Growling Gut / Anime and 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 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.
  • 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".
  • Happens to Beauty two times 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.
  • 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 "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".
    • 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'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.
  • Happens to Yuki in episode 14 of Fruits Basket.
  • This happens to Edward due to hunger in the episode "Be Thou for The People" of Fullmetal Alchemist.
  • 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.)
  • 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: Suzuna in episode 59. Rin in the beginning of episode 96. This happens to Inu-Yasha and Shippo in the begining of episode 136.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Happens frequently in Koufuku 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.
  • Numerous times in Lucky Star like Konata in episode 3.
  • Happens to Aliviss in MÄR episode 47.
  • On Magical Doremi, Doremi, Aiko and Hazuki's stomachs growled in the episode "To the Witch World!"
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • It happens to Shion in episode 3 of No. 6.
  • 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" and "Ignorance is Blissey".
    • 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".
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
    • 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!.
  • Happens in Episodes 13 and 14 of Uchuu Kyoudai to Serika.
  • 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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