First of all, you must take notes that some of the scenes that are shown in your favourite Anime series do not happen in actual Japanese high schools.
Animes about schools showcase events such as having fun in the classroom, attending School Clubs every year, doing daily chores and spending time with friends. Unfortunately, Japanese schools are stricter and many students do not have time for cliques and other things similar. Most of their time is spent on academic studies, and they have a limited time for entertainment.
In order to understand the reality better, here are a few of the rules that the students must follow in most schools:
1. You must not drive a car to school
Safety is one of the most important factors. Many of the students either take a walk or ride bicycles if the distance is not too great. In other cases, pupils must take public transportation, such as trains and buses. School policies often require students to stand on buses and trains, leaving seats open for other travellers in place to exhibit consideration.
2. Prohibition of certain activities in public
Reading books while taking a stroll, chewing gums or any other “impolite” actions may not allowed by school because this might leave a bad reputation towards the school that the students go to. However, these behaviors tend to be less considerable as the students move further away from the school.
3. School Uniforms are a must
Anime school uniform:
Real Japanese school uniforms:
There are some other variations available, but in short, the most common types are the Blazer and Sailor.
Blazer Style: White long-sleeved shirts are essential for boys and girls, followed by black blazers. Neckties are worn around the necks which are applied to both genders. Sometimes, girls are required to wear ribbons only.
Sailor Style: The main features for the girls are the sailor-like collars and ribbons on the chest. In contrast, the boys wear high-collared jackets with golden buttons, which are called Gakurans.
Most of them are allowed to remove their jackets during summer and just wear white short-sleeved shirts, the males wear casual t-shirts underneath their sleeved shirts.