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Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
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Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
Original name: さよならの朝に約束の花をかざろう
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A story of encounters and partings interwoven between people; this is a human drama with feelings that touch one's heart gradually, which everyone has experienced at least once.
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, sincere, exciting, josei, 2d animation
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, female protagonist, orphan, death, love, adventure, mother son relationship, friendship, baby, knight, teenager, warrior, immortality, fear of death, hopes, girl, blood, adoption, blonde girl, female writer, fight scenes, military, tragedy ...

Most similar movies to Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, atmospheric and melancholic films with plots about friendship, family relations, coming of age, youth, love, romance and parents and children mostly in Animation, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms: Wolf Children (2012), Violet Evergarden (2018), A Silent Voice (2016), Your Name. (2016), I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the son and daughter that she had with him. However, their inheritance of their father's traits prove to be a challenge for her.
Style: heartbreaking, atmospheric, sweet, colourful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, childhood, family relations, wolf, parents and children, single mother, human becomes animal, social relations, supernatural, school, love, imaginary ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Violet Evergarden (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The war is over, and Violet Evergarden needs a job. Scarred and emotionless, she takes a job as a letter writer to understand herself and her past.
Style: touching, melancholic, reflective, serious, harsh ...
Plot: love, loss of loved one, female protagonist, war, typewriter, letter, romance, travel, weapons, orphan, self fulfillment, teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
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A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, romantic, biting ...
Plot: sign language, deaf, friendship, bullying, disability, japanese school, high school, redemption, deafness, suicide thoughts, single mother, japanese girl ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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
Plot: spirit, childhood, friendship, little girl, supernatural, forest, folklore, japanese mythology, slice of life, coming of age, adventure, forces of nature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.4
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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: romantic, touching, captivating, surprise ending, sentimental ...
Plot: body swapping, romance, school, time travel, love, girl, race against time, schoolgirl, beautiful scenery, boy, star crossed lovers, supernatural ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: "Living with Dying." ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragedy, high school, friendship, fall in love, teenage girl, romance, teenage boy, teenage life, hospital, fireworks, family relations, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, colourful, romantic, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, chance meeting, shyness, love and romance, teen angst, youth, age difference, grownups, coming of age, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Weathering with You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, China, USA
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: exciting, touching, captivating, feel good, light
Plot: weather, magic, fall in love, magical power, teenager, love, friendship, magical girl, girl, couples, climate change, flood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 8.6
 676K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, imaginary, witch, fantasy world, ghost, adventure, dragon, friendship, rescue, supernatural, human becomes animal, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Air: The Motion Picture (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A long time ago, a winged maiden was held prisoner in a castle - cursed never to experience love, lest she die. Centuries later, in a sleepy coastal town, a young girl relives this agony.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: magic, summer, fall in love, teenage love, imaginary, romance, tragic love, impossible love, social relations, youth, teenage life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ride Your Wave (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become ...
Style: touching, sweet, feel good, light, shoujo
Plot: tragedy, love, surfing, firefighter, romance, beach, fire, slice of life, friendship, afterlife, high school, girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: When Yadomi Jinta was a child, he was a central piece in a group of close friends. In time, however, these childhood friends drifted apart, and when they became high school students, they had long ceased to think of each other as friends. One of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, friendship, unrequited love, death of friend, haunted by the past, friends, teenage life, imaginary, hopes, romance, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Violet Evergarden: The Movie (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The official website of the "Violet Evergarden" animated TV series announced an all-new animated film for the series on Monday that will have a simultaneous worldwide release in January 2020. Plot details are unknown.
Style: touching, serious, melancholic, non-linear
Plot: girlfriend girlfriend relationship, love, alternate world, letter, orphan, romance, mail, female protagonist, sister sister relationship, loss of loved one, slice of life, post war ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day - The Movie (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A year has passed since Menma's ghostly return to the Super Peace Busters. Although the time they spent together during that summer was short, the five members reminisce about what happened as they each write a letter to their lost friend.
