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* All of the underage characters' parents are [[AdultsAreUseless mysteriously absent]] or are [[WhenYouComingHomeDad mentioned but never shown on screen]], but the most glaring instance of this is Noriko. She continues on the Kizna Experiment with the help of two previous participants, the mayor, and countless others; she dedicates her life to this experiment and undertakes multiple suicide attempts. Throughout all of this, she is shown to only be cared for by [[ParentalSubstitute Yamada, Urushi, and the mayor]]; her parents are never even mentioned, let alone around. Which begs the question: ''Where are they?''

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* All of the underage characters' parents are [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan mysteriously]] [[ParentalAbandonment absent]] or are [[AdultsAreUseless mysteriously absent]] or are [[WhenYouComingHomeDad mentioned but never shown on screen]], but the most glaring instance of this is Noriko. She continues on the Kizna Experiment with the help of two previous participants, the mayor, and countless others; she dedicates her life to this experiment and undertakes attempts suicide multiple suicide attempts.times. Throughout all of this, she is shown to only be cared for by [[ParentalSubstitute Yamada, Urushi, and the mayor]]; her parents are never even mentioned, let alone around. Which begs the question: ''Where are they?''


** It kind of ''makes you wonder,'' but in the end, it's [[ParentalAbandonment never even spoken about]].

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** It kind of ''makes you wonder,'' but in the end, it's [[ParentalAbandonment never even spoken about]].about]].
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* All of the underage characters' parents are [[AdultsAreUseless mysteriously absent]] or are [[WhenYouComingHomeDad mentioned but never shown on screen]], but the most glaring instance of this is Noriko. She continues on the Kizna Experiment with the help of two previous participants, the mayor, and countless others; she dedicates her life to this experiment and undertakes multiple suicide attempts. Throughout all of this, she is shown to only be cared for by [[ParentalSubstitute Yamada, Urushi, and the mayor]]; her parents are never even mentioned, let alone around. Which begs the question: ''Where are they?''
** It kind of ''makes you wonder,'' but in the end, it's [[ParentalAbandonment never even spoken about]].


*** It was probably because they were all in ''Yamada's'' class, a member of the Kizna Committee with easy access to students, although this is definitely glazed-over in the show.

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*** It In all fairness, it was probably because they were all in ''Yamada's'' class, a member of the Kizna Committee with easy access to students, although this is definitely glazed-over in the show.

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--->'''Urushibara:''' To think you would sell off your precious students.
--->'''Yamada:''' They're your students, too.

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*** It was probably because they were all in ''Yamada's'' class, a member of the Kizna Committee with easy access to students, although this is definitely glazed-over in the show.

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[[folder: Sugomori High School Class 2-A]]
** Why did the Kiznaivers all have to be from Class 2-A? It comes across as a bit too contrived to be a ''true'' case of AlwaysInClassOne, yet the logic behind the in-universe decision (if it was a decision) is never explained nor demystified. It makes sense that the project wanted to use subjects that were effectively polar opposites of one another, but what were the odds that they would all exist in the same ''class?''
*** Perhaps Tenga's HandWave of the situation as a [[ContrivedCoincidence coincidence]] is valid, if not any less baffling.


** Interestingly, this interpretation, despite being more fitting by definition, is probably less common due to the fact that Yuta stated to Maki that he used to eat a lot of junk food in middle school due to ParentalNeglect, causing this along with his weight gain to be [[ButtMonkey closely associated]] with [[UnfortunateImplications Gluttony]]. Meanwhile, Nico's character and design are tightly associated with money and material possessions (according to Nico, her [[SpoiledSweet parents are rich]]), so she is therefore easier for some fans to mentally link with Greed.

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** Interestingly, this interpretation, despite being more fitting by definition, is probably less common due to the fact that Yuta stated to Maki that he used to eat a lot of junk food in middle school due to ParentalNeglect, causing this along with his weight gain to be [[ButtMonkey closely associated]] with [[UnfortunateImplications Gluttony]].Gluttony. Meanwhile, Nico's character and design are tightly associated with money and material possessions (according to Nico, her [[SpoiledSweet parents are rich]]), so she is therefore easier for some fans to mentally link with Greed.


