History Main / SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack

14th Nov '17 7:45:17 PM M__M
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** Indeed, school uniforms are so ubiquitous and prevalent in Japan that a [[https://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=nanchatte+seifuku&gws_rd=ssl fashion trend]] developed out of this. Many Japanese magazines aimed at teenagers frequently have sections devoted to dress code-friendly trends and stylized versions of real uniforms. There are even entire [[http://www.kuri-ori.com/ boutiques]] and [[http://www.conomi.jp fashion brands]] dedicated to unregulated uniforms. In the rare case that a Japanese school ''doesn't have'' uniforms, it's entirely possible that some students will decide they look cool, and ''wear them anyway.''



* This trope is so ubiquitous and prevalent in Japan that a [[https://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=nanchatte+seifuku&gws_rd=ssl fashion trend]] developed out of this. Many Japanese magazines aimed at teenagers frequently have sections devoted to dress code-friendly trends and stylized versions of real uniforms. There are even entire boutiques and [[http://www.conomi.jp fashion brands]] dedicated to unregulated uniforms. In the rare case that a Japanese school ''doesn't have'' uniforms, it's entirely possible that some students will decide they look cool, and ''wear them anyway.''
14th Nov '17 7:35:41 PM M__M
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* Some Japanese schools ask or require their students to be in uniform whenever coming or going to school, and since club activities can happen on weekends, students may be spotted in uniform on Sundays. Conversely, some students are just too lazy to change into regular clothes. One manual on Japanese etiquette says that for funeral attendance, it's acceptable for kids to wear their school uniform -- making this trope slightly more literal than you may have expected.

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* Some Japanese schools ask or require their students to be in uniform whenever coming or going to school, and since club activities can happen on weekends, students may be spotted in uniform on Sundays. Conversely, some students are just too lazy to change into regular clothes. One manual on Japanese etiquette says that for funeral attendance, attendance and other formal occasions, it's acceptable for kids to wear their school uniform -- making this trope slightly more literal than you may have expected.
14th Oct '17 7:25:07 PM KyuTurtle
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', AlphaBitch Mindy is always seen in her school uniform even when hanging at the mall, except on certain ocassion when she is seen in her cheerleader uniform.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', AlphaBitch Mindy is always seen in her school uniform even when hanging at the mall, except on certain ocassion occasions when she is seen in her cheerleader uniform.
14th Oct '17 7:12:56 PM KyuTurtle
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* Some Japanese schools ask or require their students to be in uniform whenever coming or going to school, and since club activities can happen on weekends, students may be spotted in uniform on Sundays. Conversely, some students are just too lazy to change into regular clothes. One manual on Japanese etiquette says that for funeral attendance, it's acceptable for kids to wear their school uniform -- making this trope slightly more literal that you may have expected.

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* Some Japanese schools ask or require their students to be in uniform whenever coming or going to school, and since club activities can happen on weekends, students may be spotted in uniform on Sundays. Conversely, some students are just too lazy to change into regular clothes. One manual on Japanese etiquette says that for funeral attendance, it's acceptable for kids to wear their school uniform -- making this trope slightly more literal that than you may have expected.
6th Jul '17 1:22:23 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Averted in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', where only Aki and the twins are students and only wear their uniforms during school, and ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', where the students wear their casual clothes more often than their school uniforms.

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* Averted in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', where only Aki and the twins are students and only wear their uniforms during school, and ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', where the students wear their casual clothes more often than their school uniforms.



* Alessa Gillespie in ''SilentHill'' is never seen in something other than her school uniform.

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* Alessa Gillespie in ''SilentHill'' ''Franchise/SilentHill'' is never seen in something other than her school uniform.
8th Jun '17 10:25:55 AM Malady
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* Karasuma in ''Mangaa/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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* Karasuma in ''Mangaa/SchoolRumble'' ''Manga/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.



