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Azumanga Daioh (2002)
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Azumanga Daioh (2002)
Original name: あずまんが大王 THE ANIMATION
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 the manga, three additional chapters began serialization in Shogakukan's Monthly Shōnen Sunday under the title Azumanga Daioh: Supplementary Lessons. The manga is drawn in a series of vertical four-panel comic strips called yonkoma and depicts the lives of a group of girls during their three years as high-school classmates. The series has been praised for its humor driven by eccentric characters, and Kiyohiko Azuma acclaimed as a "master of the four-panel form," for both his art style and comic timing. It was adapted as an anime television series called Azumanga Daioh: the Animation by J.C.Staff, which aired from the week of April 8, 2002 until the week of September 30, 2002. It was broadcast on the TV Tokyo network and AT-X in five-minute segments every weekday, then rebroadcast as a 25-minute compilation that weekend, for a total of 130 five-minute segments collected in 26 episodes. The compilation episodes were released on DVD and Universal Media Discs by Starchild Records; the five-minute segments can be distinguished by their individual titles. Several soundtrack albums were released, as well as three Azumanga Daioh video games.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, biting, suspense
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: high school, friendship, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, shyness, precocious child, birthday, coming of age, child prodigy, slice of life, friends, misfit, hardcase students, loud, lesbian, high school life, love, christmas, teenager, school, child, cat, teacher, beach ...
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and realistic films and TV series with plots about youth, high school, teenage life, friendship, friends, high school life and school mostly in Animation, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Azumanga Daioh: Lucky Star (2007), The Prince of Tennis (2001), Waiting in the Summer (2012), Maid Sama! (2010), SuperGals (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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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 ⇓
89%
Waiting in the Summer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kaito Kirishima is testing out his new camera, when something comes crashing from the sky, injuring him. The next morning he wakes up fine though, believing it was a dream, however during the day he experiences flashes from what happened and also ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, romance, high school life, high school, social relations, young lovers, teenage love, space and aliens, true love, youth, benign alien, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Maid Sama! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Misaki Ayuzawa is the first female student council president at a once all-boys school turned co-ed. She rules the school with strict discipline demeanor. But she has a secret—she works at a maid cafe due to her families circumstances. One day the ...
Style: shoujo, humorous, romantic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, school, teenage love, fall in love, maid, high school, romance, teenage life, workplace, rich and poor, unlikely relationship, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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SuperGals (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Sporting designer clothes, make-up, and nails, Ran Kotobuki is the very picture of a trendy, young Shibuya girl, but don't let that fool you. This girl comes from a family of cops, and she’s ready to lay you out flat if you even think about ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, light, realistic
Plot: teenager, parents and children, teenage life, youth, best friends, family relations, high school, sister sister relationship, school life, fashion, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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81%
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Place to Place (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Tsumiki Miniwa, a small girl who packs a punch, is in love with her best friend, tall and easygoing Io Otonashi. The only problem is that she can't bring herself to come out and say it. And, despite the fact that he can otherwise read her like ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: youth, couples, love and romance, fall in love, young lovers, romance, friendship, school, disorder, prank, high school, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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81%
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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
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79%
Cromartie High School (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 12 min.
TV show
Story: Folks, meet Takashi Kamiyama. Enrolled at Cromartie High, where everybody is a delinquent, Kamiyama is apparently the only non-delinquent in the school. Logically, therefore, he must be the toughest in his class—by the rather twisted logic that ...
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, high school, delinquent, criminal, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, rivalry, buddies, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, parallel world, satire ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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
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40%
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Bromwell High (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Bromwell High is an animated series about a British high school in South London. It first aired on Teletoon in Canada and Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. It is a co-production between Hat Trick Productions in the UK and DHX Media in Canada. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting
Plot: school, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, friends, high school life, school life, interracial friendship, nihilism, power relations, racial stereotype, high school ...
Place: london, europe, england
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78%
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 ⇓
78%
His and Her Circumstances (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In His and Her Circumstances, like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before… him. Souichirou Arima. The instant she ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, young lovers, romance, power of love, young people, family problems, against the odds, hopes, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
My Little Monster (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: shoujo, light, sincere, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, feel good ...
