Umineko: When They Cry

Video Game • 2011 • Horror  

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This video game contains 110 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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SiRenfield
Not “therapy” but Rosa tries to break Maria’s verbal tics through violent means
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Are any hands damaged?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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SiRenfield
Brought up in the manga where a character laments not getting a period yet. Might re-check the VN but it’s quite the process
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Are there dislocations?
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Are there underwater scenes?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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SiRenfield
Okay I love this series but…dear god, at one point a character is forgiven for R*PING HIS DAUGHTER which they dismiss as just a moment of insanity. If there’s any solace this was in Episode 7 which from an anti-fantasy perspective didn’t really happen so it’s more likely a coping mechanism on the part of his incest child (they certainly don’t forgive him in the manga version)
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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qoheleth
Most of the main cast is killed gruesomely at some point or another, with their bodies staged by the culprit to maximize the horror felt by whoever discovers them. Some of those characters are women. (Is this what "brutalized for spectacle" means?)
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OperatorError
One of the most significant motifs in the story.
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SiRenfield
Several characters (and we the audience) throughout the story since part of the point of the story is figuring out what’s real and what’s not
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Is a child abused?
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Anonymous
I really cannot overemphasize this one.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Parabola
A man is described drinking or asking for absinthe a few times onscreen, even after being specifically told by his doctor that he needs to watch his health.
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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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VeronicaDawnstar
In Episode 4, a porcelain rabbit is destroyed and 'killed.'
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Does a cat die?
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jdpamv
A toy cat but one dies, yes.
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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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Anonymous
Spiderwebs are a motif for one character, but no actual spiders appear.
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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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RachelWilkes
A woman gets slapped in retribution for her making light of the torture and deaths of two other characters; arguably a cathartic moment in context, but still worthy of a warning.
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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LoreHappy
No, buttttt there are some mentions of a teen wanting to touch a child's breast when she is older, and some brief innuendo here and there.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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OperatorError
Emotional bullying yes, physical bullying no
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Is someone restrained?
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SiRenfield
A character is not only sexually assaulted, but it's incestuous involving a parent to be more specific. The only solace is that we don't actually see it on-screen
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OperatorError
Perhaps not jokingly, but there is implied female-on-male rape.
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Melkchad
There is a short scene that shows imminent rape, but the scene switches before actual rape occurs
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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patchwork
theres multiple near-decapitations in episode 5
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Is there cannibalism?
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SiRenfield
The epilogue of episode 2 involves a character being force fed human remains
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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SiRenfield
Kinzo is burned to death via magic quite a few times
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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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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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Anonymous
Two suspended bodies are discovered, and this is shown onscreen in some versions. The actual cause of death was something else.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Antooo
There is a prolonged vegetative coma-like state with one of the main characters.
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Does someone break a bone?
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qoheleth
A character indirectly mentions that they once had a seizure. The seizure itself is not depicted or described.
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hokeyreligions
Never shown visually, only referenced without going into graphic detail.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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iamnotawindmill
Yes, mentioned; a former servant fell/was pushed down the stairs.
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sonozaki
One of the characters falls from a steep cliff onto the shore below.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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qsi
There is no visual gore per se, but some of the descriptions can be quite graphic.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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sonozaki
Multiple kids die.
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SiRenfield
Shannon, who is (supposedly) sixteen is at the receiving end of a couple of inappropriate comments about her chest size early on.

[SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 7 BUT IT DOES PROVIDE SOME IMPORTANT CONTEXT]
The age of the Stakes of Purgatory (and pretty much most of that furniture) is that kind of ambiguous “anime girl age” where they’re undoubtedly rather youthful looking but you could hypothetically give them the benefit of the doubt. However Requiem reveals that they were based off of Shannon’s teenage co-workers which conforms that yeah they are definetly minor coded 😑.

