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YMMV: Kakurenbo
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: The demons who pursue the children. Are they pure evil beings, or just trying to survive by any means necessary? After all, the head demon explains they keep playing the game so their town will remain lit.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The twins, Inmu and Yanku, donít speak and the viewers are never told anything about their past or lives in general and yet they are rather popular with fans.
  • Epileptic Trees: In one of the final scenes, we see the now demonic Hikkora standing against a stone pillar, counting to ten, and four shadowy forms about his own size scamper off, giggling happily. We don't see them too clearly, and they don't look much like any of the other who are they?
  • Executive Meddling: In the original script, the losing children were killed and horribly devoured by the demons, but the higher-ups thought it was too horrific even by the short's standard...Ironically, the ending they did approve of was more disturbing.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: The dub contains voice actors from numerous companies, including one boy, Suku (the small boy with the big red scarf), played by Veronica Taylor. No, he doesn't catch anything even though he sounds eerily similar to the franchise's protagonist.
    • Veronica Taylor also voices Sorincha... er, at least who we think is Sorincha. And May just got scary since you can hear a bit of her voice in there too.
    • Not to mention DAN GREEN as Yaimao.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Yeah, never playing hide and seek again.
    • And definitely not after dark. You won't see statues the same way, either.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: The twins. It's kinda hard to tell their gender, especially since you can't see their faces, and they never say anything in the entire short. But Word of God says they're boys.

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