バ゛ンバ・ BANBA

Definition: Barbie Style (Manba)

This could be seen as a lighter version of manba, but is really a style in it's own. Makeup is considerably lighter than manba and does not include face stickers or very heavy block white makeup. Hair tends to be either natural or neon colours, often with a side-swept fringe (bangs) and curls or braids. Clothing originally started out as literally bright, 'Barbie Style' clothes, like a bright pencil skirt, platform sandals and a bright shirt. Banba then moved on to general club wear and were often seen in popular Psyche brand Shanit Core during it's boom last year. One variety of banba includes Bosozoku (Biker) Banba, featured in the top right corner of the above picture.