Prison School – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: Prison School
Synonyms: Kangoku Gakuen
Japanese: 監獄学園〈プリズンスクール〉

 

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 11, 2015 to Sep 26, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyEcchiRomanceSchoolSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Review

This is one of my top ten favourite anime and I love this show a lot. Not only does this show have hilarious comedy, making use of serious comedy to the greatest effects but it feels so enjoyable that even though it’s whacky you can buy into everything.

I would go so far as to call this show a masterpiece of comedy writing, and if you want to understand everything that it means when I say that I have a three part series talking about why the comedy in prison school is so great. That’s right! I needed three posts to get to everything! (https://mybrainiscompletelyempty.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/comedy-needs-to-feed-into-itself-prison-school/)

The basic idea is that every single funny event, while whacky and crazy, is made even better by the way it ties into the greater story. Any show that can make a guy seeing a girl pee an important plot event deserves a watch in my book and there are so many things that excellently tie into each other to provide a satisfying and entertaining conclusion.

Yes it has scummy fan service but I don’t think the characters are very attractive, and often the fan service makes them look worse and more villainous. The fact that they feel ok with doing this, making one of the girls’ traits that they sweat uncontrollably to disturb the reader shows me that the show, while has a lot of fan service doesn’t prioritise this and is able to create and epic and dramatic story about five guys who got messed over by the system.

Recommended

Highschool of the Dead

Shows from the same genre: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School, Seinen

Shows from the same studio: J.C. Staff

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s