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Welcome to the NHK! (2006)
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Welcome to the NHK! (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: N.H.K ni yôkoso! (Welcome to the N.H.K) revolves around the life of Tatsuhiro Satou, a 22 year old hikikomori who hasn't got a job and feels that the world around him is all a "conspiracy" controlled by the "N.H.K". He comes across a girl called Misaki Nakahara who is willing to change Satou's condition from being a socially awkward introvert into a more confident person.
Style: semi serious, witty, psychological, offbeat
Plot: social misfits, mind game, twentysomething life, society, porn, nervous breakdown, lifestyle, misfit, conspiracy theory
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films and TV series with plots about youth, high school, romance, high school life, love and romance, school and friends mostly in Animation, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Welcome to the NHK!: Paradise Kiss (2005), SuperGals (2001), Gravitation (1999), I Like What I Like, So There (2005), Taisho Baseball Girls (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Paradise Kiss (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Top high-school student seeks some purpose in life. A group of fashion design students ask her to be the front model for their clothing label "Paradise Kiss". Although she finds them weird, she accepts and soon blossoms as a person.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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95%
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SuperGals (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Sporting designer clothes, make-up, and nails, Ran Kotobuki is the very picture of a trendy, young Shibuya girl, but don't let that fool you. This girl comes from a family of cops, and she’s ready to lay you out flat if you even think about ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Gravitation (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Gravitation follows goofy, wannabe pop star Shuichi Shindo, on his journey to fame with his best friend Hiroshi Nakano and their band, Bad Luck.  Along the way, Shuichi meets famous (male) author, playboy Eiri Yuki, and falls in love.  Bad Luck is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: music band, musician, gays and lesbians, musician's life, desire for fame, performer's life, rising to stardom, romance, destiny, music, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
I Like What I Like, So There (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Hashiba has an accident and has lost all of his memories. When Fujimori comes to his school as his new roommate, He tells Hashiba that he is called Ran. He and Hashiba both have a split personality which they developed in their youth.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: memory loss, gays and lesbians, young lovers, high school life, romance, high school, teenage life, love and romance, youth, split personality, gender, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Taisho Baseball Girls (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
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Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: underdog, feminism, sport, sport team, high school, ambition, youth, athlete's life, romance, high school life, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Hachiman Hikigaya is an antisocial high school student with no friends or girlfriend and as a result has a distorted view on life. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of ...
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 25 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Kokoro Connect (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
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Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat
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⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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I Don't Have Many Friends (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Kanon at the End of the Dream (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Country: Japan
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Style: semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 663
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 173
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 229
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Princess Tutu (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.3
 64
Earthian (1989)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
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Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
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Love Hina (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 544 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental
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Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: At the tender age of 15, Kuroki Tomoko has already dated dozens and dozens of boys and she's easily the most popular girl around! The only problem is that absolutely none of that is real, and her perfect world exists only via dating games and ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.7
 1K
Beelzebub (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.6
 310
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 122
mm! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%