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Waiting in the Summer (2012)
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Waiting in the Summer (2012)
Original name: あの夏で待ってる
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: humorous, stylized, semi serious, sentimental, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, romance, high school life, high school, social relations, young lovers, teenage love, space and aliens, teenage life, youth, true love, benign alien, friends, filmmaking, meaningful kiss, small town, slice of life, love and romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, alien, spacecraft, boy, girl, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Waiting in the Summer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, touching and realistic films and TV series with plots about romance, high school, youth, high school life, love and romance, friendship and teenage life mostly in Animation, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Waiting in the Summer: Please Teacher! (2002), Fruits Basket (2001), My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013), His and Her Circumstances (1998), To Love-Ru (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Please Teacher! (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, alien, love affair, romance, youth, benign alien, teachers and students, culture clash, friendship, husband wife relationship, odd couple, secret marriage ...
Time: 2030s
Place: okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Yamada's First Time: B Gata H Kei (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: OMG! There’s this girl at school, Yamada, who wants to make like a hundred sex friends. She totally thinks she can devirginize one hundred different boys! Can you believe that? That’s like every boy in the school. Who does she think she is? I ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, fall in love, teenage life, loss of virginity, youth, romance, social relations, obsession, high school, nudity (full frontal - brief), wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fruits Basket (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: exciting, touching, feel good, shoujo, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, friends, high school life, youth, transformation, loss of family member, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, everyday life, teenage life, first love ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: touching, realistic, humorous, melancholic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, youth, friendship, society, romance, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, male female relationship, love, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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His and Her Circumstances (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, young lovers, romance, young people, power of love, family problems, against the odds, hopes, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, captivating, ecchi, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, youth, teenage life, school, love and romance, romance, alien encounter, harem, high school, space and aliens, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 214
Place to Place (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Tsumiki Miniwa, a small girl who packs a punch, is in love with her best friend, tall and easygoing Io Otonashi. The only problem is that she can't bring herself to come out and say it. And, despite the fact that he can otherwise read her like ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: youth, couples, young lovers, fall in love, love and romance, romance, friendship, school, disorder, prank, high school life, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.2
 389
Cross Game (2009)
Genre: Animation, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: realistic, humorous, emotional, semi serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, high school life, friendship, contests and competitions, sport, teenage life, family relations, rivalry, coming of age, friends, hate, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, shoujo, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, friends, fall in love, teenage life, social relations, school, haunted by the past, love and romance, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hatsukoi Limited. (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ayumi and her friends are all just entering the eighth grade, as, one by one, they discover that love is infectious and you can catch it from anyone! Now Ayumi's torn between two brothers, Koyoi has an altogether different kind of brother issue ...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, couple relations, love and romance, teenage life, wooing, teenage love, high school life, high school, couples, love triangle, strong female presence, meaningful kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: entertaining, touching, humorous, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, love triangle, teenage love, high school life, friends, everyday life, social relations, dormitory, couples, youth, coming of age, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 4K
ReLIFE (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: touching, light, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, high school, high school life, school life, life changing, unemployment, pills, pill, love, coming of age, starting over, body transformation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Aishiteruze Baby (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Aishiteruze Baby is a shōjo romance manga by Yoko Maki. It was serialized by Shueisha in Ribon from April 2002 and January 2005 and collected in seven bound volumes. It was adapted as a 26-episode anime television series produced by TMS ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, high school life, teenage love, opposites attract, youth, eccentric family, teenage life, social relations, love and romance, family relations, family life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.0
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Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: shoujo, realistic, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school, love and romance, teenage life, high school life, school, romance, wooing, youth, looking for love, slice of life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, humorous, touching, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, school, supernatural ability, social relations, high school life, coming of age, slice of life, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 6K
Maid Sama! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Misaki Ayuzawa is the first female student council president at a once all-boys school turned co-ed. She rules the school with strict discipline demeanor. But she has a secret—she works at a maid cafe due to her families circumstances. One day the ...
Style: shoujo, romantic, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, school, teenage love, maid, high school, fall in love, teenage life, workplace, rich and poor, unlikely relationship, romance, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Okami-san and Her Seven Companions (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ryōko Ōkami is a spunky high school girl who is a member of a "fixer" club called the Otogi High School Bank. She fixes the school's problems with her partner Ringo Akai ("Akazukin-chan").
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, seinen, captivating ...
Plot: romance, high school life, school life, high school, bank, youth, delinquent, mythology, criminal, friendship, school, folklore ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: touching, realistic, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, social misfits, school, harem, social relations, friendship, club, misfit, youth, teenage love, society, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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I Like What I Like, So There (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: humorous, captivating, sentimental, psychological, light ...
Plot: split personality, memory loss, romance, high school life, youth, young lovers, gender, social relations, teenage life, young love, gays and lesbians, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Strawberry Panic! (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: school, romance, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, friends, social relations, gays and lesbians, youth, boarding school, meaningful kiss ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 935
Mayo Chiki! (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: When you've got acute gynophobia, even a pretty girl can be like a malady, and as the sparring partner for his family of female wrestlers, Sakamachi Kinjiro has the worst case ever! Just one touch makes his nose bleed, so school's a bloody ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, touching ...
Plot: romance, master and servant, nudity (full frontal - brief), school, youth, wrestling, social awkwardness, power relations, butler, cross dressing, love, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Tada Never Falls in Love (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Love has never really been a concern for Mitsuyoshi Tada, and as the aspiring photographer enters his second year of high school. However, things just might change after he meets a foreigner named Teresa Wagner. Nevertheless, after she asks him to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, shoujo
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, school, friendship, teenage love, popularity, fall in love, teenage life, workplace, youth, romance, slice of life, student
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Little Busters! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Anime film about a group of friends including a kid whose parents were killed
Style: humorous, captivating, light, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, high school, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, good versus evil, youth, rivalry, couples, friends, young heroes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Paradise Kiss (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: feel good, touching, stylized, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fashion, high school life, high school, romance, designer, fall in love, fashion designer, social climbing, rise to the top, lifestyle, youth, fashion model ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Boarding School Juliet (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: entertaining, sincere, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, rivalry, friendship, romance, school life, teenage love, dormitory, love triangle, high school life, social relations, couples, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
ef - a fairy tale of the two. (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: On Christmas Eve, Hiro Hirono meets a girl named Miyako Miyamura as she chases a purse snatcher. Hiro later finds out that Miyako also goes to the same school as he does and they start hanging out together. This makes Hiro's childhood friend, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, stylized, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, teenage life, teenage love, lovers reunited, love and romance, high school life, fall in love, memory loss, first sex, youth, couple relations, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
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Gakuen Heaven (2006)
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan, Germany
TV show
Story: Gakuen Heaven is a media franchise originating from the PC game Gakuen Heaven: Boy's Love Scramble, originally released by the company SPRAY. The franchise gradually expanded to include more games, drama CDs, manga, and anime.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, ambition, buddies, youth, school, romance, harem, gay athlete, childhood friend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 2K
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 ⇓
31%
The World God Only Knows (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: romance, curses spells and rituals, looking for love, supernatural, teenage life, danger, social relations, youth, wooing, young heroes, couples, demon ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: High school student Chiyo Sakura has a crush on schoolmate Umetarō Nozaki, but when she confesses her love to him, he mistakes her for a fan and gives her an autograph. When she says that she always wants to be with him, he invites her to his house ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, light
Plot: high school, school life, manga, drawing, romance, love and romance, friendship, slice of life, high school life, assistant, school, everyday life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%