Movies and TV shows like Gakuen Heaven

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Gakuen Heaven (2006)
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Gakuen Heaven (2006)
Original name: 学園ヘヴン
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, yaoi
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, teenage life, teenage love, friendship, ambition, youth, buddies, school, romance, harem, gay athlete, childhood friend, friends, gender, gays and lesbians, boarding school life, meaningful kiss, school life, high school, slice of life, gay, gay lead character, gay interest, gay kiss
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Gakuen Heaven

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, humorous and semi serious films and TV series with plots about romance, youth, love and romance, high school, teenage life, high school life and school mostly in Animation, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Gakuen Heaven: Say "I love you." (2012), Junjo Romantica (2008), Toradora! (2008), Strawberry Panic (2006), Clannad (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, shoujo ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, fall in love, friends, teenage life, social relations, high school life, love and romance, school, haunted by the past, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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100%
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, stylized, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, supernatural ability, romance, school, imaginary, supernatural, super weapon, coming of age, high school life, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Junjo Romantica (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Junjou Romantica: Pure Romance, stylized as Junjou Romantica ~Pure Romance~, is a yaoi series by Shungiku Nakamura. It focuses on three storylines; the main couple, which comprises the bulk of the books, and two other male couples that provide ...
Style: yaoi, josei, sexy, touching, serious ...
Plot: gay relationship, romance, love and romance, love affair, couples, couple relations, love triangle, gays and lesbians, infidelity, gender, angst, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school, love and romance, school, teenage life, romance, youth, wooing, slice of life, friends, looking for love ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, love and romance, romance, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, social relations, friends, youth, gays and lesbians, boarding school, meaningful kiss ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Clannad (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, fall in love, high school life, friendship, teenage life, wish come true, romance, ambition, dream come true, loner, basketball, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
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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, humorous, romantic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, school, teenage love, fall in love, maid, high school, romance, teenage life, workplace, rich and poor, unlikely relationship, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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, humorous, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, youth, teenage life, school, love and romance, romance, alien encounter, harem, high school, space and aliens, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, stylized, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, teenage life, school, harem, friendship, social relations, club, youth, misfit, teenage love, society, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
My Little Monster (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Mizutani Shizuku finds peace in her studies.  Working hard to stay at the top of the class, alone but focused.  When she is tasked with delivering class materials to Yoshida Haru, her world starts to rapidly expand.  With some new friends and ...
Style: shoujo, light, sincere, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school life, friendship, romance, teenage love, couples, teenage life, youth, wooing, high school, bullying, everyday life, delinquent ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
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: shoujo, romantic, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, supernatural, master and servant, life turned upside down, supernatural romance, magic, youth, imaginary, friendship, school, parallel world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Waiting in the Summer (2012)
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 ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, romance, high school life, high school, social relations, young lovers, teenage love, space and aliens, true love, youth, benign alien, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: youth, couples, love and romance, fall in love, young lovers, romance, friendship, school, disorder, prank, high school, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional
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 ⇓
47%
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (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, friends, dormitory, high school life, everyday life, social relations, couples, youth, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: teens, girls' night, 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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, gender, young lovers, social relations, teenage life, young love, gays and lesbians, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, stylized, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, high school life, teenage life, lovers reunited, teenage love, love and romance, high school, couple relations, youth, follow your dream, diary, first sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, master and servant, nudity (full frontal - brief), school, power relations, wrestling, butler, youth, social awkwardness, cross dressing, love, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Candy Candy (1976)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Candy Candy is a Japanese novel, manga, and anime series. The main character, Candice "Candy" White Ardlay is a blonde girl with freckles, large emerald green eyes and long, curly hair, worn in pigtails with bows. Candy Candy first ...
Style: sweet, romantic, uplifting, touching, sentimental
Plot: friendship, orphan, kindness, loss of loved one, good versus evil, romance, follow your dream, optimism, tragic love, teen romance, goodhearted, first love ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Air (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, seinen
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, romance, teenage love, youth, supernatural ability, reincarnation, impossible love, fall in love, teenage life, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Kids on the Slope (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kids on the Slope is a Japanese manga series by Yuki Kodama. An anime television series adaptation of the same name aired in 2012. It is directed by Shinichirō Watanabe at MAPPA and Tezuka Productions with music provided by acclaimed composer Yoko ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, jazz, friendship, coming of age, free spirited, music band, music, social relations, youth, first love, unrequited love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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mm! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: There are twisted tales and twisted tales, but few are as twisted as poor Sado's, who's just realized that he actually likes being made miserable. Of course, knowing that only makes him more miserable, which in turn... well, you get the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: school, harem, romance, friends, masochist, fall in love, love triangle, friendship, club, couples, best friends, love and romance ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Rumbling Hearts (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: At first, Takayuki Narumi is befriended by Mitsuki Hayase only because Mitsuki's best friend, Haruka Suzumiya has a crush on him; however since then, Takayuki, his pal Shinji Taira, and Mitsuki have grown to be the best of friends. Then one ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, entertaining, disturbing ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, high school, tragedy, teenage love, haunted by the past, grownups, first love, romance, best friends, youth, coma ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mysterious Girlfriend X (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Akira is a normal high school boy, but he nevertheless impulsively licks some drool left by the mysterious transfer student Mikoto. The next day he falls asleep with an inexplicable fever. After five days Mikoto suddenly comes to visit, and makes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage love, youth, fall in love, true love, love and romance, romance, supernatural, high school, addiction, school
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Puberty Syndrome—a rumored, mysterious syndrome that only affects those in their puberty. For example, a bunny girl suddenly appeared in front of Sakuta Azusagawa. The bunny girl's real identity is Mai Sakurajima, a teenage celebrity who is ...
Style: feel good, sweet, twists and turns, colourful, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: school, siblings relations, fall in love, youth, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage life, ambition, romance, family problems, twists & turns, parents and children ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, young lovers, romance, power of love, young people, family problems, against the odds, hopes, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, touching, humorous, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, fall in love, loss of virginity, teenage life, best friends, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, obsession, wooing, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Lucky Star (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Japan, Germany
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: humorous, feel good, light, melancholic, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: school, teenage love, coming of age, high school, youth, romance, high school life, teenage life, fall in love, friendship, love and romance, best friends ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%