History VisualNovel / Kanon

7th Mar '18 3:47:07 PM nombretomado
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This is the story of ''Kanon'', a well-known {{eroge}} with a [[BleachedUnderpants clean version]], as well as many, many adaptations. Despite its MultipleDemographicAppeal to girls, it's actually a {{seinen}} series. Besides the VisualNovel, there are two anime adaptations (the 2002 ToeiAnimation one and the 2006 Creator/KyotoAnimation one), CD dramas, a manga, a series of light novels, an AlternateContinuity manga called ''Kanon Another Story: Wonder Three'', and a non-canonical gag manga crossing over with ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}''. The original game was [[NoExportForYou never released outside of Japan]], but a completed English translation patch presently exists courtesy of [[http://radicalr.pestermom.com/vn.html Non-Directional Translations]].

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This is the story of ''Kanon'', a well-known {{eroge}} with a [[BleachedUnderpants clean version]], as well as many, many adaptations. Despite its MultipleDemographicAppeal to girls, it's actually a {{seinen}} series. Besides the VisualNovel, there are two anime adaptations (the 2002 ToeiAnimation Creator/ToeiAnimation one and the 2006 Creator/KyotoAnimation one), CD dramas, a manga, a series of light novels, an AlternateContinuity manga called ''Kanon Another Story: Wonder Three'', and a non-canonical gag manga crossing over with ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}''. The original game was [[NoExportForYou never released outside of Japan]], but a completed English translation patch presently exists courtesy of [[http://radicalr.pestermom.com/vn.html Non-Directional Translations]].
8th Feb '18 6:58:33 PM nombretomado
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* GratuitousGerman / ForeignLanguageTitle: The title of the franchise is taken from PachelbelsCanon (''Kanon in D-dur''), which figures periodically in the 2006 {{anime}}. Alas, the franchise gets the meaning of the word "canon" all wrong. The confusion derives from the fact that Pachelbel's Canon happens to be both a canon and a {{passacaglia}} (or a ground base, which is more or less the same thing). Passacaglia is the forerunner of the {{theme and variations}}, and that, rather than a canon, is the basic musical form the franchise is loosely organized around. Four of the five paths in the original VisualNovel have links both to Yūichi's forgotten past seven years ago and his childhood promises from then, along with supernatural elements, and a girl who needs his help (and love). Each girl, and the path she represents, is a variation on a theme. By contrast, a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_%28music%29 canon]] need not have the structure of a theme and variations; it fact, it seldom does. Rather, a canon is a musical form defined by its use of ''exclusively'' strictly imitative counterpoint (in contradistinction to a fugue, which employs both strictly imitative and freely imitative counterpoint) -- although said "strict imitation" can nevertheless run backward or upside-down or any of dozens of other complex tricks, so long as the pattern of intervals remains unchanged.

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* GratuitousGerman / ForeignLanguageTitle: The title of the franchise is taken from PachelbelsCanon Music/PachelbelsCanon (''Kanon in D-dur''), which figures periodically in the 2006 {{anime}}. Alas, the franchise gets the meaning of the word "canon" all wrong. The confusion derives from the fact that Pachelbel's Canon happens to be both a canon and a {{passacaglia}} (or a ground base, which is more or less the same thing). Passacaglia is the forerunner of the {{theme and variations}}, and that, rather than a canon, is the basic musical form the franchise is loosely organized around. Four of the five paths in the original VisualNovel have links both to Yūichi's forgotten past seven years ago and his childhood promises from then, along with supernatural elements, and a girl who needs his help (and love). Each girl, and the path she represents, is a variation on a theme. By contrast, a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_%28music%29 canon]] need not have the structure of a theme and variations; it fact, it seldom does. Rather, a canon is a musical form defined by its use of ''exclusively'' strictly imitative counterpoint (in contradistinction to a fugue, which employs both strictly imitative and freely imitative counterpoint) -- although said "strict imitation" can nevertheless run backward or upside-down or any of dozens of other complex tricks, so long as the pattern of intervals remains unchanged.
27th Jan '18 10:54:32 AM nombretomado
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* {{Bokukko}}: Ayu. Yūichi even tries to get her to switch [[JapanesePronouns first person pronouns]], but his suggestions just make her uncomfortable and she immediately reverts to her old ways.

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* {{Bokukko}}: Ayu. Yūichi even tries to get her to switch [[JapanesePronouns [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns first person pronouns]], but his suggestions just make her uncomfortable and she immediately reverts to her old ways.



** When doing a narration, oddly enough, Sayuri uses '[[JapanesePronouns Jibun]]' and drops her cutesy voice.

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** When doing a narration, oddly enough, Sayuri uses '[[JapanesePronouns '[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns Jibun]]' and drops her cutesy voice.
17th Jan '18 10:28:07 AM NaruHinaFan
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OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Aizawa Yuuichi used to visit his aunt Minase Akiko and cousin Nayuki in their quiet little town every holiday, but one year something happened and he left for seven years. When he [[NewTransferStudent transfers]] to Nayuki's high school, his memories of that time remain a blur.

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OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Aizawa Yuuichi Yūichi used to visit his aunt Minase Akiko and cousin Nayuki in their quiet little town every holiday, but one year something happened and he left for seven years. When he [[NewTransferStudent transfers]] to Nayuki's high school, his memories of that time remain a blur.



Yuuichi resolves to help them, but as he gets involved, he discovers that there is far more to the girls than meets the eye. Mystical happenings lie hidden in this strange town, tied to Yuuichi's forgotten past. In dealing with the girls, Yuuichi must face his lost memories. What happened seven years ago, and why can't he remember?

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Yuuichi Yūichi resolves to help them, but as he gets involved, he discovers that there is far more to the girls than meets the eye. Mystical happenings lie hidden in this strange town, tied to Yuuichi's Yūichi's forgotten past. In dealing with the girls, Yuuichi Yūichi must face his lost memories. What happened seven years ago, and why can't he remember?



* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The game shows that, under normal circumstances, ikiryou whose natures are discovered are forgotten and unable to be seen, and even if their natures aren't discovered, they eventually fade from view and memory anyway. None of the adaptations cover this, aside from showing [[spoiler:Ayu asking Yuuichi to forget her and Yuuichi refusing]]. While one can extrapolate that [[spoiler:Yuuichi then wished to ''not'' forget Ayu and thus her miracle protected him (skipping over the part in the game where he does start to forget and then remembers)]], not [[MagicAIsMagicA having the universe rules spelled out]] in ''Kanon'' will then throw you for a loop when you watch ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}''.

