Movies and TV shows like Clannad

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Clannad
Original name: クラナド
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Tomoya Okazaki is a third year high school student resentful of his life. His mother passed away from a car accident when he was younger, causing his father to resort to alcohol and cigarettes. This results in fights between the two until Tomoya's shoulder is injured in a fight. Since then, Tomoya has had distant relationships with his father, causing him to become a delinquent over time. While on a walk to school, he meets a strange girl named Nagisa Furukawa who is a year older, but is repeating due to illness. Due to this, she is often alone as most of her friends have moved on. The two begin hanging out and slowly, as time goes by, Tomoya finds his life shifting in a new direction. Anime based on a popular visual novel game.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, high school, high school life, romance, teenage life, coming of age, fall in love, ambition, hopes, love and romance, youth, juvenile delinquency, wish come true, society, basketball, dream come true, meaningful kiss, loner, overbearing parent, twin sister, self esteem, tennis, kicking, sculpture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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Whisper of the Heart
Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, humorous and semi serious films and TV series with plots about youth, high school life, romance, teenage life, love and romance, high school and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Animation genres. Some movies like Clannad: Clannad: The Motion Picture (2007), Air (2005), I Don't Have Many Friends (2011), Whisper of the Heart (1995), Waiting in the Summer (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Clannad: The Motion Picture
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clannad is set in a high-school located in some Japanese town. Okazaki Tomoya is a third-year student who doesn't take his studies seriously. Always late for class, he's seen as a delinquent by the rest of his classmates who are busy ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, sincere, serious, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
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Air
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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 ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: teens
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I Don't Have Many Friends
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Story: Kodaka Hasegawa has just transferred to St. Chronica's Academy and he's having a hard time making friends. With his naturally blond hair and fierce looking eyes, people constantly mistake him for a delinquent. One day, he runs into his ...
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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
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Duration: 25 min.
Story: Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with "chunibyo," a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden ...
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Whisper of the Heart
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 ...
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Waiting in the Summer
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
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Story: Kaito Kirishima is testing out his new camera, when something comes crashing from the sky, injuring him. The next morning he wakes up fine though, believing it was a dream, however during the day he experiences flashes from what happened and also ...
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Air: The Motion Picture
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
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Story: A long time ago, a winged maiden was held prisoner in a castle - cursed never to experience love, lest she die. Centuries later, in a sleepy coastal town, a young girl relives this agony.
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, touching, sincere
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