The Jungle Bath in Love Mode. King of Thorn has flashbacks to a furo scene of twins Kasumi and Shizuku bathing together. The first flashback is initially played for Fanservice , but quickly turns disturbing.
The second flashback shows what actually happened in the bath — an Interrupted Suicide. Actually there were two, with one as part of a longer scene and therefore even less naughty.
There was even a brief Furo Scene with Nanoha's father in the first season, whose heavily scarred body serves as a Continuity Nod to Triangle Heart 3: Sweet Songs Forever , where we learn that he was a bodyguard in his "old job". And that "bodyguard" was a bit of an understatement. Soooo much Skinship Grope. Anyone else get the feeling the writer is required to stick a certain amount of fanservice into any given arc?
It was originally supposed to be a harem series, not the action he wanted. So bam, a completely out of place , over the top Fanservice chapter that immediately switches back to action. Then there's the bath scene in volume 3 when Negi's training in the mountains And the later one with Asuna and Setsuna. Complete with Fantastic Arousal! In Mahoromatic , furo scenes provide occasional opportunity for plot development, as well as excuses to show off the assets of the primary female cast members.
Note that, other than Shikijo-sensei , only one major female cast member is over the age of sixteen: Mahoro appears to be between the ages of sixteen and twenty, but is in fact only nine. Maicchingu Machiko Sensei has a few episodes with these scenes.
Expect one or more male students or even a teacher to sneak a peek. One episode had a teacher and student flying in a kite and landing in a furo by accident. Of course, the eponymous Miss Machiko and her students were there at the time and the men mostly hid themselves. A chapter of My Lovely Ghost Kana is held at a public bath where Kana ponders the variety of bodies and souls that exist in the world, from the brand new to the very old. See this Naruto manga two page color spread featuring Naruto and his friends in two separate furos.
Compare the girls chatting happily and relaxing, while the boys fight and show far more skin than the girls. Neon Genesis Evangelion has a scene of Asuka standing next to a bath in the nude. It's not sexually appealing , since she's going insane at the time. Her narcissism, xenophobia, and alienation towards Shinji and Misato specifically , as well as her life and those within it generally , air themselves quite harshly after she deliberately changes the bathwater, recognizing that it's been used previously by both Shinji and Misato.
And I hate Shinji. And I hate that First Child bitch, Rei! I hate my dad! I hate my mom! Later on, she's found in a different bath in a run-down building. It could be that the tub is rusty and old, or it could be that she's lying in a pool of her own blood , implying either a suicide attempt or that time of the month.
There's also the scene featuring Shinji and Kaworu as they take a bath and talk Parodied in Ninin Ga Shinobuden. And of course, Onsokumaru attempts join in, and ends up tied to a pile of garbage. Not to mention what happens in his imagination.
Outlaw Star 's 23rd episode is their Hot Springs Episode , with the female members of the cast enjoying a number of onsen the Cute Monster Girl complaining that it wasn't hot enough and winding up in a lava pool. At the same time, the episode's A-plot involves Gene climbing to the top of the mountain to get nude footage of the priestess whose temple was built there. When he arrives up at the top of the mountain, he finds himself on the snow-covered glass roof looking down on what is either a giant stripperiffic laundry, or an odd sentou, filled with barely-dressed miko.
Episode 7 of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou has several of the main characters taking a bath in a public bathhouse due to the plumbing being broken in their apartment. While the girls are busy doing Skinship Grope , Jin tells a joke at Sorata's expense by loudly asking him which girl he's fantasizing about.
Which causes Nanami to hurl a bucket at his head. Almost every episode of Please Twins! Of course, when he finally gets there, Sabrina is already bathing, but she doesn't seem to mind and he gets in, of course carefully facing the other way.
Then, the very moment he looks at her, she stands up, declaring that her treatment is complete. Sapphire and Flannery enjoyed the Lavaridge hot springs and had a Gym Battle at the same time. The Sinnoh Trio conveniently found a bathhouse after they were sprayed by a Stunky. They smelled so bad that they had the baths to themselves. In its usual parodic fashion, Puni Puni Poemi shoves almost a dozen naked women into a small furo with a Scenery Censor — each possible flash of a "naughty bit" is hidden by a rubber duck that just happens to get in the way of the camera every time.
