[JAPAN] SHUN OGURI VOICES LEAD IN RAINBOW ANIME
“RAINBOW” is an adaptation of the acclaimed manga of the same name, written by George Abe and illustrated by Masasumi Kakizaki. Serialized over a period of eight years, the comic ended last month. Its first 21 volumes have sold more than 3 million copies, and the final volume comes out this weekend.
The story depicts the lives of six young delinquents at a special reform school in 1955. Oguri plays the protagonist Mario, while actress Shihori Kanjiya (24) plays the main female role. Other characters are being voiced by Rikiya Koyama, Romi Paku, Takaya Kuroda, Keiji Fujiwara, and Tatsuya Hasome. Megumi Hayashibara will serve as a narrator.
Oguri has done voice acting before, including the main character in “Wangan Midnight,” but this will be his first lead voice role in an anime on terrestrial television.
“RAINBOW” premieres on April 6.