Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin


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Synonyms: Rainbow: Criminal Seven of Compound Two Cell Six
Japanese: RAINBOW 二舎六房の七人
English: Rainbow
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2010 to Sep 29, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:59 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: DelinquentsDelinquents, HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.481 (scored by 153598153,598 users)
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Ranked: #1342
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Popularity: #567
Members: 385,735
Favorites: 8,317

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Japan, 1955: Mario Minakami has just arrived at Shounan Special Reform School along with five 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.

The seven cellmates 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]


FUNimation Entertainment simulcasted Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin in North America, but didn't give it a physical release due to poor streaming numbers. It is no longer streaming via FUNimation.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Koujina, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Yajima, Tetsuo
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tanaka, Tomoya
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"We're not alone" by coldrain

Ending Theme

"A FAR-OFF DISTANCE" by Galneryus


Oct 13, 2022
In a cruel reality, we see some individuals in the japanese prison system for young offenders, it is possible to immediately notice the segregation between criminals and the pure people of society, as the plot progresses we can get to know the characters better, understand their feelings and understand what led them to the cold cells, in addition to seeing police brutality when not supervised, the human perversity in treating these offenders as disposable figures and liable to the cruelty to which they are subjected.
The work portrays the strength to continue despite adversity, it is possible to see the maturity of the characters, how they ...
Mar 26, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Different. But not for everyone. For some it can be a 10/10, some will not like it. See some trailers, or/and more detailed reviews.
As a person who likes light, calming anime, but also gory ones when they are super deep, like (tokyo ghoul): I did not enjoy most of rainbow. I did love the first episodes, despite their sorrow. It shows a perspective in life, teenage jail, that you don't see everyday, which was an experience I welcomed. But as it continued, it seemed like it mostly aimed on giving harsh feelings and making the whole experience non enjoyable. Not because of the ...
Jul 2, 2023
It’s been a while since I’ve seen a show on which I so dramatically disagree with the ratings on MAL and AniList, but here we are. This one was frustrating guys. Not sure why it’s above an 8 with most audiences. There’s a MAL review that I thought captured it pretty well, though: it’s a shonen cast and story set in a seinen world of pain and misery, which leads to a lot of cognitive dissonance as hyper-motivated boys (who are largely stereotypes) face down more realistic villains.

I'm having trouble deciding on a score because there was so much wrong with the first half ...

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