MILGRAM

Anime • 2020 • Mystery  

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Does the dog die?
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Paco
In Haruka´s song, its not shown, but we can see him killing what most people think its a dog
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akitoshinonome
mahiru was severely beaten by kotoko t2
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Is there throat mutilation?
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KamiSteele
Kazui's case deals heavily with him telling 'the truth' to his wife, which ultimately led to her suicide. Given the theming around lies and pretending, the name of his second MV 'cat' (which can refer to a bottoming gay man in Japanese slang), the implication that he married his wife in order to be 'normal,' and his breakdown in the T2 voice drama, the most common interpretation is that he is in the closet. While it hasn't been officially confirmed, Kazui would be outed by his participation in Milgram on premise.
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Is there BDSM?
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KamiSteele
Not actual BDSM, but Jackalope in the "Second Trial Commencement Notice" uses language lightly evocative of it when discussing Haruka's and Mu's toxic codependency, such as "unlocked his desire to be dominated" and "supply and demand? Queen and slave?" The on-screen visual is Haruka's and Mu's icons connected with a chain, with Mu's icon wearing a crown.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Are there bedbugs?
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Are any hands damaged?
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KamiSteele
Mikoto explicitly has DID, which plays a factor in his case. Additionally, it's implied Mahiru dissociates as a stress/trauma response, as on-screen text in "This is How to Be in Love With You" at one point mentions going to her boyfriend's house for the first time, and that she 'can barely remember a thing!' This can be interpreted that something went down that she blocked out, which is supported by the text in the video getting more jittery. In her second voice drama she says she 'thinks' Kotoko was the one responsible for her injuries, suggesting she similarly blocked out her beating physically assaulted.
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Is there screaming?
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Abandonment
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cherrysoupp
It's not really shown, but it's speculated that in both Haruka and Amane's cases that their parents are neglectful.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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cherrysoupp
Haruka's mom is shown to be both physically and emotionally abusive to Haruka in "All-Knowing All-Agony"
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KamiSteele
It's complicated, but three of the prisoners have abuse themes. Haruka was abused by his mother, whom he genuinely wants the approval of. Amane was raised in an abusive cult. While "Magic" initially suggests she agrees with the abuse and traumabonded, "The Purge March" later implies that while she still follows the cult's teachings she has genuine resentment for the leaders' hypocrisy, perhaps even killing one of her abusers. Mahiru appears to have been in a toxic relationship, and while her first MV suggests that she was the main problem it's hinted that it may have been mutual based on the text on-screen and her later MV; Mahiru still thinks the world of her boyfriend, which could be theorized as also traumabonding.

Note that the premise makes it up to the audience to decide whether to forgive characters for abusive or outright murderous acts, which might be thematically similar.
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Is someone stalked?
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KamiSteele
It's confirmed that Futa had a habit of cyberbullying others, which culminated in him doxxing someone which led to their suicide. Mahiru might have stalked her boyfriend before they got together, as text on-screen in "This is How to Be in Love with You" describes her early attempts at getting his attention before they got to know each other; it's discussed in her Second Trial drama whether she did (she denies it). "MeMe," Mikoto's first MV, uses blinking and CCTV imagery throughout, which has led to a theory that he was being stalked at some point.
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KamiSteele
DV elements feature in Mahiru's, Amane's, and Haruka's cases. Mahiru's deal with her being in a (mutually?) toxic relationship with her on-off boyfriend, which is implied to be the reason why he ended his life. Amane was raised in an cult who physically tortured her for helping an injured cat, which lead to her killing someone, implied in "The Purge March" to be one of her abusers. Haruka has trauma from his mother's abuse and neglect, which led to him committing murder. Haruka and Mu also develop a toxic, controlling dynamic in the Second Trial, with her explicitly enjoying that he's easy to control. Mu also says in her Second Trial that her ideal relationship is a similar dynamic.
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JewlShardz
less “the abused become the abusers” and more “the abused become (arguably) morally grey murderers”
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Paco
Its implied that Amane and Haruka (probably Shidou and Mikoto too) was gaslighted by others. And also its implied that Muu and Mahiru unconsciously gaslighted someone
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Is a child abused?
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HugePolecat3298
amane is physically abused towards the end of 'magic' and haruka is implied to have been emotionally abused/neglected as a child
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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KamiSteele
If it counts, three characters (Shidou, Kazui, and Mikoto) are confirmed to be smokers. Their PVs show them with cigarettes, and it's discussed in supplementary material.
