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March Comes in Like a Lion (2016)
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March Comes in Like a Lion (2016)
Original name: 3月のライオン
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Rei is a 17-year old professional shōgi player, who lives by himself, not having a real family, and has scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family, which consists of a young woman, Akari, and two young girls, Hinata and Momo, and who also keep a numerous number of cats.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, semi serious, seinen
Plot: slice of life, school life, depression, dysfunctional family, competition, high school life, bullying, tournament, coming of age, everyday life, game, family, sister sister relationship, death of sister, death of parents, loss of parents, pretty legs, slender legs, thin legs, sport, loss of parent, death of parent

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, captivating, entertaining and light films and TV series with plots about slice of life, high school life, friendship, school life, high school, romance and school mostly in Animation, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like March Comes in Like a Lion: One Week Friends (2014), Chihayafuru (2011), ReLIFE (2016), How to Keep a Mummy (2018), Boarding School Juliet (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
One Week Friends (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Story: High school sophomore Yūki Hase noticed that Kaori Fujimiya, his classmate, was always alone. He tried to start a conversation with her but was turned down: "My memories of friendship can last only a week," she said. Despite of knowing ...
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Chihayafuru (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: 6th-year grade-schooler Ayase Chihaya's dream is for her sister to be Japan's top model. However, transfer student Wataya Arata admonishes her that a dream must be about one's own self. Thus, she takes up karuta, a Japanese card game, ...
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ReLIFE (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Arata Kaizaki (27) quit the job he landed after graduation in only three months. His life did not go well after that. Now his parents are threatening to stop sending money, and want him to come back to the country. He has no friend or girlfriend to ...
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How to Keep a Mummy (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Kashiwagi Sora is living a normal high school student life, when his "adventurer" father sends him a mummy from his travels in Egypt! Sora balks at the letter from his crazy dad ("I found a cool mummy, so I decided to leave it with ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school life, high school, supernatural, slice of life, school, mummy, supernatural power, curses spells and rituals, youth, creature ...
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Boarding School Juliet (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Grigio Academy Boarding School. Students who attend this school in two countries and reside in their own dormitories. Inazuka and Persia are rival dormitory leaders, but in secret they love each other. Now, they have to keep their relationship a ...
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Style: humorous, stylized, captivating
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