Movies and TV shows like Saint Seiya

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Saint Seiya (1986)
 8.4
 9K
Saint Seiya (1986)
Original name: 聖闘士星矢
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ages ago, the goddess Athena was served by fighters called Saints who channeled the power of the Cosmos within them. Now a youth named Seiya has trained to become a Saint himself by earning the mystical Cloth of Pegasus. He is joined by other Saints with Cloths of their own to fight for Athena.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, knight, master warrior, good versus evil, reincarnation, danger, imaginary, rescue, evil force, adventure, supernatural, save the world, destiny, protector, heroic mission, rivalry, supernatural ability, courage, zodiac, heroes, prophecy, sword fight, god or devil, cult, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, greece

Most similar movies to Saint Seiya

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about rivalry, adventure, escapades, danger, heroes, imaginary and supernatural mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Action genres. Some movies like Saint Seiya: Claymore (2007), Sailor Moon (1992), Bleach (2004), Fate/Zero (2011), Wolf's Rain (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas - The Myth of Hades (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, rivalry, supernatural, good versus evil, adventure, master warrior, reincarnation, imaginary, save the world, betrayal, legends and myths, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 12K
Claymore (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability to destroy these creatures. Considered a rogue ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: adventure, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, monster, good versus evil, imaginary, suffering, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, heroes, female warrior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 5K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, epic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, save the world, good versus evil, superhero, young heroes, princess, heroic mission, adventure, school, imaginary, supernatural, cat ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 42K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: exciting, stylized, comic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, youth, danger, evil force, supernatural ability, martial arts, teenage life, death, supernatural, rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 10K
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
Plot: master warrior, adventure, holy grail, king arthur, epic battle, supernatural, rivalry, ambition, mortal combat, escapades, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Naruto, Shikamaru, and Sakura are executing their mission of delivering a lost pet to a certain village. However, right in the midst of things, troops led by the mysterious knight, Temujin, attack them. In the violent battle, the three become ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting
Plot: ninja, master warrior, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, young heroes, heroic mission, friends, rivalry, imaginary, adventure, heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 7K
Wolf's Rain (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 701 min.
TV show
Story: In some distant future, it's common knowledge that all wolves have been extinct for 200 years. However, it seems this is false as wolves have not disappeared but rather have taken human form. Kiba, a lone wolf, wanders into a city, trying to ...
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, future dystopia, apocalypse, wolf, danger, legends and myths, escapades, supernatural, heroic mission, androids and robots, good versus evil, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sailor Moon Crystal (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: good versus evil, superhero, heroic mission, save the world, imaginary, teenage life, young heroes, danger, friendship, curses spells and rituals, magic, superhuman powers ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
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 ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: duel, heroic mission, adventure, ancient mystery, supernatural ability, good versus evil, mind control, riddles and clues, rivalry, imaginary, escapades, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 920
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: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, save the world, danger, time travel, escapades, imaginary, heroes, dragon, artifact, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 6K
ThunderCats (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
TV show
Story: ThunderCats is an American/Japanese animated television series, produced by Ethan Spaulding and Michael Jelenic. A reboot of the original 1980s TV series of the same name, ThunderCats was developed by Warner Bros. Animation and Studio 4°C, and ...
Style: exciting, serious, reboot
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, leader, danger, superhero, escapades, transformation, imaginary, cat, heroes, supernatural ability, space wars ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Edward and Alphonse Elric's reckless disregard for alchemy's fun­damental laws ripped half of Ed's limbs from his body and left Al's soul clinging to a cold suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, absurd, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alchemy, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, rivalry, rivals, evil, heroes, supernatural, danger, adventure, alchemist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Devil May Cry (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The adventures of the demon hunter Dante who himself is half demon and half human.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: legends and myths, demon, supernatural, good versus evil, heroic mission, adventure, rivalry, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, escapades, track down ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 4K
Basilisk (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
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 ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, tragic love, battles, martial arts, heroes, adventure, love affair, escapades, romance, danger, rivalry, female ninja ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: serious, captivating, mecha
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: prophecy, heroic mission, young heroes, save the world, adventure, good versus evil, samurai, supernatural, supernatural ability, escapades, danger, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 2K
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, vampire, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, save the world, chaos, battles, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, master villain ...
Place: prague, czech republic, japan, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 1K
