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Woodpecker Detective’s Office (2020)
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Woodpecker Detective’s Office (2020)
Original name: 啄木鳥探偵處
Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: It is the end of the Meiji Era. The genius poet Ishikawa Takuboku, who’s struggling financially, starts a detective business out of his lodging in response to a certain murder case. He calls it the Woodpecker Detective’s Office. “The ghosts of the Twelve-Story Tower in Asakusa,” “the man-eating figure who wanders the streets on snowy nights”… Takuboku involves himself in one bizarre case after another with his hometown acquaintance, Kindaichi Kyosuke, as his assistant. Other literary men such as Nomura Kodo, Yoshii Isamu, Hagiwara Sakutaro, and Wakayama Bokusui are also dragged into Takuboku’s exploits as he races all around Tokyo at the height of Westernization!
Style: psychological, captivating, odd, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, supernatural, genius, investigation, prodigy, intelligence, mystery, private detective, talented, mastermind, escapades, mind game, police detective, expert, secret revealed, mysterious character, resourceful, ghosts

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, suspenseful, psychological and serious films and TV series with plots about supernatural, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, mystery, friendship and supernatural power mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Woodpecker Detective’s Office: Case File nº221: Kabukicho (2019), GARO -VANISHING LINE- (2017), Psychic Detective Yakumo (2010), Mob Psycho 100 (2016), Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Case File nº221: Kabukicho (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shinjuku ward east side... The center of the street with most chaos, There's a Kabukicho with full of neon lights. When the light is stronger, the shadow is deeper. The story begins when certain bizarre murder happens one night! Suspense? Or ...
Style: suspenseful, odd, captivating, psychological
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95%
Layton Mystery Detective Agency: Kat's Mystery‑Solving Files (2018)
Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
TV show
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GARO -VANISHING LINE- (2017)
Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: In a prosperous city named Russell City, an omen that threatens to shake its world begins to move within it. A man named Sword is the first to hear the first stirrings of the plot, and throws himself into a shadow war in order to expose it. His only ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, rough, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Psychic Detective Yakumo (2010)
Genre: Animation, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In order to help a friend possessed by a spirit, Ozawa Haruka knocks on the door of her university's movie research association. There she meets Saitou Yakumo, a rude, unkempt young man with a red left eye, who is said to have spiritual powers. ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Loki, the Norse god of mischief, has been exiled to the human world for what was apparently was a bad joke. Along with being exiled, he’s forced to take the form of a child. He’s told the only way he can get back to the world of the gods is if ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, mystery, private detective, supernatural, rivalry, obsession, escapades, danger, crimes, superhuman powers, militant ...
Place: japan
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38%
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Mob Psycho 100 (2016)
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shigeo Kageyama, a.k.a. "Mob," is a boy who has trouble expressing himself, but who happens to be a powerful esper. Mob is determined to live a normal life and keeps his ESP suppressed, but when his emotions surge to a level of 100%, ...
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! (2021)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The peaceful days of the very popular work Bungou Stray Dogs are here. The characters of the Armed Detective Agency and the Mafia are in miniature form?! Due to Atsushi and co. becoming cute, this is a different experience to the original work—a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Sohryuden: Legend of the Dragon Kings (1991)
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Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story features four divine Dragon Kings, rulers of the four parts of the world according to Chinese myths. The brothers are reborn in the modern world, complete with supernatural powers and the ability to become the Dragons which are their true ...
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35%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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27%
 6.3
 44
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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TV show
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27%
 8.5
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TV show
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 6.8
 87
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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26%
 5.0
 165
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 378
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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