Kanon (2006–2007)

TV Series  |  TV-14  |  Animation, Comedy, Drama
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 861 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 3 critic

As a young child, Aizawa Yuuichi had often visited his cousin in the city; however, something drastic happened to keep him away for seven long years. Now, Yuuichi returns, his memories of those days are simply gone.

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 06 Mar 2012
 
TV
a list of 34 titles
created 15 Oct 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 26 Dec 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 13 May 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Kanon" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kanon (2006–2007)

Kanon (2006–2007) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kanon.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2007   2006   Unknown  

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

N.H.K ni yôkoso! (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

N.H.K ni yôkoso! (Welcome to the N.H.K) revolves around the life of Tatsuhiro Satou, a 22 year old hikikomori who hasn't got a job and feels that the world around him is all a "conspiracy" ... See full summary »

Stars: Yutaka Koizumi, Yui Makino, Wataru Hatano
Durarara!! (TV Series 2010)
Animation | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Tired of his mundane life, Mikado Ryugamine decides to move to Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, when a friend invites him. With everything from invisible gangs to rumored beings, Ikebukuro is full of connected mysteries where people's pasts intertwine with the present.

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Kana Hanazawa, Jun Fukuyama
When They Cry (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is a story of many chapters. It's about the town of Hinamizawa, and the people who live there, Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Hojo, and Rika Furude, as well as ... See full summary »

Stars: John Snyder, Sôichirô Hoshi, Mai Nakahara
Chobits (TV Series 2002)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Hideki finds the discarded and malfunctioning Persocom Chi, a personal computer that looks like a girl. While trying to fix and care for Chi, Hideki discovers that she might be a Chobits, a robot of urban legend that has free will.

Stars: Rie Tanaka, Crispin Freeman, Tomokazu Sugita
Boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A friendless teenager, feared by his fellow classmates, joins a club hoping to finally make some friends.

Stars: Whitney Rodgers, Jamie Marchi, Misato Fukuen
Erufen rîto (TV Series 2004)
Animation | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

University students Kohta and Yuka (Kohta's cousin) save a Diclonius girl called "Lucy" when they see her naked in a beach. In fact "Lucy" is a serial killer who is being searched by the ... See full summary »

Stars: Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto
Future Diary (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A young man competes with people around the world for a chance to become the succesor of God, with a diary that is able to tell the future.

Stars: Emily Neves, Jamie Marchi, Leah Clark
Steins;Gate (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Okabe Rintarou, an university student who refers to himself as Crazy Mad Scientist Hououin Kyouma and his lab's members work on a microwave device that can transfer messages to the past. ... See full summary »

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa
Golden Time! (TV Series 2013)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Yui Horie, Kaito Ishikawa
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

About an antisocial high school student named Hikigaya Hachiman with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. His life change when he was forced to enter the "Volunteer Service Club" by his teacher.

Stars: Takuya Eguchi, Saori Hayami, Nao Tôyama
Clannad (2007)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Okazaki Tomoya is a delinquent who finds life dull and believes he'll never amount to anything. Along with his friend Sunohara, he skips school and plans to waste his high school days away.

Director: Osamu Dezaki
Stars: Kenji Nojima, Mai Nakahara, Ryôtarô Okiayu
Air (TV Series 2005)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey, seeking a girl with wings who flies in the sky, as mentioned in a childhood tale. During this journey, he settles down in a small town, trying to make some ... See full summary »

Stars: Daisuke Ono, Tomoko Kawakami, Monica Rial
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Tomokazu Sugita ...
 Yuichi Aizawa (23 episodes, 2006-2007)
Mariko Kouda ...
 Nayuki Minase (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
Yûko Minaguchi ...
 Akiko Minase (21 episodes, 2006-2007)
Yui Horie ...
 Ayu Tsukimiya (19 episodes, 2006-2007)
Yukari Tamura ...
 Mai Kawasumi (15 episodes, 2006-2007)
Akemi Satô ...
 Shiori Misaka (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Miwa Yasuda ...
 Yuichi Aizawa (10 Years Old) / ... (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Jun Kitagawa (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tomoko Kawakami ...
 Sayuri Kurata (11 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ayako Kawasumi ...
 Kaori Misaka (11 episodes, 2006-2007)
Mayumi Iizuka ...
 Makoto Sawatari (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Edit

Storyline

As a young child, Aizawa Yuuichi had often visited his cousin in the city; however, something drastic happened to keep him away for seven long years. Now, Yuuichi returns, his memories of those days are simply gone.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 October 2006 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Kanon at the End of the Dream  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Kanon (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Feeling Blue this Winter?
7 August 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Based on a popular dating sim video game, you would be forgiven in thinking that the anime that used it as it's source material may not be that great. Surprisingly however this is not the case, Kanon is a wonderfully poignant story of love, loss and forgiveness that inspires a warmth that is ironically in direct contrast with it's snow covered winter back-drop.

Yuuichi is the protagonist in this drama, he transfers to a distant town where his cousin and aunt live - it's a quaint location, midway through the winter season where a thick blanket of snow covers every surface. Yuuichi is no stranger to this place though, he has visited before when he was younger, and the events that occurred then would now on his return begin to fully transpire.

A Criticism squared at Kanon is it being too formulaic, and this is more or less the case, a vaguely familiar pattern emerges after the second arc or so. The major characters that were introduced quite early on all have their own dilemmas - often the root cause being something that happened in the past. However regardless of this flaw, the anime as a whole doesn't really suffer for it. The real draw is the fleshed out characters - mannerisms, eccentricities and sheer personality all intertwine to form a group of people that you really genuinely care about. It's nearly impossible to not be charmed by such a winning combination.This all lends itself to undeniably it's greatest strength, because you can emphasize so well with them the moments of harrowing sorrow are all the more moving. So as a result it's almost guaranteed that you'll tear up watching this - only complete un-interest in the genre or a lack of pulse are any reasonable excuse not to!

Kanon is a thoroughly engrossing drama with an emotive pull that is almost unparalleled,sumptuous relationship based progression make this stand out amongst it's field as well as making it highly memorable to the viewer. To some though, the charm and cuteness may at times be too sickly sweet - which is really encapsulated by the strong Moe style that the show uses, which can it must be said take some getting use to. The narrative is consistently strong however; with sufficient pacing and variation that this is quickly forgotten. The only drop in momentum comes towards the end of the series itself where some loose ends get tied a little too conveniently. But don't allow this to deter you from watching this spectacle - beautiful in both animation and narrative Kanon is essential viewing for anyone interested in the genre. A whimsical Winter Fairy tale that will melt even the most concrete of hearts.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Parts That Made You Cry or Parts You Loved Samaji
Song name. Jigsy
Discuss Kanon (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?