Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin


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Alternative Titles

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)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: DelinquentsDelinquents, HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.471 (scored by 154778154,778 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1422
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #572
Members: 389,362
Favorites: 8,341

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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


Tamura, Manabu
Koujina, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Yajima, Tetsuo
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"We're not alone" by coldrain

Ending Theme

"A FAR-OFF DISTANCE" by Galneryus


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 ...
Jul 24, 2015
Mixed Feelings
*This review WILL contain spoilers

Since the anime has such a high score and a crazy amount of 10/10 reviews (what aggravates me, because its far from perfect), i will write a review, pointing all of the problems i found with it. This anime was very hard to watch and relate to at a lot of points. No, not because of how sad and harsh it is, but because as an anime that takes itself seriously its too inconsistent and illogical. Now don't get me wrong, this anime has a lot of strong points, but they still can't fully cover for all the flaws. Ill ...
Sep 17, 2016
By halfway through, I originally decided to go ahead and mark this one "dropped," but honestly dropping a show like that drives me nuts regardless so I decided to go ahead and finish it. My biggest problem was that the characters and story were all pretty shallow, and seemed to count on some of its shock value type moments to grab the viewer emotionally rather than really building up an emotional attachment. It just felt like "oh, some stuff's happening to some guys," basically. It does improve eventually though, enough that I suppose I don't mind having finished it after all.

I think for the story, ...

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