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Samurai Champloo (2004)
 8.6
 34K
Samurai Champloo (2004)
Original name: Samurai chanpurû
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets them out of hot water with the local magistrate, they agree to join her search for the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."
Style: exciting, thought provoking, atmospheric, captivating, ethnic humor, stylized, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Plot: samurai, martial arts, adventure, obsessive quest, on the road, danger, friendship, master warrior, pride and honor, road trip, search for father, hip hop, redemption, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, anti heroes, culture clash, down on your luck, misfit, friends, adulthood, mercenary ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, semi serious and humorous films and TV series with plots about heroes, adventure, danger, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil and martial arts mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Samurai Champloo: Ninja Scroll (1993), Bleach (2004), Afro Samurai (2007), Samurai Jack (2001), Hunter x Hunter (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, stylized, serious
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, heroes, innocence, romance, escapades, rivalry, betrayal, battles, society, reconciliation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 31K
Ninja Scroll (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and ...
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, serious, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, ninja, violence, supernatural, demon, good versus evil, vengeance, megalomaniac, gold, duel ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 38K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, comic, humorous, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, adventure, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, evil force, monster, teenage life, death, heroes, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 14K
Afro Samurai (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
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: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, vengeance, sexual activity, danger, african american, death, androids and robots, adventure, master warrior, deadly, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: feudal japan, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 39K
Samurai Jack (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
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: semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, good versus evil, time travel, villain, megalomaniac, warrior, master villain, adventure, revenge, wanderer ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss one day discovers that the father he had always been told was dead was alive and well. His Father, Ging, is a Hunter—a member of society's elite with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Gon, determined ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, psychological, compassionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, young heroes, friends, team, fight, danger, imaginary, mission, violence, martial arts, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.3
 55K
Naruto (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it's nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, young heroes, good versus evil, training, warrior, supernatural ability, adventure, danger, heroes, village, master warrior ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.7
 3K
Samurai 7 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 25 min.
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: futuristic, epic, serious, stylized
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, androids and robots, lone wolves, village, adventure, countryside, fighting crime, rescue, redemption, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 4K
Silver Soul (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence. However one man, Gintoki Sakata, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: samurai, parody, adventure, resistance, rebelliousness, imaginary, rebellion, financial problem, alien invasion, heroes, fight scenes, law enforcement ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.5
 40K
Dragon Ball (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Long ago in the mountains, a fighting master known as Gohan discovered a strange boy whom he named Goku. Gohan raised him and trained Goku in martial arts until he died. The young and very strong boy was on his own, but easily managed. Then one day, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, dragon, transformation, training, superhero, adventure, obsessive quest, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: master warrior, samurai, martial arts, tragedy, redemption, revolution, idealism, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, hopes, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.7
 57K
Dragon Ball Z (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese animated television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 26 volumes of the original 42 volume Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: martial arts, save the world, good versus evil, friendship, dragon, sacrifice, transformation, training, warrior, villain, reincarnation, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.9
 3K
Outlaw Star (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 650 min.
Story: Outlaw Star follows the outlaw Gene Starwind and his eleven year-old business associate, Jim Hawking. Together they run a small jack-of-all-trades business on the backwater planet Sentinel III. After the two take a job as bodyguards for a mysterious ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, futuristic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, outer space, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, criminal heroes, distant planet, adventure, obsessive quest, gunfight, smuggler, alien, track down ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.1
 4K
Shaman King (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Asakura Yoh is a shaman, a person who communicates with ghosts. He enters the Shaman Fight, for whoever wins the tournament gets to commune with the Great Spirit, God . . . that and his fiance Anna wants to be the wife of the Shaman King. Helping ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, emotional, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: master warrior, supernatural ability, ghost, youth, samurai, contests and competitions, friendship, good versus evil, supernatural, ambition, championship, adventure ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.9
 931
Katanagatari (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The historical epic centers on Shichika Yasuri, the seventh generational head of the Kyotō-ryū school of martial arts in medieval Japan. He and his older sister Nanami live on an isolated island, until a military advisor named Togame tells him of ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, exciting
Plot: martial arts, japanese culture, journey, sword, samurai, ninja, brother sister relationship, beauty, responsibility, swordsman, long hair
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Kurau: Phantom Memory (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Kurau Phantom Memory is a 2004 science fiction anime series, produced by Bones and Media Factory, which was broadcast in Japan by the anime television networks Animax and TV Asahi. Set primarily in the year 2110, it explores themes such as ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: androids and robots, superhuman powers, man versus machine, experiment gone awry, imaginary, space and aliens, disorder, danger, escapades, rivalry, martial arts, experiment ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Blade of the Immortal (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: exciting, serious, tense, rough, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, adventure, master warrior, superhuman powers, obsessive quest, redemption, escapades, heroes, rivalry, vengeance, battles ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, superhero, master warrior, villain, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 880
Noein (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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, stylized, exciting
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, danger, escapades, heroes, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, master warrior, save the world, heroic mission, battles ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.5
 46K
Dragon Ball (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls. These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any one wish he desires. Along the way he makes many new friends, and enemies, and he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, martial arts, monster, warrior, adventure, obsessive quest, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, samurai, parallel world, escapades, adventure, heroes, imaginary, heroic mission, legends and myths, righting the wronged, good versus evil, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 647
Mew Mew Power (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Earth is a beautiful planet...rich in natural resources and home to millions of living species. However, over the years 2,500 of these species have become extinct. Humans are taking for granted what Earth has to offer. They have become selfish, ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: evil alien, superhero, adventure, superhuman powers, young heroes, save the world, heroic mission, battles, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, heroic mission, friendship, imaginary, young heroes, chosen one, adventure, forces of nature, journey, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, magical ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 268
Samurai Girls (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The story takes place in Japan in the early 21st century, in an alternate reality where the Tokugawa Shogunate has remained in power. In this reality, student councils are tasked with oppressing schools. Yagyuu Muneakira is a high school student who ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: samurai, school, uninhibited rivalry, military life, political unrest, time travel, revolution, battles, heroes, military, state affairs, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Naruto Shippuden (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend Uchiha Sasuke from the grips of the snake-like Shinobi, ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, master warrior, friendship, villain, team, young heroes, good versus evil, martial arts, mission, village, ninja, martial artist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 3K
Sonic X (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sonic X is an anime series based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. It was created by Sonic Team and produced in Japan by TMS Entertainment. It aired on TV Tokyo from April 6, 2003 to March 28, 2004 and on Kids Station from 2004 to 2005. ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: good versus evil, danger, adventure, heroes, imaginary, superhero, friendship, friends, master villain, chases and races, escapades, alternate world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Xiaolin Chronicles (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Xiaolin Chronicles is a Canadian animated/CG television series and the revival and sequel series to Xiaolin Showdown. The series premiered on August 26, 2013, with three back-to-back episodes serving as a preview. The full series premiered on ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good, humorous, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: master warrior, adventure, martial arts, monastery, family, heroic mission, palaces castles and temples, good versus evil, danger, heroes, rivalry, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.7
 100K
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 24 min.
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, semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroic mission, friendship, supernatural, dragon, sacrifice, transformation ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 2K
Magi (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: This story is about the flow of fate and the battle to keep the world on the right path. Aladdin is a boy who has set out to explore the world after being trapped in a room for most of his life. His best friend is a flute with a djinn in it named ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: adventure, magic, wizards and magicians, young heroes, imaginary, friendship, supernatural, blind ambition, desert, hopes, youth, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a ...
Style: touching, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: danger, adventure, computers and web, master warrior, love and romance, swords and armor, fall in love, survival, monster, sword fight, virtual reality, game ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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