Movies and TV shows like Child's Toy

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Child's Toy (1996)
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Child's Toy (1996)
Original name: こどものおもちゃ
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The story of super hyper child star Sana Kurata. Her mother is an award winning writer who has strange hairstyles and hats in which lives the family pet, Maro-chan the squirrel. Her manager is, as she describes him, Sana's boyfriend and pimp (though Sana doesn't know what a pimp is). At school, her class is in chaos as the boys, under the leadership of the unemotional Akito Hayama, terrorize the teacher who is unable to do anything against them as Hayama is blackmailing her. As the series goes on, Sana and Akito resolve some of their differences and we follow the unlikely pair as they deal with their own pasts along with such issues as divorce, love triangles, child abandonment, and many others. However, this series hardly goes a minute without breaking into truly hilarious verbal and slapstick comedy.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: school, youth, romance, battle of the sexes, couples, mischievous children, chaos and mayhem, actor's life, coming of age, disorder, terrorizing, silly humor, surrealism, child star, student life

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Most similar movies to Child's Toy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, touching and feel good films and TV series with plots about romance, youth, high school, love and romance, school, friendship and high school life mostly in Animation, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Child's Toy: Hi Score Girl (2018), mm! (2010), The Wallflower (2006), Bluer Than Indigo (2002), Maison Ikkoku (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hi Score Girl (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The year is 1991 and 6th grader Yaguchi Haruo only has video games to live for. He's not popular in school and he's neither handsome, funny, nice nor even friendly. The only thing he has going for him is that he is good at video games. One ...
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light, touching ...
Plot: game, romance, school, friendship, adventure, family relations, couples, youth, escapades, teenager, coming of age
Time: year 1991, 1990s, 90s
Place: japan
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95%
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mm! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: There are twisted tales and twisted tales, but few are as twisted as poor Sado's, who's just realized that he actually likes being made miserable. Of course, knowing that only makes him more miserable, which in turn... well, you get the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: school, harem, romance, friends, masochist, fall in love, love triangle, club, friendship, couples, love and romance, best friends ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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The Wallflower (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The Wallflower is a manga series written by Tomoko Hayakawa. The individual chapters have been serialized in Bessatsu Friend since its premiere in 2000, and in 31 tankōbon volumes in Japan by Kodansha. The series was licensed for an English ...
Style: gothic, shoujo, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, mansion, darkroom, farce, rejection, nothing goes right, youth, battle of the sexes, rivalry, danger, teaching the ways of the world, obsession ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bluer Than Indigo (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Kaoru Hanabishi is a college student with a mysterious and painful past, involving his wealthy family whom he walked out on years ago. He encounters a young girl, newly arrived from the countryside, and takes her in to assist her in adjusting to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: college life, college, youth, romance, love and romance, family relations, couples, haunted by the past, sexual content, true love, love, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Maison Ikkoku (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Godai is a ronin (someone who has failed university entrance exams) living in a run down apartment house called Maison Ikkoku. Among the other residents are the nosy Ichinose, the sexy Akemi Roppongi, and the mysterious Yotsuya. The others are given ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: college, fall in love, student life, boarding school life, looking for love, human nature, campus, boarding school, dumped, unfulfilled love, college life, romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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 ⇓
38%
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: stylized, exciting, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, supernatural ability, teenage love, youth, imaginary, supernatural, romance, school, coming of age, super weapon, high school life, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 721
Shuffle! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: chosen one, forbidden love, youth, teenage life, love and romance, rivalry, fall in love, romance, curses spells and rituals, school, legends and myths, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
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 ⇓
69%
 8.0
 5K
Maid Sama! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Misaki Ayuzawa is the first female student council president at a once all-boys school turned co-ed. She rules the school with strict discipline demeanor. But she has a secret—she works at a maid cafe due to her families circumstances. One day the ...
Style: shoujo, humorous, romantic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, school, teenage love, fall in love, maid, high school, romance, teenage life, workplace, rich and poor, unlikely relationship, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Lovely Complex (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Risa and Otani are always being laughed at as the comedy duo. Risa, a girl, is taller than the average girl, and Otani, a boy, is shorter than the average boy. However, Risa have a feeling for Otani that make him shock.
Style: shoujo, light, sweet, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: romance, everyday life, coming of age, school, love, friendship, couples, dating, youth, high school, school life, farce ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Kiss Him, Not Me (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kae Serinuma is a second year high school student and an avid fujoshi who secretly ships her classmates, Igarashi and Nanashima. The death of her favorite anime character causes her to become stressed and lose weight rapidly. Now that Serinuma has ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, touching, light, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, school, true love, love triangle, unlikely friendships, punishment, school life, harem, high school
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Strawberry Panic (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: school, love and romance, romance, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, friends, social relations, youth, gays and lesbians, boarding school, meaningful kiss ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
My Little Monster (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Mizutani Shizuku finds peace in her studies.  Working hard to stay at the top of the class, alone but focused.  When she is tasked with delivering class materials to Yoshida Haru, her world starts to rapidly expand.  With some new friends and ...
