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Clannad (2007)
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Clannad (2007)
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: high school, basketball, follow your dream, friendship, high school life, romance, teenage life, coming of age, fall in love, ambition, hopes, love and romance, youth, juvenile delinquency, wish come true, society, dream come true, meaningful kiss, loner, overbearing parent, school, student, baseball, snow, tennis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, touching and realistic films and TV series with plots about youth, romance, high school life, high school, love and romance, teenage life and friendship mostly in Animation, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Clannad: Clannad: The Motion Picture (2007), My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013), Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012), Air (2005), I Don't Have Many Friends (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Clannad: The Motion Picture (2007)
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, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, high school life, romance, teenage life, terminal illness, coming of age, youth, love and romance, surrealism, rain, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Hachiman Hikigaya is an antisocial high school student with no friends or girlfriend and as a result has a distorted view on life. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: romance, high school, love and romance, club, friendship, school, society, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts (often shortened as Suiko), which hosts the strangest, most trouble-making students. After being kicked out of the normal dorm for keeping a stray cat, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, love triangle, high school life, love, cat, slice of life, school life, dormitory, romance, teenage life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Air (2005)
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
Plot: romance, supernatural, small town, impossible love, parents and children, tragedy, high school life, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
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 ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, supernatural ability, teenage life, school, imaginary, slice of life, youth, supernatural, teenage love, high school life, coming of age, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
I Don't Have Many Friends (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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 ...
Style: realistic, stylized, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, friendship, club, school, teenage life, social relations, misfit, youth, romance, teenage love, harem, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Strawberry Panic (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Nagisa Aoi is a new transfer student into one of the three prestigious all-girls Catholic high schools on Astraea Hill: a school called St. Miator (the other two are St. Spica and St. Lelim (known in the anime as Le Rim, for some reason). While ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sexual, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, high school, school, love and romance, boarding school, youth, gays and lesbians, romance, high school life, friends, social relations ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Taisho Baseball Girls (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: underdog, feminism, sport, sport team, high school, ambition, youth, athlete's life, high school life, romance, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Cross Game (2009)
Genre: Animation, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
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: emotional, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, coming of age, contests and competitions, school, high school, romance, high school life, teenage life, ambition, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Paradise Kiss (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Top high-school student seeks some purpose in life. A group of fashion design students ask her to be the front model for their clothing label "Paradise Kiss". Although she finds them weird, she accepts and soon blossoms as a person.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school life, fashion, high school, college, designer, rise to the top, youth, romance, model, social climbing, lifestyle, falling in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, haunted by the past, fall in love, social relations, friends, high school life, love triangle, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
I Like What I Like, So There (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Hashiba has an accident and has lost all of his memories. When Fujimori comes to his school as his new roommate, He tells Hashiba that he is called Ran. He and Hashiba both have a split personality which they developed in their youth.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: memory loss, gays and lesbians, young lovers, high school life, high school, romance, teenage life, love and romance, youth, split personality, gender, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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 ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, offbeat, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, rich and poor, cross dressing, gender bending, high school hunk, high school life, romance, mistaken identity, society, youth, seductive behavior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Irregular at Magic High School (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: In a world where magic is not a fairy tale but has existed for one hundred years siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba prepare to begin their studies at the elite Private Magic University Affiliated High School (Magic High School for short). Entering on ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, supernatural ability, teenage life, siblings relations, social relations, imaginary, youth, family relations, leader, romance, high school, wizards and magicians ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, love and romance, life turned upside down, school, supernatural romance, teenage life, supernatural, youth, imaginary, parallel world, high school life, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Waiting in the Summer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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 ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, emotional, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, young lovers, high school life, friends, social relations, romance, first love, small town, filmmaking, meaningful kiss, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Shuffle! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Rin is a seemingly normal young man in school. Orphaned as a young boy he has since lived with his childhood friend Kaede who lost her mother in the same accident that he lost both of his parents. Everything changes one day when a devil princess ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, lovers on the run, school, romance, forbidden love, true love, unfulfilled love, teenage life, love and romance, youth, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 299
Love Wind (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: After a 27 year old man has chance encounter with a fifteen year old girl, they discover that they are actually brother and sister. They were separated over a decade before due to their parents divorce, but now she is coming to move in with him and ...
