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Little Busters! (2012)
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Little Busters! (2012)
Original name: リトルバスターズ!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Anime film about a group of friends including a kid whose parents were killed
Style: humorous, light, captivating, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, high school, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, youth, good versus evil, rivalry, couples, heroes, friends, love and romance, young heroes, cat, high school student, narcolepsy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Little Busters!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films and TV series with plots about youth, romance, high school life, high school, love and romance, teenage life and school mostly in Animation, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Little Busters!: Hatsukoi Limited. (2009), Boarding School Juliet (2018), Fruits Basket (2001), The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (2012), Place to Place (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hatsukoi Limited. (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ayumi and her friends are all just entering the eighth grade, as, one by one, they discover that love is infectious and you can catch it from anyone! Now Ayumi's torn between two brothers, Koyoi has an altogether different kind of brother issue ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, wooing, love and romance, teenage love, couple relations, teenage life, high school life, love triangle, couples, high school, youth, meaningful kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Boarding School Juliet (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Grigio Academy Boarding School. Students who attend this school in two countries and reside in their own dormitories. Inazuka and Persia are rival dormitory leaders, but in secret they love each other. Now, they have to keep their relationship a ...
Style: entertaining, sincere, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, rivalry, friendship, romance, school life, teenage love, dormitory, love triangle, high school life, couples, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fruits Basket (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family ...
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, shoujo, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, friends, high school life, youth, transformation, loss of family member, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, everyday life, teenage life, first love ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (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: touching, entertaining, humorous, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, love triangle, teenage love, high school life, friends, social relations, everyday life, dormitory, couples, youth, coming of age, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: youth, couples, young lovers, fall in love, love and romance, romance, friendship, school, disorder, prank, high school life, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, shoujo, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, friends, fall in love, teenage life, social relations, school, haunted by the past, love and romance, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love and romance, teenage love, fall in love, teenage life, loss of virginity, youth, romance, social relations, obsession, high school, wooing, looking for sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, fall in love, romance, rich and poor, teenage life, student, workplace, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Listen to Me, Girls. I'm Your Father! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Segawa Yuta is a freshman of a university. He lost his parents when he was small and was raised by his sister Yuri. Yuta has been living alone since Yuri got married to a middle aged man when Yuta was a junior high student.  One day, Yuri visited ...
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, sincere, light ...
Plot: orphan, family relations, romance, youth, life turned upside down, hopes, friendship, japanese culture, sister sister relationship, uncle niece relationship, family life, humour ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Mayo Chiki! (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: When you've got acute gynophobia, even a pretty girl can be like a malady, and as the sparring partner for his family of female wrestlers, Sakamachi Kinjiro has the worst case ever! Just one touch makes his nose bleed, so school's a bloody ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: romance, master and servant, school, wrestling, power relations, butler, social awkwardness, youth, cross dressing, friendship, love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, high school life, opposites attract, teenage love, family relations, social relations, youth, love and romance, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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
Plot: friendship, romance, social relations, high school, high school life, young lovers, teenage love, space and aliens, teenage life, youth, benign alien, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The World God Only Knows (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Keima is a dating sim champion. Cute girls are rendered powerless by his irresistible game playing techniques. Too bad things aren't that way in the real world. That is, until his tempting game playing causes a real live—and very ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: romance, curses spells and rituals, looking for love, supernatural, teenage life, danger, social relations, youth, wooing, young heroes, couples, demon ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Hachiman Hikigaya is an antisocial high school student with no friends or girlfriend and as a result has a distorted view on life. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, melancholic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, youth, friendship, society, romance, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, male female relationship, love, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
58%
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Cross Game (2009)
Genre: Animation, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kō Kitamura, whose family owns a sporting goods store, has known the Tsukishima girls since he was born. The Tsukishima family runs a batting center and cafe, and they have four daughters. There's Ichiyo, the responsible eldest; Wakaba, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, emotional, semi serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, high school life, friendship, contests and competitions, sport, teenage life, family relations, rivalry, coming of age, friends, hate, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
School Babysitters (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: After losing both parents in a fatal plane crash, teenager Ryuuichi Kashima must adjust to his new life as the guardian of his younger brother Kotarou. Although Ryuuichi is able to maintain a friendly and kindhearted demeanor, Kotarou is a reserved ...
Style: shoujo, light, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: siblings, parenting, orphan, school life, high school life, friendship, high school, slice of life, tragedy, school, nanny, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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
Plot: teenage life, chosen one, supernatural, teenage love, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, danger, wizards and magicians, youth, love triangle, high school, high school life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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My Little Monster (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Mizutani Shizuku finds peace in her studies.  Working hard to stay at the top of the class, alone but focused.  When she is tasked with delivering class materials to Yoshida Haru, her world starts to rapidly expand.  With some new friends and ...
Style: shoujo, light, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school life, friendship, teenage love, romance, teenage life, couples, wooing, youth, high school, bullying, everyday life, high school life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ...
Style: exciting, humorous, touching, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, school, supernatural ability, social relations, high school life, coming of age, slice of life, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Skip Beat! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The girl Kyoko Mogami lives alone in an apartment with her big love the childhood friend Sho Fuwa. He is a big music star and has many fans. One day he breaks up with her telling her she is a plain woman, and the only reason he stayed with her all ...
Style: captivating, feel good, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rivalry, showbiz, love and romance, teenage love, rising to stardom, breakup, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, betrayal, teenage life, couple relations, vengeance ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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K-On! (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Rock n' Roll may never die, but the Sakuragoaka Girl's High School Light Music Club might not be here to stay unless would-be drummer Ritsu Tainaka can find three more members to replace the graduated seniors. Determined to see that the ...
Style: stylized, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, high school, friendship, teenage life, youth, performance, shyness, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, student life, social relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Lucky Star (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Japan, Germany
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Having fun in school, doing homework together, cooking and eating, playing video games, watching anime. All those little things make up the daily life of the anime-and chocolate-loving-Izumi Konata and her friends. Sometimes relaxing but more than ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, exciting, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high school life, school, teenage love, coming of age, high school, youth, romance, fall in love, teenage life, friendship, mischievous children, friends ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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 ⇓
27%
Uta no Prince-sama (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: With dreams of becoming a composer and someday writing a song for her favorite idol, Haruka enters the Saotome Academy, a prestigious performing arts school. If successful there, she’ll be able to join the Shining Agency after graduation. However, ...
Style: shoujo, captivating, humorous, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: romance, artists and showbiz, music, school, couples, rivalry, friendship, society, hotshot hero
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: shoujo, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school, love and romance, teenage life, high school life, school, romance, wooing, youth, looking for love, slice of life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Haganai: 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
Plot: teenage life, social misfits, school, harem, social relations, friendship, club, misfit, youth, teenage love, society, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Super GALS! (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Sporting designer clothes, make-up, and nails, Ran Kotobuki is the very picture of a trendy, young Shibuya girl, but don't let that fool you. This girl comes from a family of cops, and she’s ready to lay you out flat if you even think about ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, realistic
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, youth, best friends, family relations, high school, sister sister relationship, high school life, teenager, school life, fashion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Tada Never Falls in Love (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Love has never really been a concern for Mitsuyoshi Tada, and as the aspiring photographer enters his second year of high school. However, things just might change after he meets a foreigner named Teresa Wagner. Nevertheless, after she asks him to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, shoujo
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, school, popularity, teenage love, teenage life, workplace, youth, fall in love, slice of life, romance, student
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, young lovers, romance, young people, power of love, family problems, against the odds, hopes, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%