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Post Reply Why do characters nosebleed at anything provocative in anime?
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Posted 8/17/14
I've always wondered why characters nosebleed at anything that is anywhere near provactive.

It mostly involves male character seeing female characters either partially nude or nude completely or saying something very sexy.

Is there a reason for this??
Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/17/14
It's like a japanese urban myth. If a guy gets aroused, the increased blood flow supposedly causes the veins in your nose to burst, resulting in a nose bleed.

Plus, it's much more tasteful than outright showing kids a raging hard-on.
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/17/14
Obviously in Japan blood rushes to the nose instead of the dick. lol
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/17/14
It's a wives' tale in Japan that when you're aroused you blood pressure increases iirc

Edit: ninjaaaa'd
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/17/14
a reason...why

Epistaxis is the medical term for it.

Our nasal passages is rich in blood vessels . And among the top 3 reason why there a break in the blood vessels are , infection, trauma and high blood pressure........ but the weather has something to do with it too.

When we go into an excitement phase of any kind , our blood pressure goes up.

BUT In the world of anime, it is assume that seeing a hot babe or guy or show some skin makes the blood pressure go up really high enough to cause one

and that would be really high
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Posted 8/17/14
High blood pressure.
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Posted 8/17/14
You mean you don't get a nose bleed everytime you get aroused? I think you better go have a doctor look at that.
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Posted 8/17/14
Blood flow is increased, but not to my nose.
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/17/14
It's mostly used as a comic relief in anime. The anime way of telling that the guy is aroused.
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Posted 8/17/14

Catlife wrote:

It's mostly used as a comic relief in anime. The anime way of telling that the guy is aroused.


^ This

It is basically used as a comedic reaction to seeing something that would turn the character on.

Baka and Test pool scene perfect example!
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Posted 8/17/14
Japanese don't want to show Hard on in an Anime.
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Posted 8/17/14

pockets456 wrote:

Obviously in Japan blood rushes to the nose instead of the dick. lol

That would certainly explain their low birth rate.

Posted 8/17/14
Because Cliche.
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Nerdworks wrote:

Japanese don't want to show Hard on in an Anime.


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Midaler! Midaler! Midaler!

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