Spirited Away

Movie • 2001 • Animation  

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A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
This movie contains 35 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Abandonment
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jamieblazej
Chihiro’s parents are under the influence of spirit magic that makes them act strangely and this leads to them being pretty negligent and awful to Chihiro. It’s unclear how much of their behavior is a result of the spell and how much is their personality traits. They plan to leave her on her own in the car in the middle of nowhere while they go explore but she follows them only because she’s scared, so I’d argue that that’s abandonment.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
Chihiro's parents show poor decision-making, but their actions seem to be influenced by the spirits.
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Is someone stalked?
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KatieFitzgerald
Chihiro is followed briefly by a spirit called No Face who takes a bit of a liking to her.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Dreamscape
A witch makes her workers forget their identity by forcing them to go by a new name
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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ConsueloHigdon
Chihiro is no older than 13, and she is working for the bathhouse. This is child labor and could be considered child abuse.
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Addiction
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infinitefeels
if you count someone smoking, then yes
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Is there addiction?
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Pendragon
A few instances of smoking.
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Crow75
I am genuinly curious who all the yeses refer to? I do not remember any alcohol, except for the owner saying that the employees get a sake on the house, but that is only mentioned, too
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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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sachitama
No deaths are directly depicted in the film.
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Are animals abused?
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raxes1987
When Chihiro returns and finds her parents turned into pigs, a spirit repeatedly strikes the father's face with a horse whip...
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Pendragon
Haku in his dragon form was bleeding out from internal wounds. His condition stabilizes but he goes unconscious and is covered in blood. It is never assumed he’s dead.
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Is an animal sad?
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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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Rachael05
No ,but Haku gets hurt very badly.
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Are there spiders?
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sachitama
There is a character with a human body and eight legs, working with a herd of fluffy eight-legged creatures. Both of them are not exactly spider-like figures.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No, but snake-like beings (dragon/spirit).
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
A worm-like being is squashed under someone's foot. There are little creatures reminiscent of spiders.
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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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Anonymous
Sen is briefly held by a river spirit, but she isn’t hurt.
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Anonymous
Chihiro's parents are trapped and penned up as pigs. She herself is unable to leave the spirit world, but is otherwise able to move around freely.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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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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Chihiro briefly struggles to hold her breath to avoid detection.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Dreamscape
Spirits turn humans into pigs for livestock. Someone briefly talks about cooking the protagonist at 41:36. A humanoid spirit eats a few other humanoid spirits but vomits them up and they're fine by the end of the movie.
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jamieblazej
When No-Face is chasing after Chihiro, he breaks down some doors and they fall onto some of the bathhouse employees, then he steps on top of the doors to get to Chihiro. We don’t see the employees again but they’re assumed to be fine.
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Is someone choked?
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No, but one character briefly has fire coming out of or surrounding her mouth.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Towards the beginning of the movie, the parents turn into pigs. Also, Chihiro starts turning transparent before eating something from the spirit world
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Is there amputation?
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MeepMeep
There is no amputation - there are three heads without bodies that just sort of ... bounce around. I don't think decapitation is implied - they're just three magical bouncing heads.
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MeepMeep
Was worried about this one as there are three magic bouncing heads - they get magically transformed at one point but suffer no physical harm.
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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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Crow75
No but Haku is shown in his dragon form with bloody teeth
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Lemon.emon
Yes, haku is unconscious for a while after being severely injured
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MeganEllyse
No but a character says “if you don’t play with me, I’ll break your leg” and puts pressure on the leg that causes discomfort in threat
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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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onlyangelsupremacist
no but it is said by Yubaba that she wants to work Chihiro to death
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Anonymous
At one point Chihiro almost falls, and then runs safely to the bottom of the stairs. It is a little shocking but not too scary.
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masonisaacccc
No but two characters fall through a shaft, but safely avoid death
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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jeeped
a dragon is very badly injured, and bleeds profusely and spatters blood on the walls
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Children
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Lemon.emon
The baby is turned into a mouse and gets sent away and the mother is panicking looking for the child
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Does a kid die?
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oreoicecrem
Chihiro is 10 and Haku is 12, both children are put in very dangerous situations but neither of them die.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
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Lemon.emon
Sen risks sacrificing herself to get no face out of the bathhouse
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Does a major character die?
