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My Hero Academia (2016)
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My Hero Academia (2016)
Original name: 僕のヒーローアカデミア
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: People are not born equal, a realization that 4-year-old Midoriya Izuku faced when bullied by his classmates who had unique special powers. Izuku was one of the rare cases where he was born with absolutely no unique powers. This did not stop Izuku from pursuing his dream, a dream of becoming a great hero like the legendary All-Might. To become the great hero he hopelessly wants to become, he now will join the ranks of one of the highest rated "Hero Academies" in the country: UA. With the help of his idol All-Might, will he be able to claim the ranks and become a true hero?
Style: exciting, sincere, humorous, comic, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, school, super villain, heroism, friendship, high school, super strength, training, rivalry, society, supernatural power, child, child prodigy, super powers, unlikely hero, bully, anti hero, late night

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, humorous, semi serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about escapades, danger, adventure, rivalry, heroes, imaginary and friendship mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like My Hero Academia: Black Clover (2017), Assassination Classroom (2015), Hunter x Hunter (2011), Mob Psycho 100 (2016), Naruto (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Black Clover (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Asta and Yuno were abandoned together at the same church, and have been inseparable since. As children, they promised that they would compete against each other to see who would become the next Emperor Magus. However, as they grew up, some ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Plot: magic, unlikely hero, battles, adventure, direction and purpose, friendship, fictional reality, orphan, jousting, chosen one, super villain, violence ...
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Assassination Classroom (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The students of class 3-E have a mission: kill their teacher before graduation. He has already destroyed the moon, and has promised to destroy the Earth if he can not be killed within a year. But how can this class of misfits kill a tentacled ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, exciting, humorous, absurd
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, education, friendship, murder, monster, school, underdog, death wish, superhuman, classroom, assassination, government agent
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Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss one day discovers that the father he had always been told was dead was alive and well. His Father, Ging, is a Hunter—a member of society's elite with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Gon, determined ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, friends, young heroes, team, danger, imaginary, mission, fight, training, violence, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mob Psycho 100 (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Shigeo Kageyama, a.k.a. "Mob," is a boy who has trouble expressing himself, but who happens to be a powerful esper. Mob is determined to live a normal life and keeps his ESP suppressed, but when his emotions surge to a level of 100%, ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, satirical, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, extrasensory perception, telekinesis, school, super powers, slice of life, ghost, sibling rivalry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mentor, male protagonist
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Naruto (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it's nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
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Place: japan
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64%
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One-Punch Man (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Saitama is a hero who only became a hero for fun. After three years of “special” training, though, he’s become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong—even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, absurd
Plot: superhero, absurd humor, parody, violence, supernatural, fantasy world, male protagonist
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Audience: teens
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Dragon Ball (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Long ago in the mountains, a fighting master known as Gohan discovered a strange boy whom he named Goku. Gohan raised him and trained Goku in martial arts until he died. The young and very strong boy was on his own, but easily managed. Then one day, ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, captivating
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Max Steel (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Max Steel is a science fiction–comedy, CGI–animated series. It is a re-imagining of its predecessor of the same name, as well as being based on the Mattel action-figure also of the same name. Max Steel premiered on March 25, 2013 on Disney XD.
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 20 min.
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Style: sweet, sincere, captivating, feel good, entertaining
Audience: teens
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50%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 3 min.
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Style: feel good, funny, entertaining, light
Audience: kids
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Time: 2010s
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43%
 7.9
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Soul Eater (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, intense, stylized
Audience: teens
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 7.4
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized
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35%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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18%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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Audience: teens, pre-teens
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Style: captivating, semi serious, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
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Place: japan
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34%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: teens
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34%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
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Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, comic, funny
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Duration: 30 min.
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Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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33%
 7.2
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, entertaining
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: exciting, humorous, sentimental, touching, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Style: captivating, thought provoking, exciting, tense, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, danger, violence, friendship, destiny, adaptation, escapades, mentor, adventure, society, dishonesty ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 3K
Spider-Man (1967)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
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Style: serious, exciting
Audience: kids
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, danger, imaginary, escapades, family, crimes, youth, fighting crime, teenage life, heroes, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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