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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
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: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: transformation, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, friendship, youth, friends, high school life, high school hunk, everyday life, loss of parent, loss of family member, creature, secret, teenage life, orphan, teenage love, first love, romance, family relations, classmates, accident, human becoming an animal, loss of mother, curse, teenager ...
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, teenage life, high school, high school life and friendship mostly in Animation, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Fruits Basket: Kamisama Kiss (2012), Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012), Waiting in the Summer (2012), I Don't Have Many Friends (2011), Toradora! (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Waiting in the Summer (2012)
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Duration: 24 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 262
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 118
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Duration: 30 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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