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11th May '16 12:41:19 AM Gamma097
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* Lelouch vi Britannia of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' usually wears either his school uniform or his [[strike:superhero]] terrorist costume. In fact, he was even wearing his school uniform at the end of R2 episode 21, when he [[spoiler: [[RefugeInAudacity arranged a live, international broadcast at the Britannian capital's throne room, sat down in the throne,]] [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning and calmly announced in front of a huge crowd of nobles and royals that he was the new emperor]] [[SelfMadeOrphan now that he had murdered the old one.]]]. Of course, it does help that his uniform would be seen as a status symbol, since Ashford Academy is mostly attended by affluent Britannians. It might also make people let down their guard, because [[TeensAreMonsters how dangerous could a high school student really be?]] As well, the Royal Guard leader who found Lelouch in the first episode correctly identified Lelouch as a Britannian student in the ghetto before trying to kill him, so it likely helps students get by if they're ever outside the settlements.

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* Lelouch vi Britannia of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' usually wears either his school uniform or his [[strike:superhero]] terrorist costume. [[spoiler: In fact, he was even wearing his school uniform at the end of R2 episode 21, when he [[spoiler: [[RefugeInAudacity arranged a live, international broadcast at the Britannian capital's throne room, sat down in the throne,]] [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning and calmly announced in front of a huge crowd of nobles and royals that he was the new emperor]] [[SelfMadeOrphan now that he had murdered the old one.]]].]]]]. Of course, it does help that his uniform would be seen as a status symbol, since Ashford Academy is mostly attended by affluent Britannians. It might also make people let down their guard, because [[TeensAreMonsters how dangerous could a high school student really be?]] As well, the Royal Guard leader who found Lelouch in the first episode correctly identified Lelouch as a Britannian student in the ghetto before trying to kill him, so it likely helps students get by if they're ever outside the settlements.
19th Apr '16 5:01:19 PM Pichu-kun
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* Maka of ''Manga/SoulEater'' is almost always seen wearing some kind of school uniform - be it at school itself, when out on missions (coupled with her signature [[BadassLongcoat black longcoat]]) or just hanging out. [[spoiler: She also gets a much snazzier new choice of uniform when Spartoi is formed.]]
** Explained in ''Manga/SoulEaterNot''. There is a very liberal attitude to uniform at Shibusen, and students can wear whatever they want, but it is a fashion of sorts to design your own school-uniform-type outfit and wear that every day.
* Shinji Ikari of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' will wear his school uniform even when he goes out at night to wander the streets of Tokyo-3. Rei Ayanami is also an example of the trope as well.
** And he wears it both [[spoiler:while deciding the fate of the world and right after he rejects Instrumentality and ends up on the beach]]. The fandom in general are under the impression that this is the ''only'' outfit he wears outside the entry plug.

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* Maka of ''Manga/SoulEater'' is almost always seen wearing some kind of school uniform - be it at school itself, when out on missions (coupled with her signature [[BadassLongcoat black longcoat]]) or just hanging out. [[spoiler: She also gets a much snazzier new choice of uniform when Spartoi is formed.]]
**
]] Explained in ''Manga/SoulEaterNot''. There is a very liberal attitude to uniform at Shibusen, and students can wear whatever they want, but it is a fashion of sorts to design your own school-uniform-type outfit and wear that every day.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
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Shinji Ikari of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' will wear his school uniform even when he goes out at night to wander the streets of Tokyo-3. Rei Ayanami is also an example of the trope as well.
** And he
well. Shinji also wears it both [[spoiler:while deciding the fate of the world and right after he rejects Instrumentality and ends up on the beach]]. The fandom in general are under the impression that this is the ''only'' outfit he wears outside the entry plug.



* Kamiyama from ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' wears his school uniform even when going out for shopping and stopping local gangsters with his super powered Mechazawa Motorcycle
** Hell, ''every other character'' in ''Cromartie'' falls into this (except, obviously, if they don't usually wear school uniforms). The only time we see any of the student characters out of uniform is when Hokuto wakes up at his home - he's in his [=PJs=].
* Yugi from ''Manga/YuGiOh'' always wears a variation of his school uniform during the various card game tournaments he compets in.
** This is lampshaded in [[Manga/YuGiOh the manga]]. When told he doesn't have to wear his uniform at the weekend, his response is "why not?", and he appears to be genuinely puzzled by the concept.
** Interestingly, the first time he DOES wear casual clothes in the anime (during the group's game against Otogi/[[DubNameChange Duke]]), no one says a word about it. TheAbridgedSeries mocks this (which should come as no surprise, since it mocks everything else) in episode 22. The episode is half-way over before Yugi thinks to himself, "Isn't anyone going to notice that I'm not wearing my school uniform?"

