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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, historical event, intrigue, murder, explosion, desertion, trap, conspiracy, revenge, magic, children, capital punishment, castle, ninja magic, shuriken, female ninja, battle axe
Place: feudal japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, exciting, stylized and melancholic films with plots about magic, friendship, castle, transformation, mentor, adventure and fantasy world mostly in Animation, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Watari, Ninja Boy: Mirai of the Future (2018), Air: The Motion Picture (2005), Dragon Slayer (1992), The Nutcracker (1995), Beauty and the Beast (1992). 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: boy, girl, backyard, love, child, grandfather granddaughter relationship, garden, time travel, brother sister relationship, children, magic, 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: evil, magic, monster, sword, sword fight, trap, sword and sorcery, blood, destruction, giant monster, danger, fight ...
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85%
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: touching, gloomy, emotional, serious, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: magic, wings, summer, teenage life, small town, impossible love, teenage love, high school life, tragic love, coming of age, haunted by the past, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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75%
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, reincarnation, magic, historical event
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: villain, sorceress, demon, happy ending, magic, decapitation, dragon, execution, murder of brother, feminist, freedom fighter, occupation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, rainbow, miniaturization, gondola, time lapse photography, candy, doubt, eccentricity, head injury, mousetrap, toy comes to life, toy soldier ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: friendship, father daughter relationship, fear, evil plot, magical ring, selflessness, prince, flower, castle, magic spell, beast, garden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, schoolgirl, hiding, photo album, business trip, butterfly, host, veteran, grandmother, schoolgirl uniform, ponytail, falling asleep ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Pokémon the Movie White: Victini and Zekrom (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Kingdom of the People of the Vale once ruled over the land, but now all that remains is the Sword of the Vale. in the city of Eindoak. Ash, Iris, and Cilan arrive in Eindoak during a harvest festival's Pokémon Tournament and meet the ...
Plot: pokemon, festival, battle, flashback, crying, invisibility, secret passage, competition, mayor, disguise, outer space, desert ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: animal, turned to stone, hate, flying, island, house, river, brother sister relationship, magic, storm, magician, amnesia ...
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44%
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, broom, flower, magic, cat, witchcraft, old man, inventor, delivery boy, danger, science teacher, villainess ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, brother sister relationship, sword fight, brother brother relationship, death, rainbow
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Big Fish & Begonia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beyond the human realm, there is a magical race of beings who control the tides and the changing of the seasons. One of these beings, a young girl named Chun, seeks something more—she wants to experience the human world! At sixteen, she finally ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, surreal, enigmatic
Plot: supernatural, friendship, vengeance, society, revenge, violence, redemption, heroes, betrayal, youth, mentor, fantasy world ...
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42%
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: blonde, 2d animation, villain, shot with an arrow, swashbuckler, revenge, murder, duel, bow and arrow, rescue, sword fight, sword
Time: 1400s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: magic, school play, pirate
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41%
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, West Germany, Japan, USA
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, touching, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: stylized, humorous, exciting, futuristic, semi serious ...
Plot: treasure, chase, thief, clock tower, counterfeit money, casino, castle, adventure, samurai, heroes, dishonesty, forgery ...
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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 ...
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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, falling over a cliff, cliff, surrealism, girl, singing, drunkenness, baron, statue, forest, unicorn, kitten ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Onigamiden - Legend of the Millennium Dragon (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, emotional, exciting, epic
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: storm, ocean, sea, underwater scene, legs, injustice, true love, storm at sea, fish, ship, female nudity, prince ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, kids, teens, pre-teens
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Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: stylized, atmospheric, touching, serious, melancholic ...
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, deity, female protagonist, good versus evil
Place: feudal japan, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Three Musketeers  (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A young man proves his worth in order to belong to the French squad of the musketeers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: dragon, good versus evil, knight, time travel, friendship, fish out of water, adventure, master villain, imaginary kingdom, escapades, heroic mission, imaginary ...
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, atmospheric, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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