On the outskirts of Tokyo stands Hachimitsu Private Academy, a storied all-girls boarding school for elite young women full of potential and good breeding. But as the new school year rolls around, one tradition is going out the window: For the first time in the school's long history, boys are being allowed to enroll. But on the first day of school, only five boys make the cut. Kiyoshi Fujino, one of the lucky few, is thrilled by this discovery, his heart leaping with joy at the thought of being surrounded by all those girls, day in and day out. But little does he know of the shocking fate that awaits him.
In 2013, Prison School won the 37th Kodansha Manga Award in the Best General Manga category alongside Gurazeni.
The series has been published in English by Yen Press in 2-in-1 omnibuses since July 21, 2015. It has also been published in Italian by Star Comics since April 24, 2013; and in Spanish by Ivrea España since July 2016.
i loved the manga untill halfway well then it started to go downhill and the ending jesus the ending like its even more dissapointing than the charlotte ending.
In short dont read it lol
watch the anime and dont bother to go any deeper in the story
Ive wasted so much time reading this,im mad honestly so please i beg of anyone who reads my review dont waste your time too
my review needs to be longer so ill just talk about some random stuff
hana used to be my best girl but ofc she also became worse
its like every character got worse
i dont know anymore
the idea of it was so good...what happened
Prison School is the funniest manga I've ever read. It has great comedic buildup, serious characters getting into ridiculous situations, and stupid humor matched with realistic art. The characters are likable and the ships are good but I think its the art style that really set this series apart
It was quality entertainment up until around 200 chapters in when it got sidetracked and started to drag. It went downhill after that. The series just wasn't the same as the early chapters. They brought the romance up front and set the comedy aside.
The last half of the series have been nothing but a drag, I
dont know, the author was probably milking it out for as long as he can. Binge-reading it helped, but the readers have been suffering for a long time, the ending came as a great relief.
Now, the ending, I thought it was a very fitting way to end the series. The last chapter really felt the most Prison School-like the series has ever been, but the buildup was just unnecessarily long. Even with the very satisfying twist, it still felt incomplete. The upcoming epilogue will probably help, but tbh I'm not expecting much.
Prison School deserves a read, despite the quality drop, there is still nothing like it. Just expect a much slower pace starting the cavalry battle arc
This review WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS. It will be discussing the very big drop-off of humor and story that happened towards the end, as well as the horrendous ending that the readers received. I will, even with that being said, try and not spoil much. Just don't read the overall score, but honestly, I think I'd save your time if you do read it.
So I was going to just talk about the story, but I wrote too much about it. I'll use the format the reviewer gives me and try and make it as compact as possible.
Art: Really good. I mean,
duh. That's kind of the appeal of the entire story. Just lots of nudity; well drawn nudity. I'll be giving that a 9. Not only that, but it manages to always capture the scenes perfectly, which in this absurd manga, you have to give credit where it's due; it does the job, and it does it right.
Character: The characters are great... except they're not, really. They're odd. Kiyoshi, for example; he's a good kid, but he's also extremely contradictory in the actions he takes. I get that everything is exaggerated, but it doesn't work sometimes. The exaggerations are taken too far occasionally, and it ends up messing up with the character and what they REALLY would've done in specific situations. I'll be giving it a 7.
Story: Bad. Oh man it's bad. Well, it's good til about halfway through. We have the comedy we wanted and the jokes aren't used over and over again at this point. Hana's pissing thing was funny until the whole "under-the-infirmary-bed" thing, then it started running dry, no pun intended. It was bland, dull humor; the jokes were all re-used by the end of the story, and the only "haha, what comedy!" moments we had was the ending. It wasn't even funny, either. I'm all for shock humor but that ending was actually just a punch in the gut. It's as if the author didn't give a singular shit about the story they spent 4 years writing and drawing. Why Hiramoto? Just why? That ending was the equivalent of being dragged through shit for a month, waiting in agony to see what doomed future Chiyo and Kiyoshi will have, and then you just pull that stupid shit? Not only that, but you get rid of literally every character in the meanwhile as well. You should've just killed everyone, that would've actually been somewhat funny. I'm giving it a 4. If I had to rate only half the story, I would give it an 8. It was actually hilarious until the half-way point.
Enjoyment: 8. Yes, as much as I hated the ending to the story, I can't deny that the story itself was full of comedy, for at least most of it. Did I wish I never even read this cursed story? Yeah, kinda, honestly. Did I anyways? Yep. Did I laugh my ass off, for at LEAST the majority of the time I spent reading it? Guilty as charged. Therefor I can't bring it in me to give this anything lower than an 8.
Overall: 6. The story is the main shit-factor of this manga. "Oh, but it's a comedy ecchi/basically hentai story! How can you expect there to be actual story?"
Here's a tip, Hiramoto. I'm just a starting writer so maybe I'm being real cocky, or maybe I'm just plain wrong, but the number one thing you DON'T do in a story is lie to the reader. Don't make us think that there's a reward at the end if you're just going to leave some image of you laughing in the face of every single idiot who read the book til the end.
That ending was an insult, honestly. It's like the readers-enjoyment equivalent of being blue-balled, then subsequently punched in the balls, then being mocked for not being able to take the hit. And I hate that I can't give the story a lower score, because it was actually REALLY GOOD for the first half; in the end, however, it just turned into a story that ran completely out of steam and had to be "ended" because... well, who the hell knows. Maybe Hiramoto got sick of what he was writing? Maybe he hates all men, and wanted to prove some type of point in the sick world he made? Man, who the actual hell knows.
This is becoming too ranty, so I'm going to stop it here. Overall rating 6. Be careful with your expectations of the ending. Maybe April 2018 will give us something.
This review was totally written by a friend, I don't know any English, if there's any mistake, blame her not me.
Well, according to the kids who only care about shipping idiot couples, who likes arguing with which girl the protagonist should finish and nothing else, the mangá had a bad end, I do not agree much...
The focus of the manga always was the no-sense humor, use the fanservice as a joke, make fun of the absurd situations as possible and never happen in real life, play around with cliché of ecchi stories, and the end obviously could not have been different.
Other comments that I read
a lot, and that are the most meaningless, is that "the story is exhausting, it wasn't like that before." A great BULLSHIT, by the way the majority began to read the manga after the end of the anime, already with some chapters translated.
Whoever follows from the beginning knows very well that the ENTIRE manga had this rhythm, the guy reads about 30 chapters at a time and ends up not snoticing, but only when he starts to follow weekly that he realizes that the story is roll-up. Complaining about it never made sense, as the manga was always slow and time-consuming.
The story from start to finish fulfilled your premise and had an end that I simply loved, beating the face of those boring idiots who only care about the fucking romance, the main objective has always been COMEDY, fuck with who the protagonist goes end up, If the manga is comedy all it need to deliver it's FUCKING COMEDY!
The author is not blame for your foolish frustration of not seeing your shipp ending up together, if you want to complain then complain about the HUMOR of the story, that he never missed and remained equal and excellent from beginning to end. It's not because you got bored of the manga that the manga got bad.
Anyway, all that said, the ending was not bad, but that doesn't make it good either, questions without answers, characters that were forgotten and didn't have an adequate end... But since the manga is a comedy, the plot it's the least important, the important thing is that you end up laughing, and that's what happened to me. And if you think the ending was bad, okay, but do not belittle the rest of the story. It's more than 4 years of serialization, an hilarious manga, and the ''bad'' final doesn't erase everything that's been built, loses a bit of quality, but doesn't erase everything good that came before.
I highly recommend the reading, whoever starts reading now will end up reading everything at once and will not even understand the complaint from the staff that says the manga is """""exhausting""""".