Movies and TV shows like The Gymnastics Samurai

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The Gymnastics Samurai (2020)
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The Gymnastics Samurai (2020)
Original name: 体操ザムライ
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the year 2002, the formerly powerful Japanese men's gymnastics team member Jotaro Aragaki is no longer able to compete. Even though he trained strenuously daily, he is asked about retiring by his coach Amakusa. However, a certain encounter alters Aragaki's fate.
Style: captivating, suspense
Plot: professional athlete, overcoming, competition, team, tournament, slice of life, gymnastics, sport, athlete's life, gymnast, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, rivalry, rivals, professional rivalry
Time: year 2002

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, exciting, humorous and inspirational films and TV series with plots about sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, friendship, competition, slice of life and sport team mostly in Animation, Sport and Drama genres. Some movies like The Gymnastics Samurai: Backflip!! (2021), Skate-Leading☆Stars (2020), Hungry Heart: Wild Striker (2002), Free! (2013), Farewell, My Dear Cramer (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Backflip!! (2021)
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
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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
Plot: team, slice of life, discipline, school, friends, overcoming, competition, gymnastics, teamwork, gymnast, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
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Skate-Leading☆Stars (2020)
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
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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Hungry Heart: Wild Striker (2002)
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Kyosuke Kano has lived under the shadow of his successful brother Seisuke all his life who is a professional soccer player. Tired of being compared and downgraded at, he abandoned playing soccer until a boy from his new highschool discovered him and ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
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Free! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto ...
Style: captivating, humorous, light, exciting, motivational
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, swimming, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, team, victory, academy, school, slice of life, school life ...
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Farewell, My Dear Cramer (2021)
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: With no soccer accomplishments to speak of during the entirety of Suou Sumire's junior high school years, the young wing gets an odd offer. Suou's main rival, Soshizaki Midori, invites her to join up on the same team in high school, with a ...
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Captain Tsubasa (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sport
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Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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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Stars Align (2019)
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 ...
Style: exciting, sincere, motivational, touching, inspirational
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Yowamushi Pedal (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Sakamichi Onada is a wimpy high school freshman who loves anime. He initially wants to enter the anime club, but winds up joining the cycling club after meeting two classmates who are already famous cyclists. He undertakes the grueling training to ...
Style: exciting, inspirational, humorous, light, captivating
Audience: teens
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Place: japan
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Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: First of three compilation films of Kuroko no Basket.
Style: entertaining, captivating
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48%
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Haikyu!! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, disturbing, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ping Pong the Animation (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
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Style: inspirational, captivating, intense, seinen, motivational
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Wanna Be the Strongest in the World (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Hagiwara Sakura and Miyazawa Erena are the leading members of popular idol group, Sweet Diva. Erena is injured by the attack of a female pro-wrestler called Kazama Rio during the recording of a TV program. Sakura gets mad at Rio and enters the rink. ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Tiger Mask W (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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Style: uplifting, exciting, intense, captivating, inspirational
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Bamboo Blade (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
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Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, captivating ...
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: captivating, exciting, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
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Style: light, humorous, feel good, touching
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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31%