2 CommentsTwelve Days / By Scamp /

12 Days of Anime #4: Bromance blooms in a prison

vlcsnap-2015-09-07-16h30m32s002Prison Schools is very trashy. Unlike Shimoneta where I can pretend it’s totally about censorship and freedom of speech even when its argument is very straw-man, Prison School doesn’t have any real deeper themes. Yet for trash packed to the brim full of tits and ass, I really bloody loved this anime and I’ve been trying to work out why. I think the answer I’ve come down on is that it isn’t a pandering type of anime. In many other boobs-heavy anime, at their core there’s a very strong level of wish-fulfillment being met, which Prison School doesn’t have at all. It’s full of boobs, but they’re just sort of there, more a reflection of the character’s adolescent fascination with the objects rather than knowing glances at the audience. At times with the vice-president it started to feel like they were openly mocking your desire to see ass.

Ultimately Prison School is a bromance prison escape story with hearty tales of male camaraderie, trust and betrayal. It’s closer to a war story involving a platoon trapped behind enemy lines. They go to extraordinary lengths for each each other, sacrificing everything for their friendship as they attempt to escape. The setting is absolute nonsense and the events are incredibly stupid, but it takes all of it so deadly seriously with dramatic pauses and facial expressions. That’s what’s makes this series works for me. I can laugh at its dumbness while also being fully engaged in the camaraderie. Gakuto and Kiyoshi’s bromance is the most beautiful relationship in anime this year. I hope the two of them find happiness.

This entry was posted in Twelve Days and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.

2 Comments

  1. Nagisa33
    Posted December 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    i couldn’t resist.

  2. Posted July 25, 2016 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    haha..prision school is truly a great ecchi anime i love it a lot. specially the oppais it has to offer

  • Categories

  • Polls

    Best anime series that ended in 2016 (choose 3)

    • Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu (37%, 142 Votes)
    • Mob Psycho 100 (30%, 115 Votes)
    • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (21%, 80 Votes)
    • Yuri on Ice (21%, 80 Votes)
    • Haikyuu (13%, 48 Votes)
    • My Hero Academia (11%, 43 Votes)
    • Re:Zero (11%, 40 Votes)
    • KonoSuba (10%, 37 Votes)
    • Sound Euphonium 2 (9%, 34 Votes)
    • Erased (8%, 30 Votes)
    • Space Patrol Luluco (7%, 26 Votes)
    • Flip Flappers (6%, 24 Votes)
    • Concrete Revolutio (6%, 23 Votes)
    • 91 Days (6%, 23 Votes)
    • Durarara S2 (6%, 23 Votes)
    • Macross Delta (4%, 16 Votes)
    • Osomatsu-san (4%, 16 Votes)
    • The Great Passage (4%, 15 Votes)
    • Gundam Thunderbolt (4%, 15 Votes)
    • Flying Witch (4%, 15 Votes)
    • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (4%, 14 Votes)
    • Keijo (3%, 13 Votes)
    • Other not mentioned here (3%, 12 Votes)
    • Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (3%, 10 Votes)
    • Sakamoto desu ga (3%, 10 Votes)
    • Amanchu (2%, 9 Votes)
    • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (2%, 8 Votes)
    • Kuromukuro (2%, 8 Votes)
    • Tanaka-kun is Always Sleepy (2%, 8 Votes)
    • Ajin (2%, 8 Votes)
    • Lupin III Part 4 (2%, 8 Votes)
    • Bungole Stray Dogs (2%, 7 Votes)
    • New Game (2%, 7 Votes)
    • Joker Game (2%, 7 Votes)
    • Gate (2%, 6 Votes)
    • Ushio and Tora 2 (2%, 6 Votes)
    • Galko-chan (2%, 6 Votes)
    • Koyomimonogatari (1%, 5 Votes)
    • Planetarian (1%, 5 Votes)
    • Girlish Number (1%, 5 Votes)
    • Sekkou Boys (1%, 5 Votes)
    • Mayoiga (1%, 4 Votes)
    • Kyoukai no Rinne (1%, 4 Votes)
    • Danganronpa 3 (1%, 4 Votes)
    • Assassination Classroom 2 (1%, 3 Votes)
    • Snow White with the Red Hair 2 (1%, 3 Votes)
    • Kiznaiver (1%, 3 Votes)
    • Heavy Object (1%, 3 Votes)
    • Sweetness and Lightning (1%, 3 Votes)
    • Udon Boy (1%, 3 Votes)
    • Orange (1%, 3 Votes)
    • ReLife (1%, 3 Votes)
    • Love Live! Sunshine!! (1%, 3 Votes)
    • Magical Girl Raising Project (1%, 2 Votes)
    • Dagashi Kashi (1%, 2 Votes)
    • Bubuki Buranki (1%, 2 Votes)
    • Fairy Tail (1%, 2 Votes)
    • Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara (1%, 2 Votes)
    • Kuma Miko (1%, 2 Votes)
    • Izetta the Last Witch (1%, 2 Votes)
    • Kiss Him Not Me (0%, 1 Votes)
    • Occultic;Nine (0%, 1 Votes)
    • Dimension W (0%, 1 Votes)
    • Handa-kun (0%, 1 Votes)
    • Rewrite (0%, 1 Votes)
    • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (0%, 1 Votes)
    • D.Gray-man Hallow (0%, 1 Votes)
    • Active Raid (0%, 0 Votes)
    • World Trigger (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 380

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Anime

  • PODCAST

    Next podcast we'll be doing our Completely Stupid Anime of the Year Awards!
  • Latest MAL Articles