Movies and TV shows like Ai no Kusabi

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Ai no Kusabi (2012)
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Ai no Kusabi (2012)
Original name: 間の楔
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: This futuristic tale is set in a world where men are assigned various social classes based on their hair color. Iason Mink, a high-class Blondie, runs into Riki, a black-haired Mongrel, and makes him his "Pet." As Riki learns of the dangers Iason faces by keeping him, he finds himself developing feelings for his master. This is a remake of the 1992 OVA of the same name.
Style: yaoi, josei, erotic, futuristic
Plot: lgbt, gay, distopia, romance, slave, racism, bondage, exploitation, caste system, male homosexuality, bdsm, homosexual subtext, love, gay love, violence, forbidden love, sexual relations, death, manhood, couple relations, homosexual, impossible love, love and romance, romantic relationship, homosexuality ...

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Most similar movies to Ai no Kusabi

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, yaoi, touching and serious films and TV series with plots about romance, love, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, friendship and lgbt mostly in Animation, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Ai no Kusabi: Papa datte, Shitai (2019), Given (2020), Junjou Romantica (2008), Loveless (2005), DARLING in the FRANXX (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Papa datte, Shitai (2019)
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 5 min.
TV show
Story: "There are Times I Cannot Hold It, Even If I'm a Father" University student Asumi came to Naruse household to be a housekeeper for his part-time job. The family consists of a single-father and a son Ichika. Among them, the father ...
Style: yaoi, erotic, suspense, touching, captivating ...
Plot: lgbt, romance, gay, student, gay love, homosexuality, impossible love, homosexual love, male homosexuality, relationships, forbidden love, first gay sexual experience ...
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Given (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The film centers on the love relationship among the band's bassist Haruki Nakayama, drummer Akihiko Kaji, and Akihiko's roommate and ex-boyfriend Ugetsu Murata.
Style: yaoi, captivating, melancholic, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: high school, slice of life, relationships, lgbt, gay, gay couple, music band, gay lead character, gay protagonist, romance, coming out, gay love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather (2020)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The sexually masochistic yakuza boss, Yashiro, isn't the type to warm up to others easily. But when Chikara Doumeki, his newly hired bodyguard, catches his interest, he reconsiders his "hands-off" policy with subordinates. As ...
Style: yaoi, manga, intense, unusual plot structure, controversial ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, bodyguard, yakuza, homosexual, first gay sexual experience, intolerance, glbt, love affair, boyfriend, couples, gays and lesbians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Junjou Romantica (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Junjou Romantica: Pure Romance, stylized as Junjou Romantica ~Pure Romance~, is a yaoi series by Shungiku Nakamura. It focuses on three storylines; the main couple, which comprises the bulk of the books, and two other male couples that provide ...
Style: yaoi, josei, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay relationship, romance, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, couples, love triangle, gays and lesbians, gender, infidelity, angst, gay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Loveless (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Twelve year old Aoyagi Ritsuka is left with his insane mother as his only family when his brother, Seimei, is killed suddenly. After moving to a new school, he meets Agatsuma Soubi, who claims to have known his brother. Ritsuka discovers that Soubi ...
Style: yaoi, serious, stylized, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, mystery, supernatural ability, danger, teenage life, vengeance, friendship, death in the family, bdsm, family problems ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
DARLING in the FRANXX (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story is set in the distant future. The land is ruined, and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the "birdcage." Children live there knowing nothing ...
Style: mecha, exciting, emotional, twists and turns, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, save the world, teenager, super weapon, first love, battles, love, young heroes, true love, friendship between teens, plot twist, battle ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi: The World's Greatest First Love (2011)
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi: Onodera Ritsu no Baai is a Japanese boys-love manga series written and illustrated by Shungiku Nakamura. In 2011, the manga was adapted into an anime television series under the title Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi. Produced by Studio DEEN ...
Style: yaoi, erotic, realistic, josei, touching
Plot: first love, everyday life, drastic change of life, slice of life, love affair, boss and employee, couples, relationship vs career, publishing house, love and romance, gay interest, gay relationship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Yes, No, or Maybe Half? (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Kunieda Kei is a popular, young TV announcer whose public and private personas are so different, they might be called extreme. On the outside, he is the picture of perfection, affectionately nicknamed "The Prince," while on the inside he ...
