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Rio: Rainbow Gate!

Rio: Rainbow Gate!

Alternative Titles

Japanese: リオ レインボーゲート


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2011 to Mar 29, 2011
Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Game
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.051 (scored by 6417 users)
Ranked: #61532
Popularity: #1486
Members: 15,633
Favorites: 11
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The "Howard Resort Hotel" is an entertainment destination where people gather from around the world to grab huge fortunes. In the casino is a beautiful female dealer named Rio Rollins, known far and wide as the "Goddess of Victory".

In order to approach closer to her mother, one of history's greatest dealers, she does battle to gather up the legendary cards called "gates". Those who gather all 13 gate cards are presented with the title MVCD (Most Valuable Casino Dealer), proof that they are a top dealer.

Set in a vast resort, an exciting battle begins with rival dealers that'll take your breath away! Throw in some "supreme comedy" and a story that makes you cry when you least expect it, these cute and sexy girls will explode off your screen! With everyone's cheer of "Leave it to Rio!", Lady Luck'll be with you, too!

Related Anime

Side story: Rio: Rainbow Gate Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Clark, Mint
Clark, Mint
Taketatsu, Ayana
Taketatsu, Ayana
Goltschmidt Tachibana, Rina
Goltschmidt Tachibana, Rina
Takahashi, Chiaki
Takahashi, Chiaki
Rollins Tachibana, Rio
Rollins Tachibana, Rio
Inoue, Marina
Inoue, Marina
Hikasa, Yoko
Hikasa, Yoko


Kato, Takao
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Ooba, Hideaki
Episode Director
Imazaki, Itsuki

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Apr 5, 2011
One of the things find I generally like about anime is that they almost always have their basis in manga or novels, at least giving it the chance of having a coherent story. Rio: Rainbow Gate! breaks the norm by being based on a pachinko game, and it shows. I didn’t have much in the way of expectations for this series but after a somewhat promising start things started to come apart fairly fast.

Rio's story is, as expected, dreadfully terrible. Our leading character is Rio, a popular dealer and kind of the mascot of the casino she works in, Howard Resort. read more
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Jan 5, 2011
Wow, 2011 started off with quite a piece of crap.

*NOTICE: This review is solely on my reaction on the first episode, not the entire series, but go ahead and assume I hate this anime*

STORY: Fanservice, casino style! Rio Rainbow Gate is just an ecchi anime, but it starts with one of the most ridiculously stupid plot for its first episode, and paired with its stupid plot is a character device that makes absolutely no sense for the setting.
Get this, Rio is called the goddess of victory cause whoever is around her becomes very lucky, and wins at whatever they're playing at the casino... this would've read more
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Keeping with the theme of girls and various other stuff, this anime is also out of the ordinary.
I'm surprised no one has compared these two series yet! Both feature card games and have battle-of-the-week type plots. Also, both have a card game player that has extraordinary skill at the game.

And, if you liked one series you will probably enjoy the other since both are completely and utterly ridiculous.

Opening Theme

#1: "Sekai to Issho ni Mawarou yo! (世界と一緒にまわろうよ!)" by Love Roulettes (eps 2-3, 5-6, 8-10)
#2: "Sekai to Issho ni Mawarou yo! (Rio Solo Ver.) (世界と一緒にまわろうよ!(リオソロVer.))" by Marina Inoue (ep 4)
#3: "Sekai to Issho ni Mawarou yo! (Rina Solo Ver.) (世界と一緒にまわろうよ!(リナソロVer.))" by Chiaki Takahashi (ep 7)
#4: "Sekai to Issho ni Mawarou yo! (Mint Solo Ver.) (世界と一緒にまわろうよ!(ミントソロVer.))" by Ayana Taketatsu (ep 11)

Ending Theme

"Miracle☆Chance (みらくる☆ちゃんす)" by ULTRA-PRISM

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