Movies and TV shows like Aikatsu Stars!

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Aikatsu Stars! (2016)
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Aikatsu Stars! (2016)
Original name: アイカツスターズ!
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 become a part of the S4.
Style: feel good, stylized, semi serious, seinen, shoujo
Plot: slice of life, teenage life, friendship, music band, band, social relations, music, youth, friends, teachers and students, artists and showbiz, high school life, lifestyle, high school, shyness, rehearsal, performance, school club, school, idol

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and captivating films and TV series with plots about school, high school, high school life, friendship, youth, slice of life and friends mostly in Animation, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Aikatsu Stars!: K-On! (2009), Slow Start (2018), Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004), Given (2019), K-On! The Movie (2011). 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%
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Slow Start (2018)
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: entertaining, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Plot: slice of life, friendship, social relations, school life, high school life, everyday life, youth, high school, teachers and students, lifestyle, teenage life, obstacle ...
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63%
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Koyuki Tanaka was feeling the rut, though he’s only a teenager. Between the sheltered and stifling grind of school and the girls that spend their time not noticing him… Every day was just another day of being a total nobody. Enter Ryusuke: a ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, captivating, stylized, inspirational ...
Plot: school, music band, friends, ambition, self discovery, lifestyle, rock, rock band, follow your dream, youth, high school life, love and romance ...
Place: japan
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Given (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The played chord made the rusty air and both our eardrums vibrate smoothly. From that moment... our music was born.
Style: yaoi, josei, captivating, unusual plot structure
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, lgbt, romance, school, rock music, music, art, high school, frustration, talented, inspiration, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Since the graduation of the senior members of the club, Takezou ends up being the sole member of the "Koto" (traditional Japanese string instrument) club. Now that the new school year has begun, Takezou will have to seek out new members ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, competition, school, romance, music, slice of life, training, love and romance, fall in love, high school life, musician, school life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
K-On! The Movie (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Graduation draws near for Yui, Ritsu, Mio and Tsumugi, the four 3rd-year students of the Light Music Club. They, together with Azusa, decide to go on a post-graduation trip. Their destination, decided by lot, is London!
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, feel good, realistic
Plot: high school, slice of life, high school prom, sushi, music, music band, female friendship, journey, lifestyle, teenage life, social relations, singing ...
Place: england, japan, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
I★Chu: Halfway Through the Idol (2021)
Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Youths aiming to become full-fledged idols enroll in the Étoile Vio School where the students are called IChu. But soon after they begin, Kuma Kocho gets them off to a rocky start with a single phrase...?! As they each work toward their individual ...
Style: inspirational, light, feel good, sweet
Plot: follow your dream, school, slice of life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rivalry, music, young people, contests and competitions, ambition, group of friends, training ...
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41%
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Lucky Star (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Japan, Germany
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Having fun in school, doing homework together, cooking and eating, playing video games, watching anime. All those little things make up the daily life of the anime-and chocolate-loving-Izumi Konata and her friends. Sometimes relaxing but more than ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, exciting, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high school life, school, teenage love, coming of age, high school, youth, romance, fall in love, teenage life, friendship, mischievous children, friends ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: touching, emotional, shoujo, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, friends, fall in love, teenage life, social relations, school, haunted by the past, love and romance, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Advanced placement into a school of higher grade proof-reading is determined by the results of the Promotion Test strictly for class type. Ranging from A class with the best facilities anyone can offer all the way down to F Class which is composed ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, seinen, light, captivating ...
Plot: high school life, school life, love triangle, teachers and students, school, high school, romance, youth, society, magic, individuality, supernatural ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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 ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
31%
Class of 3000 (2006)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Class of 3000 is an American animated television series on Cartoon Network that was created by, was executively produced by, and starred André 3000 of the Hip Hop group OutKast as superstar and music teacher Sunny Bridges, set at Atlanta, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: follow your dream, lifestyle, musician's life, self discovery, teachers and students, youth, prodigy, hopes, artists and showbiz, school, road not taken, dedicated educator ...