** Later this becomes extremely prevalent in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]], where the large majority of the characters are highschoolers, and almost never take off their [[CustomUniform Custom Uniforms]]. The only real exceptions from under this rule are [[NiceGuy Koichi]] and [[{{Yandere}} Yukako,]] who wear casual street outfits on several occasions, but the rest of the cast are repeat offenders of this trope. In particular, [[TheHero Josuke]] doesn't even take his uniform off at home, which earned him a [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] by his mom.
* 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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** Later this becomes extremely prevalent in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]], where the large majority of the characters are highschoolers, and almost never take off their [[CustomUniform Custom Uniforms]].{{Custom Uniform}}s]]. The only real exceptions from under this rule are [[NiceGuy Koichi]] and [[{{Yandere}} Yukako,]] who wear casual street outfits on several occasions, but the rest of the cast are repeat offenders of this trope. In particular, [[TheHero Josuke]] doesn't even take his uniform off at home, which earned him a [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] by his mom.
* Justified {{Justified|Trope}} 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 rents a hotel room just to change clothes!]]



* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzags]] this trope. The main trio wears their school uniform even it's summer vacation or Christmas--but there were a few scenes in ''High School Boys and Summer Memories'' skit when they wore causal clothes. This trope was also {{invoked}} once in ''High School Boys and Summer Plans'' when Hidenori asked Karasawa to ''wear school uniforms'' to join a meeting on vacation planning in which the other participants are already wearing school uniforms.

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* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzags]] {{zigzag|gedTrope}}s]] this trope. The main trio wears their school uniform even it's summer vacation or Christmas--but there were a few scenes in ''High School Boys and Summer Memories'' skit when they wore causal clothes. This trope was also {{invoked}} once in ''High School Boys and Summer Plans'' when Hidenori asked Karasawa to ''wear school uniforms'' to join a meeting on vacation planning in which the other participants are already wearing school uniforms.



* ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' both [[AvertedTrope averts]] this and [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] it. While the initial series plays it straight, in later series, Makoto is wearing native clothing. Jinnai continues to wear his school uniform, but this may simply be because, living with the Bugrom, getting new clothing is too much of a hassle.

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* ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' both [[AvertedTrope averts]] this {{avert|edTrope}}s and [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] {{justifie|dTrope}}s it. While the initial series plays it straight, in later series, Makoto is wearing native clothing. Jinnai continues to wear his school uniform, but this may simply be because, living with the Bugrom, getting new clothing is too much of a hassle.



* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in ''Anime/KillLaKill'' since Ryuko's literally only outfit is her living weapon/school uniform Senketsu. The outfit she was wearing before she found him got shredded when she put him on.

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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} in ''Anime/KillLaKill'' since Ryuko's literally only outfit is her living weapon/school uniform Senketsu. The outfit she was wearing before she found him got shredded when she put him on.



* In ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'', it is mentioned that Sakura's mother got married while wearing her school uniform. {{Justified}}, as the marriage was an {{Elopement}}, due to heavy ParentalMarriageVeto.

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* In ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'', it is mentioned that Sakura's mother got married while wearing her school uniform. {{Justified}}, {{Justified|Trope}}, as the marriage was an {{Elopement}}, due to heavy ParentalMarriageVeto.



* During the school year all students of {{Academagia}} are required to were clearly identifiable school uniforms basically everywhere but their rooms. Furthermore, each college has its own variation on design and color scheme. The main reason for this is to assuage the understandable concerns the general populace and government of [[CityofAdventure Mineta]], over the hundreds of potentially mischievous and/or incompetent magic-users-in-training in their midst.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Academagia}}'': During the school year year, all students of {{Academagia}} are required to were clearly identifiable school uniforms basically everywhere but their rooms. Furthermore, each college has its own variation on design and color scheme. The main reason for this is to assuage the understandable concerns the general populace and government of [[CityofAdventure Mineta]], over the hundreds of potentially mischievous and/or incompetent magic-users-in-training in their midst.
3rd Jun '17 8:49:59 PM lavendermintrose
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* The princes in ''Manga/TheRoyalTutor'' are always wearing rather anachronistic school uniforms, and two of them never even went to school.
21st May '17 11:59:54 AM nombretomado
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* Hitomi from ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' wears her school uniform despite being on a completely different world. Justified in that the only other clothes she has with her are her running clothes. However, given the amount of action she sees, her sweats might have been a more practical choice of dress.

