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!

    http://www.teentraveltalk.com/2009/07/ax-weekend-of-anime.html

    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:

    @DiatribeCondominali:

    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:

    @Serpit:

    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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    (Wednesday, Jan 28. 2015 12:17 AM)
    @AidanAK47: You realize that you don’t actually need to “hold the fort”, right? Psgels has gone months before without posting anything with very little loss in readership. You posting on Psgels’ blog is mainly for your own benefit, so you can’t really say that it’s a responsibility.
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    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 02:00 PM)
    (Read shinigami 4 nins ending)
    Sigh…I guess he did the best he could with this axed end. Really should not have ended this way though. Potential killed before it could truly grow.
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    Also Parasyte continues to be an intriguing show.
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    A tip of the hat to Grim Fandango, it’s good to have you back.
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    Junketsu no Maria’s source material is only three volumes long. I imagine it will fit well into one cour.
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    Junketsu no Maria continues to surprise me. I might even go as far as to say it’s the best structured show of the season so far.
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    @Aidan: Last two chapters out now of this here: http://bato.to/comic/_/comics/shinigami-sama-to-4-nin-no-kanojo-r9855
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    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 03:12 AM)
    “My mind started spinning tales from her being a serial killer or her being a man.”
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