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The Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
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The Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Original name: 花とアリス殺人事件
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to 2004 coming-of-age live-action film Hana & Alice. After her parents separate, 14 year-old Tetsuko (who will soon be nick-named Alice) moves with her mother to a new town in what she calls "The Boonies" and must enroll as a transfer student in a new middle school. She immediately finds herself bullied due being assigned the seat of "Judas" who is said to have been murdered over a year before. She is told that if anybody knows his fate it would be Hana, the recluse in the house next door, who has been unable to bring herself to attend class since "Judas" disappeared.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: friendship, school, teenage girl, disappearance, new student, past, neighbor, classroom, mysterious past, following someone, first love, investigation, amateur detective, bullying, teenager, dancing, student, truck, swing, train, hospital, running, female friendship, restaurant, old man ...
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, captivating, sincere and sentimental films with plots about friendship, coming of age, school, friends, love, teenage girl and family relations mostly in Animation, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Case of Hana & Alice: My Life as a Zucchini (2016), Liz and the Blue Bird (2018), I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018), The Anthem of the Heart (2015), Only Yesterday (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: After his mother’s death, Zucchini is befriended by a kind police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. There, with the help of his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, compassionate, puppet animation ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: loneliness, orphanage, boy, alcoholic, friendship, children, accidental killing, adoption, police officer, introvert, children's home, first love ...
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Liz and the Blue Bird (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki are two close friends who are part of the Kitauji High School music club. Quiet and reserved Yoroizuka plays the oboe while lively and popular Kasaki plays the flute. The group has decided to play Liz and the Blue ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, light, captivating, fairy tale
Plot: brass band, coming of age, friendship, school, flute, classroom, female friendship, couples, music, supernatural, society, school club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: "Living with Dying." ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, sincere, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragedy, teenage boy, high school, friendship, fall in love, teenage life, hospital, romance, teenage girl, fireworks, family relations, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Anthem of the Heart (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship. Will Naruse be able to convey the anthem of her heart?
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, psychological, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, mute, school, love and romance, healing, parents separation, daydreamer, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, singing, musical performance, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Only Yesterday (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, introspection, friendship, folk music, village life, deadend life, adolescence, childhood memory, self discovery, twentysomething life, marriage ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Ocean Waves (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, unspoken love, surrealism, high school reunion, love, fall in love, falling in love, love and romance, youth, love triangle, high school, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric, sweet ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, childhood, loneliness, dream, teenage life, self discovery, young girl, village, estate, photograph, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their ...
Style: touching, emotional, scenic, sad, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, teenage love, first love, lovers apart, young lovers, hopes, friendship, train, love, letter, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Fireworks (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Schoolchildren Norimichi, Yuusuke, and Junichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while Nazuna schemes to run away with Norimichi or Yuusuke, whoever wins at the ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, captivating, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: running away from home, lighthouse, fireworks, summer, teenage love, high school, alternate timeline, beach, classroom, teenage girl, seaside, romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Since the graduation of the senior members of the club, Takezou ends up being the sole member of the "Koto" (traditional Japanese string instrument) club. Now that the new school year has begun, Takezou will have to seek out new members ...
Style: sincere, humorous, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, competition, school, romance, music, slice of life, training, love and romance, fall in love, high school life, musician, school life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Twilight (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Hakubo tells the story of two young people who live in rural Fukushima: Sachi Koyama, a girl who excels at playing the violin, and Yuusuke Kijinami, a boy who loves to paint. After an awkward, chance encounter, the two meet and begin to fall in ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, sincere, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slice of life, natural disaster, prodigy, catastrophe, injury, depression, school life, child prodigy, music, art, high school life, violinist ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A prequel to the 2013 Kyoto Animation series Free! which is an adaptation of light novel High☆Speed!
Style: captivating, inspirational, psychological, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: school, swimming, contests and competitions, sport team, sport, follow your dream, youth, tournament, friendship, rivalry, ambition, against the odds ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 66 min.
Story: While sorting through a mess of books in the staff room, Ohana happens upon one of Denroku's log books from long ago. Within it, it recounts a story of Ohana's mom when she was the same age as her.
