"I would die if I don't bathe twice a day."A character (most likely female) that seems to enjoy baths and showers a lot and is often shown bathing more frequently than any of the other characters. Like a Neat Freak, she is usually the first to mention the need to bathe when she is filthy. A few of these people are so into bathing that they have no problem bathing in an Awkwardly Placed Bathtub and won't mind that people can see them bathing naked. It is also common that many bathing beauties qualify as Ms. Fanservice. In anime it's an extremely common fanservice addition to have women be very happy about their bath and utter more or less orgasmic sighs, moans and words like "lovely" or "this feels so good". A stock scene of the Hot Springs Episode. See also Furo Scene. In order to qualify for this trope, the woman must seem to love bathing a lot, have lots of bathing scenes or have some sort of significant or iconic bathing scene.
— Ponzu, 666 Satan
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Anime & Manga
- Ponzu of 666 Satan, since she says that she bathes at least twice a day in an Awkwardly Placed Bathtub. The quote above says a lot.
- In Amagi Brilliant Park, Sento Isuzu often bathes up to three times a day, and says she feels like she's dying if she doesn't. This is because she has Kappa ancestry. She has to keep her body from drying out.
- Axis Powers Hetalia:
- Hungary and Taiwan are implied be this in a recent strip.◊ Considering that both lady nations have quite the hot spring culture, it makes historical sense and is In Character.
- Czechia/Czech Republic is one, too. She's seen in a bath tub in one strip, and in others she cheerfully boasts to a nonplussed Hungary about her land's very famous spa cities.
- In Banana no Nana, Mizukami Haruko literally will die if she doesn't bathe for at least 20 hours a day. Because of this she basically lives in a mobile bathtub.
- Liang Qi from Canaan loves and adores her hot baths, though nowhere as much as her bloodshed and her "Oneesama".
- In A Certain Magical Index, Laura Stuart loves bathing so much that she has a room with a ridiculous number of bathtubs, and she'll often bathe while having important discussions.
- Mikiri in Change 123, which is sometimes combined with the Innocent Fanservice Girl trope.
- Charady from the series of shorts titled Charady's Daily Joke is seen bathing the entire time in a majority of the episodes and in the opening sequence. She is also seen just outside of the bathtub in the promotional poster.
- Clare from Claymore was shown to have a habbit of taking a bath after every mission in attempt to wash off the smell of yoma blood.
- Kallen of Code Geass and her shower scenes are very... "famous" in fandom.
- Honey Kisaragi of Cutey Honey is seen having bubble baths in the opening credits to the original series and New Cutey Honey. In the second book of the manga she has a total of four bath scenes in that one volume.
- Shizuka from Doraemon seems to spend much of her free time bathing. And almost every time she gets in the bath, Nobita ends up accidentally walking in thanks to Doraemon's gadgets. She is considered one of the most iconic bathing enthusiasts in anime and manga.
- Bulma from the Dragon Ball series enjoys taking bubble baths and has a very popular shower scene in the sixth episode. They call back to this in Dragon Ball Z by giving her another bubble bath scene while she is hiding out in a capsule house on Namek.
- Mari Yumenokata of Elf Princess Rane bathes in all 2 episodes and was mentioned that she loves baths.
- Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail. She typically has a bath scene at least once in almost every story arc while wearing her Modesty Towel in the bathtub for the anime version.
- A rare male example: Haruka from Free! loves water so much that he takes baths every day and just sits in them. In the first episode, Makoto walked into his bathroom to find him bathing. Haruka then proceeds to get out of the bath...in a swimsuit.
- Rushuna Tendo from Grenadier is shown to have a weakness of loving baths and is seen bathing in almost every episode.
- Most episodes of Hidamari Sketch end with a scene of Yuno in her bathtub reminiscing about the episode's events.
- Kagome Higurashi in InuYasha always has to resort to bathe in lakes and hot springs while she is in the feudal era (sometimes Skinny Dipping, sometimes not) and is usually seen having a hot bath every time she comes back to the modern age.
- A hobby of Lisa Lisa from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is "taking baths" as said in her bios and implied by her Bathtub Scene which is in a nice fancy Awkwardly Placed Bathtub on her balcony.
