The BEST Episodes of Kanon
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 24, 2020
Network: Fuji TV
It’s been 7 years since Yuuichi Aizawa visited his aunt Akiko, but now that his parents have gone to Africa to pursue their careers, he is finally back in the little northern town. Yuuichi is not really overjoyed with the prospect of living here though, because all of his memories of this place and the people living in it have mysteriously vanished. His cute cousin Nayuki seems like a stranger as well, even though he used to play with her all the time when they were younger. On the day of moving into his new home, Yuuichi starts unpacking the boxes and stumbles upon a red headband that no one seems to recognize. This is one of the first clues that will make Yuuichi take a stroll through the snow-covered town and make him start recalling fragments of his past, broken promises and buried secrets. Yuuichi soon realizes that there is something supernatural going on, and all of his new female acquaintances seem to have links to his forgotten past.
#1 - Just This One Little Memory
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 14, 2002
After his second day of classes, Makoto Sawatari tracks Yuichi down in the shopping district, trying to pick a fight. She collapses from hunger, however, and Akiko takes her in. The next day, after discovering some of her pranks, Yuichi suspects her of stealing his wallet.
#2 - The Cage for the Girl
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 14, 2002
Mai resolves to end the fighting once and for all. As Mai and Yuichi fight the monsters together, Yuichi traces another fragment of his lost memory.
#3 - Promise
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 28, 2002
Yuichi and Ayu watch a movie together, and as they become closer, Nayuki is heartbroken. Ayu takes Yuichi to her school, but they make a startling discovery.
#4 - The Mark of a Dream
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 28, 2002
Yuichi remembers what happened to Ayu, seven years ago, as well as the thing she was searching for—a little angel doll. Nayuki, Kaori, and Jun help him unearth the doll. Akiko is hit by a car in a blizzard. Ayu, in order to let Yuichi use the doll, asks him to let her go as a final wish.
#5 - The Girl of Snow
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 31, 2002
Yuichi Aizawa comes to stay at his cousin's home in northern Japan after seven years. He meets Ayu Tsukimiya in the shopping district, who pulls him into running away from a taiyaki vendor with her.
#6 - A Sunny City
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 7, 2002
Yuichi attends his first day at his new school, and later meets Shiori Misaka after another run-in with Ayu. The next day he finds Shiori visiting the schoolyard.
#7 - The Butou Ceremony
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 28, 2002
At first, Mai makes a good impression at the ball, but the lights are destroyed and Mai is again implicated. When Mai faces expulsion, Sayuri convinces the student council to reverse the punishment by agreeing to join the council. On Mai's birthday, Sayuri is injured by the monsters Mai hunts.
#8 - Where the Wind Leads
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 28, 2002
It is now spring, and Mai and Sayuri have graduated. Although Akiko is on the road to recovery, a rift still remains between Nayuki and Yuichi. On the day Yuichi is scheduled to leave and transfer to another school, Nayuki sees a familiar name tag at the hospital.
#9 - Beyond That Smile
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 21, 2002
Yuichi learns about Shiori's condition and Kaori's silence. Prompted by Nayuki, Yuichi spends an entire day with Shiori, forging happy memories.
#10 - The Winter Firework
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 21, 2002
Makoto falls ill, and Yuichi discovers her true identity.
#11 - The Girls' Opinions
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 21, 2002
Yuichi searches for Makoto at night, and finds her in the shopping district. Shadowing her, he follows her to the hill overlooking the city and discovers that she found a stray cat. He takes both of them home, and the cat is named Piroshiki. Yuichi and Sayuri convince Mai to take part in the upcoming ball. Piro and Akiko fall ill, and Makoto and Ayu take care of them.
#12 - To the Night
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 14, 2002
Yuichi finds Mai Kawasumi in battle at night in the school building. Following an incident at lunch with a stray dog the next day, he joins her for lunch. After school, he joins Ayu in her search for a precious object, with no results. That night, he brings Mai some dinner.
#13 - The Fox and the Grapes
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 21, 2002
Mai is implicated by the student council for some broken windows. Yuichi visits Mai again at night, but Makoto attracts the attention of the night watch. Makoto runs away from Akiko's house after a heated quarrel with Yuichi.