I’m not a one or two paragraph person for these things, but here we go!
Kanon didn’t have a huge emotional impact on me, perhaps since I had already read CLANNAD and Little Busters! It doesn’t have an action packed story. It’s just a person’s everyday life. Yuuichi goes to school and then home. Not much happens. He rediscovers his memories from his past days in the snow covered town, changing his way of living a bit. All this happens in this snow covered town. It feels like a hidden location and this contributes to a nostalgic feeling. Not many people will discover this story, but if you happen to read Kanon, you’ll feel like one of those people passing by the protagonist at the commercial district. Everything is hidden in the town, but they invite you to come and stay there for a while, to stay and look at what both happens now and 7 years ago.
It’s this relaxed mood what Kanon inspires me. It leaves me with a feeling of having read for a long time, and even not much had happened, I learnt something from Yuuichi’s boring life. We ought to confront our problems, not avoid them and forget them. Only this way we’ll be able to carry on being happy. Only this way, we’ll be able to create happier memories to recall.