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The Ancient Magus' Bride (2017)
 7.8
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The Ancient Magus' Bride (2017)
Original name: 魔法使いの嫁
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Chise Hatori, 15 years old. Lost, without hope, and without family, she is bought for money – not by another person, but by a non-human sorcerer named Elias. Though she hesitates, she begins life anew as his apprentice and future wife.
Style: romantic, enigmatic, captivating, exciting, stylized
Plot: supernatural, mythology, magic, life is a bitch, changing lives, fairy, curse, young girl, drastic change of life, demon, mysterious stranger, first love, friendship, dragon, dark fantasy, coming of age, hardship, forbidden love, tragedy, slice of life, poverty, slavery, angst

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, exciting, humorous and serious films and TV series with plots about supernatural, friendship, magic, demon, rivalry, adventure and school mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Ancient Magus' Bride: Kamisama Kiss (2012), Snow White with the Red Hair (2015), MADE IN ABYSS (2017), Vampire Knight (2008), Gugure! Kokkuri-san (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who ...
Style: shoujo, romantic, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, supernatural, master and servant, life turned upside down, supernatural romance, magic, youth, imaginary, friendship, school, parallel world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Snow White with the Red Hair (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shirayuki was a young girl born with unique apple-red hair. She meets a famous but foolish Prince Raji, who falls in love with her at first sight and orders her to become his concubine. With nowhere else to go, Shirayuki cuts her hair and escapes to ...
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Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits- (2018)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: After losing her grandfather, Aoi—a girl who can see spirits known as ayakashi—is suddenly approached by an ogre. Demanding she pay her grandfather’s debt, he makes a huge request: her hand in marriage! Refusing this absurd offer, Aoi decides ...
Style: captivating, light, feel good, sincere, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
MADE IN ABYSS (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The “Abyss” is the last unexplored region, an enormous and treacherous cave system filled with ancient relics and strange creatures. Only the bravest of adventurers can traverse its depths, earning them the nickname, “Cave Raiders.” Within ...
Style: exciting, touching, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Vampire Knight (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Cross Academy is an elite boarding school with two separate, isolated classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. On the surface, Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu are prefects of the academy, and attempt to keep order between the students as classes ...
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, rivalry, forbidden love, school, love, imaginary, deadly, memory loss, academy, supernatural power, male female relationship ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Gugure! Kokkuri-san (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: A little girl named Kohina ends up summoning a Kokkuri-san, a lower-ranking ghost in Japanese folklore. The Kokkuri-san she calls ends up being a white-haired handsome, young man. Although he had intended to merely haunt her at first, he becomes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The world consists of two parts: the near shore and far shore. The near shore is the place where people reside, while the far shore is the place for deities and ayakashi, which are emotional fragments that can posses humans and cause trouble. So it ...
Style: captivating, exciting, offbeat, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, deity, ghost, friendship, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, high school, god, sword fight, supernatural romance, magical sword, exorcist ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Natsume's Book of Friends (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Natsume Takashi has the ability to see spirits, which he has long kept secret. However, once he inherits a strange book that belonged to his deceased grandmother, Reiko, he discovers the reason why spirits surround him.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, shoujo
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.0
 468
07-Ghost (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a gothic fantasy world, this is the story of Teito Klein, an orphaned slave who became the top military academy student. However, an unexpected turn of events left him pursued by the forces of the Barsburg Empire. Now an escaping convict, ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Demon Lord, Retry! (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Oono Akira, a working adult that can be found anywhere, was transported to a different world while logged into a character known as the "Demon Lord" in a game he manages. There, he meets a girl with a disabled leg and they begin to travel ...
Style: light, entertaining, humorous, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.8
 7K
Black Butler (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In Victorian-era London, on the night of Ciel Phantomhive's tenth birthday, a fire destroyed his manor and killed both of his parents. In a moment of despair, Ciel strikes a deal with a demon - his soul in exchange for revenge. This demon ...
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 2K
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TV show
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.5
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 12K
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 277
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
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Beastars (2019)
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 4K
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Tweeny Witches (2003)
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Country: Taiwan, Japan
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Seven Deadly Sins (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The “Seven Deadly Sins”—a group of evil knights who conspired to overthrow the kingdom of Britannia—were said to have been eradicated by the Holy Knights, although some claim that they still live. Ten years later, the Holy Knights have ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: demon, immortality, giant, friendship, sin, supernatural, magic, deity, super strength, seven deadly sins, fight, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Destiny of the Shrine Maiden (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The highborn Himemiya Chikane is cool and aloof, the perfect young lady of good breeding. Kurusegawa Himeko is devoted to her, and secretly her friend. Their lives are undisturbed in their school, until an ancient evil suddenly rears its head. To ...
Style: serious, exciting, mecha, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: teens
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Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 545
In/Spectre (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: At the young age of 11, Kotoko Iwanaga was abducted by youkai for two weeks and asked to become their "God of Wisdom," a mediator between the spirit and human worlds, to which the girl quickly agreed but at the cost of her right eye and ...
Style: romantic, captivating, light, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 3K
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, touching, humorous, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Fruits Basket (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family ...
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Fourteen-year-old Suzuki Iruma has just been abandoned and sold to a demon by his irresponsible parents! Surprisingly, the next thing he knows he's living with the demon who has adopted him as his new grandson, and has been transferred into a ...
Style: sweet, satanic, captivating, funny, gothic
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%