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Rolling Penguin Drum (2011)
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Rolling Penguin Drum (2011)
Original name: 輪るピングドラム
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: A terminally ill girl named Himari Takakura is miraculously saved from death by a strange spirit who resides in a penguin-shaped hat. However, in exchange for extending her life, the spirit tasks Himari's brothers, Kanba and Shōma, to seek out an elusive item known as the Penguin Drum with assistance from a trio of strange penguins.
Style: humorous, twists and turns, surreal, captivating, tense, entertaining, exciting, offbeat, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, resurrection, penguins, reincarnation, supernatural, mystery, terminal illness, riddles and clues, family relations, danger, lifesaver, back from the dead, friendship, uncover truth, incest, twins, conspiracy, life is a bitch, farce, diary, dishonesty, siblings relations, terrorism, surrealism, symbolism ...
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, exciting, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about danger, supernatural, friendship, escapades, high school, adventure and heroes mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Rolling Penguin Drum: Persona 4 The Animation (2011), Blood Lad (2013), Beyond the Boundary (2013), Invader! Squid Girl (2010), The Book of Bantorra (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Persona 4 The Animation (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Persona 4: The Animation is a television anime series produced by AIC ASTA and directed by Seiji Kishi, based on the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 video game by Atlus. The story revolves around the protagonist, Yu Narukami, who acquires a mysterious ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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Blood Lad (2013)
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Duration: 24 min.
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Beyond the Boundary (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half Youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Squid Girl has come to the land from the depths of the sea to conquer humanity in revenge for pollution of the ocean. Unfortunately she ruins the first house she uses as an invasion base and has to work to pay for repairs. Of course, she can't ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Book of Bantorra (2009)
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Duration: 24 min.
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Style: exciting, seinen, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: exciting, light, feel good, captivating, humorous
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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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49%
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