Directed by Tsutomu Mizushima, ‘Prison School’ is a Japanese manga created by Akira Hiramoto which acquired worldwide popularity and a monstrous fan following due to the series’ comedic and ecchi nature. The series revolves around 5 boys, Kiyoshi, Takehito, Shingo, Joji, and Reiji, the only boys acknowledged into the once esteemed all-girls school, Hachimitsu Academy.
After getting discovered attempting to keep an eye on girls while they are bathing, the boys are compelled to enter the school’s underground jail, run by the underground student council, as punishment for their wrongdoings. With the first season, the show reportedly attracted a huge fan base of around 3 million people. The viewers can’t wait for the next season and are eager to know will there be a second season.
Prison School Season 2 Release Date
Prison School is a Japanese manga series serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine from February 2011 to December 2017. Yen Press has licensed the manga in North America. A 12-episode anime adaptation directed by Tsutomu Mizushima of studio J.C Staff (The Way of the Househusband, DanMachi, Shokugeki no Soma, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, One Punch Man) aired between July and September 2015, while a live-action drama television series aired from October to December 2015. Other animes by J.C.Staff (How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, Maid-Sama, DanMachi, Golden Time, Toradora, Combatants Will Be Dispatched, The Demon Girl Next Door, The Duke of Death and His Maid).
The manga fans have stood by truly long. The show finished five years prior and has left the crowd in turmoil about what will happen next. Five years passed by, yet the season for certain reasons or the other never truly returned. The Japanese manga originally has 24 volumes, while season 1 was made with only 9, leaving 15 more volumes. So, there might be more seasons.
However, there’s no official announcement regarding the release date from the side of the makers, but since there is more manga content to be shown, viewers can expect a second season in 2022.
Prison School Season 1: Recap
The Hachimitsu Academy, an all-girls academy, remains on the top as one of the elite schools of Tokyo for maintaining discipline and conventional guidelines on its grounds. Although, the new scholastic year sees the change of one custom: the male students being admitted to the school.
Five boys are admitted into the school, post the new rules and guidelines. Kiyoshi is the main character of the series, who falls in love with a girl named Chiyo. Despite not being very intelligent, he knows his way out of trouble and is a quick thinker.
However, when they are seen peeping on the girls in the showers, the student council places the 5 male students in prison as a punishment where they are given an ultimatum to either stay in the jail for one month or to get expelled. In the entire series, these students struggle to escape from prison.
Characters and Cast of Prison School Season 2
For the second season, we are presuming the five ‘prisoners’ will hold their roles. This implies that Hiroshi Kamiya will play Kiyoshi, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Reiji, Katsuyuki Konishi as Takehito, Kenichi Suzumura as Shingo, Daisuke Namikawa as Jouji. We presume few additions as well, such as Shizuka Itou as Meiko Shiraki, Sayaka Ohara as Mari Kurihara, and Kana Hanazawa as Hana Midorikawa in the next season. The Japanese cast is most likely to remain the same.
However, there is still no surety as to whether Austin Tindle will be dubbing Kiyoshi Fujino, Christopher Bevins – Joji Nezu, Clifford Chapin – Shingo Wakamoto, Eric Vale – Takehito Morokuzu, Sonny Strait – Reiji Ando. Chances are there might be a change in the English cast for Season 2 since the English dub wasn’t well appreciated by the fans in season 1. We are expecting a change to the English cast when season 2 occurs.
What to Expect in Prison School Season 2
We assume season 2 would pick up from where it ended in 2016. We saw that the boys were released from prison, and there was a conflict between the USC (Underground School Council) and ASC (Aboveground School Council). We may see how the boys act after being released from jail. Will they change or cause more troubles? It will be fascinating to see how the girls will react to the new changes in the school premises. Furthermore, the rivalry between the Underground and Aboveground school Councils will also be shown in the next season. We will have to wait to find that out.
Where to Watch Prison School
The Prison School season 1 streamed on Hulu and Crunchyroll with Japanese sound and English captions, while the English Dub was available on Funimation and Anime Lab. You can likewise stream season 2 on the same platforms once it is broadcasted.
Prison School Season 1 Achievements
The Prison School was one of two winners of the Finest General Manga award along with Gurazeni in the 37th Kodansha Manga Award. Around 13 million albums of the manga have been sold till March 2018.
Prison School Action
Located on the outskirts of Tokyo, Hachimitsu Private Academy is a prestigious all-girls boarding school, famous for its high-quality education and disciplined students. However, this is all about to change due to the revision of the school’s most iconic policy, as boys are now able to enroll as well.
At the start of the first semester under this new decree, a mere five boys have been accepted, effectively splitting the student body into a ratio of two hundred girls to one boy. Kiyoshi, Gakuto, Shingo, Andre, and Jo are quickly cast away without having a chance to make any kind of a first impression. Unable to communicate with their fellow female students, the eager boys set their sights on a far more dangerous task: peeping into the girls’ bath!
It’s only after their plan is thoroughly decimated by the infamous Underground Student Council that the motley crew find their freedom abruptly taken from them, as they are thrown into the school’s prison with the sentence of an entire month as punishment. Thus begins the tale of the boys’ harsh lives in Prison School, a righteous struggle that will ultimately test the bonds of friendship and perverted brotherhood.