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Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin


Alternative Titles

English: Rainbow
Synonyms: Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
Japanese: RAINBOW 二舎六房の七人

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2010 to Sep 29, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.651 (scored by 50,654 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #482
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #389
Members: 123,759
Favorites: 3,608
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

Japan, 1955: Mario Minakami has just arrived at Shounan Special Reform School along with six other teenagers who have been arrested on serious criminal charges. All assigned to the same cell, they meet older inmate Rokurouta Sakuragi—a former boxer—with whom they establish a close bond. Under his guidance, and with the promise that they will meet again on the outside after serving their sentences, the delinquents begin to view their hopeless situation in a better light.

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin follows the seven cellmates as they struggle together against the brutal suffering and humiliation inflicted upon them by Ishihara, a sadistic guard with a grudge on Rokurouta, and Gisuke Sasaki, a doctor who takes pleasure in violating boys. Facing such hellish conditions, the seven inmates must scrape together all the strength they have to survive until their sentences are up; but even if they do, just what kind of lives are waiting for them on the other side?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakuragi, Rokurouta
Sakuragi, Rokurouta
Main
Koyama, Rikiya
Japanese
Koyama, Rikiya
Minakami, Mario
Minakami, Mario
Main
Oguri, Shun
Japanese
Oguri, Shun
Maeda, Noboru
Maeda, Noboru
Main
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi
Yokosuka, Jou
Yokosuka, Jou
Main
Hasome, Tatsuya
Japanese
Hasome, Tatsuya

Staff

Koujina, Hiroshi
Koujina, Hiroshi
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Kurata, Ayako
Kurata, Ayako
Episode Director, Storyboard
Fudeyasu, Kazuyuki
Fudeyasu, Kazuyuki
Script


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"We're not alone" by coldrain

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"A FAR-OFF DISTANCE" by Galneryus



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Nyron
Apr 11, 2010
After finishing episode 1 of this series, I took a deep breath. I was so engrossed that I had apparently forgotten to breathe while I was watching.

After finishing episode 26, I finally exhaled. This series was a rush of nonstop emotion all the way throw and never faltered for a second. Everything I said here over a half a year ago holds completely true and I can't flaunt my glowing recommendation for this series enough.

Rainbow is definitely one of the best things Japan has put out in a long time, and not in an ironic "Oh, Japan!" flashy comedy/campy/ridiculous way. It's a serious story. So read more
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HappyHarryHardOn
Apr 13, 2014
What exactly is friendship? Are your friends more important to you than your family? What are you willing to go through for a friend? Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin (for the rest of the review the anime will be referred to simply as Rainbow) focuses on friendship, as well as several other themes based around friendship, such as humanity, morality, violence, love, family etc. This is my review:

Story - Rainbow is a tale about seven inmates in a special reform school who grow closer with the increased time they spend together. All seven of them are there for committing several crimes which shaped these very read more
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Muggage
Nov 7, 2014
‘Even as the storm howls, even as they starve, they are preparing for it. Afterwards, with guts, courage and a little luck, their dreams will come true. The seven canaries believed this.’

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin, referenced henceforth as Rainbow, follows the story of six men, who begin their stretch in a Japanese young offenders institute. Upon entering they meet their cell’s only other resident: the hardened boxer Sakuragi Rokurouta. After a brief but violent beat down, the men become friends with their cellmate and thus begin the hardships that come with being locked out from the rest of the world.

Rainbow has an incredibly interesting read more
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Radeon
Apr 21, 2013
Rainbow : Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin - after watching episodes of this anime, one word kept coming to my mind. "Beautiful". This anime shows how beautiful friendship can be. Acts of selflessness, sacrificing oneself to help another, returning to that one special place - It's all present in Rainbow. It's a good mix of emotion, struggle and drama. Rainbow is one superb anime, regrettably, it's buried deep within the other numerous popular titles out there and I'm glad I found it(more like stumbled upon).


Story? Rainbow focuses on seven teenagers who are found guilty of committing crimes and are sent to a Disciplinary school/Reformatory. In reality, read more
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