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Akira Hiramoto's Prison School Manga Gets Anime

posted on 2014-08-04 01:00 EDT
Comedy manga centers on 5 boys who enter all-girls high school

The wraparound jacket band on Akira Hiramoto's 14th Prison School manga volume is announcing on Wednesday that an anime adaptation has been green-lit. The announcement did not specify the type of anime.

Hiramoto launched the manga in Kodansha's Young Magazine in February 2011. The comedy manga takes place at a prestigious all-girls high school with a student body of 1,000. The school decides to allow boys to attend, and five boys enter the school dreaming of a harem life, but end up instead forced to live almost as prisoners within the school.

The manga won the Best General Manga award alongside Yūji Moritaka and Keiji Adachi's Gurazeni manga at Kodansha's 37th Annual Manga Awards in May. The same wraparound band on the 14th volume also notes that the manga has more than 3.5 million copies in print.

Hiramoto's Ago Nashi Gen to Ore Monogatari manga received a mobile phone anime adaptation in 2010. Hiramoto's Yarisugi Companion to Atashi Monogatari manga inspired a live-action film in 2011.

Hiramoto also wrote the award-winning supernatural drama manga Me and the Devil Blues, which Del Rey published in North America.


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