The Towering Inferno (タワーリング・インフェルノ Tawāringu Inferuno) is the 217th chapter of the Prison School manga, serialised in Weekly Young Magazine on June 6th, 2016.

Summary[edit | edit source]

In the main courtyard of the sports ground, Jo lends his support to the schoolgirls chanting Mayumi's roaring wolf motif. The USC cavalry team led by Chiyo begins a self-destructive advance towards Andre, to Gakuto's suprise. Though Chiyo's ineffectual punch earns Kate's contempt, Gakuto realises that Mayumi's openhanded strike is an effective method of spanking a masochistic Andre. However, the girls are thwarted by Andre's turn to face them with their subsequent fall resulting in their elimination. In spite of Kate's objections, Chiyo climbs upon Andre from the rear and attempts to unseat the jockeys with another openhanded strike. The timely intervention of a composed Risa for the ASC by bucking Andre is to Kate's praise, foiling Chiyo's attack with her landing on the floor.

The USC now down to two cavalry teams, Mari commands Gakuto to execute the Project Babel (プロジェクトバベル) strategy. Though Gakuto hesitates due to the battered state of the USC side and the danger of its execution, the boys comply by shoulder-stacking the cavalry teams above one another with Mari on top. Thus, the increased height of the now-singular jockey Mari allows them access to Kate's headband. In the depths of the forestry within the Tokyo mountainside, the Chairman and Honey run down an unstable wooden suspension bridge when a rope breaks. Though Chairman manages to grasp her hand and narrowly avert danger, they sight an armed Mr. Important with men on the opposite side of the bridge. Their elopement is to Mr. Important's anger, who declares his resolve to retrieve his fiancée.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The chapter title is a cultural reference to American action disaster film The Towering Inferno.
  • The magazine issue cover featured a gravure poster of Hana Midorikawa with ginger hair.
  • Project Babel is a biblical reference to the Tower of Babel.
  • The color page announced the production of the first artbook Gampuku.

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