Kanon 23March 12, 2007
Waking from the endless dream.
What a surprise at the begin of the episode. I liked the appearance of the “real” Makoto. She really help Yuuichi to get into equilibrium again just by listening to him and giving him a strongly needed rest. By the way, in my opinion Yuuichi thinks a bit too bad of himself. Okay, most of the girls are now in hospital or have disappeared, but at least he was a major help for Mai and also for Shiori, even if he couldn’t heal her illness. Even he himself should have noticed this.
The Ayu-flashback and the dream of better times were more or less unnecessary I think. The time could have been better spend on Nayuki and her coming to senses again. The way it was done leaves the feeling that her problems where rather minor in comparison to the other girls and “fast to fix” just by the little speak from Kaori, Yuuichi’s actions from the last episode and some thinking on Nayuki’s side. Kaori’s appearance was a nice change from the rather strict separation of the girls in this series and I think with more interaction between all of them (maybe sometimes even without the present of Yuuichi) Kanon could have been even better.
The ending was, of course, very sweet. Ayu’s departure left a more happy than sad feeling and the making up of Nayuki and Yuuichi was just beautiful.
Well, one episode left to go.