X (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kamui Shirou and Fuuma Monou have been best friends ever since they were kids. Fate, however, separates them when Fuuma's mother died under a mysterious circumstances. Fast forward, 6 years later, a 16 year old Kamui has now returned to Tokyo ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, angel, childhood sweetheart, heroic mission, adventure, save the world, heroes, supernatural, rivalry, destiny, prophecy, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Movie in collections
Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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
Plot: martial arts, heroes, samurai, parallel world, heroic mission, legends and myths, righting the wronged, escapades, good versus evil, supernatural, adventure, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 15K
Afro Samurai (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
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
Plot: samurai, african american, sexual activity, danger, death, vengeance, deadly, adventure, killings, master warrior, imaginary, martial arts ...
Time: future
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 11K
Soul Eater (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Set at the "Death Weapon Meister Academy", the series revolves around three teams, each consisting of a weapon meister and weapon that can transform into a humanoid. Trying to make the latter a "death scythe" and thus fit for use ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, intense, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, school, partners, supernatural, good versus evil, transformation, master warrior, witch, save the world, friendship, super weapon, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
New Fist of the North Star (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: In the 21st century, a nuclear war turned most of the Earth's surface into a desert wasteland, which also resulted in the contamination of the Earth's water supply. A man named Sanga has built the fortified haven of the "Last ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, rivalry, nuclear holocaust, superhuman powers, heroic mission, chaos, adventure, escapades, imaginary, danger, murder ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Chrono Crusade (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Chrono Crusade, in first position known as Chrno Crusade due to a typo in the original logo, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Daisuke Moriyama. It was originally published by Kadokawa Shoten in Comic Dragon, then a special issue ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tragic ending
Plot: supernatural, wizards and magicians, exorcist, demon, heroic mission, obsessive quest, mind control, escapades, clergy, imaginary, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After five years apart, searching the world of Krynn for proof of the existence of the true gods, a group of adventurers reach their goal in the form of a barbarian woman carrying a miraculous blue crystal staff. Soon they are thrust into war as an ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, save the world, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, danger, rivalry, heroes, supernatural, rescue, imaginary kingdom, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Masters of the Universe vs. the Snake Men (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an American animated television series. Developed for television by Michael Halperin, who created the original series, it was animated by Mike Young Productions. It served as an update of the 1980s series of ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, reboot
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, heroic mission, adventure, danger, rivalry, escapades, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, imaginary, magic ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Corpse Princess: Part One - Aka (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Corpse Princess is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiichi Akahito. Premiering in Monthly Shōnen Gangan on April 12, 2005, the series centers around the "Corpse Princess" Makina Hoshimura, an undead girl who is ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: zombie, track down, adventure, rivalry, danger, escapades, supernatural, clergy, deadly, monk, schoolgirl, murder ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
One Piece: Strong World (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 20 years after his escape from Impel Down, the legendary pirate Shiki, the Golden Lion, reappears causing massive upheaval to the Marines. During his long seclusion, he was able to come up with a scheme to bring the World Government to his knees. On ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, offbeat
Plot: pirate, world domination, rivalry, adventure, save the world, heroes, good versus evil, danger, escapades, master villain, uninhibited rivalry, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Galaxy Railways (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The Galaxy Railways is a 26 episode science fiction anime series about flying trains set in the far reaches of space. It is licensed by Funimation Production Ltd. and produced by Leiji Matsumoto. It debuted on American TV in a syndicated FUNimation ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious
Plot: adventure, supernatural, space travel, battles, destiny, supernatural ability, escapades, danger, rivalry, asteroids and comets, evil alien, androids and robots ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Magic Knight Rayearth (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Magic Knight Rayearth is a Japanese manga series created by Clamp, an all-female manga artist team consisting of Satsuki Igarashi, Ageha Ohkawa, Tsubaki Nekoi and Mokona. Appearing as a serial in the manga magazine Nakayoshi from the November 1993 ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, humorous, shoujo ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, kidnapping, adventure, supernatural, survival, knight, imaginary kingdom, friends, young heroes, superhuman powers, fictional reality, female protagonist ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 68
Sakura Wars (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
TV show
Story: At the beginning of 1900's, Sakura Shinguji received the mission of defending imperial capital Tokyo and came from Sendai to Tokyo. But, the post which she was assigned was the floral unit of the popular opera group at that time. She tries to ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, captivating, offbeat
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, against the odds, supernatural ability, man versus machine, military life, battles, danger, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
Place: tokyo, new york, france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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