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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: 7.071 (scored by 2688026,880 users)
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Ranked: #37572
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Popularity: #2584
Members: 64,779
Favorites: 221

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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


Itou, Naoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
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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)


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 ...
Aug 13, 2014
I apologize in advance of this review is too much of a series comparison rather than a review, but here goes. I watched Kanon 2006 first, and it is definitely my favorite anime of all time. The music, the characters, the voices (I'm partial to english dubs, sorry), and the atmosphere were all perfect and I didn't think anything could top it. Kanon 2002 was not as good (for the most part...I'll get to that later) as Kanon 2006, but if you watched 2006 first, which I recommend, then you will really be able to appreciate Kanon 2002.

Story: It's Kanon! What could possibly go wrong? ...
Mar 11, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Ah! What happened to that guy's chin! It's like 70% of his face!

Anime facial proportions have always been exaggerated, and even in the Visual Novel this show is based on the characters tend to have that old school super huge eye scrunched-up face look. Somehow, though, the art style here just looks worse than I've ever seen before. It took some real getting used to before I could look at any of their faces and not recoil at how bizarre they look.

Kanon is like every VN made by Key that I've watched an adaptation of. It features a guy coming to a new school, perhaps ...

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