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Canvas2

For no reason, I picked up Canvas2 to watch after finishing off Banner of the Stars. Only 4 episodes in, but I’m finding it especially enjoyable. I had initially shrugged it off as generic harem when it was aired since a certain red-haired loli and white devil was my focus that time, but I myself proven wrong now and it’s more of a romance harem instead.

What I like about it is most probably that none of the characters for now are being portrayed as perfect, as everyone has their own problems which comes into play as the main focus of the stories as they deal with it with the help of one another, for instance Hiroki going for a date with Hagino to help her in her novel writing and Elis advising Misaki to give her confidence.

The humour of the series is also very nicely done in and aren’t 95% fanservice humour, typical of harem animes. Instead, the element of moé comes into play a lot here, most notably in the episode previews done by Elis and Hiroki who discuss about the *moé zokusei* of characters in focus the next episode. I’m actually spending time to watch the previews, of which I rarely ever do when I marathon series.

Looking forward for the rest of the storyline for now. I haven’t picked a favourite yet, as everyone is kinda appealing in their own manner. For those who’ve watched, no spoilers plz :).

10 Comments

  1. Corydorf Said,

    June 23, 2006 @ 12:23 am

    I love Canvas2, I think it was a very good, but oft-overlooked series. I loved Elis the whole way through ,and like you said, I love how the characters aren’t perfect, and how they’re all very real-seeming. In addition, it’s not a harem type, really. You’d think so, from the cast, but it’s much simpler, and much better, I think.

  2. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 23, 2006 @ 12:28 am

    Any anime with more than 2 girls showing interest in the male lead (+10 points for being a PUSSY) automatically qualifies to me as harem.

    That being said, yes, it isn’t really the normal type harem. I’d put this as ren’ai harem. Maybe I should start a topic about the different types of harems.

  3. Stripey Said,

    June 23, 2006 @ 12:34 am

    I enjoyed it immensely. :) Looking forward to more of your thoughts when you are done.

  4. Matte Said,

    June 23, 2006 @ 12:45 am

    I accidently (that is I couldn’t stop my eyes from reading..) read how the show ended over at Hop Step Jump and wasn’t happy with how it ended so I’ve had the last two episodes lying on my HD forever. It was one of my top shows before I read that entry. Not saying the ending was bad or anything (from what I read) I just didn’t like the results. :P

  5. deftoned Said,

    June 23, 2006 @ 3:41 am

    Canvas2 was a pretty good series. There’s something about it that puts it slightly above other more generic harems, don’t know exactly what it is though. Fun characters too! Hope you’re enjoying it!

  6. Crusader Said,

    June 23, 2006 @ 4:24 am

    It is a cut above the average Harem, but at the end I still felt Hiroki was a prick.

  7. Syaoran Li Said,

    June 23, 2006 @ 8:23 am

    Man! You just said it a spoiler-like comment to poor Kurogane u_u

  8. Skane Said,

    June 23, 2006 @ 9:11 am

    Canvas2 shocked me, in a good way. :) Also, I would not call Canvas2 a Harem series. It is more of a… guy who happens to be surrounded by lots of girls, most of which have no romantic interests in him( and in fact prefer to torment him).

    Most of them will end up trying to play matchmaker, but who ships for who, I leave that to your viewing experience. ;)

  9. Randall Fitzgerald Said,

    June 24, 2006 @ 12:56 am

    So where’s the “crimson?”

    Now I’m all confused.

  10. Satsuki Said,

    June 24, 2006 @ 3:38 am

    >>That being said, yes, it isn

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