A new promotional video for Nanbaka–the comedy anime in which four prisoners attempt to break out of jail–began streaming on Wednesday.

Sugoroku: Warden’s diary, entry 3,056. Today is peaceful.
Seitaro: Warden. Prisoner #15 says he has something urgent to tell you.
Sugoroku: Something to tell me?
Jugo: I’m bored. I’m bored, Hajime.
Sugoroku: You better have not called me just to tell me that.
Uno: Hey, hey, Hajime, are there any cute chicks that have come to see me?
Sugoroku: There aren’t. And do you have to ask that every single damn day?
Rock: Is it time to eat?
Sugoroku: You just ate!!
Nico: Hajime, please! Please pre-order the limited-edition DVD box that’s being released next month! I’ll go pick it up when I get out of here!
Jugo: Whoa, says here they caught another murderer.
Nico: Scary.
Uno: This world is going to hell in a handbasket.
Rock: Isn’t this happening a lot lately? Society sure is going downhill.
Yugo: Whoa! Says here he *** and *** and ***d him!
Nico: That’s too cruel! If you *** and ***, isn’t that ***!?
Uno: That’s *** without a doubt.
Rock: Let’s just hope he doesn’t come here.
Yugo: Yeah, like that’d happen.
Yugo: Hajime! Please, I’m begging you! Don’t put that murderer that was caught yesterday in here!
Nico: I don’t want to be *** and ***!
Uno: Don’t put him in the same room as us!
Sugoroku: Are you school girls or something!? Why don’t you guys just *** and *** each other!? And then ***–
Text: Please wait
Title: Nanbaka
Text: The super energetic everyday lives of prisoners and the wardens
Momoko: Were there no problems while I was away? OMG he is so cool!
Samon: That’s the truth, right!? If you’re lying–
Yamato: Training is the best!
Issei: Happy New Year, you lazy ****s! The New Year’s tournament is starting now!
Yozakura: I shall now announce the reps for the New Year’s tournament.
Mitsuba: That is so not fetch. Keep it up and you’ll dirty my beloved sixth cell.
Tsukumo: I have been entrusted with the thirteenth cell.
Hitoshi: I’m Hitoshi Sugoroku.
Torowa: I’ll switch places with you, Honey.
Honey: I’m counting on you, Torowa.
Chi: I’m a chemist and I suck at fighting.
Ryan: I waited for this day when I could cross fists with you once again…
Upa: Get it together.
Musashi: Do it with the effort you used when you did in my eye.
All: You suck at writing!?
Title: Nanbaka

The video features the anime’s theme song, “Rin! Rin! Hi! Hi!” by Hashiguchikanaderiya hugs The Super Ball, a collaborative unit between solo artist Hashiguchikanaderiya (seen center in the photo below) and The Super Ball (members seen left and right). The musical duo also performed the opening theme for The Morose Mononokean. The staff also announced that Yūto Uemura (voice of Jūgo), Tetsuya Kakihara (Uno), Ire Shinozaki (Rock), Daiki Kobayashi (Nico), and Tomokazu Seki (Hajime Sugoroku) will perform the ending theme song “Nanbaka Datsugoku Riron♪!” (Nanbaka Prison Break Theory♪!).


In addition, the premiere date for the anime has been revealed to be October 5 at 2 a.m. JST.

The story of Nanbaka revolves around four prisoners in a high-security prison: Jugo (prisoner #15), a man who once escaped from jail who has a strange tattoo; Uno (#11), a gambler who loves women; Rock (#69), a glutton who is good at fighting; and Nico (#25), a young otaku with a chronic illness. Hajime Sugoroku, a guard at the prison, is forced to dash after them every single day to make sure that they don’t escape.


Crunchyroll releases the original manga by Sho Futamata digitally in English and will also stream the anime outside of Japan beginning this fall.

Ⓒ Sho Futamata/comico/Nanami Keimujo Kōsei Iinkai

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