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1* Several characters in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' have shapely legs, most notably Hagall who's got a ShowgirlSkirt to show them off with.* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': China is a rare [[DudeLooksLikeALady male example]], particularly in the anime version which gives special attention to [[ how attractive]] ''[[MrFanservice his]]'' are.* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Casca [[ has these]]. No wonder Guts loved her best when she wasn't wearing a dress.** But Slan wasn't gonna be shown up, just by her [[ introduction]] alone. * ''Manga/BlackButler'' has Ran-Mao, who wears a very skimpy qipao that allows her long legs to be in full view. Quite unusual for the time period the series is set in, but nonetheless appreciated. * ''Manga/BlackGod'': What Kuro lacks [[UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}} up top]], is amply made up for and ''then some'' by her gorgeous legs. Which are a large part of the reason she initially comes across as a NubileSavage, when she's actually a [[spoiler:TomboyPrincess]].* ''Anime/BlackLagoon''... [[ Revy]] plus [[WhoWearsShortShorts short shorts]] equals a whole lot of male drooling. * Both Makie and Hyakurin from ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' show a lot of their legs, wearing slitted kimonos and mini skirts with ZettaiRyouiki respectively. * Kate Takayama from ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'' utilizes this trope largely due to her short nun outfit which barely covers her legs.* ''Franchise/CodeGeass'': Milly Ashford has hers showcased during a humorous moment when she teases Shirley in season 1 of [[Anime/CodeGeass the main series]].* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'': Kimito, in an omake, reveals to his harem that [[HasAType he actually likes legs]], which is [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious]] as, being {{monster girl}}s, they're kinda lacking in human legs. Three volumes later, an [[SpiderPeople arachne]] appears and he comments on how they are her best feature.* The main characters from ''Anime/{{Dangaioh}}'' (save for the lone male), are all drawn with shapely, long legs which are made all the more prominent because they dress in skintight, revealing [[strike: swimsuits]] spacesuits all the time.* [[TheNameless The black-haired woman]] in ''Anime/DeathParade'' wears a form-fitting short skirt and high heels with ankle cuffs, showing off her long, slender legs. While the show itself isn't heavy on the MaleGaze, they do got lots of attention in promo art, as seen in [[ this photo]] where her legs are given the most focus.** Makes sense, given she was a competitive figure skater in life.* ''Anime/DeltoraQuest'', [[ Jasmine]]... with some ZettaiRyouiki on her left leg, which had Lief hooked on her all the way to end of the series. * Kinshiro Kusatsu from ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'' is a RareMaleExample. During his [[MagicalGirl Magical Boy]] transformation, the camera pans lovingly along his denuded legs before he adopts thigh-high bad guy boots.* ''Anime/DevilHunterYohko'': Take a good look at the cover art, 'cuz between Yohko's style of dress (i.e. short-shorts, mini-skirts, etc.), her transformation sequence, and the ClothingDamage she suffers during her fight scenes (which are plentiful), [[MaleGaze you'll be seeing them frequently and damn near constantly]].* Quite a number of female characters get this in ''Manga/FairyTail'', with some of the most prominent including: ** Lucy Heartfilia, whose lovely legs are given just as much attention as the rest of her, especially considering she almost always wears nothing to cover them other than a skirt or short shorts. ** Juvia Lockser turns out to have some really nice ones too after the TimeSkip, where she starts wearing a slit dress that displays her left leg. As a bonus, the Fairy Tail emblem is imprinted upon her thigh.** Lisanna gains some as an adult, and it's ensured we always get a good look of them with the dresses and shorts she wears. ** Some villains aren't exempt from this either. Ultear's got some really shapely and toned legs which the camera loves to display from many angles. If they're not bare, they're wrapped in something very skintight.