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Kengan Ashura (2019)
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Kengan Ashura (2019)
Original name: ケンガンアシュラ
Genre: Animation, Action
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Since the Edo periods of Japan, gladiator arenas exist in certain areas. In these arenas, wealthy business owners and merchants hire gladiators to fight in unarmed combat where winner takes all. Toki Taouma, nicknamed "Ashura," joins these arenas and devastates his opponents. His spectacular ability to crush his enemies catches the attention of the big business owners, including the Nogi Group chairman, Nogi Hideki.
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, intense
Plot: martial arts, fight to the death, rivalry, rivals, gladiator, warrior, arena, secret organization, politics, betrayal, master warrior, determination, fight

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Baki (2018)
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Duration: 45 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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The God of High School (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 24 min.
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Dragon Ball Super (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Karakuri Circus (2018)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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TV show
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