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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, sport, friendship, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, rivalry, adventure, dishonesty, teenagers, flashback
Time: contemporary
Place: japan

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Free! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto ...
Style: captivating, exciting, motivational, humorous, light
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, sport, contests and competitions, swimming, team, victory, rivalry, academy
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Fighting Spirit (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
Story: Ippo, the son of a fishing boat tour owner, takes up boxing to increase his confidence. Through intense training and willpower Ippo claims the Japanese featherweight title.
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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Air Gear (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, humorous, toilet humor
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Place: japan
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Big Windup! (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Follows Ren Mihashi, who had previously excelled as his middle school baseball team's ace pitcher, due to his grandfather's connections as its manager. As he graduates to high school, whose baseball team his grandfather does not manage, he ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: self discovery, sport team, sport, high school, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, power relations, prodigy, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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Country: Japan
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Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, semi serious, light
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Place: japan
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized
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Duration: 23 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting, absurd
Audience: pre-teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Tsubasa Ozora moves to the town Nankatsu to increase his skills as a soccer player. He is challanged by the Super Goalkeeper Genzo Wakabayashi. He then agree to compete and see who was the best soccer player there.
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Genre: Animation, Romance, Sport
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Duration: 23 min.
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Audience: pre-teens
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Style: not serious, comic, exciting, meditative, captivating
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Country: Japan
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Country: Japan
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Style: exciting, semi serious, twists and turns, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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