History CarnivoreConfusion / AnimeAndManga

1st Nov '17 1:19:28 PM wootzits
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* Despite the fact that animals can walk and talk in ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' and are apart of human society, fish appear to be an exception and are eaten freely. Interestingly, cows, pigs, and chickens appear to receive the same treatment, as there are still hamburger restaurants, and in the manga at least one character cooks a roast chicken. The issue is mostly ignored, but it doesn't appear to be wholly illegal for animals to eat other sentient animals.
* ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' has played a bit with this problem (despite being guilty of this trope itself in early episodes): after all animals make peace under the new "lion king", they are suddenly facing a situation where no-one is allowed to eat anyone else, thus reducing their entire carnivore population to live solely on insect (and THAT gives them moral qualms; lucky that a man who's been trying to invent "artificial meat" eventually comes along...)
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' seems confused on whether all animals are Pokémon, and whether Pokémon are both intelligent and edible:
** The cast eats meat on several occasions. Whether the meat is from Pokémon or regular animals is never stated (though see below).
** When Ash caught his Krabby he was worried Oak was going to eat it. Professor Oak dismissed him because it was too scrawny to make a good meal, and said Gary's much larger Krabby is more appealing.
** In one episode the heroes and Team Rocket are starving on a makeshift raft in the middle of the ocean. Everyone wants a taste of James' juicy Magikarp, except Misty who has a soft spot for Water-types. The only reason Magikarp survived was because its scales were too hard to bite through.
** Pikachu and Pichu are shown to have teeth more like cats than rodents, canines and all. Still they're only shown to eat berries and other herbivore-safe foods.
** The games are much more explicit on the matter; predation ''does'' happen, and Pokemon ''do'' eat other Pokemon. For example, Durant is eaten by Heatmor (as they are an ant and an anteater respectively), Yungoos and Furret both hunt Rattata, and Omastar preyed on Shellder. Less frequent, though still present, is mention of humans eating Pokemon. Farfetch'd is stated to be endangered because it is a popular dish served with leeks, and Basculin is also said to be "quite tasty".



* ''Anime/YumeNoCrayonOukoku'' has an odd situation. The Crayon Kingdom has several neighboring kingdoms, such as the Hamburger Kingdom and the Rice Ball Kingdom. When dignitaries from all these kingdoms were invited to a banquet, we couldn't help wondering, "What do the hamburgers eat?" The question was answered: they eat smaller, non-sentient hamburgers.
* Averted in ''Anime/WolfsRain'', where in spite of the wolves' ability to replenish energy by sleeping in the moonlight, it's clearly no substitute for actual food. Kiba mentions having gone a month with only moonlight to sustain him, and consequently is much thinner than the others. They find a decomposing deer carcass in one of the early episodes (which everyone but Hige turns down, generally because it's ''rotting''). After Toboe's CrowningMomentOfAwesome where he kills the giant walrus, they eat the walrus--and in a surprisingly dignified acknowledgment, the walrus says something along the lines of, "You may have killed me, but I have saved you all."
* In ''Anime/SerendipityThePinkDragon'', Bobby talks to and sings a musical number with some coconuts before eating them.
* In the manga ''Wa!'', there's a [[http://www.mangareader.net/wa/12/18 scene]] in which ThoseTwoGirls engage in a SeinfeldianConversation which quickly turns into ConversationalTroping regarding this trope and FurryConfusion.
* This bit of dialogue between Goku and Oolong (Who is an anthropormorphic pig) in ''Manga/DragonBall'':
-->'''Goku:''' Do you like bacon?
-->'''Oolong:''' WHAT ARE YOU, BRAIN-DEAD!?

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* ''Anime/YumeNoCrayonOukoku'' has an odd situation. ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'': The Crayon Kingdom has several neighboring kingdoms, such as the Hamburger Kingdom and the Rice Ball Kingdom. When dignitaries from all these kingdoms were invited to a banquet, we couldn't help wondering, "What do the hamburgers eat?" The question was answered: they eat smaller, non-sentient hamburgers.
* Averted in ''Anime/WolfsRain'', where in spite of the wolves' ability to replenish energy by sleeping in the moonlight, it's clearly no substitute for actual food. Kiba mentions having gone a month with only moonlight to sustain him, and consequently is much thinner than the others. They find a decomposing deer carcass in
Jewelpets are so anthropomorphized that every one of them seems to have the early episodes (which everyone but Hige turns down, generally because it's ''rotting''). After Toboe's CrowningMomentOfAwesome where he kills the giant walrus, same dietary standards as humans, though occasionally they eat the walrus--and in a surprisingly dignified acknowledgment, the walrus says something along the lines of, "You may dip into StockAnimalDiet for comedy. So we have killed me, but I have saved you all."
* In ''Anime/SerendipityThePinkDragon'', Bobby talks to
things like rabbits, cats, dogs and sings alpacas all enjoying meat equally. The first season has a musical number sushi restaurant waiter becoming partners with some coconuts before eating them.
* In
Aqua, the manga ''Wa!'', there's only fish Jewelpet, who never remarks upon his human partner's job.
* ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' has played
a [[http://www.mangareader.net/wa/12/18 scene]] in which ThoseTwoGirls engage in a SeinfeldianConversation which quickly turns into ConversationalTroping regarding bit with this problem (despite being guilty of this trope and FurryConfusion.
* This bit of dialogue between Goku and Oolong (Who
itself in early episodes): after all animals make peace under the new "lion king", they are suddenly facing a situation where no-one is an anthropormorphic pig) in ''Manga/DragonBall'':
-->'''Goku:''' Do you like bacon?
-->'''Oolong:''' WHAT ARE YOU, BRAIN-DEAD!?
allowed to eat anyone else, thus reducing their entire carnivore population to live solely on insect (and THAT gives them moral qualms; lucky that a man who's been trying to invent "artificial meat" eventually comes along...).


