Waterfall Shower

The preferred bathing method of Ms. Fanservice.

Lost in the middle of a forest? Need to take a shower? Cue the convenient nearby waterfall. Excellent source of Fanservice. Often leads to Sexy Soaked Shirt or Outdoor Bath Peeping... and there's a good chance it's cold as hell.

In Real Life it's somewhat less practical, particularly for large waterfalls, since in most cases the water would be stone cold and would have enough force to knock you flat if you were to step under it.

Contrast Meditating Under a Waterfall, which has a different purpose. Compare Skinny Dipping.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Berserk combines this with Shower of Angst with the first time we see Casca following the Eclipse.
  • Kallen's true identity in Code Geass is exposed to Suzaku when he walks in on her doing this and she attempts to attack him.
  • Shirenu takes a shower under a melting glacier in the 2nd Devilman OVA.
  • Shizuka takes a shower under a little waterfall in an episode of Doraemon where Nobita and his friends go on a desert island.
  • In the uncensored original version of The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Misty washes her bare breasts beneath a waterfall in hopes of getting them to "evolve" before catching Ash and Brock spying on her and streaking off into the night.
  • The 22nd episode of Excel Saga has Pedro, Sandora and Nabeshin showering under a waterfall.
  • Haru from Free! met his first love this way. The waterfall, not the naked woman.
  • Miaka is shown in an artificial one near the middle of Fushigi Yuugi. Tamahome, of course, gets a peek.
  • Genesis Climber MOSPEADA has Yellow Belmont doing this twice.
  • In Ikkitousen episode 9, Hakufu Sonsaku strips off her dress but keeps her panties on to go Skinny Dipping and have a waterfall shower.
  • Love Hina hits this up at least twice.
    • During the trip Sara and Naru take one, but Keitaro suddenly falls in on them.
    • Later lost on a desert island finding an oasis, Naru takes one while making a Leaf Bikini.
  • Mahou Sensei Negima!:
    • While lost in the library. (Yes, the Library has a waterfall. Many, in fact.)
    • And much later, Asuna and Setsuna take one.
    • Chisame takes one and, much to her chagrin, Jack Rakan is also taking one on the other side of some rocks.
  • In a Filler of the Naruto anime, Hinata combined this with a Nude Nature Dance, by dancing in a waterfall.
  • Raina takes a waterfall bath in the Nishikaze to Taiyou one-shot.
  • Outlanders: While Kahm is having a bath, she goes over to the portion of her bathing pond where the waterfall is and has a waterfall shower to rinse off the shampoo that she had in her hair.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!'s first season has this.
  • Komaeda is introduced in Dangan Ronpa 3 taking one of these after his fateful plane crash.

    Comic Books 
  • Marvel Illustrated Swimsuit (which Marvel Comics published annually between 1991 and 1995) featured several illustrations of superheroines taking waterfall showers. Of course, if you're strong enough to toss tanks around, you can probably handle the force of the water.
  • Some publicity artwork for the French graphic novel Pyrénée shows the Wild Child heroine showering beneath waterfalls. Not intended as Fanservice, because she's too young...
  • In Strangers in Paradise, Freddy and Casey get married while standing naked under a waterfall... but soon regret it when they realize how cold it is.
  • Abbey and Ash take one, to wash off zombie goo, in Danger Girl and the Army of Darkness #5.
  • In Extinctioners, Sacrlett Ann Starfox takes a shower under a waterfall while wearing a swimsuit.
  • Green Lantern: Bleez of the GL Red Lantern Corps was fond of taking these on her homeworld before she abducted by the Sinestro Corps.
  • Red Sonja takes one (surrounded by strategic Censor Steam) just before she is captured by an Evil Sorcerer at the start of Red Sonja Annual #4.
  • Fauna the Jungle Girl takes one after she is stranded on an alien planet in Cavewoman Color Special. This turns into a Gone Swimming, Clothes Stolen situation when flying creatures steal her uniform. This is pure Fanservice and little more than an excuse to show Fauna cavorting around in the nude.
  • For unexplained reasons, Julia is taking one in the Batcave just before Hush escapes in Batman Eternal.
  • In Harley's Little Black Book #6, Harley and Lobo take a waterfall shower while stranded on an alien planet. It nearly turns into a Shower of Love, but they are interrupted.

    Comic Strips 
  • Non-fanservice example (unless you're a furry): In one Krazy Kat strip, Officer Pupp is taking a Waterfall Shower.

    Fan Works 

    Films — Animation 
  • Surf's Up: Cody and Lani end up cleaning themselves up under a waterfall after getting covered in glowworm poo.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The heroine taking a waterfall shower occurs in the remake of King Kong, and in the animated musical adaptation The Mighty Kong.
  • Tanya Roberts took two in Sheena, which made the MPAA create the PG-13 rating.
  • Robin Hood does it in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Marian spies on him to the horror of her maid.
  • One of Phoebe Cates' two nude scenes ever was in one of these in the otherwise unmemorable The Blue Lagoon rip-off, Paradise.
  • In the film The Last Samurai, Tom Cruise's POW character comes across his host (the widow of the man he killed) taking a waterfall Shower of Awkward.
  • After the raid on the drug dealer's compound, the Angels celebrate by taking one in Angels Revenge.
  • Eve showers naked under a waterfall in the 1984 sex comedy Second Time Lucky.
  • Happens in She-Wolves of Wasteland (a.k.a. Phoenix the Warrior), when Phoenix and Keela stumble across a clan of friendly women showering bare-breasted under waterfalls.
  • Mandakini takes a shower under a waterfall in a transparent white sari in the Bollywood movie Ram Teri Ganga Maili.
  • In A Walk on the Moon, Dianne Lane and Viggo Mortensen get it on under a waterfall.
  • Isabel takes one in a jungle lagoon, and is spied on by the eponymous heroine, in the Z-grade Italian film Luana, Girl Tarzan.


    Live-Action TV 

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    Video Games 
  • Follow the singing in Shadow Warrior to find a woman doing this. But don't stand too close for too long, or your character's pickup lines will lead her to whip out an Uzi.
  • A cutscene in Far Cry shows Valerie taking a shower under a waterfall as she tells Jack about the CIA's involvement on the Big Bad Krieger's work.

    Web Comics 
  • Evon takes one after running away from Hero in Evon.

    Western Animation 
  • In the Looney Tunes short "Wet Hare", Bugs Bunny, in an example not intended as fanservice, uses a waterfall as a shower and is trying to stop a lumberjack from damming the river that provides it.
  • Like Bugs above, Squidward from SpongeBob SquarePants does this not for the fanservice, but it's because he's enjoying himself after SpongeBob and Patrick make him a tiki paradise vacation.
  • Alexa bathes with some other girls under a waterfall in Wonder Woman.
  • In Samurai Jack, Ashi takes one to wash away the rest of the coal on her body (which she had had since she was a child). But when she comes out, she realizes that she's got nothing to wear, so she makes a new outfit made of leaves.

    Real Life