History DysfunctionJunction / AnimeAndManga

8th Feb '16 11:45:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''WanderingSon'' is more mild then most examples here, but still counts for several reasons. It's mainly the main trio though. The protagonists are having troubles related to them being transgender, along with typical adolescent problems. Chiba however is just... rather dysfunctional for most of the manga, lacking proper social skills and being depressed often.
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* ''WanderingSon'' ''Manga/WanderingSon'' is more mild then most examples here, but still counts for several reasons. It's mainly the main trio though. The protagonists are having troubles related to them being transgender, along with typical adolescent problems. Chiba however is just... rather dysfunctional for most of the manga, lacking proper social skills and being depressed often.
28th Jan '16 7:22:39 PM CyberXIII
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Keeping within the circle of main characters, we have: Shinji, the shy, borderline-depressed protagonist with negligible self-esteem and self-worth and a massive guilt complex; Asuka, a self-hating, abrasive, attention-seeking {{Tsundere}} with self-esteem, abandonment and anger-management issues; Rei, an emotionless ExtremeDoormat who sees no issue with considering herself expendable; Misato, a BrokenBird who craves love and acceptance but fears more than anything the very commitment that comes with the deeper relationships said desire entails. [[{{Yandere}} The rest]] [[StepfordSmiler of the]] [[UnresolvedSexualTension cast is]] [[FreudianExcuse little better]]. In fact, ''Evangelion'''s cast is sufficiently messed up that the viewer practically ''needs'' similar issues of their own to identify with them - and that's not a good thing.
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Keeping within the circle of main characters, we have: Shinji, the shy, borderline-depressed protagonist with negligible self-esteem and self-worth and a massive guilt complex; Asuka, a self-hating, abrasive, attention-seeking {{Tsundere}} {{Jerkass}} with self-esteem, abandonment and anger-management issues; Rei, an emotionless ExtremeDoormat who sees no issue with considering herself expendable; Misato, a BrokenBird who craves love and acceptance but fears more than anything the very commitment that comes with the deeper relationships said desire entails. [[{{Yandere}} The rest]] [[StepfordSmiler of the]] [[UnresolvedSexualTension cast is]] [[FreudianExcuse little better]]. In fact, ''Evangelion'''s cast is sufficiently messed up that better]] and in some cases [[OmnicidalManiac much worse.]] If the viewer practically ''needs'' similar issues of their own to identify with them - character has a name and that's not a good thing. story importance they are broken in some fashion to the point where no two audience members agree on who is the worst of the bunch.
22nd Jan '16 10:44:02 PM Khathi
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*** [[ItRunsInTheFamily Another apparently healthy relationship]] is between the said MadDoctor's ''[[MadScientist father]]'' and his second wife, a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} MadScientist who may be ''younger'' [[MayDecemberRomance than his son]]
22nd Jan '16 10:24:17 PM Khathi
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* ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'' -- you know you've got a messed up cast when ''every leg of your LoveTriangle'' is a {{Yandere}} [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]]. [[spoiler:And the fourth leg is ''[[ALoveToDismember a freaking head]]''.]]
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* ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'' ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'', being a SpiritualSequel to ''Literature/{{Baccano}}'', -- you know you've got a messed up cast when ''every leg of your LoveTriangle'' is a {{Yandere}} [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]]. [[spoiler:And the fourth leg is ''[[ALoveToDismember a freaking head]]''.]]

* ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'' -- you know you've got ** It shows, when a messed up most "normal" and well adjusted character in the whole cast when ''every leg of your LoveTriangle'' is a {{Yandere}} [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]]. [[spoiler:And the fourth leg is ''[[ALoveToDismember said [[HeadlessHorseman headless woman]], a freaking head]]''.]]600-years-old [[FairFolk Irish spirit guide]], and ''not'' her [[MayflyDecemberRomance 20-something boyfriend]].

