Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying a well-deserved break! For those who do not celebrate Christmas, happy holidays! *Apologies for the shorter blog, it’s Christmas yo!*
Today, we’re going to chat about an Anime that isn’t for the faint of heart, Rainbow. Why review this Anime on Christmas Eve? I don’t know, just thought I should give you my review is all 🙂
The story follows the lives of 7 teenagers, who have been placed in a reformatory for minor crimes. That’s where they all meet and where their journey of life begins. Their daily humiliation and suffering are presented through intense realistic scenes, that make you feel uneasy, as well as a wonderful narration. In this rotten prison, where every single thing seems corrupted, the 7 boys discover the true meaning of friendship, self-sacrifice, hope, and solidarity. But, of course, not in an easy way. Pretty much, this is the story. You definitely have seen it before, but not this well-developed.
An important thing, that you should know is that the story is somehow divided into two parts. The first part, in my opinion, was much better than the second one, in terms of suspense and anxiety. The second part is interesting enough, but kind of more predictable and cliché.
The characters are the strong point of this show. Each one chased by his own demons tries to fight for his life but never forgetting his friends, who come above all. Every character is unique and has his own secrets and dreams, but they all share the same love for one another. However, some characters are more highlighted, thus more likable. Generally, the characters are nice but sometimes TOO nice, to the point where you feel like watching saints.
The art is, for my tastes, mediocre. Some characters are drawn very nicely but others are really messed up. Especially the villains. They are actually quite creepy. Overall, I think that the art is great for this show, where you don’t expect hot guys or fancy backgrounds.
The music is another element that is very carefully done in this show. It embodies and amplifies the emotions. The opening and the ending songs are good, not exceptional. The voice actors, also, do a great job.
That’s it for me this year! Hopefully, you all have a wonderful holiday and I’ll see you in the new year!