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->'''Soul''': ''It's okay, cool guys like me see naked women all the time; I'm used to it.''
->'''Blair''': ''Right, [[LampshadeHanging I'm sure that's why your nose is bleeding]].''
-->--''Manga/SoulEater''

In Japanese media, healthy young men who have no other sexual outlet will often suffer nosebleeds upon [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn seeing the naked female body]], or even just a pair of well-filled {{pant|yShot}}ies. It's probably a side effect of HighPressureBlood in a body that's OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank.

The nosebleed is, [[FreudWasRight of course]], a visual shorthand/euphemism for sexual arousal. It is commonly interpreted that way for males and females, with little trickles of blood indicating mild arousal, and gushing fountains of blood indicating erection/extreme arousal in both sexes. It can also be interpreted as shorthand strictly for [[SomethingElseAlsoRises erections]] in males. In that case, when blood shoots from the nose explosively, and in [[OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank ridiculous quantity,]] the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything implication]] would be an [[JizzInMyPants ejaculation.]]

This happens in virtually every anime with {{fanservice}}. It also occasionally appears these days in western media -- especially Webcomics -- which are open about their manga influences. The concept comes from a Japanese old wives' tale, and might be TruthInTelevision[[note]]The nose (according to TheOtherWiki) has erectile tissue that can become engorged during sexual arousal.[[/note]] under ''very'' rare circumstances.

Such a nosebleed frequently results from a PantyShot. Compare VisualInnuendo, SomethingElseAlsoRises, and (the far more realistic) JizzInMyPants. Contrast PsychicNosebleed, where the blood loss is caused by the strain of overusing PsychicPowers, and especially DeadlyNosebleed, which denotes serious physical injury. Both of these overlap with this more than you'd think; arousal could be considered just another way of overexerting yourself, after all. Peeping on naked girls may also result in a nosebleed via a MegatonPunch to the face, but that's not part of this trope.

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* A lot of GirlsLove series have females getting this reaction because of other females. Examples include Sakuya from ''Anime/CandyBoy'', Sumika from ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'', Yuu from ''Manga/OtomeKikanGretel'', Mamiya from ''Manga/KuroganePukapukaTai'', Julia from ''Manga/StrawberryShakeSweet'', etc.
* In ''LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu'', one nosebleed alone is so OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank it makes pools around the bleeder right where it drips. Once, [[LovableSexManiac someone]] even needed a blood transfusion!
* Reimi from ''Manga/BambooBlade'' gets these when she becomes enthralled by the victim of her [[StalkerWithACrush stalking habits]], Miyamiya.
* Happens occasionally, and only during {{filler}} and {{omake}} in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' - usually to Kon, who is a plushie, with no blood... go figure.
* In ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', Kanji's gotten these on a couple of occasions.
* Hideki Motosuwa, the protagonist of ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'', has so many nosebleeds during the series while seeing Chii tumble about that one would think he'd need a transfusion.
* And another female example is Jenny from ''Anime/CosplayComplex'', who [[{{Lolicon}} gets nosebleeds around very young Athena]].
* In possibly [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar the most sexually questionable scene]] of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' (also known as ''Case Closed''), Conan has a nosebleed on listening to Ran relate the events of their bath together. She ignores the suggestion of this trope because he "[[JustAKid is still a child]]", not knowing who Conan really is...
** Happens again, when Ran enters a murder scene [[InnocentFanserviceGirl wearing only a towel]]. Conan turns, gets a NICE view of her [[GagBoobs very ample cleavage]], and nosebleeds so much that he gets a ''GoryDiscretionShot'' for it.
* Kaneru from ''Manga/DoujinWork'', after she gets afflicted with the YaoiFanGirl bug. Maybe it's not ''that'' rare after all.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'': Master Roshi's tendency to spew blood from the nose was actually a vital part of one battle. As Yamcha fought an opponent who was completely invisible, Krillin positioned Roshi just right at the side of the arena, then removed Bulma's top in front of him. The resulting blood spew coated the invisible man, allowing Yamcha to see him and beat him easily. Afterwards, Roshi first yelled angrily at Krillin over potentially having a heart attack before patting him on the head, saying "Good job". As this plot point was too sexual for the [[EditedForSyndication broadcast cut]] of the dub, they replaced it with [[{{Bowdlerise}} some nonsense involving tomato soup]].
* In the ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' episode "Full Swing", a room full of ''female'' government agents all get nosebleeds after witnessing the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything size of the guitar]] Haruko is able to [[ItMakesSenseInContext pull out of Naota's head.]]
-->"Impressive!"
* In ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'', Lieutenant Havoc gets a [[http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb161/NGR_album/222.jpg nosebleed]] after hearing Colonel Mustang's future plans to require female officers to wear miniskirts.
* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''. The OnsenEpisode features [[RefugeInAudacity two particularly bloody (and hilarious) examples]]: while listening in to the girls' conversation through the dividing wall, Kazama, the more naive of the series's ThoseTwoGuys, has a full-on ''[[ImpressivePyrotechnics explosive nosebleed]]'', while the [[LovableSexManiac more experienced]] Kurz merely gushes about a quart per second from both nostrils.
