Elfen Lied

Anime • 2003 • Horror  

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Driving home from a deep desert rave, seven teenage friends travel off the beaten path only to be trapped in a reality far more horrible and frightening than any nightmare they could possibly imagine...Flesh eating cannibals roam this stretch of tortured land, feeding off anyone who is foolish enough to stray into their deadly territory.Now the friends must become as savage as their attackers if they are to escape the desert alive...
This anime contains 60 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
185 supporters
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jackparker
[EPISODE 8] SKIP (20:24-22:30) [EPISODE 9] SKIP (19:15-19:40)
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is someone eaten?
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Abandonment
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VictorRing
A child suffering from DV and CSA at home is essentially disowned by their parents and they become homeless because of it.
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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DeadguyKillz
Young Lucy stalks Kouta and his cousin at the carnival
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VictorRing
yes, a character endures graphic abuse by family, and another character is shown to beat up a woman and a little girl. characters are also slapped a few times by their friends.
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OtakuNonGrata
Extremely prominent throughout the show. The diclonyius (who are almost all young girls) are put through horrible situations repeatedly, largely to heighten the emotion of the story.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
64 supporters
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Boop
One if the main characters is strongly implied to have been repeatedly raped by her father. Her mother assaults her when she tells her about it. Neither are shown on screen.
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Addiction
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VictorRing
Sort of. It's medication, but someone abuses it in a way to develop a "disease".
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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3
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
94 supporters
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16
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Boop
The question asks if an animal other than a dog, cat, or horse dies. The dog is the only animal that dies.
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Are animals abused?
109 supporters
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44
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ForrestCheffre
A main characters dog is kicked several times by multiple antagonists and they are worried he has died each time. This dog does not die. (Named Wanta)
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Is there a dead animal?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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3
Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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21
Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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2
Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
42 supporters
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4
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CSA is a major part of one characters backstory
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9
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VictorRing
yes. several characters are used as test subjects and have to be restrained during them, or while being transferred across the facility. there is also a restraint scene before an SA attempt, but the SA itself never happens.
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22
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5
3
canidaeTrot
Mayu is sexually assaulted by her step-father, multiple times.
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halcvvon
a child is forced to undress for an adult, though any further assault is not shown.
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Bodily Harm
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VictorRing
someone is shown with scissors and it's implied at first that she may cut her throat for dramatic effect but she ends up just cutting her hair.
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FranBunnyFFXII
One character attempts to choke another, with the victim saying they can't breathe. However, this does not end in death or trauma.
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3
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0
In the first minutes of the show, frequently. In pretty much every fight scene.
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Is there cannibalism?
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VictorRing
technically no, but characters die after a bomb goes off. only the explosion is shown.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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4
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Is there amputation?
12 supporters
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FranBunnyFFXII
Gratuitous amounts of amputations and beheading in the series.
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canidaeTrot
this is a fairly recurring theme.
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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VictorRing
no. a character is meant to be castrated so he can't reproduce, but he ends up escaping right before the procedure. so it never happens.
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Liam McNaught
The experiments done on the Diclonius can only be described as such.
Lucy also has a tendency to play with her victims, cutting off limbs one at a time.
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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VictorRing
yes, a character is rendered blind after their eyes are mutilated. it's shown in pretty graphic detail.
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Is there excessive gore?
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14
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Children
Does a kid die?
25 supporters
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Liam McNaught
Many.
Lucy/Kaede slaughters the bullies who kill her puppy, and later Kouta's little sister.
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EmeraldHotGarbageGale
Constantly. All of the female main cast are sexualized & sexually harassed, their ages ranging but all below 18. A child is sexually abused, as well. There's a lot of blank-baiting done by the series, involving the underage cast.
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Some dicloni die though canonically they’re the next generation of humans so it’s up to debate whether or not you consider them human
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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VictorRing
yes, the slur is used against a young girl who only knows a few words and can't verbally communicate well.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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EmeraldHotGarbageGale
A young girl is kidnapped & held against her will. She is seen calling out to her friends as they are separated, then later crying as she is tied up in a basement by her kidnapper.
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Does a parent die?
6 supporters
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Liam McNaught
A young Lucy/Kaede kills Kouta's father.
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Does someone cheat?
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VictorRing
not exactly. a seashell, a very sentimentally important gift from someone's childhood, is broken accidentally.
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Does a family member die?
