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My Hero Academia (2016)
 8.3
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My Hero Academia (2016)
Original name: 僕のヒーローアカデミア
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: humorous, exciting, sincere, comic, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, school, high school, friendship, society, rivalry, super villain, training, heroism, child prodigy, super strength, child, bully, supernatural power, unlikely hero, super powers

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, humorous, semi serious and stylized films and TV series with plots about imaginary, rivalry, heroes, escapades, danger, adventure and superhero mostly in Animation, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like My Hero Academia: Hunter x Hunter (2011), Katei Kyoshi Hitman Reborn! (2006), Fairy Tail (2009), Dragon Ball (1986), Bleach (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Katei Kyoshi Hitman Reborn! (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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Fairy Tail (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Duration: 24 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4K
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good
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 8.9
 73K
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Duration: 24 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 52K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.7
 54K
Dragon Ball Z (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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