Movies and TV shows like Fighting Spirit

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Fighting Spirit (2000)
 8.7
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Fighting Spirit (2000)
Original name: はじめの一歩
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Ippo, the son of a fishing boat tour owner, takes up boxing to increase his confidence. Through intense training and willpower Ippo claims the Japanese featherweight title.
Style: captivating, realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxing, athlete's life, youth, athlete and trainer, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, rivalry, championship, fight back, rise to the top, tournament, stadium, rags to riches, teenage life, misfit, high school life, social misfits, high school, coming of age, power relations, social relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Fighting Spirit

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, humorous, exciting and semi serious films and TV series with plots about youth, rivalry, friendship, sport, ambition, high school and high school life mostly in Animation, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Fighting Spirit: Kuroko's Basketball (2012), Haikyu!! (2014), The Prince of Tennis (2001), Big Windup! (2007), Air Gear (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kuroko's Basketball (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, ...
Style: captivating, exciting, uplifting, tense, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, youth, contests and competitions, friendship, sport, rivalry, hopes, lifestyle, ambition, teenager, adventure, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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Haikyu!! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shōyō Hinata began playing volleyball after seeing the "small giants" who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, disturbing, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, volleyball, rivalry, youth, friends, friendship, prodigy, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions, against the odds, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Prince of Tennis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Prince of Tennis follows the story of a 12 year old boy Ryoma Echizen who won four consecutive titles in the American Junior Tennis tournaments. He's an amazing tennis player and is considered a prodigy. He moved from America to Japan and ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, prodigy, contests and competitions, teenage life, friendship, ambition, athlete's life, youth, lifestyle, sport, high school, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Kenichi is always getting picked on and needs motivation if he hopes to graduate, Miu’s the perfect motivation.
Style: captivating, exciting, entertaining, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: motivation, martial arts, master warrior, athlete and trainer, adventure, sport, training, friendship, fight scenes, follow your dream, fistfight, human spirit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Big Windup! (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: baseball team, baseball, prodigy, ambition, rivalry, youth, sport, against the odds, high school, self discovery, lifestyle, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Air Gear (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Air Gear is a shōnen manga written and illustrated by Ito "Oh Great" Ōgure. Air Gear revolves around the life of Itsuki Minami "Ikki or Crow", also known as "Baby Face", "Lil Crow", and his friends. The ...
Style: exciting, serious, humorous, ecchi
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, adventure, ambition, extreme sport, family secret, contests and competitions, escapades, rivalry, youth, orphan, skating, high school life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Cross Game (2009)
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, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, emotional, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, high school life, friendship, contests and competitions, sport, teenage life, family relations, rivalry, coming of age, friends, hate, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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
Plot: fashion, high school, high school life, romance, designer, fashion designer, fall in love, social climbing, rise to the top, youth, lifestyle, fashion model ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Eyeshield 21 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Eyeshield 21 is a Japanese manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Yusuke Murata. The series tells the story of Sena Kobayakawa, a introverted boy who joins an American football club as a secretary, but after being coerced by ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, sport team, rivalry, youth, high school, social relations, teachers and students, power relations, high school life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Girls und Panzer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In this world, Sensha-do (戦車道), the art of tank-combat, is a traditional Japanese martial art for girls. Miho, a girl who just transferred into the Ōrai Girls' Academy in Ibaraki Prefecture, has been ordered by the academy's student ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, light, offbeat ...
Plot: school, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, battles, military, youth, social relations, high school, tank, friendship, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Taisho Baseball Girls (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: When a local player arrogantly states that girls should become housewives instead of going to school, teenage firebrands Koume and Akiko respond by forming their own baseball team. It's shocking. It's scandalous. And yet, in a nation in ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: baseball, rivalry, society, youth, feminism, sport team, ambition, underdog, athlete's life, romance, high school life, sport ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The Hanzo Academy is a prestigious prep school with a secret known only to a select few. Behind its walls is a training course for shinobi; trained spies and assassins that centuries ago had served the shoguns for their political and military needs. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, ecchi ...
Plot: rivalry, good versus evil, imaginary, best friends, escapades, contests and competitions, friendship, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, ninja, secret mission, female ninja ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Inazuma Eleven (2008)
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Endou Mamoru is a cheerful goalkeeper in Raimon Jr High, with six other players in the team. But there was a day when the team was almost lead to disbandment by Natsumi unless they are to win the match against the Teikoku Gakuen, currently the best ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Bamboo Blade (2007)
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Story: A school kendo club is in need of talent and participation when the petite and talented Tamaki is drafted. With her understated sense of justice and ample strength, Tamaki becomes an inspiration for her team-mates, school and even the deadbeat ...
