, high school, society, love and romance, double life ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 8.0
 4K
Golden Boy (1995)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: Golden Boy is a Japanese manga series by Tatsuya Egawa about a 25-year-old freeter, pervert, and "travelling student" named Kintaro Oe. The manga was originally serialized in Shueisha's Super Jump starting in 1992, with the first ...
Style: ecchi, sex comedy, humorous, clever, exciting ...
Plot: sexual perversion, adventure, youth, bicycle, workplace, erection, nudity (full frontal - brief), looking for sex, workplace situations, looking for love, wooing, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, ecchi
Plot: a.i., society, high school life, imaginary, master and servant, androids and robots, creator, high school, culture clash, silly humor, human android relationship, maid
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.1
 7K
Frisky Dingo (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: Frisky Dingo is an American animated cartoon series created by Adam Reed and Matt Thompson for Adult Swim. The series revolved around the conflict between a supervillain named Killface and a superhero named Awesome X, alias billionaire Xander Crews, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, cynical, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, corporate world, workplace, escapades, rivalry, boss, villain, millionaire, enemy, scheme, master villain, heroes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: First year high school student Sakamoto isn't just cool, he's the coolest! Almost immediately after starting school, he began attracting everyone's attention. The girls love him, and most of the boys resent him. There's even a ...
Style: entertaining, feel good, funny, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: heroes, teenage boy, idealism, friendship, rivalry, ambition, genius
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.7
 40K
Robot Chicken (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: Robot Chicken is an American stop-motion claymation comedy television series created and executive produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich along with co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root. The writers, especially Green, also provide ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, bad taste humour, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, mad scientist, toys, stupidity, media satire, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, satire, comedy team, hip hop, absurd humor, adult humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%