** Interestingly, this interpretation, despite being more fitting by definition, is probably less common due to the fact that Yuta stated to Maki that he used to eat a lot of junk food in middle school due to ParentalNeglect, causing this along with his weight gain to be [[ButtMonkey closely associated]] with Gluttony. Meanwhile, Nico's character and design are tightly associated with money and material possessions (according to Nico, her [[SpoiledSweet parents are rich]]), so she is therefore easier for some fans to mentally link with Greed.

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** Interestingly, this interpretation, despite being more fitting by definition, is probably less common due to the fact that Yuta stated to Maki that he used to eat a lot of junk food in middle school due to ParentalNeglect, causing this along with his weight gain to be [[ButtMonkey closely associated]] with Gluttony.[[UnfortunateImplications Gluttony]]. Meanwhile, Nico's character and design are tightly associated with money and material possessions (according to Nico, her [[SpoiledSweet parents are rich]]), so she is therefore easier for some fans to mentally link with Greed.


** Interestingly, this interpretation, despite being more fitting by definition, is probably less common due to the fact that Yuta stated to Maki that he used to eat a lot of junk food in middle school due to ParentalNeglect, causing this along with his weight gain to be [[[[ButtMonkey closely associated]] with Gluttony. Meanwhile, Nico's character and design are tightly associated with money and material possessions (according to Nico, her [[SpoiledSweet parents are rich]]), so she is therefore easier for some fans to mentally link with Greed.

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** Interestingly, this interpretation, despite being more fitting by definition, is probably less common due to the fact that Yuta stated to Maki that he used to eat a lot of junk food in middle school due to ParentalNeglect, causing this along with his weight gain to be [[[[ButtMonkey [[ButtMonkey closely associated]] with Gluttony. Meanwhile, Nico's character and design are tightly associated with money and material possessions (according to Nico, her [[SpoiledSweet parents are rich]]), so she is therefore easier for some fans to mentally link with Greed.


** '''Diligence:''' Katsuhira becomes the embodiment of [[TheDeterminator Diligence]] rather than Sloth, as he slowly comes to decide that he wants to connect with others and become more concerned with himself. His development is subtle, but by the time we reach the GrandFinale it's clear that Katsuhira is a far cry from the [[LackOfEmpathy unemotional]] and unfeeling kid he was at the initiation of the series.

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** '''Diligence:''' Katsuhira becomes the embodiment of [[TheDeterminator Diligence]] rather than Sloth, as he slowly comes to decide that he wants to connect with others and become more concerned with himself. His development is subtle, but by the time we reach the GrandFinale it's clear that Katsuhira is a far cry from the [[LackOfEmpathy unemotional]] and unfeeling kid he was at the initiation of the series.series, due to his own hard work and perseverance.



** Interestingly, this interpretation, despite being more fitting by definition, is probably less common due to the fact that Yuta stated to Maki that he used to eat a lot of junk food in middle school due to ParentalNeglect, causing this along with his weight gain to be closely associated with Gluttony; meanwhile, Nico's character and design are tightly associated with money and material possessions (according to Nico, her [[SpoiledSweet parents are rich]]), so she is therefore easier for some fans to mentally link with Greed.

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** Interestingly, this interpretation, despite being more fitting by definition, is probably less common due to the fact that Yuta stated to Maki that he used to eat a lot of junk food in middle school due to ParentalNeglect, causing this along with his weight gain to be [[[[ButtMonkey closely associated associated]] with Gluttony; meanwhile, Gluttony. Meanwhile, Nico's character and design are tightly associated with money and material possessions (according to Nico, her [[SpoiledSweet parents are rich]]), so she is therefore easier for some fans to mentally link with Greed.


