Movies and TV shows like Another

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Another (2012)
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Another (2012)
Original name: アナザー
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 300 min.
Story: When Kouichi Sasakibara transfers to his new school, he can sense something frightening in the atmosphere of his new class, a secret none of them will talk about. At the center is the beautiful girl Mei Misaki. Kouichi is immediately drawn to her mysterious aura, but then he begins to realize that no one else in the class is aware of her presence.
Style: twists and turns, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, tense, offbeat, serious, scary
Plot: mysterious character, classmates, supernatural, teenage life, curse, death, accidental death, imaginary, hospital, junior high school, friendship, curses spells and rituals, school, student life, odd, danger, paranormal activity, ghost, student, youth, afterlife, high school, pretense, deadly, suspicion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and stylized films and TV series with plots about danger, supernatural, imaginary, deadly, rivalry, death and escapades mostly in Animation, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Another: Hell Girl (2005), Shiki (2010), Death Note (2006), When They Cry (2006), Paranoia Agent (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hell Girl (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
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: scary, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious
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Place: asia, japan
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100%
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Shiki (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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 ...
Style: scary, serious, offbeat, suspenseful
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Place: japan, asia
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67%
 9.0
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Death Note (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, disturbing, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mind game, secret identity, anti heroes, intelligence, supernatural ability, supernatural, teenage life, law enforcement, rivals, crimes, police detective, god or devil ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When They Cry (2006)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had ...
Style: tense, psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychic, danger, fear, village, torture, murder, psychopath, paranoia, psycho killer, mass murder, rage, student ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: dungeon, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Paranoia Agent (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Story: The infamous Shounen Bat (Lil' Slugger) is terrorizing the residents of Musashino City. Flying around on his rollerblades and beating people down with a golden baseball bat, the assailant seems impossible to catch—much less understand. His ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: mysterious character, partners against crime, social problems, corruption, murder, danger, baseball, stalking, odd, who done it, law enforcement, fighting crime ...
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
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Mushi-Shi (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: They are neither plants nor animals. They differ from other forms of life such as the micro-organisms and the fungi. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life and are generally known as "Mushi". Their existence and appearance are ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, bleak, inspirational
Plot: legends and myths, nature, mysterious character, ghost, supernatural ability, danger, adventure, imaginary, supernatural, animal life, heroes, earth ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Psychic Detective Yakumo (2010)
Genre: Animation, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
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. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural ability, ghost, investigation, mysterious character, college, mystery, supernatural, friendship, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, mysterious place ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Vampire Princess Miyu (1997)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love and romance, imaginary, escapades, hopes, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, high school, drive away, love triangle, good versus evil, danger ...
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 316 min.
Story: Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, serious, stylized ...
Plot: suicide, computers and web, computer, cyberpunk, hacker, fictional reality, young heroes, classmates, imaginary, shyness, double life, cyberspace ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: When Yadomi Jinta was a child, he was a central piece in a group of close friends. In time, however, these childhood friends drifted apart, and when they became high school students, they had long ceased to think of each other as friends. One of ...
Style: sentimental, gloomy, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: supernatural, ghost, friendship, imaginary, hopes, estrangement, friends, reunion, youth, redemption, haunted by the past, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Death is the main attraction in Deadman Wonderland, from the studio that brought you Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy. Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He’s framed for the carnage, ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, tense, harsh ...
Plot: prison, young heroes, uncover truth, supernatural, false accusation, power of media, life turned upside down, future dystopia, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, down on your luck, confined ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 825
Blood-C (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Blood-C focuses on Saya Kisaragi, an outwardly normal girl who serves as the shrine maiden to a country town; in reality, she is a skilled swordswoman charged by her father to defeat Elder Bairns, monsters who feed on human blood. As her battles ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: supernatural, blood, violence, high school, family relations, village, deadly creature, parents and children, imaginary, escapades, young heroes, deadly ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Supernatural The Animation (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: After losing their mother to a demon, two brothers grow up fighting supernatural beings.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, deadly, ghost, supernatural, family in danger, danger, rivalry, haunted by the past, deadly creature, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Boogiepop Never Laughs: Boogiepop Phantom (2000)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 288 min.
Story: Boogiepop Phantom is a twelve-episode anime television series produced by Madhouse Studios, based on the Boogiepop light novel series by Kouhei Kadono, particularly that of Boogiepop and Others and Boogiepop At Dawn. The series is directed by ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, scary ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
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Berserk (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Spurred by the flame raging in his heart, the Black Swordsman Guts continues his seemingly endless quest for revenge. Standing in his path are heinous outlaws, delusional evil spirits, and a devout child of god. Even as it chips away at his life, ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
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Death Parade (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Corpse Party: Tortured Souls (2013)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Heavenly Host Elementary School is a legendary elementary school for ghost stories due to its mysterious past. It was torn down following the murders and disappearances of several of its staff and students and now another school called Kisaragi ...
