Panic Room (パニックルーム Panikku Rūmu) is the 17th chapter of the Prison School manga, serialised in Weekly Young Magazine on June 20th, 2011 and published in tankobon format in Volume 2 on October 6th, 2011.
At Tuesday night in the Prison Block, Meiko starts handing out the goods the boys asked for on their prisoner wish lists, having accepted all their requests. Gakuto recieves his MP3 player ("for English studying") complete with wireless speakers. Meiko also announces that the boys will be having Wednesdays 'Information Technology' classes in the computer room with the girls, to their excitement (and Meiko's reluctance). Gakuto states that the last 2 hours of the breakout also pose a significant problem to them, which he will use the MP3 player to overcome. Gakuto thus plans to have the wireless speakers of the MP3 player inside the cubicle where he will signal them to play the sound of a person defecating from outside. He then says that this will be enough to fool Meiko along with the haemorrhoids excuse used previously.
When the class begins that Wednesday morning, all the girls complain and act hostile towards the boys presence, to their dismay (and Andre's pleasure). When Chiyo enters with Mayumi, she waves to Kiyoshi and they send hand signals to each other to remind each other of their upcoming date. However, when Gakuto trawls the internet for the search query "taking a dump MP3" he gets no authentic hits, prompting him to switch on the microphone. To Kiyoshi's shock, he volunteers to defecate in the class under recording so that he can get his collector figurine and Kiyoshi's date is not ruined. When Kiyoshi begs him to reconsider sacrificing his high school years for a toy, Gakuto says that he is willing to sacrifice 3 years of high school to avoid a 4 year wait. As Kiyoshi starts shedding tears, he proceeds to defecate in the chair with the earpiece below, to the horror of everyone in the room including the teacher. In streaming tears, Kiyoshi swears to make the breakout a sucess with only four days left.
- Jouji Nezu
- Kiyoshi Fujino
- Reiji Andou
- Shingo Wakamoto
- Takehito Morokuzu
- Meiko Shiraki
- Chiyo Kurihara
- Mayumi Tanaka
- The chapter title is a reference to American crime thriller film Panic Room.
|Prison School by Akira Hiramoto|