History Fridge / Kanon

8th Nov '15 7:04:33 PM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Kanon}}'', I never understood why a [[spoiler: fox]] was shown at the end because I thought there was a lot of evidence that [[spoiler:Makoto was dead]]. But then I realized that [[spoiler: Ayu's miracle healed everyone else,]] so why wouldn't [[spoiler:it bring Makoto back]]? It was never stated [[spoiler:it was set only to the living.]] --[=swtrooper42=]

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* In ''{{Kanon}}'', ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', I never understood why a [[spoiler: fox]] was shown at the end because I thought there was a lot of evidence that [[spoiler:Makoto was dead]]. But then I realized that [[spoiler: Ayu's miracle healed everyone else,]] so why wouldn't [[spoiler:it bring Makoto back]]? It was never stated [[spoiler:it was set only to the living.]] --[=swtrooper42=]



* In ''{{Kanon}}'', by default, a window appears in the upper left telling you what the date is. But there's a period towards the end of January where the window doesn't appear, and you also don't get the eye catches telling you when its a new day. It took this troper a while to realize the significance of this: [[spoiler:Yuuichi is so engrossed in [[{{Utsuge}} taking care of Makoto]] that he's lost track of time.]]
* ''{{Kanon}}'' seems to be about restoring connections that were made during childhood, which makes Shiori seem out of place compared to the other heroines as she does not have any connections to Yuuichi's childhood. However... from another perspective, Shiori's story ''is'' still about restoring a relationship she had in childhood that was since broken: that with her sister. Viewed this way, Shiori's story fits a bit better with the rest of the heroines'.

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* In ''{{Kanon}}'', ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', by default, a window appears in the upper left telling you what the date is. But there's a period towards the end of January where the window doesn't appear, and you also don't get the eye catches telling you when its a new day. It took this troper a while to realize the significance of this: [[spoiler:Yuuichi is so engrossed in [[{{Utsuge}} taking care of Makoto]] that he's lost track of time.]]
* ''{{Kanon}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' seems to be about restoring connections that were made during childhood, which makes Shiori seem out of place compared to the other heroines as she does not have any connections to Yuuichi's childhood. However... from another perspective, Shiori's story ''is'' still about restoring a relationship she had in childhood that was since broken: that with her sister. Viewed this way, Shiori's story fits a bit better with the rest of the heroines'.



* ''{{Kanon}}'' is a romantic VisualNovel. You play the protagonist Yuuichi, who at age about 16 is returning to a town which he used to visit frequently until 7 years ago, but has mysteriously little memory of that time. According to the choices the player makes, Yuuichi falls in love with one of five heroines, finds out how his past is linked to hers, and rescues her from some horrible fate through his love. But wait a moment - that means the other four girls are NOT fallen in love with and NOT saved from their horrible fate. Hence whatever you do, [[spoiler:at least three]] of them will end up [[spoiler:dead or in a permanent coma]].

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* ''{{Kanon}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' is a romantic VisualNovel. You play the protagonist Yuuichi, who at age about 16 is returning to a town which he used to visit frequently until 7 years ago, but has mysteriously little memory of that time. According to the choices the player makes, Yuuichi falls in love with one of five heroines, finds out how his past is linked to hers, and rescues her from some horrible fate through his love. But wait a moment - that means the other four girls are NOT fallen in love with and NOT saved from their horrible fate. Hence whatever you do, [[spoiler:at least three]] of them will end up [[spoiler:dead or in a permanent coma]].
13th Nov '14 6:03:31 PM Jisu
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* ''Kanon'' is set in January. January is [[spoiler:fox mating season]]. Convenient (creepy OOC conduct in Makoto's route aside). Furthermore, during this time, [[spoiler:female foxes rebuff or even attack male foxes coming onto them, except for a period of about three days when they suddenly become not only receptive but outright flirty instead.]] No wonder they made Makoto a tsundere.
7th Jul '13 2:05:55 PM nombretomado
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*** This is probably why ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'', a later [[FanNickname Season]][[TheVerse verse]] work, introduced the concept of "variations" (a multiple-worlds concept similar to "fragments" in ''WhenTheyCry'') and had its hero go around saving ''everybody''. And hey, at least the anime adaptation saved them all, [[spoiler:though Makoto's still got that BittersweetEnding]].

