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* AdultsAreUseless: Played with, as, adults can't help because they don't really know the situation and, unfortunately, Akira doesn't tell them either.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Played with, as, adults can't help because they don't really know the situation and, unfortunately, Akira doesn't tell them either. However, on the other hand, telling the adults about their situation could end up with the kids evicted from their home because Keiko (their mom) rented the apartment without mentioning Shigeru and Yuki.



* MissYoYoKnickers: Keiko, from what's implied, as the four kids are half-siblings and, like the kids, she doesn't know who their fathers are either.

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* MissYoYoKnickers: Keiko, from what's implied, as the four kids are half-siblings and, like the kids, she doesn't know who their fathers are either. This adds more problems when the money runs out and the Akira tries to get help from two of Yuki's potential fathers.

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* MinorLivingAlone: Happens to the kids when the mother leaves.



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* TragicDream: Akira promised Yuki that he'd take her to see the Japanese Monorail and to the airport to take watch airplanes to take off. Sadly, by the time he does do either of those things, it's [[spoiler: after she died and he buries her there]]

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* TragicDream: Akira promised Yuki that he'd take her to see the Japanese Monorail and to the airport to take watch airplanes to take off. Sadly, by the time he does do either of those things, it's [[spoiler: after she died and he buries her there]]there]]
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''Nobody Knows'' (誰も知らない "Dare mo Shiranai")is a 2004 Japanese movie directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda.

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''Nobody Knows'' (誰も知らない "Dare mo Shiranai")is Shiranai") is a 2004 Japanese movie directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda.



* ChildrenAreInnocent: Yuki, who doesn't understand that their mother isn't coming back.

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Yuki, who doesn't understand that their mother isn't coming back. The other kids catch on after some time but Yuki remains clueless.


* AmbiguousEnding: The movies ends on an ambigous note as, after [[spoiler: Yuki dies and is buried]], the kids with Saki appear to move on with their lives but we never find out if they ever get help out of the situation (which would make a DownerEnding if they didn't and a BittersweetEnding if they did).

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* AmbiguousEnding: The movies ends on an ambigous note as, after [[spoiler: Yuki dies and is buried]], the kids with Saki appear to move on with their lives but we never find out if they ever get help out of the situation (which would make a DownerEnding if they didn't and or a BittersweetEnding if they did).


* AmbiguousEnding: The movies ends on an ambigous note as, after [[spoiler: Yuki dies and is buried]], the kids with Saki appear to move on with their lives but we never find out if they ever get help out of the situation.
* BasedOnATrueStory: The movie based on a the 1988 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugamo_child_abandonment_case Sagumo Case]]

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* AmbiguousEnding: The movies ends on an ambigous note as, after [[spoiler: Yuki dies and is buried]], the kids with Saki appear to move on with their lives but we never find out if they ever get help out of the situation.
situation (which would make a DownerEnding if they didn't and a BittersweetEnding if they did).
* BasedOnATrueStory: The movie based on a the 1988 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugamo_child_abandonment_case Sagumo Sugamo Case]]



** Their mother, while she abandoned them, did leave them money but, unfortunately, she didn't leave them enough to last a year, let alone a few months, so, when money gets tight, the rent can't be paid and the utilities are cut off. Adding to this, the oldest, Akira and Kyoko, are too young to work, so they have no means of financially supporting themselves

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** Their mother, while she abandoned them, did leave them money but, unfortunately, she didn't leave them enough to last a year, let alone a few months, so, when money gets tight, the rent can't be paid and the utilities are cut off. Adding to this, the oldest, Akira and Kyoko, are too young to work, so they have no means of financially supporting themselvesthemselves.
**While deaths from household falls are a common occurance, we can guess that what played a part in [[spoiler: Yuki's death]] was malnutrition


* ParentWithANewParamour: Keiko leaves her children to chase after a new boyfriend. Eventually, she gets married but doesn't come back for the kids.

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* ParentWithANewParamour: ParentWithNewParamour: Keiko leaves her children to chase after a new boyfriend. Eventually, she gets married but doesn't come back for the kids.


