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THAT'S HOT! Uh... I mean, the water. That sure looks like a hot bath. Yeah...
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A Bath Kick is a position a female character does when they are having a Bathtub Scene or Furo Scene, which is extending her leg to its full length. Basically, it is a form of Fanservice during bath scenes to show off that She's Got Legs for the Rule of Sexy.

This is also used when a character is washing her leg in the tub. Not only has it been used as a bathing position, but it has also been used as an attack.


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Examples

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    Advertising 
  • A woman does one in a Calgon Bubble Bath commercial from 1980.
  • A woman does one in a Hahn Beer commercial from Australia.
  • An ad for The Geena Davis Show more or less consisted of one from the title actress.
  • Ads for women's razor blades often have the model doing this to shave.
  • Used in a Zest soap commercial.

    Anime & Manga 
  • In Burn Up! Scramble, the heroine Rio Kinezono is shown in the bathtub doing a bath kick in the closing credits to each episode.
  • In the first episode to Canaan, Liang Qi does a bath kick in the tub
  • Cowboy Bebop: Fey does this in the episode "Toys In The Attic." It results in her getting poisoned when the Monster of the Week bites her exposed leg.
  • Honey does this in a bubble bath in the opening credits to the original Cutey Honey and New Cutey Honey.
  • Junko Asagiri done in the 11th episode of Desert Punk.
  • Mimi does it in the 15th episode of Digimon Adventure.
  • In Dirty Pair: Project Eden, Kei is shown doing this in a bubble bath. Carson D. Carson then falls into Yuri's tub, which startles her. She does the bath kick as an attack and launches him into Kei's tub.
  • Someone does it in Chapter 59 of If I See You In My Dreams.
  • One is done in a bubble bath in the third chapter of Love Monster
  • Colonel Felme of Zoids: Genesis does a bubble bath kick in episode 33. She is also seen doing a bath kick in the third ending credits theme.
  • Sarasa of Legend of Basara does one in a Hot Spring in episode 2
  • Blair does one in the first episode of Soul Eater where she has her scrub-brush scrub her leg. Her leg is more extended out in the manga version.
  • Sailor Moon
    • Esmeraude does one in the 80th episode.
    • Ami (Sailor Mercury) is seen doing one while reading a book in the bathtub at the beginning of "Sailor Moon SuperS: Ami's First Love".
  • Lupin III
  • Hakufu Sonsaku from the Ikki Tousen series does one in the first episode of Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians.
  • Kagome Higurashi does one in the 69th episode of Inuyasha.
  • One is done by Shinunora in the sixth episode of Gun Frontier.
  • Ple Elpeo does one in her bubble bath scene in episode 18 of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ and in the 25th episode.
  • Grenadier episode 11 has Rushuna doing one in a bubble bath.
  • Nadie does one in the 7th episode of El Cazador de la Bruja.
  • One Piece
    • Kalifa does one in a bubble bath in episode 293 and in the manga version in chapter 407.
    • Nami does a literal bath kick in the eleventh movie, when Luffy is frantically searching around for his hat in the Sunny's bathtub, as Nami is taking a bath.
  • Birdy does one in the first episode of Birdy the Mighty Decode season 2.
  • Ranma ½
    • Female Ranma has done this in one color chapter, as well as an animated opening that included said chapter.
    • Shampoo does it deliberately to entice Ryōga when disguised as "Pid" (or "Pido-chan") of the "Cupid Sisters" (together with Ranma, who was "Kew", or "Cu-chan").
  • Winry in at least the manga version of Fullmetal Alchemist.
  • The title card to the third episode of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt shows Panty doing this.
  • Seen at the beginning of the bath scene in the second episode of Murder Princess.
  • The 201st chapter of Fairy Tail shows Cana Alberona doing this.
  • Yohko is seen doing one in the 6th episode of Devil Hunter Yohko as she lays in the tub and talks on the phone.
  • Pink the protagonist to the Akira Toriyama one-shot of the same-name is seen doing one in her bath scene near the beginning.
  • Kaoru does this in the first ending of I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying.
  • Briefly seen in Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, when Nagatoro calls Senpai to tell him she's taking a bath. And then she accidentally activates the videocall in her phone...

