________ _________ ___ ____ _____ _____________________ _____ / /| / / / /\ / /\ / /| / \ \ / /| /_______/ | /________/ /__/ \ /___/ \ /____/ | / \ \ /____/ | | | | / / / \ \ | \ \ | | |/ \ \ | | | | | | / / / \ \ | \ \ | | | ______ | | | | | | | | / / / \ \ | \ \ | | | / / \ | | | | | | | | / / / \ \| \ \ | | | / / \ | | | | | | | | / / / \ \ \ \ | | | | | | | | | | | | | |/ / / \ \ \ \ | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / \ \ \ \ | | | | | | | | | | | | |/ / / / \ \ \|\ \ \ | | | | | |\| | | | | | | | /\ / / \ \ \|\ \ \ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / \ / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | \ \ / / / \ \ \ \ \ \ | | | | | | | | |\ | | | | | \ \/ /___/_____\ \ \ \ \ \| | | | | | | | | \| | | | |\ \ \ \ \ \ \ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | \ \ \ \ \ \ \ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |\ \ \ _______________ \ \ \ \ | | | | | | | | |\ | | | | | | \ \ \ / / \ \ \ \ \| | | | | | | | | \| | | | | | \ \ \ / \ \ \ \ | | \ \ |/ | | | | | | | \ \ \ / |\ \ \ \ | | \___\__/ | | | | | | | \ \ \ | \ \ \ \ | | / / | | | | / / \ \ / | \ \ \ \ | / \ / /\ | / |________|/ /___\________\/ |___\________\___\ \_______|/ \__________________/____/ \_______|/ (c)James Yu 2001 KANON Translation Walkthrough For the Dreamcast version Ver.005 Last updated April 15, 2001 by Koji Tajii (MaxAE86@aol.com) ================= TABLE OF CONTENTS ================= I. Forewords II. Song Translations 1. OP Theme 2. ED Theme 3. Sound Mode III. How To Play 1. Title Menu 2. Basic Controls 3. System Menu IV. Characters V. Walkthough 1. Prologue 2. Intro 3. Flags VI. Update Info VII. FAQ VIII. Credit & Disclaimer I. Forewords =========== The reason I made this walkthrough is because I wanted to introduce others to Kanon. Kanon was originally made for the PC, and for only adults to play. This was commonly known as Hentai. Hentai literally translates to abnormal. However, I found nothing abnormal about this game. With a fantasic storyline along with a cast of characters, music, and a presentation to blow the mind away, what I have discovered was a masterpiece. I've been playing video games for a long time, but this is one of the few games I cried, and also laughed so hard playing. This is rated the Japanese best PC game of 1999 and easily makes it to the Top 10 Dreamcast games ever made. It gave me a whole new insight to what is possible in a game. Now I want to share this ultimate experience with everyone. My goal is to translate EVERY SINGLE word in the game!!! If you are willing to help me with this project, please contact me immediately!! (MaxAE86@aol.com) II. Song Translation ==================== 1. Last Regrets (Opening Theme) ------------------------------- arigatou iwanaiyo I won't say Thank you zutto shimatte oku I'll have it put away sayonarawa kagerinai Goodbyes have no shadows yume no ato shizukani oritatsu They quietly land after a dream * ryoute ni wa furi sosogu kakera wo In both hands, the fragments that fall itsumademo itsumademo daite eternally eternally holding on saigo made waratteru tsuyosa wo The strength to smile till the end mou shitteita Already, knew it ohayou mezame wa Good Morning Waking up is mabushikute kanashii Too bright and sad sayonara yurusenai Goodbyes aren't permissable bokutachi no yowasa ga yokatta Our weakness was good futari ni wa arifureta yasashisa For the two, the abundant kindness hana no youni koi no you ni utsurou Like a Flower, Like love hikui kumo kaze wo matsu shizukesa The shallow cloud, Silentness that waits for the Wind mou kikoenai I can't hear it no more (* Repeat Chorus) Mou nakanai Mou nakanai nakanai... I won't cry anymore, I won't cry anymore, won't cry... 2. Kaze no Tadori Tsuku basho (Ending Theme) Final Destination of the Wind -------------------------------------------- ----------------------------- Ashimoto ni Kaze Hikari ga matta Wind at the foot, light dances Nichijyou ni dake tsumotta bun no kiseki ga Miracles that only pile up daily Miagereba kumo tooku e no kiro Look up and the clouds are there, crossroads to the distance Osanai hi no jibun yori mo hayaku Faster than myself in the childhood days yukidoke wo matteita kodomo no youni Like a child that has waited for the snows to melt hashiru hikaru shizuku haneteru Runs, shines, water spatters asu no deai sae kizukazu ni iru Doesn't even realize