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Nosebleed in Japan? XD

Postby Edvent » Thu 02.02.2006 5:27 pm

Hi all!

Did you guys watch Tokyo-friends? Well, I'm wondering about one scene in the first episode:

In the pub (the one in wich Rei (Otsuka) works) some guys are in a fight. One of them stumbles backwards and overthrows Rei, so she falls down. At the next Moment everyone is looking at her because her nose starts to bleed. They even laugh!

Whats so special about nosebleed in japan?
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Postby BleedingSoul » Thu 02.02.2006 7:46 pm

Japanese people get nosebleeds easily for some reasons I forget lol
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Postby Infidel » Thu 02.02.2006 8:48 pm

Nosebleeds on TV usually (often) indicate intense arousal.
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Postby shikamarufoo » Thu 02.02.2006 10:32 pm

Infidel wrote:
Nosebleeds on TV usually (often) indicate intense arousal.

Yea that's what I thought, specially in anime when a boy sees a girl in a bikini or something of that sort, they get a nosebleed.
I didn't know you can use the nosebleed with girls though?
Hope I helped a little.
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Postby hiraikotsu » Thu 02.02.2006 10:43 pm

now i noe why hanaji (nosebleed) was one of the first words my jap teacher taught me *lol*
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Postby Strawberry_Juice » Fri 02.03.2006 1:13 am

It's just a Japanese... er... I don't want to say "superstition." Just a silly little thing.

The thought is that when men are aroused, they blush profusely. This huge rush of blood to the face results in a nosebleed. Not sure about women, but meh. That's the gist of it.
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Postby coco » Fri 02.03.2006 2:31 am

Japanese people get nosebleeds easily for some reasons I forget lol

I don't know if it true or not. :D
Yea that's what I thought, specially in anime when a boy sees a girl in a bikini or something of that sort, they get a nosebleed.

Some Anime and Manga like to describe はなぢ(鼻血) exaggeratedly, because some were influenced of the cartoonist 谷岡ヤスジ (Yasuji TANIOKA 1942-1999)
http://users.skynet.be/mangaguide/au1907.html
http://kodansha.cplaza.ne.jp/hottopics/ ... ntent.html

The phrase "hanaji boo 鼻血ブー" became vogue word with his eye-catching picture (I could not find it on the web ). After 谷岡ヤスジ gained popularity with men(male), many Manga artists(?) started to use nosebleeds.
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Postby zengargoyle » Fri 02.03.2006 4:32 am

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Postby coco » Fri 02.10.2006 9:46 pm

BleedingSoul wrote:
Japanese people get nosebleeds easily for some reasons I forget lol

My friend (he is Japanese) says it's true.According to him, the reason is a flat nose ( button nose?? ) of Japanese!! So the vessel wall is thinner than prominent nose's.
He mentioned that his younger brother always got 鼻血 when his brother was teenager (he didn't tell about himself :D).
Thank you for interesting info.
p.s.
In fact, I hardly be 鼻血ブー, though having a flat nose.
Seems your soul wall is thinner than mine. ehehe.
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Postby Hatori » Fri 02.10.2006 10:35 pm

people in anime get nosebleeds when they are witnessing or thinking of something "sexy" or like getting dirty thoughts for example. i didn't know girls can get them, but i guess so too.

it also counts for "nosebleed" when anime ppl put their hands over their noses.
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Postby Takeo Saeki » Sun 02.12.2006 4:49 am

*reads thread*

LMAO I heard about that. I've never watched much anime, but this was indeed the case in some of it. I heard it's true, also, but wasn't sure. Now that you guys confirmed it, I can't stop laughing. That is pretty funny. Now that you mention it, before I was homeschooled, I did have a friend who was Japanese and he did seem to get nosebleeds rather easily. LOL.
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