* In the manga ''Manga/FutabaKunChange'', "Bleeding Man" Chiba earned his nickname from this problem, frequently suffering from explosive nosebleeds, often caused by the main character.
* Tomoki in ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' often gets nosebleeds, especially when looking at his stash of dirty magazines.
* Akira from ''Manga/GachaGacha: Secret'' who gets many since he [[GenderBender changes into a girl when he sneezes]] and ends up seeing his love interest (who as a girl he is friends with) naked a lot. He often passes out from the blood loss.
* Happens to Jun after his first combination in ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion''. Interpret that however the hell you want.
* Shuichi from the ''Manga/{{Gravitation}}'' manga doesn't even need bare flesh: his aloof love interest promising to take him on a date if his band sells a million records or saying "Yeah" to his question if he loves him is enough to give him massive nosebleeds.
* ''Anime/GundamSEEDCharacterTheater'' has the cast of SEED Destiny try to break Kira and Lacus up. Lunamaria just happens to scout ahead while Kira and Lacus are making out. The resultant nosebleed sends her [[HighPressureBlood flying a few hundred metres]].
--> '''Lunamaria''': (Her nosebleed sends her flying) "Weapooooon!"
--> '''Rey''': "Lunamaria's been taken down."
--> '''Shinn''': "I wonder what she saw?"
* Bell, the resident {{Meido}} of ''[[Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu Haré+Guu]]'', is prone to massive {{Nosebleed}}s over her master, Weda. They're both female.
* Most of Nube's male students in ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'' have high-pressure nosebleeds upon seeing their classmates (or any other woman, really) either nude or nearly there. This caused [[NobleDemon Minki]] some distress, as she first appeared to [[{{Delinquent}} Katsuya]] and [[IdiotHero Hiroshi]] in a {{Stripperiffic}} outfit... without panties. The resulting fountain coated her in blood.
** Nube himself is also prone to this. [[ChivalrousPervert In his defense]], he only reacts this way upon seeing the amazingly-endowed Ritsuko-sensei [[ClothingDamage in the nude or in lingerie]]. Seeing his [[{{Lolicon}} female students]], [[ClingyJealousGirl Yukime]], or [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Hayame]] naked only causes him embarrassment ''[[PleasePutSomeClothesOn for]]'' [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn the girls]], unless he's outright scolding them (read: [[TheTease Miki]]) for their shamelessness (read: [[GagBoobs Miki's]]).
* Rena Ryuugu in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Rei'' has a nosebleed after she imagines ripping off Keiichi's swimsuit and exposing his [[UnusualEuphemism furry seal]]. [[spoiler:Although she doesn't have another nosebleed after she actually ''sees'' it, [[LuminescentBlush blushing]] instead (just like the rest of the girls).]]
** Keiichi has had a nosebleed in Hirukowashi-hen. Rena also has had more then one nosebleed in the series.
** Rena is actually quite prone to nosebleeds. In the first arc of the visual novel, she has one as a somewhat disturbing reaction to Rika acting adorable, obviously PlayedForLaughs in this situation.
* This happens to {{schoolgirl lesbian|s}} Mitsu from ''Manga/HoneyCrush''. She gets bonus points because she's a ghost and shouldn't even have blood in the first place.
* Yet another female example: Andou from ''Manga/{{Hyakko}}'' gets nosebleeds [[GirlsLove around pretty girls]]. She also checks out Ayumi's panties at one point and announced loudly that is [[BiTheWay she is bisexual.]]
* Subverted in volume 9 of the manga ''Manga/{{Is}}''. At a trip to the beach Nami, in a very revealing outfit, asks protagonist Ichitaka if her swimsuit is sexy. His reaction isn't what she expected and she forces her fingers into his nose, demanding if he shouldn't at least get a nosebleed.
* ''Manga/IkkiTousen'': Koukin suffers from one when he sees Hakufu naked in the Onsen episode.
* ''Manga/{{Kannagi}}'''s Takako is of the YaoiFangirl kind. Happens when she sees [[HoYay friendly interaction]] between Daitetsu and Jin [[spoiler: or even when Akiba brings manga to school, including ones aimed towards girls]].
* ''LightNovel/{{Kanokon}}'' usually averts this. Despite Kouta having a girlfriend whose favorite activity is seducing him with her body and a would-be girlfriend who refuses to be outdone, he almost never nosebleeds. He passes out, runs away or gives in instead.
* Lampshaded in episode 1 of ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' as a CutHimselfShaving: Reverend Fujimoto asks Rin why his nose is bleeding (he's been beaten up by the local bullies) to which he replies that he "ran into a really hot chick" outside.
* Subverted in ''Manga/{{Karin}}'': Karin does have a nosebleed whenever she is near her love interest Kenta Usui, but for ''very'' different reasons. She is a "Blood Maker" [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]], who produces more blood when she is around depressed people. The result is a literal HighPressureBlood situation, wherein it actually explodes from her veins in a spectacular fashion if she can't bite someone and inject them with the excess blood, which, incidentally, cures their depression. To down the gore factor, the blood is portrayed as ''flowers'' exploding from her nose -- at least, until it settles and we see the room soaked in blood.
