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Canaan Anime Episode 1

July 4, 2009

Canaan 1

20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: 21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. 23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. 24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. 25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. Genesis 9:20-27

Canaan (Phoenician: כנענ, Kana’n, Hebrew: כנען kna-an, Arabic: كنعان Kanaʿān) is an ancient term for a region encompassing modern-day Israel and Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories, plus adjoining coastal lands and parts of Jordan, Syria and northeastern Egypt. (Source)

Canaan is a Biblical figure who, according to the Old Testament, was the son of Ham and the grandson of the patriarch Noah. The Book of Genesis states that the Canaanites, a people who mostly occupied modern-day Israel, were descendants of this Canaan. In Genesis, Canaan was cursed by Noah because of his father’s transgressions. This is referred to as the Curse of Ham. (Source)

The Curse of Ham (also called the curse of Canaan) refers to the curse that Ham’s father Noah placed upon Ham’s son Canaan, after Ham “saw his father’s nakedness” because of drunkenness in Noah’s tent. (Source)

Alphard (α Hya / α Hydrae / Alpha Hydrae) is the brightest star in the constellation Hydra, marking the heart of the snake. Alphard is an orange giant star. The name Alphard is from the Arabic الفرد (al-fard), “the solitary one”, there being no other bright stars near it. (Source)

Apparently, the anime is based on one of a few games that received a perfect score from Famitsu. The first episode featured excellent directing and music. Juxtaposition of a fun festival with horrible events worked well. The character design is very nice as well. Some fanservice is present, but it is not very pervasive. I’ll blog this anime regularly!😀

Further Reading: Plot Summary of the 428 game (via Random Curiosity)

Other Canaan Posts

13 comments

  1. Interesting… I initially got rid of this from my “watch list” since I’m not too fond of Nasu Kinoko’s writing style, but I heard good things about it on 2ch, so I was a little curious about the series. If it gets a good review until the end, I guess I’ll take a look once it gets licensed.


    • I have not read Konoko’s works, but I am watching the series primarily for its visual properties🙂


  2. Hehe…This is a definite watch for me too. First episode is rather fun. I want to see where the whole thing will go. ^_^


  3. i’ll be watching this for its visual properties as well, though i’ll be rooting for more pervasive fanservice!


    • haha Oh, I am sure there will be a scene of a pink kitty taking a shower😛

      Liang Qi (blue-haired girl with guns, swords, and attitude) seems to be very open-minded😛


  4. […] “naming fanservice” is cool too.  I learned from Kitsune’s post here that Alphard is the name of a star in the constellation Hydra, corresponding to the heart of this […]


  5. I just watched the first episode and I’m completely lost. If the next episode is just as bad, I’m giving up on this series.


    • That is a natural reaction to the first episode. The anime is a continuation of the game plot, so it might be beneficial to acquire yourself with it. I posted a link to the description of the characters and plot summary of the 428 game at the end of this post .


  6. oh the music….i now really want that tune both Canaan and Alphard were humming


    • Yes, that’s a nice tune🙂 I would like to hear Canaan OST🙂


  7. Have you seen Goodsmile Canaan figure for Junuary 2010? Wonderful!


    • Yes, I think I’ve seen that one – it is quite good🙂


  8. i really liked canaan !!!!!
    its v.v intresting ……



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