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The game shows that, under normal circumstances, ikiryou whose natures are discovered are forgotten and unable to be seen, and even if their natures aren't discovered, they eventually fade from view and memory anyway. None of the adaptations cover this, aside from showing [[spoiler:Ayu asking Yuuichi Yūichi to forget her and Yuuichi Yūichi refusing]]. While one can extrapolate that [[spoiler:Yuuichi [[spoiler:Yūichi then wished to ''not'' forget Ayu and thus her miracle protected him (skipping over the part in the game where he does start to forget and then remembers)]], not [[MagicAIsMagicA having the universe rules spelled out]] in ''Kanon'' will then throw you for a loop when you watch ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}''.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: In the 2006 anime, rather than have Yuuichi actually go through a bunch of love interests in quick succession, all but the winning girl have unreturned feelings and deal with that. Yuuichi is clearly just humouring Makoto [[spoiler:so she can die happy]], Shiori's kiss scene is reframed to show that her crush is unrequited in this version, Nayuki goes through even more pain realizing that her feelings are still not returned, and because the [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate bit]] about Sayuri "[[CureYourGays just being unwilling to open up to boys]]" is removed, nothing is stopping Mai from ending up with her instead.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: In the 2006 anime, rather than have Yuuichi Yūichi actually go through a bunch of love interests in quick succession, all but the winning girl have unreturned feelings and deal with that. Yuuichi Yūichi is clearly just humouring Makoto [[spoiler:so she can die happy]], Shiori's kiss scene is reframed to show that her crush is unrequited in this version, Nayuki goes through even more pain realizing that her feelings are still not returned, and because the [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate bit]] about Sayuri "[[CureYourGays just being unwilling to open up to boys]]" is removed, nothing is stopping Mai from ending up with her instead.



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "Yuuichi, are you a miracle worker?"

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "Yuuichi, "Yūichi, are you a miracle worker?"



--> '''Nayuki''': It's lunchtime, Yuuichi-san!
--> '''Yuuichi''': ''[[LampshadeHanging WHAT!! REALLY?!]]''
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler:Yuuichi is the cause of his chosen love interest's misery, no matter who you pick. Once he figures that out, he has to spend the rest of the game trying to make up for his mistakes.]]
** [[spoiler:Unless you pick Shiori, since Shiori's the only girl out of the five that Yuuichi didn't previously know as a child, and the sources of Shiori's misery are a disease and her sister not acknowledging her, rather than Yuuichi.]]

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--> '''Nayuki''': It's It is lunchtime, Yuuichi-san!
Yūichi-san!
--> '''Yuuichi''': '''Yūichi''': ''[[LampshadeHanging WHAT!! REALLY?!]]''
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler:Yuuichi [[spoiler:Yūichi is the cause of his chosen love interest's misery, no matter who you pick. Once he figures that out, he has to spend the rest of the game trying to make up for his mistakes.]]
** [[spoiler:Unless you pick Shiori, since Shiori's the only girl out of the five that Yuuichi didn't Yūichi did not previously know as a child, and the sources of Shiori's misery are a disease and her sister not acknowledging her, rather than Yuuichi.Yūichi.]]



* BalancedHarem: Even if it is not a case of MarryThemAll in the end, the plot strives to give all five girls roughly equal time and make them all plausible choices for Yuuichi.

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* BalancedHarem: Even if it is not a case of MarryThemAll in the end, the plot strives to give all five girls roughly equal time and make them all plausible choices for Yuuichi.Yūichi.



* BigNo: In the English dub of the 2006 series, [[spoiler: Yuuichi gives one after Ayu's apparent death. The Japanese version has him [[SayMyName screaming Ayu's name]] instead.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: [[http://images.wikia.com/kanon/images/1/1b/KN2006_Yuuichi.jpg Yuuichi]], but only in the 2006 anime, not the original game.

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* BigNo: In the English dub of the 2006 series, [[spoiler: Yuuichi [[spoiler:Yūichi gives one after Ayu's apparent death. The Japanese version has him [[SayMyName screaming Ayu's name]] instead.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: [[http://images.wikia.com/kanon/images/1/1b/KN2006_Yuuichi.jpg Yuuichi]], Yūichi]], but only in the 2006 anime, not the original game.



* {{Bokukko}}: Ayu. Yuuichi even tries to get her to switch [[JapanesePronouns first person pronouns]], but his suggestions just make her uncomfortable and she immediately reverts to her old ways.

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* {{Bokukko}}: Ayu. Yuuichi Yūichi even tries to get her to switch [[JapanesePronouns first person pronouns]], but his suggestions just make her uncomfortable and she immediately reverts to her old ways.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Nearly every haremette and Yuuichi, as it's [[ThemedHarem the theme]].
* ChildhoodMemoryDemolitionTeam: Twisted. Both demolitions (the barley field and the tree) were done right after Yuuichi left town as a child, so he barely ''had'' those memories when he returned, and [[spoiler:he didn't really want to remember the tree, either.]]
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: [[spoiler:The comatose Ayu still believed enough in her promise to Yuuichi and the wishes that she made on a simple crane machine doll that she was able to spiritually project herself as a solid living being even seven years later.]]
** Also shows up in a much [[RealityWarpingIsNotAToy darker form]] in [[spoiler: Mai's story. Her unrealized powers lead to the "monsters" she made up to try to keep the young Yuuichi from moving away manifesting as quite real - and quite dangerous.]]

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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Nearly every haremette and Yuuichi, Yūichi, as it's it is [[ThemedHarem the theme]].
* ChildhoodMemoryDemolitionTeam: Twisted. Both demolitions (the barley field and the tree) were done right after Yuuichi Yūichi left town as a child, so he barely ''had'' those memories when he returned, and [[spoiler:he didn't really want to remember the tree, either.]]
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: [[spoiler:The comatose Ayu still believed enough in her promise to Yuuichi Yūichi and the wishes that she made on a simple crane machine doll that she was able to spiritually project herself as a solid living being even seven years later.]]
** Also shows up in a much [[RealityWarpingIsNotAToy darker form]] in [[spoiler: Mai's story. Her unrealized powers lead to the "monsters" she made up to try to keep the young Yuuichi Yūichi from moving away manifesting as quite real - and quite dangerous.]]



* {{The Comically Serious}}: Mai, especially when paired with Sayuri. A brief ImagineSpot from Yuuichi has Sayuri translating Mai's "[[VisibleSilence ...]]" with phrases such as 'shut up' and 'drop dead'.

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* {{The Comically Serious}}: Mai, especially when paired with Sayuri. A brief ImagineSpot from Yuuichi Yūichi has Sayuri translating Mai's "[[VisibleSilence ...]]" with phrases such as 'shut up' and 'drop dead'.



* ConverseWithTheUnconscious: [[spoiler:Yuuichi]] goes to talk to [[spoiler:Ayu]]'s comatose body after he discovers the truth about her.

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* ConverseWithTheUnconscious: [[spoiler:Yuuichi]] [[spoiler:Yūichi]] goes to talk to [[spoiler:Ayu]]'s comatose body after he discovers the truth about her.



* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: In the VisualNovel, Yuuichi will end up with one girl. What happens to the others? [[spoiler: Mostly, they die]]. Thankfully, this is averted in the anime.

