Canvas: Sepia-iro no Motif

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Synonyms: Canvas: Motif Of Sepia
Japanese: Canvas ~セピア色のモチーフ~


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 25, 2001 to Mar 25, 2002
Producers: KENMedia
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Kyuuma
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.661 (scored by 31563,156 users)
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Ranked: #110762
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Popularity: #7181
Members: 7,735
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Asou Daisuke is a high school student and a gifted artist - but he is currently suffering from a block, which keeps him from painting. His childhood friend, Tachibana Amane, who loves him deeply, persuades him to do a portrait of Kimikage Yurina, a girl with a heart condition, before Yurina undergoes surgery. In the process of rediscovering his art, Daisuke also realises the love that he and Amane feel for each other.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Tominaga, Tsuneo
Director, Storyboard
Kunitake, Miyuki
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Ending Theme

"Omoide" by Miyuki Kunitake


Jun 27, 2012
Preliminary (1/2 eps)
at first i though that this was just an introduction of characters for an anime that's coming up, but i was completely wrong. instead it was a very short anime that moves at an extremely fast pace.

i it was a real disappointment how they begin the story. it begun like it's already pass the first episode, and moving to the middle of the story. seems like they really rush in making this, since when the scenery change, it's like changing a slide with a blink of an eye. it occur to me that this anime is terribly made, for the story line is ...
Apr 19, 2008
Mixed Feelings
I suppose this anime was decent at best. I didn't really expect much out of 2 episodes, so I guess it did exceed my expectations. The story was rushed, but I guess that's to be expected. The art and animation were also very poor, but you can't really expect more from low-budget OVAs. The characters had a surprising amount of depth to them. They acted in ways that really exceeded my expectations. They actually had deep and complex emotions, unlike you ordinary OVA character, so I came away impressed by that. Overall, it wasn't a total waste of time to watch this series, but it ...
Aug 9, 2008
i cannot begin to believe that something as pathetic as this would exist in the first place, canvas 1 is not only one of the worst anime that i've ever seen but IS the worst anime that i have seen, i now know why many fans of anime have never heard of this title

story: pretty hard to understand, you will have to wait atleast 5 minutes to have the slightest clue what is going on exactly, even after then you still may not get it, but it apparently is about some kid named daisuke who has an interest in painting, while the other half is ...

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