Prison School is a manga series written and illustrated by Akira Hiramoto. It was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine from February 2011 to December 2017. A 12 episode anime series adaptation produced by J.C Staff and directed by Tsutomi Mizushima aired between July and September 2015, and a live-action drama series was aired from October to December 2015.
Ever since the first season ended, the viewers have been wondering if they will get a sequel in Prison School Season 2 or not.
Prison School: A Quick Recap
Hachimitsu Academy, one of the strictest girls’ academies in Tokyo, has decided to admit boys into their system. Kiyoshi Fujino is one of these new boys, but he discovers to his shock that he and his four friends, Takehito “Gakuto” Morokuzu, Shingo Wakamoto, Jouji “Joe” Nezu, and Reiji “Andre” Andou are the only male students among 1,000 girls.
The draconian laws that are still in place make the school even worse, which punishes even the most minor infractions with a stay in the school’s prison. The five boys all commit to voyeurism in the school’s bathing area with the lecherous philosophy of “all for one, one for all”. Their capture and “arrest” by the Underground Student Council causes the five boys to receive an ultimatum: either stay a month in the school’s Prison Block or be expelled.
The boys are incarcerated in the Prison Block together and Kiyoshi is overwhelmed by the discovery that all the other boys are masochists that revel in the punishments handed to them by their attractive but vicious supervisors.
Prison School Season 2: Will It Be Back?
Prison School Season 2 Release Date
First things first, J.C.Staff hasn’t announced any news of updates or cancellations yet. The status is still pending. But the chances of Prison School season 2 are very high given the overall popularity of the show and the fact that there are still many stories to be adapted into anime.
The first season finished last September 2015, but it doesn’t cover all the material in the manga. And on April 6 2018, the 28th chapter was released.
So, there is a story source that can be used as an anime. But after almost 6 years, we have to wonder if J.C.Staff gave up on the project.
When Tsutomu Mizushima, director of Prison School and SHIROBAKO was contacted by Naoyuki Uchida, a mystery and horror novel writer, about the second season on Twitter he replied:
“Thank you for watching continuously since SHIROBAKO! I don’t know about the 2nd season. I wanted to do it, but… (shy face emoji)”
This conversation took place back in 2015, so things must have changed since then. We will keep you updated for the renewal status!