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Captain Tsubasa (2018)
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Captain Tsubasa (2018)
Original name: キャプテン翼
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The passionate story of an elementary school student whose thoughts and dreams revolve almost entirely around the love of soccer. 11-year-old Tsubasa Oozora started playing football at a very young age, and while it was mostly just a recreational sport for his friends, for him, it developed into something of an obsession. In order to pursue his dream to the best of his elementary school abilities, Tsubasa moves with his mother to Nankatsu city, which is well-known for its excellent elementary school soccer teams. But although he was easily the best in his old town, Nankatsu has a lot more competition, and he will need all of his skill and talent in order to stand out from this new crowd. He encounters not only rivals, but also new friends like the pretty girl Sanae Nakazawa and the talented goalkeeper, Genzo Wakabayashi, who shares the same passion as Tsubasa, and will prove to be a treasured friend in helping him push towards his dreams. Representing Japan in the FIFA World Cup is Tsubasa’s ultimate dream, but it will take a lot more than talent to reach it.
Style: exciting, captivating, inspirational, disturbing
Plot: sport, teenager, competition, tournament, soccer, coming of age, school, follow your dream

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, captivating, semi serious and humorous films and TV series with plots about rivalry, sport, youth, high school, ambition, school and friendship mostly in Animation, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Captain Tsubasa: Fighting Spirit (2000), Free! (2013), Assassination Classroom (2015), The Prince of Tennis (2001), Tokyo Ravens (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Captain Tsubasa (1983)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, exciting
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Free! (2013)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 593
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.9
 931
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 1K
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