Midnight Express (ミッドナイト・エクスプレス Middonaito Ekusupuresu) is the 24th chapter of the Prison School manga, serialised in Weekly Young Magazine on August 22nd, 2011 and published in tankobon format in Volume 3 on January 6th, 2012.
At 8:00 on the morning of the Saturday of the breakout, Kiyoshi plaits strands of Gakuto's hair to wrap the girl's school uniform in a bundle around his waist & gets up when Meiko beckons them for rollcall in the Prison Block. On that day, the boys are assigned work as helpers of the Track & Field District Meet of that day, with Kiyoshi and Gakuto as luggage porters and Jo, Andre & Shingo on trivia jobs. The boys see girls from other schools arriving and begin whispering to each other when Meiko silences them. From her edgy attitude, Gakuto gathers that surveillance will be more strict throughout the day. Some girls offer luggage to them and are disgusted by the speakers hidden conspicuously in his underwear. In order to bypass the school fence through the drain, Gakuto explains that the speakers will be planted in the toilet before Kiyoshi leaves from the back window. He will then change into the girl's uniform to leave through the main gate and take the train to the gymnasium at midday. Kiyoshi elaborates that he will watch the sumo match with Chiyo from one o'clock then buy the figurine in the Three Kingdoms exhibition before leaving on the train to return by three o clock.
At the cooking club, Chiyo is making riceballs for a lunchbox to eat with Kiyoshi when Mayumi enters. Mayumi immediately notices that Chiyo is making an excess amount of riceballs but Chiyo reminds her that Kiyoshi will be eating them with her. Mayumi reminds her that he may not be able to leave as he's a prisoner of the USC, but Chiyo says that he has permission. She still has her doubts about the date however, though Chiyo doesn't think of it as one. Meanwhile in the sports, Kiyoshi and Gakuto finish their food with five minutes until midday, and Gakuto wishes Kiyoshi good luck with the breakout before he leaves to the toilet building. After hearing Meiko beating the other three boys when they are caught slacking off on the way to the building, he plants the speakers when he enters the toilets. Kiyoshi travels through the drain and removes the manhole in order to climb out and change into the girl's uniform. However, some hairs come loose and fly in the wind when he wears the wig, alerting the Vice-President when she recognises Gakuto's cuticles. A suspicious Meiko starts to move towards the corner of the girl's dorm where Kiyoshi is.
- Kiyoshi Fujino
- Jouji Nezu
- Takehito Morokuzu
- Shingo Wakamoto
- Reiji Andou
- Meiko Shiraki
- Chiyo Kurihara
- Mayumi Tanaka
|Prison School by Akira Hiramoto|