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Read or Die (2001)
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Read or Die (2001)
Original name: R.O.D -READ OR DIE-
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 33 min.
TV show
Story: A young female agent with a powerful psionic power over paper must stop a plot for world destruction.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, undercover, good versus evil, secret identity, heroic mission, escapades, rivalry, race against time, apocalypse, superhero, superhuman powers, heroes, secret agents, chaos, master villain, technology gone awry, tough heroes, martial arts, spy, warrior, female warrior, supernatural power, redemption, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, stylized and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about heroes, escapades, danger, adventure, imaginary, rivalry and heroic mission mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Read or Die: Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (2005), The Prophecy (2005), Noein (2005), s-CRY-ed (2001), Geneshaft (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor is a Japanese anime series based on the long-running manga series, Bio Booster Armor Guyver, written by Yoshiki Takaya, adapting chapters 1 - 59 of the manga. The production was in association with ADV Films and Kadokawa ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, captivating
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Place: japan
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The Prophecy (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a Japanese city haunted by nature spirits and demons, a secret war is raging between the renegade demon Eko and a spectral warrior known as the Karas. Eko has mechanized himself and his followers to defend against the unearthly fury of the Karas; ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural ability, supernatural, escapades, rivalry, master villain, apocalypse, battles, chaos ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, europe, prague ...
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Noein (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Noein: To Your Other Self, also known simply as Noein, is a science fiction anime television series directed by Kazuki Akane and Kenji Yasuda and produced by Satelight. The series has 24 episodes which comprise a complete storyline. The English ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: adventure, save the world, good versus evil, heroic mission, escapades, time travel, heroes, artifact, knight, friends, rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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s-CRY-ed (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 629 min.
TV show
Story: The aftermath of a mysterious environmental catastrophe has left the land in complete desolation! While mankind has been able to rebuild the city, the catastrophe has caused some humans to undergo genetic mutations granting them special powers and ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, heroic mission, adventure, rescue, survival, future dystopia, a.i., androids and robots, battles, rivalry, forces of nature, alien encounter ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Geneshaft (2001)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the 21st century mankind was on the brink of destruction. Through genetic engineering however they eradicated such feelings as love and the desire for power. Since women are naturally less aggressive than men, women to man ratio was set to 9:1. ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, mecha
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future
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Scrapped Princess (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Pacifica Casull is the most feared and hated person by the followers of the God Mauser. Known as the Scrapped Princess, she is the poison that will destroy the world. To avoid being killed by the zealots of Mauser, Pacifica and her adoptive brother ...
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TV show
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 24 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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TV show
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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TV show
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60%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Spider-Man Unlimited (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Spider-Man Unlimited was a short-lived American animated series featuring the Marvel comic book superhero Spider-Man. Unlimited premiered in 1999, but, although it had fair ratings, was overshadowed by Pokémon and the newly debuted Digimon, and was ...
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