[[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 [[DangerouslyShortSkirt 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 [[DangerouslyShortSkirt western trope]], in the 70s and late 80s, the common image of a [[JapaneseDelinquents female delinquent]] - often a ''sukeban'' - had an extremely ''long'' skirt, but this appears less frequently these days. In fact, it was cited as a factor in the aforementioned shift away from sailor-style uniforms among senior high school students.

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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* ''[[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.
* In ''Manga/{{Amakusa 1637}}'', Natsuki Hayami and her female 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.
* ''Manga/AoiHana'': The all-girl high school attended by Akira, Fujigaya, has relatively realistically depicted sailor fukus, with skirts way below the knee.
* After Yuzuru in ''Manga/ASilentVoice'' decided to return to school, she was shown in a sailor uniform.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** The anthropomorphized Sealand always wears a male 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.)
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
** Kimura 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.
* Mitsuteru Yokoyama's ''Babel II'' genderflips the trope, with the protagonist Kouichi Yamano wearing a ''gakuran''. Understandable, he's in junior high ''and'' the series was created in TheSeventies.
* 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/{{Bleach}}'':
** The high school attended by the lead character has grey gakurans for the boys and blazer uniforms for the girls, and thus ''fukus'' were 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 girls' 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.]]
* Saya Kisaragi from ''Anime/BloodC'' wore a red and black blazer uniform in the TV series, but in ''Anime/BloodCTheLastDark'' she switched to a blue fuku.
* The middle school that most of the ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' characters go to use gakuran and sailor fuku. Marika, who is {{transgender}}, 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/{{Bokurano}}'', by Mohiro Kitou, the major part of the cast are in junior high so they tend to use ''seifuku'' and ''gakuran''. i.e, Mako/Nakama's school has white and black fukus, while Moji and Tsubasa's has black ''gakuran'' (and he wears his' in the OP) and blue/gray ''seifuku''.
* 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.
* Tanizaki Naomi from ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'' wears her school uniform while working as a part-timer in the Armed Detective Agency.
* 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.
* ''Manga/BusouRenkin'': The school attended by Kazuki and his younger sister Mahiro uses a variant on the concept that Creator/NobuhiroWatsuki said was inspired by GothicLolita styles, [[http://es.busorenkin.wikia.com/wiki/Archivo:Mahiro_design.jpg with puffed shoulders and a long, wide skirt on the girls' uniform]]. However, Tokiko wears a more conventional ''seifuku'' uniform from the school she attended previously while hunting homunculi, and continues to wear it out of practicality after enrolling in Kazuki and Mahiro's school. Though Watsuki drew her in the local uniform in a chapter cover, in the chapter proper she says it's too frilly and hard to move around in (plus, the long skirt would be shredded every time she activated her ''busou renkin'', four scythes on robot arms attached to her thighs).
* 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 white dresses]] (plus red scarves and blue linear) that, as mentioned above, were most likely inspired by both the fuku and the "rational dress" codes. There were two variations: the above linked white dresses for everyday wear, and [[https://imgur.com/a/GKx2J black ones with brown scarves]] for Sundays.
* 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 and the ''Road to 2002'' anime, the ''fuku'' is in the traditional white and blue/all blue color; in the first anime, however, it's shown as being reddish-brown, almost burgundy.
* ''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, Nadeshikp wore it when she met Fujitaka, and apparently when she married him too!
* ''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.
* ''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.
** A picture from the first season's first OP has the teenaged Naoto Kouzuki and Kaname Ougi wearing ''gakuran'', which is justified as they ''are'' Japanese/"Eleven".
* 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.
* 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.
* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Misa wears a sailor fuku as part of a disguise.
* ''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 (since he's an exchange student he's not that bound to such rules), 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]] wears 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 bait to help the police catch the culprit]], deliberately wearing her skirt long despite the danger -- and succeeded in 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 the "Darkness of the Prefectural Police" case, a middle-school girl named Tsuyako is seen wearing a fuku. [[spoiler: She wears it in a flashback... and right when she's shot dead. Her older brother, who was standing next to her and wearing a blazer uniform, would become the case's SympatheticMurderer.]]