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*** This is probably why ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'', a later [[FanNickname Season]][[TheVerse verse]] work, introduced the concept of "variations" (a multiple-worlds concept similar to "fragments" in ''WhenTheyCry'') ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'') and had its hero go around saving ''everybody''. And hey, at least the anime adaptation saved them all, [[spoiler:though Makoto's still got that BittersweetEnding]].
31st Mar '13 7:31:10 AM Orihime
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* Looking back at the scenes with Ayu Tsukimiya and the taiyaki shop owner, you may ask yourself, "Why does Ayu run away whenever the owner shouts at the cat (and later a dog), even though she's 17 and should know better?" Here's the thing: [[spoiler: she's been in a coma for the past 7 years. This means her body may be 17 years old; but mentally, she's still a 10-year-old. She cannot tell whom the owner's anger is being directed towards, and just like every other 10-year-old in this type of situation, she makes a run for it simply because she's scared. This also explains her [[Main/TheGlomp glomping]] and [[Main/CrashIntoHello crashes into hello]] with Yuuichi because it's natural for 10-year-olds to greet loved-ones this way.]]

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\n* Looking back at the scenes with Ayu Tsukimiya and the taiyaki shop owner, you may ask yourself, "Why does Ayu run away whenever the owner shouts at the cat (and later a dog), even though she's 17 and should know better?" Here's the thing: [[spoiler: she's been in a coma for the past 7 years. This means her body may be 17 years old; but mentally, she's still a 10-year-old. She cannot tell whom the owner's anger is being directed towards, and just like every other 10-year-old in this type of situation, she makes a run for it simply because she's scared. This also explains her [[Main/TheGlomp glomping]] and [[Main/CrashIntoHello crashes into hello]] with Yuuichi because it's natural for 10-year-olds to greet loved-ones this way.]]
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* Also, some people have pointed out how [[spoiler: the demons didn't appear during Mai and Yuuichi's supper -> to sex scene on the school desks]]. Makes much more sense when you recall that [[spoiler: these demons come from Mai's own suppressed powers -- she unconsciously wished for them to not appear as she and Yuuichi had such... intimate moments, so this wish "cockblocked" them from showing up.]]



** Ayu [[spoiler:probably remains in a coma for the rest of her life.]]

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** Ayu [[spoiler:probably remains in a coma for the rest of her life.life, or at very least for a long time.]]



** Nayuki: [[spoiler:unrequited love. She gets off lightly.]]
** Note, the same can be said for pretty much any VisualNovel that involves branching storyline (i.e. 99% of them). Which makes the simple act of choosing to do ANYTHING a SadisticChoice. Although in most cases, the other characters and their associated problems are simply treated like they never happened and pushed gently off a cliff storyline-wise.

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** Nayuki: [[spoiler:unrequited love. She gets off lightly.lightly, but [[LoveHurts it still hurts]].]]
** Note, the same can be said for pretty much any VisualNovel that involves branching storyline (i.e. 99% of them). Which makes the simple act of choosing to do ANYTHING a SadisticChoice. Although in most cases, the other characters and their associated problems are simply treated like they never happened and pushed gently off a cliff away storyline-wise.
18th May '12 11:44:17 PM aNinjaWithAIDS
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* Looking back at the scenes with Ayu Tsukimiya and the taiyaki shop owner, you may ask yourself, "Why does Ayu run away whenever the owner shouts at the cat (and later a dog), even though she's 17 and should know better? Here's the thing: [[spoiler: she's been in a coma for the past 7 years. This means her body may be 17 years old; but mentally, she's still a 10-year-old. She cannot tell whom the owner's anger is being directed towards, and just like every other 10-year-old in this type of situation, she makes a run for it simply because she's scared. This also explains her [[Main/TheGlomp glomping]] and [[Main/CrashIntoHello crashes into hello]] with Yuuichi because it's natural for 10-year-olds to greet loved-ones this way.]]

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* Looking back at the scenes with Ayu Tsukimiya and the taiyaki shop owner, you may ask yourself, "Why does Ayu run away whenever the owner shouts at the cat (and later a dog), even though she's 17 and should know better? better?" Here's the thing: [[spoiler: she's been in a coma for the past 7 years. This means her body may be 17 years old; but mentally, she's still a 10-year-old. She cannot tell whom the owner's anger is being directed towards, and just like every other 10-year-old in this type of situation, she makes a run for it simply because she's scared. This also explains her [[Main/TheGlomp glomping]] and [[Main/CrashIntoHello crashes into hello]] with Yuuichi because it's natural for 10-year-olds to greet loved-ones this way.]]
18th May '12 8:49:39 PM aNinjaWithAIDS
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* Looking back at the scenes with Ayu Tsukimiya and the taiyaki shop owner, you may ask yourself, "Why does Ayu run away whenever the owner shouts at the cat (and later a dog), even though she's 17 and should know better? Here's the thing: [[spoiler: she's been in a coma for the past 7 years. This means her body may be 17 years old; but mentally, she's still a 10-year-old. She cannot tell whom the owner's anger is being directed towards, and just like every other 10-year-old in this type of situation, she makes a run for it simply because she's scared.]]

