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Kangoku Gakuen  
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Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls’ boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo…once upon a time. But with the new school year comes a revision to school policy: Boys are to be admitted into the student body for the first time ever. But on his first day at Hachimitsu, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers that he’s one of only five boys enrolled at the school. Their numbers overwhelmed by the thousand girls in the student body, is it heaven or hell that awaits these five (un)fortunates?!

Note: Was one of two winners of the Best General Manga award alongside Gurazeni at the 37th Kodansha Manga Award in 2013.


Related Series

Associated Names
Kangoku Gakuen (Prison School)
Prison School

Groups Scanlating
EMS Team
Kami Scans
Lazy Ass Scans

Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 9, Chap 88

User Reviews

4 topics, 16 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (773 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.95 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 27th 2015, 9:09pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (2 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #283 decreased(-79)
Monthly Pos #112 decreased(-22)
3 Month Pos #93 decreased(-21)
6 Month Pos #66 decreased(-20)

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On 5050 reading lists
On 1167 wish lists
On 137 unfinished lists
On 467 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Romance? 142 days, 11 hours, 14 minutes ago
Don't Sleep On This Manga... 260 days, 5 hours, 33 minutes ago
Is it Borderline H? 396 days, 8 hours, 4 minutes ago
Kangoku Gakuen gets anime! 447 days, 13 hours, 9 minutes ago

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Hard core stuff   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Thangpro23
February 4th, 2013, 9:42am
Sick and weird shit right here . This manga is full of the moment make me want to say WTF, That **** real? A very hard core manga in my opinion , thing in here arent for every one to enjoy . At first the story look ridiculous ( Spoiler : i still feel the same way now ) , then the comedy kick in . The story start to feel more enjoyable and fun as more you process , just give it some time .

... Last updated on February 4th, 2013, 9:43am
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Its ok   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by pararama
January 16th, 2013, 1:24am
The problem with this series is the art. Its good, yes. But the art has a rather serious tone to it, and that gives a strange flare to the comedy. I find that the comedy is rather dry, either leading to a over-the-top or thats-not-funny-at-all delivery. And its really hard to tell where its trying to be funny and where its being serious. Things like being forced into extended confinement? Not funny. Regular and savage beatings? Not funny. Public lynching? Not funny. But it seems that its trying to be funny with all of these things. That is to say, there are some parts that are quite amusing (You will just have to find them yourself). Ultimately its not a bad series, especially if you are just looking for some tits, but its not the best thing I have ever read.
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Hard to justify   
Rating: N/A
by kobe
January 7th, 2013, 11:55pm
When I first read this manga I hope for Devil Blues, still not getting any of that yet, will wait for a year or two to read it again. My hope is not very high though, as I know manga still needs to conform to rating and its audiences' likeness.
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Response to critiques below   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Fundefined
December 8th, 2012, 1:58pm
Sure, this manga may be problematic in its attitude towards women and gender roles. But that is a systemic problem with manga and Japan in general, not specific to this one manga. Moreover these critiques fail to see how well executed the humor in this manga is. Simply dismissing it as ecchi doesn't acknowledge how good the artist is at physical humor and direction. The plan to escape the school was meticulously built up and well thought out in how it would affect the characters while still being hilarious. The art is exceptional not simply because the character designs are more detailed than most manga but because the mangaka is great to drawing motion and dramatic shots.

The comparison from Prison School to abu ghraib are unfair. The male students could leave if they agree to withdraw from the school. The only reason they are staying is because they want to stay to meet girls. I agree that this situation would not be funny if flipped but that's just indicative of gender norms everywhere. The manga is only getting criticized because its gender norms are more obvious because it has more fanservice. You can appreciate a work of art despite the flawed assumptions of its creator. Instead, read this manga for what it is, a well executed school ecchi manga that has great physical humor and art. Its better than 90% of manga out there.

... Last updated on January 10th, 2013, 9:55am
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Endure, and you will be Rewarded   
Rating: N/A
by yongzhi93
November 15th, 2012, 7:44am
If you can manage your immediate, instinctive reactions of disgust to make it past 12 chapters, you have a good chance of finding out why some people like this manga.

