Unfortunate Implications/Anime

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If you think his appearance is offensive, you should hear the way he speaks.


Important Note: Just because a work has Unfortunate Implications does not mean the author was thinking of it that way. In fact, that's the point of it being unfortunate. So, please, no Justifying Edits about "what the authors really meant." The way an author handles a trope is an important factor here; handling a trope in a clumsy manner can certainly create unintentional impressions for readers. Likewise, if a work intends the offensive message (for example, a piece of Nazi propaganda about Jews), it wouldn't count. Also, for something that may not be offensive to you personally but may offend others in a different culture or time period, see Values Dissonance.


  • In General, many Harem Series use of Pervert Revenge Mode and Unprovoked Pervert Payback can feel like this. Why? Because in just about all cases, its only the female characters that do this sort of thing and never any guys that do it, not even in a Reverse Harem series. So only girls are allowed to be angry at perverted guys accidentally peeping on them, but the same isn't true in reverse?
  • In Viz's release of Doctor Slump, there's an gag in which Arale, playing baseball, knocks the ball an astounding distance. In the US version, it lands on a couple of fanged, pointy-eared aliens. However, in the original, it actually landed in Papua New Guinea, beaning a stereotypical Polynesian who is wearing camo fatigues, bearing an AK-47 (with a stone axe-head attached), and wearing a ring of shrunken skulls around his neck. Yes, it is exactly as cringe-inducing as it sounds.
  • Dragonball Z:
    • It features the turban-wearing, pitch-black, red-lipped Mr. Popo, though at least he's not as bad as the character seen above, from Dragon Ball.
    • Then there are the dark-haired Goku's Super Modes, which are for some reason blond. Apparently becoming more powerful involves approaching the Aryan ideal.
    • That was actually Lampshaded in Fusion Reborn, where Trunks and Goten were fighting The Dictator and he said that he should be recruiting them (for having blonde hair, blue eyes, and super strength). Played for Laughs. Needless to say, Trunks and Goten kicked his ass.
  • Shootfighter Tekken:
    • It recently introduced a character who works for the American Mafia as an enforcer, with impossible ninja attacks and a total disregard for human life, and raised (literally) as an animal. The (black) character's name? Dark Monkey. Ouch.
    • And in the latest chapters, he apparently has (white) women delivered to him. Gets better and better...
  • Bleach has a few.
    • Many fans set the series under fire for having seeming sexual favoritism of men over women. It's not completely untrue. Most female characters are either useless, or are useful, ending up fighting stronger opponents and needing to be saved by men. In one occasion, Soifon vs Baraggan, Soifon was a female Captain and was saved by a former male Lieutenant who didn't even use a Zanpakuto. There are also the cases of Mashiro vs Wonderweiss and Nel vs Nnoitra. In the case of the latter, a huge backstory evolved between the two in a massive conflict of Nnoitra having ruined Nel and her fraccion's lives essentially. Just when Nel is about to win, she suddenly goes back to her almost useless loli form and needs to be saved by Kenpachi Zaraki. And then there's the horrors that Nemu had to deal with from Szayel Aporro Granz.
    • Chad is a nice guy who's also shown to be very physically strong and a capable fighter, but he's also Mexican and suffers The Worf Effect much more than most of the other characters, which results in having the lighter skinned characters bail him out of almost every sticky situation he gets into.
    • In Episode 11 of the anime, Tatsuki sees that Orihime is ranked third in their year and notes that this is normal for her, albeit surprising considering Orihime's usual personality. In the Dub, Tatsuki randomly describes it as "Pretty good for a girl".
  • In the Tenchi Muyo! series, the fan-favorite Mihoshi falls under this. Originally she was an attractive hard worker who was a bit of a klutz that had a good heart and meant well, but thanks to intense Flanderization, she later became a lazy and completely incompetent slacker who went from Genius Ditz to Complete Ditz to pretty much be a Foil to her partner Kiyone. In other words, we have a great character that happens to be black, blonde, and buxom with Blue Eyes being portrayed as a lazy dumb bimbo to stereotype both black and blond people all while making her white partner Kiyone look professional and talented by comparison.
  • In Air Gear which is known for having a lot of eye-candy, every Ambiguously Brown character except for Natsumi is an outright Gonk, while the majority of the light-skinned characters are still very attractive.
  • Bakuman。:
    • Akito Takagi once talked about how Miho Azuki, main character Moritaka Mashiro's fiancee, is an example of a "smart" girl, who has good but not stellar grades, in contrast to Aiko Iwase, one of the top students in the school who is obsessed with competition.
