Tokyo Godfathers

Movie • 2003 • Animation  

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During a Christmas Eve in Tokyo, three homeless people, middle-aged alcoholic Gin, former drag queen Hana, and dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage. With only a handful of clues to the baby's identity, the three misfits search the city to find its parents.
This movie contains 45 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Are any hands damaged?
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Is there farting?
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Are there dislocations?
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Abandonment
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OJAndToothpaste
Miyuki is a teenage runaway.
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SiRenfield
The plot hinges on this…wellll sort of [MAJOR SPOILERS] we later find out that Kyoko wasn’t abandoned by her parents but rather was abducted from the hospital and it was her kidnappers that left her in the dump. However another character still abandoned his family and doesn’t see his daughter until years later
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Miyuki accused her father of abandoning their pet cat but it turns out to be untrue
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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wotur
A flashback scene where a teenager stabs their father in an argument could be potentially upsetting
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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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kaiaaa
In the beginning of the film an adult hits a teenager.
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Addiction
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There is a syringe on the floor of an alley at one point that presumably implies drug use, but no illegal drugs are used onscreen.
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Is there addiction?
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mxtia
One character is an alcoholic
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kaiaaa
One of the main characters is an alcoholic.
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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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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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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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SiRenfield
Can confirm the cat survived there’s a note later in the movie that reveals Angel came back
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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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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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Assault
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OJAndToothpaste
Hana slaps a woman for (allegedly) abandoning her child.
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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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SiRenfield
Maybe not necessarily “bullying” but a homeless character is brutally beaten by a gang of teenage thugs
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Is someone restrained?
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DoritoPrincess
Briefly, at the start where Gin gropes Miyuki in the middle of a scuffle
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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kaiaaa
~0:23:30-0:24:10 someone is found stuck under a car. They might be struggling to breathe.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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kaiaaa
Someone is badly beaten up. They get injured in their head.
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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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kaiaaa
Not sure, but someone is beaten up during the film. Some time after that they are shown injured and there is some blood on their lip.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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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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Does someone fall down stairs?
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SiRenfield
It almost happens in the climax but everyone involved miraculously makes it out okay
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kaiaaa
Someone gets a black eye from being beaten up.
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Is someone stabbed?
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Maktopus
We only see the after math of a bloodied knife and an injured person in a flashback. We don't see the stabbing happen. It is not fatal.
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
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Yes, it's one of the major plot points revealing themselves later in the film
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Does a kid die?
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SiRenfield
A teenage girl is briefly groped at the beginning by an older man (who’s also her father figure) who insults her breast size
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Maktopus
An old man while living on the streets and dies peacefully having been taken care of before passing.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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Demii
A young girl is held hostage at gunpoint.
A baby is 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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SiRenfield
SPOILERS: Someone claims that their family died but it later turns out he made that part up
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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sadanimegirlpng
A river is shown briefly.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
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SiRenfield
Not shown directly on screen but the main plot involves caring for an infant so this happens at least a couple of times
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Maktopus
At the beginning of the film someone on a balcony spits below to catch the attention of those below. It's unclear whether or not it touched anyone.
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Is there audio gore?
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teapotcutie
Blood dripping is heard for an intense scene.
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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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SiRenfield
Not truly as the characters initially consider handing off Kiyoko to the police but decide not to. That said the portrayal of police is more neutral overall, AT BEST they’re harmlessly inept and sometimes a minor obstacle such as Miyuki’s father
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SiRenfield
If there were any consequences for the main antagonist, it’s not shown. Although reportedly there is a news report where the hoodlums that brutalized Gin are arrested off screen
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LGBTQ+
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SiRenfield
Hana is at the receiving end of transphobia ,but not deadnaming
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SiRenfield
Might depend on the translation though
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Maktopus
Hana is iconic for being a well-depicted trans character.
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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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miramarco
One of the characters steps over a syringe and breaks it.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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AcousticAngel
There are two
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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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Does someone self harm?
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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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Maktopus
The same person twice.
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SiRenfield
