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The Ancient Magus' Bride (2017)
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The Ancient Magus' Bride (2017)
Original name: 魔法使いの嫁
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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, exciting, captivating, stylized
Plot: supernatural, life is a bitch, changing lives, demon, magic, fairy, mysterious stranger, young girl, hardship, mythology, tragedy, curse, friendship, slice of life, poverty, first love, dark fantasy, dragon, drastic change of life, coming of age, slavery, forbidden love, angst

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, captivating, humorous and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about friendship, supernatural, magic, demon, adventure, danger and tragedy mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Ancient Magus' Bride: Kamisama Kiss (2012), Snow White with the Red Hair (2015), Vampire Knight (2008), Natsume's Book of Friends (2008), Stray God (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
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: captivating, exciting, romantic, touching, shoujo ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, master and servant, supernatural, supernatural romance, life turned upside down, school, romance, youth, imaginary, parallel world, friendship, spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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100%
Snow White with the Red Hair (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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 ...
Style: exciting, captivating, shoujo, fairy tale, enigmatic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Vampire Knight (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
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, offbeat, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, rivalry, forbidden love, school, love, imaginary, deadly, memory loss, supernatural power, male female relationship, memory ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Natsume's Book of Friends (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: captivating, suspenseful, serious, shoujo
Plot: supernatural, friendship, spirit, ghost, orphan, exorcist, japanese culture, human animal relationship, afterlife, supernatural power, cat, curse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Stray God (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: captivating, exciting, offbeat, suspense, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Dale is a cool, composed, and highly skilled adventurer who's made quite a name for himself despite his youth. One day on a job deep in the forest, he comes across a little devil girl who's almost wasted away. Unable to just leave her ...
Style: captivating, humorous, suspenseful, serious, seinen
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Demon Lord, Retry! (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, magic, demon, friendship, battles, religion
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blood Lad (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, ghost, demon, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, danger, battles, king, love and romance, friendship, magic ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
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Black Butler (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century, victorian england
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon ...
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, absurd, suspense ...
Plot: adventure, demon, friendship, supernatural, danger, murder, death, teamwork, mentor, sword, violence, destiny ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 10K
Blue Exorcist (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Date a Live (2013)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 450
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he's lost and confused in a new world where he doesn't even know left from right, the ...
Style: enigmatic, exciting, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Destiny of the Shrine Maiden (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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 ...
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Audience: teens
Plot: romance, adventure, love affair, friendship, destiny, rivalry, youth, supernatural, magical girl, love triangle, magic, high school life ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Pet Shop of Horrors (1999)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Story: Welcome to the most magnificent pet shop in Chinatown! Operated by the shadowy Count D, the shop specializes in rare and hard to come by pets... but with each sale comes a contract. And if that contract is broken, watch out! Detective Orcott has ...
Style: josei
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: entertaining, exciting, captivating, light
Audience: teens, teen comedy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%