Canvas 2: Nijiiro 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
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.731 (scored by 1144511,445 users)
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Ranked: #53732
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Popularity: #4159
Members: 26,735
Favorites: 48

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Ishiodori, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Chiba, Daisuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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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
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 ...
Oct 28, 2008
Mixed Feelings
A harem is a harem and Canvas 2 is definitely a harem.

Story: The story takes the route that every harem takes. One boy in a sea of girls who may or may not be interested in them. In this case, he or hs sister help them to accomplish their dreams through their high ranking academic school. Each girl has a different talent and a reason for why they're held back from reaching their tre potential. As do the two heroines of this story.

Art: I found the art well below average from what I usually watch. It's nowhere near intolerable to watch (little blabs), but I ...
Jun 12, 2009
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. ...

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