The Incredible Japanese Prison Break

  • Published: 01 October 2019
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    [The Incredible Japanese Prison Break]

    Aomori, Japan. 1936. Prisoner Yoshie Shiratori had had enough.

    He was forced to confess to a murder he did not commit, falsely imprisoned in Aomori Prison, beaten and tortured every night by prison guards, and, now worse, prosecutors were seeking the death penalty. In his mind, it was time to go; but Aomori Prison wasn’t the easiest to escape.

    Regardless, Yoshie Shiratori had nothing to lose, and so at 5:30 am he made his move. He knew there would be a 15 minute gap in the patrol time as he had studied the guards’ routine for months; and when the coast was clear, he pulled out a metal wire (which he had smuggled in from the bathhouse) and started to pick the lock. (This was originally the metal support ring that was wrapped around the bathing buckets inmates used to wash themselves).

    His hands were stiff from the wintry cold, but after a few minutes of picking, he had success, and his cell door swung open. But he wasn’t out of the woods yet, because there were more locked doors ahead. He knew he only had a few minutes left before the guards would return, and so he wasted no time attempting to pick his way through the remaining security doors.

    Now fortunately for him, he was able to make it out of the facility, but the bad news was that he was only halfway to freedom. You see, he was still well within the search perimeter, which meant at any moment the alarm could go off and he’d still be caught.

    At 5:45am the guards returned, peering into his cell; and this is what they saw - Shiratori sound asleep in his futon bed. ...

Comments • 12 540

  • Kento Bento
    Kento Bento   2 weeks back

    Fun Fact: The prison that Yoshie Shiratori ended up in at the end (Fuchu Prison) is the same prison that was referenced in the 300 Million Yen robbery that I covered in my previous video 'The Greatest Bank Heist in Japanese History'. This Japanese heist took place in 1968, which is 7 years after Shiratori was released from prison.

  • Alyssa Belle
    Alyssa Belle  1 minutes back

    Guards: He will never get out! These handcuffs require two specialists two hours to remove!
    Shiratori: *soup*

    • Steven Karl but i'm not worthy enough

      Is no one gonna mention how *SMOOTH* that ad is?

      • The Amputators
        The Amputators  4 minutes back

        For others, i dont know but... I definitely want to have such abilities and Maruqee Skills as Shiratori.

        • Barty Jong
          Barty Jong  9 minutes back

          surely this is an anime, every time he is about to lose, he gets a new power

          • Alyssa Belle
            Alyssa Belle  9 minutes back

            Guards: We finally found his 3 abilities! We can make the perfect cell!
            Shiratori: *_there is another_*

            • Meutia Qoonita
              Meutia Qoonita  14 minutes back

              Only..... This man can.

              • TeamBroomsticks Yep. That’s the name.

                Guards at first:

                Heh, he can’t escape.


                Keep an eye on him.


                Holy crap keep him now or else


                Ok nvm no point in locking him up

                • Anime Reality
                  Anime Reality  17 minutes back

                  Prison Guards: You stay where you are in your cell!

                  Shiratori: *No, I don’t think I will.*

                  • Shubham Vishwakarma
                    Shubham Vishwakarma  21 minutes back

                    Sometimes I pity him...damn!!!

                    • The Kittiest
                      The Kittiest  29 minutes back

                      Now that’s determination! Respect

                      • Kit
                        Kit  37 minutes back


                        • Allyanna Layson
                          Allyanna Layson  38 minutes back

                          Shiratori (Detective in “Detective Conan”)
                          Kobayashi (The Teacher Shiratori likes in Detective Conan)

                          • Naruto Namikaze
                            Naruto Namikaze  38 minutes back

                            This is just ridiculous, how many times can you get arrested and still able escape. This is just stupid!

                            • Magma YT
                              Magma YT  49 minutes back

                              Why did the ending actually make me cry...

