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.
Middle school student Ganta Igarashi witnessed the slaughter of his entire class by the mysterious 'Red Man', and as the only survivor, he was labeled a mass murderer and sentenced to death. Now an inmate at the privately-owned prison and ‘amusement park' known as Deadman Wonderland, Ganta must try to survive in a place where inmates are the main attraction in brutal gladiator-style games. At the same time, he must attempt to uncover the truth behind the ‘Red Man', his mysterious childhood friend Shiro, and why he was the only survivor that bloody day.
From first sight, in Rainbow there are guys that are put on a kind of "prison", and inside it its like a hell, I mean, they have to pass sort of fearful and dispairing events. You would also find this in Deadman Wonderland, just that here is with a slightly comedy, fanservice and "shonen" things.If you want survival, hard decisions, and some crucial moments, so you would like both of thems!=)
Both Deadman Wonderland and Rainbow take place in a prison in which a group of people are horribly abused in various ways. Both shows also emphasize the virtue of friendship. In terms of storytelling and characterization, Rainbow is far superior, but if you liked one you might want to give the other a try.
Deadman Wonderland has a futuristic setting while Rainbow is set in 1955 era Japan, DW has a lot of fighting while Rainbow is more of a heavy drama, but apart from those differences, they both feel very similar because all of the characters has a dramatic problematic background, we get to experience sadism, violence and sick stories on pretty much every character and altough it's interesting in the beggining, in both anime, it's start getting predictable and cliche. They're a good recommendation to each other
The settings are kind of similar, outside of their levels of realism. Rainbow is historical fiction, taking place in real-world Japan just after WWII based on a man's real experiences. Deadman Wonderland, however, includes superpowers and takes place in a dsytopian future after massive earthquakes in Japan.
However, they both are about young men getting sent to prison, where they have to endure all sorts of cruelties and stick to their moral guns through it all.
Even though Rainbow is realistic and longer to watch with a lot of side stories.The setting is kind of similar,in deadman wonderland,and in rainbow,prisoners are going trough constant beating and discrimination.
Also,they both have people who are doing violent things to the prisioners,although they are not supposed to.
The reason I am recommending this is because Rainbow reminded me of Deadman Wonderland for the first few episodes.
Dr Kenzo Tenma is a genius surgeon working in post-Cold War Germany who has a bright future ahead of him. He is admired by his colleagues, loved by his patients, and due to marry his boss' daughter, the beautiful Eva Heinemann. One day, when two patients in desperate need of emergency surgery are wheeled into his hospital, Tenma faces a terrible choice of saving the orphaned boy who came first or the mayor of Düsseldorf, whose recovery would raise the hospital's profile and boost his own career. Against the demands of his superior, Tenma does what he believes is right and saves the child. However, his decision not only damages his prospects, but unleashes a chain of events so horrific that it might have come from the depths of his worst nightmares. Laden with guilt, Tenma begins a journey across Germany in search of a formidable young man who will challenge his morals, his love for life, and his very sanity.
Both of these anime's are cruel, dark, disgusting, sad and evil but they have this feeling of salvage and hope. This amazing feeling that you will some day succeed and finally have peace. Monster is a psychological thriller that involves detective fiction and medical fiction. But on the other hand Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin has all these mixed with the genres of war and prison life. You people would enjoy both anime's because they are EXTREMELY similar!
Both are dark, realistic seinens. Loved them both. Why do I need to write more? Still not enough text.
Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?
If you liked the element of anchan's personality, go for Tengen Toppa. Both animes are based on a fast-building friendship after the main characters meet each other. Don't be fooled though, Kamina (main character from tengen toppa - similar to anchan) is more straightforward and a bit of an airhead. Also both series with each episode rapidly change their aura, add new characters and develop more complicated relationships - making them both an excellent emotional rollercoaster.
Anchan 4 life!
Kamina is a character in both of these anime. And you will not believe how similar he and Sakuragi are. Seriously.
Yuu Yuuzawa is a tough kid in a rough town. One day, he is approached by an odd girl by the name of Ame, who claims that she was connected to him in a past life and insists on serving as Yuu's knight. His first reaction is to ignore her, distancing himself as quickly as possible. However, when a serial killer murders one of Yuu's classmates and Ame seems to know something about the killings, he is forced into cooperating with her to get to the bottom of the mystery. Can this enigmatic stranger really be trusted?
Kaiji Ito is as pathetic a person as they come; a man who gambles his days away, only winning enough to lose significantly more. He hates himself, is riddled with envy for others, but is ultimately too weak to think of a way out of his massive debts. Then one day he is approached by a strange man who offers him what seems the solution of a lifetime – to take a short journey on a ship called Espoir, during which time he will be given the chance to win more cash than he can dream of in a card game like no other. Ever the desperate, Kaiji takes the gamble of his life; however, the game turns out to be far darker than he expected and the hard lessons pile on thick and fast. Now stuck in a closed world of unsavory characters willing to do anything to destroy him, can Kaiji gather enough courage to outwit them all?
RAINBOW is dark, heavy, emotional drama. But the strength of its characters as they tackle injustices and obstacles thrown in their paths makes for riveting, uplifting viewing. If you enjoy these aspects of RAINBOW then I highly recommend Kaiji, which is set in modern times and concentrates on the struggles of one man caught up in the world of underground gambling.