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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: Funimation
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Visual novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.101 (scored by 2397623,976 users)
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Ranked: #33102
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Popularity: #2256
Members: 58,531
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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.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kosaka, Harume
Itou, Naoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard


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)

Jan 1, 2008
anonimus91136 (All reviews)
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
May 27, 2008
Quintessence (All reviews)
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
Aug 1, 2007
Erqe (All reviews)
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.
Sep 29, 2015
rccarz5 (All reviews)
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 read more

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