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Big Windup! (2007)
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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 initially does not believe he is good enough to succeed at baseball, however, but assisted by his friends, he grows in stature, confidence and skill, helping his team excel with his own ability.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: self discovery, sport, sport team, high school, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, power relations, prodigy, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, against the odds, high school life, partners, friends, lifestyle, baseball, baseball bat, baseball team, slice of life
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and feel good films and TV series with plots about youth, high school, high school life, friends, school, teenage life and friendship mostly in Animation, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Big Windup!: Taisho Baseball Girls (2009), The Prince of Tennis (2001), Bamboo Blade (2007), Cross Game (2009), Fighting Spirit (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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95%
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 ⇓
93%
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Bamboo Blade (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Story: A school kendo club is in need of talent and participation when the petite and talented Tamaki is drafted. With her understated sense of justice and ample strength, Tamaki becomes an inspiration for her team-mates, school and even the deadbeat ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good
Plot: school, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, instructor, student, teacher, teacher student relationship, kendo, martial arts, club
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 301
Cross Game (2009)
Genre: Animation, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Kō Kitamura, whose family owns a sporting goods store, has known the Tsukishima girls since he was born. The Tsukishima family runs a batting center and cafe, and they have four daughters. There's Ichiyo, the responsible eldest; Wakaba, ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, coming of age, contests and competitions, school, romance, high school, high school life, teenage life, ambition, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Fighting Spirit (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
Story: Ippo, the son of a fishing boat tour owner, takes up boxing to increase his confidence. Through intense training and willpower Ippo claims the Japanese featherweight title.
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: boxing, sport, athlete's life, follow your dream, championship, tournament, rags to riches, rise to the top, high school, ambition, youth, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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 ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
65%
Kuroko's Basketball (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In the story, Kagami Taiga has just enrolled into Seirin High School when he meets Kuroko Tetsuya of the school's basketball team. Kuroko happens to be the shadowy sixth member of the legendary Generation of Miracles basketball team. Together, ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, uplifting, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, sport, contests and competitions, friendship, rivalry, youth, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, dishonesty, adventure, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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 ⇓
58%
WataMote: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys Fault I'm Not Popular! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: At the tender age of 15, Kuroki Tomoko has already dated dozens and dozens of boys and she's easily the most popular girl around! The only problem is that absolutely none of that is real, and her perfect world exists only via dating games and ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: high school, introspection, friendship, recluse, slice of life, nerd, social relations, hopes, friends, imaginary character, real world, social climbing ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Initial D (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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 ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, contests and competitions, hip hop, rivalry, chases and races, adventure, sport, hotshot hero, vengeance, high school life, ambition, heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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 ⇓
53%
Honey and Clover: Set 2 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Yuuta Takemoto is a poor college student who lives in a dilapidated apartment building with his two friends, Shinobu Morita and Takumi Mayama. The series chronicles the students' story as they struggle through life and love.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: love triangle, college life, college, romance, coming of age, love and romance, friends, self discovery, friendship, unfulfilled love, student life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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
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49%
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Lego Friends (2013)
Genre: Animation
Duration: 4 min.
Story: When the famous poster Livi comes to Heartlake to be a judge in a talent show, our five friends - Olivia, Mia, Andrea, Emma and Stephanie - all decides to participate, and especially one of them would very much like to win, but she faces tough ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, best friends, teenage life, youth, friends, contests and competitions, high school life, ambition, rivalry, social relations, lego ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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 ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 2K
Free! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto ...
Style: captivating, exciting, motivational, humorous, light
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, sport, contests and competitions, swimming, team, victory, rivalry, academy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Kirby Buckets (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting, absurd
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: adventure, buddies, contests and competitions, follow your dream, nothing goes right, ambition, friends, escapades, youth, hopes, disorder, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ⇓
43%
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Air Gear (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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: exciting, serious, humorous, toilet humor
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, skating, high school, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, youth, adventure, siblings relations, high school life, ambition, escapades ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
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Charlie Brown's All Stars! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: After Charlie Brown's team loses their first game of the season (123-0), his team throws down their caps in disgust and quits. Frustrated and depressed, Charlie Brown wanders around aimlessly until Linus meets him with good news: Mr. Hennessey, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, sport team, ambition, sport, family, friends, pets, underdog, animal life, hopes, youth, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
To Love-Ru Darkness (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: As close encounters of the twisted kind between the residents of the planet Develuke (represented primarily by the female members of the royal family) and the inhabitants of Earth (represented mainly by one very exhausted Rito Yuki) continue to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: youth, high school, family relations, school, mentally unstable, siblings relations, fall in love, family life, uncontrollable, brother sister relationship, alien, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%
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Turbo FAST (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: After Turbo the Snail's improbable win at the Indianapolis 500, the superfast racer finds his life forever changed after he returns from his victory tour. Namely, Tito, his human companion, has built Starlite City, a massive miniature city with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, stylized, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: chase, follow your dream, ambition, family, chases and races, adventure, contests and competitions, sport, friendship, animal life, against the odds, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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 ⇓
39%
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Koyuki Tanaka was feeling the rut, though he’s only a teenager. Between the sheltered and stifling grind of school and the girls that spend their time not noticing him… Every day was just another day of being a total nobody. Enter Ryusuke: a ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, captivating, inspirational, stylized ...
Plot: school, music band, friends, self discovery, ambition, rock, lifestyle, follow your dream, group of criminals, love and romance, youth, high school life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%