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* The last two episodes of ''Anime/{{Narutaru}}'' were filled with this. Contrast with the manga, which was considerably less shy about showing blood and gore. A good example is the scene where [[spoiler:Oni rapes and then bisects Aki as punishment for her torture of its master, Hiroko]]; in the (uncensored) manga all details are seen, in the anime the shadows "reflect" it...


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* The last two episodes of ''Anime/ShadowStarNarutaru'' were filled with this. Contrast with the manga, which was considerably less shy about showing blood and gore. A good example is the scene where [[spoiler:Oni rapes and then bisects Aki as punishment for her torture of its master, Hiroko]]; in the (uncensored) manga all details are seen, in the anime the shadows "reflect" it...


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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame the Anime Series]], this is averted in the death of [[spoiler:Junko Enoshima -- or better said, Mukuro Ikusaba impersonating Junko]], but then [[{{Bowdlerize}} it's played straight]] in [[spoiler:Leon Kuwata's execution]].

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'':
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In ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame the Anime Series]], anime series]], this is averted in the death of [[spoiler:Junko Enoshima -- or better said, Mukuro Ikusaba impersonating Junko]], but then [[{{Bowdlerize}} it's played straight]] in [[spoiler:Leon Kuwata's execution]].



* While it's mostly played straight in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', [[http://www.mangareader.net/detective-conan/873/4 it's memorably parodied once]] when [[AccidentalPervert Conan]] gets a massive... ''{{nosebleed}}''

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': When Myotismon kills Pumpkinmon and Gotsumon in "[[Recap/DigimonAdventureE33PumpAndGotsuAreShibuyaTypeDigimon Out on the Town]]", the camera cuts away before he actually strikes them down -- but we do see Pumpmon's axe and a small pebble that's clearly part of Gotsumon falling to the ground and then dissolving into air. Yamato also creates one in-universe for Takeru, telling him not to look when the crucial moment hits.
* in''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
While it's mostly played straight in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', straight, [[http://www.mangareader.net/detective-conan/873/4 it's memorably parodied once]] when [[AccidentalPervert Conan]] gets a massive... ''{{nosebleed}}''



* In chapter 404 of ''Manga/FairyTail'', Minerva picks up Erza's sword after the latter falls and finishes off their fallen opponent, Kyouka, by stabbing her [[BoomHeadshot through the head]]. There's a spray of blood visible, but the view of the wound itself is blocked by, of all things, [[{{Fanservice}} Kyouka's cleavage]].

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': In chapter 404 of ''Manga/FairyTail'', 404, Minerva picks up Erza's sword after the latter falls and finishes off their fallen opponent, Kyouka, by stabbing her [[BoomHeadshot through the head]]. There's a spray of blood visible, but the view of the wound itself is blocked by, of all things, [[{{Fanservice}} Kyouka's cleavage]].


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%%* * [[spoiler:Tsukiyono's brother]] dies like this in ''Manga/GambleFish''.''Manga/GambleFish''.
* Slightly subverted in ''LightNovel/GoblinSlayer''. The [[RedheadInGreen Wizard]] was stabbed by a poison knife which pretty much paralyzed her and would've slowly killed her had the [[ProtagonistTitle actual Goblin Slayer]] not shown up and fulfilled her request to MercyKill her. He cut her head off, which was not actually seen, but while [[ShrinkingViolet Priestess]] was speaking to Goblin Slayer it's hard not to notice Wizard's head is a bit... dislocated.

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** Also played straight in Episode 4, when Ladd Russo [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown punches a guy in the face until he]] ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown dies]]'', we just see Ladd's grinning face, fists, and [[ManInWhite suit]] growing increasingly bloody as he keeps whaling on the poor bastard.


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** Subverted in the OVA, when Roberta beats the [[spoiler: [[OneSceneWonder FARC commander]]]] to death, at first we only see her pounding on him just below the level of the screen, but then the camera gives us a good view of the body with his face caved in.

