History Anime / TokyoGodfathers

23rd Mar '17 9:27:09 AM grankless
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* QueerPeopleAreFunny: "I am a mistake made by God!" Ultimately subverted, though, as although Hana is the subject of a lot of jokes, he's also treated as a character as complex and meaningful as the others.

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* QueerPeopleAreFunny: "I am a mistake made by God!" Ultimately subverted, though, as although Hana is the subject of a lot of jokes, he's she's also treated as a character as complex and meaningful as the others.
18th Mar '17 9:12:47 PM CosmicFerret
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* JapaneseChristian: Several of the main characters admit to being Christian to some degree, or to at least are familiar with Christian tradition and the story of Jesus. The fiery preacher seen in the opening credits may have been the same drunken slob who accosts Gin and Hana in a convenience store later on; if so, Hana is a better Christian than he is.

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* JapaneseChristian: UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian: Several of the main characters admit to being Christian to some degree, or to at least are familiar with Christian tradition and the story of Jesus. The fiery preacher seen in the opening credits may have been the same drunken slob who accosts Gin and Hana in a convenience store later on; if so, Hana is a better Christian than he is.
4th Mar '17 7:03:08 AM EmKa
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Three [[CrazyHomelessPeople homeless people]] -- Gin (the JerkWithAHeartOfGold), Hana (a [[Transsexual trans woman]]) and Miyuki ([[TheRunaway a runaway girl]] who doesn't fit any of the usual Japanese teenage girl tropes) -- find an [[DoorstopBaby abandoned baby]] while digging through trash and spend [[DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime Christmas Eve]] looking for its [[ParentalAbandonment missing parents]].

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Three [[CrazyHomelessPeople homeless people]] -- Gin (the JerkWithAHeartOfGold), Hana (a [[Transsexual trans woman]]) {{transsexual}} woman) and Miyuki ([[TheRunaway a runaway girl]] who doesn't fit any of the usual Japanese teenage girl tropes) -- find an [[DoorstopBaby abandoned baby]] while digging through trash and spend [[DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime Christmas Eve]] looking for its [[ParentalAbandonment missing parents]].


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* TransEqualsGay: Hana is almost certainly a straight transgender woman, but is frequently talked to and about as if she were a gay man. This mostly has to do with the ambiguity with which Japanese culture views these two groups. See the Headscratchers page for more info.
4th Mar '17 6:51:33 AM EmKa
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Three [[CrazyHomelessPeople homeless people]] -- Gin (the JerkWithAHeartOfGold), Hana (a drag queen) and Miyuki ([[TheRunaway a runaway girl]] who doesn't fit any of the usual Japanese teenage girl tropes) -- find an [[DoorstopBaby abandoned baby]] while digging through trash and spend [[DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime Christmas Eve]] looking for its [[ParentalAbandonment missing parents]].

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Three [[CrazyHomelessPeople homeless people]] -- Gin (the JerkWithAHeartOfGold), Hana (a drag queen) [[Transsexual trans woman]]) and Miyuki ([[TheRunaway a runaway girl]] who doesn't fit any of the usual Japanese teenage girl tropes) -- find an [[DoorstopBaby abandoned baby]] while digging through trash and spend [[DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime Christmas Eve]] looking for its [[ParentalAbandonment missing parents]].



* BerserkButton: You can tell Hana to "eat shit", but never call him an "old fart".

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* BerserkButton: You can tell Hana to "eat shit", but never call him her an "old fart".



* CoughingUpBlood: [[spoiler:Hana throughout the movie. We never find out [[SoapOperaDisease exactly what he has]] but as the doctor only informs us that being homeless and running mad all over town is not helping the condition, we can infer that it wouldn't be anything serious if he weren't.]]

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* CoughingUpBlood: [[spoiler:Hana throughout the movie. We never find out [[SoapOperaDisease exactly what he she has]] but as the doctor only informs us that being homeless and running mad all over town is not helping the condition, we can infer that it wouldn't be anything serious if he she weren't.]]



* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: Averted when Hana is telling his foster mother how he lost his boyfriend, his foster mother asks under his breath if it was AIDS, but Hana says he slipped on the soap.

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* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: Averted when Hana is telling his her foster mother how he she lost his her boyfriend, his her foster mother asks under his her breath if it was AIDS, but Hana says he slipped on the soap.



