Canaan – March Anime Challenge

Canaan, Femme Fatale

Canaan is a 13 episode series that centres on three women and how they are linked to each other, also to events surrounding an upcoming anti-terrorism summit in Shanghai, China. The three ladies are Canaan, a Middle-Eastern assassin and mercenary, Alphard, Canaan’s rival and head of a terrorist organization called Snake and lastly the reporter Maria Ōsawa, a victim of an attempted terrorist attack in Shibuya two years prior to the anime series. As they all cross paths it leads to armed interventions between our heroine and Alphard, who both have a deep and tragic history.

Maria is a Japanese photographer currently working in Shanghai, China. Along with her partner Mino, she searches for potential newsworthy stories throughout the city. When strange events occur at a local festival, Maria and Mino immediately investigate. Quickly, the two are immersed in a battle between unknown masked men and a strange, white-haired woman. Just when Maria is about to be caught in the crossfire, an old friend by the name of Canaan appears and helps Maria escape. But a sinister plot of a deadly virus soon develops, and Canaan learns she must confront her past if she wants any chance at stopping the perpetrator and saving her friends.