** Similarly to Juvia, Flare Corona is also often seen in a long, red slit dress that shows off her gorgeous legs, making her resemble a more twisted version of [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit]]. * In ''VideoGame/FatalFury TheMovie'', Kim Kaphwan's wife Myeung Suk was introduced [[MaleGaze legs first]]. Sorta justified as she was with their youngest son Jae Hoon, who was a little kid back then and barely reached up to his mother's hips.* ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'' has several examples among its main cast, but Rei and Saeko are the standouts:** The manga establishes Rei as its poster girl for the trope from the very beginning and repeatedly reminds you of it by constantly putting her legs on display with plenty of close-ups.** Saeko's legs are also given ample attention, along with her backside. Which is one of several reasons for the [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] between her and Takashi.* Mariah from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' gets many comments from the heroes on her legs (never mind that she's one of Dio's followers, and therefore out to kill them).* In ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' both Nanami Momozono's school uniforms and street clothes tend to show quite a bit of her legs.* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': Kisara Nanjo exemplifies the trope, which is {{justified}} since she's a practitioner of Taekwondo. She also wears a tight pair of jeans [[FashionableAsymmetry with a missing pants leg]], to remind the audience of how curvaceous her legs are. Plus, all her {{fanservice}} scenes place emphasis on them and her backside.* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': The LadyOfWar Signum has incredibly shapely legs. In fact, her [[TransformationSequence combat outfit]] was specifically designed by Hayate to show off her legs up to the thighs.%%* The main protagonist of ''Anime/MajokkoMegChan''.* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Himegami's rarely seen without [[ZettaiRyouiki her thigh-high stockings]]. And when she isn't wearing them, it's usually because she's [[LingerieScene trying on new ones]] so the audience can get [[MaleGaze a long appreciative look]] at how hot her legs are. Or, on rare occasions, she'll simply go bare-legged and ''barefoot''.* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': [[MsFanservice Misato]] gets a lot of leg focus, especially when exiting a vehicle, as well as many low-angle shots tracking her determined marches down the Geofront's hallways.** ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' continues this trend, particularly with its shots of her SwivelChairAntics during the scene in 2.0 when her and Ritsuko are {{discuss|edTrope}}ing VictoryIsBoring. This actually takes on some significance in 3.0, [[spoiler:as Misato's new outfit post TimeSkip, which covers her legs, is used to emphasize her CharacterDevelopment]].* ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'': One of the first things that are remarked upon in Chitoge's introduction to the class are her long legs, which are toned by her proficiency in gymnastics.* Mana Fujisaki in ''Anime/OnegaiMyMelody'', an athletic young girl who is openly boastful about the length of her legs (and terrified of cuteness... for some reason). When a rival "steals" her legs (and her friend's breasts, and some other traits) with magic she's naturally aghast.* ''Manga/OnePiece''** Boa Hancock's are even longer and on constant display, plus she gets to show them off due to being a KickChick.** Many of Nami's outfits feature either shorts or a DangerouslyShortSkirt.** Almost all of the attractive female characters in One Piece have nice legs, at least after ArtEvolution. They tend to have surprisingly shapely thighs for how skinny their bodies are.** Dellinger is a male example. There is a lot of gaze on his long, shapely legs. Whether it's MaleGaze or FemaleGaze is up for interpretation, since he ''is'' a guy, but his legs are drawn exactly like a woman's legs, and you wouldn't know he was a guy if you didn't see him from the waist up since he also wears high heels (and even then he has a feminine-looking face). Maybe it's [[StupidSexyFlanders Stupid Sexy Flanders Gaze]].