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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' usually does not bother hiding the impact of its violence, but there are two primary examples: [[spoiler: Revy's rampage on the Neo-Nazi boat]] and Hansel and Gretel [[spoiler: torturing Balalaika's goon]] just for the hell of it. Not to mention [[spoiler: [[HarmfulToMinors their horrifying backstories]]]], which, [[NauseaFuel thankfully]], we don't see in detail at all.

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** Also inverted in the same episode. When Pierrot Le Fou [[spoiler: escapes from the research center that created him]], we don't get to see [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome how it happened]], we ''do'' get to see the horrifying aftermath.
** In the opening of "Ballad of Fallen Angels", we only see the mob boss's eyes grow wide and the blood on Vicious's sword when Vicious slices his throat. Subverted or inverted when Vicious walks out of the room, and while we don't get to see [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome the actual battle]], the hallway Vicious walks through is knee-deep in the bloody bodies of the mob boss's goons.


** Happens in Episode 5, when [[MauveShirt most of Armin's squad]] is slaughtered by the Titans. We see [[spoiler: Mina Karolina]] with a Titan's mouth around her head as she struggles ineffectually to get free, but we never see it bite her head off. Graphically averted when [[spoiler:Eren]]'s arm is bitten off and flies right at the camera as the Titan chomps down. [[spoiler: Ironically, he was the only one who actually ''survived''.]]



** Subverted in Episode 6. We only see the upper half of Franz's body when his girlfriend Hannah is trying desperately to [[PleaseWakeUp resuscitate him]], then the camera pans down and we see that his upper half [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe is all that's left.]]



** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' uses this in a way that doesn't make it even slightly better when [[spoiler:Charlotte devours Mami's body]]. While you can't ''see'' it happening, you can ''[[HellIsThatNoise hear]]'' it. In the manga, this is averted. [[NauseaFuel Unfortunately]].

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** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' uses this in a way that doesn't make it even slightly better when [[spoiler:Charlotte bites off Nami's head, and then devours Mami's her body]]. While you can't ''see'' it happening, you can ''[[HellIsThatNoise hear]]'' it. The camera never shows teeth meeting flesh, just the lower part of the body twitching, and then it falling (silhouetted) to the ground from a distance, [[OffWithHisHead a bit shorter now.]] In the manga, this is averted. [[NauseaFuel Unfortunately]].


** The SacrificialLamb murder of the train conductor is given what is probably the ''only'' Non-Gory Discretion Shot in the entire series, as the gunshot rings out at the exact moment the credits come in. [[spoiler:Probably to hide the fact that it's the "murderer" who ends up shot. A flashback in episode 9 shows the whole event with considerably more clarity.]]

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** Done ''really'' cleverly in episode 2. The SacrificialLamb murder of the train conductor is given what is probably the ''only'' Non-Gory Discretion Shot in the entire series, as the gunshot rings out at the exact moment the credits come in. [[spoiler:Probably to hide the fact that it's the "murderer" who ends up shot. A flashback in episode 9 shows the whole event with considerably more clarity. The fact we've seen much more gruesome violence already but ''this'' is the one the camera cuts away from can be taken as a [[RewatchBonus clever hint]] that things didn't go the way we thought they did.]]



* Although ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' has a good bit of overt blood and violence, some shootings are shadowed or otherwise implied.

