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[[caption-width-right:300:[-Everyone looks good in a Sailor Fuku. Even mechas.-][[note]]from top left then down: [[Franchise/SailorMoon Usagi Tsukino]], [[Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei Chiri Kitsu (L) and Kafuka Fuura (R)]], [[Manga/InuYasha Kagome Higurashi]], LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya, [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Sakura Kasugano]], [[Anime/BloodTheLastVampire Saya]], [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Nobel Gundam]] [[/note]].]]

->''"Take it! I'm supposed to be the one who laughs last
->Because of my sailor uniform, that's the conclusion
->I'm in a bad mood, what to do?
->Even though it's Monday! Summer clothes'll fix it -- Cuuute!"''
-->--''Manga/LuckyStar'' opening theme (okay, it sounds better in Japanese, but...)

Sailor Fuku refers to the characteristic [[http://fr.academic.ru/pictures/frwiki/83/Sailor-fuku_for_winter.jpg "sailor suit"]] schoolgirl uniforms worn in Japan. Sailor fuku uniforms are actually based on late Victorian/early 20th-century "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_dress_reform rational dress]]" [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/File:Science_ofDress101Fig6.png girl's fashions]] (themselves based on European naval uniforms), but the prevalence of sailor-suited school girls in anime, manga, and other forms of Japanese media show how iconic the sailor fuku is in Japan. This is true despite many Japanese schools having switched to more Western-patterned uniforms. However, there are some American schools that use Sailor Fuku.

Sailor-suit uniforms may be a vehicle for FanService as well, as the uniform skirts are often depicted as being [[MagicSkirt unrealistically short]]. This alteration is so common that it is rarely commented on or questioned, though it may be off-putting to those who are not used to anime or manga based media. Uniforms may be altered in other ways to [[NonuniformUniform distinguish certain characters]], [[CustomUniformOfSexy especially ones considered particularly beautiful]].

This is more a Japanese cultural trope than an Anime Trope but is found prominently in anime, especially on {{Joshikousei}}; compare the Western trope CatholicSchoolGirlsRule.

It may depend on the region, but in RealLife recently the sailor suit (and the traditional male counterpart, the ''gakuran''--a black ensemble with a high collar, based on Prussian officer uniforms) has become largely the domain of middle/junior high schools, whereas high schools have shifted towards more fashionable or professional-looking styles of uniform, often with tailored blazers, vests, neckties, and plaid skirts. Elementary schools, if they have a uniform, tend towards collarless jackets and skirts with suspenders -- and sometimes, students wear their gym uniforms during class and change into their formal uniforms when outside of the school or attending ceremonies.

In an inversion of a western trope, in the 70s and late 80s, the common image of a female delinquent had an extremely ''long'' skirt, but this appears less frequently these days.

See SchoolSportUniform and SchoolSwimsuit for other types of Japanese uniforms often used to a similar effect in media.

Compare SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack, since some examples here have the uniform as their standard outfit.
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* Though the central female characters of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' are actually ''junior'' high-schoolers, not only do they all wear sailor uniforms in their "civilian" lives, their Senshi uniforms seem to be clearly based on them as well; indeed, [[CaptainObvious this is where the "Sailor" in the name comes from]]. This is later [[JustifiedTrope justified]] when it is revealed that the sailor-suit concept comes from ancestral memories of the heroes' uniform, not vice-versa. The last season has the girls in highschool, and they keep wearing sailor uniforms as school clothes, only with a darker color scheme (the blue of the collar and the skirts in the HS uniforms is almost navy blue).
* Toune in ''Anime/MelodyOfOblivion'', who goes around fighting Monsters wearing sailor fuku.
* Kagome Higurashi in ''Manga/InuYasha'' wears her school uniform while hunting monsters in the ''[[JidaiGeki sengoku]]'' period, centuries before they were invented. She's a time traveller from the present day and WordOfGod says--tongue planted firmly in cheek--that she prefers it because it's [[MundaneUtility durable.]] As a case of StableTimeLoop, her legendary exploits in the past inspired the invention of the fuku. [[spoiler: Almost at the end of the series, however, Kagome is shown as a highschool student and she's wearing a blazer uniform instead of her iconic ''seifuku''.]]
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Kodachi's all-girls school uses a white and light brown seifuku.
* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch''
* Misaki of ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' wears her uniform to play Angelic Layer, as do a few other characters.
* ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//]]'':
** In ''Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu'', one of the fetished-up outfits that Shugo discovers in a treasure chest is a sailor fuku.
** [[WordOfGod The character designer]] for the ''.hack//Another Birth'' novels has mentioned considering giving Akira a sailor fuku in the real world, but decided against it as they were overused, and gave her a less common blazer uniform.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'':
** Haruhi, the local wholesome female cross-dresser, infiltrates an elementary school with a 17-year old male classmate named Honey. Honey, who has a huge case of OlderThanTheyLook, dresses in his old elementary school uniform while Haruhi puts on her dark blue middle school sailor fuku. The rest of the club admits that the two stick out anyway so the disguises are useless: they just wanted to see Haruhi in a schoolgirl's uniform.
** Haruhi's middle school uniform shows up again in the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' inspired AllJustADream episode.
