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428: The Animation (2009)
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428: The Animation (2009)
Original name: Canaan
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Two years ago, Shibuya was ravaged by a biological terrorist attack using the deadly Ua virus. Maria Osawa was saved when her father inoculated her against the virus, but is left with partial amnesia from the shock. She works as a cameraman when she reunites with a girl named Canaan in Shanghai, China. A gifted assassin with synesthesia, she is under orders from an unknown organization for a yet unspecified mission
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, entertaining, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, assassination attempt, danger, deadly, leadership, assassin, journalism, escapades, terrorist group, war on terror, save the day, prodigy, chases and races, virus, heroes, religions or cults, rivalry, journalist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, shanghai

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about danger, heroes, escapades, rivalry, imaginary, adventure and deadly mostly in Animation, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like 428: The Animation: Madlax (2004), The Book of Bantorra (2009), Beyond the Boundary (2013), Black Bullet (2014), Eden of the East (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Madlax (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Madlax is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced in 2004 by the Bee Train animation studio. Kōichi Mashimo directed Madlax and the soundtrack was composed by Yuki Kajiura. The DVD version was released by ADV Films in North America ...
Style: stylized, psychological, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, on the run, undercover, heroic mission, heroes, good versus evil, crimes, government agency, deadly, mind game, hitman ...
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The Book of Bantorra (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In a world where dead people turn into books and are stored in the Bantorra Library where anyone who reads a book can learn their past. Bantorra Library is maintained by Armed Librarians who wield psychic powers and their enemy is a religious ...
Style: exciting, seinen, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: save the day, danger, plague, supernatural, religions or cults, church, deadly, supernatural ability, escapades, dishonesty, life after death, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Eden of the East the Movie II: Paradise Lost (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Accused of terrorism and feeling the heat, Saki's high-tech crew is in the crosshairs. Meanwhile, the shroud of mystery covering Takizawa is lifted as he and his fellow Selecao make their final moves. Every game must come to an end. For those ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: rivalry, terrorism, danger, mystery, deadly, intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, heroes
Place: japan
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Beyond the Boundary (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
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 ...
Style: exciting, light, humorous, tense, captivating ...
Plot: immortality, supernatural, heroes, danger, monster, religions or cults, school, adventure, couples, love and romance, murder, rivalry ...
Place: japan
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Black Bullet (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Virus Gastrea menyebar seperti api, membuat setiap wadah yang terinfeksi bermutasi dengan cepat, mendapatkan kekuatan baru dan kemampuan dengan setiap tahap perkembangan, bahkan saat mereka terus menyerang, membunuh dan menginfeksi beberapa host ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, exciting
Plot: heroes, imaginary, danger, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature, chases and races, deadly, supernatural, plague, rivalry, monster, post apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Eden of the East (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Eden of the East is a Japanese anime television series, which premiered on Fuji TV's noitaminA timeslot on April 9, 2009. Created, directed and written by Kenji Kamiyama, it features character designs by Chika Umino and animation production by ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, danger, memory loss, mystery, white house, terrorist plot, murder, socially awkward, college student, amnesia, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, near future
Place: japan, washington d.c., new york
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73%
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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, captivating, entertaining, humorous, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, good versus evil, friendship, friends, young heroes, supernatural, heroic mission, high school life, danger, save the world, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Witch Hunter (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: El Cazador de la Bruja, is an anime television series directed by Kōichi Mashimo and animated by Bee Train studio. It is a spiritual successor of Noir and Madlax and the final installment of Bee Train's "girls-with-guns" trilogy. The ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Corpse Princess: Part One - Aka (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Corpse Princess is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiichi Akahito. Premiering in Monthly Shōnen Gangan on April 12, 2005, the series centers around the "Corpse Princess" Makina Hoshimura, an undead girl who is ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Rolling Penguin Drum (2011)
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 ...
Style: humorous, surreal, twists and turns, captivating, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Pandora Hearts (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: captivating, exciting, tense, humorous, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deal with the devil, escapades, danger, prison, coming of age, save the day, chaos, mysterious character, parallel world, deadly, imaginary, demon ...
Time: victorian era
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Aria the Scarlet Ammo (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In response to the worsening crime rate, Japan creates Tokyo Butei High, an elite academy where "Butei" or armed detectives hone their deadly skills in hopes of becoming mercenary-like agents of justice. One particular Butei is Kinji ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, captivating, romantic
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 438
Skunk Fu! (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 13 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kurau: Phantom Memory (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Black Cat (2005)
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Train Heartnet is a famous assassin known as Black Cat. He works for Chronos, an organization that secretly controls the world. However, he begins to question the morality of his actions after he befriends two bounty hunters named Saya and Sven, a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Golgo 13 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
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Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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TV show
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53%
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Country: Japan
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Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
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Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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TV show
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Samurai Girls (2010)
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Style: exciting, humorous, serious, suspenseful
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 108 min.
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48%
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Iron Man (2010)
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Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007)
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Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, entertaining, semi serious, humorous, stylized
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Eden of the East the Movie I: The King of Eden (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Takizawa prevented Japan's destruction - and then he vanished. Six months later, clues lead Saki to the Big Apple in search of her missing friend. Meanwhile, the remaining Selecao are plotting their final move. Some of them would prefer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%