* AdultsAreUseless: Played with, as, adults can't help because they don't really know the situation and, unfortunately, Akira doesn't tell them either.
* AmbiguousEnding: The movies ends on an ambigous note as, after [[spoiler: Yuki dies and is buried]], the kids with Saki appear to move on with their lives but we never find out if they ever get help out of the situation.
* BasedOnATrueStory: The movie based on a the 1988 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugamo_child_abandonment_case Sagumo Case]]
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Yuki, who doesn't understand that their mother isn't coming back.
*CompensatedDated: A girl Akira makes friends with, Saki, does this. Akira wasn't real keen on taking money from her because of this.
* DeathOfAChild: [[spoiler: Yuki's in a household accident]].
* KillTheCutie: Yuki, who [[spoiler: dies in a household accident, while Akira was out playing baseball.]]
* MissYoYoKnickers: Keiko, from what's implied, as the four kids are half-siblings and, like the kids, she doesn't know who their fathers are either.
* ParentalAbandonment: We get a RealityEnsues and a deconstructed version of this as, when Keiko leaves and with no one knowing who their fathers are, the kids try to cope with the best they can.
* ParentalNeglect: Keiko is more negligent than caring when it comes to her kids, as she leaves them for months on end and then comes back with presents. She then leaves again to chase a new boyfriend, promising to come back after she gets married but she doesn't, nor does she give them any financial support either..
* ParentWithANewParamour: Keiko leaves her children to chase after a new boyfriend. Eventually, she gets married but doesn't come back for the kids.
* PromotionToParent: Akira, in a deconstruction. He's the oldest and so has to play the surrogate father role, especially when their mother leaves them. He takes much of the hardship.
* RealityEnsues: Because only one other person knows about their situation, no one can help the kids and things get worse down the road as they risk being evicted entirely if the landlords find out.
** Their mother, while she abandoned them, did leave them money but, unfortunately, she didn't leave them enough to last a year, let alone a few months, so, when money gets tight, the rent can't be paid and the utilities are cut off. Adding to this, the oldest, Akira and Kyoko, are too young to work, so they have no means of financially supporting themselves
* TragicDream: Akira promised Yuki that he'd take her to see the Japanese Monorail and to the airport to take watch airplanes to take off. Sadly, by the time he does do either of those things, it's [[spoiler: after she died and he buries her there]]

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* AdultsAreUseless: *AdultsAreUseless: Played with, as, adults can't help because they don't really know the situation and, unfortunately, Akira doesn't tell them either.
* AmbiguousEnding: *AmbiguousEnding: The movies ends on an ambigous note as, after [[spoiler: Yuki dies and is buried]], the kids with Saki appear to move on with their lives but we never find out if they ever get help out of the situation.
* BasedOnATrueStory: *BasedOnATrueStory: The movie based on a the 1988 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugamo_child_abandonment_case Sagumo Case]]
* ChildrenAreInnocent: *ChildrenAreInnocent: Yuki, who doesn't understand that their mother isn't coming back.
*CompensatedDated: *CompensatedDating: A girl Akira makes friends with, Saki, does this. Akira wasn't real keen on taking money from her because of this.
* DeathOfAChild: *DeathOfAChild: [[spoiler: Yuki's in a household accident]].
* KillTheCutie: *KillTheCutie: Yuki, who [[spoiler: dies in a household accident, while Akira was out playing baseball.]]
* MissYoYoKnickers: *MissYoYoKnickers: Keiko, from what's implied, as the four kids are half-siblings and, like the kids, she doesn't know who their fathers are either.
* ParentalAbandonment: *ParentalAbandonment: We get a RealityEnsues and a deconstructed version of this as, when Keiko leaves and with no one knowing who their fathers are, the kids try to cope with the best they can.
* ParentalNeglect: *ParentalNeglect: Keiko is more negligent than caring when it comes to her kids, as she leaves them for months on end and then comes back with presents. She then leaves again to chase a new boyfriend, promising to come back after she gets married but she doesn't, nor does she give them any financial support either..
* ParentWithANewParamour: *ParentWithANewParamour: Keiko leaves her children to chase after a new boyfriend. Eventually, she gets married but doesn't come back for the kids. \n* PromotionToParent:
*PromotionToParent:
Akira, in a deconstruction. He's the oldest and so has to play the surrogate father role, especially when their mother leaves them. He takes much of the hardship.
* RealityEnsues: *RealityEnsues: Because only one other person knows about their situation, no one can help the kids and things get worse down the road as they risk being evicted entirely if the landlords find out.
** Their **Their mother, while she abandoned them, did leave them money but, unfortunately, she didn't leave them enough to last a year, let alone a few months, so, when money gets tight, the rent can't be paid and the utilities are cut off. Adding to this, the oldest, Akira and Kyoko, are too young to work, so they have no means of financially supporting themselves
* TragicDream: *TragicDream: Akira promised Yuki that he'd take her to see the Japanese Monorail and to the airport to take watch airplanes to take off. Sadly, by the time he does do either of those things, it's [[spoiler: after she died and he buries her there]]

