Absolute Territory

One of the interesting parts in designing an anime character or just simply related to an idol’s clothing is…the absolute territory. Okay…it sounds weird but it’s more than that 😀

The japanese expression “zettai ryouiki” or the absolute territory is the area of a female’s leg that is revealed between the skirt and the stoking.

A survey reveals that this is the number one fetish in Japan. So, what’s all this about? The absolute territory has a number of levels [5 to be more precisely] and as in the image from the left, the “hottest” of them is grade A…the tight-high socks. Just a small portion of the skin is revealed this way…so…it’s better 😀

Absolute territory is a moe characteristic, a mark of the cuteness of the character. Most of the absolute territory examples are strongly related to school uniforms or mini-skirts.

This part of the costume reveals more of the femininity that the character possesses.

As you can see the main parts of the absolute territory are the stokings/socks, the skin and the skirt. Besides that, the rest of the uniform and some will say that the hair and the attitude.

Like in the reality, in the anime, the absolute territory it’s meant to express sensuality.

Many artists like to create powerful characters that have to impress by their looks.

That’s why moe came into business. If the show has more attractive characters, at least one of them will be pictured like this.

Zettai Ryouiki is related to ecchi anime, but not only. Most of the females that are dressed up like this, will surely show some other things [underwear and so].

This thing generates a strange  attraction. That is why many men adore [perverts and so] to see their favorite female characters and idols in this kind of outfit.

Some anime examples would be: Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni, Zombie Loan, Ultimate Girls, Kanon, Shakugan No Shana and many more.

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