Prison School Anime's Mari TV Ad Posted
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the television anime of Akira Hiramoto's Prison School manga began streaming a "underground student council Mari (president)" TV ad on Friday. The ad features the opening theme song "Ai no Prison" (Prison of Love) by Kangoku Danshi.
Mari: Underground student council 20th president. People call me Mari the crow master. I give the punishment of penal servitude to the five accused within the prison. Here, the underground student council's word is absolute. Make sure not to think up anything stupid like trying to escape. That's all. Any questions? Choose which you prefer.
Mari: Men really are scum.
North American publisher Yen Press licensed Akira Hiramoto's original 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'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 at J.C. Staff, working off of scripts supervised by Michiko Yokote (Valkyria Chronicles, Shirobako). Junichirō 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).
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