Movies and TV shows like Date a Live

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Date a Live (2013)
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Date a Live (2013)
Original name: デート・ア・ライブ
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Thirty years ago a strange phenomenon called a "spacequake" devastated the center of Eurasia, claiming the lives of at least 150 million people. Since then, smaller spacequakes plague the world on an irregular basis. Shido Itsuka, a seemingly ordinary high schooler comes across a mysterious girl at the ground zero of a spacequake and learns she is one of the "Spirits" who are the real cause of the spacequakes that occur when they manifest themselves in the world. He is recruited to make use of his mysterious ability to seal the Spirits' powers thus stopping them from being a threat to mankind. However, there is a catch: to seal a Spirit's power, he must make her fall in love with him and kiss him.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, offbeat, humorous, romantic, futuristic
Plot: heroic mission, fall in love, young heroes, imaginary, ghost, danger, save the world, supernatural romance, another dimension, fight, supernatural, battles, supernatural ability, love and romance, good versus evil, supernatural power, protector, showdown, strong female presence
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Date a Live

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, humorous and semi serious films and TV series with plots about danger, imaginary, escapades, heroes, supernatural, adventure and young heroes mostly in Animation, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like Date a Live: High School DxD (2012), Is This a Zombie? (2011), Infinite Stratos (2011), The World God Only Knows (2010), The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
High School DxD (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The story follows Issei Hyōdō, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day forward, he serves as an underling of Riasu, a high-level ...
Style: ecchi, exciting, captivating, stylized, hentai ...
Plot: harem, high school, romance, demon, erotica, supernatural, magic, curses spells and rituals, angel, dragon, god, danger ...
Place: japan
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Date A Live Movie: Mayuri Judgment (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The movie adaptation announced at the end of the final episode of Date A Live II.
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: heroic mission, friendship, hopes, danger, supernatural, another dimension, supernatural romance, harem, young heroes, ghost, youth, save the world ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Is This a Zombie? (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Some guys have no luck; he’s got no pulse. That’s life for poor unfortunate, undead Ayumu. First, he was murdered by a serial killer. Total bummer. Then he was resurrected as a zombie by a cute little Necromancer. That seemed pretty cool until ...
Style: ecchi, humorous, exciting, parody, light ...
Plot: harem, zombie, vampire, supernatural, magic, serial killer, rivalry, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, danger, imaginary, heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Infinite Stratos (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the near future, a Japanese scientist engineers a powered exoskeleton called "Infinite Stratos" (IS). Possessing technology and combat capabilities surpassing those of any other arms system, the IS threatens to destabilize the world. ...
Style: serious, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, mecha
Plot: high school life, youth, society, imaginary, student life, young heroes, teachers and students, heroes, social relations, androids and robots, strong female presence, power relations ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The World God Only Knows (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Keima is a dating sim champion. Cute girls are rendered powerless by his irresistible game playing techniques. Too bad things aren't that way in the real world. That is, until his tempting game playing causes a real live—and very ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: romance, curses spells and rituals, looking for love, supernatural, teenage life, danger, social relations, youth, wooing, young heroes, couples, demon ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, workplace, demon, rivalry, imaginary, hopes, workplace situations, fast food, danger, curses spells and rituals, redemption, disorder ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, stylized, surreal, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, ghost, demon, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, danger, battles, love and romance, king, friendship, magic ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Monogatari (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The Monogatari Series revolves around on Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student who survived a vampire attack, and finds himself helping some girls involved with all kinds of apparitions, deities, ghosts, mythological beasts, and spirits.
Style: humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: young heroes, imaginary, ghost, teenage life, vampire, classmate, teenage love, high school life, love and romance, romance, classmates, cure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Irregular at Magic High School (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: In a world where magic is not a fairy tale but has existed for one hundred years siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba prepare to begin their studies at the elite Private Magic University Affiliated High School (Magic High School for short). Entering on ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, supernatural ability, teenage life, social relations, supernatural, siblings relations, family relations, imaginary, youth, romance, wizards and magicians, magic ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
InuYasha: The Final Act (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: InuYasha's story draws to a close but not before finding Naraku and the Sacred Jewel, and facing new enemies and new dangers.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, supernatural, heroes, master villain, battles, ghost, imaginary, danger, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, young heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a Japanese action adventure anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and Japan Vistec under the direction of Mitsuo Hashimoto. The story centers on the lives of creatures called Bakugan and the battle brawlers ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, semi serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, youth, heroes, good versus evil, battles, imaginary, rivalry, friendship, friends, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sailor Moon Crystal (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Usagi Tsukino is chosen to be a guardian of justice and is sent on a quest to locate a Silver Crystal before the Dark Kingdom invades the Earth.
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, good versus evil, superhero, heroic mission, imaginary, save the world, superhuman powers, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, danger, magic ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, space and aliens, fall in love, heroic mission, danger, supernatural, friendship, rivalry, battles, teenage love ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Needless (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Needless is an action comedy science fiction manga and anime series by Kami Imai. Serialized in Shueisha's seinen magazine Ultra Jump beginning in 2004, an anime adaptation by Madhouse began airing on July 2, 2009.