** In the manga there are no flowers. Just blood. So much blood...
* Kakuka, a lesbian from ''[[VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou Shin Koihime Musou]]'' gets quite an [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated version]] of this trope. The slightest perverted thought will create a spew of blood so large that she can actually use it as a weapon.
* Günter in ''LightNovel/KyouKaraMaou'' has severe cases of nosebleeds rather frequently. Bonus points for the fact that these are caused by [[YaoiGuys Yuri, who happens to be a guy as well]].
* ''Manga/LoveHina'': Keitaro is known by his female friends for his nosebleeds, the usual result of his seeing too much female skin, to the extent that when at one point it fails to happen, Naru becomes suspicious.
* First chapter of ''Anime/MagicalPokaan'': while casting a spell, Yuuma summons a magical wind that lifts her skirt... just enough for Dr. K-ko's aide to see her ''[[PantyShot not wearing panties]]''. His nosebleed is so hard he gets sent out flying across the room... ''multiple times, only to stop after hitting K-ko in the head and knocking her out!''.
* [[TheOjou Ayaka Yukihiro]], in the manga version of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', nosebleeds upon seeing Negi in a compromising position. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] once by Kotaro: "Are you some kind of pervert?"
** She also gets an especially explosive nosebleed when she sees Negi [[InstantCosplaySurprise dressed up]] in a [[FetishFuel fox girl costume.]] It actually [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v11/c090/9.html knocks her over]].
*** Chapter 296 has her getting a small one upon hearing that Negi will "Personally punish" those that forgot their summer homework. Shen then confesses to not having done her's either [[RuleOfFunny (just after criticizing the class for not having done it.)]]
*** Chapter 340 has poor Ayaka suffering from this trope '''thrice''' [[UpToEleven with the pressure of an out-of-control fire hose]]: ''first'', during one of her {{Imagine Spot}}s, where she sees him proposing to her; ''second'', even after managing to make a [[SayItWithHearts cute heart shape out of the blood from the first one]], upon seeing [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v37/c340/8.html Negi in a cute sailor girl outfit,]] complete with collapsing in a large pool of her own blood; AND ''third'', [[spoiler:upon hearing from [[TeamPet Chamo]] that she ''needs to kiss Negi'' to complete the Pactio...]]
** Negi himself is apparently too young to get nosebleeds. However, he's not above a SpitTake through the nose.
** [[WeaselMascot Chamo]] gets one when Haruna [[ArtInitiatesLife creates]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v19/c175/7.html Dark Nodoka]]. Oddly, it seems to be not a result of sexual arousal, but because of the {{Squee}} that occurs when he thinks that Nodoka is getting serious with Negi.
** Setsuna gets one when she sees Konoka in her bathing suit in the first OVA after they jump out of the plane.
* ''Anime/{{Mai-HIME}}'': When he spies Kuga Natsuki without panties (due to the efforts of a PantyThief), a member of the Fuuka Academy kendo team actually passes out because of a veritable pair of blood fountains that erupt from his nose.
* Kanako, the female protagonist of ''Manga/MariaHolic'', is extremely prone to these whenever she sees a cute girl.
** Nosebleed is also the name of the anime's OP.
* Mayu from ''Manga/MonochromeFactor'' is a RareFemaleExample. Her severe obsession with anything bishounen causes her to have massive nosebleeds every now and then.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Whenever Naruto uses his Sexy Jutsu in front of one of his (male) elders, they almost always have a massive nosebleed that knocks them off their feet. The blood, however, is completely edited out in the English TV broadcast version, although it is still intact on DVD.
** Sakura, of all people, gets a nosebleed upon seeing Konohamaru's Oiroke no Jutsu: Otoko no Ko Doushi (Sexy Technique: Guy Companions). [[YaoiFangirl Someone]] really likes the YaoiGuys. (This scene was cut from the anime. [[DoubleStandard Looks like topless girls cuddling, while barely covered by CensorSteam, is okay for mainstream airing, but Yaoi guys are still considered a taboo.]])
* ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' has a weird example in episode 7. The gang of ninja has a group nosebleed...in response to [[DirtyOldMan Onsokumaru]] shapeshifting to completely cover [[TokenMiniMoe Miyabi's]] body, and generating a pair of GagBoobs.
* Sanji from ''Franchise/OnePiece'' is often seen nose bleeding. One other, rather peculiar example of this trope in the series is when Brook nosebleeds, because he is just a skeleton (with an afro) that has no blood in his entire body.
** Shortly before chapter 600, [[spoiler:the crew was separated for about 2 years in the story for off-screen training arcs. Sanji spent the entire time on his own personal hell island, being trained by ugly transvestite men who were trying to seduce and convert him]]. [[spoiler:Upon his return,]] Sanji was so susceptible to women that viewing them gave him nosebleeds that would rocket him back. In one chapter, just turning in the direction of one of his female crewmates, with his eyes closed, caused him to rocket nearly off their pirate ship. [[spoiler:He had to be given a blood transfusion, and was shown visibly desiccated from blood loss.]]
