* Manga/BlackLagoon: Roberta has one after [[spoiler: her master, Diego Lovelace, is killed by a bomb at a political rally]] in the first chapter of ''El Baile de Muerte''. [[RageAgainstTheReflection She also shatters the bathroom mirror in anger.]]
* ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'': In the OVA after Riki's gang is attacked Riki takes one, reminiscing about all that has happened.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has ''many''. Most notable is the one Asuka took after her MindRape at the hands of an Angel.
* Henry from Anime/DigimonTamers after Terriermon digivolves, where he reflects on his duties as a Tamer and his pacifist beliefs
* ''{{Higurashi}}'' has a few of these too. Keiichi finds a depressed Satoko passed out in the bathtub from being in the hot water for too long.
** It's more complicated than that: [[spoiler:She was hallucinating that her abusive uncle had told her to stand under the boiling hot water and count to 10,000, since moving into his house meant she stopped getting treatment for her Hinamizawa Syndrome. She went along with all of the horrible things he did to her because of a combination of guilt (blaming herself for Satochi's disappearance), blackmail (he constantly threatened to burn down Satoshi's room), and plain old fear.]] Yeah, [[TheWoobie Satoko has it rough]].
* Kaede Fuyou in ''{{Shuffle}}'' goes {{Yandere}} on her friend Asa when the boy they both love, Rin, shows interest in her. She has one of these before [[spoiler: climbing into Rin's bed ''naked to cuddle with him''.]]
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'': Lucy has one after she [[BewareTheNiceOnes snaps and murders]] the [[KidsAreCruel cruel kids who beat her puppy to death]].
* ''PerfectBlue'': After Mima endures a good deal of disturbing hardships, she partakes in a hot bath which she screams into as she hugs herself underwater.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': During the aftermath of his traumatic loss to Edo and being demoted in the pro leagues, Kaiser Ryo Marufuji takes a shower after losing yet ''another'' duel, while reminiscing about being fired by his sponsor. He's [[FreakOut freaked out]] by the end of the episode.
* In ''{{Zeiram}}: The Animation'', bounty-hunting heroine Iria takes two in a six-episode OAV.
* Kozue Izumi from ''InfiniteRyvius'' is found taking one of these after she was assaulted by the other girls at the end of episode 18.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Yoko takes a surprisingly FanService-free Shower of Angst after [[spoiler:Kamina dies]].
** Averted in the manga, when the cartoonist behind it, Kotaro Mori, gives you a complete view of her naked body, with boobies clearly visible. Yeah, Mori, a good time to see a woman naked is when she's just had her heart BROKEN.
* ''{{Berserk}}'': After [[spoiler:being raped by a newly-demonic Griffith]], Casca is seen sitting fully-clothed under a waterfall.
** Also Griffith, after he becomes a prostitute to make money, complete with a wonderfully disturbing scene of him angsting while clawing at his arms until they bleed when washing himself. He only stops when Casca [[CooldownHug tearfully embraces him from behind.]]
* Done by Asagami Fujino in ''[[{{Nasuverse}} Kara no Kyoukai]]''; [[spoiler: in her case, she actually ''was'' raped]]. The value of this scene jumps to eleven when [[TheFilmOfTheBook the film adaptation]] came out. [[spoiler:Then again, she becomes a psychotic murderer who is simultaneously terrified of her powers and unconsciously leering at the horrid violence.]]
* [[LightNovel/ChromeShelledRegios Nina]] tends to do this when upstaged by Layfon, or losing a battle to another platoon.
* Juri from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' indulges in this.
** Utena has one in episode 37, after [[spoiler: finding out about Anthy and Akio.]]
* Mr. MagnificentBastard Lelouch Lamperouge from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' did this once, after [[spoiler:Shirley's father]]'s death really made him confront the consequences of his actions. It actually managed to humanize him after all the killing he did. (Of course, by the end of the shower he decided that the best way to ease his troubled conscience was ''more killing''.)
** You can also count Milly in as well, when she was in a depressed state for a while after Nina told her off in R2 (while everyone else during bath time were happy and giddy with their upcoming date with Lelouch). This happened near the beginning of episode 12.
