Movies and TV shows like Maria Watches Over Us

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Maria Watches Over Us (2004)
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Maria Watches Over Us (2004)
Original name: マリア様がみてる
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Sachiko has offered to be Yumi's soeur, the most popular girl at the school as her "sister" and guide for all her years at the academy. The whole idea has Yumi completely flustered because they hardly know each other.
Style: captivating, humorous, sentimental, light, manga
Plot: love, friendship, schoolgirl, classmate, romance, friends, school life, high school life, couples, youth, devotion, loyalty, society, rivalry, lesbian, christianity, journalist, lesbian relationship, lesbianism, marriage proposal, japanese culture, catholic school, high school, rose, insecurity ...
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Maria Watches Over Us

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, captivating, light and touching films and TV series with plots about high school life, friendship, romance, high school, school life, youth and couples mostly in Animation, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Maria Watches Over Us: Maria Holic (2009), Citrus (2018), Mayo Chiki! (2011), Toradora! (2008), Boarding School Juliet (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Maria Holic (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Maria†Holic is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Minari Endō, the author of Dazzle. The manga was first serialized in the Japanese seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive on June 27, 2006, and is published by Media Factory. The ...
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, light, entertaining ...
Plot: looking for love, romance, high school life, gender bending, nothing goes right, youth, gender, disorder, high school, twins, maid, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Citrus (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Fashionable Yuzu imagined the first day at her new school she transferred to after her mother's remarriage a bit differently; she didn't know it'd be an ultra-strict and conservative girls' school. So instead of a sweet ...
Style: romantic, sweet, sentimental, light, humorous ...
Plot: stepsister stepsister relationship, lesbian relationship, half sister, sister sister relationship, sisters, teenager, high school, girls' school, lesbian kiss, friendship, romance, lesbian ...
Place: japan
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Mayo Chiki! (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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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
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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 ⇓
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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 ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
66%
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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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
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66%
Lovely Complex (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Risa and Otani are always being laughed at as the comedy duo. Risa, a girl, is taller than the average girl, and Otani, a boy, is shorter than the average boy. However, Risa have a feeling for Otani that make him shock.
Style: shoujo, sweet, light, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: romance, everyday life, school, coming of age, friendship, couples, youth, love, school life, dating, high school, farce ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Glasslip (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Story: What if you hold the power to hear the voices or see fragments of images from the future? Would that be a good thing or a bad thing? Glasslip follows the life of Touko Fukami, an aspiring glass artist born from a glass artisan family. She enjoys her ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, psychological
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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 ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
61%
Kiss Him, Not Me (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kae Serinuma is a second year high school student and an avid fujoshi who secretly ships her classmates, Igarashi and Nanashima. The death of her favorite anime character causes her to become stressed and lose weight rapidly. Now that Serinuma has ...
Style: shoujo, humorous, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
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Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 12 min.
TV show
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Style: sincere, light, humorous, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
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Time: contemporary
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Little Busters! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
I Like What I Like, So There (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Hashiba has an accident and has lost all of his memories. When Fujimori comes to his school as his new roommate, He tells Hashiba that he is called Ran. He and Hashiba both have a split personality which they developed in their youth.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, light, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Story: Fumi Manjoume enters Kamakura's accelerated high school - Matsuoka All-Girls High School. While waiting at the Kamakura station on the day of her entrance ceremony, she runs into an old childhood friend whom she had not seen in 10 years: ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, touching
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
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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 ...
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56%
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The slapstick romantic comedy centers around an ordinary 16-year-old high school boy named Yūto Amakawa who is protected by a spirit—specifically, a beautiful, sword-wielding cat girl spirit named Himari. Yūto is descended from a family that ...
Style: ecchi, captivating, humorous, entertaining, light ...
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 24 min.
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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 ⇓
54%
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Sakura Trick (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Haruka Takayama and Yū Sonoda were inseparable during middle school, but upon entering high school, they end up being seated on opposite sides of the classroom. Having to spend time with more friends, the two decide to make their relationship ...
Style: romantic, psychological, humorous, touching, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbianism, high school life, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, youth, love and romance, lgbt, lesbian interest, coming out, couple relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Kisaragi Amatsuyu is invited out alone by the cool beauty upperclassman Cosmos and his childhood friend Himawari. Expecting to hear their confessions, he triumphantly goes to meet each of them in turn. But Cosmos and Himawari both instead confess to ...
Style: light, feel good, captivating, romantic, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Considered a genius due to having the highest grades in the country, Miyuki Shirogane leads the prestigious Shuchiin Academy's student council as its president, working alongside the beautiful and wealthy vice president Kaguya Shinomiya. The ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, sweet, captivating ...
Plot: teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school, romance, mind game, teenagers, school, high school life, young love, friendship between teens, love, grownups ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Guardian Characters (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: My Guardian Characters (Shugo Chara) is a magical anime, revolving around "cool and spicy" teen Amu, a feminine but tomboyish schoolgirl, who yearns but appears unable to display her sensitive side. One day, three magical eggs appear in ...
Style: humorous, uplifting, captivating, sincere, light ...
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Seitokai Yakuindomo (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 307 min.
TV show
Story: The stage is set at Ousai Private Academy which, due to declining birth rates, has transitioned from an all-girls high school to a co-ed. The current ratio of male to female students is 28:524. Within this paradise, Tsuda Takatoshi is inaugurated as ...
Style: ecchi, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: high school life, school life, slice of life, new student, harem, battle of the sexes, friendship, rivalry, chastity belt, couples, society, high school ...
Place: japan
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53%