*** There has been a total deconstruction of this trope in chapter 609. [[spoiler: As you would expect, Sanji got a massive nosebleed upon arriving on Fishman Island and seeing the mermaids, to the point where it has become likely that he would quickly die without a transfusion. Good thing the Straw Hats found human donors.]]
** The funniest one is Episode 128 in the anime, when Sanji suggests they all peep into the ladies' bath at Alubarna. Nami responds to this with "Happiness Punch"--she gives them exactly what they want ''by flashing them''. They all get massive nosebleeds: Sanji, Luffy, Usopp, Chopper, Igaram, King Cobra, even a camel. (All but Zoro, [[NoSenseOfDirection who probably got lost]].)
** Funny enough, in Episode 341, Usopp saw Nami totally naked, and ''[[{{subverted}} didn't get a nosebleed]]''. But he did bow and thank her, though.
* This happens in the ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' manga to Tamaki when he sees Haruhi in a dress. Hikaru and Kaoru notice this and call him a pervert. However, because Tamaki doesn't actually realize that he's in love with Haruhi, he thinks he just hit his nose. Honey then tries to administer "first-aid" by hitting him with a karate chop, which just makes it worse.
* In ''ParadiseKiss'', Yukari provides a female example when introduced to [[{{bishonen}} hair stylist Seiji Kisaragi]].
* A rather amusing example happened in ''Pastel''; the protagonist's sexy stepmother went to their school to bring him his lunch. One thing led to another and she inexplicably decided to be the class's swimming coach. This led to so many of the boys getting nosebleeds that the pool itself was stained in blood! Soon after the protagonist realized that his stepmother still hadn't left the school as evidenced by all the blood stains in the school corridors!
* In ''PlasticLittle'', a character suffers an explosive nose bleed while scuba diving in a tank full of predatory fish. Nothing really comes of it.
* Mikan in ''{{Potemayo}}'' suffers several massive nosebleeds fantasizing about Sunao, often resulting in her being hauled off to the hospital.
* Ryoma gets a nosebleed the first time he sees Rouge in the ''PowerStone'' AnimatedAdaptation, despite his attempts to cover it up. [[BellyDancer But who wouldn't get one in the first place?]]
* Ryōga in ''RanmaOneHalf''. Even when he's P-chan the pig. This often confused Akane. Why should MarshmallowHell arouse a pig?
** Notably, he's immune to Ranma's naked female body (except on one or two occasions, though he normally may get a [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn little flustered]] at most), because he considers [[TheRival his rival]] to be nothing if not 100% male. ''Any other'' naked woman will have this effect, regardless of his feelings for her.
** There was also an episode centered around a child who could read minds. When he peeks into the thoughts of [[DirtyOldMan Happosai]], he gets a brief nosebleed before going pale and fainting.
* Kokoa, Moka's little sister, in ''RosarioToVampire'' frequently displays nosebleeds at the sight of ''female'' fanservice.
** It's also a running gag involving Tsukune in the anime. It's utterly ''torrential'' when [[spoiler: Yukari uses a voodoo doll to make him pull Kurumu's panties down ''right in front of Moka!'' Naturally, Kurumu has no complaints.]]
** And let's not forget that SkirtsAndLadders moment with Moka and Tsukune close to the end of the werewolf episode...
** In the manga, Tsukune's first nosebleed is after his and Moka's CrashIntoHello and subsequent [[UnfortunateImplications landing]]. When Moka tries to wipe it off, the scent of blood gets to her and... ''[[KissOfTheVampire Kapuchuu...]]''
* In the ''RumicWorld'' short story "Excuse me for being a dog!" the protagonist (and his father) changes into a dog whenever he bleeds. Unfortunately for him, he's a boxer, and his nose is his weak spot. His father tries to train him ''not'' to bleed (or punishes him) by showing him centerfolds from nudie magazines.
* This happens to Luke in ''TheSacredBlacksmith'' when Cecily's armor cracks and falls off, exposing her naked breasts.
* Minako in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has a nosebleed after imagining taking a bath with one of the members of the band "The Three Lights". And in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' she has a explosive nosebleed (and faints) after being kissed on the lips by a {{bishounen}} villain she has the hots for. Also in the ''Sailor V'' manga, regular male nosebleeds are seen several times.
** In one of the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga side stories, several characters (including Mamoru) have these induced by two half-dressed female elementary school students.
* Kudou Yuuichi in ''SenseiNoOjikan'' has huge, fountaining nosebleeds whenever he imagines [[YaoiGuys doing naughty things with his male classmate Suetake Kenta]].
* The eponymous character of ''Manga/SoulEater'' is very prone to this, which is a source of annoyance to both himself (it ruins his 'cool guy' persona) and his meister Maka.
** [[spoiler: Reversed to delicious irony in the "Lust Chapter", where the characters suffer a GenderBender. Maka may be [[{{Tsundere}} her mother's daughter]], but here [[LovableSexManiac she is her father's son]], and is the one nosebleeding when she... er, ''he'' sees the ''very'' well-endowed [[GagBoobs girl!Black Star]].]]
