Movies and TV shows like Waiting in the Summer

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Waiting in the Summer (2012)
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Waiting in the Summer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Kaito Kirishima is testing out his new camera, when something comes crashing from the sky, injuring him. The next morning he wakes up fine though, believing it was a dream, however during the day he experiences flashes from what happened and also vaguely remembers someone grabbing his hand that night. A new girl at his school turns out to be her though he can't quite remember and in a strange twist she ends up living with him for the time being.
Style: semi serious, stylized, emotional, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, young lovers, high school, high school life, friends, social relations, romance, first love, small town, filmmaking, meaningful kiss, fall in love, benign alien, teenage love, true love, alien, boy, girl, teen romance, video camera, home movie, grief, group of friends, film reel, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan

Most similar movies to Waiting in the Summer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films and TV series with plots about youth, teenage life, high school life, high school, love and romance, romance and friendship mostly in Animation, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Waiting in the Summer: Fruits Basket (2001), I Don't Have Many Friends (2011), His and Her Circumstances (1998), Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012), Cross Game (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fruits Basket (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: transformation, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, friendship, youth, friends, high school life, high school hunk, everyday life, loss of parent, loss of family member, creature ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Don't Have Many Friends (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Kodaka Hasegawa has just transferred to St. Chronica's Academy and he's having a hard time making friends. With his naturally blond hair and fierce looking eyes, people constantly mistake him for a delinquent. One day, he runs into his ...
Style: realistic, stylized, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, friendship, club, school, teenage life, social relations, misfit, youth, romance, teenage love, harem, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
His and Her Circumstances (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: In His and Her Circumstances, like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before… him. Souichirou Arima. The instant she ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, talky, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, young lovers, teenage love, friendship, child abuse, bully, slice of life, romance, teenage life, estrangement, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts (often shortened as Suiko), which hosts the strangest, most trouble-making students. After being kicked out of the normal dorm for keeping a stray cat, ...
Style: humorous, touching, light, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, dormitory, friendship, love triangle, high school life, coming of age, social relations, everyday life, school life, love, slice of life, cat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 301
Cross Game (2009)
Genre: Animation, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Kō Kitamura, whose family owns a sporting goods store, has known the Tsukishima girls since he was born. The Tsukishima family runs a batting center and cafe, and they have four daughters. There's Ichiyo, the responsible eldest; Wakaba, ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, coming of age, contests and competitions, school, romance, high school, high school life, teenage life, ambition, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.1
 6K
Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, school, friendship, schoolgirl, love and romance, slice of life, romance, youth, wooing, injustice, high school ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with "chunibyo," a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, supernatural ability, teenage life, school, imaginary, slice of life, youth, supernatural, teenage love, high school life, coming of age, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Paradise Kiss (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Top high-school student seeks some purpose in life. A group of fashion design students ask her to be the front model for their clothing label "Paradise Kiss". Although she finds them weird, she accepts and soon blossoms as a person.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school life, fashion, high school, college, designer, rise to the top, romance, youth, model, social climbing, lifestyle, falling in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
I Like What I Like, So There (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Hashiba has an accident and has lost all of his memories. When Fujimori comes to his school as his new roommate, He tells Hashiba that he is called Ran. He and Hashiba both have a split personality which they developed in their youth.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: memory loss, gays and lesbians, young lovers, high school life, romance, high school, teenage life, love and romance, youth, split personality, gender, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Hachiman Hikigaya is an antisocial high school student with no friends or girlfriend and as a result has a distorted view on life. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: high school, romance, love and romance, friendship, club, society, school, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The World God Only Knows (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Keima is a dating sim champion. Cute girls are rendered powerless by his irresistible game playing techniques. Too bad things aren't that way in the real world. That is, until his tempting game playing causes a real live—and very ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: looking for love, wooing, high school, romance, fall in love, love and romance, youth, supernatural ability, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, high school life, teenage life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Strawberry Panic (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Nagisa Aoi is a new transfer student into one of the three prestigious all-girls Catholic high schools on Astraea Hill: a school called St. Miator (the other two are St. Spica and St. Lelim (known in the anime as Le Rim, for some reason). While ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, love and romance, school, boarding school, youth, romance, gays and lesbians, high school life, friends, social relations ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The series follows Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at Ouran High School, and the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, offbeat, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, rich and poor, gender bending, high school hunk, cross dressing, society, high school life, romance, mistaken identity, youth, twins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Please Teacher! (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: In this sci-fi romantic comedy, An alien is ordered to investigate earth, making sure that it's teachers are doing well, so she becomes a teacher herself. When she shows up, however, she is seen by one of the students, and must keep him quiet. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, high school, benign alien, romance, twins, love affair, teachers and students, culture clash, high school life, love and romance, space and aliens, coma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, haunted by the past, fall in love, social relations, friends, high school life, love triangle, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Those Obnoxious Aliens (1981)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. Earth's champion, randomly selected by the aliens, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school, benign alien, odd couple, contests and competitions, interracial relations, alien encounter, imaginary, space and aliens, youth, disorder, save the world, high school life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 663
