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destiny4ever
June 05, 2010, 12:03 PM
Which anime/manga do you think has the best style of clothes?
Thanks to Kazu for the idea for the thread!

I don’t know if it has happened to you guys, but sometimes I would read a manga or watch an anime and kind of wish there would be a store near where I live where I could buy those clothes. So thinking about that made me want to ask you:

Which anime/manga do you think has the best style of clothes? Which anime/manga has made you look at the characters and say “I would love to wear those clothes”?

For me…the anime/manga that has made me ask the previously mentioned question is Bleach, especially when I look at the spreads by KT-sensei. KT might not the best storyteller in the world, but he sure is an awesome fashion designerhttp://www.laymark.com/i/m/m208.gif (http://www.laymark.com), at least IMHO he is. I would love to buy and wear many of the clothes I have seen the girls in Bleach wear in the manga/anime and especially in the color-pages and spreads. :)

Kaiten
June 05, 2010, 01:18 PM
Death Note (http://www.mangatoshokan.com/read/Death-Note/OrangeTangerine/28/3): Few mangaka draw clothes as well as Obata. Really stylish, well drawn.
Homunculus (http://www.mangatoshokan.com/read/Homunculus/Hawks+Mangascreener/v1.1/97): A manga about the psychology of identity most have awesome style, right?
Sidooh (http://www.mangatoshokan.com/read/Sidooh/Bakalicious/41/6): Some of the best traditional Japanese dress. Mozu always looks awesome.
Bleach (http://www.mangatoshokan.com/read/Bleach/Manga-Shouten/182/2): Always awesome. Great modern day style, the shinigami and arrancar uniform are also amazing.
Bakemonogatari (http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc130/Kaiten-Sama/bakemonogatari-2-gif_1463672-L.gif): Pretty standard school uniform and casual style clothes but the combo of nisioisin's art and SHAFTS animation makes them extra epic. And I needed an excuse to post a Senjogahara pic :tem

CBlitz
June 05, 2010, 01:55 PM
nobody needs an excuse to post a senjougahara pic~

hmm I really liked the uniforms in Aria, they look really fantastical and professional at the same time. It helped that the art was absolutely amazing, those color spreads are still some of the best I've seen

destiny4ever
June 07, 2010, 10:21 AM
Another manga/anime series that has a very cool style of clothes is NANA. The two main girls of the series have very different styles; Hachi’s style is more girly and cute (http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz36/XxM3GA_P0P101xX/nana_hachi.jpg) while Nana’s is more gothic rock. (http://i348.photobucket.com/albums/q340/Aeris691/Manga/Nana.gif) But regardless of their differences, I like both styles very much and I would love to wear some of the clothes they do in the manga/anime. http://www.laymark.com/i/m/m208.gif (http://www.laymark.com) And let’s not forget the boys, their clothes are very cool as well and make them look very handsome and trendy. ;)

Akiyama
June 08, 2010, 03:23 AM
Kuroshitsugi, done, thread closed, it's the best in manga. xD

Could anyone resist Earl Phantomhive walking around in such sophisticated attire. Sebastian is always in the same get up but he's the butler, what do you expect. The late 19th century is so beautiful to look at. Earl pulls off the top hat look effortlessly it should be a crime. The clothes are an important aspect in the manga, it makes you believe the story and setting even more. I can't wait until chapter 46, we get cover and color pages. \o/

Asarii
June 08, 2010, 02:19 PM
Kuroshitsugi, done, thread closed, it's the best in manga. xD
I'm surprised guys read it! XD (Sorry!) But yes, I do agree that the costumes are very chic and goes well with the Victorian setting.

It's coming from a fan's perspective but I love the clothes that Reborn! characters wear. It goes with each character's personality and all the uniforms are very cool. My personal favourites are anything that Gokudera wears, Haru's outfit in Ch. 289 and the unique attires in colour pages such as Ch. 260.

Crude
June 09, 2010, 12:51 PM
Katekyo Hitman Reborn!: Definitely one of the top manga in terms of style. The characters constantly change outifts yet still continue to wear older clothes in their wardrobe (at least in the anime). I love the stylish modern clothes in the manga, but I also love the formal mob attire. It doesn't help that I'm crazy about suits, vests, etc... formal wear in general. I especially love Gokudera's and Tsuna's outfits.

Bleach: Although they don't often show up in the story, the clothes in Bleach's colour pages are by far some of the best I've ever seen. Even the ones that show up in the anime are really stylish. Its one of the few manga/anime that influenced my wardrobe. I especially love Byakuya's outfits.

One Piece: It might be weird seeing someone mention One Piece, but think about it. Its one of the few (shounen) manga to have the characters constantly changing clothes. I love seeing what new clothes each character will wear every time a new arc begins. My favourites have to Nami's wardrobe (which keeps getting sexier) and Luffy's outfit in the 6th movie. Zoro and Sanji also have some pretty cool threads.