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* ''Manga/{{Akira}}'':
** In the movie version, when Tetsuo murders Yamagata, all you see is Tetsuo pointing his hand at his head as he screams in terror and the scene cuts away, while in the manga version we get to see what happens.
** Also averted when [[spoiler:Takashi]] is shot in the head in the manga, as a huge panel ''that is almost half-a-page big'' shows us the outcome.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** Happens to Eren's mother in the first episode. While the audience doesn't see everything that happens, both Eren and Mikasa get to witness it in full as Hannes runs away with them. In the manga however, her death is shown a lot more graphically.
** Also happens to both of Mikasa's parents in Episode 6's FlashBack.
** Happens again in Episode 7. A soldier turns his gun on [[AteHisGun himself and fires]], horrifying his fellow soldiers who are splattered with his blood. Another random soldier being eaten later in the episode is given this treatment as well, and viewers can hear the cries of fear from another one.
** In the anime, soldiers who are caught in a Titan's grasp are usually killed offscreen, although we may see blood splatter as well as hear their screams.
** Averted in Episode 13. After the battle, Jean sees [[spoiler:Marco [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe half-eaten]], and lying on side of a building.]]
** In episode 17, we only see the spray of blood from the Female Titan's fist when [[spoiler:Reiner allegedly]] gets popped like a grape. Includes a bit of BaitAndSwitch, as the Female Titan is actually the one bleeding.
** Averted again in episode 21. The remains of [[spoiler:Levi's squad]] are shown at least twice after they've been killed. It's not too pretty either.
** Mostly averted in episode 22 during the [[CurbStompBattle messy]] fight against the Female Titan (except for its [[EyeScream eyes getting stabbed through]]).
** Played straight in episode 25, [[spoiler:when Eren crushes the Female Titan's skull with his bare hands. Her eyes are seen [[EyeScream bulging out]] briefly before the scene cuts away to blood splattering on nearby buildings.]]
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Switzerland blows France's brains out in silhouette during the Christmas Episode.
** In another strip, after Japan pulls a sword on China the next panel consists of a panda eating and China's screams.
** Like the above, when France is captured he's shown tied to a chair and, after trading a few words, the camera cuts away and France's screams can be heard.
* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'':
** In the manga, [[spoiler:Aya's cousin Miori]] (whose genes were altered to make her a Tennyo) uses her powers to fly to the top of a very, ''very'' tall building, then lets herself fall and then goes SPLAT. The look on poor [[spoiler:Aya's]] face as she witnesses this (which is [[spoiler:Miori's revenge against Ceres for killing her beloved mother in her first rampage]]), as well as her hysterical cries, is enough to tell that a gory discretion shot is MUCH better than showing the outcome.
** Used in a... less appealing and effective way later. The camera pans away every single time [[spoiler: Tooya is gunned down to almost death ''repeteadly'' by Mikage-in-Aki's body]], but the trope gets [[ExaggeratedTrope repeated so many times]] that the originally dramatic scene [[OverlyLongGag becomes downright comical]].
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'':
** The SacrificialLamb murder of the train conductor is given what is probably the ''only'' Non-Gory Discretion Shot in the entire series, as the gunshot rings out at the exact moment the credits come in. [[spoiler:Probably to hide the fact that it's the "murderer" who ends up shot. A flashback in episode 9 shows the whole event with considerably more clarity.]]
** Though the series is generally not shy about showing gore, it does also employ a couple of standard gory discretion shots on some of the occasions that main characters are shot in the head - for example, when [[spoiler:Gustavo has his mooks gun down the Gandor brothers]] late in the series. On other occasions, [[PinkMist not so much]].
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