10 supporters
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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2
Is someone possessed?
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11
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4
Are there ghosts?
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14
Are there clowns?
8 supporters
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17
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EmeraldHotGarbageGale
The ocean is featured often.
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Is there a shower scene?
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EmeraldHotGarbageGale
Yuka recalls an event at a funeral, within which all the adults around her are represented by mannequins.
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Gross
2
lucy pees on the floor sometimes and it’s very uncomfortable
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Does someone vomit?
56 supporters
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6
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tedsy
no visual, only audio. episode 9 from 19:44 to 19:50. triggering regardless
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
28 supporters
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13
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0
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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3
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
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6
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OtakuNonGrata
The protagonist routinely expresses the idea that the police can not be trusted, and is often shown as justified in this believe.
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
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3
Yes
0
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3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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2
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Yes
24
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2
ForrestCheffre
Several Dicloni are injected with undisclosed drugs, throughout.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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2
Is there a hospital scene?
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17
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2
Yes
3
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sevenroses34
Kurama's wife is said to have cervical cancer and her uterus is removed as a result.
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Mental Health
Yes
9
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1
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VictorRing
yes, more than one character has "flashbacks", moreso to explain plots and backstories, but these all mostly contain traumatic memories. 2 main characters in particular have suffered memory loss as a result of trauma and remembering them causes them obvious distress.
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ForrestCheffre
It is implied a woman is going to cut her own throat with scissors for dramatic affect, it results simply in her cutting her hair.
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EmeraldHotGarbageGale
The main character who struggles with violent thoughts eventually succumbs to them, harming & killing many throughout the entire series.
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EmeraldHotGarbageGale
I'd argue that the main characters could be interpreted as having D.I.D., although the series explains it as being a result of a head injury. She frequently switches between two drastically different folks.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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11
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2
Are there anxiety attacks?
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13
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1
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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1
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9
Does someone have an eating disorder?
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0
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15
Is there autism specific abuse?
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10
2
FranBunnyFFXII
It is heavily implied that a main character dies of Suicide by Police.
In the manga specifically there is a direct depiction of a diclonius committing suicide with a knife.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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0
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5
Is there shakey cam?
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16
0
VictorRing
A certain character uses curse words and slurs very heavily throughout the show.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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16
Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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3
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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3
Is there childbirth?
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9
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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12
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2
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ForrestCheffre
Abortions are implied for women having horned children.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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5
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0
Does someone miscarry?
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0
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12
Yes
2
No
8
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VictorRing
no, but a woman dies after complications from giving birth.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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12
Does the black guy die first?
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12
Are there homophobic slurs?
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11
3
AndyF
There is heavy imagery from people having "horns" to genocide.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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6
Is there hate speech?
18 supporters
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14
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6
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sfisher923
Towards Diclonius
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3
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13
4
FranBunnyFFXII
Sort of. One female character has a fascination towards female anatomy and grabs breasts, and another female character kisses a younger version of the previously mentioned character. It is shown lightly that these female characters care for each other.
Both of these characters die before the end of the series.
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2headedboy
in episode 3 of the subbed version, the r-slur is used as an insult.
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Are there n-words?
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0
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8
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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3
Sex
Is there sexual content?
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27
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0
Is someone sexually objectified?
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Yes
6
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0
Are there nude scenes?
19 supporters
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3
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0
Is there bestiality?
45 supporters
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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48 supporters
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ForrestCheffre
Two of the main characters are cousins and have romantic and sexual themes together, this is treated very nonchalantly as part of the culture, though the culture has changed considerably since the release.
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Social
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6
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1
2
VictorRing
yes, a character runs away and experiences homelessness with her dog due to abuse at home. it is shown that she has trouble getting food and is looked down upon for her homelessness. she is welcomed into a household eventually.
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Yes
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ForrestCheffre
The anime finished before the manga, leaving an open ended story with loose ends. Read the manga for closure, I would consider the anime ending unhappy and unfulfilled.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
8 supporters
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1
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11
Does a plane crash?
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3
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10
1
ForrestCheffre
Helicopters are destroyed
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Is someone hit by a car?
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1
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12
Violence
Yes
3
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11
2
Plumgirl
No. There is a relatively small explosion late in the show that kills some people.
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Is there blood/gore?
30 supporters
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28
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0
4
Pugg
Too much to count..
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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14
Is there gun violence?
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16
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0