Rainbow – Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
Alex:When it first rolled around, I was turned off by the preview and that lot. It wasn’t until Mimi really bugged me about it that I was willing to try it…but wow. The first episode was so…awesome.It had such a deep and dark feel to it throughout the whole episode.The idea of a bunch of teenage boys who’ve committed some form of crime and been sent to a juvenile prison may be an unoriginal and bland idea, but the idea hit hard, with the acting and all the characters. The only turn off at the start was how one of the characters was stupidly acted and had no idea of how to act, but by the time it got to episode 7, it was starting to become one of my favourites. I’d even credit it as having one of the strongest single episodes i’ve seen when they had the guts to kill off a main character.
When they moved out of jail, and grew up…it varied from really intense to really emotional and moving. It really worked hard to show a bunch of ex jailhouse boys trying to fit into society and live happily. And it really, really, really worked. Be it Joe trying to become a pro singer, Mario trying to become a famous boxer, or Suppon’s moving arc of becoming independent and becoming a proper businessman…i’d go as far as to say that none of the arcs felt weak, or incomplete. RAINBOW went the extra mile to show the power of friendship, through deep times, dark times, and happy times.
The music and animation used throughout the whole anime was perfect for what it was needed for. They had some amazing camera angles, and some amazing unique styles of shots, and the music fitted in all the scenes it needed to. The musical score was sadly limited, though, and by the end, you could tell that some tracks were being repeated now and then. But that didn’t let it down.
RAINBOW’s ending made it feel like a complete package. If you’re looking for something deep, gripping, and powerful, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t check this anime out- it’s easily among the top i’ve seen.
Alex’s Score: 9.5 Meeps out of 10 (Great)
Dusk’s Score: 9 Meeps out of 10 (Great)
Mimi’s Score: 8 Meeps out of 10 (Very Good)