Fat Shounen Sundays (Weekly Manga Review) : Rainbow

January 29, 2012

Hi guys! Whats happening? How was your week? Well its Sunday again and I got another exciting manga for you to have a ponder upon!

Today’s manga is called Rainbow, written by George Abe and Illustrated by Masasumi Kakizaki. The story of this manga is set in the 1950′s Japan, and it is about 6 kids aged between 16 to 17 years old whom all committed a crime with their own reasons and got sent to a juvenile reform centre, AKA juvenile jail. 6 kids entered hell, when they’ve been mistreated and abused by the head security of the facility and the reformation centre’s doctor is a serial pedofile. In the beginning when the 6 kids got sent to their cell, they got beaten up by their cellmate called Sakuragi Rokurouta. He is a 18 year old kid who has been there before them, and eventually became an older brother figure to the 6 as he protects them from any trouble in the facility.

What I love about this manga is that the friendship, and loyalty displayed by the characters. It’s deeply moving, and I guess it teaches us all a lesson. The story is truly well written and has lots of twists (which i love) that will leave you in awe! Currently I’m still reading it and let me tell you, it is a fantastic and addictive read!

Written by George Abe

Illustrated by Masasumi Kakizaki

Genre: Seinen, Drama, Mature

Released Date: 2003 – 2010

Volumes: 22

Story: 10/10

Art: 8/10

Over all: 9/10

See you all next week ;) Ciao~

Fat Jenga signing out!


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