Movies and TV shows like Bamboo Blade

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Bamboo Blade (2007)
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Bamboo Blade (2007)
Original name: バンブーブレード
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: A school kendo club is in need of talent and participation when the petite and talented Tamaki is drafted. With her understated sense of justice and ample strength, Tamaki becomes an inspiration for her team-mates, school and even the deadbeat instructor.
Style: feel good, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, captivating, exciting, semi serious
Plot: school, kendo, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, instructor, rivalry, slice of life, club, teacher student relationship, sport, friendship, martial arts, student, teacher
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, captivating, semi serious and feel good films and TV series with plots about high school, youth, friendship, rivalry, high school life, school and sport mostly in Animation, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Bamboo Blade: Haikyu!! (2014), Big Windup! (2007), Girls und Panzer (2012), Eyeshield 21 (2005), Kuroko's Basketball (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, disturbing, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, volleyball, rivalry, youth, follow your dream, prodigy, friends, friendship, athlete's life, sport team, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Big Windup! (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Ren Mihashi, who had previously excelled as his middle school baseball team's ace pitcher, due to his grandfather's connections as its manager. As he graduates to high school, whose baseball team his grandfather does not manage, he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: baseball team, baseball, prodigy, ambition, rivalry, youth, sport, against the odds, high school, self discovery, lifestyle, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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83%
Girls und Panzer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In this world, Sensha-do (戦車道), the art of tank-combat, is a traditional Japanese martial art for girls. Miho, a girl who just transferred into the Ōrai Girls' Academy in Ibaraki Prefecture, has been ordered by the academy's student ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, light, offbeat ...
Plot: school, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, battles, military, youth, social relations, high school, tank, friendship, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.7
 561
Eyeshield 21 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Eyeshield 21 is a Japanese manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Yusuke Murata. The series tells the story of Sena Kobayakawa, a introverted boy who joins an American football club as a secretary, but after being coerced by ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, youth, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, rivalry, high school, power relations, teachers and students, social relations, high school life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Kuroko's Basketball (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the story, Kagami Taiga has just enrolled into Seirin High School when he meets Kuroko Tetsuya of the school's basketball team. Kuroko happens to be the shadowy sixth member of the legendary Generation of Miracles basketball team. Together, ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, uplifting, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, youth, contests and competitions, friendship, sport, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, hopes, adventure, teenager, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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65%
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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, exciting, light, motivational
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, rivalry, swimming, sport, contests and competitions, team, victory, academy, slice of life, training, school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Prince of Tennis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Prince of Tennis follows the story of a 12 year old boy Ryoma Echizen who won four consecutive titles in the American Junior Tennis tournaments. He's an amazing tennis player and is considered a prodigy. He moved from America to Japan and ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, athlete's life, prodigy, ambition, teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, youth, contests and competitions, sport, high school, superhuman powers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Fighting Spirit (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Ippo, the son of a fishing boat tour owner, takes up boxing to increase his confidence. Through intense training and willpower Ippo claims the Japanese featherweight title.
Style: captivating, realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, athlete's life, boxing, youth, ambition, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, lifestyle, rivalry, championship, fight back, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Student Council Staff Members (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 307 min.
TV show
Story: The stage is set at Ousai Private Academy which, due to declining birth rates, has transitioned from an all-girls high school to a co-ed. The current ratio of male to female students is 28:524. Within this paradise, Tsuda Takatoshi is inaugurated as ...
Style: ecchi, captivating, humorous, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: school life, slice of life, new student, harem, battle of the sexes, rivalry, friendship, chastity belt, society, couples, high school, rock band ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Ping Pong the Animation (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Despite having drastically different personalities, high school boys Peco and Smile have been friends since childhood. Now, they’re both talented members of a table tennis club—but what happens when these sports lovers have to go up against each ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, intense, seinen, motivational
Plot: ping pong, coming of age, high school, table tennis, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, friendship, human spirit, teacher, against the odds ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Taisho Baseball Girls (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: When a local player arrogantly states that girls should become housewives instead of going to school, teenage firebrands Koume and Akiko respond by forming their own baseball team. It's shocking. It's scandalous. And yet, in a nation in ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, feel good
Plot: baseball, rivalry, society, youth, feminism, sport team, ambition, underdog, athlete's life, romance, high school life, sport ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Air Gear (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Air Gear is a shōnen manga written and illustrated by Ito "Oh Great" Ōgure. Air Gear revolves around the life of Itsuki Minami "Ikki or Crow", also known as "Baby Face", "Lil Crow", and his friends. The ...
Style: serious, exciting, humorous, ecchi, toilet humor
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, ambition, adventure, family secret, extreme sport, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, escapades, orphan, skating, high school life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Tanaka-kun is Always Listless (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: This unconventional, surrealist comedy follows an exhausted high school boy who, despite multiple attempts from his friends, still manages to spectacularly... sleep. Much to the chagrin of the energetic (at times bossy) Oota, Tanaka is often found ...
