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Manga 'Nijiiro Days' Gets TV Anime Adaptation

by Stark700
Aug 8, 2015 10:09 PM | 86 Comments
A TV anime adaptation of shoujo manga Nijiiro Days (Rainbow Days) has been green-lit, according to this year's September issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret. The series is both written and illustrated by Minami Mizuno and began publishing on January 13, 2012. According to the announcement, the cast will be the same as the drama CD adaptation. Some information related to the staff has also been revealed, and an official site will be opened next week.

Tomoya Matsunaga: Takuya Eguchi (Ore Monogatari!!)
Keiichi Katakura: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Aquarion Logos)
Tsuyoshi Naoe: Kouki Uchiyama (Amagi Brilliant Park)
Natsuki Hashiba: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Aoharu x Kikanjuu)
Anna Kobayakawa: Minami Tsuda (Guilty Crown)
Mari Tsutsui: Yumi Uchiyama (Kimi to Boku)
Nozomi Matsunaga: Ai Kayano (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.)
Yukiko Asai: Shizuka Ishigami (Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai)

Chief Director: Tetsuro Amino (Break Blade (TV))
Director: Tomihiko Ookubo (Final Fantasy)
Series Composition: Aki Itami
Studio: Production Reed

The series details the lives of four main characters named Natsuki, Tomoya, Keiichi, and Tsuyoshi. They spend their days trying to have fun by finishing their studies and debating about romance. Natsuki, one of the main characters, has a crush on a girl named Anna at school, while others often get involved in their relationship.

Source: Yusaani

Nijiiro Days on MAL

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moodie said:
cute boys doing cute things "yay i cant wait"
cute girls doing cute things "ugh what is this genericness plz stop"

love mal and its double standards
Maybe it's generic because it's girls.

Nov 13, 2015 6:03 PM by Red_Keys

Looks great.

Nov 13, 2015 5:51 PM by QuattroVaginas

Looks interesting. I might watch.

Nov 13, 2015 5:50 PM by Konoetan

Just read the manga, definitely looking forward to this.

Nov 13, 2015 5:14 AM by kadiro

Watching it!

Nov 5, 2015 9:13 PM by Sakurashoujo

I saw how they look like in anime. They are hot <3
Btw, Nijiro days is romance. If MAL didn't add it, that doesn't means it's a gay show. But I really wish it was Bromance T^T

Oct 13, 2015 7:22 AM by removed-user


Oct 13, 2015 2:40 AM by Mayuka

I was hoping this would get an adaptation, it's one of the better shoujo's out there and it's centered guys instead of girls.

And how am I not surprised that people are mistaking this for a yaoi? It's pretty far from that however.

"Cute boys doing cute things"? I don't recall anything the guys do as cute personally. Often hilarious, but hardly cute.

Aug 26, 2015 4:59 PM by diyedas

I just hoped knew this would be adapted to anime one day when this series was debuting! キャハハ((〃∀〃人〃∀〃))キャハハ Glad that I didn't put this off for nothing. I'm worried about whether the voices will fit for me, though (didn't listen to the drama CD/vomic yet, either).
Anyway, finally some proper refreshing x youth x boys (b'∀'[cute boys doing cute things]'∀'d) series in anime format...

Aug 13, 2015 3:00 PM by Face_Faith

YEY! (":

Aug 12, 2015 10:28 AM by 5shin


Aug 12, 2015 8:41 AM by lllllllll

mayukachan said:
Vashavi said:
Looks pretty Yaoi to me.

Yeah, all shows with only one gender in the main cast must be homosexual!

However, this would also be a favourable outcome!

I think the only representation in this manga is that girl who likes the girl Natsuki likes (is this a spoiler?? I mean it's blatantly obvious how she likes her) but she'll probably end up falling for that guy which... bothers me a lot. I feel like that's a thing that happens a lot :/ (in manga/anime, that is. The girl who also likes girls ends up either a) being sidelined or b) just... falling for another guy which is sad))

Aug 12, 2015 8:22 AM by Laciie

mayukachan said:
Vashavi said:
Looks pretty Yaoi to me.

Yeah, all shows with only one gender in the main cast must be homosexual!

Aug 11, 2015 11:25 PM by phoenixalia

Vashavi said:
Looks pretty Yaoi to me.

Yeah, all shows with only one gender in the main cast must be homosexual!

Aug 11, 2015 7:20 PM by Mayuka

I will look forward to it.

Aug 11, 2015 9:52 AM by PrincessKyaru

Zeroskye said:
Matsuoka being Natsuki really does not sit well with me. Natsuki is supposed to be innocent, naive, and adorable. Matsuoka's voice just isn't that. It's always deep and the thought of his trademark scream coming from Natsuki just irks me.

My thoughts exactly. I really don't know why they cast him as Natsuki :/

Edit; it would have made more sense if Matsuoka and Shimazaki changed roles x)

Aug 11, 2015 9:45 AM by Chibi-Alice

I'm ready to hear more Kouki Uchiyama.

Aug 10, 2015 3:10 PM by kanbe

This anime doesn't look like it's much fun, but the manga's almost got an 8. I guess I'll just add it.

Aug 10, 2015 11:24 AM by KamSung

Yay can't wait - if adapted right should be an enjoyable watch :)

Aug 10, 2015 7:59 AM by nehnehneji

mayukachan said:
I don't think Shirayuki is that great of a show though? It's a decent slice of life but it gets stale after a while. AkaYona is definitely an 8/10 like Kimi to Boku, though for being powerful.

As long as this series can manage to be a great slice of life and calming show, it'll be worth the watch, I find.

I agree, about Shirayuki, AkaYona and Kimi to Boku. Shirayuki's characters are pretty bland. AkaYona excels a lot in characters, and those characters make up for the slow/somewhat generic plot. If the Nijiiro Days anime can retain the charm of the manga, it'll be an amusing slice of life. Like Kimi to Boku., it doesn't have a set plot, but the characters are really endearing and unique.

I'm worried about Matsuoka trying to portray the vanilla Nacchan though. I guess I'll watch the Horimiya OVA's and see if he's any good. I guess his voice as Yukimura from Aoharu could be considered "innocent," but I don't like his voice there. Aughhh well I'm hoping for the best. Complaining won't change the voice actor. ;_;

I always thought Kamiya Hiroshi would be perfect for Keiichi's role though...

Aug 10, 2015 7:09 AM by psychoalchemist

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