** It's funny to say that this happened in the first episode of the 1997 adaptation of ''Berserk'', where all we see is a shot of a table top being splattered with blood when Guts cleaves a mook in two with the Dragon Slayer. Coming from a series that ''thrives'' on grossing the audience out with as much [[{{Gorn}} graphic violence]] as possible, that is.
** We would have seen Guts splattering GiantMook Bazuzo's head in two with the added bonus of his eyeball popping out from blunt trauma like in the manga, had there been no gory discretion shot in the second episode as well.
* While ''Manga/BlackButler'' is often not afraid to show Sebastian's hand impaling bad guys and blood spewing all over, this trope is played straight during the end of the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper arc. Ciel and Sebastian are standing outside Mary Kelly's home, who was the Ripper's last victim (in the series and believed to be in real life), so they can catch him. We hear a scream from inside and as Ciel throws the door open a single drop of blood hits his face. Afterwards we see [[spoiler: Grell Sutcliff]] walk outside with blood covering [[spoiler: her]] face and clothes. We never see the body, just a very shadowed shot of an arm and a pool of blood. In real life the Mary Kelly murder was believed to be the most gruesome out of the Ripper's five victims. So, perhaps leaving it up to the viewer's imagination was '''worse''' than showing us what the Ripper really did to Mary in the series.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** In the anime, when Hisagi slices through Findorr's head, there's a silhouette keeping the details from the camera.
** Soken's death is never directly visible. In Uryu's flashback to Souken's first death, we only see his reaction and a group of Soul Reapers standing respectfully around a lump carefully concealed by a blanket. In Soul Society, Mayuri shows Uryu a photo of Soken's body at death and a hazy reflection of the body can be seen in Uryu's eyes, implying mutilation and beheading but not clear enough to display any detail. The expression on Uryu's face, however, is very clear.
* ''Manga/CheekyAngel'' cuts away to a passing train before a big fight, and cuts away from other scenes of violence.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** Used almost perfectly by the book in the first episode. The Britannian soldiers put the guns to their throats and pull the triggers, then the camera immediately cuts to Lelouch as we hear the gunshots and blood splashes on his face.
** In episode 8 "The Black Knights", Lelouch (as Zero) meets with a Japanese Liberation Front commander who has taken a number of civilians, including some of his classmates, hostage and has made chucking one off the roof of a hotel building a means of negotiation. When the terrorist leader learns of Euphemia being among the hostages, he tries to chop Zero off the block; cue multiple thuds when the camera shifts outside the room and one of the commander's men goes in to investigate. That poor fool was the only guy Zero blew away in that scenario, as the viewer saw Lelouch geass them to die before the GDS. Expect more of the same in subsequent episodes.
* In ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' Pierrot Le Fou is [[spoiler: crushed under the heel of a giant mechanical toy dog]]. The scene shifts from focusing right on him to Spike's perception a ways away. We see nothing but his silhouette disappearing.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame the Anime Series]], this is averted in the death of [[spoiler:Junko Enoshima -- or better said, Mukuro Ikusaba impersonating Junko]], but then [[{{Bowdlerize}} it's played straight]] in [[spoiler:Leon Kuwata's execution]].
** ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' employs lots of shadows and camera cuts to avoid showing the gorier parts of the (already horrifically violent) [[spoiler: Mutual Killing Game among the Hope's Peak Student Council]].
* While it's mostly played straight in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', [[http://www.mangareader.net/detective-conan/873/4 it's memorably parodied once]] when [[AccidentalPervert Conan]] gets a massive... ''{{nosebleed}}''
* In Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo's earlier work ''Manga/{{Domu}}: A Child's Dream'', one of the policemen who arrives at the scenes of the apparent "suicides" remarks that it's far gorier than it should be, and another mentions that he's never eating spaghetti again. We have to [[TakeOurWordForIt take their word for it.]]
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', which is normally not gore-shy, gets one of these when the scene really would have been too horrific to contemplate (or hard to draw). In the Buu saga, [[spoiler:Piccolo is turned to stone; Trunks accidentally tips him over, shattering the majority of his body. When the character who cast the spell is killed, Piccolo is changed back ''while he's still in pieces''.]] Trunks sees the aftermath, but we don't - and judging [[OhCrap by the look on his face]], it's the bloody mess you'd expect. However, [[spoiler:fortunately for both our hero and Trunks' delicate eight-year-old psyche, Piccolo can regenerate lost limbs and is good as new a few seconds later.]]