tommorow's encounter kisetsu no nakade kagayaite iru yo It's shinning within the seasons * sekaijyuu ni wa donna omoi mo kanau hi ga kuru In the world there is a day that any desires can come true zutto tabi wo shite yuku bokura ni For us who's on an endless journey chiisana sei tachi maioriru Small spirits flys upon Deatta basho mo midori wo nashite Even where we met is filled with green yuruyakani nagareru toki ni yudanete Leaving our body into the gentle stream of time haruka ni aogu machinami no roji The extending town alley osanai hi no jibun ga mada kakeru It's still being hold on by myself in the childhood days ano sanpo michi kara kikoetekuru Could be heard from the walking road kigi no koe ya hibi no zawameki ni nita Like the voice of the trees, the commotion of the days kiseki no ashiato ni kizuitara If we realize the footsteps of miracles konna ni mata tsuyoku nareru futari dane We two can get strong as this again sekaijyuu afureru omoi ni kaze ga muiteru All over in the world Wind is facing the overflowing desires zutto konna koto kurikashite Eternally repeating itself sayonara no nai tabi wo suru Going on a journey without a goodbye (* Repeat Chorus) 3. Sound Mode ------------- !!You can get here after you beat the game with a good ending!! (First Column, Top to Bottom) Steps Toward The Voices of Trees, the commotion of the days The girls' opinion In the other side of the smile the fox and the grapes The town of sunshine Prison of the Girl The Snow Girl Promise pure snow Sea of Mist (2nd Column) Morning Shadow Fireworks in the Winter Newly born Wind The Remaining Light Frozen Plateau Mark of the Dream The day I waited for the Wind Signs Last Regrets Final Destination of the Wind Little Fragments III. How To Play ================ 1. Title Menu ------------- - From Beginning *You get an option of choosing Full Voice mode OR the Original. *You can also keep the name default OR choose a name for the main character. *The default name is Yuuichi Aizawa. By leaving the name default, the characters will speak the name in the voice mode. - Load *Yes is on the right, No is on the left. - Goodies *After you beat the game, you get a CG Mode a Music Mode 2. Basic Controls ----------------- - A button: Choosing an option, Forwards sentences (cuts voice/effects) - B button: Cancel, Forwards sentences(will not cut voice/effects) - X button: Calls back scroll screen - Y button: Help menu - Start Button: Open System menu - L Trigger: Fast Forwards message you've seen. (By pressing all the way, it cuts all effects as well. By pressing half way, it won't) - R Trigger: While pressing, it hides the message window and date. - Others: pressing A + B + X + Y + Start will reset you to the Title. 3.System Menu - Save - Load - Message settings - L Trigger: skip message already read OR skip - Speed of Fast Forward - Speed of Message Display - Default - Discard Change - Display settings - Display date: Yes OR No - Font: Gothic OR Myouchou - System Color Contrast - System Color Red - System Color Green - System Color Blue - System Color Brightness - Default - Discard Change - Sound settings - Channel: Stereo OR Mono - System Volume - BGM Volume - Sound Effect Volume - Voice Volume - Default - Discard Change - Voice settings - Full Voice - No Voice - Name Change IV. Characters ============== - Yuuichi Aizawa * Main character, High School 2nd Grader, male. Because of family issues, he needed to leave his hometown and live in his relative's house. He supposedly visited this town 7 years ago, but he doesn't seem to remember much. - Nayuki Minase * Yuuichi's cousin and he's going to stay at her house. It's been 7 years since they last met. She doesn't feel any resistance to live with him, though. They happen to get in the same class at his new school. Fav Food: Strawberry Sundea Voice Actor: Mariko Kouda Intro Quote: "Do you still remember my name?" - Shiori Misaka * A 1st grader (High school Freshman) who goes to the same school as the main character. But because of her sickness, she is temporary absent from school. Since the day she meets the main character, she starts to show up at school. However somewhere under her bright expression, she seemed lonely. Fav Food: Ice Cream Voice Actor: Hiroko Konishi Intro Quote: "It's called a miracle because it doesn't happen" - Makoto Sawatari * A girl who lost her memory. The only thing she remembers is the