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Fruits Basket (2019)
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Fruits Basket (2019)
Original name: フルーツバスケット
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, 16-year-old high schooler Tooru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out...into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Souma clan, and it isn't long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tooru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Soumas have a secret of their own--when hugged by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac!
Style: shoujo, psychological, uplifting, sentimental, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, romance, supernatural, dysfunctional family, zodiac, school life, high school life, high school, rivalry, slice of life, human becoming an animal, death of mother, orphan, curse, love, childhood, family secret, family problems, cursed, turned into an animal, mysticism, family relations, life is a bitch, mystery, morphing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, shoujo, humorous and touching films and TV series with plots about romance, friendship, high school, high school life, school life, school and slice of life mostly in Animation, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Fruits Basket: Kamisama Kiss (2012), Yona of the Dawn (2014), Snow White with the Red Hair (2015), Maid Sama! (2010), Inu x Boku Secret Service (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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: romance, love and romance, supernatural romance, master and servant, life turned upside down, magic, supernatural, youth, imaginary, friendship, school, parallel world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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Yona of the Dawn (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The legend of the Four Dragons and the origin of the land has been passed down for generations in the land of Kouka. Currently, Hiryuu Palace has no one else next in line for the throne other than the fifteen year old princess, Yona, who had been ...
Style: shoujo, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, dragon, running for your life, save the kingdom, chase, survival, princess, prophecy, romance, reincarnation, escapades, exile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, shoujo, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, friends, high school life, youth, transformation, loss of family member, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, everyday life, teenage life, first love ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Style: shoujo, captivating, fairy tale, exciting, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing
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Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Maid Sama! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Misaki Ayuzawa is the first female student council president at a once all-boys school turned co-ed. She rules the school with strict discipline demeanor. But she has a secret—she works at a maid cafe due to her families circumstances. One day the ...
Style: shoujo, romantic, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, school, teenage love, maid, high school, fall in love, romance, rich and poor, teenage life, student, workplace, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Inu x Boku Secret Service (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Protected by the highest security, the Maison de Ayakashi is rumored to be haunted, where only eccentrics could live. In reality, it is a place for humans with non-human ancestors to live. The socially-inept Ririchiyo has come here to improve ...
Style: stylized, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, social awkwardness, demon, master and servant, spirit, social misfits, estate, danger, romance, curses spells and rituals, bodyguard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Wolf Girl & Black Prince (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Erika Shinohara has taken to lying about her romantic exploits to earn the respect of her new friends. So when they ask for a picture of her "boyfriend," she hastily snaps a photo of a handsome stranger, whom her friends recognize as the ...
Style: shoujo, captivating, light, feel good, touching ...
Plot: school life, youth, love and romance, society, love, school, high school, couples, first love, friendship, popularity, high school life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks ...
Style: shoujo, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school, love and romance, teenage life, high school life, school, romance, wooing, youth, looking for love, slice of life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Orange (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: One day, Naho Takamiya receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Kakeru Naruse. The Naho from ten ...
Style: shoujo, romantic, disturbing, exciting, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, light, sincere, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Your Name. (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must ...
Style: touching, romantic, captivating, surprise ending, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 122 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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TV show
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: feel good, captivating, touching, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Kiss Him, Not Me (2016)
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, stylized, offbeat ...
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100%
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Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Romance
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Duration: 23 min.
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Story: Yui Kusanagi is ordered by Zeus, a god and the headmaster of a school he created, to teach the meaning of love to young and handsome gods. The reason he has for doing this is to cancel the negative effects of the weakening bond between the world of ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The girls in a high school literature club do a little icebreaker to get to know each other: answering the question, "What's one thing you want to do before you die?" One of the girls blurts out, "Sex." Little do they know, ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, sexy, feel good, sex comedy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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Style: captivating, light, entertaining
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
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Story: Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become ...
Style: touching, sweet, feel good, romantic, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
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Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, captivating, offbeat ...
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Glasslip (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood. (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The modern-day vampire comedy centers on high school girl Amano, who was saved from a strange incident by a vampire girl named Sophie Twilight, and has been interested in her ever since. Akari arrives at her house uninvited and the two start to live ...
Style: psychological, captivating, humorous, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: friendship, vampire, child vampire, high school life, slice of life, supernatural, romance, coming of age, high school, teenager, couples, high school romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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