This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
: From the Love Hina
When it fails to happen one time, Naru becomes suspicious.
Then again, Naru becomes suspicious when Keitaro breathes
: If someone took the kind of beating Keitaro usually receives and kept breathing, let alone got up
, I'd be suspicious too. ;)
: I don't think the Frasier
example fits. Niles' nosebleeds are caused by a subconscious reaction to his own dishonesty, not to attraction.
Nosebleed: Wow. This is my contributor page. Creepy.
Ellinor:The part that says: "Note: In Japanese manga, the nosebleed is a visual shorthand/euphemism for sexual arousal, specifically an erection in males (which makes it all the more odd when used with a female character.)" particularly the sentence in parentheses doesn't really make sense since females do get erections (of the clitoris; the clitoris and penis are homologous counterparts).
: Does anybody feel that this part of the description may be a bit of an understatement?
In recent anime and manga, female characters are increasingly becoming subject to nosebleeds.
Fully One-third of the anime examples on the page are of females. Then again, that's not taking into account the frequency with which it occurs within a series, and is probably skewed by the fact that male nosebleeds are considered 'standard' and more easily forgotten, whereas female nosebleeds are unusual and remembered better.