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    |________|/   /___\________\/                |___\________\___\ \_______|/   \__________________/____/  \_______|/
    (c)James Yu 2001

KANON Translation Walkthrough For the Dreamcast version


Last updated April 15, 2001
by Koji Tajii (MaxAE86@aol.com)

   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
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Kanon was originally made for the PC, and for only adults to play.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
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
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


- 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. -