Style: feel good, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Yoigoshi Tatsuya was a star soccer player known as "Yoigoshi the Unstoppable," but when he entered high school, he severed all involvement with sports. Now, he has been invited to a certain sports team. In these matches, victory is ...
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41%
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
Plot: supernatural, parallel world, imaginary, youth, high school life, life turned upside down, a vision, nightmare comes true, heroes, human host, demon, good versus evil ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Kämpfer (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kämpfer is a Japanese light novel series by Toshihiko Tsukiji, with illustrations by Senmu. The series contains 15 volumes published by Media Factory under their MF Bunko J imprint between November 2006 and March 2010. The main series covers 12 ...
Style: humorous, exciting, ecchi, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, gender bending, fight for supremacy, switching roles, escapades, one on one, youth, disorder, romance, friendship, love, school ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Yowamushi Pedal (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Sakamichi Onada is a wimpy high school freshman who loves anime. He initially wants to enter the anime club, but winds up joining the cycling club after meeting two classmates who are already famous cyclists. He undertakes the grueling training to ...
Style: exciting, inspirational, light, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
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Place: japan
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Shaman King (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The Shaman King is the one who can contact the king of spirits and reshape the world. Every 500 years, shamans, who can commune between the worlds of the living and dead, compete in the Shaman Fight to become the next Shaman King. Among those ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
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Place: japan
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37%
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REBORN! (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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Story: Hitman Reborn is the story of Tsunayoshi Sawada, a spineless teenager nicknamed 'No Good Tsuna.' One day a baby hitman shows up & tells Tsuna that he's to become the new boss of a powerful international mafia family. Over time he ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: young heroes, hitman, teenage life, rivalry, disorder, life turned upside down, destiny, youth, crimes, supernatural, mafia, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genshiken (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Sasahara Kanji is a college freshman who decides to join a student society to share his hidden thoughts on manga, anime and gaming. As he participates in club activities such as visiting dojin shops and anime festivals he opens his mind and resolves ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, first love, social misfits, loser, youth, lifestyle, fall in love, college life, friendship, everyday life, anti conformity, fan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Tiger Mask W (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Two young wrestlers face each other in a recently revived underground wrestling organization, the Tiger's Lair, which destroyed the wrestling dojo they grew up in. One took over the training facilities of Naoto Date at the foot of Mount Fuji, ...
Style: intense, uplifting, captivating, exciting, inspirational
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: To Love-Ru is a Japanese manga series written by Saki Hasemi, and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki, creator of Black Cat. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump between April 24, 2006 and August 31, 2009; 18 ...
Style: exciting, captivating, ecchi, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Hip Whip Girl: Keijo!!!!!! (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Kaminashi Nozomi (17) is an exceptional gymnast. So much so that colleges with some of the best gymnastic programs are trying to recruit her. Unfortunately for them, she has other plans. Due to her family being extremely poor, money is everything to ...
Style: light, humorous, captivating, feel good, ecchi
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Captain Tsubasa (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The passionate story of an elementary school student whose thoughts and dreams revolve almost entirely around the love of soccer. 11-year-old Tsubasa Oozora started playing football at a very young age, and while it was mostly just a recreational ...
Style: exciting, captivating, inspirational, disturbing
Plot: soccer, competition, tournament, coming of age, football team, team, teenager, sport, football, school, follow your dream, professional sports ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Little Busters! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Anime film about a group of friends including a kid whose parents were killed
Style: humorous, captivating, light, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, high school, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, good versus evil, youth, rivalry, couples, friends, love and romance, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Captain Tsubasa (1983)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tsubasa Ozora moves to the town Nankatsu to increase his skills as a soccer player. He is challanged by the Super Goalkeeper Genzo Wakabayashi. He then agree to compete and see who was the best soccer player there.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Run with the Wind (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kakeru, a former elite runner at high school, is chased for stealing food. He is saved by a Kansei University student Haiji, who is also a runner. Haiji persuades Kakeru to live in the old apartment "Chikuseisou" where he plans to team up ...
Style: captivating, seinen
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Madoka is the lone member of her school's Jersey Club. She is one day recruited by a mysterious girl named Lan to pilot the robot "Vox" and protect her city from space invaders. They are joined by a third girl, Muginami, who has a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, futuristic, captivating, entertaining ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%