Movies and TV shows like Fighting Spirit

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Fighting Spirit (2000)
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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, athlete and trainer, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, rivalry, championship, youth, 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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, exciting and captivating films and TV series with plots about youth, rivalry, high school, high school life, friendship, sport and ambition mostly in Animation, Comedy and Action genres. Some movies like Fighting Spirit: Kuroko's Basketball (2012), Haikyu!! (2014), The Prince of Tennis (2001), Big Windup! (2007), Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple (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: exciting, tense, captivating, uplifting, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, youth, contests and competitions, friendship, sport, lifestyle, rivalry, hopes, ambition, adventure, teenager, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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100%
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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, disturbing, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, sport, rivalry, athlete's life, follow your dream, youth, friends, friendship, sport team, contests and competitions, against the odds, stubbornness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, teenage life, friendship, ambition, prodigy, athlete's life, youth, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, high school, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 209
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, rivalry, prodigy, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, sport team, against the odds, high school, sport, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: inspirational, exciting, entertaining, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: martial arts, athlete and trainer, master warrior, friendship, training, sport, adventure, human spirit, stubbornness, ambition, fistfight, contests and competitions ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 359
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, emotional, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, high school life, friendship, contests and competitions, sport, family relations, rivalry, teenage life, coming of age, friends, hate, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, exciting, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: school, contests and competitions, battles, rivalry, military, ambition, youth, social relations, high school, tank, sport, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, feel good
Plot: baseball, youth, rivalry, society, sport team, feminism, athlete's life, romance, ambition, underdog, sport, high school life ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
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 1K
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: humorous, exciting, serious, toilet humor
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, ambition, adventure, extreme sport, family secret, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, escapades, orphan, skating, streetwise ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 541
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, youth, contests and competitions, sport team, sport, rivalry, high school, social relations, power relations, teachers and students, high school life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, stylized, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fashion, high school, high school life, romance, designer, fall in love, fashion designer, social climbing, rise to the top, youth, lifestyle, fashion model ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 258
Bamboo Blade (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
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 ...
Plot: school, kendo, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, rivalry, instructor, slice of life, teacher student relationship, club, sport, friendship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 807
To Love-Ru (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, school, youth, teenage life, alien encounter, love and romance, romance, high school, harem, space and aliens, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, nightmare comes true, human host, heroes, a vision, demon, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: supernatural ability, high school, master warrior, imaginary, youth, heroes, rescue, rivalry, escapades, master villain, teachers and students, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Katei Kyoshi Hitman Reborn! (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, teenage life, young heroes, disorder, rivalry, life turned upside down, destiny, supernatural, youth, crimes, mafia, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Captain Tsubasa (1983)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 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: exciting, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: soccer, ambition, rivalry, friends, sport team, follow your dream, contests and competitions, leadership, sport, opponent, friendship, athlete's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 437
Turbo FAST (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: After Turbo the Snail's improbable win at the Indianapolis 500, the superfast racer finds his life forever changed after he returns from his victory tour. Namely, Tito, his human companion, has built Starlite City, a massive miniature city with ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: super speed, adventure, friendship, against the odds, car race, sport, chases and races, contests and competitions, ambition, escapades, follow your dream, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 93
Asura Cryin' (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Tomoharu is a normal high school student... except for the fact that he is never alone. Haunted by the ghost of his dead childhood friend, he moves into a new residence at the beginning of the school year. Life turns out to be a little more ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, good versus evil, friends, heroic mission, young heroes, teenage life, high school life, save the world, danger, supernatural, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 309
Samurai Girls (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story takes place in Japan in the early 21st century, in an alternate reality where the Tokugawa Shogunate has remained in power. In this reality, student councils are tasked with oppressing schools. Yagyuu Muneakira is a high school student who ...
Style: ecchi, exciting, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, revolution, escapades, danger, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, friends, battles, adventure, friendship, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 797
Mayo Chiki! (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: When you've got acute gynophobia, even a pretty girl can be like a malady, and as the sparring partner for his family of female wrestlers, Sakamachi Kinjiro has the worst case ever! Just one touch makes his nose bleed, so school's a bloody ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: romance, master and servant, school, power relations, youth, wrestling, butler, social awkwardness, couples, love, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Magical⛦Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is a Japanese anime television series created by Gainax. The supernatural comedy drama is directed by Hiroyuki Yamaga. The series premiered April 4, 2002 on Kids Station. It was licensed in North America by ADV ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, young heroes, friendship, heroic mission, fish out of water, escapades, rivalry, youth, getting home, imaginary, misfit, best friends ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Full Metal Panic! (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Animation
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kaname Chidori’s one of the most popular girls at her high school – unfortunately, it’s her growing popularity off campus she should be worrying about. Unbeknownst to Kaname, terrorists are plotting her abduction, believing she possesses the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious, mecha ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, battles, weapon system, save the world, secret identity, super weapon, romance, high school, fall in love, rescue, androids and robots, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 1K
Skip Beat! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The girl Kyoko Mogami lives alone in an apartment with her big love the childhood friend Sho Fuwa. He is a big music star and has many fans. One day he breaks up with her telling her she is a plain woman, and the only reason he stayed with her all ...
Style: captivating, feel good, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, showbiz, rivalry, teenage love, artists and showbiz, breakup, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, teenage life, betrayal, lifestyle, couple relations ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Foiled by a hero when he’s inches away from conquering the world, the devil finds himself in modern-day Tokyo. With no real-world skills to speak of, the devil is forced to make ends meet flipping burgers at a fast food joint! To stall any further ...
Style: exciting, light, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, demon, workplace, imaginary, rivalry, danger, workplace situations, hopes, fast food, curses spells and rituals, disorder, anti heroes ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 3K
K-On! (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Rock n' Roll may never die, but the Sakuragoaka Girl's High School Light Music Club might not be here to stay unless would-be drummer Ritsu Tainaka can find three more members to replace the graduated seniors. Determined to see that the ...
Style: stylized, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, high school, friendship, music, youth, teenage life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, performance, student life, friends, obstacle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.4
 2K
Initial D (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Takumi Fujiwara is an average 18-year old high school student with an average job as a gas station attendant, and a not-so-average hand in the family business. To help his father's tofu shop, Takumi has been delivering tofu in his father's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car race, car chase, street racing, delivery, chases and races, car, hotshot hero, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, adventure, rivalry ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 8.0
 5K
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, touching, romantic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, school, teenage love, fall in love, maid, unlikely relationship, teenage life, romance, high school, workplace, rich and poor, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Azumanga Daioh (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Azumanga Daioh is a Japanese comedy manga by Kiyohiko Azuma. It was serialized by MediaWorks in the shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh from 1999 to 2002 and collected in four bound volumes. In May 2009, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, suspense, biting
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: high school, friendship, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, shyness, precocious child, coming of age, birthday, slice of life, friends, loud ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Stigma of the Wind (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Four years ago, Kazuma Kannagi was defeated by his cousin Ayano Kannagi for the right to be the successor of Enraiha, a sword passed down in the Kannagi family. His defeat, along with his lack of talent for En-Jutsu, the fire arts, the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, seinen
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: magic, society, rivalry, magical, fire, tribe, heir heiress, heroes, religions or cults, environmentalism, wind, super powers ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%