Movies and TV shows like Sword Art Online

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Sword Art Online (2012)
 7.6
 33K
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.
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, mind bending, touching, serious, suspenseful, seinen
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, adventure, survival, trapped, danger, warrior, master warrior, swords and armor, computers and web, heroes, struggle, fall in love, determination, hi-tech, mind control, rivalry, monster, love and romance, crimes, friendship, death, sword and fantasy, sword fight, threat, fictional reality ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about danger, rivalry, escapades, adventure, heroes, fight and supernatural mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Sword Art Online: Log Horizon (2013), No Game, No Life (2014), The Rising of The Shield Hero (2018), BTOOOM! (2012), The Asterisk War (2015). 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, romantic, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, sword fight, game, death, battles, battle, sword, danger, adventure, deadly, partners, justice ...
Time: near future, future
Place: japan
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67%
 7.7
 3K
Log Horizon (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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, rpg, computers and web, rivalry, magic, sword fight, mind game, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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, friendship, reincarnation, danger, fantasy world, parallel world, death, murder, heroes, dragon, violence, adaptation ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
No Game, No Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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, fate of humanity, game, imaginary, heroes, danger, contests and competitions ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Rising of The Shield Hero (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: exciting, captivating, tense, feel good, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, danger, society, friendship, heroes, rivalry, vengeance, dishonesty, youth, dragon, adaptation, fantasy world ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 3K
BTOOOM! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: danger, survival, island, memory loss, life turned upside down, uncover truth, heroes, escapades, merciless, dishonesty, mortal combat, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Asterisk War (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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: captivating, thought provoking, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: harem, danger, rivalry, violence, friendship, escapades, destiny, adaptation, mentor, adventure, love and romance, couples ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 42K
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, stylized, comic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, evil force, youth, danger, supernatural ability, martial arts, teenage life, death, supernatural, ghost, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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, disturbing ...
Plot: adventure, demon, friendship, murder, supernatural, danger, death, teamwork, mentor, violence, sword, destiny ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 10K
Blue Exorcist (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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: suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: demon, supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, exorcist, exorcism, rivalry, imaginary, heroes, friendship, god or devil, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 5K
Black Clover (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Asta and Yuno were abandoned together at the same church, and have been inseparable since. As children, they promised that they would compete against each other to see who would become the next Emperor Magus. However, as they grew up, some ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Plot: magic, fictional reality, battles, chosen one, unlikely hero, adventure, friendship, direction and purpose, jousting, sword, orphan, super villain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.9
 31K
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, bloody, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dark fantasy, supernatural, danger, murder, supernatural ability, youth, secret identity, deadly creature, friends, survival, hunt down, crimes ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.7
 65K
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: humorous, serious, semi serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fate/stay night (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Naruto Shippuden (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, saga
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 12K
Claymore (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Plot: rivalry, heroes, escapades, survival, danger, satellite, friendship, power, creature, cards, duel, attack ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.8
 143K
Attack on Titan (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: tense, serious, disturbing, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: giant, life turned upside down, friendship, danger, loss of parent, future dystopia, survival, transformation, attack, army, destruction, monster ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 915
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: exciting, stylized, serious, captivating
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Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.3
 14K
Gurren Lagann (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In the distant future, people build their homes and raise domestic animals in subterranean caverns. As a result, they live in fear of the occasional earthquake and cave-in, and have been for hundreds of years. Jeeha is one such village. One day, a ...
Style: exciting, mecha, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, battles, adventure, heroes, battle zone, heroic mission, danger, future dystopia, isolation, fate of humanity, beast, survival ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 64K
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, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: warrior, friendship, heroes, training, master warrior, ninja, friends, adventure, danger, supernatural ability, determination, good versus evil ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Beyond the Boundary (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half Youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is ...
Style: exciting, humorous, light, tense, captivating ...
Plot: immortality, heroes, danger, supernatural, monster, religions or cults, school, adventure, love and romance, couples, friendship, rivalry ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
InuYasha: The Final Act (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: serious, stylized, exciting, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: heroic mission, supernatural, adventure, heroes, danger, escapades, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, imaginary, master villain, young heroes, ghost ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 5K
RWBY (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 13 min.
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 ...
Style: exciting, stylized, bleak, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, school, heroes, rivalry, battles, danger, supernatural power, training, escapades, monsters, lie, team ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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.
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 ...
Style: romantic, captivating, exciting, enigmatic
Plot: magic, monster, goddess, dark fantasy, romance, dungeon, harem, mythology, magical sword, battles, happiness, travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 9K
Fate/Zero (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
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: master warrior, adventure, holy grail, king arthur, epic battle, supernatural, rivalry, ambition, mortal combat, escapades, imaginary, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.5
 44K
Samurai Jack (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, captivating, exciting, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: master warrior, samurai, martial arts, good versus evil, sword and sorcery, villain, warrior, time travel, heroic mission, danger, adventure, ancient ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.5
 9K
Saint Seiya (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, exciting, tense, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: legends and myths, knight, master warrior, good versus evil, reincarnation, danger, evil force, imaginary, rescue, supernatural, destiny, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Samurai Champloo (2004)
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 ...
Style: exciting, thought provoking, atmospheric, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, friendship, obsessive quest, danger, on the road, hip hop, master warrior, pride and honor, road trip, journey ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, okinawa japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 313
Strike Witches (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The story takes place in year 1944 and the world lives in fear of unidentified flying objects called neuroi. A young heroine Named Yoshika miyafuji joins the 501st joint wing, known as the strike witches to fight and defeat the neuroi so that way ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, ecchi
Plot: supernatural, adventure, heroes, rivalry, escapades, imaginary, alien encounter, danger, wizards and magicians, female soldier, magic, alien invasion ...
Time: 1940s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%