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Watari, Ninja Boy (1966)
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Watari, Ninja Boy (1966)
Original name: Daininjutsu eiga Watari
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In old Japan, the legend of the ninja lives on in Watari, the Ninja Boy, a motion picture like no other. This is the story of a young boy with almost mystical powers. His skills in ninjutsu are beyond the imagination as he infiltrates the rival Iga clan to expose their evil leader.
Plot: ninja, avalanche, tragic love, boy, rebellion, duel, intrigue, murder, explosion, trap, conspiracy, revenge, magic, children, historical event, capital punishment, castle, ninja magic, shuriken, desertion, female ninja, battle axe
Place: feudal japan

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Most similar movies to Watari, Ninja Boy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out light, melancholic, stylized and fairy tale films with plots about magic, friendship, transformation, castle, surrealism, fantasy world and mentor mostly in Animation, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Watari, Ninja Boy: Mirai of the Future (2018), Air: The Motion Picture (2005), Mirai (2018), Beauty and the Beast (1992), The Nutcracker (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mirai of the Future (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy's home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, time travel, children, magic, grandfather granddaughter relationship, child, garden, backyard, girl, love, boy, mother son relationship
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95%
Wrath of the Ninja: The Yotoden Movie (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The year is 1580, and the unholy armies of Lord Nobunaga Oda spread across Japan, murdering all who oppose them. Narrowly escaping the slaughter of her clan, a young ninja steals into the shadows. She is the last of her kind, and the dagger she ...
Plot: explosion, sword and sorcery, sword, sword fight, magic, giant monster, destruction, forest, monster, fight, trap, torso cut in half ...
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83%
Air: The Motion Picture (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A long time ago, a winged maiden was held prisoner in a castle - cursed never to experience love, lest she die. Centuries later, in a sleepy coastal town, a young girl relives this agony.
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, touching, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: wings, summer, magic, impossible love, parents and children, small town, high school life, romance, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Mirai (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The movie follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy's home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back ...
Plot: time travel, crying, love, little boy, horse, horse riding, boy, dog, bathtub, photograph, snowing, train ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Story: The Hakkenden is an OVA series by AIC in two sequences, the second subtitled Shinshō. A TV series sequel, Shin Hakkenden, aired in 1999. The anime is based on the epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden written by Kyokutei Bakin during the latter half ...
Plot: samurai, sword, historical event, reincarnation, magic
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Beauty and the Beast (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A young, beautiful girl awaits the day she will be killed after having asked for a most humble gift.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: castle, kindness, courage, fairy, garden, flower, beast, magic spell, selflessness, magical ring, evil plot, prince ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Nutcracker (1995)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: It is Christmas Eve, and the Stahlbaum family is happily unwrapping their Christmas gifts. After all the merriment, seven-year-old Marie receives a very special gift--a mysterious Nutcracker--from her beloved Godfather Drosselmeier. When the house ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: prince, inventor, search, gratitude, imitation, godfather, miniaturization, time lapse photography, wardrobe, coat, ballroom dancing, mousetrap ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Dragon Slayer (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Faaren is a peaceful and happy realm, ruled by a wise King... until the Demon Lord Ackdam overruns the kingdom with his black legions and terrifying dragon, killing the King and capturing the Queen. But the King's young son, Sirius, is swept ...
Plot: demon, magic, dragon, execution, giant monster, decapitation, explosion, happy ending, sorceress, murder of father, old man, villain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon (1963)
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Susano is the youngest son of Izanagi and Izanami, the heavenly couple that the Earth. Still a young boy, Susano is devastated by the passing away of his mother. Determined to find her despite the reprimands of his father, he embarks on a journey to ...
Plot: dragon, magic, rainbow, brother brother relationship, death, sword fight, brother sister relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and a strange flower. Mary finds herself at Endor College -- a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there ...
Plot: witch, flower, magic, fire, framed photograph, bicycle, deception, girl, dog, teasing, chase, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, semi serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pirate, magic, imaginary kingdom, friendship, steampunk, young heroes, government agent, pendant, army, castle, crystal, adventure ...
Place: mine, wales, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Unico in the Island of Magic (1983)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on "Unico and the Kingdom of the Sun," which was newly written as a theater version, this animated film features a battle between the wizard Kukuruku and Unico. Kukuruku builds a castle using dolls transformed from men as building ...
Plot: friendship, chase, rocking horse, horse, rain, headphones, revenge, toy, girl, fireplace, statue, wind ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ancien and the Magic Tablet (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hirune Hime is set in the Kojima region of Okayama Prefecture in the year 2020, two days after the scheduled Tokyo Olympics. Kokone lives together with her father, who is always working on modifying cars. As she begins to investigate a strange dream ...
