Canvas 2: Niji Iro no Sketch is an anime television program based on the manga series of the same name. The series revolves around the life and exploits of protagonist Hamikura Hiroki, a high school art student with aspirations of becoming an art educator. Viewers follow Hiroki as he experiences the highs and lows of adolescent life; he also struggles to make a name for himself as an artist and to find his own place within the local artistic community. Canvas 2: Niji Iro no Sketch is a romantic, slice-of-life program that has frequent comedic elements. However, the series also deals with several serious topics, including sexual activity, incest and rape. There are 24 half-hour episodes of Canvas 2: Niji Iro no Sketch; in reference to the artistic aspirations of its protagonist, each episode is named after a color. This program has proven to be highly popular with fans of anime and manga, and with fans of Japanese pop culture.