hatred towards the main character. She forcefully stays at their house and goes around chasing the main character. He doesn't even remember what happened between them. Fav Food: Meat bun Voice Actor: Mayumi Iizuka Intro Quote: "I wish Spring came, and it continued forever" - Kawasumi Mai * A senior at school. She is fighting something at the evening school ground, everyday. Even more so than this strange act, the main character gets interested in herself, who looks like she forgotten how to smile. He decides to try to make her lighten up. Fav Food: Beef Bowl Voice Actor: Yukari Tamura Intro Quote: "Because I am the one who hunts demons" - Ayu Tsukimiya * On his first day of arrival, a girl he accidently meets at the station. They bump to into each other while she was running without paying for her food. She seems to be a student at an another school, but they meet each other frequently at the town square. Fav Food: Taiyaki (A Fish shaped snack with sweet red beans inside) Voice Actor: Yui Horie Intro Quote: "It's a Promise" - Akiko Minase * Nayuki's mom and the main character's aunt. She's always going on her own pace, but she's a great cooker and extremely forgiving to everyone. Voice Actor: Yuuko Minaguchi - Kaori Misaka * Friend of Nayuki and main character's classmate. She's always calm, mannerful, and smart. Voice Actor: Ayako Kawasumi - Kurata Sayuri * Best Friend of Mai and she always has a big smile on her face. She's really easy to talk with. Voice Actor: Kawakami Tomoko - Mishio Amano * A first grader at school. She's a mysterious girl that always seems to be by herself. Voice Actor: Maaya Sakamoto - Jyun Kitagawa * Classmate, male. sitting in the back seat of the main character's. Voice Actor: Tomakazu Seki V. Walkthrough =============== 1. Prologue ----------- It was Snowing From the heavily clouded sky, pure white snow slowly came down the cold air, a wet wooden benchi Yuuichi "...." I stood myself up from the benchi and dusted off where I sat. People still poured out from the station which the roof was fully covered with snow. As I exhaled my breath was visible, I looked towards the clock inside the station plaza. It was 3:00PM. It was still afternoon, but I couldn't see the sun which was beyond the thick clouds. Yuuichi "..She's Late" As I sat myself again on the seat, I breath out a single word The sight gets blocked by white mist, but it soon gets blown by the northern wind Winter wind that peneterates my body and then the Snow that falls without stopping It might be just me, but the density of the white pebbles might have gotten thicker Once again, I look up in the sky with a sigh Something slowly blocks that view Girl "..." Like it covers the snow clouds, a girl was was looking in to my face. Girl "Snow is piling up" Comments out a small white breath Yuuichi " Well, because I'm waiting for 2 hours..." Sure Snow will pile up Girl "...huh?" With my answer, she turns her head. Girl " What time is it?" Yuuichi "3" Girl " Wow, I'm surprised" Regardless of what she said, she didn't seem a bit surprised at all Her speech that seems strenching somewhere, and gentle acts. Girl "I thought it was still like 2" Incidentaly, 2 will still be an hour late. Girl "Can I ask you on question?" Yuuichi "yep." Girl " Aren't you cold?" Yuuichi "I'm cold" The snow that were interesting at first were now just a pain Girl "Here, I'll give you this" As she says that, she passes me a Can of hot coffee. Girl "In apology for being late" Girl "and..." Girl "to congratulate our reunion" Yuuichi " A congratulation of a reunion after 7 years is a can of coffee?" As I receive the can, I look up to her face again The coffee was too hot to hold it in a naked hand but that warmth felt good to my numb fingers Girl "7 years, wow its been that long" Yuuichi "yep, that's right" As I rolled the can within my hands... I tried to overlay my childhood memories of the snow scenes that I thought I forgot long ago... Girl "Do you still remember my name?" Yuuichi "How about you, you still remember mine?" Girl " yes" In the snow... In the town that is deocrated by snow.. As if filling it up with one breath the 7 years of time... Girl " Yuuichi" Yuuichi "Hanako (Pathetic name for girls)" Girl "No, it's not~" Yuuichi "Jirou (common name for guys)" Girl "I'm a girl." Her eyeblows bends together as if she's troubled Each words fill up the empty memories, just