** [[spoiler: Heiji Hattori]]'s SelfProclaimedLoveInterest, Momiji Ooka, is seen in a sailor fuku too. The 21th movie shows that it has a white blouse, light gray collar/skirt, dark blue scarf and dark grey lines on its collar and cuffs.
* In ''Anime/DevilHunterYohko'', whereas Yohko goes to a highschool with Western blazer uniforms, her apprentice Azusa wears a ''fuku'' since she's still in middle school.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'':
** Sora wears a green one in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''. Miyako gets hers 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 ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'', [[http://cdn01.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max1000x1500/cms/news/82117/digimon15key.jpg as the Digidestined go to either junior high or highschool]], Hikari wears the traditional green seifuku while the now highschool-aged Sora and Mimi wear blue and grey blazer uniforms. On the other hand, [[http://wikimon.net/images/b/b9/Mochidsuki_meiko.jpg Meiko Mochizuki]] wears an uniform that looks mostly Western, but has a ''very'' seifuku-looking collar.
* In ''Manga/DokonjoGaeru'', Hiroshi's girlfriend Kyouko uses a blue ''fuku'' despite her being still in elementary school. Probably to higlight that [[TheOjou she's from a better-off family]] than [[PerpetualPoverty the rest of the cast]].
* 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/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Deimon High has blazer uniforms for boys and girls but Suzuna Taki, a student from another school, often shows up in a white and blue ''fuku'' plus ModestyShorts.
* In ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' Saito spots a military sailor uniform being sold and knows what to do. With some modifications to the top and adding a skirt, he produces a sailor fuku replica and sets about convincing Siesta to wear it to her bemusement. It ends up making the rounds at the school as different girls try it out.
* 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.]]
* The school uniforms that [[https://imgur.com/a/nMBv1 Saki and her friends]] of both genders wear in ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'' are definitely based on the ''fuku''.
* ''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, a younger [[spoiler:Kyouko]] also wore a seifuku when she was a student, probably at the same 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).
** 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]].
* In ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite'', a flashback includes a girl in a ''seifuku''. [[spoiler: The girl is Meroko's former self, Moe Rikyou, who [[DarkAndTroubledPast lived and died]] in the ''Showa'' era of Japanese history [[JustifiedTrope when seifuku were the main school uniforms for girls]]. Years later, after remembering her past life, Meroko appears as Moe in front of her best friend Fuzuki (Mitsuki's grandmother) to tell her [[MyGreatestFailure that she shouldn't grieve for her tragic death any longer]].]]
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' and its prequels (''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'' and ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoSenki'') 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 [[UsefulNotes/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 the prequel ''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 ''Byakko Ibun'' and the original series behind the link)[[/note]] But in ''Byakko Senki'' proper, there's a subversion: [[spoiler: it begins when Suzuno is 8 years old, so she doesn't ''start'' wearing seifuku right off the bat - yet the illustrations and the fact that this is a prequel state that she eventually will be old enough to put one on.]]
** Miaka Yuuki and Yui Hongo, the Suzaku and Seiryuu no Miko respectively, wear Western-styled uniforms in ''both'' junior high and highschool.
* 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.
* In ''Manga/GlassMask'', Maya Kitajima is seen wearing a blue ''fuku'' as her uniform.
* 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.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* In ''Manga/TheHatingGirl'', Ryouji's ex-girlfriend from Osaka wears the typical sailor fuku, but the uniform for Asumi and the other girls at their school is a skirt, button-down shirt, and sleeveless overshirt.
* 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.
* In ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'', the trope was mostly unheard/unseen since Nube works in a public primary school that has no uniforms. However, when the highschool-aged Izuna Hazuki joined the cast, she showed up in a blue and white fuku.
* Kamiyama High School in ''Literature/{{Hyouka}}'' also features white-navy blue sailor fuku with blue scarves as uniforms for girls. ''Gakuran'' is also used for boys. These uniforms are based on actual uniforms of Hida High School, the original which Kamiyama High taken from.
