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I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
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I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Original name: 君の膵臓をたべたい
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: "Living with Dying." He soon discovers that it is a diary kept by his very popular and genuinely cheerful classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a pancreatic illness and only has a limited time left. It is at this moment that she gains just one more person to share her secret. Trying to maintain a normal life as much as possible, Sakura is determined to live her life to the fullest until the very last day. As her free spirit and unpredictable actions throw him for a loop, his heart begins to gradually change.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, captivating, disturbing, sincere, light
Audience: teens
Plot: tragedy, high school, friendship, teenage girl, fall in love, teenage boy, hospital, romance, teenage life, fireworks, family relations, family problems, coming of age, bucket list, philosophy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, light, sweet and captivating films with plots about friendship, romance, high school, school, coming of age, youth and fall in love mostly in Animation, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like I Want to Eat Your Pancreas: A Silent Voice (2016), Weathering with You (2019), Your Name (2016), The Garden of Words (2013), 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, romantic, biting ...
Plot: sign language, deaf, friendship, high school, bullying, redemption, deafness, suicide thoughts, single mother, japanese girl, disability, coming of age ...
Place: japan
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Weathering with You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, China, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hodaka, a high school boy who moves from his isolated island home to the city of Tokyo, who immediately becomes broke! After finally finding work at a shady occult magazine, the sky rains every day until amidst the hustle and bustle of the big city, ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, feel good, light
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Place: japan, tokyo
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90%
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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: romantic, touching, captivating, surprise ending, sentimental ...
Plot: body swapping, romance, time travel, school, girl, love, star crossed lovers, supernatural, boy, schoolgirl, destiny, race against time ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, romantic, colourful, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, chance meeting, unlikely couple, love and romance, teen romance, grownups, youth, age difference, shyness, teen angst, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day - The Movie (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A year has passed since Menma's ghostly return to the Super Peace Busters. Although the time they spent together during that summer was short, the five members reminisce about what happened as they each write a letter to their lost friend.
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, stylized, touching ...
Plot: friendship, supernatural, ghost, love triangle, teenage love, coming of age, unrequited love, youth, high school life, teenage life, fall in love, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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83%
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Puberty Syndrome—a rumored, mysterious syndrome that only affects those in their puberty. For example, a bunny girl suddenly appeared in front of Sakuta Azusagawa. The bunny girl's real identity is Mai Sakurajima, a teenage celebrity who is ...
Style: feel good, sweet, twists and turns, colourful, light ...
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Place: japan
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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their ...
Style: touching, emotional, scenic, sad, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, teenage love, train, young lovers, lovers apart, hopes, friendship, love, letter, first love, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
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Ride Your Wave (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
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: sweet, touching, feel good, light, shoujo
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100%
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Orange (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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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 ⇓
86%
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story is set in 1963 in Yokohama. Kokuriko Manor sits on a hill overlooking the harbour. A 16 year-old girl, Umi, lives in that house. Every morning she raises a signal flag facing the sea. The flag means “I pray for safe voyages”. A 17 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england
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100%
Flavors of Youth (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three different stories of youth set in different cities of China. 1 Shanghai Love. 2 Sunny Breakfast. 3 Small Fashion Show. Directed by Zhenxing Yi, the plot revolves around a young man working in Beijing. He used to live with his grandma in ...
Style: anthology, light, uplifting, atmospheric, scenic ...
Plot: life, friendship, love, young love, family, dream, summer, working life, everyday life, coming of age, modeling, family relations ...
Place: china, japan
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Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A story of encounters and partings interwoven between people; this is a human drama with feelings that touch one's heart gradually, which everyone has experienced at least once.
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, exciting, sincere ...
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67%
Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Style: sentimental, sincere, humorous, captivating, touching ...
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Style: feel good, captivating, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
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Toradora! (2008)
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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 ...
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Audience: teens
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Place: japan, asia
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Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or The Bottom? (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
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Style: exciting, feel good, touching, light, captivating
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40%
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Ocean Waves (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: At Kichijōji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite boarding a train. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to Kōchi Prefecture. Picking it up, he looks at it briefly ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
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67%
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past ...
Style: touching, feel good, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
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Story: Tomoya Okazaki is a third year high school student resentful of his life. His mother passed away from a car accident when he was younger, causing his father to resort to alcohol and cigarettes. This results in fights between the two until ...
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100%
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts (often shortened as Suiko), which hosts the strangest, most trouble-making students. After being kicked out of the normal dorm for keeping a stray cat, ...
Style: entertaining, touching, humorous, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
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100%
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Duration: 162 min.
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
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Story: Tsuchimikado Harutora was born into a prestigious Onmyoji family, but he can't see "spirit energy". Therefore, he's been enjoying a peaceful daily life with his friends at an Onmyo branch school. One day, his childhood friend ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, disturbing, captivating, humorous
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Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
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Country: Japan, USA
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The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to 2004 coming-of-age live-action film Hana & Alice. After her parents separate, 14 year-old Tetsuko (who will soon be nick-named Alice) moves with her mother to a new town in what she calls "The Boonies" and must enroll as a ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, touching
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Place: japan
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Air: The Motion Picture (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A long time ago, a winged maiden was held prisoner in a castle - cursed never to experience love, lest she die. Centuries later, in a sleepy coastal town, a young girl relives this agony.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, gloomy
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Given (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The played chord made the rusty air and both our eardrums vibrate smoothly. From that moment... our music was born.
Style: yaoi, josei, captivating, unusual plot structure
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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