Style: touching, sexy, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, secret, gay couple, gay relationship, love story, youth, gay lead character, couple relations, love and romance, escapades, lovers ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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No. 6 (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the near future, most of mankind now lives in a handful of city states. There, for the privileged elite, life should be perfect. But for young Sion, life has become a nightmare since letting a strange boy spend the night in his apartment. ...
Style: yaoi, atmospheric, exciting, bleak, serious ...
Plot: social differences, future dystopia, uncover truth, plague, life turned upside down, conspiracy, society, secret organization, fugitives, escapades, infected, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Plastic Memories (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After failing his college entrance exams, 18 year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki is offered a position at the renowned SAI Corporation, known for its production and management of Giftia, androids that possess human emotions. Tsukasa’s position is in the ...
Style: touching, exciting, disturbing, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human android relationship, androids, romance, partners, robot, hi-tech, team, aggression, androids and robots, relationships, robot human relationship, robotics ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Earthian (1989)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chihaya and Kagetsuya, two polar-opposite angels from the planet Eden, travel to Earth to track the positive and negative actions of its inhabitants, Earthians. Once 10,000 minus checks are gathered against Earth, the planet will be destroyed. One ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, shoujo, yaoi
Audience: teens
Plot: lgbt, social misfits, misfit, supernatural, gays and lesbians, partners, save the world, adventure, gender, bio weapon, human nature, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Adachi and Shimamura (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Adachi spends her school days skipping class until she meets fellow delinquent Shimamura and the two become fast friends. Cutting class together deepens their friendship but soon unexpected emotions blossom. As awkwardness and confusion settle in, ...
Style: shoujo, serious, stylized, romantic, josei
Plot: lesbian romance, female protagonist, school life, slice of life, high school life, romance, friendship, teenage life, best friends in love, high school sweetheart, mystery, angst ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Scum's Wish (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Seventeen-year-old Mugi Awaya and Hanabi Yasuraoka appear to be the ideal couple. They are both pretty popular, and they seem to suit each other well. However, outsiders don't know of the secret they share. Both Mugi and Hanabi have hopeless ...
Style: captivating, ecchi
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, intimacy, forbidden love, teenage sex, secret love, buried truth, teenage love, unrequited love, loneliness, dating, unfulfilled love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo is an anime series loosely based on Alexandre Dumas, père's classic French novel, Le Comte de Monte-Cristo. Spanning 24 episodes, it was produced by Gonzo, directed by Mahiro Maeda and broadcast by Animax ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: secret identity, convict, vengeance, haunted by the past, mysterious character, escapades, righting the wronged, dishonesty, rivalry, false arrest, betrayal, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: france, japan, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Bloom Into You (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and hearts, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her…she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, ...
Style: captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Stranger by the Beach (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: On an island off the coast of Okinawa, two young men meet on a beach: Shun Hashimoto, a gay novelist and Mio Chibana, a somber high school student. Day by day, the two of them grow closer, but then, suddenly, Mio decides to leave the island. They ...
Style: yaoi, sentimental, touching, scenic, romantic ...
Plot: lgbt, love, slice of life, old friend, lovers apart, life philosophy, love and romance, reunion, encounter, youth, writer's life, young lovers ...
Place: japan, okinawa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Love and Lies (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In a futuristic society, Japan has implemented a complex system referred to as "The Red Threads of Science" to encourage successful marriages and combat increasingly low birthrates. Based on a compatibility calculation, young people at the ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, touching, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, romance, teenage girl, friends, teen romance, teenage protagonist, friendship between teens, love at first sight, adolescence, friends in love, young love, first love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Basilisk (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession of a scroll. The prize: the annihilation of the other and the staunch ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, tragic love, battles, martial arts, heroes, adventure, danger, romance, love affair, rivalry, escapades, forbidden love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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She, the Ultimate Weapon (2002)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Saikano: The Last Love Song on This Little Planet. is a manga, anime, and OVA series by Shin Takahashi, creator of Iihito and Kimi no Kakera. Saikano was originally serialized in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine. A live-action movie ...
Style: tragic ending, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: statutory rape, secret weapon, military, murder, school, super weapon, romance, violence, teacher student relationship, true love, friendship, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Beatless (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Most of the world's needs are fulfilled by humanoid robots called hIE's. One day, 17-year-old Arato Endo meets the android Lacia and becomes her owner. She is one of five androids with advanced AI. Each of the five units have their own ...
