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Namimori Middle School (並盛中学校, Namimori chūgakkō?) is a middle school in Namimori, Japan. It is the primary setting where most of the main events in the Katekyo Hitman Reborn! series occur. Namimori Middle is based on real life middle schools in Japan. Students study for three years, encompassing 7th to 9th grade and is the last instance of compulsory education.

The school opened on February 19th.[1][2]

Education[]

The standard subjects are Japanese language, social studies, mathematics, science, a foreign language elective (almost always English), music, fine arts, health and physical education, and industrial arts or homemaking. The school is also required to supply Homeroom, an ethics course, and extracurricular activities.[3] Supplementary classes are also provided for students who failed some subjects, where Tsuna and Yamammoto are regularly attending.[4]

Physical Education is taught by Enomoto (which included swimming class), Mathematics by Dohachiro Nezu, and Homemaking[5][6] & English is temporarily taught by Dino.

Additionally, Namimori Middle School ran an Athletics Festival.[7]

Characters[]

Faculty

Students

Clubs[]

Baseball
Gardening Club
Karate
Kendo
Sumo
Boxing
Disciplinary Committee
Liquidation Committee

Originally from Simon Middle School.

Alumni[]

Uniform[]

As is the general norm for Japanese schools, there are two sets of seasonal school uniforms, for the summer and winter. These uniform changes occur on June 1st and October 1st, regardless of the weather.[14] Namimori Middle follows the Western-influenced blazer style, but when the school first opened they wore the then common, gakuran-style uniform, before switching out. The Disciplinary Committee follows tradition by wearing the old set.[15]

Standard[]

Summer uniform[]

Girls wear a short-sleeved a white blouse, a red bow-tie, and a blue skirt. Boys wear a white button-up shirt, a red or blue tie[16][17] and blue or black trousers.

Winter uniform[]

Girls wear a long-sleeved white blouse, a red bow-tie, and a khaki skirt. Boys wear a long-sleeved white button-up shirt, a blue tie, and khaki trousers. Both have options between navy blue sweater vests, sweater cardigans or blazers.

Boys and girls appear to have an optional yellow blazer jacket, presumably for colder weather. It has the middle school's crest emblazoned over the left breast.

Disciplinary Committee uniform[]

The Disciplinary Committee, the yellow blazer jacket, and vest are replaced by a black gakuran with a red inner lining. They wear black trousers, with the red committee armband pinned to the left sleeve and (excepting the leader) all have pompadour-style hair.

Tetsuya Kusakabe wears a white round-collar shirt under his Gakuran.

Hibari has also been shown wearing a sweater vest with short and long sleeves while foregoing his gakuran jacket.

Building[]

! This section requires expansion with: building description. (October 2020)

References[]

  1. Amano, Akira. Katekyō Hitman Reborn! Vongola 77. Tokyo: Shueisha. 2007. Print.
  2. Amano, Akira. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004–2012. Print. Vol. 40: Chapter 39, The chapter mentions it's the school's opening anniversary. Vongola 77 gives the chapter a date for when it took place.
  3. Kids Web Japan
  4. Amano, Akira. Katekyō Hitman Reborn! Vongola 77. Tokyo: Shueisha. 2007. Print.
  5. Amano, Akira. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004–2012. Print. Vol. 42: Chapter 9
  6. Katekyo Hitman Reborn! anime: Episode 3
  7. Amano, Akira. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004–2012. Print. Vol. 19: Chapter 17
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 Amano, Akira. Katekyō Hitman Reborn! Vongola 77. Tokyo: Shueisha. 2007. Print.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Amano, Akira. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004–2012. Print. Vol. 32: Chapter 3
  10. 10.0 10.1 Amano, Akira. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004–2012. Print. Vol. 18: Chapter 16
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Amano, Akira. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004–2012. Print. Vol. 42: Chapter 63
  12. Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (one-shot)
  13. Amano, Akira. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004–2012. Print. Vol. 42: Chapter 57
  14. Japan Blogger
  15. Amano, Akira. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004–2012. Print. Vol. 7, "When Namimori Junior High opened, our uniform was identical to that style, instead of the one with the blazers we use today. The school Disciplinary Committee follows tradition by wearing the older set." -Tsuna 'Dokusha no Ajito' fanart commentary
  16. Amano, Akira. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004–2012. Print. Vol. 1: Chapter 1
  17. Amano, Akira. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004–2012. Print. Vol. 17: Chapter 15

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