Nijiiro Days
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Nijiiro Days

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Synonyms: Aru Toshi to Sorekara no Watashitachi, Shinbun-bu no Yoriko-kun
Japanese: 虹色デイズ
English: Rainbow Days
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 80
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 1, 2011 to May 11, 2018
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret
Authors: Mizuno, Minami (Story & Art)


Score: 7.961 (scored by 1369113,691 users)
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Ranked: #8182
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Popularity: #421
Members: 40,877
Favorites: 954


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Volumes: /16
Chapters: /80


Nijiiro Days follows the daily lives of four high school boys: the hopeless romantic Natsuki Hashiba, the sadist Keiichi Katakura, the playboy Tomoya Matsunaga, and the smart otaku Tsuyoshi Naoe. Even while constantly struggling in their studies, they spend their days goofing around and having romantic misadventures.

On Christmas Eve, however, Natsuki is dumped by his girlfriend. While crying alone, he receives a pack of tissues from a girl wearing a Santa Claus costume, and, in return, gives her the scarf originally meant for his ex-girlfriend. As the holidays end and Natsuki returns to school, he finds out that the girl is named Anna Kobayakawa—who luckily goes to the same school as him! Having fallen in love with Anna, Natsuki aims to get closer to her, despite his friends interfering with his plans.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Aru Toshi to Sorekara no Watashitachi
Volume 5: Shinbun-bu no Yoriko-kun


Nijiiro Days has been published in English as Rainbow Days by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint since December 6, 2022; in German by Egmont Manga since October 6, 2016.



Aug 30, 2019
I don't write many reviews, but Nijiiro Days definitely deserved it, so here goes:

Nijiiro Days is a lighthearted story about the everyday lives, (and romances), of 4 friends. Its premise makes it seem like your typical romance slice of life series, but there are many contributors which make Nijiiro Days stand out far above the rest.

Story: 10
The story of Nijiiro Days is quite simple, its about a boy who falls in love with a girl, and with the help of his friends, tries to get closer to her. Pretty straightforward. But the way the author elevates this basic premise, is what truly gets you invested. ...
Feb 17, 2019
I read the whole manga today (slow day at work, hah) and overall, it was a good read.

But, it didn't live up to my expectations.

One of its strongest points is that it fleshes out our main 4 dudes, where in many other romance anime/manga the relationship of the mains take over and the characters remain undeveloped, and we even got 4 love interests for each of them!

But.... Just because we got potential love interests doesn't make the manga immediately good. Seems like they went very hard on the main 4 dudes stories and development, the romance was actually forgotten behind.

Throughout the manga it makes you ...
Jun 13, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The manga has a great start and a pleasant development. However, in my opinion, it falls a lot from the mid to end of the story.

For a story that has romance as its central theme, it suffers from the same problem that we see in many other series categorized under that genre: It basically stops following the relationship when the characters get together.

This manga especially chooses to change entirely the focus on the last chapters to high schoolers' problems instead of developing the new-formed relationships (that btw took longer than needed to be established). The extra chapters make up only a tiny bit for ...

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