History Anime / TokyoGodfathers

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...
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* 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]].
15th Dec '16 8:29:16 PM Mdumas43073
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12th Nov '16 5:19:11 PM nombretomado
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** Much of the plot is taken straight from the JohnWayne classic ''The Three Godfathers''.

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** Much of the plot is taken straight from the JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne classic ''The Three Godfathers''.
30th Oct '16 4:58:17 AM chizo
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: It's never stated what denomination the church is, but having a Midnight Mass almost definitely makes it Catholic.
21st Sep '16 8:42:13 PM KlarkKentThe3rd
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Miyuki stabs her father over a lost cat, but it’s pretty clear that was just the final straw and that there are plenty of other underlying issues there.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Miyuki [[spoiler:Miyuki stabs her father over a her lost cat, cat (which she assumes he either threw away or killed), but it’s pretty clear that was just the final straw and that there are plenty of other underlying issues there.]]
22nd Jun '16 7:51:22 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* OrphansOrdeal: It's not elaborated on, but Hana claims that she went through some of these, and because of it, she has no heartfelt memories of a home or mother. This background is the reason why Hana is the most desperate of the trio to help baby Kiyoko.
22nd Jun '16 7:38:31 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* OhCrap: Miyuki has a huge one when she realizes that the man on the bullet train across from the one she's on [[spoiler:is her father.]] She panics and crawls out the window to run away.
9th Jun '16 5:08:04 PM Katsuhagi
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* 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.
3rd Jan '16 10:05:51 PM crashkey
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* QueerPeopleAreFunny: "I am a mistake made by God!"

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* QueerPeopleAreFunny: "I am a mistake made by God!"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.
3rd Jan '16 10:02:26 PM crashkey
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* LighterAndSofter: Hard to believe this is from the same guy who gave us ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' and ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent''.

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* LargeHam: Hana.
* LighterAndSofter: Hard to believe this is from the same guy who gave us ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' and ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent''. It still has its dark moments, but the tone leans towards the more optimistic.
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