                              • Crozlic
                                Crozlic  49 minutes back

                                What a smart lad

                                • Small Problems
                                  Small Problems  50 minutes back

                                  Shiratori: *Breaks out of four prisons*

                                  Me: *runs into a pull not push door* 🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦

                                  • Giselle Nantes
                                    Giselle Nantes  55 minutes back

                                    So cooooool

                                    • l CrexTheRex l
                                      l CrexTheRex l  1 hours back


                                      • Matthew E.M
                                        Matthew E.M  1 hours back

                                        Shiratori in prison any time: ight imma head out

                                        • Yohan Okasaki
                                          Yohan Okasaki  1 hours back

                                          Shiratori is from X-Men 😂

                                          • KenijiTan 953
                                            KenijiTan 953  1 hours back

                                            he is superman

                                            • Mayumi Luvena Lasco Sudarisman

                                              "No man has escape Abashiri Prison-"
                                              Yoshie: *"ARE YOU CHALLENGING ME?!"*

                                              • s'
                                                s'  1 hours back

                                                Now I know why youtube keeps recommending this video to me. Watched it at last

                                                • yuh
                                                  yuh  1 hours back

                                                  we need an anime for this

                                                  • Ash Dark
                                                    Ash Dark  1 hours back

                                                    *Yoshie escapes*
                                                    Old japan: *chuckles* we are all in danger

                                                    *yoshie escapes*

                                                    New japan: *chuckles* , lets actually help him with his problems and cause him to be happy, no longer making him suffer, therefore making him not want to escape.

                                                    • Pravangshu Sekhar
                                                      Pravangshu Sekhar  1 hours back

                                                      Me:Can't reach the pringles in the can

                                                      • Withered
                                                        Withered  2 hours back

                                                        that was easily the greatest transition to sponsorship ever

                                                        • NMAG Music
                                                          NMAG Music  2 hours back

                                                          Q:Where Where yoshi
                                                          A: Yes

                                                          • Craig Burton
                                                            Craig Burton  2 hours back

                                                            Narrator is Australian with fake American accent?

                                                            • Russell Does Stuff
                                                              Russell Does Stuff  2 hours back

                                                              Prison Guards: No one escapes our prisons

                                                              Shiratori: *observe*

                                                              • Muhamad Amirul
                                                                Muhamad Amirul  2 hours back

                                                                Plot twist betul hujung tu hahahaha

                                                                • The Alpha Pack
                                                                  The Alpha Pack  2 hours back

                                                                  Omg the sponsor at the end was so smooth XD

                                                                  • Jenish Karmacharya
                                                                    Jenish Karmacharya  2 hours back

                                                                    How many abilities does this mf have ?

                                                                    • Gary Stinten
                                                                      Gary Stinten  2 hours back

                                                                      More MacGyver than MacGyver.. used a screw as a screwdriver..

                                                                      • lëmønâdë
                                                                        lëmønâdë  2 hours back

                                                                        Shiratori: *Gets arrested*
                                                                        Shiratori: Ight Imma pull a Houdini on all you suckers

                                                                        • Red Blood
                                                                          Red Blood  2 hours back


                                                                          • Kessar Hussain
                                                                            Kessar Hussain  2 hours back

                                                                            I like videos like this keep it up

                                                                            • Novoid Gaming
                                                                              Novoid Gaming  2 hours back

                                                                              this nigga a super human

                                                                              • Nikhil Cariyappa
                                                                                Nikhil Cariyappa  2 hours back

                                                                                Somebody make a movie of this.

                                                                                • Moameren Walling
                                                                                  Moameren Walling  2 hours back

                                                                                  Shiratori's fifth ability: Prison break

                                                                                  • Purple orc
                                                                                    Purple orc  2 hours back

                                                                                    For my opinion i think shiratori is smart and also smart

                                                                                    • Screw you Username
                                                                                      Screw you Username  2 hours back

                                                                                      He is a fricking superhuman

                                                                                      • Yuuki Kuroyama
                                                                                        Yuuki Kuroyama  2 hours back

                                                                                        man I hope they make anime with this story.

                                                                                        • Halawaa Imam
                                                                                          Halawaa Imam  2 hours back

                                                                                          Omg he has a powers of escape God given

                                                                                          • Just Someone
                                                                                            Just Someone  2 hours back

                                                                                            Where did Shiratori put the dirt he dug in the 4th prison?

                                                                                            • TheDUDEguy
                                                                                              TheDUDEguy  2 hours back

                                                                                              This is like school was actually entertaining

                                                                                              • Mσяʙε
                                                                                                Mσяʙε  2 hours back

                                                                                                police:ok you're back on prison
                                                                                                Shiratori:escapes again
                                                                                                police:you gotta be kiddin me