** The Ouran Academy has a more elaborate get-up for female students (at least the high school division; the middle school division actually does have sailor fuku), but that doesn't stop Renge from occasionally cosplaying her favourite Visual Novel's heroine in fuku. Also St. Lobelia has SailorFuku, which actually resemble long skirts.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', as seen above, uses the sailor fuku and the gakuran as the uniforms.
* ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'', ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' and ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' all have their respective heroines wear sailor suit-esque school uniforms (although the ones in ''Heartcatch'' and ''Doki-Doki'' are dress uniforms, they're still sailor suit-esque nonetheless). Miki's school uniform in ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' can also be considered an example.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' revolves around a [[ClubPresident high-school club]], and thus, sailor fuku appear in abundance. In Volume 1 of the novels, Kyon [[LampshadeHanging wonders]] if the principal has a fetish for this since male students wear blazers and ties, but girls wear the more traditional sailor uniform.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'''s AnimeThemeSong is titled "Motteke! Sailor Fuku". The CD has a B-side titled [[ZettaiRyouiki "Kaeshite! Knee Socks"]].
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'':
** Sora wears a green one in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''. Miyako/Yolei gets one in the third movie -- and wonders whether she can [[ModestyShorts wear her cargo pants]] under the skirt.
** Ruki from ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' uses a blazer-like uniform instead (in fact, she's the only of the primary school-aged kids whose school uses an uniform), though she always changes out as soon as she gets home.
** In the [[http://cdn01.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max1000x1500/cms/news/82117/digimon15key.jpg first promo image]] for ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'', Hikari wears her own green seifuku while the now highschool-aged Sora and Mimi wear blazer uniforms.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Mahora Academy girls used the ''seifuku'' as uniform by the time Sayo was a student, but now they use Western uniforms. Sayo herself still wears the ''seifuku'' but that's because she's a CuteGhostGirl who died quite a while ago.
** Other 3-A students will dress like this from time to time, including the Narutaki twins (though Fuka will sometimes wear shorts in lieu of a skirt, as seen in Volume 2 of the manga).
** In one of Ayaka's {{imagine spot}}s before [[spoiler: she gets a Pactio with Negi]], [[http://mangafox.me/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v37/c340/8.html she daydreams of Negi wearing a fuku.]]
* ''[[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]'' also based her battle uniform on a sailor fuku, although her young incarnation has a considerably longer skirt than normal.
** This seems to be the uniform at the Mid-Childian school Harii Tribeccah goes to in ''Manga/ViVid''.
* Kimura in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' suggests sailor uniforms as a gym outfit.
** Chiyo's two friends from elementary school wear these upon entering middle school. Chiyo's somewhat jealous that she'll never get to wear one because she skipped ahead to high school, but they note that they are not likely get into ''her'' school.
* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'':
** A delightful sequence occurs where Kaname Chidori, normally dressed in the school's fairly unusual outfit, agrees to become "manager" for a rugby club: and so puts on a more traditional sailor fuku (and carries a kettle).
** When Commander Mardukas has just threatened Sousuke with terrible retribution should he do anything indecent to Tessa while she is staying in Japan, when the girl in question enters wearing a Jindai High School uniform. Cue open-mouthed response from both males, until Tessa [[InnocentFanserviceGirl asks what they're staring at]].
* Hitomi from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' wears her school uniform for most of the series, even though she's been transported to another world where Japanese high schools are not present. In one episode, she's given a local dress to wear, only to rip off the skirt so that she can run freely later. Interestingly, the dress rips completely cleanly and evenly, leaving her with an outfit that looks amazingly similar to her school uniform.
** Also, Hitomi's uniform ''in itself'' is a mix of both styles: the collar of the Western-inspired school jacket looks a ''lot'' like the collar of a ''seifuku'' when you look at it close, and it also has a red scarf like a ''seifuku'' usually would.
* In one episode of ''Anime/BottleFairy'', the fairies, while imagining going to school, are all in sailor fuku... except for {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Hororo, who dresses up in the equivalent iconic uniform for kindergarten and elementary school. The others get her straightened out by the time "class" starts, though.
* The manga version of ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' included this when parodying (but using) {{fanservice}} moments, with Yomiko donning one of the much younger Nenene's ''fuku''. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
-->'''Yomiko''': [[ChristmasCake Even though I'm 25]], it looks good, right?
* A variant of the standard sailor uniform as a one-piece dress somehow winds up in the thrift store in ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'', where Rakka buys it and wears it for the majority of the series.
* ''Manga/LoveHina'', the younger tenants are occasionally seen in them, and Kitsune and Naru are prominently seen in flashbacks...and, occasionally, ''[[SexySchoolwoman not]]'' in flashbacks.
* The sailor fuku's worn in ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' are an interesting variety, in that they have very long skirts and are generally not very flattering. In that, they may actually be [[TruthInTelevision more like the real thing]]. It's also notable in that they appear to be one-piece dresses, as opposed to the typical separate blouse and skirt.
* Nobel Gundam from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' is a HumongousMecha dressed in a Sailor Fuku. As if that weren't nonsensical enough, it's from ''Sweden'' of all places. Presumably the scientists who designed it were a bunch of weeaboos (it does show its Scandinavian roots in [[TheBerserker another way, though...]]).