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* Hitomi from ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' wears her school uniform despite being on a completely different world. Justified in that the only other clothes she has with her are her running clothes. However, given the amount of action she sees, her sweats might have been a more practical choice of dress.
3rd May '17 7:43:08 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* A staple of the ''[[ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series, used to emphasize that the protagonists are (or at least, used to be) [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary High School Students]] caught up in events caught up in events that are ''way'' over their heads. They will usually stick to the uniforms for the entire adventure, And can you blame them when those uniforms are [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes that stylish]]?

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* A staple of the ''[[ShinMegamiTenseiPersona ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series, used to emphasize that the protagonists are (or at least, used to be) [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary High School Students]] caught up in events caught up in events that are ''way'' over their heads. They will usually stick to the uniforms for the entire adventure, And and can you blame them when those uniforms are [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes that stylish]]?



** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', high school characters keep their uniforms on throughout the game, despite getting plenty of opportunities to change. In ''Eternal Punishment'', [[spoiler: Tatsuya]] finally ditches the uniform for a stylish red tracksuit though.
** As SEES from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' is technically a school club, the crew wear their school uniforms for club related activities, complete wit a red "SEES" armband. Though in this case, "club related activities" means hunting shadows, planning and executing missions, and other things that are defiantly not normal extracurricular activities. It does add a sense of professionalism to the whole thing, and their stylishness cannot be argued.
** Justified (or at least Hand Waved) in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' where the Investigation Team wear their uniforms as a means of concealing their activities. Since the safest entrance[[note]]Technically they could use any TV to enter that world, but it is ''very'' dangerous to do so since there's no way to tell where they might wind up if they did that, and the TV world is not a safe place to wander around in[[/note]] to the TV World lies within the local department store, they can't exactly carry their weapons and armor out in the open (in fact, Yosuke and the Protagonist got arrested for doing just that). They come up with the solution to use their school gear to smuggle it in, and to avoid unwanted attention. Of course, the uniforms are still very stylish.
* Sakura from ''StreetFighter'' has become quite famous for entering martial arts tournaments in her school uniform. Even in ''Street Fighter IV'' where she travels abroad to visit Ken she's still wearing one as she now uses it as her fighting uniform.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: ''VideoGame/Persona2: Innocent Sin'', high school characters keep their uniforms on throughout the game, despite getting plenty of opportunities to change. In ''Eternal Punishment'', [[spoiler: Tatsuya]] Tatsuya finally ditches the uniform for a stylish red tracksuit though.
** As SEES from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' is technically a school club, the crew wear their school uniforms for club related activities, complete wit with a red "SEES" armband. Though in this case, "club related activities" means hunting shadows, planning and executing missions, and other things that are defiantly not normal extracurricular activities. It does add a sense of professionalism to the whole thing, and their stylishness cannot be argued.
** Justified (or at least Hand Waved) {{Hand Wave}}d) in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' where the Investigation Team wear their uniforms as a means of concealing their activities. Since the safest entrance[[note]]Technically they could use any TV to enter that world, but it is ''very'' dangerous to do so since there's no way to tell where they might wind up if they did that, and the TV world is not a safe place to wander around in[[/note]] to the TV World lies within the local department store, they can't exactly carry their weapons and armor out in the open (in fact, Yosuke and the Protagonist got arrested for doing just that). They come up with the solution to use their school gear to smuggle it in, and to avoid unwanted attention. Of course, the uniforms are still very stylish.
** While ''VideoGame/Persona5'' mostly averts this trope, you can play it straight in the dungeons by equipping your party with not just your school's uniforms, but the ones from previous ''Persona'' games (and even ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf'') as well.
* Sakura from ''StreetFighter'' ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' has become quite famous for entering martial arts tournaments in her school uniform. Even in ''Street Fighter IV'' where she travels abroad to visit Ken she's still wearing one as she now uses it as her fighting uniform.
22nd Apr '17 8:39:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v4 has Maria Santiago, who still wears her uniform from her old school at Bayview (which, for the record, does not have uniforms).

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v4 has Maria Santiago, who still wears her uniform from her old school at Bayview (which, for the record, does not have uniforms).
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