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* Kamiyama from ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' wears his school uniform even when going out for shopping and stopping local gangsters with his super powered Mechazawa Motorcycle
**
Motorcycle Hell, ''every other character'' in ''Cromartie'' falls into this (except, obviously, if they don't usually wear school uniforms). The only time we see any of the student characters out of uniform is when Hokuto wakes up at his home - he's in his [=PJs=].
* Yugi from ''Manga/YuGiOh'' always wears a variation of his school uniform during the various card game tournaments he compets in.
**
in. This is lampshaded in [[Manga/YuGiOh the manga]]. When told he doesn't have to wear his uniform at the weekend, his response is "why not?", and he appears to be genuinely puzzled by the concept.
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concept. Interestingly, the first time he DOES wear casual clothes in the anime (during the group's game against Otogi/[[DubNameChange Duke]]), no one says a word about it. TheAbridgedSeries mocks this (which should come as no surprise, since it mocks everything else) in episode 22. The episode is half-way over before Yugi thinks to himself, "Isn't anyone going to notice that I'm not wearing my school uniform?"



* Lelouch vi Britannia of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' usually wears either his school uniform or his [[strike:superhero]] terrorist costume. In fact, he was even wearing his school uniform at the end of R2 episode 21, when he [[spoiler: [[RefugeInAudacity arranged a live, international broadcast at the Britannian capital's throne room, sat down in the throne,]] [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning and calmly announced in front of a huge crowd of nobles and royals that he was the new emperor]] [[SelfMadeOrphan now that he had murdered the old one.]]]]
** Of course, it does help that his uniform would be seen as a status symbol, since Ashford Academy is mostly attended by affluent Britannians. It might also make people let down their guard, because [[TeensAreMonsters how dangerous could a high school student really be?]]
** As well, the Royal Guard leader who found Lelouch in the first episode correctly identified Lelouch as a Britannian student in the ghetto before trying to kill him, so it likely helps students get by if they're ever outside the settlements.
* Setsuna in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' does this as a part of her [[TheStoic Stoic]] nature.
** Kotarou from the same series, who mentioned that his school uniform is his fighting outfit.

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* Lelouch vi Britannia of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' usually wears either his school uniform or his [[strike:superhero]] terrorist costume. In fact, he was even wearing his school uniform at the end of R2 episode 21, when he [[spoiler: [[RefugeInAudacity arranged a live, international broadcast at the Britannian capital's throne room, sat down in the throne,]] [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning and calmly announced in front of a huge crowd of nobles and royals that he was the new emperor]] [[SelfMadeOrphan now that he had murdered the old one.]]]]
**
]]]. Of course, it does help that his uniform would be seen as a status symbol, since Ashford Academy is mostly attended by affluent Britannians. It might also make people let down their guard, because [[TeensAreMonsters how dangerous could a high school student really be?]]
**
be?]] As well, the Royal Guard leader who found Lelouch in the first episode correctly identified Lelouch as a Britannian student in the ghetto before trying to kill him, so it likely helps students get by if they're ever outside the settlements.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
**
Setsuna in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' does this as a part of her [[TheStoic Stoic]] nature.
** Kotarou from the same series, Kotarou, who mentioned that his school uniform is his fighting outfit.



* Before the [[TournamentArc The Dark Tournament]], Yusuke, Kuwabara, and Kurama of ''YuYuHakusho'' would go everywhere in their school uniform. This includes joining a contest to become the pupil of an OldMaster in the mountains, attacking the castle of demons intending to take over the human world, and raiding the mansion of a evil rich guy to rescue a MysteriousWaif.
** Yusuke is an interesting example in that his 'uniform' is not in fact the school uniform since he specifically wears the wrong color as a form of rebellion.
* Karasuma in ''SchoolRumble'' does this as another major part of his [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} overall oddness]].
** Lampshaded. Though all his clothes look alike his casual clothes have different patterns on the inside.

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* Before the [[TournamentArc The Dark Tournament]], Yusuke, Kuwabara, and Kurama of ''YuYuHakusho'' ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' would go everywhere in their school uniform. This includes joining a contest to become the pupil of an OldMaster in the mountains, attacking the castle of demons intending to take over the human world, and raiding the mansion of a evil rich guy to rescue a MysteriousWaif.
**
MysteriousWaif. Yusuke is an interesting example in that his 'uniform' is not in fact the school uniform since he specifically wears the wrong color as a form of rebellion.
* Karasuma in ''SchoolRumble'' ''Mangaa/SchoolRumble'' does this as another major part of his [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} overall oddness]].
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oddness]]. Lampshaded. Though all his clothes look alike his casual clothes have different patterns on the inside.



