The sailor fuku (セーラー服 sērā fuku, Sailor outfits) is a common style of uniform worn by female middle school students, traditionally by high school students, and occasionally, elementary school students. It was introduced as a school uniform in 1920 in Heian Jogakuin and 1921 by the principal of Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University, Elizabeth Lee. It was modeled after the uniform used by the British Royal Navy at the time, which Lee had experienced as an exchange student in the United Kingdom.
And then there is Kogal (コギャル kogyaru), a Japanese fashion culture which involves schoolgirls wearing an outfit based on their uniform, but with very short skirts. The short skirts are worn irrespective of the season (summer, winter or rainy). There are various Japanese girls' music bands such as AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, JKT48, SNH48, no3b, Watarirouka Hashiritai, French Kiss, Not Yet, DiVA, Nogizaka46, Scandal, etc. where the girls perform dressed as school-girls. The media is not spared either. Various Japanese animation series (both print and animated video) are based on schoolgirls. Kogals even appear in the movie Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003).
Toy and action figure collectors are not spared either. There was the Phicen Limited Artistic Interpretation 1:6 scale The Last Female Student Collector Figure previewed on my toy blog HERE. Let's not forget the Hot Toys Sucker Punch 1/6th scale Babydoll (Emily Browning) 12-inch Collectible Figure which I have reviewed HERE and HERE, also wearing a provocative schoolgirl costume, much like the gals in the Japanese shōjo manga series "Sailor Moon" but more closely associated with Seya in "Blood: The Last Vampire".
This is an upcoming release by Battle Girl and their BG-001 1:6 scale Red Scarf female action figure goes into battle with guns and vest but wears only a school girl's uniform with a mini skirt. Well, if Emily Browning as Babydoll did it on the big screen, anything is possible LOL
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Battle Girl BG-001 1:6 scale Red Scarf female action figure will come with Head sculpt, Body, Battle vest with 4 pouches, Elbow pads, Knee pads, Outer belt, Battle boots, Hacker smartphone, QCW05 rifle, Aiming sight, 9mm magazine, QSZ92 pistol, Pistol holster, Laser aiming sight, 5.8mm magazine, Dagger
Phicen Limited Artistic Interpretation 1:6 scale The Last Female Student Collector Figure previewed on my toy blog HERE
Hot Toys Sucker Punch 1/6th scale Babydoll (Emily Browning) 12-inch Collectible Figure reviewed HERE and HERE
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