Anime Review: Prison School
Before I Watch: So my husband and I accidentally watched the last episode of this thinking it was the first episode. The last episode came out and we clicked "watch latest." HA. So I'm excited to actually see the first episode, cause I liked what I saw!
Episodes Reviewed: Episode 1
Subbed or Dubbed: Subbed
Streaming Service: Hulu Plus.
Plot: Five boys enroll in a formerly all girls school, and already they have trouble connecting with their female classmates. The girls start an Underground Student Council and face disciplinary actions when the girls of the school feel sexualized.
So this story is pretty interesting. This group of boys were caught peeping at what used to be an all girls school. They're the only guys there, and needless to say, the ladies of the school are not very happy about it. I like this blurred line between the sexes. You feel bad for the boys, cause they're all kind of dumb and sweet, but at the same time, the girls have a right to be angry for being so sexualized.
I like that the boys and girls are all shown naked so it doesn't seem to be over sexualizing either gender, which is nice for what seems to be a overtly sexual, almost hentai series. It kinda levels the field. The first episode left on an okay cliffhanger, but it's obvious what's gonna continue. I just hope it doesn't get repetitive.
I like the animation but it's not wowing me. I love the character design, they're a lot more realistic looking. I think my issue lies with the colors and the occasional quality inconsistency. Some girls are really brightly colored while some are muted and same with the boys. I think they should have stayed on the side of muted so it was a little more creepy. And some scenes are beautifully detailed and strong while some of the random in-between scenes falter. -
I'm pretty happy with the character set up, the girls and boys in the show are diverse. There's different size and looks for the girls and same for the boys. It's nice to see the boys in a high school anime not looking like and acting like default main characters. On the flip side of that I'm happy the three main girls in the Underground Student Council all are SO different. They're different heights, different weights and the boob size is diverse!! I am a sucker for a diverse cast and this one is great. Especially the boobs. -
OVERALL: 3.5/ 5
I'm pretty happy with Prison School overall. I worry about the episodes getting repetitive but I enjoy the balance of sexualization between genders. I'm not crazy about the animation as there are inconsistencies and the color choices are a bit all over the place. But this diverse cast can definitely carry those shortcomings for me!