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KamiSteele
Kazui is shown drinking in both "Half" and "Cat." It's implied in the latter that whatever he told his wife that killed her "with honesty" was said under the influence. Worth mentioning that he alludes to drinking being his favorite hobby. It's also implied Mahiru's boyfriend was a problem drinker, as on-screen text in "This Is How To Be In Love With You" describes him drinking heavily albeit in a cutesy lovey-dovey way; the accompanying visual shows Mahiru at a bar, with a recipe for a 'corpse reviver.' While this could further hint that Mahiru was responsible for his death, a 'corpse reviver' in cocktail speak is a tongue-in-cheek way of describing alcohol mixes intended to cure hangovers. This suggests that he got drunk frequently enough that Mahiru had to memorize a 'hair-of-the-dog' recipe.
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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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venomuu
in weakness, it is implied haruka killed a dog, as well in "the purge march" a cat is implied to be either dead or hurt, a cat is ripped apart by kazui during the ending scene in "cat" and finally dead rats are seen in "i love you"

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Are animals abused?
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DeadOctane
In “Weakness” a dog is killed offscreen, and in “All-Knowing and All-Agony,” multiple animals are seen dead.
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DeadOctane
Multiple animal corpses are seen in “All-Knowing and All-Agony”
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Is an animal sad?
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venomuu
in magic, a cat is seen upset and "crying"
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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DeadOctane
Cats are shown dead in Haruka’s second song, “All-Knowing and All-Agony”, as well as an implied death for cats in “Magic” (Amane’s MV)
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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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firefliesnevercame
Insect imagery in "It's Not My Fault"
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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KamiSteele
Nothing explicit, but Kotoko's case deals with her being a vigilante who kicked a man to death for kidnapping a girl implicitly for pedophilic reasons. Also, it's more ephebophilia, but Jackalope makes suggestive comments about some of the female prisoners, including the ones in high school. Yuno's backstory deals with her engaging in enjo kosai, a form of sex work similar to 'sugar dating,' while still in high school, with her explicitly terminating a pregnancy that resulted from the experience. If you are worried about how the series portrays Amane, the good news is that it has so far avoided 'loli bait' in how she's treated both by the narrative and by other characters. She's generally portrayed as a survivor of an abusive cult who does act mature for her age, but more in a 'had to grow up fast' sort of way.
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cherrysoupp
In "Weakness" and "All-Knowing All-Agony" Haruka is shown underwater for lots of the music video.
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Is rape mentioned?
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KamiSteele
Mu's case deals heavily with bullying, with her being both a victim and a perpetrator. Both "After Pain" and "It's Not My Fault" have visuals alluding to physicality, such as dumping water over someone's head, dumping out school supplies (including scissors and a compass) also over someone's head, and destroying their belongings. A visual in "It's Not My Fault" has Insect!Mu knock over another insect girl which shatters her, to which her and the other girls dance on the shattered pieces. While the scene cuts to an apparent real-world scenario that implies verbal abuse, this visual can suggest something physical also went down. If it counts, Kotoko spends the Second Trial physically assaulting the "Unforgiven" prisoners, with two prisoners ending up in bandages, one of which apparently would have died from her injuries if the one doctor wasn't "Forgiven."
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DeadOctane
All of the prisoners wear outfits stylized after straitjackets. There’s birdcage imagery in “This Is How To Be In Love With You” (Mahiru’s MV). A girl is seen being dragged in “HARROW” (Kotoko’s MV). Haruka is kept in a prison cell for bits of “All-Knowing and All-Agony”
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thewildmonarch
Not explicitly stated, but this is a common theory for Mahiru.
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Bodily Harm
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DeadOctane
Not exactly. But there is a box cutter that’s very prevalent in “After Pain”, Mu’s MV
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Iaobug
In "Weakness" specifically.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Paco
No, but many people in the fandom use this as a joke, so be careful
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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cherrysoupp
In "All-Knowing All-Agony", right at the end of the music video, a little girl is choked to death. As well as in "Weakness" towards the end Haruka is shown choking a little version of himself.
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KamiSteele
The Second Trial MV 'Backdraft' shows Futa's victim, and later Futa himself, getting lit on fire using spraycans and being reduced to ash. In context it's meant to symbolize the psychological trauma the girl went through as a result of being doxxed, and Futa's psychological state after being judged the same way he went after people online.
