History Anime / Kakurenbo

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* AllThereInTheManual: The official website is the only place where you'll learn ''everyone's'' names-- only four (Hikora, Yaimao, Sorincha and Noshiga) are revealed in-movie.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The official website is the only place where you'll learn ''everyone's'' names-- only four (Hikora, Yaimao, Sorincha and Noshiga) Suku) are revealed in-movie.
19th Dec '17 5:47:41 PM Orbiting
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* AllThereInTheManual: The official website is the only place where you'll learn ''everyone's'' names--only four are revealed in-movie.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler:Hikkora becomes the host of the Nine-Tailed Fox and starts the next game of Hide and Seek.]]
* BackToBackBadasses: The twins [[spoiler:during their LastStand.]]

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* AllThereInTheManual: The official website is the only place where you'll learn ''everyone's'' names--only names-- only four (Hikora, Yaimao, Sorincha and Noshiga) are revealed in-movie.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler:Hikkora [[spoiler:Hikkora]] becomes the [[spoiler: host of the Nine-Tailed Fox Fox]] and starts the next game of Hide and Seek.]]
Seek.
* BackToBackBadasses: The twins grab improvised weapons and stand back-to-back when they're about to throw down [[spoiler:during their LastStand.LastStand against the demons.]]



* BecomingTheMask: A [[UnderStatement slightly]] [[FateWorseThanDeath more literal case here]]; when the host of the fifth demon takes off its mask (which it only does when it reveals its true nature to its victim), you see that there's nothing remotely human underneath anymore.

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* BecomingTheMask: A [[UnderStatement slightly]] [[FateWorseThanDeath more literal case here]]; when [[spoiler: the host host]] of the fifth demon takes off its mask (which it only does when it reveals its true nature to its victim), you see that there's nothing remotely human underneath anymore. anymore.



* CoolMask: The fox masks count, to some extent.

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* CoolMask: The fox masks that the kids need to wear to play count, to some extent.as well as the complex (though frightening) masks worn by the demons.



* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:What the Fifth Demon is doing to the player who survived the longest.]]
* DirtyCoward: Noshiga, full stop.
* EvilIsNotWellLit: In [[GhostCity the city]], the darkness is a constant backdrop to the events that take place. Of course, [[LightIsNotGood light isn't exactly any better...]]

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* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:What the What [[spoiler:the Fifth Demon Demon]] is doing to the player who survived the longest.]]
longest. Which happens to have been [[spoiler: Sorincha]].
* DirtyCoward: Noshiga, full stop.
who abandons his friends to certain death in order to try and save his own skin when the Blood-Taker demon attacks them.
* EvilIsNotWellLit: In [[GhostCity the city]], city]] the game is played in, the darkness is a constant backdrop to the events that take place. Of course, [[LightIsNotGood light isn't exactly any better...]]



* ExactWords: Yaimao told Hikkora to find Sorincha. [[FromBadToWorse Hoo Boy]].
* GhostCity: Where the game takes place.

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* ExactWords: Yaimao told Hikkora to find Sorincha. Well, he did end up finding her. [[FromBadToWorse Hoo Boy]].
Just not the way he expected to]].
* GhostCity: Where the game takes place.place; despite being well maintained (even the electric signs work!), there are no human inhabitants.



* IronicNurseryTune: Well, it's not a nursery rhyme, but it's said in a creepy sing-song voice.

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* IronicNurseryTune: Well, it's not a nursery rhyme, but it's a common children's phrase said in a creepy sing-song voice.



* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Or rather, kill all but Hikkora. He just gets possessed by the main demon - arguably a FateWorseThanDeath.]]

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Or rather, kill all but [[spoiler: Hikkora. He just gets possessed by the main demon demon]] - which is arguably a FateWorseThanDeath.]]



* LivingBattery: [[spoiler:The machines use the children they captured for this.]]

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* LivingBattery: [[spoiler:The The machines use the children [[spoiler:the children]] that they captured for this.]]



* SchmuckBait: [[spoiler:The Nine-Tailed Fox tells the children exactly how to reach the arena and about how the demons kill the children who go in there.]] [[CassandraTruth The kids naturally don't listen]].

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* SchmuckBait: [[spoiler:The Nine-Tailed Fox tells the The children at the start of the movie are told exactly how to reach the arena and all about how the demons kill the children who go in there.]] there. [[CassandraTruth The kids naturally don't listen]].listen]] and go there to play the game anyway.



* ViciousCycle: [[spoiler:The losing children are used to light up the city. The light is used to attract ''new'' children to the town to play the game.]]
** [[spoiler: The "winner" - basically, the last one standing - is possessed by the final demon, is made "it", and is used to lure in more children, as we see with Hikkora in the end.]]
* VoiceOfTheLegion: What [[DemonicPossession the Fifth]] sounds like.

