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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, good versus evil, heroic mission, secret identity, undercover, danger, escapades, rivalry, race against time, apocalypse, superhero, superhuman powers, heroes, secret agents, chases and races, imaginary, chaos, master villain, technology gone awry, tough heroes, martial arts, spy, warrior, female warrior, supernatural power ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about danger, imaginary, heroes, adventure, escapades, rivalry and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Read or Die: The Prophecy (2005), Noein (2005), Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (2010), Legion of Super Heroes (2006), Zoids: Chaotic Century (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Prophecy (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
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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: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: adventure, save the world, heroic mission, good versus evil, escapades, time travel, danger, imaginary, heroes, artifact, master warrior, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Ben 10: Ultimate Alien is an American animated television series – the third entry in Cartoon Network's Ben 10 franchise created by team Man of Action, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. It was slated to premiere after the series ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, heroic mission, secret identity, young heroes, good versus evil, adventure, superhuman powers, save the world, teenage life, imaginary, rivalry, androids and robots ...
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Legion of Super Heroes (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The series centers on a young Superman's adventures in the 31st century, fighting alongside a group of futuristic superheroes known as the Legion of Super-Heroes. The series drew on the rich history of the Legion of Super-Heroes, taking ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, captivating, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhero team, teenager, secret identity, heroic mission, danger, good versus evil, superhuman powers, undercover, rivalry, battles, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: washington d.c.
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Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
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Style: stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, imaginary, danger, heroes, adventure, teenage life, chaos, secret movement, young people, military life, escapades, rivalry ...
Place: japan
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Zoids: Chaotic Century (2001)
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Zoids: Chaotic Century, simply titled Zoids in Japan, is the first of four anime series based on the Zoids range of mecha model kits produced by TOMY. It is loosely adapted from the manga series Kiiju Shinseiki Zoido, which was created by Michiro ...
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Burst Angel (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Burst Angel is a Japanese animated television series directed by Koichi Ohata, from a screenplay by Fumihiko Shimo. It was produced by the Gonzo animation studio. Burst Angel takes place in the near future, after a rise in criminal activity forced ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, superhero, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, escapades, fighting crime, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, track down, anti hero ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yu-Gi-Oh! is a 1998 Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation and Bandai based on chapters 1-59 of the manga of the same name written by Kazuki Takahashi. The series aired on TV Asahi between April 4, 1998, and October 10, 1998. An ...
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Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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58%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
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Style: captivating, stylized, feel good, exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing
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Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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. ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: future
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55%
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
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Style: suspenseful, stylized, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
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Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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54%
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.hack//Roots (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Duration: 25 min.
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 30 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious
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Spider-Man Unlimited (1999)
Genre: Action, Family, Adventure, Animation, Thriller, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Duration: 22 min.
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Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
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Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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Country: Japan
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46%
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Duration: 58 min.
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Duration: 20 min.
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Strike Witches (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Country: Japan
TV show
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Style: serious, captivating, futuristic
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Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Place: japan
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Black Panther (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Black Panther is an American cartoon series by Marvel Animation in partnership with BET, based on the popular Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. It was the first animated television series produced by BET since Hey Monie!. Each of the six ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, captivating
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