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Growling Gut: Anime & Manga
  • Happens several times to Index’s on A Certain Magical Index.
  • AIR episodes 1 and 2
  • 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 to Test to Shoukanjuu.
  • 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.
  • 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. This also happens to Rukia during a flashback to her days as a rookie Soul Reaper.
  • Happens in Brave 10 in episode 1.
  • 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.
  • 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 another episode late in the second season, when Cody and his grandfather are about to eat dinner, Armadillomon’s stomach growls. This causes Cody’s grandfather to figure out that Armadillomon wasn’t really a doll.
    • Yolei's stomach growls in the episode where she and Sora go to Russia.
Yolei: (after her stomach growls) I guess 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".
  • Agumon's stomach growls on the first episode of the fifth season, "Savers/Data Squad".
  • Shoutmon's stomach growls in an episode of the new season, Digimon Xros Wars.
  • Goku’s stomach growls numerous times on Dragon Ball Z.
  • Ai in Dragon Crisis!. 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
  • Happens to Yuki in episode 14 of Fruits Basket.
  • In 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.)
  • 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.
  • Hamtaro
    • 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.
  • In Honey and Clover it happens in episodes 21, and 22.
  • InuYasha: This happens to Inu-Yasha and Shippo in the begining of episode 136.
  • Happens to Usi Kenta in the Karin anime in episodes 3, 5, and 17.
  • In an episode of 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.
  • It happens in episode 8 of La Corda D'oro.
  • Numerous times in Lucky Star
  • Happens to Aliviss in MÄR episode 47.
  • Happens to Genki on an episode of Monster Rancher and to Suezo on another episode, but it surprisingly never happened to Mocchi considering that he's the one who's always hungry.
  • Happens to various characters in Naruto, most often Naruto himself. It also happens to Sakura in the first episode, 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.
  • Episode 3 of No. 6 it happens to Shion.
  • 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 multiple times on Pokémon.
    • Ash’s stomach growled countless times throughout the series.
    • Pikachu's stomach growls in "Electric Shock Showdown" and "Crisis from the Underground Up".
    • It happened to Meowth in "Go West, Young Meowth".
    • Jessie's stomach growls in "Here Comes the Squirtle Squad".
    • May's stomach growled in "You Never Can Taillow".
    • It also happens once to Max.
    • Happens twice to Ash's Totodile in "The Totodile Duel".
    • Misty's Togepi suffers one of these on "Pikachu's Vacation".
    • Happens many times to Dawn's Piplup as well.
      • 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 30 of XY.
  • Happens to Ranma of Ranma ½ in episodes 92, and 84.
  • In an episode of Sailor Moon, Serena's stomach growls while she’s playing paparazzi.
  • Happens in Episode 18 of Saint Seiya Omega to Aria.
  • Happens to Nanami while talking to Sorata at school in episode 5 of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo. 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.
  • Happens to Masa in Sarai-ya Goyou episodes 1 and 2, because he doesn't have any money as a samurai.
  • 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.
  • It happens in Skip Beat! episode 15.
  • Episode 14 of Slayers Universe, it happens to Lina.
  • Happens in Episodes 11 and 12 of Space Brothers to Serika.
  • Happens in Special A in episode 3.
  • Happens to Lawerence in episode 7 of Spice and Wolf 2.
  • Happens in Episode 1 of Star Driver to Wako.
  • 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.
  • Happens to Father Abel in Trinity Blood episode 3.
  • Tiaga's stomach growls in episode 1 of Toradora!.
  • Happens a lot in Wolf's Rain, especially to Hige.
  • Happens in WORKING!! alot.
  • Happens to Wowser in the episode "Just An Old Cut-Up".
  • In episodes 2 and 3 of Yumekui Merry, Merry Nightmare's stomach growls.

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