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TheCassandraComplex
Non-human characters seem to die but they end up being okay.
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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TheCassandraComplex
I can’t speak for the Japanese version but the English dub has some common ableist language and insults: “dope,” “idiot,” etc.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No, but held against their will.
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Does a parent die?
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RamenDestroyer
No parents die, but the child is separated from her parents for the majority of the movie, giving her that "I'm alone and my parents aren't here" sort of feeling that can be difficult for some children.
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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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When Chihiro is trying to sneak down the stairs, one suddenly breaks under her. She gets scared and runs down screaming the rest of the way
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Crow75
Not like 'possessed by a demon', but a character has put a spell on another one, and can control them to some extent
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Are there ghosts?
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sachitama
Not exactly ghosts, but there are supernatural creatures who are mostly gods and deities from the pagan world.
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Are there clowns?
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Rory_John14
Lakes
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Anonymous
A doorknocker has eyes that roll all the way over, and there’s one painted eye I spotted, but that’s it
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Are there razors?
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Razor-like paper birds
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ConsueloHigdon
There are many scenes of spirits and unusual creatures bathing, but no explicit human nudity is present.
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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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ConsueloHigdon
A spirit creature eats some medicine that forces him to vomit.
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Is someone eaten?
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RyanS
No Face eats a couple characters, but later vomits them out unharmed.
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Livski
From what I can remember when chihiro eats something she doesn’t like she spits it out into a bun
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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+
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
No, but if this is a sensitive subject to you, you should be aware that there is a character who takes away other characters' names and calls them by names of her choosing. Chihiro is called Sen while working for her.
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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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46
Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Yes
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EllieAdkinson
The very young protagonist is panicking and uses her fists to thump the sides of her head, mid-level of force, to “wake up” from the “dream” she thinks she’s experiencing. It reminds me of when I used to do it, and children watching or previous self-harmers might be upset or driven to mimic.
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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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Yes
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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EllieAdkinson
TONS of it. Chewing, swallowing, squishing, sludge, gurgling, vomiting, dishes crashing, a train bell… if any of these might bother you, which they did not for me, you might need to proceed with caution.
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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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Yes
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Yes
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RamenDestroyer
I'm going to say no, but it is clear that the character does feel very anxious at some points, especially anxiety about being abandoned.
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RamenDestroyer
The most claustrophobic scene I can think of would be when Chihiro is in a pretty small elevator with a big spirit, so she's squished up against the wall with not a lot of room.
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MarkusStarkiss
While no one explicitly has an eating disorder, this movie has binging/purging content that can be triggering.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Yes
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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HickoryDickoryProductions
Yubaba's man-sized baby son may be capable of speech, but he still cries loud.
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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
Is someone watched without knowing?
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2
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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Are there abortions?
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HickoryDickoryProductions
one the size of an adult.
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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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al.ras
The parents turn into pigs when they eat too much, if that counts
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
Nobody dies.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Burgerkingcomputers
There’s a stereotypical hook nosed witch
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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2
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45
Is a minority is misrepresented?
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1
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9
Does an LGBT person die?
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46
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TheCassandraComplex
I can’t speak for the Japanese version but the English dub has some common ableist language and insults: “dope,” “idiot,” etc.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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7
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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Yes
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4
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SiRenfield
Japanese spirits, not necessarily demons. Even the evil spirits aren’t identified as “demons”
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Sex
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49
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Tama
No, but some viewers may find the fact that minors are working as assistants in a bathing institute disturbing.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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jamieblazej
Boh the baby’s bare butt is shown very briefly twice but that’s it.
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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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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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Yes
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7
No, but memory is a theme throughout. Being in the spirit bathhouse can cause some people to forget their identities if they aren’t careful
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
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mossyrain9609
Most of the characters living in the bathhouse do not remember their real homes or lives.
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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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Yes
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
A bit melancholy, I'd say.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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MeganEllyse
No but there is a scene where the father drives erratically
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mossyrain9609
Close to the beginning of the movie, the main character's father almost crashes into a statue and is forced to stop quickly.
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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0
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iamconstantine
Haku is hurt very badly and spills quite a bit of blood from his injuries.
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Does someone drown?
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MajaLouiseVesterdorfLange
No, but someone is uncomfortably submerged for a while.
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Is there gun violence?
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