* ''Anime/PsychoPass''. The cast had tons of emotional baggage since majority are latent criminals or suspected to become latent criminals. Akane seems to be the only stable character and despite that her best friend and later, her [[spoiler: grandmother]] died, she still keeps it cool and doesn't let stress hamper her job.
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* ''Anime/PsychoPass''. The cast had tons of emotional baggage since majority are latent criminals or suspected to become latent criminals. Akane seems to be the only stable character and despite that her best friend and later, her [[spoiler: grandmother]] died, are brutally killed by the MonsterOfTheDay, she still keeps it cool and doesn't let stress hamper her job.job. And even then it's heavily implied that her eternally cool head is simply her winning in a SuperpowerLottery, which she had absolutely no control over, and it troubles her to no end.
18th Jan '16 9:13:11 AM Pichu-kun
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* The main three characters of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'', especially Ryousuke and Tamura. Marika had a mostly FriendlessBackground and was bullied in elementary for being [[{{trannsexual}} feminine]], Ryousuke has his own set of problems thanks to his sisters death and his mothers increasing mental health problems, and Tamura... He starts out only moderately troubled, due to having an abusive relationship with the [[IncompatibleOrientation boy he likes]], but after [[RepressedMemories remembering]] that [[spoiler: he was molested in the past]] he goes off the deep end and starts behaving in inappropriate manners.
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* The main three characters of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'', especially Ryousuke and Tamura. Marika had a mostly FriendlessBackground and was bullied in elementary for being [[{{trannsexual}} [[{{transsexual}} feminine]], Ryousuke has his own set of problems thanks to his sisters death and his mothers increasing mental health problems, and Tamura... He starts out only moderately troubled, due to having an abusive relationship with the [[IncompatibleOrientation boy he likes]], but after [[RepressedMemories remembering]] that [[spoiler: he was molested in the past]] he goes off the deep end and starts behaving in inappropriate manners.

* The ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' universe seems to have psychological trauma as one of the qualifying factors for a commission in the Amestrian military. Notable cases are the Elric brothers, who were [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned by their father]], and sparked the plot by trying to use forbidden alchemy to resurrect their dead mother. Other characters partying in TraumaCongaLine include Roy Mustang, Riza Hawkeye, Winry Rockbell, Van Hoenheim, Izumi Curtis, Tim Marcoh, and Scar. Plus, Alex Armstrong and King Bradley make the list unexpectedly.
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* The ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' universe [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist universe]] seems to have psychological trauma as one of the qualifying factors for a commission in the Amestrian military. Notable cases are the Elric brothers, who were [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned by their father]], and sparked the plot by trying to use forbidden alchemy to resurrect their dead mother. Other characters partying in TraumaCongaLine include Roy Mustang, Riza Hawkeye, Winry Rockbell, Van Hoenheim, Izumi Curtis, Tim Marcoh, and Scar. Plus, Alex Armstrong and King Bradley make the list unexpectedly.

* ''Manga/InsideMari'' has the main character Isao, who is a scraggly {{hikkikomori}} living off his parents money and [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with]] a high school girl who he [[FreakyFridaySlip ends up in the body of]]. He befriends a friendless, bullied girl named Yori who [[SchoolgirlLesbians is in love]] with Mari. [[spoiler:Mari herself is in on the action. It's first applied she has an AmbiguousDisorder when her mother acts dismissive of Isao-in-Mari saying he isn't Mari and gives her some pills. It's later shown her mother was [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive]] in the past and there are heavy implications that ''was never a bodyswap'' in the first place.]]
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* ''Manga/InsideMari'' has the main character Isao, who is a scraggly {{hikkikomori}} living off his parents money and [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with]] a high school girl who he [[FreakyFridaySlip [[FreakyFridayFlip ends up in the body of]]. He befriends a friendless, [[FriendlessBackground friendless]], bullied girl named Yori who [[SchoolgirlLesbians is in love]] with Mari. [[spoiler:Mari herself is in on the action. It's first applied she has an AmbiguousDisorder when her mother acts dismissive of Isao-in-Mari saying he isn't Mari and gives her some pills. It's later shown her mother was [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive]] in the past and there are heavy implications that ''was never a bodyswap'' in the first place.]]
18th Jan '16 9:10:21 AM Pichu-kun
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* The main three characters of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'', especially Ryou and Shuu.
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* The main three characters of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'', especially Ryou Ryousuke and Shuu.Tamura. Marika had a mostly FriendlessBackground and was bullied in elementary for being [[{{trannsexual}} feminine]], Ryousuke has his own set of problems thanks to his sisters death and his mothers increasing mental health problems, and Tamura... He starts out only moderately troubled, due to having an abusive relationship with the [[IncompatibleOrientation boy he likes]], but after [[RepressedMemories remembering]] that [[spoiler: he was molested in the past]] he goes off the deep end and starts behaving in inappropriate manners.