* Justified in ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun''. Tokiwadai Academy insists that its students wear their uniforms at all times, even when not in school, so it's rare to see Kuroko and Mikoto wearing anything else, and even Mikoto's [[SendInTheClones many clones]] all wear the Tokiwadai uniform to avoid getting the original in trouble in case they're mistaken for her. Saten and Uiharu, who attend a school with less restrictive rules, are seen in casual clothes more often.
** The only time Mikoto is not wearing school uniform (outside holidays) is when [[spoiler:she's committing terrorism to stop the Level 6 Shift Project]]. [[TheOjou She even rent a hotel room just to change clothes!]]

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* Justified in ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun''. Tokiwadai Academy insists that its students wear their uniforms at all times, even when not in school, so it's rare to see Kuroko and Mikoto wearing anything else, and even Mikoto's [[SendInTheClones many clones]] all wear the Tokiwadai uniform to avoid getting the original in trouble in case they're mistaken for her. Saten and Uiharu, who attend a school with less restrictive rules, are seen in casual clothes more often.
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often. The only time Mikoto is not wearing school uniform (outside holidays) is when [[spoiler:she's committing terrorism to stop the Level 6 Shift Project]]. [[TheOjou She even rent a hotel room just to change clothes!]]



* When the girls of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' aren't in their MagicalGirl outfit they're in their school uniform. Except Kyouko, who doesn't go to school (not that [[LimitedWardrobe she has anymore variety]]). There are some exceptions, since Madoka appears wearing her pajamas in episode 6 and Homura uses casual clothing in the last chapter of the manga (She still uses the school uniform in the anime though).
** Homura's MagicalGirl outfit looks really like a school uniform. You might mistake that she never transforms at all because of its appearance.
** It becomes truly ridiculous in Episode 7; Sayaka decides to skip school due to [[AwfulTruth certain recent events]], but when Kyouko calls her out for a talk, she wears her uniform anyway. In the manga, however, she wears a casual outfit.

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* When the girls of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' aren't in their MagicalGirl outfit they're in their school uniform. Except Kyouko, who doesn't go to school (not that [[LimitedWardrobe she has anymore variety]]). There are some exceptions, since Madoka appears wearing her pajamas in episode 6 and Homura uses casual clothing in the last chapter of the manga (She still uses the school uniform in the anime though).
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though). Homura's MagicalGirl outfit looks really like a school uniform. You might mistake that she never transforms at all because of its appearance.
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appearance. It becomes truly ridiculous in Episode 7; Sayaka decides to skip school due to [[AwfulTruth certain recent events]], but when Kyouko calls her out for a talk, she wears her uniform anyway. In the manga, however, she wears a casual outfit.



* In ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', all the characters who are just high school students will be depicted wearing school uniform. Always. Even fighting. And they all look awesome!
** Except, for some reason, for Sorata. It's even commented on that he doesn't!

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* In ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', all the characters who are just high school students will be depicted wearing school uniform. Always. Even fighting. And they all look awesome!
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awesome! Except, for some reason, for Sorata. It's even commented on that he doesn't!



* The characters in ''Manga/SchoolLive'' near constantly wear their uniforms. It's {{justified}} in that the zombie outbreak happened right after school ended and thus they were in their uniforms.

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* The characters in ''Manga/SchoolLive'' near constantly wear their uniforms. It's {{justified}} in that the zombie outbreak happened right after school ended and thus they were in their uniforms. They go clothes "shopping" later on (they check out an abandoned mall) but still don't change clothes for much other than sleeping.
* Invoked in ''Manga/WanderingSon''. The two transgender protagonists frequently wear school uniforms (a SailorFuku given by Takatsuki to Nitori and a hand-me-down gakuran from his brother for Takatsuki) outside of school to pass, even though they start the series as elementary schoolers and didn't even wear uniforms yet. As the manga goes on this is subverted as they buy [[UnlimitedWardrobe more]] female and male clothing respectively.
8th Apr '16 7:45:03 AM MajinAkuma
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** Yuzu wears a NonuniformUniform. She wears it all the time until the climax of the first season, where she switches her clothes with Serena, who is wearing her uniform as well. After that Yuzu keeps switching outfits throughout the series.

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** Yuzu wears a NonuniformUniform. She wears it all the time until the climax of the first season, where she switches her clothes with Serena, who is wearing her uniform as well. After that that, Yuzu keeps switching outfits throughout the series.
8th Apr '16 7:43:25 AM MajinAkuma
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** Most of Academia's students wear their uniforms. This is justified since their school uniforms double as [[ChildSoldier military uniforms]].

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** Most of Academia's students wear their uniforms.uniforms everywhere. This is justified since their school uniforms double as [[ChildSoldier military uniforms]].
8th Apr '16 7:42:35 AM MajinAkuma
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* Yugi from ''Manga/YuGiOh'' always wears a variation of his school uniform during the various card game tournaments he competed in.