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* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: In the VisualNovel, Yuuichi Yūichi will end up with one girl. What happens to the others? [[spoiler: Mostly, they die]]. Thankfully, this is averted in the anime.



* CuttingOffTheBranches: In the visual novel, there are five separate girls with five separate storylines, but Yuuichi/the player is only meant to experience one arc. Playing out the other girls' storylines requires playing the game again. The 2006 anime adaptation, however, has four of the five arcs happen sequentially. This results in some confusing characterization. For example:
** Yuuichi develops a close bond with Makoto. [[spoiler:She dies and he's upset,]] [[ForgottenFallenFriend but by the next episode]], [[AngstWhatAngst he's back to normal]]. He has another intense experience with Mai, but once her plot from the visual novel is complete, Mai no longer appears in the show, even though she's presumably still alive and in town. Yuuichi neither mentions nor visits her. Shiori receives the same treatment as Mai; after her arc, she is not mentioned and no longer appears, even though Yuuichi has formed a close friendship with her.

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* CuttingOffTheBranches: In the visual novel, there are five separate girls with five separate storylines, but Yuuichi/the Yūichi/the player is only meant to experience one arc. Playing out the other girls' storylines requires playing the game again. The 2006 anime adaptation, however, has four of the five arcs happen sequentially. This results in some confusing characterization. For example:
** Yuuichi Yūichi develops a close bond with Makoto. [[spoiler:She dies and he's upset,]] [[ForgottenFallenFriend but by the next episode]], [[AngstWhatAngst he's back to normal]]. He has another intense experience with Mai, but once her plot from the visual novel is complete, Mai no longer appears in the show, even though she's presumably still alive and in town. Yuuichi Yūichi neither mentions nor visits her. Shiori receives the same treatment as Mai; after her arc, she is not mentioned and no longer appears, even though Yuuichi Yūichi has formed a close friendship with her.



** This is all a product of making separate plotlines take place one after the other. The visual novel ends once it reaches a conclusion for one of the girls, and each alternate arc is a replay. For each new arc, Yuuichi is largely written as though he never experienced the previous arc and never bonded with those missing characters. In a replay of a visual novel, where each arc is a separate continuity, this makes sense. In the anime, where each new arc takes place after the previous arc, it's awkward and jarring.
** There's some attempt to patch this: in Episode 23, Yuuichi finally mentions the previous three girls and cries, but it makes little sense that Yuuichi is only upset about them now and didn't spend any more time with the two who were still alive. In Episode 24, all the missing characters return, but their absences remain unexplained.

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** This is all a product of making separate plotlines take place one after the other. The visual novel ends once it reaches a conclusion for one of the girls, and each alternate arc is a replay. For each new arc, Yuuichi Yūichi is largely written as though he never experienced the previous arc and never bonded with those missing characters. In a replay of a visual novel, where each arc is a separate continuity, this makes sense. In the anime, where each new arc takes place after the previous arc, it's awkward and jarring.
** There's some attempt to patch this: in Episode 23, Yuuichi Yūichi finally mentions the previous three girls and cries, but it makes little sense that Yuuichi Yūichi is only upset about them now and didn't spend any more time with the two who were still alive. In Episode 24, all the missing characters return, but their absences remain unexplained.



* DeadpanSnarker: Yuuichi.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Yuuichi.Yūichi.



* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Yuuichi narrates meeting Kaori, which she responds to:
-->'''Yuuichi''': As I turned around, Kaori Misaka was standing there.

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* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Yuuichi Yūichi narrates meeting Kaori, which she responds to:
-->'''Yuuichi''': -->'''Yūichi''': As I turned around, Kaori Misaka was standing there.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Makoto]]'s route in the original VN. The only bright spot is that Yuuichi and his friend figure that someday they'll get over it... someday.

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Makoto]]'s route in the original VN. The only bright spot is that Yuuichi Yūichi and his friend figure that someday they'll get over it... someday.



* DubInducedPlotHole: Yuuichi's breakdown when talking to Makoto [[spoiler:(the real one)]] near the end of the 2006 anime has him accidentally say "when I was seven" instead of "seven years ago" in the dub. ''Kanon'' may not officially state the characters' ages, but it's clear from context that Yuuichi is seventeen, not fourteen. (Mai's flashback ''was'' ten years before the story, since Yuuichi had been visiting every year until seven years ago, but when "seven years ago" are the ArcWords and denote the moment when he broke, it still doesn't make sense.)

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* DubInducedPlotHole: Yuuichi's Yūichi's breakdown when talking to Makoto [[spoiler:(the real one)]] near the end of the 2006 anime has him accidentally say "when I was seven" instead of "seven years ago" in the dub. ''Kanon'' may not officially state the characters' ages, but it's clear from context that Yuuichi Yūichi is seventeen, not fourteen. (Mai's flashback ''was'' ten years before the story, since Yuuichi Yūichi had been visiting every year until seven years ago, but when "seven years ago" are the ArcWords and denote the moment when he broke, it still doesn't make sense.)



* EarnYourHappyEnding: Yuuichi has to go through a LOT before the finale in the anime. Expect a lot of [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] [[GutPunch pain]] first, though.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Yuuichi Yūichi has to go through a LOT before the finale in the anime. Expect a lot of [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] [[GutPunch pain]] first, though.



** Yuuichi can't remember what happened seven years ago.

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** Yuuichi can't Yūichi cannot remember what happened seven years ago.



** Makoto can't remember anything about herself besides her name and that she has a grudge against Yuuichi.

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** Makoto can't remember anything about herself besides her name and that she has a grudge against Yuuichi.Yūichi.



* FeaturelessProtagonist: Yuuichi in the original game, making him one of the only Key protagonists to be drawn in this way.

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* FeaturelessProtagonist: Yuuichi Yūichi in the original game, making him one of the only Key key protagonists to be drawn in this way.



--> '''Yuuichi''': I'm scared of heights.

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--> '''Yuuichi''': '''Yūichi''': I'm scared of heights.



* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Yuuichi knew Ayu as a kid, but he forgot about her [[spoiler:due to TraumaInducedAmnesia after her accident]]. Yuuichi also knew [[spoiler:Mai and (sort of) Makoto]] as a kid, but he doesn't remember them anymore.

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* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Yuuichi Yūichi knew Ayu as a kid, but he forgot about her [[spoiler:due to TraumaInducedAmnesia after her accident]]. Yuuichi Yūichi also knew [[spoiler:Mai and (sort of) Makoto]] as a kid, but he doesn't remember them anymore.



