Collared by Fashion
Fanservice. Not to be confused with Ring Around the Collar, which was done in order for the the animation to be cheaper.
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Anime and Manga
- Harribel in Bleach. Funny thing is that her outfit doesn't cover much else.
- Sasuke's first outfit in Naruto
- In DearS, the alien "Ren", as well as other aliens in the series, wear very large metallic collars around their necks, as they are slaves.
- The angelic characters of Heaven's Lost Property have large collars/leashes around their necks.
- Mamoru Onodera of Deadline Summonner is the master of a Werewolf who wears one, and little besides.
Comic Books, Comic Strips
Live Action TV
- There was an episode of Blackadder II where Percy Percy wore a gigantic collar because (he said) it was fashionable.
- He then showed up with a smaller collar because the fashionable trend was toward the tiny. Blackadder retorted that he had the most fashionable brain then.
- The high starched and tight collar stocks of Napoleonic military uniform come in for this too: it is a feature in costume dramas and adaptations of the Jane Austen type. When Mr Darcy loosens his collar it's Fanservice for the Estrogen Brigade.
- This is also seen in TV adaptations of the Sharpe novels: Sean Bean shucking off his uniform is Fanservice to many viewers.
- The moogles from the Ivalice Alliance will never show their necks. For the exception of Montblanc from the Final Fantasy XII Christmas wallpaper and Sorbet at his staring game Dive II Hunt.
- Shad, in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. You can see part of his neck, just barely, but only if looking at him straight on; his weird, almost Elizabethan collar hides it otherwise.
- Sarutobi Sasuke from Sengoku Basara. At times it covers his mouth and chin as well.
- Neku Sakuraba from The World Ends with You. Fitting, considering that he lives in Shibuya, fashion is an important part of the Deadly Game the characters are stuck in, and Neku starts off so closed off that he tends to hide in his high collar and refuse to interact with other Players. He gets better.
- Times Like This: "A ruffled collar looketh rather comedic in any other era, does it not?"
- Naturally fetish collars appear regularly in the BDSM themed comic Sunstone: all the subs have them. Most of them are leather and quite stylised but special mention goes to the one Alan provides Anne which is made of solid silver and the appearances of posture collars.
- In the Phineas and Ferb episode "Runaway Runway," a famous fashion designer's latest dress involves a collar so tall that "only someone with a freakishly long neck could fit into it." None of his models fit the bill, but Candace is a perfect match.
- Duncan and his spiked dog collar in Total Drama Island, who also never takes it off. Somewhat justified by the simplistic animation style.
- Posture collars, now almost exclusively an element of BDSM.
- Some Ruff collars◊.