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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: 7.211 (scored by 8743487,434 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #32032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1061
Members: 233,011
Favorites: 927

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors

Taxi driver

Nakata, Jouji


Tomatsu, Haruka


Noto, Mamiko


Ookawa, Tooru


Hirata, Hiroaki


Nagatani, Takayuki
Tsuji, Mitsuhito
Producer, Production Manager


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"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
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 ...
Oct 22, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jun 15, 2014
Canaas is a show with a high overall rating but I disagree.
Plot: the are many ingredients tossed together but unrelated (many characters and elements which you expect to have a role in the story, in the end are nothing more than "empty filling"). If you dont care that much about coherent and complex plots though, then it will still be fine.
As for the characters: in the first episode you will notice that you already know one of the female protagonists from another hundred animés. As for complexity dont expect too much (sort of like Noir). Something I personlly dislike is inconsistency and I found that ...

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