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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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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
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Duration: 24 min.
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Style: captivating, exciting, motivational, humorous, light
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, swimming, victory, team, academy
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Yuri!!! on Ice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
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Fighting Spirit (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: boxing, sport, coming of age, follow your dream, power relations, fight back, social misfits, athlete's life, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: contests and competitions, sport, hopes, friends, high school, lifestyle, against the odds, high school life, sport team, prodigy, power relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
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Duration: 25 min.
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Duration: 25 min.
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Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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Style: captivating, uplifting, exciting, semi serious, light
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
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Kirby Buckets (2014)
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Duration: 23 min.
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56%
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Sport
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Duration: 24 min.
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Country: Japan
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32%
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31%
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Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
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