Plot: dream, mecha, magic, train, father daughter relationship, police, king, eating, cemetery, grandfather, texting, mini skirt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin III and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of fake money, the so called "Goat Bills", he decides to track down the counterfeiter responsible - and steal any other treasures ...
Style: humorous, stylized, futuristic, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: treasure, castle, counterfeit money, chase, casino, thief, clock tower, adventure, palaces castles and temples, master villain, cons and scams, samurai ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, West Germany, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magic, unicorn, prince, good versus evil, adventure, wizards and magicians, invisibility, dragon, curses spells and rituals, friendship, music, magic show ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Magic Tree House (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Magic Tree House is a 2011 Japanese anime drama film based on the American children fantasy series of the same name. The film is directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori, and the film's screenplay was adapted from the Japanese version of the novel series ...
Plot: school play, magic, pirate
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Fantastic Adventures of Unico (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unico the Unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. Whether it's because of his personality or the powers of his horn, no one knows. However, the gods become jealous of Unico, thinking that only they should be able to decide ...
Plot: ribbon, girl, falling over a cliff, surrealism, horse, friendship, wine, crying, singing, drunkenness, laundry, baron ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Coral Reef Legend: Elfie of the Blue Sea (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In the future, the oceans have risen to flood all the continents due to humanity's negligence of the environment. Only a few bits of land have been spared, and one of those is the city-island where Elfie lives with her grandfather. One day, due ...
Plot: underwater, environmentalism, children, blue hair, anti war, friendship, friend
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, witch, self discovery, wizards and magicians, adventure, cat, young heroes, friendship, friends, broom, coming of age, baking ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Puss in Boots (1969)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: His goal is to help the weak and defenseless, but his saving a mouse makes him the most wanted in all the land. On the run from incessant, dim-witted mice, Perro befriends a young miller's boy, Pierre; together, they decide to seek fame and ...
Plot: mouse, princess, king, surrealism, sword and fantasy, castle, cat, sword and sorcery, cartoon cat, anthropomorphic animal
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Little Mermaid (1975)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, West Germany, Singapore, Netherlands
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The story of a beautiful mermaid who gave up a kingdom for her beloved prince.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: water, witch, castle, fish, underwater scene, ship, sea, ocean, storm, human, prince, princess ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets ...
Style: touching, sentimental, surreal, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: cat, imagination, coming of age, love, follow your dream, education, dream, high school student, writing, violin, book, library ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, japan, tokyo, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, touching, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, princess, bamboo, emperor, parents and children, in the woods, japanese woman, imaginary, youth, family relations, wooing, friendship ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Black Arrow (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 55 min.
Story: One plotting politician, Sir Daniel Brackley, is using the royal unrest to his advantage and unwittingly giving rise to the arrival of a medieval hero, Black Arrow, whose steel cross bow and stout heart are pitted against the kingdom's ...
Plot: shot with an arrow, villain, 2d animation, swashbuckler, rescue, bow and arrow, duel, sword, sword fight, murder, revenge, blonde
Time: 1400s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Onigamiden - Legend of the Millennium Dragon (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A spectacular journey of an unwilling young hero thrust into a mysterious past full of monsters, dragons, and strange hidden powers. Through a series of out of this world battles and adventures, Jun, a shy middle school boy, is transformed into a ...
Style: serious, emotional, epic, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dragon, monk, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, self discovery, heroic mission, heroes, hopes, rivalry, coming of age, save the world, destiny ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Flight of Dragons (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommedon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way. Carolinus then calls for a quest that is to be led by a man named Peter ...
Style: stylized, epic, semi serious, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: dragon, good versus evil, adventure, friendship, time travel, fish out of water, knight, master villain, superhero, rescue, family, save the world ...
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Style: touching, captivating, fairy tale, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, palaces castles and temples, adventure, wizards and magicians, imaginary, love and romance, self discovery, supernatural ability, magical, romance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Triton of the Sea (1979)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: 5,000 years ago, the Triton Family was living peacefully in Atlantis until the Poseidon Family destroyed them all. Triton, of the Triton Family line, embarks on an adventurous life in the sea fighting the Poseidon Family.
Plot: red cape, trident, usurper, mythology, greek mythology, sole survivor, monster, sea monster, sea, dagger, revenge, boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Yuki – The Snow Fairy (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Up in Heaven, Yuki’s grandparents decide that, having turned thirteen years old, she must go down to Earth to a village that is torn by bandits and intervene to save its people. However if she does not succeed within one year she will become as ...
Plot: samurai, japanese soldier, good versus evil, female protagonist, deity
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Patema Inverted (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In an underground world where tunnels extend everywhere, even though they live in dark and confined spaces, people wear protective clothes and lead quiet and enjoyable lives. Patema, a princess in her underground village, loves to explore the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, semi serious, twist ending, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: escapades, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, friendship, runaway, fighting the system, culture clash, post apocalypse, adventure, steampunk, conspiracy, jumping ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%