Growling Gut / Anime and Manga

  • Happens several times to Index’s on A Certain Magical Index.
  • Sugar's stomach growled in the first episode of A Little Snow Fairy Sugar.
  • AIR episodes 1 and 2.
  • On Akatsuki No Yona, Yona's stomach growled in episode 3.
  • Played for Drama in the film Arashi no Yoru ni where Gabu the wolf desperately fights his hunger when his best friend Mei the goat offers himself as a meal to Gabu.
  • In episode 10 of ARIA Origination to Aika.
  • Happens alot to Akihisa in Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts.
  • Happens to Lync in Bakugan New Vestroia episode 11.
  • Happens a lot in Battle B*Daman. Most notably during the neon city story arc.
  • Happens a lot in Ben-To and it's awesome like episode 2.
  • On the episode "L-Drago Destructor" of Beyblade: Metal Fury, Benkei's and Madoka's stomachs growled and while hiding in a barn, Gingka's stomach growled.
    • Madoka and Kenta's stomach growled on the episode "The Mysterious Hyoma" from Beyblade: Metal Fusion.
  • Sven's stomach growls constantly through episodes 1 and 2 of Black Cat.
  • Happens in Bleach to Orihime a few times after she denied being hungry when Kukaku Shiba served Ichigo's group dinner in "Assemble The 13 Divisions". This also happens to Rukia during a flashback to her days as a Rookie Soul Reaper in the episode "Testament, Your Heart is Right Here". And episode 194.
  • Happens to Saya in "Blood+"in the episodes 1,2,3,7,17,19,34.
  • Happens to Beauty twice in the episode of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, "Wacky Quacker Cooks His Own Goose".
  • Happens in Brave10 when Saizo meets Isanami and she offers to buy him food, despite his reluctance to get involved.
  • It happened to Chaika the Coffin Princess in episode 5.
  • Happens to Chihaya in episode 8 of Chihayafuru.
  • Happens in Chobits episode 16.
  • Happens in Code Geass episode 19.
  • In episodes 41, and 43 of D.Gray-Man it happens.
  • In Darker Than Black, Hei's stomach sometimes does this at moments that derive humor from him being a Big Eater.
  • In Date A Live, it happens to Yoshino in episode 5.
  • This trope didn’t occur much on Digimon, although it was mentioned several times.
    • One occurrence: During the episode, “The Birth of Greymon”, Izzy’s stomach growls while he’s trying to figure out how the Digivice works.
    • In the episode "Black War Greymon's Destiny" , Armadillomon’s stomach growls.
    • Yolei's stomach growls in the episode "Digimon World Tour Part 3".
    Yolei: (after her stomach growls) We don't need a translator to explain that.
    Sora: We may not understand each other, but growling tummies are universal.
    • Guilmon's stomach growled in the third season episode, "Homeward Bound", Antylamon gets this in "Rabbit Transit" and Takato's stomach growled in "Beezlemon's Big Day".
    • Agumon's stomach growls on the first episode of the fifth season, "Savers/Data Squad".
    • From Digimon Fusion, Archelomon's stomach growled in the episode "Island Zone in Chaos." Wisemon's stomach growled in the episode "Lost in Digital Space."
    • Shoutmon's stomach growls in the episode "Psyche Out in Cyber Land".
  • On "Doki Doki! Pretty Cure", it happen to Mana on episodes 3 and 31
  • Goku’s stomach growls numerous times on Dragon Ball Z.
  • Ai's stomach growls two times in Dragon Crisis! in episode 6. Since Ai is a werewolf, her stomach growls are enough to frighten people.
  • Happens alot in episode 9 of Fairy Tail.
  • In Fate/stay night it happens in episodes 4 and 10.
  • On episode 47 of "Fresh Pretty Cure!", Azukina's stomach growled and Love, Inori, and Miki stomach growled on episode 20.
  • Happens to Yuki in episode 14 of Fruits Basket.
  • In Fushigiboshi no Futagohime, it happens to Fine in episode 2, Fine and Rein in episode 27, then Fine's stomach growled at the beginning of episode 31 and in the same episode Altezza's stomach growled at least 5 times.
  • This happens to Edward due to hunger in the episode "Be Thou for The People" of Fullmetal Alchemist.
  • On Futari wa Pretty Cure, it happened to Nagisa a couple of times in episodes 34.
  • In episode 45 of Fushigi Yuugi, Miaka and Tamahome are about to have sex before the Final Battle (in spite of Miaka's Virgin Power, just in case Tamahome dies). Just before they go all the way, Miaka's stomach grumbles, which creates a lot of awkwardness. (Miaka is embarrassed, and Tamahome loses his mojo.)
  • Happens in the two episodes of Gokicha! Cockroach Girl!!
  • On "Happiness Charge Pretty Cure", it happens to Hime on episode 6 and 21, Megumi on episode 12 and Yuko on episode 15.
  • Guilty Crown Episode 1. *Himouto! Umaru-chan Episode 11.
  • In the pilot of GUN×SWORD, Van's growling stomach is the only warning that he's about to collapse from hunger. Happens to other characters later in the series, too, As Wendy in episode 4.