* FreezeFrameBonus: For just a second in Episode 6, when Yuuichi and Ayu are in the cafe after going to the movies [[spoiler:the adult Makoto can be seen walking by outside the cafe]].
** Also for just a fraction of a second Episode 14, when Yuuichi and Sayuri are in the cafe, [[spoiler:you can see a scar on Sayuri's wrist, hinting at a suicide attempt (mentioned more explicitly in the game)]].
* TheGadfly: Yuuichi, who enjoys annoying his love interests so much that it's nearly his defining character trait.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: For just a second in Episode 6, when Yuuichi Yūichi and Ayu are in the cafe after going to the movies [[spoiler:the adult Makoto can be seen walking by outside the cafe]].
** Also for just a fraction of a second Episode 14, when Yuuichi Yūichi and Sayuri are in the cafe, [[spoiler:you can see a scar on Sayuri's wrist, hinting at a suicide attempt (mentioned more explicitly in the game)]].
* TheGadfly: Yuuichi, Yūichi, who enjoys annoying his love interests so much that it's nearly his defining character trait.



* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Poor Makoto after her "wedding" with Yuuichi, making him possibly the youngest "widower" in romantic anime.]]
* GratuitousGerman / ForeignLanguageTitle: The title of the franchise is taken from PachelbelsCanon (''Kanon in D-dur''), which figures periodically in the 2006 {{anime}}. Alas, the franchise gets the meaning of the word "canon" all wrong. The confusion derives from the fact that Pachelbel's Canon happens to be both a canon and a {{passacaglia}} (or a ground base, which is more or less the same thing). Passacaglia is the forerunner of the {{theme and variations}}, and that, rather than a canon, is the basic musical form the franchise is loosely organized around. Four of the five paths in the original VisualNovel have links both to Yuuichi's forgotten past seven years ago and his childhood promises from then, along with supernatural elements, and a girl who needs his help (and love). Each girl, and the path she represents, is a variation on a theme. By contrast, a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_%28music%29 canon]] need not have the structure of a theme and variations; it fact, it seldom does. Rather, a canon is a musical form defined by its use of ''exclusively'' strictly imitative counterpoint (in contradistinction to a fugue, which employs both strictly imitative and freely imitative counterpoint) -- although said "strict imitation" can nevertheless run backward or upside-down or any of dozens of other complex tricks, so long as the pattern of intervals remains unchanged.

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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Poor Makoto after her "wedding" with Yuuichi, Yūichi, making him possibly the youngest "widower" in romantic anime.]]
* GratuitousGerman / ForeignLanguageTitle: The title of the franchise is taken from PachelbelsCanon (''Kanon in D-dur''), which figures periodically in the 2006 {{anime}}. Alas, the franchise gets the meaning of the word "canon" all wrong. The confusion derives from the fact that Pachelbel's Canon happens to be both a canon and a {{passacaglia}} (or a ground base, which is more or less the same thing). Passacaglia is the forerunner of the {{theme and variations}}, and that, rather than a canon, is the basic musical form the franchise is loosely organized around. Four of the five paths in the original VisualNovel have links both to Yuuichi's Yūichi's forgotten past seven years ago and his childhood promises from then, along with supernatural elements, and a girl who needs his help (and love). Each girl, and the path she represents, is a variation on a theme. By contrast, a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_%28music%29 canon]] need not have the structure of a theme and variations; it fact, it seldom does. Rather, a canon is a musical form defined by its use of ''exclusively'' strictly imitative counterpoint (in contradistinction to a fugue, which employs both strictly imitative and freely imitative counterpoint) -- although said "strict imitation" can nevertheless run backward or upside-down or any of dozens of other complex tricks, so long as the pattern of intervals remains unchanged.



** [[spoiler:This trope is implied to be the third wish that Ayu wished for while in a coma, the miracle that managed to save everyone that Yuuichi cared about. Yuuichi discusses it at length with Shiori in the [=KyoAni=] anime.]]

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** [[spoiler:This trope is implied to be the third wish that Ayu wished for while in a coma, the miracle that managed to save everyone that Yuuichi Yūichi cared about. Yuuichi Yūichi discusses it at length with Shiori in the [=KyoAni=] anime.]]



* {{Kidanova}}: Yuuichi's harem is established when he's ''ten''. Which may be the universe's advance payment [[spoiler: on the future tragedies that befall them]].

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* {{Kidanova}}: Yuuichi's Yūichi's harem is established when he's ''ten''. Which may be the universe's advance payment [[spoiler: on the future tragedies that befall them]].



* [[spoiler: LastGirlWins: In the 2006 Creator/KyotoAnimation version, all of Yuuichi's important romantic options are introduced -- or at least ''glimpsed'' -- in the first episode. But the episode ''ends'' with Yuuichi and Ayu together. Ayu is also the First Girl, the Last Girl, and the closest thing to a protagonist in both the opening and closing credits. See also FirstGirlWins.]]

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* [[spoiler: LastGirlWins: In the 2006 Creator/KyotoAnimation version, all of Yuuichi's Yūichi's important romantic options are introduced -- or at least ''glimpsed'' -- in the first episode. But the episode ''ends'' with Yuuichi Yūichi and Ayu together. Ayu is also the First Girl, the Last Girl, and the closest thing to a protagonist in both the opening and closing credits. See also FirstGirlWins.]]



* MagicSkirt: Mai [[spoiler:when she jumps off the school building to defend Yuuichi from the "last demon"]]
* MeetCute: Yuuichi meets almost every available girl in an odd manner. To wit:
** Ayu literally [[CrashIntoHello runs into Yuuichi]] before dragging him off with her, an irate taiyaki vendor in hot pursuit.
** Shiori meets Yuuichi after Ayu faceplants into a tree and said tree drops its snow on her.
** Yuuichi meets Mai and Sayuri when Nayuki [[CrashIntoHello tumbles down the stairs into them]].
** Makoto first appears punching Yuuichi for a slight he committed that neither of them can even recall.
** Nayuki, the First Girl, is a tamer example of MeetCute -- but even she arrives two hours late to meet Yuuichi at the train station. Outside, on a bench. In a snowstorm. Of course, they already know each other, being first cousins. [[spoiler: Then again, Yuuichi already knows most of the other girls from ten years earlier, anyway. But he's forgotten them.]]

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* MagicSkirt: Mai [[spoiler:when she jumps off the school building to defend Yuuichi Yūichi from the "last demon"]]
* MeetCute: Yuuichi Yūichi meets almost every available girl in an odd manner. To wit:
** Ayu literally [[CrashIntoHello runs into Yuuichi]] Yūichi]] before dragging him off with her, an irate taiyaki vendor in hot pursuit.
** Shiori meets Yuuichi Yūichi after Ayu faceplants into a tree and said tree drops its snow on her.
** Yuuichi Yūichi meets Mai and Sayuri when Nayuki [[CrashIntoHello tumbles down the stairs into them]].
** Makoto first appears punching Yuuichi Yūichi for a slight he committed that neither of them can even recall.
** Nayuki, the First Girl, is a tamer example of MeetCute -- but even she arrives two hours late to meet Yuuichi Yūichi at the train station. Outside, on a bench. In a snowstorm. Of course, they already know each other, being first cousins. [[spoiler: Then again, Yuuichi Yūichi already knows most of the other girls from ten years earlier, anyway. But he's forgotten them.]]



