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.

Just This One Little Memory

#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.

star 9.00
3 votes
The Cage for the Girl

#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.

star 9.00
3 votes

#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.

star 9.00
2 votes
The Mark of a Dream

#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.

star 9.00
2 votes
The Girl of Snow

#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.

star 8.75
4 votes
A Sunny City

#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.

star 8.75
4 votes
The Butou Ceremony

#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.

star 8.75
4 votes
Where the Wind Leads

#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.

star 8.67
3 votes
Beyond That Smile

#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.

star 8.50
2 votes
The Winter Firework

#10 - The Winter Firework

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 21, 2002

Makoto falls ill, and Yuichi discovers her true identity.

star 8.50
2 votes
The Girls' Opinions

#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.

star 8.00
4 votes
To the Night

#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.

star 7.75
4 votes
The Fox and the Grapes

#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.

star 7.67
3 votes