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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: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, sincere, exciting, manga, josei, 2d animation
Audience: date night
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, teenager, adventure, orphan, female protagonist, mother son relationship, love, death, friendship, baby, girl, immortality, fight scenes, hopes, knight, military, warrior, adoption, fear of death, female writer, tragedy, family life, coming of age ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, captivating, manga and emotional films with plots about friendship, teenager, coming of age, family relations, love, youth and romance mostly in Animation, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms: Wolf Children (2012), A Silent Voice (2016), Violet Evergarden (2018), Ride Your Wave (2019), I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, 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, wolf, single mother, parents and children, family relations, school, supernatural, social relations, female werewolf, breast feeding, children ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama
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: sincere, touching, romantic, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bullying, deaf, sign language, friendship, japanese school, high school, redemption, deafness, suicide attempt, coming of age, disability, japanese schoolgirl ...
Place: japan
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85%
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, supernatural, folklore, forest, japanese mythology, little girl, love, coming of age, nature, slice of life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Violet Evergarden (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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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: melancholic, touching, reflective, psychological, serious ...
Plot: female protagonist, love, war, letter, loss of loved one, weapons, travel, post war, romance, slice of life, self fulfillment, first love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Ride Your Wave (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
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, romantic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: love, beach, firefighter, slice of life, tragedy, surfing, fire, romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love and romance, relationships, afterlife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, sincere, disturbing, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragedy, friendship, high school, teenage girl, teenage life, teenage boy, romance, fall in love, hospital, bucket list, family relations, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
Plot: weather, friendship, teenager, love, fall in love, magic, magical power, climate change, magical girl, couples, girl, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: family outing, teen drama
Plot: time travel, body swapping, romance, love, girl, beautiful scenery, school, schoolgirl, boy, destiny, friendship, memory loss ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, atmospheric, colourful, sweet, melancholic ...
Plot: rain, unlikely couple, age difference, teen angst, grownups, shoemaker, shyness, youth, love and romance, overcoming, older woman younger man relationship, chance meeting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, serious, emotional, seinen ...
Plot: friendship, ghost, supernatural, romance, unrequited love, death of friend, haunted by the past, tragedy, teenage life, friends, hopes, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, psychological, sentimental, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, school, mute, healing, love and romance, female protagonist, daydreamer, mother daughter relationship, family relations, parents separation, musical performance, singing
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, childhood, self discovery, loneliness, countryside, dream, teenage life, adolescence, young girl, coming of age, imaginary friend, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
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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, stylized, colourful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, supernatural, parallel world, magic, dragon, fantasy world, ghost, adventure, witch, surrealism, philosophy, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day - The Movie (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
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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, unrequited love, teenage love, romance, youth, haunted by the past, high school life, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: follow your dream, cat, self discovery, imagination, love, school, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, high school life, youth, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, italy, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: adventure, parallel world, dealing with death, radio, grief, supernatural, teenage life, escape attempt, mother daughter relationship, rescue, back from the dead, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, alternate world, tragic love, slice of life, love, fictional war, letter, sensuality, romance, relationships, confronting the past, love affair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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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: touching, sincere, entertaining, enigmatic, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, family relations, house, dog, jealousy, baby, child's point of view, sibling relationship, little boy, grandfather granddaughter relationship, magic, child ...
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Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
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Style: touching, atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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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: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, magic, summer, romance, youth, social relations, impossible love, teenage life, tragic love, unfulfillment, family relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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80%
 8.0
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Wolfwalkers (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, 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: atmospheric, touching, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, wolf, folklore, father daughter relationship, celtic, courage, legends and myths, friend, family relations, peril, rescue, lone wolves ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ireland
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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
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A Whisker Away (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, 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: captivating, unusual plot structure, feel good, visually appealing
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Children of the Sea (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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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, captivating, disturbing, entertaining, seinen
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past ...
Style: touching, feel good, twists and turns, humorous, surreal ...
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Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sentimental, touching, psychological, sincere, melancholic
Plot: girl, bittersweet, family problems, mother daughter estrangement, family relations, teenage girl, parents and children, honest, life is a bitch, understanding, teenager, small town ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sweet, fairy tale, feel good, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, cat, adventure, talking cat, prince, friendship, rescue, magic, human animal relationship, family relations, disorder, mischievous children ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 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, atmospheric, witty, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: christmas, holiday, homeless, baby, adventure, friends, life is a bitch, parents and children, friendship, gay, family relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ 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, stylized ...
Plot: dog, adventure, friendship, friends, family relations, parents and children, wilderness, rescue, coming of age, love, couples, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tibet, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, captivating, sincere, disturbing
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: parallel world, adventure, time travel, disorder, love, mission, alternate reality, rivalry, soldier, destiny, fight scenes, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
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