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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, humorous, feel good, stylized, semi serious
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, friendship, obsessive quest, danger, on the road, master warrior, pride and honor, search for father, hip hop, road trip, journey, mercenary, young woman, heroes, friends, warrior, misfit, killings, heroic, life changing experience, villain, search, robbery ...
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 serious films and TV series with plots about heroes, adventure, danger, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil and imaginary mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Samurai Champloo: Hunter x Hunter (2011), Ninja Scroll (1993), Silver Soul (2005), Afro Samurai (2007), Dragon Ball (1986). 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, serious, stylized
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, innocence, betrayal, battles, rivalry, society, bully, reconciliation, glory, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, friends, young heroes, team, danger, imaginary, mission, fight, training, violence, martial arts ...
⇓ 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, surreal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ninja, martial arts, master warrior, supernatural, violence, duel, gold, monster, village, good versus evil, megalomaniac ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, resistance, adventure, rebellion, imaginary, rebelliousness, financial problem, heroes, alien invasion, fight scenes, law enforcement ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, death, african american, danger, martial arts, vengeance, sexual activity, warrior, imaginary, escapades, adventure, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: feudal japan, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, captivating
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, desire, training, escapades, young heroes, rivalry, friendship, good versus evil, contests and competitions, journey, championship, warrior ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, evil force, danger, monster, imaginary, teenage life, heroes, death, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: humorous, stylized, semi serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: samurai, master warrior, megalomaniac, time travel, martial arts, villain, warrior, good versus evil, destiny, heroes, ancient, glory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 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: serious, stylized, semi serious, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, save the world, dragon, reincarnation, transformation, sacrifice, good versus evil, training, friendship, villain, warrior, magical ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: exciting, captivating, futuristic, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, outer space, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, distant planet, chases and races, adventure, crimes, space and aliens, escapades, dishonor among criminals, partners in crime ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: samurai, master warrior, idealism, redemption, martial arts, revolution, tragedy, danger, civil war, haunted by the past, rivalry, rebelliousness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: heroes, danger, artifact, good versus evil, battles, friends, escapades, master warrior, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, dragon ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: experiment gone awry, superhuman powers, androids and robots, escapades, imaginary, space and aliens, man versus machine, disorder, danger, rivalry, scientist, cartoon violence ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: master warrior, ghost, contests and competitions, supernatural ability, friendship, samurai, good versus evil, youth, ambition, supernatural, shaman, championship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, captivating, tense, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, escapades, superhuman powers, imaginary, group of criminals, master warrior, danger, adventure, redemption, nun, poisoning ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: captivating, exciting, humorous, light
Plot: martial arts, japanese culture, journey, sword, samurai, ninja, beauty, brother sister relationship, responsibility, swordsman, long hair
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, monster, warrior, martial arts, struggle, enemy, fate of humanity, young heroes, master warrior, grandparent and grandchild, magical, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: exciting, semi serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, martial arts, legends and myths, heroic mission, imaginary, adventure, escapades, heroes, supernatural, parallel world, rivalry, righting the wronged ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, master warrior, villain, friendship, team, young heroes, mission, good versus evil, heroes, ninja, training, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 4K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: princess, friendship, superhero, save the world, good versus evil, supernatural, young heroes, imaginary, superhuman powers, adventure, rivalry, queen ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 757
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: feel good, semi serious, stylized, captivating, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary, human becomes animal, space and aliens, superhuman powers, deadly creature, heroic mission, young heroes, save the world, heroes, deadly, evil alien, environmental health ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.3
 8K
Fate/Zero (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: War of the Holy Grail - Pursuing the power of the "Holy Grail" which grants a miracle, this is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete for it. In that battle whose conclusion was postponed three times, now, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holy grail, master warrior, supernatural, adventure, escapades, mortal combat, ambition, rivalry, epic battle, mercenary, destiny, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, state affairs, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, military life, heroes, political unrest, revolution, time travel, danger, battles, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Magical⛦Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is a Japanese anime television series created by Gainax. The supernatural comedy drama is directed by Hiroyuki Yamaga. The series premiered April 4, 2002 on Kids Station. It was licensed in North America by ADV ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, friends, getting home, chaos and mayhem, adventure, imaginary, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, escapades, disorder, heroes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: imaginary, escapades, superhuman powers, heroic mission, danger, rivalry, adventure, master warrior, family, martial arts, monastery, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, danger, friends, friendship, heroes, imaginary, adventure, partners, evil alien, rivalry, time travel ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: good versus evil, sacrifice, friendship, villain, martial arts, warrior, training, dragon, transformation, androids and robots, master warrior, adventure ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, future, 21st century, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, imaginary, supernatural, friendship, rivalry, good versus evil, danger, youth, young heroes, hopes, destiny ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, friends, good versus evil, training, warrior, young heroes, danger, heroes, supernatural ability, village, adventure, master warrior ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Legend of Korra (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that premiered on the Nickelodeon television network in 2012. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to their series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, serious, funny
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: magical, master warrior, supernatural ability, young heroes, danger, imaginary, journey, chosen one, youth, heroes, good versus evil, friendship ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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