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Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

Alternative Titles

Japanese: RAINBOW 二舎六房の七人

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 22
Chapters: 235
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 21, 2002 to Jan 4, 2010
Authors: Abe, George (Story), Kakizaki, Masasumi (Art)
Serialization: Young Sunday (Weekly)

Statistics

Score: 8.441 (scored by 1941 users)
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Ranked: #1812
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Popularity: #899
Members: 6,577
Favorites: 253
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Volumes: /22
Chapters: /235

Synopsis

Six minors (16 or 17 years) answering to the nicknames of Joe, Mario, Suppon, Baremoto, Heitai and Kyabetsu are put into a reformatory for offences such as aggravated assault, swindle, flight, etc. Their stay in hell begins immediately. Accommodated by a doctor paedophile, they are placed under the monitoring of a despotic and brutal crew. Companions of cell of certain Sakuragi (called Anchan), the tension flares up between the band of buddies and their new "friend".

A brawl breaks out and our six prisoners are done rossés by mysterious young man thanks to his boxing talent.

The story will not only follow the lives of these seven characters surviving in their hellish environment, but also their disillusions due to the rejection by the outside world and by their close relations. This is about the extraodinary and invincible friendships between these young men.

Background

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin won the 51st Shogakukan Manga Award in the general category, along with A Spirit of the Sun.

It was serialized in Young Sunday up to its final issue on July 31, 2008. Serialization transferred to Big Comic Spirits on June 15, 2009.

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Maz-Maz
Aug 22, 2010
Although the title maybe misleading, okay wait, it is misleading but guys, read the summary. I picked this Manga up, thinking it was worth a try and it really was worth a try.

We meet 6 inmates going to a reform facility (juvenile hall) in 1955, some innocent (in my eyes) others not so, however the horrors that lies ahead of them would make you shiver and shake.
Taking his time to flesh out his characters, the writer did a most outstanding job, he didn't rush and in doing so, you'll find complex personalities, realistic pasts and you'll see the characters as people. Not just characters read more
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Czarine
Oct 19, 2013
As a fan of violent and tragic stories, I expected maybe a bit too much from this manga. On paper, Rainbow seemed to be on par with the type of manga I read and liked (like Shamo, Sidooh), but it turned out to be less believable.

The manga focuses first on the lives of youngsters in a juvenile prison, and later on how they cope with the hardships of the outside world. What confused me first was the way that the manga "switched" the main character, but as it went on, I got used to it. I think the manga is supposed to be read from read more
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