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KamiSteele
There is a visual evocative of it in "MeMe". One point shows a half moon with a 'blinking' effect (implying it's someone's POV), before John appears and what appears to be black dirt obscures the screen. It is potentially meant to symbolize an already-dead body being buried in context.
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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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cherrysoupp
In the latest music video "I love you" a hanging corpse is shown multiple times.
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cherrysoupp
Yes. The girl at the end of "All-Knowing All Agony" dies by asphyxiation.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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KamiSteele
Mahiru's artwork for the Second Trial shows her in bandages, with her arm in a sling, one of her fingers at an odd angle, and a cast on her foot. She was attacked by Kotoko between the two trials, explaining the injuries. If you look closely at the end of "Bring It On," Futa's last cyberbullying target's RPG form appears to have broken bones, hinting at her death in the real world.
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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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KamiSteele
It's confirmed that Amane's cult would torture her if she disobeyed their teachings. The torture is stylized in a cartoonish slapstick way in "Magic," but "The Purge March" confirms two of the punishments were waterboarding and tasing, complete with more realistic visuals.
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thewildmonarch
Technically, Yuno falls off a set of stairs towards the end of her MV Umbilical, but is uninjured.
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KamiSteele
It's heavily implied that Kazui's wife died from suicide-by-jumping in his MVs. Nothing graphic is shown, but her death is hinted at through symbolism.
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Anonymous
fuuta after trial 1. not shown (he has an eyepatch) but discussed in his + shidou's vocal dramas
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Is someone stabbed?
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cherrysoupp
In "After Pain" and "It's Not My Fault" it shows Muu stabbing her victim.
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KamiSteele
Mikoto's MVs contain the most blood and violence of the series, as we see him (or rather, John) washing off blood, attacking a person (and later symbolic mannequins) in a subway with a bat, and seemingly disposing of a body/evidence. Shidou's MVs have gore/organ symbolism that prevents them from being too graphic but are meant to hint at his crime of organ theft. While nothing outright bloody is shown, it's implied the cult in Amane's case used various forms of torture on her, including electrocution and waterboarding. The videos typically have occasional blood splatter otherwise, with most deaths hinted at through symbolism.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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KamiSteele
It's implied that Haruka's victim was a child who he strangled. Mu's victim was explicitly one of her former friends who played a part in her being bullied in some way. Futa's case had him essentially cancel a middle school student on in-universe Twitter, which led to the girl implicitly ending her life. Shidou's second MV suggests that his family-- a wife and two kids-- have passed away.
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Aki
Jackalope makes creepy comments regarding Haruka and Muu, who are 17 and 16 respectively. Additionally, Yuno is sexualized despite being in highschool, although she's 18 so not a minor.
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Chidoricest
well we’ll find out soon with haruka i guess ☠️☠️
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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KamiSteele
The premise involves the audience watching MVs that are supposed to represent the prisoners' thoughts and memories about a 'murder' they committed and judging them morally which influences the plot. Some of these are direct murders, while others are indirect. As of the Second Trial, no prisoners have died, but there was a 'near-miss' where a 'guilty' prisoner was attacked by an 'innocent' prisoner, which would have killed her if the one doctor wasn't also 'innocent.'
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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akitoshinonome
exclusively in the official french translation of deep cover towards mikoto
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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KamiSteele
"HARROW," Kotoko's first MV, shows a man leading a young girl into a warehouse, with the implication being pedophilic. Kotoko arrives on the scene and beats him to death. The scene is revisited in her second MV, "Deep Cover." If it counts, the premise also involves a form of kidnapping, as the prisoners + Es are kept there without their consent.
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Does a parent die?
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Anonymous
a character's wife and children both died prior to the events of milgram
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Does someone cheat?
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HugePolecat3298
nothing is explicit at all but the most common theory for kazui is that he cheated on his wife
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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cherrysoupp
In "All-Knowing All-Agony" Haruka's sister dies. In "Triage", his wife and children die.
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Fear
Are there jump scares?
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Is someone possessed?
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KamiSteele
As of the Second Trial, Amane behaves in a way that's evocative of it. Her updated artwork has her slumped over with lifeless eyes and unkempt clothes, and she uses 'we' and 'us' when talking about herself. Contextually it's meant to illustrate her doubling down on her cultic beliefs after being voted 'guilty,' but might still be startling.
