Prison School: There Is Enough Source Material For Season 2: Why The Series Creators Keep Silence?

Prison School

It seems that J.C.Staff Co., Ltd. doesn't care about the fans of their anime series. Prison School is just another excellent example. Do they really think that one season consisting of twelve episodes has been enough to reveal all the story? We have been waiting for more than two years. However, the studio keeps silence on the subject of the second season of the anime.

A live-action drama premiered right after the conclusion of the first season of Prison School. But there was not any ghostly hint regarding a next season in the promotion, as well as by ending of the movie. Thus, the question remains open, do the fans need to keep hoping for a Season 2 Prison School?

Despite all the rumors regarding the renewal, there has been no official announcement regarding this matter. To be sure of this, we suggest you of visiting the official website of the franchise. But does this anime has a chance for renewal? Let's attempt to find out.

First of all, Prison School is a thriving manga series, which is currently ongoing besides. It contains twenty-five volumes. The last one came out on May 2, 2017, in Japan. Previous volumes consisted of in total 240 chapters. However, there were only twelve episodes in Prison School Season 1. The television series adapted just a few chapters of the original manga. As a result, there are enough source materials for lots of new seasons. Hence, we doubt that the show's creators felt a lack of ideas. Maybe the reason for the hiatus is in reception?

According to MAL, Prison School has a score of 7.96/10 ~ 180,000 votes. This indicator is more than high. Almost the same figure we may observe on IMDb, 7,8/10 ~ 1,500 ratings. The viewers of Crunchyroll found the anime pretty satisfactory, given a score of 4.3 out of 5 stars among the viewers. So what is the cause of hiatus?

Some media outlets claim that the series is pending because its creator is working on other projects. But there are plenty of studios capable of producing a high-standard product, which could pick up Prison School for a next installment on the contrary. Therefore, this reason doesn't seem convincing. One may say that Prison School doesn't appear to be commercially expedient. However, both manga and its adaptation shew remarkable results worldwide. So, it can't be a primary reason. Most likely, we faced with the widespread phenomenon of the world of anime.

This is how it works in fact. A studio produces some anime series and leaves it without renewal for years. Unfortunately, such a scenario happens frequently. Nonetheless, this is not a reason to retreat. There still exists a ghostly chance that some studio will pick up Prison School to produce one more season. Such case isn't the only one in the world of anime. There are plenty of examples. However, in that case, we will have to wait for a while (usually some years). It is, actually, sad news. But all we can do is just to wait for the official announcement since there has been no reliable news on the subject. Summing up, it appears to be everything in favor of Prison School Season 2. However, the studio isn't going to announce the next season due to an unknown reason.

Prison School started off in July 2015 on Tokyo MX. Subsequently, other Japanese networks, such as TVA, BS11, KBS, etc. began airing the anime series. The J.C.Staff studio served as a developer of the television adaptation. FUNimation acted as a licensor of the anime in North America. The first season of Prison School consisted of twelve episodes came to an end on September 26, 2015.

What Is Prison School About?

If you have yet to watch this comedy series, here is a brief overview below.

The story begins in one Tokyo all-girls academy. Being a prestigious institution for girls within many years, now this high school is going to change its strict format. Now the boys are accepted to attend the academy as well. To prevent too dramatic change, only five boys enroll in Hachimitsu Private Academy at the beginning of the first semester. As a result, a ratio of 1/200 was defined.

The story, thereby, revolves around Kiyoshi Fujino, one of those five lucky boys who are ready to enjoy all the advantages of education among one thousand girls. However, despite all the pleasure that awaits the guys amidst the walls of the school, there is a rigid system of punishment. Even a minor violation of the academy rules could serve a reason to get into the school's prison.

Of course, Kiyoshi and his mates were caught while committing voyeurism. Because of this incident, they found themselves trapped in the school's prison. However, Kiyoshi is the only boy for whom this imprisonment is a punishment. As turned out, for all the other boys, this discipline somewhat resembles a BDSM game.

On The Subject Of The Possible Release Date For Season 2

Although we admit the odds on renewal are low, the possibility still exists. Prison School has a huge fandom, impressive ratings, as well as enough source material, as mentioned above. Moreover, lots of anime series experienced the same troubles. Code Geass is a perfect example of such case. So, the renewal is still possible no matter what. But the announcement won't happen this year for sure. Most likely, it might happen in 2019. Thus, the next fall is a likely period for a release date. In any case, we're waiting for the official announcement. Stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed on the subject.