* While the schools from ''Manga/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).
* In ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'', Raimon Junior High has blue/green ''gakuran'' as its uniform for the boys, but girls wear blazer/pleated skirt combos that seem to change colors depending on the girls's class.
* Kagome Higurashi in ''Manga/InuYasha'' wears her green and white 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.]] [[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''. And in the ''very'' last chapter, Kagome's [[SheIsAllGrownUp now teenaged younger brother Shouta]] shows up in a ''gakuran''.]]
* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'':
** The third part of the manga (''Stardust Crusaders'') has two characters, TheHero Jotaro Kujo and his former-opponent-later-ally Noriaki Kakyoin, who wear either a {{custom uniform}} that resembles the ''gakuran'' (Jotaro, whose BadassLongcoat + NiceHat ensemble looks like one) or a 100% genuine one (Kakyoin, who even ''sunbathes'' in it). [[note]]According to Araki himself, he came up with Jotaro's design ''gakuran''-like clothes as a ShoutOut to the above mentioned ''Babel II'' and its ''gakuran''-wearing protagonist, Kouichi.[[/note]]
** The fourth part (''Diamond is Unbreakable'') features Joseph Joestar's HeroicBastard Jousuke Higashikata, a highschool student who goes into battle wearing his ''gakuran''. Other highschool-aged characters also wear school uniforms when around, like his schoolmates Kouichi and Nishimura, the bully Hazamada, and Kouichi's StalkerWithACrush Yukako.
* Although Sakura High in ''Manga/KOn'' uses western-style uniform, several characters have been shown wearing sailor uniforms from their middle school.
** Yui and Nodoka have been shown wearing white-green ''seifuku'' with red scarves during flashbacks. Ui is also shown wearing such uniform during Yui's first year in highschool.
** The debut scene of Azusa also shown her in navy blue ''seifuku'' with a red scarf.
* Misaki of ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' wears her uniform to play Angelic Layer, as do a few other characters.
* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Senketsu is a ''sentient'' sailor fuku with an EyepatchOfPower who is often worn by the main character, Ryuko [[spoiler: (and at least once by [[http://i.imgur.com/HQm8C4V.jpg Satsuki]] and [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/b157805ebae6306ddacfdba8aa008b84/tumblr_n21o9t1b3g1sqi9jto1_500.gif Mako]])]]. 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 ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'', the middle school attended by the cast has ''gakuran'' for the guys and gray and white ''seifuku'' for the girls.
* ''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.
* In ''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.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'''s AnimeThemeSong is titled "Motteke! Sailor Fuku". The CD has a B-side titled [[ZettaiRyouiki "Kaeshite! Knee Socks"]].
* ''[[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 Harry Tribeccah goes to in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid''.
* ''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.]]
* ''Anime/MaiHime'':
** The Fuuka Gakuen BoardingSchool offers blazer uniforms for the highschool students, but not for the junior high ones. For that reason Mikoto, Nao and Shiho wear white and blue ''fukus'' while Takumi and Akira use grey ''gakuran''.
** The members of the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil can put on {{custom uniform}}s, so Reito chooses a black and red ''gakuran''. Shizuru and Haruka wear differently-colored blazer uniforms, tho.
* 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.
* 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.
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' has Ringo Oginome attend an all-girls private school that has white and green ''seifuku'' with also super-short {{magic skirt}}s. On the other hand, Shouma and Kanba's all-boys school has Western uniforms.
* In ''Manga/MazingerZ'' Kouji, Sayaka, Boss and Boss's friends attend the same school. Though the first anime didn't include any uniforms, in the manga and in more modern Mazinger media (like ''Anime/MazinKaiser'' and ''Shin Mazinger Zero'', whether [[Anime/ShinMazingerZero anime]] or [[Manga/ShinMazingerZero manga]]) the boys wore ''gakurans'' while Sayaka and Minerva X from the ''Zero'' manga wore blazer uniforms with rather short skirts (plus Sayaka sometimes ads ZettaiRyouiki to it).
