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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kanon (2002)
Japanese: カノン


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 31, 2002 to Mar 28, 2002
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #20672
Popularity: #1048
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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.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Kanon, Kanon
Sequel: Kanon Kazahana
Alternative version: Kanon (2006)

Characters & Voice Actors

Tsukimiya, Ayu
Tsukimiya, Ayu
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Kawasumi, Mai
Kawasumi, Mai
Tamura, Yukari
Tamura, Yukari
Sawatari, Makoto
Sawatari, Makoto
Iizuka, Mayumi
Iizuka, Mayumi
Aizawa, Yuuichi
Aizawa, Yuuichi
Kisaichi, Atsushi
Kisaichi, Atsushi


Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Yokote, Michiko
Yokote, Michiko
Nakamura, Makoto
Nakamura, Makoto
Storyboard, Series Composition
Ryota, Yamaguchi
Ryota, Yamaguchi
Storyboard, Series Composition

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Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Jan 31, 2002 to Mar 28, 2002
Status  Finished Airing
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Jan 1, 2008 3:01 PM
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 8:40 PM
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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May 27, 2008 4:35 PM
Kanon, like Air TV, also developed by Key, is a thirteen episode emotional punch. Portraying themes of love and loss, betrayal and redemption, truth and trust, as young Yuichi Aizawa must face the ghosts and forgotten memories of his past, which may hold the key to his future. Several young girls, all great characters on their own merits, seem mysteriously drawn and connected to Yuichi, and their stories intertwine almost seamlessly to create an impressive and powerful anime.

Story: The story of Kanon touches upon many themes, as mentioned before, the least read more
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Aug 1, 2007 2:08 PM
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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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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Do I watch Kanon (2002) and (2006)?
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