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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.
TV show
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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, humorous, exciting and light films and TV series with plots about friendship, youth, rivalry, high school, sport, ambition and adventure mostly in Animation, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Kuroko's Basketball: Haikyu!! (2014), Ace of Diamond (2013), Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (2015), Fighting Spirit (2000), Yuri!!! on Ice (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Haikyu!! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Shōyō Hinata began playing volleyball after seeing the "small giants" who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, volleyball, rivalry, youth, follow your dream, prodigy, friends, friendship, athlete's life, sport team, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Ace of Diamond (2013)
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
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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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Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Yukihira Souma's dream is to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant and surpass his father's culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to ...
Style: captivating, feel good, twists and turns, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
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Fighting Spirit (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, athlete's life, boxing, youth, ambition, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, lifestyle, rivalry, championship, fight back, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Yuri!!! on Ice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
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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, humorous, captivating, light, feel good
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Time: 21st century
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, humorous, exciting, light, motivational
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Shortly after the Inter-High of Kagami and Kuroko's second-year, a street basketball team from the USA called Team Jabberwock came to Japan to play a friendly match against a Japanese college-level street basketball team, Team Strky. Despite ...
Style: light, tense, captivating, uplifting
Plot: basketball, contests and competitions, sport, family relations, lifestyle, hopes, ambition, follow your dream, rivalry, friendship, adventure, final showdown ...
Place: japan
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Prince of Tennis follows the story of a 12 year old boy Ryoma Echizen who won four consecutive titles in the American Junior Tennis tournaments. He's an amazing tennis player and is considered a prodigy. He moved from America to Japan and ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, athlete's life, prodigy, ambition, teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, youth, contests and competitions, sport, high school, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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Duration: 23 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
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Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, sincere, tense ...
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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