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ef - a fairy tale of the two. (2007)
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ef - a fairy tale of the two. (2007)
Original name: Ef: A Tale Of Memories
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: On Christmas Eve, Hiro Hirono meets a girl named Miyako Miyamura as she chases a purse snatcher. Hiro later finds out that Miyako also goes to the same school as he does and they start hanging out together. This makes Hiro's childhood friend, Kei Shindō, feel left out, so she tries to compete with Miyako for Hiro's affection, creating a love triangle. Meanwhile, Renji Asō meets a girl named Chihiro Shindō at an abandoned train station. He soon learns that Chihiro suffers from a type of amnesia where her memory lasts for only 13 hours. He also discovers Chihiro's dream of writing a novel, but she has never been able to fulfill that dream due to her condition. Renji then decides to help her fulfill that dream.
Style: sincere, realistic, stylized, touching, serious, psychological, sexual, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, teenage life, teenage love, love and romance, high school life, lovers reunited, youth, couple relations, memory loss, first sex, fall in love, follow your dream, couples, diary, young lovers, high school, friends, romance, heroin, hopes, coming of age, bittersweet, meaningful kiss, amnesia, twins
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, semi serious and humorous films and TV series with plots about youth, romance, love and romance, high school, high school life, teenage life and teenage love mostly in Animation, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like ef - a fairy tale of the two.: Clannad (2007), Place to Place (2012), Air (2005), Say "I love you." (2012), Maid Sama! (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Clannad (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Place to Place (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Tsumiki Miniwa, a small girl who packs a punch, is in love with her best friend, tall and easygoing Io Otonashi. The only problem is that she can't bring herself to come out and say it. And, despite the fact that he can otherwise read her like ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Air (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey in search of the Winged Maiden who was bound to the sky centuries ago, after hearing an old childhood tale from his mother. As Yukito shows his puppet show to people in an attempt to make some money, he finds himself ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, seinen
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, romance, teenage love, youth, supernatural ability, reincarnation, impossible love, fall in love, teenage life, imaginary, social relations, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, shoujo, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, friends, teenage life, social relations, fall in love, high school life, love and romance, school, haunted by the past, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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, romance, fall in love, teenage life, workplace, rich and poor, unlikely relationship, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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
Plot: friendship, love triangle, teenage love, friends, high school life, everyday life, social relations, dormitory, couples, youth, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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41%
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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
I Don't Have Many Friends (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Kodaka Hasegawa has just transferred to St. Chronica's Academy and he's having a hard time making friends. With his naturally blond hair and fierce looking eyes, people constantly mistake him for a delinquent. One day, he runs into his ...
Style: touching, realistic, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with "chunibyo," a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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 ⇓
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TV show
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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Clannad: The Motion Picture (2007)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Duration: 99 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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His and Her Circumstances (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In His and Her Circumstances, like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before… him. Souichirou Arima. The instant she ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
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59%
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Love Wind (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: After a 27 year old man has chance encounter with a fifteen year old girl, they discover that they are actually brother and sister. They were separated over a decade before due to their parents divorce, but now she is coming to move in with him and ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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51%
 8.0
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Audience: teens
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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TV show
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 239
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.9
 1K
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Your Lie in April (2014)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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Style: touching, stylized, uplifting, semi serious, sincere
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Domestic Girlfriend (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Natsuo is a high school boy who is experiencing the crushing despair of unrequited love. To make matters worse, the person he is in love with is his teacher, Hina. In an attempt to lift his spirits, he attends a mixer where he meets a girl named ...
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Fruits Basket (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, touching, feel good, shoujo, semi serious ...
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45%