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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
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Action, Seinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.411 (scored by 53,899 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #18782
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #422
Members: 119,954
Favorites: 648
7.41
Ranked #1878Popularity #422Members 119,954
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Episodes: /13

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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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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


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"mind as Judgment" by Faylan

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



More reviewsReviews

milkman57
Sep 2, 2010
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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Thaiberium
Sep 27, 2009
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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semtex
Aug 30, 2009
This CANAAN review is for those who are a little bit sceptic about this show. If you have watched anime for a long time (like me) you will find this anime lacking, but it might intrigue the newcomers to the world of anime.

Alright lets get this on the road. CANAAN is not unique, it does not offer anything special or new, on the contrary is rather average. Why? This show has been covered with a high animation budget, therefore it looks better than most anime. You have to admit anime trailers with good animation tend to stand out than other trailers. With good animation comes read more
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asdfrq2dg
Sep 27, 2009
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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