* DragQueen: Hana's former vocation. He left the biz after he attacked a heckler.



* HappilyAdopted: Hana says he never knew his true mother and was raised by a foster parent.

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* HappilyAdopted: Hana says he she never knew his her true mother and was raised by a foster parent.



* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When Miyuki calls Hana to "eat shit, you old fart", Hana says, "'Shit' I can take, but 'old fart' I won't!" and nearly assaults her. After Gin breaks them up, Miyuki corrects herself and calls him a ‘shitty... uh... hag.’ A flashback reveals that Hana once lashed out at a visitor at the bar he worked at who made the same mistake.

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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When Miyuki calls Hana to "eat shit, you old fart", Hana says, "'Shit' I can take, but 'old fart' I won't!" and nearly assaults her. After Gin breaks them up, Miyuki corrects herself and calls him a ‘shitty... uh... hag.’ A flashback reveals that Hana once lashed out at a visitor at the bar he she worked at who made the same mistake.



* LongLostRelative: Hana and her "mother" (drag mentor), [[spoiler:Gin and his daughter]], and [[spoiler:Miyuki and her father.]]

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* LongLostRelative: Hana and her "mother" (drag mentor), (mentor), [[spoiler:Gin and his daughter]], and [[spoiler:Miyuki and her father.]]



* MamaBear: Hana to Kiyoko



* PapaWolf: Hana.



* TeamMom: Hana, definitely. His dream for most of her life was to be the parent he never had growing up.

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* TeamMom: Hana, definitely. His Her dream for most of her life was to be the parent he she never had growing up.



* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Hana and Miyuki are homeless due to believing this. Hana left home after he attacked a heckler at her foster parent's drag bar and was too ashamed to face him again. Miyuki left believing [[spoiler:her father would arrest her for stabbing him]].

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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Hana and Miyuki are homeless due to believing this. Hana left home after he she attacked a heckler at her foster parent's drag parent's bar and was too ashamed to face him her again. Miyuki left believing [[spoiler:her father would arrest her for stabbing him]].
10th Feb '17 6:46:38 AM Lyendith
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* MagicRealism

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* MagicRealismMagicRealism: The plot is driven by a series of incredibly fortunate coincidences, giving it a very "Christmas magic" vibe.


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* RealityHasNoSubtitles: The hispanic characters speak in very real Spanish, but since Miyuki can't understand what they say, there are no subtitles.
10th Feb '17 6:40:24 AM Lyendith
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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Sakiko was a broken woman after losing her baby and in her broken mind, she thought that the baby was meant for her and kidnapped it, causing most of the plot. She almost killed both Gin and the baby during her mental breakdown but by the end she realized how lost she was.]]

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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Sakiko Sachiko was a broken woman after losing her baby and in her broken mind, she thought that the baby was meant for her and kidnapped it, causing most of the plot. She almost killed both Gin and the baby during her mental breakdown but by the end she realized how lost she was.]]



* HappilyEverAfter: By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:the baby is returned to her real parents, all three homeless characters have been reunited with their families, Sakiko and her husband have started over, and it turns out the trio have been carrying around a winning lottery ticket the whole time.]]

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* HappilyEverAfter: By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:the baby is returned to her real parents, all three homeless characters have been reunited with their families, Sakiko Sachiko and her husband have started over, and it turns out the trio have been carrying around a winning lottery ticket the whole time.]]
10th Feb '17 6:39:17 AM Lyendith
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** [[spoiler:Sakiko kidnaps a baby from a maternity ward after losing her baby, then abandons it while the real parents are frantically looking for their newborn.]]

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** [[spoiler:Sakiko [[spoiler:Sachiko kidnaps a baby from a maternity ward after losing her baby, then abandons it while the real parents are frantically looking for their newborn.]]
7th Feb '17 9:07:38 PM Jayalaw
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* {{Forgiveness}}: Miyuki's father has forgiven her for [[spoiler:stabbing him so many months ago. He's frantically searching for her so that they can reconcile and so taht she will be safe.]]