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* Yugi from ''Manga/YuGiOh'' always wears a variation of his school uniform during the various card game tournaments he competed compets in.



* Mostly justified in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', since the Duel Academy is on an island, and sometimes when the students spontaneusly find themselves in a different dimension, they wear their uniforms. However, why was Kaiser/[[DubNameChange Zane]] wearing his school uniform in the Duelist League after graduating from the Duel Acadamy (he ditches this for a black coat, anyway).
* Averted in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', where only Aki and the twins are students, and ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', where the students wear their casual clothes more often than their school uniforms.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Yuya wears his school uniform, but he wears his jacket as a CoatCape. Yuzu wears a NonuniformUniform. Sawatari and his three lackeys seem to wear their uniforms everywhere.

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* Mostly justified in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', since the Duel Academy Academia is on an island, and sometimes when the students spontaneusly find themselves in a different dimension, they wear their uniforms. However, why was Kaiser/[[DubNameChange Zane]] wearing his school uniform in the Duelist League after graduating from the Duel Acadamy (he Acadamy? (He ditches this for a black coat, anyway).
anyway.)
* Averted in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', where only Aki and the twins are students, students and only wear their uniforms during school, and ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', where the students wear their casual clothes more often than their school uniforms.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Yuya wears ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'':
** Played with Yuya. The only cloth of
his school uniform, but uniform he wears is always wearing in- and outside school is his jacket which he wears as a CoatCape. CoatCape.
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Yuzu wears a NonuniformUniform. She wears it all the time until the climax of the first season, where she switches her clothes with Serena, who is wearing her uniform as well. After that Yuzu keeps switching outfits throughout the series.
**
Sawatari and his three lackeys seem to wear their uniforms everywhere.everywhere.
** Most of Academia's students wear their uniforms. This is justified since their school uniforms double as [[ChildSoldier military uniforms]].
23rd Mar '16 9:33:14 AM Prfnoff
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* ''NurarihyonNoMago'': BigBad Hagoromo [[{{kitsune}} Gitsune]] takes it literally and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/nurarihyon_no_mago/c124/12.html beyond]]:

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* ''NurarihyonNoMago'': ''Manga/NuraRiseOfTheYokaiClan'': BigBad Hagoromo [[{{kitsune}} Gitsune]] takes it literally and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/nurarihyon_no_mago/c124/12.html beyond]]:
14th Mar '16 2:18:34 PM Prfnoff
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* Kamiyama from ''CromartieHighSchool'' wears his school uniform even when going out for shopping and stopping local gangsters with his super powered Mechazawa Motorcycle

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* Kamiyama from ''CromartieHighSchool'' ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' wears his school uniform even when going out for shopping and stopping local gangsters with his super powered Mechazawa Motorcycle
28th Feb '16 2:14:19 AM Shadeblade11
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* Jotaro Kujou and Noriaki Kakyoin of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' insist on wearing their uniforms on a cross-Asia road trip: "We're students, so we should look like students." Jotaro even manages to find a replacement jacket ''in Pakistan'', while Kakyoin ''sunbathed'' in his off-screen.

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* Jotaro Kujou Kujo and Noriaki Kakyoin of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' insist on wearing their uniforms on a cross-Asia road trip: "We're students, so we should look like students." Jotaro even manages to find get a replacement jacket specially woven ''in Pakistan'', Pakistan'' when he lost his original one against ZZ Top during Wheel of Fate, while Kakyoin ''sunbathed'' in his off-screen.
3rd Jan '16 11:12:17 AM nombretomado
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* Maka of ''SoulEater'' is almost always seen wearing some kind of school uniform - be it at school itself, when out on missions (coupled with her signature [[BadassLongcoat black longcoat]]) or just hanging out. [[spoiler: She also gets a much snazzier new choice of uniform when Spartoi is formed.]]
** Explained in ''SoulEaterNot''. There is a very liberal attitude to uniform at Shibusen, and students can wear whatever they want, but it is a fashion of sorts to design your own school-uniform-type outfit and wear that every day.

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* Maka of ''SoulEater'' ''Manga/SoulEater'' is almost always seen wearing some kind of school uniform - be it at school itself, when out on missions (coupled with her signature [[BadassLongcoat black longcoat]]) or just hanging out. [[spoiler: She also gets a much snazzier new choice of uniform when Spartoi is formed.]]
** Explained in ''SoulEaterNot''.''Manga/SoulEaterNot''. There is a very liberal attitude to uniform at Shibusen, and students can wear whatever they want, but it is a fashion of sorts to design your own school-uniform-type outfit and wear that every day.
30th Dec '15 3:24:20 AM shadowbeast
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divinyls The late Chrissy Amphlett]] became infamous for her stage costume, a school uniform that did not hide the tops of her stockings very effectively.
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