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Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)
 8.3
 23K
Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)
Original name: 寄生獣 セイの格率
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Shinichi Izumi is a normal high school boy whose right hand has become infected with an alien parasite that names itself "Migi" ("right"). Migi is the first parasite to develop a symbiotic relationship with its host, as he and Shinichi slowly develop a grudging friendship. Migi isn't the only Parasite on earth, however, and as cases of Parasites killing humans begin to emerge, humans seek to kill off Parasites. Shinichi and Migi find themselves caught in between these two sides of the struggle over planet earth.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, macabre, psychological, seinen
Audience: teens
Plot: parasite, violence, alien, fight scenes, danger, murder, rivalry, humanity, survival, massacre, family relations, romance, body horror, gore, high school, lone hero, school life, tragedy, police, law and order, fight, drastic change of life, pregnancy, alien invasion, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about danger, rivalry, heroes, supernatural, violence, escapades and murder mostly in Animation, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Parasyte: The Maxim: Ajin (2016), Tokyo Ghoul (2014), Danganronpa: The Animation (2013), BTOOOM! (2012), Deadman Wonderland (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 24 min.
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Place: japan
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: tense, semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous
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 7.1
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Duration: 25 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
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Duration: 24 min.
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Style: serious, tense, rough, exciting, twists and turns ...
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Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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 8.8
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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30%
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28%
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17%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
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50%
 6.3
 92
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27%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, humorous, light ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Full Metal Panic! (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Animation
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious, mecha ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%