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Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)
Original name: 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time... Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn't know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. This is a fateful encounter that can change her destiny. This is a beginning of the new story of the magical witch girls.
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, captivating, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, young heroes, school, magic, wizards and magicians, dark fantasy, surrealism, magical girl, desire, imaginary, youth, friends, good versus evil, teenage girl, friendship, imaginary kingdom, time travel, depression, teenage life, wish come true, wish fulfillment, deception, tragic past, foreshadowing, apprentice ...
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Puella Magi Madoka Magica

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, semi serious, exciting and captivating films and TV series with plots about youth, imaginary, supernatural, magic, young heroes, friendship and danger mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Sailor Moon Crystal (2014), Winx Club (2004), Gakuen Alice (2004), ERASED (2016), Fairy Tail (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Following Madoka's rewriting of the universe, sacrificing herself and her happy normal days to save all magical girls from the cruel fate that awaited them by wiping witches out of existence, the despair still manifest into creatures known as ...
Style: twists and turns, bleak, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: strong female presence, magical girl, surrealism, teenage life, wizards and magicians, imaginary, supernatural, young heroes, girls with guns, haunted by the past, wish come true, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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100%
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Madoka Kaname, an ordinary middle-schooler, along with her best friend Sayaka Miki, are offered the chance to have any wish they want granted by the mysterious Kyubey, and become magical girls and fight witches. However, fellow magical girl Homura ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, psychological thriller, tense ...
Plot: magical girl, magic, wish come true, teenage girl, dark fantasy, danger, supernatural, hopes, parent child relationship, wizards and magicians, mother daughter relationship, foreshadowing ...
Place: japan
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100%
Sailor Moon Crystal (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Usagi Tsukino is chosen to be a guardian of justice and is sent on a quest to locate a Silver Crystal before the Dark Kingdom invades the Earth.
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, good versus evil, superhero, heroic mission, imaginary, save the world, superhuman powers, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, danger, magic ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
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100%
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal (2012)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: As the young girls have discovered the truth about the cruel fate of a magical girl, one magical girl after another is destroyed. Throughout it all, there is one magical girl who continues to fight alone - Homura Akemi. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the ...
Style: psychological thriller, sinister
Plot: magical girl, magic, dark fantasy, foreshadowing, teenage girl, surrealism, schoolgirl, cemetery, stopped time, witch, wish fulfillment, wish come true ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Winx Club (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In a magical universe, witches, warriors begin fighting in the name of good .vs. evil! At a magic school, five teenage girls are selected to defend the universe with their magic.
Style: light, exciting, entertaining, semi serious, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fairy, youth, friends, school, transformation, adventure, good versus evil, friendship, imaginary, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, teenage life ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Gakuen Alice (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Best friends Mikan and Hotaru are separated when Hotaru is scouted by a special school called "Alice Academy." Mikan determines to enroll too but Alice Academy is a mysterious place.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, young heroes, heroes, supernatural, youth, supernatural ability, family, danger, best friends, imaginary, school, magic ...
Place: japan
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42%
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ERASED (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: childhood, time travel, serial killer, child abuse, friendship, murder, abuse, death, dysfunctional family, kidnapping, supernatural, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, year 1988, year 2006
Place: japan
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50%
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Fairy Tail (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Lucy is a 17-year-old girl, who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isn't just any ordinary kid, he's a member of ...
Style: exciting, light, humorous, stylized, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: magic, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, young heroes, youth, dragon, rivalry, imaginary, salvation, escapades, imaginary kingdom, fairy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A magical girl, Iroha Tamaki, searches for her missing sister in the mysterious city of Kamihama, where it is rumored that magical girls can achieve salvation.
Style: light, captivating
Audience: kids
Plot: magic, magical girl, salvation, search, sister sister relationship, gossip, fantasy world, witch, dark fantasy, surrealism, conspiracy, memory loss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Myriad Colors Phantom World (2016)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the near future, in a world born of human imagination, what humans would call ghosts or monsters appear, and they come to be called "phantoms." Haruhiko Ichijō, is a first year at Hosea Academy along with his upperclassman Mai ...
Style: stylized, captivating, light, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, phantom, imaginary, youth, school, friendship, society, good versus evil, magical, brainwashing, monster, anthropomorphism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, UK, Mexico, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.
Style: sincere, exciting, captivating, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: princess, good versus evil, adventure, teenage life, family relations, youth, friendship, imaginary, rivalry, teenage girl, disorder, 14 year old ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shirou Emiya finds himself an unwilling participant in a deadly competition where seven Mages summon heroic spirits as servants to duel each other to the death. They compete for the chance to make a wish from the Holy Grail, which has the power to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holy grail, contests and competitions, mortal combat, young heroes, rivalry, ambition, magic, wizards and magicians, imaginary, danger, supernatural, escapades ...
Place: japan
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39%
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Shaman King (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Asakura Yoh is a shaman, a person who communicates with ghosts. He enters the Shaman Fight, for whoever wins the tournament gets to commune with the Great Spirit, God . . . that and his fiance Anna wants to be the wife of the Shaman King. Helping ...
