Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin - Recommendations

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Deadman Wonderland

Deadman Wonderland

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.

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itoshiki94 itoshiki94 says...

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!=) 

SadisticTendencies SadisticTendencies says...

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.

Anathemus Anathemus says...

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

Airotia Airotia says...

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.

Noriko Noriko says...

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.

Kaiji - Ultimate Survivor

Kaiji - Ultimate Survivor

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?

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MonkeyZerg MonkeyZerg says...

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.

Riki-Oh

Riki-Oh

In the late 1990s, society is descending into ecological collapse and totalitarianism. Saiga Riki-Oh, a mysterious man with a six-pointed star on his fist, finds himself at the privately-owned Tokyo State Prison. Serving a term of three years due to assault, his first offense, Riki-Oh openly antagonizes The Four Emperors, four powerful prisoners that control the prison and keep the rest of the inmates in line...

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chii chii says...

Both anime take place in prisons and show just how hard life can be behind the bars. Rainbow takes on the story of many men and is more realistic where Riki-Oh follows the story of one man and takes things to the extreem. Both will make you squirm at least one point or more during the show. Will these men have a happy ending in their despair filled lives? Check one out if you liked the other.

Monster

Monster

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.

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Brollyhero99 Brollyhero99 says...

Both of these anime's are cruel, dark, disturbing and tragic/sad, 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!

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

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?

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Mockinqbird Mockinqbird says...

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!

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The remaining population has managed to survive the last hundred years only by building a multi-walled city capable of keeping the Titans at bay, training military recruits to patrol the perimeter and gather intelligence about their mysterious foe. Eren and Mikasa have lived a relatively peaceful life behind the city's walls, but when a massive Titan appears, smashing the outer barrier and unleashing a wave of terror, their lives are brutally changed forever...

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InnocentSmile InnocentSmile says...

When I watched both these shows, I didn't have any expectations but these shows just blew me away. Both anime are dark and the characters' fight for survival. But AoT is action packed and Rainbow had more drama and touching scenes.

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

Inspired by the aesthetics of design and the freedom of flying, Jiro Horikoshi pursues a life dedicated to the creation of a beautiful aircraft. He labors from his childhood, filled with dreams of engineering, to adulthood as he creates an elegant, flightworthy plane—the Mitsubishi A6M Zero—that eventually is used for something quite different than he expected: war.

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Synthwaver Synthwaver says...

Two different mature dramatic stories about the lives of japanese people in times of war (WWII). They're so wonderfully and carefully told that you can really have a glimpse of some of the trouble these people had to deal with in that dark period of mankind.

Jormungand

Jormungand

Jonah is a child soldier and the newest bodyguard for Koko, an international arms dealer with an entourage of hired guns. The cold-blooded kid hates Koko’s line of work, but following her into the darkest corners of the black market might be the only way he can find those responsible for his family’s slaughter. Besides, his employer isn’t like most merchants of death. She uses guile and cutthroat tactics to keep her clients armed to the teeth—all while cultivating her own warped plan for the future of world peace. With the CIA desperate for her capture, assassins eager to collect her head, and the potential for every contract to end in ultra-violence, Koko and her comrades in arms bring the boom to every corner of the world.

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FunnyCop FunnyCop says...

Jormungand's first season and Rainow both have moments where the mood and atmosphere are very similar. Both are a very good watch.

Joker Game

Joker Game

In autumn of 1937, as the coals of World War II are beginning to smolder, Lt. Col. Yuuki of the Imperial Army secretly establishes a spy training organization called the "D Agency." Those chosen as members of the agency, in opposition to the national trend toward reverence of native-born soldiers in the army, are civilian university graduates who pass the superhuman selection test with flying colors. Under the resourceful Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki, they learn not only how to work with gunpowder, wireless communications, vehicles, and airplanes, but also various skills essential for spies...

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RickGrimes RickGrimes says...

Both have military character and some six main characters taking place during a war. Both potray military life in a realistic style although rainbow is more of a shounen than a senine. Both are extremely enjoyable.

Nanbaka

Nanbaka

Four men are assigned to Nanba, the world’s most formidable prison. Juugo, a man who attempted to break out of prison and ended up extending his jail time; Uno, a man who likes to gamble with women; Rock, a man who likes to get into fights; and Nico, a man who likes anime. A super exciting action comedy about the daily lives of the prison’s inmates and guards.

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FreyaSilverflame1223 FreyaSilverflame1223 says...

Like this anime, Nanbaka is also about guys attempting to escape from a prison. In Nanbaka, the prison is supposedly impossible to escape from. I call this "the more realistic-looking Nanbaka". No rainbow hair colors here, but still worth a watch.