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Kanon (2006)

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.271 (scored by 74630 users)
Ranked: #2492
Popularity: #193
Members: 129,105
Favorites: 3,645
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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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Episodes  0 / 24
Aired  Oct 5, 2006 to Mar 15, 2007
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: Kanon, Kanon
Alternative version: Kanon

Characters & Voice Actors

Aizawa, Yuuichi
Aizawa, Yuuichi
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Yasuda, Miwa
Yasuda, Miwa
Kawasumi, Mai
Kawasumi, Mai
Tamura, Yukari
Tamura, Yukari
Minase, Nayuki
Minase, Nayuki
Kouda, Mariko
Kouda, Mariko
Misaka, Shiori
Misaka, Shiori
Sato, Akemi
Sato, Akemi


Nakamura, Shinichi
Hatta, Yoko
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director

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May 11, 2014
I’ve never been extremely fond of the whole slice of life/drama series in anime. From where I stand they seem like boring, by-the-book series that never go anywhere, do anything, and have a main character that is as interesting as a window curtain. This in mind, when I go into such series, there’s a certain bit of apprehension, or dread if you will, cause I know that it will be about 50% walking around at school and 45% drama that has no substance.
This doesn’t mean I’ve never enjoyed a slice-of-life(Clannad, SNAFU, School Days(joking)) but when I first looked at Kanon, I just felt the urge read more
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Aug 26, 2009
Kanon(2006) will give you a warm feeling, but the lack of character's depth and the slow story can make you turn away from it.

Note: I'll stop saying Kanon(2006) and say Kanon instead, you get the point.

The story in Kanon is based around a guy related with girls. Somehow this guy suffers from amnesia, which I never knew why. He can't remember any of the past relations he had with them seven years ago. What stroked me the most is that for a 24 episodes show, it was slow. If you're not a fan of stories that graduate so slowly that you don't know where it's read more
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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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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. 
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. 
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.
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. 
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.  
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! 
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Opening Theme

"Last Regrets" by Key & Ayana

Ending Theme

"Kaze no Tadori Tsuku Basho" by Ayana

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