* MobileShrubbery: In Makoto's first appearance in the 2002 anime, she stalks Yuuichi in a [[Franchise/MetalGear Cardboard Box]].

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* MobileShrubbery: In Makoto's first appearance in the 2002 anime, she stalks Yuuichi Yūichi in a [[Franchise/MetalGear Cardboard Box]].



* MrFanservice: Yuuichi, depending on your view.
* MusicalSpoiler: If you check the track list, Makoto's theme is called "The Fox and the Grapes". This references the fable of the same name and shows that [[spoiler:Makoto's spite towards Yuuichi was only because she couldn't stay with him when they were younger, just like the fox in the story only spited the grapes because he couldn't reach them.]] On a simpler level, it also shows [[spoiler:that she's a fox]].

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* MrFanservice: Yuuichi, Yūichi, depending on your view.
* MusicalSpoiler: If you check the track list, Makoto's theme is called "The Fox and the Grapes". This references the fable of the same name and shows that [[spoiler:Makoto's spite towards Yuuichi Yūichi was only because she couldn't stay with him when they were younger, just like the fox in the story only spited the grapes because he couldn't reach them.]] On a simpler level, it also shows [[spoiler:that she's a fox]].



* NewTransferStudent: Yuuichi. Many students are disappointed to see that he isn't a cute girl.

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* NewTransferStudent: Yuuichi.Yūichi. Many students are disappointed to see that he isn't a cute girl.



* OnceAnEpisode: Ayu runs into Yuuichi. This ''doesn't'', however, happen at the end of the arcs of all the other girls, but there's a reason for that.

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* OnceAnEpisode: Ayu runs into Yuuichi. Yūichi. This ''doesn't'', ''does not'', however, happen at the end of the arcs of all the other girls, but there's a reason for that.



* ParentalAbandonment: Ayu's father and stepmother are said to be out of town, and she can't reach them. Yuuichi's parents are out of the country, and Makoto's amnesiac and can't find her parents, [[spoiler:if she ''has'' any]].

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* ParentalAbandonment: Ayu's father and stepmother are said to be out of town, and she can't reach them. Yuuichi's Yūichi's parents are out of the country, and Makoto's amnesiac and can't find her parents, [[spoiler:if she ''has'' any]].



* PinkySwear: Yuuichi and Ayu's relationship is marked by several of these.

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* PinkySwear: Yuuichi Ayu and Ayu's Yūichi's relationship is marked by several of these.



* PrettyFreeloaders: Makoto starts out as a PrettyFreeloader before becoming an Unwanted Haremette. And Akiko, who is not one of the available girls but the mother, lets the girls have the run of the house and talks Yuuichi into helping them out when he doesn't want to; the only thing keeping her from qualifying is that she's the one that technically heads the house.

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* PrettyFreeloaders: Makoto starts out as a PrettyFreeloader before becoming an Unwanted Haremette. And Akiko, who is not one of the available girls but the mother, lets the girls have the run of the house and talks Yuuichi Yūichi into helping them out when he doesn't want to; the only thing keeping her from qualifying is that she's the one that technically heads the house.



* RealMenHateSugar: Yuuichi openly expresses that he hates sweets, and is delighted that Akiko's "special jam" does not taste sweet... until [[GargleBlaster he tasted]] [[LethalChef the jam in question...]]

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* RealMenHateSugar: Yuuichi Yūichi openly expresses that he hates sweets, and is delighted that Akiko's "special jam" does not taste sweet... until [[GargleBlaster he tasted]] [[LethalChef the jam in question...]]



* SchoolOfNoStudying: Neither Yuuichi nor Nayuki ever seem to worry about their grades, and seem to spend most of their time in class either sleeping, having conversations with each other, or lamenting how boring the class is. While the other main characters in the series have an excuse [[spoiler: (Makoto is actually a fox, and thus doesn't even go to school,]] Mai is a demon hunter, etc.), neither Nayuki or Yuuichi have such an excuse.

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* SchoolOfNoStudying: Neither Yuuichi Yūichi nor Nayuki ever seem to worry about their grades, and seem to spend most of their time in class either sleeping, having conversations with each other, or lamenting how boring the class is. While the other main characters in the series have an excuse [[spoiler: (Makoto is actually a fox, and thus doesn't even go to school,]] Mai is a demon hunter, etc.), neither Nayuki or Yuuichi Yūichi have such an excuse.



* ScrewballSerum: Akiko's "''special jam''" is so infamous that Yuuichi and Nayuki beat a hasty exit everytime somone is about to try it.

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* ScrewballSerum: Akiko's "''special jam''" is so infamous that Yuuichi Yūichi and Nayuki beat a hasty exit everytime somone is about to try it.



* SelfHarm: Mai. Taken furthest in the adult version of the game, where [[spoiler:she only sleeps with Yuuichi to "punish" herself for Sayuri being brutalized by the demons, and when she realizes she's into it and it doesn't feel like a punishment, she stabs herself instead. Other adaptations skip to her resorting to the sword.]]
* ShoutOut: In the 2006 [[AnimeOfTheGame anime]], lots of them, mostly to other Creator/KyotoAnimation shows. The first few episodes are riddled with {{Shout Out}}s to ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya' that depend for their humor on having [[Creator/TomokazuSugita the same seiyuu]] playing both Yuuichi and Kyon.

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* SelfHarm: Mai. Taken furthest in the adult version of the game, where [[spoiler:she only sleeps with Yuuichi Yūichi to "punish" herself for Sayuri being brutalized by the demons, and when she realizes she's into it and it doesn't feel like a punishment, she stabs herself instead. Other adaptations skip to her resorting to the sword.]]
* ShoutOut: In the 2006 [[AnimeOfTheGame anime]], lots of them, mostly to other Creator/KyotoAnimation shows. The first few episodes are riddled with {{Shout Out}}s to ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya' that depend for their humor on having [[Creator/TomokazuSugita the same seiyuu]] playing both Yuuichi Yūichi and Kyon.



** Also in the 2006 anime, Yuuichi wears a ''Series/{{Lost}}'' shirt briefly in the last episode.

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** Also in the 2006 anime, Yuuichi Yūichi wears a ''Series/{{Lost}}'' shirt briefly in the last episode.



** Music from the ''Sleeping Beauty'' ballet plays when Yuuichi sees Mai in her ballgown, and again during their DanceOfRomance. Counts as OlderThanTheyThink, since some viewers didn't realize that [[Disney/SleepingBeauty the animated film]] used the ballet's music and called it an orchestral version of "Once Upon a Dream."

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** Music from the ''Sleeping Beauty'' ballet plays when Yuuichi Yūichi sees Mai in her ballgown, and again during their DanceOfRomance. Counts as OlderThanTheyThink, since some viewers didn't realize that [[Disney/SleepingBeauty the animated film]] used the ballet's music and called it an orchestral version of "Once Upon a Dream."



