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Hungry Heart: Wild Striker (2002)
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Hungry Heart: Wild Striker (2002)
Original name: ハングリーハート WILD STRIKER
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Kyosuke Kano has lived under the shadow of his successful brother Seisuke all his life who is a professional soccer player. Tired of being compared and downgraded at, he abandoned playing soccer until a boy from his new highschool discovered him and asked him to join their team. Kyosuke joins it and befriends two other first year players named Rodrigo and Sakai with the dream of becoming professional soccer players themselves.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: soccer, competition, team, school, student, talent, football, sport, football player, contests and competitions, professional sports, sport competition, professional rivalry, playing soccer, teenager, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport team, football team, professional athlete, slice of life

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Backflip!! (2021)
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Country: Japan
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Style: entertaining, captivating
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Country: Japan
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Captain Tsubasa (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The passionate story of an elementary school student whose thoughts and dreams revolve almost entirely around the love of soccer. 11-year-old Tsubasa Oozora started playing football at a very young age, and while it was mostly just a recreational ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, inspirational
Plot: soccer, tournament, competition, coming of age, football team, team, sport, teenager, football, school, follow your dream, football player ...
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Skate-Leading☆Stars (2020)
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Kensei Maeshima left figure skating behind, now only using his athleticism to help several high school teams. But his rival announces a shift to a team sport, bringing a kid familiar with Kensei’s past to offer him an invite to the world of ...
Style: captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Gymnastics Samurai (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the year 2002, the formerly powerful Japanese men's gymnastics team member Jotaro Aragaki is no longer able to compete. Even though he trained strenuously daily, he is asked about retiring by his coach Amakusa. However, a certain encounter ...
Style: suspense, captivating
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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 ...
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61%
Captain Tsubasa (1983)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tsubasa Ozora moves to the town Nankatsu to increase his skills as a soccer player. He is challanged by the Super Goalkeeper Genzo Wakabayashi. He then agree to compete and see who was the best soccer player there.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious
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Hinomaru Sumo (2018)
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: A “small” new student, Ushio Hinomaru, appears before the weak little sumo club of Oodachi High School! The words “big” and “heavy” are the rules to this sport, which does not fit this newbie any inch, but this guy goes and does ...
Style: unusual plot structure, entertaining, captivating, exciting, disturbing
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Story: Sport climbing is a sport that makes use of both the body and the brain to climb walls. Kasahara Konomi, a master at puzzles, just happens to discover her school’s climbing wall, and it looks almost like a colorful sort of puzzle in her eyes. This ...
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Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Eijun Sawamura is a pitcher who joins an elite school with a brilliant catcher named Kazuya Miyuki. Together with the rest of the team, they strive for Japan's storied Koushien championships through hard work and determination.
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Bamboo Blade (2007)
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Style: touching, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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TV show
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38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 589
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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TV show
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