Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

TV (26 eps)
4.394 out of 5 from 3,306 votes
Rank #146

In 1955 era Japan, ten years after World War II caused countless to descend into poverty, six young men are transported to a special disciplinary school where countless horrors await them. Overseen by a sadistic, abusive guard and a perverted doctor who requires invasive "inspections," the school is the new home of these boys who committed petty and oft-necessary crimes. Alongside their cellmate, the wise and hardened Rokurouta, the young men will try their best to survive their incarceration and hold on to the fleeting rainbows in their hearts.

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jasminerain's avatar by jasminerain on Dec 2, 2010
Score: 10/10

This anime is probably one of the most realistic animes I've seen. The story is gritty, the characters are wonderfully real, and the settings, though at times very hard take, were as real and as well developed as the characters themselves. The story is centered around 7 boys who were sent to a reformatory in the 50's, who become the best of friends willing to do anything for one another. It shows you the... read more

roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Aug 20, 2012
Score: 6/10

- Animated by studio Madhouse, the king of anime studios, so it looks nice.
- Directed by Koujina Hiroshi, someone with a most unimpressive roster (Grenadier, Kiba, Nougami Neuro). Ok, his latest work on the remake of Hunter x Hunter is not bad but he surely is not a guy you will look forward to see.
- Based on the story by some nobodies who never had any other of their works... read more

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