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This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (2004)
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This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (2004)
Original name: この醜くも美しい世界
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is an anime television series created by Shouji Saeki and Hiroyuki Yamaga. It was co-produced by the Gainax and Shaft animation studios. The series aired on the Tokyo Broadcasting System from April 1, 2004 to June 16, 2004, totaling 12 episodes. A manga adaptation, illustrated by Ashita Morimi, was serialized in Hakusensha's Young Animal.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: chosen one, fall in love, teenage life, youth, heroes, romance, high school life, in the woods, love and romance, high school, teenager, student, motorcycle, female nudity, high school student, breasts, bare breasts, older actors younger roles, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films and TV series with plots about youth, high school, romance, high school life, love and romance, teenage life and school mostly in Animation, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like This Ugly Yet Beautiful World: Shuffle! (2005), Maburaho (2003), The World God Only Knows (2010), Please Twins! (2003), Aishiteruze Baby (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shuffle! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Rin is a seemingly normal young man in school. Orphaned as a young boy he has since lived with his childhood friend Kaede who lost her mother in the same accident that he lost both of his parents. Everything changes one day when a devil princess ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, atmospheric, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: chosen one, forbidden love, fall in love, teenage life, romance, youth, rivalry, love and romance, school, curses spells and rituals, juvenile delinquency, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, fall in love, teenage life, loss of virginity, youth, romance, social relations, obsession, high school, nudity (full frontal - brief), wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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65%
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Maburaho (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: High school student Kazuki Shikimori comes from a line of powerful magicians with extraordinary DNA and he attends the most prestigious school for wizards in all of Japan. It would seem that life is good for Kazuki. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, ecchi
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teenage love, supernatural ability, chosen one, supernatural, teenage life, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, youth, love triangle, danger, high school, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The World God Only Knows (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Keima is a dating sim champion. Cute girls are rendered powerless by his irresistible game playing techniques. Too bad things aren't that way in the real world. That is, until his tempting game playing causes a real live—and very ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: romance, curses spells and rituals, looking for love, supernatural, teenage life, danger, social relations, youth, wooing, young heroes, couples, demon ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Please Twins! (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Please Twins!, is an anime television series, scripted by Yousuke Kuroda and produced by Bandai Visual, which was later adapted into a light novel and one-volume manga series. It centers on a family of three teenagers in high school all living ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, ecchi
Audience: date night
Plot: twins, high school life, teenage love, romance, youth, family relations, social differences, fall in love, orphan, forbidden love, siblings relations, society ...
Place: okinawa japan
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56%
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, humorous, touching, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, school, supernatural ability, social relations, high school life, coming of age, slice of life, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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55%
Aishiteruze Baby (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Aishiteruze Baby is a shōjo romance manga by Yoko Maki. It was serialized by Shueisha in Ribon from April 2002 and January 2005 and collected in seven bound volumes. It was adapted as a 26-episode anime television series produced by TMS ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, high school life, teenage love, opposites attract, youth, eccentric family, teenage life, social relations, love and romance, family relations, family life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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54%
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To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: To Love-Ru is a Japanese manga series written by Saki Hasemi, and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki, creator of Black Cat. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump between April 24, 2006 and August 31, 2009; 18 ...
Style: exciting, captivating, ecchi, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, youth, teenage life, school, love and romance, romance, alien encounter, harem, high school, space and aliens, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Place: japan, asia
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53%
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To Love-Ru Darkness (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: As close encounters of the twisted kind between the residents of the planet Develuke (represented primarily by the female members of the royal family) and the inhabitants of Earth (represented mainly by one very exhausted Rito Yuki) continue to ...
Style: humorous, captivating, touching, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: fall in love, youth, family relations, high school, human host, uncontrollable, family life, love, falling, alien, supernatural, school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Hatsukoi Limited. (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ayumi and her friends are all just entering the eighth grade, as, one by one, they discover that love is infectious and you can catch it from anyone! Now Ayumi's torn between two brothers, Koyoi has an altogether different kind of brother issue ...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, couple relations, love and romance, teenage life, wooing, teenage love, high school life, high school, couples, love triangle, strong female presence, meaningful kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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 ...