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, melancholic, sentimental
Plot: girl, family problems, mother daughter estrangement, teenage girl, bittersweet, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, teenager, teen angst, teenage life, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, romantic, biting ...
Plot: deaf, friendship, sign language, bullying, disability, japanese school, high school, redemption, deafness, suicide thoughts, single mother, japanese schoolgirl ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Flavors of Youth (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three different stories of youth set in different cities of China. 1 Shanghai Love. 2 Sunny Breakfast. 3 Small Fashion Show. Directed by Zhenxing Yi, the plot revolves around a young man working in Beijing. He used to live with his grandma in ...
Style: anthology, light, atmospheric, uplifting, scenic ...
Plot: life, friendship, love, young love, family relations, teenage boy, model, family, dream, summer, lifestyle, society ...
Place: japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wrinkles (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on Paco Roca's comic of the same title (2008 Spanish National Comic Prize), WRINKLES is a 2D animated feature-length film for an adult audience. Wrinkles portrays the friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two aged gentlemen shut away in a ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, compassionate, sad ...
Plot: friendship, retirement home, alzheimer's disease, retirement home life, childhood memory, old age, rescue, fighting the system, parents and children, golden years, aging, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Weathering with You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, China, USA
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Story: Hodaka, a high school boy who moves from his isolated island home to the city of Tokyo, who immediately becomes broke! After finally finding work at a shady occult magazine, the sky rains every day until amidst the hustle and bustle of the big city, ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, feel good, light
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the son and daughter that she had with him. However, their inheritance of their father's traits prove to be a challenge for her.
Style: heartbreaking, atmospheric, sweet, colourful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, childhood, family relations, wolf, parents and children, single mother, human becomes animal, social relations, supernatural, school, love, imaginary ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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My Dog Tulip (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dog, german shepherd, pets, wounded animal, friendship, rescue, dog movie, memoir, human animal relationship, bittersweet, friends, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, Japan, USA
Duration: 76 min.
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Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, gloomy, disturbing ...
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Summer Days with Coo (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A small, lone Kappa miraculously survives over 200 years into modern day Japan, when he is found by young Koichi. Coo, who is secretly adopted by Koichi's family, searches with his new human friend for unpopulated places in hopes of finding any ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, humorous, light, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: sumo, river, school, coming of age, back in time, adventure, journey, friendship, escapades, mythical creature, supernatural, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Your Name. (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must ...
Style: touching, romantic, captivating, surprise ending, sentimental ...
Plot: body swapping, romance, school, time travel, love, beautiful scenery, girl, schoolgirl, boy, star crossed lovers, race against time, destiny ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Wandering Son (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yoshino and Shuichi are two friends, both starting at a new school, both starting puberty, and both transgender. This series follows them as they come out and find acceptance.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, psychological, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
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Style: exciting, touching, captivating, sincere
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The movie for Non Non Biyori series. Summer vacation is drawing to an end. When Suguru wins a free trip to Okinawa, all of the five students of Asahigaoka branch school are excited to end their vacation with a bang. Along with Hikage, Konomi, and ...
Style: sweet, light, humorous, 2d animation, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer vacation, friendship, beach, countryside, teenage girl, friendship between girls, vacation, seasickness, village, sea, airplane, summer ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Long Way North (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Denmark, Belgium, USA
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Style: exciting, captivating, tense, touching
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Place: russia, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Giovanni's Island (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, island, young heroes, forceful separation, life turned upside down, social differences, village, society, deportation, communication problem, post war, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 1940s, 40s, year 1947 ...
Place: asia, japan, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
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 ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers on Asuna, a young girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her late father as a memento. One day while walking home she is attacked by a fearsome monster ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, serious, suspense ...
Plot: adventure, parallel world, imaginary, radio, death in the family, teenage life, dealing with death, back from the dead, supernatural, escape attempt, secret, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Senryu Girl (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 12 min.
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Story: At first glance Yukishiro Nanako seems like a normal high school girl, but she has a notable eccentricity: instead of speaking, she communicates only through written senryu poetry! This means she expresses herself only in 5-7-5 syllables. To most ...
Style: touching, light, humorous, captivating, absurd
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