In this episode, Daryl and the gang review 2010’s Rainbow – Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin, a show about criminals for which the biggest crime is how overlooked it remains. With the timing of this episode, it is likely to remain that way.
Introduction (0:00 – 30:34)
We didn’t actually get much in the way of new emails between the last episode and this one, so rather than do the responsible thing and simply read one of the thousands of existing emails, we elected instead to give our impressions of the currently airing anime season. The problem was that we recorded this one day into the new season, so most of the top favorites had yet to even start.
Promo: Right Stuf Anime (30:34 – 33:53)
It’s not just for videogames anymore; one-day flash sales are all the rage over at your favorite anime/manga vendor as well! All the better to encourage us to check the site every single day. Alternatively, if you listened to our review of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and concluded “I must own this in its entirety!” (as many do), you’ll want to get your preorder in before September since you’ll save over $100.
Review: Rainbow – Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin (33:53 – 1:18:06)
The 2010 series Rainbow was one of those shows that everybody who watched it through loved it, but virtually nobody was willing to watch; a critically acclaimed flop. Fans at the time didn’t want to watch a show with so much objectionable content whose cast was pretty much entirely guys that focused so heavily on their deeply-forged bonds of friendship…but perhaps in 2018, all of these things are selling points! Hey, it could happen; people are watching Legend of the Galactic Heroes now! Alas, the streaming rights for Rainbow expired long ago and it was never released on home video in the US, so your only option is fansubs and (partial) scanlations for this one.