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Canaan

Canaan

Alternative Titles

English: Canaan
Synonyms: 428 ~Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de~ Tokubetsu Hen, 428 ~Fuusasareta Shibuya de~ Special Chapter, 428 the animation
Japanese: カナン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2009 to Sep 26, 2009
Genres: Action, Seinen
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.471 (scored by 45278 users)
Ranked: #16232
Popularity: #320
Members: 94,720
Favorites: 544
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Oosawa Maria is a Japanese photographer currently working in Shanghai, China. Along with her partner Mino, she searches for potential newsworthy stories throughout the city. When strange events occur at a local festival, Maria and Mino immediately investigate. Quickly, the two are immersed in a battle between unknown masked men and a strange, white-haired woman. Just when Maria is about to be caught in the crossfire, an old friend by the name of Canaan appears and helps Maria escape. But a sinister plot over a deadly virus soon develops, and Canaan learns she must confront her past if she wants any chance at stopping the perpetrator and saving her friends.

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Aired  Jul 4, 2009 to Sep 26, 2009
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Adaptation: Canaan, Canaan
Summary: Canaan Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Canaan
Canaan
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Alshaya, Alphard
Alshaya, Alphard
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Minorikawa, Minoru
Minorikawa, Minoru
Main
Hamada, Kenji
Japanese
Hamada, Kenji
Oosawa, Maria
Oosawa, Maria
Main
Nanjo, Yoshino
Japanese
Nanjo, Yoshino

Staff

Horikawa, Kenji
Producer
Ando, Masahiro
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Asai, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director



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May 24, 2015
BGCLeonK12
I had not heard of the anime Canaan until i was reading a review on Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood trail and noticed it in the recommended section.

After reading a synopsis of the story and watching a short preview i was baffled to see how this could appeal to anybody who liked the gritty, over the top action fest that is the Black Lagoon series.

Still, needed a series to go to after the amazing Black Lagoon saga so i decided to give Canaan a shot anyway not expecting much. I have to say im glad i did since it is easily one of the best anime read more
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Sep 2, 2010
milkman57
Believe it or not, the name "Canaan" is actually a reference to the Old Testament of the Bible, describing a land "flowing with milk and honey". Naturally, the name piqued my curiosity when I first saw it. I was quickly surprised when I saw that this anime is set in modern day, with the protagonist of the show bearing the same name as its title. I was left pleasantly surprised in the end, and found myself considering a re-watch of the show at some point.

Canaan is essentially the story of a photographer named Maria, and her friendship with the mysterious girl named “Canaan”. Maria read more
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Sep 27, 2009
Thaiberium
To tell you the truth, I had no interest in CANAAN at all. That all changed when at a local con, they decided to show CANAAN's Opening. Solely from that, my interest in it grew and with it, I set out to find the promised land, CANAAN.

Now let me begin with the story. First of all, it is by no means badly paced. No doubt, it was written in the anime description itself that anime was about all walks of life pulled together by a global conspiracy. A conspiracy in which only start to come together as the story progresses. read more
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May 28, 2014
baconrollz
I don't know what I was doing in 2009 that prevented me from watching Canaan when it aired. But as it is, I watched it about a month ago and I was blown away by how great it was. It captured my attention from the beginning, an art that some series could work on.

Story [7/10]

"Soldiers who're born within destruction take hatred as their weapon. Listen, Canaan. You must not counter hatred with hatred...ever".

I just want to say that Canaan has one of the best intros ever. The combination of Siam's solemn voice and the sad, haunting violin music in the background just sent chills down read more
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Recommendations

They have a similar sort of mystery/action thing going for them, though the pacing is quicker in Canaan, and the mystery is more... well, mysterious for Darker than Black. 
reportRecommended by bettynoire
CANAAN and Black Lagoon have very much the same feel to it.
Both the main characters are bad-ass women with guns with a lot of good action, both series are mainly located in a urban city in China and are well illustrated.
They both have a sense of dark organizations doing things behind the scene, though Black Lagoon has it less and doesn't have any fiction things (like non existing viruses and such)

CANAAN and Black Lagoon are both very awesome series to watch if you like action and gunfights. 
reportRecommended by tsunande
Girls with guns. Both lead characters look similiar, have special abilities, and protect their not so skilled friend. Both use weapons for their professions. 
reportRecommended by spineslayer
Action-filled, female main characters and gun-filled. Has crazy characters, silent characters etc. You should really look it up if you like this anime. 
reportRecommended by JustMyself
Both have the hardcore girls with guns aspect as well as a bit of sci-fi or mysticism. 
reportRecommended by H2Crodon
Both are about women, who are natural born killers.
Both of them despite of their future seek for normality. 
reportRecommended by luki

Opening Theme

"mind as Judgment" by Faylan

Ending Theme

#1: "My heaven" by Annabel (eps 1-12)
#2: "mind as Judgment" by Faylan (ep 13)

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