** '''Charity:''' On a similar note, Nico comes to embody [[GoodSamaritan Charity]] instead of Greed by the end of the series. Nico could be considered "greedy" for either friends or attention at any given point throughout the series. However, these traits of Greed are showcased in Episode 9, where it is revealed that Nico [[spoiler: has fallen in love with Tenga]]. In the scene where the Kiznaivers [[spoiler: have their thoughts shared]], Nico begs Chidori to [[spoiler: "give Tenga to her if Chidori doesn't want him"]] in spite of the fact that Nico does wish for all of the [[spoiler: romantic drama]] to end and for everybody to happily continue being friends. In following episodes however, Nico overcomes her selfish desire and takes on a selfless and "mature" outlook, even allowing [[spoiler: Tenga and Chidori to continue to grow closer]] out of [[AFriendInNeed the kindness of her heart]] and a wish to see things become less awkward between [[spoiler: Tenga and Chidori]], in spite of her own ''[[AllLoveIsUnrequited actual]]'' [[AllLoveIsUnrequited feelings]] towards [[spoiler: [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Tenga]]]].
** '''Chastity:''' From his very entrance, it becomes clear that the word [[SexIsEvil "Immoral"]] with regards to Hisomu is simply a placeholder for the sin of {{Lust}}. However, by the end of the series, Hisomu shows himself capable of actually being quite mature and insightful. During the right times, he learns to place his [[TheHedonist desire for stimulation]] on a back-burner in favor of understanding and supporting his friends, namely Katsuhira and at times Nico, which displays enormous growth for him as it allows him the potential to embrace the concept of Chastity.

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** '''Charity:''' On a similar note, Nico comes to embody [[GoodSamaritan Charity]] instead of Greed by the end of the series. Nico could be considered "greedy" for either friends or attention at any given point throughout the series. However, these traits of Greed are showcased in Episode 9, where it is revealed that Nico [[spoiler: has fallen in love with Tenga]]. In the scene where the Kiznaivers [[spoiler: have their thoughts shared]], Nico begs Chidori to [[spoiler: "give Tenga to her if Chidori doesn't want him"]] in spite of the fact that Nico does wish for all of the [[spoiler: romantic drama]] to end and for everybody to happily continue being friends. In following episodes however, Nico overcomes her selfish desire and takes on a selfless and "mature" outlook, even allowing [[spoiler: Tenga and Chidori to continue to grow closer]] out of [[AFriendInNeed the kindness of her heart]] and a wish to see things become less awkward between [[spoiler: Tenga and Chidori]], in spite of her Nico's own ''[[AllLoveIsUnrequited actual]]'' [[AllLoveIsUnrequited feelings]] towards [[spoiler: [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Tenga]]]].
** '''Chastity:''' From his very entrance, it becomes clear that the word [[SexIsEvil "Immoral"]] with regards to Hisomu is simply a placeholder for the sin of {{Lust}}. However, by the end of the series, Hisomu shows himself capable of actually being quite mature and insightful. During the right times, he learns to place his [[TheHedonist desire for stimulation]] on a back-burner in favor of understanding and supporting his friends, namely Katsuhira and at times Nico, which displays enormous growth for him as it allows him the potential to embrace shows that he has at least in part embraced the concept of Chastity.



** Interestingly, this interpretation, despite being more fitting by definition, is probably less common due to the fact that Yuta stated to Maki that he used to eat a lot of junk food in middle school due to ParentalNeglect, causing this along with his weight gain to be closely associated with Gluttony; meanwhile, Nico's character and design are tightly associated with money and material possessions (according to Nico, her [[SpoiledSweet parents are rich]]), and she is therefore easier for some fans to mentally link with Greed.

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** Interestingly, this interpretation, despite being more fitting by definition, is probably less common due to the fact that Yuta stated to Maki that he used to eat a lot of junk food in middle school due to ParentalNeglect, causing this along with his weight gain to be closely associated with Gluttony; meanwhile, Nico's character and design are tightly associated with money and material possessions (according to Nico, her [[SpoiledSweet parents are rich]]), and so she is therefore easier for some fans to mentally link with Greed.

