Movies and TV shows like Samurai 7

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Samurai 7 (2004)
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Samurai 7 (2004)
Original name: SAMURAI 7
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 26 episodes, each costing around ¥32,500,000 to produce. The series premiered across Japan on the anime satellite television network, Animax, as an exclusive high definition CS-PPV broadcast, and was also later aired by the network across its other respective networks worldwide, including Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America and other regions. Funimation Entertainment acquired the dubbing rights for the North American release. It previously aired in America through the Independent Film Channel in April 2006 and in high definition on Dish Networks Animania HD channel. It has also been broadcast across Canada by specialty channel Razer and across Hong Kong by TVB Jade. The Funimation Channel aired the series on September 6, 2010. It began airing on Adult Swim's revived Toonami block on August 19, 2012. and ended its run on February 10, 2013.
Style: serious, futuristic, epic, stylized, adult animation
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, righting the wronged, good versus evil, hopes, danger, society, fighting crime, future dystopia, giant, village, androids and robots, heroes, corruption, village life, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, chaos, redemption, escapades, countryside ...
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, exciting, serious and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about rivalry, danger, heroes, escapades, adventure, imaginary and androids and robots mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Samurai 7: Fist of the North Star (1984), Burst Angel (2004), Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (1988), Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002), Wolf's Rain (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fist of the North Star (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the remaining supply food and water left. Kenshiro, successor to an ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, future dystopia, superhuman powers, danger, nuclear holocaust, chaos, vengeance, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, tragic hero ...
Time: future, near future
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95%
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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: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, superhero, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, escapades, fighting crime, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, time travel, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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 ⇓
84%
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED is an anime series developed by Sunrise and directed by Mitsuo Fukuda. As with other series from the Gundam franchise, Gundam SEED takes place in a parallel timeline, in this case the Cosmic Era, the first to do so. In this ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: tragic hero, redemption, space wars, heroic mission, good versus evil, save the world, adventure, heroes, master villain, escapades, danger, chaos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 8.0
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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 ⇓
78%
 7.9
 3K
Eureka Seven (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Eureka Seven, known in Japan as Psalms of Planets Eureka seveN, is a Japanese mecha anime TV series by Bones. Eureka Seven tells the story of Renton Thurston and the outlaw group Gekkostate, his relationship with the enigmatic mecha pilot Eureka, ...
Style: stylized, serious, mecha, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, save the world, corruption, teenage life, rescue, rivalry, danger, future dystopia, commander ...
Time: future
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 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 ⇓
77%
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team is an original video animation anime series in the Gundam franchise. Released from January 25, 1996, to April 25, 1999, the 12-episode series details the exploits of an Earth Federation ground unit during the One ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space wars, giant, androids and robots, society, space and aliens, rivalry, heroes, imaginary, danger, battle zone, future dystopia, survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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 ⇓
72%
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: master warrior, samurai, hopes, heroes, revolution, idealism, martial arts, redemption, tragedy, treason, adventure, lone wolves ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.2
 490
Parasite Dolls (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: Beauty is only skin deep, but when you can’t see beneath the skin, how can you know what you’re really dealing with? In a world where perfect androids called Boomers have infiltrated every aspect of society, it’s the job of Branch to maintain ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: androids and robots, parallel world, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, chaos, imaginary, supernatural, society, computers and web, apocalypse, technology gone awry, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.3
 768
Casshern Sins (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Casshern Sins is a reboot of the classic anime series Casshan, produced by Tatsunoko and animated by Madhouse. It premiered in Japan on October 1, 2008, following a sneak preview of the first episode at Otakon 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland. The ...
Style: captivating, exciting, mecha, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, New Zealand
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Remake of the hit 1960s television show. In the 21st century, Jeff Tracy, a former astronaut, amasses a colossal fortune and decides that he must use it to benefit others. His answer to this desire is to create International Rescue, a unique private ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: pre-teens
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Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Heat Guy J (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Heat Guy J is a 26 episode science fiction anime series created by Escaflowne director Kazuki Akane and Satelight. Heat Guy J was licensed and distributed in the U.S. in 2003 by Pioneer. It was re-released by Funimation Entertainment in the fall of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 14 min.
