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 1156011,560 users)
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Ranked: #56462
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Popularity: #4262
Members: 27,002
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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
Yamauchi, Tomio
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


Apr 13, 2014
Canvas 2 was definitely an unexpected series. Despite what the other reviews say, this show doesn't feel like a harem whatsoever. In fact, it's more of a love triangle. Take note that just because a show involves a male character hanging out and talking with a fairly big group of girls, doesn't mean it's a harem.
I have literally one issue with this series. What's the issue, you ask? Well, I'll tell you; The ending. I'm a person who values the path along the way to the ending the most, but you can't disagree that an ending to a series can affect your view on ...
Oct 23, 2018
Mixed Feelings
So, I've read the Visual Novel before watching the anime and this review will be based on my knowledge of the game.

The soundtrack of the show is really bad at times, which is a shame because the VN has some good songs to it. While the art style is bad at times and could use a few more in between to check on it, it doesn't really take away the enjoyment.

If you haven't read the synopsis yet, I highly recommend that you do. The main character who lost his dream of becoming an artist is the main aspect of the show that I liked and ...
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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