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Jul 9, 2009 11:01 AM

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I enjoyed it, nothing amazing though.
 
Jul 9, 2009 12:08 PM
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That was utterly amazing and I can't wait to see more of it. Definately a hit.
 
Jul 9, 2009 12:13 PM

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If I had to guess I would say those guys in the masks would be the (bare with me here) Synthetic Synesthesis's. That is, people artificiality given that ability as hinted by that cooperate dude and his nekkid secretary.
 
Jul 9, 2009 12:30 PM

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The art and animation was detailed and amazing. The character designs are great and modern. The story is random and good. The action, awesome. Characters have good personalities. All in all, the first episode was the definition of amazing. Can't wait for more.
 
Jul 9, 2009 3:55 PM

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pred said:
Zarggg said:
Neku said:
waiting avi version 411mb are too much for me

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411mb too big for me to consider. Waiting on another subber.

These statements make no sense.


Not everyone has huge ammounts of usage, I survive of 25gb atm and get reset on the tenth of everymonth, I used up heaps this month and have been saving it for some of the other stuff I need to download. Currently waiting on moshis fansub.

So kindly, stfu -.-


You forgot GTFO to make a nice combi, just thought it would make your post PERFECT ;D



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Jul 9, 2009 7:57 PM

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This looks very interesting...to say the least...

Next episode please!!
 
Jul 9, 2009 9:22 PM

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Very exciting first episode, loved how she has the eyes like Shiki from KnK and action scenes were great to watch. This series has a lot of potential, it'll be interesting to see how it is utilized.
 
Jul 9, 2009 9:25 PM

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In the manga doubt there was some rabbit helmet on someones head. The helmet had a poisoned sting ...
Probably something similar is in this anime. If they take the helmet off, then the persons automatically get poisoned because their skin gets scratched by that sting. Who knows what weird drug it contains.
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Jul 9, 2009 10:23 PM

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I don't really know what's going on yet but so far the show looks great...will continue to watch.
 
Jul 10, 2009 1:33 AM

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Looks pretty sweet so far!
 
Jul 10, 2009 7:43 AM

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This looks really promising, even though I have no clue what actually happened! XD
 
Jul 10, 2009 8:54 AM

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Really smooth animation, good opening and ending and a lot of action. It needs a bit more explanation, though. I guess those guys got oversensationed when they put their heads off and they get too much information from their environment, so they get mind-fucked.
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Jul 10, 2009 2:19 PM

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These shows don't catch my interest at all. I'll give it 2 more episodes and then I'll actually consider dropping it. The only character I like is the reporter guy. At least the animation is good and so is the action but that's hardly an actual reason to watch an anime.
 
Jul 10, 2009 2:58 PM

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I'm just gonna go along with this anime : D For funsies
 
Jul 10, 2009 7:38 PM

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Canaan is so kakoii~ <333 It's been a while since I've so looked forward to a next episode of a series. ^^
 
Jul 10, 2009 8:28 PM

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These shows don't catch my interest at all. I'll give it 2 more episodes and then I'll actually consider dropping it. The only character I like is the reporter guy. At least the animation is good and so is the action but that's hardly an actual reason to watch an anime.


Reporter guy? You mean the one who keeps whining thoughout the entire ep? The one who makes stupid faces & who is as annoying as the reporter girl? Okay, so I guess this show is not for you, dear, since what you like is a comedy full with whining people & I happen to know some: N-A-R-U-T-O & B-L-E-A-C-H, hope you have fun



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Jul 10, 2009 10:48 PM
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Very impressive first Ep. Lovely art and animation. Plot was a tad confusing and lots of weird stuff going on that I didn't quite get, but I'm sure it'll all come together in subsequent episodes.

Though, I must admit I was a little disapointed in the action department. Not that I didn't like what was there, I was just hoping there'd be more of it hehe. Still, a nice start and looking forward to next week.
 
Jul 10, 2009 10:53 PM

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For all of you who are still confuse on how this anime is related to the 428 Wii game or the character's, here's the game plot summary by Evospace.

WARNING. The link contains spoilers so read at your own risk.

http://www.akiba-ch.com/?p=902
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Jul 11, 2009 2:28 AM
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Hrm. Plot wasn't as confusing as I thought it was. Seems like there are two factions, Canaan's and Alphard's.

Canaan's is fairly straight forward. As directed by her glasses wearing handler, she's to save the three or so animal wearing bobble heads wandering around the city. Apparently, they've escaped from Ambloom (presumably the corporation that injected the bobble head guys with synesthesia) and she needs to get them to the van with green haired mute girl and Santana. To do so, she'll need to kill the animal mask guys -- which she does, quite effectively. Unfortunately, two of the Ambloom guinea pigs get exposed and die of exposure to too many sensations, causing their brain to explode. The last apparently gets blown up in a car bomb.

