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Synonyms: 428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de Tokubetsu-hen, 428: Fuusasareta Shibuya de Special Chapter, 428 the animation
Japanese: CANAAN
English: Canaan
French: Canaan: Tueuses Nées
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2009 to Sep 26, 2009
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.221 (scored by 8592885,928 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #30602
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1024
Members: 227,594
Favorites: 911

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Canaan is the sequel to the Canaan scenario created by Kinoko Nasu and Takashi Takeuchi that is unlocked in the visual novel video game 428: Shibuya Scramble. The scenario features Canaan, Alphard Alshaya, and Maria Oosawa, and takes place 2 years before 428: Shibuya Scramble while the anime takes place 2 years after.

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Opening Theme

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"mind as Judgment" by Faylan

Ending Theme

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


Apr 23, 2023
Canaan is an action thriller where three main characters converge in China as their previous baggage with each other become intertwined with an overarching terrorist plot.

What grabbed me immediately were the visuals and the unique setting of China, which is rarely seen in anime. The action is spectacularly animated creating white knuckle tension, a sense of stakes, and a feeling of brutality. While their are fantastical elements involved, the action still plays out similar to what you would see in a Jason Bourne or James Bond movie. The character animation is colorful, crisp, and full of complexion.

What is interesting is that the audience has ...
Oct 29, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Guns and Girls, Tomboys and Terrorism, Sci-Fi and Supernatural, all for one big... bland experience? Disappointing.

Lately, Mino has found his time as a reporter to be somewhat unfulfilling. He only ever produced gossip stories, which one would read at sunrise and then promptly forget by sunset. So, in order to get that huge scoop, he made the decision to dig into a certain terrorist group while pretending to be writing an article about the "International Conference on Anti-terrorism" that's going to be held at the capital of the factory of the world, Shanghai. He is accompanied by Maria, his blond and jovial new photographer. But ...
Jul 6, 2023
On April 28 20XX, the CIA formed a joint operation with Tokyo PD to help resolve a kidnapping case. As you'd imagine, if the CIA are involved, this is pretty serious business. See, the victim of the kidnapping case, Maria Osawa, was injected with the Ua virus and was set loose onto the busy streets of Shibuya.

The Ua virus is particularly deadly, causing the victim to violently bleed out of every orifice after 12-24 hours of infection. You can already imagine the means of transmission if the symptoms are *that* horrific. If they did not find Maria Osawa within this timeframe, the streets of Shibuya ...

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