Movies and TV shows like Initial D

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Initial D (1998)
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Initial D (1998)
Original name: 頭文字D First Stage
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Takumi Fujiwara is an average 18-year old high school student with an average job as a gas station attendant, and a not-so-average hand in the family business. To help his father's tofu shop, Takumi has been delivering tofu in his father's 'Eight-Six' Trueno (known as the Toyota Corolla GT-S in the US) to a hotel at the peak of Mt. Akina (the local mountain), every night at 4 a.m. In doing so, Takumi has been unknowingly training to be the greatest mountain-pass drift-racer in all of Japan. After a freak late-night encounter with Keisuke Takahashi, the number two driver of the infamous RedSuns team, Takumi is quickly, and unwillingly plunged into a high-speed world of white-knuckle contests on the most dangerous mountain passes in the Gunma prefecture. Assisted by the local Akina Speedstars team, his slightly obnoxious friend Itsuki, his somewhat shady girlfriend Natsuke and the sage-like words of his chain-smoking, ex-racer father Bunta, he'll need all the help he can get to outwit ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car race, car chase, chases and races, delivery, car, street racing, adventure, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, hotshot hero, rivalry, gas station, vengeance, youth, heroes, freak, hip hop, hip hop culture, high school life, teenage boy, teenager, driving, car driving, motor ...
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, humorous, stylized and semi serious films and TV series with plots about rivalry, escapades, adventure, heroes, danger, youth and contests and competitions mostly in Animation, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like Initial D: Initial D: Fourth Stage (2004), The Prince of Tennis (2001), Eyeshield 21 (2005), King of Bandit Jing (2002), éX-Driver (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Initial D: Fourth Stage (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Takumi Fujiwara continues his undefeated racing streak, touring the mountain passes of Japan with rival driver Keisuke Takahashi as a part of ex-racer Ryosuke Takahashi's racing team: "Project D".
Plot: racing, race, sport, car, motor, cars
Place: japan
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Initial D (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After winning his first competition, Takumi focuses his attention on drift racing, a sport he has unknowingly perfected while delivering tofu in his father's Toyota AE86.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, adventure, leadership, chases and races, contests and competitions, rivalry, car race, underdog, alcoholic, chinese, parents and children, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2000s
Place: japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
New Initial D the Movie Legend 1 - Awakening (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 62 min.
Story: The first movie in a trilogy, focusing on the battle against the Takahashi brothers. High school student Takumi Fujiwara works as a gas station attendant during the day and a delivery boy for his father's tofu shop during late nights. Little ...
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: street racing, car race, car, contest, race, rivalry, automobile racing, car chase, friendship, contests and competitions, master, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Prince of Tennis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, athlete's life, prodigy, ambition, teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, youth, contests and competitions, sport, high school, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Speed Racer: The Next Generation (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: An animated TV series centered on the child of the legendary Speed Racer -- a young talent named after his father who enrolls in an academy for the fastest kids on Earth.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, stylized, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: car race, heroes, rivalry, adventurer, danger, contests and competitions, escapades, adventure, race against time, car chase, car racing, automobile racing ...
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44%
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Eyeshield 21 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Eyeshield 21 is a Japanese manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Yusuke Murata. The series tells the story of Sena Kobayakawa, a introverted boy who joins an American football club as a secretary, but after being coerced by ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, youth, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, rivalry, high school, power relations, teachers and students, social relations, high school life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
King of Bandit Jing (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Story about master-thief Jing and his exploits to steel everything he deems valuable in the world. His also has a talking albatross Kir for a sidekick.
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, chases and races, criminal heroes, on the run, partners, folk hero, escapades, chase, friends, heroes, boy hero ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In order to avoid a jail sentence, Sean Boswell heads to Tokyo to live with his military father. In a low-rent section of the city, Shaun gets caught up in the underground world of drift racing
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, car race, car, troublemaker, high school, youth, street racing, friendship, crimes, rebel, mechanic, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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éX-Driver (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: éX-Driver is a manga series by Kōsuke Fujishima, which was adapted into an anime series, produced by Bandai Visual and Actas. The anime series spanned 6 episodes, as well as a feature movie, entitled éX-Driver: The Movie. The complete anime ...
Style: humorous, serious, exciting, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: car chase, teenage life, young heroes, youth, escapades, save the day, technology gone awry, chases and races, chase, androids and robots, a.i., heroes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
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Speed Racer (1967)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Teenager Speed Racer aspires to be the world's best race-car champion with the help of his friends, family and his father's high-tech race-car, the Mach 5.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.2
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Air Gear (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Air Gear is a shōnen manga written and illustrated by Ito "Oh Great" Ōgure. Air Gear revolves around the life of Itsuki Minami "Ikki or Crow", also known as "Baby Face", "Lil Crow", and his friends. The ...
Style: serious, exciting, humorous, ecchi, toilet humor
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, ambition, adventure, family secret, extreme sport, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, escapades, orphan, skating, high school life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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Game Over (2004)
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Game Over is an American computer-animated television series created by David Sacks, produced by Carsey-Werner Productions, and broadcast on UPN in 2004. It was canceled due to low ratings. Game Over focused on what happens to video game characters ...