Style: emotional, exciting, semi serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, ghost, friends, supernatural, supernatural ability, youth, rivalry, master warrior, samurai, shaman, ambition ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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InuYasha (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kagome Higurashi is a modern day young girl who lives with her family by the old Higure shrine. Unbeknownst to Kagome, she is the reincarnation of priestess Kikyo and posseses the "Jewel of Four Souls" (the Shikon jewel). One ill-fated ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: supernatural, parallel world, magic, adventure, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, mission, imaginary, good versus evil, journey, supernatural ability, monk ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, friends, youth, curses spells and rituals, loss of family member, transformation, loss of parent, high school life, teenage love, everyday life, teenage life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
My Guardian Characters (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: My Guardian Characters (Shugo Chara) is a magical anime, revolving around "cool and spicy" teen Amu, a feminine but tomboyish schoolgirl, who yearns but appears unable to display her sensitive side. One day, three magical eggs appear in ...
Style: humorous, uplifting, captivating, light, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, school, popularity, alienation, teenage life, coming of age, youth, dream come true, artifact, classmate, school life, love ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Fate/Zero (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: War of the Holy Grail - Pursuing the power of the "Holy Grail" which grants a miracle, this is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete for it. In that battle whose conclusion was postponed three times, now, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master warrior, adventure, holy grail, king arthur, epic battle, supernatural, escapades, mortal combat, rivalry, ambition, imaginary, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Winx Club 3D: Чарiвна пригода (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, Mexico, Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: School for fairies Alfea celebrates the inauguration of the new school year when the party is interrupted by Icy, Darcy and Stormy, the perfidious Trix. The Winx without Bloom, are forced to remedy the confusion created by the witches who, having ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, young heroes, friends, supernatural ability, disorder, danger, escapades, youth, love and romance, school, imaginary, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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D.Gray-man (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Allen Walker, a young Exorcist with a cursed eye that can see the suffering of the Akumas created by The Millenium Earl, travels to England to the Headquarters of the exorcists, the Black Order, where his Master, General Cross Marian, has sent him ...
Style: exciting, emotional, suspense, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, adventure, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, escapades, imaginary, chosen one, save the day, young heroes, demon, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe
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37%
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Asura Cryin' (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Tomoharu is a normal high school student... except for the fact that he is never alone. Haunted by the ghost of his dead childhood friend, he moves into a new residence at the beginning of the school year. Life turns out to be a little more ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, humorous, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, good versus evil, friendship, friends, young heroes, supernatural, heroic mission, high school life, danger, save the world, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, stylized, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, teenage life, school, harem, friendship, social relations, club, youth, misfit, teenage love, society, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Twelve Kingdoms (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Nakajima Youko is your average somewhat timid high school student. One day, a strange man named Keiki appears before her, swearing allegiance. Before she could properly register what was happening, demon-like creatures attack Youko and her friends, ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: parallel world, leadership, adventure, good versus evil, young heroes, heroic mission, destiny, ancient mystery, escapades, imaginary kingdom, magic, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Black Butler (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In Victorian-era London, on the night of Ciel Phantomhive's tenth birthday, a fire destroyed his manor and killed both of his parents. In a moment of despair, Ciel strikes a deal with a demon - his soul in exchange for revenge. This demon ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, butler, supernatural, demon, investigation, deal with the devil, supernatural ability, young heroes, evil force, aristocracy, murder, society ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century, victorian england
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Beyblade (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport, Thriller
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Three or four friends roam to various cities to win beyblade battles. In these battles, everyone has his/her special moves and have some common enemies like lio which has tornado type beyblade. Everyone wants to become best of all and so on. -kunal ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, captivating, disturbing, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: partners, friendship, youth, good versus evil, contests and competitions, young heroes, team, adventure, imaginary, best friends, save the world, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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11 Eyes (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Satsuki Kakeru lost his sister by suicide and has been living a dull life ever since then. One day, he is transported into a bizarre world "Red Night" along with his friend Minase Yuka. In order to survive and escape from Red Night, he ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, exciting, ecchi ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: on the run, survival, adventure, good versus evil, chases and races, youth, danger, escapades, teenage life, heroes, young heroes, supernatural ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Hell Girl (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Hell Girl, also known as Jigoku Shōjo: Girl from Hell, is an anime series produced by Aniplex and Studio Deen. It focuses on the existence of a supernatural system that allows people to take revenge by having other people sent to Hell via the ...
Style: serious, exciting, scary, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: justice, supernatural, danger, vengeance, teenage boy, torment, grudge, heaven and hell, murder, fear, good versus evil, anguish ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, sentimental, realistic, shoujo ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, fall in love, friends, teenage life, social relations, high school life, love and romance, school, haunted by the past, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
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Princess Tutu (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ahiru (literally 'Duck' in Japanese), is a petite young girl in a junior high school's beginner ballet program. She's prone to stammering and clutziness. She has a huge crush on her sempai, Mute, a sad-seeming young man who ...
Style: touching, fairy tale, surreal, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: ballet, healing power, prince, school, friendship, wish come true, supernatural ability, romance, princess, knight, friends, once in a lifetime opportunity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Zoids: Chaotic Century (2001)
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Zoids: Chaotic Century, simply titled Zoids in Japan, is the first of four anime series based on the Zoids range of mecha model kits produced by TOMY. It is loosely adapted from the manga series Kiiju Shinseiki Zoido, which was created by Michiro ...
Style: stylized, serious, light, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: rivalry, friendship, danger, youth, rescue, heroic mission, heroes, adventure, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, young heroes, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Wishenpoof! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Bianca is just like any other little girl, except for one teensy little thing. Bianca has Wish Magic, so she can make wishes come true. Whether she's at home in Wish World, at the Willow Tree with her fairy friends, or at school with her ...
Style: educational, feel good, entertaining, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, young heroes, family, supernatural ability, friends, youth, wish fulfillment, magic, mother daughter relationship, computer animation, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%