I'm translating an interview with a manga artist, and there's a part that I don't understand. He's talking about the violence in his manga.

作家: 作家は思った以上にフィクションと現実を分けてますから。そこに描かれたことは別に俺の願望でもなければ、そういうやり方を世の中に示唆したつもりもないんですけど。話のために、いたいけなことをさせてしまったというのもあるので。

編集者: そうですよね。今回の主人公もやはりいたいけな目にあうんでしょうか?

I don't understand the "いたいけなことをさせてしまったというのもあるので" bit. What might いたいけなこと mean in this context?

  • "pity-inducing things"
    – user4032
    Jun 22, 2014 at 14:14

1 Answer 1


As user4032 said in the comments, it seems to be pitiable, young(and helpless)

  • This link doesn't work. it says"Page not found" as first link (非回答者)
    – Qwj_38
    May 24, 2022 at 19:46
  • @Qwj_38 Oh the user who went by 非回答者 has deleted their account. I believe the link is just a link to the comment under the question. And 非回答者 refers to user4032
    – Eddie Kal
    May 24, 2022 at 19:51
  • Yes I think so, and thank you for editing this answer.
    – Qwj_38
    May 24, 2022 at 20:07

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