Prison School Season 2 manga by Akira Hiramoto was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine from 2011 to 2017. With over 13 million copies sold, this series is one of Japan’s most beloved manga titles.
The story follows Kiyoshi Fujino, Takehito Morokuzu, Shingo Wakamoto, Joe and Reiji Andou as they adjust to life at Hachimitsu Private Academy. Along the way they discover that other boys are masochists who take pleasure in suffering under cruel supervisors’ control.
Kiyoshi Fujino, one of the five boys sent to prison in this series, stands tall and handsome with dark blue hair and deep-set eyes. At first he appears lean but gains muscle during his imprisonment.
He wears a white, long-sleeved shirt and matching trousers during his stay in prison. For his second stay, he dons boxers.
He is also friends with four other boys named Takehito Morokuzu, Shingo Wakamoto, Jouji Nezu and Andre. When these youngsters need assistance from him, he always comes to their aid.
Hachimitsu Academy, one of Tokyo’s most stringent girls’ academies, has altered its policy and now allows boys in. Kiyoshi Fujino is among those newly admitted.
He soon discovers his friends are masochists and relish the punishment they receive from their supervisors. After spying on girls in the school bathroom, they all get caught and sentenced to one month in the Prison Block.
The manga series ran from February 2011 to December 2017, with Yen Press licensing it for English release. At the 37th Kodansha Manga Award, it won both Best General Manga and Gurazeni the Best Award.
Fans of Prison School manga may be wondering if it will return. Akira Hiramoto, who created the series, has released 28 volumes so far, providing plenty of source material for Season 2.
From July to September 2015, Tokyo MX broadcast the show and Crunchyroll simulcast it. Additionally, in October and December of that same year a live-action drama adaptation of the series was also airing.
Kodansha publisher’s Weekly Young Magazine initially published the manga from February 7, 2011 until December 25, 2017. It quickly gained a following among manga readers worldwide, selling nearly 15 million copies.
Joe is one of five first-year boys at Hachimitsu Academy and the sole male with any masochistic tendencies. He takes great pleasure in perverting girls more than any other boy does, leading to him feeling isolated from others.
However, he also exhibits an emotional side, showing deep concern for his friends and being particularly protective of Jouji Nezu.
He is one of the main characters in the manga, playing an integral role in DTO’s breakout. Disguising himself as Gakuto allowed for DTO to escape and recover evidence of his schemes with Chiyo.
This manga series has sold more than 13 million copies, making it one of the best-selling manga series in Japan. Additionally, it won the Best General Manga award at the 37th Kodansha Manga Award.
Andre is one of the more lecherous boys around, yet he still strives to be a good person. He cares deeply for his friends, especially Jouji Nezu.
He displays a great deal of empathy towards his fellow first year students, always placing them before himself. When they experience difficulties, he does his best to assist them; in the beginning of the series, he even helped Jouji with his schoolwork.
Masochistic behavior becomes increasingly evident throughout the series. He even agreed to undergo Meiko’s physical abuse, yet when she stopped, he became despondent and more animalistic than a man should be.