* ''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]].
* Toune in ''Anime/MelodyOfOblivion'', who goes around fighting Monsters wearing sailor fuku.
* In ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', the school attended by Lucia and her friends has ''fuku'' for the girls and Western blazers for the boys (and [[BiFauxnen Rina]])
* 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.
* 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...]]).
* Umetarou in ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'' made his character, Mamiko, wearing green-white ''seifuku'' with white scarf.
** [[spoiler:He also tried forcing Chiyo to wear another ''seifuku'', ended up wearing it himself, and failed misearbly due to his muscular body. The same uniform made another appearance as a "change of clothes" when the two arriving in Umetarou's flat drenched in rainwater.]]
* ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', by the aforementioned Mohiro Kitou, has three cases of this:
** The prestigious all-girls school that Satomi attends (and [[spoiler: Shiina and Mamiko]] join in the manga) has a black ''seifuku'' with a white scarf and [[ProperTightsWithASkirt red tights]] as its uniform. The anime is CutShort, but its very last scene has [[spoiler: Shiina]] getting ready to go to class and wearing her own ''fuku''.
** In Akira's junior high, the boys use ''gakuran'' while the girls wear blazers.
** [[spoiler: Shiina's dead sister]] Mishou was shown wearing a seifuku as well. [[spoiler: And she had it on when she was found dead in ''very'' odd circumstances.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'':
** An omake series of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', inspired by one of the ED's of the series, featured the main characters [[HighSchoolAu attending a high school]] with these uniforms. The associated fetishism [[PlayedForLaughs was hilariously interrupted]] when said fukus were worn by ''[[FanDisservice Orochimaru and Kabuto]]''.
** The ClassRepresentative Sumire from ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'' wears a purple version, despite the fact the ninja academy doesn't even use uniforms.
* ''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.
** Benio's [[OneGenderSchool all-girls school]], St. Lobelia, has SailorFuku, which actually resemble long skirts.
* ''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.
* In ''Manga/ThePrinceofTennis'', some schools favor the ''fuku/gakuran'' combination (Seishun Gakuen aka Seigaku, Rokkaku, Fudomine) while others prefer the blazer designs for both genders (Hyotei, Saint Rudolph, 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]]
* ''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/RanmaOneHalf'', Kodachi's all-girls school uses a white and light brown seifuku.
* 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?
* 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.
** Utena tends to use a CustomUniform, but when [[spoiler: Touga defeats her and Anthy goes with him as per the Duels rules]], she wears the normal ''seifuku'' too, much to [[{{Squee}} the surprise and squeals]] [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer of her fangirls]]. Once [[spoiler: she beats Touga and Anthy returns to her side]], she returns to using her CustomUniform since the ''seifuku'' was a symbol of her ultimately temporary slump.
* 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.
* Subverted in ''Manga/TheRowsOfCherryTrees'': the cover has two girls wearing seifuku, the first pages feature girls in seifuku... but the Sakura Institute that Yukiko, Chikage and Ayako attend has Western-looking outfits for their students.
* 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).
* 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/SakuraGari'' features boys who wear either ''hakama'' or ''gakuran'':
** In the flashbacks, a 12-or-13-year-old Souma wears ''gakuran''. This is specially notorious in the scene [[spoiler: where his WickedStepmother's corpse is found in what looks like a BathSuicide.]]
** Masataka is always seen in ''hakama'' since he's a highschool student/butler and the story is set in the Tokyo of 1920. Some of his classmates wear ''hakama'' too, while others prefer the recently implemented ''gakuran''.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', as seen above, uses the sailor fuku and the gakuran as the uniforms.
* ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'':
** The military uniforms in this series are very, ''very'' similar to the ones that inspired the ''fuku'' and the ''gakuran'', and it makes sense considering the setting and how it includes an ''Imperial Army'' probably inspired by the RealLife one.
