Prison School or ‘Kangoku Gakuen’, is an anime adaptation of a manga of the same name. The series is directed by Mizushima Tsutomu, who is also responsible for directing Another and Shirobako. The animation was put in the hands of J. C. Staff Studios.

It premiered back in the summer of 2015 and consisted of 12 episodes. The anime aired from Jul 11, 2015, to Sep 26, 2015.

The hit Prison School was able to garner quite a lot of positive ratings & reviews after its first season with a 7.62/10 based on over 542,525 votes. That’s some really great news for fans because it means that the possibility of a second season is even higher. But are we getting a second season? 

About The Anime

The story is set in Hachimitsu Private Academy situated near the outskirts of Tokyo. This recognized and respected girls-only school is quite popular for its academics and discipline. However, things are about to take a new direction since amendments occur. The school that had a place for none but girls is starting to accept boys now.

Initially, they start with just 5 boys. Kiyoshi, Gakuto, Shingo, Andre, and Jo are the chosen ones. Now in a school where boys were never seen before, these guys are left out almost immediately.

With their unapproachable nature, these guys make a decision that would define their school life. They decided to peek into Girl’s Bath! Oh yeah! 500 IQ confirmed. Needless to say, the plan went as perfectly as your maths exams.

They get caught by the Underground Student Council. This council is known for its treatment. Thus, with the intent to punish the boys for their actions, the Underground Student Council put them in a prison for 1 month.

Thereon begins the journey of 5 boys in an all-girls school prison where torture is different. The harsh life of the boys in the prison and their attempts to escape are blended in a humorous and fun manner.

Prison School Season 2 Possible Release Date

A few rumors were going around the community about Season 2 but no, NOTHING. However, when I say ‘NOTHING’, I mean that cancellations aren’t done either. Even if we haven’t got an official statement from any of the Staff Members. So the fans are optimistic and trying to find any clue for season 2. 

The second season has not been renewed, but it has not been officially canceled either. As mentioned above, the director told that he is willing to do the next installment of the anime series, so fans are hoping to hear positive updates in 2023 regarding Prison School Season 2.

Prison School Season 2 Characters & Cast

Prison School Season 2 would still be focusing on the school and the characters within. There’s a chance that some new characters might end up showing in the narrative. List of characters:

CharacterJapanese Voice Actor
Kiyoshi FujinoHiroshi Kamiya
Takehito „Gakuto“ MorokuzuKatsuyuki Konishi
Jōji „Joe“ NezuDaisuke Namikawa
Reiji „André“ AndōKazuyuki Okitsu
Shingo WakamotoKen’ichi Suzumura
Mari KuriharaSayaka Ōhara
Meiko ShirakiShizuka Itō
Hana MidorigawaKana Hanazawa
Chiyo KuriharaChinami Hashimoto

What Happened to Prison School Season 2?

Now if the sequel does happen, what is going to be the plot for it? I am somewhat certain this idea might have struck your mind. So to quench the thirst, I would like to tell you what we can expect as a plot for Prison School Season 2.

The next season would focus on the underground student council. It may also target their punishment. As seen in the OVA from 2016, the story might also end up about our boy. Their relationships and experiences after coming outside the prison can be an easy plot device.

As simple as they may sound, these potential plot points can be elaborate in a hilarious fashion. The series could potentially bring in more sitcoms in their narrative. This can be accompanied by more character exploration and presentation. Now that we have a general idea of the sequel’s potential plot, let’s take a look at some online reactions.

Prison School Season 1 Ending Explained (Review)

Endings are important for any anime since they open room for sequels. Let’s just revise the ending of Prison School. So basically, the students were proven innocent and put out of bars. On the other hand, the Underground Student Council was put behind the bars because of their treatment of the boys.

Therefore, the guys started their new life in the school and the underground council got punished for their deeds. I feel that one of the biggest reasons why the anime hasn’t been renewed for the sequel is its ending.

The series had what I call a ‘Closure’. Simply put, with the ending that was given for season 1, a lot of viewers were fairly satisfied. Since many don’t even know there’s more to the story, they don’t ask for a sequel.

Since according to them, the anime is ended. If a sequel never takes place, it can be because the series never had anything to look forward to in the next season. Of course, you can desire more, but the story ended when the boys were freed from general viewers.

Thereon, they just continued their high school life. And this assumption is understandable. Thus, if the second season is on its way, the first season’s ending isn’t complementing it heavily.

Is there any Trailer Yet?

Additionally, we don’t expect the trailer to drop anytime soon. If any new update happens, we’ll let you know.

Where to Watch Online?

Fans who have watched the show and want to be able to watch it again with subtitles may wonder where we can find the English dubbed version of Prison School. So you can watch this anime on Gogoanime.

Harsh Bhatnagar
Harsh Bhatnagar
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