Movies like The Perfect World of Kai

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The Perfect World of Kai (2007)
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The Perfect World of Kai (2007)
Original name: ピアノの森
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Amamiya Shu transfers to Moriwaki elementary filled with hope and ambition. But it doesn't take long before he gets picked on by the class bullies, and gets involved in a dare to play the mysterious piano in the forest. Igniting his meeting with an equally enigmatic child that goes by the name of Ichinose Kai, who seems to be the only one capable getting sound out of the thought to be broken piano. [from AnimeNewsNetwork]
Style: sincere, disturbing, sentimental, thought provoking, touching, captivating, manga, visually appealing
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: talent, friendship, forest, friendship between boys, children, rivalry, teacher student relationship, piano, friend, grandmother grandson relationship, japanese school, musical instrument, grand piano

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, touching, feel good and sincere films with plots about friendship, friends, love, children, forest, adventure and imaginary mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like The Perfect World of Kai: Mai Mai Miracle (2009), The Anthem of the Heart (2015), The Relative Worlds (2019), Her Blue Sky (2019), Yobi, The Five-Tailed Fox (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mai Mai Miracle (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1955 in western Japan, nine-year-old Shinko knows she comes from a family that dates back to over a thousand years. This long genealogy and stories about it feed her daydreams: she invents an imaginary friendship with a young girl in the Japan of ...
Style: feel good, light, entertaining, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, imaginary character, small town, youth, daydreamer, childhood, legends and myths, grownups, adventure, coming of age, children ...
Place: japan, asia
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The Anthem of the Heart (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship. Will Naruse be able to convey the anthem of her heart?
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, sentimental, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, school, mute, healing, love and romance, female protagonist, daydreamer, mother daughter relationship, musical performance, family relations, parents separation, singing
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41%
To the Forest of Firefly Lights (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: One hot summer day a little girl gets lost in an enchanted forest of the mountain god where spirits reside. A young boy appears before her, but she cannot touch him for fear of making him disappear. And so a wondrous adventure awaits...
Style: exciting, touching, captivating, sincere, art house ...
Plot: spirit, friendship, childhood, forest, supernatural, japanese mythology, folklore, love, little girl, nature, slice of life, adventure ...
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The Relative Worlds (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shin has shut his heart ever since his mother died when he was young. His childhood friend Kotori has been looking after him ever since. Now that they are in the third year of high school, and it seems like they can finally move forward, another ...
Style: tense, disturbing, exciting, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: love, disorder, mission, time travel, adventure, alternate reality, destiny, fight scenes, soldier, rivalry, adaptation, parallel world ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Her Blue Sky (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
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Duration: 106 min.
Story: High school student Aoi lives with her elder sister, Akane, after a tragic accident took their parents away 13 years ago. Because Akane has since been taking care of her single-handedly, Aoi wants to move to Tokyo after her graduation to relieve her ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, enigmatic, surprise ending ...
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74%
Rabbit School: Guardians of the Golden Egg (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Rabbit Max, a juvenile shoplifter, gets trapped in an old-fashioned school. With rabbit girl Emmy, he acquires Easter Rabbits' secret skills, battles a sneaky fox family and learns about friendship.
Style: sweet, captivating, funny, touching, motivational
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: animals, school, friendship, mentor, training, forest, bravery, teacher, holiday, hare, rabbit, fox
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, 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: touching, atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, lyrical ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, princess, parents and children, children, adolescence, self discovery, female protagonist, japanese woman, family relations, dream, childhood ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Story: Since the graduation of the senior members of the club, Takezou ends up being the sole member of the "Koto" (traditional Japanese string instrument) club. Now that the new school year has begun, Takezou will have to seek out new members ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, school, competition, slice of life, romance, music, training, love and romance, friends, school club, fall in love, musician ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers ...
Style: touching, fairy tale, colourful, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, midget, adventure, family, secrets, beautiful scenery, daring rescue, friends, childhood, runaway, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Yobi, The Five-Tailed Fox (2007)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After losing her family to fox hunters, five-tailed Yobi lives in the forest with some shipwrecked aliens, far away from the humans. When one of her alien friends gets captured by a villager, Yobi has no choice but to adventure into the human world ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, sincere, light, 2d animation
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, love, hunter, transformation, fox, adventure, salvation, abduction, escapades, journey, village, girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Your Name. (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, date night, teen drama
Plot: time travel, body swapping, romance, girl, school, beautiful scenery, love, romantic relationship, friendship, boy, destiny, schoolgirl ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Moonbeam Bear and His Friends (2008)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The Moonbear and his friends experience funny and exciting adventures in their forest.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, captivating, 3d animation
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: obsessive quest, fish out of water, friendship, young heroes, heroes, disorder, escapades, youth, getting home, family, hopes, forest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Marona's Fantastic Tale (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marona, an innocent and empathetic little female dog, remembers the life she has shared with different masters, whom she has loved unconditionally.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, sincere, art house
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, exciting, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Stormy Night (2005)
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Style: touching, feel good, colourful, fairy tale, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Gnomes & Trolls: The Secret Chamber (2009)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Style: sincere, thought provoking, feel good, touching, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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