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Characters that made my year – Takehito “Gakuto” Morokuzu (12 Days of Anime: Day 10)

December 23, 2015


In the home stretch now, so today let’s look at a character I was a bit all over the place about, before deciding he made the show – Takehito “Gakuto” Morokuzu from Prison School.


When I first started watching Prison School I wasn’t immediately sold on the show. I had heard it was common to either love the series or hate it, but rather than have any strong emotion towards the show, I was pretty ambivalent – I could have easily dropped it. I initially stuck with Prison School out of morbid fascination – the OTT reactions, situations and character designs were something a bit different – but quickly started to really enjoy the show, mainly due to the hilariously overblown fanservice and the weird situations our main characters seem to find themselves in.


I was torn between choosing the grotesquely proportioned, sweaty, yet endearing, Vice-President and Gakuto, but ultimately went for our self-sacrificing bro. Gakuto sort of annoyed me to start since he has an antiquated speech pattern and seems to constantly be in a state of excitement that necessitates shouting all his dialogue. However his role as the ‘brains’ of the outfit and the wonderfully elaborate schemes he comes up with (often including some him making some horrendous sacrifice of his human dignity) are what made Prison School so entertaining to watch.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. -chii- permalink
    December 24, 2015 8:13 am

    Best character in the entire show!

  2. December 24, 2015 11:31 pm

    I’ve been wanting to watch Prison School but just have not been in the mood for exaggerated fan service. But I do enjoy an exaggerated show (excluding the fanservice) and over the top characters.

    • December 28, 2015 1:27 am

      The thing about the overblown fanservice in Prison School is that it is so over the top that it is no longer titillating or pervy – kind of refreshing in that sense.

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