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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Original name: 時をかける少女
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past isn't as simple as it seems, and eventually, will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of herself and her friends.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, atmospheric, surprise ending, emotional, complex, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, student, friendship, teenage love, supernatural ability, school, classmate, teenage girl, high school, love, supernatural, imaginary, painting, coming of age, running, frustration, shyness, adventure, teenage life, friends, dreams, fantasy world, accident, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, stylized, feel good and sweet films with plots about friendship, youth, teenage life, coming of age, friends, high school and love and romance mostly in Animation, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: The Boy and the Beast (2015), Your Name (2016), A Silent Voice (2016), I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018), 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Boy and the Beast (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he's looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his spirit guide. That ...
Style: touching, breathtaking, interesting, stylized, intense ...
Plot: training, beast, mentor, orphan, destiny, father son relationship, transformation, friendship, martial arts, loneliness, fantasy world, good versus evil ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Your Name (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must ...
Style: romantic, touching, captivating, surprise ending, sentimental ...
Plot: body swapping, romance, school, time travel, love, girl, supernatural, race against time, schoolgirl, beautiful scenery, boy, star crossed lovers ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, romantic, biting ...
Plot: sign language, deaf, friendship, bullying, high school, redemption, deafness, suicide thoughts, japanese school, disability, single mother, japanese girl ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: "Living with Dying." ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragedy, high school, friendship, fall in love, teenage girl, romance, teenage boy, teenage life, hospital, fireworks, family relations, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their ...
Style: touching, emotional, scenic, sad, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, teenage love, lovers apart, young lovers, hopes, friendship, train, love, first love, letter, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Weathering with You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, China, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hodaka, a high school boy who moves from his isolated island home to the city of Tokyo, who immediately becomes broke! After finally finding work at a shady occult magazine, the sky rains every day until amidst the hustle and bustle of the big city, ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, feel good, light
Plot: weather, fall in love, magical power, teenager, love, magic, friendship, magical girl, climate change, girl, couples, falling in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: follow your dream, teenage love, first love, love and romance, fall in love, love, cat, teenage life, self discovery, youth, high school life, imagination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, colourful, romantic, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, grownups, love and romance, chance meeting, shyness, youth, age difference, teen angst, coming of age, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, Germany
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: On his first day of high school, Kyon meets an eccentric girl named Haruhi Suzumiya, who announces to the class that she is interested only in meeting aliens, time travelers, and espers. Discontent with the selection of afterschool clubs presented ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, offbeat
Plot: supernatural ability, high school, supernatural, teenage life, time travel, secret movement, alien encounter, danger, youth, student, schoolgirl, high school life ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Summer Wars (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He’s good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time out hanging out in the all-powerful online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has – until the girl of his dreams, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, technology gone awry, artificial intelligence, chaos, code breaking, satellite, code, family relations, save the world, computer, teenage life, hacker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Ocean Waves (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: At Kichijōji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite boarding a train. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to Kōchi Prefecture. Picking it up, he looks at it briefly ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, surrealism, unspoken love, love, fall in love, high school reunion, falling in love, high school, teenage life, teenage love, high school life, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, shoujo, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, friends, teenage life, social relations, fall in love, high school life, love and romance, school, haunted by the past, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story is set in 1963 in Yokohama. Kokuriko Manor sits on a hill overlooking the harbour. A 16 year-old girl, Umi, lives in that house. Every morning she raises a signal flag facing the sea. The flag means “I pray for safe voyages”. A 17 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, fighting the system, friendship, destiny, self discovery, high school life, longing, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, loneliness, childhood, dream, teenage life, self discovery, young girl, village, estate, photograph, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Journey to Agartha (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers on Asuna, a young girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her late father as a memento. One day while walking home she is attacked by a fearsome monster ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, serious, suspense ...
Plot: adventure, parallel world, imaginary, radio, dealing with death, death in the family, teenage life, back from the dead, supernatural, escape attempt, mother daughter relationship, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fruits Basket (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family ...
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, shoujo, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, friends, youth, transformation, curses spells and rituals, loss of family member, high school life, teenage love, everyday life, teenage life, first love ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts (often shortened as Suiko), which hosts the strangest, most trouble-making students. After being kicked out of the normal dorm for keeping a stray cat, ...