*** Milly seemed more upset that so many girls had a date with Lelouch and she didn't as the UnluckyChildhoodFriend.
* Rin from ''{{Mnemosyne}}'' does this in episode 5 after her first genuine lover ''in centuries'' (she is an ever-young immortal, by the way) dies.
* Setsuna Sakurazaki of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' after her humiliating defeat by Tsukiyomi.
** Later on, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v27/c244/16.html Ako]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v27/c244/17.html Izumi]] has one after [[spoiler: she finds out that the boy she loves doesn't actually exist]].
* Souichi from ''Manga/TheTyrantFallsInLove'' after every time he has sex with Morinaga.
* Happens twice in ''[[CuteyHoney Re: Cutie Honey]] (once after a shouting match with Natsuko and once after [[UnstoppableRage losing it]] in a battle aganst Black Claw). The first one turns into a ShowerOfAwkward when [[HandsomeLech Seiji]] decides to tag along with Natsuko in pulling her out of her rut.
* Lucia angsted in the shower once in VenusVersusVirus.
* In the manga version of KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl, [[spoiler:Tomari angsted in the shower in one chapter after hearing that her crush, her [[RelationshipUpgrade best friend]] Hazumu, is said to die within a month.]]
* Tony from ''TowardTheTerra'' had one of these while in MyGodWhatHaveIDone mode after he [[spoiler: killed Matsuka]].
* Nodoka of ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' had one of these in the second episode of the anime after her loss and subsequent argument with Saki.
** Saki herself on one occasion. She and Nodoka go over after they notice that some of Nodoka's old friends have reached the semi-finals, but Saki stops short after realizing her sister is in there and having a flashback. Saki can't bring herself to go in, goes back to where they're staying, and has a shower like this.
* Faye Valentine of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' has a Shower Of Angst scene after she recovers her lost memories.
* Tsuzuki in ''YamiNoMatsuei'' has a private Shower of Angst [[spoiler: after being possessed by the demon Sargantanas]] in the Devil's Trill Arc.
** Double points for the shower drowning out his vocalizations of misery while [[spoiler: losing to the EnemyWithin.]]
* In the newest ''CaptainTsubasa'' series, Koujirou Hyuga has a shower of ''rage'' [[spoiler: after clashing with Willem violently in his first training session in Italy]].
* ''FushigiYuugi'' doesn't actually feature Miaka in a shower (she's in a lake), but it still has that same effect as she [[spoiler:furiously scrubs herself with twigs to the point of bleeding in the hopes that it would purify her after Nakago had raped her. Of course, he didn't really get to do that]].
* How Esther is introduced in ''TrinityBlood'', with touches of OutDamnedSpot.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'' was fond of these, providing shower scenes for Kira, Athrun and Cagalli (if memory serves). Oddly enough, the TV episodes had Cagalli moping in a bathtub, while the movie compilations changed it into a shower scene for no apparent reason other than to show a little more skin.
** Tieria Erde is seen having one of these in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''.
* Sora Naegino of ''KaleidoStar'' has several showers of angst.
* More a Shower of Painful Memories than of Angst, but Riza Hawkeye is shown doing this in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', complete with a very significant ToplessnessFromTheBack shot.
* Erza has one in the 23rd episode of ''Manga/FairyTail'' after retreating in a battle against Phantom Lord.
** Lucy has one after losing her fight against Flare Corona.
* In RahXephon, Elvy has one after [[spoiler: one of her fellow pilots is killed]]. Ayato also evokes this trope by stumbling into a bathroom during one very angsty scene and getting wet by breaking the shower faucet.
* {{Simoun}} likes this trope a lot. Paraietta had an attack of guilt or two in the shower while reflecting on [[spoiler:her AttemptedRape of Neveril]].
* Occurs in ''RealDrive''. For a male character, even.
* Ichise from ''{{Texhnolyze}}'' takes one in the first episode.
* Occurs several times in the yaoi manga ''Manga/UnderGrandHotel'' mostly because whenever someone's taking a shower there's a chance they'll either end up getting raped or beaten up and then left there for a bit under the running shower.
