It feels like I’ve been doing a ton of first impressions for the Spring 2010 season, but this should be the final anime.
Rainbow is about a group of delinquent youths in the Shounan Special Reform School around 10 years after World War II. You are presented with the above disclaimer right when you start episode 1, which got me interested in what they meant.
Be prepared for lots of brutal violence and despicable acts of cruelty. The sad thing is, you realize stuff like this is still happening around the world today. The things some humans are capable of doing is just horrendous.
In the first episode, I was surprised they all got put into one cell. I guess that’s how they did things in the past maybe due to a lack of resources? Seven people versus two people per cell in prison nowadays, but in the anime they were in a “Special Reform School”, which looks like just a fancy way of saying “prison” to me.
The series is about them bonding with one another and dives into their unfortunate personal histories. I don’t usually watch anime to depress myself, but I’ll let this one slide.