-->[[spoiler:I've just learned what it is to be a man.]]
** Hero gets one when he storms into the girl's locker room.
* Kaname in ''S.S. Astro'' anytime she sees Izumi in the way she thinks is very cute.
* In one episode of the ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'' anime, Keele turns bright red and falls over with blood streaming from his nose at the sight of Minima clad in only a towel.
* Tenchi in the HotSpringsEpisode of ''[[TenchiMuyo Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki]]''.
* Tasuke Yasuda (and his equally perverted little brother) gets these all the time in ''TenshiNaKonamaiki'', although the blood is for some reason pink, as are occasional full body blushes.
* During the BeachEpisode of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', when Nia emerges in a thin bathing suit, there's a machine-gun edit '''{{montage}}''' of nosebleeds from the male cast.
** Post TimeSkip, Kittan for [[{{Stripperiffic}} Yoko]]. Of course, her clothes were [[UpToEleven even more]] {{Stripperiffic}} [[MsFanservice than usual]].
* Played with in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. Touma suffers a normal nosebleed in the middle of the night, and while stumbling around for a tissue accidentally wakes up the half-dressed girl sleeping nearby. Quickly realizing that this seems somewhat incriminating, Touma hastily points out that the whole nosebleed thing is an old wives' tale and that he wasn't actually ogling her. Then he gets beat up for not being attracted to her.
** Shiage gets one when he sees a PlayboyBunny, his {{Fetish}}.
* Happens to Morinaga in the BoysLove manga ''TheTyrantFallsInLove'' when he moves in temporarily with Tatsumi who often walks around bare chested and thus causes Morinaga to nosebleed.
* Raiel from ''ViolinistOfHameln'' suffers from a variation of this. Instead of being triggered by anything remotely lewd, he suffers catastrophic nasal bloodloss just from standing too close to a female. Apparently, he's just that sensitive. Once as a child, a young girl told him she liked him. After being drenched in the resulting high-pressure spray, she suffered a mental breakdown and never smiled again.
* Sunako from ''TheWallflower'' has such an aversion to anything she considers bright or beautiful that seeing anyone male or female she considers to be a "Bright Creature" causes her to spout torrents of blood out of her nose. The male cast members also inflict nosebleeds on almost every girl they meet.
* Happens to Satou once in ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK''. Interestingly enough, despite being linked to arousal, it's a regular, realistic nosebleed instead of an explosive fountain of blood.
* All the male officers of Bokuto Precinct in ''YoureUnderArrest'', but most notably Ken Nakajima, spring major nosebleeds the first time they meet new officer Aoi Futaba, who is beautiful, kind, highly accomplished and generally everything one might want in a woman. There's just one minor problem: [[UnsettlingGenderReveal Aoi isn't a woman...]] ([[TransSexual Biologically speaking, at least]])
--> '''Nakajima:''' All I have to say is, this whole thing shrivels the morale of the men!
--> '''Natsumi:''' Pervert.
--> '''Nakajima:''' ''No!'' All I meant to say is, this whole business is swelling out of control!
--> '''Yoriko:''' Oh, you're one to talk, Mr. Nosebleed...
* Happens quite often in the manga series ''Instant Teen Just Add Nuts'', a series about a girl who transforms into an adult woman after eating magical nuts.
* Ilya of ''FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya'' is another female who gets nosebleeds... [[BrotherSisterIncest over her brother]]. [[EmpathicWeapon Ruby]] then proceeds to use the blood from her nosebleed to create a contract with her.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' tells you quite clearly how much of a ChasteHero Hayate is when he sees [[FanNickname Izu-nyan]] 'attacking'. Hinagiku and he don't have this reaction, while still showing other reactions associated with it.
* Lampshaded in chapter 1 of ''Manga/AneDoki'' when 17-year-old girl Natsuki flirts with 13-year-old boy Kouta. She's initially worried at the sight of him bleeding, but then says, "Oh, that's right; guys your age get nosebleeds really easily." Thus reassured, she returns her attention to her cooking.
* Becomes a running gag in the manga ''KanojoWaKannouShousetsuka''. Shiina Keisuke, the main character, becomes the editor of an S&M author whose work he ''really'' admires. As part of his job is to hear out new plotlines (and Kuroki Chihiro, the author, does "hands-on" research), he is constantly affected. However, this is quickly {{Lampshaded}} when Chihiro's maid begins to follow him around with a box of tissues, or when Chihiro refuses to start work until Keisuke blocks his nose somehow.
* Military crazed policeman Volvo Saigo in ''{{Kochikame}}'' is very unaccustomed with women which he always gets nosebleeds whenever he gets physically or mentally contacted with the protagonist women. Ryotsu also gets occasional cases.
* Lampshaded and subverted in AsuNoYoichi. Ibuki accuses Yoichi of having a nosebleed for thinking perverse thoughts (a frequent occurrence, thanks to Yoichi being an AccidentalPervert). Yoichi counters by saying it's because he had one because she had just ''hit him in the face multiple times''.