If it's not, they'll end up changing before the story is over. Chibi-Usa and Usagi are shown squabbling in the bath tub at least twice in the Sailor Moon anime. One early episode was noted for being censored by raising the water level to hide Usagi's cleavage when she was shown in the bath.
Femme Fatale villainess Esmeraude from the R season has a hot bath scene as well before she goes in a mission. Usagi and her family also visit an Onsen during the first season. It's played for laughs with Shingo not wanting to join the family and later stealing Usagi's towel causing her to hide herself under the water. The other Senshi snow up during the inevitable monster attack and all 5 of them are shown enjoying the hot spring at the end of the episode.
Similar goings-on occur in the first episode of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei. Filled with every female student in class. Every time anything naughty would be visible, however, there's both steam AND Maeda-kun's face the uncensored version removes Maeda-kun. It turns out to have been an Imagine Spot. In Saiyuki 's bath house episode, Gojyo and Hakkai have one. Tenpou also gets one, in a bath tub he's fallen asleep in the Saiyuki Gaiden manga.
The characters of Saki seems to get a lot of these in the anime version, complete with Censor Steam that get removed in the DVDs. Very common in Sekirei , which neatly combines fanservice with significant plot and character development. The tit ular females do a majority of their serious conversations while relaxing in the baths. Corpse Princess has almost the entire female cast in a furo at one point, with strategically placed bubbles, of course. Simoun replaces the traditional furo scene with a number of scenes set in the shower instead.
The scenes give the cast ample opportunity for skinship, but interestingly contain remarkably little actual fanservice. The shower scenes are ubiquitous enough that every level of the Simoun video game features one as well. Sky Girls goes out of its way to ensure at least one bath scene in each episode.
The various Steel Angel Kurumi series show off their female leads' impossibly pneumatic figures with bathing scenes. In Street Fighter Alpha: Generations , there is a furo scene between Sakura and her new friend Fuuka, the granddaughter of the Old Master who owns the house Sakura and Ryu are staying in. Quite a few scenes in Strike Witches revolve around the base bath. Relatively common in the Tenchi Muyo! And, living up to the name, Tenchi isn't always in there though he gets dragged in on occasion, or the girls walk in on him, or girls walk in on him after another girl dragged him in A central theme in Thermae Romae , which also has the equivalent Roman bath scenes — though without the fan service unless you like handsome young Roman male bodies.
Averted in The Tower of Druaga , where Fatina is only briefly shown to be bathing for a few brief seconds, and even then only from a distance, splashing around. The scene quickly cuts to Kally complaining about the noise she's making, after which Team Leader Neeba gives him permission to "take a peek". Kally responds to this incredulously. Wandering Son has a few. The first one is to illustrate how different Nitori is from the other boys, and to give some insight into some of the male characters.
The second is used for talks. In Wild Rock , the Child Rock chapter features doting uncles Yuuen and Emba spending some quality bathing time in the lake with baby Nava. Daily Life with Monster Girl has a lot of bath scenes, especially in earlier chapters.
There's also a chapter where they visit a hot-spring resort run by and for liminals. Fan Works In Piracy! The Genetic Pirate Opera , America is, unfortunately, walking by a bathhouse as the Supernovas and Capricorn Pirates are using it to wash themselves after their food fight. After some Innocent Innuendo is said and America sees England's car, he runs away from the bathhouse. Has happened at least three times in Kyon: My Neighbor Totoro features a furo scene, with the father taking a bath with his two daughters.
This scene was allegedly considered disturbing when the film was originally released in the US, despite its complete lack of sexual content by Japanese standards. A rare, non-sexual Western example happens between a man and a woman in Buffalo Literature James Michener's Korean War novel The Bridges Of Toko-Ri has a scene where an American couple, using a Japanese hot bath for the first time, are taken utterly aback by an entire Japanese family coming in, bowing respectfully, then undressing and getting in the communal tub Live-Action TV Sentai in general will often have at least one episode that involves a sentou during the course of a season.
Characters from Kamen Rider Kiva would often be shown in the tub.