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Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rin-ne (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma's home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – The Myth of Hades, also known as simply The Lost Canvas, is a manga written and illustrated by Shiori Teshirogi. It is a spin-off based on the manga series Saint Seiya, which was created, written and illustrated by ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: adventure, supernatural ability, good versus evil, rivalry, supernatural, betrayal, reincarnation, master warrior, danger, imaginary, save the world, legends and myths ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Marriage of God & Soul Godannar!! (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Godannar is an anime series created and directed by Yasuchika Nagaoka. The first season aired in Japan from October 1 to December 24, 2003 on AT-X. A second season later aired from April 5 to June 29, 2004. Both seasons were licensed by ADV Films ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, futuristic, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroes, alien encounter, battles, space and aliens, imaginary, love and romance, danger, evil alien, escapades, fall in love, androids and robots, husband wife relationship ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Ushio and Tora (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ushio thinks that his father's talk of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, exciting, humorous, dark fantasy
Plot: ghost, demon, supernatural, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, curse, save the world, partners, school life, high school life, paranormal activity ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Fate/stay night (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Shirou Emiya lost his parents in a fire when he was young and was later adopted by the sorcerer Kiritsugu Emiya. Shirou is drawn into the Holy Grail War summons a female "Servant" known as Saber to protect him and obtain the Holy Grail.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, healing power, wizards and magicians, supernatural, adventure, romance, rivalry, imaginary, danger, escapades, youth, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inuyasha and his brother, Sesshomaru, each inherited a sword from their father after his death. However, their father had a third sword, named Sounga, that he sealed away. Seven hundreds years after his death, Sounga awakens and threatens ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, heroic mission, young heroes, adventure, youth, supernatural, danger, master warrior, escapades, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Strike Witches (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story takes place in year 1944 and the world lives in fear of unidentified flying objects called neuroi. A young heroine Named Yoshika miyafuji joins the 501st joint wing, known as the strike witches to fight and defeat the neuroi so that way ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, ecchi
Plot: rivalry, supernatural, adventure, heroes, escapades, danger, imaginary, alien encounter, wizards and magicians, female soldier, magic, alien invasion ...
Time: 1940s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 100
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, high school life, supernatural, danger, teenage life, young heroes, save the world, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 7.1
 4K
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, imaginary, heroes, future dystopia, teenage love, chaos, fighting the system, young heroes, youth, terrorism, supernatural ability, super strength ...
Time: future, 2030s, 2020s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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InuYasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (2002)
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: With their most formidable foe vanquished, Inuyasha and his comrades begin returning to their everyday lives. But their peace is fleeting as another adversary emerges: Kaguya, the self-proclaimed princess from the Moon of Legend, hatches a plot to ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, mystical
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, supernatural, youth, danger, escapades, supernatural ability, parallel world, master villain, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 224
UQ Holder! (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In the decade since the world became aware of the existence of magic, the world has undergone massive upheaval. However, a boy named Tōta lives in seclusion in a rural town far removed from these changes. His ordinary life is highlighted by his ...
Style: captivating, exciting, sincere, tense, humorous
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: mentor, friendship, friends, team, training, teenage life, imaginary, buddies, supernatural ability, good versus evil, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: exciting, serious, futuristic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: young heroes, battles, superhuman powers, one man army, androids and robots, imaginary, supernatural, bio weapon, good versus evil, chaos, failed attempt, graphic violence ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 56
Gravion (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The year is now 2041 AD. A new enemy called Zeravire suddenly appears in the solar system, destroying all military installations it comes across. However, a wealthy man named Klein Sandman is already aware of this planned invasion and had been ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful, mecha
Audience: teens
Plot: battle zone, alien encounter, killer robot, adventure, save the world, life is a bitch, danger, young heroes, heroic mission, man versus machine, hopes, battles ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Zoids: Chaotic Century (2001)
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Zoids: Chaotic Century, simply titled Zoids in Japan, is the first of four anime series based on the Zoids range of mecha model kits produced by TOMY. It is loosely adapted from the manga series Kiiju Shinseiki Zoido, which was created by Michiro ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, light, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: rivalry, friendship, good versus evil, danger, rescue, heroic mission, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, young heroes, heroes, escapades, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Tokyo Mew Mew (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Earth is a beautiful planet...rich in natural resources and home to millions of living species. However, over the years 2,500 of these species have become extinct. Humans are taking for granted what Earth has to offer. They have become selfish, ...
Style: stylized, exciting, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, human becoming an animal, superhuman powers, environmental health, danger, escapades, chaos, imaginary, battles ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 6.6
 659
Burst Angel (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Burst Angel is a Japanese animated television series directed by Koichi Ohata, from a screenplay by Fumihiko Shimo. It was produced by the Gonzo animation studio. Burst Angel takes place in the near future, after a rise in criminal activity forced ...
Style: semi serious, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, superhero, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, escapades, fighting crime, rivalry, deadly weapon, chaos, chef ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%