Pretty much the only Satoshi Kon movie where it’s not like that for most of the runtime, but there’s still at least one dream sequence
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Maktopus
There are however a couple of times where characters have a good cry.
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Is there misophonia?
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wotur
a lot of sniffling / hacking / snorting sounds from characters crying and being in the cold. There are also multiple scenes where a baby is crying while people are loudly arguing which can be a bit overwhelming
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Maktopus
A trans woman mentions wishing she could be the mother of her own child by some miracle. It is unclear if this is a source of body dysphoria so much as it is gender dysphoria in general.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Maktopus
A suicidal person says "let me die" while being prevented from doing so.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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auracrazykoko
Someone does attempt suicide, but they are stopped.
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Noxious
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Maktopus
There are a few instances of traffic noises and car crashes
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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SiRenfield
Yeah if you are triggered by that sort of thing this movie IS DEFINITELY not for you since it’s constant throughout
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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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Maktopus
Toward the beginning, movie posters can be seen in the background for Perfect Blue and Millennium Actress, other films by Satoshi Kon.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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SiRenfield
Off-screen
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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10
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SiRenfield
Plot centers around returning a baby to her birth parents
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7
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miramarco
(Spoiler alert) A mother talks about the stillbirth of her baby.
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Jade37
There’s a fatphobic weight comment but it’s hidden in another language. One of the female protagonists is a young homeless runaway. Flashbacks show that she used to be at a higher weight when living at home. Later in the story a woman sees a photo of this girl during that time and asks her how she got so thin in a way that implies the weight loss was a good thing (“show me”) - unbeknownst to her, the girl is starving because she is homeless. Granted, the woman asks the girl this question in Spanish and there were no subtitles for the Spanish dialogue, but if you speak Spanish you’ll catch it.
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Demii
One of the characters is a transwoman and is misgendered and mistaken for a man throughout the movie.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Demii
"homo" and the F-slur is used throughout the movie towards a trans woman.
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Yes
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gotnoculture
Some transphobic comments towards a main character
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Is there hate speech?
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0
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DoritoPrincess
The F-slur is used frequently towards the character Hana, who is a trans woman
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SiRenfield
Hana is a bit of a complicated example since she’s comic relief (and behind the scenes material of the Japanese version refers to her inconsistently as trans or a drag queen) but still has a strong maternal instinct and is a rare depiction of a trans woman in anime that isn’t fetishized to hell and back. Also in regards to the Hispanic comment yeah I incline to agree because yes one of them is a criminal but they’re otherwise portrayed as human as we also see his wife and baby
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SiRenfield
Hana and her foster mom/mentor survive the film's runtime
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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
Yes
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MagitekVai
A 21 year old woman marries a man in his 40s
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Religious
Yes
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SiRenfield
The opening takes place in a church (with the homeless characters attending a midnight mass to recieve food) and there’s frequent parallels drawn to the Nativity. There’s also some themes highlighting religious hypocrisy since the preacher at the beginning shows up later being a drunk asshole to our homeless protagonists
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
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SiRenfield
Mostly no, there is mild female nudity in the form of a couple of scenes that involve breastfeeding but’s presented as non-sexual as possible.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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SiRenfield
As indicated in my comment from years ago, there is mild nudity in the form of breasts but in a non-sexual context
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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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58 supporters
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6
Not really / not explicitly, however as mentioned under "is there sexual assault?" Gin gropes Miyuki towards the beginning when they're having a fight, and it's later heavily implied that Gin sees Miyuki as a daughter figure, and the implications that he groped a girl he saw as a daughter figure could be really uncomfortable or potentially triggering for survivors of incest.
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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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4
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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4
Yes
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Maktopus
Two trans women briefly discuss the past sharing memories of those who died of AIDS.
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Social
Yes
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0
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SiRenfield
The entire movie centers on characters in this situation.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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5
Are there fat suits?
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3
Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
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SiRenfield
There’s admittedly some mild implications that Santa doesn’t exist. That said though, this movie has a PG-13 rating (at least in the US) so it’s not recommend for little kids in the first appearance
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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?
12 supporters
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0
0
GarageOleanders
A couple gets hit by a miniature car as a gag at ~7:40
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OJAndToothpaste
There's a pretty intense car chase scene towards the end of the film.
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Does a plane crash?
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apatheticAuthor
Spoilers?
Not really but a man is found stuck under a car after it rolled on top of him

In a car chase scene, a character is hanging off the side of a vehicle which the driver pushes into another vehicle
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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2
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SiRenfield
Mild blood in a few spots
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Does someone drown?
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kaiaaa
there is a gun violence scene at 0:28:00-0:29:30. Someone is shot and people are threatened with guns.
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