Style: exciting, captivating, psychological, mecha, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, romance, save the world, love, secret organization, attack, self doubt, creature, chaos, young heroes, friendship between teens
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Gravitation (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Gravitation follows goofy, wannabe pop star Shuichi Shindo, on his journey to fame with his best friend Hiroshi Nakano and their band, Bad Luck.  Along the way, Shuichi meets famous (male) author, playboy Eiri Yuki, and falls in love.  Bad Luck is ...
Style: yaoi, feel good, humorous, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: musician, music band, romance, musician's life, rising to stardom, partners, gays and lesbians, performer's life, hate, destiny, wooing, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Wandering Son (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yoshino and Shuichi are two friends, both starting at a new school, both starting puberty, and both transgender. This series follows them as they come out and find acceptance.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, psychological, captivating
Plot: coming of age, transsexual, middle school, romance, puberty, teenager, friends, high school life, school life, friendship, lgbt, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Rumbling Hearts (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: At first, Takayuki Narumi is befriended by Mitsuki Hayase only because Mitsuki's best friend, Haruka Suzumiya has a crush on him; however since then, Takayuki, his pal Shinji Taira, and Mitsuki have grown to be the best of friends. Then one ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, entertaining, disturbing ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, high school, tragedy, first love, grownups, romance, best friends, youth, love and romance, teenage love, haunted by the past ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart. (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Miou Aida and Haruki Serizawa might seem like polar opposites to those around them, but as the two third-years prepare to end their high school experience, they couldn't have been been closer. While Miou is a shy and reserved member of the ...
Style: entertaining, romantic, light, captivating
Plot: school, slice of life, love and romance, best friends in love, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, school life, friends, love story, relationships, love affair, high school life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Destiny of the Shrine Maiden (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The highborn Himemiya Chikane is cool and aloof, the perfect young lady of good breeding. Kurusegawa Himeko is devoted to her, and secretly her friend. Their lives are undisturbed in their school, until an ancient evil suddenly rears its head. To ...
Style: exciting, serious, mecha, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, adventure, love affair, friendship, destiny, youth, rivalry, high school life, supernatural, magical girl, love triangle, magic ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Planetes (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In the year 2075, mankind has reached a point where journeying between Earth, the moon and the space stations is part of daily life. However, the progression of technology in space has also resulted in the problem of the space debris, which can ...
Style: futuristic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, space and aliens, astronaut, spacewalk, escapades, danger, workplace situations, space station, fear, boss and employee, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Quintessential Quintuplets (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Fuutarou Uesugi is a poor, antisocial ace student who one day meets the rich transfer student Itsuki Nakano. They argue but when Uesugi realizes he is to be her tutor, he tries to get on better terms. While trying to do so he meets four other girls.
Style: sweet, romantic, captivating, entertaining, uplifting
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, harem, romance, youth, sister sister relationship, love affair, love, high school, love and romance, friendship, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Nakaimo: My Little Sister Is Among Them! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Is insanity hereditary? Shougo Mikadono's beginning to think so, because the terms of his late father's will seem crazy and following them may drive Shougo bonkers as well. Oh, it sounds simple at first: before Shougo can claim his VERY ...
Style: humorous, touching, romantic, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: school, romance, reunion, harem, looking for love, relationships, love affair, young love, romantic triangle, family secret, unrequited love, impossible love ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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WWW.Wagnaria!! (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Daisuke Higashida gets a job at a restaurant because of family financial difficulties, but no one who works there is normal.
Style: absurd, seinen
Plot: everyday life, working life, romance, waitress, slice of life, coworker relationship, friendship, relationships, love affair, workplace situations, conflict between friends, friendship between boys ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi Movie (2014)
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Yokozawa meets a man (Kirishima) and his life is turned around. Kirishima starts to blackmail and tease Yokozawa, but Kirishima might actually be trying to help him recover from an emotional period of his life in the process.
Style: yaoi, romantic, feel good, humorous, light
Plot: lgbt, love, gay, father daughter relationship, love triangle, unfulfillment, unrequited love, gay relationship, adult child friendship, romance, family relations, true love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%