* ''LightNovel/{{Sukisho}}'': Sora takes one in the first episode.
* Occurs in ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'' as a result of rampant unrequited love and general FanService.
* ''{{Happiness}}'': Yuuma after he almost kills Sumomo.
* ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'': Miyabi, after being "betrayed" by her teacher.
* Yuya of ''SamuraiDeeperKyo'' has a few of these.
* ''{{Gankutsuou}}'': Albert takes one in episode 8. (Sitting in the tub while the shower is running with his head bowed.)
** He takes another one in episode 14, musing over the threat "disaster will befall your house as well!" Peppo even states "you've been in there for a while."
* ''LegendOfTheBlueWolves'' has a particularly chilling example. Jonathan is shoved fully clothed under a running shower for a moment before [[spoiler: being approached by a nude Captain Continental who intends to rape him]].
* A variation exists in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Orochimaru is desperately waiting for Sasuke to arrive and [[BodySurf provide a new body]] but his arms have finally reached their breaking point. As he stands in a shower, they begin to flake off and crumble. Despite his agony, Orochimaru is driven to rage when he must finally accept he needs a new body ''now'' and can't wait for Sasuke.
* ''[[DGrayMan D.Gray-man]]'': Lenalee takes one on the ship to Japan, highly upset by [[spoiler:Allen's "death"]].
* In ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'', Miki Jounouchi has one in an episode of ''Double-One'' when she thinks that Clair is a better worker in the Sugo team than her. In fact, this is a recurring theme in the OVA series, as evidenced by Asuka Sugo in ''SAGA'' and Kyoko Aoi in ''SIN''.
* In ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', Mireille takes a shower when she decides to kill [[spoiler:her uncle, who raised her after her parents were killed]] in order to protect Kirika.
* Tira takes one in one of the ''SorcererHunters'' side novels after a big fight with Carrot.
* Akiko Aoshika from ''WolfGuyWolfenCrest'' is seen more than once taking showers. Then again, considering the CrapsackWorld she lives in, no wonder she does so.
* In ''AngelLinks'', Meifon Li has one while she bangs her head against the wall.
* ''HaouAiren'': Kurumi, after she [[spoiler: has a failed IntimatePsychotherapy "session" with Hakuron's NumberTwo]] and then learns about [[spoiler: Reilan's ThanatosGambit.]]
* ''KarakuridoujiUltimo'': Yamato has one in chapter 4 when Sayama mistakes him for being a child molester.
* ''Manga/SkipBeat'' gives us Fuwa Sho at one point, angsting when he learns that [[spoiler: Kyouko is dating a rival of his. Turns out to be untrue though.]]
* In ''Manga/OniisamaE'', Mariko doesn't necessarily take a shower, but she does have a bath (and it has the same effect of this trope) after [[spoiler:the incident with Nanako in which she [[MurderSuicide threatens to kill Nanako and herself]].]]
** Rei also has her moments of these more than once. Considering that she is a BrokenBird, it's pretty understandable.
* In ''Teacher's Pet'' Misuzu takes a Shower of Angst after she's [[spoiler:[[RapeAsDrama raped]] by Masahiro.]]
* In {{Hetalia}}, Lithuania is seen having a bath of angst in Poland's house, and [[spoiler: we get to see the scars on his back.]]
* In the ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' anime, we briefly see Komari taking one [[spoiler:during her BSOD]]. She has one in the visual novel as well, and while we don't see it, we do see the immediate aftermath - a just-dried girl with wet hair wearing a guy's shirt for pyjamas manages to achieve [[TheWoobie a similar]] [[{{Fanservice}} impact.]]
* In AiYoriAoshi, [[http://animebaths.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ai_yori_aoshi_v10c79.aya_v10c79p74.jpg Kaoru]] has at least one of these as the thinks of his AcheyScars.
* DanganRonpa's TheAnimeOfTheGame has one where Makoto Naegi angsts heavily after [[spoiler: the first murder, trial, and execution.]]
* In ''Anime/{{Free}}'', Haruka is seen having one after [[spoiler:Rin defeats him in a swimming race, in which he says to him that he will never swim with him again.]]
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