Kanon 20February 19, 2007
School’s out forever.
It surprised me pretty much that Ayu disappeared in this episode. I knew she would at some point, but thought it would at least take one episode longer. Ayu and Yuuichi as a couple in this episode didn’t really feel right. Maybe it is because of the sister-brother like relationship they had till now or because Ayu appears to be much younger than Yuuichi. I don’t know, but it just felt wrong, but none the less I enjoyed the sweet moments they shared. It’s up to Yuuichi now to find the lost item and solve the mystery of Ayu’s (and his) past. At least he got to know from Ayu that it must be buried somewhere.
Well, now that Ayu is also gone (which makes 2 girls ending up disappeared vs 3 being hospitalized) Nayuki is (beside Akiko) the last girl standing. Seems like we’ll get to know a bit of her story after all (Yay!). It’s quite sad how she is always thrust aside by the arcs of the other girls only because she is the only one without any mysterious problem to be solved. She was backing Yuuichi all the way and didn’t ever caught his interest due to her unproblematic being. On the other hand she could stay healthy and save this way.
Maybe there will also be some time for more information about the “older girl” Yuuichi had his first crush on which I believe would be the real Makoto Sawatari.
By the way, I don’t really know if it is now a big no-no to compare scenes of Kanon with other works of KyoAni, but this scene:
immediately reminded me of the intro from Air. To be specific, it reminded me of this scene:
Just as a side note.