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Love Live! School Idol Project (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The school idol project is set at a school between Tokyo's Akihabara, Kanda, and Jinbouchou neighbourhoods. The school faces the danger of being streamlined out of existence, so nine of its female students decide to become idols to protect ...
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, light
Plot: competition, high school life, friends, talent, school life, singing, idol, high school, school, save the day, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kids on the Slope (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kids on the Slope is a Japanese manga series by Yuki Kodama. An anime television series adaptation of the same name aired in 2012. It is directed by Shinichirō Watanabe at MAPPA and Tezuka Productions with music provided by acclaimed composer Yoko ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, jazz, friendship, coming of age, free spirited, music band, social relations, youth, first love, unrequited love, love triangle, loud ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Prince of Tennis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Prince of Tennis follows the story of a 12 year old boy Ryoma Echizen who won four consecutive titles in the American Junior Tennis tournaments. He's an amazing tennis player and is considered a prodigy. He moved from America to Japan and ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, contests and competitions, teenage life, friendship, ambition, athlete's life, prodigy, lifestyle, youth, sport, high school, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Watamote (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: At the tender age of 15, Kuroki Tomoko has already dated dozens and dozens of boys and she's easily the most popular girl around! The only problem is that absolutely none of that is real, and her perfect world exists only via dating games and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, parody
Plot: high school, friendship, misfit, teacher student relationship, imaginary character, friends, fictional reality, social relations, real world, recluse, brother sister relationship, high school life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
School Babysitters (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: After losing both parents in a fatal plane crash, teenager Ryuuichi Kashima must adjust to his new life as the guardian of his younger brother Kotarou. Although Ryuuichi is able to maintain a friendly and kindhearted demeanor, Kotarou is a reserved ...
Style: shoujo, light, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: siblings, parenting, orphan, school life, high school life, friendship, high school, slice of life, tragedy, school, nanny, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Okami-san and Her Seven Companions (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ryōko Ōkami is a spunky high school girl who is a member of a "fixer" club called the Otogi High School Bank. She fixes the school's problems with her partner Ringo Akai ("Akazukin-chan").
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, seinen, captivating ...
Plot: romance, school life, high school life, high school, bank, youth, mythology, delinquent, criminal, friendship, school, folklore ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Uta no Prince-sama (2011)
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
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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
Plot: friendship, romance, social relations, high school, high school life, young lovers, teenage love, space and aliens, teenage life, youth, benign alien, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Barbie Diaries (2006)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: This movie stars Barbie as a teenage girl, trying to deal with crushes, rivals and friendship as she tries to achieve her dream of working as a news anchor for her school's TV station. She doesn't always make the right decisions, but ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, captivating, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, high school life, barbie, youth, friends, teenage life, popularity, diary, high school, love and romance, social relations, crush ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Negima! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Vampires, robots, sorcery… And that’s all before Gym Class! Welcome to Mahora Academy, an all-girls school where the impossible and the enchanting are a part of the curriculum. It’s the start of the new school year and emotions run rampant as ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating
Plot: wizards and magicians, school, supernatural, power relations, youth, teachers and students, harem, imaginary, boarding school life, boarding school, high school life, men hatred ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 66
HaNaYaMaTa (2014)
Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Naru is a high school girl who is average in every way. She loves fairy tale heroines, though she’s never had the courage to escape her ordinary life. One day, she sees Hannah, a transfer student, dancing in the moonlit and becomes inspired to ...
Style: seinen, humorous, feel good, entertaining
Plot: school club, friendship, school, dancing, dance performance, high school life, school life, love, harem, friends, everyday life, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: school, teenage life, best friends, everyday life, youth, siblings relations, diary, popularity, friendship, high school life, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Fruits Basket (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family ...
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, shoujo, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, friends, high school life, youth, transformation, loss of family member, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, everyday life, teenage life, first love ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Tanaka-kun is Always Listless (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: This unconventional, surrealist comedy follows an exhausted high school boy who, despite multiple attempts from his friends, still manages to spectacularly... sleep. Much to the chagrin of the energetic (at times bossy) Oota, Tanaka is often found ...
Style: feel good, light, sincere, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: school life, school, youth, friendship, high school, high school student, friends, high school life, slice of life, everyday life, love, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%