Style: feel good, light, sincere, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: school, school life, friendship, friends, youth, high school, slice of life, high school student, society, love, everyday life, adventure
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Cross Game (2009)
Genre: Animation, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kō Kitamura, whose family owns a sporting goods store, has known the Tsukishima girls since he was born. The Tsukishima family runs a batting center and cafe, and they have four daughters. There's Ichiyo, the responsible eldest; Wakaba, ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, high school life, friendship, contests and competitions, sport, teenage life, family relations, rivalry, coming of age, friends, hate, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
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Negima! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Vampires, robots, sorcery… And that’s all before Gym Class! Welcome to Mahora Academy, an all-girls school where the impossible and the enchanting are a part of the curriculum. It’s the start of the new school year and emotions run rampant as ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating
Plot: wizards and magicians, school, supernatural, power relations, youth, teachers and students, harem, boarding school life, high school life, boarding school, men hatred, high school ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Hip Whip Girl: Keijo!!!!!! (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Kaminashi Nozomi (17) is an exceptional gymnast. So much so that colleges with some of the best gymnastic programs are trying to recruit her. Unfortunately for them, she has other plans. Due to her family being extremely poor, money is everything to ...
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, light
Plot: fight, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, female athlete, poverty, slice of life, martial arts, friendship, youth, sport, rivalry, best friend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Hachiman Hikigaya is an antisocial high school student with no friends or girlfriend and as a result has a distorted view on life. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, melancholic, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, youth, friendship, society, romance, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, male female relationship, love, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Invader! Squid Girl (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Squid Girl has come to the land from the depths of the sea to conquer humanity in revenge for pollution of the ocean. Unfortunately she ruins the first house she uses as an invasion base and has to work to pay for repairs. Of course, she can't ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: invasion, ocean, squid, environmentalism, society, escapades, ocean or sea, slice of life, adventure, friendship, family relations, supernatural ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Kokoro Connect (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
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: humorous, feel good, light, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: body swapping, high school life, youth, buddies, supernatural, miraculous event, high school, school, school club, love and romance, friendship, couples ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Azumanga Daioh (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Azumanga Daioh is a Japanese comedy manga by Kiyohiko Azuma. It was serialized by MediaWorks in the shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh from 1999 to 2002 and collected in four bound volumes. In May 2009, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, biting, suspense
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: high school, friendship, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, shyness, precocious child, birthday, coming of age, child prodigy, slice of life, misfit ...
Place: japan, asia
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44%
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Lucky Star (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Japan, Germany
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Having fun in school, doing homework together, cooking and eating, playing video games, watching anime. All those little things make up the daily life of the anime-and chocolate-loving-Izumi Konata and her friends. Sometimes relaxing but more than ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, melancholic, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: school, teenage love, coming of age, high school, youth, romance, high school life, teenage life, fall in love, friendship, love and romance, best friends ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: First year high school student Sakamoto isn't just cool, he's the coolest! Almost immediately after starting school, he began attracting everyone's attention. The girls love him, and most of the boys resent him. There's even a ...
Style: entertaining, feel good, funny, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: heroes, teenage boy, idealism, friendship, rivalry, ambition, genius
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.2
 993
Chihayafuru (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: 6th-year grade-schooler Ayase Chihaya's dream is for her sister to be Japan's top model. However, transfer student Wataya Arata admonishes her that a dream must be about one's own self. Thus, she takes up karuta, a Japanese card game, ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, serious, captivating, josei
Plot: unrequited love, competition, old friends, romance, tournament, team, school, tradition, training, friendship, card game, best friends in love ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Lego Friends (2013)
Genre: Animation
Duration: 4 min.
TV show
Story: When the famous poster Livi comes to Heartlake to be a judge in a talent show, our five friends - Olivia, Mia, Andrea, Emma and Stephanie - all decides to participate, and especially one of them would very much like to win, but she faces tough ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, adventure, teenage life, youth, rivalry, ambition, best friends, high school life, computer animation, lego, contests and competitions, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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42%
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Bakuman (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high school student, content to live out a relatively normal life as any other does, is persuaded by his classmate, Akito Takagi, to become an aspiring mangaka when the latter realizes his natural talent as an artist. ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, uplifting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rivalry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, manga, painter, partners, career, couples, youth, heroes, voice recording, shared dream ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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mm! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: There are twisted tales and twisted tales, but few are as twisted as poor Sado's, who's just realized that he actually likes being made miserable. Of course, knowing that only makes him more miserable, which in turn... well, you get the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: school, harem, romance, friends, masochist, fall in love, love triangle, friendship, club, couples, best friends, love and romance ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
Heaven and Earth (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Tenjho Tenge, also written as Tenjo Tenge, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Oh! great. The story primarily focuses on the members of the Juken Club and their opposition, the Executive Council, which is the ruling student body of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, ecchi
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, teenage life, rivalry, youth, gang, supernatural power, female fighter, school, legends and myths, friends, siblings relations, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The World God Only Knows (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Keima is a dating sim champion. Cute girls are rendered powerless by his irresistible game playing techniques. Too bad things aren't that way in the real world. That is, until his tempting game playing causes a real live—and very ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: romance, curses spells and rituals, looking for love, social relations, teenage life, supernatural, danger, youth, young heroes, wooing, couples, demon ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love With a Pervert, As Long As She's a Cutie? (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: A high school student whose year of not having a girlfriend is his age, Keiki Kiryuu, suddenly received a love letter. He is happy he can finally have a girlfriend, but is also surprised because not only there is no sender name but also includes a ...
Style: humorous, ecchi, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: sexual perversion, harem, relationships, friends, rivalry, school, teenage boy, jealousy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%