** Similarly the VF-1A "Angel Bird" variant Valkyrie from the first episode of Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross. Though it never transforms out of fighter mode on-screen, the paint scheme becomes [[http://www.macross2.net/m3/sdfmacross/variant-vf-1a-angel.htm oddly familiar]] in Battroid mode. One of the many such {{Easter Egg}}s thrown into the first few episodes of the series.
* The sailor uniforms in ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' appear to have quite some variation in skirt lengths, ranging from way below the knees to ultra-short, permanently flashy miniskirts--the latter usually reserved for younger characters, sometimes combined with ZettaiRyouiki.
* ''Manga/AoiHana'': The all-girl high school attended by Akira, Fujigaya, has relatively realistically depicted sailor fukus, with skirts way below the knee.
* Takane Katsu in ''Anime/BurstAngel'' wears this, wields a sword, and drives a motorcycle. And she's a police officer who snags Jo's arm with a thrown cuff on a chain.
* While the tops of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'''s Hakuou Academy have resemblance to the style, the skirts are ankle length and are actually dresses. Isumi still dislikes them for being 'breezy', though she wears kimonos.
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai La Verite'' episode 8. When Konoe doesn't have any civilian clothes to wear, her assistant Yashima Sana dresses her in one of these and then puts on one herself. They look like a cross between a normal JapaneseSchoolUniform and a Catholic school uniform.
* ''Manga/CherryJuice'': Haruka Fukushima, author of the shojo manga, admits in the omake that one of the main reasons she decided to make a high-school romance series was so that she would have the opportunity to draw SailorFuku.
* ''Manga/{{Kochikame}}'': Special Detectives Moonlight and Venus are male variants of SailorFuku who make their role in fighting crime using old fighter jets and made appearances in every TV special.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': The high school attended by the lead character does not employ this type of uniform and thus it was not seen for most of the early manga. This makes the appearance of Lisa Yadomaru, a woman likely in her twenties, wearing the fuku a little jarring.
** Following the TimeSkip, Ichigo's little sisters Karin and Yuzu wear fukus on entering middle school. Orihime and Tatsuki ''used'' to wear fukus when they attended middle school, presumably the same one Karin and Yuzu go to.
** In the flashback to the time when Ichigo and Chad met in middle school, both are wearing traditional black ''gakuran''.
** The ''Everything but the rain'' backstory mini-arc shows that Karakura High School ''used'' to have the ''seifuku'' as its female uniform around 20-25 years ago, though with shorter skirts than usual. The person shown wearing one was [[spoiler: the younger Masaki Kurosaki aka the woman who would later become Ichigo, Yuzu and Karin's mother.]]
* An omake of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', inspired by one of the ED's of the series, featured the main characters attending a high school with these uniforms. The associated fetishism [[PlayedForLaughs was hilariously interrupted]] when said fukus were worn by ''[[FanDisservice Orochimaru and Kabuto]]''.
* Nitori from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' owns one despite [[{{transsexual}} her]] school not using them. When the TrueCompanions split off into various high schools Sasa, Momoko, and Chizuru got put in schools that have SailorFuku; in the meantime Nitori, Mako, Seya, and Maho go to schools that have the contemporary "blazer" style uniforms, while Takatsuki and Chiba got into schools that are uniform-free. Nitori gets a new girls uniform that matches her male uniform.
* The anthropomorphized Sealand in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' always wears a sailor suit. Italy occasionally wears a shirt that looks a lot like the top of one.
** In the notes for [[HighSchoolAU Gakuen Hetalia]], Taiwan is seen wearing a ''sailor fuku'' instead of the more Western-oriented uniforms worn by the other girl nations.
** In the pictures of the Japanese prefectures, several of the prefectures wear clothes resembling either ''seifuku'' (Akita, Fukui, Gunma, Kochi) or ''gakuran'' (Aomori, Saga, Kagoshima, Ehime, Fukushima), while others wear what looks like Western uniforms (Iwate, Miyagi, Tokushima, Hyougo, Kyoto, etc.)
* Tomonaga Yoshiko in ''Sisterism'' wears one in a chapter.
* A oneshot in ''Robot: Super Color Comic'' takes place in TheFuture where SailorFuku are no longer used however the protagonists of the chapter wear them while going to a picnic. They try to cosplay as 21st century girls, eating food from that period (crepes) and going down to the long-since evacuated areas below ground.
* Parodied along with just about every other anime trope in ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''. Impractically short-skirted sailor fuku feature prominently in the titular space battleship's "Early 21st Century High School" virtual reality entertainment program and one character trying to seduce another hacks the program to make her skirt even shorter.
* In ''Anime/MillenniumActress'' Chiyoko is often shown wearing a sailor fuku in the scenes depicting her childhood: unlike modern versions it's a genuine 1930s-era winter uniform made out of heavy wool for durability and cut with "room to grow" bagginess.
* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Misa wears a sailor fuku as part of a disguise.
* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Senketsu is a ''sentient'' sailor fuku with an EyepatchOfPower who is often worn by the main character, Ryuko. It's worth noting that in this series, clothes are weaponized to the point of being PoweredArmor, and the show even gives a CallBack to the fact that sailor fuku were originally military uniforms.
* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', the girls of Oarai Academy, the only shown high school that does not have a national theme, wear them as their school uniform.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' and its prequels ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' and ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'' toy around with the trope. The {{Miko}}s are Japanese girls in the right age bracket, but not all of them wear ''fuku'':
** Takiko Okuda aka the Genbu no Miko, who is from the Japan of TheRoaringTwenties, wears ''[[KimonoIsTraditional hakama]]'' to her new school in the countryside. According to WordOfGod, however, she ''used'' to wear the (very recently implemented) fuku when she lived in Tokyo.
** Suzuno Ohsugi aka the Byakko no Miko wears a dark blue ''fuku'' with a long skirt, a black scarf [[ProperTightsWithASkirt and black tights underneath]], a spitting image of the traditional one. She is from the [[ImperialJapan Japan of the late 20's/early 30's]], and as said above the ''fuku'' and ''gakuran'' had been implemented as uniforms few years ago; when Suzuno appears as a teenager in both the original series and ''Byakko Ibun'', [[http://mangafox.me/manga/fushigi_yuugi_byakko_ibun/v01/c001/49.html she's in her fuku.]] [[note]](Warning: there are HUGE spoilers for the first chapter of ''Byakko Ibun'' behind the link)[[/note]]
** Miaka Yuuki and Yui Hongo, the Suzaku and Seiryuu no Miko respectively, wear Western-styled uniforms, nevermind being in junior high rather than highschool.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' zigzags this trope around:
** While Shinichi, Ran and Sonoko go to a highschool that prefers the blazer style, the junior high they ''used'' to go to had the gakuran and fuku. Akako, Aoko, Kaitou and Hakuba's own school still uses seifuku (a dark blue one) and gakuran.
** Kazuha and Heiji's school in Osaka also favors the ''seifuku'' (also a dark blue one) and the ''gakuran'', and they show up wearing them at the start of the ''Desperate Revival'' arc.
** In the ''Detective Koshien'' mini arc, the highschool aged {{amateur sleuth}}s are asked to wear their school uniforms. Hakuba wears normal clothes that do look a bit like a school outfit, Tokitsu puts on a light blue blazer uniform, Heiji wears the aforementioned ''gakuran''... and seeing [[{{Bifauxnen}} Koshimizu]] in a blue ''seifuku'' with a white scarf reveals to Conan, Hakuba and Heiji that [[GenderReveal she isn't a boy.]] [[spoiler: It's a plot point: Koshimizu is actually 20 years old, but uses her old ''seifuku'' to make herself look younger and blend in better.]]
** Youko, a one-time character who tried to pass herself as Shinichi's girlfriend [[spoiler: to rope him into helping her rescue a kidnapped boy whom she was babysitting]] was wearing a white and blue seifuku.
** Also used in a flashback within another case. [[spoiler: Many girls who wore ''seifuku'' with extremely long skirts (which as said above was a style associated with girl delinquents) were victims of hit-and-run incidents 20 years ago. A delinquent girl whose best friend was one of the madman's victims [[DecoyDamsel posed as a bait to help the police catch the culprit]], deliberately wearing her skirt long despite the danger -- and succeeded into getting the man caught, though she and one of the policemen investigating the case were severely injured in the process. To see how the story itself ended and ''who'' the school girl actually is, see "MayDecemberRomance".]]
** The "Itinerant Drama Troupe" {{filler}} case has NewTransferStudent Tamanosuke Itou, who shows up at Teitan High School wearing a ''gakuran'' rather than the school's light blue blazer outfit.
* In TheTwelveKingdoms, Youko and Yuuka's highschool uses a dark gray, long-skirted ''seifuku'' as its girls's uniform. The anime makes their originally all-girls school into a mixed gender one and Youko's childhood friend/Yuka's suitor Asano is shown using a normal blazer uniform.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'':
** In the first movie, ''Tenchi Muyo in Love'', Ryoko and Ayeka wear a black version of the sailor fuku, blending in with the rest of Achika's class.
** The ''Tenchi Universe'' HighSchoolAU has the cast as highschoolers and averts the trope since Tenchi, Ayeka and Ryoko wear blazer uniforms.
** Averted in ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo'' too: when Tenchi transfers to a Tokyo highschool, the uniforms are blazers for both boys and girls.
* In Mohiro Kitoh's ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', the all-girls school that Satomi [[spoiler: and later Mamiko and Shiina]] attend has a black ''seifuku'' with [[ProperTightsWithASkirt red tights]] as its uniform.
* In ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', also by Kitoh, Mako/Nakama's junior high uses a white and gray fuku.
* Subverted in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. The female uniforms of Ashford Academy are very obviously Western inspired, but a mere look at the ''boys's'' uniforms will show that they're pretty much ''gakuran'' outfits - just without the golden buttons. Considering the massive stigma against the Japanese or "Eleven" in the story, this may be a rather ironic ShoutOut.
* In the ''Fujiyama Gansta Paradise'' arc of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Yukio's highschool has gray fukus as uniforms. Yukio herself is seen wearing hers even after she leaves school completely, though when she's [[ShamefulStrip forcibly and humiliatingly]] [[FanDisservice stripped off it]], she switches to [[KimonoIsTraditional a kimono]].