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* Another more complete interpretation to the SevenDeadlySins question could be that Katsuhira is '''[[ExtremeDoormat Sloth]]''', Tenga is '''[[HairTriggerTemper Wrath]]''', Yuta is '''[[HandsomeLech Gluttony]]''', Maki is '''[[PrideBeforeAFall Pride]]''', Chidori is '''[[GreenEyedMonster Envy]]''', Nico is '''[[ForHappiness Greed]]''', and Hisomu is '''[[TheHedonist Lust]]'''. This interpretation would also line up with their [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_virtues Seven Heavenly Virtue]] counterparts which go along with the Kiznaivers' character development by the end of the series:
** '''Diligence:''' Katsuhira becomes the embodiment of [[TheDeterminator Diligence]] rather than Sloth, as he slowly comes to decide that he wants to connect with others and become more concerned with himself. His development is subtle, but by the time we reach the GrandFinale it's clear that Katsuhira is a far cry from the [[LackOfEmpathy unemotional]] and unfeeling kid he was at the initiation of the series.
** '''Patience:''' [[IncrediblyLamePun Patience is a virtue]] which combats Tenga's Wrath. Instead of resorting to solving [[HairTriggerTemper every single problem with violence]], Tenga learns to [[ForgivenButNotForgotten temper his volatile emotions with tact and consideration]] for those beyond himself during the climax of the show's final episode.
** '''Temperance:''' [[HeroicVow Temperance]] usurps Yuta's tendency toward Gluttony. Throughout the series, Yuta becomes a rather selfless person who learns to see the depth in people and put their feelings first, rather than simply "collecting" [[GirlPosse attractive people]] to surround himself with.
** '''Humility:''' Humility [[BreakTheHaughty overcomes]] Maki's Pride. By the end of the arc surrounding [[spoiler: [[TheLostLenore Ruru]]]], Maki finally finds the bravery within to [[spoiler: let go of the appearances she's held up for years and allow herself to accept and heal from the wound that Ruru's death inadvertently left in her heart]]. By the end of the series, she also is willing to admit [[{{Tsundere}} in spite of herself]] that [[spoiler: she and the Kiznaivers have become friends]].
** '''Kindness:''' Perhaps one of the most dramatic changes is Chidori's jump from embodying Envy to embodying [[TheHeart Kindness]]. She finally comes to terms with the fact that Katsuhira is [[spoiler: falling in love with Sonozaki]] and that [[spoiler: Katsuhira will have a romantic relationship with Sonozaki instead of her]]. In the final episode, ''in spite of'' how painful it is, Chidori decides that instead of [[TheResenter torturing herself]] over her [[AllLoveIsUnrequited unrequited feelings]], she wants to [[AFriendInNeed be there for her friend]] no matter what he decides to do or whether or not it directly involves her, as long as it [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy makes him happy]].
** '''Charity:''' On a similar note, Nico comes to embody [[GoodSamaritan Charity]] instead of Greed by the end of the series. Nico could be considered "greedy" for either friends or attention at any given point throughout the series. However, these traits of Greed are showcased in Episode 9, where it is revealed that Nico [[spoiler: has fallen in love with Tenga]]. In the scene where the Kiznaivers [[spoiler: have their thoughts shared]], Nico begs Chidori to [[spoiler: "give Tenga to her if Chidori doesn't want him"]] in spite of the fact that Nico does wish for all of the [[spoiler: romantic drama]] to end and for everybody to happily continue being friends. In following episodes however, Nico overcomes her selfish desire and takes on a selfless and "mature" outlook, even allowing [[spoiler: Tenga and Chidori to continue to grow closer]] out of [[AFriendInNeed the kindness of her heart]] and a wish to see things become less awkward between [[spoiler: Tenga and Chidori]], in spite of her own ''[[AllLoveIsUnrequited actual]]'' [[AllLoveIsUnrequited feelings]] towards [[spoiler: [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Tenga]]]].
** '''Chastity:''' From his very entrance, it becomes clear that the word [[SexIsEvil "Immoral"]] with regards to Hisomu is simply a placeholder for the sin of {{Lust}}. However, by the end of the series, Hisomu shows himself capable of actually being quite mature and insightful. During the right times, he learns to place his [[TheHedonist desire for stimulation]] on a back-burner in favor of understanding and supporting his friends, namely Katsuhira and at times Nico, which displays enormous growth for him as it allows him the potential to embrace the concept of Chastity.
* Another, less common interpretation in {{Fanon}} is to exchange Yuta's and Nico's sins/virtues, having ''Yuta'' embody the sin of '''Greed''' and the virtue of '''Charity''', and having ''Nico'' embody the sin of '''Gluttony''' and the virtue of '''Temperance'''. The character interpretations, however, remain largely the same; the vocabulary is merely switched out.
** Interestingly, this interpretation, despite being more fitting by definition, is probably less common due to the fact that Yuta stated to Maki that he used to eat a lot of junk food in middle school due to ParentalNeglect, causing this along with his weight gain to be closely associated with Gluttony; meanwhile, Nico's character and design are tightly associated with money and material possessions (according to Nico, her [[SpoiledSweet parents are rich]]), and she is therefore easier for some fans to mentally link with Greed.


