Prison School Season 2 is too good to be true!
Few animes are always in demand despite making their premier more than half a decade ago.
One such series is the anime adaption by studio J.C. Staff of Akira Hiramoto s’ manga series, Prison School, which hit the small screens way back in July 2015.
The storyline revolves around Kiyoshi Fujino, Takehito “Gakuto” Morokuzu, Shingo Wakamoto, Jouji “Joe” Nezu, and Reiji “Andre” Andou, a group of five friends who are admitted to Hachimitsu Academy for corrective measures.
Hachimitsu Academy is considered one of the strictest girl s’ academies in Tokyo, and ignoring tradition, it has decided to admit boys in the system.
During the first semester, the five boys are split and unable to communicate, they decide to push the boundaries by peeping into the girl s’ bathroom.
However, their plan is decimated when the school s’ infamous Underground Council catches them and sentences them to a month in the prison block.
During their incarceration in the Prison Block, Kiyoshi comes across a realization that all the other boys share a common inclination towards masochism and relish the punishments meted out to them.
Can the five friends survive the prison school and atrocities done by their attractive but vicious supervisors is the central plot of the show.
Prison School Season One was massive however, since its conclusion, fans have been wondering if there ever will be a second installment or not.
Kindly note that we will keep you updated on the latest news and developments concerning Prison School Season 2. To find the answers you seek, please keep scrolling. Thank you for your continued interest.
According to MyAnimeList, Prison School has received a rating of 7.6 out of 10 and is currently ranked at #1395, with a total of 983k members.
WHAT IS THE PRISON SCHOOL SEASON 2 RELEASE DATE?
Prison School Season One aired from 26th October 2015 to 21st December 2015 for nine episodes.
Currently, there has been no official communication from the production company J.C. Staff regarding the possible renewal of Prison School Season 2.
|Prison School Season 1
|26th October 2015
|Prison School Season 2
|Yet to be Announced
As mentioned earlier, Prison School Season One was well received by the fans and consequently became one of the best animes of Summer 2015.
Financially, the franchise grossed 22 million, ranking as the 15th best-selling anime manga franchise in Japan in August 2015.
According to the weekly Oricon manga list, the 17th volume of Prison School reached the ninth position, while the 18th volume peaked at the tenth position, charting for two weeks in June 2015.
Additionally, in December 2015, Prison School was ranked as the ninth top-selling manga series by volume count in Japan.
The manga was already popular, but the anime put it in separate brackets sales wise, by 2018, the manga had 13 million copies in circulation.
Also, considering the genre of sex comedy isn’t mainstream like Shonen, the financial numbers are overwhelmingly favourable to a renewal.
So, the real question is if the manga sold in big numbers and the anime was also popular, why has studio J.C. Staff renewed for Prison School Season 2?
There isn’t a specific answer to that question, as multiple theories/reasons have been floated around within the fandom for the lack of a sequel.
Studio J.C. Staff is one of the biggest production houses and often works on multiple animes every year, leaving little time to produce past series sequels.
Another theory many believe has to do with the mangaka, Akira Hiramoto, who didn’t expect Prison School to blow up and had high hopes for his second manga, Me and The Devil Blues.
Prison School is a laid-back gag sexual comedy however, Me and the Devil Blues has a serious narrative tone with its Historical, Psychological, and Supernatural elements.
Hiramoto most likely expected Me and The Devil Blues to receive an anime adaption, which it didn’t hence, probably out of frustration, the writer went on hiatus and only returned to complete the story when Prison School anime finished airing.
The final reason is accredited to the manga s’ ending, which many fans were dismayed by as it made no sense in its final arc.
All in All, whether it’s the studio or the writer, there is no motivation nor desire to shovel out a sequel.
Hence, expecting updates on Prison School Season 2 trailer and Prison School Season 2 release date could be a pointless wait just like the past seven years.
PRISON SCHOOL MANGA CATCHUP
Prison School manga is written and illustrated by Akira Hiramoto. It began serialization in Weekly Young Magazine on 7th February 2011.
The manga Prison School, which comprises 28 volumes, has received notable recognition in the form of the Best General Manga award, which it shared with Gurazeni at the 37th Kodansha Manga Award in 2013. The latest volume of the manga was released on 29th October 2019.
As of June 2021, Prison School has sold 13 million copies for volumes 1-28.
Prison School manga is rated 7.4/10 and ranked #2934 with 132k members on MyAnimeList
PRISON SCHOOL SEASON 2 PLOT
Prison School Season One and OVA covered till Chapter 89 of the manga which means Prison School Season 2 if it happens will begin by adapting Chapter 90.
It has been observed that the female workers have been assigned to engage in manual labor within the Prison Block and are facing significant challenges while performing the assigned tasks.
There are some concerns regarding the workload distribution among the team members. Hana has expressed her dissatisfaction with the amount of work assigned to her, while Mari is observed to be overburdened with work. Although Hana and Meiko have offered to assist Mari, both Mari and Risa have declined their help, insisting on completing their own tasks.
Andre and Gakuto were assisting Mitsuko with carrying some boxes to a designated location. Upon arriving at their destination, Mitsuko leaned over, inadvertently causing the boys to become embarrassed by catching a glimpse of her undergarments.
Mari eventually succumbs to exhaustion, prompting Risa to reprimand her for her actions. However, Meiko intervenes and appeals for a respite for all three of them.
During a task, Risa had suggested to Meiko that if she cleaned her shoe by licking it, they could take a break. However, instead of following through with the task, Meiko instigated a fight between them, causing a disruption in the work environment.
During the competition, Meiko initially appeared to be favored to win. However, a technical malfunction occurred with a portion of her uniform, which caused her to become distracted. This distraction allowed Risa to break free from Meiko’s hold and gain an advantage.
So, Risa was winning the game until Kate arrived. Risa wanted to punish Meiko further, but Mari apologized on her behalf. Kate then said that if Mari begged for forgiveness on her hands and knees, Meiko would be forgiven.
During the encounter, Hana observed Mari pleading for forgiveness on her hands and knees, while Kate maintained her focus on retribution against Mari.
PRISON SCHOOL CAST, CHARACTER AND CREW
Prison School is directed by Tsutomu Mizushima and scripted by Michiko Yokote.
Characters are designed by Junichiro Taniguchi, and the music is composed by Kotaro Nakagaa.
Animation is produced by studio J.C. Staff, with Maki Morio serving as art director.
You can find the list of Prison School characters and voice cast below:
Despite over seven years since its premier, the demand for a sequel is still there, but due to the studio s’ lack of motivation coupled with the manga s’ ending, Prison School Season 2 won’t be happening.