Created By: LeighSabio on April 1, 2011

Gut Punch

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It has been pointed out to me that often, in a fighting anime, the bloodless way to subdue a female character is, rather than grabbing her arm, a punch to the gut. When this is done, she will pass out, but never experience any lasting damage. I don't watch much anime, so I don't know how often this is shown. Examples?
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  • April 1, 2011
    Happens in Mai The Psychic Girl, her martial artist friend does this to her when she was about to place herself in danger.
  • April 1, 2011
    Related to Tap On The Head.
  • April 2, 2011
    This is currently the "sharp shot to the solar plexus" variant of Tap On The Head. It's the sixth paragraph down.

    One variant of Tap On The Head that is fairly common in anime is the "sharp shot to the solar plexus", often used to subdue a struggling person. (It also makes it fairly easy to pick up the now-unconscious person and sling them over one's shoulder for easy carrying.) Its effects are just as exaggerated as the Western version; in real life, such a blow does not cause unconsciousness but does cause the muscles of the diaphragm to spasm uncontrollably, making any activity requiring air very difficult. It is safer than a blow to the throat or the back of the head, but can occasionally lead to dangerous organ or nerve damage and is thus best avoided.

    There are multiple examples on that page, all of which can be extracted and added to this one.
  • October 20, 2012
    Alternatively, this can be merged into that since the principle is the same, it's just a different execution. Discarding.