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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KamiSteele
Shidou's MVs use pomegranates as symbolism for organ theft, including shots of them cut.
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Are there razors?
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cherrysoupp
Not exactly, but a boxcutter is shown multiple times in "After Pain"
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HugePolecat3298
nothing below his chest is shown but there is a point in 'meme' where mikoto's silhouette + his face/neck are shown in the shower, followed by a shot of bloody water going down the drain
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lil_is_dum
wooden mannequins show up quite often in mikoto's mvs, especially 'double'
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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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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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KamiSteele
The MILGRAM project is portrayed as morally grey and ominous, and while Es physically punishes the prisoners a few times it isn't glorified. Similarly, Kotoko being a vigilante is portrayed as moral greyness, with some of her worse qualities coming to the forefront in T2 as she takes up the 'honorary warden' position and physically assaults the other prisoners. It's heavily implied in his MVs that Kazui and his wife worked as law enforcement, but it's used more to justify his skillset in judo if anything.
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cherrysoupp
The first thing when you get into MILGRAM is that there are 10 prisoners being held in MILGRAM (which is a prison) for their "murders".
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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venomuu
i wouldnt say so, but a popular theory is that kazui might be gay, while he didnt cheat, it is important to mention that he mightve had an attraction to a guy while being married to his wife
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
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HugePolecat3298
it's implied that this was used against amane to discipline her towards the end of 'magic'
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Paco
We can see them on Shidou´s MV and Undercover
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DeadOctane
This is implied in “All-Knowing and All-Agony” (Haruka’s MV). Also while not exactly a mental institution, MILGRAM itself is a prison which is worth noting.
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Paco
Most of Shidou´s MV occurs in a hospital
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KamiSteele
None happens, but it's a minor plot point that there is no menstruation. Two female prisoners have a conversation on the timeline that implies that their menstrual cycles have stopped after finding themselves in MILGRAM.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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KamiSteele
Nothing is explicit other than a character having DID (which is a trauma-based disorder), but a few characters either have confirmed trauma or have theories about their trauma, leading into their case. It is pretty easy to read most, if not all, of the prisoners having unresolved trauma which contributes to their behavior in the MVs and supplementary material.
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cherrysoupp
Mikoto is directly stated to have DID
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KamiSteele
"Cat," Kazui's Second Trial MV, has a quick shot of him putting a cigarette out on his hand towards the end.
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SiRenfield
You phrased this confusingly since you’re openly saying it’s non canon but it still plays a role in the plot?
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KamiSteele
Honestly, all the prisoners--who are there for murder-- are mentally ill in some way or another, hence the 'voting for therapy' meme. Some aren't violent and their crimes are more indirect, while others did directly kill someone. The only character with an in-text diagnosis is Mikoto (DID), but Haruka, one of the direct killers, is heavily implied to have a developmental disability.
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KamiSteele
Mikoto initially appears to be an 'everyman' type character who genuinely doesn't know why he's there. His first MV 'MeMe', plus his first voice drama, reveals that he has undiagnosed DID, and his alter beat at least one person with a baseball bat. While it's unclear if Mikoto has any childhood trauma (his parents are divorced according to his interrogations, but nothing beyond that so far), it's implied John Doe, the alter in question, came into existence after Mikoto started being overworked by his boss. While so far it appears there are only two alters-- Mikoto and John-- there's a theory that there's a third one. The intent seems to be to set up a moral situation where the audience is asked to judge a case where the perpetrator does not remember the crime or his reasons for doing it, especially since it's later hinted that John murdered out of what he believes was self-defense/protecting Mikoto. That said, MILGRAM still uses the 'evil alter' trope. Worth mentioning is that since John is technically not counted as a prisoner he can bypass in-universe security measures, which is a plot point in the Second Trial.
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firefliesnevercame
The lyrics in After Pain pretty much imply Mu may have been thinking of suicide. It's also worth noting Mahiru seemingly lost her will to live in trial 2 according to some of her dialogue in timeline convos
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KamiSteele
The MVs use symbolism that hints at the prisoner's crimes and feelings about it, which can lead to surreal imagery that has to be interpreted.
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cherrysoupp
Many prisoners do in their Voice Dramas and some in their MV's, but they don't directly say anything in their MV's, only music lyrics.
