Canvas 2: Niji-iro no Sketch

Canvas 2: Rainbow Colored Sketch

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Japanese: Canvas2 ~虹色のスケッチ~
English: Canvas 2: Rainbow Colored Sketch
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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
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.751 (scored by 1112911,129 users)
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Ranked: #50192
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Popularity: #3745
Members: 25,711
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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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Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Ishiodori, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Reiko
Script, Series Composition


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

Ending Theme

"NA NA IRO" by Sweets Tankentai

Sep 29, 2007
jet2r0cks (All reviews)
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
Mar 31, 2008
rainbow_heart (All reviews)
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
Jun 12, 2009
Credulous (All reviews)
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
Feb 24, 2008
loplop (All reviews)
Canvas 2 is a show that is not made enough in anime these days, a slice of life in the Modern day. It could have been set just as easily in New York or Chicago as it was in Tokyo and told its story. Having played the Bishoujo game that it was based on about a year or so before the series started in the fall of 2005, I was rather happy to see that the series was executed very well. That does not always happen with shows made from games(Think Shuffle!). Many people dismissed this series quickly as a harem show, but there were read more


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