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The Poem of the Wind and the Trees (Sanctus) (1987)
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The Poem of the Wind and the Trees (Sanctus) (1987)
Original name: 風と木の詩 SANCTUS-聖なるかな-
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the manga classic by Keiko Takemiya.
Style: touching, rough, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, shoujo
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, strong sexual content, youth, friendship, romance, misfit, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, love and romance, student life, manipulations, fall in love, manipulation, young lovers, gender, social misfits, coldhearted, gays and lesbians, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost, gay, sexuality, death ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, humorous and semi serious films with plots about youth, love and romance, romance, friendship, teenage life, friends and high school mostly in Animation, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Poem of the Wind and the Trees (Sanctus): Gakuen Heaven (2006), Ocean Waves (1993), I Like What I Like, So There (2005), Place to Place (2012), Clannad: The Motion Picture (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gakuen Heaven (2006)
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Ocean Waves (1993)
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Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 72 min.
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Place to Place (2012)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Clannad: The Motion Picture (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
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Duration: 24 min.
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Audience: teens
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68%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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50%
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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