Movies and TV shows like Stray God

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Stray God (2014)
 7.9
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Stray God (2014)
Original name: ノラガミ
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The world consists of two parts: the near shore and far shore. The near shore is the place where people reside, while the far shore is the place for deities and ayakashi, which are emotional fragments that can posses humans and cause trouble. So it is a deity's responsibility to remove those ayakashi from the near shore with the help of weapons called Shinki, made from the spirits of dead people. Yato is a minor deity of war without shrine. Together with his Shinki, Tomone, he runs a Delivery Wish Granting Service, granting wishes for only 5 yen. After his Shinki leaves him on less than agreeable terms, he decides to run simple errands that do not involve ayakashi-related matters. While on a mission to find a lost kitten, he is nearly hit by a bus, but saved by a girl named Iki Hiyori. Hiyori dies for a moment, but then comes back to life. This, however, causes Hiyori's soul to become unstable, leaving her body frequently. So by offering 5 yen, she asks Yato to fix her body... but Yato cannot help without a Shinki, so Hiyori accompanies him on his journey to find one, in the hopes of becoming normal again. But behind Yato's kind-hearted face lies a twisted past...
Style: captivating, exciting, offbeat, suspense, semi serious, tense, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, deity, ghost, friendship, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, sword fight, supernatural romance, high school, magical sword, monster, god, goddess, exorcist, spirit, hopes, tragedy, conspiracy, urban fantasy, betrayal, crimes, super strength, fencing, blackmail, angst ...
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, captivating, humorous and stylized films and TV series with plots about friendship, supernatural, danger, rivalry, magic, youth and adventure mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Stray God: Blue Exorcist (2011), Kamisama Kiss (2012), Beyond the Boundary (2013), Blood Lad (2013), Bleach (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blue Exorcist (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
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Beyond the Boundary (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 24 min.
Story: The show revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a good-hearted 15-year-old high school student who carries the undesired ability to see spirits. Others in his family (two sisters and his father) carry this ability to some extent as well. One evening, he ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Asterisk War (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 23 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Duration: 24 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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60%
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20%
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Style: touching, romantic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
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 8.6
 621K
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, friendship, unrequited love, death of friend, haunted by the past, teenage life, friends, hopes, imaginary, tragedy, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 5K
Dororo (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son's organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones ...
Style: captivating, exciting, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, demon, curse, supernatural, violence, ronin, friendship, adventure, danger, losing-it hero, uncover truth, swordsman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Hero Academia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: People are not born equal, a realization that 4-year-old Midoriya Izuku faced when bullied by his classmates who had unique special powers. Izuku was one of the rare cases where he was born with absolutely no unique powers. This did not stop Izuku ...
Style: exciting, comic, sincere, entertaining, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: super strength, superhero, friendship, training, school, heroism, high school, super villain, rivalry, teamwork, supernatural power, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
No Game, No Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Ancient Magus' Bride (2017)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Chise Hatori, 15 years old. Lost, without hope, and without family, she is bought for money – not by another person, but by a non-human sorcerer named Elias. Though she hesitates, she begins life anew as his apprentice and future wife.
Style: romantic, enigmatic, exciting, captivating, stylized
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, fairy tale, enigmatic, shoujo
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⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.0
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Hinamatsuri (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: One night, a strange object falls on the head of Nitta, a member of the yakuza. Inside the box is a strange young girl named Hina. She has tremendous supernatural powers, and Nitta finds himself reluctantly taking her in. Her powers can come in ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: yakuza, supernatural, mafia, high school, alien, friendship, family, adventure, family relations, danger, escapades, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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