Friend Connection (フレンド・コネクション Furendo Konekushon) is the 186th chapter of the Prison School manga, serialised in Weekly Young Magazine on August 10th, 2015 and published in tankobon format in Volume 19 on December 4th, 2015.
A Flashback show that Risa had a cat named Antoinette who died when she was in 6th grade. Hana uses Risa's incapacity to arrive to the box and must find a four-leaf clover as the boys decide to help her search. Risa search someone to called friend, but decide that Andre (who is eating grass) is not a friend while Mitsuko aroung with her only because their Student Council Members.
She then run away from the course. In the forest, Kiyoshi proposes to change underwear but Hana told she is use to it. In her room, Risa take her bamboo sword, thinking she could call it a friend, but should realize that she can't call a bamboo sword her friend. As Kate enters the chamber and ask if she could help, Risa drag her without an explanation.
Another flashback situated 2 years before the action is show : Risa remains in front of a restaurant's bar, without saying a word which frustrate and make angry the employees. Suddenly, Kate appears behind her and tell the restaurant worker the served product gave to Risa isn't the one she ordered. When the manager try to defend himself, Kate denounces him, saying it him who messed up the order who couldn't even admitting his fault. She then says she will have to speak with a higher-up if she can't get this straight with the manager. The employees apologizes themselves, give the right order and coupons. As Kate and Risa are leaving, Kate ask Risa if she want to eat with her. Back to the present, Risa bring Kate to the stand.
When the judge ask Kate if she is her friend, Kate denies this and interrupted an hesitated Risa and ask her to stop calling her a friend as it a lie: Risa and Her are Best Friends. Risa realizes she has a friend in the present.
- Risa Bettou
- Kate Takenomiya
- Kiyoshi Fujino
- Shingo Wakamoto
- Takehito Morokuzu
- Jouji Nezu
- Anzu Yokoyama
- Hana Midorikawa
- The chapter title is a cultural reference to American crime thriller film The French Connection.
- The chapter was serialised with the third chapter of a eleven-chapter anime promotion.
- The chapter was released in the issue following 2015 Issue No. 36 of Weekly Young Magazine where Prison School entered a one-week haitus to be replaced by the second chapter of the special.
|Prison School by Akira Hiramoto|