One of the more enjoyable shows I saw on the romantic front in the last couple of years that focused on the high school set was Rainbow Days. The series has now found a new overseas licensor with Kaze France picking up the rights to it. They don’t have any formal release plans yet but have confirmed that, at least at the moment, it will be a DVD-only release when it arrives.
Based on the manga Nijiro Dates that began in 2012 from Minami Mizuno, it was directed by Tetsuro Amino as the chief director while Tomihiko Okkubo served as the main director. Aki Itami worked on the scripts while the animation was done at Production Reed.
The cast includes Takuya Eguchi as Tomoya Matsunaga, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Keiichi Katakura, Kouki Uchiyama as Tsuyoshi Naoe, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Natsuki Hashiba, Minami Tsuda as Anna Kobayakawa, Yumi Uchiyama as Mari Tsutsui, Ai Kayano as Nozomi Matsunaga and Shizuka Ishigami as Yukiko Asai.
Plot concept: After getting dumped on Christmas day, high school boy and hopeless romantic Natsuki Hashiba crosses paths with Anna, an aloof girl in a Santa outfit passing out tissues. For him it’s love at first sight, for her… not so much. With help from his best friends—a playboy, an otaku, and a nice guy with a sadistic streak—Natsuki sets out to win Anna’s heart and heal his own heartbreak along the way.
[Source: Rainbow Days]