Posted by psgels on 18 July 2009 with categories: Canaan

Nice episode. It’s a good thing to see that the creators are delving into the past of the characters early in the series, especially if the series is only going to take up 13 episodes. This episode was all about the friendship between Canaan and Maria, with nice effects now that Maria has learned the darker side around Canaan, and having her actually see her killing someone.

It’s good that this series knows how to keep this series diverse. The first half of this episode was much lighter than the previous episode, the second was much darker. Since this is a series that seems to be going for the entertainment level, it’s good to see that this episode kept me thoroughly entertained this way.

I’m interested to see whether this series can pull off a good and well-rounded storyline this way. After the first episode, it’s definitely shown that it’s capable of directing great action scenes, but there are many potential pitfalls. Like, this series having blown most of its budget on just that episode. I can also see Minoru growing on my nerves if he doesn’t get some development or background. Right now, I’m the most curious for Alphard’s background: there’s too much mystery around her right now for her to be a successful villain.
Rating: * (Good)

9 Responses

  1. Solaris says:

    Hey i can say FIRRRRSSSTTT!!!

    just kidding as i have nothing to say but trolling!

  2. Ina G. says:

    You should go to Anime Expo.. man that stuff is crazy!

    That is just a blog about it, if you don’t know about it. It’s pretty cool…

    idk, random, i know, but i mean you’re an enthusiast :)

  3. psgels psgels says:

    Ina: that’s nice and all, but I live in Amsterdam. Anime Expo is in LA, just about the other side of the world. There’s no way that I’m going to travel that distance. ;)

  4. DiatribeCondominiali says:

    I’m planning on dropping this anime. The episode was boring, the characters are plain stereotypes(especially Canaan), I hope in some serious plot development in the next 2 episodes.

    Think i’m going to drop Bakemonogatari and Zan Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei too (the dialogues are just pointless).

    I’ll still keep watching Haruhi Suzumiya(surprisingly good), Umineko, Cross Game and Tokyo Magnitude :D

  5. Elvenwarrior says:

    “Right now, I’m the most curious for Alphard’s background: there’s too much mystery around her right now for her to be a successful villain.”

    Yeah, I want to see more of Alphard as well and see what role they develop her into.

  6. Serpit says:


    Just wondering, what stereotype is Canaan according to you? >_>

  7. tealovertoma says:

    She’s the socially detached killing machine character with 1 close friend… but with a lot of subtle differences from other examples; to the point where I don’t find her to be a stereotype at all, she’s far from cliche.

    It’s a good show, but I don’t think it’ll live up to its potential (meaning as well written as Baccano).

  8. DiatribeCondominali says:


    She’s the typical cold and robot-like protagonist who tries to understand people and always acts cool :( I don’t see any depth in her personality :)

  9. windy says:

    Do you know where we could find the visual novel ” canaan” , “428: Fūsasareta Shibuya de”? I’d love to play it!

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  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:46 AM)
    @Kaiser: so far it’s good. I’ve been hearing the buzz but I wished someone had nodged me to watch it sooner.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:42 AM)
    You’ve reminded me Bam that I’d been meaning to pick up ash vs the evil dead sometime.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:39 AM)
    @Kaiser: the remake was still pretty entertaining, but it lost the silly comedy edge the series was known for. I still think that the 2nd film had the most unique and prominent voice of its own, and all of that is present in the new series’ pilot. If anything Raimi cranked it up a couples of notches here and there.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:35 AM)
    There was a mean spirited feel to the remake I found pretty appealling.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:27 AM)
    @Kaiser: the original Evil Dead was playing the horror genre straight, but it had a strata of slap-stick that was partially unintended. With Evil Dead 2 he doubled down on the strange horror/comedy dynamic and it became fantastic. Army of Darkness was very entertaining, but it strayed very far from the series’ roots. The remake was only produced by Raimi, while he got back on the writer/director chair for the pilot of the new series, and proved that he still got it sharp as ever.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:19 AM)
    Then again I believe Raimi was fairly involved with the remake.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:18 AM)
    The remake as far as remakes go should have been worse but it worked much better than I would have thought and I say this as someone who hates reboots/remakes.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:16 AM)
    @Bam: I’ve only partially seen the first evil dead but I don’t think its aged well, the second one I’ve seen and its hugely entertaining later on but its army of darkness that was the most enjoyable of the three for me.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 03:47 AM)
    Wow Ash Vs the Evil Dead 01 was a blast; I really should’ve gotten into this sooner. I was smiling thru most of it, either because it was funny or slap-stick gory, or because it was a blast to see that Sam Raimi still got it. I guess the only time that Evil Dead works is when he’s involved. Seeing Bruce Campbell again with the chainsaw was a treat which I didn’t know I needed in my life.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Monday, Nov 30. 2015 10:31 PM)
    I’m trying not to get my hopes up however, given that it wouldn’t be surprising if he gave us another filler chapter like he did with that pointless flashback.

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