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* {{Forgiveness}}: Miyuki's father has forgiven her for [[spoiler:stabbing him so many months ago. He's frantically searching for her so that they can reconcile and so taht that she will be safe.]]
7th Feb '17 9:06:48 PM Jayalaw
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* AdultFear:
** Miyuki's father doesn't care that [[spoiler:she stabbed him in a fit of anger while her mother was praying.]] He just wants to find her and make sure that she's all right and has been searching for her frantically.
** [[spoiler:Sakiko kidnaps a baby from a maternity ward after losing her baby, then abandons it while the real parents are frantically looking for their newborn.]]



* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Taken to extremes by Miyuki.

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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Taken to extremes by Miyuki. Living on the streets has humbled her.


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* {{Forgiveness}}: Miyuki's father has forgiven her for [[spoiler:stabbing him so many months ago. He's frantically searching for her so that they can reconcile and so taht she will be safe.]]


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* KarmicJackpot: Three homeless folks find an abandoned baby and do all they can to care for the newborn Kiyoko, while finding her actual parents. By the end of the film [[spoiler:they're made her honorary godparents, reunited with their families who forgive them, and have a winning lottery ticket.]]
9th Jan '17 10:38:04 PM catstuxedo
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Three [[CrazyHomelessPeople homeless people]] -- Gin (the JerkWithAHeartOfGold), Hana (a {{Transsexual}}) and Miyuki ([[TheRunaway a runaway girl]] who doesn't fit any of the usual Japanese teenage girl tropes) -- find an [[DoorstopBaby abandoned baby]] while digging through trash and spend [[DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime Christmas Eve]] looking for its [[ParentalAbandonment missing parents]].

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Three [[CrazyHomelessPeople homeless people]] -- Gin (the JerkWithAHeartOfGold), Hana (a {{Transsexual}}) drag queen) and Miyuki ([[TheRunaway a runaway girl]] who doesn't fit any of the usual Japanese teenage girl tropes) -- find an [[DoorstopBaby abandoned baby]] while digging through trash and spend [[DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime Christmas Eve]] looking for its [[ParentalAbandonment missing parents]].



* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Sakiko was a broken woman after losing her baby and in her broken mind, she thought that the baby was meant for her and kidnapped it, causing most of the plot. She almost killed both Gin and the baby during her mental breakdown but by the end she realised how lost she was.]]

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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Sakiko was a broken woman after losing her baby and in her broken mind, she thought that the baby was meant for her and kidnapped it, causing most of the plot. She almost killed both Gin and the baby during her mental breakdown but by the end she realised realized how lost she was.]]



* BerserkButton: Hana lashes out at anyone who misgenders her.

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* BerserkButton: You can tell Hana lashes out at anyone who misgenders her.to "eat shit", but never call him an "old fart".



* CoughingUpBlood: [[spoiler:Hana throughout the movie. We never find out [[SoapOperaDisease exactly what she has]] but as the doctor only informs us that being homeless and running mad all over town is not helping the condition, we can infer that it wouldn't be anything serious if she weren't.]]

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* CoughingUpBlood: [[spoiler:Hana throughout the movie. We never find out [[SoapOperaDisease exactly what she he has]] but as the doctor only informs us that being homeless and running mad all over town is not helping the condition, we can infer that it wouldn't be anything serious if she he weren't.]]



* {{Determinator}}: Most of the cast, but special mention goes to Gin. [[spoiler: Despite being plastered and his antagonists being armed with crowbars, he manages to not only survive and get back the photo they took--one of the only clues to Kiyoko's home's whereabouts--from them, but runs--REPEATEDLY--to catch up with Kiyoko and his friends.]]

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* {{Determinator}}: Most of the cast, but special mention goes to Gin. [[spoiler: Despite being plastered and his antagonists being armed with crowbars, he manages to not only survive and get back the photo they took--one took (one of the only clues to Kiyoko's home's whereabouts--from them, whereabouts), but runs--REPEATEDLY--to runs repeatedly to catch up with Kiyoko and his friends.]]



* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: Averted when Hana is telling her foster mother how she lost her boyfriend, her foster mother asks under her breath if it was AIDS, but Hana says he slipped on the soap.

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* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: Averted when Hana is telling her his foster mother how she he lost her his boyfriend, her his foster mother asks under her his breath if it was AIDS, but Hana says he slipped on the soap.



* DragQueen: Hana's former vocation. She left the biz after she attacked a heckler.

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* DragQueen: Hana's former vocation. She He left the biz after she he attacked a heckler.



