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Fruits Basket (2001)
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Fruits Basket (2001)
Original name: フルーツバスケット
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 (both close and distant) hold a curse; if they are hugged by the opposite gender, they transform into animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Everyday is an adventure for sweet Tohru, as she gets to know everyone in the large family better (especially Yuki and Kyo), in both common and bizarre situations. But, the Sohma Family curse is certainly no laughing matter... it also holds horrible cruelty and heartbreak.
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, shoujo
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, friends, youth, curses spells and rituals, loss of family member, transformation, high school life, loss of parent, teenage love, everyday life, teenage life, first love, high school hunk, accident, creature, family relations, romance, curse, loss of father, classmate, orphan, secret, tragedy, death of parent ...
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, touching and realistic films and TV series with plots about youth, romance, love and romance, high school, friendship, teenage life and school mostly in Animation, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Fruits Basket: Kamisama Kiss (2012), Ouran High School Host Club (2006), Stray God (2014), Maid Sama! (2010), Say "I love you." (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fruits Basket (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The series follows Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at Ouran High School, and the ...
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Stray God (2014)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Audience: teens
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Maid Sama! (2010)
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Audience: teens, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Skip Beat! (2008)
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Country: Japan
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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Style: touching, uplifting, stylized, semi serious, sincere
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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D.N. Angel (2003)
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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TV show
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67%
 7.1
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Country: Japan
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.1
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Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: touching, fairy tale, surreal, emotional, humorous ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Irregular at Magic High School (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Oh My Goddess! (1993)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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35%
 7.2
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Air (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey in search of the Winged Maiden who was bound to the sky centuries ago, after hearing an old childhood tale from his mother. As Yukito shows his puppet show to people in an attempt to make some money, he finds himself ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.3
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Cross Game (2009)
Genre: Animation, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kō Kitamura, whose family owns a sporting goods store, has known the Tsukishima girls since he was born. The Tsukishima family runs a batting center and cafe, and they have four daughters. There's Ichiyo, the responsible eldest; Wakaba, ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 2K
Lucky Star (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Japan, Germany
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Having fun in school, doing homework together, cooking and eating, playing video games, watching anime. All those little things make up the daily life of the anime-and chocolate-loving-Izumi Konata and her friends. Sometimes relaxing but more than ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, melancholic, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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