Ranked #2207


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kanon (2002)
Japanese: カノン


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 31, 2002 to Mar 28, 2002
Premiered: Winter 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #22072
Popularity: #1137
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Changing schools is something Yuuichi is accustomed to, due to his parent's profession, and with their recent venture to Africa, he is returning to his aunt's home after 7 years. The time that has passed since his last visit has faded his memories of the people he knew, and the ties that bonded them to him, including his cousin Nayuki. Slowly those people, coincidentally all being girls, find their way back to him. However, time has passed and things have happened in their own lives that sets the tone for the series. Secrets that are coming to surface, and memories that are returning to not only Yuuichi, but to those surrounding him. A very heartwarming tale that touches upon a spectrum of emotions, mystery, and the supernatural.

(Source: ANN)


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Opening Theme

"Florescence" by Miho Fujiwara

Ending Theme

#1: "flower" by Miho Fujiwara (eps 1-12)
#2: "Kaze no Tadori Tsuku Basho (The Place Where the Wind Arrives)" by Ayana (ep 13)

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Jan 1, 2008
Kanon 2002, the predecessor of our beloved Kanon 2006. Since Kyoto Animation released the remake of this highly acclaimed eroge by Key, the Toei Animation version has been overshadowed and underestimated. Is Kanon 2006 really that superior as many will want you to believe?

Well, in my personal opinion, Kanon 2006 definitely surpasses its predecessor in almost every category, due to reasons that I will keep to myself, as this is a review for Kanon 2002 and not a comparative essay. But believe me, those two are not that far away.

Kanon's 2002 story, although crammed in 13 episodes, is consistent and well developed, at least in read more
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May 27, 2008
Before reading any of my reviews, please keep in mind that I am a VERY harsh critic. I do not hand out 10's easily and anything I rate 7 or higher I consider recommendation worthy.

In my opinion it is necessary to watch BOTH Kanons in order to get a full appreciation of the series. So I will give my review for BOTH at the same time, comparing and contrasting what I believe to be the key advantages and disadvantages of each. I will be rating them separate however. Please keep in mind that one series is primarily drama while the other is primarily comedy. Because read more
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Aug 1, 2007
I found this kanon 2002 series much more intesive than it\'s remake
Allthought 13 episodes is kinda small and 24 minutes on each episode
i just fell in love with that story.

rewatch value is kinda poor, but still the story is somehow crammed to 13 episodes

the reason i fall in for this anime series story is that it tells so much deeper about characters relations to each other.
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Sep 29, 2015
First let me start of by saying that I saw this anime after the 2006 remake.

Ahh Kanon, you either love it or hate it. Based off of Keys visual novel of the same name, it really delivers and emotional punch in this 13 episode series. I found this series based off of the fact that I found Clannad and Clannad After Story so amazing.

Story: 8
The story I said was very good and has a decent mix of supernatural/slice of life/harem elements. This version of the anime tries to be funny a lot less than the 2006 remake, but that is expected to be read more
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