* FormerlyFat: Due to living in the streets during several months, Miyuki lost a large amount of weight.

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* FormerlyFat: Due to living in the streets during for several months, Miyuki lost a large amount of weight.



* HappilyAdopted: Hana says she never knew her true mother and was raised by a foster mother.
* HappilyEverAfter: By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:the baby is returned to its real parents, all three homeless characters have been reunited with their families, Sakiko and her husband have started over... and it turns out the trio have been carrying around a winning lottery ticket the whole time.]]
* HitmanWithAHeart: The Hispanic assasin set out to kill the Yakuza boss at the wedding takes Miyuki hostage... to a kind Hispanic mother who breastfeeds Kiyoko and provides some comfort for Miyuki.

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* HappilyAdopted: Hana says she he never knew her his true mother and was raised by a foster mother.parent.
* HappilyEverAfter: By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:the baby is returned to its her real parents, all three homeless characters have been reunited with their families, Sakiko and her husband have started over... over, and it turns out the trio have been carrying around a winning lottery ticket the whole time.]]
* HitmanWithAHeart: The Hispanic assasin assassin set out to kill the Yakuza boss at the wedding takes Miyuki hostage... hostage to a kind Hispanic mother who breastfeeds Kiyoko and provides some comfort for Miyuki.



* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When Miyuki calls Hana a ‘shitty geezer’, Hana says, ‘“Shitty” is fine, but “geezer” will NOT fly!!’ and nearly assaults her. After Gin breaks them up, Miyuki corrects herself and calls her a ‘shitty... uh... hag.’ A flashback reveals that Hana once lashed out at a visitor at the bar she worked at who made the same mistake.

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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When Miyuki calls Hana a ‘shitty geezer’, to "eat shit, you old fart", Hana says, ‘“Shitty” is fine, "'Shit' I can take, but “geezer” will NOT fly!!’ 'old fart' I won't!" and nearly assaults her. After Gin breaks them up, Miyuki corrects herself and calls her him a ‘shitty... uh... hag.’ A flashback reveals that Hana once lashed out at a visitor at the bar she he worked at who made the same mistake.



* MamaBear: Hana.



* MissionFromGod: Not exactly said, but with the underlying themes of Christianity, Hana's statements, and the DeusExMachina that seems to be everywhere, God ''might'' have had something to do with it.

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* MissionFromGod: Not exactly said, but with the underlying themes of Christianity, Hana's statements, and the DeusExMachina that seems to be everywhere, God ''might'' might have had something to do with it.



* PapaWolf: Hana.



* QueerPeopleAreFunny: "I am a mistake made by God!" Ultimately subverted, though, as although Hana is the subject of a lot of jokes, she's also treated as a character as complex and meaningful as the others.
* RedOniBlueOni: Hana compares the relationship between her and Gin to a story about them.

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* QueerPeopleAreFunny: "I am a mistake made by God!" Ultimately subverted, though, as although Hana is the subject of a lot of jokes, she's he's also treated as a character as complex and meaningful as the others.
* RedOniBlueOni: Hana compares the relationship between her him and Gin to a story about them.



* TeamMom: Hana, definitely. Her dream for most of her life was to be the mother she never had growing up.

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* TeamMom: Hana, definitely. Her His dream for most of her life was to be the mother she parent he never had growing up.



* {{Transsexual}}: Hana.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: A background event, nobody seemed to have reacted over the couple getting hit by that car...
* WellDoneSonGuy: It appears that Miyuki's father was perpetually cold and callous to her... from [[UnreliableNarrator her perspective]], anyway.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: A background event, nobody seemed to have reacted over the couple getting hit by that car...
car.
* WellDoneSonGuy: It appears that Miyuki's father was perpetually cold and callous to her... her, at least from [[UnreliableNarrator her perspective]], anyway.perspective]].



* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Hana and Miyuki are homeless due to believing this. Hana left home after she attacked a heckler at her foster mother's drag bar and was too ashamed to face her foster mother. Miyuki left believing [[spoiler:her father would arrest her for stabbing him]].

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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Hana and Miyuki are homeless due to believing this. Hana left home after she he attacked a heckler at her foster mother's parent's drag bar and was too ashamed to face her foster mother.him again. Miyuki left believing [[spoiler:her father would arrest her for stabbing him]].
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