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The 15+ Best Anime About Prison or Jail

Updated September 17, 2019 4.2k votes 1.7k voters 77.9k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 15+ Best Anime About Prison or Jail
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    • Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 15+ Best Anime About Prison or Jail
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      Deadman Wonderland is a manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, who also wrote and illustrated the Eureka Seven manga, and published in Shōnen Ace since 2008 Tokyopop acquired the licensing rights to distribute the manga in English and released the first 5 volumes of the manga before the company shut down its North American Publishing division in 2011. On July 7, 2013 Viz Media announced that they licensed the series for English language release in North America and will release the first volume on February 11, 2014, with new volumes releasing every two months. An anime adaptation aired between April and July 2011, pulling content from the first 21 chapters... more on Wikipedia
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    • Prison School is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 15+ Best Anime About Prison or Jail
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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 on Wikipedia
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      Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

      Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 15+ Best Anime About Prison or Jail
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