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Honey and Clover (2005)
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Honey and Clover (2005)
Original name: ハチミツとクローバー
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yuuta Takemoto is a poor college student who lives in a dilapidated apartment building with his two friends, Shinobu Morita and Takumi Mayama. The series chronicles the students' story as they struggle through life and love.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, semi serious, realistic, josei
Plot: friendship, romance, coming of age, slice of life, love triangle, fall in love, youth, struggle, love and romance, self discovery, student life, lifestyle, everyday life, college life, unfulfilled love, unrequited love, graduation, college, friends, designer, performer's life, artist, job seeking, professor, young people ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan

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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 romance, love and romance, youth, high school life, friendship, high school and school mostly in Animation, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Honey and Clover: Maison Ikkoku (1986), ReLIFE (2016), Toradora! (2008), Nana (2006), Say "I love you." (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Maison Ikkoku (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Godai is a ronin (someone who has failed university entrance exams) living in a run down apartment house called Maison Ikkoku. Among the other residents are the nosy Ichinose, the sexy Akemi Roppongi, and the mysterious Yotsuya. The others are given ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: wooing, student life, college, boarding school life, romance, hopes, love and romance, youth, dumped, looking for love, human nature, campus ...
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ReLIFE (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Arata Kaizaki (27) quit the job he landed after graduation in only three months. His life did not go well after that. Now his parents are threatening to stop sending money, and want him to come back to the country. He has no friend or girlfriend to ...
Style: light, humorous, touching, semi serious, romantic ...
Plot: friendship, high school, school life, high school life, life changing, pill, love, experiment, unemployment, pills, coming of age, second chance ...
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Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks ...
Style: shoujo, realistic, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school, love and romance, teenage life, high school life, school, romance, youth, looking for love, wooing, unrequited love ...
Place: japan, asia
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Nana (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Nana is a 2006 anime series based upon the manga of the same name. It centers on two girls with the same name and of the same age, crossing paths and ending up living together in Tokyo.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, josei, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan
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Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: touching, emotional, shoujo, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage love, high school life, friends, fall in love, teenage life, social relations, school, love and romance, haunted by the past, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Since the graduation of the senior members of the club, Takezou ends up being the sole member of the "Koto" (traditional Japanese string instrument) club. Now that the new school year has begun, Takezou will have to seek out new members ...
Style: sincere, humorous, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, competition, school, romance, music, slice of life, training, love and romance, fall in love, high school life, musician, school life ...
Place: japan
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Love Hina (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 544 min.
TV show
Story: Keitaro and his childhood sweetheart make a promise to be accepted at and to meet each other at the prestigous Toudai University before she moved out of his life. About a decade later, Keitaro has become an artist and a daydreamer, having ranked ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, ecchi
Audience: teens, date night
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Place: japan, tokyo, asia, kyoto japan
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Blue Spring Ride (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
TV show
Story: At the end of her first year of high school, Futaba Yoshioka suddenly has a chance encounter with her first love, Kou Tanaka. Three years ago, he transferred schools before she was able to say how she felt about him. After meeting each other again, ...
Style: shoujo, captivating, stylized, romantic, visually appealing
Plot: friendship, school life, school, high school, love triangle, romance, love, unrequited love, everyday life, high school life, slice of life, teenage love ...
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Chobits (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Tokyo is abuzz with persocoms – humanoid computers that are virtually perfect. The socially and technologically inept Hideki is dying to get his hands on one. When he finds Chi abandoned in the trash, she’s cuter than any current model he’s ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sexual, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo
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The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts (often shortened as Suiko), which hosts the strangest, most trouble-making students. After being kicked out of the normal dorm for keeping a stray cat, ...
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Audience: teens
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Place to Place (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Tsumiki Miniwa, a small girl who packs a punch, is in love with her best friend, tall and easygoing Io Otonashi. The only problem is that she can't bring herself to come out and say it. And, despite the fact that he can otherwise read her like ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: youth, couples, young lovers, fall in love, love and romance, romance, friendship, school, disorder, prank, high school life, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Paradise Kiss (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Top high-school student seeks some purpose in life. A group of fashion design students ask her to be the front model for their clothing label "Paradise Kiss". Although she finds them weird, she accepts and soon blossoms as a person.
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Genshiken (2004)
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kids on the Slope is a Japanese manga series by Yuki Kodama. An anime television series adaptation of the same name aired in 2012. It is directed by Shinichirō Watanabe at MAPPA and Tezuka Productions with music provided by acclaimed composer Yoko ...
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Bluer Than Indigo (2002)
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Kaoru Hanabishi is a college student with a mysterious and painful past, involving his wealthy family whom he walked out on years ago. He encounters a young girl, newly arrived from the countryside, and takes her in to assist her in adjusting to ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Boarding School Juliet (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Grigio Academy Boarding School. Students who attend this school in two countries and reside in their own dormitories. Inazuka and Persia are rival dormitory leaders, but in secret they love each other. Now, they have to keep their relationship a ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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52%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Yamada's First Time: B Gata H Kei (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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I Like What I Like, So There (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Hashiba has an accident and has lost all of his memories. When Fujimori comes to his school as his new roommate, He tells Hashiba that he is called Ran. He and Hashiba both have a split personality which they developed in their youth.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, light, psychological ...
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Domestic Girlfriend (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Natsuo is a high school boy who is experiencing the crushing despair of unrequited love. To make matters worse, the person he is in love with is his teacher, Hina. In an attempt to lift his spirits, he attends a mixer where he meets a girl named ...
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Hachiman Hikigaya is an antisocial high school student with no friends or girlfriend and as a result has a distorted view on life. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, melancholic, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen comedy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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47%
His and Her Circumstances (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In His and Her Circumstances, like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before… him. Souichirou Arima. The instant she ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with "chunibyo," a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden ...
Style: exciting, humorous, touching, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Maid Sama! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Misaki Ayuzawa is the first female student council president at a once all-boys school turned co-ed. She rules the school with strict discipline demeanor. But she has a secret—she works at a maid cafe due to her families circumstances. One day the ...
Style: shoujo, romantic, humorous, feel good, touching ...
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Place: japan, asia
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Aishiteruze Baby (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Aishiteruze Baby is a shōjo romance manga by Yoko Maki. It was serialized by Shueisha in Ribon from April 2002 and January 2005 and collected in seven bound volumes. It was adapted as a 26-episode anime television series produced by TMS ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Waiting in the Summer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kaito Kirishima is testing out his new camera, when something comes crashing from the sky, injuring him. The next morning he wakes up fine though, believing it was a dream, however during the day he experiences flashes from what happened and also ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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WORKING!! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a family restaurant in Hokkaido, the northern prefecture of Japan, 16-year-old high school student Sōta Takanashi works part-time along with his strange co-workers: Popura Taneshima, a high school girl who—despite being a year older than ...
Style: seinen, feel good, humorous, light, captivating ...
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