It doesn't have to be for the ecchi or the BDSM. The story IS really humourous, once you get down to it, precisely because in such an absurd situation, the boys are desperately trying to remain human. And once you see that the girls too are human - if slightly abnormal - then you might actually want to read on. As a tangential sidenote, this manga very strongly reminds me of the conclusions of the "Stanford Prison Experiment" - it's very possible that the characters' outlooks, tendencies and actions are shaped by the positions in which they have been placed.
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Rating: N/A
by aclgrafix
October 31st, 2012, 10:05pm
well, i couldnt make it past the first few chapters, the guys are just disgustingly perverted, id rather read a shoujo yaoi then this, and i hate both genres, so im really dissapointed cause the description made it sound allright

so dropped and rated 0/10


... Last updated on October 31st, 2012, 10:06pm
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a manga that put abu-ghareib to shame   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jasperv
September 20th, 2012, 3:00pm
forget Abu-ghareib and Guatanamu this private disciplinary illegal detention center
is the epitom of shame/lessness
forget you're a human being! you don't even have the right to fap!

... Last updated on September 20th, 2012, 3:01pm
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Come for the ecchi   
Rating: N/A
by kagato
August 6th, 2012, 1:17pm
Stay for the zaniness and art. One thing that stood out was the guys art on both boys and girl is more of western style which ecchi works like these tend to be. Facial expressions are very well done and add to the humor, which is cliched but executed well in an already hilarious premise. If you loved works like Golden Boy, this would certainly catch on to you.
I did mention it was cliched but the art and execution put it over to something that is worth reading if is of your interest.
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Don't read this   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Meins
July 15th, 2012, 10:58am
Well the Art is not bad (but not really outstanding). But ...

The "story" is big BS, period.
Everything depends on dumb & made-up coincidences, pure violence, sadism and totally perverted understanding what is allowed in society aaaand a little bit of school romance. Some incidents in this manga are justified in such stupid way, that i thought that the mangaka tried to insult my reasoning personal.
Some thoughts on genres and categories: It's IMHO more shounen than seinen. There is no harem, maybe a reverse harem whit the male slaves and their main female warden. And the perverts are whiteout a doubt the girls, almost all of them. And this hardly a comedy, the most comedy scenes in this manga are when somebody is beaten up bloody whit a riot stick (this happens all the time). Let's do this in real life and how funny this turn out to be. In real life a riot stick (the telescopic variant) is deadly, using fists and kicks is bad but a riot stick is over-the-top.

This manga favors more "realistic" faces over some "shounen" faces when it come to facial expressions. This gives the manga the more adult touch. My problem is that the teenagers and kids, which read this manga, learn through this manga that to use violence and being sadistic is really OK. As the comments here shows some teenagers think this is even a "hilarious comedy". Yes, some singular events in this manga could be seen funny IF there were standing alone, but these events aren't singular, there are part of a setting/plot which is disgusting.

I downloaded first and read second. Which was very wrong. So i skipped though the chapters to see if my first impression after volume 1 was wrong. And my first impression wasn't wrong. This manga is a waste of time AND disgusting.

Do not read this, there are a lot of good manga out there.
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Rating: N/A
by intemango
July 12th, 2012, 1:55pm
Many words could be used to describe this manga: weird, silly, disgusting, unrealistic, brilliant,... The boys did a very wrong thing (though common in manga). But that's nothing compared to what the girls did. There are enough things going on here that could land the girls in real jail (unless they're excused for being minors), from blackmailing, unlawful detention, physical torture to sexual harassment... Boobs and panties do little to mask the fact that human rights is being brutally violated for the sake of comedy. The manga went far beyond the typical 'a guy saw a girl bathing and the girl beating him up'. It went into the savage territory,
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
to the point that one guy was provoked into almost killing one of the girls out of anger.

This kind of mob justice and parochial mentality is a textbook example of what a civilized legal system exists to prevent. It's also one of those double standards thing. This would never have even got past volume 1 if the genders had been reversed.

If you enjoy things like that infamous youtube video of Chinese school girls stripping a boy naked and humiliating him in a toilet (I forgot the details), perhaps this manga is for you. There is some comedy, mostly owing to the over-the-top nature of this manga. Personally, I've seen far less wholesome manga, it's just hard to decide what kind of category this manga wants to belong to.
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