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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
Premiered: Winter 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Visual novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.061 (scored by 2762727,627 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #38932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2690
Members: 66,519
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It’s been 7 years since Yuuichi Aizawa visited his aunt Akiko, but now that his parents have gone to Africa to pursue their careers, he is finally back in the little northern town. Yuuichi is not really overjoyed with the prospect of living here though, because all of his memories of this place and the people living in it have mysteriously vanished. His cute cousin Nayuki seems like a stranger as well, even though he used to play with her all the time when they were younger.

On the day of moving into his new home, Yuuichi starts unpacking the boxes and stumbles upon a red headband that no one seems to recognize. This is one of the first clues that will make Yuuichi take a stroll through the snow-covered town and make him start recalling fragments of his past, broken promises and buried secrets. Yuuichi soon realizes that there is something supernatural going on, and all of his new female acquaintances seem to have links to his forgotten past.

Characters & Voice Actors


Yokota, Mamoru
Itou, Naoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"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 (eps 13)


Jan 4, 2024
Kanon (2002) is an anime that tells a great story surrounding our main character, Aizawa, Yuuichi going back to a cold little northern town with his aunt and cousin where he used to visit frequently. The story is pretty well done as well as the music aspect of the show, though I can't really say the same thing about the character designs...

Story - 8

The story in this show is a beautiful yet sad one. It tells the tale of Aizawa Yuuichi and his new life living in a wintry small town up in the north. The story mainly revolves around our main character making new ...
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 ...
Mar 15, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This is a good anime, almost. I wanted to rate it as a 7, but episode 13 ruined it so it ended up as a 6.

My interest in Kanon stems from the fact that you have to watch it before Clannad, or that you won't enjoy it as much if you watch Clannad first. So I was about to watch the 2006 version when I discovered that it has a 2002 version. This one only has 13 episodes plus an OVA. This is why I decided to watch this one because if I may end up enjoying this, I may enjoy the 2006 version more. ...

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