Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
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Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

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Japanese: RAINBOW 二舎六房の七人


Type: Manga
Volumes: 22
Chapters: 235
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 21, 2002 to Jan 4, 2010
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama
Themes: Delinquents Delinquents, Historical Historical, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Sunday (Weekly)
Authors: Abe, George (Story), Kakizaki, Masasumi (Art)


Score: 8.501 (scored by 91899,189 users)
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Ranked: #1502
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Popularity: #490
Members: 35,167
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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.


Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin won the 51st Shogakukan Manga Award in the general category, along with Taiyou no Mokishiroku Dainibu: Kenkokuhen.

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

The series was published in French as Rainbow by Kazé in 3-in-1 omnibuses from October 7, 2015 to May 24, 2017.

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Oct 4, 2021
Beautiful manga, even yet a masterpiece. Really one of the best mangas I've read in a long time. The story made me tear up so many times I've lost count, and the character development is so realistically on point that it made many of the other mangas I read that I thought had a good character development look bad. I can see why people complain about the manga's tone, but considering this was a not-so popular manga back in early 2000's I'd say the art makes up for it. This manga is one of the motivations for me to start boxing, and now in 2months ...
Jun 20, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (24/235 eps)
the art is very mediocre, both in characters and locations, also, the fact that suppon resembles some cartoon character with those ears and his height while the rest of the characters are make to look more realistic, is a bad contrast in my opinion. The fact that by their looks alone you can establish who is bad a who is good takes away from the plot, from the moment characters are introduced you know who is going to be the enemy, also the fact that the plot is black and white, in the sense that good and bad people are very clearly delimited, the protagonist ...
Dec 27, 2021
a group of young men that continue to fight for their place in the world despite all the pushback and the continuous stream of problems they face. rainbow manages to take a simple and timeless premise and make it utterly unrecognisable.

the title's biggest downfall is sacrificing good, simple storytelling for moments of spectacle. everything has to be an event and our heroes have to fight against oppression and horrid villains all the time. to put it simply, it suffers from delusions of grandeur. it assigns nonsensical character motivations at every turn and all of this makes for a horrible reading experience.

if you look past all ...

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