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The 15+ Best Anime About Prison or Jail

Updated September 17, 2019 4.3k votes 1.8k voters 86.7k views15 items

List RulesVote up the prison anime you consider the best.

What is the best anime about prison? We've ranked the best prison anime below, so you can help us answer that question. From Deadman Wonderland to Kaiji 2, these are among the best anime series about going to prison or jail. If you're looking for something funny and oddly sexual, you'll definitely love Prison School. This raunchy comedy series will gross you out and make you laugh, and although it's not as serious as the other entries on this list, it's still one of the best prison anime ever made. What is your favorite anime series about prison or jail? Hopefully you can't relate to these characters, but either way, go ahead and vote up your favorite anime about prisons below.

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    Nanbaka

    Nanbaka
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    • Deadman Wonderland
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      Deadman Wonderland (Manglobe, 2011) is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou. After being falsely convicted for the murder of his entire class, a young man must learn to survive in a mysterious prison with a perverted take on incarceration while also looking to clear his name....  more
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    • Prison School
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      Prison School is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Hiramoto. Hachimitsu Academy, one of the strictest girls academies in Tokyo, has decided to admit boys into their system. Kiyoshi Fujino is one of these new boys, but he discovers to his shock that he and his four friends—Takehito "Gakuto" Morokuzu, Shingo Wakamoto, Jouji "Joe" Nezu, and Reiji "Andre" Andou—are the only male students among 1,000 girls....  more
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      Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

      Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
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