Movies and TV shows like Banana Fish

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Banana Fish (2018)
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Banana Fish (2018)
Original name: BANANA FISH
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Nature made Ash Lynx beautiful; nurture made him a cold ruthless killer. A runaway brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of "Papa" Dino Golzine, Ash, now at the rebellious age of seventeen, forsakes the kingdom held out by the devil who raised him. But the hideous secret that drove Ash's older brother mad in Vietnam has suddenly fallen into Papa's insatiably ambitious hands—and it's exactly the wrong time for Eiji Okamura, a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to make Ash Lynx's acquaintance...
Style: suspense, exciting, bleak, humorous, absurd, captivating
Plot: weapons, friendship, gang, investigation, self loathing, amateur detective, crimes, murder investigation, murder mystery, gunfight, bandit, criminal, crime investigation, mystery, police investigation, escapades, uncover truth, gay kiss, gun fight, rape, blonde, prostitution
Time: contemporary
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Banana Fish

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, captivating, suspense and tense films and TV series with plots about friendship, danger, heroes, rivalry, escapades, crimes and murder mostly in Animation, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Banana Fish: Gangsta. (2015), Jormungand (2012), Bungo Stray Dogs (2016), B: The Beginning (2018), Black Lagoon (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gangsta. (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the crime-ridden, mafia-governed city of Ergastulum, Worick and Nicolas are two "handymen" known as "Benriya" who would take any dirty job from either police or mafia -- for a good price. After an assignment from police the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, seinen ...
Plot: prostitution, murder, gang, mafia, teamwork, gunfight, criminal, massacre, death, violence, betrayal, conspiracy ...
Place: japan
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Jormungand (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Jonah is a child soldier and the newest bodyguard for Koko, an international arms dealer with an entourage of hired guns. The cold-blooded kid hates Koko’s line of work, but following her into the darkest corners of the black market might be the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: arms dealing, crimes, soldier, murder, danger, child soldier, war, military, terrorism, gunfight, violence, mafia ...
Place: japan, united kingdom
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100%
Bungo Stray Dogs (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his ...
Style: exciting, emotional, humorous, mysterious, captivating ...
Plot: super strength, literature, supernatural ability, friendship, battles, group of criminals, mafia, supernatural, fight, mysticism, rivalry, gunfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Millionaire Detective: Balance - Unlimited (2020)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The story centers around millionaire Daisuke Kambe, the heir to one of the wealthiest families in Japan, who is assigned as a detective to the Modern Crime Prevention Task Force (aka MCPTF), at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Taking full ...
Style: unusual plot structure, tense, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: genius, police lieutenant, billionaire, police detective, friendship, partners, who done it, chase, friends, investigation, mystery, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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B: The Beginning (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Genius investigator Keith Flick rejoins the royal police force just as serial killer "B" emerges. Mysterious youth Koku may be an ...
Style: dark fantasy, suspense, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: brainwashing, revenge, investigation, massacre, secret organization, police, supernatural, danger, violence, anti hero, anti heroes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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67%
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Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Black Lagoon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. It has been published in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X since 2002, and nine collected volumes have been released so far. It was later adapted into an anime ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: mercenary, pirate, arms dealer, adventure, danger, crimes, femme fatale, gang, mafia, hostage, bounty hunter, rivalry ...
Place: japan, asia, thailand
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100%
Seraph of the End (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In 2012, the world allegedly comes to an end at the hands of a human-made virus, ravaging the global populace and leaving only children untouched. It is at this time that vampires emerge from the recesses of the earth, likely followed by age-old ...
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: vampirism, friendship, weapons, demon, angel, super strength, sword, post apocalypse, supernatural power, virus, demons, post apocalyptic ...
