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Cross Game (2009)
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Cross Game (2009)
Original name: クロスゲーム
Genre: Animation, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kō Kitamura, whose family owns a sporting goods store, has known the Tsukishima girls since he was born. The Tsukishima family runs a batting center and cafe, and they have four daughters. There's Ichiyo, the responsible eldest; Wakaba, Kō's cheerful best friend; Aoba, who doesn't get along with Kō; and Momiji, the energetic youngest daughter. During the summer of their fifth grade, Wakaba leaves for camp after making a promise with Kō to go to the summer festival when she gets back. But she dies in an accident while at camp, and Kō goes to the summer festival by himself in mourning. When Kō enters high school, he aspires to lead his baseball team to the Koshien National High Schol Championship as their ace pitcher and make Wakaba's last dream come true.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, high school life, sport, friendship, contests and competitions, teenage life, friends, family relations, coming of age, rivalry, youth, romance, love and romance, ambition, hate, high school, social relations, school
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, touching and realistic films and TV series with plots about youth, high school, high school life, teenage life, romance, friendship and love and romance mostly in Animation, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cross Game: Waiting in the Summer (2012), The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (2012), Hatsukoi Limited. (2009), Ace of Diamond (2013), The Prince of Tennis (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Waiting in the Summer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
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Duration: 24 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Hatsukoi Limited. (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ayumi and her friends are all just entering the eighth grade, as, one by one, they discover that love is infectious and you can catch it from anyone! Now Ayumi's torn between two brothers, Koyoi has an altogether different kind of brother issue ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ace of Diamond (2013)
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Country: Japan
TV show
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, feel good, humorous, touching
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The Prince of Tennis (2001)
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Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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