Movies and TV shows like Slow Start

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Slow Start (2018)
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Slow Start (2018)
Original name: スロウスタート
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Hana Ichinose is a normal 16-year-old high school student. However, there is something different about her: She enrolled in high school one year late! Her classmates are unaware of this, and Hana will have to work hard to catch up with everyone else.
Style: humorous, entertaining, stylized, semi serious
Plot: slice of life, friendship, school life, high school life, everyday life, social relations, teenage life, youth, teachers and students, teenage girl, farce, lifestyle, high school, shyness, obstacle, anxiety, school

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, entertaining and captivating films and TV series with plots about high school life, slice of life, friendship, high school, youth, school and teenage life mostly in Animation, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Slow Start: K-On! (2009), Azumanga Daioh (2002), The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (2012), Aikatsu Stars! (2016), Minami-ke (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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K-On! (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Rock n' Roll may never die, but the Sakuragoaka Girl's High School Light Music Club might not be here to stay unless would-be drummer Ritsu Tainaka can find three more members to replace the graduated seniors. Determined to see that the ...
Style: stylized, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, high school, friendship, teenage life, youth, performance, shyness, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, student life, social relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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95%
Daily Lives of High School Boys (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Join Tadakuni, Hidenori and Yoshitake as they undergo the trials and tribulations of life in high school. Each episode presents the boys and their classmates in unique situations that you may or may not have faced in high school yourself.
Style: humorous, stylized, captivating
Plot: slice of life, school life, high school, high school life, boys' school, dating show, male objectification, teenage angst, teachers and students, classmate classmate relationship, fraternity, friendship between boys ...
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77%
Azumanga Daioh (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Azumanga Daioh is a Japanese comedy manga by Kiyohiko Azuma. It was serialized by MediaWorks in the shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh from 1999 to 2002 and collected in four bound volumes. In May 2009, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, suspense, biting
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, shyness, precocious child, birthday, coming of age, child prodigy, slice of life, loud ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Hitori Bocchi suffers from extreme social anxiety, she's not good at talking to people, takes pretty extreme actions, is surprisingly adept at avoiding people, her legs cramp when she overexerts herself, gets full of herself when alone, will ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, humorous
Plot: middle school, slice of life, school, friendship, high school life, friend, introvert, promise, high school friend, school life, friends, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Wasteful Days of High School Girls (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: One day out of boredom, Tanaka decided to give her classmates nicknames based on their quirks. Her friend Sakuchi became "Ota" for her nerdy interests, and her other friend Saginomiya became "Robo" because of her expressionless ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, sincere, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: school, friendship, high school, schoolgirl, best friends, female protagonist, youth, slice of life, high school friend, high school life, looking for love, grownups ...
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64%
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Aikatsu Stars! (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yume Nijino aims to become a top idol, and she enrolls in the Yotsuboshi Gakuen (Four Stars Academy). This academy has a special group called the S4, who are the top four active idols in the school. Yume and the other first-year students aim to ...
Style: stylized, seinen, semi serious, feel good, shoujo
Plot: slice of life, friendship, band, social relations, teenage life, music band, friends, high school, music, school club, high school life, teachers and students ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 276
Minami-ke (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: There are three of the Minami sisters: Haruka, Kana and Chiaki, who have an average life. The girls only have each other to depend on and help each other get through everything from love confessions to cooking.
Style: light, entertaining, semi serious
Plot: slice of life, high school romance, friend, high school, school life, sister sister relationship, high school student, high school life, teen romance, teenage life, friendship, family life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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 ⇓
60%
One Week Friends (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: High school sophomore Yūki Hase noticed that Kaori Fujimiya, his classmate, was always alone. He tried to start a conversation with her but was turned down: "My memories of friendship can last only a week," she said. Despite of knowing ...
Style: sincere, humorous, captivating, semi serious
Plot: friendship, high school life, school life, school, coming of age, first love, slice of life, romance, everyday life, love interest, mother daughter relationship, classmate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Blue Spring Ride (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
TV show
Story: At the end of her first year of high school, Futaba Yoshioka suddenly has a chance encounter with her first love, Kou Tanaka. Three years ago, he transferred schools before she was able to say how she felt about him. After meeting each other again, ...
