Who here has seen both versions of the anime Kanon? Which did you prefer?
I’ve looked around the net a bit and it seems people mostly prefer the 2006 Kyoto Animation version.
But honestly? I watched the first episode of that and it didn’t take me longer than a couple minutes to decide I liked the 2002 Toei version better. I dunno what it is really, but something about the artwork, the way the story is handled… I just can’t say I like the new version better.
Although granted, I did only watch the first episode… I have the first 16 on my hard drive waiting to be watched… but I’m not sure if I’m even going to bother, thinking I should just re-download and re-watch the version I know and like.
The 2002 Mai arc wouldn’t have been terrible if there were more fantasy elements right from the beginning but <i>everything was set in a mundane, realistic world up until that point</i> (except the Makoto arc which didn’t even really stress the fanatasy element that much) when the Mai arc which <i>completely blows everything out of the water</i> with a sudden and random change in the nature of the world that they live in what with ghosts and psychosis and demons and shit and they solve the problem by <i>moving to France</i>? What the hell. And then Keiichi and Ayu are suddenly all love-love despite them talking maybe twice in the entire series.