Ranked #278

Kanon (2006)

Alternative Titles

English: Kanon
Synonyms: Kanon Remake, Kanon 2006
Japanese: カノン (2006)


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2006 to Mar 15, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.221 (scored by 82,207 users)
Ranked: #2782
Popularity: #238
Members: 144,667
Favorites: 3,863
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As a young child, Aizawa Yuuichi had often visited his cousin in the city; however, something drastic happened to keep him away for seven long years. Now, Yuuichi returns, his memories of those days are simply gone.

Settling into the wintry town, Yuuichi comes across several young girls, all of whom are connected to his past. As he befriends them and continues to interact with them, the long forgotten memories from his childhood begin to resurface...

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Nakamura, Shinichi
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Ishihara, Tatsuya
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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
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Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(24/24)

Episode Title Aired
1 Silver Overture
Hakugin no Overture (白銀の序曲 〜overture〜)
Oct 6, 2006
2 Introit in the Snow
Yuki no Naka no Introit (雪の中の入祭唱 〜introit〜)
Oct 13, 2006
3 A Forgotten Partita
Kioku no Nai Partita (記憶のない組曲 〜partita〜)
Oct 20, 2006
4 Holiday Caprice
Kyuujitsu no Caprice (休日の奇想曲 〜caprice〜)
Oct 27, 2006
5 Demon's Serenade
Mamono-tachi no Serenade (魔物たちの小夜曲 〜serenade〜)
Nov 3, 2006

Opening Theme

"Last Regrets" by Key & Ayana

Ending Theme

"Kaze no Tadori Tsuku Basho" by Ayana

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Mar 14, 2008
A boy named Yuuichi is moving to a town he lived in seven years ago. However, he doesn't remember anything. When living in this town, he meets a lot of girls, all with tragic stories, and he helps them.

Sure, the concept sounds like just about any other anime based on a visual novel would be. However, despite several other shows of that type, this actually does remarkably well.


Well, to be honest, this show has got to be one of the greater shows I've ever watched, no doubt! The story is just so good it leaves me astonished at times. It starts out as a read more
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Dec 24, 2013
Kanon is the the last of the Kyoto Animation animated Key visual novels that I had to see. Somehow I'd managed to watch all of Clannad, Clannad After Story and Air. While writing staff and directing staff differ slightly with each iteration, there's an incredibly clear singular style between each anime. It's a style that with each series of theirs I watch, and those inspired by its nakige formula such as Ano Hana, I can increasingly see the strings for. Strings that are made from the bloodied remains of mentally deficient little girls killed mercilessly and dangled limply from the fingers of Key writer Jun read more
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Sep 23, 2007
This was a series that allowed my emotions to run wild. Each of the characters is presented with their own tragic tale of the past. Even the supernatural and fantasy elements are carefully intertwined in the story in such a way that it does not stick out. This is truly an excellent series.

Story: 9/10

The development starts out rather slow and silly and can get a bit dull. I was on a hiatus with this series for almost half a year before I started watching again. It is set up like a harem series, but it is different from them, which sets it apart from other read more
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Oct 30, 2014
For an amazing anime it had way too many flaws. I loved the characters, the story behind them and the emotions conveyed throughout the entirety of the anime. But to be honest with you there was a lot of wrong with this anime, such as how a lot of the things introduced in this anime made no sense and it was clear that the writers didn't want it to.

Makoto's story arc has to be the one I love the most. She was a great character to begin with and just like Kaori she actually felt like a normal girl, but that slowly changed for better read more
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Anime: Clannad
The two main characters are very similar in their sarcastic tone. The story surrounds the main male lead's interaction with the girls around him. 
reportRecommended by neutralizer
Anime: Air
also done by Kyoto Animation, and produced by Visual Art's/Key. Looking for sad stories like in Air? Kanon is your answer, but twice as long and just as good. 
reportRecommended by kei-clone
Anime: Clannad: After Story
If you like Clannad, you definitely have to watch Kanon, since it's the predecessor and a true masterpiece.

It's similar in many ways, but it can score with great characters, great comedy, cuteness, tear breaking drama, overflowing happiness and some really really fantastic and intelligent story arcs.
reportRecommended by Forever
Anime: Shuffle!
Both simular in ways where Rin in (Shuffle!) & Yuuichi (Kanon) recieve alot of attention from the main female characters and have a good comedy side! 
reportRecommended by FiiFO
Anime: Sola
Both are pretty good anime drawn around one boy and both have their fair share of action and drama. Sola has a little more action and kanon has a little more drama. Both like talking about hopes and dreams though.  
reportRecommended by Ranivus
Anime: ef: A Tale of Memories.
In some ways both are very similar, but, at the same time, there are quite a few differences. If you enjoy the dramatical and yet mystical romantic aspect of Kanon, you'll definitely find that in Ef- tale of memories. The difference probably lies in Ef's abstractly artistic animation and split storyline that follows the romance of three separate relationships. 
reportRecommended by AegisReborn

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