Banana Fish

Anime • 2018 • Animation  

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Nature made Ash Lynx beautiful; nurture made him a cold ruthless killer. A runaway brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of "Papa" Dino Golzine, Ash, now at the rebellious age of seventeen, forsakes the kingdom held out by the devil who raised him. But the hideous secret that drove Ash's older brother mad in Vietnam has suddenly fallen into Papa's insatiably ambitious hands—and it's exactly the wrong time for Eiji Okamura, a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to make Ash Lynx's acquaintance...(Source: Viz)
This anime contains 88 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Abandonment
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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theothetransorchid
One of the main character's parents dismisses the sexual abuse his son has experienced and blames him instead, calling him the f slur and harassing him for being gay, causing his son to run away.
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Is someone stalked?
20 supporters
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SharingIsCaring
This happens most often with Ash, since he is constantly at risk of being captured and people are constantly searching for him. One instance I can think of is with Blanca. Ash feels like he is being watched and you can see Blanca following him a couple times
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camila13
[SPOILERS]
one of the character's mom is raped and brutally murdered by her stepsons if i remember correctly. it's not shown but it's told.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Yes
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8
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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Nanie
Sexual abuse, pedophilia and child p**n as well are heavily described
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Addiction
15
Zimmercj
This is kind of the whole point of the show.
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Is there addiction?
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98
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Yes
81
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15
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lazuli
No but there is underage drinking
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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13
Does a horse die?
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81
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
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85
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11
13
luciaj
rats used for testing die
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Are animals abused?
117 supporters
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22
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59
1
adamfart
rats are used as test animals for a drug
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81
Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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5
Are rabbits harmed?
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8
Does a cat die?
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7
Anonymous
mention of a dead leopard in episode 13, its carcass is shown, although it is not graphic at all.
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Does a pet die?
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11
Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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8
Are there snakes?
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74
Are there sharks?
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8
Are there bugs?
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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1
Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
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Cecilia
[SPOILERS]
Shorter is forced to use the "Banana Fish" drug, and then killed by his best friend, Ash.
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Is there pedophilia?
67 supporters
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87PlagueDoctor
The show focuses heavily on pedophilia
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Is someone held under water?
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11
Is rape mentioned?
44 supporters
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87PlagueDoctor
Rape, especially regarding minor victims, is mentioned frequently and is an overarching theme of the series.
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theothetransorchid
there is a lot of harassment and people being beat up in the show, but not specifically school-style bullying showed.
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Is someone restrained?
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26
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0
Yes
126
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Eggs
In the second and/or third episode, there are images of an underage child being assaulted, and heavy talk of sexual assault throughout the show. There is also another assault scene in the prision, this list is incomplete; i had to stop watching
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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8
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Yes
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amana
No, but it's multiple times shown just before and after someone is raped.
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Bodily Harm
Yes
80
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Zuzuarson
knife fights and general knife violence is common all through the show
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Are any hands damaged?
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7
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0
Are there dislocations?
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monsterhugger
A character has their throat slit.
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27
6
Mo0ni
There is a scene where the main character chokes someone with a blanket until they pass out (but they deserved it)
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Is there decapitation?
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6
Is there cannibalism?
25 supporters
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3
TiredDaddi
The restaurant the other comment is describing is not selling humans as food, they are selling them as in human trafficking
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Is someone crushed to death?
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10
Is someone choked?
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8
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1
Yes
17
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50
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SharingIsCaring
At the last episode a character falls into fire after killing another character, I’m not sure if it would qualify as “burning alive” though. It isn’t really graphic or violent
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Is someone buried alive?
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64
Is there body horror?
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5
Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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67
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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14
Is there a hanging?
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5
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55
Does someone asphyxiate?
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11
Yes
15
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7
ZalekieB
a kid named bones claims that ash once knocked his teeth out.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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11
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1
Yes
79
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0
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NamelessButterfly
Only verbally mentioned
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2