* The ''Manga/InsideMari'' has the main three characters of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'', especially Ryou character Isao, who is a scraggly {{hikkikomori}} living off his parents money and Shuu.[[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with]] a high school girl who he [[FreakyFridaySlip ends up in the body of]]. He befriends a friendless, bullied girl named Yori who [[SchoolgirlLesbians is in love]] with Mari. [[spoiler:Mari herself is in on the action. It's first applied she has an AmbiguousDisorder when her mother acts dismissive of Isao-in-Mari saying he isn't Mari and gives her some pills. It's later shown her mother was [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive]] in the past and there are heavy implications that ''was never a bodyswap'' in the first place.]]

* The main three characters ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi'' has a cast of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'', especially Ryou generally dysfunctional teenagers and Shuu.adults. Shouya was [[KidsAreCruel a horrible]] [[TheBully bully]] to Shouko in elementary and starts the series with wants [[TheAtoner to atone]] before [[DrivenToSuicide killing himself]], Shouko [[spoiler:is a StepfordSmiler who was suicidal in the past and is driven to such intentions again as the manga progresses]], and a good portion of the others are either [[FriendlessBackground traditionally isolated]] or [[BitchInSheepsClothing have horrible personalities]].

* The characters of ''Manga/{{Life}}'' easily count. The protagonist is a cutter who's bullied and [[ButtMonkey can never seem to be happy for long]], her ex-friend's boyfriend is a BitchInSheepsClothing who has AbusiveParents, said ex-friend is a {{Yandere}} AttentionWhore, the protagonists only true friend for most of the story is a delinquent, there's a boy in the series who was severely bullied in middle school..
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* The characters of ''Manga/{{Life}}'' easily count. The protagonist is a cutter [[SelfHarm cutter]] who's bullied and [[ButtMonkey can never seem to be happy for long]], her ex-friend's boyfriend is a BitchInSheepsClothing who has AbusiveParents, said ex-friend is a {{Yandere}} AttentionWhore, the protagonists only true friend for most of the story is a delinquent, there's a boy in [[JapaneseDelinquent delinquent]], the series who protagonists love interest was severely bullied in middle school..school...
26th Dec '15 4:03:06 PM wehrmacht
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* Almost every single main and major supporting character in Manga/OyasumiPunpun has a very serious and realistic mental hangup.
7th Dec '15 7:49:53 PM _____________
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* ''Anime/PsychoPass''. The cast had tons of emotional baggage since majority are latent criminals or suspected to become latent criminals. Akane seems to be the only stable character and despite that her best friend and later, her grandmother died, she still keeps it cool and doesn't let stress hamper her job.
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* ''Anime/PsychoPass''. The cast had tons of emotional baggage since majority are latent criminals or suspected to become latent criminals. Akane seems to be the only stable character and despite that her best friend and later, her grandmother [[spoiler: grandmother]] died, she still keeps it cool and doesn't let stress hamper her job.
30th Nov '15 7:53:39 PM sayaleviathan
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* ''Anime/PsychoPass''. The cast had tons of emotional baggage since majority are latent criminals or suspected to become latent criminals. Akane seems to be the only stable character and despite that her best friend and later, her grandmother died, she still keeps it cool and doesn't let stress hamper her job.
6th Nov '15 5:13:12 PM nombretomado
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* If a character in ''RaveMaster'' didn't lose their parents at a young age then they either lost something worse or don't get to be part of the main cast. Bonus points for Musica, who loses his whole family as a little kid (to an early villain) and, several years later, loses his adoptive father to disease. And no, the bad guys aren't immune, either. In fact, the Raregrooves are bad guys ''because'' the universe [[ThenLetMeBeEvil keeps messing with them]].
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* If a character in ''RaveMaster'' ''Manga/RaveMaster'' didn't lose their parents at a young age then they either lost something worse or don't get to be part of the main cast. Bonus points for Musica, who loses his whole family as a little kid (to an early villain) and, several years later, loses his adoptive father to disease. And no, the bad guys aren't immune, either. In fact, the Raregrooves are bad guys ''because'' the universe [[ThenLetMeBeEvil keeps messing with them]].
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