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** The school attended by Tohru and several of the Sohmas uses ''gakuran'' and ''seifuku'', though the girls's {{magic skirt}}s are ''extremely'' short. Arisa Uotani, however, wears a much longer skirt -- it comes from having been a [[JapaneseDelinquents former delinquent]].
** In the flashbacks, [[spoiler: a younger Kyouko also wore a seifuku when she was a student, probably at the same school.]]
* ''Anime/MekakucityActors'': Ayano and Shintaro are shown wearing a ''fuku'' and ''gakuran'', respectively, as middle-schoolers while the high-school uniform is a formal shirt and tie with checker-pattern skirt/pants. The ''fuku'' has so often been associated with Ayano in the fanbase that she even wears it inside the Daze, [[spoiler:despite the fact that when she committed suicide, she was in her junior year of high-school, and wearing the appropriate uniform]].
* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'': Sakura's elementary school follows the ''fuku''-type uniform for ''boys'' as well as girls. The boys wear a uniform identical to the girl version, except they wear 3/4-length black trousers instead of the girls's white skirts. A flashback reveals that the middle school Touya attended followed the standard ''fuku'' for girls and ''gakuran'' for boys pattern (as he is shown wearing one). The high school switches to a shirt-tie-trousers/pleated skirt uniform.
** Sakura's mother Nadeshiko and her best friend Sonomi used to wear this type of uniform when they were in high school. In fact, she wore it when she met Fujitaka, and apparently when she married him too!
* ''Manga/{{X1999}}'':
** The school attended by Kamui and the Monou siblings has ''gakuran'' for the boys and Western-looking blazers for the girls. Later, the junior high and highschool aged Dragons of the Heavens (Kamui, Yuzuriha, Sorata and Arashi) transfer to CLAMP Campus and switch to kinda frilly Western school uniforms.
** Saiki attends a different school and wears a ''gakuran'', while Yuzuriha's old school had blazers for both genders.
** Arashi Kishuu wears a light brown and white ''seifuku'' almost all the time, until she transfers to CLAMP Campus with the others.
* In ''Manga/ThePrinceofTennis'', some schools favor the ''fuku/gakuran'' combination (Seishun Gakuen aka Seigaku, Rokkaku, and Fudomine) while others prefer the blazer designs for both genders (Hyotei, Saint Rudolph and Rikkaidai). Yamabuki is a rather curious case since the male students wear ''white'' gakurans, but the girls wear an odd all-white blouse/skirt combo that looks like a tennis outfit. [[http://imgur.com/5PJ57Gv Here is a summer female uniform comparison chart taken from the 'Gakuensai no Oujisama' game]]. [[note]]: Top row from left to right: Seishun Gakuen aka Seigaku, Rikkai Daigaku Fuzuku aka Rikkaidai, Rokkaku, Hyoutei. Bottom row from left to right: Fudomine, Saint Rudolph, Yamabuki.[[/note]]
* While the schools from IkkiTousen tend to favor the blazer design, the uniforms of Seitou High are white and light-blue fukus with yellow scarves. (With the exception of Chou'un, who uses a blazer outfit).
* In Manga/CaptainTsubasa, Nankatsu Junior High has ''gakuran'' and ''fuku'' as uniforms. (In contrast with the other schools either using blazer-type uniforms, or blazers for girls and ''gakuran'' for boys) In the manga, the ''fuku'' is in the traditional white and blue color; in the anime, however, it's shown as being reddish-brown, almost burgundy.
* In Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad, the middle school attended by the cast has ''gakuran'' for the guys and gray and white ''seifuku'' for the girls.
* In Manga/DokonjoGaeru, Hiroshi's girlfriend Kyouko uses a blue ''fuku'' despite her being stil in elementary school. Probably to higlight that [[TheOjou she's from a better-off family]] than [[PerpetualPoverty the rest of the cast]].
* ''Manga/PrivateActress'':
** Shiho Kobayakawa attends an all-girls high school that uses black ''fuku'' as its uniform. She often goes to work while wearing said ''fuku'', too. It's averted in the BoardingSchool case however, as said BoardingSchool uses blazer type uniforms instead.
** The child actress Konomi Yushirou wears a ''seifuku'' in her first appearance, too. She's most likely in elementary school, however.
* In Manga/{{Amakusa 1637}}, Natsuki and her friends wore ''seifuku'' at school. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/230px-Amakusa_vol1_2068.jpg The first volume]] has a ''seifuku''-wearing Natsuki on its cover.
* When Candace "Candy" White-Andree from ''Manga/CandyCandy'' went to a BoardingSchool in England, she and the other female students wore [[http://imgur.com/9DUpiMX one-piece dresses]] that as mentioned above, were most likely inspired by both the fuku and the "rational dress" codes.
* In Manga/RevolutionaryGirlUtena, Ohtori High has ''seifuku'' with very puffy sleeves and ''VERY'' short light blue {{magic skirt}}s for the girls, and light blue ''gakuran'' for the guys. The members of the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil wear custom uniforms instead, though Juri and Nanami are seen in ''seifukus'' when not in reunions.
* Reversing matters, the [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Supernaturally Powerful Student Council]] in ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'' wear white and gold ''gakuran''. The other students have a western-style uniform with a blazer and tie.