** The only thing that [[https://65.media.tumblr.com/399d7b0ba2ca0fe85ba521a0cfdb058e/tumblr_o8apez7xBl1trf0iio1_1280.jpg Mahiru Hiragi]] is seen wearing is a white and gray fuku, complete with ZettaiRyouiki.
** The younger cast, including the protagonist Yuuichirou and [[http://seijuurous.tumblr.com/post/132818205202 Mahiru's younger]] [[http://seijuurous.tumblr.com/post/116233309715/ sister Shinoa]], initially go to a school that has gray/black fukus for the girls and gray ''gakuran'' for the boys.
* When Tiara from ''Anime/ShamanicPrincess'' transfers to a local school, she wears a sailor fuku. It's unusual because it's a college and doesn't have any sort of uniform policy.
* Tomonaga Yoshiko in ''Sisterism'' wears one in a chapter.
* ''Manga/SlamDunk'':
** The main school, Shohoku High, has black ''gakuran'' for the boys and blue and gray blazer uniforms for the girls.
** Out of the other schools, the major part use blazer outfits for both genders. The closest exceptions are Ryonan High (with gakurans for the boys) and the anime-only Takezono (the girls use dark red and light brown fukus, the guys wear blazers with the same color schemes).
* One of the reasons Kumiko Oumae from ''Literature/SoundEuphonium'' chose her school was because it was one of the few high schools around that still used sailor fuku, reflecting the [[RealLife real-life]] trend of phasing out sailor fuku as high school uniforms as explained above.
* 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.
* ''LightNovel/TaishoBaseballGirls'' takes place in 1925. Quite a big deal is made about some of the female cast wearing the new, western style sailor fuku uniforms rather than the traditional kimono Japanese uniforms.
* ''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 and Nobuyuki'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.
* ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' has teens wearing Western uniforms more often than not, but one of the most important scenes has a boy wearing a ''gakuran''. [[spoiler: The boy is a teenaged Seishirou and the scene is the ForgottenFirstMeeting between him and a then-small Subaru.]]
* In ''LightNovel/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.
* 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 classy-looking dark gray ''fuku'' with a white collar and a red scarf when she attends an all-girls middle school in Nara [[spoiler: ''before'' being made into a vampire.]]
* In ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', Tomobiki High has black ''gakuran'' and dark blue ''seifuku'' as uniforms. Medou wears a white ''gakuran'' instead because of his ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney mentality, whereas Ryuunosuke uses a gakuran rather than a ''seifuku'' because of her RatedMForManly [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood father]].
* 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.
* ''Manga/WanderingSon'':
** Trans girl Nitori starts wearing one in elementary to pass as a girl while out with her friends. She continues to wear it casually in middle school, despite her school not using them. [[spoiler:She is mistaken for a NewTransferStudent when she goes to her school as a girl in her sailor fuku one day. She is immediately sent off to the nurse while her parents are called.]]
** When the TrueCompanions split off into various high schools Sasa, Momoko, and Chizuru got put into an all-girls schools that uses SailorFuku. In comparison Nitori, Makoto, Doi, Oka, Seya, and Maho go to schools that have the contemporary "blazer" style uniforms, while Takatsuki and Chiba got into a school that is uniform-free (which Nitori wanted to go to but failed enrollment for; Takatsuki is a trans boy and entered the school specifically to avoid wearing a skirt). Nitori doesn't buy a new sailor fuku in high school, and instead gets a new girls uniform that matches her male uniform.
** The incident that led Yuki to become a {{hikikomori}} and drop out of school involved her classmates forcing her to put on a ''fuku'', as a part of [[StockShoujoBullyingTactics the bullying]] they subjected her to for being {{transgender}}.
* ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'':
** In both the original ''Wolf Guy'' manga and the remakes, the school where HotTeacher Ms. Aoshika works and which Inugami transfers into has ''gakuran'' for the guys and ''seifuku'' for the gals. In the ''Ookami no Monshou'' remake, while Inugami's ''gakuran'' is the traditional black one, his school's ones are actually ''[[ManInWhite white]]''.