Weiwuxian
I’m pretty sure seizures a mentioned once or twice
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hailie482
Although he deserved it, a man was stabbed in the genitals with a fork
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4
artsyintellectual
It's not shown on-screen, but a character's fingers are cut off during a knife-fight. There are several close-ups of the character's hand and their scars from the fingers being reattached.
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Is someone tortured?
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camila13
multiple times, but [SPOILERS] episode 9 is mostly about that. one of the characters is tortured to death.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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12
Does someone fall to their death?
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adamfart
it never actually happens there is a brief mention of “scooping” someone’s eyes out
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Is someone stabbed?
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7
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Is there excessive gore?
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17
Children
Is an infant abducted?
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8
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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lazuli
A child is shot and killed in the second episode. Also, i believe that at some point a character mentions that their childhood crush passed away. This is never shown on screen and only mentioned once.
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18
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2
1
yutlunglover
Minors are sexualized by characters in the series, but aren't meant to be viewed in a sexual lens by the author or the audience. Ash and Yut-Lung are both often sexualized by much older male characters, though it isn't portrayed in a good way.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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5
Death
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Deny005
No, but a character was willing to do it for another one
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10
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87PlagueDoctor
Many major characters die up until the very end of the show.
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Does a non-human character die?
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2
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4
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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10
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0
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87PlagueDoctor
This show is FULL of death, absolutely not recommended for those who can't handle death, including major character death.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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12
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0
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5
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
10 supporters
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14
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0
Family
Yes
93
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4
Zuzuarson
happens many times during the enitre show
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Does a parent die?
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93
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0
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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2
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58
Is a child's toy destroyed?
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44
Does a family member die?
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7
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0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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67
Yes
16
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49
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user27597
technically not but if mind control in general is a trigger for you, i'd still be cautious. a character is made to do violent things against their will with drugs and it's very brutal
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Are there ghosts?
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67
Are there clowns?
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70
Are there natural bodies of water?
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5
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0
Is trypophobic content shown?
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6
Are there razors?
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7 supporters
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6
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1
1
theothetransorchid
yes, a lot of knives and in one scene there is an autopsy where the doctors slowly cut open the cadaver. it could be triggering so be advised
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2
1
Characters do shower, but nothing in these scenes is explicit or violent
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Are there mannequins?
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7
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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21
Does someone vomit?
59 supporters
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4
8
Ihatemaggots
Max pukes from driving. Only sound could be heard. Eiji was close to puke but only put his hand over his mouth. Ash only mentioned how much Golzine makes him feel sick.
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Is someone eaten?
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5
Is there on-screen pooping?
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5
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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69
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7
6
lazuli
Ash spits on foxx’s face
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Is there audio gore?
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41
Is there farting?
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5
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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0
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9
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
16 supporters
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1
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29
6
If anything, Banana Fish is vehemently anti-police, making a point out of them doing nothing to help Ash when he was a kid
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Is there incarceration?
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6
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0
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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0
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7
Are there transphobic slurs?
30 supporters
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0
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6
Yes
0
No
5
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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0
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4
Is there bisexual cheating?
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0
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8
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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0
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6
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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0
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64
Yes
98
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3
North1233
In episode 9, there is a detailed depiction of a needle being used for an injection.
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0
Could anybody comment on what happens please?
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2
1
SharingIsCaring