Style: shoujo, romantic, captivating, stylized, visually appealing
Plot: school life, school, friendship, high school, love triangle, romance, everyday life, love, unrequited love, high school life, slice of life, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Grand Blue (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Iori Kitahara looks forward to his new life on the Izu Peninsula as he prepares to start his college life there, staying in a room above his uncle's diving shop "Grand Blue". However, he is quickly shocked as he meets the local Diving ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Plot: diving, friendship, youth, slice of life, drinking alcohol, drinking, college, overcoming fear, sea adventure, fear, teenage angst, sea voyage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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
Plot: teenage life, social misfits, school, harem, social relations, friendship, club, misfit, youth, teenage love, society, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Super GALS! (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Sporting designer clothes, make-up, and nails, Ran Kotobuki is the very picture of a trendy, young Shibuya girl, but don't let that fool you. This girl comes from a family of cops, and she’s ready to lay you out flat if you even think about ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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53%
 8.0
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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 ...
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Audience: teens
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Aishiteruze Baby (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Aishiteruze Baby is a shōjo romance manga by Yoko Maki. It was serialized by Shueisha in Ribon from April 2002 and January 2005 and collected in seven bound volumes. It was adapted as a 26-episode anime television series produced by TMS ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, high school life, opposites attract, teenage love, family relations, social relations, youth, love and romance, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with "chunibyo," a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden ...
Style: exciting, humorous, touching, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, school, supernatural ability, social relations, high school life, coming of age, slice of life, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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
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48%
Waiting in the Summer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kaito Kirishima is testing out his new camera, when something comes crashing from the sky, injuring him. The next morning he wakes up fine though, believing it was a dream, however during the day he experiences flashes from what happened and also ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
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Bromwell High (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Bromwell High is an animated series about a British high school in South London. It first aired on Teletoon in Canada and Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. It is a co-production between Hat Trick Productions in the UK and DHX Media in Canada. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting
Plot: high school life, school, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, friends, school life, interracial friendship, nihilism, power relations, black british, british asian ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Shonen Maid (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After the loss of his mother, Chihiro is left alone. With no known family left, he has to find a way to move on. Things aren’t looking good until a chance encounter with the young and handsome Madoka—who turns out to be his wealthy uncle! Madoka ...
Style: shoujo, humorous, entertaining, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
As Told by Ginger (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: As Told by Ginger focuses on middle schooler Ginger Foutley who, with her friends, tries to become more than a social geek.
Style: feel good, light, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Honey and Clover (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yuuta Takemoto is a poor college student who lives in a dilapidated apartment building with his two friends, Shinobu Morita and Takumi Mayama. The series chronicles the students' story as they struggle through life and love.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, romance, everyday life, coming of age, slice of life, fall in love, love triangle, lifestyle, student life, unfulfilled love, self discovery, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.5
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GTO (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: About Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old ex-gangster member and a virgin. He has one ambition that no one ever expected from him. His solely life purpose is to become the greatest high school teacher ever.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, power relations, bad attitude, starting over, lifestyle, youth, dedicated educator, streetwise, rebelliousness, teenage life, workplace situations, fish out of water ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
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Genshiken (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Sasahara Kanji is a college freshman who decides to join a student society to share his hidden thoughts on manga, anime and gaming. As he participates in club activities such as visiting dojin shops and anime festivals he opens his mind and resolves ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, first love, social misfits, loser, everyday life, college life, fall in love, friendship, youth, anti conformity, lifestyle, fan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
O Maidens In Your Savage Season (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The girls in a high school literature club do a little icebreaker to get to know each other: answering the question, "What's one thing you want to do before you die?" One of the girls blurts out, "Sex." Little do they know, ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, sexy, feel good, sex comedy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Tomoya Aki is an otaku who has a dream. His dream is to create the best visual novel game ever. The main heroine for this game and the inspiration for this dream is a background character named Megumi Kato who somehow stumbles into main ...
Style: humorous, romantic, inspirational, light, ecchi
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
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Handa-kun (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Set six years prior to the events of Barakamon, detailing the life of Seishuu Handa as a high school student—and a very interesting life it is. In Handa-kun, Seishuu Handa is admired by his peers as a calligraphy genius and given the utmost ...
Style: sweet, light, inspirational, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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