like the snows that covers the ground The snows that are falling over the shoulder of the girl was still gaining density Yuuichi "Maybe it's about time we leave here." Girl "My name..." Yuuichi "Let's get going" girl " Name..." In the town since 7 years Enclosed by the snow since 7 years Yuuichi " Let's go Nayuki" A new life, blown by the winter wind, slowly starts to flow Nayuki " oh..." Nayuki "yes!" 2. Intro ======== (This is from the manual, the first verse is what you see at the end of the OP movie) It was snowing. White snow flakes fill my mind At this White hazy town I come to visit after several years Under the snow that continues to fall even today I met a girl January 1999 Without any time for me to get used to the new year, I was forced by my parent's circumstances to leave my home town. This was my place of reminiscence during childhood Row of houses covered with dearly snow This town that I visited in 7 years was just like how it used to be and welcomed me I got to stay at my relatives house, and I met my cousin after so many years I couldn't find the girl's figure in my memory, but the her smile was just like the old days Reunions and new encounters The town of Snow, A new life begins The 5 Girls I met there While the snow starts to melt, the story of those winter days return to my mind... 3. Flags!!! ----------- These are flags that you can choose depending on who's story you choose to go with. I think the earlier ones take priority over the one that comes later, but you can keep in touch with couple of characters at once. (If you find any errors, please let me know!) - Shiori *Monday, January 11 Do not try to find a shortcut to school with Nayuki (1st Choice) *Monday, January 11 Choose to go back to class after lunch (2nd Choice) *Friday, January 15 Choose to go out (1st Choice) Choose to go to school (2nd Choice) *Wednesday, January 20 admit that you like her (1st Choice) *Sunday, January 24 Promise her (1st Choice) - Ayu *Thursday, January 7 Have Nayuki show you around town(1st Choice) *Sunday, January 10 Get Cheats & Help from Ayu (1st Choice) *Monday, January 11, 12 Help Ayu search for what she lost (1st Choice) *Tuesday, January 13 Go get an umbrella (2nd Choice) Hope Ayu will find what she lost (2nd Choice) *Sunday, January 17 Go watch the movie with Ayu (1st Choice) *Tuesday, January 19 Go with Nayuki to fix her watch (1st Choice) invite Ayu to come over (1st Choice) - Mai *Monday, January 11 Go get Nayuki's Notebook at night (1st Choice) *Tuesday, January 12 Eat lunch with Mai and Sayuri (1st Choice) Go to school at night (1st Choice) *Thursday, January 14 Stay with Mai (1st Choice) *Thursday, January 21 Admit that you like her (1st Choice) *Wednesday, January 27 You learned how to dodge (1st Choice) - Makoto *Saturday, January 16 Do not get involved with any of the characers above *Sunday, January 17 Follow Makoto (2nd Choice) *Saturday, January 23 Look for Mishio (1st Choice) Leave without talking to Mishio (1st Choice) - Nayuki *Sunday, January 17 Do not get involved with any of the characters above *Tuesday, January 19 Decide to go with Nayuki to get her watch fixed (1st Choice) *Thursday, January 21 Tell her you're not prepared for the test (1st Choice) *Friday, January 22, 23 Study for the test with her (1st Choice) - Sayuri *Tuesday, January 26 2nd time around playing Mai's game, ask her a question (1st Choice) VI. Update Info =============== - April 5, 2001 ver.001 Decides to make a walkthrough - April 6, 2001 ver.002 Starts some translation - April 7-9 ver.003 Ready for Public Release?? - April 10-11 ver.004 Fixed Errors and organized the Flag section - April 12-15 ver.005 Wrote an FAQ section, Fixed the Flag section VII. FAQ ======== - Where can I get this game? One site that I know is shop.himeya.com. - Is it out in English? No, that's why I'm working on it. - When is your next update? Sorry I'm working at a snail's pace so I don't know, but if people can help me... VIII. Credit & Disclaimer ========================= - Special Thanks to: Key - for creating this Godly game. Sega - for making the awesome system of Dreamcast. I've - for their great soundtrack, "Regret," and having the OP and ED lyrics on it. My Friend James - for grammer, presentation, etc... My Casio Electronic Japanese Dictionary - for helping me with the translation - This document is Copyright (c) 2001 Koji Tajii. -