* SittingOnTheRoof: Yuuichi goes up on the roof to talk to Mishio.
* SnowMeansDeath: The 2006 version of Kanon has Yuuichi searching for Ayu in a raging blizzard, then giving up and waiting for death. There's also the LookBothWays incident, which was made more dramatic with the scene of red mixed in the snow. And when [[spoiler:Makoto]] dies, a previously completely green area was instantly covered in snow.
* SnowMeansLove: ''Kanon'' is the ultimate SnowMeansLove series (and the inspiration for Sad Girl In Snow before it was merged with FragileFlower) and one of the few works of Creator/KeyVisualArts with a happy ending. Oddly enough, Yuuichi himself hates snow. [[DownerEnding Of course,]] [[TearJerker he probably]] [[{{Utsuge}} has good reasons]] [[ThereAreNoTherapists for that.]]

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* SittingOnTheRoof: Yuuichi Yūichi goes up on the roof to talk to Mishio.
* SnowMeansDeath: The 2006 version of Kanon has Yuuichi Yūichi searching for Ayu in a raging blizzard, then giving up and waiting for death. There's also the LookBothWays incident, which was made more dramatic with the scene of red mixed in the snow. And when [[spoiler:Makoto]] dies, a previously completely green area was instantly covered in snow.
* SnowMeansLove: ''Kanon'' is the ultimate SnowMeansLove series (and the inspiration for Sad Girl In Snow before it was merged with FragileFlower) and one of the few works of Creator/KeyVisualArts with a happy ending. Oddly enough, Yuuichi Yūichi himself hates snow. [[DownerEnding Of course,]] [[TearJerker he probably]] [[{{Utsuge}} has good reasons]] [[ThereAreNoTherapists for that.]]



* SpiceUpTheSubtitles: Spice up the dub, on occasion. For example, in episode 17, after Kaori blows him off and insists on keeping up [[spoiler:the story that she isn't related to Shiori]] in public, Yuuichi in the subs grumbles, "That idiot..." In the dub, he simply mutters, "Bitch."

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* SpiceUpTheSubtitles: Spice up the dub, on occasion. For example, in episode 17, after Kaori blows him off and insists on keeping up [[spoiler:the story that she isn't related to Shiori]] in public, Yuuichi Yūichi in the subs grumbles, "That idiot..." In the dub, he simply mutters, "Bitch."



* ThereAreNoTherapists: The girls' mental health thrives on Yuuichi helping them to discover their own strength, and ''just'' Yuuichi. Then again, a school nurse wouldn't help Mai if they had one because the administration hates her, Nayuki's [[spoiler:main source of support, her mother Akiko, is hospitalized at the exact time that she needs her the most]], Makoto's [[spoiler:an animal in human form]], Ayu's [[spoiler:an astral projection]], and Shiori isn't even supposed to be out.

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: The girls' mental health thrives on Yuuichi Yūichi helping them to discover their own strength, and ''just'' Yuuichi.Yūichi. Then again, a school nurse wouldn't help Mai if they had one because the administration hates her, Nayuki's [[spoiler:main source of support, her mother Akiko, is hospitalized at the exact time that she needs her the most]], Makoto's [[spoiler:an animal in human form]], Ayu's [[spoiler:an astral projection]], and Shiori isn't even supposed to be out.



* ThreesomeSubtext: Yuuichi/Mai/Sayuri. All three relationships are emphasised to be strong, they spend much of Mai's route all together, and near the end there is an extended sequence where Yuuichi imagines the three of them all living in the same house together and being incredibly domestic with one another.

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* ThreesomeSubtext: Yuuichi/Mai/Sayuri. Yūichi/Mai/Sayuri. All three relationships are emphasised to be strong, they spend much of Mai's route all together, and near the end there is an extended sequence where Yuuichi Yūichi imagines the three of them all living in the same house together and being incredibly domestic with one another.



* TomatoSurprise: The true natures of both Makoto and the demons Mai is trying to kill are pretty big tomatoes by themselves, but the author pulls this ''twice'' in fairly-rapid succession with Ayu: [[spoiler: 1) when Yuuichi first remembers her falling from the tree, and then 2) when Akiko tells him he's mistaken -- she's not dead, just in a coma.]]

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* TomatoSurprise: The true natures of both Makoto and the demons Mai is trying to kill are pretty big tomatoes by themselves, but the author pulls this ''twice'' in fairly-rapid succession with Ayu: [[spoiler: 1) when Yuuichi Yūichi first remembers her falling from the tree, and then 2) when Akiko tells him he's mistaken -- she's not dead, just in a coma.]]



* {{Tricksters}}: Yuuichi and Makoto bring this out in each other. Makoto nearly always gets the worse end of the deal; for all her effort, she's not all that skilled at trickery. Ironic, since she was actually [[spoiler: a fox before a wish turned her into a human. (It's also quite likely she loses, at least in part, because she's in love with Yuuichi and what she really wants is to ''play'' with him, rather than actually defeat him. In fact, her whole reason for becoming human was to return to his side and spend time with him before her death.)]] See also {{Troll}}.
* {{Troll}}: Yuuichi really seems to enjoy the reactions his [[DeadpanSnarker snarky comments]] and strange explanations get. It helps that the girls are generally very gullible, but they start to catch on somewhat.

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* {{Tricksters}}: Yuuichi and Makoto and Yūichi bring this out in each other. Makoto nearly always gets the worse end of the deal; for all her effort, she's she is not all that skilled at trickery. Ironic, since she was actually [[spoiler: a fox before a wish turned her into a human. (It's (It is also quite likely she loses, at least in part, because she's she is in love with Yuuichi Yūichi and what she really wants is to ''play'' with him, rather than actually defeat him. In fact, her whole reason for becoming human was to return to his side and spend time with him before her death.)]] See also {{Troll}}.
* {{Troll}}: Yuuichi Yūichi really seems to enjoy the reactions his [[DeadpanSnarker snarky comments]] and strange explanations get. It helps that the girls are generally very gullible, but they start to catch on somewhat.



* UnbuiltTrope: One of the first games that used the plotline of "guy meets a number of very troubled girls and solves all their problems (or just the one you picked) while they all (or the one you picked) fall in love with him". HaremSeries meets IntimatePsychotherapy as described above is now dirt common. Thing is, though, in all but one route of ''Kanon'' comes the AwfulTruth that [[spoiler:Yuuichi ''caused'' the girl's problems and screwed up her life unintentionally for the past seven years. Less "I'll solve your life issues and then you can date me" and more cleaning up your own mess.]]

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* UnbuiltTrope: One of the first games that used the plotline of "guy meets a number of very troubled girls and solves all their problems (or just the one you picked) while they all (or the one you picked) fall in love with him". HaremSeries meets IntimatePsychotherapy as described above is now dirt common. Thing is, though, in all but one route of ''Kanon'' comes the AwfulTruth that [[spoiler:Yuuichi [[spoiler:Yūichi ''caused'' the girl's problems and screwed up her life unintentionally for the past seven years. Less "I'll solve your life issues and then you can date me" and more cleaning up your own mess.]]



