The series details the lives of four main characters named Natsuki, Tomoya, Keiichi, and Tsuyoshi. They spend their days trying to have fun by finishing their studies and debating about romance. Natsuki, one of the main characters, has a crush on a girl named Anna at school, while others often get involved in their relationship.
So far I have thoroughly enjoyed Nijiiro Days. The best thing about this slice of life anime is the characters. Usually in anime there is at least one character that I do not like or do not care for. However, this is NOT the case with Nijiiro Days. I adore everyone and can not pick a favorite. If you are looking for a deep, well-thought-out story then this anime is not for you, but if you are in the mood for a light-hearted show with quirky humor, and lovable characters then you gotta watch this! However, I will admit that about half way through, what little plot there is, does flat-line and seem to drag and character development practically stops. But I do still enjoy it and look forward to new episodes.read more
Let's be honest,we all thought that this was yaoi at first glance,didn't we?
Four boys running on green open field,with cheerful music and rainbow name?I can't blame you.
But there is more to it.
"I'm pretty sure I have no luck with girls,and I`am not suited for romance." - Natsuki "Na-chan" Hashiba
Rainbow days is a funny anime if you give it a chance, characters are interesting and everything that I watch reminds me at Kimi to Boku which I loved. Just with a little bit more of romance.
Story is moving quite at slow pace, which for a show like this,is nothing wrong. Anime is not focusing too much on just one pair, but everything is covered.
Characters are, well,maybe "too unique" if you ask me, I mean whats with all that hair colors seriously? But lets forget that,their personalitses are something else.Even though it seems that they maybe go overboard with them, underneath , they are the same highschool boys that you can meet anywhere, except for Keiichi of course.
If it aint broke dont fix it - I guess thats what the staff was thinking when making this anime, there is nothing surprising but on the same hand nothing that wil turn you away from it.
Art is basic, no WOW moments but its not about that here anyway so...Sound is minimalistic, which I'm fine with,some seem to complain.
As I said characters are specail in this show, but talking about them would be pointless, you have to see that for yourself.
If you dont hate repeating gags, classic slice of life/school humor & romance then this anime will surely be good with you and you will like it just as I do.read more
I've got a lot to say about Njiiro Days, but before I start, I shall premise that I've never took my time to read the manga so this is going to be an anime based review.
Rainbow Days belongs to the ‘slice of life’ genre, one of the most popular, spread (and maybe profiting) genre in the whole anime–market.
And that's not bad.
When the work is well done, it's never too bad.
But that's only when the work is WELL done.
Where to start from... let's see.
Not too much to say about the story. 'Till now, only 6 episodes have been released, too little to expect a character development, too little to have something happen.
The essence of your average slice-of-life anime is narrating, or, better, showing the life of your characters. You put them in an environment, you see them interacting, you enjoy their dynamics, their lives and sometimes you side with some of them. You take part in their lives and see what happens.
Then, it's up to the creativity of the artist to create something outstanding, transforming even the most ordinary thing in something extra-ordinary or ridiculous or instead hitting on the same old clichés, that anime lovers probably have already learned by heart, one at one.
And how many clichés have we seen 'till now? Just to give you an idea, I'm naming one of them: The School Cultural Festival.
Aside from the story, that is pretty mediocre, the biggest issue is with the music itself. Or, I should say, the lack of music. I don't know if the problem is the low-budget that was given for the adaptation of the manga (I assume so, considering the poor backgrounds, the cheap animation and the opening) but I've never seen an anime hit the bottom like this did.
I've recently forced myself to watch “Makura no Danshi”, and in that anime there had been a true lack of music in the background. That's not good.
The show's lacking the most important feature!
Where's the music? Everybody's talking and there's rarely any background music. The episodes are short themselves, and one shall not complain about this, but I still can't get the point of making a 24-episode long series and then make the episodes 10-mins long. How about making a shorter season with enriched episodes, just to give the opportunity to make something happen, you know...?
So, I've pointed out three issues 'till now: the animation, the (non-existent) music [not too much to say about the OP/ED] and the (?) story.
How about we get a good talk about the characters? They're all one of a kind. Cliché after cliché. Your average boy in love who hasn't got the guts to confess his love for his dear girl, your average apathetic girl and the usual pain in the arse of her best friend (a little androphobic I suppose), and too much of a tsundere.
The Casanova of the series, the dark/gloomy type who never talks unless he's obliged to and the sadist. Totally didn't see that coming.
Of course it may be too early to give a rating to this story so I may edit my review as the story proceeds, but for now, this is my opinion about this series.
I'm watching this for the sake of the story, 'cause I can't fully judge this show before its ending. I'm seriously hoping that my opinion about this will change, but for now, that's it.
Give it a try, but don't expect too much.read more
if you like slice of life with bishounens, you'll like this.
An anime that is supriselly enjoyfull to watch (some reviews i read before made me really uneasy about this one, but i gave a try).
Common, as maaany others slice of lifes/schools animes. BUT, it's really funny and loving. The story try foccus on the (possibly) romantic relationships of the boys, and it gives me chills to think that it may end without them together...
Art and characters:
The animation itself isn't something amazing, but in my opinion, it down't matter a lot. The type of anime, the events of the story doesn't ask for any special/sofisticated effects. Cool/hot boys, cute/loving girls, with very peculiar personalities gives this anime the joyfull atmosphere that it has.
I like the way this story goes, even if i'm dying to see some couples together in the end (and i have the feeling this isn't going to happen) *cries in japanese*. This is what this anime is about, having fun while the characters try to pair up.