Japanese: カノン (2006)
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2006 to Mar 16, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:00 (JST)
Producers: Pony Canyon, TBS, Movic
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Slice of Life, Supernatural, Drama, Romance
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Type: BD, Dual Audio
Characters & Voice Actors
ED1: “Kaze no Tadori Tsuku Basho” by Ayana
02: Introit in the Snow
03: A Forgotten Partita
04: Holiday Caprice
05: Demon’s Serenade
06: A Mysterious Divertimento
07: The Runaway and the Kitten’s Fugue
08: The Fantasia of Reminiscence
09: The Berceuse of the Baby Fox
10: Requiem Atop the Hill
11: Intermezzo of Light and Shadow
12: A Strange-Looking Waltz
13: A Dangerous Trio
14: A Cracked Concerto
15: Sonatina of Hide-and-Go-Seek
16: Midnight Oratorio
17: Lieder ohne Worte of an Elder Sister and a Younger Sister
18: The Disappearing Adagio
19: The Étude of Contact
20: The Nocturne of Farewell
21: The Rondo Without You
22: Symphony of Recollections
23: The Scarlet Red Finale
24: Kanon at the End of a Dream
Captivating and vivid depictions of winter along with a genuine main character makes for a show criminally overshadowed by Clannad.
Who wins? Gary, a race Snail or a rock who doesn’t move until the end? Spoiler: It’s not Gary
Really got into the atmosphere of this one but, would have liked to have a couple characters more fleashed out.
A clear early adopter of the curse of trying to make a visual novel into an anime without all of the substance. Good but nothing more.
Its Key, what did you expect?
It will always be overshadowed by Clannad, but that doesn’t mean Kanon shouldn’t be given credit for its fantastic storytelling.
Kanon stays close to the Canon of the original source material very well. Love the overall cuteness as well. Sad, but also happy.