History VisualNovel / Kanon

18th Nov '17 11:50:04 AM Jisu
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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.
28th Aug '17 7:55:03 AM Doug86
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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.
28th Apr '17 6:04:38 PM Psyga315
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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.
28th Apr '17 6:22:41 AM Jisu
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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.)
18th Mar '17 11:37:33 AM Malady
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* OneWordTitle
17th Jul '16 6:44:26 PM sampacm
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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.
16th May '16 8:27:41 PM sampacm
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Several characters also appear as playables in the doujin FightingGame ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'' by Creator/TwilightFrontier. ''Kanon'' is notorious for having the most representatives in that game (Ten in total: The main heroines Ayu, Nayuki [who has two forms, asleep and awake], Makoto, Shori and 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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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 (Ten game]] (Nine in total: The main heroines Ayu, Nayuki [who has two forms, asleep and awake], Makoto, Shori Makoto and Mai; 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.
14th May '16 7:33:53 PM WestTxTapper
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* MusicalThemeNaming: Each episode title contains the name of a type of musical composition, such as symphony, concerto, etude and nocturne.
12th Apr '16 12:46:58 AM morenohijazo
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* HospitalSurprise: In a flashback, Ayu [[spoiler:falls from a tree and is presumably killed]]. Later, it is revealed that she's [[spoiler:been in a coma in the hospital the whole time, and she soon recovers]].
11th Apr '16 1:18:24 PM sampacm
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''Kanon'' is 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]].



Several characters appear as playables in the doujin FightingGame ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'' by Creator/TwilightFrontier. ''Kanon'' is notorious for having the most representatives in that game (Ten in total: The main heroines Ayu, Nayuki [who has two forms, asleep and awake], Makoto, Shori and 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 (Of ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' fame) with SuperDeformed, AxCrazy characters who specialize in boxing.

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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]].

Several characters also appear as playables in the doujin FightingGame ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'' by Creator/TwilightFrontier. ''Kanon'' is notorious for having the most representatives in that game (Ten in total: The main heroines Ayu, Nayuki [who has two forms, asleep and awake], Makoto, Shori and 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 Seisakujo, later known as ''Franch Bread'' (Of ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' fame) fame), with SuperDeformed, AxCrazy characters who specialize in boxing.
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