Prison School Season 2: Will It Ever Happen?
Most of you who finished watching a Prison School anime series are wondering whether there will be a Season 2. We have some data to discuss, yet we want you to know first of all that the 2nd season is yet to be officially announced. No matter what you have seen while browsing throughout the Internet, the J.C.Staff studio has yet to announce Prison School Season 2.
As a result, those media outlets who spread data about Prison School Season 2 release date may be considered as fake news. The right question, thereby is Prison School Season 2 ever possible?
If you have been reading the original Japanese manga of the same name, you likely aware of the fact that the 1st season covers few chapters of the initial source. The 28th chapter of the Prison School manga was issued on April 6, 2018, and therefore, there is a lot of source material for another anime adaptation. No doubt, such a fact plays in favor of renewal.
In addition, it's worth mentioning that the 1st season of the anime, which aired between July and September of 2015 has received mostly positive reviews from the viewers with a score of 7.87/10 based on over 256,600 votes, according to MyAnimeList. Undoubtedly, this is another key factor which points out the possible renewal.
Despite such positive statistics, we have not seen Prison School Season 2 yet. Also worth noting that J.C.Staff is a quite busy animation studio, which is currently engaged into numerous anime projects such as Shokugeki no Souma, Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka, Toradora!
As a result of such amount of work, the guys who work in J.C.Staff have no time to participate in the abandoned projects, at least as they see such anime series as Prison School. That's why most of the promising anime released previously went on a long-term hiatus.
Another key factor, which usually affects the decision on renewal is trivial, and you know about it; we're talking now about money. As a rule, when it comes to Japanese franchises, anime serves a promotional material for a light novel or manga. That's why most of them die after the 1st season, while a manga is continuing serialization.
In the case of Prison School, if we take a look at the BD/DVD sales, the figures were above praise. For the period between January 25, 2015, and January 31, 2015, 2,801 BD disks were sold, as well as 671 DVD. For instance, High School DxD BorN Vol.6 were sold with a result of 4,394 items in the same period. At the same time, the High School DxD anime franchise consists of four installments to date.
By the way, back in 2015, Naoyuki Uchida contacted Tsutomu Mizushima, the one, who served as a director for the Prison School anime, with a question regarding the possibility of Season 2. Mizushima's answer was ambivalent. On the one hand, the show's director said that he is about to produce Prison School Season 2. On the other, he emphasized that he can't say anything concrete about it.
Summing up, what we know about Prison School Season 2 so far:
- All the fans demand Prison School Season 2; as a result, the demand is evident;
- The original manga series has enough source material for another television adaptation;
- The anime was popular among the viewers, according to the high rating of the series on MAL;
- The BD/DVD sales of the anime prove the commercial success of the franchise;
- The series' director Tsutomu Mizushima is going to create Prison School Season 2, yet he doesn't know when it might happen.
We now have a chance to see a 2nd installment of Prison School. However, looks like the J.C.Staff is currently working on other anime adaptations. Since the odds are high, all we can do is just keep waiting. The fact is that there is no official confirmation of Prison School Season 2.
Don't mislead yourself if you heard about the renewal from some unreliable source. Of course, you know now that no release date has been confirmed as well. But still, we might meditate on the subject a bit.
Prison School Season 2 Release Date
Since there has been no official confirmation of Prison School Season 2, we might only assume whether and when the premiere could happen.
As you know, an original anime DVD was released on March 4, 2016. Four manga volumes were issued the same year. Four more volumes were issued in 2017, and only one volume was released in 2018. Unfortunately, no more volumes were issued in 2018, and we regard this fact as a bad signal. We don't rule out that the franchise is suspended.
Yet still, in the case of renewal, we might expect Prison School Season 2 this fall, or rather in October 2020, given the fact that there have still been no official announcement. In any case, we are tracking down the official sources. As soon as, J.C. Staff is releasing any official announcement regarding Prison School Season 2, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
Prison School Summary
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.