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Description
From: Easy Going Scans

Six minors (16 - 17 years) answering to the nicknames of Joe, Mario, Suppon, Baremoto, Heitai, and Kyabetsu are put into a reformatory for offenses such as aggravated assault, swindling, flight, etc. Their stay in hell begins immediately. Accommodated by a doctor pedophile, they are placed under the watch of a despotic and brutal crew. Cellmates with a certain Sakuragi (called Anchan), the tension rises between the band of buddies and their new "friend."

A brawl breaks out, and our six prisoners are done rossés by the mysterious young man, thanks to his boxing talent.
The story will not only follow the lives of these seven characters surviving in their hellish environment, but also their disillusions due to the rejection by the outside world and by their close relations. This is about the extraodinary and invincible friendships between these young men.

Rainbow received the 2005 Shogakukan Manga Award for the seinen/general category along with A Spirit of the Sun.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Радуга
семеро из шестой камеры второго блока
少年犯之七人
นช. แดน 2 ห้อง 6
RAINBOW 二舎六房の七人
RAINBOW: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.116 by Easy Going Scans (5d ago)
v.11 c.115 by Easy Going Scans (35d ago)
v.11 c.114 by Easy Going Scans (44d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
22 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 10, Chap 103

User Reviews
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Forum
4 topics, 13 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (143 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0
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 43% (62 votes)
9+
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Last Updated
September 18th 2014, 8:13am PST


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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)
Young Sunday (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #388 increased(+73)
Monthly Pos #1077 increased(+352)
3 Month Pos #1350 increased(+113)
6 Month Pos #1367 decreased(-217)

List Stats
On 769 reading lists
On 780 wish lists
On 67 completed lists
On 38 unfinished lists
On 211 custom lists

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Forum Posts
lost intressed in it after.... 891 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes ago
At what chapter does the anime end? 920 days, 3 hours, 1 minutes ago
Someone did a cosplay on Mario 1181 days, 22 hours, 35 minutes ago
rainbow the end 1443 days, 9 hours, 7 minutes ago

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Love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by j3girl
June 9th, 2011, 3:51pm
Man I LOVE this manga/anime! It's one of the best for sure. Very tragic but touching (in a way) series. It's about the strong of power of friendship; yea very corny sounding but that's really the central idea and its extremely well portrayed! The plot and themes are pretty heavy so this is NOT a series you want to read if you want a super cute warm hearted story. It's VERY depressing but one of the best mangas I've ever read! DEFINITLY read this manga! (ps the anime is pretty good too!)
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Very good.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kyo_Takasuki
April 24th, 2010, 8:02pm
I didn't know much about the author or artist. It's interesting to know about that. I just started reading the manga since I've just started watching he anime that was released this month and I'm already at volume 20. This has to be the best seinen I've ever read. It touched me and it has to be one of the best stories I've read this year.

... Last updated on May 24th, 2010, 8:39pm
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Hate Shamo   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Hell_Clues
June 12th, 2011, 11:37pm
What kind of recommendation is that?! It's closer to Ashita no Joe but even harder. These aren't stories of psychos out to get theirs. This is about kids that find themselves in difficult positions they had no choice in. And then growing up from there.

Everyone's given it a good recommendation, and I will too. I haven't yet found the words to express whats so good about it. Guess everything just adds up. Try it.
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Looooove it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
October 10th, 2006, 11:02am
If you like shamo then this is a must for you : ) , the main story is great and really makes you curious about what would happen later on, I hope it goes well and doesn't get boring
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Mmmmyea!   
Rating: N/A
by Feri
August 16th, 2006, 6:36am
Only read the first chapter(as thats all thats released atm), but i really love what i read. Just like the first few volumes of Shamo it's some depressing ****^^ Can't wait for the next release =))~

[edit by mod,edited for language]
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Great anime and manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Shaturanga
May 10th, 2013, 7:21pm
This manga is among those who are highly recommended, both the manga and the anime.
And for those who think that the characters are not properly explored such as the crimes they were accused, were I say yes. Because the focus of the manga is not to explore the psychological characters of the crimes they committed (Type Shamo and Onani Master Kurosawa), but to explore the relationship between the characters and the way they react to living in a decadent society like Japan recently left of the Second World War. This is a manga interpersonal and not intrapersonal.The friendship "mushy" that they have with each other is nothing more than the way they found to withstand the pressures and injustices that they suffered in Japan at that time and also try to take life with more dignity.
The villains may seem pawns, but the main antagonist of the series is the decadent society of Japan at that time, which not only makes the characters suffer, but also grow, as one American boxer who appeared in the series.
And I think art fits rather to work, although it seems not to be perfect as the Slam Dunk or Kokou no Hito. And about the anime, the art and soundtrack are very good, what makes the anime successful in thrill the viewer.
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Makes me sad... :(   
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by Chibiheaven
February 22nd, 2014, 1:20am
I really really like this story a lot, it honestly made me quite sad. Just some of the things were too much for me, and I have been unable to continue reading just because I'm afraid of what nightmares may befall the poor boys sad
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Dropped   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by bossmama
April 20th, 2013, 10:48am
I was confused and disappointed at first. I mean, this manga was kinda hardcore to the max, right? But somehow I never got any sense of 'maturity' from it. Then I realized that it's because the author executed and dealt with those hardcore stuffs in a childish, forced way. The principles were naive, nothing was thought-provoking, the dialogues were cheesy. And all the friendship thing. Too mushy. Imagine Fairy-Tail-kind-of friendship in a dark seinen universe. It would be unrealistic in a very annoying way and totally out of place.

Then the characters. The premise was pretty good; children that committed crimes at postwar era. It could explore any deeper, or anywhere, but children that accused for the crimes that either they didn't do, forced/manipulated/tricked to do, or did for a noble reason. I couldn't help but felt like the mangaka really loved his characters and he wanted us to love them in a way he loved them. Like I was forced to shout 'cool!' a la young boys' reaction to digimon's transformation. Now that's not a good start for character development. Not to mention they are preachy. Actually the whole manga reek of 'in-your-face' preaches; no room for discussion. And the villains were just plain evil. They act like pawns that only moves and breaths to make our main character suffer. How about the deep, dark, fascinating grey area of human nature? Nay.

Lastly the art. The way the author draw emotional scenes was a bit... over the top? It bothered me. I don't want to be told THAT BOLDLY that it was the time to feel sad or emotional.

I'm dropping this. Five for the idea, one for the art.

... Last updated on December 16th, 2013, 8:12pm
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