This week the women talk about the live-action series of one of the most fan servicey anime in existence: Prison School. What should have just been a review turns into a full-blown conversation about fan service, when it goes too far, and honestly why it shouldn’t be brought to live-action and holy shit it didn’t need to be.
About Prison School Live-Action: Prison School s the live-action television drama adaptation of the Akira Hiramoto manga Prison School, by production studio ROBOT in cooperation with MBS. The main setting of the live-action series is Hachimitsu Academy, a formerly female boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo that admits five boys into its student cohort. The story focuses on the imprisonment of the boys in the school’s Prison Block and their struggle to stay enrolled despite resistance from its schoolgirls & the Underground Student Council. The series aired for nine episodes on MBS and TBS on late-night drama timeslots, premiering on October 26th, 2015 until December 21st, 2015
LaNeysha: Fire Force
Shinra Kusakabe is a third generation pyrokinetic youth who gained the nickname “Devil’s Footprints” for his ability to ignite his feet at will, and was ostracized as a child for the fire that killed his mother and younger brother Sho 12 years ago. He joins Special Fire Force Company 8, which features other pyrokinetics who dedicated themselves to ending the Infernal attacks for good while investigating Companies 1 through 7 for potential corruption in their ranks. Shinra begins to learn that the fire that killed his mother was a cover for Sho to be taken by the White Clad, a doomsday cult behind the Infernal attacks with agents within the facets of the Tokyo Empire. Company 8 and their allies oppose the White Clad while learning of their goal to gather eight individuals like Shinra and Sho to repeat the Great Cataclysm for an ancient being who manipulated humanity for that very purpose.
Kate: One Punch Man
On a supercontinent Earth, powerful monsters and villains have been wreaking havoc in the cities. In response, the millionaire Agoni creates the Hero Association, which employs superheroes to fight evil. Saitama, an unassociated hero, hails from City Z and performs heroic deeds as a hobby. He has trained himself to the point of being able to defeat any enemy with a single punch, but his unmatched strength has left him with an overwhelming sense of boredom. Saitama eventually becomes a reluctant mentor to Genos, a cyborg seeking revenge against another cyborg who killed his family and destroyed his hometown. Saitama and Genos join the Hero Association, but due to scoring low on the written entry exam, Saitama is placed at a low-entry rank, and his feats remain unnoticed and unappreciated by the public.