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    Fan Works 
  • In Discworld fic Il se Passait au nuit de Pere Porcher, when she decides Ponder Stibbons needs a little encouragement - they have been "walking out" together for over six months - Johanna Smith-Rhodes does this. The diffident Ponder has just helpfully fetched an arm-load of towels into her bathroom, after all. Eventually, it's a Happy Hogswatch...
    Oh, good grief, Ponder! I give you permission to open your eyes, OK?
  • With this Ring... (Green Lantern): Carol Ferris, who has been possessed by an evil split personality, decides to tease an old enemy by taking a bath in front of him. To add insult to injury, she ostentatiously lifts one leg out of the water.
    "Does the queen think the water too warm, or, perhaps, too cold?" asked Namita, one of her attendants. "We can adjust it with a simple action."
    "The water is fine, Nami," Star Sapphire replied. "Just do what you do, and all will be well." She lifted one bare leg out of the water, ostensibly for the girl to soap it, but really for the effect it would have on Hammond. She saw his eyes bulging. That was the one part of him that moved...voluntarily, that is...and she took sadistic pleasure in it.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Lynn sits in the bathtub and bath kicks Sue in So Close.
  • Honey does it in the bubble bath scene at the beginning of the live-action Cutey Honey movie.
  • Doris Day and Rock Hudson both do it in Pillow Talk.
  • The film City of Angels has a woman doing one.
  • Julia Brendler does one while shaving her legs in the German movie Der Typ, 13 Kinder & ich.
  • A woman does one in Ghost Rock.
  • Joan Blondell does this in her bath scene in Blonde Crazy.
  • Kay Francis gives a nice fanservice moment at the beginning of Jewel Robbery. Then she follows it by imitating with both of her arms.
  • Jane Russell's character does this in The Tall Men.
  • In Bride of Chucky, Jennifer Tilly's character manages to fend off Chucky with this. Unluckily for her, she left the television on.
  • Hedley Lamarr does one in Blazing Saddles. Probably not fanservice.
  • Age of Consent does this in an ocean, not a bath, but it's the same effect. The film ends with Bradley and Cora frolicking in the water. They both plunge under, Cora kicks a leg up in Bath Kick style, the picture freezes, and the movie ends.
  • The initial victim in Film/Jaws goes skinny-dipping in the ocean. She foreshadows her demise by kicking one leg up, looking like a fin.
  • Performed by the girl in the bath who Dix walks in on in the brothel in The Girl in Lovers' Lane.
  • Shae does this while taking a bath in Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain; just before Jerk Jock Steve tries to spook her.
  • Inverted (sort of) in Splash, Madison fills a bathtub with water and settles in as her legs change back into her mermaid tail.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In episode 50 of Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger, Umeko does a bath kick in her bubble bath.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    • Glory in season 5, surrounded by blindfolded minions.
    • Also in season 4 when Faith takes a bath in Buffy's body.
  • Seen in The X-Files episode "Chinga," in which Scully kicks the bathroom door closed while in her bubble bath to ignore the phone ringing... or really to ignore Mulder, who had been calling her roughly every five seconds while she's on her vacation.
  • Sarah (Yvonne Strahotski) in a season 4 episode of Chuck, to remind her fiancé Chuck "what he'll be missing" while he's out with the boys.

    Music Videos 
  • Lady Gaga is briefly seen doing this while taking a bath in the video for "Bad Romance". Note that she is fully clothed while taking said bath, complete with shoes.
  • One of the Salt n Pepa ladies does it in their "What a Man" video.

    New Media 

    Pro Wrestling 
  • In the mid-nineties, Sunny would usually be shown doing this at the beginning of each WWF program, saying in a seductive voice; "Viewer indiscretion...*giggle*...I mean discretion, is advised."

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    Western Animation 
  • In the Superman: The Animated Series episode "Warrior Queen", Maxima is being bathed by her servants and lifts her leg up high for her servants to give her a pedicure.
  • Him does this in The Powerpuff Girls when he is contemplating his plans to deal with the girls in the episode "Tough Love".
  • A lot of Betty Boop merchandise has her in a bubble bath doing a bath kick.


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