Style: serious, emotional, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: high school, incest, siblings relations, high school life, romance, family life, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, androids and robots, introspection ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Fruits Basket (2001)
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 ...
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 ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
His and Her Circumstances (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: In His and Her Circumstances, like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before… him. Souichirou Arima. The instant she ...
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, young lovers, teenage love, friendship, child abuse, bully, slice of life, romance, teenage life, estrangement, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Ocean Waves (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: At Kichijōji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite boarding a train. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to Kōchi Prefecture. Picking it up, he looks at it briefly ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, falling in love, high school reunion, unspoken love, surrealism, love, love triangle, teenage love, high school, romance, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Mirage of Blaze (2002)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 325 min.
Story: Takaya, an ordinary high school boy, gets drawn into an ancient war of darkness and tragedy when he discovers that he is the reincarnation of a feudal lord from Japan's Warring States Period.
Style: serious, emotional, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, high school, good versus evil, supernatural ability, gender, supernatural, romance, imaginary, rivalry, gays and lesbians, high school life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, ancient history, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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GTO (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: About Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old ex-gangster member and a virgin. He has one ambition that no one ever expected from him. His solely life purpose is to become the greatest high school teacher ever.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dedicated educator, starting over, teachers and students, workplace situations, youth, power relations, rebelliousness, teenage life, fish out of water, uneducated, adult virgin ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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K-On! (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Story: Rock n' Roll may never die, but the Sakuragoaka Girl's High School Light Music Club might not be here to stay unless would-be drummer Ritsu Tainaka can find three more members to replace the graduated seniors. Determined to see that the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, high school, coming of age, slice of life, band, school, high school life, student life, teenage life, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 470
Please Twins! (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Please Twins!, is an anime television series, scripted by Yousuke Kuroda and produced by Bandai Visual, which was later adapted into a light novel and one-volume manga series. It centers on a family of three teenagers in high school all living ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, siblings relations, teenage love, romance, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, youth, orphan, twins, high school life, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: When Yadomi Jinta was a child, he was a central piece in a group of close friends. In time, however, these childhood friends drifted apart, and when they became high school students, they had long ceased to think of each other as friends. One of ...
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching
Plot: ghost, friendship, supernatural, haunted by the past, love triangle, redemption, reunion, teenage life, estrangement, hopes, imaginary, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Honey and Clover: Set 2 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Yuuta Takemoto is a poor college student who lives in a dilapidated apartment building with his two friends, Shinobu Morita and Takumi Mayama. The series chronicles the students' story as they struggle through life and love.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: love triangle, college life, college, romance, coming of age, love and romance, friends, self discovery, friendship, unfulfilled love, student life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Air: The Motion Picture (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
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: serious, emotional, gloomy, touching, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: wings, summer, magic, impossible love, parents and children, small town, high school life, romance, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Love Hina (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 544 min.
Story: Keitaro and his childhood sweetheart make a promise to be accepted at and to meet each other at the prestigous Toudai University before she moved out of his life. About a decade later, Keitaro has become an artist and a daydreamer, having ranked ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: martial arts, university, friendship, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, school, romance, opposites attract, looking for sex, college, love triangle, teenage love ...
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 947
Ah! My Goddess (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Nice Guy Keiichi is doing his best as a poor student at a tech college, but his good nature is taken advantage of relentlessly. One day he is attempting to order a pizza over the phone (being stuck at the dorm to take messages for upperclassmen) and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: true love, desire, shyness, fall in love, supernatural romance, college, romance, imaginary, love and romance, supernatural, supernatural ability, opposites attract ...
Place: asia, japan, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%