*** From the same arc there's another male example in [[ Blue Gilly]], a coliseum fighter and Longleg tribe member who has very muscular (albeit kinda hairy) legs. Of course he has kick battle with Dellinger. ** Sanji can be also considered a RareMaleExample since he fights with powerful legs all the time, though like Blue Gilly and other male examples he has hairy shins which tends not be associated with this trope. ** Vinsmoke Reiju especially in her second [[ appearance]] with the number "6" in blazed on her thighs, though "10" would be more accurate [[spoiler: she kicks just as good as her brother Sanji]]. ** Charlotte Smoothie's debut appearance has the MaleGaze firmly planted on her [[StatuesqueStunner huge]], shapely legs. Ditto for her sister Cinnamon which is natural since since they from the Longleg Tribe who actively invoke this trope, they even tattoo their gams. * ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' has [[ Tatsumaki]], whose legs get a lot of focus despite (or perhaps even because of) her petite frame. This is further emphasized by her dress, [[{{Stripperiffic}} which is cut to reveal the most amount of leg possible]] without exposing her underwear.* Nanako Misonou from ''Manga/OniisamaE''. The series isn't exactly known for its {{fanservice}}, but there's still quite the focus on Nanako's very long and slim legs.* ''LightNovel/OokamiSan'''s title character's legs are frequently focused on and there are a lot of opportunities to show them off due to her ActionGirl status. Ookami, herself, is actually a punch girl, however.* Many an ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' fan believes that [[GenderInvertedTrope Karamatsu]] has nice legs. He has a habit of crossing his legs in a dramatic fashion and has worn [[WhoWearsShortShorts shorts]] and other outfits that [[FemaleGaze show a good amount of leg]].* Melfina from ''Manga/OutlawStar'' has quite a lovely pair emphasized by her gray tights, short skirt, and anklet.* ''Anime/PhantomQuestCorp'': Ayaka may be [[ChristmasCake getting on in her years]], but she's got no reason to complain. She's a stunning redhead and still has her figure, [[ including her legs]]. It's no wonder Detective Karino's been [[WillTheyOrWontThey trying to hook up with her]].* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime has quite a bit of this. Notably Officer Jenny, who wears a miniskirt which shows off those lovely legs of hers. Jessie of Team Rocket almost always has her nice pair exposed too, coupled with thigh highs. ** Lorelei's of the Elite Four were already looking good in the game, but the anime manages to make them all the more curvier and subsequently hotter. Helped by the fact that she wears a slit miniskirt. * ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' takes place at a ballet school, so the students' legs are given a {{justifi|ed}}able amount of focus.* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':** [[AttractiveBentGender Female]]![[GenderBender Ranma's]] legs are mentioned and given focus from time to time. In the manga, she takes advantage of this by [[ donning a miniskirt]] in order to attract men to Ukyō's restaurant.** Attention is often drawn to Ukyō's legs [[ because of the stockings]] she wears, which accentuates their curvature. But the beach scene near the beginning of ''"Nihao My Concubine"'' and the ''"Battle for Ms. Becahside"'' episode gave us an ''[[ even better]]'' look at them.** The camera also focuses on Shampoo's legs, whether she's wearing her pink cheongsam, or a or bikini. Such as episode 16, where she chases male-Ranma around the Tendo home, while she isn't wearing pants. She cuts him off by leaping over his head, with the camera set directly on her legs.* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': As with the ''Anime/DevilHunterYohko'' example, between the Sailor Scouts' mini-skirts, high-heels, and frequent MagicalGirl transformations, you'll be seeing their legs the majority of the time any of them are onscreen. * ''Anime/MagicKnightRayearth'' also follows the indications of the aforementioned ''Anime/SailorMoon''. Battle scenes and short skirts (and sometimes ''no'' skirts) seem to go hand in hand rather often in this anime.* Maya in ''Anime/OccultAcademy'' has a lot of emphasis on her legs, particularly when she's wearing her white dress with a DangerouslyShortSkirt, complete with ZettaiRyouiki.* In ''Manga/SkipBeat'', one of [[MrFanservice Ren's]] more frequently commented upon traits are his ridiculously long legs.* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': ** In episode 1, Lisara steps out of the furo in only an oversized school shirt and [[PervertRevengeMode knocks Ryosuke down]] for trying to peek on her earlier. Instead of being upset, he takes [[MaleGaze an extended look at her legs]], noting the shapeliness of her thighs and calf muscles.** Even without Ryosuke's endorsement, the series contains enough close ups and pan shots of her legs (along with her barefeet) that it becomes clear she's meant to appeal to fetishists.