- Saga Bergman is shown taking a bath in 23 out of 24 episodes of A Little Snow Fairy Sugar, as well as the intro credits and the eye-catch. Her fairies Sugar, Pepper & Salt can also qualify since they take baths with her in most of the scenes.
- Almost every episode of Maicchingu Machiko Sensei has the main character in the bath or at least the shower.
- Elpeo Puru of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ has a love for baths that it can even be shown to annoy the other characters when she gets desperate to have them.
- Lila and any of the other Humaritts from Najica Blitz Tactics qualify, since they gain energy from taking baths in tubs of special pink liquid.
- One Piece has quite a few.
- Nami, for one, since she has the most bathing scenes and a few of them being memorable. Though one counted as Fan Disservice since Absalom attacked her in the bath.
- Kalifa can be considered due to the theme of her devil fruit powers, which are creating bubbles. She has a bubble bath scene to taunt Nami in battle, since water weakens Devil Fruit users.
- Boa Hancock has a significant bath scene where Luffy crashes through her roof and accidentally catches a glimpse of the tattoo on her back... the brand given to the slaves of the World Nobles.
- Honey Queen from the second One Piece film was first introduced bathing in a giant bathtub on the top of her ship.
- Mariko from Oniisama e... tells Nanako during their Bath Tub Bonding scene that she adores bathing and can stay up to an hour in the tub.
- Urt from Outlaw Star, since she lives on a hot spring planet and bathes twice in the one episode that features her.
- The two female leads to Please Twins!, Karen and Miina. Every single episode has one or both of them taking a bath.
- Most of the main characters of Ranma ½ qualify, since most of them have a curse that involves them having to take hot baths for them to restore themselves to their original form.
- Kaoru Kamiya from Rurouni Kenshin. Considering that she's a dojo owner who constantly practices, it's more justified than other cases.
- Another rare male example in Gemini Saga of Saint Seiya, as he has at least one bathing scene in every adaptation he appears in. In fact, his bathing scene in the Sanctuary arc is one of his most well known appearances, in part due to the usual reaction.
- In Shakugan no Shana, Shana doesn't need to bathe at all. She just spends an hour or so every day soaking in hot water because she enjoys it.
- Blair's most memorable scene in Soul Eater was her bubble bath in the first episode. She has another scene in episode 4 and episode 12. Blair liking baths is ironic since her true form is a cat, and cats supposedly hate water.
- Sweet Blue Flowers has the pivotal scene in which Akira openly admires a bathing Fumi, which turns out to be a crucial moment in their relationship.
- Lady Elsaria Rahnclave from Ubel Blatt, enjoys baths wherever she goes. And she is not even shy about who she is bathing with. She even has an Awkwardly Placed Bathtub on her airship bridge.
- Akiko Aoshika from Wolf Guy - Wolfen Crest is seen more than once taking showers. Then again, considering the Crapsack World she lives in, no wonder she does so.
- Doronjo, the villainess of Yatterman, is often seen taking baths and showers on many occasions, even in the live-action film.
- Generally all the villainess of Time Bokan franchise love taking baths or showers (like part of their Ms. Fanservice status). Mujo in Zenderman does this also in ending credits.
- Again from Zenderman. In the last episode, Muujo and her minions end up transporting into ancient Egypt in the bathroom of Cleopatra VII Philopator while she was having a bath in her big bathing pool.
- Colonel Felme of Zoids: Genesis loves having bubble baths so much that she has conversations with some of the male characters while she is seen relaxing in them and shows no discomfort of them seeing her.
- Zatanna from DC Comics is shown to enjoy baths a lot.
- Lara Croft appeared to love doing this during Top Cow's run with Tomb Raider. In almost each different story had Lara bathe at least once. She would usually bathe in nearby lakes wearing only her bra and panties. In one case, Lara is held at gunpoint as she bathed in a nearby lake.
Films — Live-Action
- A blonde from a scene in the beginning of Doomsday has a shotgun. You only see her naked in the bathtub.
- The Captain of the Space Ark in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, who is running the ship from the Awkwardly Placed Bathtub on the bridge.
- Prince Alannon from A Brother's Price would likely qualify for this if he appeared in the main narrative. He was abducted by his future wives wearing nothing but a silk bathing gown, and got them to build him a bathhouse on their farm.
