Movies and TV shows like Stars Align

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Stars Align (2019)
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Stars Align (2019)
Original name: 星合の空
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Constantly outperformed by the girls' club, the boys' soft tennis club faces disbandment due to their poor skills and lack of positive results. In desperate need of capable players, Toma Shinjou is looking to recruit, but he fails to do so. Enter Maki Katsuragi, a transfer student who demonstrates great reflexes when he catches a stray cat, Instantly capturing Toma's attention. Toma ambitiously asks Maki to join the team but is quickly rejected, as Maki doesn't wish to join any clubs. Toma refuses to back down and ends up persuading Maki - only under the condition that Toma will pay him for his club expenses. As Maki joins the team, he immediately outshine the rest of the team. This gives rise to conflict among the team, Maki challenges his fellow team members to devote themselves to the game they once neglected. This story focuses on the boys' soft tennis club and their discovery of their own capability, while also enduring the darker side of growing up in middle school.
Style: exciting, motivational, inspirational, sincere, touching
Plot: competition, school, championship, club, slice of life, tennis, sport, friendship, grownups, student, youth, athlete's life, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, ambition, society, sport team, lifestyle, rivalry

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, exciting, humorous and semi serious films and TV series with plots about sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, friendship, school, slice of life and ambition mostly in Animation, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like Stars Align: Bamboo Blade (2007), Backflip!! (2021), Captain Tsubasa (2018), Eyeshield 21 (2005), Skate-Leading☆Stars (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bamboo Blade (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
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Backflip!! (2021)
Genre: Animation, Sport
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Story: The final summer of middle school, Shotaro Futaba discovers boys gymnastics and is completely enamored by it. Shotaro ends up going to Soshukan Private High School (aka Ao High) and decides to visit the boys gymnastics club. He's greeted by ...
Style: entertaining, captivating
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Captain Tsubasa (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: The passionate story of an elementary school student whose thoughts and dreams revolve almost entirely around the love of soccer. 11-year-old Tsubasa Oozora started playing football at a very young age, and while it was mostly just a recreational ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, inspirational
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Eyeshield 21 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Story: Eyeshield 21 is a Japanese manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Yusuke Murata. The series tells the story of Sena Kobayakawa, a introverted boy who joins an American football club as a secretary, but after being coerced by ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
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Place: japan, asia
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Story: Kensei Maeshima left figure skating behind, now only using his athleticism to help several high school teams. But his rival announces a shift to a team sport, bringing a kid familiar with Kensei’s past to offer him an invite to the world of ...
Style: captivating
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Shōyō Hinata began playing volleyball after seeing the "small giants" who played the sport when he was in elementary school. He suffers a crushing defeat in his first and last tournament in middle school at the hands of his rival Tobio ...
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Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Duration: 30 min.
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Country: Japan
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Style: suspense, captivating
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Story: Despite having drastically different personalities, high school boys Peco and Smile have been friends since childhood. Now, they’re both talented members of a table tennis club—but what happens when these sports lovers have to go up against each ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, intense, seinen, motivational
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Style: exciting, inspirational, humorous, light, captivating
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45%
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TV show
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45%
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TV show
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