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: love, martial arts, samurai, friendship, steampunk, warrior, female warrior, honor, hopes, imperial japan, idealism

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, stylized and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, martial arts, danger, violence, rivalry, escapades and friendship mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Sakura Wars: Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer (1996), Halo Legends (2010), 9 (2009), Tekken: Blood Vengeance (2011), Street Fighter Alpha (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stones of power are given to some chosen fighters, who are being trained by a master to defeat the master's darker tendencies of destroying humanity. The fighters do not necessarily get along even as the world heads toward peril.
Style: ecchi
Plot: martial arts, super strength, incest, super powers
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bison, the ruthless leader of the international terrorist organization Shadowlaw, has been desperately searching for the greatest fighter on the planet for years. He finds it in Ryu, a young wanderer who never stays in one place long enough for ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, intense, clever, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, heroes, street fighter, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, danger, superior, heroic mission, master villain, chases and races ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Kenshiro (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: martial arts, post apocalypse, wrestler, nuclear holocaust, heroes, one against many, good versus evil, warrior, friendship, battles, love, brother vs brother ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: After the fall of Shadaloo, things went quiet and everyone continued with their daily routine. However a new evil is lurking on the horizon and the fighters that battled against Shadaloo must take up arms once again. Meanwhile a mysterious ...
Plot: martial arts, street fighter, secret agent, secret agents, soldier, colonel, strongman, cartoon violence, mixed martial arts, action violence, fight, fistfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Halo Legends (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Halo Legends is an unprecedented gathering of the finest talent in Japanese animation that have drawn together to explore the mystery and action of the Halo universe. Eight episodes and a stunning range of visual styles shed new light and epic ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female soldier, space and aliens, military, imaginary, chaos, battles, graphic violence, danger, escapades, soldier, rivalry, oracle ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: steampunk, vestiges of humanity, post apocalypse, fate of humanity, apocalypse, man versus machine, technology gone awry, parallel world, survival, save the world, friendship, danger ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Tekken: Blood Vengeance (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the rich Tekken universe, Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D follows Xiaoyu Ling, seasoned martial artist and high school student, tasked by the G Corporation to infiltrate an international school in Kyoto to gather information on the mysterious ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Street Fighter Alpha (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Increasingly disturbed by the dark energies building within him, Ryu is confronted by Shun, a boy claiming to be the brother he never knew. But before Ryu can consider whether Shun's timely appearance might be more than coincidental, Shun is ...
Style: serious, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, street fighter, secret identity, superhero, escapades, coming of age, race against time, danger, haunted by the past, self discovery, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A retelling of Dragon Ball's origins, this is a different version of the meeting of Goku, Bulma, Oolong, and Yamucha. They are all looking for the dragon balls for different reasons when they cross paths with an evil king named Gourmeth, who is ...
Plot: master warrior, super villain, martial arts, friendship, martial artist, greed, alien, soldier, island, kung fu fighting, karate kick, fistfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Tekken: The Motion Picture (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 57 min.
Story: All of your favorite Tekken characters are here as they battle their way through each other to win the Iron Fist tournament, where fighters of unequaled strength from around the world gather to test their strength in the gladitorial arena. Of ...
Style: serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, martial arts, martial artist, martial arts tournament, deadly, contests and competitions, graphic violence, obsession, vengeance, tough heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Street Fighter Alpha: Generations (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: When Ryu returns to pay homage to his deceased mentor, Gouken, he is tormented by disturbing memories of his master's killer (Gouki). In a quest to become a true martial arts master, he sets out to hone his street fighting skills and deliver ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, street fighter, imaginary, escapades, master warrior, adventure, rivalry, heroes, coming of age, danger, uninhibited rivalry, haunted by the past ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Princess Principal: Crown Handler (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: The first chapter of six-part film sequels for Princess Principal series.
Plot: steampunk, female protagonist, spy, princess, teenager, duke, manga, girl, cyberpunk
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Pokémon: Spell of the Unknown (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Molly Hale's sadness of her father's disappearance get to her, she unknowingly uses the Unown to create her own dream world along with Entei, who she believes to be her father. When Entei kidnaps Ash's mom, Ash along with Misty ...
Style: entertaining, suspense, tense, feel good, disturbing ...
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Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Appleseed Alpha (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
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Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012)
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 4K
Samurai 7 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, adventure, rescue, righting the wronged, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, hopes, future dystopia, fighting crime ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Country: USA
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Style: entertaining, exciting, captivating, light, sincere
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: After defeating Frieza, Goku returns to Earth and goes on a camping trip with Gohan and Krillin. Everything is normal until Cooler - Frieza's brother - sends three henchmen after Goku. A long fight ensues between our heroes and Cooler, in which ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: futuristic, epic, exciting, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Fist of the North Star: Legend of Raoh - Chapter of Death in Love (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: post apocalypse, wrestler, nuclear holocaust, one against many, supernatural power, heroes, friendship, brother vs brother, emperor, warrior, fight, superhuman powers ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Sword of the Stranger (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pursued by formidable Chinese assassins, young Kotaro and his dog run into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving the dog from a poison attack, but chaos erupts when the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful, touching
Plot: swordsman, adventure, samurai, immortality, emperor, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, sacrifice, palaces castles and temples, curses spells and rituals, human animal relationship ...
Place: feudal japan, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Digimon: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The first story focused on Tai and Kari Kamiya four years before their adventure in the Digital World. It shows their first encounter with Digimon and what happened to them (as well as the other children). Tai and Kari wake one morning to find a ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, road movie, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, friendship, monster, good versus evil, danger, heroes, heroic mission, save the world, young heroes, rivalry, rescue, androids and robots ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Dragon Ball: The Path to Power (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A retelling of Dragon Ball's origin with a different take on the meeting of Goku, Bulma, and Kame-Sen'nin. It also retells the Red Ribbon Army story; but this time they find Goku rather than Goku finding them.
Style: reboot
Plot: robot, friendship, panties, attack, crying boy, ass, butt, cloud, violence, old man, kung fu, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Koukyoushihen: Eureka Seven - Hi-Evolution 1 (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The movies will tell the story of the phenomenon known as "The First Summer of Love" that took place ten years before the first Eureka Seven anime, but was never depicted in full. The movies will then follow the main storyline of the first ...
Style: mecha
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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