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The Future Diary (2011)
 7.6
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The Future Diary (2011)
Original name: 未来日記
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yukiteru Amano (Yuki) is a loner who never really interact with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone with his only companion being an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is not a figment of his imagination but real when Deus makes him a participant in a battle royale with eleven others. Within this "Diary Game", the contestants are given special diaries that can predict the future with each diary having unique features that gives them both advantages and disadvantages.
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful, psychological
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, teenage life, danger, diary, social misfits, battles, loner, imaginary, foreknowledge, misfit, classmate, power struggle, supernatural, obsession, classmates, heir heiress, student, heir, escapades, imaginary character, love, dog, time travel, demon ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to The Future Diary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and stylized films and TV series with plots about danger, escapades, rivalry, heroes, supernatural, imaginary and battles mostly in Animation, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Future Diary: Deadman Wonderland (2011), Death Note (2006), BTOOOM! (2012), Darwin's Game (2020), Eden of the East (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Death is the main attraction in Deadman Wonderland, from the studio that brought you Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy. Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He’s framed for the carnage, ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: prison, young heroes, survival, life turned upside down, uncover truth, contests and competitions, false accusation, future dystopia, frame up, supernatural, confined, society ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 9.0
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Death Note (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, psychological thriller, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: anti hero, mind game, anti heroes, secret identity, intelligence, battle of wits, vigilante, crimes, law enforcement, supernatural ability, artifact, supernatural ...
Place: japan
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56%
 7.1
 4K
BTOOOM! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Btooom!, stylized as BTOOOM!, is a Japanese manga series written by Jun'ya Inoue and serialized in Weekly Comic Bunch and later in Monthly Comic Bunch. An anime adaptation by Madhouse aired in Japan on Tokyo MX and was streamed with English ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: survival, island, memory loss, life turned upside down, uncover truth, danger, heroes, mortal combat, dishonesty, merciless, escapades, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Darwin's Game (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Sudou Kaname, an ordinary high school student, receives an invitation email to try a mysterious app called "Darwin's Game." Kaname, upon launching the app, is drawn into a game where players fight one another using superpowers called ...
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, brutal, enigmatic ...
Plot: game of death, game, killings, mortal combat, danger, survival, team, supernatural ability, showdown, friendship, video game, standoff ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Eden of the East (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Eden of the East is a Japanese anime television series, which premiered on Fuji TV's noitaminA timeslot on April 9, 2009. Created, directed and written by Kenji Kamiyama, it features character designs by Chika Umino and animation production by ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, memory loss, mystery, danger, white house, terrorist plot, murder, college student, socially awkward, amnesia, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, near future
Place: japan, washington d.c., new york
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100%
 7.8
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Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that ...
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, murder, supernatural ability, danger, youth, secret identity, deadly creature, survival, friends, good versus evil, crimes, deadly ...
Place: japan, tokyo, east asia, asia
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27%
 7.3
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Pandora Hearts (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Oz Vessalius, heir to one of the duke houses, has just turned fifteen. His life is rich and carefree, darkened only by the constant absence of his father. At his coming-of-age ceremony, however, everything changes. For no reason that he can discern, ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deal with the devil, escapades, coming of age, prison, danger, save the day, parallel world, chaos, imaginary, mysterious character, deadly, demon ...
Time: victorian era
Place: japan, asia
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100%
 7.1
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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, heroes, imaginary, future dystopia, chaos, teenage love, young heroes, fighting the system, youth, terrorism, supernatural ability, distopia ...
Time: future, 2030s, 2020s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, "Phantom." One day, a Japanese ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, crimes, memory loss, danger, amnesia, teenage life, attempted murder, group of criminals, adventure, assassination attempt, escapades, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, mongolia, america, usa ...
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100%
High School of the Dead (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: When the world is struck by a deadly pandemic that turns humans into zombies, Takashi Komuro and several of his classmates at Fujimi High School try to survive the apocalypse.
Style: ecchi, bleak, exciting, bloody, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, hot and sexy, survival, survivor, apocalypse, plague, zombie apocalypse, supernatural, dark humor, student, end of the world, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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42%
 7.1
 2K
Blood Lad (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Staz is a vampire from the surreal "Demon World", and Fuyumi, an ordinary girl, accidentally wanders into the Demon World through a portal. Subsequently after meeting each other, Fuyumi is killed by a carnivorous plant and turned into a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, surreal, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, ghost, demon, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, danger, battles, king, love and romance, friendship, magic ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Shinichi Izumi is a normal high school boy whose right hand has become infected with an alien parasite that names itself "Migi" ("right"). Migi is the first parasite to develop a symbiotic relationship with its host, as he and ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, fight scenes, violence, parasite, danger, massacre, body horror, murder, rivalry, humanity, survival, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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36%
 7.8
 20K
Akame ga Kill! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Young Tatsumi travels to the capital of the Empire in order to earn money for his starving people and encounters a world of unimaginable depravity, dominated by the ruthless Prime Minister who controls the child Emperor. Tatsumi is recruited by ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural ability, rescue, heroes, adventure, undercover, deadly, heroic mission, assassination, master warrior, supernatural, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Toward the Terra (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the future, mankind's seemingly utopian society is strictly controlled by the government, and anything that threatens to disrupt the status quo is ruthlessly suppressed. When 14 year-old Jomy begins to question the way society is run he ...
Style: futuristic, psychological, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, imaginary, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, escapades, space travel, adulthood, man versus machine, heroes, life is a bitch, youth, mind control ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The world has been reduced to a wasteland, populated by desperate villagers, marauding bandits, and ruthless warriors. One such warrior, Raoh, dares to challenge the Demon King.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: rivalry, adventure, danger, escapades, survival, mysterious character, martial arts, warrior, heroes, rising to stardom, battles, conquering ...
