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When a collar, may it be the dog collar or the one on clothes, is so large that we cannot see their neck. Showing their neck otherwise is Fanservice.

Not to be confused with Ring Around the Collar, which was done in order for the the animation to be cheaper. There is some overlap, however.


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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.
  • In Today's Cerberus, Cerberus wears a dog collar with a chain attached, even in human form. The color of the collar is determined by the personality in control. Kuro's is red, Shirogane's is green, and Roze's is blue.

    Comic Books, Comic Strips 

  • William Shakespeare is often depicted in one of these.
  • The high starched and tight collar stocks of Napoleonic military uniform come in for this too: it is remarked upon a lot in Jane Austen heros.

    Live Action TV 
  • Blackadder II: There was an episode 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.
  • Sharpe: Sean Bean shucking off his uniform is Fanservice to many viewers.

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    Western Animation 
  • 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, who also never takes it off. Somewhat justified by the simplistic animation style.

    Real Life 
  • Posture collars, now almost exclusively an element of BDSM.
  • Some Ruff collars.


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