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Run with the Wind (2018)
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Run with the Wind (2018)
Original name: 風が強く吹いている
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kakeru, a former elite runner at high school, is chased for stealing food. He is saved by a Kansei University student Haiji, who is also a runner. Haiji persuades Kakeru to live in the old apartment "Chikuseisou" where he plans to team up with fellow residents to enter Hakone Ekiden Marathon, one of the most prominent university races in Japan. Kakeru soon finds out that all of the residents except for Haiji and himself are complete novices.
Style: captivating, seinen
Plot: teamwork, school life, competition, high school life, rivalry, training, track and field, tournament, school club, sport, running, marathon, youth, human spirit, friendship, dormitory, race, twins, jogging
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, humorous, exciting and light films and TV series with plots about sport, friendship, rivalry, high school life, school, high school and youth mostly in Animation, Sport and Comedy genres. Some movies like Run with the Wind: Yowamushi Pedal (2013), Yuri!!! on Ice (2016), Free! (2013), Farewell, My Dear Cramer (2021), Kuroko's Basketball (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Yowamushi Pedal (2013)
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Duration: 23 min.
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Yuri!!! on Ice (2016)
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Free! (2013)
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Duration: 24 min.
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Farewell, My Dear Cramer (2021)
Genre: Animation, Sport
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Duration: 24 min.
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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