Movies and TV shows like Ranma ½

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Ranma ½ (1989)
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Ranma ½ (1989)
Original name: らんま½
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Saotome Ranma, a teenage martial artist, and his father Genma travel to the 'cursed training ground' of Jusenkyo in China. There, despite the warnings of the Chinese guard, they fall into the cursed springs. From now on, whenever Ranma is doused in cold water, he turns in to a girl, and a cute, well-built red-head at that. Hot water changes him back into a man again, but only until the next time. To make matters worse, his father engages him to Tendo Akane, a girl who hates boys.
Style: humorous, semi serious, teen comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, gender bending, arranged marriage, gender, body swapping, teenage love, curse, supernatural, youth, friends, destiny, love and romance, teenage life, young lovers, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, shapeshifter, mixed martial arts, men hatred, love, animals, teenager, magic, school, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Ranma ½

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, exciting and stylized films and TV series with plots about youth, romance, high school, teenage life, imaginary, supernatural and love and romance mostly in Animation, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Ranma ½: InuYasha (2000), Toradora! (2008), Those Obnoxious Aliens (1981), High School DxD (2012), Sailor Moon Crystal (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ranma 1/2: Big Trouble in Nekonron, China (1991)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When Prince Kirin of the 7 Lucky Gods shows up at the Tendo dojo looking for his bride-to-be, guess who's accidentally holding the scroll that signifies his future mate? Why, Akane, of course, and the rest of the Ranma crew is forced to take a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: martial arts, chase, kidnapping, gender bending, love, pervert, pig, men hatred, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, escapades ...
Place: china, asia, japan
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InuYasha (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kagome Higurashi is a modern day young girl who lives with her family by the old Higure shrine. Unbeknownst to Kagome, she is the reincarnation of priestess Kikyo and posseses the "Jewel of Four Souls" (the Shikon jewel). One ill-fated ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: parallel world, magic, supernatural, adventure, curses spells and rituals, mission, good versus evil, heroic mission, journey, time travel, supernatural ability, monk ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, asia
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InuYasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (2002)
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: With their most formidable foe vanquished, Inuyasha and his comrades begin returning to their everyday lives. But their peace is fleeting as another adversary emerges: Kaguya, the self-proclaimed princess from the Moon of Legend, hatches a plot to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, mystical
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroic mission, young heroes, supernatural, supernatural ability, parallel world, master villain, escapades, youth, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: japan, asia
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Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks ...
Style: shoujo, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage love, high school, school, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, romance, unrequited love, youth, friends, looking for love ...
Place: japan, asia
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Those Obnoxious Aliens (1981)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. Earth's champion, randomly selected by the aliens, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, sitcom ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school, farce, alien, alien encounter, interracial relations, teenage life, high school life, love and romance, space and aliens, contests and competitions, save the world, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
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High School DxD (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The story follows Issei Hyōdō, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day forward, he serves as an underling of Riasu, a high-level ...
Style: ecchi, hentai, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: harem, high school, romance, demon, erotica, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, angel, magic, god, female nudity, dragon ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Sailor Moon Crystal (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Usagi Tsukino is chosen to be a guardian of justice and is sent on a quest to locate a Silver Crystal before the Dark Kingdom invades the Earth.
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, good versus evil, superhero, heroic mission, save the world, superhuman powers, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, magic, girl, space travel ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
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80%
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Sailor Moon (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story centers around an air-headed crybaby, named Usagi, and her friends Ami, Rei, Makato, and Minako. Using special powers, they can transform into Sailor Solders. They become Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor ...
Style: touching, exciting, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: save the world, superhero, good versus evil, friendship, princess, adventure, love and romance, cat, supernatural ability, monster, strong female presence, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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80%
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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, humorous, feel good, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: school, love and romance, high school, teenage love, fall in love, maid, teenage life, romance, high school life, student, power relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who ...
Style: shoujo, romantic, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, supernatural romance, master and servant, life turned upside down, magic, school, supernatural, youth, friendship, parallel world, spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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75%
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in the village and his face sits atop the Hokage Monument. But this is not his story. A new generation of ninja are ready to take ...
Style: exciting, captivating, meditative, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, father son relationship, teenage life, friendship, parent child relationship, fight scenes, adventure, family, dream, mentor, society ...
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100%
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inuyasha and his brother, Sesshomaru, each inherited a sword from their father after his death. However, their father had a third sword, named Sounga, that he sealed away. Seven hundreds years after his death, Sounga awakens and threatens ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, master warrior, youth, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, superhero, heroes ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ranma ½: The Movie 2, Battle at Togenkyo! Get Back the Brides! (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: With the Tendos, the Saotomes, Ryoga, Shampoo and Ukyo misinterpreting Tatewake Kuno's invitation to his two loves, Akane and "The Pig Tailed Girl", to try his new yacht, a whole new episode of chaos begins in the already unstable ...
