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Magical Mako (1970)
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Magical Mako (1970)
Original name: 魔法のマコちゃん
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Mahō no Mako-chan is a Japanese anime series by Toei Animation. The story is loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale The Little Mermaid. The series has been dubbed into various languages including French, Spanish, Polish and Italian. It is also often known as Mako the Mermaid, Mako-chan’s Magic, Syrenka Mako and Magical Mako-chan. Mahō no Mako-chan aired in 1970 via Nippon Educational TV, which is now TV Asahi.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: love, magic, sea, mermaid, magical girl, fall in love, surrealism, affection, falling in love

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Most similar movies to Magical Mako

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, humorous, semi serious and exciting films and TV series with plots about magic, romance, fall in love, friendship, supernatural, love and love and romance mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like Magical Mako: Natsuyuki Rendezvous (2012), Ah! My Goddess (2005), Zenki the Demon Prince (1995), Please Save My Earth (1993), Tokyo Mew Mew New (2022). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
3x3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Demon (1995)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Yakumo has trained and searched for 4 years, following Pai's mysterious dissapearance. However, when he finally finds her, not all is well as her memory seems to be gone. They attempt to return her memory by going to the Holy Land, birthplace ...
Plot: magic, magical girl, immortality
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Natsuyuki Rendezvous (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Natsuyuki Rendezvous is a Japanese manga series by Haruka Kawachi which serialized in Shodensha's Feel Young magazine between July 2009 and January 2012. An anime television adaptation by Dogakobo aired in Fuji TV's Noitamina block between ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, captivating, light ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, fall in love, wooing, romance, love triangle, tragedy, store, unfulfillment, love and romance, supernatural ability, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Ah! My Goddess (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Nice Guy Keiichi is doing his best as a poor student at a tech college, but his good nature is taken advantage of relentlessly. One day he is attempting to order a pizza over the phone (being stuck at the dorm to take messages for upperclassmen) and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, seinen
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: supernatural, magic, romance, power of love, supernatural ability, wish come true, supernatural romance, true love, goddess, sister sister relationship, god or devil, beast ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Zenki the Demon Prince (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Zenki is a Japanese manga series written by Kikuhide Tani and illustrated by Yoshihiro Kuroiwa. It was serealized in the Shueisha publication, Monthly Shōnen Jump from 1992 to 1996. Zenki was adapted into a fifty-one episode anime television series ...
Plot: demon, magic
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Please Save My Earth (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: High school student Alice Sakaguchi has been having consistent but strange dreams: she dreams she is an extraterrestrial being living on the moon and monitoring the Earth. These dreams are too strange - and too real - for her to ignore them, and her ...
Style: shoujo
Plot: outer space, youth, moon, night, gay, reincarnation, literature, alien, teenager, surrealism, vengeance, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Tokyo Mew Mew New (2022)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The scientists of the μ(Mew) Project use DNA of endangered species to create a team of heroines imbued with amazing abilities. Armed with the skills of an Iriomote cat, Ichigo must band together with other Mew Mew girls to repel an alien incursion.
Style: shoujo, reboot
Plot: magical girl, magic, romance, supernatural, animals, battles, skill, woman, love, friendship, female protagonist, girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Destiny of the Shrine Maiden (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The highborn Himemiya Chikane is cool and aloof, the perfect young lady of good breeding. Kurusegawa Himeko is devoted to her, and secretly her friend. Their lives are undisturbed in their school, until an ancient evil suddenly rears its head. To ...
Style: exciting, serious, romantic, captivating, mecha ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, love affair, adventure, supernatural, destiny, friendship, youth, rivalry, love triangle, magical girl, high school life, lesbian ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Oh My Goddess! (1993)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
TV show
Story: When college student Keiichi Morisato dials the wrong number while ordering for some food at his dormitory, he accidentally gets connected to the Goddess Hotline and a beautiful goddess named Belldandy appears out of a mirror in front of him. After ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, cult film
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: couple relations, romance, goddess, magic, hopes, destiny, fall in love, opposites attract, youth, rivalry, lifestyle, misfit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Kobato. (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kobato is a girl who came to earth to fulfill her wish, which is to go to a certain place. To fulfill that wish, she has to find a bottle and fill it with scarred hearts. Together with her "teacher", which is a stuffed animal, she search ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, stylized, semi serious, seinen ...
Plot: magic, fall in love, friends, love and romance, friendship, supernatural ability, parallel world, objects come to life, hopes, youth, looking for love, romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Negima!? Magister Negi Magi (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Wizard Negi Springfield may be a boy, but he has a man-sized job to do! Fresh from the Academy of Magic, Negi continues his training as an instructor at Mahora Academy in Japan. But before he can get his Master’s in magic, the 31 schoolgirls of ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, entertaining, ecchi
Plot: school, supernatural, magic, wizards, slice of life, magician, sorority, magical power, teacher, witchcraft, teacher student relationship, harem
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Mermaid Melody: Pichi Pichi Pitch (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: As one of the seven mermaid princesses, Lucia must travel to the human world to protect the mermaid kingdoms.
Style: exciting, enigmatic, light, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: magical girl, princess, female protagonist, supernatural ability, youth, hidden identity, love and romance, teenage girl, teenage life, supernatural, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship between girls ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood - not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the "Cultural Exchange ...
Style: ecchi, entertaining, light, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: sexual humor, intimacy, mermaid, fall in love, monster, sexual fantasy, hugging, sexuality, sensuality, love, male virgin, true love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Iroduku: The World in Colors (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the city of Nagasaki, the story takes place in a world where a miniscule amount of magic remains in everyday life. Hitomi Tsukishiro is a 17-year-old descendant of a witch family who grew up with stale emotions, as she lost her sense of color ...