* [[{{Meido}} Maylene]] from ''Manga/BlackButler'' gets more than one of these when [[YaoiFangirl she hears Sebastian making ambiguous comments to Ciel.]]
* ''MacrossFrontier'''s Ranka Lee goes GlamorousWartimeSinger on a Zentradi Marine Regiment, causing some noses to explode from sheer {{Moe}}ness.
* Keima of ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' can apparently do this ''at will''.
-->'''Keima:''' Tch...what a bad, [[{{Stripperiffic}} westernized taste]]. Oops, I'm supposed to be her fan. ([[HighPressureBlood explosive nosebleed]])
* Discussed and immediately thereafter [[RuleOfFunny played straight]] in ''TheWeathermanIsMyLover'' during the HotSpringsEpisode.
* In one episode of ''{{Durarara}}'', the slimeball thug Horoda gets a realistic looking nosebleed after looking at the rather large-breasted Anri. This leads to a somewhat amusing scene when Shizuo arrives. Horoda upon seeing Shizuo fearfully sucks the blood back up his nose. When Shizuo notices Horoda and other thugs surrounding Anri, the blood runs back out of his nose as if the sight of Shizuo gave him a nosebleed. Shizuo promptly flies into one of his trademark [[UnstoppableRage unstoppable rages]].
* In ''[[Manga/KOn K-On!]]'', Mio tripped on a cord, and the way she got up gave the audience a PantyShot. The entire performance was saved on DVD, and when 1st-year Azusa (who didn't know what had happened) expressed a desire to see it, Yamanaka-sensei had Ritsu and Yui restrain Mio so Azusa could watch. Cue the small streams of blood at the aforementioned point of the recording.
* In ''Anime/MaiOtomeZwei'', Kazuya gets a nosebleed after Anh Lu rips off the tops of the bathing suits of several of the other Otome, including her own. In response, Akane slaps him and calls him a pervert.
* At the start of ''NagasareteAirantou'', [[CelibateHero Ikuto]] could easily be knocked weak or unconscious by one of his frequent geyser nosebleeds. Later on, he [[TookALevelInBadass toughens up]] and manages to stay active despite his nosebleeds. It's also an example of a functional nosebleed, as opposed to just shorthand for arousal; other characters actively comment on it like it were the weather and its spray conveniently blinded another character once.
** As of chapter 139 of the manga, Ikuto is up to 150 nosebleeds.
* [[YuriFan Chitose]] of Manga/YuruYuri will react this way whenever she fantasizes about [[ShipperOnDeck Kyouko and Ayano]], at least OnceAnEpisode. Now much does she nosebleed? Her twin sister Chizuru noticed her notebook was full of blood stains.
* [[Manga/{{Fujimura-kunMates}} Fujimura-kun Meitsu]]: [[LovableSexManiac Eriko Usami]] in particular and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/fujimura_kun_meitsu/v01/c002/12.html a few others]] in general, except [[TheStraightMan Fujimura]] himself.
* Sanae from SquidGirl gets these all the time. Sometimes it's from just being a pervert at the thought of just being around Squid Girl. Most of the time though, it's brought on when Squid Girl knocks her into the sand for trying to get too close. Either way, Sanae is in bliss when it happens.
** And get this; during Chapter 142, (or, in the anime, Season 2 Episode 5.3) Squid Girl tells Takeru that walls are quiet, but if a object is thrown, that object will bounce off the wall. She even demonstrates by throwing a ball at the wall...only for it to hit Squid Girl in the face, causing her to suffer a nosebleed, only instead of blood, it's just ink.
* Happens to [[http://manga.animea.net/oboretai-chapter-2-page-5.html Miyako Shizutani]] from the short manga ''Oboretai'', as she watches her co-worker Takamura take nude pictures of some cute models and tells them to relax. She imagines that he's talking to her and then starts nosebleeding as a sign of how much this DefrostingIceQueen is suddenly starting to get turned on by him...
* Happens to Natsuru Senou in LightNovel/{{Kampfer}} during one of the bonus episodes of the manga. Seeing ''the reflection of her own half-naked body'' makes her nosebleed. Then again, Natsuru is a [[GenderBender boy that has been genderbent into an incredibly hot girl]], so no big surprise here.
* In ''HanaKimi'' Sano gets the more realistic version when seeing [[SweetPollyOliver Mizuki]] in a skirt (and a [[DangerouslyShortSkirt short one]] to boot!) for the first time.
* Played with at the end of ''Anime/SummerWars''. Kenji already had a variant of PsychicNosebleed from [[MundaneMadeAwesome mathing his brains out]], so when Natsuki kisses him on the cheek, it kind of...gushes.
* {{Discussed}} in ''Manga/BloodLad'' when Wolf gets this after seeing [[MsFanservice Fuyumi]] dressed in a PlayboyBunny style costume.
-->"Is he getting excited over the girl?!"
-->"You can't find that sort of cheesy reaction even in {{Shounen}} manga these days."
