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


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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