* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' soundtrack, for starters. It's probably her best known work, due to the show's large fandom and longevity in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates.
** ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'''s music is also a legendary example of techno EarWorm.
* FandomRivalry: Fans of Music/YukiKajiura and fans of Kanno can really battle it out. But each side has its {{friendl|yFandoms}}ies for both women.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: She's quite well-known for making these. There are even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOy3AuB5PtI several]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yupIJUbFNFg YouTube]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9cwF7lSuMo videos]] claiming that Yoko has plagiarized from several composers. Despite this, the majority of her catalogue consists of original works.
** ''Anime/MacrossPlus''[='=] "[[http://khoctham.us/923666-bai-hat/go-ri-a-te-yoko-kanno.html Go Ri A Te]]" directly borrows from Music/RyuichiSakamoto's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4ZfB4uiWb8 Thousand Knives]]."
** "The Borderline", also from ''Macross Plus'', sounds near-identical to a couple of songs off of Julee Cruise's album ''The Voice of Love'', including "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08aDUVobD4A She Would Die for Love]]", a song used in the film ''Film/TwinPeaksFireWalkWithMe'', a film that [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the Japanese have an obsession over.]] (Another song off that album, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gril77r3oqo Up in Flames]]", contains the famous bassline that "The Borderline" paid homage to.)
** Several other songs fall into pastiche territory, such as ''Stand Alone Complex''[='=]s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBwwUfCVA0c [=CHRisTmas in the SiLenT ForeSt=]]]" hinting at Music/{{Bjork}}'s work; or, her most damning piece, ''Cowboy Bebop'''s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUJVacmswM8 On the Run]]," which is even named after the Music/PinkFloyd song that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VouHPeO4Gls it references]].
** Averted by ''Cowboy Bebop''[='=]s song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmIsNpDimQ0 Mushroom Hunting]]," which is nearly identical to DJ Food's song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCnp-ijVx3k Let the Good Shine]]". This is actually because DJ Food gave away the song for Kanno to use. They later contributed an official remix to the theme song, "Tank!".
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