Plot: youth, couples, young lovers, fall in love, love and romance, romance, friendship, school, disorder, prank, high school life, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Mysterious Girlfriend X (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Akira is a normal high school boy, but he nevertheless impulsively licks some drool left by the mysterious transfer student Mikoto. The next day he falls asleep with an inexplicable fever. After five days Mikoto suddenly comes to visit, and makes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, touching ...
Plot: teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, true love, fall in love, supernatural, high school, addiction, school
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Junichi Nagase was a real delinquent in middle school, one nasty enough that he earned the nickame "Geno Killer," and it's by this less than flattering epithet that Yuuhi Katagiri first comes to know him when he rescues her from two ...
Style: light, feel good, captivating, humorous, entertaining ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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Style: feel good, touching, stylized, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fashion, high school life, high school, romance, designer, fall in love, fashion designer, social climbing, rise to the top, lifestyle, youth, fashion model ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Kodaka Hasegawa has just transferred to St. Chronica's Academy and he's having a hard time making friends. With his naturally blond hair and fierce looking eyes, people constantly mistake him for a delinquent. One day, he runs into his ...
Style: touching, realistic, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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Waiting in the Summer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Kaito Kirishima is testing out his new camera, when something comes crashing from the sky, injuring him. The next morning he wakes up fine though, believing it was a dream, however during the day he experiences flashes from what happened and also ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Tada Never Falls in Love (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Love has never really been a concern for Mitsuyoshi Tada, and as the aspiring photographer enters his second year of high school. However, things just might change after he meets a foreigner named Teresa Wagner. Nevertheless, after she asks him to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, shoujo
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, school, friendship, teenage love, popularity, fall in love, teenage life, workplace, youth, romance, slice of life, student
Place: japan
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Maria Holic (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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Story: Maria†Holic is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Minari Endō, the author of Dazzle. The manga was first serialized in the Japanese seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive on June 27, 2006, and is published by Media Factory. The ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, emotional, entertaining ...
Plot: looking for love, romance, high school life, gender bending, nothing goes right, youth, gender, disorder, high school, twins, maid, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Okami-san and Her Seven Companions (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ryōko Ōkami is a spunky high school girl who is a member of a "fixer" club called the Otogi High School Bank. She fixes the school's problems with her partner Ringo Akai ("Akazukin-chan").
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, seinen, captivating ...
Plot: romance, high school life, school life, high school, bank, youth, delinquent, mythology, criminal, friendship, school, folklore ...
Place: japan
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Super GALS! (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Story: Sporting designer clothes, make-up, and nails, Ran Kotobuki is the very picture of a trendy, young Shibuya girl, but don't let that fool you. This girl comes from a family of cops, and she’s ready to lay you out flat if you even think about ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, light, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, shoujo, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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46%
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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, romantic, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: entertaining, touching, humorous, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kämpfer (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kämpfer is a Japanese light novel series by Toshihiko Tsukiji, with illustrations by Senmu. The series contains 15 volumes published by Media Factory under their MF Bunko J imprint between November 2006 and March 2010. The main series covers 12 ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Monogatari (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Monogatari Series revolves around on Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student who survived a vampire attack, and finds himself helping some girls involved with all kinds of apparitions, deities, ghosts, mythological beasts, and spirits.
Style: humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
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45%
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Advanced placement into a school of higher grade proof-reading is determined by the results of the Promotion Test strictly for class type. Ranging from A class with the best facilities anyone can offer all the way down to F Class which is composed ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, seinen, light, captivating ...
Plot: high school life, school life, love triangle, teachers and students, school, high school, romance, youth, society, magic, individuality, supernatural ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Strawberry Panic! (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Nagisa Aoi is a new transfer student into one of the three prestigious all-girls Catholic high schools on Astraea Hill: a school called St. Miator (the other two are St. Spica and St. Lelim (known in the anime as Le Rim, for some reason). While ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Masamune-kun's Revenge (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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 ...
Style: captivating, light, exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Heaven and Earth (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Tenjho Tenge, also written as Tenjo Tenge, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Oh! great. The story primarily focuses on the members of the Juken Club and their opposition, the Executive Council, which is the ruling student body of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, ecchi
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Little Busters! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Anime film about a group of friends including a kid whose parents were killed
Style: humorous, captivating, light, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, high school, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, good versus evil, youth, rivalry, couples, friends, young heroes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%