|What I become after 30 hours of Kanon in 5 days
Well, I did good on my threat to not watch any anime for a few days after watching Kanon.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I did watch Kanon again. Two more times. So assuming that a 24 episode series is 10 hours long, I’ve basically spent 30 hours in the last 5 days watching this series. And even on the third time through I still blubber. I think that’s a good sign of a well made series – when you’ve seen it before and you know what happens, but it still effects you anyway.
I was just thinking that watching this anime almost made me want to stick my copy of the Kana Imouto game back into my PC, though that game is so terribly depressing that I’d probably be depressed for the rest of the month if I tried playing it right after watching Kanon.
I remarked about the music in the show in my post on Monday. I don’t know if Kyoto created “improved” versions of the original game BGMs, but I downloaded the game soundtrack just to listen to it, and despite being game music from 1998, it still isn’t that bad.
My favorite track is probably “Her Cage,” which is the music that usually plays during scenes where Mai is at the school at night. It’s very hard to describe. It has a sort of mystical feeling to it. I get shivers up and down my back whenever I hear that song. “Afterglow” gives off sort of the same feeling as well.
Probably two of my other favorites, other than then opening and ending themes, are “The Glamour of the Days,” which is kind of the upbeat music you hear in the anime, and “Promise,” which is the music usually heard when Ayu does the intro to an episode and is basically a music box version of the musical theme heard through much of the music.
And on a side note, when I was searching around where to find a copy of the game soundtrack, I ran into a thread where one person was talking about how he didn’t like the 2006 series so far (I think this was only a few episodes in) because it wasn’t as funny as the 2002 version. Ummm…Kanon isn’t a comedy. Yes, there are humorous and lighter spots in it, but it is most definitely not a comedy, so I’m not sure “It wasn’t as funny” is necessarily a valid criticism of the show. Just thought I’d mention that. In any case, I thought the amount of comedy that was in it played very well.