Prison School Anime's Cast, Staff, Songs, Video, Designs Unveiled

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Hiroshi Kamiya, Katsuyuki Konishi star in school jailbreak comedy from J.C. Staff, Tsutomu Mizushima

The staff for the television anime of Akira Hiramoto's Prison School manga unveiled the cast, main staff, theme songs, and July premiere of the anime on a live-streamed event in Niconico on Wednesday. The event also streamed the anime's first promotional video.

Narrator: Hachimitsu Private Academy. This strict boarding school, known for its students' high university acceptance rate, is about to reach an important turning point.
Kyoshi: I just want to do more things with girls!
Gakuto: Worry not! The plan will work.
Shingo: Have you ever seen a girl's boobs?
Joe: *coughs*
Andō: I'm sorry. It was delicious!
Meiko: Prison School

The staff also unveiled the second key visual for the anime.

The anime's main cast is as follows:

Hiroshi Kamiya as Kyoshi

Katsuyuki Konishi as Gakuto

Kenichi Suzumura as Shingo

Daisuke Namikawa as Joe

Kazuyuki Okitsu as Reiji "Andre" Andō

Sayaka Ohara as Mari (President)

Shizuka Itou as Meiko (Vice President)

Kana Hanazawa as Hana (Secretary)

Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Shirobako) is helming the project in J.C. Staff, working off of scripts supervised by Michiko Yokote (Valkyria Chronicles, Shirobako). Junichiro Taniguchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica films, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun) designed the characters, and is also serving as chief animation director.

NARASAKI composed the show's opening theme song "Ai no Prison" with lyrics by Kenji Ohtsuki, while Ryuji Takagi composed the ending theme song "Tsumibukaki Oretachi no Sanka" with lyrics by Kiyomi Kumano. The five main male cast members are singing both songs under the group name "Kangoku Danshi" (Prison Boys).

The anime will premiere in Japan this July on the Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, TV Aichi, and BS11 channels.

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, and Kodansha wil publish the 17th volume on June 5. 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.

Thanks to Kagayaki for the news tip

Source: Comic Natalie

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

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