CANAAN User Reviews

CANAAN is an anime series in the CANAAN franchise
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Canaan Reviewed by Zabu_san on April 14, 2010. Zabu_san has written 5 reviews. His/her last review was for Zegapain. 3 out of 3 users recommend his reviews.
 So the Spring/Summer season has come to a close this past week for most shows, and it was one of the more memorable seasons in recent memory IMO...However, there was one show that stuck out to me that just seemed to do everything right: Canaan

With a concept from the writers of the Wii game: 428: Fūsa Sareta Shibuya de, the plot of Canaan has a lil' bit of tie-in but enough ground to stand on it's own...Basically, it's a scenario from the game written specifically for the anime...

With a deadly virus poised to breakout across the world, the titular heroine (Canaan) must step in and prevent it...While it may sound mildly cliche, the story is rather complex and with lil' twists and turns throughout the course of the 13 episode series, it satisfies...Though I did require a lil' insight for some things mentioned, I was able to comprehend the majority of the story and was completely happy with the conclusion...

The characters are what really stood out for me in this series. I can't remember the last time I have really cared for this many characters in a series at one time...The antagonists are not necessarily "bad," they just have their own motives/reasoning and it's rather hard to hate them...By the end of the series, I was rooting for them a little...Well, most of them, there were a couple I did wish to die...

Canaan is a great character overall and her "relationship" with the cute/friendly Maria was a great development over the course of the series and while it kind of left off with unfinished/unsettled business, it's just enough too not upset anyone...

The only complaint I really have for the series is the music, it's not that it is bad, it's just not memorable...Save for a couple of songs in the finale, I don't see myself listening to the OST upon it;'s release...The OP was rather "blah" to me and the ED I never watched except for the first episode...

While this isn't the most in depth review/impression (it's 5:49 AM and I'm f'n tired) I urge people to check it out...The action, while rather limited, is incredible the animation is some of the best this season, and the plot is enjoyable enough for a short, 13 episode series...
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