* Ikuhara's other series, Anime/MawaruPenguindrum, has Ringo Oginome attend an all-girls private school that has white and green ''seifuku'' with also super-short {{magic skirt}}s.
* Mairu [[spoiler: Orihara]] from ''LightNovel/DuRaRaRa'' wears a standard black ''fuku'' when in school. [[CustomUniform Even when that school uses blazer style uniforms.]]
* In ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'', the major part of the schools featured in the OAV's, the TV series and the manga have Western styled uniforms. In the fourth OAV, however, Miyu wears a dark gray ''fuku'' when she attends an all-girls school in Nara [[spoiler: ''before'' being made into a vampire.]]
* The middle school that most of the ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' characters go to use gakuran and sailor fuku. Marika, who is {{transsexual}}, hates the fact she has to wear the boys uniform and says it looks like she's going to a funeral. WholesomeCrossdresser Satoshi wears the girls uniform when he is a first year but hits a growth spurt and begins dressing more masculine in his second year. [[spoiler:Marika begins wearing a sailor fuku when she begins living as a girl]].
* In ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'', Shin's mother Misae finds her old white and black ''fuku'' and puts it on... and much to her joy, it ''still'' fits her. This being ''Shin-chan'', HilarityEnsues.
* Invoked in ''Manga/FrankenFran'', when [[http://mangafox.me/manga/franken_fran/v05/c034/17.html a giantess]] washes ashore and, after Fran saves her life, the greedy owner of the private beach where this takes place dresses her up in a ''fuku'' [[MoneyDearBoy to attract visitors]]. [[spoiler: It doesn't work, since the giantess is almost immediately retrieved by her kin.]]
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[[folder: ComicBook]]
* Itchy-Koo of ''ComicBook/NinjaHighSchool'' wore one. Unlike most examples, hers was actually tasteful.
* One cover of ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' had Mina Mongoose donning one as the issue was dedicated to showing our heroes in school. Why yes, it ''was'' during their DorkAge.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Although Asuka wears an army uniform [[http://grummancat.deviantart.com/art/Asuka-s-alternate-uniforms-167804766 it is based on the marine-blue-and-white fuku of the anime]].
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[[folder: Film ]]
* The live-action adaptation of ''Anime/BloodTheLastVampire'' has finally brought this fetish to the silver screen.
* Creator/EmilyBrowning's character in ''Film/SuckerPunch'' appears to do this.
* In ''Film/TwoBrothers'' Raoul, a French boy in [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire 1920's French Indochina]], wears the Western sailor suit fashion that became the basis for the use of sailor suits as school uniforms in Japan.
* Featured prominently in ''[[Film/SailorFukuToKikanjuu Sailor Suit and Machine Gun]]'' (as the title indicates), a film about an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who inherits the leadership of a {{yakuza}} clan.
* ''Film/AlmostAngels'' depicts the RealLife sailor suit uniform of the Vienna Boys Choir. Needless to say there are several variations from the Japanese school girl model, most notably the use of trousers instead of skirts.
* Gogo Yubari from ''Film/KillBill'' wears a blazer-style uniform even in battle [[spoiler: and dies wearing it.]] Her fetish is [[AxeCrazy gutting men]] who think she's trying to appeal to [[{{Ephebophile}} their fetish.]]
* In Luchino Visconti adaptation of ''Literature/DeathInVenice'', [[LongHairedPrettyBoy Tadzio]] wears boy sailor suit.
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'': Tendou Juka, Tendou Souji's little sister, is a prime example. Some consider her an example of {{Lolicon}} pandering.
* Surprisingly, ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. In the episode "Court Martial", a young girl is wearing a futuristic sailor fuku. [[HilariousInHindsight Humorously enough]], it looks like something Sailor Mercury would wear.
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[[folder: Music ]]
* Chibi from Music/TheBirthdayMassacre wears a sailor suit in the video for "Looking Glass".
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[[folder: Video Games ]]
* Sakura Kasugano and Karin Kanzuki from the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series both dress in sailor fuku. It's so much a part of who Sakura is, that she wears it as her fight uniform in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', despite WordOfGod stating that she's over twenty now. [[OlderThanTheyLook She looks young enough anyway.]]
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'': The Jellyfish Pirates wears this as their uniform.
* Hinata Wakaba from ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' wears a Western style uniform.
** Subverted by the Seijyun High School in the second game, ''Project Justice''. Seijyun is an all-girls school whose students wear Western uniforms, which Akira wears in the Story Mode, but transfer student Yurika Kirishima [[spoiler: (who is actually TheMole)]] wears a different uniform inspired by the ''seifuku''. Even more: there's an [[JapaneseDelinquents all-girls delinquent gang]] led by the third member of the trio, Aoi "Zaki" Himezaki, and they all wear dark grey ''seifuku'' with long skirts.
* Athena Asamiya from ''VideoGame/PsychoSoldier''. Her ''King of Fighters'' incarnation was supposed to fight in a sailor fuku but the [[WordOFGod creators]] thought that it would be "too risqué", and limited the outfit to her pre-fight animations. Years later, she actually fought in such outfit in ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomMatchOfTheMillennium''; and finally, in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XI'', ''XII'' and ''XIII'' she actually fights using a school uniform... [[NotAllowedToGrowUp as late as it may seem]]. She claims in-story that it's a [[ShoutOut "throw back to her origins"]].
