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Haikyu!! (2014)
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Haikyu!! (2014)
Original name: ハイキュー!!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shōyō Hinata began playing volleyball after seeing the "small giants" who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio Kageyama. So, Hinata joins Kurasuno High School's volleyball team, vowing revenge against Kageyama. However, Kageyama is also on Kurasuno's team. The former rivals form a legendary combo with Hinata's mobility and Kageyama's precision ball-handling. Together, they take on the local tournaments and vow to meet Kurasuno's fated rival school in the nationals.
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, sport, rivalry, athlete's life, youth, follow your dream, friendship, friends, sport team, contests and competitions, against the odds, stubbornness, ambition, high school, prodigy, hopes, power relations, revenge, competition, teamwork, tournament, training, slice of life, school
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, captivating, exciting and semi serious films and TV series with plots about youth, friendship, high school, rivalry, sport, ambition and contests and competitions mostly in Animation, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Haikyu!!: Kuroko's Basketball (2012), The Prince of Tennis (2001), Yuri!!! on Ice (2016), Fighting Spirit (2000), Fruits Basket (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kuroko's Basketball (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the story, Kagami Taiga has just enrolled into Seirin High School when he meets Kuroko Tetsuya of the school's basketball team. Kuroko happens to be the shadowy sixth member of the legendary Generation of Miracles basketball team. Together, ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, uplifting, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, youth, contests and competitions, friendship, sport, lifestyle, rivalry, hopes, ambition, adventure, teenager, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Prince of Tennis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Prince of Tennis follows the story of a 12 year old boy Ryoma Echizen who won four consecutive titles in the American Junior Tennis tournaments. He's an amazing tennis player and is considered a prodigy. He moved from America to Japan and ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Yuri!!! on Ice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Yūri Katsuki carried all of Japan's hopes on his shoulders to win at the Gran Prix Finale ice skating competition, but suffered a crushing defeat. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants ...
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, feel good, light
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Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fighting Spirit (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Ippo, the son of a fishing boat tour owner, takes up boxing to increase his confidence. Through intense training and willpower Ippo claims the Japanese featherweight title.
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, boxing, athlete's life, ambition, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, rivalry, follow your dream, championship, youth, fight back, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Fruits Basket (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 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 ...
Style: shoujo, uplifting, psychological, captivating, sentimental
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Free! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: captivating, exciting, light, humorous, motivational
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, youth, contests and competitions, sport team, sport, rivalry, high school, social relations, power relations, teachers and students, high school life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Big Windup! (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Ren Mihashi, who had previously excelled as his middle school baseball team's ace pitcher, due to his grandfather's connections as its manager. As he graduates to high school, whose baseball team his grandfather does not manage, he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 258
Bamboo Blade (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.0
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TV show
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
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Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 437
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.5
 88
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.3
 93
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TV show
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Country: Japan
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%