Style: entertaining, touching, humorous, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, love triangle, teenage love, friends, high school life, everyday life, social relations, dormitory, couples, youth, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 162 min.
Story: It is mid-december, and SOS Brigade chief Haruhi Suzumiya announces that the Brigade is going to hold a Christmas party in their clubroom, with Japanese hotpot for dinner. The brigade members Kyon, Yuki Nagato, Mikuru Asahina and Itsuki Koizumi ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, high school, time travel, danger, save the day, space and aliens, alternate dimension, adventure, imaginary, youth, rescue, social relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1999, future, 2010s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Ride Your Wave (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become ...
Style: touching, sweet, feel good, light, shoujo
Plot: tragedy, love, surfing, romance, firefighter, beach, fire, slice of life, friendship, afterlife, high school, girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
His and Her Circumstances (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In His and Her Circumstances, like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before… him. Souichirou Arima. The instant she ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, young lovers, romance, young people, power of love, family problems, against the odds, hopes, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the son and daughter that she had with him. However, their inheritance of their father's traits prove to be a challenge for her.
Style: heartbreaking, atmospheric, sweet, colourful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, childhood, family relations, wolf, parents and children, single mother, human becomes animal, social relations, supernatural, school, love, imaginary ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hello World (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Year 2027, The city of Kyoto has undergone tremendous advancement. Within the city lives Naomi Katagaki, an introvert and Ruri Ichigyou, a girl with a cold personality. Both shares love for reading books. Despite having similar interests, Naomi is ...
Style: futuristic, colourful, uplifting, thought provoking, humorous ...
Plot: time travel, school, teenage love, love and romance, friendship, saving a life, parallel world, fantasy world, alternate reality, self doubt, changing the past or future, virtual world ...
Time: near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, colourful, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, adventure, self discovery, friendship, supernatural ability, young heroes, cat, coming of age, friends, wizards and magicians, talking animals, talking cat ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: holiday, christmas, adventure, homeless, life is a bitch, parents and children, friends, family relations, female impersonator, baby, eccentric family, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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ERASED (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 264 min.
TV show
Story: Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his ...
Style: captivating, psychological, sentimental, tense, psychological thriller ...
Audience: teens
Plot: childhood, child abuse, time travel, serial killer, murder, friendship, death, dysfunctional family, kidnapping, abuse, supernatural, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, year 2006, year 1988
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day - The Movie (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A year has passed since Menma's ghostly return to the Super Peace Busters. Although the time they spent together during that summer was short, the five members reminisce about what happened as they each write a letter to their lost friend.
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, stylized, touching ...
Plot: friendship, supernatural, ghost, love triangle, teenage love, coming of age, unrequited love, youth, high school life, teenage life, fall in love, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Night is Short, Walk on Girl (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy falls in love with his junior in a Kyoto college club, and struggles daily to be noticed by her. However, she is naïve and unsophisticated and is completely indifferent to him.
Style: entertaining, captivating, sweet, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: theatre play, binge drinking, summer, drinking alcohol, drinking, alcohol, party, adventure, fall in love, friendship, reunion, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story takes place in a alternate postwar period, in 1996, where Japan is divided. Hokkaido is ruled by the "Union" while Honshu and other southern islands are under US authority. A tall tower was built on Hokkaido, which could even be ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspense, captivating, adult animation
Plot: friendship, coma, teenage life, youth, alternate timeline, life is a bitch, danger, haunted by the past, apocalypse, future dystopia, airplane, violin ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, year 1996, year 1999
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sailor Moon R the Movie: The Promise of the Rose (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 61 min.
Story: While enjoying the flower gardens, Sailor Moon (Usagi) and friends encounter an old childhood friend of Mamoru's: an alien! He's come back to give Mamoru a special flower, but doesn't like Usagi and the rest of the planet's ...
Style: stylized, humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, friendship, supernatural power, transformation, teen romance, teenage love, heroes, good versus evil, danger, family, youth, adventure ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers ...
Style: touching, colourful, scenic, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, magical, miniature person, family, midget, adventure, parallel world, childhood, friends, maid, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%