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Needless (2009)
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Needless (2009)
Original name: NEEDLESS
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Needless is an action comedy science fiction manga and anime series by Kami Imai. Serialized in Shueisha's seinen magazine Ultra Jump beginning in 2004, an anime adaptation by Madhouse began airing on July 2, 2009.
Style: exciting, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: apocalypse, supernatural, danger, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, adventure, heroes, supernatural ability, chaos, future dystopia, supernatural power, friends, superhuman powers, society, escapades, post apocalypse, super strength, priest, post apocalyptic
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, humorous and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about imaginary, danger, escapades, heroes, adventure, rivalry and supernatural mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Needless: Persona 4 The Animation (2011), Guilty Crown (2011), Burst Angel (2004), Desert Punk (2004), Parasite Dolls (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Persona 4 The Animation (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Persona 4: The Animation is a television anime series produced by AIC ASTA and directed by Seiji Kishi, based on the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 video game by Atlus. The story revolves around the protagonist, Yu Narukami, who acquires a mysterious ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, uncover truth, supernatural, riddles and clues, mystery, parallel world, danger, friendship, escapades, teenage life, youth, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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Guilty Crown (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which aired on Fuji TV's noitaminA program block from October 2011. The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high school boy who inadvertently obtains an ability ...
Style: mecha, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, imaginary, heroes, future dystopia, teenage love, chaos, fighting the system, young heroes, youth, terrorism, supernatural ability, super strength ...
Time: future, 2030s, 2020s
Place: japan
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Burst Angel (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Burst Angel is a Japanese animated television series directed by Koichi Ohata, from a screenplay by Fumihiko Shimo. It was produced by the Gonzo animation studio. Burst Angel takes place in the near future, after a rise in criminal activity forced ...
Style: semi serious, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, superhero, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, escapades, fighting crime, rivalry, deadly weapon, chaos, chef ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Desert Punk (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 580 min.
TV show
Story: In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand. Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabozu" makes a living as a bounty hunter. Like a demon of the sand, he seems ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, serious, futuristic
Plot: bounty hunter, desert, mercenary, adventure, future dystopia, imaginary, escapades, danger, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, anti heroes, misfit ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Parasite Dolls (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: Beauty is only skin deep, but when you can’t see beneath the skin, how can you know what you’re really dealing with? In a world where perfect androids called Boomers have infiltrated every aspect of society, it’s the job of Branch to maintain ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Plot: androids and robots, chaos, chaos and mayhem, parallel world, future dystopia, society, imaginary, supernatural, man versus machine, a.i., danger, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
From the New World (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Born into a world 1000 years in our future, Saki and her friends live in utopia. Not only is their idyllic community overflowing with resources, but technology is obsolete, thanks to a magical power that grants the ability to materialize anything. ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
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Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In this sequel to Full Metal Panic! Fumoffu?!, Mithril becomes aware of a secret organization that has technology able to counter the ECS (Electronic Cloaking System) mode. This organization, known as Amalgam, also has "Black ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, danger, heroes, adventure, chaos, teenage life, imaginary, escapades, rivalry, military life, secret movement, young people ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! is an American/Japanese animated television series, and was created by Ciro Nieli, one of the directors of Teen Titans, with animation being done by a Japanese studio known as The Answer Studio. Set mainly on ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: heroes, monkey, superhero, adventure, rivalry, danger, escapades, imaginary, team, good versus evil, tombs and skeletons, teenage life ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: History is coming to an end. When humans came down from the sky they brought with them the Testament, the guide to the path they must follow if they wish to return to the skies again.
Style: serious, humorous, stylized, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, save the world, parallel world, rivalry, imaginary, conquering, battles, escapades, androids and robots, future dystopia, spacecraft, society ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
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Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Wolf's Rain (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 701 min.
TV show
Story: In some distant future, it's common knowledge that all wolves have been extinct for 200 years. However, it seems this is false as wolves have not disappeared but rather have taken human form. Kiba, a lone wolf, wanders into a city, trying to ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, future dystopia, danger, good versus evil, apocalypse, wolf, legends and myths, androids and robots, escapades, supernatural, heroic mission, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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Story: Yozakura Quartet is a Japanese manga created by Suzuhito Yasuda that began publishing by Kodansha in 2006, and was then published in the US by Del Rey in 2008. The series was animated in Japan and aired from October 2 to December 18, 2008; it ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, friendship, heroes, adventure, good versus evil, young heroes, supernatural ability, escapades, teenage life, superhuman powers, danger, supernatural ...
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58%
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Strike Witches (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story takes place in year 1944 and the world lives in fear of unidentified flying objects called neuroi. A young heroine Named Yoshika miyafuji joins the 501st joint wing, known as the strike witches to fight and defeat the neuroi so that way ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, ecchi
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Godannar is an anime series created and directed by Yasuchika Nagaoka. The first season aired in Japan from October 1 to December 24, 2003 on AT-X. A second season later aired from April 5 to June 29, 2004. Both seasons were licensed by ADV Films ...
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, futuristic, stylized
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Thundarr the Barbarian (1980)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Thundarr and his companions Ariel and Ookla wander a devastated future Earth and fight evil wherever they find it.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, futuristic, humorous ...
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Time: future, year 1994
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Prophecy (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a Japanese city haunted by nature spirits and demons, a secret war is raging between the renegade demon Eko and a spectral warrior known as the Karas. Eko has mechanized himself and his followers to defend against the unearthly fury of the Karas; ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 52 min.
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Audience: teens, pre-teens
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Story: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal is a Japanese manga and anime series and the third main spin-off series of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. The manga began serialization in Shueisha's V-Jump magazine from December 2010 and is licensed in North America by Viz Media. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
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Story: Eighteen-year-old Joe Shimamura, a rebellious, spiky-haired half-Japanese youth, wakes up one afternoon to find himself lying on an operating-room table with a strange suit and superhuman abilities such as the ability to move faster than the human ...
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56%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – The Myth of Hades, also known as simply The Lost Canvas, is a manga written and illustrated by Shiori Teshirogi. It is a spin-off based on the manga series Saint Seiya, which was created, written and illustrated by ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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54%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Shirou Emiya lost his parents in a fire when he was young and was later adopted by the sorcerer Kiritsugu Emiya. Shirou is drawn into the Holy Grail War summons a female "Servant" known as Saber to protect him and obtain the Holy Grail.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13 (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Dr. Gero's Androids #13, #14, and #15 are awakened by the laboratory computers and immediately head to the mall where Goku is shopping. After Goku, Trunks, and Vegita defeat #14 and #15, #13 absorbs their inner computers and becomes a super ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, stylized, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
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Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
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Style: offbeat, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Book of Bantorra (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In a world where dead people turn into books and are stored in the Bantorra Library where anyone who reads a book can learn their past. Bantorra Library is maintained by Armed Librarians who wield psychic powers and their enemy is a religious ...
Style: exciting, seinen, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Mr. Money is holding another Tenka'ichi Budokai and Mr. Satan invites everyone in the world to join in. Little does he know that Bojack, an ancient villain who has escaped his prison, is competing. Since Goku is currently dead, it is up to ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, humorous, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: master warrior, superhero, martial arts, martial arts tournament, superhuman powers, contests and competitions, adventure, imaginary, ambition, danger, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dream Eater Merry (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Dream Eater Merry is a Japanese action fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Ushiki Yoshitaka. The series is serialized in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Forward. The manga was adapted into an anime television ...
Style: exciting, humorous, emotional, seinen, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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51%