Prison School Manga Has 13 Million Copies in Print

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The wraparound jacket band for the 28th and final volume of Akira Hiramoto's Prison School manga will announce that the series has more than 13 million copies in print. The volume (pictured right) is listed on Amazon Japan and will ship on April 6.

North American publisher Yen Press publishes the manga in 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 ended it on December 25. Kodansha published the manga's 27th volume on November 6, and Yen Press published the manga's ninth English volume on March 13. 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.

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