* In ''Manga/ElfenLied'', this trope is both played straight and subverted. The first instance is in Lucy's epic escape, as she knocks down one of the guards, all we see is Lucy's masked face with a blood stain flashing here and there and hear the guard beg for his life as the sickening crack of various bones and organs being crunched is heard. We never even see the outcome. Later, the camera cuts away as Lucy supposedly rips a dog to shreds. It turns out she was actually just cutting the leash. Also [[spoiler:if you ever see a discretion shot after this point, you can assume nobody died, or at least not who you though was going to.]]
* Occurs in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'', in a scene where a Coralian attacks a fleeing civilian; again, the camera immediately pans away once the creature reaches him, and only a large amount of blood, along with an arm, is seen.
* In chapter 404 of ''Manga/FairyTail'', Minerva picks up Erza's sword after the latter falls and finishes off their fallen opponent, Kyouka, by stabbing her [[BoomHeadshot through the head]]. There's a spray of blood visible, but the view of the wound itself is blocked by, of all things, [[{{Fanservice}} Kyouka's cleavage]].
* ''Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** A variation occurs in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''; in a flashback scene where Colonel Mustang is about to immolate a [[ChildSoldiers child soldier]] with his flame alchemy, the camera suddenly pans off to the side at the critical moment, showing the wall behind them lighting up and his shadow stretching.
** Whenever Gluttony [[IAmAHumanitarian has a meal]]. Particularly in both anime series, where we can hear him chomping down after the screen blacks out.
** Scar killing the chimera-fied Nina with his signature alchemy. The screen blacks out and, depending on the version:
*** In the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 series]], Ed (along with the viewers) merely see her splattered remains on the wall.
*** In the [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist manga]] and ''Brotherhood'' anime, after the cutaway, her body remains intact, but it is only seen in shadow and, later, covered by a tarp during Lt. Col. Hughes' investigation.
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* ''Manga/HaouAiren'':
** Used when [[spoiler:Hakuron]] kills [[spoiler:Kurumi's]] first would-be rapists.
** Also, when [[spoiler:Fuuron kills the shopkeeper for refusing to sell him the Dragon Sphere]] in Volume 8.
** Averted in the case of [[spoiler:Reilan]], who is clearly seen collapsing into a pool of blood after being shot to death by [[spoiler: Hakuron]]. Made worse by how the reader ''thinks'' it'll be played straight [[http://manga.animea.net/haou-airen-chapter-16-page-22.html when the scenery changes to the building facade]]... only to return to [[spoiler: [[http://manga.animea.net/haou-airen-chapter-16-page-23.html the fatally]] [[http://manga.animea.net/haou-airen-chapter-16-page-24.html injured]] [[http://manga.animea.net/haou-airen-chapter-16-page-25.html Reilan]].]] It's really, ''really'' horrifying.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'':
** Occasionally used in the anime adaptation. This makes the scenes like [[spoiler:Rika]] commiting suicide via headbutting a kitchen knife before [[spoiler:Shion]] can torture her to death in ''Meakashi-hen'', or a shot of [[spoiler:Rina's]] completely destroyed face after [[spoiler:Rena]] beats her to death in self-defense in ''Tsumihoroboshi-hen'', that much more disturbing.
** The manga adaptation on the other hand is ''far'' more graphic. Though, a variation occurs in ''Onikakushi-hen''. We cut from [[spoiler:Rena]] [[spoiler:([[UnreliableNarrator supposedly]])]] pining Keiichi down and trying to [[spoiler:inject him with a poison]] to Keiichi waking up thinking the entire arc was AllJustADream [[spoiler:until he sees that he beat them to death]]. In comparison, the anime shows the scene (albeit using mainly silhouettes); the manga still ends up being more gory as it has close ups of [[spoiler:Rena's and Mion's]] dead faces
** [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry The semi-sequel]], on the other hand, has no problem whatsoever with {{Gorn}}, and Japanese TV has actually had to ''censor it'' many times.
* In the anime of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Stardust Crusaders'', the scene where DIO forces American senator Wilson Phillips to circumvent a traffic jam by driving on the sidewalk cuts out all shots of pedestrians being mowed down. Right when Phillips gets onto the sidewalk, the scene cuts to Jotaro and company pursuing DIO on a motorcycle, then cuts back to Phillips barreling down the street with blood splattered all over the front of his car. Among all the various bits of censorship the anime had to go through, this is one that was '''not''' undone for the Blu-Rays.