    • Around the same time, he also discusses voice acting as being an acceptable female ambition, and girls being meant to get married and be graceful and polite. Within the same chapter, Moritaka's father tells his mother that "men have dreams that women will never be able to understand." However, in the last episode of the first season, she echoes the statement, and says that women have dreams, too.
  • Chocolove of Shaman King.
    • The good news? He's got a well-thought out backstory, a cool powerset, no stupid accent and an interesting philosophy for a character in a fighting manga. The bad news? Um... his name, for one thing, and the fact that he's the only character drawn with lips for another.
    • (In the manga only), at least he's the most powerful shaman in the group, more than the freaking main character, but it doesn't help either that he was in a gang, killed a guy and his oversoul is called Jaguarman. He's not the only character drawn with lips, though, but the others who have them clearly do so to achieve a Gonk look.
    • The American VIZ release of the manga made a few changes to try to lessen that. For one thing, they changed his name to Joco, which A: sounds like an actual name, and B: refers to his personality (a comedian) rather than his race. Secondly, they edited the excessive lips away. And in any case, it's not like he's the first repentant murderer (Ren) or former gang member (Ryu, for certain values of "former") to join Yoh's group.
    • Speaking of Ryu, in the 4kids version, he's called Rio, and he has a vaguely Hispanic accent. Apparently they were going for Scarface, but it reminds one of the stereotype that all Cubans are gangsters.
  • Naruto:
    • One of the criticisms of Masashi Kishimoto has been the tendency for female characters to end up being The Load or get tossed the Distress Ball frequently. Even long-time fans who can otherwise ignore some of the clunkier aspects of the series tend to roll their eyes at this tendency.
    • In chapter 347, Konohamaru performs a variation of the Sexy Jutsu with two naked girls holding each other suggestively. Sakura punches Konohamaru for being a pervert and after Naruto tries to explain that it would serve as a distraction, she says "You're the only idiots who'd fall for a jutsu like that!". Konohamaru then decides to try the same jutsu again, but this time with shadow clones of Sai and Sasuke. Sakura has a perverted reaction to it. This was made instantly uncomfortable when the latter part of this scene wasn't include in the anime.
  • Ranma One Half:
    • A male transvestite that everyone assumes is a lesbian is called a pervert for pursuing a female character, told by a girl trying to be friendly that they need to focus on finding someone normal (i.e. a boy) for 'her', and wooed by a male character to try to 'set her on the correct path'.
    • Don't forget the first time lesbianism was hinted at; in the Full Body Cat's Tongue arc, Shampoo replies to Akane's questions as to why she'd tell Ranma about the cure for him/her being stuck as a girl by declaring she loves Ranma as a boy, then asks if Akane maybe prefers Ranma as a girl, with Akane angrily screaming she is not when Shampoo confirms that she is indeed calling Akane a "pervert" if this is true.
    • Akane declares Ranma to be "sick and twisted", in body if not in mind, because of his Gender Bender curse in the Japanese Nanniichuan story.
    • Really, the manga and anime was rather opposed to homosexuality in general.
  • Inuyasha:
    • The only possible non-heterosexual character is a villain. The character, who is referred to by the pronoun of he, is supposed to be a gay transvestite, but the character could actually be transgendered. Which would still make the character a villain who is the only sexual minority in the show.
    • There are unconfirmed stories floating around that the character was originally supposed to be another villainous woman, but the idea of having Inuyasha actually kill a human woman, as all of the other female villains were either utterly monstrous in form and/or destroyed by Kagome, Kikyo, Sango or Naraku, was so alarming to the author that she turned "her" into a femininely gay man instead.
    • Yet, he's the one of the seven mercenaries who gets the most screentime and viewed in the most sympathetic light. Even better, the episode of the anime where he's killed is titled "Requiem for a mercenary".
  • G Gundam:
    • The Japanese characters are the only ones that aren't walking ethnic stereotypes. Mind you, the main character is still a stereotypical Shounen hero, but still.
    • And the minor characters are much worse about it than the major ones... The absolute worst probably being the Gundam from Neo-Mexico.