** The local FilleFatale Ryuuko Kounuma wears a ''heavily'' [[CustomUniform modified]] seifuku with a DangerouslyShortSkirt, a [[BareYourMidriff a midriff-baring top]] and ZettaiRyouiki [[FashionableAsymmetry on one leg]].
** When Ms. Aoshika was a student, she went to a school that also had ''seifuku'' for the girls. [[spoiler: Sadly, a flashback shows that she was wearing her ''fuku''... when [[RapeAsDrama she was raped]].]]
* ''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 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.
* More than once seen in the horror manga anthology ''Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu''. The biggest example is the narrator, Yomi, [[spoiler: revealed to be a CuteGhostGirl who, as the much-abused junior high student Yumi Akimoto, died after [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds cracking from the pressure and other circumstances and blowing up a classroom]] [[MurderSuicide to kill herself and her bullies]].]]

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Itchy-Koo of ''ComicBook/NinjaHighSchool'' wore one. Unlike most examples, hers was actually tasteful.
* One cover of ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' had Mina Mongoose donning one as the issue was dedicated to showing our heroes in school. Why yes, it ''was'' during their DorkAge.
* Skin Bender of ''Comicbook/GhostRider'' wears one, due to being an AffectionateParody of Sailor Venus.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Italy wore one when he [[{{Cosplay}} cosplayed]] as Sailor Moon. Too bad the uniform gets ripped to shreds seconds later by Germany and Japan as they tore into Italy like a piece of fresh meat.
* ''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]].

[[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.
* In Luchino Visconti adaptation of ''Literature/DeathInVenice'', [[LongHairedPrettyBoy Tadzio]] wears a male sailor suit.
* The ArmCannon equipped heroine of ''TheMachineGirl'' wears a ''Seifuku'' for her RoaringRampageOfRevenge despite being a college student.
* In ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', the Von Trapp children wear sailor suits (with skirts for the girls, with shorts for the boys) prior to Maria making CurtainClothing for them.

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'': Tendou Juka, Tendou Souji's little sister, is a prime example.
* 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.
* ''Series/{{Oshin}}'' features Oshin's sons Yuu and Hitoshi, who go to school right before UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and therefore wear ''gakuran'' as uniforms.
* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': Midori, the youngest of the women, is still in high school and wears that style of uniform.

[[folder: Music]]
* Chibi from Music/TheBirthdayMassacre wears a sailor suit in the video for "Looking Glass".

[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'':
** From ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' to ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', Sakura Kasugano wore her white and blue ''seifuku'' on the ring. In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', however, she starts wearing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WABWyJ45XCo an attire]] inspired by [[https://imgur.com/KuiAYbI pachinko parlour uniforms.]]
** Sakura's FriendlyRival Karin Kanzuki wore a red ''seifuku'' with black ModestyShorts in the ''Alpha'' series, switching in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' to a red outfit with a cravat and ProperTightsWithASkirt.
** Some of the alternate costumes in ''V'' [[http://shoryuken.com/2017/04/02/capcom-announces-m-bisons-classic-thailand-stage-new-costumes-for-street-fighter-v-at-wondercon/ are inspired by]] [[http://shoryuken.com/2017/06/22/street-fighter-v-is-getting-more-school-costumes-for-ibuki-nash-r-mika-on-june-27th/ school uniforms]]: Rainbow Mika and Ibuki have modified ''seifuku'', Nash gets a white ''gakuran'' clearly inspired by the below-mentioned Kyousuke, Ryu has a black ''gakuran'' that ''screams'' JapaneseDelinquents, Chun-Li gets a variation where she wears a {{qipao}} blouse and a pleated skirt, and Juri wears a mix of Western uniform and punk clothing.
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'':
** The girls from the Jellyfish Pirates wear customized versions of this as their uniform.
** Ramlethal Valentine wears {{stripperiffic}} clothes in battle, but she gets a green ''fuku'' in the Xrd story mode after she's been captured by the heroes. [[DoesNotLikeShoes Still sans shoes, though]]. [[spoiler: She keeps it as her everyday-wear once she joins "the team" in -REVELATOR-, and in -REVELATOR- 2 her "sister" Elphelt gets a red ''fuku'' after she's rescued as well.]]
