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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, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.241 (scored by 8208782,087 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #27782
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #932
Members: 210,522
Favorites: 841

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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.

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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)

Sep 2, 2010
milkman57 (All reviews)
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
Sep 27, 2009
Thaiberium (All reviews)
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
Oct 22, 2009
A2ZOMG (All reviews)
Guns, explosions, superpowers, and hot chicks duking it out in fast-paced action. Yeah, if there ever was a reason to watch this show, there you have it. I guess that's legitimate enough. Sorta.

What's good about this show is the action, artwork, and sound/music. So at the very least, the show is aesthetically pleasing.

The problem with this show is pretty much everything else. The plot, whatever it was, was pretty difficult to follow. Maybe it was a combination of this show being hard to take seriously during random hilarity (like the HIGH TENSION taxi chase done CHINA STYLE) that ensued during read more
Sep 27, 2009
asdfrq2dg (All reviews)
Right from the start, a certain "emptiness" can be felt as the general atmosphere. In a ravishing, but flawed universe set in Shanghai and later the deserts of the Middle East, a puzzling battle between several parties takes place.

Amidst this chaos painted with many sentiments, an impressionistic tale of friendship, unrequited love and subconscious search for one's true nature. This hollow in the heart of each character isn't easily filled and tends to expand to the anime as well, leaving it flawed and to be taken as-is, without any resolve to tie up the loose ends.

Story: 7/10

Plot itself is original. The "real world" read more

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