Shuffle! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Rin is a seemingly normal young man in school. Orphaned as a young boy he has since lived with his childhood friend Kaede who lost her mother in the same accident that he lost both of his parents. Everything changes one day when a devil princess ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, lovers on the run, school, romance, forbidden love, true love, unfulfilled love, teenage life, love and romance, youth, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 6K
Clannad (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Tomoya Okazaki is a third year high school student resentful of his life. His mother passed away from a car accident when he was younger, causing his father to resort to alcohol and cigarettes. This results in fights between the two until ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, basketball, follow your dream, friendship, high school life, romance, teenage life, coming of age, fall in love, ambition, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 437
To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: To Love-Ru is a Japanese manga series written by Saki Hasemi, and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki, creator of Black Cat. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump between April 24, 2006 and August 31, 2009; 18 ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, romantic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: school, teenage life, benign alien, youth, alien encounter, love and romance, romance, high school, space and aliens, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, harem
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, master and servant, supernatural, life turned upside down, school, imaginary, supernatural romance, youth, teenage life, spirit, parallel world, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bluer Than Indigo (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Kaoru Hanabishi is a college student with a mysterious and painful past, involving his wealthy family whom he walked out on years ago. He encounters a young girl, newly arrived from the countryside, and takes her in to assist her in adjusting to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: love and romance, romance, college life, college, haunted by the past, youth, couples, family relations, love, kindness, surrealism, innocence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 2K
Lucky Star (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan, Germany
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Having fun in school, doing homework together, cooking and eating, playing video games, watching anime. All those little things make up the daily life of the anime-and chocolate-loving-Izumi Konata and her friends. Sometimes relaxing but more than ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, clever, intellectual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, high school life, high school, teenage life, romance, love and romance, youth, friends, mischievous children, teenage love, coming of age, fall in love ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Napoleon Dynamite (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Napoleon Dynamite is an American animated sitcom based on the 2004 cult film of the same name. The series was created by Jared and Jerusha Hess and developed by the Hesses and Mike Scully. The series follows the adventures of Napoleon Dynamite in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: goofy hero, friendship, high school, eccentric family, small town, high school life, small town life, teenage life, misfit, youth, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
Azumanga Daioh (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Azumanga Daioh is a Japanese comedy manga by Kiyohiko Azuma. It was serialized by MediaWorks in the shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh from 1999 to 2002 and collected in four bound volumes. In May 2009, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, biting
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: high school, teachers and students, friendship, coming of age, birthday, lesbian, hardcase students, slice of life, teenage life, youth, friends, misfit ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Clannad: The Motion Picture (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: emotional, serious, sincere, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, high school life, romance, teenage life, terminal illness, coming of age, youth, love and romance, convenience store, apartment, high school student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Honey and Clover: Set 2 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Yuuta Takemoto is a poor college student who lives in a dilapidated apartment building with his two friends, Shinobu Morita and Takumi Mayama. The series chronicles the students' story as they struggle through life and love.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: love triangle, college life, college, romance, coming of age, love and romance, friends, self discovery, friendship, unfulfilled love, student life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 2K
K-On! (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Rock n' Roll may never die, but the Sakuragoaka Girl's High School Light Music Club might not be here to stay unless would-be drummer Ritsu Tainaka can find three more members to replace the graduated seniors. Determined to see that the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, high school, coming of age, band, school, slice of life, high school life, student life, teenage life, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 1K
Air (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey in search of the Winged Maiden who was bound to the sky centuries ago, after hearing an old childhood tale from his mother. As Yukito shows his puppet show to people in an attempt to make some money, he finds himself ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, supernatural, small town, impossible love, parents and children, tragedy, high school life, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Prince of Tennis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Prince of Tennis follows the story of a 12 year old boy Ryoma Echizen who won four consecutive titles in the American Junior Tennis tournaments. He's an amazing tennis player and is considered a prodigy. He moved from America to Japan and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, athlete's life, prodigy, high school, sport, high school life, teenage life, school, youth, power relations, friends, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
My Guardian Characters (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: My Guardian Characters (Shugo Chara) is a magical anime, revolving around "cool and spicy" teen Amu, a feminine but tomboyish schoolgirl, who yearns but appears unable to display her sensitive side. One day, three magical eggs appear in ...
Style: uplifting, semi serious, surreal, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: school, friendship, alienation, popularity, best friends, teenage life, coming of age, imaginary, youth, friends, young heroes, dream come true ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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