** Rather cynically lampshaded by Kyo Kusanagi ([[HypocriticalHumor who was famous for fighting in a modified gakuran]]) in XIII:
-->"No one wears sailor uniforms at your age anymore!"
** In the semi-canon continuity "The King of Fighters: KYO", many scenes take place in the Osakan highschool that Kyo, his girlfriend Yuki, Shingo and Athena attend. Said school has ''gakuran'' and ''seifuku'' as uniforms, the latter somewhat realistically depicted in the manga as having long skirts below the knees; however, said skirts tend to be shorter in the KOF: KYO games.
** [[SNKGalsFighters Miss X]] wears one. [[spoiler:It's [[DudeLooksLikeALady Iori Yagami]] wearing it, and [[PaperThinDisguise nobody buys it.]]]]
* Kasumi and Ayane from ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' have, in some games, alternate outfits that are school outfits, all for {{Fanservice}} purposes, of course, but also note that [[AllThereInTheManual they're supposed to be that young]].
* Saki from the ''VideoGame/{{Onechanbara}}'' series has a sailor suit as her default outfit.
* Ling Xiaoyu and her PaletteSwap Miharu Hirano from the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series have sailor fuku costumes in some games. In the games proper, Xiaoyu sometimes wear a blazer uniform.
* In the standard branch of the ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' series (aka ''Tokimeki Memorial 1'' to ''4''), actually only the first game has a Sailor Fuku as the High School's uniform, the other three using Blazers. When ''Tokimeki Memorial 4'', set in the same High School (Kirameki High) as the first game fifteen years later, was announced, some fans cried "TheyChangedItNowItSucks" regarding the change of the ''original'' school's iconic Sailor Fuku to a Blazer-type uniform : the complain fortunately dried down quickly, thanks to {{Konami}}'s [[TakeAThirdOption clever move]] of making Kirameki High change ''gradually'' its uniform, so that the two [[SenpaiKohai senpai]] characters keep the Sailor Fuku as the last class wearing it, while the main protagonist and the characters in the same year as him and below christen the new Blazer.
* Downplayed in the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series. Despite having an ImprobablyFemaleCast with [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters hundreds of characters]], the only actual schoolgirl never wears a uniform. Only two characters have ever been depicted wearing one, and one of them was ''actually a sailor'' (and even then, it's difficult to tell if she's wearing shorts or a skirt).
* In ''VideoGame/RecettearAnItemShopsTale'', the strongest and most expensive clothes that can be purchased that playable (though the [=NPCs=] can be sold it as well, obviously) female characters can equip and be sold is a sailor uniform, whose description reads "Confers great power upon women of any age group." Though if male characters come in asking for clothes, you can sell them this also (though the playable male characters cannot equip it, which would make it funnier).
* In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', a sailor uniform and gakuran can be found as special clothes.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}'', Yuko Ahso wears a sailor fuku for the first few stages before getting her ChainmailBikini. The blue skirt matches the [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair color of her hair]]. It returns in ''Valis II'' as one of her selectable outfits (she can switch it for a blazer in the Japanese computer version).
* In contrast to the very professional blazers for boys (or a [[CustomUniform sweater vest]] for Akihiko Sanada) and the tailored black uniforms with collared shirts for girls for Gekkoukan High in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'', ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'' has the Yasogami High students in both sailor fuku for girls (albeit rather unusual-looking in that the winter uniforms are all black with visible white stitching; it's still clearly a fuku) ''and'' gakuran for boys. Given that the cast of these two games tend to cross over (i.e ''{{VideoGame/Persona Q}}''), it makes for a nice contrast between P4's rural country school versus P3's highly privileged private city school. As for the older games, a variation of the sailor fuku (with a square-shaped collar) serves as the girls' uniform for Seven Sisters High in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 2}}'', although that same school has a tie-and-jacket combo for boys instead, while Kasugayama High and St. Hermelin High in ''{{VideoGame/Shin Megami Tensei Persona}}'' feature light blue and grey gakuran, respectively.
* You can make your characters wear certain outfits in ''Videogame/ArcRiseFantasia''. One set is supposed to be a series of military academy uniforms, except for Ryfia's, which is a sailor fuku. Even Cecille, the TokenMiniMoe, gets a smaller version of the uniform and not a fuku. The characters comment on this.
* ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'' has a subversion. At some point, [[http://i.imgur.com/f2f9YLM.png a young man]] [[FaceFramedInShadow in a shadowed environment]] is seen dressed in what seems to be a ''gakuran''... but since this scene takes place in [[spoiler: Murakumo aka the BigBad]]'s prologue, it's rather obvious in-context that this "young man" is '''not''' a junior high/highschool student but an adult who's wearing an actual military uniform.[[note]](Then again, as said above the ''gakuran'' itself comes from Prussian military uniforms.)[[/note]]. In the game proper, [[spoiler: '''no one''']] wears school clothes to fight.