  • Gundam Wing:
    • In the Episode Zero manga, it's revealed that Quatre Rebaerba Winner is the "heir" because he's the only son his father has. No, that's not the Unfortunate Implications -- the revelation of how he came to be is the problem. Quatre's mother was afflicted with a condition caused by immigration into space that made it life-threateningly risky to carry a child naturally, and yet she chose to conceive and carry Quatre, resulting in her Death by Childbirth, because she wanted to "bear her husband's heir" (which, paraphrased, is the sole line she speaks in the manga). For this, her husband calls her "The strongest and most noble of all". For an extra brutal twist, she and her husband had already made and raised twenty nine perfectly healthy, normal daughters in artificial wombs before she decided to kill herself so that a son could be born to the Winner family.
    • The real kicker? Quatre (and, by extension, the Winner Family) is supposed to be of Arab origin. Yeah... that's a great connection to make there, guys.
  • Mitsuo Fukuda, the director of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, has said outright that Orb is supposed to be his ideal Japan.
    • Which brings a whole new set of implications to the Flawless Victory ending of Destiny...

"That's just an ideal. Japan that is. However, they weren't occupied. Think about it, in order to be ruled you need massive military power and that's troublesome." -- Mitsuo Fukuda, on the meaning of the neutral country Orb

    • For that matter, the general treatment of the EAF (mostly made up of America and Europe) probably counts too.
    • Eurasia is (to quote Talia Gladys) "being taken advantage of" by the Atlantic Federation, whose portrayal in Destiny can be pretty infuriating for American viewers: In Gundam SEED Destiny, the Atlantic Federation is shown as a nuke-happy, extremely belligerent nation whose "negotiations" generally translate to bullying other countries (like poor, poor Orb) with their massive military. Their Sociopathic Soldiers kick puppies basically every time they're on screen (the civilians we were enslaving to work on our hidden base are getting away during the ZAFT attack? Better take some time to gun down all those civilians!), and oh yeah, they're run by a president, who lives in the White House. If that wasn't unpleasant enough, consider that the aforementioned president is a weak-willed puppet of a bunch of military-industrial complex Corrupt Corporate Executives, who starts an unjustified, genocidal war at the bidding of his corporate backers, so that they can profit. The only thing that could have made this less subtle was if the Atlantic Federation had gone to war with the PLANTs to take their oil.
    • Even more insulting to the other apparent members of that Federation. Apparently Canada, the UK and Ireland, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean are all party to the above genocidal war and conspiracy, as well as invading and occupying South America. So, apparently being friends, neighbours, and allies to the United States automatically means we're just as bad? Bad enough to be members of, to paraphrase Lord Izumi in SEED: "The Damned Atlantic Federation!"?
  • In Zeta Gundam Reccoa, one of the strongest female characters decides to suddenly have a face heel turn and gas a colony on the rather thin excuse that Char wasn't showing her any affection. There's a reason why a lot of fans prefer the theory that Scirroco has mind control powers over women.
  • During the summer of 2009, shortly before the release of the 11th Pokémon movie, Pokémon: Giratina and The Sky Warrior the ex-director of the anime admitted in an interview that one of the reasons why he often changes some of the female cast of the show was because he essentially felt that girls were able to have fanservice potential. Naturally, when the fans read of this, they didn't take it well due to the implication that the girls' only purpose is to arouse males and that they are expendable compared to other males (especially Brock, the show's resident Lovable Sex Maniac).
    • The VHS and DVD release of The Po-Ké Corral and the Indigo League Box Set DVDs, the Holiday Hi-Jynx episode of Pokémon is not available in the United States because of the humanoid Pokémon known as Jynx. Due to someone complaining about Uncle Tomfoolery over Jynx, its color was even changed to purple in later additions to the franchise.
    • In the newest season, Best Wishes, one of the rivals (Trip) dislikes Kanto. He calls Ash a "hillbilly" and Kanto "the boonies", apparently due to the fact Kanto isn't as high-tech as Unova. Being that Unova is based off New York and Kanto is very Japanese, and upped by the possibility Ash is Asian while Trip may not be, it sounds like he's being racist at times.
  • In Katekyo Hitman Reborn, Tsuna does not want to be a mafia boss. But that doesn't matter, because his father already decided he'll be a mafia boss so he'll be a mafia boss.
  • In Mirai Nikki:
    • Akise Hinata and Mao all have Ho Yay/Les Yay moments with their potential love interests. Recent chapters kill them all off. Akise gets the worse out of the three of them as he's beheaded by Yuko after kissing Yuki.
