The story takes place in Prison HOPE, year 20xx. With the reform of Juvenile Law, private juvenile prisons were born. Dangerous delinquent young girls, abandoned by society, school, and even their family are gathered in a place where the detention period is unlimited. The battle ring where only the fittest survived, therefore it is also called Majisuka Prison.
Cast & Credits
In episode one I was shocked to see the whole setting change to a prison setting,however the story was tolerable. Paru is the new girl in the prison whom lost her boyfriend and is accused of killing him. She does not remember whether or not she actually killed him and you are thrust into her story as she tries to find the truth. But this wouldn't be a Majisuka Gakuen without fighting so while trying to figure out her past she fights her way reluctantly to the top. In ways she is like Maeda in how she takes off her hair bow when she is serious or as defending her "real stuff." However the copying falls short. What could have been a good story is ruined as the writers mess up the script towards the end of the story. It tried to make things complex, but ruined it by adding an unnecessary plot to the story. Plus it left a side plot unanswered. It the story ending was an open ending.
Characters 6 :
The characters are in some similar to the characters of the first two season of Majisuka Gakuen, however overall they are inferior. Yagi is a fail as another Gekikara considering we never see her actually fight and Paru is not like Maeda as she fights as if she is superior to everyone, but does not act cocky. It is not understandable. The only person who tops a character from the previous season is the guard who is way more perverted then the school doctor.
It's bad enough that the characters are bad, but what makes it worse is the acting. Some of the members from the idol group should really stick to singing because their acting sucks. Probably the worst was Shimazaki Haruka. She made Paru character worse than it actually is by how she portrayed her. It was as if Paru had no emotion at all even when she was supposed to. NOt all the members were bad at acting, but they weren't spectacular either. It was mediocre at best.
What saved this show was it's catchy music. Unlike the first two seasons this season theme actually matched with the concept of bad ass girls fighting. I wish there was a full version. The ost's were typically played at the right moments and the fighting music was catchy.
Overall it was an okay drama. Nothing good, but it is not horrible. It's the type of drama you would watch if you were bored.
I actually really loved the story line. I didn't really like how open the ending was but with the main character, Paru, fighting for survival and uncovering conspiracies, I thought that it was really worth it.
The acting was similar to the other seasons. It was easy to tell that the fighting was fake but if you watch it for the story and don't go into the show believing that the acting will be terrible, then it is easy to look past. The cast was interesting again because I saw many from the previous seasons and I found myself unconsciously comparing their characters. This means comparing their appearances, behavior, and fighting styles. I was really impressed that they could act so differently while still showing that they were yankees.
The music was very interesting and the ost's were well chosen.
Overall I really loved this season. And as much as I would love a sequel I know it would be terrible unless they can come up with something good.