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, supernatural, ghost, love triangle, teenage love, coming of age, unrequited love, high school life, teenage life, youth, haunted by the past, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
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Mirai (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The movie follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy's home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back ...
Style: sincere, touching, funny, thought provoking, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, dog, jealousy, magic, boy, baby, family relations, house, brother sister relationship, parents and children, seeing the future, train ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: touching, sincere, romantic, psychological, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: mute, friendship, school, love and romance, healing, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, parents separation, daydreamer, singing, musical performance, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: follow your dream, teenage love, first love, fall in love, self discovery, love, love and romance, cat, teenage life, youth, high school life, imagination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, emperor, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, family relations, youth, japanese woman, adolescence, female protagonist, children, dream ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Children of the Sea (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ruka is a young girl whose parents are separated and whose father works in an aquarium. When two boys, Umi and Sora, who were raised in the sea by dugongs, are brought to the aquarium, Ruka feels drawn to them and begins to realize that she has the ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, entertaining, captivating, seinen
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: supernatural, friendship, sea, adventure, aquarium, fantasy world, female protagonist, youth, family, underwater scene, baby, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers on Asuna, a young girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her late father as a memento. One day while walking home she is attacked by a fearsome monster ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, serious, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Cat Returns (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. The Cat King rewards her good deed with a flurry of presents, including a very shocking ...
Style: feel good, sweet, humorous, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, prince, talking cat, cat, adventure, rescue, human animal relationship, friendship, mischievous children, family relations, disorder, magic ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Clannad (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clannad is set in a high-school located in some Japanese town. Okazaki Tomoya is a third-year student who doesn't take his studies seriously. Always late for class, he's seen as a delinquent by the rest of his classmates who are busy ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, love and romance, teenage life, youth, high school, romance, terminal illness, high school life, love, death of mother, father son relationship, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.3
 3K
Usagi Drop (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: By force of circumstances, a 30-year-old single man with a full-time job suddenly starts raising a 6-year-old girl. While running each other ragged, the two of them gradually grow into a "family".
Style: sincere, touching, light, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: little girl, friendship, adoption, everyday life, parents and children, single father, family, orphan, slice of life, uncle niece relationship, family relations, death of grandfather ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Tibetan Dog (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jiantan is a young boy who has to leave Xi'an after the death of his mother to go deep into the Tibetan prairies to start living with the father he barely remembers. His dad, LaGeBa, is a busy doctor who decided to depart from the city and ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, captivating, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dog, adventure, friendship, friends, coming of age, wilderness, parents and children, family relations, rescue, danger, couples, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Whisker Away (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Miyo "Muge" Sasaki is a peculiar second-year junior high student who has fallen in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Muge resolutely pursues Kento every day, but he takes no notice of her. Nevertheless, while carrying a secret she can ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, feel good, visually appealing
Plot: secret love, transformation, unrequited love, mask, supernatural, school, magic, teenager, animals, love, classmate, love letter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 66 min.
Story: While sorting through a mess of books in the staff room, Ohana happens upon one of Denroku's log books from long ago. Within it, it recounts a story of Ohana's mom when she was the same age as her.
Style: melancholic, sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental
Plot: girl, family relations, family problems, bittersweet, mother daughter estrangement, teenage girl, friendship, small town, mother daughter relationship, honest, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.1
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Wolfwalkers (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In a time of superstition and magic, when wolves are seen as demonic and nature an evil to be tamed, a young apprentice hunter comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack. But when she saves a wild native girl, their friendship leads ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, stylized
Plot: friendship, lone wolves, celtic, father daughter relationship, wolf, folklore, family relations, happy ending, hunter, good versus evil, legends and myths, human animal relationship ...
Time: 1600s, 17th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Angels Sing (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, haunted by the past, family relations, family life, youth, friendship, mysterious character, parents and children, family
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: holiday, christmas, adventure, homeless, friends, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, baby, female impersonator, eccentric family, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, colourful, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, adventure, self discovery, friendship, supernatural ability, young heroes, coming of age, friends, cat, wizards and magicians, talking animals, talking cat ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%