Movies and TV shows like Sword Art Online

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Sword Art Online (2012)
 7.6
 38K
Sword Art Online (2012)
Original name: ソードアート・オンライン
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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 quest to free all the minds trapped in Aincrad.
Style: exciting, stylized, touching, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, seinen
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, adventure, survival, danger, swords and armor, monster, master warrior, determination, warrior, trapped, rivalry, struggle, heroes, hi-tech, computers and web, sword fight, fall in love, love and romance, friendship, death, mind control, fictional reality, crimes, threat, attack ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Sword Art Online

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, captivating and serious films and TV series with plots about danger, rivalry, adventure, heroes, escapades, violence and battles mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Sword Art Online: No Game, No Life (2014), The Rising of The Shield Hero (2018), The Asterisk War (2015), Log Horizon (2013), BTOOOM! (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: People everywhere were enjoying a new game called Ordinal Scale, an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, a new wearable console designed for AR (augmented reality) gaming. But, the players had no idea that a nightmare from the virtual world ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, futuristic, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: sword fight, virtual reality, game, battles, battle, death, sword, danger, deadly, adventure, partners, justice ...
Time: near future, future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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No Game, No Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Genius gamer siblings (plus being NEET & hikikomori) Sora and Shiro are known as the undefeatable “__” (blank). Their talents and skills are so good they are considered as urban legend. One day, a young boy named Tet appears before them, ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, adventure, rivalry, computers and web, youth, cyberspace, danger, utopia, game, prodigy, save the world, contests and competitions ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: "Rimuru Tempest" is the new name of a slime in a fantasy world taken by a former 37-year-old human Satou Mikami after he is killed by a passing robber. Broken free from ordinary, stale past life, his fresh adventure in a fantasy world as a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, sincere, humorous
Plot: adventure, parallel world, friendship, dragon, death, danger, demon, fantasy world, murder, reincarnation, heroes, escapades ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Rising of The Shield Hero (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world's Heroes. Each of the heroes respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned, Naofumi received the Legendary Shield as his ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, feel good, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, fantasy world, heroes, danger, friendship, society, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, murder, adaptation, escapades ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Asterisk War (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Invertia was a meteor storm that caused an unprecedented disaster during the 20th century. Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana was discovered. It ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: harem, danger, love and romance, adventure, rivalry, escapades, couples, violence, friendship, mentor, destiny, adaptation ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Log Horizon (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The story begins when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the fantasy online game world Elder Tale. What was once a sword-and-sorcery world is now the real world. The main lead Shiroe attempts to survive with his old friend Naotsugu and the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, clever, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, cyberspace, fictional reality, alternate reality, secret movement, magic, rpg, rivalry, computers and web, sword fight, mind game, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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BTOOOM! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Btooom!, stylized as BTOOOM!, is a Japanese manga series written by Jun'ya Inoue and serialized in Weekly Comic Bunch and later in Monthly Comic Bunch. An anime adaptation by Madhouse aired in Japan on Tokyo MX and was streamed with English ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: survival, island, memory loss, uncover truth, life turned upside down, danger, mortal combat, heroes, merciless, dishonesty, escapades, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon ...
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, absurd, suspense ...
Plot: demon, adventure, death, friendship, supernatural, danger, magic, murder, teamwork, sword, violence, mentor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Blue Exorcist (2011)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Humans live in the world of Assiah, demons in Gehenna. The two dimensions are not meant to interfere with each other, but demons still possess creatures in Assiah in spite of this. The humans who can fight these demons are known as exorcists. Rin ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Bell Cranell is a rookie adventurer and the sole member of his dirt-poor guild founded by the petite goddess Hestia. Adventurers come from far and wide looking to strike it big in the massive labyrinth known as Dungeon, located beneath the city of ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, stylized, comic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, evil force, youth, rivalry, heroic mission, supernatural ability, martial arts, heroic, death, danger, good versus evil, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fate/stay night (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Shirou Emiya lost his parents in a fire when he was young and was later adopted by the sorcerer Kiritsugu Emiya. Shirou is drawn into the Holy Grail War summons a female "Servant" known as Saber to protect him and obtain the Holy Grail.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, healing power, wizards and magicians, supernatural, adventure, danger, imaginary, romance, escapades, rivalry, youth, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Sword Art Online: Extra Edition (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Young Tatsumi travels to the capital of the Empire in order to earn money for his starving people and encounters a world of unimaginable depravity, dominated by the ruthless Prime Minister who controls the child Emperor. Tatsumi is recruited by ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bofuri: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, So I'll Max Out My Defense (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Honjou Kaede is invited by her friend Shiramine Risa to play a virtual reality MMO game with her. While Kaede doesn't dislike games, what she really, truly dislikes is being in pain. She creates a character named Maple, and decides to put all ...
Style: light, captivating
Audience: kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Dragon Ball Z (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
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Story: Tomoharu is a normal high school student... except for the fact that he is never alone. Haunted by the ghost of his dead childhood friend, he moves into a new residence at the beginning of the school year. Life turns out to be a little more ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating
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Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Many years in the future after the exploits of Yugi Mutou, Domino City has become a shadow of its former self: Neo Domino City. There lies a strong divide between the rich and the poor, and bridging that gap proves to be difficult. Neo Domino seems ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, serious
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: ecchi, entertaining, exciting, captivating, hentai ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Naruto Shippuden (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, saga
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, light, humorous, tense, captivating ...
Plot: immortality, supernatural, heroes, danger, monster, religions or cults, school, adventure, couples, love and romance, rivalry, murder ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
InuYasha: The Final Act (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: InuYasha's story draws to a close but not before finding Naraku and the Sacred Jewel, and facing new enemies and new dangers.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, supernatural, heroes, master villain, battles, ghost, imaginary, danger, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, young heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.5
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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, stylized, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 5K
RWBY (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 13 min.
TV show
Story: The future-fantasy world of Remnant is filled with ravenous monsters, treacherous terrain, and more villains than you can shake a sniper-scythe at. Fortunately, Beacon Academy is training Huntsmen and Huntresses to battle the evils of the world, and ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal is a Japanese manga and anime series and the third main spin-off series of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. The manga began serialization in Shueisha's V-Jump magazine from December 2010 and is licensed in North America by Viz Media. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, adventure, good versus evil, memory loss, supernatural, danger, rivalry, youth, escapades, human host, young heroes, friendship ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Campione! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Godo Kusanagi, a high school student that kills a god, claiming its power and title of Campione, to slay other gods.
Style: ecchi, exciting, captivating, tense, light ...
Plot: mortal combat, adventure, romance, battles, rivalry, superhuman powers, heroes, god, uncontrollable, religions or cults, magic, harem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.5
 47K
Samurai Jack (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: samurai, master warrior, time travel, sword fight, good versus evil, martial arts, warrior, villain, violence, heroic mission, danger, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%