- Umeko (Deka Pink) of Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger has lots of bubble baths throughout the series. She has three rubber duckies, which have names (in a Shout-Out, they're on the dashboard of her patrol car in her Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger movie appearance.)
- In Kamen Rider Kiva, the male lead, Wataru, has many, many bathing scenes, usually being found there while pondering or talking things over with Kivat. We also get Bathtub Bonding scenes with him and pretty much every other male character at least once. This is why Kiva is the most popular Rider series among Yaoi Fangirls.
- Monty Python's Flying Circus : The Montgolfier Brothers from The Golden Age of Ballooning.
- One named Danielle is featured in 1000 Ways to Die. She doesn't die, fortunately. The Dirty Old Man janitor who made holes in Danielle's flat's floor to peep on her, but ended up crushed under her tub when said floor collapsed on him due to the weight and humidity? Not halfway as lucky.
Mythology and Religion
- In the Books of Samuel, King David is on the rooftop of his palace, and happens to catch a beautiful young woman by the name of Bathsheba taking an open-air bath. (According to some interpretations, this was a ritual bath to "purify" her after menstruation.) He watches her intently while she bathes, most likely with no idea that she's being watched. He finds out who she is: the wife of one of his best soldiers, Uriah, who happens to be off fighting in a war...and summons Bathsheba to the palace for sex. She becomes pregnant, and King David's response is to try and get Uriah to come home and have sex with her (something explicitly forbidden under the law). And when Uriah refuses, he has Uriah sent to the front lines, where he is killed in battle...and then marries Bathsheba, passing it off as an Honorable Marriage Proposal, which gets him a pretty intense What the Hell, Hero? from his advisor, Nathan. Notably, no moral commentary is made on Bathsheba's acceptance of David's summons, or even on her going along with his plan to pass off her baby as Uriah's, indicating that she went along with it because she was afraid, not because she was amoral. Which would have been a pretty radical notion, in the days when the prevailing view on female sexuality was that All Women Are Lustful.
- In Final Fantasy VII, there is a house in the town Costa del Sol, where a woman is taking a bath. She is in there for the entire game.
- Capcom officially listed bathing as one of Rose's interests in the Street Fighter series. She is shown having a bath◊ in her ending in Street Fighter Alpha 2. She is also seen having a bubble bath in the Capcom Gals Anthology manga, and mentions that she would like a bubble bath in one of her winning quotes in Super Street Fighter IV.
- Likewise, in Darkstalkers, Felicia is seen taking a well-deserved bubble bath in her ending after achieving stardom.
- The ghost Petunia in Luigi's Mansion fits this trope, even though she is not a beauty.
- Florzon from the Capcom game One Piece Mansion is a tenant you can get who just takes a bath the whole time.
- Fire Emblem:
- She's not seen bathing on screen, but the heel face turned Aversa from Fire Emblem Awakening is said to be "the one who bathes longer than anyone else in the army". If asked about what she does in her free time her reply is "I usually go for a swim in the lake. ... Sometimes even in proper attire."
- According to Camilla's description in Fire Emblem Fates, she enjoys baths the most. In face, one of the trading cards for the Fire Emblem series even features her bathing.
- Sam in Until Dawn definitely counts; it doesn't hurt that she looks exactly like and is voiced by Hayden Panettiere. The masked psycho who interrupts proceedings, on the other hand...
- In Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, one of the rooms in the Arena area has a fountain where a Succubus and a hidden Lilith are. If you look carefully, you'll see a rubber ducky in the water as well, which implies they've been bathing.
- God of War II has a pair of gorgeous topless women in a bathhouse when Kratos literally crashes into it and its possible to have a Optional Sexual Encounter with them.
- Christmas Snow from Shadowgirls loves water. There's a reason for this.
- Felicia Sorceress of Katara has bathing scenes in many of her various comics and short stories. In one she pulls a tub, and hot water, out of her Bag of Holding. She also likes using baths to apply her Magikdust.
- Oglaf lampshades this in a strip (NSFW) contrasting "erotic bathing" with just regular bathing.
- Sissi Delmas of Code Lyoko is said to take up to three showers a day, and she spends lots of time in them.