    • In a world where Anyone Can Die, and that they were killed because they got in the way, your first conclusion shouldn't be homophobia implications. Except with Akise, but really, what do you expect when you kiss Yukki in front of Yuno
    • To add to this though, in Paradox, the homophobia seems to be more evident when Muru Muru calls Akise a fag and treats him like crap in comparison to the other characters. Of course, given Akise's character, he would be unaffected but the unfortunate implications are there about how homosexuals (despite the fact Akise claims to only love Yuki) must take the insults thrown at people that "hire you".
  • Following the off screen defeat of the Europeans in Code Geass R2 the world is pretty much divided between the East controlled by the Black Knights (which is good) and the West dominated by Britannia (which is bad).
    • Forget that, there was the implications that this series was a Take That towards America, although there is some evidence to the contrary within the series.
    • And how the East is remarkably similar to Imperial Japanese propaganda, which represented Japan as protecting Asia from Western imperialism. Has led to the series being nicknamed "Code GEACPS in some quarters.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia:
    • This is set during WWII. The Axis powers are the protagonists and are portrayed as a group of young men who ambiguously start a war and then spend a lot of time just hanging out. The Allies are all either incompetent, evil, or both. Granted, there are two sides to history, but this is Nazi Germany. It could get very offensive if it wasn't 99% comedy.
    • All the characters are shown pretty sympathetically and made fun of equally. Japan is the author's homeland and he's apparently a small-dicked shut-in with a tendency to add nothing to the conversation. Italy is a completely useless member of the Axis, and Germany loves bondage porn. America may be a bit brash, but he's also portrayed as very well meaning and Adorkable. Even Russia, completely insane, is genuinely unaware of his own malicious streak and had one of the most heart wrenching strips.
  • A rather extreme example occurs in the anime Magical Twilight. A young witch must kill a human in order to graduate from black witch school. She chases the hero around for a while before his best friend ties her up and rapes her. (This is played for comedy, mind you) In the next scene, she is shown as docile, bashful, and hanging off the arm of her rapist, looking at him with love in her eyes. She announces that she is giving up on being a witch so she can stay with her new man. So first, not only does rape equal redemption, it apparently equals the way to end a woman's foolish pagan man hating ways and become a proper barefoot, pregnant housewife.
  • Pineapple Army has the Scary Black Man from the main character's former unit be a brutal, blood-thristy Complete Monster going around murdering all the other surviving members said unit. Before all that, during the flashbacks, he was shown as taking training way too seriously (frequently trying to beat his sparring partners to a pulp) and he was later accused of murdering their drill instructor.
  • The manga Jackals is set in a late 19th century American city that has recently received an influx of immigrants. The series states, repeatedly, that the rampant crime and conflict in the area is due to people of different races and nationalities intermingling. It's likely that either this was simply a poor choice of words or something was lost in translation, but the implications speak for themselves.
  • The short tv special Lily, Frogs and Little Brother establishes that the spirits of deceased people can choose the family they want to be reincarnated into by watching them from Heaven. So, if you end up with abusive parents that must mean it's your fault, because you chose to be with this family, right?
  • Vertical has actually stated that they have the capability, and the want, to publish the manga version of Kimba the White Lion in America... but the African tribes aren't presented in the best of lights. Unless you take pride in being presented as white people, just painted black, and having your intelligence compromised by butchering your grammar.
  • Seirei no Moribito takes place in an Asian-oid fantasy world. One episode features obviously Caucasian traders who the main character describes as rude and irritable because many races have settled in their homeland. The "easy-going" homogeneous population of the setting gets some flack for oppressing the natives they displaced and erasing their culture, but that rings kind of false when we're told how a multi-cultural society produces aggressive bullies.
  • In Kinnikuman, the Kinnikuman Great mask. It's meant to be a duplicate of Kinnikuman's mask, just different colors. Two problems: first, the color chosen is black, and second, the mask is accurate down to the giant lips. It only gets worse when the mask is passed on to Terryman, a good ole boy from Texas, a region of America notorious for less-than-progressive views on race.
    • Earlier in the manga, Kinnikuman scouted his new opponents by watching them in disguise. All well and good, except the disguise had Kin dressing in blackface!
  • About every Mayu Shinjo manga series ever.
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni:
    • What about Beatrice's comments about furniture? Or how about the furnitures who love to work?
    • The great irony here is that by Episode 7 of the Visual Novel, one realizes that Beatrice's comments on furniture are because she herself is Shannon and Kanon, simultaneously. It indicates that she absolutely hates herself, at least on some level. The implications are only unfortunate in the way she views herself, and the massive personality problems s/he has.
