Movies and TV shows like My Hero Academia

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My Hero Academia (2016)
 8.5
 19K
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: heroism, school, friendship, superhero, super villain, super strength, high school, training, rivalry, society, child prodigy, supernatural power, child, unlikely hero, bully, super powers, late night, anti hero

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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 adventure, friendship, heroes, rivalry, escapades, danger and imaginary mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like My Hero Academia: Black Clover (2017), Assassination Classroom (2015), Naruto (2002), Hunter x Hunter (2011), Mob Psycho 100 (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Black Clover (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: exciting, entertaining, humorous, semi serious, stylized
Plot: magic, unlikely hero, battles, friendship, adventure, direction and purpose, jousting, fictional reality, chosen one, orphan, super villain, late night ...
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100%
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: education, teacher, murder, friendship, school, monster, underdog, death wish, superhuman, classroom, assassination, government agent
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71%
 8.2
 58K
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, warrior, friends, danger, heroes, young heroes, creature, supernatural ability, good versus evil, training, master warrior, adventure ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, compassionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, friends, young heroes, team, danger, imaginary, mission, fight, training, violence, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: light, captivating, exciting, humorous, satirical
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, school, extrasensory perception, telekinesis, slice of life, super powers, ghost, sibling rivalry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mentor, male protagonist
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53%
 8.9
 91K
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, karate, monster, bald, martial arts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.5
 42K
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, stylized, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, desire, training, young heroes, escapades, rivalry, friendship, good versus evil, warrior, championship, journey, contests and competitions ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
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44%
 8.0
 18K
Fairy Tail (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Lucy is a 17-year-old girl, who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isn't just any ordinary kid, he's a member of ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, light, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: magic, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, youth, floods and fires, escapades, fairy, dragon, imaginary, clan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 8K
Stray God (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The world consists of two parts: the near shore and far shore. The near shore is the place where people reside, while the far shore is the place for deities and ayakashi, which are emotional fragments that can posses humans and cause trouble. So it ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, exciting, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, supernatural, ghost, deity, high school, magical sword, friendship, sword fight, crimes, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, hopes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 4K
RWBY (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 13 min.
Story: The future-fantasy world of Remnant is filled with ravenous monsters, treacherous terrain, and more villains than you can shake a sniper-scythe at. Fortunately, Beacon Academy is training Huntsmen and Huntresses to battle the evils of the world, and ...
Style: exciting, stylized, bleak, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, heroes, adventure, school, battles, danger, supernatural power, training, escapades
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
DC Super Hero Girls (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 3 min.
Story: At Super Hero High, iconic Super Heroes like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, and Katana navigate all the twists and turns of high school. United by friendship, the DC Super Hero Girls empower kids to shine with ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, entertaining
Audience: kids
Plot: superhero, superheroine, school, teenage life, teenage girl, super strength, friendship, adventure, roommate, training, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: "Rimuru Tempest" is the new name of a slime in a fantasy world taken by a former 37-year-old human Satou Mikami after he is killed by a passing robber. Broken free from ordinary, stale past life, his fresh adventure in a fantasy world as a ...
Style: tense, exciting, humorous, captivating, sincere
Plot: adventure, heroes, danger, friendship, violence, murder, reincarnation, death, robbery, slime, escapades, fantasy world ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 20 min.
Story: Normal high school kids by day, protectors of Paris by night! Miraculous follows the heroic adventures of Marinette and Adrien as they transform into Ladybug and Cat Noir and set out to capture akumas, creatures responsible for turning the people of ...
Style: sweet, captivating, feel good, sincere, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, friendship, good versus evil, school, female protagonist, partners, magic, supernatural ability, teenage girl, heroine, teenage hero, superheroine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 5K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, superhero, save the world, princess, good versus evil, supernatural, young heroes, cat, imaginary, superhuman powers, school, heroic mission ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: humorous, touching, realistic, comic, melancholic ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: school, high school, youth, friendship, romance, love and romance, dialogue, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, boy, society, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Persona 4 The Animation (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Persona 4: The Animation is a television anime series produced by AIC ASTA and directed by Seiji Kishi, based on the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 video game by Atlus. The story revolves around the protagonist, Yu Narukami, who acquires a mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: uncover truth, friendship, friends, high school, countryside, cards, parallel world, supernatural, youth, danger, riddles and clues, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Beginning its tale in 19th century England, young aristocrat Jonathan Joestar finds himself locked in bitter rivalry with Dio Brando, a low-born boy who Jonathan’s father took under his wing after the death of Dio’s father. Discontent with his ...
