Movies and TV shows like Big Windup!

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Big Windup! (2007)
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Big Windup! (2007)
Original name: おおきく振りかぶって
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Plot: baseball, baseball team, prodigy, ambition, rivalry, sport, youth, contests and competitions, self discovery, against the odds, human spirit, sport team, lifestyle, high school, underdog, friends, partners, hopes, high school life, power relations, baseball player, baseball stadium, baseball field, baseball pitcher, baseball bat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Big Windup!

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, friendship, high school life, friends, ambition and sport mostly in Animation, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Big Windup!: Haikyu!! (2014), Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004), Eyeshield 21 (2005), Taisho Baseball Girls (2009), Bamboo Blade (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Haikyu!! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shōyō Hinata began playing volleyball after seeing the "small giants" who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, volleyball, rivalry, youth, follow your dream, prodigy, friends, friendship, athlete's life, sport team, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, stylized, inspirational ...
Plot: school, music band, friends, ambition, self discovery, music, lifestyle, rock, rock band, follow your dream, youth, high school life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 561
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 ⇓
86%
Taisho Baseball Girls (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, feel good
Plot: baseball, rivalry, society, youth, feminism, sport team, ambition, underdog, athlete's life, romance, high school life, sport ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Bamboo Blade (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
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: feel good, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: school, kendo, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, rivalry, instructor, slice of life, club, teacher student relationship, sport, friendship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 ⇓
80%
 8.3
 375
Cross Game (2009)
Genre: Animation, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, high school life, friendship, contests and competitions, sport, teenage life, family relations, rivalry, coming of age, friends, hate, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Fighting Spirit (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, athlete's life, boxing, youth, ambition, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, lifestyle, rivalry, championship, fight back, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Kuroko's Basketball (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, tense, captivating, uplifting, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, youth, contests and competitions, friendship, sport, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, hopes, adventure, teenager, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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 ⇓
52%
Paradise Kiss (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: feel good, touching, stylized, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fashion, high school, high school life, romance, designer, fashion designer, fall in love, social climbing, rise to the top, lifestyle, youth, fashion model ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ping Pong the Animation (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Despite having drastically different personalities, high school boys Peco and Smile have been friends since childhood. Now, they’re both talented members of a table tennis club—but what happens when these sports lovers have to go up against each ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, intense, seinen, motivational
Plot: ping pong, coming of age, high school, table tennis, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, friendship, human spirit, teacher, against the odds ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 1K
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 ⇓
50%
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Negima! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating
Plot: wizards and magicians, school, supernatural, power relations, youth, teachers and students, harem, boarding school life, high school life, boarding school, men hatred, high school ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: high school, friendship, misfit, teacher student relationship, imaginary character, friends, fictional reality, real world, social relations, recluse, brother sister relationship, high school life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 3K
K-On! (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: stylized, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, high school, friendship, music, youth, teenage life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, friends, student life, obstacle, performance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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 ⇓
45%
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Free! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, humorous, exciting, light, motivational
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, rivalry, swimming, sport, contests and competitions, team, victory, academy, slice of life, training, school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Everyone's Hero (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A boy begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, baseball, against the odds, young heroes, ambition, sport, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, family, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Honey and Clover: Set 2 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: captivating, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, everyday life, romance, coming of age, slice of life, love triangle, fall in love, college life, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Tanaka-kun is Always Listless (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: This unconventional, surrealist comedy follows an exhausted high school boy who, despite multiple attempts from his friends, still manages to spectacularly... sleep. Much to the chagrin of the energetic (at times bossy) Oota, Tanaka is often found ...
Style: feel good, light, sincere, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: school, school life, friendship, friends, youth, high school, slice of life, high school student, society, love, everyday life, adventure
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
I Don't Have Many Friends (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: touching, stylized, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, teenage life, school, harem, friendship, social relations, club, youth, misfit, teenage love, society, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: kids, preschoolers
Plot: animal life, youth, family, sport, ambition, hopes, underdog, lifestyle, pets, friendship, sport team, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 202
Place to Place (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Tsumiki Miniwa, a small girl who packs a punch, is in love with her best friend, tall and easygoing Io Otonashi. The only problem is that she can't bring herself to come out and say it. And, despite the fact that he can otherwise read her like ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: youth, couples, love and romance, fall in love, young lovers, romance, friendship, school, disorder, prank, high school, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
His and Her Circumstances (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, young lovers, romance, power of love, young people, family problems, against the odds, hopes, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Azumanga Daioh (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, biting, suspense
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: high school, friendship, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, shyness, precocious child, birthday, coming of age, child prodigy, slice of life, misfit ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown (1980)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown is the 19th prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It was originally aired on the CBS network on February 25, 1980
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids
Plot: family, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, ambition, friendship, athlete and trainer, animal life, power relations, friends, youth, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: touching, realistic, humorous, melancholic, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, youth, friendship, society, romance, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, male female relationship, love, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.2
 686
Bratz (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Bratz is a computer-animated television series, based on a line of toy dolls of the same name. It is produced by Mike Young Productions and MGA Entertainment, and premiered on 4Kids TV on the Fox Television Network.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, realistic
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: fashion, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, best friends, rivalry, friends, youth, teenage life, journalism, media, scoop, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%