* In the ''Manga/SoulEater'' anime, the camera quite often likes to emphasize Maka's long and smooth legs underneath her extremely short skirt, especially in battle scenes.* ''Anime/{{Tamayura}}'': Riho, Fuu's [[BigBrotherMentor big sister mentor]], is often depicted showing off her long legs for some reason, even though the show is pretty much devoid of FanService.* ''LightNovel/TheTestamentOfSisterNewDevil'': Chisato's an alluring older woman with thunder thighs and [[HartmanHips hips to spare.]] So she's usually the subject of zoom-in shots and tight camera angles, which place emphasis on her legs and the plumpness of her rear end.* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' has Touka Kirishima, who initially [[WhoWearsShortShorts wears short shorts]] that emphasise her legs. They're also quite useful as they assist her in battle. ** There's also investigator Akira Mado, who wears tights and miniskirts that show off her rather curvy legs. She even removes them when drunk, which is enough to make Koutarou Amon flustered.** Nutcracker has quite a thick pair which, along with the rest of her body, she intentionally exposes in order to lure in men. They're even nicely highlighted with thigh high boots. * In ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', one of Zakuro's best traits (according to her {{Fangirl}} Minto), are her long, pale legs.* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''[=/=]''[[Manga/XxxHOLiC XxxHOLiC]]'': While her legs aren't her [[AbsoluteCleavage most noticeable feature]], some of Yuuko's artwork highlights her [[NoodlePeople ridiculously long legs]].* ''Manga/UchiNoMusumeNiTeODasuNa'': Mei's are the hottest pair in the series. As in, shapely and thick thighed, with muscled calves. Plus, she's got [[HartmanHips the hips]] and rear end to match. You'll be seeing them in nearly all of her scenes.* ''Anime/VariableGeo'' is an {{ecchi}} martial arts series, so most, if not ''all'', of the girls would be prime examples. The most noteworthy among them are:** [[FriendlyRivalry Yuka and Satomi]] both fight with their legs and [[FootFocus feet]] ''bare''. Their legs are naturally toned, due to years of martial arts training. Yuka's are even displayed prominently in the anime's cover art (which is used for the page image).** [[{{Meganekko}} Kaori's]] are accentuated by [[ the stockings and footpads]] she wears. And, as a fully accredited Taekwondo ''[[KickChick master]]'', she uses them [[ to deliver powerful kicks]]. Which is why she's one of the top competitors in the VG Tournament.** As a floor dancer, [[LipstickLesbian Ayako's]] legs are also given frequent focus for their shapeliness and because of the [[DangerouslyShortSkirt skintight mini-skirt]] and [[CombatStilettos high-heeled stilettos]] she wears as part of her uniform. But her legs aren't just for providing eye candy, they're an integral part of [[DanceBattler her fighting style]].* ''Manga/VenusWars'': The [[DumbBlonde bubbly airhead reporter Susan's]] legs are a subject of conversation by several male characters, to the point one character suggests she cover them up so the enemy soldiers occupying the city don't pull her over to "search" her. She doesn't have any other attire besides [[{{Fanservice}} miniskirts]] for most of the movie, and the epilogue focuses on her [[MsFanservice mostly from the hips down]] in cutoff jeans.* ''Words Worth'': This, along with frequent FootFocus, is [[LadyOfBlackMagic Maria's]] {{fanservice}} department, which is why the robe she wears has split seams to show 'em off. They're also accentuated in several of her official art pictures, as well as the series itself, which includes [[MaleGaze two pan shots of them]].* ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Anzu Mazaki/Tea Gardner has legs that put almost every female cast member and Duel Monster in subsequent spin-offs to shame. Not only does she wear shorts and miniskirts, she also wears thigh-high leggings to emphasize them.'* It's pretty hard to not have great legs when you are a female soldier of the military in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. Years of hard military workout along with the uniform that is long boots, tight pants and leather straps do help a lot. * A [[AuthorAppeal common trait]] of Mental Models in ''Manga/ArpeggioOfBlueSteel'' are long, shapely legs. [[BreakoutCharacter Takao]] and [[IronLady Kongou]] are particular standouts.


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