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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GTO (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, undisciplined, bad attitude, streetwise, dedicated educator, lifestyle, youth, starting over, rebelliousness, teenage life, workplace situations, fish out of water ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
WataMote: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys Fault I'm Not Popular! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: At the tender age of 15, Kuroki Tomoko has already dated dozens and dozens of boys and she's easily the most popular girl around! The only problem is that absolutely none of that is real, and her perfect world exists only via dating games and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: high school, friendship, misfit, teacher student relationship, imaginary character, friends, fictional reality, real world, social relations, recluse, brother sister relationship, high school life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
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74%
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Shin Chan (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the misadventures of a 5 year old kid named Shin Chan. This is the Adult Swim run of Shin Chan.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, toilet humor
Plot: brat, mischievous children, friends, youth, misfit, teachers and students, young heroes, grownups, dysfunctional family, small town, parents and children, children ...
Place: japan
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50%
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K-On! (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Rock n' Roll may never die, but the Sakuragoaka Girl's High School Light Music Club might not be here to stay unless would-be drummer Ritsu Tainaka can find three more members to replace the graduated seniors. Determined to see that the ...
Style: stylized, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, high school, friendship, music, youth, teenage life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, friends, student life, obstacle, performance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Pop Team Epic (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 12 min.
TV show
Story: Crude, rude, and a little…cute? Get ready for the larger-than-life attitude of Popuko and Pipimi, the small and tall stars of Pop Team Epic! Based off the bizarre four-panel webcomic by Bukubu Okawa comes a comedy that’ll throw you off with its ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, captivating, sincere
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: classmate classmate relationship, youth, high school life, friendship, teenage life, love, school life, classmates, classmate, adventure, teenage love, friends ...
Time: contemporary
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73%
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts (often shortened as Suiko), which hosts the strangest, most trouble-making students. After being kicked out of the normal dorm for keeping a stray cat, ...
Style: entertaining, touching, humorous, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, love triangle, teenage love, friends, dormitory, high school life, everyday life, social relations, couples, youth, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Bratz (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Bratz is a computer-animated television series, based on a line of toy dolls of the same name. It is produced by Mike Young Productions and MGA Entertainment, and premiered on 4Kids TV on the Fox Television Network.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, realistic
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Student Bodies (1997)
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Student Bodies is a syndicated television comedy program that was produced in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1997 to the end of 1999. While a live-action series, animations are used throughout as thoughts and imaginations. The segments are usually ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage life, love and romance, social relations, student, part animation, society, teenage love, high school life, childhood sweetheart, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Paradise Kiss (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Top high-school student seeks some purpose in life. A group of fashion design students ask her to be the front model for their clothing label "Paradise Kiss". Although she finds them weird, she accepts and soon blossoms as a person.
Style: feel good, touching, stylized, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fashion, high school, high school life, romance, designer, fashion designer, fall in love, social climbing, rise to the top, lifestyle, youth, fashion model ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 ⇓
67%
As Told by Ginger (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: As Told by Ginger focuses on middle schooler Ginger Foutley who, with her friends, tries to become more than a social geek.
Style: light, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: school, teenage life, best friends, everyday life, popularity, youth, siblings relations, diary, friendship, high school life, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Advanced placement into a school of higher grade proof-reading is determined by the results of the Promotion Test strictly for class type. Ranging from A class with the best facilities anyone can offer all the way down to F Class which is composed ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, seinen, light, captivating ...
Plot: school life, love triangle, teachers and students, high school, school, romance, society, youth, magic, individuality, supernatural, battles ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Nichijou: My Ordinary Life (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the adventures of three ordinary girls as they make life’s awkward moments a thousand times worse. Along with a colorful bunch of classmates, they learn their most important lessons the hard way. Meanwhile down the street, a pocket-sized ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous
Plot: absurd humor, school life, 2d animation, female protagonist, school, friendship, robot, schoolgirl, androids, talking cat, slice of life, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Duncanville (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The series centers on the life of Duncan, a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, his family and friends. Poehler will provide the voice of Duncan and his high-strung mom, Annie, who is constantly trying to prevent her son from ruining his life.
Style: humorous, adult animation, feel good, witty, dark humor ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: mother son relationship, social satire, siblings relations, couple relations, brother sister relationship, parents and children, family, family relations, coming of age, high school, husband wife relationship, teenager ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Good Vibes (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Transplanted Jersey boy Mondo and his best buddy Woodie live out their California dreams in the colorful beach community of Playa Del Toro, where the likeable, down-to-earth duo search out the wildest parties, prettiest girls and biggest waves. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, teenage life, love and romance, youth, coming of age, surfing, friends, buddies, silly humor, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 ⇓
63%