Movies and TV shows like Baby Steps

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Baby Steps (2014)
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Baby Steps (2014)
Original name: ベイビーステップ
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Eiichirō Maruo (nicknamed "Ei-chan" for his grades being straight "A") is an honor student, bookworm, and is not interested in anything other than studying. In order to solve his problem of lacking physical strength, he enrolled a tennis school and soon found the fascinating side of tennis. Being a tennis newbie lacking physical strength, he supplement his shortcomings with his excellent observing and analyzing skills.
Style: sincere, light, uplifting, feel good, captivating
Plot: tennis, sport, friendship, awkward situation, teenager, teenage love, genius, student, contests and competitions, school life, ambition, high school life, society, group of friends, lifestyle, teen romance, rivalry, slice of life

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Most similar movies to Baby Steps

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, humorous, light and feel good films and TV series with plots about friendship, youth, high school life, rivalry, school, slice of life and high school mostly in Animation, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Baby Steps: Kuroko's Basketball (2012), Yuri!!! on Ice (2016), The Prince of Tennis (2001), Bamboo Blade (2007), Stars Align (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: captivating, exciting, uplifting, tense, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, youth, contests and competitions, friendship, sport, hopes, rivalry, lifestyle, teenager, ambition, adventure, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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95%
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, yaoi, captivating, feel good, light ...
Plot: figure skating, russian, training, rivalry, friendship, competition, skating, coach, sport, teenager, romance, tournament ...
Time: 21st century
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
Plot: tennis, contests and competitions, teenage life, friendship, ambition, athlete's life, prodigy, lifestyle, youth, sport, high school, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Bamboo Blade (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: A school kendo club is in need of talent and participation when the petite and talented Tamaki is drafted. With her understated sense of justice and ample strength, Tamaki becomes an inspiration for her team-mates, school and even the deadbeat ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, captivating ...
Plot: school, kendo, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, rivalry, instructor, slice of life, teacher student relationship, club, sport, friendship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Stars Align (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Constantly outperformed by the girls' club, the boys' soft tennis club faces disbandment due to their poor skills and lack of positive results. In desperate need of capable players, Toma Shinjou is looking to recruit, but he fails to do ...
Style: exciting, sincere, motivational, touching, inspirational
Plot: competition, school, club, championship, slice of life, tennis, friendship, grownups, sport, youth, sport team, athlete and trainer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Free! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto ...
Style: captivating, humorous, light, exciting, motivational
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, swimming, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, team, victory, academy, school, slice of life, school life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
63%
Yowamushi Pedal (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Sakamichi Onada is a wimpy high school freshman who loves anime. He initially wants to enter the anime club, but winds up joining the cycling club after meeting two classmates who are already famous cyclists. He undertakes the grueling training to ...
Style: exciting, inspirational, humorous, light, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: cycling, riding a bicycle, high school, rivalry, tournament, training, high school life, school life, sport, contests and competitions, friendship, ambition ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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 ⇓
60%
Hip Whip Girl: Keijo!!!!!! (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Kaminashi Nozomi (17) is an exceptional gymnast. So much so that colleges with some of the best gymnastic programs are trying to recruit her. Unfortunately for them, she has other plans. Due to her family being extremely poor, money is everything to ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, captivating, ecchi
Plot: fight, poverty, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, female athlete, best friend, rivalry, martial arts, friends, exercise, friendship, sport ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Horimiya (2021)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A secret life is the one thing they have in common. At school, Hori is a prim and perfect social butterfly, but the truth is she’s a brash homebody. Meanwhile, under a gloomy facade, Miyamura hides a gentle heart, along with piercings and tattoos. ...
Style: captivating, light, entertaining
Plot: slice of life, high school life, romance, high school, teenage life, teenage girl, teenage love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships, friends, teenager, couple relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Tanaka-kun is Always Listless (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: This unconventional, surrealist comedy follows an exhausted high school boy who, despite multiple attempts from his friends, still manages to spectacularly... sleep. Much to the chagrin of the energetic (at times bossy) Oota, Tanaka is often found ...
Style: feel good, light, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: school life, school, youth, friendship, high school, high school student, friends, high school life, slice of life, everyday life, love, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Kenichi is always getting picked on and needs motivation if he hopes to graduate, Miu’s the perfect motivation.
Style: inspirational, entertaining, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: motivation, martial arts, athlete and trainer, master warrior, adventure, sport, friendship, training, follow your dream, fistfight, contests and competitions, fight scenes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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AHO-GIRL (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 12 min.
TV show
Story: She is Yoshiko Hanabatake, and she's an idiot through and through. She loves bananas, and she loves her childhood friend Akkun. That is all!
Style: entertaining, sincere, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, friendship, youth, imaginary, teenager, friends, love and romance, society, romance, idiot, hopes, love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: High school student Chiyo Sakura has a crush on schoolmate Umetarō Nozaki, but when she confesses her love to him, he mistakes her for a fan and gives her an autograph. When she says that she always wants to be with him, he invites her to his house ...
