Ranked #3415

Canvas 2: Niji-iro no Sketch

Alternative Titles

English: Canvas 2: Rainbow Colored Sketch
Japanese: Canvas2 ~虹色のスケッチ~


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2005 to Mar 26, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: DAX Production
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.951 (scored by 8,205 users)
Ranked: #34152
Popularity: #1865
Members: 18,178
Favorites: 41
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Kamikura Hiroki is an art student at the local school Nadesico Academy (High School and college level) whom intends to be an art teacher in the future. He is also the advisor to the high school arts society where his cousin, Housen Elis, attends. While Elis is a painter like Hiroki, Hiroki seems to have given up on his dreams and no longer paints. There appears to be some mysterious trauma in the both of their pasts which may have changed them. Meanwhile, the high school hires a new PE teacher, Kikyo Kiri. On the first day, she bumps into Hiroki and is stunned. Here is the boy she confessed to and he refused her...

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Housen, Elis
Housen, Elis
Nazuka, Kaori
Nazuka, Kaori
Kamikura, Hiroki
Kamikura, Hiroki
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro
Kikyou, Kiri
Kikyou, Kiri
Nabatame, Hitomi
Nabatame, Hitomi
Fujinami, Tomoko
Fujinami, Tomoko
Takahashi, Mikako
Takahashi, Mikako


Kawasaki, Itsurou
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Yoshida, Reiko
Yoshida, Reiko
Script, Series Composition
Yamada, Yuka
Yamada, Yuka

More episodes Episodes(0/24)

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Opening Theme

"Plastic Smile (Niji-iro guitar version)" by Honey Bee[YURIA]

Ending Theme

"NA NA IRO" by Sweets Tankentai

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Sep 29, 2007
5 WORDS OR LESS REVIEW: Surprisingly Entertaining

I didn’t really like harem anime series, but I actually liked Canvas 2. In fact, I think I looked forward to watching it. That’s really surprising, because normally I would avoid series that had ero-game written all over it. It was really interesting to see how Hiroki, the main character, would interact with the girls in his life, a lot of them under-aged, I might add.

Like your usual harem anime, Canvas 2 had ecchi scenes complete with unnecessary shower scenes and panty shots, and I can’t believe I’m saying this but I didn’t mind it at all. As a read more
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Mar 31, 2008
First of all, this is the first harem anime that I watched that I liked so much that got me into making a review for it.

The story is quite nice and somehow unpredictable. If you've watched Da Capo, it resembles most of it. But the way the story is presented, and the story itself, has a unique touch to it.
Even though it's harem (I don't like harem animes anyway) this is entertaining to the point that I really watched 11 episodes in one sitting and I never included this anime in my Dropped list. I gave the story a 9 because I enjoyed it so read more
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Apr 13, 2014
Canvas 2 was definitely an unexpected series. Despite what the other reviews say, this show doesn't feel like a harem whatsoever. In fact, it's more of a love triangle. Take note that just because a show involves a male character hanging out and talking with a fairly big group of girls, doesn't mean it's a harem.
I have literally one issue with this series. What's the issue, you ask? Well, I'll tell you; The ending. I'm a person who values the path along the way to the ending the most, but you can't disagree that an ending to a series can affect your view on read more
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Jun 12, 2009
In the year of 2005 the japanese animation production companies made quite a few animes, one of them is called Canvas 2. Why it is called Canvas 2 is probably because it's based on Canvas ~Motif Of Sepia~ (an OVA which I suppose was originally planned to be hentai, but they were feeling extra original and didn't make a hentai, instead they made the masterpiece that is known as Canvas ~Motif Of Sepia~, do not be fooled, I was being sarcastic), but it's not really a sequel. I guess they thought it was witty to add the 2 even though it's not an actual sequel. read more
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Anime: D.C.: Da Capo
Again harem/romance type. similar character designs and behavior. You got to like it when you liked the other one 
reportRecommended by Guybrush
Anime: Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka
Both titles have the same "sibiling love" theme in it , with more or less the same relationship development from the begining, right to the very end of the two shows. 
reportRecommended by Neuvil
Anime: ef: A Tale of Melodies.
Both contain a character with painful memories and them dealing with it by avoiding some sort of art, whether its musical or visual. The same mood gets sent whenever both shows start digging into the past and each give hint by hint to what happened. 
reportRecommended by SparksOfLogic
Anime: Bungaku Shoujo
They are really similar in a way. The main character in Bungaku is a novel writer, and the main character from Canvas 2 is a painter. It reflects the way they are. Also one of the heroines is a childhood friend from the past in both shows. If you like one you'll most likely like the other.  
reportRecommended by Ragna92
Anime: Nana
if you liked all the drama and sadness in nana you would like canvas 2 in the first couple episodes its not so good just like nana was but then it gets interesting and i really enjoyed it and i actually cryed in the last couple episodes and the ones in the middle of the anime 
reportRecommended by Rammstein
Anime: Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
Both have strong romance ,slice of life and school elements.

Canvas 2 is more art-themed, involves deeper storylines while Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu is more light-atmosphered and more otaku-themed. 
reportRecommended by Dunkjoe

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