Style: exciting, tense, entertaining, comic, brutal
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, vampire, adventure, violence, super strength, artifact, rivalry, save the day, friendship between men, killer child, adoption, death of protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
 23K
Final Space (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick Mooncake embark on serialized journeys through space in order to unlock the mystery of “Final Space,” the last point in the universe, if it actually does exist.
Style: exciting, feel good, futuristic, humorous, light
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, alien, astronaut, heroes, adventure, friendship, love and romance, team, good versus evil, robot, space exploration
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.6
 650
To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: To Love-Ru is a Japanese manga series written by Saki Hasemi, and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki, creator of Black Cat. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump between April 24, 2006 and August 31, 2009; 18 ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, semi serious, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, school, youth, benign alien, alien encounter, love and romance, romance, space and aliens, high school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, harem
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.3
 24K
Spider-Man (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, was an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man. The show ran on Fox Kids from November 19, 1994, to January 31, 1998. The producer/story editor ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, secret identity, imaginary, photographer, newspaper, fighting crime, superhuman powers, heroic mission, friendship, radiation, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
El Hazard: The Magnificent World (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 235 min.
Story: Makoto is a high school student who one day found himself sent to a strange, magical world called El Hazard. He is then forced to impersonate a missing princess(an idea for which he does not care for). Other earthlings sent to this world include ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: rivalry, heroic mission, adventure, imaginary, high school, parallel world, high school life, danger, chosen one, heroes, escapades, school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 40K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The show revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a good-hearted 15-year-old high school student who carries the undesired ability to see spirits. Others in his family (two sisters and his father) carry this ability to some extent as well. One evening, he ...
Style: exciting, comic, humorous, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, martial arts, heroic mission, adventure, evil force, monster, danger, imaginary, teenage life, death, heroes, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Asterisk War (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Invertia was a meteor storm that caused an unprecedented disaster during the 20th century. Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana was discovered. It ...
Style: exciting, tense, thought provoking, captivating, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, danger, rivalry, violence, friendship, adaptation, escapades, destiny, mentor, society, adventure, harem ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Edward and Alphonse Elric's reckless disregard for alchemy's fun­damental laws ripped half of Ed's limbs from his body and left Al's soul clinging to a cold suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, absurd, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary, curses spells and rituals, alchemy, siblings relations, evil, rivalry, rivals, heroes, supernatural, danger, adventure, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 106
Pretty Cure (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Pretty Cure, known in Japan as Futari wa Pretty Cure, is a Japanese magical girl anime series produced by Toei Animation and broadcast across Japan by Animax, TV Asahi and Asahi Broadcasting Corporation. It is the first series in the Pretty Cure ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroes, rivalry, friends, good versus evil, superhero, save the world, supernatural, youth, danger, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a Japanese action adventure anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and Japan Vistec under the direction of Mitsuo Hashimoto. The story centers on the lives of creatures called Bakugan and the battle brawlers ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, entertaining, humorous, stylized
Audience: kids
Plot: imaginary, young heroes, adventure, good versus evil, battles, rivalry, escapades, heroes, friends, youth, danger, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Rejoin Goku and his friends in a series of cosmic battles! Toei has redubbed, recut, and cleaned up the animation of the original 1989 animated series. The show's story arc has been refined to better follow the comic book series on which it is ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, villain, master warrior, buddies, allies, earth, danger, friendship, rivalry, enemy, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When Adam, Prince of the planet Eternia, raises his magic sword he transforms into He-Man (the most powerful man in the universe). With his allies and friends, he battles the evil Skeletor and his minions to protect the secrets of Castle Greyskull.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: ancient mystery, friendship, superhero, good versus evil, prince, sword and planet, magic, rescue, family life, royal family, daring rescue, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.5
 37K
Justice League (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. It is part of the DC animated universe. The show was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It is based on the Justice League of America and ...
Style: stylized, exciting, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, alien, teamwork, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, danger, imaginary, evil, secret identity, invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 11K
Sailor Moon (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The story centers around an air-headed crybaby, named Usagi, and her friends Ami, Rei, Makato, and Minako. Using special powers, they can transform into Sailor Solders. They become Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor ...
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: cat, superhero, good versus evil, supernatural ability, love and romance, friends, save the world, monster, friendship, princess, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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