Ouch. I guess that counts as a semi failed mission for Canaan although the acrobatics were quite cool.

The other side features a mix of Ambloom the evil corporation and Hebi the Snake terrorist organization. Hebi is led by Alphard, the girl who got captured by the CIA and is being transported through some jungle. Ambloom is represented by Cummings, the blonde haired guy with Liang Qi as his secretary and they want to induce synesthesia in people with a drug. Apparently though, in the Hebi organization, Liang Qi is higher up though as Cummings is massaging her leg and foot in the helicopter. Presumably, Liang Qi is going to be successful at saving Alphard from the CIA and we'll get to see what evil plots Alphard comes up with in the following episodes.

Overall, fantastic episode. Really enjoyed it.
 
Jul 11, 2009 9:31 AM

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The story didn't sound too catchy for me. But I liked the animation and the graphics. Also, the characters (Specially the secretary) may have some gorgeous personalities that will be revealed through the story.~
 
Jul 11, 2009 10:27 AM

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The story didn't sound too catchy for me. But I liked the animation and the graphics. Also, the characters (Specially the secretary) may have some gorgeous personalities that will be revealed through the story.~


The secretary? Did you just say THE SECRETARY? Finally someone else other than me was able to appreciate Liang Qi swan AWSOMENESS. Hope next ep will be full of her & she can bite her nail all day long & I will still appreciate it more than Canaan doing stunning accrobatic shooting.



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Jul 11, 2009 5:39 PM

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Seems like an ok series, its doesn't seem nearly as good as say... black lagoon, but it's definitely worth the watch.
 
Jul 11, 2009 8:31 PM

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The secretary? Did you just say THE SECRETARY? Finally someone else other than me was able to appreciate Liang Qi swan AWSOMENESS. Hope next ep will be full of her & she can bite her nail all day long & I will still appreciate it more than Canaan doing stunning accrobatic shooting.


Hahaha, I Did like her ~ And I also hope that she gets a bigger place on the next episode x3
 
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Hahaha, I Did like her ~ And I also hope that she gets a bigger place on the next episode x3


Me too! BTW, is the girl on your avatar Alice from Pandora Hearts? Just curious... xD



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Jul 11, 2009 10:37 PM

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I loved this first episode. The animation and the OST are brilliant. And so far, there's been a lot of mystery. The Eden of the East of this season.
 
Jul 12, 2009 8:54 AM

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Love the animation and quality. Pretty cool. Characters were pretty good too. Voice actor suits the characters. Story pretty confused but interesting though. Overall, I enjoyed it.
 
Jul 12, 2009 6:18 PM

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Very boring, dropped. I wasn't interested in what was going on, I found myself dozing off.
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Jul 12, 2009 9:50 PM

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that was very good! I still don't really know what's goin on, but I feel like I've watched a whole season already, lol. The action is amazing, the animation is excellent. I can't wait to see where this is going...Urahara Out!!
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Jul 13, 2009 12:30 AM

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Jul 13, 2009 7:37 AM

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The animation was really really good, the overall designs were also great but I never really got into the story. I had no idea whatsoever what was going on and I didnt really learn about the characters at all or end up with any connection to them . Ill keep watching it though, sometimes with shows like this it takes 3 or so episodes to start to get into it. It looks like it has great potential to be good.
 
Jul 13, 2009 4:51 PM

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Crazy ep


 
Jul 13, 2009 5:08 PM

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Jul 18, 2009 3:46 PM

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...Synesthesia isn't something you inject into someone or w.e. You are born with it, your senses overlap each other which makes you 'see' things that you hear or 'taste' things that you hear etc. It doesn't kill you like it did to the people in the anime though. Your eyes don't turn red when you 'activate' it because it's always 'activated'.
 
Jul 18, 2009 4:26 PM

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...Synesthesia isn't something you inject into someone or w.e. You are born with it, your senses overlap each other which makes you 'see' things that you hear or 'taste' things that you hear etc. It doesn't kill you like it did to the people in the anime though. Your eyes don't turn red when you 'activate' it because it's always 'activated'.

Yes.

But considering it's a neurological condition, and that we all share it to some, small extent (Buba/Kiki effect), we probably could develop a way to "inflict" it on people.