TV show
Story: In the Year 2016, Resistance fighter Blair Williams embarks on a deadly mission to search for a threat that is weakening humanity's defense against the self-aware artificial intelligence called Skynet and it's lethal Terminators.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, adult animation
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: battles, terminator, man versus machine, adventure, heroes, rivalry, manhunt, save the world, daring rescue, future dystopia, technology gone awry, redemption ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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 ⇓
69%
 8.7
 110K
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
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
Plot: master warrior, dragon, superhuman powers, heroes, martial arts, friendship, transformation, villain, battles, training, sacrifice, warrior ...
Time: 20th century, future, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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 ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating, light ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rivalry, good versus evil, young heroes, heroes, danger, rescue, imaginary, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, uninhibited rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
69%
 6.8
 305
Kiddy Grade (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Two women carry out missions and fight crime across the galaxy.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, space travel, adventure, imaginary, a.i., danger, undercover, government agency, save the world, man versus machine, life is a bitch, partners against crime ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
New Getter Robo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: New Getter Robot is an anime original video animation co-produced by Dynamic Planning and Bandai Visual. The series is a re-imagining of the 1970s manga Getter Robo, created by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa, that incorporates aspects of Japanese ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, a.i., adventure, mad scientist, heroic mission, rivalry, save the world, escapades, space travel, heroes, disorder, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 2K
The Big O (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The Big O is a Japanese animated television series created by director Kazuyoshi Katayama and writer Chiaki J. Konaka for Sunrise. The writing staff was assembled by the series' head writer, Chiaki J. Konaka who is known for his work in the ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, giant, androids and robots, power relations, negotiation, butler, memory loss, heroic mission, future dystopia, rescue, danger, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
The Transformers (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Transformers is the first animated television series in the Transformers franchise. The series depicts a war among giant robots that can transform into vehicles and other objects.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, androids and robots, space travel, good versus evil, alien encounter, leadership, danger, chaos, save the world, heroic mission, future dystopia, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, future, 21st century, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996)
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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Plot: samurai, master warrior, sword fight, martial arts, innocence, battles, heroes, reconciliation, bully, glory, escapades, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story takes place in the year 2034, two years after the events in Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG. Female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi has left Public Security Section 9, an elite counter-terrorist and anti-crime unit specializing in ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious
Plot: androids and robots, hacker, cyberspace, imaginary, adventure, politics, investigation, crimes, terrorism, future dystopia, danger, government agency ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 277
.hack//Roots (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: .hack//Roots is a 26-episode anime series, animated by studio Bee Train, that sets as a prologue for the .hack//G.U. video games. It is the first .hack TV series broadcast in HDTV. It is set seven years after the events of the first two anime series ...
Style: futuristic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberspace, cyberpunk, good versus evil, obsessive quest, rivalry, danger, imaginary, future dystopia, escapades, adventure, life is a bitch, chases and races ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.5
 282
Appleseed XIII (2011)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Appleseed XIII is a 2011 Japanese CGI anime adaptation of Masamune Shirow's science fiction manga series Appleseed. Composed of 13 episodes, the series retold the exploits of ES.W.A.T. member Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos. The series ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, save the world, terrorism, future dystopia, danger, fighting crime, rivalry, chaos, crimes, androids and robots, a.i., law enforcement ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Transformers: Energon (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Transformers: Energon, known in Japan as Transformer: Superlink, is the 2004–2005 Transformers toyline, animated series and comic book series, another co-production between Hasbro and Takara and a direct sequel to Transformers: Armada. It is also ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: androids and robots, heroes, a.i., imaginary, space wars, battles, chaos, escapades, danger, rivalry, transforming robot, good versus evil ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 223
Needless (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Needless is an action comedy science fiction manga and anime series by Kami Imai. Serialized in Shueisha's seinen magazine Ultra Jump beginning in 2004, an anime adaptation by Madhouse began airing on July 2, 2009.
Style: exciting, bleak, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: danger, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, imaginary, apocalypse, heroes, adventure, future dystopia, supernatural ability, chaos, supernatural power, society ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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