* WhatTheHellHero: Some of the choices in the game lead Yuuichi to do some really nasty things to the girls that only serve to make him look like an utter asshole. One notable example being stomping Ayu's taiyaki bag into the snow.
** Appropriately enough, Yuuichi gives Makoto a major one after she drops Piro off the bridge.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Some of the choices in the game lead Yuuichi Yūichi to do some really nasty things to the girls that only serve to make him look like an utter asshole. One notable example being stomping Ayu's taiyaki bag into the snow.
** Appropriately enough, Yuuichi Yūichi gives Makoto a major one after she drops Piro off the bridge.



* BigBrotherAttraction: Ayu calls Yuuichi "oniichan", despite their being the same age. This appears to be to shock readers used to an Ayu ending in every adaptation into realizing that, hey, this ain't the ''Kanon'' they're used to.

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* BigBrotherAttraction: Ayu calls Yuuichi Yūichi "oniichan", despite their being the same age. This appears to be to shock readers used to an Ayu ending in every adaptation into realizing that, hey, this ain't the ''Kanon'' they're they are used to.



* ByronicHero: This version's Yuuichi barely has any good points.

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* ByronicHero: This version's Yuuichi Yūichi barely has any good points.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Everyone whose personality is markedly different gets one. Yuuichi starts a snark war with Nayuki that goes far past any other Yuuichi's limits to how rude he can be, and Nayuki is just as rude ''back''. And Shiori? Shiori wraps a rock in her shawl, tosses it at Yuuichi and Kitagawa, and blames it on the wind.
* ForWantOfANail: What if Yuuichi remembered Ayu right away?

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Everyone whose personality is markedly different gets one. Yuuichi Yūichi starts a snark war with Nayuki that goes far past any other Yuuichi's Yūichi's limits to how rude he can be, and Nayuki is just as rude ''back''. And ''back'', and Shiori? Shiori wraps a rock in her shawl, tosses it at Yuuichi Kitagawa and Kitagawa, Yūichi, and blames it on the wind.
* ForWantOfANail: What if Yuuichi Yūichi remembered Ayu right away?



* LoveTriangle: Nayuki insinuates that a Type 4 is going on between Sayuri, Mai, and Yuuichi. Whether Sayuri actually does love Mai is up for debate, but the mangaka probably knew the pairing's popularity.

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* LoveTriangle: Nayuki insinuates that a Type 4 is going on between Sayuri, Mai, and Yuuichi.Yūichi. Whether Sayuri actually does love Mai is up for debate, but the mangaka probably knew the pairing's popularity.



* PromotedToLoveInterest: Unlike every other adaptation, instead of picking Ayu or Nayuki, Yuuichi ends up with Mai.

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* PromotedToLoveInterest: Unlike every other adaptation, instead of picking Ayu or Nayuki, Yuuichi Yūichi ends up with Mai.
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: In the 2006 anime, rather than have Yuuichi actually go through a bunch of love interests in quick succession, all but the winning girl have unreturned feelings and deal with that. Yuuichi is clearly just humouring Makoto [[spoiler:so she can die happy]], Shiori's kiss scene is reframed to show that her crush is unrequited in this version, Nayuki goes through even more pain realizing that her feelings are still not returned, and because the [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate bit]] about Sayuri "[[CureYourGays just being unwilling to open up to boys]]" is removed, nothing is stopping Mai from ending up with her instead.



* SecondYearProtagonist
* SelfHarm: Mai. Taken furthest in the adult-version of the game. [[spoiler: Sayuri's getting brutalized by demons when she was trying to bring Mai the surprise birthday present, devastates Mai so she surrenders her body to Yuuichi. She feels no respite after the act, since with Yuuichi it didn't feel like a punishment.]] Other adaptations skip to her resorting to the sword.

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* SecondYearProtagonist
SecondYearProtagonist: Complete with his being a transfer student.
* SelfHarm: Mai. Taken furthest in the adult-version adult version of the game. [[spoiler: Sayuri's getting game, where [[spoiler:she only sleeps with Yuuichi to "punish" herself for Sayuri being brutalized by demons the demons, and when she was trying to bring Mai the surprise birthday present, devastates Mai so she surrenders her body to Yuuichi. She feels no respite after the act, since with Yuuichi realizes she's into it didn't and it doesn't feel like a punishment.]] punishment, she stabs herself instead. Other adaptations skip to her resorting to the sword.]]



** Every so often in the 2006 version you can see a bus drive by with a peach juice drink logo on the side, this is a shout out to ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' since the drink depicted is Misuzu's favorite. There's also a trolley with an ad for Nagamori (the surname of one of the heroines of [[VisualNovel/OneKagayakuKisetsuE ONE]]) Milk.

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** Every so often in the 2006 version versionm you can see a bus drive by with a peach juice drink logo on the side, this is a shout out to ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' since the drink depicted is Misuzu's favorite. There's also a trolley with an ad for Nagamori (the surname of one of the heroines of [[VisualNovel/OneKagayakuKisetsuE ONE]]) Milk.



** To Disney's Disney/SleepingBeauty, of all things, in episode 12 of the 2006 anime - an orchestral version of "Once Upon a Dream" plays when Yuuichi sees Mai in her ballgown, and again during their DanceOfRomance.

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** To Disney's Disney/SleepingBeauty, of all things, in episode 12 of Music from the 2006 anime - an orchestral version of "Once Upon a Dream" ''Sleeping Beauty'' ballet plays when Yuuichi sees Mai in her ballgown, and again during their DanceOfRomance.DanceOfRomance. Counts as OlderThanTheyThink, since some viewers didn't realize that [[Disney/SleepingBeauty the animated film]] used the ballet's music and called it an orchestral version of "Once Upon a Dream."
* ShownTheirWork: The Kyoto Animation adaptation paid attention to enough little details that, even though the order of events has to accommodate the routes happening in succession, weekdays and weekends happen in the right order and number and everything fits precisely with the 1999 calendar (the year the VN came out, and thus the setting). Count the days and you'll even see that Mai's and Shiori's {{Birthday Episode}}s take place on the right day. Compare to Toei's version, where Makoto gets a BirthdayEpisode to replace the staged wedding, [[FridgeLogic making you wonder how it's been January 6th for weeks]].



* [[spoiler:SoapOperaDisease: Shiori.]]

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* [[spoiler:SoapOperaDisease: Shiori.SoapOperaDisease: [[spoiler:Shiori's body is weakening and she's got a little over a month to live. Nothing about her illness is ever clarified beyond this.]]



* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: In the anime, since they have 5 characters to go through in 24 episodes which sums up around 3-5 episodes per girl, post deduction of the exposition; that means the plot for each arc / route has to advance ''quickly''; which enforces AssPull characters or motives to appear without any explanation or proper legitimization to advance the plot. But the viewer is willing to avert one's gaze away specifically because of the limited number of episodes. The prime example of this would be the fact the protagonist goes one love interest after the other in such a short time.

