The Boy and the Heron

Movie • 2023 • Animation  

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Does the dog die?
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Abandonment
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greenseaturtle
Natsuko wanders off into the woods without saying goodbye to her husband or stepson. Mahito follows her, also without saying goodbye or telling anyone where he is going. Both are alive and safe at the end of the film.

In another sense of the word "leaving", Mahito's mother dies in a firebombing without her family with her.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Jadespade
The main character is stalked by the heron in the first third of the movie.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Cadenmin04
Just tobacco
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Is there addiction?
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Jadespade
Some of the elders enjoy smoking and get excited about having tobacco/cigarettes, though this excitement is mainly because of their rarity as a result of the war.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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goblinbrodie
A pelican dies.
A fish is killed for food.
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a pelican dies and it’s a bit graphic
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Is an animal sad?
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Cadenmin04
A Pelican pleads to be put out of his misery/killed
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Crow75
This might sound strange, but there is a giant fish they catch, that resembles a spider. (No actual spiders, though, just other bugs in a scene.)
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Crow75
Later they crawl through a tunnel that might be like seweg, and there there are a lot of bugs, but I think only in that scene.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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goblinbrodie
Main character gets into a fight, I think he was being physically bullied. Scene is short and shown from a distance.
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goblinbrodie
Main character chained by the wrists at one point.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Bodily Harm
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Anonymous
There’s a scene where they are carrying around huge knives and cut into a giant fish and it’s guts spill out
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Are any hands damaged?
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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greenseaturtle
No cannibalism, but there are giant human-eating parakeets.
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Anonymous
In the very beginning of the movie there’s a huge fire killing many people. Another scene many people die from a building collapse
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Is someone choked?
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goblinbrodie
Not shown graphically. Ghost of person is later a featured character.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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goblinbrodie
In a way. A bird has a man's face emerge from its beak very gradually, starting with teeth - it's a disturbing image.
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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goblinbrodie
Main character faints at one point.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Pollinatewildly
Children are painfully zapped by rocks as a deterrent/security system
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Crow75
They do fall down towards the end from a tall wooden structure, that works as stairs, when it collapses. They don't get hurt, though.
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hanasaseru
Some people fall in a building collapse, and it's implied that some died. Also the main character comes close more than once
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Crow75
The dead body of a giant fish gets quite graphicly stabbed.
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greenseaturtle
Not "excessive", but there is a noteworthy scene where 2 characters are gutting a large fish: oversized organs spill out gruesomely. It's quite sudden and probably not for the faint of heart.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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hanasaseru
This is a difficult question to answer, due to the nature of the movie, but ultimately no one dies during the movie except for at the very beginning.
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Jadespade
A talking pelican.
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Does someone die?
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Jadespade
The movie starts with the off-screen death of the main character's mother.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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jjstarA113
[MINOR] The heron sometimes appears outside the windows of the estate, which might be startling for some but is never an outright jumpscare. [MAJOR] Mahito stares down the steps at night, then suddenly fire engulfs the bottom floor in what turns out to be a nightmare. [MINOR] Mahito finds a stick in the bathroom which had earlier been broken; when he picks it up it falls into pieces. [MAJOR] Mahito and Kiriko walk into the tower through a large entrance, then suddenly the door closes behind them with a booming noise. [MODERATE] Mahito looks beyond a gate where he sees a mass of inky-black, wobbly figures (I believe it was a graveyard); he is then suddenly swarmed by squawking pelicans(?). [MODERATE] Mahito wakes up underneath a table surrounded by tiny old lady dolls; when he gets up, he crawls forward some but still hits his head hard on the table. [MINOR] When Mahito is surrounded by parakeets that want to eat him, a flame suddenly erupts from the table (not too startling). [MODERATE] After Lady Himi and Mahito sneak past the parakeets and walk through a stoney tunnel, the stone suddenly gives off loud sparks.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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goblinbrodie
Some characters in another world are dead in our world. They're sort of ghosts.
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Are there clowns?
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Jadespade
The main character moves to a place with a river. He then enters another world that is mostly sea.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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Anonymous
There are many knives & blades of all types
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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viking
no vomit in the movie, but if you’re watching in theaters, beware of the trailer for “the boys in the boat.” part of the trailer shows someone vomiting off of a boat, he ducks out of screen and the audio is very minimal.
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Is someone eaten?
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goblinbrodie
Birds threaten to eat people several times but do not succeed.
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Jadespade
Birds poop on people.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Jadespade
No scene directly in a hospital, but it is mentioned in the start that the main character's mother was in the hospital when she passed away.
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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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Jadespade
Main character has nightmares about the fire that killed his mother.
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Cadenmin04
PTSD
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goblinbrodie
Character hits himself in the head with a rock. It bleeds. The reason for his action seems not to be self-hatred though.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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goblinbrodie
Lots of instability after they enter the other world.
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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Jadespade
As someone who doesn't really have misophonia, the sounds of characters eating were grating to me sometimes.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Anonymous
The boy has PTSD flashbacks from when his mother died in a fire. She dies in a fire in the first scene, and he has frequent nightmares & flash backs remembering the event
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goblinbrodie
Crawling through a tunnel.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
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jjstarA113
[MINOR] The heron sometimes appears outside the windows of the estate, which might be startling for some but is never an outright jumpscare. [MAJOR] Mahito stares down the steps at night, then suddenly fire engulfs the bottom floor in what turns out to be a nightmare. [MINOR] Mahito finds a stick in the bathroom which had earlier been broken; when he picks it up it falls into pieces. [MAJOR] Mahito and Kiriko walk into the tower through a large entrance, then suddenly the door closes behind them with a booming noise. [MODERATE] Mahito looks beyond a gate where he sees a mass of inky-black, wobbly figures (I believe it was a graveyard); he is then suddenly swarmed by squawking pelicans(?). [MODERATE] Mahito wakes up underneath a table surrounded by tiny old lady dolls; when he gets up, he crawls forward some but still hits his head hard on the table. [MINOR] When Mahito is surrounded by parakeets that want to eat him, a flame suddenly erupts from the table (not too startling). [MODERATE] After Lady Himi and Mahito sneak past the parakeets and walk through a stoney tunnel, the stone suddenly gives off loud sparks.
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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goblinbrodie
A child partially sees (and hears) his father kissing his stepmother.
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Jadespade
The childbirth happens off-screen between a time skip.
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Are there abortions?
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goblinbrodie
A character is pregnant.
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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hanasaseru
No, but the main character's father marries his deceased wife's younger sister (in response to the other comment, that's true in the real world as well)
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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greenseaturtle
No nukes, but there is a firebombing with many casualties.
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Is there blood/gore?
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StardustWhip
After Mahito's first day at school, he hits himself in the head with a rock and blood comes out of the wound. Later on, while Mahito is cutting a freshly-caught fish, blood spurts out, and then its guts spill out. A few scenes after the fish cutting, a dying pelican lands in front of Mahito, and it coughs up blood before passing away.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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