* ''VideoGame/RivalSchools''
** Hinata Wakaba wears a Western style uniform, while Kyousuke Kagami has a white ''gakuran''.
** Gedo High School is an all-boys school whose students, led by Daigo Kazama, wear ''gakuran''. Daigo' sister Akira had to disguise herself in a biker uniform complete with helmet to look for him when he was abducted.
** 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 an 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.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'':
** Ling Xiaoyu and her PaletteSwap Miharu Hirano have sailor fuku costumes in some games.
** In the games proper, Xiaoyu and Jin Kazama's highschool has blazer uniforms for both genders, though the girls' collars resemble fuku ones. Both of them can wear their uniforms into the ring if the player wishes so
* In the standard branch of the ''VisualNovel/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 {{Creator/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).
* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' features high school-aged youngsters as the protagonists, so this trope commonly shows up:
** In the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', the male students of St. Hermelin High wear grey ''gakuran''.
** ''VideoGame/Persona2'': A variation of the sailor fuku (with a square-shaped collar) serves as the girls' uniform for Seven Sisters High, although the same school has a tie-and-jacket combo for boys, while Kasugayama High's male uniform is a light blue ''gakuran''.
** In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', old-fashioned and rural Yasogami High has both sailor fuku for girls ''and gakuran'' for boys. Unusually, the winter uniforms are all black with visible white stitching.
** ''VideoGame/Persona5'': While neither Shujin Academy nor Kosei High have sailor fuku or ''gakuran'' as their standard uniform, DLC allows the party members to wear the uniforms of St. Hermelin, Seven Sisters, Kasugayama, and Yasogami.
* 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''.
* The Tokyo event character Harumi from ''VideoGame/SubwaySurfers'' wears a sailor fuku on default. Her more casual outfit is a catgirl-esque lolita costume.
* Two [=NPCs=] forming a TomboyAndGirlyGirl duo from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' sport one. The [[ElementalEmbodiment fire girl]] one became an EnsembleDarkhorse, and is [[{{Fanon}} often associated]] with another fiery EnsembleDarkhorse named Grillby.
* The default school uniform for female students in ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator''. Yan-chan, a female Sempai, Info-chan and non-rival students wear theirs normally, but the highschool-aged rivals have customized ones: Osana, Amai, Kizana and Megami wear ZettaiRyouiki (and Megami adds long gloves), Ouka has [[ProperTightsWithASkirt black tights]], Osoro adds an JapaneseDelinquents-like coat, etc.
* ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'':
** Foiletta is a {{youkai}} who wears a sailor fuku. She is the older, evolved form of Toiletta (who looks like an elementary schooler). Foiletta has stringy, long hair and a blue tint under her eyes. Both Toiletta and Foiletta are based off a Japanese UrbanLegend "Hanako-san", which is similar to Bloody Mary.
** Sailornyan is a [[DistaffCounterpart female version]] of SeriesMascot Jibanyan. She's pink and wears a sailor suit, however in this case it's an actual sailor suit uniform as she works with sailors. She is a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' as well.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' usually averts this uniform. Despite having several trainer classes who are schoolgirls (Lasses and Teammates being the main two), each region has basically every uniform ''but'' a sailor fuku. It took until ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' for a sailor fuku to appear, and even then it's yellow instead of the normal white or black. Ironically, Unova is based on America, where sailor fuku-style uniforms are pretty much nonexistent in modern times.
* In ''VideoGame/TokyoJungle'', sailor uniforms can be equipped to characters, meaning you can play as anything from a dog to a ''Deinonychus'' wearing a school girl uniform.
* ''VideoGame/LoveNikkiDressUpQueen'':
** Nikki's friend Timi first appears wearing a white and blue ''fuku'' with black socks. She later shows up in a Western uniform.