Nurarihyon no Mago/Blade of the Immortal: Both of these series feature retro japanese clothes, kimono's in other words. I've never had much of an interest in those clothes untill I saw the awesome kimono designs in both series. I'm not really fond of the large hakama pants seen in most samurai series, so it was a breath of fresh air to see them not being used in these series. These two series make me want to dress like a samurai at least once for a costume party.

Kuroshitsuji/D.Gray-man/any series set in the 19th century: I have a thing for victorian clothes ok!? :) Anyway, its true, one day I'd really like to wear formal victorian clothes like the ones seen in these series. Maybe for a costume party?

Also from what I've seen, shoujo manga tend to feature cool outfits, at least in colour spreads. I also forgot to mention Air Gear. While I've only seen the anime and read just a few chapters, the outfits look pretty cool.

Jaymie
June 14, 2010, 06:20 AM
Kuroshitsuji and Pandora Hearts. Those outfits are drugs for the eyes.

shaheer
June 17, 2010, 11:01 PM
XXX holic- queer outfits every where same with tsubasa chronicles ...
liked yu yu haku shows clothes style...
berserks one also deserves some credit
and yokohama kaidashi kikous outfit is also good ..
in terms of anime
Bakemonogatari love the array of dresses
Arakawa each of the dwellers have their own 'unique' trend
Singetsutan tsukihime is also good

fullmoon
July 07, 2010, 01:24 PM
Clamp's work:
Sakura in CCS got a new dress each time she go out to collect cards n they all look so good (WTH). I remember wishing for those outfit when first read the series :eyeroll;
Kobato is similar n still looking good;
Clothes in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle are more simple but still great.
Yuuko of XXXHolic looks so unreal n HOT under Clamp' design. <3

For more modern style, I like those come from Ai Yazawa's work:
Both two Nana have good sense of fashion.
The same for Paradise Kiss. They are casually n attractive.
Great thing is those are definitely what I can actually wear.

Oh, n kimonos from every series thus far I read. I want to have all of those in my wardrobe.

Kaiten
July 07, 2010, 06:30 PM
I love Kobata's style, her hats and dresses are always adorable. Yuuka's outfits are unreal, though I haven't read the series in a couple of years >.>;;

fullmoon
July 08, 2010, 12:28 AM
I love Kobata's style, her hats and dresses are always adorable. Yuuka's outfits are unreal, though I haven't read the series in a couple of years >.>;;

Yes, so adorable. I want those for my... friends' dolls (I don't play dolls but some of my friends do, those outfits will make a great present, n I can come play with them whenever I want :3).
XXXHolic n Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle both mark a new drawing style of Clamp. They are must read for a Clamp's fan like me.
And I think XXXHolic is the better one so plz come back 4it <.<

R4n
July 09, 2010, 01:43 AM
Like everybody already mentioned, Kateikyou Hitman Reborn characters wear stylish clothes. Pages from KHR artbook Colore can be easily mistaken as fashion spreads. :D

I second every single Clamp's design as well. Personally i think theirs are the best. The clothing in CCS is especially very memorable.

Funny someone would mentioned One Piece since the characters' clothes hardly change (except Nami and Robin...) xD

Crude
July 09, 2010, 03:23 PM
Zoro's clothes tend to change, although he always goes back to wearing his original outfit. The others mostly receive colour and texture changes to their clothes.

R4n
July 10, 2010, 07:28 AM
^ It's been a long time since i am up to date with One Piece, but i remember liking the Arabasta arc clothes.


http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/ReanaCamilla/454885.jpghttp://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/ReanaCamilla/454886.jpg

It's a gorgeous artbook and the price is reasonable as well :p


Clamp's design for Clover is simply gorgeous. Too bad the magazine that published it went bankrupt... i really want to see the conclusion. :(

http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/ReanaCamilla/ad1a2ed50d3310_full.jpghttp://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/ReanaCamilla/232033.jpg


Ouran Host Club has very nice style too. :D
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http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/ReanaCamilla/Alichino-owlgirl.jpg

Alichino by Kouyu Shurei.
Every pages of Alichino will take your breath away. *____*
I really love how she/he blends victorian fashion with eastern elements

predsfan
July 11, 2010, 04:43 AM
Funny someone would mentioned One Piece since the characters' clothes hardly change (except Nami and Robin...) xD
Say what...