Style: manga, captivating, touching, sincere, light
Plot: high school, school life, drawing, romance, love and romance, friendship, slice of life, high school life, assistant, art, school, everyday life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Classroom of the Elite (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Koudo Ikusei Senior High School is a leading prestigious school with state-of-the-art facilities where nearly 100% of students go on to university or find employment. The students there have the freedom to wear any hairstyle and bring any personal ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, humorous, light
Audience: teens
Plot: school, rivalry, society, friendship, dishonesty, classroom, education, youth, love and romance, high school life, schoolboy, escapades
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Sakura Hibiki is your average high school girl, with a voracious appetite. Noticing her clothes tightening in lieu of her slowly expanding waistline she decides to look into enrolling in the nearby gym. There she runs into a girl from her grade ...
Style: ecchi, humorous, sweet, touching, uplifting
Plot: teenager, female protagonist, slice of life, breaking the fourth wall, gym, weightlifting, friendship, teen romance, college student, athlete and trainer, romance, sport ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
48%
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School Rumble (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: While there is a decided lack of rumble in School Rumble, there’s more hilarious humdingers than any single dinger can hum… Look that one up! And while there is a truck full of pigs, a giraffe, flying saucers and crazy dream sequences, none of ...
Style: romantic, uplifting, inspirational, humorous
Plot: school, slice of life, love and romance, love triangle, friendship, school life, high school, rivalry, youth, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, society, love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Girls und Panzer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In this world, Sensha-do (戦車道), the art of tank-combat, is a traditional Japanese martial art for girls. Miho, a girl who just transferred into the Ōrai Girls' Academy in Ibaraki Prefecture, has been ordered by the academy's student ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, light, offbeat ...
Plot: school, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, battles, military, youth, social relations, high school, tank, friendship, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Farewell, My Dear Cramer (2021)
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: With no soccer accomplishments to speak of during the entirety of Suou Sumire's junior high school years, the young wing gets an odd offer. Suou's main rival, Soshizaki Midori, invites her to join up on the same team in high school, with a ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: tournament, high school life, team, sport, teamwork, football team, football, rivalry, student, school, contests and competitions, football player ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
46%
Wolf Girl & Black Prince (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Erika Shinohara has taken to lying about her romantic exploits to earn the respect of her new friends. So when they ask for a picture of her "boyfriend," she hastily snaps a photo of a handsome stranger, whom her friends recognize as the ...
Style: shoujo, captivating, light, feel good, touching ...
Plot: school life, youth, love and romance, society, love, school, high school, couples, first love, friendship, popularity, high school life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: On her first day attending the all-girls Nanamori Middle School in Takaoka, Toyama Akaza Akari oversleeps, to be awakened by her one-year-senior childhood friends: the level-headed Funami Yui and the often self-centered Toshinou Kyouko. Planning on ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining
Plot: slice of life, school, school club, middle school, teenage life, teenager, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, friends, teenage girl, teenage sexuality, classmate, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Shortly after the Inter-High of Kagami and Kuroko's second-year, a street basketball team from the USA called Team Jabberwock came to Japan to play a friendly match against a Japanese college-level street basketball team, Team Strky. Despite ...
Style: tense, light, uplifting, captivating
Plot: basketball, contests and competitions, sport, dishonesty, youth, teenager, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, friendship, adventure, follow your dream ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Taisho Baseball Girls (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: When a local player arrogantly states that girls should become housewives instead of going to school, teenage firebrands Koume and Akiko respond by forming their own baseball team. It's shocking. It's scandalous. And yet, in a nation in ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching, humorous
Plot: baseball, rivalry, society, youth, feminism, sport team, ambition, underdog, athlete's life, romance, high school life, sport ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Pop Team Epic (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 12 min.
TV show
Story: Crude, rude, and a little…cute? Get ready for the larger-than-life attitude of Popuko and Pipimi, the small and tall stars of Pop Team Epic! Based off the bizarre four-panel webcomic by Bukubu Okawa comes a comedy that’ll throw you off with its ...
Style: sincere, light, humorous, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: friendship, classmate classmate relationship, high school life, youth, teenage life, adventure, society, school life, school, classmate, friends, love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 709
Tamako Market (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Tamako Market is a Japanese anime television series produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Naoko Yamada. The series aired in Japan between January 10 and March 28, 2013. The anime has been licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks.
Style: seinen, light, captivating, feel good, humorous
Plot: friendship, romance, school life, high school life, storekeeper, shopkeeper, young love, sister sister relationship, family business, father daughter relationship, slice of life, talking animals ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ⇓
39%
Hi Score Girl (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1991 and 6th grader Yaguchi Haruo only has video games to live for. He's not popular in school and he's neither handsome, funny, nice nor even friendly. The only thing he has going for him is that he is good at video games. One ...
Style: light, humorous, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Plot: romance, school, friendship, game, adventure, couples, family relations, video game, youth, escapades, teenager, coming of age
Time: year 1991, 1990s, 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%