** Yeah, it was probably done that way to get an honest reaction out of everyone involved. Due to the nature of the experiment and its ultimate goal (which is essentially to take potentially problematic people and turn them "good"), the Kizuna System would be fairly useless if a few high and mighty individuals with "good guy" complexes signed on, and made up their minds to play nice and accept everything that was happening to them right off the bat. The Kizuna Committee wants ''real'' human personalities in their rawest forms, not phony sock puppets pretending to be nice in a backfiring attempt to speed things along, or children looking to have some kind of "fun adventure." They seem to be really serious about their goals and probably have their reasons, even knowing the risks and probably having prepared for them.

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** Yeah, it was probably done that way to get an honest reaction out of everyone involved. Due to Considering the nature of the experiment and its ultimate goal (which is essentially experiment, it's safe to take potentially problematic people and turn them "good"), the Kizuna System would be fairly useless if a few high and mighty individuals with "good guy" complexes signed on, and assume that preparations ''were'' made up their minds to play nice and accept everything that was happening to them right off the bat. The Kizuna Committee wants ''real'' human personalities in their rawest forms, not phony sock puppets pretending to be nice in a backfiring attempt to speed things along, or children looking to have some kind of "fun adventure." They seem to be really serious about their goals and probably have their reasons, even knowing the risks and probably having prepared for them.any potential saboteurs.


** It was probably done to get an honest reaction out of everyone involved. Due to the nature of the experiment and its ultimate goal (which is essentially to take potentially problematic people and turn them "good"), the Kizuna System would be fairly useless if a few high and mighty people with "good guy" complexes signed on, and made up their minds to play nice and accept everything that was happening to them right off the bat. The Kizuna Committee wants ''real'' human personalities in their rawest forms, not phony sock puppets pretending to be nice in order to speed things along, or children looking to have some kind of "fun adventure."

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** It Yeah, it was probably done that way to get an honest reaction out of everyone involved. Due to the nature of the experiment and its ultimate goal (which is essentially to take potentially problematic people and turn them "good"), the Kizuna System would be fairly useless if a few high and mighty people individuals with "good guy" complexes signed on, and made up their minds to play nice and accept everything that was happening to them right off the bat. The Kizuna Committee wants ''real'' human personalities in their rawest forms, not phony sock puppets pretending to be nice in order a backfiring attempt to speed things along, or children looking to have some kind of "fun adventure."" They seem to be really serious about their goals and probably have their reasons, even knowing the risks and probably having prepared for them.

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