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* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: In the anime, since they have 5 characters to go through in 24 episodes which sums up around 3-5 episodes per girl, post deduction of the exposition; that means the plot for each arc / route has to advance ''quickly''; which enforces AssPull characters or motives to appear without any explanation or proper legitimization to advance the plot. But the viewer is willing to avert one's gaze away specifically because of the limited number of episodes. The prime example of this would be the fact the protagonist goes one love interest after the other in such a short time.
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This is the story of ''Kanon'', a well-known {{eroge}} with a [[BleachedUnderpants clean version]], as well as many, many adaptations. Despite its MultipleDemographicAppeal to girls, it's actually a {{seinen}} series. Besides the VisualNovel, there are two anime adaptations (the 2002 ToeiAnimation one and the 2006 KyotoAnimation one), CD dramas, a manga, a series of light novels, an AlternateContinuity manga called ''Kanon Another Story: Wonder Three'', and a non-canonical gag manga crossing over with ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}''. The original game was [[NoExportForYou never released outside of Japan]], but a completed English translation patch presently exists courtesy of [[http://radicalr.pestermom.com/vn.html Non-Directional Translations]].

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This is the story of ''Kanon'', a well-known {{eroge}} with a [[BleachedUnderpants clean version]], as well as many, many adaptations. Despite its MultipleDemographicAppeal to girls, it's actually a {{seinen}} series. Besides the VisualNovel, there are two anime adaptations (the 2002 ToeiAnimation one and the 2006 KyotoAnimation Creator/KyotoAnimation one), CD dramas, a manga, a series of light novels, an AlternateContinuity manga called ''Kanon Another Story: Wonder Three'', and a non-canonical gag manga crossing over with ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}''. The original game was [[NoExportForYou never released outside of Japan]], but a completed English translation patch presently exists courtesy of [[http://radicalr.pestermom.com/vn.html Non-Directional Translations]].



* ChekhovsGunman: Mishio in Makoto's arc, and in the KyotoAnimation version, all the major girls.

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* ChekhovsGunman: Mishio in Makoto's arc, and in the KyotoAnimation Creator/KyotoAnimation version, all the major girls.



* [[spoiler: LastGirlWins: In the 2006 KyotoAnimation version, all of Yuuichi's important romantic options are introduced -- or at least ''glimpsed'' -- in the first episode. But the episode ''ends'' with Yuuichi and Ayu together. Ayu is also the First Girl, the Last Girl, and the closest thing to a protagonist in both the opening and closing credits. See also FirstGirlWins.]]

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* [[spoiler: LastGirlWins: In the 2006 KyotoAnimation Creator/KyotoAnimation version, all of Yuuichi's important romantic options are introduced -- or at least ''glimpsed'' -- in the first episode. But the episode ''ends'' with Yuuichi and Ayu together. Ayu is also the First Girl, the Last Girl, and the closest thing to a protagonist in both the opening and closing credits. See also FirstGirlWins.]]



* SceneryPorn: The KyotoAnimation version.

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* SceneryPorn: The KyotoAnimation Creator/KyotoAnimation version.



* ShoutOut: In the 2006 [[AnimeOfTheGame anime]], lots of them, mostly to other KyotoAnimation shows. The first few episodes are riddled with {{Shout Out}}s to ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya' that depend for their humor on having [[Creator/TomokazuSugita the same seiyuu]] playing both Yuuichi and Kyon.

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* ShoutOut: In the 2006 [[AnimeOfTheGame anime]], lots of them, mostly to other KyotoAnimation Creator/KyotoAnimation shows. The first few episodes are riddled with {{Shout Out}}s to ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya' that depend for their humor on having [[Creator/TomokazuSugita the same seiyuu]] playing both Yuuichi and Kyon.
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** Yuuichi develops a close bond with Makoto. [[spoiler:She dies and he's upset,]] but by the next episode, he's back to normal. He has another intense experience with Mai, but once her plot from the visual novel is complete, Mai no longer appears in the show, even though she's presumably still alive and in town. Yuuichi neither mentions nor visits her. Shiori receives the same treatment as Mai; after her arc, she is not mentioned and no longer appears, even though Yuuichi has formed a close friendship with her.

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** Yuuichi develops a close bond with Makoto. [[spoiler:She dies and he's upset,]] [[ForgottenFallenFriend but by the next episode, episode]], [[AngstWhatAngst he's back to normal.normal]]. He has another intense experience with Mai, but once her plot from the visual novel is complete, Mai no longer appears in the show, even though she's presumably still alive and in town. Yuuichi neither mentions nor visits her. Shiori receives the same treatment as Mai; after her arc, she is not mentioned and no longer appears, even though Yuuichi has formed a close friendship with her.
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* DubInducedPlotHole: Yuuichi's breakdown when talking to Makoto [[spoiler:(the real one)]] near the end of the 2006 anime has him accidentally say "when I was seven" instead of "seven years ago" in the dub. ''Kanon'' may not officially state the characters' ages, but it's clear from context that Yuuichi is seventeen, not fourteen.

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* DubInducedPlotHole: Yuuichi's breakdown when talking to Makoto [[spoiler:(the real one)]] near the end of the 2006 anime has him accidentally say "when I was seven" instead of "seven years ago" in the dub. ''Kanon'' may not officially state the characters' ages, but it's clear from context that Yuuichi is seventeen, not fourteen. (Mai's flashback ''was'' ten years before the story, since Yuuichi had been visiting every year until seven years ago, but when "seven years ago" are the ArcWords and denote the moment when he broke, it still doesn't make sense.)
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Several characters also appear as playables in the doujin FightingGame ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'' by Creator/TwilightFrontier. ''Kanon'' is notorious for having [[SpotlightStealingCrossover the most representatives in that game]] (Nine in total: The heroines Ayu, Nayuki [who has two forms, asleep and awake], Makoto and Shori; as well as Sayuri, Mishio, Kaori and Akiko). Ayu and Akiko would also appear as playable characters in ''Glove On Fight'', another doujin FightingGame by Watanabe Seisakujo, later known as ''Franch Bread'' (Of ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' fame), with SuperDeformed, AxCrazy characters who specialize in boxing.

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Several characters also appear as playables in the doujin FightingGame ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'' by Creator/TwilightFrontier. ''Kanon'' is notorious for having [[SpotlightStealingCrossover the most representatives in that game]] (Nine (Ten in total: The heroines Ayu, Nayuki [who has two forms, asleep and awake], Makoto Makoto, Shori and Shori; Mai; as well as Sayuri, Mishio, Kaori and Akiko). Ayu and Akiko would also appear as playable characters in ''Glove On Fight'', another doujin FightingGame by Watanabe Seisakujo, later known as ''Franch Bread'' (Of ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' fame), with SuperDeformed, AxCrazy characters who specialize in boxing.
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