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''Nobody Knows'' (誰も知らない "Dare mo Shiranai")is a 2004 Japanese movie directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda.

In ''Nobody Knows'', we get the story of four kids: Akira, Kyoko, Shigeru, and Yuki, who are between 12 and 5 years old, half-siblings, and live in a small apartment in Tokyo, Japan, with their mother, Keiko. While their lives were odd, they seemed happy, even if the younger kids couldn't go or do anything outside or if their mother often leaves them. However, things change when their mother leaves and doesn't come back.

!Tropes for ''Nobody Knows'':
*AdultsAreUseless: Played with, as, adults can't help because they don't really know the situation and, unfortunately, Akira doesn't tell them either.
*AmbiguousEnding: The movies ends on an ambigous note as, after [[spoiler: Yuki dies and is buried]], the kids with Saki appear to move on with their lives but we never find out if they ever get help out of the situation.
*BasedOnATrueStory: The movie based on a the 1988 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugamo_child_abandonment_case Sagumo Case]]
*ChildrenAreInnocent: Yuki, who doesn't understand that their mother isn't coming back.
*CompensatedDated: A girl Akira makes friends with, Saki, does this. Akira wasn't real keen on taking money from her because of this.
*DeathOfAChild: [[spoiler: Yuki's in a household accident]].
*KillTheCutie: Yuki, who [[spoiler: dies in a household accident, while Akira was out playing baseball.]]
*MissYoYoKnickers: Keiko, from what's implied, as the four kids are half-siblings and, like the kids, she doesn't know who their fathers are either.
*ParentalAbandonment: We get a RealityEnsues and a deconstructed version of this as, when Keiko leaves and with no one knowing who their fathers are, the kids try to cope with the best they can.
*ParentalNeglect: Keiko is more negligent than caring when it comes to her kids, as she leaves them for months on end and then comes back with presents. She then leaves again to chase a new boyfriend, promising to come back after she gets married but she doesn't, nor does she give them any financial support either..
*ParentWithANewParamour: Keiko leaves her children to chase after a new boyfriend. Eventually, she gets married but doesn't come back for the kids.
*PromotionToParent: Akira, in a deconstruction. He's the oldest and so has to play the surrogate father role, especially when their mother leaves them. He takes much of the hardship.
*RealityEnsues: Because only one other person knows about their situation, no one can help the kids and things get worse down the road as they risk being evicted entirely if the landlords find out.
**Their mother, while she abandoned them, did leave them money but, unfortunately, she didn't leave them enough to last a year, let alone a few months, so, when money gets tight, the rent can't be paid and the utilities are cut off. Adding to this, the oldest, Akira and Kyoko, are too young to work, so they have no means of financially supporting themselves
*TragicDream: Akira promised Yuki that he'd take her to see the Japanese Monorail and to the airport to take watch airplanes to take off. Sadly, by the time he does do either of those things, it's [[spoiler: after she died and he buries her there]]

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