The side story Our Confession also shows “Beatrice’s” creative process in which there’s there’s emphasis on making a character child like (and is even compared to a MIDDLE SCHOOLER) even though Flautos wears an extremely revealing outfit
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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SiRenfield
Yes albeit again Groundhog Day loop.
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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eeper
It is a murder mystery game.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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omegabodega
An old translation, Umineko Project I think, uses that word in a scene.
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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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sonozaki
Multiple parents die.
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Does someone cheat?
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SiRenfield
There’s a scene where Rosa destroys Maria’s stuffed lion Sakutaro which can be very upsetting
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SiRenfield
Almost an entire family dies more or less, albeit they are trapped in a Groundhog Day loop
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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OperatorError
Debatably, but I would argue yes.
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Anonymous
The possibility of possession by witches is discussed, and some characters interpret certain behaviors of other characters as the result of possession. Whether or not this is what is actually happening is a spoiler.
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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qoheleth
Several scenes take place on the ocean, or on an ocean beach.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Sturg
Someone was found dead in the shower room.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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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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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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iamnotawindmill
While sometimes the characters in the narrative itself trust that the cops can fix everything, the narration says that the cops will barely do anything.
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LGBTQ+
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CherryBloom
A character's birth name and their preferred name is a big part of the solving the mystery.
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SiRenfield
Not necessarily any direct slurs but there is one scene where a trans person imagines a scary hypothetical conversation with their partner that includes lines like calling them “disgusting”
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SiRenfield
[MAJOR SPOILERS] “Predatory” is maybe the wrong word here but the culprit’s gender identity (trans is honestly more “the short answer” the longer answer is a bit more complicated) is something of a twist and a good part of their character arc involves dysphoria and fear of their partner(s) finding about her true nature. Plus they murder people in multiple timelines so maybe in the non-sexual sense?
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Melkchad
It's complicated but one character plays with the idea of holding multiple romantic relationships at once, and the character is explicitly bisexual
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Loss
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qoheleth
A shintai (sacred object kept within a Shinto shrine) is deliberately shattered. An expensive vase is accidentally broken. A collection of rare books is destroyed as collateral damage in an explosion.
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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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Is there a hospital scene?
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sonozaki
One of the main characters has cancer near the end of the series, it's not really described in detail though.
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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qoheleth
There's an autistic child, and a suicidal character struggling with body dysmorphia, and an adult with imaginary friends that she can see and hear. Whether any of these qualify as mental illness depends on how you define "mental illness".
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Does someone self harm?
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SiRenfield
It’s unclear if Maria is actually autistic but she seems to be coded that way
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Anonymous
Many characters commit violent acts. In some cases it is embedded in a context of the character's trauma and experiences of abuse. However, the story does not perpetuate the trope of "crazy people are randomly violent"
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Melkchad
No, one character acts under multiple personas, but this is pretty explicitly not DID.
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SiRenfield
Literally the entire plot is figuring out the differences between fantasy and reality
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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SiRenfield
Pretty much part of the real culprit’s motivation
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sonozaki
It is a major theme in one of the later arcs. (well, moreso gender dysphoria, however the character talks a lot about their dislike of their body, so it definitely could be a potential trigger)
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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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Chiakiiis
While autism is not explicitly mentioned, there is a character who displays many autistic traits and gets both verbal and physical abuse for it repeatedly throughout the series.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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goopergoopy
There are some scenes on a boat where the camera shakes a lot.
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Is there screaming?
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SiRenfield
Although admittedly it depends on which translation you’re reading but most are not afraid to include some language
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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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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qoheleth
Childbirth is discussed, but only very indirectly. Characters will discuss the circumstances under which other characters (now teenagers or adults) were born. The actual process of childbirth is not depicted or described.
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Are there abortions?
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qsi
There is infant death in a later episode.
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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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KayyySeraSera
No, but an important character was serving under the N**i regime (in Italy) during WWII.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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SiRenfield
[MAJOR SPOILERS] Your mileage may vary on if you think the Culprit being trans is problematic since the nature of their gender is presented as a shocking twist and plays into their motivation ,but on the other hand is treated rather sympathetically and from a certain view is not even a villain
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Anonymous
In fairness, so does everyone else.
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Anonymous
Closely tied to the child abuse warning- a child who is clearly neurodivergent (no actual labels are given, but most likely autistic) is severely abused in ways that often center on her not being "normal" enough.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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2
Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Yes
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SiRenfield
Not in terms of how large the age gap is but the context, since George started dating Shannon when she was 13-14 and George was 20 [SPOILERS] Now later it's later revealed that Shannon was 19 during the present day (and 16 when they started dating) due to being three years older than thought due to forged documents which would be legal in some countries ,buuuut in Japan the age of consent was 20 in 1986 so it's still kind of sus....not to mention the twist also reveals something else that makes the coupling more problematic
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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SiRenfield
We see depictions of demons (most of them pulled from occult texts) constantly albeit they’re more metaphors from an anti-fantasy perspective. Also the demons in questions appear as normal humans, occasionally with animal ears
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Sex
Yes
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qoheleth
No sex is directly depicted. However, there are two very sexually charged scenes - scenes which would be fair to describe as metaphors for sex - which are played for horror. Lesser sexual content is more common: for example, sexually provocative dialogue, and one character groping another.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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0
Yes
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qoheleth
There's one nude scene about 25% of the way through the story. If you're playing with CGs enabled, it's visually depicted, but no genitals are visible.
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
10 supporters
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SiRenfield
Beatrice frequently talks of wanting Battler submit to her and we see one such example at the end of Episode 2
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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48 supporters
Yes
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SiRenfield
It’s somewhat of a major theme in the story. Particularly sexual assault of a child by a parent
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Sexism
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hokeyreligions
Plenty of crying happens throughout the series, and while there are instances of characters being mocked for it, the type of mocking they get is the same regardless of gender.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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SiRenfield
Jessica seems to canonically have asthma ,but she later claims that her symptoms were more or less "cured" many years ago and that her asthma attacks are more like panic attacks meant to distract from uncomfortable conversations
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Antooo
While not explicitly dementia, one of the older characters is deemed to have outbursts of "insanity" and irrational behavior that is labeled due to his old age (akin to exaggerated dementia traits)
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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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Yes
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4
Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Yes
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0
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sonozaki
A major theme of Umineko is the existence (or lack of existence) of magic
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Yes
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No
0
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SiRenfield
Pretty much every Tea Party and ??? which takes place after the credits
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SiRenfield
Bittersweet depending on how you look at it, but otherwise I say yes
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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2
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12
Does a car honk or tires screech?
1 supporters
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5
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0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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0
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AliceK47
One character constantly panics that the plane they’re riding will fall from the sky, but the other characters make fun of him. It’s played as comical, and the plane doesn’t actually crash.
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Yes
19
No
0
0
qoheleth
One character mentions that he met another character after almost being run over by her car. The accident itself is not depicted or described.
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Violence
Yes
1
No
15
3
iamnotawindmill
There is a large explosion, but it is not nuclear.
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Is there blood/gore?
29 supporters
Yes
28
No
1
1
eeper
Mostly described through text.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
24
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1
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Melkchad
Two characters drown in a suicide
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Is there gun violence?
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