In Hot Springs Episodes, the female characters will catch the male characters walking in, spying on them, etc. One of the first thing the former will do is throw wooden buckets, wash tubs, or any bathing tool, at them, given those are pretty common items in a hot spring.
- DARLING in the FRANXX: In Episode 8, the girls sans Zero Two do this when the boys enter the bath after thinking it was unoccupied, courtesy of Zero Two pulling a prank on them.
- Used frequently in Ranma ½: the resident Dirty Old Man Happosai has his own variation called hermit crab technique in which he throws several buckets into the air and uses his small size and speed to Flash Step between them and attack from inside them as they fly past his opponent.
- Kagato was on the receiving end of this in the Tenchi Muyo! Original Video Animation.
- Occurs in the Rurouni Kenshin anime when Kenshin, Sanosuke and Yahiko inadvertently blunder into the ladies side when they're a bit too excited to share an "Eureka!" Moment. Sano and Yahiko go down in one hit, while Kenshin manages to dodge the first, only to take the second in the face.
- Fire Emblem Heroes: The Splashy Bucket weapon is a green dagger weapon.
- Mario Kart has Basins as throwable items in arcade games, which squish the target flat.
- Persona 4: when the male characters stumble upon the female characters in the hot springs, the latter continuously throw a ridiculously amount of wooden buckets at the former. No amount of Courage the main character can have to be able to "hold the line".