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Toradora! (2008)
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Toradora! (2008)
Original name: とらドラ!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks the stars are aligned in his favor, he unwittingly crosses the most feared girl in school, Taiga Aisaku, making her onto his arch enemy. To top it off, Taiga has moved in right next door to Ryuji and happens to be Minori’s best friend! Can this school year possibly get any worse?!
Style: shoujo, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous, seinen
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage love, high school, school, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, romance, youth, friends, looking for love, wooing, slice of life, unrequited love, schoolgirl, best friends, injustice, couples, unlikely partners, criminal, grownups, coming of age, farce, childhood sweetheart, father son conflict ...
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, captivating, touching and semi serious films and TV series with plots about high school, romance, high school life, school, friendship, youth and teenage life mostly in Animation, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Toradora!: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (2012), My Little Monster (2012), My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013), Maid Sama! (2010), Say "I love you." (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts (often shortened as Suiko), which hosts the strangest, most trouble-making students. After being kicked out of the normal dorm for keeping a stray cat, ...
Style: touching, humorous, entertaining, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school life, friends, couple relations, friendship, love triangle, high school, teenage life, couples, youth, everyday life, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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100%
My Little Monster (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Mizutani Shizuku finds peace in her studies.  Working hard to stay at the top of the class, alone but focused.  When she is tasked with delivering class materials to Yoshida Haru, her world starts to rapidly expand.  With some new friends and ...
Style: shoujo, light, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, love story, couples, teenage life, school, high school life, friendship, slice of life, couple relations, teenage love, teenage girl, schoolgirl ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with "chunibyo," a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden ...
Style: exciting, touching, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, school, romance, supernatural ability, social relations, high school life, coming of age, slice of life, supernatural, super weapon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: touching, realistic, humorous, melancholic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing
Plot: school, high school, youth, friendship, society, romance, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, male female relationship, teenage girl, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Maid Sama! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Misaki Ayuzawa is the first female student council president at a once all-boys school turned co-ed. She rules the school with strict discipline demeanor. But she has a secret—she works at a maid cafe due to her families circumstances. One day the ...
Style: shoujo, humorous, touching, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: school, high school, love and romance, teenage love, fall in love, maid, teenage life, romance, student, high school life, power relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Yamada's First Time: B Gata H Kei (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: OMG! There’s this girl at school, Yamada, who wants to make like a hundred sex friends. She totally thinks she can devirginize one hundred different boys! Can you believe that? That’s like every boy in the school. Who does she think she is? I ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, loss of virginity, youth, romance, obsession, social relations, teenage life, looking for sex, wooing, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: touching, emotional, shoujo, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kaguya-sama: Love is War (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Considered a genius due to having the highest grades in the country, Miyuki Shirogane leads the prestigious Shuchiin Academy's student council as its president, working alongside the beautiful and wealthy vice president Kaguya Shinomiya. The ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, sweet, light ...
Plot: teenager, high school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romance, mind game, high school life, romantic relationship, love affair, school, couple relations, love, schoolgirl ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who ...
Style: shoujo, exciting, romantic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Boarding School Juliet (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Grigio Academy Boarding School. Students who attend this school in two countries and reside in their own dormitories. Inazuka and Persia are rival dormitory leaders, but in secret they love each other. Now, they have to keep their relationship a ...
Style: entertaining, light, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Place to Place (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Tsumiki Miniwa, a small girl who packs a punch, is in love with her best friend, tall and easygoing Io Otonashi. The only problem is that she can't bring herself to come out and say it. And, despite the fact that he can otherwise read her like ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
Story: As a child, Masamune Makabe once suffered greatly at the hands of a wealthy and beautiful girl named Aki Adagaki, who nicknamed him "Piggy" due to his chubby appearance. Seeking revenge against his tormentor, Masamune works hard to improve ...
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
Story: After losing both parents in a fatal plane crash, teenager Ryuuichi Kashima must adjust to his new life as the guardian of his younger brother Kotarou. Although Ryuuichi is able to maintain a friendly and kindhearted demeanor, Kotarou is a reserved ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Kiss Him, Not Me (2016)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
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Style: thought provoking, sincere, disturbing, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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TV show
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Ao-chan Can't Study! (2019)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 12 min.
TV show
Story: Ao Horie’s father, a popular erotic fiction author, chose Ao’s name because A stands for “apple” and O stands for “orgy”! Desperate to escape her father’s legacy and get into a prestigious university, Ao devotes herself to studying ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Wolf Girl & Black Prince (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
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TV show
Story: Erika Shinohara has taken to lying about her romantic exploits to earn the respect of her new friends. So when they ask for a picture of her "boyfriend," she hastily snaps a photo of a handsome stranger, whom her friends recognize as the ...
Style: shoujo, touching, light, captivating, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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