Style: serious, offbeat, scary, sadistic, macabre ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, danger, death, blood, gore, school, imaginary, young heroes, survival, youth, mystery ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Black Bullet (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Virus Gastrea menyebar seperti api, membuat setiap wadah yang terinfeksi bermutasi dengan cepat, mendapatkan kekuatan baru dan kemampuan dengan setiap tahap perkembangan, bahkan saat mereka terus menyerang, membunuh dan menginfeksi beberapa host ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 1K
Blood Lad (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Staz is a vampire from the surreal "Demon World", and Fuyumi, an ordinary girl, accidentally wanders into the Demon World through a portal. Subsequently after meeting each other, Fuyumi is killed by a carnivorous plant and turned into a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, vampire, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, danger, battles, friendship, love and romance, king, fantasy world, demon
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 25K
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bloody
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, supernatural, secret identity, friends, survival, supernatural ability, murder, youth, good versus evil, dark fantasy, explosion, hunt down ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.2
 38K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The show revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a good-hearted 15-year-old high school student who carries the undesired ability to see spirits. Others in his family (two sisters and his father) carry this ability to some extent as well. One evening, he ...
Style: exciting, comic, humorous, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, adventure, heroic mission, evil force, danger, monster, imaginary, teenage life, heroes, death, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 477
Pandora Hearts (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Oz Vessalius, heir to one of the duke houses, has just turned fifteen. His life is rich and carefree, darkened only by the constant absence of his father. At his coming-of-age ceremony, however, everything changes. For no reason that he can discern, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, exciting, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: daring rescue, imaginary, mysterious character, chaos, coming of age, prison, heroes, deal with the devil, deadly, teenage life, save the day, escapades ...
Time: victorian era
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 6K
Gantz (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Gantz is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Gantz tells the story of Kei Kurono and his friend Masaru Kato who die in a train accident and become part of a semi-posthumous "game" in which they and several other ...
Style: offbeat, serious, suspenseful, stylized, scary ...
Plot: paralysis, witch, evil alien, supernatural, homeless, assassination, classmates, deadly weapon, crimes, gory, heroes, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 641
3x3 Eyes (1991)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of a young man named Yakumo Fuuji, who through a strange series of events becomes the immortal slave of the last of a race of 3 Eyed immortals. The immortal absorbs his soul to save his life, making him immortal in the process. Now, he ...
Style: exciting, scary, offbeat, stylized, serious ...
Plot: high school, zombie, legends and myths, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, adventure, escapades, rivalry, deadly, heroes, gory, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.1
 11K
Claymore (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability to destroy these creatures. Considered a rogue ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized
Plot: monster, supernatural, danger, unlikely partners, imaginary, adventure, good versus evil, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, heroes, suffering, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 26K
Elfen Lied (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, rough, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: split personality, supernatural ability, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, social misfits, experiment gone awry, evil, mutant, memory loss, childhood trauma, gore, psychopath ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 348
Gilgamesh (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Over a decade ago, a group of scientists carried out experiments at the Tomb of Gilgamesh, the supposed resting place of the demigod subject of an ages-old myth. After the work at the "Heaven's Gate" facility was abruptly halted, a ...
Style: cynical, epic, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, chaos, apocalypse, danger, supernatural ability, who to trust, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, future dystopia, escapades, mysterious character, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 1K
XXXHOLiC (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Kimihiro Watanuki, a high-schooler, is troubled by monsters and spirits who are magically attracted to him. However, nobody else can see them but him. One day, Watanuki stumbles into a shop that grants wishes, and encounters Yuko Ichihara, a ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, encounter, grownups, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, witch, stranger, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Kokoro Connect (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: The five members of the Cultural Study group that meets in class 401 have spent a lot of time wondering what it would be like to be in someone else's shoes. But they're about to learn that there's a huge difference between thinking ...
Style: offbeat, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Plot: school, buddies, high school life, high school, youth, switching roles, body swapping, miraculous event, supernatural
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Future Diary (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Yukiteru Amano (Yuki) is a loner who never really interact with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone with his only companion being an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: social misfits, teenage life, diary, survival, misfit, imaginary, contests and competitions, loner, danger, battles, foreknowledge, heir heiress ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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