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* Looking back at the scenes with Ayu Tsukimiya and the taiyaki shop owner, you may ask yourself, "Why does Ayu run away whenever the owner shouts at the cat (and later a dog), even though she's 17 and should know better? Here's the thing: [[spoiler: she's been in a coma for the past 7 years. This means her body may be 17 years old; but mentally, she's still a 10-year-old. She cannot tell whom the owner's anger is being directed towards, and just like every other 10-year-old in this type of situation, she makes a run for it simply because she's scared. This also explains her [[Main/TheGlomp glomping]] and [[Main/CrashIntoHello crashes into hello]] with Yuuichi because it's natural for 10-year-olds to greet loved-ones this way.]]
18th May '12 8:26:23 PM aNinjaWithAIDS
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* Looking back at the scenes with Ayu Tsukimiya and the taiyaki shop owner, you may ask yourself, "Why does Ayu run away whenever the owner shouts at the cat (and later a dog), even though she's 17 and should know better? Here's the thing: [[spoiler: she's been in a coma for the past 7 years. This means her body may be 17 years old; but mentally, she's still a 10-year-old. She cannot tell whom the owner's anger is being directed towards, and just like every other 10-year-old in this type of situation, she makes a run for it.]]

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* Looking back at the scenes with Ayu Tsukimiya and the taiyaki shop owner, you may ask yourself, "Why does Ayu run away whenever the owner shouts at the cat (and later a dog), even though she's 17 and should know better? Here's the thing: [[spoiler: she's been in a coma for the past 7 years. This means her body may be 17 years old; but mentally, she's still a 10-year-old. She cannot tell whom the owner's anger is being directed towards, and just like every other 10-year-old in this type of situation, she makes a run for it.it simply because she's scared.]]
18th May '12 8:24:45 PM aNinjaWithAIDS
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* Looking back at the scenes with Ayu Tsukimiya and the taiyaki shop owner, you may ask yourself, "Why does Ayu run away whenever the owner shouts at the cat (and later a dog), even though she's 17 and should know better? Here's the thing: [[spoiler: she's been in a coma for the past 7 years. this means her body may be 17 years old; but mentally, she's still a 10-year-old. She cannot tell whom the owner's anger is being directed towards, and just like every other 10-year-old in this type of situation, she makes a run for it.]]

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* Looking back at the scenes with Ayu Tsukimiya and the taiyaki shop owner, you may ask yourself, "Why does Ayu run away whenever the owner shouts at the cat (and later a dog), even though she's 17 and should know better? Here's the thing: [[spoiler: she's been in a coma for the past 7 years. this This means her body may be 17 years old; but mentally, she's still a 10-year-old. She cannot tell whom the owner's anger is being directed towards, and just like every other 10-year-old in this type of situation, she makes a run for it.]]
18th May '12 8:21:35 PM aNinjaWithAIDS
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Looking back at the scenes with Ayu Tsukimiya and the taiyaki shop owner, you may ask yourself, "Why does Ayu run away whenever the owner shouts at the cat (and later a dog), even though she's 17 and should know better? Here's the thing: [[spoiler: she's been in a coma for the past 7 years. this means her body may be 17 years old; but mentally, she's still a 10-year-old. She cannot tell whom the owner's anger is being directed towards, and just like every other 10-year-old in this type of situation, she makes a run for it.]]

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* Looking back at the scenes with Ayu Tsukimiya and the taiyaki shop owner, you may ask yourself, "Why does Ayu run away whenever the owner shouts at the cat (and later a dog), even though she's 17 and should know better? Here's the thing: [[spoiler: she's been in a coma for the past 7 years. this means her body may be 17 years old; but mentally, she's still a 10-year-old. She cannot tell whom the owner's anger is being directed towards, and just like every other 10-year-old in this type of situation, she makes a run for it.]]
18th May '12 8:21:19 PM aNinjaWithAIDS
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Looking back at the scenes with Ayu Tsukimiya and the taiyaki shop owner, you may ask yourself, "Why does Ayu run away whenever the owner shouts at the cat (and later a dog), even though she's 17 and should know better? Here's the thing: [[spoiler: she's been in a coma for the past 7 years. this means her body may be 17 years old; but mentally, she's still a 10-year-old. She cannot tell whom the owner's anger is being directed towards, and just like every other 10-year-old in this type of situation, she makes a run for it.]]
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