Ash fights with Arthur on the train tracks, and after Ash is injured he goes to a hospital.

*minor spoilers*
Eiji later gets shot while trying to teach Ash Japanese and he ends up going to the hospital as well. I believe you don’t actually see him in the hospital until at least the next episode after that though.
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Is there menstruation?
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5
Does someone have cancer?
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0
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70
Mental Health
Yes
21
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0
4
Isaiahisa
ash gets constant nightmares where he calls out for his parents. references that its from his past trauma.
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theothetransorchid
Characters have PTSD and it's not explicitly stated but seem to struggle with their mental health
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Yes
8
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60
5
bumble
No, however there is a scene where a scalpel is used on a body to create a long, straight slice that blood then pools out of. The visual comparison is easy to make and thus the scene becomes uncomfortable, though it is brief. (ep 15)
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Is autism misrepresented?
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0
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5
Is a mentally ill person violent?
21 supporters
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Yes
31
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2
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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0
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9
1
zephyruschoberka.
A main character fully plans of sacrificing himself and as part of this holds a gun to his head and pulls the trigger
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theothetransorchid
there is a lot of drug use, so in that way yes
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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4
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1
Is there misophonia?
27 supporters
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0
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14
Is there ABA therapy?
14 supporters
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0
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6
Is there body dysphoria?
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0
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8
Yes
8
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48
2
Ash has somewhat indirectly mentioned body dyspmorphia and shows eating disorder symptoms
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3
NamelessButterfly
Shorter says he'll kill himself if anyone hurts eiji
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Yes
85
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1
2
Ash has panicked breakdowns over events in the show on multiple occasions, as do other characters like Jessica and Shorter
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Yes
65
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2
5
ZalekieB
the young chinese kid craws through a vent...
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14
Riku114
Yes 100% in the middle / late part of the series guys
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Is there autism specific abuse?
30 supporters
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0
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59
Yes
82
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1
Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
18 supporters
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4
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
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0
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5
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
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0
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18
Is there shakey cam?
1 supporters
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Yes
43
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8
Is there screaming?
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Yes
4
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
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Yes
9
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0
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jess345678998
There is one scene in episode 9 that features increasingly rapid flashing between two characters eyes, which may be a problem for some.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Yes
7
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0
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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0
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13
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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0
No
13
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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0
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57
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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2
No
56
10
LuciaDakin
there aren't any abortions but one character is described as "a back street abortion doctor" or something to that effect
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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0
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13
Does someone miscarry?
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0
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60
Yes
0
No
57
2
zephyruschoberka.
There's like 2 women in the show so no
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
31 supporters
Yes
64
No
4
3
camila13
one of the bad guys is fat and there are jokes about it (imo they are not intended for laughs tho) this stop after episode 3
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unluckymage
A character is assumed to be a woman by appearance, how ever there's no issues, drama, or shock value driven from it, only a pronoun swap after being told otherwise.
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Yes
116
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3
24
Kris
First death of the series is a black child who is shot.
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Yes
98
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2
7
Riku114
I don't know if you would innately call it "homophobic" in the context, but yes the word "fag" is used.
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LuciaDakin
a character says that the mafia is "trying to become the next jewish community in terms of economic influence" or something of that ilk
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Yes
31
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2
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monochrome
A male character disguises himself as a female nurse, and though not specifically transphobic, there are sexual jokes made about him.
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Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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92
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1
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Zuzuarson
you hear the F slur in the first episode. not said again from my memory but there is also a killing of a black man that looks like a lynching. this was done to get a rise out of one of the black characters but this could be triggering
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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0
No
9
Yes
129
No
0
11
catecate
Definitely.
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2
No
39
Are there n-words?
20 supporters
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0
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52
Is there aphobia?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Race
Is there blackface?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Relationships
Yes
20
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0
3
jubilee
Most of the relationships, although i wouldn't call them that, are between Ash (17) and older adult men
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Yes
0
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6
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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0
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4
Sex
Yes
97
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0
2
Prostitution, pornography, and general sex are main plot points in the show. This is not the show to watch if you dislike these things
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Yes
21
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0
2
GreyCaprice
The sexual objectfication of one of the main characters is a major theme and plot point.

Other, mostly young male, characters are objectified as well.
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13
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0
1
yutlunglover
In episode 9, Dino (An old pedophile) takes 2 of the characters to his bed (aged 16 and 19). They are about to have sex, until he is interrupted. Dino is shirtless until he puts on a robe, the 19 year old boy is naked (though waist down is covered) and the 16 year old is naked (nothing shown), until he puts on a robe.
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Is there bestiality?
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0
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10
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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5
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0
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
55 supporters
Yes
81
No
6
20
Zimmercj
Though not his real father, it is heavily implied that Ash’s adopted father sexual assaults him. This is more fleshed out in the manga.
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Sexism
1
yutlunglover
In the last episode, Yut-Lung cries, and Sing laughs at him, calling him girly. It's meant to be a comedic scene and not really taken seriously.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
No
11
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
17 supporters
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Yes
2
No
7
Yes
8
No
0
3
87PlagueDoctor
While I don't know if I'd describe him as terminally ill, Ash's older brother is not exactly in good condition.
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Social
Is someone homeless?
5 supporters
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Yes
14
No
0
Are there anti-abortion themes?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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0
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53
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
132
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1
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Solariis
I was spoiled by the previous comment. (There really should be an option to tag spoilers appropriately, like on Reddit or Discord...) Nonetheless, I still watched the entire show and I'm SO glad I did, the anime is a masterpiece.

[SPOILERS]

The ending itself isn't sad, it's an open ending. Even though he does die at the end of the manga, Ash is actually alive in the anime. There's an official character chart by mappa (the animation studio) that depicts each character with a status (alive/deceased) and their relationships to other characters. Ash's picture was grayed out first, which set his status to "deceased". However! The character chart was updated, and now his picture is in color again, meaning he's alive.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
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Yes
75
No
1
Does a car honk or tires screech?
9 supporters
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Yes
12
No
0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
8
No
50
3
Mo0ni
A character in the show shoots down a helicopter so that might count?
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Is someone hit by a car?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
54
Violence
Yes
0
No
59
2
jubilee
Not a nuclear explosion, however other types of explosives are used
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Is there blood/gore?
34 supporters
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Yes
87
No
2
Does someone drown?
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Yes
1
No
55
0
amana
In the first outro a character is kind of shown drowning but it's not graphic at all
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Yes
86
No
1
8
jujuba335
There are a lot of gangs and the mafia involved in the story, so it's a recurring thing
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