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Manga Sound Effects Index
By haruno-sakura—x

Zawa zawa – chatter
Sucha – strap
Gyu – squeeze
Za! – (drama!)
Don – (impact)
Charin – ring
Sha – slide
Fu – fume
Gyaa – bicker
Ki – anger
Zaa – (strike a pose)
Zuppo – shoop
Agaaa – gag
Doki – heartbeat
Kara – rattle (sliding door)
Biku – wince
Zudoon – (menace)
Mera – burn
Zugogoon – (annoyance)
Gaiin – wham
Zuru Zuru – slide
Hero hero – wobble
Paan – gunshot
Zaa… - chatter (cut off)
Gakuu – stagger  
Dopyuun – zoom
Ze – wheeze
Piku – twitch
Suku – Rise
Suta – stride
Kyu – tug
Shiryuu – wiggle
Dota – footsteps
Batan – crash
Bishi – twang (yes I know bishi means a girly boy)
Zusa – Skid
Gaba – surge
Doku – dribble (blood)
Goshi – rub
Peko – bow
Gan – whack
Gishi – snap
Zun – (fanfare)
Doh! – kick
Su – slip
Giri giri – struggle
Gogogogo – thunder
Gakii – snap
Muka – (anger)
Buchi – snap
Goh! – wham
Doka baki – whack, bam
Zuru – slump
Suuuu – fall
Ga/Kya – grab
Ji – stare
Gyuu – hug
Bon! – poof!
Bari Biri Bori – (ripping clothes)
Pi – shing
Jiiiiiiiiin – evil stare
Gacha/Butsu – click
Wata wata – flap flap
Gashiyon – shock
Gaba – jolt
Ka – blush
Zudoon! – (horror)
Gata – clatter
Ban! – Bam!
Hyuoooo – wind
Do-do-do-do – stomp
Gyo – irk
Shiku Shiku – sob
Pata pata – stamp
Kasa – step
Gotsu – smack
Pon – pat
Chari – (remove)
Pishan – slam!
Kah – tink
Gusa – poke
Chiki Chiki – click click
Pori Pori – scratch scratch
Kiin Kon Kan Kon – School Bells
Patata – pitter patter
Guu – clench
Koro – turn
Kata kata – suppressing anger
Paaaaaa – brighten
Bachi – snap
Gororo – vroom
Aaaa – moaning
Gyuumu – (the grab of doom!)
Pecha – Snatch
Piku – bright
Gashyon – up heave!
Byu – swing
Chiiin – ching!
Awa Awa – panic
Gaaan – shocked
Zuoooo – (creepy aura)
Pekka – perky
Bah – block
Bun bun bun – shake shake shake
Kira Kira Kira – sparkle
Zuru zuru zuru – drag
Patan – shut
Kii – creak
Pachi – (wake up)
Mukuri – rise
Ha! – Gasp
Zah – rush
Suh – shuffle
Don – ta-da!
Hira  - flutter
Shuu – rustle
Don Doka Gashan – crash bang pow
Gaba – stumble
Suku – standing
Gutari – confused
Gashi Gashi – scrub
Pa! – shine
Dan – clack
Wasa – rub
Kuu – snore
Ta ta ka – dash
And that’s about it! If you can’t read hiragana or katakana, bad luck! But I’m currently updating this (trying to get Japanese Computer Functions) so watch out! I hope this was useful to some manga readers and please tell me if I have made a mistake or if I have repeated something; I will definitely correct it!
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anime-manga-freak1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you happen to know the sound of a clock ticking?
Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Where can i find he kanji versions of these sound effects???

if i'm making pages it'd be cool to have a glossary of that. coz i doubt i'd write 'zawa zawa' on a page ;/

thanks for this though. gives me a good start ;)
SoubixLoveless Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
What would be a good "menacing aura" sound effect? :) Thank you for posting this
skechygrl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What's the sound for panting?
InazumaE948 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
This is really helpful. i wish i could read hiragana or Katakana though. i wanna learn 'em. Tell me, where/how did you learn it?
Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh man. I love these effects.
CatzNekozawa Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
thanks aloooot! XD
DiGi-H Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Artist
Thank you for your hard work! :)
butter-rot Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010   General Artist

Can't wait to see the japanese characters version of this... wait, that's what you meant, right? ^^;
Xacross Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
wait, its impossible to write suh or zuh in hiragana or katakana there is no kana for just h
Ender-Yama Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I may be wrong, but I think the sounds that look like "zuh" and "suh" would use the small "tsu" (ッ) at the end. Like zuh would be ズッ/ずっ and suh would be スッ/すっ
you may already know this (since you sent this comment over 3 years ago xD), but I saw no reply so I was wondering if you already knew or not :3
X3DaniX3 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Fruits Basket correct?
Sanadachi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I am making a going-away card for my friend!
luckilynick Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010   Filmographer
thanx soooooooooo much 4 dis..............kanpai...!!!
DragonBloodSilver Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
I've been looking for guide's like this since forever!!!

Thank you so much :D

P.S. another one to add (if you haven't already got it, of course) would be "niko", which means smile or gleam :)
Kyouchi-kun Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chigoya-sensei Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Student General Artist
I'm doing a small comic for school, but don't know how to put the manga sound thingies in. o_o;
Bethelon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
This is really helpful ^^
It's just a rip on the space-time continuum! What can happen?
SuperHeatherAwesome Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
What would "Zuru Zoom" be?
NeuroticIndecency Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Oooh, thanks! What would be good for walking/footsteps, though? o3o
KokoPuffChan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Writer
Teku is step. ^^
NeuroticIndecency Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Thank you! C:
KokoPuffChan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009   Writer
Welcome ^^
Ankh-of-chiaroscuro Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Ah! Thanks so much!
haruno-sakura--x Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Yr Welcome!
Yosay Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Thank you so much for this my Friend! ^^
haruno-sakura--x Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Lol youre welcome!!!
amanexmisa Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Well, It's ok I can read Hiragana and Katakana too!
haruno-sakura--x Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Same, Misa-chan! I really miss you at school...
amanexmisa Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Me too...I hang out with guys now.
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