** The Store has a ''fuku'' blouse that the player can purchase for Nikki. In fact, [[ChekhovsGun it will come handy at some point]]: the Chapter 5 sidequest featuring [[NonIdleRich Royce]] and [[BeleagueredAssistant Neva]] has a stage centered on navy-like stuff, so the player must assemble a whole ''fuku'' outfit (including said blouse) and have Nikki model it against Neva's Royce-designed own.

[[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.
* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' has many girls wearing ''seifuku'' and some boys wearing ''gakuran'', while others have blazer uniforms. They all differ quite a bit in design, since the kids originally attended different schools:
** In the first one Sayaka Maizono and Sakura Ogami wear fukus with white blouses and short blue skirts, and Sayaka adds ZettaiRyouiki. Toko Fukawa wears one as well, with a much longer skirt than the other two. Among the boys, Kiyotaka Ishimaru wears a white ''gakuran'' and Mondo Oowada has a darker one modified to look [[JapaneseDelinquents like a delinquent one]]. [[spoiler: The flashbacks to the time they all went to Hope's Peak Academy has them wearing the school's Western uniforms, though.]]
** [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2 The sequel]] has Peko Pekoyama and Ibuki Mioda, with Peko's looking almost like Fukawa's but with a shorter skirt and [[ProperTightsWithASkirt tights]] and Ibuki's also adding ZettaiRyouiki. Among the boys, Hajime Hinata wears what looks like a summer version of a blazer uniform and Nekomaru Jidai wears a long ''gakuran'' jacket.
** ''VisualNovel/AbsoluteDespairGirls'' has Fukawa again, plus Naegi's younger sister Komaru. [[spoiler: There's also the "Kill List" featuring the loved ones of the students in the first game: out of them, Leon's cousin Kanon is shown in ''seifuku''.]]
** In ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' Shuichi Saihara has a simple dark blue ''gakuran'' and both Kokichi Ouma and Korekiyo Shinguji have heavily modified ones. On the other hand Miu Iruma, Tenko Chabashira and Maki Harukawa wear just as heavily personalized ''seifuku'' while Kaede Akamatsu has a blazer uniform.
* Averted in ''VisualNovel/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''.
* The Hinamizawa school in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is so small it doesn't have a single uniform. [[CustomUniform Everyone wears different uniforms]] but Rena wears a traditional sailor fuku (made of a white blouse with a blue collar, a long blue pleated skirt, and a yellow scarf) and Satoko uses a light blue-green dress with a white collar/greenish scarf that's clearly inspired by fukus.

[[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]].

[[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 [[Franchise/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.
* The [[http://www.elouai.com eLouai Candy Bar]] allows you to dress {{Virtual Paper Doll}}s in a number of sailor tops and skirts.
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Anjren's outfit resembles this.

[[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.
* 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.
* Whenever Aja from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' is shown as a child she wears a red sailor suit for some reason. It could be Creator/ToeiAnimation accidentally putting Japanese tropes into an American setting.
* [[ThePrimadonna Lily]] wears one in ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'', even though she actually is not a student.
* ''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.
* Used twice in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'':
** Some of Beast Boy's Japanese fangirls [[RunningGag that follow him everywhere]] are clad in either ''seifuku'' or blazer uniforms.
** The WiseBeyondHerYears little girl that Stafire befriends [[spoiler: and helps her [[HesBack recover her spunk]] so she can search for Robin and her friends]] is wearing a ''seifuku'' with a blue shirt and black skirt.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': Madison, the President's daughter wears one.

[[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.
* [[http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/02/19/japanese-twitter-user-illustrates-the-difference-between-schoolgirl-uniforms-in-major-cities/ A Japanese twitter user illustrates the differences between schoolgirl uniforms in major cities]]. Including seifuku and blazer uniforms.
* Recently, [[http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/10/15/sailor-style-school-uniform-outfits-for-men-are-warm-fleecy-and-said-to-reduce-stress/ some sailor fuku specially tailored for men]] and [[http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/05/12/rocketnews24s-meg-models-the-entire-line-of-japans-new-schoolgirl-outfit-loungewear others outfitted for non-school use]] have been released in Japan.