Kanon (2006) is a great show to watch if you like humor with the followings of sadness. Not every romance has the amount of sarcastic humor that Kanon has, though. This show is extremely unique in the part that it stays humorous near the beginning, but comes around serious at around episode 8 or 9. In truth, I have seen this over seven times and I'm still loving it. It is very sad, but you have to even out sadness and humor.
The story starts with Yuichi Aizawa, who just moved to the town he used to visit as a kid and he hasn't been there for seven years, but he can't remember anything. He moves in with his Aunt Akiko and his cousin Nayuki as a freeloader. Soon after, he starts to run into people he had known in his past, even if he doesn't realize it at first. The show starts off slow but builds to the fianl episode.
As usual, I gonna talk about characters and plot line. The characters brought more to the show than shows I have previously watched. Each character had their own back story from when they met Yuichi for the first time seven years ago. Key/Visual Arts seems to do some sort of back story for all the characters they use in other shows, but here is different. The five most important people in this each have something that Yuichi has forgot. Now, whether that's a memory, an emotion, a gift or a grudge, they are all necessary to the plot. There are five arcs to Kanon's plot, Makoto, Mai, Shiori, Nayuki and Ayu. Yes they are all names of characters. Although some are longer than others and some are more in depth than the others, they serve the same purpose, get Yuichi's memories back.
The main concept presented in Kanon is Memories and Forgetting. As you will see one of the first scenes implies the word forget or forgot a lot. I enjoyed this anime and I think everyone should give a go at it.
Kanon (2006): 4.5/5