Rainbow First Impressions

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

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.

Rating: Decent

6 Comments to “Rainbow First Impressions”

  1. It’s a prison pretty much and I’ve been enjoying it so far because it’s really intense. The images of suffering need not be depressing since it offers a glimmer of hope that things may turn out well after all.

    In my view, this is the best anime out for the Spring Season. Brutal, realistic, brutally realistic, and with a cast of characters with their own pasts that are worth digging into. I’ll definitely be looking forward to each new episode.

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    Reltair Reply:

    One of the reasons I’m watching this is to see them persist and gain their freedom in the end. That will be a great moment to behold.

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  2. ippius says:

    it’s pretty full on. in terms of enjoyment, it’s not very high, but entertainment-wise, it’s great… if that makes any sense whatsoever.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Sure, I got ya. This is the one series I’m behind on unfortunately, but I just need to get into the mood for it.

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  3. Nogizaka says:

    I can’t believe I haven’t added this to my watch list. -_-; Now I’m convinced 🙂

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    Reltair Reply:

    One of many fine series this season. ^^

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