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Kuroko's Basketball (2012)
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Kuroko's Basketball (2012)
Original name: 黒子のバスケ
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In the story, Kagami Taiga has just enrolled into Seirin High School when he meets Kuroko Tetsuya of the school's basketball team. Kuroko happens to be the shadowy sixth member of the legendary Generation of Miracles basketball team. Together, Kagami and Kuroko aim to take their team to the inter-high school championship - against Kuroko's former teammates.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, uplifting, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, youth, contests and competitions, friendship, sport, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, rivalry, adventure, teenager, dishonesty, teenagers, flashback
Time: contemporary
Place: japan

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Haikyu!! (2014)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, humorous, exciting
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Ace of Diamond (2013)
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
Story: Eijun Sawamura is a pitcher who joins an elite school with a brilliant catcher named Kazuya Miyuki. Together with the rest of the team, they strive for Japan's storied Koushien championships through hard work and determination.
Style: light, humorous, feel good, touching
Plot: baseball, friendship, high school, teamwork, competition, team, sport
Place: japan
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Yuri!!! on Ice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
Story: Yūri Katsuki carried all of Japan's hopes on his shoulders to win at the Gran Prix Finale ice skating competition, but suffered a crushing defeat. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants ...
Style: exciting, captivating, feel good, light, humorous
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: captivating, light, exciting, humorous, motivational
Audience: teens
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Bamboo Blade (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
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Country: Japan
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Air Gear (2006)
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Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
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29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Country: Japan
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25%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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25%
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