  • Hamtaro
    • In the episode, "Stan and Sandy Make Up", while the Ham-Hams are making a big birthday cake for Stan and Sandy, Boss’ stomach growls in the process. After they finish, Hamtaro and Bijou admire the cake, and both their stomachs growl at the exact same time.
    • In another episode this happens to Nin-Ham. He was hungry after his long journey.
  • On Hime-chan no Ribbon, Hime-chan's stomach growled in episode 6 when she's at the park.
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan R episodes 1 and 2
  • In Honey and Clover it happens in episodes 21 and 22.
  • On Hyper Police, it happened to Natsuki in episode 8.
  • InuYasha: Suzuna in "The Beautiful Sisters Apprentices". Rin in "Jaken Falls Ill". This happens to InuYasha and Shippo in the beginning of the episode "A Strange Invisible Demon Appears!"
  • It happened to Izetta: the Last Witch in episode 2.
  • In Jewelpet Happiness, Nene Konoe' stomach growls in episode 1. Ruruka thinks it's actually Chiari, but Nene confesses it's her while blushing from embarrassment.
  • In JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: DIU Koichi's tummy growls in episode 8,"Yukako Yamagashi Fall's in love: pt 1" and episode 20, "Yukako wants to be like Cinderella"___________________________________________________________
  • It happened episode 8 of Kantai Collection.
  • Happens to Usi Kenta in the Karin anime in episodes 3, 5 and 17.
  • In the episode "Island of the Lost Warrior" from "Kirby of the Stars", Kirby gets stranded on a desert island with Tiff, Tuff, Fololo, and Falala. While Tiff tries to think of a way to get off the island, her stomach growls, and they forage for food.
  • Happens in episode 9 of Koi Koi 7.
  • Happened to Yuu on episode 2 of Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?.
  • Happens frequently in Gourmet Girl Graffiti, as it is a series about eating. A more exaggerated example is in episode 12, when Ryou's stomach in during her graduation ceremony growls so loud that even her cousin Kirin, sitting way in the back in the family members section, heard it.
  • It happens in episode 8 of La Corda D'oro.
  • Mari's stomach growls due to hunger in Love Live Sunshine episode 10.
  • On Lord Marksman and Vanadis, Mila's stomach growled in episode 5.
  • On Lucky Star, Konata's stomach growled twice in episodes 3 and 11.
    • Kagami's stomach growled twice in Lucky Star OVA when the girls are going camping.
  • Mai-HiMe: Mikoto in episodes 2, 3, 9 and 26.
  • Happens to Aliviss in MÄR episode 47.
  • On Ojamajo Doremi, Doremi, Aiko and Hazuki's stomachs growled in the episode "To the Witch World!"
    • Aiko's stomach growled in the episode "I Can Meet Mom! Aiko's Tearful Reunion" of Ojamajo Doremi Sharp.
  • Happens to Genki on an episode of Monster Rancher and to Suezo on another episode, but it surprisingly never happened to Mochi considering that he's the one who's always hungry.
  • Happens to Elma in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid since she initially refused to eat any food on Earth due to the Alien Non-Interference Clause like episode 8 and 10.
  • Occurs as a Running Gag in My Monster Secret, where Youko's attempts to be a "cool beauty" are often undermined by her stomach growling. It's even been used to find her in at least one chapter where she was trying to hide from someone.
  • Happens to various characters in Naruto, most often Naruto himself. It also happens to Sakura in episode 3, because not only had she skipped breakfast as Kakashi-sensei had instructed her, but she had skipped dinner the night before in a misguided attempt to keep a slim figure so Sasuke would like her better.
    • Hinata's stomach growled when she's about to give Naruto his scarf in "The Last: Naruto the Movie".
  • It happens to Shion in episode 3 of No. 6.
  • Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara episode 4.
  • Oz's stomach growls when he gets thrown in the B-rabbits home, in episode 3 of Pandora Hearts.
  • Happens to Panty and Stocking in episode 11 of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.
  • Happens to Nanami while talking to Sorata at school in episode 5 of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou. Sorata offers her a snack he was holding for Mashiro, but she declines it initially, claiming to be on a diet. However, her stomach growls again, and she reluctantly takes it. The more likely reason this happened was because Nanami didn't have enough money to buy food due to saving up for school on her own.
  • It would make a pretty good drinking game as to counting how many times it would happen in Pokémon.
    • Ash’s stomach growled countless times throughout the series.
    • Pikachu's stomach growls in "Electric Shock Showdown" and "Crisis from the Underground Up".
    • Jessie's stomach growls in "Here Comes the Squirtle Squad".
    • May's stomach growled in "You Never Can Taillow" and "Hail To The Chef".
    • Team Rocket's Stomachs Grumble in "A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine", "Ignorance is Blissey" and "A Shroomish Skirmish".
    • Happens to Max in "Cutting The Ties That Blind" and "Fight for the Meteorite".
    • Happened to Maylene in "Crossing The Battle Line".
    • Happens to Shauna in "A Meditite Fight".
    • Meowth's Stomach Gurgles in "Plant It Now... Diglett Later" and "Go West Young Meowth".
