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Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

Alternative Titles

English: Rainbow
Japanese: RAINBOW 二舎六房の七人


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)


Score: 8.661 (scored by 46,224 users)
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Ranked: #482
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Popularity: #398
Members: 111,726
Favorites: 3,261
Ranked #48Popularity #398Members 111,726
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Episodes: /26


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?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Koujina, Hiroshi
Koujina, Hiroshi
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Kurata, Ayako
Kurata, Ayako
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takayashiki, Hideo
Takayashiki, Hideo
Script, Series Composition

More episodes Episodes(8/26)

Episode Title Aired
1 After the Rain
Apr 2, 2010
2 Fugitive
Apr 14, 2010
3 Distrust
Apr 21, 2010
4 Dissolve
Apr 28, 2010
5 Someday...
May 5, 2010

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"We're not alone" by coldrain

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"A FAR-OFF DISTANCE" by Galneryus

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Apr 11, 2010
After finishing episode 1 of this series, a deep breath was taken. I was so engrossed that apparently I had 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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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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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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Jul 31, 2014
Friendship: a very important aspect of every person's life. Without friends, we would have rotted, we wouldn't have been able to exist. And of course, we would not have been able to make any sacrifices, or bring ourselves to have fun and be satisfied. Is it important to have friends? Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin answers this question in a rather different way than we would imagine. Through very difficult situations, the main characters get closer and closer, learn to trust each other and, finally, help each other move on and manage to achieve their goals.

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin is a story, which takes read more
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