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/8281/78293055.jpg

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/8969/041ae.jpg

Need I say more :p?

fullmoon
July 11, 2010, 08:01 AM
Right, how can we all forget the pics, they are the best proof of all time :P
Thx ReanaCamellia for remind me ab that :x
Ukie, Clamp first:
http://static4.animepaper.net/upload/thumbs/wallpapers/Card-Captor-Sakura/%5Blarge%5D%5BAnimePaper%5Dwallpapers_Card-Captor-Sakura_Dew-Dust_8143.jpg

China style >.<:
http://images.paraorkut.com/img/animepics/images/s/sakura_and_li_from_cardcaptor_sakura-12846.jpg

Evil much?
http://www.animepro.de/p4cms/media/Artikel-Bilder/Artbooks/Card-Captor-Sakura-Artbook-2/card_captor_sakura_artbook_2_cover.jpg


Normal:
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/3700/091208qa8.jpg

Okimono kimono :3
http://img.photo.zing.vn/file_uploads/gallery/w642h/q42008/2009/02/10/09/44481234232888.jpg

Its winter:
http://img.photo.zing.vn/file_uploads/gallery/w642h/q42008/2009/04/25/05/54221240656749.JPG

Now its... <3Valentine!!<3:
http://img.photo.zing.vn/file_uploads/gallery/w642h/q42008/2009/02/10/09/94911234232885.jpg


http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn78/faifun/Cool%20Anime%20Wallpaper/12_december.jpg

http://files.myopera.com/bluelion1987/albums/289183/Tsubasa%20Chronicles%20-%2013.jpg

http://files.myopera.com/bluelion1987/albums/289183/Tsubasa%20Chronicles%20-%2062.jpg

http://fc06.deviantart.com/fs29/f/2008/061/d/b/tsubasa_rc_wallpaper_3_by_Mina7.jpg

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/1046/xxxholic.jpg

http://animeholicph.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/yuuko.jpg

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v649/39/88/510891115/n510891115_1668222_987.jpg

http://www.freewebs.com/otakun-san/XXXHOLIC_3691314.jpg

http://membres.multimania.fr/versatilebis/images/xxxholic.jpg

http://www.imageupload.us/images/clamp.jpg

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/bestselling-comics-2006/1762-1.jpg





Pics?
Previous page pls, its already heavy on page loading...

It's a gorgeous artbook and the price is reasonable as well :p

Sure its not the gorgeous models? :)

R4n
July 11, 2010, 09:51 AM
Sure its not the gorgeous models? :)

We all know that "awesome artist + gorgeous models + good fashion sense" killer combo makes fangirls around the globe scream :D

Clamp is AWESOME. Sometimes i wish they open a boutique. I would love to wear some of what Kobato and Sakura wears :p

Tetsuya Nomura produces some of the most interesting costume designs. Well, some of them are too extreme to be worn daily (FFX designs come to mind), but it's gorgeous nonetheless.

<.Haruka.>
July 13, 2010, 04:23 AM
Clamp is AWESOME. Sometimes i wish they open a boutique. I would love to wear some of what Kobato and Sakura wears :p
I agree, most of clamp's characters' clothing are definitely unique ever since their earlier mangas that were released.
Even in cosplays, their costumes/dresses were really outstanding & fashionable. :amuse

Pandora hearts victorian style of clothes are quite cool too. :)

destiny4ever
August 26, 2010, 04:58 PM
I was re-watching some episodes of Lovely Complex and I noticed how cool and fun the clothes of the main characters were. Each character has their own style of clothes and said style goes well with each one of their personalities. So I do think Lovely Complex (http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z141/AkaBaka07/LoveCom0013-1024x768.jpg) deserves to be mentioned in this thread. :)

You Say
August 30, 2010, 10:50 AM
In Fate/stay night. Servants have best clothes design ever.

Bugzee
August 31, 2010, 05:07 AM
XXXHolic has a lot of interesting clothing designs (http://www.wondermay.com/wallpaper/xxxholic001s.jpg). My favourite piece would have to be the costume Yūko Ichihara is wearing on the front cover of Volume six (http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/bestselling-comics-2007/2704-1.jpg).

I also like the "Urban" clothing look in Bleach. I guess the best example of that is in the first anime opening theme and also in some of the earlier Bleach colour spreads. :tem

destiny4ever
December 11, 2010, 08:03 PM
Shiki (manga and anime)

I don’t think it is fair to only mention the unique hairstyles the characters of this series have, especially when the clothes of some of the main characters are so awesomely cool and interesting!! :cool:

Chizuru (http://static.zerochan.net/240/47/07/352897.jpg) and her very original outfits.

