Prison School Season 2 — What do we know? Release Date, Plot And Cast
Japanese manga series Prison School is the brainchild of Akira Hiramoto. Based on the manga, the anime series follows the goings-on of Hachimitsu Private Academy, a prestigious all-girl boarding school.
Season one of the series aired back in 2015. Since that time, fans around the world have eagerly awaited the release of season two. Here is everything we know so far on when that will happen.
Phrison School Season 2 Release Date
Season one of Prison School was released back on July 11, 2015, coming to an end on September 26 of the same year. While there have been multiple rumors going around concerning the release date for a second season of the popular show, the creators have not made any official announcement as of yet on the topic.
A recent conversation between mystery and horror novel author Naoyuki Uchida and Prison School director Tsutomu Mizushima about the possibility of a season two has cast some doubt on whether that will actually ever happen. The director wrote that he was unsure of a season two. He went on to say that he wanted to, adding an embarrassed face emoji.
However, there is a good chance that there will eventually be a season two, as there is quite a bit more storyline to tell and the show is incredibly popular, receiving a rating of 7.87 out of 10 based on more than 256,000 votes on Myanimelist.com after season one came to an end. The first season only covered the first four volumes of the manga, and as of April 6, 2018, the 28th volume has been completed, leaving plenty of material to use for future seasons of the show.
Despite the show’s popularity both in Japan and overseas, it has not managed to make much in sales, which could be a reason for there not yet being any news concerning the production of a second season. Although a single episode OVA was released as a sequel to the show, we have yet to hear anything official from producers J.C. Staff, which could mean bad news for fans. However, the firm is known for being incredibly tight-lipped concerning release dates and are quite good at preventing any leaks, leaving the future unclear.
If a release date is announced by producers of the show, viewers will certainly have to wait until 2020 or even 2021 to actually watch the episodes. The good news for now is that while there has not been any official word concerning a release date for season two, there has also not been any announcement made pertaining to its cancelation.
The Plot line
Taking place at the all-girl boarding school Hachimitsu Private Academy, known for its strict disciplinary policy and world-renowned education system, Prison School centers around a change to the school when boys are allowed to study there as well.
With only five boys accepted to the school in the first semester, the girl-to-boy ratio comes to 200 girls for every one boy. Despite the efforts of the boys to become close to the girls, including making use of the girl’s bathroom, the Underground Student Council’s strict methods keep them away. The punishment for entering the girl’s bathroom is internal imprisonment in the school’s Prison Block, where they must either stay for one month or be expelled from the school.
Prison School Main Characters
1. Kiyoshi Fujino
The main character of the series, he is not incredibly smart but is able to think quickly, allowing him to keep out of trouble. He falls for the girl Chiyo, and as a result is a regular in the school prison, where he is constantly targeted.
2. Takehito Morokuzu
Eccentric and perverse, he makes use of military tactics to get closer to the girls, and his track record shows him to be fairly successful in his endeavors.
3. Shingo Wakamoto
This blonde-haired pessimist came to the school from the same middle school as Kiyoshi.
4. Jōji Nezu
Considered to be the misfit of the group, he has a strange interest in ants and is fairly weak due to stomatitis.
5. Reiji Andō
He cares deeply for his friends but also gets pleasure out of feeling pain, making him crave punishment, especially from Meiko, his love interest.
6. Mari Kurihara
President of the Underground Student Council, all she cares about is upholding the laws of the school and maintaining order. She does not agree with the decision to include boys at the school.
7. Meiko Shiraki
Vice President of the USC, it is her responsibility to look after the boys in the prison. Highly skilled in Judo, she is capable of disciplining the boys for any rule breaking.
8. Hana Midorikawa
Secretary for the USC, she is skilled in both martial arts and karate. While she appears tough on the outside, she is actually quite impressionable and knows very little about boys.