Style: shoujo, captivating, touching, feel good, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Cardcaptor Sakura (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sakura Kinomoto, an elementary school student who discovers that she possesses magical powers after accidentally freeing a set of magical cards from the book they had been sealed in for years. She is then tasked with retrieving those cards in order ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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3x3 Eyes (1991)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a young man named Yakumo Fuuji, who through a strange series of events becomes the immortal slave of the last of a race of 3 Eyed immortals. The immortal absorbs his soul to save his life, making him immortal in the process. Now, he ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Maison Ikkoku (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Godai is a ronin (someone who has failed university entrance exams) living in a run down apartment house called Maison Ikkoku. Among the other residents are the nosy Ichinose, the sexy Akemi Roppongi, and the mysterious Yotsuya. The others are given ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 296
Tokyo Babylon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
TV show
Story: Subaru Sumeragi, a young Onmyouji sorcerer, investigates a series of unusual murders with the aid of his twin sister and fellow Onmyouji Seishirô.
Plot: magic, police, witchcraft, train, murder, violence, supernatural power, supernatural, twins, twin brother, fraternal twins, brother sister relationship ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Seton Academy: Join the Pack! (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Seton Academy, a school full of animals where, thanks to population decline, there are fewer humans than any other creature. Mazama Jin, an animal hater and the only human male in his class, falls in love with Hino Hitomi, the only female human, the ...
Style: light, touching, humorous, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: anthropomorphism, school, romance, slice of life, love, unlikely friendships, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fantasy world, buddies, teenage life, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Weathering with You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hodaka, a high school boy who moves from his isolated island home to the city of Tokyo, who immediately becomes broke! After finally finding work at a shady occult magazine, the sky rains every day until amidst the hustle and bustle of the big city, ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, feel good, light
Audience: kids
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Domestic Girlfriend (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Natsuo is a high school boy who is experiencing the crushing despair of unrequited love. To make matters worse, the person he is in love with is his teacher, Hina. In an attempt to lift his spirits, he attends a mixer where he meets a girl named ...
Style: touching, sincere, tense, sentimental, hentai ...
Plot: love triangle, youth, half brother half sister relationship, sex, school, couple relations, love, fall in love, teacher student relationship, incest, romance, rivalry ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Mysterious Play (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: A girl named Miaka Yuuki and her friend Yui Hongo are taken into the book called The Universe of the Four Gods. There they battle many hardships including each other in order to become the priestess of Suzaku and Seiryuu and summon them. What they ...
Style: shoujo
Audience: kids
Plot: love, self sacrifice, friendship, schoolgirl, quest, book of magic, alternate reality, deception, teenager, love triangle, murder, assassination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Demon Girl Next Door (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Awakening her dormant abilities as a devil one day, Yuuko Yoshida aka Shadow Mistress Yuuko, is entrusted with the mission to defeat the Light clan's shrine maiden, a magical girl, by her ancestor Lilith. Yuuko meets magical girl Momo Chiyoda ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Reservoir Chronicle: Tsubasa (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Syaoran, a boy who wants to become an archeologist, and Sakura, a princess from the Clow Kingdom, are childhood friends with a close relationship. On a fateful night, Sakura lost all her memories as a result of a conspiracy to obtain her powers. In ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense
Plot: memory loss, magic, young love, wizards, conspiracy, adventure, time travel, romance, escapades, friendship, save the day, alternate reality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Nanoha Takamachi decides to help a young mage named Yūno recover a set of twenty-one artifacts named the "Jewel Seeds".
Style: captivating, exciting
Plot: magical girl, magic, wizards and magicians, magical power, magical, good versus evil, supernatural power, magician, schoolgirl, fight, supernatural ability, showdown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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ItaKiss (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: When her newly-built home is razed to the ground by an earthquake, low-achieving, clumsy, and troublesome third-year high school student Kotoko Aihara is forced to share a roof with the school's—and possibly Japan's—smartest student, ...
Style: shoujo, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, humorous
Plot: romance, high school life, love, family, couples, friendship, society, moving, fall in love, coming of age, school, university ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Maria the Virgin Witch (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Takes place during the Hundred Years War in France. Maria, a powerful young witch who cannot tolerate war, uses her powers to intervene and keep the factions at bay. Assisted by her succubus and incubus familiars, they are mostly successful until ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, captivating, seinen
Plot: witch, magical creature, magician, magic, wizards and magicians, magical girl, showdown, magical power, fight, battles, wizards, magical ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Romeo × Juliet (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: On a tragic night in Neo Verona, the Capulet family is murdered by Montague and the country is seized. The only Capulet survivor is the child Juliet, who is rescued by loyal knights. Fourteen years later, people in Neo Verona live in poverty and ...
Style: serious, touching, romantic, captivating
Plot: romance, forbidden love, rivalry, tragic hero, love and romance, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, tragic love, dictatorship, society, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Video Girl Ai (1992)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: High-school student Yota Moteuchi is so unpopular that his classmates have given him the nickname "Dateless." So it's no surprise when the love of his life, Moemi, is not interested in Yota but instead is in love with Yota's best ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, sexy
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: romance, schoolgirl, fall in love, teenage love, unfulfillment, underdog, buddies, youth, crumbling marriage, love and romance, battle of the sexes, unfulfilled love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ah! My Goddess!: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It has been three spring-times since Belldandy came to Earth to grant Keiichi one wish. Things seem to be fine with them while living in the temple with Belldandy's sisters Urd and Skuld, but little do they know that a fallen god from ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural ability, magic, love and romance, friends, supernatural power, supernatural, fall in love, love, fish out of water, escapades, good versus evil, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%