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Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996)
 8.5
 17K
Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996)
Original name: るろうに剣心 明治剣客浪漫譚
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Meiji Era was one of great renewal for Japan, where swords and killing were outlawed. However, many survivors from the time of Revolution still live, lurking in the shadows and waiting for a chance to use their killing blades again. Only Kenshin Himura, formerly one of the most brutal of killers, hopes to keep his swordsman's honor and still live in the new era.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, battles, sword fight, innocence, heroes, betrayal, bully, society, glory, escapades, rivalry, reconciliation, romance, period piece, love, school, killer, fight, revolution, friendship, warrior, justice, good versus evil ...
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 captivating films and TV series with plots about heroes, rivalry, adventure, danger, escapades, master warrior and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai: Samurai Champloo (2004), Ikki tousen (2003), Samurai X: Reflection (2001), Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992), Blade of the Immortal (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Samurai Champloo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets ...
Style: exciting, thought provoking, atmospheric, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, friendship, obsessive quest, danger, on the road, hip hop, master warrior, pride and honor, road trip, journey ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan, okinawa japan
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Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A young boy is saved from death at the hands of bandits by a passing swordsman. The swordsman offers to take the boy in as his apprentice and renames him "Kenshin". After years of training, Kenshin abandons his master to join the growing ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: master warrior, samurai, hopes, heroes, revolution, idealism, martial arts, redemption, tragedy, treason, adventure, lone wolves ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rurouni Kenshin: Requiem for the Ishin Patriots (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Shigure Takimi watched his friends and family get slashed down in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of desparate ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, adventure, escapades, lone wolves, rivalry, good versus evil, hopes, heroes, master warrior, society, danger ...
Time: ancient times
Place: japan, asia
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Ikki tousen (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 325 min.
TV show
Story: Seven schools are constantly "at war" with each other, and the students have become skilled fighters and constantly battle with rival schools. Their lives and fates are guided by strange jewels that contain the spirits and destinies of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, destiny, high school, against the odds, teenage life, fight for supremacy, adventure, rivalry, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, opponent, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Samurai X: Reflection (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
TV show
Story: Despite his happy marriage to Kamiya Kaoru and the birth of their first child, Kenji, Himura Kenshin continues his tireless search for atonement even as illness threatens to claim his life and rob him of him of his memories.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, exciting, tense ...
Plot: samurai, family problems, hopes, starting over, haunted by the past, tragedy, family relations, righting the wronged, estrangement, heroes, romance, homecoming ...
Place: japan, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World was caught by surprise that he would sacrifice himself. ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic
Plot: good versus evil, demon, rivalry, heroes, martial arts, school, mystery, blue hair, dying, back from the dead, ruler, championship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blade of the Immortal (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Blade of the Immortal is a Japanese manga series by Hiroaki Samura. The series is set in Japan during the mid-Tokugawa Shogunate period and follows the cursed samurai Manji, who has to kill 1000 evil men in order to regain his mortality. The manga ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, danger, superhuman powers, imaginary, rivalry, obsessive quest, battles, master warrior, adventure, vengeance, healing power, redemption ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.5
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Samurai Jack (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Made by Genndy Tartakovsky, this animated series tells the story of a great warrior displaced to the distant future by the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. The world has become a bleak place under the rule of Aku, segregated into fantastic tribes and ...
Style: captivating, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: samurai, master warrior, time travel, martial arts, good versus evil, sword and sorcery, warrior, villain, violence, heroic mission, ancient, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 25 min.
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Story: Samurai 7 is a 2004 anime TV series, produced by Gonzo and based on Akira Kurosawa's highly regarded 1954 movie Seven Samurai. The series was directed by Toshifumi Takizawa and its music was composed by Kaoru Wada and Eitetsu Hayashi. There are ...
Style: serious, futuristic, stylized, epic, adult animation
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mirage of Blaze (2002)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 325 min.
TV show
Story: Takaya, an ordinary high school boy, gets drawn into an ancient war of darkness and tragedy when he discovers that he is the reincarnation of a feudal lord from Japan's Warring States Period.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, emotional, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, good versus evil, supernatural, rivalry, sent to the past, youth, romance, supernatural ability, imaginary, samurai, supernatural power, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
InuYasha: The Final Act (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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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: stylized, exciting, serious, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, heroes, supernatural, uninhibited rivalry, ghost, young heroes, danger, master warrior, imaginary, escapades, master villain ...
Place: japan
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41%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 26 min.
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Story: A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.In the Afro Samurai world there are many headbands and they signify the best fighters in the world. If a person should hold number 1, they are ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – The Myth of Hades, also known as simply The Lost Canvas, is a manga written and illustrated by Shiori Teshirogi. It is a spin-off based on the manga series Saint Seiya, which was created, written and illustrated by ...
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Duration: 24 min.
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend Uchiha Sasuke from the grips of the snake-like Shinobi, ...
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Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shurannosuke Sakaki is a masterless samurai with a razor-sharp katana and a cold-hearted personality. Whenever you see the mark of two crossed scythes on his back, death is sure to follow. Because of his exceptional swordsmanship, Shurannosuke is ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, adult animation
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Noein (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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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: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: The show revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a good-hearted 15-year-old high school student who carries the undesired ability to see spirits. Others in his family (two sisters and his father) carry this ability to some extent as well. One evening, he ...
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, mind bending, touching, serious ...
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Place: japan, asia
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Story: Ronin Warriors, originally Yoroiden Samurai Troopers in Japan, is one of the oldest anime series to air largely uncut to international markets. Since its U.S. re-broadcast in the summer of 1995, its popularity and fan-following has grown ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession of a scroll. The prize: the annihilation of the other and the staunch ...
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Long ago in the mountains, a fighting master known as Gohan discovered a strange boy whom he named Goku. Gohan raised him and trained Goku in martial arts until he died. The young and very strong boy was on his own, but easily managed. Then one day, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Audience: teens, boys' night
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the version that is shown on YTV in Canada, the story begins mid-way through the Dragon Ball Z series. Raditz, Goku's brother has traveled to Earth to find out why Goku has not yet destroyed the planet as he was supposed to do. But while as ...
Style: epic, stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Naruto (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it's nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Fate/Zero (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: War of the Holy Grail - Pursuing the power of the "Holy Grail" which grants a miracle, this is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete for it. In that battle whose conclusion was postponed three times, now, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
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Time: future
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The Rising of The Shield Hero (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world's Heroes. Each of the heroes respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned, Naofumi received the Legendary Shield as his ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, feel good, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Xiaolin Chronicles (2013)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Xiaolin Chronicles is a Canadian animated/CG television series and the revival and sequel series to Xiaolin Showdown. The series premiered on August 26, 2013, with three back-to-back episodes serving as a preview. The full series premiered on ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Shaman King (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Asakura Yoh is a shaman, a person who communicates with ghosts. He enters the Shaman Fight, for whoever wins the tournament gets to commune with the Great Spirit, God . . . that and his fiance Anna wants to be the wife of the Shaman King. Helping ...
Style: emotional, exciting, semi serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
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