Sunday, October 15, 2006

Kanon 2

I say the good parts first. The best 3 minutes in each episode are OP and ED, both animation and music in those. If this would be short OVA where Ayu eats different kind of Taiyakis in strong wind and after that run in the snow this would be really good.

Unfortunately there is one small problem which is kind of hard to ignore, the show itself. Things don't develop fast enough and how every girl in the town seem to bump into Kyon isn't that exciting to watch after the first time. He doesn't even have any sarcastic lines, those would save a lot. I don't usually complain about lack of plot, but this time I have to, the cast here isn't enough to keep me not thinking what to do next while waiting the end of episode. Compared to rest of garbage out there for it's genre Kanon isn't too bad, but that's hardly a praise. Overall animation is nice, but I can't see myself watching 24 episodes just because of that.


Anonymous Skane said...

Hmmmm... the pacing of the first few episodes is going to be leisurely as the series will be foreshadowing heavily through the usage of flashbacks and the dreams( shown after the OP in Ep01, and before the OP in Ep02), with each dream representing one girl( five in total).

So... for the first five episodes at least, the series will most probably be focusing more on the day-to-day life of Yuuichi as he gets aquainted with all five girls.

The viewer is basically encouraged to see all these pieces to the puzzle and try to figure them out before the answers are revealed as the series goes on.

Kanon is about miracles and promises, but not always of the good kind. Sometimes miracles simply do not happen, or a miracle requires a sacrifice. Some promises are kept, some promises are forgotten, and some promises are broken.

Kanon is not an emofest, but it is a bittersweet story. The first few episodes are tasked with the job of getting the audience to know the girls and like them( hence the comedic elements and such).

If you still cannot stand the pacing by the 3rd episode, perhaps a marathon session would be better for you. :) Letting the episodes accumulate first before watching them all in one shot.


9:51 AM  
Blogger Anga said...

Yeah, a marathon session probably works better. It just that by reading anime blogs most likely I get spoiled several times before Kanon even is finished. =)

2:39 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh yes! Besides the animation this new Kanon is awful! It's just so overexaggerated while the TOEI vesion was more gentle, I don't know if I can last much longer but I pray crappyness goes away.

Also Kanon has the worst male characters ever!

2:17 AM  
Blogger impz said...

actually, this show is pretty boring.

However, i believe the promise of the show will be out soon. In fact, i am guessing that there is a lot of things that will happen soon enough, so yea =3

Animation always helps.

8:03 PM  

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