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Kakegurui (2017)
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Kakegurui (2017)
Original name: 賭ケグルイ
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Hyakkaou Private Academy. An institution for the privileged with a very peculiar curriculum. You see, when you're the sons and daughters of the wealthiest of the wealthy, it's not athletic prowess or book smarts that keep you ahead. It's reading your opponent, the art of the deal. What better way to hone those skills than with a rigorous curriculum of gambling? At Hyakkaou Private Academy, the winners live like kings, and the losers are put through the wringer. But when Yumeko Jabami enrolls, she's gonna teach these kids what a high roller really looks like!
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspense, social
Plot: gambling, direction and purpose, social differences, academy, class system, luxury, submission, mystery, power struggle, gambler, fight for supremacy, education, fighting the system, humiliation, showdown, struggle for survival, poker, high school

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, captivating and suspense films and TV series with plots about murder, supernatural, danger, high school, school, supernatural power and violence mostly in Animation, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Kakegurui: Shiki (2010), Psycho-Pass (2012), Kokkoku, Moment by Moment (2018), High-Rise Invasion (2021), Osama Game (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kakegurui (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Children from influential families in politics and businesses attend the Hyakkaou Private Academy. There, the hierarchy of the students are classified by a series of games. Students that win the games are on the ruling side and the students who lose ...
Style: thought provoking, social, stylized, serious, suspense
Plot: gambling, gambler, direction and purpose, one last chance, class system, luxury, love and romance, wealth, education, fighting the system, social differences, high school ...
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Shiki (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Sotobamura is a small village with around 1300 residents; so small the village isn't even connected to a single highway. An isolated village in which old customs, such as the burial of the dead, are still practiced. One day, the bodies of three ...
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Psycho-Pass (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that takes place in the future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with a device installed ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, graphic violence, master criminal, human nature, police investigation, partners against crime, mastermind, crimes, chase, society, criminal ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
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Kokkoku, Moment by Moment (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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High-Rise Invasion (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: High-school girl Yuri suddenly finds herself on the rooftop of a high-rise building. She's trapped in a bizarre world surrounded by skyscrapers, where a masked man cracked open a man's head with an axe before her eyes. Finding a way to ...
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Osama Game (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kanazawa Nobuaki has transferred to a high school far from where he used to live. Due to an incident at his old school, Nobuaki is afraid of getting close to his new classmates and keeps himself at a distance, but he starts opening up because of a ...
Style: disturbing, unusual plot structure, suspense, psychotronic, psychological
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Style: serious, mind bending, suspenseful, stylized, captivating ...
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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 ...
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SCHOOL-LIVE! (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Style: captivating, surreal, suspenseful, tense, asian horror
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: psychological, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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TV show
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TV show
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37%
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TV show
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34%
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TV show
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