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A Silent Voice (2016)
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A Silent Voice (2016)
Original name: 映画 聲の形
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 do not speak to each other again... until an older, wiser Shouya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shouko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late...?
Style: inspirational, sincere, touching, romantic, biting, sweet, suspense
Plot: bullying, deaf, sign language, friendship, high school, disability, japanese school, redemption, deafness, suicide attempt, coming of age, single mother, japanese schoolgirl, bully, japanese girl, teenager, teenage girl, schoolgirl, classmate, japanese woman, asian school, east asian girl, truancy, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sincere, sentimental and captivating films with plots about friendship, coming of age, love, love and romance, romance, high school and school mostly in Animation, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A Silent Voice: I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018), The Garden of Words (2013), The Anthem of the Heart (2015), Your Lie in April (2014), Weathering with You (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: thought provoking, sincere, disturbing, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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To the Forest of Firefly Lights (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
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Style: exciting, touching, captivating, sincere
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The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, colourful, atmospheric, sweet, serious ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, teen angst, chance meeting, age difference, shyness, love and romance, grownups, youth, overcoming, teen romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, psychological, sentimental, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, mute, school, love and romance, healing, female protagonist, daydreamer, mother daughter relationship, parents separation, family relations, musical performance, singing
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Your Lie in April (2014)
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Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. Can the heartfelt sounds of ...
Style: touching, stylized, uplifting, semi serious, sincere
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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day - The Movie (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A year has passed since Menma's ghostly return to the Super Peace Busters. Although the time they spent together during that summer was short, the five members reminisce about what happened as they each write a letter to their lost friend.
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, supernatural, ghost, love triangle, teenage love, coming of age, unrequited love, youth, haunted by the past, high school life, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, sincere, exciting ...
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Weathering with You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, China
Duration: 112 min.
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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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A youth romantic drama with themes of growing up, the story focuses on college student Tsuneo and dreamer Josee, who lives her life stuck in a wheelchair. Josee—named after the heroine in Françoise Sagan’s Wonderful Clouds—spends most of her ...
Style: captivating, sincere
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Your Name. (2016)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
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TV show
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, touching, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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83%
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Clannad (2007)
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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69%
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67%
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Style: sincere, humorous, captivating, touching, suspense
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75%
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Country: Japan
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Style: touching, sentimental, serious, poignant, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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57%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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