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: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
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 realistic films and TV series with plots about romance, youth, school, high school life, high school, love and romance and friendship mostly in Animation, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Child's Toy: Hatsukoi Limited. (2009), Hi Score Girl (2018), mm! (2010), Boarding School Juliet (2018), Aishiteruze Baby (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hatsukoi Limited. (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ayumi and her friends are all just entering the eighth grade, as, one by one, they discover that love is infectious and you can catch it from anyone! Now Ayumi's torn between two brothers, Koyoi has an altogether different kind of brother issue ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, wooing, love and romance, teenage love, couple relations, teenage life, high school life, love triangle, couples, high school, youth, meaningful kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Hi Score Girl (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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: light, humorous, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Plot: romance, school, friendship, game, adventure, couples, family relations, video game, youth, escapades, teenager, coming of age
Time: year 1991, 1990s, 90s
Place: japan
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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: harem, school, romance, friends, masochist, fall in love, love triangle, club, friendship, couples, best friends, love and romance ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Boarding School Juliet (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Grigio Academy Boarding School. Students who attend this school in two countries and reside in their own dormitories. Inazuka and Persia are rival dormitory leaders, but in secret they love each other. Now, they have to keep their relationship a ...
Style: entertaining, sincere, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, rivalry, friendship, romance, school life, teenage love, dormitory, love triangle, high school life, couples, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Aishiteruze Baby (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Aishiteruze Baby is a shōjo romance manga by Yoko Maki. It was serialized by Shueisha in Ribon from April 2002 and January 2005 and collected in seven bound volumes. It was adapted as a 26-episode anime television series produced by TMS ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, high school life, opposites attract, teenage love, family relations, social relations, youth, love and romance, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Uta no Prince-sama (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: With dreams of becoming a composer and someday writing a song for her favorite idol, Haruka enters the Saotome Academy, a prestigious performing arts school. If successful there, she’ll be able to join the Shining Agency after graduation. However, ...
Style: shoujo, captivating, humorous, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: romance, artists and showbiz, music, school, couples, rivalry, friendship, society, hotshot hero
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, parody
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, mansion, darkroom, farce, youth, nothing goes right, disorder, rejection, confession, estate, heaven and hell, couples ...
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50%
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: exciting, humorous, touching, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, school, supernatural ability, social relations, high school life, coming of age, slice of life, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: wooing, student life, college, boarding school life, romance, hopes, love and romance, youth, dumped, looking for love, human nature, campus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: family relations, couples, college life, college, youth, romance, love and romance, sexual content, haunted by the past, true love, love, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Tada Never Falls in Love (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Love has never really been a concern for Mitsuyoshi Tada, and as the aspiring photographer enters his second year of high school. However, things just might change after he meets a foreigner named Teresa Wagner. Nevertheless, after she asks him to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, shoujo
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, school, popularity, teenage love, teenage life, workplace, youth, fall in love, slice of life, romance, student
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, realistic, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: youth, couples, young lovers, fall in love, love and romance, romance, friendship, school, disorder, prank, high school life, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: semi serious, sentimental, atmospheric, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: chosen one, forbidden love, fall in love, teenage life, romance, youth, rivalry, love and romance, school, curses spells and rituals, juvenile delinquency, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, romantic, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, school, teenage love, maid, high school, fall in love, romance, rich and poor, teenage life, student, workplace, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, feel good, touching, humorous
Plot: baseball, rivalry, society, youth, feminism, sport team, ambition, underdog, athlete's life, romance, high school life, sport ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Lovely Complex (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, sweet, light, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: romance, everyday life, school, coming of age, friendship, couples, youth, love, school life, dating, high school, farce ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: teens, girls' night
Plot: school, romance, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, friends, social relations, gays and lesbians, youth, boarding school, meaningful kiss ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
One Week Friends (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: High school sophomore Yūki Hase noticed that Kaori Fujimiya, his classmate, was always alone. He tried to start a conversation with her but was turned down: "My memories of friendship can last only a week," she said. Despite of knowing ...
Style: sincere, humorous, captivating, semi serious
Plot: friendship, high school life, school life, school, coming of age, first love, slice of life, romance, everyday life, love interest, mother daughter relationship, classmate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school life, friendship, teenage love, romance, teenage life, couples, wooing, youth, high school, bullying, everyday life, high school life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, touching, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, high school, high school life, romance, designer, fall in love, fashion designer, social climbing, rise to the top, youth, lifestyle, fashion model ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Okami-san and Her Seven Companions (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ryōko Ōkami is a spunky high school girl who is a member of a "fixer" club called the Otogi High School Bank. She fixes the school's problems with her partner Ringo Akai ("Akazukin-chan").
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, seinen, captivating ...
Plot: romance, school life, high school life, high school, bank, youth, mythology, delinquent, criminal, friendship, school, folklore ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Junichi Nagase was a real delinquent in middle school, one nasty enough that he earned the nickame "Geno Killer," and it's by this less than flattering epithet that Yuuhi Katagiri first comes to know him when he rescues her from two ...
Style: captivating, feel good, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, high school life, teenage life, rebelliousness, youth, teenage love, school life, friendship, family relations, engaged couple, new student, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Honey and Clover (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: sentimental, semi serious, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, romance, everyday life, coming of age, slice of life, fall in love, love triangle, lifestyle, student life, unfulfilled love, self discovery, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Tsuki ga kirei (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kotarou Azumi and Akane Mizuno became third year students at junior high school and are classmates for the first time. These two, along with fellow classmates, Chinatsu Nishio and Takumi Hira, relate to their peers through mutual understandings and ...
Style: semi serious, shoujo, romantic, light, touching
Plot: school, romance, high school, high school life, school life, friendship, high school friend, studying, couples, coming of age, everyday life, opposites attract ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: shoujo, humorous, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: school, romance, high school life, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, couple relations, relationships, schoolgirl, punishment, unlikely friendships, school life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, entertaining, sexy, feel good, sex comedy ...
Plot: school club, coming of age, literature, slice of life, romance, friendship, school, jealousy, bullying, high school, school life, feminism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Please Twins! (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 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, high school life, teenage love, romance, youth, family relations, social differences, fall in love, orphan, forbidden love, siblings relations, society ...
Place: okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mysterious Girlfriend X (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Akira is a normal high school boy, but he nevertheless impulsively licks some drool left by the mysterious transfer student Mikoto. The next day he falls asleep with an inexplicable fever. After five days Mikoto suddenly comes to visit, and makes ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: teenage love, true love, love and romance, romance, fall in love, youth, supernatural, high school, addiction, school
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kyōtarō Kakei has always had an affinity towards books in hopes to find answers to his life. With a mentor's promise, he continues to search for a book with his absolute hope. However, this changes when he receives a foretelling message ...
Style: seinen, touching, humorous, sentimental, urban fantasy
Plot: school, school life, romance, high school life, harem, school club, teenage love, love and romance, first love, love, library, magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 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, love and romance, romance, teaching the ways of the world, student life, follow your dream, mysterious character, youth, human nature, friendship, androids, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%