Prison School Review (Anime)

The Prison School manga quickly gained popularity for its unique art style, its humour and a whole lot of fan-service, and its anime adaptation brings forth all of the laughs, lewd moments and excessive sweat from pages to screen with great detail. There’s also an insane amount of sweat.

 

When all-girls Hachimitsu Private Academy begins opening its door to boys, five boys enroll and are quickly shunned by the girls’ distrust of males. With a peeping attempt going horribly wrong on their very first night, the new students are thrown into the school’s prison for a month as punishment. The Underground Student Council are intimidating, threatening and abusive with a strong dislike for males, and they work to make the boy’s lives a living hell in the hopes that they’ll either leave the school or get expelled.

 

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Brings forth all of the laughs, lewd moments and excessive sweat from pages to screen with great detail.

Prison School is outlandish with a group of intense girls trying to subdue five boys who are equally as strange, with both parties at odds in a battle of wits and violence — well, the girls are violent enough to draw blood often, but most of the boys like it and, well, that’s a lot of what happens in Prison School.

 

It’s funny and really goes wild with its concept, not holding back or censoring itself in its attempt to tell its inane story and if you’re cool with fan-service, then chances are you’ll like a lot of what Prison School has to offer — the ass vs boobs conversation is hilarious! I’d be happy to see a second season as each character came into their own by the time the end of episode twelve rolled around, and it ends on an interesting note that I didn’t expect. If we aren’t getting a second season, then I at least hope that the manga becomes available digitally!

 

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If you’re cool with fan-service, then chances are you’ll like a lot of what Prison School has to offer.

If you’ve checked out the manga then you’re aware of how distinct Prison School’s art style is, and J.C.Staff have done a great job in adapting it. They re-create the manga’s heavy use of impressively realistic shadowing and crazy facial expressions, and although it doesn’t stand out as much in the world of anime as it does in the world of manga, I’m not sure if it could have been handled any better — I do feel as if Shaft would’ve been a great fit for this one though but I’m not complaining about the gorgeous end product.

 

Like with the manga, nudity when it comes to penis’ and vagina’s is always narrowly blocked by an item at hand but nipples are sometimes on full show — Kiyoshi takes a nipple directly into his pupil. It’s one anime you definitely don’t want somebody walking in on you watching, and there were times when that thought crossed my mind to the point that I could have sweated as much as Vice President Meiko does. There’s a lot of crude physical comedy and it got a good few laughs out of me, and it’s a gorgeous anime that surprisingly has no word of a second season.

 

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There’s a lot of crude physical comedy and it got a good few laughs out of me.

An anime as ridiculous as Prison School needs an English dub cast who will take their lines and deliver them with no regard for how silly they might sound, and Funimation thankfully found the right people for the job. Austin Tindle, Eric Vale, Tia Ballard and Alexis Tipton get the most amusing lines and deliver them with gusto, and they were a joy to listen to along with the rest of the cast.

 

My only problem is that I wasn’t fond of how they made Sonny Strait’s Andre sound, as he’s squeaky and not as clear as the others — take a stereotypical alien impression then add helium, and you have Andre. Prison School’s opening and ending themes are catchy and its soundtrack fits in well with the series’ absurd atmosphere, wrapping up one of the oddest series’ I’ve watched.

 

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Prison School is bold and unabashed with its peculiar concept, and it makes the most of it.

Prison School is bold and unabashed with its peculiar concept, and it makes the most of it. If you’re adverse to fan-service then Prison School won’t be for you, but if you’re cool with it or don’t mind then Prison School offers plenty of laughs with some surprisingly tender moments, and I’d really like a second season which seemingly isn’t happening. Prison School ends on an unexpected note and it begs to be further explored, and you can purchase the manga officially in English thanks to Yen Press, but J.C.Staff have done such a great job that I’d love to see them return with more content. Have fun, and make sure you’re alone if you watch it.

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