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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' seems confused on whether all animals are Pokémon, and whether Pokémon are both intelligent and edible:
** The cast eats meat on several occasions. Whether the meat is from Pokémon or regular animals is never stated (though see below).
** When Ash caught his Krabby he was worried Oak was going to eat it. Professor Oak dismissed him because it was too scrawny to make a good meal, and said Gary's much larger Krabby is more appealing.
** In one episode the heroes and Team Rocket are starving on a makeshift raft in the middle of the ocean. Everyone wants a taste of James' juicy Magikarp, except Misty who has a soft spot for Water-types. The only reason Magikarp survived was because its scales were too hard to bite through.
** Pikachu and Pichu are shown to have teeth more like cats than rodents, canines and all. Still they're only shown to eat berries and other herbivore-safe foods.
** The games are much more explicit on the matter; predation ''does'' happen, and Pokemon ''do'' eat other Pokemon. For example, Durant is eaten by Heatmor (as they are an ant and an anteater respectively), Yungoos and Furret both hunt Rattata, and Omastar preyed on Shellder. Less frequent, though still present, is mention of humans eating Pokemon. Farfetch'd is stated to be endangered because it is a popular dish served with leeks, and Basculin is also said to be "quite tasty".
* ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'': Despite the fact that animals can walk and talk and are apart of human society, fish appear to be an exception and are eaten freely. Interestingly, cows, pigs, and chickens appear to receive the same treatment, as there are still hamburger restaurants, and in the manga at least one character cooks a roast chicken. The issue is mostly ignored, but it doesn't appear to be wholly illegal for animals to eat other sentient animals.
* Averted in ''Anime/WolfsRain'', where in spite of the wolves' ability to replenish energy by sleeping in the moonlight, it's clearly no substitute for actual food. Kiba mentions having gone a month with only moonlight to sustain him, and consequently is much thinner than the others. They find a decomposing deer carcass in one of the early episodes (which everyone but Hige turns down, generally because it's ''rotting''). After Toboe's CrowningMomentOfAwesome where he kills the giant walrus, they eat the walrus--and in a surprisingly dignified acknowledgment, the walrus says something along the lines of, "You may have killed me, but I have saved you all."
* ''Anime/YumeNoCrayonOukoku'' has an odd situation. The Crayon Kingdom has several neighboring kingdoms, such as the Hamburger Kingdom and the Rice Ball Kingdom. When dignitaries from all these kingdoms were invited to a banquet, we couldn't help wondering, "What do the hamburgers eat?" The question was answered: they eat smaller, non-sentient hamburgers.
* In ''Anime/SerendipityThePinkDragon'', Bobby talks to and sings a musical number with some coconuts before eating them.
* In the manga ''Wa!'', there's a [[http://www.mangareader.net/wa/12/18 scene]] in which ThoseTwoGirls engage in a SeinfeldianConversation which quickly turns into ConversationalTroping regarding this trope and FurryConfusion.
* This bit of dialogue between Goku and Oolong (Who is an anthropormorphic pig) in ''Manga/DragonBall'':
-->'''Goku:''' Do you like bacon?
-->'''Oolong:''' WHAT ARE YOU, BRAIN-DEAD!?
25th Aug '17 5:51:18 PM LinTaylor
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* Averted in ''Anime/KemonoFriends'', where the Friends eat Japari Buns, regardless of whether they were originally herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores; of course, this may be justified since the Sandstar seems to effectively makes them biologically human. There are still references to characters eating meat, though; in the manga Ezo Red Fox's TrademarkFavoriteFood is meat buns, and in the anime the Professor and her assistant (both owls) have Kaban and Serval make curry for them.

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* Averted in ''Anime/KemonoFriends'', where the Friends eat Japari Buns, regardless of whether they were originally herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores; of course, this may be justified since the Sandstar seems to effectively makes them biologically human. There are still references to characters eating meat, though; in the manga Ezo Red Fox's TrademarkFavoriteFood is meat buns, and in the anime the Professor and her assistant (both owls) have Kaban and Serval make curry for them.
25th Aug '17 5:50:23 PM LinTaylor
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* Averted in ''Anime/KemonoFriends'', where the Friends eat Japari Buns, regardless of whether they were originally herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores; of course, this may be justified since the Sandstar seems to effectively makes them biologically human. There are still references to characters eating meat, though; in the manga Ezo Red Fox's TrademarkFavoriteFood is meat buns, and in the anime the Professor and her assistant (both owls) have Kaban and Serval make curry for them.
2nd Feb '17 5:25:23 PM ElSquibbonator
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** The cast eats meat on several occasions. Whether the meat is from Pokémon or regular animals is never stated.

