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  • Vol: 22; Ch: 235
  • 2003
4.405 out of 5 from 57 votes
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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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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin TV 2010 TBD
Name Role
Masasumi KAKIZAKI Artist
George ABE Author

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Shamo's first arc, which lasts a few vols, is very much like Rainbow's story, revolving around delinquents in very harsh situations. The difference being in Rainbow, the difficulties lie with the staff/conditions, while in Shamo, the difficulties lie with the other inmates. Both have disturbing themes, as well, though Shamo is far more explicit/graphic.