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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 2764927,649 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #38952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2693
Members: 66,606
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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 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 ...
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 ...
Sep 27, 2019
Mixed Feelings

Kanon 2002, a show associated more with internet memes about extremely long chins than with the content of the media itself – if you’ve seen it, you know what I mean. However, as with any anime, a proper watching of this show requires a context that supersedes the mockery of the artstyle. As usual, this review will include a discussion of the show’s music, art, characters and plot before concluding.

First, some context. Kanon was released in 1999 as the first visual novel by the now-esteemed Key studio, followed by Air in 2000 and Clannad in 2004. The studio itself found ...

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