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Kangoku Gakuen/Prison School TV Anime Slated for Summer

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Comedy manga about boys in all-girls school has sold 4 million

The wraparound jacket band on Akira Hiramoto's 16th Kangoku Gakuen (Prison School) manga volume is announcing on Friday that the television anime of the manga will premiere this summer.

North American publisher Yen Press has licensed the manga for North America, and it describes the series:

Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls' boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo...once upon a time. But with the new school year comes a revision to school policy: Boys are to be admitted into the student body for the first time ever. But on his first day at Hachimitsu, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers that he's one of only five boys enrolled at the school. Their numbers overwhelmed by the thousand girls in the student body, is it heaven or hell that awaits these five (un)fortunates?!

Hiramoto launched the manga in Kodansha's Young Magazine in February 2011. 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 2013. The same wraparound band on the 16th volume also notes that the manga has more than 4 million copies in circulation.

Hiramoto's Ago Nashi Gen to Ore Monogatari manga inspired a mobile phone anime 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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