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33%
Assassination Classroom (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The students of class 3-E have a mission: kill their teacher before graduation. He has already destroyed the moon, and has promised to destroy the Earth if he can not be killed within a year. But how can this class of misfits kill a tentacled ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, humorous, absurd
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, education, school, friendship, murder, monster, death wish, underdog, superhuman, classroom, assassination, government agent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Ajin (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: 17 years ago, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as "Ajin" (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: gunfight, murder, immortality, crimes, life is a bitch, villain, danger, creature, destiny, police investigation, vengeance, heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Gungrave (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Gungrave is a Japanese animated television series based on the video game of the same name, created by Yasuhiro Nightow. The series is directed by Toshiyuki Tsuru, from a screenplay by Yousuke Kuroda, and produced by Madhouse Studios. The series ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, neo noir, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gang, friendship, hitman, murder, heroic mission, leadership, superhuman powers, supernatural, obsessive quest, presumed dead, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Durarara!! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Durarara!!, often shortened to DRRR!!, is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda, that has also been adapted into a Japanese anime series. As of May 2012, eleven volumes have been published by ...
Style: exciting, captivating, feel good, touching, stylized ...
Plot: urban legend, escapades, city life, supernatural, gang, mysticism, supernatural ability, crimes, friendship, gangsters, ghost, urban ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Golgo 13 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Golgo 13 is not his real name. Then again, neither is Duke Togo, Tadashi Togo, or any number of the aliases he goes by. A man of mystery, not even the world’s most prominent intelligence agencies can determine who Golgo really is, or just where he ...
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, hitman, danger, crimes, tough heroes, murder, mission, assassination, attempted murder, mysterious death, terrorism, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 2K
K Project (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shiro is an easygoing teenager content with just being a student—until his seemingly perfect life is halted when a bloodthirsty clan, glowing red with fire, attempts to kill him in the streets. Unbeknownst to Shiro, he is suspected of murdering a ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense, twists and turns
Plot: gang, super strength, rivalry, amnesia, murder mystery, swordsman, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, murder, friendship, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dororo (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son's organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones ...
Style: captivating, exciting, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, demon, ronin, curse, friendship, adventure, violence, supernatural, danger, losing-it hero, uncover truth, swordsman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I'm Standing on a Million Lives (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Ninth grader Yotsuya Yuusuke is practical, friendless, and not active in any clubs. Then one day, he and two female classmates are suddenly sent to another world where they must work together to battle for their lives. Yotsuya is a lone wolf and has ...
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, seinen
Plot: survival, parallel world, fantasy world, friendship, supernatural being, save the world, danger, magical, heroes, virtual world, escapades, quest ...
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33%
Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: There is a popular saying: "you can never be too careful." It is very important to prepare for every situation you may face, even if it seems like an unnecessary waste of time. Also, in games like RPGs, it is good to exceed the level of ...
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, stylized
Plot: goddess, battles, adventure, friendship, magical, parallel world, magic, fantasy world, demon, monster, team, god ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The world has been reduced to a wasteland, populated by desperate villagers, marauding bandits, and ruthless warriors. One such warrior, Raoh, dares to challenge the Demon King.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, adventure, danger, escapades, survival, mysterious character, martial arts, warrior, heroes, battles, rising to stardom, conquering ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: She's a thief. A killer. A saint and a scandal. She's whatever you need her to be to get the job done. She's Fujiko Mine, the slinky, sultry thread that holds Lupin III's crew together -- and this is the heist that started it all.
Style: captivating, contemplative, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: master thief, escape, friendship, fall in love, girls with guns, heist, police officer, samurai, thief, male female relationship, friend, katana ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Lupin III, Part III (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: This animated series follows the adventures of the legendary thief, Lupin III, grandson of the famed literary character, Arsenne Lupin. Lupin travels the world with his partners Daisuke and Goemon, seeking out greater challenges to overcome and ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, police detective, save the lady, partners, adventure, gang, criminal heroes, on the run, escapades, crimes, crime, treasure hunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Casshern Sins (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Casshern Sins is a reboot of the classic anime series Casshan, produced by Tatsunoko and animated by Madhouse. It premiered in Japan on October 1, 2008, following a sneak preview of the first episode at Otakon 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland. The ...
