Movies and TV shows like Samurai 7

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Samurai 7 (2004)
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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 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, rescue, heroic mission, righting the wronged, society, fighting crime, good versus evil, hopes, future dystopia, kendo, giant, village, heroes, androids and robots, corruption, village life, escapades, rivalry, chaos, redemption, countryside, lone wolves ...
Place: japan, asia

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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, heroes, adventure, danger, escapades, imaginary and heroic mission mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Samurai 7: Afro Samurai (2007), Burst Angel (2004), Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (1988), s-CRY-ed (2001), Noein (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, death, african american, adventure, master warrior, escapades, killings, vengeance, martial arts, sexual activity, ghost, lone wolves ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, neo noir ...
Plot: master warrior, samurai, heroes, hopes, martial arts, redemption, idealism, revolution, treason, tragedy, lone wolves, politics ...
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100%
 6.5
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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: semi serious, stylized, futuristic, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, superhero, good versus evil, escapades, fighting crime, chaos, chef, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, time travel, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Otogi Zoshi: The Legend of Magatama (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The time is 972 A.D. in Kyoto, the capital of ancient Japan. Kyoto is becoming a corrupt and run-down city; selfish samurai and onmyoji, who care only about gaining political power are everywhere. To make matters worse the city is suffering from ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: samurai, rivalry, hidden identity, heroic mission, adventure, dishonesty, righting the wronged, heroes, master warrior, emperor, ancient history, royal family ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, heroes, martial arts, supernatural, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, rivalry, righting the wronged, legends and myths, parallel world, heroic mission ...
Place: japan
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57%
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s-CRY-ed (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 629 min.
TV show
Story: The aftermath of a mysterious environmental catastrophe has left the land in complete desolation! While mankind has been able to rebuild the city, the catastrophe has caused some humans to undergo genetic mutations granting them special powers and ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, heroic mission, adventure, rescue, survival, future dystopia, a.i., androids and robots, battles, rivalry, forces of nature, alien encounter ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: adventure, save the world, good versus evil, heroic mission, escapades, time travel, heroes, artifact, knight, friends, rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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53%
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Wolf's Rain (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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: serious, exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, wolf, future dystopia, good versus evil, apocalypse, legends and myths, androids and robots, escapades, heroic mission, supernatural, fate of humanity, parallel world ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Fist of the North Star (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, future dystopia, superhuman powers, kung fu classic, nuclear holocaust, chaos, vengeance, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, tragic hero ...
Time: near future, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The future Earth; with over 80% having been annihilated in a great war, the rest live under the dominion of a race known as The Third. These beings possess a third Space Eye on their foreheads, and watch over the Earth and it's remaining ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, captivating, entertaining, mecha ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, young heroes, rivalry, androids and robots, future dystopia, a.i., escapades, secret movement, desert, chaos, save the planet ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Sakura Wars (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, 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: stylized, semi serious, exciting, captivating, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, against the odds, adventure, good versus evil, military life, supernatural ability, escapades, rivalry, man versus machine, battles, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo, new york, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 274
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: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, fighting crime, adventure, criminal heroes, gang, law enforcement, heroes, martial arts, androids, on the run, rivalry, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: serious, stylized, mecha, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, teenage life, good versus evil, save the world, heroes, corruption, future dystopia, escapades, rivalry, leadership, rescue ...
Time: future
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, fable
Plot: redemption, space wars, tragic hero, heroic mission, adventure, save the world, good versus evil, space travel, battles, chaos, heroes, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 344
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, a.i., undercover, adventure, space travel, injustice, space and aliens, state affairs, man versus machine, life is a bitch, save the world, partners against crime ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, good versus evil, nuclear holocaust, superhuman powers, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, chaos, murder, heroes, master warrior ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.8
 125K
Dragon Ball Z (1989)
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, exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: master warrior, superhuman powers, friendship, good versus evil, training, transformation, sacrifice, warrior, villain, martial arts, heroes, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, future, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 531
Heroic Age (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: When the Golden Race invited other races to join them in the stars, three sentient races answered their call. The Goldens called them the Bronze, Silver and Heroic Tribes. Just before the Gold Tribe left to travel to another Universe, a fourth race ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, tense, mecha, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, save the world, space travel, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, space wars, obsessive quest, redemption, escapades, legends and myths, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In this sequel to Full Metal Panic! Fumoffu?!, Mithril becomes aware of a secret organization that has technology able to counter the ECS (Electronic Cloaking System) mode. This organization, known as Amalgam, also has "Black ...
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: teenager, heroic mission, teenage life, adventure, heroes, secret movement, military life, escapades, chaos, rivalry, television, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.4
 10K
Saint Seiya (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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 ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: legends and myths, knight, master warrior, good versus evil, evil force, rescue, protector, supernatural, save the world, rivalry, adventure, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 854
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: exciting, captivating, mecha, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, androids and robots, chaos, redemption, future dystopia, memory loss, hopes, post war, genetic engineering, uncover truth, adventure, mystery ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Rejoin Goku and his friends in a series of cosmic battles! Toei has redubbed, recut, and cleaned up the animation of the original 1989 animated series. The show's story arc has been refined to better follow the comic book series on which it is ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, villain, master warrior, superhero, good versus evil, adventure, friendship, heroic mission, space and aliens, superhuman powers, evil alien, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, 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, bully, martial arts, innocence, battles, sword fight, heroes, escapades, betrayal, rivalry, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, serious, stylized, futuristic, atmospheric
Plot: androids and robots, hacker, crimes, adventure, investigation, politics, terrorism, future dystopia, cyberspace, undercover, fighting crime, a.i. ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: stylized, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: chaos and mayhem, supernatural, apocalypse, heroes, supernatural ability, future dystopia, adventure, chaos, supernatural power, society, friends, superhuman powers ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, young heroes, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, heroic mission, youth, adventure, good versus evil, rescue, distant planet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, adult animation
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: battles, terminator, man versus machine, heroes, save the world, manhunt, rivalry, adventure, daring rescue, chaos, destiny, redemption ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, exciting, rough, captivating, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: samurai, superhuman powers, master warrior, obsessive quest, battles, adventure, rivalry, healing power, poisoning, escapades, heroes, redemption ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, good versus evil, space travel, heroes, leadership, chaos, save the world, heroic mission, future dystopia, battles, evil alien ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, future, 2000s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Virus Buster Serge (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Virus Buster Serge, known in Japan simply as Virus is a Japanese media franchise. It originated as an adventure game for the Sega Saturn. It was adapted into an anime television series which was directed by Masami Ōbari, produced by J.C.Staff and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: chaos, battles, mutant, disability, computer system, distopia, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, plague, apocalypse, heroic mission, computers and web ...
Time: future
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%