** In ''Diamond is Unbreakable'', whenever Reimi shows the scar on her back from her stab wounds (first to Rohan and Koichi, and later to Kira's ghost), the reader never actually sees the scar. It's implied to be totally horrific - and since she's a ghost, it probably looks as fresh as the day she was killed.
* ''Anime/{{Kagewani}}'' has scenes fading to black or a scene not showing a direct attack by a cryptid on a helpless civilian.
* Happens all over the place in ''LightNovel/{{Katanagatari}}'', which actually [[NothingIsScarier makes the horrific levels of violence much more disturbing]]. For instance, [[WouldHurtAChild Emonzaemon killing a child by sticking a gun in his mouth]] springs to mind.
* A particularly artistic example occurs at the beginning of ''Anime/{{Kigeki}}'', where the camera pans across a field of white roses that become increasingly more blood-soaked, eventually revealing the aftermath of a massacre.
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'':
** ''Anime/LupinIIIIslandOfAssassins'', where someone apparently thought they were making an animated John Woo film, frequently employs these. The film opens with an assassination where the victim's blood is seen splattering over his own birthday cake. Near the end, they get creative; Jigen and Fujiko are seen dealing with a WireDilemma, Lupin is preparing to kill the film's BigBad, he pulls the trigger... Cut to the island rigged to explode ''not'' exploding.
** ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'' has two: Count Cagliostro's death as he is being crushed to death by the clock hands (they close on him and we hear the sound of his bones being crushed), and Goemon, who always complains that any inanimate object he just cut was unworthy of it, announcing his sword was about to feel happy just as he's about to fight the Count's henchmen before the camera pulls away (by the time they surrender, many henchmen aren't moving anymore).
* Used in Episode 1 of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', when the vajra [[spoiler:picks Henry Gilliam up in one clawed hand and squeezes him to death in front of Alto.]] All the viewer is shown is blood and bits of armour falling to the floor in a messy puddle. This was also frequently used in Episode 20 where the vajra brutally cut someone in half and crush another into a long smear of blood.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'':
** The death of [[spoiler:the [[HollywoodCyborg Combat Cyborg]] [[PsychoForHire Due]]]]. We see the character that's about to kill her break out of his bonds, then we cut to a scene in the hallway where a character who's rushing to the scene hears a loud crash. When we get back to the room, we now see [[spoiler:the Combat Cyborg]] lying in a pool of her own blood with the implication that she was impaled. Kinda weird in a way, since we had just seen [[spoiler:[[LittleMissBadass Vita]]]] get impaled in a graphic, uncensored manner a few episodes ago.
** Also, in episode 17, [[spoiler:Ginga's defeat shows her PowerFist lying in a pool of blood and far away from her body]], greatly implying that her hand had been severed. Implication became fact later, when we see her now sporting a detachable hand.
* ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' uses this, thankfully. One such scene involves a sadistic research scientist torturing the protagonist, and it pans up to her face right before the woman's long, sharp knife is driven through her breast, splashing blood on both her and the scientist's face.
* Although ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' has a good bit of overt blood and violence, some shootings are shadowed or otherwise implied.
* Though not really any gore, there is a moment in ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' where Evil General Durahan confronts Lilim on his ship, raises his sword, and is about to stab her... Cut to Moo's troops firing on Durahan's ship, eventually blowing it up.
* The last two episodes of ''Anime/{{Narutaru}}'' were filled with this. Contrast with the manga, which was considerably less shy about showing blood and gore. A good example is the scene where [[spoiler:Oni rapes and then bisects Aki as punishment for her torture of its master, Hiroko]]; in the (uncensored) manga all details are seen, in the anime the shadows "reflect" it...
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** In Chapter 437, when Pain stabs a downed [[spoiler:Hinata]], the camera cuts away to the sky while a sound effect is heard, and then blood is shown dripping from the nearby stones. [[spoiler:This also hid the fact that the wound wasn't fatal... at least not immediately. Had Sakura not healed Hinata within few minutes, we would've had one dead Hyuuga heiress]]
