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: kendo, school, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, instructor, rivalry, slice of life, club, sport, friendship, teacher student relationship, martial arts, teacher, student
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, humorous, exciting and light films and TV series with plots about rivalry, ambition, youth, sport, friendship, high school life and contests and competitions mostly in Animation, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Bamboo Blade: Yowamushi Pedal (2013), Big Windup! (2007), Girls und Panzer (2012), Haikyu!! (2014), Eyeshield 21 (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
Plot: riding a bicycle, tournament, training, rivalry, high school, high school life, contests and competitions, sport, sport team, friendship, ambition, follow your dream ...
Place: japan
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Plot: baseball team, baseball, prodigy, ambition, rivalry, sport team, youth, lifestyle, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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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: humorous, exciting, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: school, contests and competitions, ambition, military, rivalry, battles, youth, social relations, high school, tank, friendship, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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81%
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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, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, sport, rivalry, friends, friendship, high school, prodigy, follow your dream, youth, against the odds, athlete's life, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: sport, american football, athlete's life, ambition, sport team, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, high school, football team, schoolboy, ambitious ...
Place: japan, asia
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72%
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: captivating, exciting, uplifting, tense, light
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, youth, contests and competitions, teenager, friendship, rivalry, hopes, sport, ambition, lifestyle, adventure, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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66%
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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, inspirational, sincere, motivational, touching
Plot: competition, slice of life, school, championship, club, tennis, grownups, sport, friendship, youth, ambition, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, semi serious, humorous, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tennis, prodigy, contests and competitions, friendship, ambition, athlete's life, youth, lifestyle, sport, teenage life, high school, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A prequel to the 2013 Kyoto Animation series Free! which is an adaptation of light novel High☆Speed!
Style: inspirational, captivating, psychological, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: school, swimming, sport, contests and competitions, sport team, youth, friendship, follow your dream, rivalry, tournament, ambition, stubbornness ...
Place: japan
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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, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: A defunct high school basketball team finds a new student and things may start looking up for them.
Style: inspirational, captivating, entertaining, exciting, light
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
La Corda d'Oro: Primo Passo (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Hino goes to a school that specialises in music and has two streams: the normal stream and the music stream, where the music students are regarded as the more elite. She was running late for her class one day when she saw a tiny fairy, who seemed ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, humorous
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Inazuma Eleven (2008)
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Endou Mamoru is a cheerful goalkeeper in Raimon Jr High, with six other players in the team. But there was a day when the team was almost lead to disbandment by Natsumi unless they are to win the match against the Teikoku Gakuen, currently the best ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, captivating, humorous ...
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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 ...
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Story: One day out of boredom, Tanaka decided to give her classmates nicknames based on their quirks. Her friend Sakuchi became "Ota" for her nerdy interests, and her other friend Saginomiya became "Robo" because of her expressionless ...
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
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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 ...
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Country: Japan
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TV show
Story: Grigio Academy Boarding School. Students who attend this school in two countries and reside in their own dormitories. Inazuka and Persia are rival dormitory leaders, but in secret they love each other. Now, they have to keep their relationship a ...
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Audience: teens
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Place: japan
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52%
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating
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51%
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Cross Game (2009)
Genre: Animation, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Hidamari Sketch (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: For years, Yuno has dreamed of attending Yamabuki Arts High School, but now that she's been accepted, it means the scary prospect of moving away from her home and family for the first time! Fortunately, Yuno quickly learns that if her new ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
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Genre: Animation, Sport
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Story: This sports anime is set in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture, and follows a team of girls as they aim for the top in the sport of ice hockey. It’s about team-building, friendship and competition!
Style: entertaining, feel good, captivating
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KAGINADO (2021)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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Story: This is the story of a small miracle. Stars from different universes and different times that were never meant to cross paths. By irony of fate, these stars come together in “Kaginado Academy”. What awaits them there is a lively school life full ...
Style: feel good, captivating, light, colourful, funny ...
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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, touching, humorous, feel good
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Baby Steps (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Eiichirō Maruo (nicknamed "Ei-chan" for his grades being straight "A") is an honor student, bookworm, and is not interested in anything other than studying. In order to solve his problem of lacking physical strength, he enrolled ...
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