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* ViciousCycle: [[spoiler:The ViciousCycle:
** The
losing children are used [[spoiler:used to light up the city. The light is used to attract ''new'' children to the town to play the game.]]
** [[spoiler: The "winner" of the game [[spoiler: - basically, the last one standing - is possessed by the final demon, is made "it", and and]] is used to lure in more children, as we see with Hikkora [[spoiler: Hikkora]] in the end.]]
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* VoiceOfTheLegion: What [[DemonicPossession the Fifth]] Fifth Demon]] sounds like.
25th May '17 5:31:32 PM Gibblejip
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** She [[CassandraTruth speaks plenty]] (though only in the opening voiceover), its just not with [[spoiler: the VoiceOfTheLegion]] until the endgame.

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** She [[CassandraTruth speaks plenty]] (though only in the opening voiceover), its voiceover); it's just not with [[spoiler: the VoiceOfTheLegion]] until the endgame.



* TooDumbToLive: All the kids, but especially Noshiga and co. for not listening when [[spoiler: the Nine-Tailed fox tells them explicitly about all the dangers that they promptly disregard as fairy tales until its too late.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: All the kids, but especially Noshiga and co. for not listening when [[spoiler: the Nine-Tailed fox tells them explicitly about all the dangers that dangers, which they promptly disregard as fairy tales until its it's too late.]]
28th Nov '16 6:07:28 PM tooearlyinthemorning
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* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:What the Fifth Demon is doing to the play who survived the longest.]]

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* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:What the Fifth Demon is doing to the play player who survived the longest.]]
30th Jun '16 1:10:34 AM morenohijazo
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* BeastInTheMaze: The five demons hunt the group of children through a maze-like GhostCity until only one child is left. Four are straightforwardly monsterous in appearance and methods of hunting; their leader, the fifth, is far more subtle and horrifying.

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* BeastInTheMaze: The five demons hunt the group of children through a maze-like GhostCity in a twisted game of Hide and Seek until only one child is left. Four are straightforwardly monsterous in appearance and methods of hunting; their leader, the fifth, is far more subtle and horrifying.
28th Jun '16 5:28:40 PM Orbiting
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* BeastInTheMaze: The five demons hunt the group of children through a maze-like GhostCity until only one child is left. Four are straightforwardly monsterous in appearance and methods of hunting; their leader, the fifth, is far more subtle and horrifying.
2nd Apr '16 6:12:16 PM Orbiting
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* AllMythsAreTrue: Despite the characters' skepticism, all the rumors about the city being haunted by demon who play hide and seek with groups of eight people are completely true. [[spoiler:It makes sense; the leader of the demon was spreading the rumor to attract more kids to come and investigate it.]]

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* AllMythsAreTrue: Despite the characters' skepticism, all the rumors about the city being haunted by demon demons who play hide and seek with groups of eight people are completely true. [[spoiler:It makes sense; the leader of the demon demons was spreading the rumor to attract more kids to come and investigate it.]]



* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler:Hikkora becomes the host of the fifth demon and starts the next game of Hide and Seek.]]

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler:Hikkora becomes the host of the fifth demon Nine-Tailed Fox and starts the next game of Hide and Seek.]]
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!!Provides examples of:

* AllMythsAreTrue

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\n!!Provides ----
!!This film provides
examples of:

* AllMythsAreTrueAllMythsAreTrue: Despite the characters' skepticism, all the rumors about the city being haunted by demon who play hide and seek with groups of eight people are completely true. [[spoiler:It makes sense; the leader of the demon was spreading the rumor to attract more kids to come and investigate it.]]



* [[spoiler:AndThenJohnWasAZombie]]

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* [[spoiler:AndThenJohnWasAZombie]]AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler:Hikkora becomes the host of the fifth demon and starts the next game of Hide and Seek.]]



* BecomingTheMask: A [[UnderStatement slightly]] [[FateWorseThanDeath more literal case here.]]

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* BecomingTheMask: A [[UnderStatement slightly]] [[FateWorseThanDeath more literal case here.]]here]]; when the host of the fifth demon takes off its mask (which it only does when it reveals its true nature to its victim), you see that there's nothing remotely human underneath anymore.



* CreepyChild: A few of the players, including [[spoiler:the Sorincha-imposter, and Hikkora]] at the end.
* CreepyTwins: Subverted. Despite their creepy silence and [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing eyes]], they never do any evil at all.
* CuteMute: It's hard to say if she can really be called "cute," since her face is covered by a fox-mask, but the lone female player doesn't speak, and her mask/costume are pretty cute...[[spoiler:Neither the muteness nor the cuteness lasts.]]
* [[spoiler:DemonicPossession: What the Fifth Demon is doing.]]

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* CreepyChild: A few of the players, players ([[CoughSnarkCough cough cough the twins, cough cough]]), including [[spoiler:the Sorincha-imposter, and Hikkora]] at the end.
* CreepyTwins: Subverted. Despite their creepy silence and [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing eyes]], they never do any anything evil at all.
* CuteMute: It's hard to say if she can really be called "cute," since her face is covered by a fox-mask, but the lone female player doesn't speak, and her mask/costume are is pretty cute...[[spoiler:Neither the muteness nor the cuteness lasts.]]
* [[spoiler:DemonicPossession: What DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:What the Fifth Demon is doing.doing to the play who survived the longest.]]