** During the fight with Zabuza, a gory discretion shot is used when Zabuza attacks Sakura and Tazuna, accompanied by Sakura's scream, to imply that he killed them. It is soon revealed, however, that he injured Kakashi, but Tazuna and Sakura survived.
** When Sasuke is put in an illusion functioning as a PensieveFlashback by [[spoiler:Itachi]], he gets a full-view of [[spoiler:Madara pulling out his brother Izuna's eyes]], whereas all we see is him staring at it while some of the blood splatters on his face.
** When Itachi uses an illusion to simulate [[EyeScream pulling Sasuke's eye out of its socket]] we see his eye slowly bulge out of the socket and then pan away as we hear the gory sound of his eye being pulled out and Sasuke [[TheScream screaming]].
** In the pilot, when Takeshi gets killed, the last we see of him is a gun pointed at his head.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** In a later episode, [[spoiler:after a [[LeaveTheCameraRunning very long shot]] of an Eva gripping Kaworu]], a "crunch" is heard [[BlackScreenOfDeath as the screen goes to black]], and then we see the Eva's hand covered in blood afterwards.
** An earlier episode has a berserk Eva 01 pummelling [[spoiler: an Angel-possessed Eva 03]] into a fine meaty paste, mostly shown through blood splatters covering entire buildings and turning an entire river pure red. Though later, there is a scene of what can best be described as [[spoiler:'angel squish']] being pressure-washed off Eva 01's hand. In one shot, only Eva 01 can be seen, while the Angel is hidden from view by a hill. But the river running around the hill is deep red.
* Both played straight and averted in ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''; the camera pans away [[spoiler: when Boo, a six-year-old, is shot to death]]; you expect the same sequence to occur when [[spoiler: Soon, a seven-year-old,]] meets the same fate, but the camera focuses on her bloody collapse the entire time, complete with slow-motion falling and wailing from the protagonist.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' usually doesn't shy away from showing fatal wounds and the like, but there have been exceptions:
** Towards the end of the Thriller Bark Arc, Bartholomew Kuma uses his powers to push out all of the pain and fatigue from Luffy's unconscious body and place it all in a bubble so that Zoro can experience it himself. He had to do this to prevent Kuma from taking Luffy to the World Government. At first, Kuma tossed only a small piece of the bubble into Zoro's body and he felt nothing but sheer agony. Afterwards, we're only left with a shot of Zoro leaping into the bubble hands first. We never get to see what he went through, but all we know is that he survived, was covered in blood, and [[AsleepForDays went into a coma for three days]].
** A flashback to Charlotte Linlin, aka Big Mom's childhood in the Totto Land arc, has a particular event hidden this way: [[spoiler:a then six-year old Linlin ''eating Mother Carmel and the children of the Sheep's House alive'']]. While the event wasn't stated to have happened, it's still made obvious by Japanese onomatopeas for crying and screaming, shredded EmptyPilesOfClothing littering the ground, and an eyewitness being horrified by what he saw. It's justified in that the event would have been ''far'' too graphic, horrifying and disturbing to be shown onpanel.
* Not really much gore in this instance, but ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' does this with liberal use of the HitFlash trope, though we still see the after-effect of the hit. One instance of this is from ''Primeape Goes Bananas'', when Charmander starts getting beaten up by the titular Primeape. After a few seconds of Charmander getting punched in full view of the audience, we get shown shots of Pikachu and Ash just sitting there and watching. During this in the background there's the very noticeable rapid-fire delivery of "whackwhackwhackwhackwhackwhack" as Primeape continues turning Charmander's face into pulped meat. When we get a shot of Charmander's tail, its body is still jerking around as Primeape keeps punching. Then the fight clears up and we see Charmander get punched more before it beats Primeape.
* ''Franchise/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' uses this in a way that doesn't make it even slightly better when [[spoiler:Charlotte devours Mami's body]]. While you can't ''see'' it happening, you can ''[[HellIsThatNoise hear]]'' it. In the manga, this is averted. [[NauseaFuel Unfortunately]].
** Also used in the prequel ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'', when [[spoiler: Kazuko is eaten alive by a witch.]] Then averted when [[spoiler: the witch barrier is lifted and we get to clearly see Madoka's ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice lifeless body.]]
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
