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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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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

Aizawa, Yuuichi
Aizawa, Yuuichi
Kisaichi, Atsushi
Kisaichi, Atsushi
Kawasumi, Mai
Kawasumi, Mai
Tamura, Yukari
Tamura, Yukari
Minase, Nayuki
Minase, Nayuki
Kouda, Mariko
Kouda, Mariko
Misaka, Shiori
Misaka, Shiori
Sato, Akemi
Sato, Akemi


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

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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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May 27, 2008
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
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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Beautiful Story, too much story about characters, beautiful, moe and kawaii characters. 
reportRecommended by Yanato
Both series have excelent graphics, a cute romance storyline and unexpected (yet captivating) phenomena. Also the episodes' opening story/narration is cool. 
reportRecommended by Blow
A guy moves to an other town and meets lots of girls
Female characters are very similar
Protagonist characteristics are the same
reportRecommended by Chisa-chan
In both there is: the boy who tries to help girls overcome trauma/dilemmas; Predestined meetings; Nostalgic atmosphere; Animal reincarnation. 
reportRecommended by JiMu
Both series contain romance as one of the main themes but in a more mature way the typical "love-dovey" scenes.

In both series, the drama is quite realistic and serious that also has psychological and emotional tones occasionally. Both series also contain tragedy themes involving love triangles, misunderstandings, and hardships.

But there is also some comedy and the characters are appealing as episodes progresses to see the way they change as they adjust themselves and realism of life. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
They both involve similar animation and depp plots that make you wanna cry at the end but then end with a smile. they both are the deepest anime i have ever seen and teach you how to be a better person while giving you the entertainment of a extremely well written romance, comedy, drama. 
reportRecommended by xXYogoshunXx

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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