Movies like Sakura Wars 2001

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Sakura Wars (2001)
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Sakura Wars (2001)
Original name: サクラ大戦 活動写真
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Following in the aftermath of a terrible Demon-Human war, turn of the century Japan is preparing a new fighting force in case the demons decide to return. A squadron of giant robots are built to be controlled by the spirit of the pilot, but it is discovered that the only people with sufficient spirit are young women. After recruiting a team of youths from around the world, the Japanese government decides to keep them a secret by disguising them as a theater troupe, thus requiring them to spend as much time memorizing Shakespeare as they do on military training.
Style: mecha, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, love, martial arts, friendship, warrior, female warrior, honor, hopes, imperial japan, idealism, steampunk

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Halo Legends (2010)
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Duration: 83 min.
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Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, suspenseful, splatter
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Fist of the North Star: Legend of Raoh - Chapter of Fierce Fight (2007)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
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Samurai 7 (2004)
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Duration: 25 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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