Style: humorous, stylized, feel good, not serious, sitcom ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, eccentric family, family life, save the day, teenage life, young heroes, contests and competitions, a.i., martial arts, disorder, misfit, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Stigma of the Wind (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Four years ago, Kazuma Kannagi was defeated by his cousin Ayano Kannagi for the right to be the successor of Enraiha, a sword passed down in the Kannagi family. His defeat, along with his lack of talent for En-Jutsu, the fire arts, the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious, seinen
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: magic, society, rivalry, magical, fire, tribe, heir heiress, heroes, religions or cults, environmentalism, wind, super powers ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Girls und Panzer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In this world, Sensha-do (戦車道), the art of tank-combat, is a traditional Japanese martial art for girls. Miho, a girl who just transferred into the Ōrai Girls' Academy in Ibaraki Prefecture, has been ordered by the academy's student ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, light, offbeat ...
Plot: school, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, battles, military, youth, social relations, high school, tank, friendship, sport ...
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Katei Kyoshi Hitman Reborn! (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Hitman Reborn is the story of Tsunayoshi Sawada, a spineless teenager nicknamed 'No Good Tsuna.' One day a baby hitman shows up & tells Tsuna that he's to become the new boss of a powerful international mafia family. Over time he ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: young heroes, hitman, teenage life, disorder, rivalry, destiny, supernatural, crimes, youth, life turned upside down, mafia, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Pokemon (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ten-year-old Ash aspires to be the greatest Pokémon (pocket monster) trainer in the world. To do this, he enlists the help of many friends, and his own Pokémon, Pikachu. Together, they must search their world for new Pokémon, while avoiding the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, light, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, pokemon, adventure, rivalry, heroes, team, battles, villain, contests and competitions, danger, childhood, teenage boy ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, 1990s ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 335
Strike Witches (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story takes place in year 1944 and the world lives in fear of unidentified flying objects called neuroi. A young heroine Named Yoshika miyafuji joins the 501st joint wing, known as the strike witches to fight and defeat the neuroi so that way ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, ecchi
Plot: rivalry, supernatural, adventure, heroes, escapades, danger, imaginary, alien encounter, wizards and magicians, female soldier, magic, alien invasion ...
Time: 1940s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 692
Ushio and Tora (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ushio thinks that his father's talk of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, captivating, humorous
Plot: ghost, supernatural, demon, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, curse, young heroes, save the world, partners, curses spells and rituals, school life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: This story is about the flow of fate and the battle to keep the world on the right path. Aladdin is a boy who has set out to explore the world after being trapped in a room for most of his life. His best friend is a flute with a djinn in it named ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 320
Samurai Girls (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story takes place in Japan in the early 21st century, in an alternate reality where the Tokugawa Shogunate has remained in power. In this reality, student councils are tasked with oppressing schools. Yagyuu Muneakira is a high school student who ...
Style: ecchi, exciting, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, revolution, danger, escapades, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, battles, friends, adventure, friendship, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 162K
Cars 2 (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Vandread: The Second Stage (2000)
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
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, stylized, humorous, semi serious, ecchi ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
 5K
Shaman King (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Asakura Yoh is a shaman, a person who communicates with ghosts. He enters the Shaman Fight, for whoever wins the tournament gets to commune with the Great Spirit, God . . . that and his fiance Anna wants to be the wife of the Shaman King. Helping ...
Style: emotional, exciting, semi serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, ghost, friends, supernatural, supernatural ability, youth, rivalry, master warrior, samurai, shaman, ambition ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Lupin III: Alcatraz Connection (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In San Fransico, California; Lupin and his gang attempt to find the where abouts of some Gold Bars in a sunken ship that's off coast of Alcatraz Island. But a so called group called the Society Seven want the gold bars for their own reasons. ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lupin III, Part III (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: This animated series follows the adventures of the legendary thief, Lupin III, grandson of the famed literary character, Arsenne Lupin. Lupin travels the world with his partners Daisuke and Goemon, seeking out greater challenges to overcome and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, save the lady, police detective, partners, adventure, gang, criminal heroes, on the run, escapades, crimes, crime, treasure hunt ...
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Fairy Tail (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Lucy is a 17-year-old girl, who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isn't just any ordinary kid, he's a member of ...
Style: exciting, light, humorous, stylized, tense ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Ghost Sweeper Mikami (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Epic battles against evil.
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized
Plot: ghost, vampire, deadly, imaginary, rivalry, adventure, supernatural, heroes, escapades, danger, exorcist, demon ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Magical⛦Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is a Japanese anime television series created by Gainax. The supernatural comedy drama is directed by Hiroyuki Yamaga. The series premiered April 4, 2002 on Kids Station. It was licensed in North America by ADV ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating
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Time: 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.8
 411
Kirby Buckets (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: This single-camera animation/live-action hybrid comedy revolves around Kirby Buckets, a kid who dreams of being the biggest animator in the world. His drawings take shape as he and his best friends, Fish and Eli, go on outrageous adventures.
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, humorous, absurd
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: adventure, friends, contests and competitions, ambition, buddies, nothing goes right, follow your dream, disorder, hopes, youth, escapades, some scenes animated ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
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Motorcity (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Motorcity is an American animated television series created and directed by Chris Prynoski. It is produced by Titmouse, Inc. and Disney Television Animation. The series premiered on April 30, 2012 on Disney XD. On November 5, 2012, Disney XD ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, exciting, futuristic
Plot: heroes, adventure, rebellion, car chase, society, chases and races, future dystopia, danger, rebelliousness, escapades, computer genius, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%