** She [[CassandraTruth speaks plenty]], its just not with [[spoiler: the VoiceOfTheLegion]] until the endgame.

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** She [[CassandraTruth speaks plenty]], plenty]] (though only in the opening voiceover), its just not with [[spoiler: the VoiceOfTheLegion]] until the endgame.



* GlowingEyesOfDoom: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with the [[CreepyTwins twins]]. Played straight with the demons.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame

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* GlowingEyesOfDoom: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with the [[CreepyTwins twins]].twins]], who look evil but aren't. Played straight with the demons.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGameHuntingTheMostDangerousGame: The five demons hunt down the human children in the city.



* [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]: [[spoiler: Or rather, kill all but Hikkora. He just gets possessed by the main demon - arguably a FateWorseThanDeath.]]

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* [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]: KillEmAll: [[spoiler: Or rather, kill all but Hikkora. He just gets possessed by the main demon - arguably a FateWorseThanDeath.]]



* [[spoiler:LivingBattery: The machines use the children they captured for this.]]
* {{Mecha}}: The demons's designs are partly based on this.

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* [[spoiler:LivingBattery: The LivingBattery: [[spoiler:The machines use the children they captured for this.]]
* {{Mecha}}: The demons's demons' designs are partly based on this.this, looking like living wooden machines.



* OminousFog: Appears at the end.

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* OminousFog: Appears at the end.end, [[spoiler:at the start of the ''next'' game of hide and seek.]]



* [[spoiler:PoweredByAForsakenChild:]] What happens to the children who play the game and lose? [[spoiler:Their bodies are taken to the center of the town and are plugged into strange machines--their LifeEnergy is used to light up the town.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with the [[CreepyTwins twins]]. Played straight with the demons.

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* [[spoiler:PoweredByAForsakenChild:]] PoweredByAForsakenChild: What happens to the children who play the game and lose? [[spoiler:Their bodies are taken to the center of the town and are plugged into strange machines--their machines- their LifeEnergy is used to light up the town.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with the [[CreepyTwins twins]]. twins]]; despite looking evil, they never doing anything remotely harmful. Played straight with the demons.demons, whose eye are also a glowing red.



* [[spoiler: SchmuckBait: The Nine-Tailed Fox tells the children exactly how to reach the arena and specifically of the demons to pique their interests.]] [[CassandraTruth The kids naturally don't listen]].

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* [[spoiler: SchmuckBait: The [[spoiler:The Nine-Tailed Fox tells the children exactly how to reach the arena and specifically of about how the demons to pique their interests.kill the children who go in there.]] [[CassandraTruth The kids naturally don't listen]].



* SiblingTeam: The twins, plus Sorincha and Hikkora kinda.

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* SiblingTeam: The twins, plus Sorincha and Hikkora kinda.Hikkora... kinda. [[spoiler:He doesn't ''know'' it's her when they team up (since her face is hidden and she doesn't talk), though he realizes there's something familiar about her.]]



* ThereAreNoAdults: No adults are seen or even referred to in this short--no, no one even mentions having parents. (Early concept art shows that originally, there ''were'' going to be adults in the town, but any adult who came in to find their children was turned into a featureless, mindless zombie.)
* [[spoiler: TooDumbToLive:]] All the kids but especially Noshiga for not listening when Sorincha [[spoiler: the BigBad tells them explicitly about all the dangers that they promptly disregard as fairy tales until its too late.]]

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* ThereAreNoAdults: No adults are seen or even referred to in this short--no, short-- no, no one even mentions having parents. (Early concept art shows that originally, there ''were'' going to be adults in the town, but any adult who came in to find their children was turned into a featureless, mindless zombie.)
* [[spoiler: TooDumbToLive:]] TooDumbToLive: All the kids kids, but especially Noshiga and co. for not listening when Sorincha [[spoiler: the BigBad Nine-Tailed fox tells them explicitly about all the dangers that they promptly disregard as fairy tales until its too late.]]



** [[spoiler: The "winner" - basically, the last one standing - is possessed by the final demon, is made "it", and is used to lure in more children, as we see with Hikkora in the end. Not to mention, and on a side note, the same thing probably happened to Sorincha earlier (off-screen) before "she" passes her brother the baton figuratively speaking, as it is highly likely that she was the previous "winner"; and that would explain why Hikkora thinks he is seeing and hearing his sister at first even though she is not the same anymore since the Fifth Demon has taken over her.]]

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** [[spoiler: The "winner" - basically, the last one standing - is possessed by the final demon, is made "it", and is used to lure in more children, as we see with Hikkora in the end. Not to mention, and on a side note, the same thing probably happened to Sorincha earlier (off-screen) before "she" passes her brother the baton figuratively speaking, as it is highly likely that she was the previous "winner"; and that would explain why Hikkora thinks he is seeing and hearing his sister at first even though she is not the same anymore since the Fifth Demon has taken over her.]]
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22nd Nov '14 3:33:55 AM Coldblood
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* {{Mecha}}: The demons's designs are partly based on this.



* {{Mecha}}: The demons's designs are partly based on this.
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