Movies and TV shows like Bakuman

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Bakuman (2010)
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Bakuman (2010)
Original name: バクマン。
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high school student, content to live out a relatively normal life as any other does, is persuaded by his classmate, Akito Takagi, to become an aspiring mangaka when the latter realizes his natural talent as an artist. However, Moritaka is reluctant to pursue his dream as his uncle, once a mangaka with his own serializations, died from overwork trying to regain his lost status. With Akito's help, Takagi gets another classmate and his school crush, Azuki Miho, who is an aspiring voice actress, to voice in the anime adaptation of their future manga once it is completed. However, Mashiro also proposes to Azuki, who surprisingly accepts only on the condition she will marry him when both of them have achieved their dreams. With a goal set before him, Mashiro begins a long and struggling path to become a famous mangaka. Source: AnimeNewsNetwork
Style: exciting, manga, captivating, light, uplifting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rivalry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, painter, partners, youth, career, couples, heroes, shared dream, artist, voice recording
Time: contemporary
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, captivating, light and entertaining films and TV series with plots about youth, friendship, high school, high school life, school, romance and couples mostly in Animation, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Bakuman: Real Girl (2018), My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013), Golden Time (2013), GTO (1999), Skip Beat! (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Real Girl (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Tsutsui Hikari (a.k.a "Tsuttsun") is a high school student who is content with his virtual life of anime and video games. One day, he gets stuck cleaning the pool with Iroha, a real live girl who is stylish, sassy and known to be easy with ...
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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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 ...
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Golden Time (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Banri Tada is a freshman at a Tokyo law school. After an accident, he suffers severe memory loss. Despite the incident, he befriends fellow freshman, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, which leads him to the beautiful, yet obsessive, Kouko Kaga.
Style: sincere, light, touching, captivating
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: About Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old ex-gangster member and a virgin. He has one ambition that no one ever expected from him. His solely life purpose is to become the greatest high school teacher ever.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Duration: 24 min.
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Story: The girl Kyoko Mogami lives alone in an apartment with her big love the childhood friend Sho Fuwa. He is a big music star and has many fans. One day he breaks up with her telling her she is a plain woman, and the only reason he stayed with her all ...
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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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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 24 min.
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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 ...
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
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Story: With dreams of becoming a composer and someday writing a song for her favorite idol, Haruka enters the Saotome Academy, a prestigious performing arts school. If successful there, she’ll be able to join the Shining Agency after graduation. However, ...
Style: shoujo, captivating, humorous, feel good, light ...
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TV show
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Risa and Otani are always being laughed at as the comedy duo. Risa, a girl, is taller than the average girl, and Otani, a boy, is shorter than the average boy. However, Risa have a feeling for Otani that make him shock.
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TV show
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TV show
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: There are three of the Minami sisters: Haruka, Kana and Chiaki, who have an average life. The girls only have each other to depend on and help each other get through everything from love confessions to cooking.
Style: light, entertaining, semi serious
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Tenjho Tenge (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Bamboo Blade (2007)
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TV show
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A Place Further Than the Universe (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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School Rumble (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: While there is a decided lack of rumble in School Rumble, there’s more hilarious humdingers than any single dinger can hum… Look that one up! And while there is a truck full of pigs, a giraffe, flying saucers and crazy dream sequences, none of ...
Style: humorous, uplifting, romantic, inspirational
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