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** The cast eats meat on several occasions. Whether the meat is from Pokémon or regular animals is never stated.stated (though see below).
2nd Feb '17 5:24:24 PM ElSquibbonator
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** The games are much more explicit on the matter; predation ''does'' happen, and Pokemon ''do'' eat other Pokemon''. For example, Durant is eaten by Heatmor (as they are an ant and an anteater respectively), Yungoos and Furret both hunt Rattata, and Omastar preyed on Shellder. Less frequent, though still present, is mention of humans eating Pokemon. Farfetch'd is stated to be endangered because it is a popular dish served with leeks, and Basculin is also said to be "quite tasty".

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** The games are much more explicit on the matter; predation ''does'' happen, and Pokemon ''do'' eat other Pokemon''.Pokemon. For example, Durant is eaten by Heatmor (as they are an ant and an anteater respectively), Yungoos and Furret both hunt Rattata, and Omastar preyed on Shellder. Less frequent, though still present, is mention of humans eating Pokemon. Farfetch'd is stated to be endangered because it is a popular dish served with leeks, and Basculin is also said to be "quite tasty".
2nd Feb '17 5:23:59 PM ElSquibbonator
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** The games are much more explicit on the matter; predation ''does'' happen, and Pokemon ''do'' eat other Pokemon''. For example, Durant is eaten by Heatmor (as they are an ant and an anteater respectively), Yungoos and Furret both hunt Rattata, and Omastar preyed on Shellder. Less frequent, though still present, is mention of humans eating Pokemon. Farfetch'd is stated to be endangered because it is a popular dish served with leeks, and Basculin is also said to be "quite tasty".
9th Aug '16 8:01:49 PM Willbyr
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* ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'' has played a bit with this problem (despite being guilty of this trope itself in early episodes): after all animals make peace under the new "lion king", they are suddenly facing a situation where no-one is allowed to eat anyone else, thus reducing their entire carnivore population to live solely on insect (and THAT gives them moral qualms; lucky that a man who's been trying to invent "artificial meat" eventually comes along...)

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* ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'' ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' has played a bit with this problem (despite being guilty of this trope itself in early episodes): after all animals make peace under the new "lion king", they are suddenly facing a situation where no-one is allowed to eat anyone else, thus reducing their entire carnivore population to live solely on insect (and THAT gives them moral qualms; lucky that a man who's been trying to invent "artificial meat" eventually comes along...)
25th Jan '16 11:53:23 AM Willbyr
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* Averted in ''WolfsRain'', where in spite of the wolves' ability to replenish energy by sleeping in the moonlight, it's clearly no substitute for actual food. Kiba mentions having gone a month with only moonlight to sustain him, and consequently is much thinner than the others. They find a decomposing deer carcass in one of the early episodes (which everyone but Hige turns down, generally because it's ''rotting''). After Toboe's CrowningMomentOfAwesome where he kills the giant walrus, they eat the walrus--and in a surprisingly dignified acknowledgment, the walrus says something along the lines of, "You may have killed me, but I have saved you all."

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* Averted in ''WolfsRain'', ''Anime/WolfsRain'', where in spite of the wolves' ability to replenish energy by sleeping in the moonlight, it's clearly no substitute for actual food. Kiba mentions having gone a month with only moonlight to sustain him, and consequently is much thinner than the others. They find a decomposing deer carcass in one of the early episodes (which everyone but Hige turns down, generally because it's ''rotting''). After Toboe's CrowningMomentOfAwesome where he kills the giant walrus, they eat the walrus--and in a surprisingly dignified acknowledgment, the walrus says something along the lines of, "You may have killed me, but I have saved you all."



* This bit of dialogue between Goku and Oolong (Who is an anthropormorphic pig) in ''DragonBall'':

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* This bit of dialogue between Goku and Oolong (Who is an anthropormorphic pig) in ''DragonBall'':''Manga/DragonBall'':
18th Dec '15 7:57:12 AM Pichu-kun
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** When Ash caught his Krabby he was worried Oak was going to eat it. Professor Oak dismissed him because it was too scrawny to make a good meal, and said Gary's much larger Krabby is more appealing.
21st Nov '15 11:46:53 PM KatanaCat
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** Escargo([[SpellMyNameWithAnS o]])n has been shown on various occasions to be less than happy about the fact that some people eat molluscs, including snails. Nobody else seems to have a problem with the idea, despite the existence of snail-people. At one point, Dedede even offers Escargon some of the shellfish that he's eating - Escargon refuses for obvious reasons.
--> '''Chef Kawasaki (listing some of his [[CordonBleughChef "unique"]] sushi creations):''' ...And snail sushi!
--> '''Escargon:''' Are you trying to make me a cannibal?!
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