The biggest waste of forty-eight minutes in the history of EVER!
Gift of the Eternal Rainbow is a story that is set in a town where an eternal rainbow hangs over its denizens. This rainbow grants them the gift of magic where any wish can come true, but only under one condition: the two hearts must be one...does this story sound like a bad cliche already, or is it just me?
The story starts with Amaumi Haruhiko, a high school student attending Shimano Academy in a town called Narasakicho. As a child, Haruhiki has been close with his childhood friend, Kirino, until he obtains a non-blood related sister called Riko. He develops a strong relationship with Riko until they are separated due to Haruhiko's father no longer being able to support them both.
Riko eventually returns to Narasakicho, and along with Kirino, attends Shimano Academy with Haruhiko. The series revolves around the relationship among these three and slowly reveals the story behind both Gift and Rainbow.
Can you feel the cliche yet?
The problem with Gift of the Eternal Rainbow isn't the story itself, but the fact that it brings nothing new to the table. It has everything that has already been done in a harem anime, and it's all been done worse than all those other animes. Not only is the story itself about as generic as you can get, the comedy is incredibly lacking. Anime like To Love Ru, Princess Lover, Cat Planet Cuties have the same, or similar, use of tropes and scenarios, but the comedy often taken so over the top that the story is actually interesting even though these stories are almost all the same.
This story not only doesn't have that over the top comedy, but is riddled with so many harem cliche's that it's enough to make one sick. It was so bad that I was only able to finish two episodes before being forced to throw in the towel. Not even my OCD need to finish everything I watch could make me continue watching this anime.
Overall I would rate it a 3/10, and that's only because I liked the art-style.