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Marika is a transfer student, they should give her a uniform. But why they didn't give her one? Chitoge wear the same uniform since her first day.

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In manga chapter 129 (Now it has 131 chapters)

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Don't really recall that specifically, was that on her transfer day or every day? I guess her uniform didn't arrive if the later? –  Prix Jul 19 '14 at 14:08
@Prix the one in class room is from episode 18... I don't really pay attention in manga because, well, it's black and white, I added the source from manga –  Oshino Shinobu Jul 19 '14 at 14:49
Well I never read the manga for this. I was talking about the anime was not that ep the one she transferred into the school? –  Prix Jul 19 '14 at 14:50
every day I guess? even on latest chapter she still wear that uniform, it means that she didn't have same uniform with others –  Oshino Shinobu Jul 19 '14 at 14:52
@Prix FYI, the day she transfer, she didn't wear any uniform, she wear casual dress, it's in episode 14 –  Oshino Shinobu Jul 19 '14 at 14:54

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In this case, Marika is probably wearing her old school's uniform. As a transfer student, there's a grace period before you get provided the one the school designates (they are typically purchased).

This is also the case of the Transfer Student Uniforms trope:

New Transfer Students in places where school uniforms are a cultural default setting often wear their old ones until the school can provide them with a new one. In fiction, this shows the newcomer or outsider. When they get the current school uniform, this indicates they've been assimilated. If the student is meant to be a Fish out of Water, they will keep their old uniform throughout the series. In Japanese media, even rebels don't choose to abandon uniforms entirely; in American media they will do this even if the new school doesn't have uniforms. Compare the Non-Uniform Uniform.

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Aside from the "assimilation" thing, it's worth mentioning that school uniforms normally aren't just stored in bulk somewhere in the school's designated warehouse of uniforms. That'd be ridiculous because all students have different measurements. Can you imagine the amount of unused uniforms of all shapes and sizes?

Each student orders their uniform before the year begins, and they all get it on time. Students that transfer in the middle of the year have to order their uniform separately from all other students, and may even have to wait until the required materials are shipped to the factory. So there's really nothing unusual going on, just everyday life stuff.

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