  • From the latest Freezing arc: it's okay if your monster little brother rapes and beats you! He just has trouble talking with girls and getting out his feelings. Cue epic facepalm.
  • In Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, classes are split in order of intelligence. Class F, the one full of idiots, has only two girls, one of which, Himeji, is actually a super genius who was placed there because she was ill on testing day, while the other, Minami, has only recently retuned from an extended trip overseas and so can't read the kanji well, the implication being that she is actually quite intelligent but can't show it until she reaquaints herself with the written language. Meaning that the only ones who are truely stupid are the guys. Are there no dumb girls in existance?
  • It might be a case of Values Dissonance, but the shoujo anime Gokujou Mecha Mote Iiinchou can be very unsettling to watch if you're a feminist in the USA.
  • Early on in Soul Eater, the male weapons have clothes on in their reflections while the girls go nude. Eventually though, they all go nude in weapon form.
  • SEELE, the Omniscient Council of Vagueness in Neon Genesis Evangelion, bears an uncanny resemblance to a number of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, e.g. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and The Illuminati. Between their secret control of the UN, their love of Kabbalic mysticism, and their oversized (and in some cases, hooked) noses, it's not hard to see why a Western viewer might take their presence the wrong way.
  • The last episode to the Wandering Son anime. It's very different from the manga chapters its based off, with several scenes added in. Compared to the previous episodes it has an anti-Transsexualism tone depending on how you interpret the scenes, something among the lines of "It was just a phase and they're 'normal' kids" while the manga sticks to them being transgendered.
  • Similar to Hetalia is Afganisu-tan and its short lived sequel Pakis-tan. They're a series of Yonkoma webcomics which transform several countries related to Afghanistan into cute little girls. The series is most infamous for 911 being depicted as a bunch of cats scratching Meriken (America) and her having a Disproportionate Retribution Roaring Rampage of Revenge. Meriken is also depicted as a cocky, egotistical, Type 2 Eaglelander who thinks the world is hers. Western nations (England, America, France..) are depicted as being bullies.
  • Houou Gakuen Misoragumi:
    • The protagonist of starts out as a Butch Lesbian, without any signs of Bisexuality or Bicuriosity, who dislikes boys and pukes when she interacts with them. As the manga goes on she becomes less of a Bifauxnen, and starts seeming romantically attracted to some of the boys. The manga also has subtext that "Girls must like boys, and marry boys" and that lesbians are just traumatized girls who aren't "normal".
    • The abusive boys at the school and the mom are portrayed as the good guys, giving the wonderful implication that lesbianism is sick and disgusting and must be cured at any cost, even abuse and torture. It's disturbing that this was published in English (and is apparently selling).
    • It also pretty much says outright lesbians and bisexual girls don't exist.
    • What's even worse is that the author seems a-ok with male homosexuality. Talk about Double Standards...
    • Another implication the series gives is "If you're a girl, your only purpose in life is to get married and have babies. To not comply with this is mental illness". And this was written by a woman...
    • It also implies in the first chapter that girls will fall for anybody who looks male.
  • Hajime no Ippo:
    • The First American boxer is a ruthless killer who only lives to murder and have sex.
    • That was the second American boxer of the series (Brian Hawk), the first one (Jason Ozma) appeared early on the manga and was shown as a really nice person.
    • Also worth noting that these two characters were African-American.
  • Shinshi Doumei Cross:
    • The bisexual character Ushio's serious crush on Haine is treated like a mental illness, and afterwards she is rather hastily (this is the only pairing without any foreshadowing in the manga) paired up with Senri - who is not only pretty much a blatant Ephebophile, but fell for Ushio primarily because she looks like his dead fiancée! (The suggestion being that Loving a Shadow is wrong and unhealthy betweeen girls, but perfectly fine and even romantic for het relationships.) This is especially baffling considering two male characters (Maguri and Maora/ Yoshitaka) ended up together, making this a blatant Double Standard.
    • Maguri and Maora don't really escape this trope either, as they (Maguri especially) largely fall out of focus after they hook up, and they both play to some stereotypes, like how Maguri seems disturbed by women and Maora is a Wholesome Crossdresser.
    • Fans have also noticed some really creepy undertones with the main couple.