Style: exciting, captivating, mecha, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, androids and robots, chaos, redemption, memory loss, future dystopia, genetic engineering, post war, hopes, adventure, uncover truth, mystery ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Persona 4 The Animation (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Persona 4: The Animation is a television anime series produced by AIC ASTA and directed by Seiji Kishi, based on the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 video game by Atlus. The story revolves around the protagonist, Yu Narukami, who acquires a mysterious ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, uncover truth, supernatural, riddles and clues, mystery, parallel world, danger, friendship, escapades, teenage life, youth, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
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07-Ghost (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a gothic fantasy world, this is the story of Teito Klein, an orphaned slave who became the top military academy student. However, an unexpected turn of events left him pursued by the forces of the Barsburg Empire. Now an escaping convict, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: magic, demon, friendship, military, fantasy world, church, adaptation, youth, murder, danger, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Koihime Musou (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Having lost her family to bandits during night raid, Kan'u Unchou swears, she will not let others share the same pain. She quickly becomes a — well-known and feared by villains — bandit hunter. During her journey she comes across others, ...
Style: parody, semi serious, exciting, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: save the world, orphan, martial arts, rivalry, escapades, danger, gays and lesbians, sexual content, female warrior, childhood trauma, friendship, bandit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.9
 2K
Ultraman (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Decades ago, a hero from the stars left this world in peace. Now, the son of Ultraman must rise to protect the Earth from a new alien threat.
Style: 3d animation, light, entertaining, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, ultraman, transformation, high school, alien, fantasy world, weapons, friends, good versus evil, youth, danger, boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mr Love: Queen's Choice (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: A girl inherits a company that is almost bankrupt from her late father. Lacking the funds, she must now become the producer herself in order to save the company from collapse. During her work, she meets four boys—financial expert Zen, the idol ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, psychological, touching ...
Plot: supernatural, super strength, heiress, love and romance, supernatural power, rescue, chase, curses spells and rituals, society, escapades, violence, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Darwin's Game (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Sudou Kaname, an ordinary high school student, receives an invitation email to try a mysterious app called "Darwin's Game." Kaname, upon launching the app, is drawn into a game where players fight one another using superpowers called ...
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, brutal, enigmatic
Plot: game of death, killings, mortal combat, danger, survival, showdown, game, team, supernatural ability, friendship, young, video game ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 261
Heat Guy J (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Heat Guy J is a 26 episode science fiction anime series created by Escaflowne director Kazuki Akane and Satelight. Heat Guy J was licensed and distributed in the U.S. in 2003 by Pioneer. It was re-released by Funimation Entertainment in the fall of ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: imaginary, androids and robots, danger, gang, adventure, law enforcement, fighting crime, heroes, criminal heroes, martial arts, androids, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Corpse Princess (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Corpse Princess is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiichi Akahito. Premiering in Monthly Shōnen Gangan on April 12, 2005, the series centers around the "Corpse Princess" Makina Hoshimura, an undead girl who is ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: zombie, track down, adventure, escapades, danger, rivalry, deadly, clergy, supernatural, monk, schoolgirl, murder ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
K: Missing Kings (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The "Academy Island Incident" in which four "kings" cross paths... Since then, Silver Clansmen Kuroh Yatogami and Neko have been searching for their master, Shiro. Without finding any clues to Shiro's whereabouts, the two ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, entertaining
Plot: escapades, friendship, murder mystery, investigation, uncover truth, super strength, heroes, youth, danger, supernatural power, murder, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 100
Asura Cryin' (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Tomoharu is a normal high school student... except for the fact that he is never alone. Haunted by the ghost of his dead childhood friend, he moves into a new residence at the beginning of the school year. Life turns out to be a little more ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, good versus evil, friends, heroic mission, high school life, supernatural, danger, teenage life, young heroes, save the world, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%