Still, I expect this show to wholly mutilate what synaesthesia is. And that's okay, after all, it is not really trying to go for realism. What annoys me more is the bluntness with which they forcefeed us the vision theme in this episode.
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Jul 20, 2009 6:23 PM

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First foray into this kind of anime in awhile and so far im liking it, the animation quality and characters.. I just wish I didnt get the S-M subs first.. maybe I need GG to tell me whats going on

 
Jul 21, 2009 12:11 PM

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the beginning was a bit confusing and boring. but the end was pure awesomeness. and i like this shanghai setting. oosawa is cute <3


 
Jul 22, 2009 10:58 PM

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Oh wow. This was an amazing start. The action caught my eye. Definitely looking forward to more.
 
Aug 8, 2009 1:09 AM
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Can someone explain to me what just happened? I'm a bit confused.
I just know that a few attempted characters were introduced, the only one of which I remember is the titular character, Canaan, and these guys have these weird masks on that when taken off, they are killed.
Oh and there's a reporter and a photographer, the latter of which happens to know Canaan.

And they are somewhere in what seems to be China.
That's all I could really grasp from it.
 
Aug 17, 2009 2:47 PM

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I think it was a good start but tried to introduce too many characters at once, did enjoy though am gonna carry on watching it = )
 
Aug 30, 2009 10:19 AM

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The animation was really really good, the overall designs were also great but I never really got into the story. I had no idea whatsoever what was going on and I didnt really learn about the characters at all or end up with any connection to them . Ill keep watching it though, sometimes with shows like this it takes 3 or so episodes to start to get into it. It looks like it has great potential to be good.


I agree with this.
I just started with this and i wonder why i was so late. There are still things to learn but the fast action pace and the amazing artwork and animation really caught my eye.
Well the good part about starting a little late is that i have about 8 episodes available to watch.
 
Aug 31, 2009 12:59 PM

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Looks cool, lots of action, lots of skin, lots of girl, just what macho man would want I guess. Although you don't know what the fuck is happening it makes you want more of it...

No, didn't caught my eye, and I don't think it will, at lest this first episode didn't, good animation doesn't come with a good story most of the times and CANAAN isn't an exception, I'm guessing it will be some sorta of seinen with good pewpew.

Certainly it has a good cast, Maya Sakamoto and LOOOOOOOOL Miyuki as CANAAN, who would think that Cal, Jun or either Dorm Leader from Maria+Holic could voice such an action character, really, just imagine Shinku from Rozen Maiden with a sniper. She should just stay with her loli characters. Anyway i'll stick with it untill the end -after all just 13 episodes-, I'm the only one from my friends that isn't watching it, and such a conmotion between them makes me wanna puke, overrated in my opinion. They should have used another word except 'Epic' ._.

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Sep 2, 2009 9:47 PM
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great animation and all but i kinda dont know wats goin on.
 
Sep 15, 2009 9:56 PM

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Another unimpressive first episode. I just hope the rest of the series will get better.
 
Oct 3, 2009 8:44 PM

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Good Episode, it wasn't so bad. xD

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Oct 7, 2009 10:21 PM
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So a few things were interesting in this episode:

Main characters have been soldiers of some sort, one of them loosing her humanity in the process, the other striving not to give in to hatred. This may lead to interesting messages later on.

How the celebrating masses chose to ignore violence and death even when it is blatantly obvious in order not to be afraid or spoil their fun. This may imply that more such reflexions on aspects of human nature are to come in the next episodes.

A few downsides:

Once again, women (who look like teenagers, sigh...) with guns, and unreal acrobatics and choreagraphed battles. Pointless glorification of the act of killing and pandering to part of the male audience who get high on seeing phallic chicks? Seriously, enough is enough.

Too many stereotypical characters like the happy go lucky character with a deeper side who's the main heroine's friend. Haven't I seen her before? Oh, yeah many times... And the stupid soldiers, the corrupt businessman the bossy exhibisionnist, etc...


To conclude, a first episode that shows possible strengths and irrecuperable weaknesses. If only commercial profit was out of the equation perhaps this might have been a very good show...

I'll probably watch the next episode but my hopes are not high.
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Nov 21, 2009 8:16 AM

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It was just awesome!
 
Nov 26, 2009 10:07 AM

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I loved it
there was so much going on
like everyone else I was confused on a number of things
but I expect it all to come to light by the end of things
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Dec 11, 2009 12:24 PM

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It was OK but what the heck was going on?
 
Jan 11, 2010 3:32 PM
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Canaan is a great anime for sure!

I'll definitely watch the 13 episodes :)
 
May 2, 2010 9:45 AM
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The first ep was ok, nothing new, but I will continue watchin it !
 
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