    • Worse than that is the relationship between Kazuhito and Maika. For one thing, he downright forced her to marry him when she had, at the time, been in love with another man. For another, the way it turns out that Maika had fallen in love with Kazuhito anyway when she regains her memories feels uncomfortably like Stockholm Syndrome.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00 has some bad implications involving AEU, short for Advanced European Union, controlling large portions of Africa. The whole thing has the feel of a new age of exploitative colonialism, especially since practically all people shown living in the African areas of the Union appear to be white! It's sad considering that calling it African-European Union and having more black people on screen would have eliminated the problem completely.
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica:
  • Persona 4: The Animation:
    • Yosuke asks why Naoto didn't catch the killer. When Naoto responds, mentioning being scared (reasonable enough, given the situation) and apologizes, Rise and Chie respond with the following statements respectively. "Of course she was scared!" "She is a woman!" Apparently the reason that it was okay for Naoto to be scared is her sex rather than the fact that most people would be scared out of their minds in the same situation.
    • Not to mention that during the camping trip, Yosuke and Yu didn't want Kanji sleeping in their tent because they believed he might molest them. Yosuke has the same attitude in the game, but he's initially a bit of a jerk, and given how often he receives Laser-Guided Karma, it's clear that players aren't meant to agree with him. Having Yu go along with it (when there's no such dialog choice in-game; the MC is almost always portrayed as The Messiah) and playing the whole scene for comedy left a bad taste in many viewers' mouths. The episode is still a source of Internet Backdraft.
  • In Suite Precure, the good guys play happy music, and the villains play sad music. Meaning sad music, and those that play it, are indeed Made of Evil.
  • Okane ga Nai: Hooo boy. All the classic Unfortunate Implications specific to Boys Love Tropes with a little less finesse. We got Victim Falls For Rapist, Stockholm Syndrome and Lima Syndrome. The Seme, Kanou is an abusive Bastard Boyfriend Loan Shark (!!!) who purchases the Uke as a Sex Slave. Said Uke, Ayase is a Too Dumb to Live Love Freak who every "straight" guy in the universe seems to want to rape. Also, Ayase, despite being an 18-year-old college student, looks like a ten-year-old girl. And did we mention that this story was actually written by a man?
  • Maranosuke has Mina, the only (legit) Action Girl of the Nakama that curbstomped a Fake Ultimate Mook Mad Bomber with just a trident like he was/is nothing, only lost once against a Manipulative Bastard Dragon due to his use of genjutsu, proved to be a Genius Bruiser by salting the fish she caught to preserve them (the rest of the team wasn't aware of this fact) and could've easily curbstomped Momoi. The downside? She's sworn to blindly serve whoever has the birthmark she was branded with, which turns out to be the Mukoseki title character. Of course it's supposed to and basically is a Bodyguard Crush version of Bushido, but it can't help avoiding this trope when she's the Token Minority even amongst her own people in Feudal Japan.
  • Cowboy Bebop - The episode "Mushroom Samba" (Very related to the trope of the same name) is meant to be a parody of Blaxsploitation films. It features a black, female bounty hunter named "Coffee" and, at its worst, a black guy steals a watermelon truck. Eeeeyeah...
  • Kyouka from Kyouran Kazoku Nikki is from a race of demons that possess people. This means that Kyouka's body actually belongs to a human girl who has her personality wiped out--or at least suppressed--so Kyouka is provided with a host. The girl's horrible fate is never addressed throughout the series, likely because it would put Kyouka's antics within a body that isn't hers in a rather grim light.
    • Given that everyone else who has one of the ear-demons removed immediately reverts to their old personality, while Kyouka's body slumps over lifeless, it seems that it's a somewhat unique situation—either it's not a normal body, or its owner is braindead/comatose...or it might be a corpse.
  • The beginning chapters of Sugar Sugar Rune basically imply that nobody like tomboys.
  • Yu Yu Hakusho features a couple of these in the LGBTQ area.
    • Early on in the manga/anime, Yusuke faces a female demon named Miyuki, who Kuwabara refuses to fight because she is a woman. After Yusuke gropes her and realizes that she's trans, he beats her up and declares "she isn't a woman at all," because she hasn't had sex reassignment surgery. It Gets Worse when it's revealed that were she cis, Yusuke would've taken the groping as some free kicks for himself.
    • Also, towards the end of the series, an antagonist Itsuki is revealed to have homosexual feelings for his comrade Sensui, which Kuwabara openly expresses disgust at. Togashi later revealed that the two were in fact a gay couple. Without Kurama and Hiei actually being a couple as Togashi originally planned, the only gay relationship in the series were villains and the relationship appeared to be extremely one-sided.