Kanon 14January 6, 2007
She’s on her way from happiness to misery today.
A very interesting episode indeed, because in the original version Mai’s & Sayuri’s past wasn’t featured nearly as much as this time. Mai’s past was told about only briefly and Sayuri’s past and her suicide attempt was never even mentioned.
By the way, I already suspected something like this from the flashback in the last episode. At the beginning Sayuri was rubbing her left wrist in a suspicious way, but because of my knowledge of the original version I was unsure. Sayuri’s past is a very sad one and I wonder in what kind of household she grew up. It’s clearly something wrong when a boy doesn’t speaks a word till this age. I think it’s pretty clear that her father couldn’t express his feelings toward his children, but this can’t be the sole reason for the problems her brother had. Maybe the mixture of a weak body and his social environment was just too much for him.
Mai’s part of this episode was interesting as well. It’s nice that she not only fully accepts Yuuichi’s effort to help her in her fight now, but also tries to train him so that he can really be of help.
Her breakdown at the time she found Sayuri attacked by the demons was implemented impressively. In the original version the episode ended with the unconscious Sayuri shown, leaving it unclear if she is dead or not. A pretty neat cliffhanger.
It seems that this time it was more important to show Mai’s full reaction while the viewer was “still in the mood”. I think this way her going berserk could be caught much better than if it would have been shown at the begin of the next episode.
Seeing her melt into tears was very touching especially because she seems to be so much in control of her emotions the rest of the time. Her voice also sounded surprisingly different, but I think her “normal” voice could have never fit to this scene.
This was inevitable of course. The music from “Psycho” would have fit to this scene pretty well I believe.
Just couldn’t resist putting this together.
This one is just too cute to not be shown.
After some time school surely somehow looks the same each day, but this is a bit too similar.
The third time Yuuichi is in this cafe and the third time Kanon in D is played. I won’t complain, but wonder now how the cafe is called. “Cafe Kanon”?
Might this be a picture of the happy past of some other siblings in the series?
Next time will be payback time.
The demons should better prepare themself rather well.