Movies and TV shows like Monogatari

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Monogatari (2009)
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Monogatari (2009)
Original name: 化物語
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The Monogatari Series revolves around on Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student who survived a vampire attack, and finds himself helping some girls involved with all kinds of apparitions, deities, ghosts, mythological beasts, and spirits.
Style: humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, captivating, offbeat, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary, young heroes, ghost, teenage life, vampire, classmate, teenage love, high school life, love and romance, romance, classmates, cure, supernatural romance, escapades, youth, supernatural, high school, japanese mythology, youkai, monster, japanese culture

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, captivating and exciting films and TV series with plots about youth, high school, romance, teenage life, supernatural, love and romance and high school life mostly in Animation, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Monogatari: InuYasha: The Final Act (2009), Maburaho (2003), Moon Phase (2004), Date a Live (2013), D.N.Angel (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
InuYasha: The Final Act (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: InuYasha's story draws to a close but not before finding Naraku and the Sacred Jewel, and facing new enemies and new dangers.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, supernatural, heroes, master villain, battles, ghost, imaginary, danger, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, young heroes ...
Place: japan
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Maburaho (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: High school student Kazuki Shikimori comes from a line of powerful magicians with extraordinary DNA and he attends the most prestigious school for wizards in all of Japan. It would seem that life is good for Kazuki. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, ecchi
Audience: teens, date night
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Place: japan, asia
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Moon Phase (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Paranormal photographer Kouhei stumbles into the arms of Hazuki, a vampire beauty who has waited for years to be freed from a forgotten castle. Unwilling to part with her unwitting hero, the petite vamp follows Kouhei home and starts causing ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, captivating
Plot: vampire, supernatural, good versus evil, rivalry, teenage life, captivity, escapades, master villain, danger, curses spells and rituals, silly humor, heroes ...
Place: germany
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Date a Live (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Thirty years ago a strange phenomenon called a "spacequake" devastated the center of Eurasia, claiming the lives of at least 150 million people. Since then, smaller spacequakes plague the world on an irregular basis. Shido Itsuka, a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: heroic mission, young heroes, fall in love, imaginary, ghost, danger, save the world, supernatural romance, another dimension, protector, fight, battles ...
Place: japan
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D.N.Angel (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: D.N.Angel is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yukiru Sugisaki. The ongoing manga premiered in Japan in the Kadokawa Shoten shōjo magazine Monthly Asuka in November 1997. The series went on an extended hiatus after the August 2005 ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, shoujo ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, secret identity, split personality, adventure, teenage life, escapades, youth, undercover, teenage love, supernatural ability, birthday, master criminal ...
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100%
My Bride is a Mermaid (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Nagasumi's in hot water after a beautiful, young mermaid named Sun saves him from drowning. The deep-sea sweetheart's dad is a merman yakuza prone to executing anyone who learns his family's scaly secret! Luckily, there's a catch ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, mermaid, supernatural romance, supernatural, unlikely couple, love and romance, youth, couples, imaginary, ocean or sea, ocean, interspecies romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blood Lad (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, surreal, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Aishiteruze Baby (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Aishiteruze Baby is a shōjo romance manga by Yoko Maki. It was serialized by Shueisha in Ribon from April 2002 and January 2005 and collected in seven bound volumes. It was adapted as a 26-episode anime television series produced by TMS ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Yamada's First Time: B Gata H Kei (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: OMG! There’s this girl at school, Yamada, who wants to make like a hundred sex friends. She totally thinks she can devirginize one hundred different boys! Can you believe that? That’s like every boy in the school. Who does she think she is? I ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Dance in the Vampire Bund (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Mina Tepeş, the Princess of the ancient covenant and ruler of all vampires, wants her race to stop hiding from the humans. Using her vast wealth, she has paid off Japan's entire national debt and by doing so, gained the right to create a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Yozakura Quartet (2008)
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Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
High School DxD (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The story follows Issei Hyōdō, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day forward, he serves as an underling of Riasu, a high-level ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: In a world where magic is not a fairy tale but has existed for one hundred years siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba prepare to begin their studies at the elite Private Magic University Affiliated High School (Magic High School for short). Entering on ...
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Hatsukoi Limited. (2009)
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nyan Koi! (2009)
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ...
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Story: This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is an anime television series created by Shouji Saeki and Hiroyuki Yamaga. It was co-produced by the Gainax and Shaft animation studios. The series aired on the Tokyo Broadcasting System from April 1, 2004 to June 16, ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Waiting in the Summer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kaito Kirishima is testing out his new camera, when something comes crashing from the sky, injuring him. The next morning he wakes up fine though, believing it was a dream, however during the day he experiences flashes from what happened and also ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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REBORN! (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Hitman Reborn is the story of Tsunayoshi Sawada, a spineless teenager nicknamed 'No Good Tsuna.' One day a baby hitman shows up & tells Tsuna that he's to become the new boss of a powerful international mafia family. Over time he ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, twists and turns
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Strawberry Panic! (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Nagisa Aoi is a new transfer student into one of the three prestigious all-girls Catholic high schools on Astraea Hill: a school called St. Miator (the other two are St. Spica and St. Lelim (known in the anime as Le Rim, for some reason). While ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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iDOLM@STER Xenoglossia (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: 107 years ago, the Moon was destroyed in a massive cataclysm that shattered Earth's former satellite into 81 quintillion tons of orbital debris. However, thanks to super-science, the Earth itself was saved and today no one really thinks much ...
Style: mecha, humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Advanced placement into a school of higher grade proof-reading is determined by the results of the Promotion Test strictly for class type. Ranging from A class with the best facilities anyone can offer all the way down to F Class which is composed ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, seinen, light, captivating ...
Plot: high school life, school life, love triangle, teachers and students, school, high school, romance, youth, society, magic, individuality, supernatural ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Junichi Nagase was a real delinquent in middle school, one nasty enough that he earned the nickame "Geno Killer," and it's by this less than flattering epithet that Yuuhi Katagiri first comes to know him when he rescues her from two ...
Style: captivating, feel good, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, high school life, teenage life, rebelliousness, youth, teenage love, school life, friendship, family relations, engaged couple, new student, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Heaven and Earth (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Tenjho Tenge, also written as Tenjo Tenge, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Oh! great. The story primarily focuses on the members of the Juken Club and their opposition, the Executive Council, which is the ruling student body of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, ecchi
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Shuffle! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Rin is a seemingly normal young man in school. Orphaned as a young boy he has since lived with his childhood friend Kaede who lost her mother in the same accident that he lost both of his parents. Everything changes one day when a devil princess ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, atmospheric, humorous, sexual ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 327
11 Eyes (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Satsuki Kakeru lost his sister by suicide and has been living a dull life ever since then. One day, he is transported into a bizarre world "Red Night" along with his friend Minase Yuka. In order to survive and escape from Red Night, he ...
Style: tense, serious, exciting, captivating, ecchi ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, adventure, on the run, youth, teenage life, young heroes, good versus evil, danger, heroes, chases and races, escapades, supernatural ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mysterious Girlfriend X (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Akira is a normal high school boy, but he nevertheless impulsively licks some drool left by the mysterious transfer student Mikoto. The next day he falls asleep with an inexplicable fever. After five days Mikoto suddenly comes to visit, and makes ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: teenage love, true love, love and romance, romance, fall in love, youth, supernatural, high school, addiction, school
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%