Style: teen comedy
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, nudity (full frontal - brief), gender bending, battles, escape, violence, rescue, attack, beach, contest, abduction ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan
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Nyan Koi! (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Nyan Koi! is a manga created by Sato Fujiwara. It started serialization on Flex Comix's free web comic FlexComix Blood on August 10, 2007. An anime adaptation premiered on October 1, 2009 in Japan. North American anime distributor Section23 ...
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating, ecchi ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, cat, slice of life, supernatural, disorder, youth, teenage love, teenage life, romance, curse, animal life, transformation ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, realistic, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, wooing, teenage life, love and romance, teenage love, couple relations, high school life, love triangle, high school, couples, swimming, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, school, romance, supernatural ability, social relations, high school life, coming of age, slice of life, supernatural, super weapon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: touching, humorous, entertaining, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school life, love triangle, friends, couple relations, friendship, high school, teenage life, couples, youth, everyday life, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Jungle de Ikou (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
TV show
Story: Natsumi Rokudou, a spunky 10 year old girl from Japan receives a strange statue from her dad who's an archaeologist. Little does Natsumi know that the statue houses Ongo, a terrible monster bent on world conquest. In a dream, a strange old man ...
Plot: jungle, giant, goddess, airplane, magic, pervert, whale, schoolgirl, breasts, large breasts
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100%
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Mayo Chiki! (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: When you've got acute gynophobia, even a pretty girl can be like a malady, and as the sparring partner for his family of female wrestlers, Sakamachi Kinjiro has the worst case ever! Just one touch makes his nose bleed, so school's a bloody ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, ecchi ...
Plot: romance, school, butler, master and servant, power relations, wrestling, social awkwardness, youth, love, couples, friendship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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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, looking for love, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, teenage life, social relations, young heroes, youth, wooing, couples, rivalry, demon ...
Place: japan
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InuYasha: The Final Act (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: InuYasha's story draws to a close but not before finding Naraku and the Sacred Jewel, and facing new enemies and new dangers.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, ghost, uninhibited rivalry, young heroes, master villain, master warrior, escapades, battles, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dream Eater Merry (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Dream Eater Merry is a Japanese action fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Ushiki Yoshitaka. The series is serialized in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Forward. The manga was adapted into an anime television ...
Style: humorous, exciting, emotional, seinen, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, parallel world, high school life, youth, nightmare comes true, life turned upside down, heroes, a vision, human host, demon, good versus evil, sleeping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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100%
The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yōto Yokodera is a perverted schoolboy who is unable to express his true feelings freely. After hearing about the wish-granting Stony Cat, he decides to try and make an offering to lose his facade, only to meet Tsukiko who wishes instead to be more ...
Style: romantic, sweet, entertaining, humorous
Plot: high school, pervert, curses spells and rituals, romancing partners, romance, wish come true, fish out of water, buddies, love and romance, teenage love, lifestyle, sexual content ...
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100%
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Is This a Zombie? (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Some guys have no luck; he’s got no pulse. That’s life for poor unfortunate, undead Ayumu. First, he was murdered by a serial killer. Total bummer. Then he was resurrected as a zombie by a cute little Necromancer. That seemed pretty cool until ...
Style: ecchi, exciting, humorous, parody, light ...
Plot: zombie, harem, vampire, supernatural, magic, serial killer, rivalry, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, heroes, undead, blackmail ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Oh My Goddess! (1993)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
TV show
Story: When college student Keiichi Morisato dials the wrong number while ordering for some food at his dormitory, he accidentally gets connected to the Goddess Hotline and a beautiful goddess named Belldandy appears out of a mirror in front of him. After ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, cult film
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: romance, hopes, destiny, fall in love, goddess, magic, true love, couple relations, college, friends, couples, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
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100%
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Maburaho (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: High school student Kazuki Shikimori comes from a line of powerful magicians with extraordinary DNA and he attends the most prestigious school for wizards in all of Japan. It would seem that life is good for Kazuki. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, ecchi, captivating
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural, teenage life, supernatural ability, chosen one, teenage love, wizards and magicians, love triangle, youth, curses spells and rituals, high school, boarding school, love and romance ...
Place: japan, asia
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30%
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11 Eyes (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Satsuki Kakeru lost his sister by suicide and has been living a dull life ever since then. One day, he is transported into a bizarre world "Red Night" along with his friend Minase Yuka. In order to survive and escape from Red Night, he ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, captivating, ecchi ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, survival, on the run, good versus evil, escapades, young heroes, heroes, youth, teenage life, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Video Girl Ai (1992)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: High-school student Yota Moteuchi is so unpopular that his classmates have given him the nickname "Dateless." So it's no surprise when the love of his life, Moemi, is not interested in Yota but instead is in love with Yota's best ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sexy
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, teenage love, schoolgirl, unfulfilled love, college, teenage life, high school life, store, college life, forbidden love, crumbling relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating
Plot: wizards and magicians, school, supernatural, youth, power relations, teachers and students, harem, high school, boarding school, men hatred, high school life, boarding school life ...
Place: japan
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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, humorous, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: young heroes, hitman, teenage life, disorder, rivalry, life turned upside down, crimes, destiny, youth, supernatural, mafia, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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