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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KamiSteele
Only vaguely hinted at in a 'open-to-interpretion' way, but Mu and Futa both got the question "Are you satisfied with your gender?" in the Second Trial interrogation. Mu responds in the affirmative ("I'm pretty satisfied. I think it's good that I was born me〜"), while Futa's response is a little more ambivalent ("Well it is what it is. For some reason, it feels like if you're a man, you have to work. So it's annoying."). Some people have taken it to mean that there's a potential trans reading. That said, there haven't been further hints as of yet.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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kirumiru
Haruka directly says this in his second trial voice drama, "Metamorphosis of the Weak"
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cxyue
In the voice dramas, Es has a breakdown/anxiety attack. Specifically in Mu's.
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Eleninchen
In Afterpain, the MV for Muu, she is shown trapped in an hourglass with liquid slowly filling it
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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kuchinashiis
it is heavily implied that haruka has a developmental disability and that his mother neglected/abused him for it
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HugePolecat3298
not on-screen, but in 'bring it on' futa's crime is cyberbullying someone into committing suicide & in 'this is how to be in love with you' a common theory is that mahiru's boyfriend committed suicide
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Noxious
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cherrysoupp
In the Voice Dramas Es often slaps or hurts the prisoners and it is quite sudden and loud.
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KamiSteele
Haruka's MVs use drowning imagery as symbolism.
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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thewildmonarch
In a few of season 1's MVs, especially MeMe and the end of HARROW, there's a shaky camera.
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Iaobug
In "Weakness" and "Bring it on" especially. In Weakness, there are brightly colored doodles that cover the entire screen and rapidly flash in between each other, and a spotlight flickering on and off at the very start. In Bring it on, glitchy animations happen every so often.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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KamiSteele
The premise of the series is that we, as the audience, watch music videos that are supposed to represent the prisoners' thoughts, memories, and emotions toward their crime, and judge accordingly which will influence the plot. Characters react to our verdicts and undergo character development based on what choices we made. While in-universe we are somewhat represented by Es, there have been hints of the plot going further meta.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Paco
A common theory for Yuno
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DeadOctane
While not explicitly seen, Yuno’s song is called Umbilical and seems like her story will progress to talk about her giving birth or having an abortion.
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Paco
A common theory for Yuno
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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HugePolecat3298
jackalope calls haruka an 'it' at one point, but haruka is not stated to be trans
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KamiSteele
There are no explicitly dark-skinned characters, whether amongst the prisoners or from what we can tell of the victims.
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akitoshinonome
no slurs but in the official french translation for deep cover kazui is referred to using a term that is homophobic
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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KamiSteele
Haruka is implied to be neurodivergent in some way, and is also heavily implied to be the subject of abuse which was a factor in his crime. He later enters a toxic co-dependent dynamic with another prisoner, Mu, with her liking that he is so easy to control.
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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
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firefliesnevercame
Not stated directly but it's implied Yuno, a 18 year old high schooler, may have been going on dates with older men
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KamiSteele
Amane explicitly has trauma from being raised in an abusive cult, which forms a significant amount of her characterization and her motives for commiting murder.
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Sex
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Tae0
In the mv Teardrop, Yuno is seen wearing lingerie and in sexual situations.
Jackalope also makes creepy comments about some of the girls.
(muu and haruka are absolutely not in a bdsm relationship, they are just friends and 16-17)
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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kirumiru
only from the chest-up, but there are multiple shots in MeMe of Mikoto in the shower and taking a bath
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Is there bestiality?
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KamiSteele
If it counts, Jackalope, who is a jackalope, expresses interest in some of the female prisoners. It's not a human being turned on by an animal and more the other way around, and Jackalope is sentient, but worth mentioning.
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cherrysoupp
In the mv "Teardrop" she loses her virginity to a client
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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cherrysoupp
Not exactly, though Yuno's "crime" is having an abortion and she's in jail for it, in Milgram.
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Are there fat suits?
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cherrysoupp
The fandom likely debates this
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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cherrysoupp
At the end of each MV there is a short part where it shows the creators of MILGRAM and gives credit.
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thewildmonarch
In the novel, a few of the characters are killed. It is unclear whether this will happen in the actual project.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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cherrysoupp
While not shown or talked about really at all, it's a theory that Shidou's family was hurt in a car accident.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Paco
No ones drowns, but theres drown imagenary in "Weakness"
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Is there gun violence?
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