Time: 2000s, future
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35%
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X (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kamui Shirou and Fuuma Monou have been best friends ever since they were kids. Fate, however, separates them when Fuuma's mother died under a mysterious circumstances. Fast forward, 6 years later, a 16 year old Kamui has now returned to Tokyo ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: angel, chosen one, childhood sweetheart, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, save the world, destiny, prophecy, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Linebarrels of Iron (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Linebarrels of Iron is a Japanese manga series created by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi. The series was first serialized in Akita Shoten's monthly shōnen manga magazine, Champion Red, in 2005. It has since been compiled into eleven ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, mecha, entertaining ...
Plot: battles, school, escapades, heroes, rivalry, parallel world, injustice, romance, adventure, good versus evil, piloted giant robot, friendship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.3
 12K
Fate/Zero (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: War of the Holy Grail - Pursuing the power of the "Holy Grail" which grants a miracle, this is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete for it. In that battle whose conclusion was postponed three times, now, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master warrior, adventure, holy grail, epic battle, king arthur, supernatural, mortal combat, ambition, escapades, rivalry, priest, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Dance in the Vampire Bund (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Mina Tepeş, the Princess of the ancient covenant and ruler of all vampires, wants her race to stop hiding from the humans. Using her vast wealth, she has paid off Japan's entire national debt and by doing so, gained the right to create a ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, imaginary, supernatural, society, heroes, samurai, danger, conspiracy, amnesia, tragedy, romance, teenage love ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Aria the Scarlet Ammo (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In response to the worsening crime rate, Japan creates Tokyo Butei High, an elite academy where "Butei" or armed detectives hone their deadly skills in hopes of becoming mercenary-like agents of justice. One particular Butei is Kinji ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, captivating, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, supernatural ability, master warrior, imaginary, rescue, escapades, heroes, rivalry, youth, master villain, teachers and students, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Kurau Phantom Memory (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Kurau Phantom Memory is a 2004 science fiction anime series, produced by Bones and Media Factory, which was broadcast in Japan by the anime television networks Animax and TV Asahi. Set primarily in the year 2110, it explores themes such as ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, serious, adult animation
Plot: superhuman powers, space and aliens, escapades, danger, rivalry, disorder, imaginary, androids and robots, man versus machine, experiment gone awry, martial arts, experiment ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Sho and his friend Tetsurou stumble upon an odd alien artifact while walking through the woods. Then, the alien artifact breaks free of its metallic bonds and enters Sho's body, turning him into the Guyver. With this new power, Sho must do ...
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: young heroes, battles, superhuman powers, one man army, imaginary, supernatural, bio weapon, good versus evil, chaos, androids and robots, failed attempt, forest ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Vampire Knight (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Cross Academy is an elite boarding school with two separate, isolated classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. On the surface, Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu are prefects of the academy, and attempt to keep order between the students as classes ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, rivalry, forbidden love, supernatural, love, school, deadly, supernatural power, imaginary, memory loss, memory, friendship ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shirou Emiya finds himself an unwilling participant in a deadly competition where seven Mages summon heroic spirits as servants to duel each other to the death. They compete for the chance to make a wish from the Holy Grail, which has the power to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holy grail, contests and competitions, mortal combat, young heroes, rivalry, ambition, magic, wizards and magicians, imaginary, danger, supernatural, escapades ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
iDOLM@STER Xenoglossia (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: 107 years ago, the Moon was destroyed in a massive cataclysm that shattered Earth's former satellite into 81 quintillion tons of orbital debris. However, thanks to super-science, the Earth itself was saved and today no one really thinks much ...
Style: mecha, exciting, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: save the planet, danger, heroes, escapades, youth, adventure, piloted giant robot, friendship, battles, rivalry, space and aliens, government agency ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 4K
Basilisk (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession of a scroll. The prize: the annihilation of the other and the staunch ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, tragic love, battles, martial arts, heroes, adventure, danger, romance, love affair, rivalry, escapades, forbidden love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 395
Gilgamesh (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Over a decade ago, a group of scientists carried out experiments at the Tomb of Gilgamesh, the supposed resting place of the demigod subject of an ages-old myth. After the work at the "Heaven's Gate" facility was abruptly halted, a ...
Style: cynical, serious, twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, good versus evil, chaos, who to trust, future dystopia, apocalypse, uninhibited rivalry, mysterious character, escapades, danger, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Chrono Crusade (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Chrono Crusade, in first position known as Chrno Crusade due to a typo in the original logo, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Daisuke Moriyama. It was originally published by Kadokawa Shoten in Comic Dragon, then a special issue ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, tragic ending
Plot: supernatural, exorcist, demon, heroic mission, obsessive quest, imaginary, danger, escapades, clergy, mind control, destiny, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Corpse Princess (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Corpse Princess is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiichi Akahito. Premiering in Monthly Shōnen Gangan on April 12, 2005, the series centers around the "Corpse Princess" Makina Hoshimura, an undead girl who is ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: zombie, track down, adventure, escapades, danger, rivalry, deadly, clergy, supernatural, monk, schoolgirl, murder ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 123
Aquarion Evol (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The protagonists live on a planet called Vega, while most of the antagonists originate from its "sister planet", Altair. The main character, Amata Sora, a young man that has kept his ability to fly a secret since youth, meets a girl named ...
Style: captivating, emotional, twists and turns, touching, mecha ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, save the world, good versus evil, rivalry, teenage love, fall in love, space and aliens, danger, supernatural, heroic mission, friendship, battles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%