Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin (480p – 70MB)
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
* Based on http://anidb.net/cr14778 [Abe George] and http://anidb.net/cr14779 [Kakizaki Masasumi]`s Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin manga.
Around 10 years after World War II, a group of delinquents are sent to the Shounan Special Reform School. Upon arrival they meet Sakuragi Ryouta who becomes their guide to adulthood. Depending on each other to survive the brutal conditions at the facility they make a promise to one day all meet up on the outside.
Note: The first episode was distributed online through Bandai Channel starting 02.04.2010 until 09.04.
Anime Type – TV Series
Total Episodes – 26
Rating – 7.94
Start Date – 2010-04-02
End Date – 2010-09-29
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What exactly is friendship? Are your friends more important to you than your family? What are you willing to go through for a friend? Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin (for the rest of the review the anime will be referred to simply as Rainbow) focuses on friendship, as well as several other themes based around friendship, such as humanity, morality, violence, love, family etc. This is my review:
Story – Rainbow is a tale about seven inmates in a special reform school who grow closer with the increased time they spend together. All seven of them are there for committing several crimes which shaped these very different yet very similar individuals. From the opening moments of the first episode right through to the last scene of the last episode I was hooked. The show grabbed me and forced me to sit down and watch what happened next. Rainbow is brutal, mature, dark and at times depressing. But I was surprised at how light the show can get at certain points, from the funny banter between the seven inmates to the way they overcome obstacles by relying on each other and their bond. The tone shifts from time to time but Rainbow manages to keep the shifts fluid and smooth. For me, Rainbow had two highlights, and the story was definitely one of them. The writing was well done because the show didn’t come off as melodramatic and managed to feel really inspirational at certain points and there were more twists than one would expect from a show like this.
Characters – I mentioned that the show had two aspects that really stood out. The characters were the second aspect. These were really cool guys. They were bad ass but they were portrayed in such a sympathetic way that you would root for all of them, sort of like multi-layered anti-heroes. The story was really amazing but I really enjoyed seeing the guys react to the situations they found themselves in. Character driven stories always work when it’s executed properly. Like I said their friendship is an intricate part of the story. It is tested time and time again. It’s wonderful to see selfless friendship like the one showed here. If you have a best friend or an entire “entourage” that you’ll take a bullet for you’ll know what I’m talking about. Two characters took a back seat to the others sometimes but that didn’t detract from how enjoyable Rainbow was.
Sound – The voice acting was fantastic with each character sounding like they ought to. It is a lot more difficult to illustrate chemistry between animated characters than live-action characters but once again Rainbow manages to pull it off. There are a couple of bonuses available in the form of short clips with some the show’s voice actors and I must say I really found new respect for seiyuus. The OP is probably not for everyone. A heavy metal track will turn some off but in my opinion it fitted well with the tone and atmosphere of the show. Listen to it and you’ll know what to expect. The rest of the OST wasn’t very bad and after listening to “A FAR OFF DISTANCE” I just had to get it on my phone.
Art – Rainbow’s art is really good. I’m not an artist so I don’t know how to explain it in detail but it’s not too shabby. The art is very realistic like seinen should be. There are no alterations to characters’ facial expressions for Japanese slapstick and like the voice acting, the art of each inmate fits to their personality and who they are.
Enjoyment – A part of me wishes that I didn’t see Rainbow because after watching it, it’ll be hard to find another series that will be able to top the standard Rainbow set. The story is brutal and violent, but also sincere and inspirational. The characters are extremely likeable and their relationship can get one emotional. Lump in throat emotional. The voice acting and soundtrack sound great and the art is beautiful. George Abe and Masumi Kakizaki really managed to create a distinctive style here.
Rainbow is a fantastic character driven story chronicling the lives of seven inmates who became best friends. The show is not for the weak of heart but please give it a try, you’ll be surprised how much you love it.
Who said anime was just for kids?
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