* In the ''Franchise/LupinTheThird" movie "The Pursuit Of Harimao's Treasure" Lupin and the gang have to get past some soldiers who are checking their wagon for smuggled goods. Lupin shows the investigating soldier his pornography collection, upon which the soldier promptly faints and is propelled out of the wagon with a spurt of blood from his nose.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' FanFiction [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3137871/1/Hero-High Hero High]], Ben gets hit in the face to which the girl he has a crush on comes to check if he is ok. His nose starts to bleed from the injury and rushes inside the [=RV=] when the girl questions this reaction. At this point Gwen alludes to another reason his nose is bleeding.
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* In a rare live action example, Heishiro, the protagonist of the film ''Samurai Fiction'' (itself an AffectionateParody of the [[JidaiGeki chanbara genre]]), reacts to the sight of his love interest with a nosebleed. Twice.
* One of the [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory many possible explanations]] for Henry's nosebleed in ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}''.
* In the live-action movie of ''LovelyComplex'', this is a RunningGag with Suzuki.
* The killer in ''Valentine'' suffered from nosebleeds, and is used as the RevealingInjury at the end of the film.
* Happens to Eric in ''Film/TimAndEricsBillionDollarMovie''.
* In the Korean film ''Lost and Found (Sweet Lies)'', Dong-Sik tries to convince the amnesiac Ji-Ho (who actually is faking amnesia) that he is her boyfriend, making up a bunch of fake dates they went on and claiming to have once gotten a nosebleed around her.
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* Surprisingly, mentioned in Meir Shalev's ''Esau''; the narrator says that a book about seduction "had photos that caused me to urgently need a blood transfusion".
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* In ''{{Frasier}}'', Niles gets nosebleeds around Daphne quite frequently (and also whenever he tells a lie).
* In an episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Barney agrees to teach a socially inept male co-worker how to hit on women. Barney discovers, to his dismay, that the guy in question can't even talk to attractive women without suffering a nosebleed (it occurs every time he gets an erection). Learning that his co-worker was a former police officer, Barney decides to try passing it off as an injury acquired in the line of duty -- and somehow, this actually works.
* ''{{Bottom}}'' - Mentioned in passing by Eddie in "Contest" when having the [[ItsNotPornItsArt Art vs. Pornography argument]] with Richie. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEVu-1-pDAY#t=169 Argument can be viewed here.]]
--> '''Eddie:''' There's those three birds on the top of the third pillar from the left [''in The Sistine Chapel''] with the bit of blue ribbon. Gaww! Some of the things they're doing would make your nose bleed!
* Han Seul when he spots his first love (and whenever he thinks about her), in the KoreanSeries ''TwinkleTwinkle''.
* An episode of ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' began with Frank running into the bar, falling on his face, and getting a massive nosebleed. He proceeds to tell the gang that he's in trouble because his business partner in a beauty pagent was arrested for coming on to one of the contestants. It turns out, this is a pagent for '''children''', and Franks spends the majority of the episode trying to convince everyone that he is [[AllMenArePerverts not a pervert]]. However, with this trope in mind, his constant nosebleeds take on a whole new meaning.
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* "Did we go too far, is that why your nose is bleeding?" Maxïmo Park, "Nosebleed"
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* Brooklyn Luckfield from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is easily flustered, thus almost always in danger of getting hit with this trope. Not to mention his teammate is one flamboyant, cheery MsFanservice who wouldn't mind teasing him on his nosebleed tendencies.
* ''DeadRising'': If Frank takes a picture that the game labels as "erotica" he will have a nosebleed for a few minutes afterwards.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', Kanji gets one of these during the HorribleCampingTrip.
** Miyabi ''Hana''kou''ji'' of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'' got her nickname, ''Hanaji'', when she had a [[AmbiguouslyGay nosebleed in the girls' locker room]]. It seemed to be just a wrong-place-wrong-time scenario. Though she did have the hots for a certain visual kei rocker boy (girlyman) for a while.
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearAcid'', there are bonus 'model cards' with pictures of sexy Japanese women on them. If Teliko uses one of these cards, [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday they have no effect]]. If Snake uses one of these cards, he gains the BLEEDING status for ten turns.
* A lot of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fanart likes to depict Ran Yakumo getting epic nosebleeds around [[strike:Chen]] ''[[SayMyName CHEEEEEEEEEEN!!]]''
** And by epic, we mean the [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/373614 Nosebleed Spark]]. [[MemeticMutation It's turning into a meme in itself]].
** There's also some fanart where Sakuya gets these around Remilia.
* Parodied in ''NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle''. Travis suffers a major nosebleed when Sylvia kisses his beam katana, incidentally located near his crotch. Of course, it's kinda hard to notice since [[SomethingElseAlsoRises his beam katana also extends at the same time.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4| A Promise Unforgotten}}'' a naked [[HornyDevils succubus]] is capable of inducing a nosebleed powerful enough to ''weaponize'' (which is exactly what they do in one of their magichange skills).
* In the CardBattleGame ''VideoGame/WeissSurvive'': Takeshi and the old man together. %% This entry was added automatically by FELH2. In case the wording doesn't make sense, rewrite it as you like, remove this comment and tell this troper.
* This trope is the only possible explanation for the golden hip special having a bloodshed rating in the ''WWE Day Of Reckoning'' games.