Style: shoujo, light, sincere, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school life, friendship, romance, teenage love, couples, teenage life, youth, wooing, high school, bullying, everyday life, delinquent ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
O Maidens In Your Savage Season (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The girls in a high school literature club do a little icebreaker to get to know each other: answering the question, "What's one thing you want to do before you die?" One of the girls blurts out, "Sex." Little do they know, ...
Style: feel good, sexy, entertaining, humorous
Plot: romance, coming of age, friendship, school club, feminism, high school, sexual humor, slice of life, school, literature, art, jealousy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
56%
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 519
Please Twins! (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Please Twins!, is an anime television series, scripted by Yousuke Kuroda and produced by Bandai Visual, which was later adapted into a light novel and one-volume manga series. It centers on a family of three teenagers in high school all living ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, ecchi
Audience: date night
Plot: twins, teenage love, youth, romance, family relations, social differences, fall in love, high school life, orphan, forbidden love, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Place: okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 2K
Love Hina (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 544 min.
TV show
Story: Keitaro and his childhood sweetheart make a promise to be accepted at and to meet each other at the prestigous Toudai University before she moved out of his life. About a decade later, Keitaro has become an artist and a daydreamer, having ranked ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, opposites attract, teenage love, love triangle, couples, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, youth, battle of the sexes, unlikely couple, high school ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 4K
Chobits (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Tokyo is abuzz with persocoms – humanoid computers that are virtually perfect. The socially and technologically inept Hideki is dying to get his hands on one. When he finds Chi abandoned in the trash, she’s cuter than any current model he’s ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sexual, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, romance, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, follow your dream, mysterious character, youth, human nature, student life, friendship, androids, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 818
Kaleido Star (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kaleido Star is a Japanese anime series animated Japanese studio Gonzo. The series was created by Junichi Sato, who also directed the first season, and written by Reiko Yoshida. Kaleido Star: New Wings was directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike. Kaleido ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: young heroes, friendship, starlet, obsessive quest, follow your dream, escapades, ambition, desire for fame, teenage life, romance, destiny, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Advanced placement into a school of higher grade proof-reading is determined by the results of the Promotion Test strictly for class type. Ranging from A class with the best facilities anyone can offer all the way down to F Class which is composed ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, seinen, light, feel good ...
Plot: school life, love triangle, teachers and students, high school, school, romance, society, youth, magic, individuality, supernatural, battles ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Heaven and Earth (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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, teenage life, rivalry, youth, gang, supernatural power, female fighter, school, friends, siblings relations, high school, high school life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 269
Maria Holic (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
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: humorous, captivating, entertaining, emotional, light ...
Plot: romance, looking for love, gender bending, nothing goes right, youth, gender, disorder, dormitory, high school, twins, maid, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Wolf Girl & Black Prince (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Erika Shinohara has taken to lying about her romantic exploits to earn the respect of her new friends. So when they ask for a picture of her "boyfriend," she hastily snaps a photo of a handsome stranger, whom her friends recognize as the ...
Style: shoujo, feel good, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: love and romance, school life, love, couples, youth, school, society, popularity, friendship, sadist, high school, first love
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, fall in love, friends, teenage life, social relations, high school life, love and romance, school, haunted by the past, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The World God Only Knows (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: romance, curses spells and rituals, looking for love, social relations, teenage life, supernatural, danger, youth, young heroes, wooing, couples, demon ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 3K
Pepper Ann (1997)
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Pepper Ann is an American animated series created by Sue Rose and aired on first run syndication. It debuted on September 1, 1997, and ended on November 24, 2000. Pepper Ann stars adolescents and charts their ups and downs at Hazelnut Middle ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: school, anti hero, friends, social awkwardness, best friends, youth, anti heroes, social misfits, teenage life, teacher, family relations, small town ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
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, exciting, offbeat
Plot: chosen one, fall in love, romance, youth, heroes, teenage life, high school life, love and romance, in the woods, high school, motorcycle, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
I Like What I Like, So There (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: humorous, captivating, sentimental, psychological, light ...
Plot: memory loss, split personality, romance, high school life, youth, young lovers, gender, social relations, teenage life, young love, gays and lesbians, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Iroduku: The World in Colors (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the city of Nagasaki, the story takes place in a world where a miniscule amount of magic remains in everyday life. Hitomi Tsukishiro is a 17-year-old descendant of a witch family who grew up with stale emotions, as she lost her sense of color ...
Style: captivating, touching, feel good, shoujo, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, romance, magic, school, time travel, drawing, painting, fall in love, mystery, popularity, coming of age, workplace ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%