** In the anime, when [[spoiler:Ann]] and [[spoiler:Prince Diamond]] are both stabbed, the actual stabbing is not shown onscreen. Although we do see [[spoiler:Ann]]'s ''silhouette'' as she's impaled alongside blood trickling from her mouth before she dies, and about a second's shot of [[spoiler:Wiseman]]'s energy blades embedded in [[spoiler:Diamond]] before they disappear, and a bit of blood.
** Also, when Zoycite non fatally stabs Tuxedo Mask not once but twice, the stabbing is not shown onscreen, although blood is seen on the first occasion.
** Averted in that when [[spoiler: Neflite]] dies; the thorns [[HumanPincushion are clearly shown stabbing him]], remain embedded in his chest and stomach, and there is [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath green blood everywhere]].
* In Act 2 of ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', Sailor Mercury's Aqua Mist attack produces a FogOfDoom that obscures seeing Sailor Moon's [[RingsOfDeath tiara]] tear the MonsterOfTheDay in two, as only an indistinct silhouette is visible.
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'':
** Flashbacks of Koumyou Sanzo's death are usually shown in this sequence (or any one of the three alone): him shielding Kouryuu; his shadowed coronet, arm and head lying in puddles of blood; Kouryuu looking up from the sight, drenched in blood.
** Kanan's suicide. She holds the knife to her neck, tells her [[BrotherSisterIncest lover]] good-bye, cut to him him screaming her name with drops of blood on his face. Shadowed shot of Kanan lying dead on the floor optional.
* ''Manga/SchoolLive'':
** The anime does this, while the manga usually opts for being more graphic. For example, when Kurumi killed her zombified crush the anime cuts out the stabbing and instead shows Yuki's reaction to it. In the manga we saw the impact, albeit a silhouette, and ''Kurumi'''s reaction was depicted (she ended up being [[BloodSplatteredInnocents splattered with blood]]).
** The manga occasionally does this. One instance has Rii reluctantly going to attack a zombie with a bat, but the scene changes before anything is shown.
* Combined with a reaction shot in ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'': when the shooter in the nightclub turns the gun on himself all we see is blood spatter on Lain's face. In this case, it's her lack of a visible reaction that's significant.
* In ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'', Filicia's old tank platoon's communications officer, Anna, is killed by a [=HEAT=] round (along with everyone else). The viewer gets a LightningReveal of Anna's arm, still holding her trumpet, protruding from under a heap of twisted metal.
* About three quarter through ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' Ralph [[spoiler:takes over the Deague ship by killing everyone aboard except Medlock.]] The discretion shots come in [[spoiler:every time he kills someone, of course.]]
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': Kang Horyang beating up Rapdevil. All we see is a door. [[spoiler: Lurker eviscerating Nia.]] It is only heard over the com line.
* In ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', a rogue Syaoran [[CloningBlues Clone]] decides to [[EyeScream gouge out Fai's left eye]] to gain magical power. We only see poor Fai's ''eyes trembling in fear'' just before [[RescueRomance Kurogane]] rushes down the stairs to meet everyone watching a big cyclone of water. Right when he gets there, the cyclone falls apart, and we only see the result of the eye-gouging. Luckily Kurogane was able to stop the clone from biting out Fai's other eye.
* Played straight at least thrice in ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'': when [[spoiler: Rangyaku is stabbed to death]], when [[spoiler: Ribi sacrifices herself to release Enki]] and when [[spoiler: Shoryuu gives a fatally injured Atsuyu a MercyKill]].
* The first episode of ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' shamelessly abuses the non-gory gory discretion shot when Aya kills the target of the day with a dramatic slow-motion horizontal sword cut... and the target's death is immediately illustrated by a shot of his mask falling to the ground in two pieces, having somehow been cut in half ''vertically.''
* Season five of ''Anime/YuGiOh'', we get one when a character is eaten alive by an insect monster. We only see the silhouette of him being crunched up (though we do ''hear'' the bones crunching, the swallowing, etc). Also seen in a less gory scene in season two as the camera cuts away when [[spoiler: Yami Marik stabs his father to death]], although we do see [[spoiler: his bloodied corpse lying against the wall afterwards]], and the equivalent scene in the manga where [[spoiler:he skinned him alive]].

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