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Prison School Anime Reveals Teaser Video, Visual

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime of school jailbreak comedy manga premieres this summer

The teaser website for the television anime of Akira Hiramoto's Kangoku Gakuen (Prison School) manga opened with a key visual on Monday and began streaming a teaser promotional video. The video previews the main characters.

Text: This summer, these guys will finally start to move…
Text: Sales have topped 4 million copies! The funniest (probably) school jailbreak comedy in Japan gets an unbelievable TV anime adaptation!!
Text: Prison School TV anime begins airing in Summer 2015
Text: Original manga's volumes 1-16 now on sale!

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?!

The anime will premiere in Japan this summer.

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 wraparound band on the 16th volume noted this month 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.

Source: Comic Natalie

Image © Akira Hiramoto/Kodansha
© Akira Hiramoto/Kodansha/Hachimitsu Academy Secret Student Council

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