Sunako (http://www.moreimg.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=134408&g2_serialNumber=3) and Megumi (http://u.jimdo.com/www13/o/s6f2fa22eac8b8e7d/img/ia65d59c65eee20c5/1290514069/std/megumi-of-shiki.jpg), some of their gothic Lolita outfits are pretty cute. http://planetsmilies.net/kaos-animal-bunny-smiley-6080.gif (http://planetsmilies.net)

Natsuno (http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/3403/2662212.jpg)…I know I’m biased since I’m a big fan of his, but I really like his clothes. (http://download.minitokyo.net/Corpse.Demon.433866.jpg)http://www.laymark.com/i/m/m016.gif (http://www.laymark.com)

Tatsumi ( http://acg.vlexofree.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/d0df3_vlcsnap2010120315h59m32.jpg), who is not afraid to show off his body. And with a body like his, who can’t blame him for wanting to do that? ;)

The Shiki clothes are so cool; here’s a link with the official shiki gothic lolita outfits:

Shiki-Clothes (http://www.laforet.ne.jp/harajuku/special/1011shiki/index.html)

I must admit that there are a couple of pieces from that ^ collection that I would like to add to my wardrobe (pieces = algonquins & altelier-pierrot).http://www.laymark.com/i/m/m163.gif (http://www.laymark.com)

Roflkopt3r
December 12, 2010, 03:50 AM
I really like that of Tegami Bachi :D


http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss203/T33_K3SS3LCH3N/Anime%20Manga/Ch1LetterBee-1.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3602/3368743713_92d2f4b5ba_o.jpg

naruto-niichan
December 12, 2010, 12:09 PM
It's coming from a fan's perspective but I love the clothes that Reborn! characters wear. It goes with each character's personality and all the uniforms are very cool. My personal favourites are anything that Gokudera wears, Haru's outfit in Ch. 289 and the unique attires in colour pages such as Ch. 260.

ITA. Amano has a very good sense of fashion, all clothes do look very stylish and awesome :pleased I especially like Tsuna's outfits.
Shiki has a very interesting style too but personally I think they are a bit too extravagant. Nevertheless the clothes do are eye-catchers :amuse

@Roflkop yes the Bee outfits are greats!

Asarii
December 18, 2010, 07:27 PM
ITA. Amano has a very good sense of fashion, all clothes do look very stylish and awesome :pleased I especially like Tsuna's outfits.
Shiki has a very interesting style too but personally I think they are a bit too extravagant. Nevertheless the clothes do are eye-catchers :amuse
I loved Tsuna's outfit on Ch. 291. In recent chapters he's becoming more fashionable. :XD

I was awed by D. Spade's outfit in this chapter. I said that Gokudera was the fashionable guy in KHR, but Daemon probably takes the cake. I have no desire to cosplay, but oh boy do I want to wear that jacket.

Although Megumi's outfit is quite eccentric for the setting, I quite like it. It wouldn't be too bad if she was at Harajuku!

Zatono
December 23, 2010, 01:05 AM
I'm not sure, but I feel like I haven't seen anyone mention Vampire Knight in this thread. I mean, come on, they wear some seriously awesome stuff.

http://i12.mangareader.net/vampire-knight/50/vampire-knight-56634.jpg

Asarii
December 25, 2010, 07:25 PM
I was marathoning Hakuouki a while ago, and I really like the Shinsegumi's Western clothes. I was also fond of their kimono in the first season, but I think the new outfit suits them better. In reality it's a bit over-the-top! :p However, it works well here.

M3J
December 26, 2010, 12:52 AM
To be honest, I nominate Dragon Ball/Z just for Goku's outfit. The red/orange gi looks epic, as does the Saiyan battle outfits. Blue with no shoulder-pads-armor were my favorite.

Newkerzy
December 26, 2010, 01:40 AM
Don't you guys think this thread should be somewhat merged with the manga awards??

Roflkopt3r
December 26, 2010, 06:26 AM
Don't you guys think this thread should be somewhat merged with the manga awards??

No, not really. The manga awards are about nominations and votings, but not about discussion. Discussion can be done here instead. Also, the awards only allow one pick per person.

R4n
December 29, 2010, 03:52 AM
I'm not sure, but I feel like I haven't seen anyone mention Vampire Knight in this thread. I mean, come on, they wear some seriously awesome stuff.

http://i12.mangareader.net/vampire-knight/50/vampire-knight-56634.jpg

I do love the uniform a lot. Long before i knew Vampire Knight manga exist, i saw the cosplay and was awed by the beautiful costume. :p

naruto-niichan
December 30, 2010, 06:10 PM
I loved Tsuna's outfit on Ch. 291. In recent chapters he's becoming more fashionable. :XD

I was awed by D. Spade's outfit in this chapter. I said that Gokudera was the fashionable guy in KHR, but Daemon probably takes the cake. I have no desire to cosplay, but oh boy do I want to wear that jacket.

Yes that outfit in Ch. 291 was great! There are tons of clothes in different mangas that I would like to wear. Someone professional should bring out a collection from "manga-clothes" ;)

I have to say that I really like the outfit's in "Medaka Box". Or maybe like is the wrong word, they are just hilarious sometimes and absolutely illogical, especially when they pop up out of nowhere
An example: Bandage (http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa117/Stern1235/medaka-box-1713150.jpg?t=1293750422)