Anime Underground Here's Why Every Anime Girl Looks Like She's Wearing Lingerie  

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Have you ever noticed anime characters wear thigh high socks, often paired with their school uniform? Kind of defeats the purpose of a uniform when it looks like lingerie... But the reason Taiga, Yuki Cross and Yuri Nakamura all wear these socks is because it’s a cute, youthful clothing trend known as Zettai Ryouiki.

Zettai Ryouiki means “Absolute Territory,” describing the area of bare leg between a character’s skirt or shorts, and their over the knee socks, a trend that also appears in day-to-day Japanese fashion. Originally used in Neon Genesis Evangelion with an entirely different meaning, the term has since been used to describe moe characters in anime and manga. A character's moe factor is graded on a scale from A-F, but only Grades A and B are considered zettai ryouiki, so the higher the socks, the cuter the look. 

Originally used in Neon Genesis Evangelion with an entirely different meaning, the term has since been used to describe moe characters in anime and manga. A character's moe factor is graded on a scale from A-F, but only Grades A and B are considered zettai ryouiki, so the higher the socks, the cuter the look. 

However, there is a level that beats out both A and B and that’s Grade S. Grade S consists of twin tails hairstyle, Grade A socks, and a Tsundere personality. If you have all of that, you’ve achieved legendary moe status and you know what that means... 

Or maybe you don't, but if you take a look at this video, you'll be an otaku in no time.