    • Happens twice to Ash's Totodile in "The Totodile Duel".
    • Misty's Togepi suffers one of these on "Pikachu's Vacation".
    • Meowth and Bonnie's stomachs growled in "So You're Having a Bad Day".
    • Happens many times to Dawn's Piplup as well like "Cheers on Castaways Isle" and "Keeping in Top Forme".
      • It actually happens to Dawn's Piplup twice in his debut episode.
    • Dawn says her stomach is making weird sounds in "Doc Brock", but oddly, we never get to hear them.
    • Dawn's stomach growls at the end of "The Keystone Pops" and at the beginning of "An Egg Scrambled".
      • And to her Pachirisu as well, in "A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine"
    • It's also happened to Ash's Larvitar in the episode "Here's Lookin' at you, Elekid!".
    • And Ash's Turtwig in "Different Strokes for Different Blokes".
    • Happens to Iris' Axew on "Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita".
    • It also happens to both Korrina and her Lucario in episode 29 of XY.
    • Happens to Ash and the gang at the end "The Bamboozling Forest".
    • Happens to Dedenne in "A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship".
    • Happens to Lillia in "A Bride for Clemont?"
    • Clemont had this in "A Trip Down Memory Train".
    • Sophocles gets this a lot in the Sun & Moon season.
      • Happens to Sophocles, Mallow and Lana in the episode 48 of this season.
    • Happens frequently to most of the gang in the episode "Lulled to La-La Land!".
  • On The Powerpuff Girls Z, the girls' stomach growled two times in the episode "Then There Were Three...".
    • Happens to Buttercup in the episode "The Way of The Noodle".
  • On "Precure A La Mode", Pekorin's stomach growled in episode 1.
  • Happens to Ranma of Ranma ½ in episodes 92, and 84. Akane's stomach growled in Big Trouble in Nekonron, China 29:22.
  • In episode 175 of Sailor Moon, Serena's stomach growls while she’s playing paparazzi.
  • Happens in Episode 18 of Saint Seiya Omega to Aria.
  • In Samurai Champloo it happens quite frequently, most notably to Fuu like in episodes 2, 3, 8 and 16.
  • Happens to Masa in Sarai-ya Goyou episodes 1 and 2, because he doesn't have any money as a samurai.
  • In School Live, Kurumi's stomach growled on episode 1.
    • Yuki's stomach growled in episode 5.
  • An unconventional example appears in chapter 77 of Seitokai Yakuindomo. In the middle of a Student Council meeting about cafeteria menus, Aria gave out one that others initially thought was due to the topic of discussion. It turned out it was due to Potty Emergency—she administered herself an enema for the sake of masturbation.
  • Happened on episode 2 of Sekirei.
  • In Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan, it happened on episode 1 and 2.
  • On episode 6 of "Show By Rock!! Short", A's stomach growled.
  • It happens in Skip Beat! episode 15.
  • Episode 14 of Slayers Universe, it happens to Lina.
  • On Smile Precure, it happened in episode 14 and to Candy in episode 2.
  • It happened on episode 7 of Sore ga Seiyuu.
  • Happens in Special A in episode 3.
  • Happens to Lawerence in episode 7 of Spice and Wolf 2.
    • Also happens to Horo/Holo herself offscreen in the season 2 "Episode Zero" OVA.
  • Happens in Episode 1 of Star Driver to Wako.
  • It happened on episode 7 and 22 of Suite Pretty Cure.
  • Happens to Kantaro of Tactics in episode 8.
  • This occurred once on an episode of Tenchi Universe.
  • Happens several times in episode 4 of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
    • Simon's stomach growls in episode 13.
  • In Episode 4 of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Mirai's stomach growls a few times due to a Potty Emergency.
  • Happens to Father Abel in Trinity Blood episode 3.
  • Tiaga's stomach growls in episode 1 of Toradora!.
  • It happened on episode 1 of "Twin Star Exorcist".
  • Happens in Episodes 13 and 14 of Uchuu Kyoudai to Serika.
  • It happened on episode 1 of Tamagotchi! Miracle Friends.
  • Happens to Nimi in episode 5 of Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid.
  • Happens a lot in Wolf's Rain, especially to Hige.
  • Happens in WORKING!! a lot like Kyōko in the episode "Wagnaria's Big Stomach" and episode 3. Yamada's stomach growled in episode 12.
  • Happens to Wowser in the episode "Just An Old Cut-Up".
  • In episodes 2 and 3 of Yumekui Merry, Merry Nightmare's stomach growls.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Yuya's stomach growled in the episodes "Genius Master Chef "Michio Mokota and An Exciting Performance! A Fulfilling Meal!"
  • Happens frequently on Zettai Bouei Leviathan, like in AT LEAST 5 episodes out of 13. Episodes 1, 2, 7, 8, and 13 are concerned.
  • Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo: We have Mashiro's Stomach growling in Episode 7.
  • In Super Sonico The Animation episodes 2 and 7 Sonico's stomach growls from hunger.
  • In Little Witch Academia episodes 14 (once) and 19 (three times) to Akko.


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