* In the ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' videogame ''Suzaku Ibun'', Miaka and Yui's [[ExPy expies]] [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fushigiyuugi/images/c/c5/Madoka.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140812053557 Madoka]] and [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fushigiyuugi/images/9/95/Misaki-0.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20141018024656 Misaki]] wear uniforms that at first sight look pretty Western, but have collars that look almost exactly like those seen in ''sailor fukus''.
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[[folder: Visual Novels ]]
* ''VideoGame/YoakeMaeYoriRuriiroNa'' gives sailor uniforms to about half the haremettes: Feena (as an exchange student), Natsuki, Mai, and Midori wear it when they attend Katherina Academy.
* In ''[[VisualNovel/KisetsuODakishimete Kisetsu o Dakishimete]]'' (the 2nd game of the ''VisualNovel/{{Yarudora}}'' series), the school blazer Mayu wears when the player character first finds her is a plot point. At several moments of the storyline, they use it to try and find the school it's affiliated to, and consequently [[QuestForIdentity discover Mayu's identity]]. It doesn't work, nobody they ask has ever seen this blazer. When following the [[spoiler: "Spirit of the Cherry Trees"]] storyline, it's implied the blazer is [[spoiler: the one Mayu's sister Mami, who just came back from overseas, wore when she was accidented]].
* Athena Cykes has one as a DLC costume in ''[[Franchise/AceAttorney Ace Attorney]]''. Even all the female law students in 5-3, Including Juniper and Scuttlebutt, excluding [[spoiler:Robin Newman]], wear this.
* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' has Sayaka Maizono and Sakura Ogami wearing this. Toko Fukawa wears one as well, with a much longer skirt than the other two. [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2 The sequel]] has Peko Pekoyama and Ibuki Mioda. They all differ quite a bit in design, since the girls wearing them all originally attended different schools: out of them, Peko and Touko's ''seifuku'' seem to be the closest to the traditional view.
* Averted in KatawaShoujo, where the uniforms at the Yamaku BoardingSchool are Western-inspired.
* In VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari, the girls from the PlayerCharacter's highschool wear the traditional white and light blue ''seifuku''.
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[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', [[RaisedByWolves Grace]] pictures herself and most other female characters wearing fuku in her school-related DreamSequence. This is probably meant to imply that her impression of school up until that point came almost entirely [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2007-05-23 from watching anime.]] Judging by the design, it's specifically ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* The heroine of ''MAQ #41'' used to wear Japanese uniforms to school. Since she lives in the United States this was viewed as quite odd and helped make her a target for bullying.
* ''Webcomic/TheWotch'': The spell used to turn Professor Sorgaz into [=MingMei=] Wu was allegedly created by a "rabid anime fanboy" which is why she ended up Ka-fuku'd as well as "Ka-Girled." Since it also gave her a Chinese name he must have been ''ignorant'' as well as rabid. She ditches the fuku after Anne undoes the part of the spell that is messing with her head.
* In the ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' Act 6 Intermission 3 Ministrife, among the many different costumes that can be seen, Damara is wearing a serafuku.
* Chihiro (and the other girls in her school) in ''Webcomic/TokiNoTanaka'' [[http://www.tokinotanaka.com/comic/episode-1-page-6 wears a fuku]].
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[[folder: Web Original ]]
* ''Literature/SailorNothing'', as well as Sailors Truth and Beauty, wear embellished versions of their school uniforms when they're in sailor form.
* Music/{{Vocaloid}} Rin Kagamine wears a sailor fuku top, though it's sleeveless. Her [[FlipFlopOfGod twin brother / mirror image]] Len wears a sleeved one.
* In the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', Tennyo's school uniform is based on this design.
** During the orientation for a group of new students arriving in the Winter term, Sgt. Wilson begins to explain that they would be expected to wear a school uniform most of the time... at which point [[TheTrickster Thorn]] uses ectoplasm to manifest himself a sailor fuku, complete with [[SailorMoon blonde pigtails]] and a MagicalGirl wand.
--> “You’d better be careful with the drag, kid,” Wilson warned. “You looked too good like that. It could get you in trouble.”
-->“Oh, trouble? Perish forbid!” Thorn murmured.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* Katana, the (at first) girl Outsider in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', wore a sailor suit in Season 1. However, in Season 2, she ditched it for the classic costume of her comic book counterpart.
* [[ThePrimadonna Lily]] wears one in ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'', even though she actually is not a student.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': Madison, the President's daughter wears one.
* ''WesternAnimation/NapoleonDynamite'': In the second episode, a scantron dating machine pairs Napoleon up with a Japanese foreign exchange student named Tokiko, who's sporting Sailor Fuku and every other Japanese schoolgirl-related trope you can imagine.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Clementine}}'', the protagonist Clementine Dumant's most iconic outfit is a short-skirted sailor suit. It's not as surprising as one might think, since such clothing was sometimes worn by young girls in the Western world during the interwar years.
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[[folder: Real Life ]]
* Logically, the ''sailor fuku'' and the ''gakuran'' are still in use among Japanese schools. Though as mentioned above, middle schoolers are more likely to wear it.
* The murderer of the Japanese left-right politician [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inejiro_Asanuma Inejiro Asanuma]] was the 17-year-old right-winger [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otoya_Yamaguchi Otoya Yamaguchi]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Death_of_Inejiro_Asanuma.jpg who was wearing a gakuran]] as he commited such a crime.
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