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* Referenced in ''Webcomic/TheLounge'' for one of their [[http://thelounge.comicgenesis.com/d/20081229.html strip titles]]. But you could pretty easily imagine it happening in this one.
* ''Webcomic/OtterSoldiers'': This trope is mentioned and refuted in the [[http://iperyys.net/ssos/fyi.html#juststuff FYI section]], where it is subverted: one of the main characters suffers from frequent nosebleeds for perfectly genuine reasons.
* Vashiel from ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' can't seem to stop having these after seeing Ash naked. Ash has a female ([[GenderBender sorta]]) example of the nosebleed [[http://www.misfile.com/?page=592 here]], complete with GhostLights, followed by a LuminescentBlush.
** [[http://www.misfile.com/index.php?page=1095 Vashiel later gets a job working under Dr. Upton.]] HilarityEnsues.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' uses this trope [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20080918.html a]] [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20090212.html lot,]] almost always inflicting the effect on Gary. Well, such problems aren't surprising when you're a geeky straight guy (and a hopeless manga fan, too) with two casually sexy roommates. Oddly enough, one of the comic's most spectacular nosebleed was in a [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/banananan_-_guest guest strip.]]
* In a similar vein, Ron from the comic strip ''Electronic Tigers'' will have his [[{{Your Head A Splode}}head explode]] under these conditions (although it takes more than most other examples on this page).
* In ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'', if a character goes beyond a LuminescentBlush, he (or she) [[http://twokinds.keenspot.com/archive.php?p=352 starts to nosebleed]].
* Almost [[http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/7839/asnano61yo9.jpg every male]] in the ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' FanWebComic ''[[http://ashitahadocchida.sakura.ne.jp/top.html A's/StrikerS Nano]]'' are prone to this… [[http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/46/strikersnano29trmp6.png a lot of the females too]], come to think of it.
* ''Webcomic/{{Tailsteak}}'' [[http://www.tailsteak.com/archive.php?num=274 explains it all]].
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1528 does it]] with a deconstruction-y feeling.
** Later played with- it occurs right about when you'd expect, but then its hinted that the air was just really dry.
** The newspost for [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2001 this comic]] does the opposite, suggesting that a dramatic nosebleed is in fact brought on by erotic longing
* [[http://omaketheater.com/comic/8/ This]] OmakeTheater comic, combined with OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank.
* Played for artistic effect in ''Webcomic/TheSpaceBetween'', when Frank gets flashed by Sam.
* Happens in ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'' to Bishop on a few occasions. Some people are aware of the implications, some aren't; at one point, K accidentally shows off her cleavage, then thinks that Bishop's resulting nosebleed was because she hit him too hard. With a pillow.
* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'':
** Sister Japan suffers when Holland and Denmark kidnap Germany and start touching him up in front of her.
** In a [[http://satwcomic.com/ungodly-surprise/ later comic]], Faroe Islands has the same reaction as sister Japan when Holland and Denmark start making out in front of them.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Chainsawsuit}}'' there's a kid who's forever nosebleeding because he's at [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2008/08/06/strip-36/ Super Boobs-Look-At High School]] and he's a hopeless nerd. Also got [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2010/11/10/ten-years-of-webcomics/ very]], [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2011/03/22/super-space-final-exam/ very]] HighPressureBlood.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Seekers}}'', Giselda gives a wingling merchant a gusher when she tries on a dress right at his stall, which lacked a dressing room.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}'', when [[SchoolGirlLesbian Maria]] sees [[http://littlelynn84.deviantart.com/?loggedin=1#/d399r6r Rain in a gym outfit]], she has one, preceded with LuminescentBlush and comboed with ColorFailure, [[{{Animesque}} basically highlighting]] three anime tropes at once.
* In ''Webcomic/SlimyThief'' one of Azamat's costumers, a samurai, gets a bad nosebleed when he sees Aisha's [[BreastExpansion breasts get bigger]]. Aisha and Azamat are freaked out by it but he [[JustifiedTrope explains]] that his people angred a goddess who curse them to get nosebleed when they become aroused.
* ''Webcomic/{{Altermeta}}'' does this to [[http://altermeta.net/archive.php?comic=101 Sasha]].
* [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera Erik]] has this reaction to the lack of female attire in ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'', which lends itself to some BaitAndSwitch jokes as he is also [[MurderIsTheBestSolution notoriously violent]]. So where did that blood come from?
* In ''Webcomic/{{Positivity}}'''s [[http://positivity.thecomicseries.com/comics/24/ "Nosebleed"]] strip, someone in a green top sees someone leaning over and gets a nosebleed. They then spend the rest of the comic questioning why they didn't [[AmbiguousGender get a boner or become moist]] instead.
* ''Webcomic/TokiNoTanaka'': Satoru gets hit with a minor case of this when Chihiro starts [[http://www.tokinotanaka.com/comic/episode-1-page-14/ massaging him]].
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* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', [[ThePaladin Nesa]] [[ChivalrousPervert Mikoto's]] nose starts to bleed whenever he thinks of naughty things or sees women in skimpy clothing.
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