Japanese Fans Pick Which Anime School Uniform They'd Prefer to Wear

Classics rank above new hotness... and secretaries in the the financial industry love "K-on!"

Japanese site MyNavi ran a semi-scientific poll of readers, asking which anime/manga school uniform they'd prefer to wear. Interestingly, there was definitely a proclivity toward the classics. And, given that many of the polled probably wore uniforms at some point themselves, aesthetics were tempered with some practicality. For example, a respondent mentioned that they liked Guilty Crown's uniforms, but said that it wouldn't work in reality.

 

The top 5 among male readers:

 

1. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (12.6%)

Both a 32-year-old software engineer and 23-year-old called out the blazers as an attractive bit of wardrobe, while a 47-year-old financial securities professional said that the uniforms looked comfortable. A 28-year-old precision equipment pro said that the colors for the male and female uniforms complemented each other well.


2. Yu Yu Hakusho (11.1%)

Most of those polled who picked YYH simply said that its uniforms were cool or tough looking.


3. Neon Genesis Evangelion (10.6%)

Most of Eva's fans said that the uniforms were a good take on normal, conventional wear.

 

4. H2 (6.3%)



5. Slam Dunk (5.7%)

Both the basketball and school clothes were the uniforms that a generation grew up wanting to wear.

 

5. Touch (5.7%)

It seemed to be mostly IT people picking Touch and most of them saying that it made them nostalgic for the Showa years.

 

5. Detective Conan (5.7%)

Like Haruhi, fans liked the blazer and thought that it would be easy to pull off.


The top 5 among female readers:


1. Sailor Moon (20.3%)

Respondents like a 32-year-old IT worker remember thinking the uniforms were cute or, like a 25-year-old transportation worker, thought they exemplified what older girls wore. Rei's uniforms and especially her ribbon also had a lot of admirers such as a 28-year-old insurance seller and 25-year-old healthcare professional.


2. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (11.2%)

Haruhi fans really like the bright colors. One 29-year-old with a technical job in the chemicals industry added that she'd secretly like to wear one now.


3. Boys Over Flowers (11.1%)

The skirt had some fans, but most favorably associated the Boys Over Flowers uniforms with affluence. 

 

4. K-on!! (9.1%)

A 37-year-old financial industry secretary called out the moe associations, while a 24-year-old in the same field said they looked comfortable and a 29-year-old in the field said that there's a clean elegance. 


5. Neon Genesis Evangelion (8.4%)

A 24-year-old in financial sales called out the cute ribbon, but like the males, the polled females admired the realism.

 

via Yaraon

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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